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Paul Saltman Papers
MSS 0499  
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Description
Papers (1933-1999) of Paul Saltman, biochemist, professor of biology and administrator at the University of California, San Diego. Saltman studied the basic chemistry of metal ions in biological systems, the role of trace metal elements in nutrition and gained popular renown as an advocate of science-based nutrition. He was provost at UCSD's Revelle College (1967-1972) and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1972-1980). The material documents Saltman's academic and research career at UCSD and includes reprints and manuscripts of scientific and popular articles, correspondence, drafts of speeches and lectures, and consulting, research and teaching files. The bulk of the papers date from the 1960s through the 1990s and are arranged in eight series: 1) WRITINGS BY PAUL SALTMAN, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) CONSULTING FILES, 4) RESEARCH, 5) TEACHING MATERIAL, 6) SYMPOSIA AND TALKS, 7) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL, and 8) LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION.
Background
Born in Los Angeles, California, on April 11, 1928, Paul Saltman received a B.S. in chemistry (1949) and Ph.D. in biochemistry (1953) from the California Institute of Technology. He taught biochemistry at the University of Southern California from 1953 until 1967, when he accepted the position of provost of Revelle College at the University of California, San Diego. In 1972 Saltman was appointed Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In 1980, he returned to full time research and teaching at UCSD.
Extent
7.00 linear feet (16 archives boxes and two card file boxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
The letters of recommendation located in boxes 16, 17 and 18 are restricted until 2073 according to state and federal statutes.