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Alfin-Slater (Roslyn) papers
LSC.0592  
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  • Conditions on Access
  • Conditions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Related Materials

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Roslyn Alfin-Slater papers
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0592
    Physical Description: 6.4 Linear Feet (16 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1946-2000
    Abstract: Roslyn B. Alfin-Slater (1916-2002) was faculty in the UCLA Department of Public Health and known in the field for her common-sense approach to diet and nutrition. The papers include correspondence, research notes, administrative materials from the UCLA Department of Public Health, drafts and final copies of manuscripts, and grant proposals and documentation. This collection also includes research correspondence, collected materials and publications related to Alfin-Slater's research on the effects of dietary intake of cholesterol, with a focus on avocado and palm oils.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Roslyn Alfin-Slater papers (Collection 592). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Source of Acquisition

    Roslyn Alfin-Slater and Grant Slater; Gift; 2002

    Processing Information

    This collection was processed at the box level.
    Processed by Angel Diaz, 2018.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4769629 

    Biographical Note

    Roslyn B. Alfin-Slater was faculty in the UCLA Department of Public Health and known for her common-sense approach to diet and nutrition. She was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1916 and received a BA from Brooklyn College (1936), and a MS in chemistry (1942) and PhD in biochemistry (1946) from Columbia University. Following appointments at the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research and the Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition at the University of Southern California, Alfin-Slater joined the faculty of UCLA's School of Public Health in 1959 and helped found its program in Public Health Nutrition.
    Alfin-Slater was one of the first scientists to examine how diet affected health status. She studied the relationship between cholesterol and essential fatty acid metabolism, and was among the first to question the effects of dietary intake of cholesterol on cholesterol levels in the blood. She wrote more than 200 scientific papers, co-edited the four-volume series Human Nutrition, A Comprehensive Treatise (1979-1993) and the book, Nutrition for Today (1973). Alfin-Slater also co-authored the Los Angeles Times column "Science, Food and Health" (1972-1982).
    Alfin-Slater formally retired in 1987, but remained active in nutrition and the UCLA community, serving as president of the Emeriti Association from 1989-1990. Her husband, Grant Slater, was a research biological chemist at the UCLA School of Public Health. Alfin-Slater died in Los Angeles in 2002.

    Scope and Contents

    The Roslyn Alfin-Slater papers contain materials related to the professional research of UCLA Professor of Community Health Sciences, Public Health and Biological Chemistry, Roslyn Alfin-Slater. The papers include correspondence, research notes, administrative materials from the UCLA Department of Public Health, drafts and final copies of manuscripts, and grant proposals and documentation. This collection includes research correspondence, notes, collected materials and publications related to Alfin-Slater's research on the effects of dietary intake of cholesterol, with a focus on aplm oil and avocados.

    Arrangement

    Materials are arranged by type.

    Related Materials

    Interview of Roslyn B. Alfin-Slater [A passion for nutrition oral history transcript] / Rebecca Stone, interviewer. UCLA Library Special Collections, Center for Oral History interview, 1994-1995. Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Women nutritionists -- United States -- Archives
    Avocado
    Palm oil
    Alfin-Slater, Roslyn, 1916-2002 -- Archives
    University of California, Los Angeles. School of Public Health. Faculty -- Archives