Scope and Content
Call Number: SC0359
Kornberg, Arthur, 1918-2007
Title: Arthur Kornberg papers
52 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
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Gift of Arthur Kornberg 1989
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[Identification of item], Arthur Kornberg Papers (SC0359). Stanford University
Archives, Stanford, Calif.
Biochemistry professor at Stanford University since 1959, Kornberg's work focused on
enzymatic studies of DNA replication. Kornberg was Chief of Enzymes and Metabolics
at the National Institute of Health from 1947 to 1953, Chief of the Department of
Microbiology at the Washington University School of Medicine from 1953 to 1959, and
Chairman of Stanford's Department of Biochemistry from 1959 to 1969. In 1959,
Kornberg received a Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology for pioneering the
synthesis of DNA in the laboratory.
Scope and Content
Collection documents Kornberg's work concerning the synthesis of DNA in the
laboratory, as well as the synthetic pathways of nucleotides, and includes
correspondence, 1947 to 1982; research lab notebooks, 1947 to 1969 (which include
those studies for which he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1959);
coursework, lectures, and seminars; Stanford University Departmental records;
records concerning professional organizations; and reprints, glass research slides,
Stanford University. School of Medicine. Dept. of
Nobel Prize winners
Nobel prize--Stanford faculty--biochemistry