Register of the Herbert Daniel Landahl Papers, 1947-88

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Register of the Herbert Daniel Landahl Papers, 1947-88

Collection number: MSS 88-34

UCSF Library & CKM



Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

Contact Information:

  • UCSF Library & CKM
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • 530 Parnassus Ave.
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
  • Phone: (415) 476-8112
  • Fax: (415) 476-4653
  • Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives/contact
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
October 1988
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 2000 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Herbert Daniel Landahl Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1947-88
Collection number: MSS 88-34
Creator: Landahl, Herbert Daniel, 1913-
Extent: 7 cartons
Repository: 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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Herbert Daniel Landahl Papers, MSS 88-34, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Biography

Dr. Landahl was born in Fancheng, China, April 23, 1913. He obtained his AB (Magna Cum Laude) at St. Olaf College in 1934, the SM (Physics) at the University of Chicago in 1936, and his PhD in mathematical biophysics at the same institution in 1941.
His early professional experience came as an assistant in the Psychometrics Laboratory at the University of Chicago (1937-38), he was an assistant in mathematical biophysics in the Dept of Physiology (1939-42), and a research associate (1942-45),asst. professor (1945-48), assoc. to professor of mathematical biology (1948-58), professor of biophysics (1964-68). Dr. Landahl was secretary of the committee on mathematical biology (1948-64), acting chair (1964-68), also at Chicago. On coming to UCSF in 1968, he was made professor of biophysics and biomathematics, becoming professor emeritus in 1980.
Dr. Landahl was a founding member of the Society of Mathematical Biology, and served as Vice-President (1972-82), and then President (1982- ). From 1973 to 1981 he was chief editor of the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. He was associate editor of the Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics, 1950 to 1972. He was a fellow of the AAAS, and a member of Biometric Society, the Biophysical Society, and the New York Academy of Science. From 1962 to 1968 he had a research career award from NIH.
His chief research interests included mathematical biophysics of cell division, nerve excitation and central nervous system; removal of aerosols and vapors by the human respiratory tract, the biological effects of radiation; population interaction; biological periodicities, and insulin production and release mechanisms.

Scope and Content

Papers include correspondence, grant applications, reports, relating to Dr. Landahl's teaching, research and the Society for Mathematical Biology and its publication, the Journal of Mathematical Biology.

Container List

 

Series I. Correspondence

Carton 1

Correspondence, chronological, 1947-88

Physical Description: (10 folders)
 

Correspondence, alphabetical

Physical Description: (9 folders)
 

Correspondence, by correspondent, A-C

Physical Description: (16 folders)
Carton 2

Correspondence, by correspondent, D-Z

Physical Description: (58 folders)
 

Consultancies

Physical Description: (4 folders)
 

Series II. Teaching / Students

Carton 2

Post-doc applicants, individual student folders, examination schedules, departmental matters

Physical Description: (4 folders)
Carton 3

Biomathematics seminars, course proposals

Physical Description: (9 folders)
 

Series III. Grant Applications, Reports

Carton 3

Research funds, grant proposals and reports (NIH, etc.)

Physical Description: (48 folders)
Carton 4

Research funds, grant proposals (US Air Force, etc.)

Physical Description: (16 folders)
 

Series IV. UCSF Faculty Responsibilities

Carton 4

Dept. Biochemistry & Biophysics, Acad. Senate Comm. Educational Policy, 5th school

Physical Description: (4 folders)
 

Series V. Journals: Correspondence, Reviews

Carton 4

Correspondence, reviews

Physical Description: (4 folders)
 

Biophysical Journal, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Molecular Pharmacology reviews

Physical Description: (9 folders)
 

Series VI. Professional Societies: Meetings, Correspondence

Carton 5

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB); Biophysical Society, Latin American Conference for Biomathematics, Biometric Society, International Biophysics Congress, Biophysical Society

Physical Description: (46 folders)
 

Series VII. Society For Mathematical Biology

Carton 5

Correspondence (George Karreman, et al), 1968-75

Physical Description: (9 folders)
Carton 6

Correspondence (Karreman, N. Rashevsky, et al)

Physical Description: (15 folders)
 

SMB business: Board of Directors, constitution and bylaws, financial statements, committees, publication board, newsletter, etc.

Physical Description: (25 folders)
Carton 7

SMB business (cont.): scholarships, meetings

Physical Description: (16 folders)
 

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics (N. Rashevsky)

Physical Description: (5 folders)
 

Bulletin of Mathematical Biology: transfer of former title to SMB; correspondence, editorial policy, Pergamon Press, accounts and expenses, Rashevsky memorial issue, misc.

Physical Description: (28 folders)