Finding Aid to the Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. papers, circa 1949-2007 (bulk 1965-2007)

Finding Aid written by Lara Michels
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University of California, Berkeley
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2013
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Finding Aid to the Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. papers, circa 1949-2007 (bulk 1965-2007)

Collection Number: BANC MSS 84/33

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Lara Michels
Date Completed:
September 2013
© 2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. papers
Date (inclusive): circa 1949-2007
Date: (bulk 1965-2007)
Collection Number: BANC MSS 84/33
Creators : Koshland, Daniel
Extent: Number of containers: 28 cartons (Linear feet: 35)
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: Papers of Daniel Koshland, pioneering biochemist and former faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. papers, BANC MSS 84/33, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Acquisition Information

Portions of the Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. papers were gifted to the Bancroft Library by Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. in 1998. Other portions were transferred to the Bancroft Library from Daniel E. Koshland, Jr.'s office in 1983 and 2008.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Koshland, Daniel--Archives
University of California, Berkeley. Department of Biochemistry.
Biochemists--California
Biochemistry--20th century.
Biochemistry--Research--20th century
Biochemistry--Laboratory manuals
Biochemistry--Study and teaching
Faculty papers
Photographs
Slides
Audiocassettes

Administrative Information

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Lara Michels in 2013.

Biography

Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. (1920-2007), pioneering biochemist, was educated at the University of California and the University of Chicago. While in Chicago, Koshland worked on the Manhattan Project as part of a team that successfully purified plutonium. In 1965, Koshland joined the Biochemistry faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1966, Koshland published what would become a classic paper, "Comparison of experimental binding data and theoretical models in proteins containing subunits." In the 1970s, Koshland's lab moved its focus to exploring bacterial chemotaxis. In 1984, he and Albert Goldbeter introduced the concept of "ultrasensitivity." In addition, Koshland was an active administrator on campus, serving as chair of the biochemistry department in the mid-1970s and instituting a reorganization of the campus' biology faculty in the 1980s. In 1985, Koshland was appointed editor of Science Magazine, a post he retained until the mid-1990s. Koshland was married to Marian (Bunny) Koshland, also an accomplished scientist. Koshland and his wife were active philanthropists for science. As one of the heirs to the Levi Strauss fortune, Koshland helped finance science buildings on the UC Berkeley campus as well as at Haverford College. Koshland also endowed and helped design the Marian Koshland Science Museum in Washington, D.C.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection, which mostly dates from the 1960s through 2007, consists of seven series: Correspondence; Koshland Lab; Writings; Teaching; Grants; Subject Files; Biographical, Professional, and Personal; and Photographs, Slides, and Audiovisual. The correspondence, which includes general correspondence, Science Magazine correspondence, and Department of Biochemistry correspondence, dates from 1963 to 2007 and is arranged chronologically. Most of Koshland's correspondence between 2003 and 2007 is unsorted. Koshland Lab materials are mostly related to work done by post-doctoral fellows in Koshland's lab in the 1990s and 2000s, though there are earlier materials relating to Albert Goldbeter. Writings in the collection include copies of Koshland editorials for Science Magazine, reprints of his articles, and an assortment of other manuscripts and articles. The collection also contains one folder of photographs, including images of Koshland, and a series of teaching slides.

Container List

 

Series 1:  Correspondence. 1965-2007

Physical Description: Carton 1-11
carton 1

General, 1965-1972

carton 2, folder 1-4

Department of Biochemistry, 1972

carton 2, folder 5-10

General (with index), 1973

carton 2, folder 11-14

Department of Biochemistry, 1973

carton 2, folder 15-17

General (with index), 1974

carton 2, folder 18-20, carton 3, folder 1

Department of Biochemistry, 1974

carton 3, folder 2-7

General (no index), 1975

carton 3, folder 8-10

Outgoing (with index), July-December 1975

carton 3, folder 11-17

General (no index), 1976

carton 3, folder 18-20

Outgoing (with index), July-December 1976

carton 3, folder 21, carton 4, folder 1-3

General (no index), 1977

carton 4, folder 4-6

Outgoing (with index), July-December 1976

carton 4, folder 7-16

General (no index), 1978

carton 4, folder 17-21

Outgoing (with index), 1978

carton 5, folder 1

Unindexed correspondence, 1979

carton 5, folder 2-4

Outgoing (with index), 1979

carton 5, folder 5-9

General (with index), 1980

carton 5, folder 10-16

General (with index), 1981

carton 5, folder 17

Unindexed correspondence, 1981

carton 5, folder 18-22

General (with index), 1982

carton 5, folder 23-25

Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences (PNAS) correspondence , 1980-1983

carton 5, folder 26-28, carton 6, folder 1-2

General (with index), 1983

carton 6, folder 3

Unindexed correspondence, 1982-1983

carton 6, folder 4-9

General (with index), 1984

carton 6, folder 10-14

Department of Biochemistry (with index), 1985

carton 6, folder 15-17

Science Magazine correspondence, 1985

carton 6, folder 18

Unindexed correspondence, 1985

carton 6, folder 19

PNAZ correspondence, 1984-1986

carton 6, folder 20-23

General (with index), 1986

carton 6, folder 24-26

Science Magazine correspondence (with index), 1986

carton 6, folder 27-29, carton 7, folder 1-3

General (with index), 1987

carton 7, folder 4

Science Magazine correspondence, 1987

carton 7, folder 5-11

General (with index), 1988

carton 7, folder 12-18

General (with index, 1989

carton 7, folder 19-24, carton 8, folder 1

General (with index), 1990

carton 8, folder 2-8

General (with index), 1991

carton 8, folder 9-15

General (with index), 1992

carton 8, folder 16-19

General (with index), 1993

carton 8, folder 20

Unindexed correspondence, 1993

carton 8, folder 21-25

General (with index), 1994

carton 8, folder 26-27

Science Magazine correspondence, 1994

carton 9, folder 1-5

General (with index), 1995

carton 9, folder 6-10

General (with index), 1996

carton 9, folder 11-13

General (with index), 1997

carton 9, folder 14-17

General (with index), 1998

carton 9, folder 18-21

General (with index), 1999

carton 9, folder 22

Unindexed correspondence, 1998-1999

carton 9, folder 23-26

General (with index), 2000

carton 9, folder 27-29

General (with index), 2001

carton 10, folder 1-2

Incoming, 2001

carton 10, folder 3

Unindexed correspondence, 2001

carton 10, folder 4

General (with index), 2002

carton 10, folder 5-6

General, 2005

carton 10, folder 7

General, 2006

carton 10, folder 8-9

General, 2006-2007

carton 10, folder 10-23, carton 11

Unsorted correspondence, 2003-2007

 

Series 2:  Koshland Lab. circa 1980-2006

Physical Description: Carton 12-18
carton 12

Lab files, circa 1974-1990

Scope and Content Note

Carton 12 contents: Manuscripts and other materials of Albert Goldbeter; Acetal Hydrolysis; Subtilisin; Mutant list from DEK's lab; chemotaxis prints; Lysozyme project.
carton 13

Lab files, circa 1974-2006

Scope and Content Note

Carton 13 contents: Futile cycles; Flux; Theoret rates; Constants; Energy; TARS-ERR spectra; RAMS 2000; Karen Otterman data; Deg P; Trent BFP and GFP; TARS receptor.
carton 13

Lab files, circa 1974-2006

Scope and Content Note

Carton 13 contents: Futile cycles; Flux; Theoret rates; Constants; Energy; TARS-ERR spectra; RAMS 2000; Karen Ottermann data; Deg P; Trent BFP and GFP; TARS receptor.
carton 14

Lab files, circa 1974-2006

Scope and Content Note

Carton 14 contents: TARS; Karen Ottermann lab notebooks; Ryan K. Louie notes and methods; Mike Oh methods.
carton 15

Lab files, circa 1974-2006

Scope and Content Note

Carton 15 contents: Karen Ottermann lab notebooks; Xiamin Chen lab notebooks; A. Dernburg lab notebooks; ASP receptor files.
carton 16

Lab files, circa 1974-2006

Scope and Content Note

Carton 16 contents: ASP receptor files; Julie Wu lab notebooks; Isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) files.
carton 17

Lab files, circa 1974-2006

Scope and Content Note

Carton 17 contents: Isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) files.
carton 18

Lab files, circa 1974-2006

Scope and Content Note

Carton 18 contents: Isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) files; kinetics; Koshland Lab methods book; Koshland Lab unsorted and miscellaneous.
 

Series 3:  Writings. 1949-2007

Physical Description: Carton 19-22; carton 23, folder 1; carton 27, folder 11-14
carton 19, folder 1-8

Science Magazine editorials (photocopies and reprints), circa 1985-1993

carton 19, folder 9-26, carton 20, carton 21, folder 1-4

Assorted manuscripts and related material (mostly articles whose lead author was a post doctoral fellow in Koshland's lab), circa 1995-2006

carton 27, folder 11-14

Electronic media containing assorted manuscripts (Zip drives, floppy disks, and CD-Roms), circa 1995-2006

carton 21, folder 5-18, carton 22, folder 1-3

Reprints of Koshland's articles and essays, 1949-2007

carton 22, folder 4-6

Reprints of articles by others, circa 1960-1990

carton 22, folder 7-22, carton 23, folder 1

Speeches, speech outlines, speech notes, circa 1963-2005

 

Series 4:  Teaching. 1974-1991

Physical Description: Carton 23, folder 2-10

Scope and Content Note

Scattered syllabi and exams for Biochemistry 100A and 100B (1975-1995); syllabus and exam for Molecular and Cell Biology 100 (1991).
 

Series 5:  Subject files. 1974-2007

Physical Description: Carton 23, folder 11-19; carton 24; carton 25, folder 1-10

Scope and Content Note

Carton 23: ACSH; Asilomar reunion; Cal Monthly; and assorted other A-D file titles. Carton 24: Energy policy production; Evette Radisky; Flourescence; David Hackney; Lee Martin; Gary Mak; Paul Martin; Methods; Models; Negative Cooperativity; NMR; Peptides; Proximity orientation; Projects; QBB; Research possibilities; Schekman. Carton 25: Marion Koshland Science Museum; Scientific method; Symposia; Ultrasensitivity; UC Press.
 

Series 6:  Grants. 1974-2007

Physical Description: Carton 25, folder 11-16

Scope and Content Note

National Science Foundation; National Institutes of Health; Health and Human Services; and other grant materials.
 

Series 7:  Biographical, Professional, and Personal. circa 1960-2007

Physical Description: Carton 25, folder 17-29; carton 26, folder 1-8

Scope and Content Note

Carton 25: Curriculum Vitae; biographical materials; bibliographies; clippings; files on awards and honors. Carton 26: Koshland Hall; History of biology at UC Berkeley; Internal Biology Review Committee at UC Berkeley; Miscellaneous.
 

Series 8:  Photographs, Slides, and Audiovisual. circa 1960-2007

Physical Description: Carton 26, folder 9-15; carton 27-28

Scope and Content Note

Carton 26: Some photographic prints of Koshland; teaching slides; some slides with views of Koshland's lab and people working in it. Carton 28: Teaching slides (mainly diagrams and outlines of biochemistry content). Carton 27: VHS video cassettes (UCLA Seaborg Dinner; Haverford College; Science and Technology Medals presentation; De Lange Conference; Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus (1996); Genetic Engineering in California Agriculure (2004); Dedication of Koshland Center for Basic Research); audiocassettes (NIH Lecture (1982); A Society without Risk; Symposium (1993); Science in the Year 2010; Speech at Arizona (1982); ABC interview with Terry Lane; Science Editor: Taking the Bad with the Good).