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Albert L. Babb papers, circa 1926-2003

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Babb, Albert L. (Albert Leslie), 1925-
Title
Albert L. Babb papers
Dates
circa 1926-2003 (inclusive)
Quantity
42.4 cubic feet (43 boxes and 11 oversize folders)
Collection Number
(Accession No. 2510)
Summary
Professor and first chairman (1955-1981) of the nuclear engineering department at the University of Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Dr. Albert Leslie Babb was an engineer and professor in the fields of chemical and nuclear engineering at the University of Washington for more than four decades. He is known for his pioneering work in the development and commercialization of artificial kidney systems and applications of nuclear energy to medicine.

Les Babb was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on November 7th, 1925. He attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, earning a Bachelor's of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering in 1948. He moved to Illinois and earned his master's and doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1951. His doctoral thesis, entitled "Light Scattering Near the Critical Solution Temperature," was directed by Dr. H. G. Drickamer. After completing his Ph.D., Babb worked with Rayonier, Inc. in Shelton, Washington as a research engineer. In 1952, he joined the University of Washington faculty as an assistant professor in Chemical Engineering and was promoted to associate professor in 1956, and to professor in 1960. In 1956, Babb took charge of the budding Nuclear Engineering program. From 1961-1981, he served as the chairman of the Nuclear Engineering Department, and from 1984-1987, was acting chair of the Nuclear Engineering Department. Dr. Babb was awarded the title, Professor Emeritus in 1992.

In 1953, the College of Engineering offered its first Nuclear Engineering course. Impressed with the possibilities presented by this field, Dean Harold Wessman decided to initiate a Nuclear Engineering Department, and placed Babb in charge of its construction. In 1956, a Nuclear Engineering "group" was formed to give structure to the early classes offered in nuclear engineering. Drawing faculty from the Engineering College, it layed the groundwork for the diverse cirriculum offered by the department. In 1965, the Department of Nuclear Engineering began, with Babb as its chairman. During this period, Babb designed and built a subcritical uranium graphite reactor in the basement of Bagley Hall, and then designed a 10kW water-graphite moderated nuclear reactor for teaching and research by faculty on campus. He supervised the construction and assembly of the reactor in its new building, its upgrade to 100 kw of power, and its operations.

During the 1960s and 1970s, a team led by Professor Babb and Dr. Belding Scribner, a faculty member in the school of medicine, engineered several advances in the field of hemodialysis. Prior to the first dialysis project, treatment for renal failure was very limited and costly. Early dialysis machines were cumbersome and inefficient as they could only treat one patient at a time. During the summer of 1963, Dr. Babb and Lars Girmsud, a graduate student, designed a multi-patient dialysite mixing system which they nicknamed "the monster". The goal of this machine was to reduce the overall cost of dialysis treatment and to increase acess to dialysis, but the number of patients needing dialysis treatment still exceeded the capacity of hospitals to care for them. To cope with this scarcity of resources in Seattle, an anonymous committee of citizens was appointed to select patients to receive dialysis treatment. When 16 year old Caroline Helm, the daughter of a friend of Dr. Babb's, was denied urgent treatment by the committee, Dr. Babb assembled a volunteer team of engineers and physicians who were willing to work on evenings and weekends. Together, they managed to create a small dialysis machine, simple and safe enough to be used at home without the supervision of a medical professional. The "mini-monster" was delivered to the University of Washington Hospital on June 1st, 1964. It was a trim two feet by three feet, weighed a mere 150 pounds, and allowed patients a more affordable option for treatment. Caroline Helm and her mother received training for home usage of the "mini-monster" and her treatment began the following month.

In addition to his work at the University of Washington, Dr. Babb acted as a consultant to several major companies and government organizations. In the 1970s, he worked on "Thermo-Tubes," designed to stabalize areas of permafrost, for the Alyeska Pipline project. He acted as a consultant to Puget Sound and Dry Dock Company for the development of a nuclear Naval base on Puget Soundin the 1960s. He has also participated in government review committes related to Artifical Kidney work through the National Institues of Health.

Many organizations have recognized Babb's work. He was nominated for a Nobel Prize in 1977, and has recieved the Engineer of the Year Award from the American Nuclear Society, Puget Sound Section in 1969, the Actual Specifying Engineering Award in 1970, Sigma Xi's Northwest Region Award for Noteworth Achievment in Research in 1982, the National Kidney Dialysis Foundation Award in 1982, the University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award in 1987, and the Northwest Kidney Foundation Clyde Shields Distinguished Service Award in 1992. He is the only University of Washington faculty member elected to both the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. His election to the NAE in 1972 was in recognition of his pioneering work in the development and commercialization of artificial kidney systems and his applications of nuclear energy to medicine. In 1982 he was elevated to the rank of Fellow at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Babb's papers document his work throughout his career at the University of Washington. They focus primarily on Babb's academic life and teaching career, his research, and his consulting work with government organizations and private companies. Biographical features and a complete curriculum vitae are located in personal papers. University of Washington material contains administrative papers related to the Chemical Engineering Department, the Nuclear Engineering Department, and the Graduate school. Papers relating to professional activities such as non-University of Washington committees, societies, and consulting projects include his activities in societies such as the American Nuclear Society and American Society for Engineering Education, as well as his service on the Board of Trustees of the Pacific Science Center Foundation. Research files include material related to the Kidney Dialysis Project and the Sickle Cell Anemia Project along with other research completed at the University of Washington. Much of the correspondence in Babb's papers concerns administrative matters at the University of Washington. Major correspondents include the the University of Washington Departments of Nuclear and Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, the University of Washington Graduate School, Puget Sound Bridge and Drydock Company, United States National Institutes of Health Artificial Kidney-Chronic Uremia Research and Development Program, the American Society for Engineering Education and the Pacific Science Center Foundation.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Accession No. 2510-008: Albert L. Babb papers, 1943-2000Return to Top

33.59 cubic feet (35 boxes and 11 oversize folders)

Scope and Content: Personal papers, teaching files, research files, universityrelated correspondence and other material, committee and society records, and audio-visual materials, 1943-2000. Babb's papers document his work throughout his career at the University of Washington. They focus primarily on Babb's academic life and teaching career, his research, and his consulting work with government organizations and private companies. Biographical features and a complete curriculum vitae are located in personal papers. University of Washington material contains administrative papers related to the Chemical Engineering Department, the Nuclear Engineering Department, and the Graduate school. Papers relating to professional activities such as non-University of Washington committees, societies, and consulting projects include his activities in societies such as the American Nuclear Society and American Society for Engineering Education, as well as his service on the Board of Trustees of the Pacific Science Center Foundation. Research files include material related to the Kidney Dialysis Project and the Sickle Cell Anemia Project along with other research completed at the University of Washington. Much of the correspondence in Babb's papers concerns administrative matters at the University of Washington.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Albert L. Babb, 1973.

Container(s) Description Dates
Personal Papers
1943-1949
Awards
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 2510-008
General
Scope and Content: 5"x7" black and white portrait of Babb.
1948-1971
1/2 2510-008
Nobel Prize Nomination
1977-1978
1/3 2510-008
Sigma Xi Award
1982
Biographical Features
Box/Folder Accession
1/4 2510-008
Biography
1971, 1980-1982, undated
1/5 2510-008
Curriculum vita
1996
1/6 2510-008
Photographs
Scope and Content: Containts two black and white portraits of Babb and several negatives.
undated
Box/Folder Accession
1/7 2510-008
Correspondence - Laurelhurst Presbyterian Church
1963-1964
Scrapbooks
Box/Folder Accession
1/8 2510-008
"Some Nuclear Engineering Trivia"
Scope and Content: Includes black and white photographs of the graphite-uranium subcritical pile, pictures of the reactor assembly, and pictures of the 25th anniversary of the Nuclear Engineering Department.
1999
1/9-13 2510-008
untitled
1950-1999
Student Work
Scope and Content: Includes work done by Dr. Babb as a student.
Box/Folder Accession
1/14 2510-008
Chem 5
1943
1/15 2510-008
Chem 407
1947
1/16 2510-008
Chem 409
1948
1/17 2510-008
Chem Eng 387
1949
1/18 2510-008
Chem Eng 451
1947
1/19 2510-008
Chem Eng 581
1951
1/20 2510-008
Masters of Science Research
1949
1/21 2510-008
Doctoral Research
1951
1/22 2510-008
Statistical Mechanics (Research Notes)
1949-1950
1/23 2510-008
Washington State Professional Engineering Exam
1954
Argonne National Laboratory
Box/Folder Accession
1/24 2510-008
Chemistry Class Notes
1956
1/25 2510-008
Chemistry Lab
1956
1/26 2510-008
Metallurgy Class Notes
1956
1/27-29 2510-008
Metallurgy Mimeograph Notes
1956
2/1 2510-008
Metallurgy Lab
1956
2/2 2510-008
Reactor Design Synthesis
1956
2/3 2510-008
Reactor Shield Design
1956
2/4 2510-008
Serration Processes
1956
Box/Folder Accession
2/5 2510-008
Writings - The Plan of Creation
1953, undated
University of Washington
1951-1993
Committees
Box/Folder Accession
2/6 2510-008
Health Physics Program Committee
1960
2/7 2510-008
Patent Committee
1962
2/8 2510-008
PhD Supervisory Committees
1978-1984
2/9-14 2510-008
Radiation Safety Committee
1960-1965
2/15 2510-008
Radiological Sciences Group
1960-1962
2/16 2510-008
Research Funds Committee
1960
Interdepartmental Correspondence
Scope and Content: Includes Babb's correspondence as chair of the Nuclear Engineering Department.
Box/Folder Accession
2/17-23 2510-008
General
1951-1959
3/1-17 2510-008
General
1960-1967
4/1-14 2510-008
General
1967-1971
31/1 2510-008
General
Restrictions on Access:Restricted.
1966-1968
4/15-16 2510-008
Graduate School
1960-1965
4/17 2510-008
School of Mineral Engineering
1957
4/18 2510-008
re: University of Washington Centennial
1961
Engineering College
Chemical Engineering
Box/Folder Accession
4/19 2510-008
Announcements
1963-1964
5/1 2510-008
Clippings
1957
5/2-8 2510-008
Minutes, Agendas, and Other Materials
1952-1965, 1984-1986
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
5/9 2510-008
Graduation
Scope and Content: Includes 5"x7" photograph of graduating class.
1985
5/10 2510-008
Presidential Young Inventor Award
1986
5/11 2510-008
Unit Operations Instrumentation
1953-1954
Committees
Box/Folder Accession
5/12-20 2510-008
Executive
1959-1968
6/1-3 2510-008
Executive
1968-1969
Box/Folder Accession
6/4-6 2510-008
Correspondence
1960-1965
6/7 2510-008
Minutes
1961-1962
Nuclear Engineering Department
Committees
Box/Folder Accession
6/8 2510-008
Departmental Status of Nuclear Engineering
1961-1965
6/9 2510-008
Doctoral Program
1962
6/10-16 2510-008
Group Faculty Committee
1956-1964
6/17-18 2510-008
Nuclear Engineering Subcommittee
1955-1958
6/19 2510-008
Seminars
1960-1965
Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
6/20 2510-008
Alumni
1956-1957
31/2 2510-008
Alumni
Restrictions on Access:Restricted; contains letters of recommendation for students.
1956-1957
6/21 2510-008
General
1966-1977
6/22 2510-008
Reviews
1960-1965
Box/Folder Accession
6/23 2510-008
Ephemera
1956, 1966, undated
Financial Records
Box/Folder Accession
6/24-25 2510-008
Budget Requests
1984-1993
6/26 2510-008
Graduate School Recruitment Funds Proposal
1985-1986
Fellowships and Grants
Box/Folder Accession
6/27 2510-008
Institute of Nuclear Power (INPO) Fellowship
1982
6/28 2510-008
Nuclear Engineering, Health Physics and Radioactive Waste Management (NEHPRWM) Fellowships
1985
6/29 2510-008
National Institutes of Health Grant: Respiration Dynamics
1984
6/30-31 2510-008
Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies (ORINS): Health Physics Fellowship
1958-1962
Box/Folder Accession
6/32 2510-008
News Releases
undated
Reactor
Box/Folder Accession
7/1 2510-008
Clippings
7/2 2510-008
Committees - Reactor Advisory Committee
1961-1964
Speeches and Writings
Box/Folder Accession
7/3 2510-008
General
1960, 1961, undated
7/4 2510-008
University Training Reactor
1960
Box/Folder Accession
7/5 2510-008
Reports - University of Washington Training Reactor Hazard Summary
1960
7/6 2510-008
Speeches and Writings of Others
1960, 1961, 1973
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
7/7 2510-008
Nuclear Energy Industry
1968, 1978, undated
7/8 2510-008
University Training Reactor: American Standard, LTD.
1957
folder:oversize
37 2510-008
University Training Reactor: American Standard, LTD.
1957
box-folder:oversize
35/1-2 2510-008
University Training Reactor: American Standard, LTD.
1957
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
7/9 2510-008
Computer Status
1986
7/10 2510-008
Faculty Market Disparity Analysis
1985
7/11 2510-008
Nuclear Engineering Employment Opportunities
1984-1985
7/12 2510-008
Strategic Planning
1984-1989
Speeches and Writings
Box/Folder Accession
7/13 2510-008
Addresses to Civic Organizations
7/14 2510-008
General
1959-1965, 1977, undated
7/15 2510-008
Moulton Retirement
1977
Box/Folder Accession
7/16 2510-008
Speeches and Writings of Others
1957-1968
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
7/17 2510-008
General Electric (Hanford)
1960-1962
7/18-19 2510-008
Joint Center for Graduate Study
1962-1966
folder:oversize
37 2510-008
Joint Center for Graduate Study
1965-1966
Nuclear Engineering Chair Search
Box/Folder Accession
7/20 2510-008
Chronology
1975
7/21-3 2510-008
Data Handbook for Nuclear Engineering Chairmanship Review
1975
7/24 2510-008
Search Team Correspondence
1984
United States (US) Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Division of Nuclear Education and Training (DNET)
Box/Folder Accession
8/1 2510-008
Correspondence
1972
8/2 2510-008
Reports
1970, 1973, undated
8/3 2510-008
Speeches and Writings
1972
8/4 2510-008
Speeches and Writings of Others
1971-1972, undated
Subject Files
Engineering Education and Careers
Box/Folder Accession
8/5 2510-008
Clippings, Photos and Other Materials
1971, undated
8/6 2510-008
High School Relations
1954-1955
8/7 2510-008
Speeches and Writing
undated
8/8 2510-008
Speeches and Writing of Others
1952-1965
Box/Folder Accession
8/9 2510-008
Engineering Research Office
1962-1964
8/10 2510-008
Minority Introduction to Engineering
1968-1983
8/11 2510-008
Open House
1962-1964
8/12 2510-008
Technology Transfer Workshop
1985
Teaching Files
1952-1990
Course Files
Chemical Engineering
Box/Folder Accession
8/13 2510-008
171-172
undated
8/14-15 2510-008
310
Autumn 1984
8/16 2510-008
470
Spring 1960
8/17-20 2510-008
482
Winter 1953 - 1957
8/21 2510-008
484
Spring 1956
8/22-23 2510-008
570
Fall 1957-1959
8/24 2510-008
583
Fall 1952
Nuclear Engineering
Box/Folder Accession
8/25 2510-008
Course of Study for Bachelor's of Science in Engineering
8/26 2510-008
484
Fall 1958
8/27-9/5 2510-008
486
Scope and Content: Includes black and white photograph of Dr. Babb and Dr. Norman Hillbery, University of Washington, May 27th, 1966.
1961, 1972-1986
9/6-7 2510-008
500
Fall 1958
9/8 2510-008
506
Spring 1985
9/9-14 2510-008
510
1959-1970
9/15 2510-008
512
Winter 1958
Other Courses
Box/Folder Accession
9/16 2510-008
Introduction to Nuclear Engineering (Mare Island)
undated
9/17-18 2510-008
Mac Courses
1987-1990
9/19-10/4 2510-008
Nuclear Power Courses
1962-1964
10/5-6 2510-008
"Our Nuclear World"
1967-1972
Box/Folder Accession
10/7-8 2510-008
Graduate Exams
1953-1960
Course Notes
Box/Folder Accession
10/9 2510-008
Chemical Engineering - 570
undated
Nuclear Engineering
Box/Folder Accession
10/10 2510-008
400
1962
10/11-12 2510-008
500
1957-1959
10/13 2510-008
501, Lab Notebooks
1958
10/14 2510-008
512
1978
10/15 2510-008
Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
undated
10/16 2510-008
Reactor Physics
undated
10/17-11/1 2510-008
Thermodynamics
Scope and Content: Notes by J.D. Lewins. Includes photographs, negatives and slides of graphs connected with lecture.
undated
Professional Activities
1949-1988
Consulting
Box/Folder Accession
11/2-18 2510-008
Alyeska Pipeline
Scope and Content: Includes photographs and negatives of researchers in Alaska, and the thermotubes they were developing, and lecture slides.
1960-1981, undated
11/19 2510-008
Automedix Science, Inc.
1968-1988
11/20 2510-008
Battelle Seattle Research Center
1969
11/21 2510-008
Meridian Medical Corporation
1980-1988
11/22-23 2510-008
Miscellaneous
Scope and Content: Includes several photographs and three negatives of an unidentified surface, possibly associated with Puget Sound Sheet Metal Works. Also includes correspondence regarding Rainier Brewery.
1953-1959
11/24 2510-008
Olympia Brewing Company
1959, undated
11/25-12/11 2510-008
Puget Sound Bridge & Dry Dock Company
1949-1964, undated
folder:oversize
Folder 36 2510-008
Puget Sound Bridge & Dry Dock Company Drawings
1949-1964, undated
Box/Folder
12/12 2510-008
Reichhold Chemicals, Inc.
1960-1962
12/13-16 2510-008
Sicks' Rainier Brewery
1956-1958, undated
mapcase:oversize
Folder 36 2510-008
Sicks' Rainier Brewery
1956-1958, undated
Box/Folder
12/17-19 2510-008
Thermo-Dynamics, Inc.
1970-1974
12/20-22 2510-008
United States Army Office of Ordnance Research
1957-1965
12/23-13/8 2510-008
United States Bureau of Radiological Health - Radiological Health Study
1963-1972
13/9-14/5 2510-008
National Institutes of Arthritis, Metabolism and Digestive Diseases, Artificial Kidney-Chronic Uremia Research and Development Program
1966-1975, undated
14/6-14 2510-008
United States Public Health Service Kidney Disease Project Review Committee
1963-1974
Conferences
Box/Folder Accession
14/15 2510-008
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
1975
14/16-17 2510-008
Association of Midwest Universities-Argonne National Laboratories Faculty Student Conference
Scope and Content: Photograph of atttendees.
General Notes: Missing
1962-1963
14/18-20 2510-008
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Scope and Content: Includes photographs of lab equipment, and unidentified scientists.
1964-1966
15/1 2510-008
American Society for Engineering Education Astronuclear Engineering Education Conference
1964
15/2 2510-008
American Society for Engineering Education 52nd Annual Meeting
1990
15/3-4 2510-008
European Dialysis and Transplant Association
1967
15/5 2510-008
International Biomedical Engineering
1986
15/6 2510-008
International Society for Artificial Organs
1985
15/7 2510-008
Northwest Kidney Center's 25th Anniversary
1985
15/8-9 2510-008
Oak Ridge Institute for Nuclear Studies (ORINS) Conference on Subcritical Assemblies
Scope and Content: Includes two photographs of subcritical assemblies, one of assembly components and one of data.
1961
15/10 2510-008
University Reactor Conference
1960
Societies and Committees
General Notes: See also Conferences.
Box/Folder Accession
15/11 2510-008
American Chemical Society
1957
15/12 2510-008
American Insititute of Chemical Engineers
Scope and Content: Includes negatives of the slides from a talk on problems and solutions in Chemical Engineering.
1956, 1983
American Nuclear Society
Box/Folder Accession
15/13 2510-008
General Correspondence
1969
15/14-15 2510-008
Education Committee
1961-1966
15/16-17 2510-008
Program Committee
1965-1967
15/18-19 2510-008
Technical Program Committee
1967
Box/Folder Accession
15/20 2510-008
American Scientific Affiliation
1953-1960
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Box/Folder Accession
15/21-26 2510-008
Committee on Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Relations
1962-1965
15/27 2510-008
Council of Technical Divisions and Committees
1965
16/1-6 2510-008
Nuclear Energy Division
1962-1966
Box/Folder Accession
16/7 2510-008
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1967
16/8 2510-008
Associated Midwest Universities
1964-1965
16/9 2510-008
Engineers' Council for Professional Development, Education and Accreditation Committee
1963-1964
Box
16/10 2510-008
National Academy of Engineers
1973-1995
Box/Folder
16/11 2510-008
National Academy of Engineering
1972
16/13-14 2510-008
National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine
1981-1987
16/15 2510-008
National Institute of Medicine
1981-1982
16/16 2510-008
National Science Fair International
1962
16/17-17/7 2510-008
Pacific Science Center Foundation Board of Trustees
1972-1981
Research Files
1945-2000
Box/Folder Accession
17/8-11 2510-008
Clippings
1954-1985
box-folder:oversize
35/3 2510-008
Drawings
1963
Grants
Box/Folder Accession
17/12 2510-008
National Science Foundation (NSF) - Proposal for Supercomputer Time
1984-1988
17/13 2510-008
United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) - Separation Effects of Pulsed Extraction Columns
1958-1961
Notes and Notebooks
Box/Folder Accession
17/14 2510-008
Acetic Acid - Benzene System Notes
1957-1958
17/15 2510-008
Alex's Data Plots
undated
17/16 2510-008
A. Edwards: Interferometric Diffusion Studies
1953-1954
17/17-18 2510-008
A.P. Hardt: Mutual Diffusion in Non-Ideal Binary Liquids
1957
17/19 2510-008
Capillary Self-Diffusion
1955
17/20-22 2510-008
C.S. Caldwell: Data Evaluation Sheets
1954, undated
18/1 2510-008
C.S. Caldwell: Diffusion in System
1953-1954
18/2-3 2510-008
C.S. Caldwell: Lab Notebook
1953-1955
18/4 2510-008
"Counting" Notes
undated
18/5 2510-008
D.K. Anderson Research
1958-1959
18/6 2510-008
D.M. Waldorf: Kinetic Studies of the HNO 2-HNO3-H2O Systems
1960
18/7-8 2510-008
Effects on Molecular Association on Diffusion
1955
18/9 2510-008
Extinction Coefficient
1961
18/10 2510-008
Interferometer Adjustment Notes
undated
18/11 2510-008
Intermolecular Free Length Notes
1953
18/12 2510-008
Hot Cave Reactor
1958-1959
18/13 2510-008
J.R. Hall: Diffusion Graphs
1955-1957
18/14 2510-008
J.R. Hall: Mutual Diffusion in Non-Ideal Systems
1955-1956
18/15-17 2510-008
J.R. Hall: Research Notes
1956-1957, undated
18/18-19 2510-008
L.J. Douglas: Lab Notebook
1960
18/20 2510-008
Network Analysis Notes
1976
18/21 2510-008
Notes and Sketches
undated
18/22 2510-008
Notes on M [?]
undated
18/23 2510-008
P.A. Johnson: Vapor Pressure Data
1953-1954
18/24 2510-008
Preparation of Absorbing Reagent
1961
18/25 2510-008
Published and Unpublished Data
1953-1954
18/26-19/3 2510-008
R.E. Rathbun Notebooks
1961-1965
19/4 2510-008
Research Data
1961
19/5-15 2510-008
Research Notebooks
1949-1965, undated
19/16-17 2510-008
Research on the Sodium Sulfide System
1961
19/18-19 2510-008
Self-Diffusion Studies
1957-1958
19/20 2510-008
Separation Efficiency Notes
1964, undated
19/21 2510-008
Summary of Calculations Notebook
1959
19/22 2510-008
Technical Analysis, Experiment #9
Scope and Content: Includes five photographs of experiment equipment and personnel.
1957
19/23 2510-008
Tracer Inventory
1961
19/24-25 2510-008
TRData
1967
Project Files
Artificial Kidney
Box/Folder Accession
20/1-5 2510-008
Calculations, Writings and Other Materials
1972-1978, undated
20/6 2510-008
Clippings
1966, 1977, undated
Conferences
Box/Folder Accession
20/7 2510-008
Japan Lectures
1978
20/8-10 2510-008
National Institutes of Health Site Visits
1965, 1973-1974
Scandinavian Lectures
Box/Folder Accession
20/11 2510-008
Correspondence
1980
20/12-13 2510-008
Clippings, Photos and Other Materials
Scope and Content: This folder Includes several lecture slides and negatives, mostly consisting of graphs with a few pictures of technical apparatus.
1980
20/14-16 2510-008
Speeches and Writings
1972-1980
20/17-18 2510-008
Speeches and Writings of Others
1972-1980
Box/Folder Accession
20/19-20 2510-008
Working Conference on Chronic Dialysis - Proceedings
1964
Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
21/1-3 2510-008
General
1961-1984
21/4 2510-008
Alvin J. Sarbøvik
1972-1981
21/5 2510-008
William Stone
1974-1978
Drawings and Diagrams
Box/Folder Accession
21/6-8 2510-008
General
1967-1970, undated
box-folder:oversize
35/4-10 2510-008
General
1967-1970, undated
folder:oversize
Folder 38 2510-008
General
1967-1970, undated
Box/Folder
21/9 2510-008
Babb, Grimmsind Dialyizer
1967-1968, undated
31/3 2510-008
Babb, Grimmsind Dialyizer
Restrictions on Access:Restricted.
Scope and Content: Includes one patient photograph.
1967-1968, undated
21/10-12 2510-008
Hemodialysis
Scope and Content: Includes one photograph of dialysis equipment.
1963-1965, 1972, 1978, undated
Grants
Box/Folder Accession
21/13 2510-008
John A. Heartford Foundation - To Initiate a Basic and Applied Mechanical Engineering Study of the Hemodialysis Process
1963
21/14 2510-008
Miscellaneous
1963, undated
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Box/Folder Accession
21/15 2510-008
The "Monster" Proposal
1963
21/16-18 2510-008
Clinical and Engineering Research on Hemodialysis Procedures
1972-1974
21/19-20 2510-008
Fluid Mechanics, Mass Transfer and Optimization Studies of Hemodialyzers
1967-1968
22/1 2510-008
The Influence of Anions (Acetate or Bicarbonate) on Patient Symptomatology during Dialysis
1977
22/2 2510-008
Quantitation of Minimum Adequate Dialysis Requirements
1975
22/3 2510-008
Role of Trace Elements in Toxicity
1968
22/4 2510-008
Small Molecule Intoxication Studies
1977
Box/Folder Accession
22/5 2510-008
National Science Foundation (NSF) - Research on Neutron Multiplying and Moderating Systems II
1967
22/6 2510-008
Northwest Kidney Foundation - Development of Improved Dialysis Techniques
1981
22/7 2510-008
Stanford Research Institute - Dialyzer Design Theory
1963
Box/Folder Accession
22/8 2510-008
International Standards
1986
Patents
Box/Folder Accession
22/9 2510-008
Aqueous Acid Concentrate for Hemodialysis Dialysate
1982
22/10 2510-008
Body Fluid Drainage Device
1982
22/11 2510-008
Hemodialysis with Sodium Bicarbonate Prepared in Plural Stages
1982
22/12 2510-008
Proportion System for Bicarbonate Dialysate
1983
22/13 2510-008
Research Test Dialyzer System
1973
22/14 2510-008
Treatment of an Extracorporeal Stream of Blood...
1982
Box/Folder Accession
22/15-20 2510-008
Photographs
undated
31/4 2510-008
Photographs
Restrictions on Access:Restricted; includes patient photographs.
undated
Research Work by Others
Box/Folder Accession
22/21-22 2510-008
Arthur D. Little, Inc.
1970
22/23 2510-008
David Uvelli
1974-1974, undated
22/24 2510-008
Michael J. Strand
1974-1975
22/25 2510-008
Paul Johansen
1977
22/26 2510-008
Dr. Peter Ferrell
1972
22/27 2510-008
R. W. Popovich
1969-1971
22/28 2510-008
Stephen M. Ross
undated
Speeches and Writings
Box/Folder Accession
22/29 2510-008
Automatic Kidney Machine for Home Dialysis
1978
22/30-31 2510-008
A Brief History of the Contributions of Drs. Albert L. Babb and Belding H. Scribner in the Development of Extracorporeal Systems for Treating Patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and Sickle Cell Anemia
1977
22/32 2510-008
Charts for Estimating Minimum Adequate Dialysis Times for Patients in Terms of Body Size , GFR, and Various Membrane/Dialyzer Combination
undated
22/33 2510-008
Chronic Hemodialysis: the Early Years
1982
31/5 2510-008
Chronic Hemodialysis: the Early Years
Restrictions on Access:Restricted; one patient photograph.
1982
22/34 2510-008
Citation Classic
1983
22/35 2510-008
Clothing the Bare Bones of Science with Life and Comfort and Hope
1982
22/36-37 2510-008
The Dynamics of Hemodialysis Systems
1977, 1979, 1980
22/38 2510-008
Fluid Mechanics, Mass Transfer, and Optimization Studies of Hemodialyzers
undated
23/1-2 2510-008
Hemodialysis Milestones
1964-1996
23/3 2510-008
Hemodialyzer Optimization and Design
undated
23/4 2510-008
Hemodialyzer Reuse
1972-1974
23/5-6 2510-008
Home Hemodialysis
Scope and Content: Includes several photographs of dialysis equipment and engineers.
1964-1966, undated
31/6 2510-008
Home Hemodialysis
Restrictions on Access:Restricted; includes patient photographs
1964-1966, undated
23/7 2510-008
Interview for Tidsskrift
1981
23/8 2510-008
Invention Disclosure
1979
23/9 2510-008
Less Dialysis-Induced Morbidity and Vascular Instability with Bicarbonate in Dialysate
1978
23/10 2510-008
Operation of Cyanate Monitor
1979
23/11 2510-008
Outlines of Notes...
1978
23/12 2510-008
Twenty Five Years of Dialysis (Germany)
1979-1980, 1985
23/13 2510-008
Twenty Five Years of Dialysis
1986, undated
31/7 2510-008
Twenty Five Years of Dialysis
Restrictions on Access:Restricted; includes three slides of dialysis patients
1986, undated
23/14 2510-008
Uremic Neuropathy
1978
23/15-21 2510-008
Miscellany
1962-1972, 1977, 1986, undated
Box/Folder Accession
23/22-24/2 2510-008
Speeches and Writings of Others
1953-1978
Subject Series
Box/Folder Accession
24/3 2510-008
Coach House Research Dialysis Facility
1974-1978
31/8 2510-008
Coach House Research Dialysis Facility
Restrictions on Access:Restricted.
1974-1978
24/4 2510-008
DIHP-95 Programs (Dialysis Index)
1976-1977
24/5 2510-008
Element 61
1991-1993, 2000
24/6 2510-008
Renal Devices, Inc. 510(k) Submission
Technical Specifications
Box/Folder Accession
24/7-8 2510-008
Dialysate Supply System
1965
24/9 2510-008
"Star Wars" Kidney Machine
1973-1975
Box/Folder Accession
24/10-12 2510-008
Transparencies
1979
Sickle Cell Anemia
Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
24/13-14 2510-008
Becton Dickinson and Company
1976-1978
24/15-17 2510-008
General
1972-1984, undated
Box/Folder Accession
24/18 2510-008
Contracts
1978
folder:oversize
Folder 37 2510-008
Drawings and Diagrams
1979
Folder 39 2510-008
Drawings and Diagrams
1979
Grants
Box/Folder Accession
24/19-25/2 2510-008
Proposals
1973-1980
25/3-5 2510-008
Reports
1977-1980
Box/Folder Accession
25/6-8 2510-008
Invention Disclosures
1976-1978
25/9 2510-008
Lab Data
1976-1979
25/10 2510-008
Memoranda
1979-1982
25/11 2510-008
Photographs
Scope and Content: Includes several photographs of the setup and testing of a sickle cell machine.
undated
31/9 2510-008
Photographs
Restrictions on Access:Restricted; includes photographs of a sickle cell machine test, with patients.
undated
25/12-16 2510-008
Speeches and Writings
Scope and Content: Includes several negatives of lecture slides.
1975-1982, undated
31/10 2510-008
Speeches and Writings
Restrictions on Access:Restricted; includes one patient photograph and one patient slide.
1975-1982, undated
25/17-26/2 2510-008
Speeches and Writings of Others
1973-1980, undated
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
26/3 2510-008
Chemotherapeutic Control Software
1979
26/4-5 2510-008
Triedyne, Inc.
1981
Technical Specifications
Box/Folder Accession
26/6 2510-008
Continuous Extracorporeal System for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia
1978
26/7 2510-008
Prototype System for Hemoglobin Modification by Extracorporeal Treatment of Blood in Sickle Cell Anemia
1979
26/8-10 2510-008
University of Washington Sickle Cell Machine
1978-1980
Patent Files
Box/Folder Accession
26/11 2510-008
Automated, Spring-Powered Medicament Infusion System
1982
26/12 2510-008
Carbon Dioxide Detection
1993
26/13 2510-008
Chemotherapeutic Agent and Tracer Composition...
1984-1985
26/14 2510-008
Extracorporeal System for Treatment of Infections and Parasitic Disease
1982-1983
26/15 2510-008
Isothermal Rebreathing Apparatus
1984-1987
26/16 2510-008
Isothermal Rebreathing Apparatus and Method
1986-1987
26/17 2510-008
Lymph Filtration System
1983-1984
Speeches and Writings
Box/Folder Accession
26/18 2510-008
Autoimmune System
1979-1985
26/19 2510-008
Continuous Countercurrent Ion Exchange
1953-1954
26/20 2510-008
Basic Analog Computer Theory for Engineers
undated
26/21 2510-008
Fermentation Pilot Plant
Scope and Content: Includes three pictures of apparatus.
1954
26/22 2510-008
Light Scattering in the Critical Region
1950
26/23 2510-008
Light Scattering Near the Critical Solution Temperature
1951
26/24 2510-008
Methods for the In Vivo Determination of Membrane Permeabilities and Solute Diffusivities
undated
26/25 2510-008
Nuclear Engineering: A Blueprint for Tomorrow
undated
26/26 2510-008
Nuclear Reactor Shielding
1962
26/27 2510-008
Recent Developments in Nuclear Power Technology
1958-1960
26/28 2510-008
Reviews by Babb
1961
26/29 2510-008
Trends in Nuclear Reactor Design
1957-1958
Speeches and Writings of Others
Box/Folder Accession
26/30 2510-008
Analog Computers
1960
26/31 2510-008
Diffusion and Nuclear Spin Relaxation...
1958
26/32 2510-008
Industrial Fermentations
Scope and Content: Includes several pictures of equipment.
1945-1947
box-folder:oversize
35/11 2510-008
Industrial Fermentations
1945-1947
Box/Folder
26/33 2510-008
Miscellaneous Writings
1965, undated
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
26/34 2510-008
Argonaut Calculations
1957
26/35-27/1 2510-008
Argonaut Instrumentation
Scope and Content: Folder 26/35 includes one photograph of three unidentified researchers.
1957
box-folder:oversize
35/12 2510-008
Argonaut Instrumentation
1957
Box/Folder
27/2 2510-008
Auto Immune System
1979, undated
27/3-4 2510-008
Chemical Absorption
1955-1960
27/5 2510-008
Civil Defense
1961-1962
27/6 2510-008
Corrosion Rates from Anodic and Cathodic Protection...
undated
27/7-8 2510-008
Critical Mass Laboratory
1963-1964
27/9-11 2510-008
Cystic Fibrosis
1968-1971
27/12 2510-008
Diffusion in the System Methanol-Benzene
Scope and Content: Includes one photograph of equipment.
1955
27/13 2510-008
Diffusion in Ideal Liquid Binary Mixtures
Scope and Content: Includes one photograph of technical equipment.
1952, 1955
27/14 2510-008
Effects of Association on Diffusion
1956
27/15 2510-008
Equilibrium Constants in Associated Liquid Systems
1956-1958
27/16 2510-008
Flood Characteristics and Seperation Efficencies...
1958-1959
27/17-20 2510-008
A Graphite-Natural Uranium Subcritical Reactor System...
1958-1959
27/21 2510-008
Hanford Atomic Energy Works
1955, undated
28/1 2510-008
Kinetic Studies of Carbonation Reactions...
Scope and Content: Includes one photograph of technical equipment.
1955-1958
28/2 2510-008
Linear Count Rate Meter
1955
box-folder:oversize
35/13 2510-008
Linear Count Rate Meter
1955
Box/Folder
28/3 2510-008
Liquid Diffusion of Non-Electrolytes
1955-1956
28/4 2510-008
Mach-Zehnder Interferometer for Diffusion Measurements...
1957, undated
28/5 2510-008
Measurements of Corrosion Rates and Thermodynamics...
1953
28/6-10 2510-008
Mutual Diffusion in Non-Ideal Binary Liquid Mixtures
1952-1961
28/11 2510-008
Prediction of Thermodynamic Properties of Non-Ideal Solutions...
Scope and Content: Includes several photographs of researchers and equipment.
1950-1952
28/12-13 2510-008
Reaction Rate Constants by Radioactive Tracer Techniques
1958-1959
28/14 2510-008
Residence-Time Studies
1955
28/15-17 2510-008
SBIR Alcohol Breath Testing
1984-1986, undated
31/11 2510-008
SBIR Alcohol Breath Testing
Restrictions on Access:Restricted.
1984-1986, undated
28/18 2510-008
A Scintilation Counting Technique Applied to Vapor Phase Analysis
1954-1955
28/19 2510-008
Self-Diffusion in the System Methanol-Water
1955
28/20-23 2510-008
Self-Diffusion in Liquids
1955-1960
28/24-25 2510-008
Separation Effects of Pulsed Extraction Columns
1957-1964
29/1 2510-008
Slideshows and research lectures
Scope and Content: Includes slide shows on biomedical engineering, the history of the Nuclear Engineering Department, other shows, and their associated notes.
undated
31/12 2510-008
Slideshows and research lectures
Restrictions on Access:Restricted; patient images.
undated
29/2-3 2510-008
Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes Applied to Corrosion
1952-1955
box-folder:oversize
35/14 2510-008
Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes Applied to Corrosion
1952-1955
Box/Folder
29/4 2510-008
Vapor-Liquid Equilibria by Radioactive Tracer Technique
1956-1958
29/5-7 2510-008
United States Army Office of Ordinance Research
1953-1958, 1983-1985
Technical Reference Material
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
Box/Folder Accession
29/8 2510-008
Interim Report on "Argonaut"
1956
29/9 2510-008
Argonaut Engineering and Construction Costs
1957
29/10 2510-008
Lecture Notes on Reactor Shielding
1959
29/11 2510-008
Shielding Experiments
1955
Box/Folder Accession
29/12 2510-008
Chem 580 Reference
1952-1955
29/13-14 2510-008
Convair Semi-Annual Report
1959
29/15 2510-008
Dynamics of Gas Absorption
undated
29/16 2510-008
Health Physics Fellows
1961
29/17 2510-008
Miscellaneous
1949-1965
29/18 2510-008
NH3-CO2-H2O Systems
1949, undated
29/19 2510-008
Nuclear Power Course
1956-1960
29/20-30/1 2510-008
Reactor Physics and Core Thermal Design Project
1961
30/2 2510-008
United States Army Proposal for Army Package Power Reactor (APPR)
undated
United States Atomic Energy Commission
Box/Folder Accession
30/3 2510-008
Special Reactor Report
1950-1951
30/4 2510-008
Lecture Series in Nuclear Physics
1947
30/5 2510-008
United States Ship (USS) Nautilus
Scope and Content: Includes three photographs of the Nautilus.
1958
Audio Visual Materials
1957-1990, undated
Drawings
folder:oversize Accession
Folder 40 2510-008
Drawing 1: Atomic Fission
undated
Folder 41 2510-008
Drawing 2: The Atomic Clock Runs Down
undated
Folder 42 2510-008
Drawing 3: The Atom
undated
Folder 43 2510-008
Drawing 4: Isotopes
undated
Folder 44 2510-008
Drawing 5: Atomic Products
undated
Folder 45 2510-008
Drawing 6: "Parts" for the Atomic Clock
undated
Folder 46 2510-008
Drawing 7: "Winding" the Atomic Clock
undated
Box/Folder Accession
30/6 2510-008
Negatives
Scope and Content: Includes negatives of lecture slides and dialysis apperatus.
1979, undated
31/13 2510-008
Negatives
Restrictions on Access: Restricted; includes negatives of patients photographs.
1979, undated
30/7-9 2510-008
Photographs
Scope and Content: Several photographs of Dr. Babb and the final shutdown of the reactor, the assembly of the reactor, the nuclear reactor building and its dedication, various technical apparatus and machinery, dialysis equipment and patients, and Secretary's Day.
1957-1967, 1985-1988, undated
31/14 2510-008
Photographs
Restrictions on Access:Restricted; patient photographs.
1957-1967, 1985-1988, undated
30/10-12 2510-008
Slides
Scope and Content: Includes slides from a wide variety of talks on subjects including cystic fibrosis, kidney dialysis, nuclear and chemical engineering.
undated
31/14 2510-008
Slides
Restrictions on Access:Restricted; images of patients.
undated
Sound Recordings
Box Accession
32 2510-008
"Babb Tapes"
Three sound cassettes
Scope and Content: Dr. Babb discusses the contents of his papers and his role as an engineer. The box and folder numbers referenced on the tapes are no longer applicable.
undated
32 2510-008
1974 Nuclear Engineering Open House
One sound tape reel
1974
Video Recordings
Box Accession
32 2510-008
Illinois Power Company "60 Minutes/Our Reply"
One U-Matic videocassette.
1980
32 2510-008
It's a lifestyle: graduate studies in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Washington
One videocassettes (VHS).
Scope and Content: This VHS tape was created as a departmental promotional video and includes information about Seattle, the University of Washington, the Nuclear Engineering Department, and the research of Doctors Albrecht, Babb, Garlid, Kosaly, McCormic, Ribe, Robkin, and Vlases.
undated
32 2510-008
Mac Instructional Videos
Two videocassettes (VHS).
Scope and Content: An instructional course on Apple Macintosh computers, developed by Dr. Babb.
1990
33-34 2510-008
Our Nuclear World
Nine quad video reels spanning five episodes.
1966
32 2510-008
University of Illinois Alumni Association Achievement Award Ceremony
One videocassettes (VHS).
Scope and Content: Babb recieves an Achievement Award from the University of Illinois Alumni Association on May 16th, 1993.
1993
32 2510-008
VAX Instructional Videos
Two videocassettes (VHS).
Scope and Content: An instructional course for VAX computers developed by Dr. Babb.
1986

Accession No. 2510-009: Albert L. Babb papers, circa 1926-2003Return to Top

8.6 cubic feet (8 boxes)

Scope and Content: Awards, photographs, laboratory notebooks, publications, and correspondence.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact Special Collections for details.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Marguerite Simpson and Philip Babb, 2014-02-18

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder Accession
1 2510-009
Journal reprints, correspondence
2 2510-009
Letters, articles, dialysis ephemera
3 2510-009
Laboratory notebooks
4 2510-009
Slides, photographs, publications, correspondence
5 2510-009
Textbooks, thesis, publications
6 2510-009
Photographs, slides, correspondence, publications
7 2510-009
Awards
8 2510-009
Awards