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Robert Hardin Williams papers, circa 1951-1980

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Williams, Robert Hardin
Title
Robert Hardin Williams papers
Dates
circa 1951-1980 (inclusive)
Quantity
approximately 6 cubic ft
Collection Number
2933
Summary
Papers of a former professor of medicine and administrator, 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.

Languages
English

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Professor of medicine, administrator, University of Washington.

Robert Hardin Williams was born 1909, he died 1979. An endocrinologist, Dr. Williams graduated from Johns Hopkins Medical School and had internships and residencies at Harvard and Vanderbilt Universities. He was on the faculty at Harvard from 1940-1948, before joining the University of Washington faculty. Williams directed the Department of Medicine in its formative period, supervising the development of its programs. He was the founder and president of a number of medical associations, among them the Association of Professors of Medicine, which brought together the chairmen of departments of medicine in a model later followed in other specialties. His early work was on thyroid disorders, but in later research he concentrated on diabetes, particularly insulin secretion and metabolism and its interaction with other hormonal substances. He established the Diabetes Research Institute and the Diabetes Center at the University of Washington. He also studied problems of obesity, atherosclerosis, and lipid metabolism. Williams wrote the widely used "Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes."

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Accession No. 2933-001: Robert Hardin Williams papers, 1947-1979Return to Top

5.17 cu. ft.

Scope and Content: Biographical features, correspondence, research, notes/papers, records of various subgroups, speeches and writings, minutes, subject files.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Mrs. Robert H. Williams. 19 and 24 March 1981, 1981-03-19

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Robert Hardin Williams papers

Accession No. 2933-002: Robert Hardin Williams papers, 1964Return to Top

.21 cu. ft.

Scope and Content: Videotape, three films, audiotape attributed to Dr. R.H. Williams.

Videotape: "Liam" Audiotape: Medicine Department. Annual Meeting, honoring Dr. R.H. Williams, May 26, 1964. Three films: "Different Types of Respiration;" "Teaching at U.W.;" and film of Health Sciences Building.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Transferred from the Medical School, 1983-01-01

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Robert Hardin Williams papers