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Sidney Altman papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1680

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence, publications files, laboratory notebooks, edited manuscripts, and research data, which document Sidney Altman's research in nucleic acid chemistry.

Dates

  • 1967-2011

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Accession 2012-M-045 is open for research. The original accession of the Sidney Altman papers is unprocessed and may contain sensitive information or be in a physical state that would prohibit use. Researchers wishing to request access to the original accession should email mssa.assist@yale.edu requesting specific box numbers in order to initiate the review process, which may take several weeks. Accession 2013-M-048 is closed to researchers until January 3, 2033, or the death of William H. McClain, Halvorson Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, whichever occurs first.

Original born digital files, as well as preservation masters, may not be accessed due to their fragility. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist request that they be made. Born digital files cannot be accessed remotely. System requirements include a Manuscripts and Archives computer and file viewing software.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creator of this collection for materials he has authored or otherwise produced. After the lifetime of the creator, copyright passes to Yale University. 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

Received from Sidney Altman, 1995, 2012 and 2013.

Extent

72 Linear Feet (90 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1680

Overview

The papers consist of correspondence, publications files, laboratory notebooks, edited manuscripts, and research data, which document Sidney Altman's research in nucleic acid chemistry.

Biographical / Historical

Sidney Altman was born on May 8, 1939, in Montreal, Quebec. He received a B.S. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1960 and a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Colorado in 1967. Following further work in molecular biology at Harvard University and at Cambridge, Altman joined the faculty of Yale University in 1971. Altman's research has concerned nucleic acid chemistry and the genetics of tRNA expression. In 1989 he won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. In addition to his teaching and research, Altman served as chairman of the Yale University Department of Biology from 1983-1985 and as dean of Yale College from 1985-1989.
Title
Guide to the Sidney Altman Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Diane E. Kaplan and Michael Lotstein
Date
May 1995
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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