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Mary S. Shorb papers

Abstract

Title:
Mary S. Shorb papers
Author/Creator:
Shorb, Mary S.
Collection number:
72-14
Size:
16.75 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1945-1965
Inclusive dates:
1910-1971
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

A professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, Mary S. Shorb (1907-1990) was known for her work in designing assays to allow for the commercial production of vitamin B12. Shorb served as a research professor in the Poultry Husbandry Department from 1949 to 1972. Her papers consist of correspondence; reports and applications for grants from the National Institutes of Health; lab and research notes; and speeches, articles, and papers written by Shorb. Important topics include vitamin B12, L. lactis, L. bifidus, Trichomonas, chickens, animal nutrition, animal growth, Thalidomide, and pernicious anemia.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

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This collection is open for research.

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Mary S. Shorb papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1290
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Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Mary S. Shorb was born on January 11, 1907, in Wahpeton, North Dakota, and was raised in Caldwell, Idaho. She received her B.S. from the College of Idaho in 1928. Before joining the faculty at the University of Maryland in College Park, Dr. Shorb was associated with the Johns Hopkins University (1929-1932) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (1942-1946). While at Hopkins, she was a technical research assistant on studies of the common cold (1929-1932) and an immunology technical assistant in the School of Hygiene and Public Health (1931-1932). Shorb received her doctorate in immunology from Hopkins in 1933. From 1942 to 1944, she was a bacteriologist for the Bureau of Human Nutrition of USDA, followed by a two-year stint at USDA's Bureau of Dairy Industries. During the years 1947 to 1949, she was the Merck Post-Doctorate Fellow in Poultry Husbandry Nutrition at Maryland.

Shorb was a research professor at the University of Maryland from 1949 to 1972. In addition, during her time at the university, she worked part-time for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and lectured on nutrition and bacteriology at Oxford University and the University of Paris. Her community activities included membership in the first High Point High School PTA, the Beltsville Garden Club, and the Prince George's County Mental Health Society. In 1972, she was named research professor emeritus in the Poultry Husbandry Department at the University of Maryland.

Mary Shorb's reputation rests on her studies of vitamin B12. She and her colleagues discovered that the vitamin was more effective in treating pernicious anemia than the liver extract in use since 1926; prior to 1926, patients afflicted with the disease usually died. Working with a team of researchers from the Merck Laboratories to isolate the basic factor in the liver extract which helped anemia victims, she determined that the vitamin, named B12, was the beneficial element in the extract. This discovery brought relief to patients who were previously forced to take frequent, costly injections of the liver extract. Her discovery elicited letters of thanks from people all over the world who either suffered from pernicious anemia or had a family member with the disease.

A member of the American Society of Microbiologists, the Society of Microbiology, and the Protozoology Society, as well as a fellow of the New York Academy of Science, Shorb received many awards. These included the Hematology Research Foundation Award in 1948; the Mead Johnson Award in 1949; and Hood College's Outstanding Woman of Maryland award in 1951. In 1972, Merck, Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories commemorated its twenty-three-year research relationship with her by establishing an endowed lectureship in her name at the University of Maryland in College Park. During the 1980s, she was honored by the American Association of University Women. Shorb's portrait was included in a 1992 calendar produced by Westinghouse Electronic Systems.

Dr. Shorb was married to D. A. Shorb and was the mother of three children. She died in 1990.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Mary S. Shorb papers cover the period from 1910 to 1971; the bulk of the collection dates from 1945 to 1965. The Shorb papers include correspondence, scientific articles, newspaper clippings, laboratory notes, charts, and photographs. Important subjects include Dr. Shorb's research on B12, L. lactis, L. bifidus, Trichomonas, chickens, animal nutrition, animal growth, Thalidomide, and pernicious anemia. Correspondents in the collection include George Briggs, T. J. Jukes, Karl Folkers, T. R. Wood, H. B. Woodruff, E. E. Howe, David Heldin, H. W. Schoelein, and many of Dr. Shorb's graduate assistants.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Mary S. Shorb donated her papers to the University of Maryland Libraries in 1972.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed in March 1979. Guide revised by Marianne Beane, July 1997.

Processing note:

All materials have been placed in acid-free folders within acid-free boxes. Staples and paper clips were removed and replaced with plastic clips. Photographs have been transferred to the photograph collection. Oversized materials have been transferred to oversize storage. Chicken feathers found in the collection were disinfected and encapsulated. In June 2011, Photographs which had been removed to the Biographical Print Files were reintegrated into the collection.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Ann M. Hanlon, May 2005. Markup checked and verified by Jennie A. Levine, May 2005.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Administrative and Professional Materials, 1947-1967 (2.50 linear feet)

This series contains correspondence, project notes, and grant materials. Included is correspondence between Shorb and Merck Pharmaceutical Company, Difco Laboratories, the Office of Naval Research, and the Pfizer Project; she conducted research for each of these companies and agencies. Correspondence concerning the Merck & Co., Inc. v. Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. lawsuit, in which Shorb provided testimony, is also included. In addition there is correspondence from scientists at the American Cancer Society and other colleagues. Finally, the series includes notes on her various projects and information regarding state, federal, and National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant reports.

Materials in this series are arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
American Cancer Society, 1958-1960 series 1box 1folder 1
Annual Report and LLD preliminary report, undated series 1box 1folder 2
B12, folic acid experiments, 1948 series 1box 1folder 3
Correspondence, 1948-1956 series 1box 1folder 4
Correspondence, 1948-1956 series 1box 1folder 5
Correspondence, 1948-1956 series 1box 1folder 6
Correspondence, 1948-1956 series 1box 1folder 7
Correspondence, 1948-1956 series 1box 1folder 8
Correspondence, 1948-1956 series 1box 1folder 9
Correspondence, 1951-1958 series 1box 2folder 1
Correspondence, 1951-1958 series 1box 2folder 2
Correspondence, 1951-1958 series 1box 2folder 3
Difco Laboratories, 1947-1953 series 1box 2folder 4
Lactobacillus bifidus, 1953-1955 series 1box 2folder 5
Lipid metabolism of trichomonad protozoa project, 1958-1961 series 1box 2folder 6
Merck -- Correspondence, 1948-1951 series 1box 2folder 7
Merck -- Correspondence, 1948-1951 series 1box 2folder 8
Merck -- Correspondence, 1948-1951 series 1box 2folder 9
Merck -- Correspondence, 1948-1951 series 1box 2folder 10
Merck -- Correspondence, 1952-1961 series 1box 3folder 1
Merck -- Correspondence, 1952-1961 series 1box 3folder 2
Merck -- Correspondence, 1952-1961 series 1box 3folder 3
Merck -- Correspondence, 1952-1961 series 1box 3folder 4
Merck & Co., Inc. v. Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp, 1957-1960 series 1box 4folder 1
NIH grant -- Information, 1947-1948 series 1box 4folder 2
NIH grant -- A-3939A, A-1922, A-2102 (C1), 1956-1963 series 1box 4folder 3
NIH grant -- E-2343, 1958-1962 series 1box 4folder 4
NIH grant -- E-3411, 1960-1962 series 1box 4folder 5
NIH grant -- RF697, 1947-1951 series 1box 5folder 1
NIH grant -- 1R01-AM-07531-01, Rol-AM-07531-02 TMP, AI-05181-01, 5RO1 HD-00646-02, 1962-1967 series 1box 5folder 2
Office of Naval Research -- Correspondence, 1947-1956 series 1box 5folder 3
Office of Naval Research -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1950-1953 series 1box 5folder 4
Peptides, 1951-1953 series 1box 5folder 5
Pfizer Project, 1954-1955 series 1box 5folder 6
Pfizer Project -- Correspondence, 1954-1955 series 1box 5folder 7
Protozoa Projects, 1954-1958 series 1box 5folder 8
Raus Sarcoma, 1959-1960 series 1box 5folder 9
State and federal grant reports, 1949-1955 series 1box 6folder 1
Tetrahymena patent, 1959-1960 series 1box 6folder 2
TJ assays -- Merck report, 1948-1949 series 1box 6folder 3
TJ assays -- Merck TJ and St factor report, 1949 series 1box 6folder 4
Trichomonads, 1959 series 1box 6folder 5
Trichomonas, 1958-1959 series 1box 6folder 6
Trichomonas lipids, 1957-1958 series 1box 6folder 7
U.S. Industrial Chemicals Co., 1951-1952 series 1box 6folder 8
U.S. B12 Assay Methods, 1949-1951 series 1box 6folder 9

Series 2: Scholarly Papers, 1947-1967 (1.50 linear feet)

The second series contains Shorb's writings on B12 research, chicken experiments, and other topics, prepared for scientific journals and lectures. One of the most notable topics is her research on Thalidomide, which measured the drug's effects on embryo development and other reproductive processes in hens.

Dr. Shorb conducted her research in 1962 and 1963, after the emergence of scientific evidence that Thalidomide causes malformations in human fetuses. Included in the series is an illustrated August 1962 LIFE magazine article concerning the discovery of Thalidomide's harmful effects and featuring families dealing with those effects.

Materials are arranged alphabetically by topic.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
B6-Alanine Cup Assays Manuscripts, 1950 series 2box 7folder 1
B12, 1949 series 2box 7folder 2
B12 Assay Paper, 1947 series 2box 7folder 3
Bile Acid Paper, 1947 series 2box 7folder 4
Chicken experiments, 1949-1952 series 2box 7folder 5
Cholesterol replacement, 1959-1960 series 2box 7folder 6
Embryo development and Vitamin inhibition, 1950-1955 series 2box 7folder 7
Embryo development and Vitamin inhibition, 1950-1955 series 2box 7folder 8
L. bifidus -- Merck paper Merck paper, 1953-1955 series 2box 7folder 9
L. bifidus -- Paper and presentation notes, 1952-1955 series 2box 7folder 10
L. bifidus -- Lactobacillus lactis, undated series 2box 7folder 11
LLD assays-B12 paper, 1952 series 2box 8folder 1
Letters to Editor - Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1947-1948 series 2box 8folder 2
Lipid references, undated series 2box 8folder 3
Manuscript B12 paper -- Cambridge Symposium, 1949 series 2box 8folder 4
Manuscript B12 paper -- LL assay paper, undated series 2box 8folder 5
Manuscript B12 paper -- Manuscript B12 assay, undated series 2box 8folder 6
Manuscript B12 paper -- Manuscript B12 assay, undated series 2box 8folder 7
Manuscript B12 paper -- Talk College of Idaho, 1950 series 2box 8folder 8
Shorb B12 paper, 1949-1951 series 2box 8folder 9
St. assay paper, 1949 series 2box 8folder 10
Tetra lipid papers, 1961 series 2box 9folder 1
Tetrahymena pyriformis, 1962-1963 series 2box 9folder 2
Tetrahymena Triparanol summary sheets - fatty acid paper, 1962 series 2box 9folder 3
Thalidomide, 1962-1963 series 2box 9folder 4
TJ assay - TJ and B6 cup assay, 1950 series 2box 9folder 5
Trichomonas, 1957-1959 series 2box 9folder 6
Trichomonas, 1957-1959 series 2box 9folder 7
Trichomonas -- Outline, 1956-1958 series 2box 9folder 8
Trichomonas -- Summary tables, 1959 series 2box 9folder 9
Triparanol-inhibited Tetrahymena, 1967 series 2box 9folder 10

Series 3: Laboratory Research, 1944-1965 (5.75 linear feet)

Series III contains Shorb's laboratory notes on research topics ranging from B12 to Trichomonas nutrition studies. It also includes a box of chicken feathers from her research on poultry. The series includes notes on the Pfizer Project and notes from her graduate assistants on other experiments.

Materials are arranged alphabetically by topic.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Alanine and B6 chromatographs, undated series 3box 10folder 1
Amino acid, vitamin, etc. requirements, 1947 series 3box 10folder 2
Assays -- LLD, AE, St. animal protein factors, 1946-1947 series 3box 10folder 3
Assays -- Vitamin C and D, undated series 3box 10folder 4
B12 assays -- L.leichmanii, undated series 3box 10folder 5
B12 assays -- P.H. and USP exp. 300 and 500, B6 replacing TJ, 1949, 1949 series 3box 10folder 6
B12 assays -- Various media, standard curves, undated series 3box 10folder 7
B12 assays -- 1951 - L.lactis, E.coli, 1950-1951 series 3box 10folder 8
B12 U.S.P. assays, 1950 series 3box 10folder 9
B.th and amino acids chromatographs, undated series 3box 10folder 10
Bactinal flora diet, Sulfonamide pH., 1944-1945 series 3box 10folder 11
Chick experiments, 1947-1949 series 3box 10folder 12
Chick experiments, 1947-1949 series 3box 10folder 13
Chicken feathers, undated series 3box 11folder 1
Chicken feathers, undated series 3box 11folder 2
Chicken feathers, undated series 3box 11folder 3
Chicken feathers, undated series 3box 11folder 4
Cholesterol-requiring Tetrahymena-TLC and GLC charts unpublished, 1965 series 3box 12folder 1
Coccus isolations-pure crilline tests, 1945 series 3box 12folder 2
D-Alanine tube, B6 exp. Assays, 1949 series 3box 12folder 3
Diets, 1948-1949 series 3box 12folder 4
Difco Dehydrated Media -- LLD Assays, undated series 3box 12folder 5
Difco Dehydrated Media -- TJ Assays, undated series 3box 12folder 6
Enzyme T. pyriformis, 1960 series 3box 12folder 7
Experiments colony formation, morphology, etc., 1945 series 3box 12folder 8
Experiments on nutrient supplements, 1947 series 3box 12folder 9
Experiment results discarded, undated series 3box 12folder 10
Experiments to be done, undated series 3box 12folder 11
Experiments TJ, St and suggestions for exp., 1948 series 3box 12folder 12
Fecal counts, 1945 series 3box 12folder 13
Growth of organisms other than L. lactis with T.J. and LLD factors, undated series 3box 12folder 14
Growth zones with various organisms, undated series 3box 12folder 15
Inhibition L. lactis, 1948 series 3box 12folder 16
Inhibition L. lactis -- Antagonists for folic acid, 1949 series 3box 12folder 17
Inhibition L. lactis -- B12, undated series 3box 12folder 18
Inhibition L. lactis -- Folic acid compounds, 1949 series 3box 12folder 19
Inhibition L. lactis -- Non-folic, undated series 3box 12folder 20
Intestinal flora, undated series 3box 12folder 21
Isolations St. Bacilli, undated series 3box 13folder 1
L unit values and summary, 1950 series 3box 13folder 2
Lactobacilli, 1945 series 3box 13folder 3
L. casei tube and plate, 1950-1951 series 3box 13folder 4
L. lactis plate, 1950-1952 series 3box 13folder 5
L. lactis St tube medium and LB7 and asparagine, undated series 3box 13folder 6
L. lactis tube assay, 1950-1951 series 3box 13folder 7
L. L. tube assay-L5 standard with ca and Silver's LE factor in medium, 1950 series 3box 13folder 8
LLD assays -- Briggs Liver Fraction, L. preparations, undated series 3box 13folder 9
LLD assays -- Exp. B12 and Strepogenin activity, 1952 series 3box 13folder 10
LLD assays -- L. bulgaricus tube and plate, Wright strepogenin, 1951 series 3box 13folder 11
LLD assays -- Standard curves Fraction "L", 1946 series 3box 13folder 12
LLD and TJ assays, 1947 series 3box 13folder 13
L. lactis Dorner growth requirements, 1946 series 3box 13folder 14
Leichmannii assays, undated series 3box 13folder 15
Media-summary tables, undated series 3box 13folder 16
Menges, 1949-1952 series 3box 13folder 17
Merck 29 experiments, 1961-1964 series 3box 13folder 18
Merck 29 experiments, 1961-1964 series 3box 13folder 19
Merck experiments on different basals, etc., 1947 series 3box 14folder 1
Merck liver samples -- Completed, 1947 series 3box 14folder 2
Merck liver samples -- Not completed, 1947 series 3box 14folder 3
Merck standard curves LLD, 1947 series 3box 14folder 4
Merck summary tables tomator juice factor, undated series 3box 14folder 5
Modifications of Sander's medium, undated series 3box 14folder 6
Nucleic acid chromatographs, undated series 3box 14folder 7
PCA 1-13, B12 cup assay, 1949 series 3box 14folder 8
Pfizer Project -- Lab notes, 1954-1955 series 3box 14folder 9
Pfizer Project -- Lactobacillus bifidus notes, 1954 series 3box 14folder 10
Poded Tetrahymanol sample, 1965 series 3box 14folder 11
Prire Cullum tests-isolations, G-bacilli, undated series 3box 14folder 12
Protozoology notes, 1949-1955 series 3box 15folder 1
Raus sarcoma virus -- Exp. 1-10, 1958-1959 series 3box 15folder 2
Raus sarcoma virus -- Exp. 1-10, 1958-1959 series 3box 15folder 3
Raus sarcoma virus -- Tumors, 1958-1959 series 3box 15folder 4
Replacement both B12 and TJ (unsupplemented basal), undated series 3box 15folder 5
RNA factor -- Curves and data by counts, 1956-1957 series 3box 15folder 6
RNA factor -- Summary, undated series 3box 15folder 7
Scott-L. leich assay-book 22, 1954 series 3box 15folder 8
Selection of media for plate counts, 1945 series 3box 15folder 9
Serum factor, curves and data, 1957 series 3box 15folder 10
Silver "L" assay-plate, 1949-1950 series 3box 16folder 1
Sparing effect B12 and TJ (unsupplemented basal), undated series 3box 16folder 2
St assay, undated series 3box 16folder 3
St assay -- Summary sheets, 1949 series 3box 16folder 4
St and L factors chromographs, 1948 series 3box 16folder 5
Stimulating factor in serum for T. gallinae: required factor in serum for T. gallinanum, 1958 series 3box 16folder 6
Suggestions for L. exp., undated series 3box 16folder 7
Summary chromatographs data-L. lactis, L. leichmanii, L. bulgarius, L. casei, 1951 series 3box 16folder 8
Summary tables, 1949 series 3box 16folder 9
Summary tables -- TJ assay, undated series 3box 16folder 10
Summary tables -- TJ media, etc., 1948 series 3box 16folder 11
Tetrahymena lipids - original drawings, 1958-1962 series 3box 16folder 12
Tetrahymena pyriformis, 1961-1962 series 3box 16folder 13
Tetrahymena pyriformis, 1961-1962 series 3box 16folder 14
Tetrahymena pyriformis, 1960-1962 series 3box 17folder 1
Tetrahymena pyriformis, 1960-1962 series 3box 17folder 2
Tetrahymena pyriformis, 1960-1962 series 3box 17folder 3
Tetrahymena pyriformis and triparanol, 1960-1964 series 3box 17folder 4
Tetrahymena pyriformis and triparanol, 1960-1964 series 3box 17folder 5
T. pyriformis sterols and triparanol summary sheets, 1962-1963 series 3box 17folder 6
Tetrahymenol saponification procedures, 1965 series 3box 17folder 7
TJ -- Assays, 1948-1949 and undated series 3box 18folder 1
TJ -- Assays, 1948-1949 and undated series 3box 18folder 2
TJ -- Assays on amino acid basal media, undated series 3box 18folder 3
TJ -- Assays on Casin Hydrolysate Basals, 1946 series 3box 18folder 4
TJ -- Original material to be looked over, 1947 series 3box 18folder 5
TJ -- Standard curves on Difco Pantothenate Basal, 1947-1949 series 3box 18folder 6
TJ -- B6 sup assay exp., 1949 series 3box 18folder 7
Trichomonas -- Cholesterol inhibition, 1961-1962 series 3box 18folder 8
Trichomonas -- Growth factors, RNA, trypt and serum fractions, undated series 3box 18folder 9
Trichomonas -- Lipid, carbohydrate, etc., undated series 3box 18folder 10
Trichomonas -- Media summary tables, 1955-1957 series 3box 18folder 11
Trichomonas -- Steroid requirements, original data, 1959-1960 series 3box 19folder 1
Trichomonas -- Tem Factor-Phospholipids, original data, undated series 3box 19folder 2
Trichomonas -- Things to do, undated series 3box 19folder 3
Trichomonas -- Viability studies, growth rates, inhibition studies, 1955 series 3box 19folder 4
T. gallinae-unchanged culture, changing culture, undated series 3box 19folder 5
T. gallinarum -- Globulin and R (RNA) factor, SM medium, undated series 3box 19folder 6
T. gallinarum -- TGR summary sheets, 1954 series 3box 19folder 7
Trichomonas nutrition studies -- Synthetic medium, DNA factor, undated series 3box 19folder 8
Trichomonas nutrition studies -- Synthetic medium, serum factor, 1956 series 3box 19folder 9
Trichomonas nutrition studies -- Synthetic medium, Trypticase factor, 1956 series 3box 19folder 10
Triparanol Tetrahymena sterols-proteose peptone medium, 1963-1964 series 3box 19folder 11
Trypticase assay -- T. gallinae, book 51 and 52, 1959-1960 series 3box 20folder 1
Trypticase assay -- T. gallinae T Proline supplement, 1957-1960 series 3box 20folder 2
Tube assays -- Calcium studies, 1950 series 3box 20folder 3
Tube assays -- L, undated series 3box 20folder 4
Tube assays -- L plate assay, undated series 3box 20folder 5
Tube assays -- LT, undated series 3box 20folder 6
Tube assays -- LT and LL, undated series 3box 20folder 7
Tube assays -- St factor, 1949 series 3box 20folder 8
Tube assay of fractions and peptides on 4 organisms, 1950 series 3box 20folder 9

Series 4: Personal Materials, 1948-1961 (1.00 linear foot)

This series, which consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and journals, provides information on Shorb's personal life. A number of letters in the series are from her graduate assistant and friend, Unabelle Boggs Blackwood; Ms. Blackwood frequently inquired about Shorb's family, including her children and grandchildren. There is also correspondence from as far away as Greece and Germany requesting information on the use of B12 to treat pernicious anemia; copies of Shorb's responses, referring their inquiries to the drug manufacturer, are also included.

Newspaper clippings about Shorb are included in the series as well as additional information about her graduate assistants and letters of recommendation Dr. Shorb wrote for them.

Materials in this series are arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Abstracts, 1948-1953 series 4box 21folder 1
B12 embryo work, 1950-1955 series 4box 21folder 2
R. W. Bishop, 1950-1953 series 4box 21folder 3
Unabelle Boggs Blackwood -- Correspondence, 1954-1958 series 4box 21folder 4
Unabelle Boggs Blackwood -- Public Health Service projects, 1957-1960 series 4box 21folder 5
Unabelle Boggs Blackwood -- Public Health Service projects -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1958-1960 series 4box 21folder 6
Boston Conference-reports and pamphlets, 1950(?) series 4box 21folder 7
Clippings, Awards, 1948-1951 series 4box 21folder 8
Correspondence, 1948-1956 series 4box 21folder 9
Pauline Lund - germ free work, 1961 series 4box 22folder 1
Kay's conference report, 1951 series 4box 22folder 2
R. E. McCarthy, 1951-1952 series 4box 22folder 3
Nutrition Reviews and Borden Reviews, 1948-1949 series 4box 22folder 4
G. Lynn Romoser, 1950-1952 series 4box 22folder 5
W. S. Silver, 1950 series 4box 22folder 6
W. S. Silver -- Thesis problem, 1948-1950 series 4box 22folder 7

Series 5: Laboratory Notebooks, 1946-1963 (4.00 linear feet)

The fifth series includes student laboratory notebooks, notes on chick growth, and a laboratory notebook on protozoa. Dr. Shorb's own notebook recording her laboratory experiments is also in the series.

The materials are arranged alphabetically by subject and then numerically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Assays - books 2-9 (7 vols.), 1947-1951 series 5box 23folder 1
Assays - books 2-9 (7 vols.), 1947-1951 series 5box 23folder 2
Assays - books 2-9 (7 vols.), 1947-1951 series 5box 23folder 3
Assays - books 2-9 (7 vols.), 1947-1951 series 5box 23folder 4
Assays - books 2-9 (7 vols.), 1947-1951 series 5box 23folder 5
Assays - books 2-9 (7 vols.), 1947-1951 series 5box 23folder 6
Assays - books 2-9 (7 vols.), 1947-1951 series 5box 23folder 7
Assays - books 10-21 (2 vols.), 1946-1957 series 5box 24folder 1
Assays - books 10-21 (2 vols.), 1946-1957 series 5box 24folder 2
Bacteriology - book 50, 1946-1957 series 5box 24folder 3
Basal media and stock solutions - books 1 and 2, 1946-1957 series 5box 24folder 4
Basal media and stock solutions - books 1 and 2, 1946-1957 series 5box 24folder 5
Chick growth - books 1-14 (8 vols.), 1948-1955 series 5box 25folder 1
Chick growth - books 1-14 (8 vols.), 1948-1955 series 5box 25folder 2
Chick growth - books 1-14 (8 vols.), 1948-1955 series 5box 25folder 3
Chick growth - books 1-14 (8 vols.), 1948-1955 series 5box 25folder 4
Chick growth - books 1-14 (8 vols.), 1948-1955 series 5box 25folder 5
Chick growth - books 1-14 (8 vols.), 1948-1955 series 5box 25folder 6
Chick growth - books 1-14 (8 vols.), 1948-1955 series 5box 25folder 7
Chick growth - books 1-14 (8 vols.), 1948-1955 series 5box 25folder 8
Chick growth - books 15-21 (7 vols.), 1950-1952 series 5box 26folder 1
Chick growth - books 15-21 (7 vols.), 1950-1952 series 5box 26folder 2
Chick growth - books 15-21 (7 vols.), 1950-1952 series 5box 26folder 3
Chick growth - books 15-21 (7 vols.), 1950-1952 series 5box 26folder 4
Chick growth - books 15-21 (7 vols.), 1950-1952 series 5box 26folder 5
Chick growth - books 15-21 (7 vols.), 1950-1952 series 5box 26folder 6
Chick growth - books 15-21 (7 vols.), 1950-1952 series 5box 26folder 7
Chick growth - books 22-28 (8 vols.), 1950-1954 series 5box 27folder 1
Chick growth - books 22-28 (8 vols.), 1950-1954 series 5box 27folder 2
Chick growth - books 22-28 (8 vols.), 1950-1954 series 5box 27folder 3
Chick growth - books 22-28 (8 vols.), 1950-1954 series 5box 27folder 4
Chick growth - books 22-28 (8 vols.), 1950-1954 series 5box 27folder 5
Chick growth - books 22-28 (8 vols.), 1950-1954 series 5box 27folder 6
Chick growth - books 22-28 (8 vols.), 1950-1954 series 5box 27folder 7
Chick growth - books 22-28 (8 vols.), 1950-1954 series 5box 27folder 8
Chick growth - books 29-30, 32, 34-37, 39 (8 vols.), 1955-1963 series 5box 28folder 1
Chick growth - books 29-30, 32, 34-37, 39 (8 vols.), 1955-1963 series 5box 28folder 2
Chick growth - books 29-30, 32, 34-37, 39 (8 vols.), 1955-1963 series 5box 28folder 3
Chick growth - books 29-30, 32, 34-37, 39 (8 vols.), 1955-1963 series 5box 28folder 4
Chick growth - books 29-30, 32, 34-37, 39 (8 vols.), 1955-1963 series 5box 28folder 5
Chick growth - books 29-30, 32, 34-37, 39 (8 vols.), 1955-1963 series 5box 28folder 6
Chick growth - books 29-30, 32, 34-37, 39 (8 vols.), 1955-1963 series 5box 28folder 7
Chick growth - books 29-30, 32, 34-37, 39 (8 vols.), 1955-1963 series 5box 28folder 8
Chick growth - books,41-55 (5 vols.), 1955-1963 series 5box 29folder 1
Chick growth - books,41-55 (5 vols.), 1955-1963 series 5box 29folder 2
Chick growth - books,41-55 (5 vols.), 1955-1963 series 5box 29folder 3
Chick growth - books,41-55 (5 vols.), 1955-1963 series 5box 29folder 4
Chick growth - books,41-55 (5 vols.), 1955-1963 series 5box 29folder 5
Protozoa - books 47-50 (2 vols.), 1945-1962 series 5box 30folder 1
Protozoa - books 47-50 (2 vols.), 1945-1962 series 5box 30folder 2
Reagent book - Microbiological Assay - book 2, 1945-1949 series 5box 30folder 3
Shorb notes - book 2, 1945-1962 series 5box 30folder 4
Stock media - book 3, 1945-1962 series 5box 30folder 5
Walker analysis, 1945-1962 series 5box 30folder 6

Series 6: Scientific Reports, 1910-1912, 1924-1971 (2.00 linear feet)

This series contains Shorb's personal collection of articles by other scientists from scholarly journals. Some of the articles are written in German, French, Spanish, and Italian. Topics of the articles are related to areas of particular interest to Shorb, including chick nutrition and growth, the effects and production of B12 and other vitamins, and pernicious anemia. There are also three annual reports from the British Columbia Poultry Association dating from 1910 through 1912.

Materials are arranged alphabetically by author's last name and/or journal title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
A - F, 1924-1968 series 6box 31folder 1
A - F, 1924-1968 series 6box 31folder 2
A - F, 1924-1968 series 6box 31folder 3
A - F, 1924-1968 series 6box 31folder 4
A - F, 1924-1968 series 6box 31folder 5
A - F, 1924-1968 series 6box 31folder 6
G - LU, 1943-1971 series 6box 32folder 1
G - LU, 1943-1971 series 6box 32folder 2
G - LU, 1943-1971 series 6box 32folder 3
G - LU, 1943-1971 series 6box 32folder 4
G - LU, 1943-1971 series 6box 32folder 5
G - LU, 1943-1971 series 6box 32folder 6
M - SHE, 1926-1966 series 6box 33folder 1
M - SHE, 1926-1966 series 6box 33folder 2
M - SHE, 1926-1966 series 6box 33folder 3
M - SHE, 1926-1966 series 6box 33folder 4
M - SHE, 1926-1966 series 6box 33folder 5
M - SHE, 1926-1966 series 6box 33folder 6
M - SHE, 1926-1966 series 6box 33folder 7
SHI - Z, 1928-1971 series 6box 34folder 1
SHI - Z, 1928-1971 series 6box 34folder 2
SHI - Z, 1928-1971 series 6box 34folder 3
SHI - Z, 1928-1971 series 6box 34folder 4
SHI - Z, 1928-1971 series 6box 34folder 5
SHI - Z, 1928-1971 series 6box 34folder 6

Series 7: Photographs, 1949-1955 and undated (63 items)

There are sixty-three photographs in the series. Subjects include Dr. Shorb, many of her colleagues, test subjects and experiment materials, charts, graphs, and papers.

These materials have been transferred to the photograph collection. Photographs previously removed to the Biographical Print Files have been reintegrated into the collection.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 8: Charts, undated (1 item)

This series consists of a chart from one of Dr. Shorb's experiments.

The chart was placed in an oversize folder and shelved in a mapcase drawer.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

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