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Series 1: Government Organizations with Involvement in Radiation Research Programs, 1944-1995 [series]:
1 1
Joint panel on medical aspects of atomic warfare, 1951-1952
1 2
Materials concerning the National Committee on Radiation Exposure, 1954
1 3
Materials concerning the National Academy of Science, 1951-1994
1 4
Memo from President Truman concerning the creation of a National Blood Program, February 18, 1952
1 5
Defense planning activities of Department of Health and Human Services and predecessor agencies annual reports, 1950-1952 [subseries]:
1 6
Selections from the annual reports of the Federal Security Agency, 1944-1952
1 7
Selections from the annual reports of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1954
1 8
Collaboration and correspondence between HHS predecessor agencies and the Atomic Energy Commission, 1954-1995
 
Public Health Service [subseries]:
1 9
General history of the PHS, 1965-1993
1 10
"Radiologic health programs of the Public Health Service" - M. D. Hollis, October 30, 1952
1 11
Briefing on the radiologic health programs in the PHS, January 15, 1957
1 12
"Promoting radiological health through PHS programs", February 4, 1957
1 13
"Historical development of radiological health programs in the United States, c.1962
1 14-15
"The role of the U.S. Public Health Service in radiological health: 1946-1969" - James Terrill, September, 1982
1 16
Memo describing collaborative research projects of the PHS, April 16, 1953
1 17
Materials from the Research Planning Council, 1949
1 18
"Findings and recommendations from the first meeting of a group to consider radiobiological activities in the PHS", February 28, 1952
1 19
PHS policy statements, 1965-1967
1 20
Defense planning activities of the Public Health Service, 1950
 
Bureau of State Services [subseries]:
1 21
Defense planning activities of the Bureau of State Services, 1953
1 22
"Annual report of the Industrial Hygiene Field Station, Salt Lake City, Utah", 1951
 
Radiologic Health Program [subseries]:
1 23
Correspondence of Assistant Chief, Radiological Health Branch, 1953-1954
1 24
Correspondence concerning the Radiological Health Program's assessment of x-ray inspectoscopes, 1954
1 25
Material concerning the Division of Radiological Health, 1959
1 26
Minutes of the meetings of the National Advisory Committee on Radiation, 1961-1967
1 27
"Report of the activities of the Research Branch for the National Advisory Committee on Radiation", September 29, 1961
1 28
State health department - PHS conference on public exposure to radioactive fallout, October 26-27, 1961
1 29
"Highlights of Public Health Service activities in radiological health since the JCAF fallout hearings", July 5, 1962
 
Bureau of Medical Services [subseries]:
1 30
Defense planning activities of the Bureau of Medical Services, 1951
1 31
Summary of intramural program plans, Radiological Health medical Program, 1957
 
Bureau of Disease Prevention and Environmental Control [subseries]:
1 32
FY1968 program plan of the Division of Radiological Health, 1968
1 33
Memo concerning reorganization of the Division of Radiological Health into the National Center for Radiological Health, January 11, 1967
1 34
"Radiation bio-effects" - summary report of the Radiation Bio-Effects Program, National Center for Radiological Health, 1967
1 35
Establishment of points of contract between the national Center for Radiological Health and the AEC, 1967
1 36
Record of a meeting to discuss program plans of the National Center for Radiological Health, April 5, 1968
1 37
Correspondence about the overlap in programs of the AEC in the National Center for Radiological Health, 1968
1 38
Miscellaneous items concerning the National Center for Radiological Health, 1968-1972
 
Food and Drug Administration [subseries]:
 
Bureau of Radiological Health [subseries]:
1 39
Correspondence regarding transfer of functions of Bureau of Radiological Health to the newly established Environmental Protection Agency, 1967-1970
1 40
"1973 annual report of the administration of the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968", April 1, 1974
1 41
Center for Devices and Radiological Health - resource manual, November, 1992
 
National Institutes of Health [subseries]:
 
General Historical Information [subseries]:
1 42
"NIH Almanac, 1992" and summary history of components, 1992
1 43
"The story of the NIH grants program", 1972
1 44
"National Institute of Health activities in the field of radiobiology", February 20, 1947
1 45
Defense planning activities of the National Institutes of Health and individual institutes, 1950-1951
 
Annual Reports and Other Sources of General Information for NIH and Specific Institutes [subseries]:
 
NIH Miscellaneous
1 46
Selections from annual reports of the NIH, 1951-1952
1 47
"Basic research group paper on research and grants program of the National Institutes of Health", May 26, 1953
1 48
Selections from publications highlighting NIH research accomplishments, 1952-1958
1 49
Budget estimate documents, 1949
 
National Cancer Institute
1 50
Selections from annual reports of the NCI, 1948-1970
1 51-52
Analysis of program activities, NIH, NCI, 1954-1958
1 53
NCI Director's testimony on appropriations, 1956
1 54
Weekly reports from NCI Director to NIH Director, 1954-1967
1 55
"National Cancer Program: report of the director, 1973", 1973
1 56
Organizational history of the NCI, 1955-1971
1 57
National Heart Institute - Analysis of program activities, 1954-1955
1 58
National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases - Analysis of program activities, 1955
 
Office of the Director [subseries]:
 
Research Planning Committee
1 59
Minutes of the National Advisory Health Council, 1952-1959
2 1
Records within the Office of the Director's archives, 1982
 
Extramural [subseries]:
 
Division of Research Grants
2 2
Miscellaneous Documents from the archives of the DRG, 1956-1959
 
Radiation Study Section (RSS) and its Predecessors
2 3
History and membership, 1994
2 4
Reports, 1948-1977
2 5
Correspondence, 1951-1965
2 6
Minutes of the National Advisory Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases Council, 1950-1963
2 7
National Heart Institute - minutes of the National Advisory Heart Council, 1948-1955
 
National Cancer Institute
2 8-11
Minutes of the National Advisory Cancer Council, 1950-1972
2 12
Memo regarding the use of isotopes in cancer research, December 14, 1945
2 13
Applications to be considered by the National Advisory Cancer Council, December 15-16, 1948
2 14
Presentations and conferences sponsored by the National Advisory Cancer Council, 1947
2 15
Press release concerning improvement in radiation treatment, September 7, 1961
2 16
"Twenty five years against cancer: some results of extramural research supported by the NCI, 1937-1962", 1962
 
Intramural [subseries]:
2 17
Results of pilot interviews, 1994
2 18
Materials concerning the Radiation Safety Committee and radiation protection at NIH intramural laboratories, 1994
 
Clinical Center
2 19
Documents concerning radiation usage, 1965
2 20
Scientific directors' meeting materials, 1952-1971
2 21
Records of the Medical Board (1953-1958), 1994
2 22-23
Minutes of the Medical Board, 1953-1973
 
National Cancer Institute
2 24
Annual reports of the NCI intramural program, 1959-1965
2 25
"Clinical research plans, National Cancer Institute", 1954
2 26
Organization of NCI intramural program, 1950-1967
2 27
National Institute of Dental Research - clinical research plans, 1954
 
Series 2: Development of Human Subjects Protection Policies, 1962-1994 [series]:
2 28-29
PHS policies / NIH extramural policies regulating human subjects research, 1979-1994
2 30
Specific issues involving human subjects protections, 1994
 
NIH Intramural Program Policies Regulating Human Subjects Research [subseries]:
2 31
Materials concerning the normal volunteer program in the Clinical Center, 1959-1979
2 32
NIH implementation of Food and Drug Administration regulations for consent practices in the use of investigational new drugs, 1966-1967
2 33
Human subjects policies regulating PHS research in bureaus other than the NIH Clinical Center, 1964-1966
2 34
Materials concerning congressional interest in human subjects protections, 1962-1977
 
Series 3: Human Radiation Experimentation Conducted or Supported by PHS, 1941-1994 [series]:
2 35
Materials concerning the uranium miners study involving several components of the PHS, 1994-1995
3 1
Projects sponsored by the Bureau of State Services, 1950-1965
3 2
Bureau of Disease Prevention and Environmental Control - Project listings of the National Center for Radiological Health, 1968
3 3
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Listing of expenses during the year 1974 or CDC contract L065, 1974
 
Food and Drug Administration [subseries]:
3 4
Research into the biological effects of ionizing radiation in the Bureau of Radiological Health, July, 1980
3 5
"Cumulative listing of relevant human radiation experiments (1944 to May 30, 1974) sponsored by antecedent center organizations", July 6, 1994
3 6
Published reports of FDA projects co-sponsored with NIH, 1966-1971
3 7
Published reports of FDA-funded projects co-sponsored with other federal agencies, 1963-1974
 
National Institutes of Health Extramural Program [subseries]:
3 8
Listing of extramural grants included in official publications of grant awards by the PHS, 1948-1961
3 9-10
Computer listings of grants to radiation review group members and grants reviewed by radiation review groups, 1965
3 11
Grants awarded in FY1962 with radiation terms, 1994
3 12
"Radiation project groups of grantees, 1972", September 26, 1994
3 13-14
Match of AEC isotope distribution listing to NIH extramural principal investigators, 1949-1954
3 15
Press release concerning the funding of 37 grants, November 5, 1948
3 16
Listing of active cancer research grants from the National Cancer Institute, October 15, 1951
3 17-18
Notice of research project forms, generated throughout the 1950s, 1950-1959
3 19
Miscellaneous listings of individual extramural projects, 1994
 
Documents on NIH Involvement in Defense Department Programs [subseries]:
3 20
Industrial medicine on the plutonium project: survey and collected papers, 1951
3 21
Operation JANGLE summary report: weapon effects tests, October-November, 1951
3 22
Review of Public Health Service aerial evaluation techniques, 1966
 
Materials on Individual Research Sites Receiving NIH Support [subseries]:
3 23-24
The Fernald School and the Wrentham School, Massachusetts, 1994-1995
3 25
Karolinska Institute, 1994
3 26
Los Alamos, 1994
3 27
Medical College of Virginia, 1994
3 28
Monsanto Chemical Company Laboratories, 1946, 1994
3 29
Oncology Laboratory / Laguna Hospital, 1949, 1994
 
Tulane University
3 30
Human radiation experiments conducted by Dr. George E. Burch and colleagues at Tulane University and Charity Hospital of Louisiana, 1994
3 31
Memo from PHS historian, May 26, 1994
3 32
Finding aid to George Burch papers at NLM, undated
3 33-34
Published papers of George Burch involving radiation, 1941-1968
4 1-2
Published papers of George Burch involving radiation, 1951-1959
4 3-5
Published papers of George Burch, citing support from NIH grant H-143, 1951-1962
4 6
Grant listings, undated
4 7
Annual reports to the president, Tulane University, 1948-1954
4 8
Papers and bibliographic citations of Walter Wilde and Roy Turner, 1950-1960
4 9
Bibliographic citations of George Burch, 1945-1956
4 10
Press coverage of the work of George Burch, 1947-1976
4 11
Correspondence of George Burch, 1948-1973
4 12
Information on George Burch, 1952-1956
4 13-14
NIH intramural program policies regulating human subjects research, 1952-1987
4 15
Dose estimates, 1994
4 16-18
University of Cincinnati, 1955-1994
4 19-21
University of Utah, 1964-1995
4 22
Vanderbilt University, 1946-1995
 
Individual Researchers Receiving NIH Support
5 1
Collins, Vincent, 1959-1964, 1994
5 2
Del Regato, Juan, 1947-1974, 1994
5 3
Fletcher, Gilbert, 1954-1981, 1994
5 4
Hamilton, Joseph G., 1994
5 5
Heller, Carl, 1955-1964
5 6
Lawrence, John, 1960-1964
5 7
Lushbaugh, Clarence, 1975-1978, 1994
5 8
Nelp, Wil, 1982-1988
5 9
Nickson, James J., 1953-1967, 1994
5 10
Paulsen, C. Alvin, 1994
5 11
Stone, Robert, 1945-1972, 1994
5 12
Sweet, William, 1959-1975
5 13
Warren, Shields, 1945-1977
 
NIH Intramural Program [subseries]:
5 14-22
Protocol directory, active and inactive, part I: CC, NCI, NCHGR, NEI; part II: NIAAA, NIAID, NIAMS, NICHD, 1953-1994
6 1-4
Protocol directory, active and inactive, part III: NIDCD, NIKKD, NIKR, NIEHS, NIMH, NINDS, 1953-1994
6 5
Listing of intramural research projects, as included in a variety of reports, 1947-1974
6 6
Listing of protocols using radiation in normal volunteers, 1974
6 7
Listing of research projects involving normal controls, 1964-1969
 
Individual Intramural Researchers [subseries]:
6 8
Andrews, Howard L., 1945-1951
6 9
Andrews, J. Robert, 1957-1962
6 10
Archer, Victor E., 1959-1990
6 11
Johnson, Ralph E., 1964-1973
6 12
Lorenz, Egon, 1948-1951
 
Series 4: Background Information on Radiation and Human Subjects Protections, 1965-1994 [series]:
6 13
Transcript of meeting on statistical consideration of field studies on thyroid diseass in schoold children in Utah and Arizona, December 3, 1965
6 14
Radiobiology of plutonium, 1972
6 15
Low and very low dose influences of ionizing radiations on cells and organisms, including man: a bibliography, February, 1972
6 16-19
Effects of nuclear weapons testing on health - vols I-III, 1979
6 20-21
Report of the interagency task force on the health effects of ionizing radiation, 1979
7 1-2
Federal research on the biological and health effects of ionizing radiation, 1981
7 3
Medicine for the layman - radiation risks and radiation therapy, 1982
7 4
Vignettes of early radiation workers (transcript of 1984 videotape series), 1994
7 5
American nuclear guinea pigs - three decades of radiation experiments on U.S. citizens, October, 1986
7 6
The dragon's tail - radiation safety in the Manhattan Project [excerpt], 1987
7 7
"Radioactivity and health - a history" - J. Newell Stannard, 1988
7 8
Balancing radiation benefits and risks - the needs of an informed public, 1994
7 9
What we know about radiation - NIH fact sheet, 1994
7 10
Compensation issue - background, undated
7 11
Maximum permissible doses, 1982-1994
7 12
References for maximum permissible dose data, 1994
7 13
Background information concerning human subjects protections, 1991-1994
 
Series 5: Human Radiation Interagency Working Group, 1994-1995 [series]:
7 14
ACHRE creation executive order, January 18, 1994
7 15-16
Agency search procedures, 1994-1995
7 17
Materials of the interagency search group and the literature search group, 1994
7 18
Materials on the human radiation experiments helpline, 1994
7 19
Interagency communications with HHS, 1994-1995
7 20
Interagency working group communication concerning the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experimentation, 1995
 
Series 6: Public Health Service Human Radiation Studies Working Group, 1994 [series]:
7 21
Secretary's memo establishing the PHS working group, January 27, 1994
7 22
Service memo, January 19, 1994
7 23
PHS working group membership, 1994
7 24
Meeting of the HHS radiation group, January 26, 1994
7 25
PHS working group meeting materials, 1994
7 26
HHS record searches (SF-135 reviews), 1994
7 27-28
PHS agency activities - Food and Drug Administration, 1994
7 29
Memo to research institutions and institutional responses, March 7, 1994
7 30
Miscellaneous correspondence of the PHS working group, 1994
 
Series 7: National Institutes of Health Human Radiation Studies Task Force, 1994 [series]:
7 31
Director's memo, February 19, 1994
7 32
Service memo, January 21, 1994
7 33
Task force membership roster, 1994
7 34
NIH task force meeting materials, 1994
7 35
Administrative aspects of task force operations, 1993-1994
 
Search Strategies and Activities [subseries]:
7 36
Published literature search strategies, 1965-1994
7 37
Extramural grant records search strategies, 1994
8 1
Intramural protocol search strategies, 1994
8 2
Oral interviews conducted by the NIH task force, 1993-1994
8 3
Search for research records and policy documents in archives housed at NIH, 1994
8 4-5
Records search at the Washington National Records Center in Suitland, MD and the National Archives, 1986-1994
8 6
Targeted searches for individual researchers or research institutions, 1994
 
Series 8: Records of Congressional Interest and Press Coverage, 1994 [series]:
 
Hearings [subseries]:
8 7
House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, January 18, 1994
8 8
Senate Committee on Government Affairs on "Human radiation and other scientific experiments: the federal government role", January 20-25, 1994
8 9
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Law and Governmental Relations on government-sponsored testing on humans, February 2, 1994
8 10
Hearing before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs on the use of radiation in human subjects in VA hospitals, February 8, 1994
8 11
House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy on human radiation experimentation, ethics, and gene therapy, February 10, 1994
8 12
House Subcommittee on Administrative Law and Governmental Relations of the Committee on the Judiciary concern on human radiation experiments carried out at the University of Cincinnati, April 11, 1994
8 13
Senate Committee on Government Affairs, 1994
 
Correspondence / Other Materials [subseries]:
8 14
Letter from Sen. Nighthorse Campbell to Secretary Shalala, January 14, 1994
8 15
Letter from Rep. Bill Richardson to President Clinton, January 24, 1994
8 16
Letter from Sens. Richard Bryan and Harry Reid to Secretary Shalala, February 15, 1994
8 17
Letter from Rep. John Dingell to Secretary Shalala, February 17, 1994
8 18
OMB briefing for congressional staff on activities of the Interagency Working Group on Human Radiation Experiments, March 21, 1994
8 19
Letter from Sen. Jim Sasser to Secretary Shalala, May 27, 1994
8 20
Congressional interest in human experimentation at the Fernald and Wrentham Schools in Massachusetts, 1994
8 21
Correspondence with Sen. Joseph Lieberman, 1994
8 22
House Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology interest in radioactive materials in patients at the Charity Hospital of New Orleans, 1994
8 23
General Accounting Office review of plans for reconciling cold war radiation experiments involving human subjects, 1974-1994
8 24
Press stories, 1994
 
Series 9: White House Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, 1994-1995 [series]:
8 25
Charter of the ACHRE, 1994
8 26
Biographical information on ACHRE members and staff, 1994
 
ACHRE Agendas and Meeting Materials [subseries]:
8 27
April 21-22, 1994
8 28-31
May 18-19, 1994
8 32
June 13-14, 1994
8 33-35
July 5-6, 1994
9 1-2
July 25-26, 1994
9 3
September 12-13, 1994
9 4
October 11-13, 1994
9 5
November 14-16, 1994
9 6
December 15-16, 1994
9 7
January 19-20, 1995
9 8
February 15-17, 1995
9 9
March 15-17, 1995
9 10
April 10-12, 1995
9 11
May 8-10, 1995
9 12
June 21-23, 1995
9 13
July 17-19, 1995
 
ACHRE Staff Reports [subseries]:
9 14
Staff reports on HHS, 1994
9 15-17
History of agency ethics, policies and practices - vol. I and II, December 6-9, 1994
9 18-19
Correspondence from the ACHRE to HHS, 1994-1995
 
Correspondence and Submissions from HHS to ACHRE [subseries]:
9 20
DHHS responses to ACHRE requests, 1994-1995
9 21-22
May 4, 1994
9 23
May 5, 1994
9 24
May 9, 1994
9 25
May 10, 1994
9 26
May 12, 1994
9 27
May 13, 1994
9 28
June 8, 1994
9 29
June 9, 1994
10 1-3
June 24, 1994
10 4-5
July 12, 1994
10 6-7
July 28, 1994
10 8
August 1, 1994
10 9
August 4, 1994
10 10
August 12, 1994
10 11
August 17, 1994
10 12
August 19, 1994
10 13-15
August 26, 1994
10 16-18
September 6, 1994
11 1
(cont'd), September 6, 1994
11 2
September 7, 1994
11 3-4
September 22, 1994
11 5-7
September 27, 1994
11 8
October 3, 1994
11 9-15
October 4, 1994
11 16-18
October 7, 1994
11 19
October 26, 1994
12 1
(cont'd), October 26, 1994
12 2
October 31, 1994
12 3-5
November 1, 1994
12 6-7
November 4, 1994
12 8
November 14, 1994
12 9-14
November 17, 1994
13 1-13
November 25, 1994
13 14
December 19, 1994
13 15
December 21, 1994
14 1
(cont'd), December 21, 1994
14 2
January 14, 1995
14 3-9
January 20, 1995
14 10-12
January 23, 1995
14 13
February 10, 1995
14 14
February 14, 1995
14 15-16
February 22, 1995
14 17
February 23, 1995
14 18
February 27, 1995
14 19
March 27, 1995
14 20
April 4, 1995
14 21-22
April 5, 1995
15 1
April 14, 1995
15 2
May 5, 1995
15 3
Interim report of the ACHRE, October 21, 1994
 
Final Report of the ACHRE [subseries]:
15 4-5
PHS radiation [chapter draft correspondence], 1995
 
Final Report Draft Chapters and HHS Comments [subseries]:
15 6-7
Part I - chapter 3; part II - chapters 6, 7, 8; part III - chapters 2, 3; part IV, April 7, 1995
15 8
Part I - intro, chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; part II; part III; part IV, April 20, 1995
15 9
Part I; part II - intro, chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9; part III; part IV, May 3, 1995
15 10
Part I - chapters 2, 5; part II - chapters 8, 9; part III - chapters 1, 2, 3; part IV; supplemental volumes 2, May 8, 1995
15 11
Part I; part II - chapter I; part III; part IV - recommendations on openness, June 1, 1995
15 12
Part I; part II - overview, chapters 2, 7, June 2, 1995
15 13
Part I; part II - chapters 7, 8; part III - chapters 14, 16; part IV - chapters 18, 19; comparison set, June 9, 13, and 16, 1995
15 14
Part I - introduction; part II - chapters 5, 6, 13, addendum to 7, June 26, 1995
15 15
Part I; part II - overview, chapters 10, 11; part III - chapter 14; supplemental sources and documentation, July 3, 1995
15 16
Part I - chapter 2; part II - chapters 5, 8, 9; part III - chapters 15, 16; part IV - chapter 18; official documents, aids to the readers, July 10, 1995
15 17-18
Part I - overview, chapters 1, 3; part II - chapters 7, 8, 12; part III - chapter 17; part IV- chapters 18, 19, July 13 and 17, 1995
15 19
Part IV - overview, findings and recommendations, July 27, 1995
15 20
Part I - preface, introduction, chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, August 8, 1995
16 1
Part II - chapters 6, 7, August 11, 1995
16 2
Part II - chapters 5, 8; introduction - supplemental vol. chapter 2, August 21, 1995
16 3
Part IV - overview, findings, recommendations, August 31, 1995
16 4
Part II - chapters 6, 7, 12, 15, September 5, 1995
16 5
Part II - chapters 10, 11, September 6 and 8, 1995