Name and location of repository
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Saul Kit, PhD papers
- 1958-1974 (Creation)
.25 cubic feet (1 box)
Name of creator
Dr. Saul Kit (November 25, 1920 - January 24, 2008) was a leader in biochemistry in the Texas Medical Center. He was chief of the section of nucleoprotein metabolism in the Department of Biochemistry at M.D. Anderson Hospital, and later Head of the Division of Biochemical Virology at Baylor College of Medicine. He served as President of the Southwest Section of the American Association for Cancer Researchers, the Treasurer of the American Society for Cell Biology, and President of the American Society for Cell Biology. Dr. Kit was a recipient of numerous research grants from National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, The American Cancer Society, Leukemia Society, Robert A. Welch Foundation, and the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. For over 25 years he received a Research Career Award from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In 1987, he was honored with the Distinguished Inventor of the Year Award for developing the world's first genetically engineered vaccine to be licensed by the U.S. government. Dr. Kit was granted numerous United States and International patents for his pioneering vaccine inventions.
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Scope and content
The Saul Kit, PhD papers contain research journals, reprints, copies, and an undated manuscript documenting his career in biochemistry. This collection focuses on his research published from 1958-1974. The collection consists of one box, equaling .25 cubic feet. The materials are in good condition.
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Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce should be secured from the repository.
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Immediate source of acquisition
Source is unknown. Assumed to be the creator.
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Related archival materials
MS 019 Matilda Beynesh-Melnick, MD papers
- Citation: Saul Kit PhD, papers; MS 018; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.
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Rules or conventions
Finding aid based on DACS ( Describing Archives: A Content Standard).
Materials placed in acid-free folder and ordered in chronological order.
Finding aid prepared by Erin Schlothauer, 2016.