University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Karl August Folkers Papers, 1960-1997



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Folkers, Karl August
Title: Karl August Folkers Papers
Dates: 1960-1997
Abstract: Karl August Folkers (1906-1997), was the Ashbel Smith Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and director of the Institute for Biomedical Research at The University of Texas at Austin at the time of his death. His research focused on naturally-occurring, biologically-active compounds.
Accession No.: 2005-005
Extent: 23 feet
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Karl August Folkers (1906-1997), was the Ashbel Smith Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and director of the Institute for Biomedical Research at The University of Texas at Austin at the time of his death. His research focused on naturally-occurring, biologically-active compounds. He is best known for his work with B-vitamins, hypothalamic hormone, coenzyme Q and mevalonic acid. During his career, Folkers held positions at Merck (1931-1963), the Stanford Research Institute (1963-1968), and The University of Texas at Austin (1968-1997). He received the American Chemical Society Award for meritorious work in pure chemistry in 1941, the Van Meter Prize of the American Thyroid Association in 1969, and the American Chemical Society Priestly Award in 1986, among others. In 1990, Folkers founded the Folkers Foundation for Biomedical and Clinical Research with the mission to support biochemical research on causes of human disease.


Scope and Contents

These papers consist of correspondence, research files, reprints, and office files documenting the career of Karl August Folkers in chemical research. Correspondence files are generally alphabetical by person or organization, with some subject files mixed in.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

These papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.


Index Terms

Folkers, Karl August
American Chemical Society
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Academy of Sciences
Ubiquinones
Vitamin B

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Karl August Folkers Papers, 1960-1997, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Correspondence:

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2005-005/1 Companies and universities:
Pre-1992:
A
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2005-005/2 B - H
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2005-005/3 H - O
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2005-005/4 O - Z
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2005-005/6 1992 - 1994:
A - G
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2005-005/7 G - Z
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2005-005/9 1994 - present
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2005-005/4 People:
1992 - 1994:
A - Botsom
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2005-005/5 Brown - Lindeke
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2005-005/6 Littaru - Yamogami
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2005-005/8 1994 - present:
Andreu - Nicols
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2005-005/9 Nilsson - Young



 
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2005-005/1 Research Files:
General
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2005-005/10 Research Files, Coenzyme Q
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2005-005/11 General
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2005-005/12 General



 

Reprints:

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2005-005/13 Not indexed
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2005-005/14 Indexed
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2005-005/15 Indexed



 
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2005-005/15 Priestly Award



 
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2005-005/15 Institute for Biomedical Research



 
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2005-005/15 Printed memorabilia



 
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2005-005/15 Photographs



 

"Old files:"

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2005-005/16 National Academy of Sciences, [some unfoldered], 1967-1970
National Institutes of Health, 1963-1969
Nutrition Foundation, Inc., 1967-1969
Stanford Research Institute, [unfoldered], 1967-1974
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2005-005/17 Hoffman-La Roche & Co., Ltd., (Dr. John Frey), [some unfoldered], 1963-1968
Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, Inc., [some unfoldered], 1963-1968
National Cotton Council of America, 1963-1965
National Vitamin Foundation, 1963-1969
New York Academy of Sciences, 1967-1969
Corn Products Company and Ott Chemical Co., 1964-1971
Fourth International Symposium on the Chemistry of Natural Products (ISCNP), Stockholm, 1966
Population Crisis Committee, 1968-1969
Southwest Foundation for Research and Education, Dr. Joseph Goldzeiher, 1968-1972
"KF, Special Folder," [correspondence and printed material, various topics], 1960-1963
Miscellaneous meeting programs, 1966
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2005-005/18 Stanford Research Institute, 1968-1972
Corn Products Company (CPC), 1972-1974
National Institutes of Health, 1970-1972
American Cancer Society, 1970-1974
National Academy of Science, 1968-1974
Marilyn Blackstone Golaz, Ph.D. candidate, 1969-1971
Muscular Dystrophy Association, including grant proposals, 1968-1974
Population committee (McElroy), 1968-1969
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2005-005/19 Hans Sievertsson, 1971-1973
Corn Products Company, project B-6407, 1966-1968
American Chemical Society, 1973-1975
Stauffer Chemical Co., 1965-1969
Roche Laboratories, from Donald B. Clark, 1969-1970
Merck, Sharp & Dohme, 1968-1974
NIH site visit at Berkeley, University of California, (Dr. Packer), 1974
William A. Pryor, 1971
ACS: Canvassing Committee for the Priestly Medal and the Charles Lathrop Parsons Award, 1969-1972
Trip plans:
1963-1966
1967-1968
Matsumiya, Hiroyuki ("Jack), Japan, 1966-1969
Dean Sprawls, 1968-1971
Dr. Frederick S. Skelton, ("Steve"), IBR, Texas, 1965-1972
"S," Miscellaneous, 1967-1974