Finding Aid for the Fred Elmadjian Collection.1946-1997

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Fred Elmadjian Collection.
Date (inclusive): 1946-1997
Collection number: 340
Creator: Elmadjian, Fred. 1915-2000
Extent: 5 cartons (7.5 lin. ft.)1 box (0.5 lin. ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library.Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: This collection documents Dr. Fred Elmadjian's career as a research scientist and science administrator. His scientific work centered mostly on the endocrinology of stress. His administrative services at the National Institute of Mental Health focused on developing manpower for effective research into mental health and behavior. Elmadjian first envisioned, then enabled establishment across the country of interdisciplinary training programs which emphasized both the biological and the psychological knowledge needed for such research. The papers also contain transcripts of 16 audiotapes recorded after his retirement, which provide a rich personal account of his background, education, work, and especially his beliefs about the proper approach for a study of human behavior.
Physical location: Southern Regional Library Facility
Language of Material: Collection materials inEnglish

Access

The Collection is open for research except restricted access to Box 6, which contains information on identified patients.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fred Elmadjian Collection., 340, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences , University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

The collection was willed by Dr. Elmadjian to the UCLA Neuroscience History Archives and subsequently transferred to the UCLA Biomedical Library.

Biography

Fred Elmadjian, Ph.D. had two careers during his lifetime. First, as a researcher he focused primarily on neuroendocrine mechanisms and adaptive processes in stressful environments - in psychiatric patients, athletes, combat troops, chimpanzees being prepared for early space flights, etc. His numerous publications and reports, and the expressed gratitude of young protégés whom he mentored document the success of this professional phase. Then, after twenty years he switched to government service. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) first asked Dr. Elmadjian to develop programs that would train people for basic science research relevant to mental health, and train professional mental health personnel in the research methodology of the biological sciences. For the next twelve years, mainly as Chief, Biological Sciences Section, Behavioral Sciences Training Branch, he helped to envision and to enable the establishment of new interdisciplinary training programs across the country. Then Dr. Ellmadjian was promoted to increasingly broader policy-making positions in the Division of Manpower and Training Programs, but he continued to focus on the appropriate training of professionals to further NIMH's mandated goals. Two groups of remarkable letters, written at the time of his promotion in 1974, and of his retirement from NIMH in 1981, by NIMH colleagues, training program directors and trainees speak with overwhelming respect and gratitude about his achievements in broadening the perspective of research training in mental health and behavior.
Dr. Elmadjian was born in 1915 in Aleppo, Syria, of Armenian parents. His father, a physician, and family emigrated to the U.S. in 1923. Fred Elmadjian was educated at The Boston Latin School, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (B.S. and M.S.), Clark University (M.A.), and Tufts College (Ph.D.). His goal from an early age was to become a research scientist in a medical field; pharmacy was a decoy to satisfy his parents. At Clark University he met Drs. Hudson Hoagland, then Chair of the Dept. of Biology, and Gregory Pincus. Soon he was hired as a laboratory assistant to Pincus in the Clark U. Physiological Research Laboratory, and two years later he followed the two professors to the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology (WFEB), which they jointly founded. Elmadjian worked with Pincus for twenty years, always as a member of the WFEB, but for many years also as Director of Biological Research and Director of Laboratories at the Worcester State Hospital (WSH).
Dr. Elmadjian had no psychiatric training or experience, but he read widely, had a long-standing interest in understanding human behavior, and had contact at the WSH with psychiatric patients in overseeing early clinical psychoactive-drug trials. He felt that psychiatric theory and treatment of the time, mainly psychoanalytical, had insufficient scientific basis and neglected human biology. He developed and aired these ideas in a series of lectures/discussion with psychiatric residents at the WSH, and honed them in discussions with psychiatrist friends. His determination to make neuro-anatomy, -psychiatry, -chemistry, genetics, or anthropology as important for NIMH research training grants as psychology and psychiatry, provided the impetus for many new university neuroscience training programs across the United States.

Scope and Content

This collection contains documents from Fred Elmadjian's masters thesis to correspondence late in his life. His scientific research career, carried out almost entirely at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology and the Worcester State Hospital, is well covered with grant applications and reports, publication drafts, lab reports, administrative memos, and correspondence. There is also a complete set of publication reprints, 1944-1965. During the second part of his professional life, as a science administrator in the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Elmadjian did not publish in the scientific press but did produce a large number of lengthy status and planning reports, memoranda, think pieces, speeches and lectures, which are well represented in the collection. He was a voracious reader on a wide range of topics and made extensive notes; the three folders packed with these typed extracts and summaries provide an illuminating entry to his interests and thinking. His many essays and musings on a variety of topics also provide insight into his inquisitive, sharp mind.
Some areas of particular interest: 1. Three folders of letters, one in honor of his promotion from Branch Chief to Section Chief at NIMH, and two on the occasion of his retirement, provide powerful evidence for his impact on research training in behavior and mental health and on the development of an interdisciplinary field of neuroscience, and for the respect and gratitude this earned him from colleagues. 2. The memos, letters, informal notes on telephone conversations and meeting summaries, provide a widow into the internal workings of NIH/NIMH/ADAMHA at the time. 3. Most fascinating - the audiotape transcripts, which tell the whole story of his ancestors, his personal and professional life, and his thoughts, with revealing comments and retrospective musings.
The collection is organized into the following series:
Series 1. Autobiographical Materials.
Series 2: Early Career, Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology (WFEB), and Worcester State Hospital (WSH), (1944-1965).
Series 3: Division of Manpower and Training Programs (DMTP), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), (1962-1974).
Series 4: Division of Manpower and Training Programs (DMTP), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), (1974-1982).
Series 5: Speeches, Essays, Reading Notes, Audiotapes.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

National Institute for Mental Health (U.S.)
Elmadjian, Fred, 1915-2000
Endocrinologists--Archive


Container List

 

Series 1. Autobiographical Materials. 1940-1997

Physical Description: 8 folders

Scope and Content Note

Dr. Elmadjian dictated 16 tapes of autobiographical material describing his life, family, professional career, research interests, and his philosophical views on scientific thought and education. The audiotapes plus typed transcriptions are filed under Series 5: Speeches, etc.
Box 1, Folder 1

Curriculum vitae. 1979

Scope and Content Note

c.v. and publication list of 63 items
Box 1, Folder 2

Education.

Scope and Content Note

Valedictory oration: "What a pharmaceutical education should mean"
Box 1, Folder 3

Family history. 1996

Scope and Content Note

two letters, from Phil and Eilum Hanna; 14-page typed manuscript including three photographs, "Family records: Venovkian-Amiralian and Najarian-Nercessian", by Edwin B. Hanna; a family tree; photocopy of 48-page article, "Martyred Armenia; a brief description of the recent horrible massacres of the Christian Armenians in Turkey...", by Rev. S.S. Yenovkian, Cleveland, Ohio, Britton Printing Co., 1896
Box 1, Folder 4

Private correspondence. 1957-1997

Box 1, Folder 5

Shrewsbury Expressway Committee. 1959

Scope and Content Note

Committee meeting minutes, statement of purpose; background materials

Note

Dr. Elmadjian's home was in Shrewsbury; he was a member of the Committee
Box 1, Folder 6

"God in the age of science". circa 1954-1956

Scope and Content Note

four typed pages of a speech, from a folder labeled "Shrewsbury Community Church, mid '50s"

Note

for Dr. Elmadjian's comments on this topic, see transcripts of audiotapes 2-3, Box 5, Folder 13
Box 1, Folder 7

Manuscript draft notes for an autobiography. undated

Physical Description: folder 1 of 2

Scope and Content Note

scattered pages of history of the Armenian people, family history, and personal history
Box 1, Folder 8

Manuscript draft notes for an autobiography. 1996

Physical Description: folder 2 of 2

Scope and Content Note

76 notebook pages titled "Autobiography", dated 9/19/96, starting with "Ancestral History" and ending with Dr. Elmadjian's move to the NIMH; also, two vignettes: "Bed time stories and whatever", "My father's waiting room at our Litchfield Street home"
 

Transcriptions from audiotapes.

Scope and Content Note

see Box 5, Folders 12-23 for accounts of family history, early life, education through the PhD, marriage, and accounts of professional life
 

Series 2. Early Career, Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology (WFEB), and Worcester State Hospital (WSH). 1944-1968

Physical Description: 67 folders

Arrangement

chronologically
 

Subseries 1. Research Programs. 1946-1968

Physical Description: 39 folders

Scope and Content Note

research grant and contract proposals and reports, publication drafts, reprints, laboratory data, correspondence
Box 1, Folder 9

NIH research grants. 1956-1961

Scope and Content Note

grant applications and related documents for: "Biosynthesis of norepinephrine and related amines"; "Aldosterone excretion in biochemical disorders"; "Menstrual cycle and behavioral disorders"
Box 1, Folder 10

Materials for preparation of Grant no. M-5290. undated

Scope and Content Note

bibliographic references and summaries of pertinent articles; numerous drafts of research findings and text for application sections
Box 1, Folder 11

U.S. Army contracts. 1953-1960

Scope and Content Note

official documents and correspondence re. "The effects of stress and steroids on metabolism of adrenaline and nor-adrenaline", and a typed draft article partially funded by this contract; correspondence re. "Urinary excretion of adrenalin and noradrenalin and relation of these substances to adrenocortical activity"
Box 1, Folder 12

U.S. Air Force contracts. 1959-1965

Scope and Content Note

proposal, reports and correspondence, mainly re. "The influence of hormones on intimal hyperplasia"

Note

reports and correspondence for additional Air Force contracts can be found under specific research programs, e.g. "Chimpanzee studies"
Box 1, Folder 13

U.S. Navy contracts. 1958-1961

Scope and Content Note

correspondence, proposals; typed text of "Epinephrine, norepinephrine and aldosterone-release and excretion", delivered by Dr. Elmadjian at the First International Symposium on Submarine and Space Medicine, 1958
Box 1, Folder 14

Studies on combat military personnel in Korea. 1952-1956

Scope and Content Note

1. "Blood picture of infantrymen in combat stress"; 2. "A study of combat stress in Korea, 1952: physiologic and biochemical"; 3. "Physiological studies on infantrymen in combat"; "Studies on human physiological and biochemical effects of stress [flying personnel] - Final progress report"); also psychiatric data sheets on ca. 50 subjects

Note

Dr. Elmadjian or the WFEB took part in all studies; see Box 5, Folder 15 for transcript of tape about the Korean trip
Box 1, Folder 15

"The role of the adrenal cortex in the general adaptation syndrome". late 1950's

Scope and Content Note

13-page typed text of a lecture presented at Northwestern University

Note

see also Box 5, Folder 15 for expository comments
Box 1, Folder 16-25

Studies of excretion and metabolism of epinephrine and norepinephrine. 1955-1959

Scope and Content Note

specific titles: 1. "Excretion of epinephrine and norepinephrine in various emotional states", six manuscripts, undated except the version presented at 5th PanAmerican Congress of Endocrinology, 1961, plus photocopy from the Congress publication (Folder 16); 2. "The excretion of epinephrine and nor-epinephrine in patients subjected to the stress of a staff interview in a large psychiatric hospital" (Folder 17); 3. "Excretion of epinephrine and nor-epinephrine in subjects given lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD-25)", 1955 (Folder 18); 4. "Iproniazid treatment and metabolism of labeled epinephrine in schizophrenics", 1958, (Folder 19); 5. "The metabolism of epinephrine containing isotopic carbon in man", 1958 (Folder 20); 6. two studies on labeled epinephrine in rats, and rabbits, by Leo E. Gaudette, 1957, 1958, plus correspondence with Dr. Gaudette (Folder 21); 7. "Excretion and metabolism of epinephrine and norepinephrine", 1958, delivered before Brain Research Foundation (Folder 22); 8. "Excretion and metabolism of epinephrine, 1958, delivered before Symposium on Catecholamines, NIH, plus correspondence (Folder 23); 9. "Excretion of epinephrine and norepinephrine under stress", 1957 (Folder 24); 10. "Excretion of epinephrine and norepinephrine after insulin and mecolyl administration, undated (Folder 25)
Box 1 and 6, Folder 26-29 and 1-4

Aldosterone excretion studies. 1959

Scope and Content Note

specific titles: 1. low salt diet in psychiatric patients - four consecutive experiments, 1959 (Box 6, Folders 1-4, RESTRICTED); 2. "Aldosterone excretion in anxiety states" and "Responses of the adrenal gland in athletes", both presented at Symposium on Performance Capacity, 1957, plus correspondence (Folder 26); 3. "Aldosterone excretion in behavioral disorders", research grant application by Dr. Justin N. Hope, 1959, plus correspondence with Dr. Hope (Folder 27),; 4. "A study of the pituitary-adrenal and sympathico-adrenal function of professional hockey players", undated (Folder 28); 5. "Aldosterone excretion in behavioral disorders", and U.S. von Euler's paper "The validity of hormone assays applicable to clinic medicine: catecholamines", both to be presented at the 1st International Congress of Endocrinology, Copenhagen, 1960; some Congress correspondence; reprint from vol. 40, "Research Publ., Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease" (Folder 29)

Note

Box 6, Folders 1-4 are RESTRICTED - identified patient information
Box 1, Folder 30

"Some factors of variability for serum cholesterol concentration". undated

Scope and Content Note

24-page typed manuscript with graphs

Note

conditions tested were: healthy normal, atherosclerosis, cold stress, temperature-humidity stress, epinephrine infusion, corticosteroid infusion, low-salt diet
Box 1, Folder 31

Preliminary studies with P-286 (N-diethylaminoethyl-N-isopentyl-N'N'-di-isopropylurea). 1956-1957

Scope and Content Note

correspondence with Dr. Benedict E. Abreu, Pitman-Moore Co. research director; data on "Insulin tolerance test before and after P-286" [in man]
Box 1, Folder 32

Cooperative study on E and NE transport in human plasma. 1957-1958

Scope and Content Note

correspondence with Dr. H.N. Antoniades, Protein Foundation, primary investigator on the study
Box 1, Folder 33

MacAndrews & Forbes Co. co-operative research fellowship studies. 1956

Scope and Content Note

typescript of "Study of the action of mono-ammonium glycyrrhizinate on adrenalectomized subjects, and its synergies with hydrocortisone", and "Report of clinical work done at the Worcester State Hospital..."
Box 1, Folder 34

United States Pharmacopeia. 1955-1958

Scope and Content Note

general correspondence with Lloyd C. Miller, Director of Revision; Elmadjian's appointment to Subcommittees 3 and 5 of the Committee of Revision; various U.S.P. publications; other correspondence; article reprints
Box 1, Folder 35

United States Pharmacopeia XVI. Revision of Monograph on corticotropin injection reference standard. 1957-1959

Scope and Content Note

correspondence regarding revision of the ACTH injection reference standards, and setting up a collaborative study of the Saffran assay of ACTH; some patient data titled "ACTH Study (slow acting)"; typed copy of "Cooperative study of the immediate and long-term effects of adrenalectomy, hydrocortisone and surgical trauma on pituitary ACTH concentration", by Claude Fortier
Box 1, Folder 36

United States Pharmacopeia XV and XVI. Determining reference standard for chorionic gonadotropin. 1946-1949, 1957-1960

Scope and Content Note

correspondence
Box 1, Folder 37

United States Pharmacopeia XVI. Determining reference standard for relaxin. 1957-1960

Scope and Content Note

correspondence
Box 1, Folder 38

Chimpanzee studies - technical reports, reprint, and correspondence. 1960-1963, 1965

Scope and Content Note

five technical reports issued by Holloman Air Force Base, four of which were prepared under contract by the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, and three of which have Elmadjian either as first or as contributing author: "Biochemical study of large primate response to severe environmental stressors", "Characterization of hormonal steroids of the chimpanzee", "Biochemical response of immature chimpanzees to severe environmental stress"; typed report by Elmadjian and Enrico Forchielli; correspondence (1962-1963), mainly regarding final report on the environmental stress project; reprint, 1st International Congress on Hormonal Steroids, 1965
Box 1, Folder 39

Chimpanzee studies -- thermal-humidity tests. 1960

Physical Description: folder 1 of 3

Scope and Content Note

preliminary test reports 2-15 (missing no. 7) issued by the Bio-Astronautical Branch, Aeromedical Field Laboratory
Box 2, Folder 1

Chimpanzee studies -- thermal-humidity tests. 1960

Physical Description: folder 2 of 3

Scope and Content Note

preliminary test reports nos. 16-24
Box 2, Folder 2

Chimpanzee studies -- thermal-humidity tests. 1960-1961

Physical Description: folder 3 of 3

Scope and Content Note

preliminary test reports no. 25-37
Box 2, Folder 3

Research reports by various authors working at Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology and/or Worcester State Hospital. 1959, 1962

Scope and Content Note

typed manuscripts, reprint by: Hudson Hoagland; E. Rosemberg, et al.
Box 2, Folder 4

Dr. Gregory G. Pincus. 1967-1968

Scope and Content Note

obituaries, memorials
Box 2, Folder 5

Background materials.

Scope and Content Note

typed notes and précis of books and articles from the published literature; reprint

Note

see Box 5, Folders 9-10 for additional reading notes
 

Transcriptions from audiotapes.

Scope and Content Note

see Box 5, Folders 12-18 for various segments of FE's experiences from circa 1952-1962
 

Subseries 2. Psychiatry Lectures. 1949-1958

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

notes and complete texts
Box 2, Folder 6

Notes for lectures to Worcester State Hospital psychiatric residents. circa 1955-1958

Physical Description: folder 1 of 2

Scope and Content Note

memorandum with brief listing of proposed lectures on "Physiologic Basis of Psychiatry"; typed lecture outlines and précis of books and articles from the published literature; three reprints; reprint of "Objective evaluation of therapeutic procedures in mental disease", by W. Molamud, J.M. Hope, F. Elmadjian, 1950
Box 2, Folder 7

Notes for lectures to Worcester State Hospital psychiatric residents. circa 1955-1958

Physical Description: folder 2 of 2
Box 2, Folder 8

"A biologist's approach to psychiatric research". undated

Scope and Content Note

6-page typed draft
Box 2, Folder 9

"Man's quest of knowledge about himself". undated

Scope and Content Note

4-page typed essay; also, two note cards, one titled "Man's quest of knowledge of himself - in the Space Age, given at the Torch Club, February 5, 1960", with the outline of a different text
Box 2, Folder 10

"Depression". undated

Scope and Content Note

28-page typed manuscript, including sections on: Definition, Clinical description, Aetiology, Classification, Treatment, and Bibliography
Box 2, Folder 11

"Analysis of psychiatric research: a preliminary report", by Fred Elmadjian and Justin M. Hope. 1949

Scope and Content Note

31-page typed manuscript

Note

date is written in ink on cover page
Box 2, Folder 12

"General psychiatry", by Justin Hope. undated

Scope and Content Note

typed manuscript, with sections labeled: Psychasthenia (13 pp.), Dementia precox-Schizophrenia (46 pp.), Hypochondriasis (7 pp.), Hysteria (20 pp.), Psychopathic personality (21 pp.), Post-partum psychosis (15 pp.)

Note

title taken from original binder
 

Transcriptions from audiotapes.

Scope and Content Note

see Box 5, Folders 13-14 for FE's thoughts and comments about the motivation for, process, and content of the WSH Psychiatric Resident seminars
 

Subseries 3. Administrative Matters. 1953-1961

Physical Description: 9 folders

Scope and Content Note

reports, proposals, memoranda, correspondence
Box 6, Folder 5

Internal communications with Harry Freeman, M.D. 1953-1958

Scope and Content Note

re. matters of administration, education, and research

Note

Dr. Freeman was Director of Research, Worcester State Hospital. RESTRICTED - identified patient information
Box 2, Folder 13

Internal communications with Drs. Gregory Pincus and Hudson Hoagland. 1956-1962

Scope and Content Note

memos relating to research projects jointly engaged in or funded by the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology

Note

Dr. Hoagland was Executive Director of the WFEB (1944-1967), Dr. Pincus was Director of Research
Box 6, Folder 6

Communications within Worcester State Hospital and the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology. 1956-1962

Scope and Content Note

administration, staffing, research assignments, etc.

Note

RESTRICTED - identified patient information
Box 2, Folder 14

Worcester State Hospital. Biological Research Service. 1959-1961

Scope and Content Note

research proposals and reports for Biological Research Service programs; Hospital Laboratory reports; letters and memos

Note

the biological Research Service was a cooperative program between The Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology and the Worcester State Hospital Laboratories. Dr. Elmadjian was Director of Biological Research at the Hospital
Box 2, Folder 15

Worcester State Hospital. Biological research in psychiatry. 1958

Scope and Content Note

memo on increasing use of psychoactive drugs in the Hospital; text of a talk to hospital staff, "The importance of biologic research in psychiatry"
Box 2, Folder 16

Worcester State Hospital pharmacy. 1959-1961

Scope and Content Note

proposed Hospital Formulary, 1960; memoranda, committee reports, internal correspondence
Box 2, Folder 17

Worcester State Hospital Laboratory. 1956-1961

Scope and Content Note

communications re. equipment, staffing, etc.
Box 2, Folder 18

Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology progress reports. 1956 November - 1960 March

Box 2, Folder 19

Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology employee health examination program. 1959

Scope and Content Note

communications, committee reports, examination schedules, etc.
 

Subseries 4. Correspondence. 1956-1963

Physical Description: 8 folders

Arrangement

alphabetically
Box 2, Folder 20

Transitional correspondence. 1962-1963

Scope and Content Note

letters concerning WSH and the WFEB, written after Dr. Elmadjian had taken up his new positions at the National Institute of Mental Health
Box 2, Folder 21

General correspondence, A-B. 1956-1961

Box 2, Folder 22

General correspondence, C-E. 1956-1961

Box 2, Folder 23

General correspondence, F-H 1956-1961

Box 2, Folder 24

General correspondence, I-L. 1956-1961

Box 2, Folder 25

General correspondence, M-Q. 1956-1961

Box 2, Folder 26

General correspondence, R-S. 1956-1961

Box 2, Folder 27

General correspondence, T-Z. 1956-1961

 

Subseries 5. Reprints. 1944-1965

Physical Description: 4 folders

Arrangement

chronologically
Box 2, Folder 28

List of publications and M.A. thesis. 1944-1965

Box 2, Folder 29

Reprints. 1944-1954

Scope and Content Note

nos. 1-26
Box 2, Folder 30

Reprints. 1955-1961

Scope and Content Note

nos. 26A-50
Box 2, Folder 31

Reprints. 1962-1965

Scope and Content Note

nos. 51-63

Note

no. 51 intentionally left unidentified by the author
 

Series 3. Division of Manpower and Training Programs (DMTP). National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH). 1962-1974

Physical Description: 32 folders

Scope and Content Note

During this period Dr. Elmadjian served as: Chief, Biological Sciences Section (1962-1973), Acting Chief, Social Sciences Section (1967-1968), Acting Chief, Special Programs Section (1968-[?]), and Acting Chief, Behavioral Sciences Training Branch (1970-1973); Chief, Biological Research, Clinical Research Branch, Division of Extramural Research Programs (1973-1974). Unless otherwise indicated, all reports were authored by Dr. Elmadjian.

Arrangement

chronologically
Box 3, Folder 1

"The Training Program of the National Institute of Mental Health, 1947-1957". 1958 March

Physical Description: soft bound

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of 65-page report

Note

authorship unspecified
Box 3, Folder 2

Transitional correspondence. 1961

Scope and Content Note

letters leading to Dr. Elmadjian's appointment, in 1962, as Chief, Biological Sciences Section, Behavioral Sciences Training Branch, Division of Manpower and Training Programs, NIMH
Box 3, Folder 3

NIH reports and memoranda. 1959, 1961

Scope and Content Note

reprint: "The National Institutes of Health research grant program and the history and sociocultural aspects of medicine", by Philip Sapier and Jeanne Brand; "Members of Advisory Groups of the National Institutes of Health, 1946-1961, for administrative use only", issued by Mental Health Study Section, Division of Research Grants
Box 3, Folder 4

Biological Sciences Training Subcommittee. Transcript of proceedings. 1962 April

Physical Description: 3 v, soft bound

Scope and Content Note

297 pp. transcript; main discussion topics: enhancing quality and quantity of programs for training people for basic science research relevant to mental health, and training professional mental health personnel in the research methodology of the biological sciences

Note

Dr. Elmadjian had just joined the Section and attended mostly as an observer
Box 3, Folder 5

List of neuroscientists suggested for unspecified purpose. 1962 May

Scope and Content Note

letter from Hudson Hoagland, Worcester Foundation, to Elmadjian
Box 3, Folder 6

"An Historical Perspective on the National Institute of Mental Health", ed. by Jeanne L. Brand and Philip Sapir. 1964 February

Scope and Content Note

84-page typed report
Box 3, Folder 7

Report, Preclinical Psychopharmacology Research Training Conference, NIMH. 1964 October

Scope and Content Note

14-page summary prepared by Drs. Elmadjian and Frederick E. Shideman, marked Privileged Communication
Box 3, Folder 8

Notes on visit by Dr. Marrat Vartanyan, Professor, Institute of Psychiatry, USSR Academy of Sciences. 1964-1965

Box 3, Folder 9

Reports on IBRO-UNESCO International Regional Visiting Seminars. 1964-1965

Scope and Content Note

reports on the first two seminars, at Jablonna/Warsaw, Poland, and New Delhi, India

Note

authorship unspecified
Box 3, Folder 10

Biological Sciences Branch Research Training Programs. Training and Manpower Resources Branch, NIMH. 1965

Scope and Content Note

marked for administrative purposes only; earlier drafts dated 4/24/64, 5/4/64
Box 3, Folder 11

Mental Health Training Committee. Coordinating Panel for Training. 1966 October

Scope and Content Note

eight-page typed report of meeting October 7-8, 1966

Note

authorship unspecified
Box 3, Folder 12

"Behavioral science research in the National Institute of Mental Health". 1966 November

Scope and Content Note

48-page typed draft report on present status and proposals through 1972

Note

authorship unspecified
Box 3, Folder 13

"History and Development of Research Training Programs in the Biological Sciences Relevant to Mental Health". 1966 November

Scope and Content Note

a report prepared by Dr. Elmadjian, with extensive comments by others, reprinted from "Biology in the Behavioral Sciences, Proceedings of NIMH Program Directors Meeting", ed. by Lloyd J. Roth et al. University of Chicago, 1966

Note

see next folder for the complete publication
Box 3, Folder 14

"Biology in the Behavioral Sciences, Proceedings of NIMH Program Directors Meeting", ed. by Lloyd J. Roth et al. 1966 November

Physical Description: soft-bound

Scope and Content Note

92-page printed report; typed transcript of all meeting sessions; Elmadjian manuscript notes of Workshop Summary Session

Note

this was the first Program Directors meeting
Box 3, Folder 15

Ad Hoc Committee on Behavioral Science, NIMH. 1966 November

Scope and Content Note

draft summary of the discussion of a meeting, October 4-5, 1966, with FE annotations

Note

authorship unspecified
Box 3, Folder 16

Biological Sciences Section. Behavioral Sciences Training Branch. 1966

Scope and Content Note

Elmadjian's notes for a Branch meeting, stating need to clarify term "Behavioral Sciences" (7/1966); 14-page document outlining "Conceptual and programmatic framework", and "Innovation" for training programs (10/1966)
Box 3, Folder 17

"Behavioral Sciences Training Branch. Program development and budget projections, FY 1968-1972". circa 1967

Scope and Content Note

65-page typed report

Note

authorship unspecified
Box 3, Folder 18

Speech by Elmadjian to Divisional staff meeting. 1968 May

Scope and Content Note

20-page draft of a talk with "no title", on ideas important "...in the development of a conceptual framework for an understanding of human behavior."
Box 3, Folder 19

"Biological Sciences Research Training Programs and Fellowships". 1968

Physical Description: soft-bound

Scope and Content Note

administrative use report
Box 3, Folder 20

Behavioral Sciences Training Branch budget and program documents. 1968-1969

Scope and Content Note

short reports on budget projections and program plans, and information presented in preparation for the NIMH Council Meeting of September 1968

Note

various authors, including Elmadjian
Box 3, Folder 21

Sabbatical/temporary assignment at Stanford University and University of Illinois, Urbana. 1968-1970

Scope and Content Note

NIMH memoranda; correspondence and plans; itineraries

Note

Dr. Elmadjian spent July-December, 1969, at Stanford under the auspices of the University's Department of Psychiatry. He also spent a short time at the Center for Advanced Study, Univ. Illinois, Urbana, but the file includes only preliminary correspondence for that time; for transcription of audiotape dealing with the sabbatical year, see Box 5, Folders 21 and 23
Box 3, Folder 22

Biological Training in the Behavioral Sciences; Proceedings of the Second Program Directors Meeting", ed. by Gerald E. McClearn. Stanford University. 1969 May

Physical Description: soft-bound

Scope and Content Note

151-page report issued July, 1970
Box 3, Folder 23

Dr. Elmadjian's preliminary documents on defining possible future purpose, scope, and methods of Biological Sciences Section training programs. undated

Scope and Content Note

one 30-page typed report labeled not for publication: "Research training in the biological sciences relevant to mental health: some conceptual and theoretical aspects", formulated during Dr. Elmadjian's six-months special assignment at Stanford University, 1969-1970; two- to four-page typed reports on: "The grants program of the NIMH for research training in the biological sciences"; "Research training in the biological sciences relevant to mental health"; problems faced in introducing a multidisciplinary/interdepartmental training program within a University's departmental structure; need to broaden psychiatric training beyond a specific philosophy and methodology
Box 3, Folder 24

"Research Training in the Biological Sciences Relevant to Mental Health: some conceptual and theoretical aspects". 1969-1970

Scope and Content Note

expanded version of the same-titled document listed in folder above [Box 3, Folder 23]
Box 3, Folder 25

Documents pertaining to research in the Social Sciences. 1969

Scope and Content Note

draft of minutes of a meeting of the Committee on Biological Bases of Social Behavior, Social Science Research Council; four short statements by different authors re. problems of research in the social sciences; a few thoughts by Elmadjian about use of terms

Note

authorship unspecified
Box 3, Folder 26

Telephone survey of Behavioral Sciences Training Branch Program Directors. 1970 August

Scope and Content Note

questions and answers from 14 programs
Box 3, Folder 27

"Biological Sciences Research Training Programs and Fellowships". 1970

Physical Description: soft-bound

Scope and Content Note

administrative use report
Box 3, Folder 28

Handwritten notes. 1970

Scope and Content Note

over 30 pages of notes from 2/16/70-3/18/70 on meetings, seminars, and reflections on student unrest during his sabbatical visit to the University of Illinois, Urbana
Box 3, Folder 29

"Biological Training for Mental Health Research: achievements, planning and prospects; Proceedings of the Third Program Directors Meeting", ed. by Peter B. Dews, University of Colorado. 1972 October 5-6

Physical Description: soft-bound

Scope and Content Note

39-page report
Box 3, Folder 30

Minority recruitment and training. 1972

Scope and Content Note

proposals for undergraduate summer training in neurobiology research for minority students submitted to Elmadjian; FE's notes on a meeting, and memo on Division policy on minority group training

Note

see Box 4, Folder 6 for discussion of graduate training for minorities
Box 3, Folder 31

"Goal-oriented programming, Biological Sciences Section, Behavioral Sciences Training Branch: fiscal years 1973-1977". circa 1972

Scope and Content Note

22-page typed report
Box 3, Folder 32

Critique of a training program application. undated

Scope and Content Note

handwritten notes and early typed draft for evaluation of a program application
 

Transcriptions from audiotape recordings.

Scope and Content Note

see Box 5, Folders 19 and 22 for recollections of NIMH service, to 1974
 

Series 4. Division of Manpower and Training Programs (DMTP). National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH). 1974-1982

Physical Description: 58 folders

Scope and Content Note

During this period Dr. Elmadjian served as: Chief, Biological Sciences Section (1974-1977), Acting Associate Director for Research Training (1974-1975), Associate Director for Research Training (1975-1981), and Acting Chief, Mental Health Research Manpower Branch (1977-1978), DMTP; after his retirement in April 1981 he served as an occasional consultant to the NIMH until 1982. Unless otherwise indicated, all reports were authored by Dr. Elmadjian.

Arrangement

chronologically
Box 3, Folder 33

RTF: "Training for Research: a Report for the Research Task Force, NIMH", prepared by Stanley F. Schneider. 1974 January

Scope and Content Note

163-page typed report: Part 1. short history, program description, and program products of NIMH-supported research training programs; Part 2. author's personal views of issues, problems, and recommendations for the future of the programs

Note

Dr. Schneider was Chief, Psychology Section, Behavioral Sciences Training Branch
Box 3, Folder 34

RTC: Materials for Research Training Committee. 1974 February

Scope and Content Note

memo from Dr. Julius Segal, Task Force Director, stating the Committee tasks; background materials: "Training for Research", a shorter version of Dr. Schneider's Part 1 [see folder above]; "Highlights of Recommendations from Preliminary Drafts of the RTF Report"
Box 3, Folder 35

RTC: Pre-meeting reading materials. 1974 June

Physical Description: folder 1 of 2

Scope and Content Note

memo and list of RTC Consultants; NIMH RTF report summary and table-of-contents; information on training programs and research manpower; position papers by consultants: James F. Alexander, Stuart W. Cook, Daniel X. Freedman, Michael Goldstein, Herbert C. Kelman
Box 3, Folder 36

RTC: Pre-meeting reading materials. 1974

Physical Description: folder 2 of 2

Scope and Content Note

position papers by consultants: Gregory Kimble, Jerry J. Kollros, Paul V. Lemkau, David Mechanic, Laura Nader, Norman A. Scotch, M. Brewster Smith, Eugene Smolensky, Marvin Stein, Sheldeon H. White
Box 3, Folder 37

RTC: Memoranda to the Research Training Committee preparatory to three-day working session. 1974 February-June

Scope and Content Note

lists of names for Research Training Committee and persons invited to work with the RTC; planning meeting summaries; directives for RTC goals and tasks
Box 3, Folder 38

RTC: Workshop reports and some comments. 1974 June

Scope and Content Note

Workshop A: The changing nature of research.; Workshop B: The interface of the research community and society; Workshop C: Mechanisms of research support
Box 3, Folder 39

RTC: draft reports on "Training for Mental Health Research". 1974

Scope and Content Note

drafts dated 7/26/74, 8/27/74, and 10/28/74; comments on the drafts from outside reviewers
Box 3, Folder 40

RTF: "Research in the Service of Mental Health: Report of the Research Task Force of the NIMH". 1974

Physical Description: soft bound

Scope and Content Note

444 pages

Note

Dr. Elmadjian was Chair of Study Group No. 1: Biological and Physiological Processes
Box 3, Folder 41

RTF: "Research in the Service of Mental Health: Report of the Research Task Force of the NIMH. Summary Report". 1974

Physical Description: soft bound

Scope and Content Note

96 pages
Box 3, Folder 42

Conceptual and programmatic aspects of mental health training. 1974, 1975

Scope and Content Note

memoranda and background statements, "1966 revisited", in Elmadjian's words
Box 3, Folder 43

Advisor to non-NIMH projects. 1964, 1974

Scope and Content Note

resource person to the author, Margaret B. Kreig, of "Green Medicine" - two group photographs including Elmadjian; correspondence and notes re. Roche Laboratories' desire to set up a small grants program for young scientists
Box 4, Folder 1

NIMH reports and memoranda. 1974-1975

Scope and Content Note

"Overview of NIMH and ADAMHA in relation to biomedical research" with Elmadjian notations; "Research - report prepared for preparatory Commission #5 and the Steering Committee", revised draft #2 [various authors]; memo: "Classification of disciplines: an understaning", by FE
Box 4, Folder 2

National Research Service Award (NRSA) implementation. 1974-1975, 1979

Scope and Content Note

administrative memos and meeting notes about implementation of the new regulations: discussions of guidelines, interpretations, and necessary reorganizations within DMPT, NIMH, and ADAMHA; memo re. new 1979 announcement

Note

memos by FE; other documents by unspecified authors
Box 4, Folder 3

"National Institute of Mental Health: Forward Plan, FY 1977-81". 1975 May

Scope and Content Note

101-page typed report

Note

unspecified authors
Box 4, Folder 4

"Clinical Research Centers (CRC) for NIMH". 1975-1978

Scope and Content Note

four-page typed opinion of criteria required for an effective Clinical Research Center for mental health; four-page memo on deinstitutionalization; detailed statistical report on clinical trainees, 2/14/78
Box 4, Folder 5

National Advisory Mental Health Council Subgroup Report on Minority Related Research. 1975

Scope and Content Note

Dr. Elmadjian's rough notes for a response to the Report
Box 4, Folder 6

Graduate education of minorities. 1976

Scope and Content Note

overview and statistics

Note

see Box 3, Folder 30 for discussion of undergraduate training
Box 4, Folder 7

"Youth, the critical period". 1976 January

Scope and Content Note

11-page typed manuscript plus two tables; typed notes
Box 4, Folder 8

In honor of Dr. Elmadjian's move from Chief, Biological Sciences Branch, DMTP, NIMH, to Associate Director for Research Training, Division of Manpower and Training Programs. 1976

Scope and Content Note

circa 40 letters expressing appreciation and thanks for FE's creation and nurture of numerous interdisciplinary training programs across the country, plus one hand-drawn cartoon
Box 4, Folder 9

Federal funds and higher education. circa 1976

Scope and Content Note

typed notes on how funds are spent and how they should be spent, and projections of student numbers at various levels of education
Box 4, Folder 10

NIMH memoranda. 1976

Scope and Content Note

various communications, mostly concerned with budgetary matters
Box 4, Folder 11

Report, Division of Manpower and Training Programs. Part I. Clinical Training. circa 1977

Scope and Content Note

report undertaken "...to record the changes in the Division's programs which have occurred since the first decisions to phase out the training programs were taken in 1969."; narrative and many statistical tables

Note

authorship unspecified
Box 4, Folder 12

"Clinical/Services Training Grants Sourcebook, fiscal year 1976". circa 1977

Physical Description: soft-bound

Scope and Content Note

report - narrative and statistical tables

Note

Elmadjian acted as consultant
Box 4, Folder 13

"Some highlights of the Annual Report on research training". 1977 May

Scope and Content Note

mostly statistical tables, prepared by Elmadjian for a National Advisory Mental Health Council meeting
Box 4, Folder 14

Science and research in the U.S. 1977

Scope and Content Note

typed notes by Elmadjian on various books and articles
Box 4, Folder 15

Temporary assignment at UCLA. 1977-1978

Scope and Content Note

"Organizational and administrative structure of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Neuropsychiatric Institute of the University of California at Los Angeles", by Elmadjian, 4/28/1978; list of issues to study at UCLA; itinerary of interviews; correspondence; notes

Note

for personal comments about the UCLA stay, see pp. 12-15 of Box 5, folder 23; issues of interest to FE were: graduate education and manpower development; the impact of Federal policies and regulations on higher education and on University function
Box 4, Folder 16

"Policy Issues Relating to Research Training in the Division of Manpower and Training Programs". 1978

Scope and Content Note

typed report in two drafts; also, "Research Training: an alternative"
Box 4, Folder 17

"Statistical Review of Research Training Division of Manpower and Training Programs, Fiscal Year 1975-1976", by Fred Elmadjian with technical assistance of Shirley A. Padgett. 1978 April

Physical Description: soft bound

Scope and Content Note

73-page report
Box 4, Folder 18

"A Study of eleven years of research training within the Division of Manpower and Training Programs, 1967 to 1977", by Shirley A. Padgett. 1978 May

Scope and Content Note

typed report
Box 4, Folder 19

"Institutional Research Training, Division of Manpower and Training Programs, FY 1977", prepared by Shirley A. Padgett. 1978 June

Scope and Content Note

Elmadjian wrote the preface
Box 4, Folder 20

President's Commission on Mental Health directives for reorganization of ADAMHA granting process. 1978

Physical Description: folder 1 of 2

Scope and Content Note

short memo from Dr. Daniel X. Freedman, Coordinator for the Research Task Panel of the Commission, to the Members, urging against rushing into the changes; various NIMH memoranda re. the ordered reorganization

Note

the directives called for reorganization of Initial Review Groups (IRG), and separation of review from program functions in grant administration
Box 4, Folder 21

President's Commission on Mental Health directives for reorganization of ADAMHA granting process. 1980

Physical Description: folder 2 of 2

Scope and Content Note

48-page report prepared by Dr. Elmadjian: "ADAMHA Reorganization of Initial Review Groups: separation of review from program functions: a Division of Manpower and Training Programs perspective; separate undated 5-page typed report, more informal, more critical, and more focused on the new procedures' undesirable effects on training grants
Box 4, Folder 22

"Science Policy and the Federal Government". 1978 September

Scope and Content Note

38-page typed report
Box 4, Folder 23

"Public Policy and Higher Education". 1978 October

Physical Description: folder 1 of 2

Scope and Content Note

63-page typed report; background materials, notes
Box 4, Folder 24

"Public Policy and Higher Education". 1978

Physical Description: folder 2 of 2

Scope and Content Note

earlier drafts of the report; background materials and notes
Box 4, Folder 25

"Graduate education and the development of research manpower in the United States". 1978

Scope and Content Note

Chapter II of "Public policy and higher education" [previous folder] in slightly altered form
Box 4, Folder 26

"Research training of the core mental health professionals". 1979 January

Scope and Content Note

17-page typed report with 10 pp. of attachments
Box 4, Folder 27

"Institutional Research Training Division of Manpower and Training Programs, FY 1978". 1979 May

Scope and Content Note

unpaged typed report
Box 4, Folder 28

Statistical tables, research training, DMTP. circa 1979

Scope and Content Note

working copies of statistical tables of training programs by DMTP Sections for one year (year not identified), and table of number of trainees by fiscal year and discipline, 1967-1979

Note

author unspecified
Box 4, Folder 29

"Final Report of the NIMH Research Training Work Group", Dr. Frank Sullivan, Chairperson. 1979 August

Scope and Content Note

typed report and summary, with annotations by Elmadjian; a detailed response to the report by Elmadjian, directed to the Director, DMPT
Box 4, Folder 30

NIMH reports and memoranda. 1979

Scope and Content Note

Report of the NIMH Work Group on Research Training Data

Note

author unspecified
Box 4, Folder 31

Some issues relating to mental health professional personnel participating in careers of research. 1975-1979

Scope and Content Note

notes, memoranda, guidelines

Note

title taken from original folder; various authors
Box 4, Folder 32

"An Institute in search of mental health: a perspective of an identity crisis". 1979 December

Scope and Content Note

three-page attempt to clarify the terms "mental health" and "psychiatry" and define their boundaries and relationship
Box 4, Folder 33

Memoranda commenting on two papers. 1979

Scope and Content Note

Dr. Elmadjian's comments on "The Limits of Mental Health" by Gerald L. Klerman, and "Position Papers" from the American Psychological Association
Box 4, Folder 34

"Research Training at the National Institute of Mental Health - a proposal". circa 1979

Scope and Content Note

Elmadjian proposed "To provide a manuscript recounting the history of research training and to present an analysis and a critique of research training mission of NIMH"; several outlines and chapter notes; background statistics and notes

Note

there is no evidence that the proposal was ever submitted
Box 4, Folder 35

NIMH organizational and administrative concerns. 1979-1980

Scope and Content Note

FE's notes concerning organization of a Neuroscience Branch and a Clinical Sciences Branch; concerns about relocating the operating units of research training; "Action Plan: 1980-1981"
Box 4, Folder 36

"Institutional Research Training, Division of Manpower and Training Programs, FY 1979". 1980 April

Scope and Content Note

narrative and statistical tables
Box 4, Folder 37

"Personnel Needs for Mental Health Services", by Dr. Neil Waldrop. 1980

Scope and Content Note

draft report, requested by the U.S. Senate, with covering letters
Box 4, Folder 38

NIMH public advisory and review groups. 1980

Scope and Content Note

typed, annotated list of [suggested?] members; published list of 1963 members; notes
Box 4, Folder 39

NIMH reports and memoranda. 1980

Scope and Content Note

extensive document prepared for the Director of NIMH, Dr. Herbert Pardes, with material for his upcoming address to the "Symposium on the Recruitment of Clinicians for Mental Health Research", National Academy of Sciences.

Note

the notes were prepared by Dr. Frank J. Sullivan with staff and Division Heads' input
Box 4, Folder 40

NIMH reports and memoranda. 1980

Scope and Content Note

two memoranda from Director, DMTP to Director, NIMH, concerning: Dr. Elmadjian's duties; and, placement of research training programs within NIMH structure
Box 4, Folder 41

Notes on meetings and telephone calls. 1975-1979

Scope and Content Note

manuscript or typed notes giving dates, persons involved, and brief summaries of content
Box 4, Folder 42

In honor of Dr. Elmadjian's retirement from NIMH. 1981

Physical Description: folder 1 of 2

Scope and Content Note

letters of appreciation and respect from within NIMH, ADAMHA, and NIH; snapshots taken at the farewell festivities
Box 4, Folder 43

In honor of Dr. Elmadjian's retirement from NIMH. 1981

Physical Description: folder 2 of 2

Scope and Content Note

circa 60 letters from scientists across the U.S., lauding Dr. Elmadjian's leadership and influence in promoting interdisciplinary training and research for the study of behavior
Box 4, Folder 44

Documents and memoranda on changes in NIMH and ADAMHA. 1981, 1990

Scope and Content Note

documents, memos, and notes sent by former colleagues to keep the retired Dr. Elmadjian up to date; draft of a 1990 letter by Elmadjian to Stan [?]
Box 4, Folder 45

"Reorganization of Research Training, DMTP, NIMH, 1982: reactions and comments". 1982 June

Scope and Content Note

ten-page typed report prepared by FE as a consultant to NIMH; pertinent background documents from the American Psychiatric Association and the Association for the Advancement of Psychology
Box 4, Folder 46

Reports and memoranda from other institutions. 1976-1977

Scope and Content Note

includes: UCLA memo re. Western Regional Neuroscience Consortium - Phase II (1976); "A Fact Book on Higher Education", American Council on Education (Issue 2, 1976); Univ. Washington Research Management Improvement Program Bulletin (1977)
 

Transcriptions from audiotape recordings. Date: 1989

Scope and Content Note

see Box 5, Folders 20, 22, 23 for recollections of NIMH service from 1974 on
 

Series 5. Speeches, Essays, Reading Notes, Audiotapes. 1964-1997

Physical Description: 34 folders and 16 audiotapes
Box 4, Folder 47

"Mental health and the biological sciences". 1964

Scope and Content Note

"The conceptual aspect of human behavior must be pluralistic..." - thoughts on how this affects the structure of the NIMH
Box 4, Folder 48

"Biological Sciences Training Program of NIMH: a model for training in psychiatric research". 1967 November 30

Scope and Content Note

drafts of speech presented to the Psychiatric Research Society, Bronx, NY
Box 4, Folder 49

"The University and the Government". 1970

Scope and Content Note

19-page typed draft of speech presented at Duke University, 5/28/70; a slightly different draft is titled "'Studium et imperium:..."
Box 4, Folder 50

"The study of human behavior: a problem in epistemology". 1971 April

Scope and Content Note

speech presented to the Department of Psychiatry, University of Virginia
Box 4, Folder 51

"Human behavior: its adaptations and its failures". 1971 December

Scope and Content Note

remarks presented at a dedication ceremony, American Museum of Natural History.
Box 4, Folder 52

"Biology in the behavioral sciences". 1971 December

Scope and Content Note

31-page typed speech presented to the Department of Psychiatry, University of Virginia
Box 4, Folder 53

Untitled remarks. circa 1976

Scope and Content Note

five-page typed short speech presented at the "annual dinner of the Spring Symposium"
Box 4, Folder 54

"NIMH Research Training: perspectives and policies". 1977

Scope and Content Note

typed manuscript, presented to the Sigma Xi Society, Catholic University, Washington, DC
Box 4, Folder 55

"The incident at the Texas Tower (the case of Charles J. Whitman)". 1966 September

Scope and Content Note

Dr. Elmadjian's assessment and recommendations presented to the Panel assembled by Governor John Connally to review the incident; personal observations; Gov. Connally's letter of appreciation
Box 4, Folder 56

"Review of intergovernmental relations". 1974

Scope and Content Note

several typed drafts, one dated 12/27/74; hand-written notes
Box 4, Folder 57

"Development of Federal health policies". 1978

Scope and Content Note

12-page typed text, and notes for 1st draft
Box 4, Folder 58

"The Disadvantaged, Mental Health and Psychiatry". 1980 January

Scope and Content Note

two-page typed discussion of the need for a precise definition of "the disadvantaged", in order to understand the appropriate role of medicine and psychiatry in relation to this group
Box 5, Folder 1

Symposium - science administration. undated

Scope and Content Note

typed notes for a presentation at an unspecified symposium
Box 5, Folder 2

"Biological Basis for Human Behavior. Part III." undated

Scope and Content Note

60-page typed text; separate groups of typed and manuscript notes

Note

title from original folder
Box 5, Folder 3

Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler (1770-1843). undated

Scope and Content Note

short essay on Hassler (first Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Survey), and the U.S. Congress, which Elmadjian cites as an example of "... the beginnings of the interaction between science and the elected body namely Congress."; extensive notes based on "The Chequered Career of Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler", by Florian Cajori
Box 5, Folder 4

"Islam: some aspects unique to governance". undated

Scope and Content Note

11-paged typed draft
Box 5, Folder 5

"The social and human sciences". undated

Scope and Content Note

text; numerous notes
Box 5, Folder 6

Knowledge and understanding. undated

Scope and Content Note

notes
Box 5, Folder 7

Short essays. undated

Physical Description: folder 1 of 2

Scope and Content Note

one-to-four-page pieces on: "Anthropology and mental health"; "Concept of stress"; "Is vs. ought"; "The matrix of specialization"; "The emancipation of thought from myth"; "Social biology: a program of preventative medicine"; untitled pages
Box 5, Folder 8

Short essays. undated

Physical Description: folder 2 of 2

Scope and Content Note

"A brief historical background" [to NIMH and research in mental disorders];"The emergence of organized research on brain and behavior"; "Prospects in clinical neuroscience"; "Organizational and administrative issues related to research in schizophrenia"; "National plan for schizophrenia research"
Box 5, Folder 9

Notes on professional readings. undated

Physical Description: folder 1 of 2

Scope and Content Note

typed notes and précis of books and articles from the published literature: mainly on education, educational institutions, training, youth

Note

see also next folder and Box 2, Folder 5 for additional reading notes
Box 5, Folder 10

Notes on professional readings. undated

Physical Description: folder 2 of 2

Scope and Content Note

typed notes and précis of books and articles from the published literature: mainly on medicine, society, mind

Note

see also previous folder and Box 2, Folder 5 for additional reading notes
Box 5, Folder 11

Index of personal audiotape recordings. 1989, 1996-1997

Scope and Content Note

small notebook with very short entries of content for 15 tapes; invoices for transcription costs
Box 5, Folder 12

Transcription of Tape 1.

Scope and Content Note

sections: "Ancestral history; Parental families; Early years in Aleppo; Growing up in America; College of Pharmacy; Bus ride with Eve to Worcester; The making of a cosmopolitan and its consequences; A career in research"
Box 5, Folder 13

Transcription of Tapes 2 and 3.

Scope and Content Note

sections: introduction; text and comments on "Analysis of psychiatric research: a preliminary report", by Fred Elmadjian and Justin M. Hope; text and comments on "God in the Age of Science", by Fred Elmadjian; "Hope manuscript, the completion of it" (some duplication of previous pages); thoughts about the seminars FE presented for psychiatric residents at Worcester State Hospital for some years; "Vignette #4 and #5: two-page anecdotes about lecturing to psychiatry residents [audiotape number unidentified]; earlier drafts of some sections
Box 5, Folder 14

Transcription of Tape 4.

Scope and Content Note

sections: Seminar to psychiatrists - content
Box 5, Folder 15

Transcription of Tapes 5 and 6.

Scope and Content Note

sections: lecture at Northwestern University, "Role of the adrenal cortex in the General Adaptation Syndrome", and, "Derailment of [Hans Selye's] General Adaptation Syndrome"; "Explanation: how we 'explain' a fact..."; "Korean trip"
Box 5, Folder 16

Transcription of Tape 7.

Scope and Content Note

sections: "Lymphocyte story and beginning to participate in psychiatric research"; "A detour into academia"; "Back to research"; "A short chapter in the story of the 'Pill'"; "Vignette #3": two pages on Gregory Pincus and FE in the lab [audiotape number unidentified]
Box 5, Folder 17

Transcription of Tape 8.

Scope and Content Note

sections: "Chimpanzees, South America, Milan, NIMH"; "Education and early memories"
Box 5, Folder 18

Transcription of Tapes 9 and 10.

Scope and Content Note

sections: "Trip from Aleppo to the United States, and education"; "Social and work experience in Worcester"; some early NIMH-related experiences
Box 5, Folder 19

Transcription of Tape 11. 1997

Scope and Content Note

sections: "NIMH, 1963-1966: three conferences"; "Administrative career, 1964 to 1955: control of psychiatric research training"
Box 5, Folder 20

Transcription of Tape 12. undated

Scope and Content Note

sections: "NIMH Career: Assistant Director for Research Training, Task Force"; "Task Force: Award, NIMH policies and MH Politics"
Box 5, Folder 21

Transcription of Tape 13. undated

Scope and Content Note

"1969 - Sabbatical trip: Stanford University, University of Illinois, and MS at Duke University"
Box 5, Folder 22

Transcription of Tape 14. undated

Scope and Content Note

sections: "Anecdotes while in NIMH"; "Completion of anecdotes: politics of mental health"
Box 5, Folder 23

Transcription of Tape 15. 1997

Scope and Content Note

sections: "...how to handle problems related to behavioral disorder, maladaptive behavior and mental illness in the most narrow sense...an attempt at some constructive suggestions on how to deal with this complex problem"; studies at UCLA; thoughts on academia and management issues
Box 5, Folder 24

Transcription of unnumbered tape. undated

Scope and Content Note

sections: description of some personal phone calls re. FE's autobiographical tapes and history of NIMH; comments on some documents from NIMH [and other institutions?] re. neuroscience and the problem of schizophrenia
Box 5

Audiotapes. 1989

Scope and Content Note

tapes 1-15 and one unnumbered tape