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Katz Papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 KATZ
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Katz Papers
Date(s): [1927-2003]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 83 boxes
Name of creator(s): Katz | Sir | Bernard | 1911-2003 | experimental physiologist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in Leipzig, Germany, 1911; University of Leipzig, MD 1934; emigrated to London, 1935; Biophysical research, University College London (UCL), 1935-1939; Carnegie Residential Fellow, Sydney Hospital, Sydney, 1939-1942; served in Second World War in the Pacific with RAAF, 1942-1945; Assistant Director of Research, Biophysics Research Unit, UCL, and Henry Head Research Fellow (Royal Society), 1946-1950; Reader in Physiology, UCL, 1950-1951; Professor and Head of Biophysics Department, UCL, 1952-1978; Vice-President, Royal Society, 1965; Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine, 1970; Emeritus Honorary Research Fellow, 1978; died, 2003.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Bernard Katz, [1927-2003] including papers relating to summer schools and conferences; departmental administrative papers of the Biophysics Department, University College London; papers relating to the Journal of Physiology; papers relating to the Royal Society; personal and scientific correspondence; off prints; lecture notes; working papers including for unpublished work; papers relating to overseas visits and photographs, diagrams and glass plates of scientific subjects.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order.

Conditions governing access:

Certain restrictions apply. This collection has not been checked for personal data but will be checked in response to any request to view material. We may require four weeks' notice in advance of making an appointment to allow sufficient time for data protection checking, please allow extra time for this. Some files may be restricted or closed if they are found to contain personal data of living individuals.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Collection level description. Hard copy list.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by Jonathan Katz, 2003.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Who's Who; Oxford DNB.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Sep 2008

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