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Merkel Henry Jacobs PapersUPT 50 J17

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Summary Information

Prepared by
Karen Stevens
Preparation date
1989
Date [inclusive]
1911-1962
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet

PROVENANCE

Gift of Dr. John R. Brobeck, August 24, 1989.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Dr. Merkel Henry Jacobs, zoologist, physiologist, instructor. Received his A.B., 1905 and Ph.D., 1908 from the University of Pennsylvania. After one year of postdoctoral study in Berlin, Jacobs returned to the University of Pennsylvania as an Instructor in Zoology. In 1913 he became an Assistant Professor; and from 1923 until his retirement in 1955, he was Professor of General Physiology.

Jacobs also had a long association with the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. He served as an Instructor begining in 1921. He became Associate Director, 1925-1926 and Director, 1927-1937. In 1938 he was appointed a trustee.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

These papers primarily cover his activities at the University of Pennsylvania as Professor of Advanced General Physiology. The papers include correspondence, 1911-1964, n.d. much of which refers to student performance and applications; recommendations for graduated students; Physiology Department papers, 1932-1953, n.d.; correspondence, minutes, reports, topics and authors for the Annual Review of Physiology, 1937-1953; correspondence and administrative circulars for the Office of Scientific Research, 1940-1946; correspondence, reports, bills, and budget summaries for the Rockefeller Foundation Grant, 1940-1950; material for the Association of American Universities, 1932-1948; information on the International Congress of Experimental Cytology, 1947-1950; papers written by Jacobs; and reprints, 1909-1962.

There is some mention of his involvement with the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, although a researcher should contact Woods Hole for additional Jacobs papers.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
University of Pennsylvania. Dept. of Zoology.
Occupation(s)
Zoologists–Pennsylvania–Philadelphia.
Subject(s)
Zoology–Study and teaching (Higher)

Inventory

 

Inventory 

Box

Folder

Correspondence, 1911, 1916, 1924 

1

1

Correspondence, 1927-1928 

1

2

Correspondence, 1929 

1

3

Correspondence, 1930 

1

4

Correspondence, 1931 

1

5

Correspondence, 1932 

1

6

Correspondence, 1933 

1

7

Correspondence, 1934 

1

8

Correspondence, 1935-1939 

1

9

Correspondence, 1940-1944 

1

10

Correspondence, 1945-1946 

1

11

Correspondence, 1947 

1

12

Correspondence, 1948 

1

13

Correspondence, 1949-1950 

1

14

Correspondence, 1951-1954 

1

15

Correspondence, 1955-1956 

1

16

Correspondence, 1964, n.d. 

1

17

Greeting cards 

1

18

Recommendations 

1

19

Graduate School of Arts and Science, 1932-1936 

1

20

Courses — Zoology, 1919 

1

21

Physiology Department – Faculty – Lists/Schedules 

1

22

Physiology Department – Course Schedules, 1942-1952 

1

23

Physiology Department – Graduate Students 

1

24

Physiology Department – Examinations 

1

25

Physiology Department – Student Aid, 1947-1953, n.d. 

1

26

Physiology Department – Payroll, 1940-1942 

1

27

Annual Review of Physiology — Correspondence, Minutes, Reports 

1

28

Annual Review of Physiology — Topics and Authors 

1

29

Office of Scientific Research and Development — Correspondence, 1944-1946 

1

30

Office of Scientific Research and Development — Administrative Circulars, 1944-1946 

1

31

Rockefeller Foundation Grant — Correspondence, Reports, Bills 

1

32

Rockefeller Foundation Grant — Budget Summaries, 1940-1946 

1

33

Rockefeller Foundation Grant — Budget Summaries, 1947-1950 

1

34

Association of American Universities 

1

35

International Congress of Experimental Cytology, 1947-1950 

1

36

Questionnaires 

1

37

Papers: 

 

 

Suggestions for improvements in the first third of the physiological course 

1

38

Observations on the blood of albino rats following rapid decompression 

1

38

Review 

1

38

Personal finances 

1

39

Miscellaneous 

1

40

Reprints, 1909-1919 

1

41

Reprints, 1920-1928 

1

42

Reprints, 1931 

1

43

Reprints, 1932 

1

44

Reprints, 1933-1934 

1

45

Reprints, 1935-1936 

1

46

Reprints, 1937-1962 

1

47

Printed — re: Merkel H. Jacobs 

1

48

Certificates 

1

49