Arnold Schaefer Papers
Collection Number 70

Summary Information

Arnold Schaefer
Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Schaefer, Arnold Edward, 1917-1992
Title
Arnold Schaefer Papers
Date [inclusive]
1940 - 1980
Extent
9.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
Papers of nutrition scientist Arnold Shaefer (1917-1992) consists of seven feet of films and slides, primarily related to nutrition education and international nutrition surveys. Two feet of documents from various nutrition surveys. Shaefer made important contributions to the study of folic acid.

Preferred Citation

Arnold Schaefer Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Arnold Shaefer (1917-1992) was a nutrition scientist noted for his contributions to the study of folic acid. As an undergraduate at North Dakota State he studied selenium toxicity under Moxon, co-authoring 3 papers in 1938. Then he received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1947. From 1947-1951, Shaefer made important contributions to the understanding of the role of folic acid and vitamin B-12. He was the Head of the Nutrition Research Department at the Squibb Institute for Medical Research (1951-1955); Executive Director of the ICNND (1955-1965); Head of the Nutrition Section of the Office of International Research at the NIH (1965-1967); Director of the Ten State Nutrition Survey (1969); nutrition consultant for the Pan American Health Organization (1970-1973); Lydia Roberts Lectureship at the University of Puerto Rico (1970); and Director of the Swanson Center for Nutrition Professor of Clinical Nutrition and Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (1973-1983). He also served as Secretary (1960) and President (1966) of the American Institute of Nutrition; President of FASEB (1968); Fellow at the Institute of Nutrition (1985); and Fellow at the American Public Health Association. He received the Conrad A. Elvehjem Award from the AIN in 1976.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Papers of nutrition scientist Arnold Shaefer (1917-1992) consists of seven feet of films and slides, primarily related to nutrition education and international nutrition surveys. The collection contains two feet of documents from various nutrition surveys. Also the collection includes nutrition surveys from the following countries: Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, and Vietnam. Majority of the collection's materials seem to come from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Shaefer made important contributions to the study of folic acid.

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Administrative Information

Notes about Access to this Collection

All collections are subject to applicable VUMC privacy and confidentiality policies. Collection specific restrictions: No Restrictions.

Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections.

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Subject Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Schaefer, Arnold Edward, 1917-1992

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Dietetics--history
  • MeSH Nutrition Surveys
  • MeSH Nutrition--history
  • MeSH United States. Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for National Defense

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Biochemistry
  • Nutrition

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Collection Inventory

Series 01: Films  

Box Folder

- "Nutrition" Owned by Letterman Army Institute of Research San Francisco. 16 1/2 minutes. Black and White. - "Nutrition, Pakistan" - "Interview with Dr. Arnold Schaefer and Dr. F. Berry" 1/21/59. - "Interview with Dr. M.K. Rahman Siddiqui--Pak

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- "Nutrition" Owned by Letterman Army Institute of Research San Francisco. 16 1/2 minutes. Black and White. - "Nutrition, Pakistan" - "Interview with Dr. Arnold Schaefer and Dr. F. Berry" 1/21/59. - "Interview with Dr. M.K. Rahman Siddiqui--Pakistan--5th International Congress on Nutrition.

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ICNND Survey Vietnam Chile Nutrition Survey (release 3, 1962) Unlabeled Uruguay Nutrition Survey Film A State Nutrition Survey Thailand Nutrition Survey Vietnam - French (Research Films Section, Walter Reed Army, Washington, D.C.)

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ICNND Survey Vietnam Chile Nutrition Survey (release 3, 1962) Unlabeled Uruguay Nutrition Survey Film A State Nutrition Survey Thailand Nutrition Survey Vietnam - French (Research Films Section, Walter Reed Army, Washington, D.C.) Unlabeled

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Ecuador, TTCE #2 Louisiana Survey Film Louisiana Nutrition Survey (Part I only) N.I.H. "Nutrition" (English version) Spanish version Lebanon Colombia Nutrition Survey Film Ethiopia Nutrition Survey Film ("People to People") Ethiopi

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Ecuador, TTCE #2 Louisiana Survey Film Louisiana Nutrition Survey (Part I only) N.I.H. "Nutrition" (English version) Spanish version Lebanon Colombia Nutrition Survey Film Ethiopia Nutrition Survey Film ("People to People") Ethiopia Nutrition Survey Film ("People to People")

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Series 02: Slides  

Box Folder

- Jordon Pediatric Slides--2/2/65 - Miscellaneous Slides - Miscellaneous Slides from WWII

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Series 03: Books  

Box Folder

- Basic Quantity Food Tables To Be Used In Determining The Daily Issue Of Food To The Kitchen...Dept of Public Charities. 1917. - Iodine And The Incidence Of Goiter. McClendon. 1939.

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Series 04: Folders  

Box Folder

Malnutrition U.S.A. Task Force/Nutr. & Adequate Diets, 1/67 Five Year Plan For Nutrition. NIH. 1970. Advisory Committee On Nutrition And Health. Report of October 1969 Meeting, NIH. Chile Nutrition Survey (Ford Foundation) INCAP. 25th Anni

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Malnutrition U.S.A. Task Force/Nutr. & Adequate Diets, 1/67 Five Year Plan For Nutrition. NIH. 1970. Advisory Committee On Nutrition And Health. Report of October 1969 Meeting, NIH. Chile Nutrition Survey (Ford Foundation) INCAP. 25th Anniversary Conference. Dec. 2-6, 1974. Bangladesh--1974 to 1980: Dacca, Bangladesh--Blindness Prevention. Iodine and Iodine Deficiency

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Series 05: Notebooks  

Box Folder

Sub-Group Report On Meeting Nutritional Needs (Box I) ICNND. Reprints--1961-1962. (Box III) PL-480. Reprints--1963-1964. (Box III) ICNND. Reprints--1963-1964. (Box III) Reprints--1965. (Box III) Reprints--1966. (Box III) Survey Team Memb

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Sub-Group Report On Meeting Nutritional Needs (Box I) ICNND. Reprints--1961-1962. (Box III) PL-480. Reprints--1963-1964. (Box III) ICNND. Reprints--1963-1964. (Box III) Reprints--1965. (Box III) Reprints--1966. (Box III) Survey Team Member List (Box III) Purpose and Plan For ICNND (Box III) The Geography of Iodine Nutriture. R.H. Follis, M.D. AFIP. (Box II) The Geography of Iodine Nutriture. (Box II) National Nutrition Surveys. Reports. Dr. Schaefer\'s Copy. (Box III)

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Series 06: Miscellaneous  

Box Folder

- two smaller boxes with glass slides (no description of the slides enclosed) - one brown envelope with small paper slides entitled, Turkey - two copies of \"Manual for Nutrition Surveys\" (Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for National Defense

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- two smaller boxes with glass slides (no description of the slides enclosed) - one brown envelope with small paper slides entitled, Turkey - two copies of \"Manual for Nutrition Surveys\" (Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for National Defense, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md, 1963)

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- two smaller boxes with glass slides (no description of the slides enclosed) - two brown envelopes with small paper slides entitled, "Pakistan" and "Ethiopia"

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- one box with small paper slides (description of the slides enclosed: ICNND Malaya slides, Dr. Van Buren, 441 slides - Dr. Hodges: 40 slides - Dr. Dryer: 26 slides - Paul H. Weswig: Malaya, 35 slides) - one box with small paper slides (no description

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- one box with small paper slides (description of the slides enclosed: ICNND Malaya slides, Dr. Van Buren, 441 slides - Dr. Hodges: 40 slides - Dr. Dryer: 26 slides - Paul H. Weswig: Malaya, 35 slides) - one box with small paper slides (no description enclosed)

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This box contains 7 brown envelopes with small paper slides: - 3 unlabeled - Vietnam, 1959 - Thailand - Uruguay - Korea, 1953 - Reflections of Dr. Arnold Schaefer about the ICNND \"History of Interdepartmental Committee for Nutrition for

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This box contains 7 brown envelopes with small paper slides: - 3 unlabeled - Vietnam, 1959 - Thailand - Uruguay - Korea, 1953 - Reflections of Dr. Arnold Schaefer about the ICNND \"History of Interdepartmental Committee for Nutrition for International Defense (ICNND)\"

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