Joseph Stewart Fruton papers
Scope and Contents
The papers include correspondence, lectures, writings, photographs, and laboratory notebooks documenting Joseph Stewart Fruton's career as a professor of biochemistry and the history of medicine. Family photographs are also included in the papers.
Conditions Governing Access
While this collection as a whole is available for research, parts of it may be restricted due to law, university policy or fragility. Any restricted material will be noted as such.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Joseph Stewart Fruton was transferred to Yale University. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact email@example.com. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Joseph Stewart Fruton, 1994 and 2002.
Arranged by accession.
42.5 Linear Feet (40 boxes)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
The papers include correspondence and laboratory notebooks documenting Joseph Stewart Fruton's career as a professor of biochemistry and the history of medicine.
Biographical / Historical
Joseph Stewart Fruton was born in 1912. He received a BA from Columbia University in 1931 and earned his Ph.D. from there in 1934. Fruton served on the staff of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research for ten years, before coming to Yale University in 1945. In 1950 Fruton was promoted to the rank of full professor and in 1957 was named the Eugene S. Higgins Professor of Biochemistry. He was named professor emeritus in 1982. Fruton died on July 29, 2007, in New Haven, Connecticut.
A leading scientist in the field of the biochemistry of proteins, Fruton is also a scholar of the history of medicine. His published works include General Biochemistry, Molecules and Life, A Skeptical Biochemist, A Bio-bibliography for the History of the Biomedical Sciences since 1800, and Selected Bibliography of Biographical Data for the History of Biochemistry since 1800.
Other Finding Aids
For an listing of correspondents with Joseph Fruton and an overview of his activities at Yale, please consult the Correspondents Index.
Other Finding Aids
- Guide to the Joseph Stewart Fruton Papers
- Under Revision
- Preliminary inventory by Diane E. Kaplan
- May 1994
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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