Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Paul Saltman Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1933 - 1999
7.00 linear feet
(16 archives boxes and two card file boxes)
Abstract: Papers (1933-1999) of Paul Saltman, biochemist, professor of biology and administrator at the University of California, San
Diego. Saltman studied the basic chemistry of metal ions in biological systems, the role of trace metal elements in nutrition
and gained popular renown as an advocate of science-based nutrition. He was provost at UCSD's Revelle College (1967-1972)
and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1972-1980). The material documents Saltman's academic and research career at UCSD
and includes reprints and manuscripts of scientific and popular articles, correspondence, drafts of speeches and lectures,
and consulting, research and teaching files.
The bulk of the papers date from the 1960s through the 1990s and are arranged in eight series: 1) WRITINGS BY PAUL SALTMAN,
2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) CONSULTING FILES, 4) RESEARCH, 5) TEACHING MATERIAL, 6) SYMPOSIA AND TALKS, 7) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL,
and 8) LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION.
University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Collection number: MSS 0499
Language of Material:
Collection materials in English
The letters of recommendation located in boxes 16, 17 and 18 are restricted until 2073 according to state and federal statutes.
Paul Saltman Papers, MSS 0499. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Born in Los Angeles, California, on April 11, 1928, Paul Saltman received a B.S. in chemistry (1949) and Ph.D. in biochemistry
(1953) from the California Institute of Technology. He taught biochemistry at the University of Southern California from
1953 until 1967, when he accepted the position of provost of Revelle College at the University of California, San Diego.
In 1972 Saltman was appointed Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In 1980, he returned to full time research and teaching
Saltman's research interests focused on the basic chemistry of metal ions in biological systems and the nutritional role of
trace metals--copper, iron, manganese, and zinc--in a healthy diet. His findings were of interest to the food industry and
he was a consultant to Procter and Gamble, Mars and other food manufacturers.
Paul Saltman won awards as a classroom teacher at USC and UCSD and often wrote and spoke about effective teaching. He was
interested in expanding the context for science education, participating in radio and television programs and a "Course by
Newspaper" project. He wrote books on nutrition for the general public, and prepared a course for the World Wide Web.
Paul Saltman died on August 27, 1999.
Scope and Content of Collection
The papers of Paul Saltman document his research and teaching career at the University of California, San Diego, his consulting
work for the food industry and his contributions to science education beyond the college classroom. The collection contains
reprints, manuscripts, newspaper articles, book reviews, correspondence, speeches, lectures, and consulting, research and
teaching files. The material is arranged in eight series: 1) WRITINGS BY PAUL SALTMAN, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) CONSULTING FILES,
4) RESEARCH MATERIAL, 5) TEACHING MATERIAL, 6) SYMPOSIA AND TALKS, 7) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL, and 8) LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION.
SERIES 1: WRITINGS BY PAUL SALTMAN
The WRITINGS series begins with a chronological list of Saltman's publications and then is arranged alphabetically by title.
The series includes reprints and manuscripts of Saltman's research findings, a chapter from the CALIFORNIA NUTRITION BOOK
he co-authored, book reviews and opinion articles written for a local newspaper and accounts of his philosophy of education
and experiences as an educator and academic administrator.
SERIES 2: CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE is arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent, interfiling academic, business and personal letters.
SERIES 3: CONSULTING FILES
The CONSULTING FILES series is arranged alphabetically by organization and contains correspondence, consulting , patent and
license agreements, research proposals and reports on Saltman's consulting work with the food industry.
SERIES 4: RESEARCH MATERIAL
The RESEARCH series begins with a description of research programs conducted in Saltman's laboratory while he was at the University
of Southern California and is then arranged alphabetically by project name. The series contains correspondence related to
Saltman's studies of iron in nutrition, research proposals, a file on plans for collaborative work with reseachers in Mexico,
and photographs of Paul Saltman and colleagues in a laboratory.
SERIES 5: TEACHING MATERIAL
The TEACHING MATERIAL is arranged alphabetically and contains Saltman's lecture notes, outlines and slides for biology courses
at UCSD, his contributions to the "Courses by Newspaper" program, UCSD's Extension classes, the transcript of a televised
interview with Jacob Bronowski, and a course in nutrition developed for the World Wide Web.
SERIES 6: SYMPOSIA AND TALKS
The SYMPOSIA AND TALKS series is arranged alphabetically and includes presentations at scientific meetings and conferences
on education, radio talks on nutrition topics and the testimony Saltman gave to a congressional subcommittee.
SERIES 7: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL
The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL is arranged alphabetically and contains appointment calendars, awards, curriculum vitae, clippings
and articles about Saltman, patent documents and correspondence, and photographs of Saltman and others.
SERIES 8: LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
The LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION series, arranged chronologically, contains letters of recommendation for students and colleagues
and is restricted until 2073 according to federal and state statutes.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Saltman, Paul -- Archives
Walton, Bill, 1952-
University of California, San Diego. -- Dept. of Biology -- Administration
University of California, San Diego -- Faculty
Biochemists -- California -- Biography
Nutritionists -- California -- Biography
Nutrition -- Research
Biochemistry -- Study and teaching
Biochemistry -- Research
Biology -- Study and teaching
Biology -- Research
Trace elements in nutrition
Singer, Seymour Jonathan, -- correspondent
Carnation Company, -- correspondent
Procter & Gamble Company, -- correspondent