Nevin S. Scrimshaw Papers
Collection Number 72

Summary Information

Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Scrimshaw, Nevin S.
Title
Nevin S. Scrimshaw Papers
Date [inclusive]
1959 - 1987
Extent
11.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
Personal papers of epidemiologist and nutritionist Nevin S. Scrimshaw (b. 1918). Materials include: associations; committees; meetings and symposiums. Association materials consist of reports, minutes, correspondence, and other materials related to nutrition. Committees include various United Nations and WHO organizations and committees, and others. Majority of the collection's materials are from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Preferred Citation

Nevin S. Scrimshaw Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Nevin S. Scrimshaw (1918 - ) is a public health physician and international nutritionist. Through his work and leadership in international health organizations, many advances have been made to combat malnutrition in developing countries. He has conducted research in amino acid protein metabolism, endemic goiter, and kwashiorkor.

He received his education at the following institutions: BA, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1938; MA (Biology), Harvard, 1939; Ph.D. (Physiology), Harvard, 1941; M.D., University of Rochester, 1945; M.P.H., Harvard University, 1959. He was an instructor in Embryology and Physiology at Ohio Wesleyan from 1941-1942. Later he was a Rockefeller Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Rochester from 1946-1947 and a Merck NRC Fellow from 1947-1949. He served as a consultant to the Pan American Sanitary Bureau from 1948-49, and then as a Regional Advisor on Nutrition to the Pan American Health Organization from 1949-1953. He also founded and was the director of the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama from 1949-1961, later serving as its Consulting Director from 1961-1965 and as a consultant from 1965 onward. He became a professor of Human Nutrition and Chairman of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at M.I.T. from 1961-1979. He also served as director of the Clinical Research Center at M.I.T. from 1962-66 and 1979-1985. He served as a professor at Columbia University form 1976-1988 becoming professor Emeritus in 1988. He has received the following awards: Osborne & Mendel Award, 1960; Goldberger Award, 1969; and the World Food Prize, 1991. Dr. Scrimshaw also was a Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation from 1971-1983.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of epidemiologist and nutritionist Nevin S. Scrimshaw (b. 1918). Materials include: associations; committees; meetings and symposiums. Association materials consist of reports, minutes, correspondence, and other materials related to nutrition. Committees include various United Nations and WHO organizations and committees, and others. Majority of the collection's materials are from the 1960s through the 1980s.

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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)

  • Scrimshaw, Nevin S.

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Dietetics--history
  • MeSH Nutrition--history

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Epidemiology/Public Health
  • Nutrition

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Collection Inventory

Series 01: Associations  

Box Folder

Agricultural Development Council (ADC) - Nutrition Research Meeting, November 1973.

1 1

Research Corporation - Correspondence, program reports, minutes of meetings and other related material, 1969-82.

1 10

National Institute of Health. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - Correspondence, programs and reports, 1964-69.

1 11

National Institute of Health. Bureau of State Services - Correspondence, memorandum and reports, 1965.

1 12

National Institute of Health. National Institute of Dental Research - Correspondence, annual reports, minutes of meeting and other related material, 1962-69.

1 13

National Institute of Health - Special study session (Pre-1970).

1 14

National Institute of Health - General (Pre-1970).

1 15

Agricultural Development Council (ADC) - Nutrition Research Meeting, November 1973.

1 2

American Society for Clinical Nutrition, 1962-85.

1 3

Marine Resources Consulting Groups, 1969.

1 4

Millers National Federation - Correspondence and a proposal for marketing plan for Blend A & WSD, 1969.

1 5

Monsanto Company - Correspondence and a proposal for Cornell-Monsanto Nutrition Project, 1965.

1 6

National Biscuit Company - Correspondence, 1962-63.

1 7

National Cottonseed Products Association, Inc., - Correspondence, 1961-64.

1 8

New York Academy of Sciences - Correspondence, 1961-68.

1 9

Associations. Rockefeller Foundation - Executive Committee, (1981-84).

10 1

Associations. Tate & Lyle Limited, (1974-75).

10 10

Associations. U.S. Federal Trade Commission, (1975-76).

10 11

Associations. U.S. Government - Miscellaneous and General, (1977-78).

10 12

Associations. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, (1960-82).

10 13

Associations. Rockefeller Foundation - Conquest the Hunger Program, Board of Trustees, (1981-82).

10 2

Associations. Rockefeller Foundation - Board of Trustees, (1982).

10 3

Associations. Rockefeller Foundation - Board of Trustees, (1979-82).

10 4

Associations. U.S. General Accounting Office, (1976).

10 5

Associations. Nutrition Foundation, (1964-82).

10 6

Associations. Bangkok, Thailand - Course in Public Health Nutrition, January, 1973.

10 7

Texas A & M University. (1983).

10 8

Associations. U.S. Department of Health Education and Welfare - Children's Bureau, (1968-79).

10 9

Associations. Utah State University, (1963-66).

11 1

Associations. The White House, (1964-72).

11 10

Associations. Vanderbilt Hall Dinner Club, (1962-71).

11 11

Associations. American Medical Association, (1970-72).

11 12

AIN Committees. Osborne and Mendel Award Committee, (1965-76).

11 13

AIN Committees. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), Public Affairs Committee, AIN National Correspondent, (1972).

11 14

Meetings. AIN-ASCN Joint Meeting, Ithaca, NY, August, 1973.

11 15

Associations. CIBA Foundation, (1962-66).

11 16

Associations. United Nations - Economic and Social Council, (1967-81).

11 17

Associations. Van Camp Sea Food Company, (1966).

11 2

Associations. U.S. Information Agency, (1972-3).

11 3

Associations. United States Senate, (1966-82).

11 4

Associations. Vanderbilt University, (1965-68).

11 5

Associations. Weight Watchers Foundation, Inc., (1977-85).

11 6

Associations. Vio Bin Corporation, (1959-66).

11 7

Associations. UNICEFF, (1971-86).

11 8

Associations. University of California, (1971-86).

11 9

Associations. World Health Organization, (1976-79).

5 4

Associations. World Bank, (1980-1984).

6 17

Associations. Ross Laboratories, (1980-86).

6 4

Associations. Royal Society of Health (1964-72).

6 5

Associations. Society for Economic and Social Studies, (1986).

6 6

Associations. Society for Nutrition Education, (1974).

6 7

Associations. Smithsonian Institution, (1981).

6 8

Associations. Stern Fund, (1973-76).

6 9

Associations. National Institutes of Health, (1971-85).

7 1

Associations. National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Fogarty International Center, (1969-78).

7 10

NIH Associations. Standing Committee on the Dissemination of Information, (1980).

7 17

Associations. Massachusetts General Hospital (1962-83).

7 19

Associations. KRAFTCO Corporation (formerly National Dairy Production Co.), 1963-71.

7 2

Associations. Massachusetts Medical Society, Committee on Nutrition, (1975-87).

7 20

Associations. Makerere University College, Kampala, Uganda, E. Africa, (Correspondence with Roy Brown and D. B. Jelliiffee, 1965-66).

7 21

Associations. Laboratory for Clinical Stress Research, (1984).

7 3

Associations, Committees, Meetings. Lake States (Keep Chemical Company.), 1967.

7 4

Associations. Lasker Foundation, (1962-63).

7 5

Associations. Latin American Nutrition Society (SLAN), (1964-68).

7 6

Associations. League for International Food Education (LIFE), 1980-84.

7 9

Associations. Journal of Nutrition Education, (1969-73).

8 1

Associations. National Canners Association, (1963-72).

8 10

Associations. National Livestock and Meat Board, (1974-77).

8 11

Associations. National Research Council -- Five Year Outlook, Board on Agriculture and Renewable Resources, (1980-87).

8 12

Associations. National Science Foundation Project -- A Comprehensive Analysis of Protein Resources; Present, Future Research, (1974-79).

8 13

Associations. National Science Foundation, (1974-85).

8 14

Associations. United Nations -- Protein Advisory Group (PAG), (1969-74).

8 15

Associations, Committees, and Meetings. North Atlantic Treaty Organization, (1983).

8 16

Associations. New England Dairy and Food Council, (1964-72.)

8 17

Associations. Kennedy Foundation, (1961-72).

8 2

Associations. The Massachusetts Collaborative for International Health, (1980-82).

8 3

Associations. National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. (1979-83).

8 4

Associations. Miscellaneous Institutions, (1981-84).

8 5

Associations. Manoff International, (1983).

8 6

Associations. Merck, Sharp and Dohme Research, (1953-72).

8 7

Associations. Mead Johnson, (1967-81).

8 8

Associations. NABISCO, (1972).

8 9

Associations. Phillips Petroleum - Provesteen, (1983).

9 1

Associations. Protein Foods Association of India, (1967-72).

9 11

Associations. Population Crisis Committee, (1974-86).

9 12

Associations. Research Corporation - Williams - Waterman Program, Advisory Committee, (1971-72).

9 13

Associations. United Nations Association of the U.S.A., (1973-85).

9 14

Associations. U.S. Congress - School Lunch Program, (1970).

9 15

Associations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, (1968-86).

9 16

Associations. U.S. Department of Agriculture - Regional Laboratory on Human Nutrition (Tufts), 1977.

9 17

Associations. U.S. Army Natick Laboratories, (1960-74).

9 18

Associations. U.S. Army Medical Research and Nutrition Laboratory, (1959-1986).

9 19

Associations, Committees, Meetings. New England Journal of Medicine - Manuscript Reviews, (1983-5).

9 2

Associations. The Rockefeller Foundation - Board of Trustees, (1975-81).

9 20

Associations. The Rockefeller Foundation - Board of Trustees, (1971-81).

9 21

Associations. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (1966-76).

9 3

Nutrition Planning. (1981-82).

9 4

Associations. U.S. Air Force, (1966-74).

9 5

Associations. Ohio Wesleyan University, (1962-69).

9 6

Associations. Rochester University, (1969-71).

9 8

Associations. The Rank Prize Fund, (1980-81).

9 9

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Series 02: Committees  

Box Folder

American Public Health Association - Food and Nutrition Section, 1961-74.

2 1

The United Nations University (UNU) - ACC/SCN Sub-Committee on Nutrition, 1983.

2 10

The United Nations University (UNU) - ACC Sub-Committee on Nutrition, 1985.

2 11

The United Nations University (UNU) - Activities, 1984.

2 12

The United Nations University (UNU) - Administration, 1981.

2 13

National Academy of Sciences. National Research Council, Panel on Space Nutrition - Correspondence, memorandum and reports, 1966-68.

2 2

Nutrition Foundation - Food and Nutrition Liaison Committee, 1974-83.

2 3

Nutrition Foundation - Food and Nutrition Advisory Council, 1974-83.

2 4

Research Corporation - Williams-Waterman Program Committee, 1972-78.

2 5

ACC (Administrative Committee on Coordination) Sub-Committee on Nutrition - 1st Session, September 1977.

2 6

ACC Sub-Committee on Nutrition - 2nd Session, December 1977.

2 7

ACC Sub-Committee on Nutrition - 3rd Session, March 1978.

2 8

ACC Sub-Committee on Nutrition - 4th Session, October 1978.

2 9

Who Committees. Joint Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/ WHO Expert Committee on Energy and Protein: Requirements and Recommended Intakes.

4 12

WHO-PAG. ad hoc Working Group on Single-Cell Protein,(1969-1976).

4 13

WHO Committees. Protein Advisory Group, 1972. PAG Steering Committee, 20th PAG Meeting Paris, June 19-25, 1972.

4 14

WHO Committees. Expert Committee on Nutrition, (1964-70).

4 15

WHO-PAG. ad hoc Working Group on Nutrition and Food Quality Guidelines for Legume Breeders, 1972.

4 16

Who Committees. Protein Advisory Group, 1970 (empty file).

4 8

WHO Committees. Protein Advisory Group, 1971.

4 9

WHO-PAG. ad hoc Working Group on Feeding the Pre-School Child, (1970-75).

5 1

WHO Meetings. Advisory Committee on Medical Research, 19th Session, Geneva, June, 1977.

5 10

WHO Meetings. Advisory Committee on Medical Research, 18th Session, Geneva, June, 1976.

5 11

WHO-ACMR Meetings. Advisory Committee on Medical Research, 16th Session, Geneva, 17-21 June, 1974.

5 13

WHO-PAG. ad hoc Working Group on Fish Protein Concentrate, (1970).

5 2

WHO-PAG. ad hoc Working Group on Marketing, (1970).

5 3

WHO-Advisory Committee on Medical Research (ACMR) Committees. DNA Recombinant Molecules, 1975-76.

5 8

WHO-ACMR Committees. Advisory Committee on Medical Research (ACMR) - Correspondence.

5 9

NIH Committees. Special Study Section, (Correspondence, 1970-76).

7 14

NIH Committees. Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for National Defense, (1963-67).

7 18

Committees. Rockefeller Foundation - Executive Committee, (1972-85).

9 7

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Series 03: Meetings  

Box Folder

American Medical Association - Western Hemisphere Nutrition Congress, Bal Harbor, Florida, August 1974.

3 1

Medical Research Council (MRC), Dunn Nutrition Unit, Cambridge, U.K. - Progress report for 1982-85.

3 10

American Institute of Nutrition - Annual Meetings of AIN, 1964-87.

3 2

Research Corporation - Williams-Waterman Program Advisory Committee Meeting, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 15-22, 1970.

3 3

Research Corporation - Williams-Waterman Program Advisory Committee Meeting, Guatemala, April 12-17, 1971.

3 4

Research Corporation - Williams-Waterman Program Advisory Committee Meeting, Jamaica, September 9-12, 1974.

3 5

Tufts University - Nutrition Teaching in Dental Schools (conferences), 1965.

3 6

National Dairy Council - Correspondence, reports and other material relating to annual meetings.

3 7

National Academy of Sciences - General (Pre-1970).

3 8

National Live Stock and Meat Board - Correspondence and reports, 1962-69.

3 9

United Nations. World Hunger Programme, World Food Conference, and World Conference on Food, 1972-1979.

4 1

PAG Meetings. Clinical Evaluation and Acceptable Nucleic Acid Levels of SCP for Human Consumption, Geneva, February, 1975.

4 10

WHO-PAG Meetings. ad hoc Working Group on Amino Acid Fortification.

4 11

United Nations Meeting. Special Meeting on Protein Strategies, May 3-7 1971, New York.

4 2

Protein-Calorie Advisory Group (PAG) Meetings. Symposium Investigations on Single-Cell Protein (SCP), Milan, Italy, March 31-April 1, 1977.

4 3

PAG Meetings. Symposium on Single-Cell Proteins, Products for Animal Feeding, and ad hoc working group on SCP, Brussels, 29, March - 1 April 1976.

4 4

WHO-PAG Meetings. Pediatrician/Food Industry Meetings UN, New York, July 11, 1973.

4 5

PAG Meetings. International Seminar on SCP--Needs, Assessment, and Regulations, Tokyo, August, 1975.

4 6

WHO-PAG Meetings. Pediatrician/Food Industry Meeting, Paris, June 16-17 1972.

4 7

WHO-ACMR Meetings. Advisory Committee on Medical Research, 17th Session, Geneva, June, 1975.

5 12

WHO Meetings. Consultation on WHO Activities, Geneva, 10-13 June, 1974.

5 14

WHO Meetings. 15th Advisory Committee on Medical Research, Geneva, June 18-22, 1973.

5 15

World Food Congress. (1982).

5 16

WHO Meetings. Executive Board Meetings, 1972-75.

5 5

WHO Meetings. WHO Team Visit to Five Countries 15 May - 15 June, 1976.

5 6

WHO Meetings. Executive Board 27-29 January, 1975.

5 7

Meetings. Symposium on Protein-Calorie Malnutrition, Chiang Mai, Thailand, January 8-11, 1973.

6 13

Meetings. Symposium on "Single-Cell Protein," Aix-en-Provence, France, February 14-16, 1972.

6 14

Meetings. 1st Congress of the Latin American Nutrition Society, Caracas, Venezuela, September 1-4, 1968.

7 7

Meetings. Latin American Nutrition Society -- III Congress Guatemala City, September 11-14, 1972, (Empty file).

7 8

Meetings. President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC) Office of Science and Technology - Agency for International Development (AID) - ad hoc Committee on Foreign Technical Cooperation.

9 10

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Series 04: Miscellaneous  

Box Folder

Grant Applications. AM HD16992-01/Finch, AM 17085-01, AM 17086-01, AM 17175-01, (1973).

5 17

Correspondence. Between Nevin Scrimshaw and Dr. Abraham Horowitz, (1981).

5 18

Gordon, John E.

5 19

UNU (United Nations University). World Hunger Programme, (1980).

6 1

Symposium. World Food Potential 2000, M.I.T., September, 1974.

6 10

Symposium. IV International Congress of Food and Technology, Madrid, Spain, September 22-27, 1974.

6 11

Symposium. XIV International Congress of Pediatrics, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3-9 October, 1974.

6 12

Women and International Development. (1982-85).

6 15

Workshop. Energy Conserving Technologies for Post-Harvest Systems, Poland, (1983).

6 16

World Health Organization. Report on Nutrition Program Development in Indonesia, Part I and II, May 1974.

6 2

UNU. Correspondence, (1978-85).

6 3

NIH. National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, (1964-74).

7 11

NIH. Division of Research Grants, (1963-73).

7 12

NIH. National Institute of Child and Human Development, (1970-76).

7 13

Publications and Publishers. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (1965-85).

7 15

Publications and Publishers. Miscellaneous (Correspondence 1974-86).

7 16

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