Scope and Contents
The collection comprises correspondence; office, professional, and related topical files; course materials for medical ethics classes; and editorial files for IRB: A Journal of Human Subjects Research, documenting the career of Robert J. Levine as doctor, professor, author, and well-known leader in the field of medical ethics, specializing in research using human subjects.
Although arranged in series, there is considerable overlap of materials between series. For example, Topical Files may also contain correspondence and reports.
Language of Materials
The materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The bulk of the papers are open for research. Accession 2016-M-0064 is restricted until 2089 as established by Yale Corporation regulations
Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright is retained by the creator(s) of this collection for materials they have authored or otherwise produced. After the lifetime of the creator(s), 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.
Copies of commercially produced audiovisual materials contained in this collection cannot be made for researcher use outside of the repository.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Robert J. Levine, 2007, 2008, and 2016.
The papers are arranged in six series and two additions: I. Correspondence, 1953-1997. II. Office Files, 1962-1997. III. Medical Ethics Course Materials, 1978-1996. IV. Editorial Files for IRB: A Journal of Human Subjects Research, 1976-1996. V. Professional Files, 1972-2002. VI. Topical Files, 1958-2000.
78.81 Linear Feet (98 boxes)
The collection comprises correspondence; office, professional, and related topical files; course materials for medical ethics classes; and editorial files for IRB: A Journal of Human Subjects Research, documenting the career of Robert J. Levine as doctor, professor, author, and leader in the field of medical ethics, specializing in research using human subjects.
Biographical / Historical
Robert J. Levine was born in Wantagh, New York, on December 29, 1934. He graduated from Duke University, North Carolina, in 1954, and earned his M.D. from George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, in 1958. He was a surgeon with the United States Public Health Service, 1960-1964, and held numerous positions at Yale University School of Medicine including: assistant professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, 1965-1968, chief of the Section of Clinical Pharmacology, 1966-1974; associate professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, 1968-1973; director of the Physicians Associate Program, 1973-1975; chair of the Institutional Review Board at Yale-New Haven Medical Center, 1969-2000; director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Law, Policy and Ethics Core; and co-director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, 2005-2007. Levine was the founding editor of IRB: A Review of Human Subjects Research and has authored numerous publications, including Ethics and Regulation of Clinical Research.
Series II, Office Files, consists of roughly five extant A-Z runs of files labeled "Office Files" and "General Files," which have been rearranged into a single alphabetical run.
Seires VI, Topical Files, contain correspondence, papers, and related materials that overlap with those in other series. Levine's original order, in which these files were not integrated with others in his personal record-keeping system, was maintained and no attempt was made to integrate these files into the other series.
- Guide to the Robert J. Levine Papers
- Under Revision
- compiled by Christine Connolly, Carol King, and Robert Bartels
- November 2008
- 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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