Scope and Content
Title: Ralph Henderson Kellogg Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1940-89
Collection number: MSS 90-38
Creator: Kellogg, Ralph Henderson, 1920-
Extent: 6 cartons
University of California, San Francisco. Library.
Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Ralph Henderson Kellogg Papers, MSS 90-38,
Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM
- Course Book: Contain written notes and handouts related to one particular class.
- Note Book: Contain notes from various classes and/or lectures. Most are indexed in front pages listing date, course, speaker,
- Lab Manual: Printed or mimeographed instructions and questions prepared for student lab assignments.
- Lab Data: Compilation of raw data from lab research.
- Lab Notebook: Compilation of data, sketches and other lab notes.
- Field Notebook: Compilation of data, sketches, and other notes from field research.
- Exams: Exams as prepared for particular course during particular semester.
CONSERVATION: [Photos are attached to the first page of the following files]
- Lab Manual: Mammalian Physiology 1954
- Lab Manual: Medical Physiology 1972
- Lab Manual: Medical Physiology 1973
- Purchase Orders: RHK 1962-66
- Thesis [Dissertation]:"Studies on Isotonic Saline Diuresis in Single Rats" - Ralph Henderson Kellogg (Draft)
- Syllabus: "Biological Transport" L. Rabinowitz 1968
- Publication (photocopy):
Principles of Neurophysiology Don L. Jewett 1972
- Anonymous Tutorial in Respiratory Physiology 1972
- Various published reports not related to RHK
- Duplicate materials
Ralph Henderson Kellogg has been a professor of physiology at UCSF for many years. He was born in New London, Connecticut
in 1920, graduated from medical school at the University of Rochester in 1943, and served as a medical officer in the US Navy
for the duration of World War II. In 1946 Kellogg briefly acted as an Investigator in Physiology at Bethesda's Naval Medical
Research Institute, then taught first year medical students at Harvard Medical School, while acquiring his Ph.D. in Physiology
from Harvard in 1953.
In 1953 he was appointed to the faculty of the University of California School of Medicine, where he taught physiology for
over 35 years. In addition to teaching, Dr Kellogg carried on extensive research. In the early years most of his work was
centered on investigations in renal physiology. In 1955 he was invited to spend the summer at the White Mountain Research
Station, near the summit of the arid 14,246 ft White Mountain, on the edge of the Owens Valley, in eastern California. His
initial investigation that summer set the direction for his life-long interest in and work on high altitude physiology. Experiments
performed by Kellogg and his associates at White Mountain from the mid-1950s and to the mid-1960s provided an extensive array
of knowledge to climbers, scientists and others concerned with human response to high altitude conditions. Other investigations
performed by Dr. Kellogg, or under his direction, focused on various aspects of the physiology of respiration.
Scope and Content
The papers of Dr Kellogg currently held at UCSF primarily relate to his own education, teaching, and research. There is little
material in reflecting his personal life, and almost no correspondence relating to any of these topics.
The series related to his fifty years of education and teaching reveal both what was understood about physiology and how it
was being taught. Research files primarily contain data compilations and notes on various investigations. These notebooks
are clearly annotated and quite legible. An additional small series pertains to the Advisory Board for the White Mountain
Research Station. This series holds the published report
Twenty Five Years of High Altitude Research at the White Mountain Research Station, which includes a summary by Dr Kellogg of his work there.
The collection includes notebooks, exams, manuals, notes, files, data compilations, and reports reflecting his education,
research and teaching activities. Received June, 1990 from Ralph Kellogg.