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Finding Aid to the Harold E. Varmus Papers, 1967-1993, bulk 1983-1993
MSS 93-51  
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Series 1 Correspondence 1986-1993

Physical Description: 100 Folders : Carton 1 Folders 1/1-1/50 ; Carton 2 Folders 2/1-2/20; Carton 6 Folders 6/1-6/9 ; Carton 7 Folders 7/1-7/7 Carton 8 Folders 8/1-8/10

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains handwritten and typewritten letters, notes, cards, and facsimiles, arranged chronologically. Most of the letters concern invitations to speak, attend a symposium, or contribute to a publication. Other topics are departmental or inter-university matters, requests to or from other laboratories for clones, and exchanges of opinions on editorial or ethics matters. In these communications, Dr. Varmus is a highly critical reader and writer whose comments are highly valued. Items listed as restricted were transferred from the correspondence files to separate containers.
Carton 1, Folder 1-50

Correspondence 1986-1991

Carton 2, Folder 1-20

Correspondence 1992-1993

Carton 6-8, Folder 1-10

RESTRICTED

Carton 6, Folder 1-9

Letters of Recommendation (RESTRICTED) 1987-1991

Carton 7, Folder 1-4

Letters of Recommendation (RESTRICTED) 1991-1993

Carton 7, Folder 5-7

Awards Committees (RESTRICTED) 1985-1987

Carton 8, Folder 1-4

Lab Personnel/Student Records (RESTRICTED) 1987-1993

Carton 8, Folder 5

Correspondence (RESTRICTED) 1988-1990

Carton 8, Folder 6-10

Journal Referee Correspondence (RESTRICTED) 1987-1993

 

Series 2 Financial Records 1974-1993

Physical Description: 32 Folders : Carton 2 Folders 2/21-2/43 ; Carton 3 Folders 3/1-3/9

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of financial records reflecting Varmus' role as a Primary Investigator on various grant funded projects and his role as a member of UCSF's Department of Microbiology.
 

2.1 Grant proposals and correspondence 1974-1993

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by granting agency.

Scope and Content Note

Grant proposals and correspondence, reviewer comments, and progress reports for grant-funded projects with Harold Varmus as Principal Investigator unless noted.
Carton 2, Folder 21-22

American Cancer Society

Carton 2, Folder 21

Biochemical Aspects of Rous Sarcoma Virus 1983-1985

Carton 2, Folder 22

Retroviral Replication and Oncogenes 1985

Carton 2, Folder 23-24

Council for Tobacco Research

Carton 2, Folder 23-24

Functional Analysis of Cellular Oncogenes Activated ring Tumorigenesis 1983-1985

Carton 2, Folder 25-43

National Institutes of Health

Carton 2, Folder 25-30

Development of New Approaches to Inhibit Growth of HIV 1988-1993

Carton 2, Folder 31-33

Molecular Analysis of Retroviruses and Oncogenes 1985-1992

Carton 2, Folder 34-35

Molecular Biology of Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus 1976-1986

Carton 2, Folder 36-37

Oncogenic Potential of the Hepatitis B-Type Virus 1982-1988

Carton 2, Folder 38

Rous Sarcoma Virus: Replication and Cellular Transformation (J. Michael Bishop, Principal Investigator) 1974

Carton 2, Folder 39-42

Structural Biology and Targeted Drug Design for AIDS (George L. Kenyon, Principal Investigator) 1992-1993

Carton 2, Folder 43

Training grant applications for Basic Research in Hematology and Oncology (Yuet W. Kan, Principal Investigator) and The Molecular Analysis of Tumor Viruses (J. Michael Bishop, Principal Investigator)

 

2.2 Department of Microbiology budgets 1980-1988

Scope and Content Note

Department of Microbiology budgets files (1980-1988) are primarily computer printouts of departmental appropriations, income, and expenditures and accompanying memos and notes. Renovation folder involves planning by Capital Project Management and the department to renovate Virology Research Group space in the Health Sciences East building 4th floor.
Carton 3, Folder 1-8

Departmental budgets 1980-1988

Carton 3, Folder 9

Renovation 1984-1986

 

Series 3 Lecture Notes 1967-1993

Physical Description: 42 Folders ; Carton 3 Folders 3/10-3/32 ; Carton 4 Folders 4/1-4/18

Arrangement

Organized alphabetically by topic of lectures.

Scope and Content Note

Folders organized alphabetically by topic of lectures given by Harold Varmus at UCSF in the virology and microbiology series and at Stanford University's Program in Cancer Biology. "A Seminar on Genetic Engineering" was offered under Microbiology 100A. One of his contributions was to create and supervise a program of intensive small group instruction in microbiology. Background materials range from 1967 through 1993. As well as lecture notes and syllabi, files contain annotated reprints, articles and letters to the editor from scientific and popular journals, clippings, generic case histories, lists of references and supplementary readings, and course outlines from other professors such as J. Michael Bishop. Visual materials include charts, tables and diagrams; overhead transparencies, and photographs.
Carton 3, Folder 10-11

Adenoviruses 1983-1988

Carton 3, Folder 12-13

Genetic Engineering Seminar 1975

Carton 3, Folder 14

Integration 1975-1981

Carton 3, Folder 15-16

Medical School Teaching - Microbiology 1973-1984

Carton 3, Folder 17

Oncogene Class 1989

Carton 3, Folder 18-21

Papovavirus 1977-1991

Carton 3, Folder 22

Parvoviruses 1986-1988

Carton 3, Folder 23

Retroviruses and Integration 1983-1988

Carton 3, Folder 24-28

Retroviruses 1988-1993

Carton 3, Folder 29-30

Rubella 1973-1976

Carton 3, Folder 31-32

Small DNA Viruses 1990-1993

Carton 4, Folder 1-8

Special Topics - New Ideas about Cancer Causation 1981-1983

Carton 4, Folder 9-10

Transformation 1984-1986

Carton 4, Folder 11-12

Tumor Virus 1972-1977

Carton 4, Folder 13-18

Virology 1967-1993

 

Series 4 Research 1980-1991

Physical Description: 24 Folders ; Carton 4 Folders 4/19-4/31 ; Carton 5 Folders 5/1-5/12
 

4.1 Notes 1980-1989

Arrangement

Research material is arranged alphabetically by topic.

Scope and Content Note

Files contain notes from experiments, lab notes on materials and methods, computer-generated and hand drawn cell lines, graphs and photographs and gels from electron microscopes. Other material includes correspondence, scientific papers and reprints, abstracts for poster presentations, and index cards.
Carton 4, Folder 19

Bloom Syndrome 1986

Carton 4, Folder 20

DNAse I Experiments c. 1980

Carton 4, Folder 21

Experiments in Progress 1980

Carton 4, Folder 22

FFF CloneHealth 1980

Carton 4, Folder 23-26

Hepatitis 1982-1988

Carton 4, Folder 27

Linear[S] 1980-1981

Carton 4, Folder 28-30

MLV-MTL Hybrids 1982-1989

Carton 4, Folder 31

Myc c. 1981

Carton 5, Folder 1

Retinoblasta 1979-1982, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 2

Retinoblasta/Wilms' Tumor 1985-1988

Carton 5, Folder 3-4

Transfections 1983-1984

Carton 5, Folder 5

v-src-7kd 1983

 

4.2 Journal Clubs 1988-1991

Scope and Content Note

Journal clubs files are made up of notes, index cards, scientific journal articles, overhead transparencies. The Halloween folder notes "Bizarre Events After Introduction of DNA Into Eukaryotic Cells."
Carton 5, Folder 6

Extinction 1983-1991

Carton 5, Folder 7

Halloween c. 1986

Carton 5, Folder 8

Jumping Ribosome n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 9

Polio Research c. 1986

Carton 5, Folder 10

ras 1985-1986

Carton 5, Folder 11

Virus Mobility c. 1987

Carton 5, Folder 12

Yeast mt DNA c. 1985

 

Series 5 Professional Activitie 1984-1993

Physical Description: 18 Folders : Carton 5 Folders 5/13-5/30

Scope and Content Note

This series contains meeting minutes, notes, papers, and correspondence regarding workshops and meetings attended by Dr. Varmus, including a meeting he organized under the auspices of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Folder 5/13 of press coverage on use of the term HIV in 1986 and file 5/25 are related to files from a Subcommittee on Taxonomy of AIDS Varmus led from 1984-1986 (see MSS 88-47, carton 2).
Carton 5, Folder 13

AIDS: the press 1986

Carton 5, Folder 14

American Association for the Advancement of Science 1988

Carton 5, Folder 15

Cancer Surveys correspondence 1985-1986

Carton 5, Folder 16

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Hepatitis B Viruses meeting 1984-1985

Carton 5, Folder 17-18

Formal lectures undated

Carton 5, Folder 19

General Motors Research Foundation meeting 1984-1985

Carton 5, Folder 20

Mobile DNA 1987-1988

Carton 5, Folder 21

Molecular Basis of Blood Diseases 1991-1993

Carton 5, Folder 22-24

Merck Board of Advisors 1985-1988

Carton 5, Folder 25

Naming the AIDS Virus 1986

Carton 5, Folder 26

"Normal and Oncogenic Functions of the SRC and INT-1 Genes" undated

Carton 5, Folder 27

Trip to Japan 1990

Carton 5, Folder 28

UCSF Faculty Meeting Minutes 1988-1992

Carton 5, Folder 29

UCSF Workshop on Cancer 1987

Carton 5, Folder 30

Workshop on Genes and Development in India 1987-1988

 

Series 6 Appointment Calendars and Directories 1987-1993

Physical Description: 8 folders : Carton 5 Folders 5/31-5/38

Scope and Content Note

This series includes typewritten schedules of the "week to come." Events include group meetings, seminars, research talks, lectures, grand rounds, student/faculty journal club, informal seminars and discussions, Src breakfasts, Rous lunches, and High Tea.
Carton 5, Folder 31-37

Appointment calendar 1987-1993

Carton 5, Folder 38

Telephone directory lists of personnel, faculty 1986 1988, undated