The working files for the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and
Behavioral Research came directly from the Karen Lebacqz and was contained in one file cabinet and
The boxes contained 3-ring binders primarily for work on fetus research; also, copies of
the transcripts of Commission meetings. The collection has been kept in the donor's
original order using the donor's original broad subject headings. Not all of the final
published reports are included in the collection.
The "National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and
Behavioral Research" (1974 -78) was established by Congress under the National Research
Act: Public Law 93-348, Title II, Part A (July 12, 1974). Dr. Karen Lebacqz, Professor of
Christian Ethics, Pacific School of Religion, was appointed as a member of the
Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for
permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the
Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological
Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research.