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Robert W. Newburgh Papers, 1958-1976

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Newburgh, Robert W. (Robert Warren), 1922-
Title
Robert W. Newburgh Papers
Dates
1958-1976 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.0 cubic feet, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
MSS.Newburgh
Summary
The Robert W. Newburgh Papers document Newburgh's research, administrative activities, participation in faculty governance, contributions to statewide and national organizations, and instruction. Newburgh joined the faculty of Oregon State University in 1953 and served as Chair of the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department, Director of the Science Research Institute, and Dean of the Graduate School. Newburgh retired from Oregon State in 1981.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Languages
English

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Robert W. Newburgh Papers document Newburgh's research, administrative activities, participation in faculty governance, contributions to statewide and national organizations, and instruction. The Papers include correspondence, research grant proposals and reports, drafts of journal articles and book chapters, committee and organizational records, and course materials.

Of special note are Newburgh's evalution of proposed environmental sciences programs at Portland State College and the Oregon Technical Institute in 1968; his participation in the Advisory Committee on Environmental Science and Technology which prepared a 1971 report on environmental quality in Oregon; and records of the Environmental Health Sciences Center at Oregon State.

Records of the OSU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the Faculty Senate document Newburgh's involvement with faculty governance. The collection also includes materials of the Biological Sciences Committee, the Board of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Student-Faculty conferences held in the early 1970s.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert W. Newburgh joined the faculty of Oregon State College in 1953 as a research associate in the Chemistry Department. He became an Assistant Professor the following year and was promoted through the faculty ranks to Professor in 1961. Newburgh was appointed the acting chair of the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department when it was established in 1967 and was named chair in 1968; he served as Director of the Science Research Institute from 1971 to 1974. Newburgh became Dean of the Graduate School in 1976, a position he held until he left OSU in 1979 to become Section Head for Molecular and Genetic Biosciences at the National Science Foundation. Newburgh officially retired from Oregon State in late 1981 and was awarded emeritus status.

Newburgh's research was in the field of developmental and cell biology, using primarily insects and cell cultures as models. He focused on the neural development of a variety of organisms.

Newburgh earned his BS in Chemistry from the University of Iowa in 1949 and his MS (1951) and Ph.D. (1953) degrees in Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin. After leaving OSU, Newburgh worked at the National Science Foundation for several years and then became head of the Biological and Biomedical Division of the Office of Naval Research. In 1995, he became the Executive Director of The Protein Society, a position he held until 2003.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Robert W. Newburgh Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Correspondence, 1962-1974Return to Top

Series I is comprised of correspondence written or received by Newburgh, primarily in his role as chair of the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department. Correspondence pertaining to his research and participation in faculty governance is also included.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Dean of Faculty
1968-1974
1
Environmental Health Sciences Center
2 folders
1969-1974
1
Evaluation of Environmental Sciences Programs at Portland State University and Oregon Technical Institute
1968
1
General
1967-1974
1
OSU Foundation
1969-1970
1
OSU Library
1962-1966
1
Performance Appraisal Training
1972
1
Research Contacts for Eastern Trip
1974

Series II:  Research Projects, 1958-1972Return to Top

Series II consists of grant proposals, correspondence, and progress reports for research conducted by Newburgh. It includes a proposal for a summer training program in toxicology.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Comparative Enzymic Patterns During Development
2 folders
1963-1970
1
Developmental Biology Training Grant
1964-1966
1
Metabolism of Steriods and Terpenes
1967
1
Oxidative and Synthetic Enzyme Systems
1958-1968
1
ToxicologyTraining Workshop
1972

Series III:  Article and Book Chapter Drafts, 1968-1976Return to Top

Series III consists of manuscripts of journal articles and book chapters written by Newburgh and submitted for publication and related correspondence.

Container(s) Description Dates
Chapter on "Toxicology of the Reproductive System" by Newburgh for the book, Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons
1973-1974
Box
1
Correspondence and manuscripts
2
Galley and page proofs
Box
1
Multiple Forms of NADP-Linked Isocitric Dehydrogenase in Chick Embryo
1968
1
Synthesis and Degradation of Chichen Liver Xanthine Dehydrogenase During Development
1972
1
Various Topics
1971-1976

Series IV:  Committee and Organizational Involvement, 1965-1976Return to Top

Series IV comprises the bulk of the collection and documents Newburgh's involvement in faculty governance and organizations, including the Faculty Senate and American Association of University Professors. His contributions to state and national committees and organizations, such as the Oregon Heart Association Research Committee and the American Chemical Society Pauling Award Selection Committee, are also reflected in the materials. The records of the Advisory Committee on Environmental Science and Technology includes a report on environmental quality in Oregon. The records include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, and publications.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Advisory Committee on Environmental Science and Technology (OSU)
1971
1
Advisory Council on College Chemistry
1967-1970
1
American Association of University Professors (AAUP) - OSU Chapter
3 folders
1967-1974
1
Biological Sciences Committee
1968-1969
2
Board of Intercollegiate Athletics
1975-1976
1
Congress of Biochemistry
1972-1973
1
Environmental Health Science Training Committee
1972-1973
2
Faculty Senate
6 folders
1967-1973
2
Faculty Status Committee
1973-1974
2
Nutrition Research Institute
1970
2
Oregon Comprehensive Cancer Program
1973-1974
Oregon Heart Association
1972-1975
Box
2
Applications and Proposals for Research Support
1972-1973
2
Research Committee
1972-1975
2
Research Postdoctoral Fellowships
1972
2
OSU Research Council
1967-1968
2
Pauling Award Selection and Canvassing Committee (American Chemical Society)
1965-1974
2
Society for Developmental Biology
1966-1971
2
Society of Toxicology
1973-1974
2
Student-Faculty Conference Planning Committee
1971-1973
2
Workshop on Educational Systems Design
1975-1976

Series V:  Course Materials, 1969-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Series V consists of course descriptions and outlines, examinations, and course notes for several bichemistry and biophysics courses, including Molecules of Life (BB 100), Introduction to Biophysics (BB 333), Introduction to Physcial Biochemistry (BB 450), and General Biochemistry (BB 451 and 452).