Edmond H. Fischer collection, 1949-2013

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Fischer, Edmond H., 1920-2021
Title
Edmond H. Fischer collection
Dates
1949-2013 (inclusive)
1982-2013 (bulk)
Quantity
1.65 cubic feet (3 boxes consisting of 12 items)
Collection Number
6395 (Accession No. 6395-001)
Summary
Memorabilia and ephemera from the career of a professor of biochemistry and 1992 Nobel Prize winner
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Languages
English, French, German

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Edmond Henri Fischer (1920-2021) was the 1992 Nobel Prize co-winner in Physiology or Medicine, along with his long-time co-researcher Edwin G. Krebs, and whose work on cellular enzymes led to major advances in the treatment of disease. Fischer was born April 6, 1920 in the German conclave of Shanghai, China to an Austrian father and Swiss mother. He spent much of his youth in Switzerland before settling in Seattle in 1953 after joining the staff of the University of Washington Medical School. Dr. Fischer received degrees in biology and chemistry, followed by a doctorate in chemistry in 1947.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Memorabilia and ephemera from the career of Edmond Fischer, professor of biochemistry. Includes materials related to his Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1992, books, and other materials.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Status of creator's copyrights is unknown; restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Users are responsible for researching copyright status before use.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Edward Markiewicz, Montgomery Rare Books

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 6395-001: Edmond H. Fischer collection, 1949-2013 (bulk 1982-2013)Return to Top

1.65 cubic feet (3 boxes consisting of 12 items)

Scope and Content: Memorabilia and ephemera from the career of Edmond Fischer, professor of biochemistry. Includes materials related to his Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1992, books, and other materials.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Status of creator's copyrights is unknown; restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Users are responsible for researching copyright status before use.

Acquisition Info: Purchased from Edward Markiewicz, Montgomery Rare Books

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 6395-001
Certificate of Assurance from the University of Geneva
Scope and Content: Certificate (1949) and a signed note (1951, French) from Fischer which eventually led to his invitation to study in the United States. Also includes a blank Ciba Foundation notepad. Fischer served on the Board of Directors.
1949-1951
1 6395-001
ASA Ground School
Scope and Content: Removed from binder. "ASA Instrument Pilot", Aviation Supplies & Academics including handwritten study notes.
approximately 1984
1 6395-001
Nobel Prize Publications
Scope and Content: Consists of Fischer's "Protein Phosphorylation and Cellular Regulations" (reprint), Revue Stellienne (French), and The Nobel Prize Annual.
1992
1 6395-001
Program: International Summer School on Molecular Mechanisms of Transcellular Signaling, Greece
Scope and Content: Program and lecture abstracts
1994
1 6395-001
Program: 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
2013
1 6395-001
F. E. Shideman-Sterling Award
Scope and Content: "In recognition of outstanding achievement and contributions in the field of Pharmacological Sciences." Also includes photographs.
2007
2 6395-001
Principles of Biochemistry, Lehninger, Albert, Worth Publishers
Scope and Content: First printing
1982
2 6395-001
Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Hodgman, et. al., Chemical Rubber Publishing, Co., Cleveland OH, 1960, 42nd edition
1960
3 6395-001
Key to the City of New Orleans
Scope and Content: Framed New Orleans City Council proclamation honoring Fischer as an honorary citizen. Signed by all City Council members. Also includes key.
2007

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Subject Terms

  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • University of Washington.¬†University Archives