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Julius Axelrod Papers 1910-2004 (bulk 1946-1999)
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Collection Scope and Content Note

The Julius Axelrod Papers consist of 12.1 linear feet of notebooks, articles, photographs, and awards, plus two oversize boxes and two oversize folders of degrees, awards, and posters.

The collection consists primarily of materials related to Axelrod's scientific career, although there are several biographical sketches. As evidence of Axelrod's many hours in the laboratory, the collection features a run of laboratory notes and notebooks from the late 1940s through the 1960s. Further, the collection boasts a large number of scientific articles and other publications spanning his career. The collection also contains numerous photographs of Axelrod at various conferences and lectures. There are a great number of items related to Axelrod's winning of awards, honorary degrees, memberships, and lectureships. The collection is especially strong in documenting Axelrod's receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1970, including congratulatory correspondence, newspaper clippings, and print ephemera.

The collection contains very little correspondence, either professional or personal. The laboratory notes and notebooks from the 1950s and 1960s comprise a significant part of Axelrod's papers, as do his articles and other publications. However, the majority of the collection is related in one way or another to his notoriety after receiving the Nobel.

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