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The University of Rochester

University of Rochester 
  SERIES TITLE      Joe W. Howland Papers 
  INCLUSIVE DATES   1949 1973 
  ARRANGEMENT  Record type; chronological thereunder 
  VOLUME  10 cubic feet 
  DESCRIPTION  These records consist of four subgroups: the 
               Atomic Energy Project (AEP); AEP  Medical 
               Division; Health and Safety; and Howland (personal 
               papers). The materials  document early research in 
               radiation toxicity and also illustrate operation 
               of the AEP,  which was funded by the U.S. Atomic 
               Energy Commission, at Rochester. Included are  
               Proposals for Research and Development (Form 
               189s); copies of the AEP Quarterly  Review; 
               administrative records; research correspondence 
               and reports; and educational materials. 
               Documentation is also available concerning 
               Howland's activities as  a consultant on radiation 
               exposure, occupational safety, and civil defense. 
               Information  pertaining to the use of isotopes at 
               Rochester and the university's role in allocating  
               isotopes to regional hospitals is also present. 
               Howland worked at the Rochester  School of 
               Medicine and Dentistry from 1938 to 1965, ending 
               as a professor of radiation biology. He was on a 
               leave of absence from 1944 to 1947 when he served 
               in the  medical organization of the MED. A finding 
               aid is available for this collection. 
  LOCATION OF RECORDS      University of Rochester  Edward G. 
                         Miner Library  School of Medicine and 
                         Dentistry  Rochester, NY 14642