George Glenner Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Glenner, George G., 1927-
Title: George Glenner Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1932 - 1995
Extent: 9.40 linear feet (8 archives boxes and 7 records cartons)
Abstract: Papers of George Glenner (1928-1995), physician and research pathologist who specialized in Alzheimer's disease. In 1984 Glenner indentified the molecular structure of the beta amyloid protein and its relation to Alzheimer's disease. The collection includes biographical materials, notebooks, writings, correspondence, certificates, awards, photographs, videorecordings, and George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Center, Inc. materials. The papers are arranged in seven series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) NOTEBOOKS, 3) WRITINGS BY GLENNER, 4) CORRESPONDENCE, 5) CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS, 6) AUDIO VISUAL MATERIALS, and 7) GEORGE G. GLENNER ALZHEIMER'S FAMILY CENTER, INC.
Repository: University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Collection number: MSS 0389
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Information

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Preferred Citation

George Glenner Papers, MSS 0389. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Biography

George G. Glenner (1928-1995) graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1953 and studied surgery and pathology at Mt. Sinai Hospital of New York and Mallory Institute at Boston City College. He served as chief of the Molecular Pathology section and as chairman of the Department of Medicine and Physiology for the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences at the National Institutes of Health between 1958 and 1980.
In 1982 Glenner was appointed research pathologist in the Department of Pathology at UCSD School of Medicine. In 1984 he identified the molecular structure of the beta amyloid protein and its association with Alzheimer's disease and set the stage for future researchers. His subsequent research focused on enzyme treatments to cut the large amyloid precursor protein and prevent plaques from forming in the brain.
In 1982 Glenner and his wife, Joy, founded the first Alzheimer's Family Center to provide day care for Alzheimer's patients and respite for family caregivers. In 1987 they founded the Alzheimer's School of Dementia Care, which provided training for nurses and other health care workers.
Glenner was a member of the National Alzheimer's Association Board of Directors and of the Medical/Scientific Advisory Board. He also served as Medical Advisor to the Alzheimer's Association, San Diego, and he was the chairman of California State Alzheimer's Disease Task Force. George Glenner was named San Diego Citizen of the Year for 1985 by the SAN DIEGO UNION.
Dr. George Glenner died on July 12, 1995.

Scope and Content of Collection

The George Glenner Papers document the life of a research pathologist who made major contributions to the research and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. The collection includes notebooks, photographs, writings, correspondence, certificates, awards, and videorecordings. The collection spans the years 1932 to 1995, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1956 to 1995. The collection is arranged in seven series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) NOTEBOOKS, 3) WRITINGS BY GLENNER, 4) CORRESPONDENCE, 5) CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS, 6) AUDIO VISUAL MATERIALS, and GEORGE G. GLENNER ALZHEIMER'S FAMILY CENTER, INC.
SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS
The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series contains articles and clippings (1945-1995) about Glenner. Also included are flyers and pamphlets documenting Glenner's activities, photographs of Glenner and memorabilia.
SERIES 2: NOTEBOOKS
The second series, NOTEBOOKS, contains several of Glenner's notebooks from medical school, as well as laboratory notebooks related to his Alzheimer's research in 1981-1982. The notebooks are arranged alphabetically.
SERIES 3: WRITINGS BY GLENNER
The third series, WRITINGS BY GLENNER, is arranged in two subseries: A) Bibliography and B) Miscellaneous Writings.
The Bibliography subseries contains three bound volumes containing Glenner's published writings (1957-1995) arranged in a numerical order. His bibliography is found at the beginning of each volume.
The second subseries, Miscellaneous Writings, consists of materials related to Alzheimer's disease, aging and the impacts of Alzheimer's on families. This subseries is arranged alphabetically.
SERIES 4: CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE series contains two framed letters and a file of letters (1948-1995) of commendation and congratulation written to Glenner.
SERIES 5: CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS
The fifth series, CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS, is arranged in two subseries: A) Certificates and B) Awards. The first subseries contains Glenner's certificates (1942-1991) arranged chronologically. The second subseries contains articles on awards that Glenner received as well as his awards (1973-1995).
SERIES 6: AUDIO VISUAL MATERIALS
The sixth series, AUDIO VISUAL MATERIALS, is arranged in two subseries: A) Slides and B) Videorecordings. The first subseries contains twenty-five slides that document Glenner's major contributions to research about Alzheimer's disease. The second subseries contains videorecordings on Alzheimer's research, training for caregivers and awards ceremonies.
SERIES 7: GEORGE G. GLENNER ALZHEIMER'S FAMILY CENTER, INC.
The seventh series, GEORGE G. GLENNER ALZHEIMER'S FAMILY CENTER, INC. contains annual reports, conference material, grant applications, and a training manual.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Glenner, George G., 1927- -- Archives
Alzheimer's disease -- Etiology
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Day Care -- California
Alzheimer's disease -- Research
Pathologists -- Biography

Contributors

Bush, George, 1924- -- correspondent
Poag, John, -- correspondent
Williams, Franklin, -- correspondent


Collection Contents

 

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

box 1, folder 1

Articles and clippings about Glenner 1945 - 1977

box 1, folder 2

Articles and clippings about Glenner 1978 - 1995

box 1, folder 3

Biographical materials 1950 - 1995

box 2, folder 1

Memorabilia - Medical bag, lab coat and captain's hat

box 3, folder 1

Photographs of Glenner

box 3, folder 2

Photographs of Glenner - Framed 1932 - 1993

 

NOTEBOOKS

box 4, folder 1

Alzheimer's

box 4, folder 2

Alzheimer's I

Note

2/20/1981 - 10/7/1981.
box 4, folder 3

Alzheimer's II

Note

11/9/1981 - 12/2/1982.
box 4, folder 4

Bladder

box 4, folder 5

Clinical Microscopy 1953

box 4, folder 6

Columns 1981

box 4, folder 7

Consultations 1981 - 1982

box 4, folder 8

GEE

box 4, folder 9

Immunization 1981

box 4, folder 10

Pathology

box 4, folder 11

Pathology - Lab Book

box 4, folder 12

Pathology - Tissue Fractions 1982

 

WRITINGS BY GLENNER

 

Bibliography

box 5, folder 1

Bibliography (bound reprints) - Volume I

box 5, folder 2

Bibliography (bound reprints) - Volume II

box 6, folder 1

Bibliography (bound reprints) - Volume III

 

Miscellaneous Writings

box 6, folder 2

Alzheimer's Disease 1991

box 6, folder 3

Alzheimer's Disease and Normal Aging 1989

box 6, folder 4

Book of Joy 1993

box 6, folder 5

California Alzheimer's Disease Task Force Report on Insurance Coverage for Respite and Related Care 1987

box 6, folder 6

Crucible - Family Dilemmas in Alzheimer's Disease: Day Care - An Alternative 1985

box 6, folder 7

Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders

Note

Chapter 16 in PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (1996).
box 6, folder 8

Hearing on California Alzheimer's Disease Task Force Report 1987

box 6, folder 9

Mortality/Morbidity Conference 1981

box 6, folder 10

Prefaces and introductions

box 6, folder 11

Presentation to the California Department of Aging on Long-Term Care Issues Impacting Alzheimer's Families 1994

box 6, folder 12

School of Medicine Associates (SOMA) Award Speech 1995

box 6, folder 13

Symposium on Amyloidosis Speech 1979

box 6, folder 14

Testimony for the Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing 1988

box 6, folder 15

Tumors of the Extra-Adrenal Paraganglion System (Including Chemoreceptors) 1974

Note

With Philip M. Grimley, M.D. [bibliography item #114].
 

CORRESPONDENCE

box 7, folder 1

Bush, George 1990

box 7, folder 2

Letters of commendation and congratulation 1948 - 1995

box 7, folder 3, oversize AB006F

Poag, John 1982

Note

Framed letter.
box 7, folder 4, oversize AB006F

Williams, Franklin 1988

Note

Framed letter.
 

CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS

 

Certificates

box 7, folder 5

Certificates 1942 - 1985

box 7, folder 6

Certificates 1986 - 1991

box 7, folder 7, oversize AB006F

Framed certificate from Mount Sinai Hospital 1954

box 8, folder 1

Memorabilia - Framed certificates 1953 - 1995

 

Awards

box 9, folder 1

Articles and clippings on awards 1983 - 1995

box 9, folder 2, oversize AB006F

Captain U.S. Public Health Service - Framed medals 1979

box 9, folder 3, oversize AB006F

County of San Diego California Award 1989

box 9, folder 4, oversize AB006F

Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina Award 1973

box 9, folder 5, oversize AB006F

Metropolitan Life Foundation Award

box 9, folder 6, oversize AB006F

State of California - Executive Department Award 1983

box 10, folder 1

Awards 1973 - 1989

box 11, folder 1

Awards 1990 - 1993

box 12, folder 1

Awards 1994 - 1995

 

AUDIO VISUAL MATERIALS

 

Slides

box 13, folder 1

Toward an Understanding of Alzheimer's Disease: Major Research Contributions by George Glenner

Note

25 slides and caption list.
 

Videorecordings

box 13, folder 2

Alzheimer's Training Series

Note

2 VHS tapes.
box 13, folder 3

Alzheimer's Day Care Segment - Physician's Journal Medicine

Note

1 VHS tape.
box 13, folder 4

CNN Alzheimer's Special

Note

1 VHS tape.
box 13, folder 5

Glenner - Alzheimer's Research

Note

1 VHS tape.
box 14, folder 1

Golden Rule Award

Note

1 VHS tape.
box 14, folder 2

Metropolitan Alzheimer's Research Award

Note

1 VHS tape.
box 14, folder 3

San Diego Police Department Alzheimer's Training

Note

1 VHS tape.
box 14, folder 4

Sharing the Caring I and II

Note

2 VHS tapes.
 

GEORGE G. GLENNER ALZHEIMER'S FAMILY CENTER, INC.

box 15, folder 1

Annual reports

Note

1988 and 1994.
box 15, folder 2

Fourth International Conference 1994

box 15, folder 3

Grant application 1990

Note

Development and Assessment of a Comprehensive Training Program.
box 15, folder 4

Grant application 1992

Note

Cerebrovascular Amyloid Protein.
box 15, folder 5

Grant application 1992

Note

Survivorship Care and Training Program.
box 15, folder 6

Miscellaneous

box 15, folder 7

Training manual