Gladys A. Sperling Papers,1929-1987.

Collection Number: 21-14-3324

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Gladys A. Sperling papers, 1929-1987.
Collection Number:
21-14-3324
Creator:
Gladys Athena Sperling, 1903-
Quantity:
2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, subject files, clippings, notebooks, photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence files, subject files, talks and papers, reprints (both those in which Sperling is a co-author and ones by Clive McCay), and clippings. Also student notebooks, particularly in bacteriology.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Research assistant in nutrition.
After receiving an M.S. degree in bacteriology from Cornell in 1936, Miss Sperling was hired by Professor Clive McCay to assist him in nutritional studies. She was responsible for rats and other laboratory animals, supervised graduate students and other technicians, mixed animal feed, answered correspondence, created exhibits, helped take blood samples, and arranged for photography. She is credited as a co-author on many scientific papers on foods, nutrition, health, and longevity. Gladys Sperling died on January 17, 2003.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence files, subject files, talks and papers, reprints (both those in which Sperling is a co-author and ones by Clive McCay), and clippings. Also student notebooks, particularly in bacteriology.
Included is a subject file on Professor Loren Petry and photographs relating to the Nobel Prize award to James Sumner.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Sperling, Gladys Athena,1903-
McCay, Clive Maine, 1898-1967.
Petry, Loren Clifford, 1887-
Sumner, James B.(James Batcheller), 1887-1955.

Subjects:
Aging--Nutritional aspects.
Animal nutrition.
Animals--Research.
Nutrition--Research.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Gladys A. Sperling papers, #21-14-3324. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence
Series II. Subject Files
Series III. Articles, Papers, Talks
Series IV. Photographs
Series V. Reprints
Series VI. Coursework
Series VII. Experiments
Series VIII. Miscellany

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence
1937-1939
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence
1940-1941
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence
1942
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence
1943-1944
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence re Christmas newsletter
1943
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence - Vitamin A
1943
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence
1944-1945
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence - Vitamin D
1945
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence
1946
Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence
1947
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence
1948
Box 1 Folder 12
Correspondence
1949
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence - Christmas newsletter and Easter
1949
Box 1 Folder 14
Correspondence pertaining to hamsters
1949
Box 1 Folder 15
Correspondence pertaining to hamsters (o/s)
1949
Box 1 Folder 16
Correspondence - Madison County Health Council
1949
Box 1 Folder 17
Correspondence - Dr. Fred Miller
1949-1956
Box 1 Folder 18
Correspondence
1950-1951
Box 1 Folder 19
Correspondence
1952
Box 1 Folder 20
Correspondence
1953-1955
Box 1 Folder 21
Correspondence
1956-1957
Box 1 Folder 22
Correspondence
1958-1959
Box 1 Folder 23
Correspondence
1960-1961
Box 1 Folder 24
Correspondence - Dr. Smith - teeth
1961
Box 1 Folder 25
Correspondence
1962-1963
Box 1 Folder 26
Correspondence
1964-1969
Box 1 Folder 27
Correspondence
1970-1979
Box 1 Folder 28
Correspondence
1980-1987
Box 1 Folder 29
Correspondence
19--
Box 1 Folder 30
Notes on A.M.A. meeting
1942
Box 1 Folder 31
Animal nutrition
1937-1938
Box 1 Folder 32
Arthritis
1957-1960
Box 1 Folder 33
Atlantic City
1942
Box 1 Folder 34
[New] Building
1947-1962
Box 1 Folder 35-36
Clippings
1938-1973
Box 1 Folder 37
Coffee experiment
19
Box 1 Folder 38
Conferences
19
Box 1 Folder 39
Equipment
1948
Box 1 Folder 40
Holiday newsletters - Animal Nutrition
19
Box 1 Folder 41
Humor
19
Box 1 Folder 42
Lab schedules, etc.
19
Box 1 Folder 43
Schedule notes
19
Box 1 Folder 44
Lifetime living
19
Box 1 Folder 45
Nutritional requirements conference
19
Box 1 Folder 46
Personal
19
Box 1 Folder 47
Petry, Loren
19
Box 1 Folder 48
Dr. Pope, Brown, Blaustein
19
Box 1 Folder 49
Publications
19
Box 1 Folder 50
Dr. Pope's paper
19
Box 1 Folder 51
Popular Science
19
Box 1 Folder 52
Sex steroids on rats
19
Box 1 Folder 53
Papers
19
Box 1 Folder 54
Talks
19
Box 1 Folder 55
Photos
1951-1967
Box 1 Folder 56
Photos - conferences
1927-1954
Box 1 Folder 57
Photos - rats
1939-1942
Box 1 Folder 58
Photos - Sumner Nobel Prize
1946
Box 1 Folder 59
Sperling reprints
1939-1949
Box 1 Folder 60
Sperling reprints
1952-1958
Box 1 Folder 61
Sperling reprints
1960-1978
Box 2 Folder 1
McCay reprints
1927-1929
Box 2 Folder 2
McCay reprints
1931-1939
Box 2 Folder 3
McCay reprints
1940-1949
Box 2 Folder 4
McCay reprints
1950-1955
Box 2 Folder 5
McCay reprints
1955-1959
Box 2 Folder 6
McCay reprints
1960-1963197319--
Box 2 Folder 7
McCay biographical material and miscellany
1946-1967
Box 2 Folder 8
Student notes
193319--
Box 2 Folder 9
Bacteriology
1935-1936
Box 2 Folder 10
Biochemistry, histology
19311935
Box 2 Folder 11
Notebooks
1935-1936
Box 2 Folder 12
Geology - summer session
19--
Box 2 Folder 13
Bacteriology 105
193-
Box 2 Folder 14-15
Bacteriology 211
1935-1936
Box 2 Folder 16
Bacteriology 213
1935-1936
Box 2 Folder 17
Bacteriology
1936
Box 2 Folder 18
Bacteriology lab manual
1936
Box 2 Folder 19
Dairy bacteriology
19--
Box 2 Folder 20
Lab notes
1937
Box 2 Folder 21
Animal nutrition
1938
Box 2 Folder 22
Manganese experiment
1938-1940
Box 2 Folder 23
Longevity - retarded growth
1939
Box 2 Folder 24
Animal nutrition - dairy
1943
Box 2 Folder 25
Dry matter balance
1947
Box 2 Folder 26
Egg experiments
1953
Box 2 Folder 27
Retardation - exercise
1953
Box 2 Folder 28
Rats on mink diets
1965
Box 2 Folder 29
Small Animal Lab guest book
1941-1958
Box 2 Folder 30
Account books
19361946
Box 2 Folder 31
Collier's article re Clive McCay
1943
Box 2 Folder 32
Certificates
19441983-1984