Preliminary Guide to the Kroc Foundation Archives

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Preliminary Guide to the Kroc Foundation Archives, 1967-1985

Collection number: Mss 61

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    Preliminary arrangement and description by Special Collections staff; latest rev. D. Tambo.
    Date Completed:
    09 May 2002
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2002 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kroc Foundation Archives,
Date (inclusive): 1967-1985
Collection Number: Mss 61
Creator: Kroc Foundation
Extent: ca. 150 linear feet (139 records containers)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: SRLF
Abstract: Administrative files, 1967-1985, of the Kroc Foundation of Santa Ynez, California, relating to conferences it sponsored and grants it awarded in the area of medical research.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

In accordance with the terms of the donation, researchers must agree to preserve the anonymity of reviewers with respect to comments pertaining to specific proposals. COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Kroc Foundation Archives. Mss 61. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Robert Kroc, 1985.

Biography

The following information is drawn primarily from the obituary for Robert Louis Kroc in the Santa Barbara News Press, May 9, 2002, B8.
Robert Louis Kroc was born in Chicago on June 19, 1907. He grew up in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, received his BA and MA from Oberlin College, and his PhD in Zoology and Physiology from the University of Wisconsin in 1933. From 1933 to 1944 he taught at Indiana University. He then embarked upon a career in research, much of it with Warner Lambert Pharmaceutical Company and its Research Institute, from 1944 to 1969.
In 1969, after retiring, Kroc moved to Santa Ynez, California, where he became President of the Kroc Foundation, dedicated to research in the fields of diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis. The Kroc Foundation was started by Ray A. Kroc, Robert's brother and founder of McDonald's Corporation. The Foundation sponsored conferences at the J & R Ranch, which resulted in a number of publications. It also awarded more than 1600 research grants to institutions in the U.S. and eight foreign countries.
In 1984 Ray Kroc died. The Foundation disbanded the next year, but its influence continues through endowed lectureships and professorships at Harvard Medical School, Washington University St. Louis, and the University of California, San Francisco.
Robert Louis Kroc died in Santa Barbara, California, on April 19, 2002.
Further information about the Kroc Foundation may be found in The Kroc Foundation: 1965-1985, the final report which includes its grant and conference activities since 1982, a history of the Foundation from 1965, and a brief biography of Ray A. Kroc, its sole benefactor.

Scope and Content of Collection

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTES
The collection contains the following series:
SERIES I: CHRONOLOGICAL FILES. Boxes 1-12. Mostly outgoing correspondence, from the President's office, and also relating to conference and grants programs, including grant inquiries.
SERIES II: CONFERENCE FILES. Boxes 13-32. Mainly chronological, with correspondence, expenditure files, background reports and articles, reviewers comments, programs, photographs, papers written by participants, news releases and some publications.
SERIES III: GRANT FILES. Boxes 33-84. Arranged alphabetically by institution, then by principal investigator, with application paperwork, progress and grant expenditure reports, correspondence and other summary information tracking the course of the grant.
SERIES IV: GRANT PROPOSAL REJECTS AND INQUIRIES. Boxes 85-98. Morgue, arranged chronologically, then by surname of principal investigator.
SERIES V: GRANTS ADMINISTRATION. Boxes 99-103. Includes expenditure reports, final gift awards, grant facts, and inquiry log.
SERIES VI: OFFICE FILES. Boxes 104-118. Alphabetical and chronological files, including correspondence.
SERIES VII: PHOTOGRAPHS. Box 119. Mainly of principal investigators for grants.
SERIES VIII: PUBLICATIONS. Boxes 120-126. Includes printed material relating to conferences and conference proceedings, medical research programs, and related news.
SERIES IX: MISCELLANY. Box 127. Includes guestbook, postcards of foundation facilities, and alphabetical card file
SERIES X: ADDITIONS TO THE COLLECTION. Boxes 128-139. Material received or located after processing the collection, including additional chronological files relating to the grants program, grant proposal rejects and inquiries files, grants administration files relating to multiple sclerosis, and office files.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1.  Chronological Files

Physical Description: Boxes 1-12
 

Subseries 1.  General

Box 1

1967-1975

Box 2

1975-1976

 

Subseries 2.  President's Office

Box 2

1977-1979

Box 3

1979-1985

 

Subseries 3.  Conference Program

Box 4

1977-1980

Box 5

1981-1983

 

Subseries 4.  Grants Program

Scope and Content Note

Includes grant inquiries
Box 6

1974-1977

Box 7

1977-1978

Box 8

1979

Box 9

1980-1981

Box 10

1981-1982

Box 11

1982-1983

Box 12

1983-1985

 

Series 2.  Conference Files

Physical Description: Boxes 13-32

Scope and Content Note

Mainly chronological, with correspondence, expenditure files, background reports and articles, reviewers comments, programs, photographs, papers written by participants, news releases and some publications.
Box 13

Attendees - Geographic List

Box 13 - 31

Chronological Files

Box 13

1970-1971

Box 14

1972-1973

Box 15

1973-1974

Box 16

1974-1975

Box 17

1975-1976

Box 18

1976-1977

Box 19

1977

Box 20

1978

Box 21

1979-1980

Box 22

1980

Box 23

1980-1981

Box 24

1981

Box 25

1981-1982

Box 26

1982

Box 27

1982-1983

Box 28 - 30

1983

Box 31

1983-1984

Box 32

Conference Programs, 1973-1984 (printed programs arranged chronologically)

 

Series 3.  Grant Files

Physical Description: Boxes 33-84

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by institution, then by principal investigator, with application paperwork, progress and grant expenditure reports, correspondence and other summary information tracking the course of the grant.
Box 33

Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Boston University

Box 34

Boston University ? Carnegie Mellon University

Box 35

Case Western Reserve University ? Children's Hospital Medical Center of Northern California

Box 36

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Colorado State University

Box 37

Colorado State University ? Columbia University

Box 38

Cornell University - Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

Box 39

Emory University - Harbor General Hospital

Box 40

Harbor General Hospital - John F. Kennedy Institute

Box 41

Johns Hopkins University

Box 42

Johns Hopkins University - Marquette University

Box 43

Massachusetts General Hospital - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Box 44

Mayo Clinic - Medical College of Virginia

Box 45

Medical College of Wisconsin - Medical Foundation of Buffalo

Box 46

Medical University of South Carolina - Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center

Box 47

Morehouse School of Medicine - National Institute of Health

Box 48

National Institute of Health - National Jewish Hospital

Box 49

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Northwestern University

Box 50

Northwestern University - Oregon Regional Primate Research Center

Box 51

Oregon Regional Primate Research Center - Rockefeller University

Box 52

Rockefeller University - St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College (London)

Box 53

St. Thomas Hospital - Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation

Box 54

Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation - Stanford University

Box 55

Stanford University

Box 56

Stanford University - State University of New York

Box 57

State University of New York - Temple University

Box 58

Tufts University School of Medicine - University of California, Berkeley

Box 59

University of California, Davis - University of California, Irvine

Box 60

University of California, Irvine - University of California, Los Angeles

Box 61 - 62

University of California, Los Angeles

Box 63

University of California, Los Angeles - University of California, Riverside

Box 64

University of California, San Diego

Box 65

University of California, San Diego - University of California, San Francisco

Box 66

University of California, San Francisco

Box 67

University of California, San Francisco - University of Colorado

Box 68

University of Colorado

Box 69

University of Connecticut - University of Illinois

Box 70

University of Illinois - University of Massachusetts

Box 71

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - University of Michigan

Box 72

University of Michigan - University of Minnesota

Box 73

University of Missouri-Columbia - University of New Mexico

Box 74

University of New Mexico - University of Pennsylvania

Box 75

University of Pennsylvania - University of Rochester

Box 76

University of South Alabama - University of Texas at Austin

Box 77

University of Texas, Dallas - University of Toronto

Box 78

University of Utah - University of Virginia

Box 79

University of Virginia - University of Wisconsin

Box 80

University of Wisconsin - Washington University, St. Louis

Box 81

Washington University, St. Louis

Box 82

Washington University, St. Louis - Wayne State University

Box 83

Weizmann Institute of Science - Yale University

Box 84

Project Review Card File (arranged alphabetically by surname of principal investigator)

Box 84

Yale University - Zweng Memorial Retinal Research Foundation

 

Series 4.  Grant Proposal Rejects and Inquiries

Physical Description: Boxes 85-98

Scope and Content Note

Morgue, arranged chronologically, then by surname of principal investigator.
Box 85

1973-1974

Box 86

1976

Box 87

1978

Box 88

1979

Box 89 - 90

1980-1981

Box 89

A - K

Box 90

O - Z

Box 91 - 93

1982

Box 91

A - J

Box 92

J - Sch

Box 93

Si - Z

Box 94 - 98

1983

Box 94

A-Ba

Box 94

General

Box 95

Be-Gr

Box 96

Gu-Pa

Box 97

Pa-Sl

Box 98

Sm-Z

 

Series 5.  Grants Administration

Physical Description: Boxes 99-103

Scope and Content Note

Includes expenditure reports, final gift awards, grant facts, and inquiry log.
Box 99

Auditor Lists

Box 99

Check Register

Box 99

Expenditure Reports

Box 99

Inquiry Log

Box 100

Card File Index (arranged by principal investigator)

Box 101

Final Gift Awards (arranged alphabetically by name of institution)

Box 102 - 103

Grant Facts

Box 102

1976-1980

Box 103

1981-1985

 

Series 6.  Office Files

Physical Description: Boxes 104-118
 

Subseries 1.  Alphabetical

Box 104

A (includes administrative and associations)

Box 105

C (includes correspondence)

Box 106

F-G

Box 107

G-I

Box 108

L-M

Box 109

M-O

Box 110

O-T

 

Subseries 2.  Chronological

Box 111

1971-1974

Box 112

1975-1976

Box 113

1976-1978

Box 114

1979-1981

Box 115

1981-1982

Box 116

1982-1984

 

Series 7.  Photographs

Physical Description: Box 119

Scope and Content Note

Mainly of principal investigators for grants.
Box 119

Principal investigators for grants (mostly)

 

Series 8.  Publications

Physical Description: Boxes 120-126

Scope and Content Note

Includes printed material relating to conferences and conference proceedings, medical research programs, and related news.
Box 120 - 124

Conferences

Box 120

Conference Summaries, 1969-1982

Box 121

Publications List, 1971-1984

Box 121 - 124

Copies of Publications (and conference proceedings)

Box 121

1971-1975

Box 122

1975-1979

Box 123

1979-1982

Box 124

1982-1985

Box 125

Medical Research Programs, 1977-1984

Box 126

News and Views, 1980-1983

 

Series 9.  Miscellany

Physical Description: Box 127

Scope and Content Note

Includes guestbook, postcards of foundation facilities, and alphabetical card file
Box 127

Includes guestbook, postcards of foundation facilities, and alphabetical card file probably relating toprincipal investigators for grants

 

Series 10.  Additions to the Collection

Physical Description: Boxes 128-139
 

Subseries 1.  Chronological Files - Grants Program

Box 128

1979-1981

Box 129

1981-1982

Box 130

1983

 

Subseries 2.  Grant Proposal Rejects and Inquiries (Morgue)

Box 131

1971-1975

Box 132

1977-1978

Box 133

1978-1979

Box 134

1979-1980

Box 135

1980

Box 136

1980-1981

Box 137 - 138

1981

 

Subseries 3.  Grants Administration

Box 139

Multiple Sclerosis - List of funded proposals, 1977-1979

 

Subseries 4.  Office Files

Box 139

Alphabetical: A-C

Box 139

Chronological: 1983-1985