Clive McCay papers, 1920-1967.
Collection Number: 21-14-1087

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Clive McCay papers, 1920-1967.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Collection Number:
21-14-1087
Abstract:
Includes notes, reprints, reports, clippings, photographs, and correspondence documenting McCay's research concerning the effects of nutrition on the aging process, dietary habits of naval personnel and the development of nutritionally-sound rations during World War II, canine nutrition, fluoride and its use in water treatment, parabiosis, and the development of a high-protein, low-carbohydrate bread ("Cornell Bread"). Also included are materials from his course on the History of Nutrition; printed reports from a U.S. Army research project on the effects of radiation on food; articles on medicine, nutrition, and animal science; slides used to illustrate lectures on nutrition and parabiosis; and an annotated bibliography of articles pertaining to the History of Nutrition. Also, letters and notes about the naming and designation of the McCay Reading Room in Mann Library.
Creator:
McCay, Clive Maine, 1898-1967.
Quanitities:
52.1 cubic feet.
Language:
Collection material in English

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Biochemist, nutritionist, gerontologist; professor of Animal Husbandry, Cornell University, 1927-1963.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes notes, reprints, reports, clippings, photographs, and correspondence documenting McCay's research concerning the effects of nutrition on the aging process, dietary habits of naval personnel and the development of nutritionally-sound rations during World War II, canine nutrition, fluoride and its use in water treatment, parabiosis, and the development of a high-protein, low-carbohydrate bread ("Cornell Bread"). Also included are notes, examinations, and handouts from his course on the History of Nutrition; printed reports from a U.S. Army research project on the effects of radiation on food; articles on medicine, nutrition, and animal science, collected by McCay and Sutherland E. R. Simpson and indexed by subject and author; slides used to illustrate lectures on nutrition and parabiosis; and an annotated bibliography of articles pertaining to the History of Nutrition, complied by McCay. Also, letters and notes about the naming and designation of the McCay Reading Room in Mann Library.

INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:

Clive McCay papers, #21-14-1087. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Simpson, Sutherland, 1863-1926.
Cornell University -- : Examinations.
Cornell University -- : Faculty.
Albert R. Mann Library
Subjects:
Operational rations (Military supplies).
Nutrition -- Research.
Nutrition -- History.
Medicine.
Animals -- Research.
Animal nutrition.
Aging -- Nutritional aspects.
Form and Genre Terms:
Slides (photographs).
Photographs.

CONTAINER LIST
Container
Description
Date
Series I. Alphabetical file of research notes
1945-1962
Box 1
A-D
1945-1962
Scope and Contents
Including Age, Animal Care and Bread
Box 2
E-N
1945-1962
Scope and Contents
Including Food Habits and Navy Clippings
Box 3
O-V
1945-1962
Scope and Contents
Including Vitamins
Box 4
W-Z
1945-1962
Scope and Contents
Also, Index Cards containing research notes
Series II. Printed material
Box 5
Correspondence and printed material
1957-1962
Scope and Contents
Related to U. S. Army research grants on beef irradiation
Box 6
Printed material on radiation and Vanino
1921-1959
Scope and Contents
Dr. Ludwig der Praparativen Chemie. Stuttgart: Verlag won Ferdinand Enke
Box 7
Printed material on radiation
1950-1959
Box 8
Printed material on radiation
1950-1959
Box 9
Printed material on radiation
1950-1959
Box 10
Dog Literature
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Correspondence and pedigrees. Pictures used in Book II
Box 11
Dog snapshots, notes
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Practical Doggery. (Box 11 listed in detail, see the accession folder)
Box 12
Dog Research Notes
1954-1955
Scope and Contents
Including Blood studies on Beagles by Ken Palmer, and Newman and Pope, Food Formulation (vitamin and mineral needs)
Box 13
Navy Ration History
1948-1952
Scope and Contents
Research notes and correspondence related to Navy ration history, prevention of teeth damage with rhubarb, and the history of nutrition
Box 14
Beverage Fads
1950-1959
Scope and Contents
Including the fluorides controversy, vitamin correspondence, and other fads.
Box 15
History of Navy Files
1940-1959
Scope and Contents
Including photographs of Navy food in W. W. II, Dow Chemical Co. Methonine Reports, chemical additives, and "Bogert".
Box 16
Research on teeth
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Correspondence related to parabiosis, age, navy charts. Mrs. Ellen G. White file.
Box 17
Printed Material, Correspondence and photographs
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Correspondence and photographs, and printed materials. (Many photographs of Dr. McCay by Louise Boyle). PHOTOS MISSING FROM BOX - June 2005
Box 18
Material on chinchillas
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, notebooks, and printed material on chinchillas.
Box 19
Bread and the Navy
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Correspondence and printed material on rabbits, bread and the Navy.
Box 20
Class Materials
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Research data, class materials.
Box 21
Navy Research
1950-1959
Scope and Contents
Navy Research, Bread
Box 22
Army and Navy Correspondence
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Army and Navy correspondence, manuscript of "Bogert", a summary of knowledge about food and nutrition.
Box 23
Index Cards
date unknown
Box 24
Index Cards
date unknown
Box 25
Index Cards
date unknown
Box 26
Index Cards
date unknown
Box 27
Printed material on radiation
date unknown
Box 28
Printed material on yeast
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Also index cards on starch
Box 29
Photograph Album
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Photograph album containing dogs, parabiotic rats, and tooth decay and printed material. (Box 29 listed in detail, see the accession folder)
Box 30
Photograph Album
1953-1957
Scope and Contents
Photograph Albums showing diseased and retarded rats, synthetic sheep and goats. Gaines Dog Research Progress and nutrition slides. (Box 30 listed in detail, see the accession folder)
Box 31
Printed Material, A-C
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Printed materials are arranged by the first letter of the Author's last name, and then by number.
Box 32
Printed Material, D-H 497
date unknown
Box 33
Printed Material, H 515-O
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Including Miscellaneous hearings
Box 34
Printed Material, P-Z
date unknown
Box 35
Printed Material
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Unlabeled and duplicates.
Box 36
Author index to Printed Material A-K
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Boxes 36-40 contain a subject and author index.
Box 37
Author index to Printed Material L-Z
date unknown
Box 38
Subject Index to Printed Material A-D
date unknown
Box 39
Subject Index to Printed Material E-N
date unknown
Box 40
Subject Index to Printed Material N-X
date unknown
Box 41
Wistar Inst. Index, Ristiva D. Biologia
date unknown
Box 42
Notes on Index Cards
date unknown
Scope and Contents
And Assignments from Course 215, awards.
Box 43
Index Cards
date unknown
Series III. Glass slides
Box 44
Glass Slides
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Parabiotic rats, dogs, goats with nutritional deficiencies.
Box 45
Glass Slides
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Slides from a lecture on nutrition
Box 46
Glass Slides
date unknown
Scope and Contents
History of nutrition slides including famous scientists and cartoons showing obesity
Box 47
Glass Slides
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Navy food and the effects of sugar
Box 48
Glass Slides
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Dogs and parabiotic rats. Numbers 29-49 are unlabeled and appear to be unfiled slides from the other boxes
Box 49
Glass Slides
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Vitamin deficiency in man and animals
Series IV. Photographs, slides
Box 10
Pictures Used in Book II
date unknown
Box 11
Dog Snapshots
date unknown
Box 15
Photographs of Navy Food in W. W. II
date unknown
Box 17
Photographs
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Missing June 2005
Box 29
Photograph Album
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Photograph Album containing dogs, parabiotic rats, and tooth decay, and printed material. Detailed list available in the accession folder.
Box 30
Photograph Album and slides
date unknown
Scope and Contents
Photograph Album showing diseased and retarded rats, synthetic sheep and goats. Gaines Dog Research Progress and nutrition slides. Detailed list available in the accession folder.
Series V. Clippings
Box 2
Navy Clippings
1945-1962
Scope and Contents
Alphabetical file E-N, including food habits and Navy Clippings