Inventory to the Linda Lear collection of Frances Kelsey materials, 1962-2013
|Repository:||Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
firstname.lastname@example.org | 860.439.2015
|Creator:||Kelsey, Frances Oldham, 1914-2015.|
|Title:||Linda Lear Collection of Frances Oldham Kelsey papers, 1962-2013|
|Dates:||1962-2013 (bulk 1962-1965)
|Call Number:||MS 004|
|Extent:||.29 linear feet (1 1/2 hollinger box and an oversize folder)|
|Abstract:||Articles, clippings, correspondence, curriculum vitae, manuscripts, poster, notes, articles, and a poster documenting the life and work of Frances Oldham Kelsey|
Frances Oldham Kelsey (1914-2015) was a pharmacologist and government official recognized for her role in preventing thalidomide, a drug shown to cause severe birth deformities, from entering the United States market.
This collection contains articles, clippings, correspondence, biographical material, draft of a manuscript, notes, and a poster regarding the life and work of Frances Kelsey. This material was collected by Linda Lear for a potential biography on Frances Kelsey. These materials primarily document the thalidomide controversy and Kelsey’s role in preventing the drug on the United States market. The chronological files contain copies of articles and newspaper reports on Frances Kelsey as the key FDA investigator, her awards for service, and questions regarding stricter government drug regulations. Also included are a selection of speeches made by Kelsey regarding the government’s role in regulating new drugs. Of interest is an autobiographical reflection written by Kelsey which discusses in-depth her early life and education, her work at the University of Chicago and her work on the Sulfanilamide case, her work between graduate school and the FDA, and her experience regarding the thalidomide case.
[Item]. Folder, Box. Linda Lear Collection of Frances Kelsey materials, 1962-2013. Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College.
Rose Oliveira, October 2016
Gift of Linda Lear for the Linda Lear Center, July 2016.
Restrictions on Access
Open for reaearch.
|Kelsey, Frances Oldham, 1914-2015|
|Taussig, Helen B. (Helen Brooke), 1898-1986|
|United States. Food and Drug Administration|
|Civil service--Awards--United States.|
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection