Nevin Scrimshaw Papers,1950-1985.

Collection Number: 6563

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Nevin Scrimshaw papers, 1950-1985.
Collection Number:
6563
Creator:
Nevin S. Scrimshaw
Quantity:
34.8 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts, publications
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes correspondence, publications, reports, professional writings, and notes concerning Scrimshaw's work in international nutrition and public health and with the World Health Organization,and the United Nations. Also his study of public health issues in Asia, Africa, Central America, and the United States.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor of Nutrition, MIT. Dr. Scrimshaw did his undergraduate work at Ohio Wesleyan University and received an M.A. in biology and a Ph.D. in physiology from Harvard in 1941. He attended the University of Rochester medical school and received his M.D. in 1945.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes correspondence, publications, reports, professional writings, and notes concerning Scrimshaw's work in international nutrition and public health and with the World Health Organization,and the United Nations. Also his study of public health issues in Asia, Africa, Central America, and the United States.
Includes articles, reports and memos concerning breastfeeding.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Scrimshaw, Nevin S.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.).Food and Nutrition Board.
Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology--Faculty.
United Nations.
World Health Organization.

Subjects:
Nutrition.
Breastfeeding.
Public health--Latin America.
Public health--Asia.
Public health--Africa.
Nutrition--Developing nations.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Nevin Scrimshaw papers, #6563. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Nutrition Programs and PAG
Boxes 1-8
Series II. Personal Papers, Projects, and Correspondence
Boxes 9-14
Series III. International Organizations and Committees
Boxes 15-30
Series IV. Articles, Reports
Boxes 31-35

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
World Health Organization (WHO) nutrition program, U.S. food aid policies, Pakistan, Peru, Food for Peace Program
Box 2
Protein Isolates, Nutrition and Refugee Populations, intestinal diseases and parastic infections, infant and child nutrition, Arusha (Pakistan)
Box 3-8
Protein Advisory Group (PAG)
Box 9
World Hunger Program, NAS world food and nutrition study, Bangladesh refugees
1968-1981
Box 10
USDA, aid to India, U.N., correspondence
1962-1973
Box 11
Mekong, soybean, corn, Agriculture and green revolution, Soya products, Sorghum, alternative protein sources
1960-1989
Box 12
Health policy and planning, correspondence, nutrition and mental development
1968-1978
Box 13
Correspondence, lecture notes, notes from the Philippines, photographs
1975
Box 14
Nutritional Development papers, South Africa, correspondence
1950-1981
Box 15
National Academy of Sciences (NAS)-committee on International Health: minutes and reports
1975-1977
Box 16
NAS and World Health Organization (WHO) regarding Africa, U.N. General Assembly, U.N. Research Institute for social development, U.N. Industrial Development Organization, correspondence
1977-1983
Box 17
Food and Nutrition Board (FNB): committee meetings, programs, studies
1968-1976
Box 18
FNB: committee on International Nutrition Programs, Directories, WHO: advisory committees on medical research
1969-1979
Box 19
WHO: tropical diseases, committee papers and reports
Box 20
WHO: Nutrition Intervention Evaluation Project; Country files: Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, North Vietnam, Pakistan, South Vietnam, "Foundations for a New U.S. Health Policy"
1960-1989
Box 21
Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. (FAO) and WHO research projects, reports, conference papers
Box 22
FAO, lecture notes, FAO/WHO Committee on Nutrition: session notes and statistics
1966-1981
Box 23
U.N., joint FAO/WHO Committee on Protein requirements, FAO/WHO/United Nations University (UNU) conference 1981, UNICEF/WHO committee on Health Policy, other U.N. organizations
1981
Box 24
U.N., Subcommittee on Nutrition, UNU, U.N. Economic and Social council, UNESCO, World Food Council, Protein Advisory Group (PAG), reports and agendas, notes
Box 25
UN/ACC Subcommittee on Nutrition: 6th-8th, 12th-14th session notes, UNU reports and papers
1971-1985
Box 26
UN/ACC Subcommittee on Nutrition; site visits: Philippines, West Indies, India and Europe, Moscow, Costa Rica and Colombia; World Food Council: Ministerial Sessions
1979-1981
Box 27
UNICEF: papers and reports; Conference on Nutrition Education: Mexico 1972; general progress report: Child Malnutrition in Developing Countries 1969; education and training programs: FAO/UNICEF/WHO 1960
1960-1972
Box 28
US/Japan Coop Program: annual and five year reports, Malnutrition Panel meetings, Malnutrition Special Study Sections
1968-1974
Box 29
US/Japan Coop Program: Malnutrition Panel meetings, correspondence, progress reports, joint malnutrition panel meetings
1970-1975
Box 30
US/Japan Coop Program: Malnutrition Panel meetings, correspondence and notes, cooperative medical science program
1973-1981
Box 31-35
Breastfeeding articles and reports from around the world
1960-1979