James B. Sumner papers, 1908-1958.
Collection Number: 29-2-671

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
James B. Sumner papers, 1908-1958.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Collection Number:
29-2-671
Abstract:
Correspondence concerning the organization of biochemical research in Brazil, notes for addresses and lectures, drafts and reprints of articles, graphs, photographs, and slides, the Scheele medal (1929), the gold medal and certificate for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, printed Nobel proceedings, photographs of the ceremony, glass slides made in the course of his research, photographs of fellow scientists, and his chemistry notebook from Harvard. Also, biographical sketches, notes, clippings, and related correspondence used by Professor Leonard A. Maynard in preparation of his memoir of Sumner.
Creator:
Sumner, James B. (James Batcheller), 1887-1955.
Quanitities:
8 cubic feet.
Language:
Collection material in English

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Laboratory of Enzyme Chemistry at Cornell University.
Sumner won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1946 for the crystallizations of the enzyme urease.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence concerning the organization of biochemical research in Brazil, notes for addresses and lectures, drafts and reprints of articles, graphs, photographs, and slides, the Scheele medal (1929), the gold medal and certificate for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, printed Nobel proceedings, photographs of the ceremony, glass slides made in the course of his research, photographs of fellow scientists from Cornell and elsewhere, and his chemistry notebook from Harvard. Also, biographical sketches, notes, clippings, and related correspondence used by Professor Leonard A. Maynard in preparation of his memoir of Sumner, published in 1958 by the National Academy of Sciences.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence, research notes

Series II. Course and lecture notes

Series III. Books, reprints

Series IV. Photographs and glass slides

Series V. Recognitions


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:

James B. Sumner papers, #29-2-671. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Access Restrictions:

Access to the Nobel Prize medal restricted to the permission of the University Archivist.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Maynard, Leonard Amby, 1887-1972.
Subjects:
College teachers.
Biochemists.
Nobel prizes.
Urease.
Enzymes.
Biochemistry.
Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.

CONTAINER LIST
Container
Description
Date
Series I. Correspondence, research notes
Box 1 Folder 1
Sumner Biography - NAS from L.A. Maynard
1946-1958
Box 1 Folder 2
Short Autobiography of J.B. Sumner for Rochester U. talk
Jan. 21, 1952
Box 1 Folder 3
Corres. Director Acton, Rudolph P. [Univ. Program-Brazil]
1954-1955
Box 1 Folder 4
Misc. Corres. concerning Brazil
1953-1954
Box 1 Folder 5
Corres. Brazilian General Consulate
1954
Box 1 Folder 6
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Henry Allen Moe, Secretary General
1951
Box 1 Folder 7
Corres. Rockefeller Foundation, Prof. J. Baeta Vianna
1953-1954
Box 1 Folder 8
Corres. Secretary General Ansio Teixeira
1954
Box 1 Folder 9
Introducing C.B. Van Niel
Box 1 Folder 10
Messenger Lectures
Box 1 Folder 11
Nobel Prize Regulations
Box 1 Folder 12
Appointments by Cornell University
Box 1 Folder 13
Determination of Coenzyme I by O2 used up
Box 1 Folder 14
Coenzyme I
Box 1 Folder 15
Coenzyme I Determination
Box 1 Folder 16
Further Purification of Coenzyme I
Box 1 Folder 17
Phosphorus % in Coenzyme I
Box 1 Folder 18
Pentose Determination in Coenzyme I
Box 1 Folder 19
Estimation of Coenzyme I
Box 1 Folder 20
Football Protein Method of Preparation, A.L. Dounce
Box 1 Folder 21
Third Liver Protein (Footballs)
Box 1 Folder 22
Liver Catalase
Box 1 Folder 23
Football Protein
Box 1 Folder 24
Glutathione Hopkins J. Biol. Chem., 84, 267
1929
Box 1 Folder 25
Methods of Enzymology, Edited by Colowick & Cohen
Box 1 Folder 26
Lycopene Prep. from tomato
Box 1 Folder 26
Byxin Prep. of crystalline byxin from annatto
Box 1 Folder 27
Lipoxidase old note
Box 1 Folder 28
Chapter on Enzymes for Hawk, 13th Edition
Box 1 Folder 29
Lipoxidase, J.D. Loconti
Box 1 Folder 30
A.D.P. Preparation
Box 1 Folder 31
Method for Blood Count
Box 1 Folder 32
1. Cori ester synthesis
Box 1 Folder 32
2. Formation of starch from cori ester
Box 1 Folder 32
3. Preparation of phosphorylase - pages rewritten for Hawk
Box 1 Folder 33
The Antigenic Properties of the Hemagglutinin, Concanavalin A
Box 1 Folder 34
Progress Report, Dr. Eric Borel, "Succinic Dehydrogenase"
Box 1 Folder 35
Van Buren, Progress Reports
Box 1 Folder 36
Fluoridation
Box 1 Folder 37
Progress Report, Dr. Herr "Lipase," through Apr. 3, 1954
1954
Box 1 Folder 38
Mechanism of Encyme Action
Box 1 Folder 39
Ferriten from Horse Liver Catalase Preparation
Box 1 Folder 40
Starch, Amylase Preparation
Box 1 Folder 41
Evaporated Milk Co., Milk Proteins, H.S. Sipple
Box 1 Folder 42
Mechanism of Insulin Action
Box 1 Folder 43
Copper Det. 1. Tompsett Method 2.
Box 1 Folder 44
Phosphylase Calculation of units
Box 1 Folder 45
Analysis of Phosphocreatine - Calculated 0.200% P. - Found 0.191% P.
Box 1 Folder 46
[Loose corres. Donald D. Van Slyke, Edward L. Gordy, Wilder D. Bancroft]
1926, 1947-1948
Box 1 Folder 47
"Co. A"
Box 1 Folder 48
Urease Paper
Box 1 Folder 49
The Biological Importance of the Elements
Box 1 Folder 50
Nobel Prize Nominations
Box 1 Folder 51
Biliverdin
Box 1 Folder 52
How to take Microphotographs, J.B.S.
Box 1 Folder 53
Warburg Manometer Calculations, Dt. of Creatmine Oxolocetic Acid Pref.
Box 1 Folder 54
Internal Structure of Proteins
Box 1 Folder 55
Sumner-Somers Material (in German)
Box 1 Folder 56
Micro Determination of Phosphorous, Sumner Method, 2 to 50 gamma of Phosphorous
Box 1 Folder 57
Dry Catalase, Dounce
Box 1 Folder 58
Use of Tswett Column, J.B. Sumner
Box 1 Folder 59
Operation of the Beckman Spectrophotometer (and others)
Box 1 Folder 60
Sheffield Farms
Box 1 Folder 61-62
Sumner Articles
Box 1 Folder 63
Biochemistry 203, Preparations to be handed in
Box 1 Folder 64
The Isoelectric Point of Catalase - - -
Box 1 Folder 65
Method of Preparation of Lecithinose A - - -
Box 1 Folder 66
The Determination of Glucose - - -
Box 1 Folder 67
Determination of Phosphorus, Berenblum - chain method better than others?
Box 1 Folder 68
Anticatalase, Don Wood - more work should be done on this
May 1932
Box 1 Folder 69
Odor Research
Box 1 Folder 70
Chemical Linkages
Box 1 Folder 71
The Use of a Tswett Column (with catalase)
Box 1 Folder 72
How to Review a Book (J. Chem. Ed.)
Box 1 Folder 73
Research Funds
Box 1 Folder 73
1. Am. Cancer Soc., Inc.
Box 1 Folder 73
2.
Box 1 Folder 74
De Zeenuw Research, Anti-urease
May 8, 1951
Box 1 Folder 75
Yellow Enzymes - extra copy for 3rd edition of Sumner & Somers
Box 1 Folder 76
Ting, Amonia Poisoning
Box 1 Folder 77
Fat Extraction Apparatus designed by James B. Sumner
Box 1 Folder 78
N.N.S. by Sugar
Box 1 Folder 79
The use of the D - - - method for sugar with the Photoelectric Colormeter [?]
Box 1 Folder 80
Det. of Pyrethrius, J.B. Sumner
Dec. 30, 1942
Box 1 Folder 81
Test for Dihydrocoenzyme I using Diaphorase
Box 1 Folder 82
Horse Liver Catalase Preparation
Box 1 Folder 83
Catalase Further Refinements, The action of Try - - -
Box 1 Folder 84
R. Young, Apo-Cytochrome c Reductase as a test for FMN
Feb. 12, 1952
Box 1 Folder 85
Van Buren, FAD Production by Microorganisms
Box 1 Folder 86
Preparation of Dry Catalase
Box 1 Folder 87
Research Progress by Beaver [Bever], De Zeeuw, Wood, Nygaard & Young
Nov. 3, 1951
Box 1 Folder 88
Scheme for Protein Synthesis, A.S. Dounce (Incomplete)
Box 1 Folder 89
Cytochrome Oxidase
Box 1 Folder 90
Glucurondase
Box 1 Folder 91
Riboflavin Synthesis
Box 1 Folder 92
Preparation of the Old Yellow Enzyme
Box 1 Folder 93
A Second Crystallizable Beef Liver Protein etc.
Box 1 Folder 94
Catalase Activation - Institution Divi Thomae
Box 1 Folder 95
Lipoxidase
Box 1 Folder 96
Saccharase
Box 1 Folder 97
Thrombin and Prothrombin
Box 1 Folder 98
Peptide Chain and Nucleic Acid Synthesis
Box 1 Folder 99
Glucose Oxidation by Rat Liver
Box 1 Folder 100
[Diphosphopyridine Nucleotide - - -]
Box 1 Folder 101
[Glucose Dehydrogenase]
Box 1 Folder 102
Phosphodiesterase
Box 1 Folder 103
Glucose Det.
Box 1 Folder 104
Bibiverdin (Crystalline by peroxidase and H2O2)
Box 1 Folder 105
Estimation of Nucleoprotein and their Hydrolytic Products
Box 1 Folder 106
Physiological Detoxification
Box 1 Folder 107
Quant [?] Method for Peroxide
Box 1 Folder 108
Fourth Liver Protein
Box 1 Folder 109
Micro. Det. of Pentoses
Box 1 Folder 110
An Improved Method for the Preparation of Crystalline Carboxypeptidase
Box 1 Folder 111
Pyrethrus Det. Curve
Box 1 Folder 112
The Purification of Beta Glucosidase and estimation of Glucosidase activity, J.B. Sumner and S.F. Howell
July 12, 1934
Box 1 Folder 113
The Development of Present Day Ideas as to the Chemical Virtues of Enzymes
Box 1 Folder 114
Jack Bean Phosphorylase - Best Method - Sumner and Sisler
Apr. 23, 1946
Box 1 Folder 115
Factors Involved in the Enzymatic Reduction of Cytochrome C
Box 1 Folder 116
I Cytochrome Oxidase
Box 1 Folder 116
II Carotenoid Pigment
Box 1 Folder 117
Analytical Methods
Preparation of
Box 1 Folder 118
1 Muscle Adenylic Acid
Box 1 Folder 118
2 Adenvine [?] Triphosphate
Box 1 Folder 118
3 Pectin Quant. Det.
Box 1 Folder 118
4 Tokadiaslase
Box 1 Folder 119
B-Glucuronidase - A talk given at Savage Hall by J.B.S. before the research group
May 23, 1950
Box 1 Folder 120
A Lecture on Agglutination
Box 1 Folder 121
Corrections and Index for Laboratory Manual - Sumner and Somers
1949
Box 1 Folder 122
Enzymes - 4th Edition - material to insert
Nov. 1952
Box 1 Folder 123
For the 4th Edition of Sumner and Somers, "Chemistry and Properties of Enzymes"
Box 1 Folder 124
4th Edition, Sumner and Somers
Box 1 Folder 125
For the 4th Edition of Sumner and Somers, "Chemistry and Properties of Enzymes"
Box 1 Folder 126
The Enzymes - Supplement
May 1954
Box 1 Folder 127
Calculations for Phosphate solution use in Recrystallizing Urease
1927-1930
Box 1 Folder 128
Howell - Ghosts, Purification of Stromata - unpublished
Box 1 Folder 129
Aluminum Hydroxides as Adsorbents
Box 1 Folder 130
Mechanism of Enzyme Action
Box 2 Folder 1
Astor Hotel (Times Square)
Dec. 10, 1947
Box 2 Folder 2
Harvard Lecture, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 16, 1947
Box 2 Folder 3
Analytical Methods - Sugar Det. and Tests
Box 2 Folder 4
Biochemistry 203 - Lecture - Quantitative Methods
Box 2 Folder 5
Lecture
Oct. 1951
Box 2 Folder 6
Trip to Trenton, NJ
1948
Box 2 Folder 7
Biographies and Bibliographies of Certain Scientists
Box 2 Folder 8
Folen's Ph.D. Students in Biochemistry
Box 2 Folder 9
Authors and Subjects for a book
Box 2 Folder 10
Nominees for National Academy of Science
1952
Box 2 Folder 11-14
Loose material
Box 2 Folder 15
Articles - William Burgess
Box 2 Folder 16
Eric Borel
Box 2 Folder 17
Earl B. Herr, Jr.
Box 2 Folder 18
P.S. Krishman
Box 2 Folder 19
Walter Mosemann
Box 2 Folder 20
A.P. Nygaard
Box 2 Folder 21
N.K. Sarkar
Box 2 Folder 22
Roger G. Young
Box 2 Folder 23
E.A. Zeller
Box 2 Folder 24
Army Chemical Center
Box 2 Folder 25
Biochemistry Major Arts and Sciences
Box 2 Folder 26
"The Enzymes," Reviews of
Box 2 Folder 27
Enzyme Chemistry, Annual Progress Report for Laboratory of
Box 2 Folder 28
Ford Foundation
Box 2 Folder 29
Division of Grants, Public Health Service, Bethesda, Md.
Box 2 Folder 30
The Lilly Research Laboratories Grant, Eli Lilly & Co.
Box 2 Folder 31
Research Corporation Annual Dinner
1952
Box 2 Folder 32
Rockefeller Fund for Enzyme Chemistry
Box 2 Folder 33
The Schroeder Foundation
Correspondence
1954-1955
Box 2 Folder 34
A
Box 2 Folder 35
B
Box 2 Folder 36
C
Box 2 Folder 37
D
Box 2 Folder 38
E
Box 2 Folder 39
F
Box 2 Folder 40
G
Box 2 Folder 41
H
Box 2 Folder 42
I
Box 2 Folder 43
J
Box 2 Folder 44
K
Box 2 Folder 45
L
Box 2 Folder 46
M
Box 2 Folder 47
N
Box 2 Folder 48
O
Box 2 Folder 49
P
Box 2 Folder 50
R
Box 2 Folder 51
S
Box 2 Folder 52
T
Box 2 Folder 53
U
Box 2 Folder 54
V
Box 2 Folder 55
W
Box 2 Folder 56
XYZ
Series II. Course and lecture notes
Box 3 Volume 1
Harvard College course notes
1908
Box 3 Volume 2
Biochemistry lecture and laboratory notes
1947-1954
Series III. Books, reprints
Books by James B. Sumner
Box 4
Chemistry and Methods of Enzymes, James B. Sumner and G. Fred Somers, New York: Academic Press Inc.
1947
Box 4
Chemistry and Methods of Enzymes (3rd edition)
1953
Box 4
Laboratory Experiments in Biological Chemistry, Sumner-Somers, New York: Academic Press, Inc.
1949
Box 4
Textbook of Biological Chemistry, Sumner, New York: The MacMillan Company
1927
Reprints
Box 4
Sumner, H.A. Torrey, C.H. Fiske, E. Zung, R.S. Hubbard, A. Graham, C.V. Noback
1910-1926
Box 4
Sumner, R.G. Holloway, D.B. Hand, K. Myrback, J.S. Kirk, L.O. Poland
1926-1933
Box 4
Sumner, J.S. Kirk, I. Fankuchen, S.F. Howell, A. Zeissig
1933-1936
Box 4
Sumner, S.F. Howell, A.L. Dounce, N. Gralen, I.-B. Eriksson-Quensel
1936-1938
Box 4
Sumner, S.F. Howell, A.L. Dounce, E. Tria, O.D. Frampton
1938-1940
Box 4
Sumner, A.L. Dounce, M. Laskowski, V.L. Frampton, Erland C. Gjessing, J.W. Howland
1940-1943
Box 4
Sumner, E.B. Sisler, G.F. Somers, E.L. Cosby, M. Nymon, P.S. Krishnan
1942-1947
Box 4
Sumner, P.S. Krishnan, G.N. Smith, W.L. Nelson, D.J. O'Kane
1947-1948
Box 4
Sumner, P.S. Krishnan, T.L. Sourkes, Y.C. Ting, H.O. Kunkel, W.L. Nelson, T.C. Chow, A.T. Bever, J.H. Northrop, N.K. Sarkar
1948-1951
Box 4
Sumner, M.S. Dunn, W. Drell, P.A. Shaffer, w. Mosimann, N.K. Sarker, A.P. Nygaard, F.B. Hutt, A.T. Bever
1950-1952
Box 4
Le Prix Nobel en 1946 - Sumner's personal copy of 1946 prize winners
1946
Other Books
Box 4
Practical Physiological Chemistry, Philip B. Hawk, Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co.
1916
Box 4
A German-English Dictionary for Chemists, Austin M. Patterson, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
1917
Box 4
American Men of Science, 4th Edition, New York: The Science Press
1927
Bound Papers
Box 4
Burlingham, Kenneth, The Effect of Plant Growth Substances on Respiratory Metabolism and the Relation of this to Growth
1955
Box 4
Green, D.E., Biochemical Methods
Box 10
List of journals/locations
Series IV. Photographs and glass slides
Mapcase Folder 1 Folder 1
Cornell Alumni dinner
1947-02-17
Mapcase Folder 2
Panoramic photo of Annual Meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
1923
Box 5
Class of 1918 (2 copies)
Box 5
Faculty and Students of Cornell Medical College (?)
1928-1932
Manuscript Box 44
Cornell University Faculty group photograph
1928
Scope and Contents
-Includes Jacob Gould and J. B. Sumner
Box 5
Sumner in office at Savage Hall
1951
Box 5
Dr. Sutherland Simpson
Box 5
George F. Gray
1951
Box 5
Wilder D. Bancroft (3 copies)
1948
Box 5
Dr. and Mrs. Philip B. Haw and Sumner
Box 5
Bennett R. Macmillan
Box 5
Uppsala, Sweden - Nobel Prize Ceremonies
1937
Box 5
Willard Straight Hall, Cornell Library and Bell Tower, Mr. de Grassi and Dr. Abbe near library
Box 5
Cornell Campus - Horse Barn
1942
Box 5
Savage Hall (also excavation for)
1946-1947
Box 5
Catalase Crystals - Phenolphthalein (1 large, 22 small, neg.)
Box 5
Urease
Box 5
Tswett Column
Box 5
Catalase Crystals (photos and glass slides)
Box 5
Other Beef Liver Crystalline Proteins (photos and slides)
Box 5
Other Beef Liver Crystalline Proteins (slides)
Box 5
Jack Bean Protein (other than urease) (slides)
Box 6
Glass slides in wooden boxes
Box 7
Glass slides in wooden boxes
Box 8
Glass slides in wooden boxes
Box 9
Glass slides in wooden boxes
Series V. Recognitions
Box 5
Certificate: Phi Kappa Phi
Box 5
Bound Volume: Nobel Prize
Mapcase Folder 1
2 diplomas
1948-1949
MU 2891
MU-2891
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