Robert B. Livingston Papers, 1918 - 2000 (MSS 418)

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Extent: 54.3 Linear feet (32 archives boxes, 38 records cartons, 6 card file boxes, and 10 oversize folders)

Digital Content

The original film The Human Brain: Its Structures and Organization has been digitized.

Papers of Robert Burr Livingston (1918-2002), professor of neuroscience and medical administrator. The collection includes correspondence, writings, talks and lectures, project materials, UC San Diego administrative and teaching materials, photographs, audiovisual materials, and digital files. Also included are papers of Livingston's mentor, neurophysiologist John Farquhar Fulton (1899-1960), and his father, neuroscientist William Kenneth Livingston (1892-1966).

Robert Burr Livingston was born in 1918 in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 1940 and graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1944, where he did his residency in internal medicine. Livingston served as a US Navy Medical Corps Reserve officer in Okinawa during World War II, and was awarded a Bronze Star. His major academic appointments include Harvard Medical School (1946-1947); the Yale University School of Medicine (1946-1952); the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine (1952-1957); and the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (1965-1989). Livingston served as scientific director for both the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness (NINDB) from 1956-1965. In 1965 he founded the world's first interdisciplinary neuroscience department at UC San Diego. Throughout his career, Livingston was active in several anti-nuclear weapons and peace organizations, including the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which was awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize for Peace.

Livingston's research has been concerned with investigating combinations of nervous and mental functions, using neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, behavioral, and clinical techniques. He has published widely in these fields, including chapters in John F. Fulton's Physiology of the Nervous System (fourth edition, 1960) and a dozen chapters in Best and Taylor's Physiological Basis of Medical Practice (eleventh edition, 1985). While a professor in the Department of Neurosciences at UC San Diego, he developed the Neurosciences Study Plan for graduate students. He is well known for his work in the cinemorphology of the human brain, using a technique developed at UC San Diego by Roy E. Mills which involves slicing, staining and photographing very thin sections of the whole human brain in sequence. The Human Brain: A Dynamic View of its Structures and Organization, an award-winning film on this research, was produced in 1976 by Sy Wexler.

Livingston has also made significant contributions to the study of the relationship between chronic undernutrition and human brain development, including participating in the Committee for Undernourished People research project. In 1986, the Army Medical Corps Research and Development Command selected Livingston's Laboratory for Quantitative Morphology in the Department of Neurosciences at UC San Diego to establish a national research and development program to construct a prototype computer system that would be capable of three-dimensional mapping and displaying the entire human brain at microscopic levels of detail. Livingston also consulted on the autopsy of President John F. Kennedy, and served as science advisor to the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. Livingston died in 2002 in La Jolla, California.

The Robert Burr Livingston Papers document the career and professional activities of a noted neuroscientist, professor and medical administrator. Materials include correspondence, writings, talks and lectures, project materials, and UC San Diego teaching materials. Also included are papers of Livingston's mentor, neurophysiologist John Farquhar Fulton (1899-1960), and his father, neuroscientist William Kenneth Livingston (1892-1966).

Accession Processed in 2005

Arranged in seven series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) SUBJECT FILES, 3) WRITINGS, 4) LECTURES AND TALKS, 5) PROJECTS, 6) TEACHING MATERIALS, and 7) JOHN F. FULTON MATERIALS.

Accession Processed in 2017

Arranged in twelve series: 8) BIOGRAPHICAL, 9) CORRESPONDENCE, 10) WRITINGS, 11) PROJECTS AND RESEARCH, 12) UC SAN DIEGO, 13) ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMITTEES, 14) DALAI LAMA, 15) WILLIAM K. LIVINGSTON, 16) PHOTOGRAPHS, 17) SOUND RECORDINGS, 18) FILM AND VIDEO, and 19) DIGITAL MEDIA.

Container List

Accession Processed in 2005

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) CORRESPONDENCE: Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, the series includes letters from Leo Szilard, Jonas Salk, Linus Pauling, Wilder Penfield, Carl Sagan, and Lewis Thomas. There is correspondence documenting Livingston's involvement with the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, the Foundations' Fund for Research in Psychiatry, and the Institute for Policy Studies, of which he was a founding member. A very rich correspondence covers the period from 1947 to 1952, while Livingston was a member of the faculty of the Yale University School of Medicine and spent time in Europe receiving advanced training. Of particular interest are letters to Paul C. Smith, editor and general manager of the San Francisco Chronicle, that report on his interpretations of the climate and mood of post-war Europe.

Box 1 Folder 1
A - Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 2
Aeromedical Research Unit, Yale University, 1940 - 1952
Box 1 Folder 3
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1966 - 1981
Box 1 Folder 4
American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1969 - 1977
Box 1 Folder 5
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Commission on Science Education, 1969
Box 1 Folder 6
Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease, 1947
Box 1 Folder 7
B - Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 8
Balzers Corporation, 1974 - 1976
Box 1 Folder 9
Bates, John, 1948
Box 1 Folder 10
Bloomfield, Arthur L., 1943 - 1952
Box 1 Folder 11
British Broadcasting Corporation, 1980 - 1982
Box 1 Folder 12
Bronk, Detlev, 1951 - 1956
Box 1 Folder 13
C - Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 14
Caveness, William, 1948 - 1949
Box 1 Folder 15
Chandler, M.L., 1947 - 1948
Box 1 Folder 16
Chapman, William P., 1948 - 1949
Box 1 Folder 17
Cohen, Leonard, 1954
Box 2 Folder 1
Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), 1962 - 1964
Box 2 Folder 2
Cook, Lyle E., 1954
Box 2 Folder 3
Corson, Samuel A., 1951 - 1952
Box 2 Folder 4
Cutting, Windsor C., 1946 - 1950
Box 2 Folder 5
D - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 6
Danforth, C.H., 1943 - 1947
Box 2 Folder 7
Davis, Dr. and Mrs. George, 1951
Box 2 Folder 8
Denny-Brown, D., 1945 - 1946
Box 2 Folder 9
Desmedt, J.E., 1951
Box 2 Folder 10
Digital Equipment Corporation, 1981
Box 2 Folder 11
E - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 12
Evans, Joseph P., 1948 - 1949
Box 2 Folder 13
F - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 14
Fessard, Alfred, 1949 - 1954
Box 2 Folder 15-17
Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, 1959 - 1964
Box 2 Folder 18
Foundations' Fund for Research in Psychiatry, 1954 - 1964
Box 2 Folder 19
Freeman, Walter, 1954 - 1955
Box 3 Folder 1
Fulton, John F., 1946 - 1950
Box 3 Folder 2
G - Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 3
Gelperin, Abraham, 1951
Box 3 Folder 4
Glees, Paul, 1950 - 1955
Box 3 Folder 5
Gregg, Alan, 1949 - 1956
Box 3 Folder 6
Gruber Fellowship, 1949
Box 3 Folder 7
H - Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 8
Hall, Francoise, 1985
Box 3 Folder 9
Hall, Victor E., 1948 - 1953
Box 3 Folder 10
Halpin, William C., 1962 - 1964
Box 3 Folder 11
Hess, W.R., 1948 - 1950
Box 3 Folder 12-14
Hoffman-La Roche and Co., 1975 - 1981
Box 3 Folder 15
Hoover, Herbert, 1948
Box 3 Folder 16
Hultgren, Herb, 1948 - 1952
Box 4 Folder 1
I - Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 2-3
Institute for Policy Studies - Includes incorporation documents, 1962 - 1964
Box 4 Folder 4
J - Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 5
Jasper, Herbert, 1948 - 1956
Box 4 Folder 6
Johnson, George, 1948 - 1950
Box 4 Folder 7
K - Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 8
L- Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 9
Liddell, Howard, 1947 - 1950
Box 4 Folder 10
LKB Instruments, 1980 - 1981
Box 4 Folder 11
Lindsley, David, 1967, 1981
Box 4 Folder 12
Livingston, Kenneth E., undated
Box 4 Folder 13
Livingston, Ruth, 1949
Box 4 Folder 14
Livingston, William K. (Bill), 1947 - 1950
Box 4 Folder 15
Long, C.N.H., 1948 - 1952
Box 4 Folder 16
M - Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 17
MacLean, Paul D, 1952-1956, 1980
Box 4 Folder 18
Magoun, H.W., 1952
Box 4 Folder 19
Mandeville, Hubert T., 1970
Box 4 Folder 20
McLean, Franklin C., 1954
Box 4 Folder 21
Mega Vision, 1986 - 1987
Box 5 Folder 1
Mellinkoff, Sherman, 1947 - 1952
Box 5 Folder 2
Miller, Neal E., 1961
Box 5 Folder 3
Morelle, Jean, 1951
Box 5 Folder 4
N - Miscellaneous
Box 5 Folder 5
Nagler, Michael, 1988
Box 5 Folder 6
National Academy of Sciences - Space Medicine Committee, 1969
Box 5 Folder 7
National Geographic Society, 1978 - 1982
Box 5 Folder 8
National Pharmacology Laboratory, Inc. - Jones, Casey, 1983
Box 5 Folder 9
Neurophysiology memorabilia, 1957 - 1959
Box 5 Folder 10
Nowell, Pat, 1983
Box 5 Folder 11
O - Miscellaneous
Box 5 Folder 12
Office of Naval Research, 1955 - 1956
Box 5 Folder 13
O'Rahilly, Ronan, 1981 - 1983

See SERIES 2, Digitizing embryos.

Box 5 Folder 14
P - Miscellaneous
Box 5 Folder 15
Parmelee, Arthur Hawley, Jr., 1959
Box 5 Folder 16
Pauling, Linus, 1953 - 1960
Box 5 Folder 17
Penfield, Wilder, 1958 - 1960
Box 5 Folder 18
Phillips, Herbert, 1982 - 1983
Box 5 Folder 19
Platt, John, 1977, 1986-1987
Box 5 Folder 20
Quimby, Freeman H., 1952 - 1955
Box 6 Folder 1
R - Miscellaneous
Box 6 Folder 2
Reid, William H., 1985
Box 6 Folder 3
Roche Laboratories, 1978
Box 6 Folder 4
Rodriguez Delgado, Jose Manuel, 1947 - 1952
Box 6 Folder 5
S - Miscellaneous
Box 6 Folder 6
Sabbadini, Roger, 1983 - 1986
Box 6 Folder 7
Sachs, Ernest, 1958, 1962
Box 6 Folder 8
Sagan, Carl, 1985
Box 6 Folder 9
Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 1958, 1964
Box 6 Folder 10
Salk, Jonas, 1964, 1974, 1984
Box 6 Folder 11
Saltman, Paul, 1978 - 1979
Box 6 Folder 12
Sawyer, Charles H., 1956 - 1958
Box 6 Folder 13
Schmitt, Francis O., 1974 - 1985
Box 6 Folder 14
Schwab, Robert S., 1952
Box 6 Folder 15
Segundo, Jose, 1956 - 1963
Box 6 Folder 16
Sevareid, Eric, 1973, 1980
Box 6 Folder 17
Shapiro, Charles, 1984
Box 6 Folder 18
Shiamoto, Takio, 1957 - 1960
Box 6 Folder 19
Shilling, Charles, 1952 - 1955
Box 6 Folder 20
Shiver, Steven O., 1985
Box 6 Folder 21
Sikand, Rajinder, 1957 - 1963
Box 7 Folder 1
Sklar, Michael, 1960 - 1961
Box 7 Folder 2
Smadel, Joseph E., 1960
Box 7 Folder 3
Smith, Paul Clifford, 1946 - 1955
Box 7 Folder 4
Soriano, Victor, 1960 - 1965
Box 7 Folder 5
Spickard, W.B., 1948 - 1949
Box 7 Folder 6
Sprague, James Baird, 1962 - 1965
Box 7 Folder 7
Spyropoulous, Constantine, 1962-1963, 1985
Box 7 Folder 8
Stone, Frederick L., 1962 - 1965
Box 7 Folder 9
Stover, Carl, 1960 - 1961
Box 7 Folder 10
Su, Hong-Sen, 1980
Box 7 Folder 11
Szentagothai, John, 1957 - 1962
Box 7 Folder 12
Box 7 Folder 13
T - Miscellaneous
Box 7 Folder 14
Tasaki, Ichiji, 1963
Box 7 Folder 15
Terry, Luther, 1961
Box 7 Folder 16
Thomas, Lewis, 1983
Box 7 Folder 17
Thompson, Elizabeth, 1949-1950, 1961
Box 7 Folder 18
Tompkins, Howard E., 1961
Box 7 Folder 19
Tuchman, Barbara, 1979 - 1981
Box 7 Folder 20
Turner, Eric A., 1957
Box 7 Folder 21
U - Miscellaneous
Box 7 Folder 22
V - Miscellaneous
Box 8 Folder 1
von Muralt, Alexander, 1957
Box 8 Folder 2
W - Miscellaneous
Box 8 Folder 3
Wallenstein, Alfred, 1959 - 1964
Box 8 Folder 4
Ware, Randy, 1973
Box 8 Folder 5
Waxman, Bruce, 1984
Box 8 Folder 6
Webb, Conant, 1958 - 1959
Box 8 Folder 7
Weddell, Graham, 1949 - 1950
Box 8 Folder 8
Weed, Lewis H., 1949 - 1951
Box 8 Folder 9
West, John, 1987 - 1988
Box 8 Folder 10
Wheeler, Mary P., 1948 - 1952
Box 8 Folder 11
Wiederholt, Wigbert C., 1979 - 1983
Box 8 Folder 12
Wikler, Abraham, 1960 - 1961
Box 8 Folder 13
Windle, William F., 1963 - 1964
Box 8 Folder 14
Wolf, Ken, 1957 - 1962
Box 8 Folder 15
Worden, Fred, 1956-1964, 1981
Box 8 Folder 16
Wyrwicka, Wanda, 1961 - 1962
Box 8 Folder 18
Xu, Ma, 1982
Box 8 Folder 17
Xu, Lu-Xi, 1980 - 1984
Box 8 Folder 19
Y - Miscellaneous
Box 8 Folder 20
Yakovlev, Paul, 1954-1957, 1976
Box 8 Folder 21
Yarmolinsky, Adam, 1959
Box 8 Folder 22
York, Herbert F., 1983 - 1986
Box 8 Folder 23
Z - Miscellaneous
Box 8 Folder 24
Zador, Imre, 1961-1963, 1979
Box 8 Folder 25
Zakusov, Vasilii V., 1959
Box 8 Folder 26
Zola-Morgan, Stuart, 1983

SUBJECT FILES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) SUBJECT FILES: Files documenting Livingston's various involvements in and his role as a founding member of the Institute for Policy Studies and with Fritjof Capra of the Elmwood Institute. The subject files also document Livingston's ongoing interest in disarmament, peace and anti-nuclear issues.

Box 9 Folder 1
AIDS articles and notes
Box 9 Folder 2
Altered States (movie, 1980)

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Box 9 Folder 3
Commission on Science Education Agendas
Box 9 Folder 4-5
Committee on the Public Understanding of Science
Box 9 Folder 6
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Box 9 Folder 7
American Association of University Women

See SERIES 3, Proposition for American Association of University Women Symposium, Portland, Oregon, 1965 June 23.

Box 9 Folder 8
American Civil Liberties Union - Proposition 41 and Undernutrition, 1984 September 22
Box 9 Folder 9
American Neurological Association
Box 10 Folder 1
Biophysical Society Meetings , 1984 February 19-23
Box 10 Folder 2
Book reviews of interest to Livingston
Box 10 Folder 3-4
British Broadcasting Corporation - Human Brain television series
Box 10 Folder 5
Carnegie Corporation - Grant application and correspondence
Box 10 Folder 6
Central Coordination of Eye Movements - Grant application and correspondence
Box 10 Folder 7-9
Cerebrospinal Fluid - Includes Adelbert Ames material
Box 10 Folder 10-12
Cinemicrotome
Box 10 Folder 13
Cinemorphology of the Whole Human Brain - Film description

Commonwealth Fund

Box 10 Folder 14
Fellowship application
Box 10 Folder 15
Livingston's grant application and correspondence

Computer Equipment

Box 11 Folder 1
Evans and Sutherland - Correspondence and notes, 1976 - 1983
Box 11 Folder 2
Information, UNIX
Box 11 Folder 3
Improvements and hardware acquisitions
Box 11 Folder 4
Miscellaneous correspondence and notes
Box 11 Folder 5
UNIX
Box 11 Folder 6
Computer Equipment Facility, Chemistry Department - Correspondence
Box 11 Folder 7
Digitizing embryos

See SERIES 1, O'Rahilly, Ronan.

Box 11 Folder 8
Drawings, miscellaneous
Box 11 Folder 9
Elmwood Institute - Fritjof Capra
Box 11 Folder 10
Education
Box 12 Folder 1
Electron Microscope - JEOL, Inc.
Box 12 Folder 2
Faculty for Social Responsibility
Box 12 Folder 3-4
Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences - Includes meeting minutes
Box 12 Folder 5
Foreign Service Institute
Box 12 Folder 6
Green politics
Box 12 Folder 7
Holograms - Multiplex Co. - Roche Laboratory
Box 12 Folder 8
Hudson Brown Fellowship application, 1949 - 1950
Box 13 Folder 1
Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation
Box 13 Folder 2-3
Institute for Information Systems
Box 13 Folder 4
Institute for International Study - Carl Rosberg
Box 13 Folder 5
Institute for Non-Linear Science
Box 13 Folder 6
Institute for Policy Studies - Education seminar
Box 13 Folder 7
International relations
Box 13 Folder 8
John Brockman Associates, Inc. - Literary agents
Box 14 Folder 1
Livingston, Kenneth - The Limbic System: Questions of Access to Man's Inner Space
Box 14 Folder 2
Livingston, Robert - UCSD Desk - Miscellaneous correspondence and articles, 1979 - 1987
Box 14 Folder 3
Locus Coeruleus - 3-dimensional reconstruction -- Correspondence and project description
Box 14 Folder 4
Managing East-West Conflict - Booklet and mailing list
Box 14 Folder 5
Mandala Holistic Health
Box 14 Folder 6
March of Dimes
Box 14 Folder 7
Microtome equipment
Box 14 Folder 8-10
Morphometrics and neurological imaging
Box 14 Folder 11
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Advisory Committee for Office of Life Science Programs on Space Medical and Behavioral Sciences
Box 15 Folder 1-2
National Film Board of Canada

National Geographic Society

Box 15 Folder 3
Draft notes and correspondence
Box 15 Folder 4
Film payments and terms
Box 15 Folder 5
Frontiers of Science book chapter
Box 15 Folder 6
License
Box 15 Folder 7
Storyboard

National Institute of Mental Health

Box 15 Folder 8-9
Chronic Undernutrition and Child Behavior - Correspondence
Box 15 Folder 10
National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness (NINDB) basic research program

National Science Foundation

Box 15 Folder 11
Miscellaneous
Box 15 Folder 12
Division for Applied Physical, Mathematical and Biological Sciences
Box 16 Folder 1
Division of Applied Research
Box 16 Folder 2
Panel of Applied Research
Box 16 Folder 3
Progress reports and correspondence
Box 16 Folder 4
Science education
Box 16 Folder 5
Neurosciences Ph.D. program, UC San Diego
Box 16 Folder 6
Neurosciences Research Program
Box 16 Folder 7
New York Times Magazine - Review of article on medical experimentation on man
Box 16 Folder 8
Nobel Peace Prize, 1985
Box 16 Folder 9
Notes and materials, 1984
Box 16 Folder 10
Office of Naval Research - Brain Organization and Behavior - Mimeograph
Box 16 Folder 11
Pauling, Linus - UC San Diego Lecture. Biography and newspaper clippings, 1988 September 30

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Box 17 Folder 1-2
Miscellaneous
Box 17 Folder 3
Council of the San Diego Medical Society
Box 17 Folder 4
Nuclear issues and election, San Diego State University (SDSU), 1984 April 28
Box 17 Folder 5
PBS radio broadcast - Robert Livingston
Box 17 Folder 6
Physiology of the Nervous System - Correspondence on revision
Box 17 Folder 7
Quantitative Morphology - Facility grant proposal
Box 17 Folder 8-9
Quantitative Morphology Laboratory

Quantitative Neurology

Box 17 Folder 10
Brain (ape/gorilla)
Box 17 Folder 11
BRAIN.DAT file structure, 1976 June 29
Box 17 Folder 12
Development
Box 18 Folder 1
Map algorithms
Box 18 Folder 2
Printout of movie program, 1976 April 8
Box 18 Folder 3
Roche
Box 18 Folder 4
Roche Laboratory - Quantitative Morphology support - Blueprints
Box 18 Folder 5
Talos Systems, Inc.
Box 18 Folder 6
Teller Lecture - Notes
Box 18 Folder 7
Torrance, E. Paul - Creativity
Box 18 Folder 8
TRW Technology Research Center
Box 18 Folder 9
Zeiss, Inc., microscope equipment - Correspondence and technical information

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) WRITINGS: The writings largely relate Livingston's interest in peace and disarmament. Also included are some incomplete drafts of his chapters in John F. Fulton's Physiology of the Nervous System, as well as reprints of a few of his scholarly articles.

Box 19 Folder 1
Alexandrian Anatomists: Hirophilus and Erasistratus, 1986 February 11
Box 19 Folder 2
Annual Report of the Basic Research Program, NIMH-NINDB, 1957
Box 19 Folder 3
Appeal for the Study of Man as a Whole, ca. 1963
Box 19 Folder 4
Bibliographies
Box 19 Folder 5
Biographical materials and curriculum vitae
Box 19 Folder 6
Brain Stem Reticular Formation - Reprint
Box 19 Folder 7
Cerebrospinal Fluid - Reprint
Box 19 Folder 8
Energy/War: Breaking the Nuclear Line - Livingston's abstract of Part II
Box 19 Folder 9
Epilogue: Reflections on James Wenceslas Papez, According to Four of His Colleagues (compiled by Kenneth E. Livingston) - Reprint
Box 19 Folder 10
Fate of the Earth, by Jonathan Schell, 1982 May
Box 19 Folder 11
Foreign Service Institute, mid-career course - Draft notes, 1962 - 1964
Box 19 Folder 12
Government Aid to Education: a Footnote to the Contemporary Discourse - Typescript
Box 19 Folder 13
Meetings to prevent nuclear war held in Helsinki and the Soviet Union, 1984 June
Box 19 Folder 14
Miscellaneous notes
Box 19 Folder 15
Need for Strengthening Neuroanatomy in the Neurosciences Department, 1981 February 9
Box 19 Folder 16
Neurophysiology of the Reticular Formation - Reprint
Box 19 Folder 17
Nuclear Winter - Newly Recognized Global Hazards of Nuclear War

See SERIES 1, Sabbadini, Roger.

Box 19 Folder 18
Perception and Commitment - Reprint
Box 19 Folder 19
Personal notebook, 1949
Box 19 Folder 20
Physiology of the Nervous System - Revision draft
Box 19 Folder 21
Progress report, R/V Alpha Helix Amazon Expedition - Typescript, 1967
Box 19 Folder 22
Proposition for the American Association of University Women Symposium

See SERIES 3, American Association of University Women.

Box 19 Folder 23
Regional Differences in Seizure Susceptibility in Monkey Cortex - Reprint
Box 19 Folder 24
Saturday Evening Post - Manuscript, notes, draft, and correspondence
Box 19 Folder 25
Some General Integrative Aspects of Brain Function - Reprint

LECTURES AND TALKS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) LECTURES AND TALKS: Includes several talks Livingston gave on issues of peace and disarmament, such as his lecture on deterrence and on the Cuban Missile Crisis. It also includes his notes for the American Association for the Advancement of Science Holiday Science Lecture series, presented to statewide honors high school students in Florida (1958) and Oregon (1959).

Box 19 Folder 26
Crisis Behavior - The Cuban Missile Crisis, C3I Fragility, 1986 April 15
Box 19 Folder 27
Deterrence, 1986 February 20

See SERIES 1, Sabbadini, Roger.

Holiday Science Lectures

Box 19 Folder 28
How Man Looks at His Own Brain
Box 19 Folder 29
Lecture notes for Lectures I, II and III
Box 19 Folder 30
Notes
Box 19 Folder 31
Humankind on the Loose, University of Virginia - Abstract and materials
Box 19 Folder 32
Jantsch Memorial Lecture, Berkeley, 1981
Box 20 Folder 1
Lecture 2 on Reinforcement, Boulder, 1966 August 5
Box 20 Folder 2
Possible Biological Foundations for Creativity
Box 20 Folder 3
School Children's Performance and Their Early Nutritional History, 1980 April 16
Box 20 Folder 4
Some Limitations Affecting Physics and Mathematics as Applied to Biology and Especially to the Nervous System, 1973 August
Box 20 Folder 5
Summary of the Skinnerian Position - Includes "Critique of Skinner's Position" and "A Skinnerian Glossary", 1961 May
Box 20 Folder 6
Symposium on Integrative Mechanisms Affecting Sensory Transmission - Chairman's remarks
Box 20 Folder 7
Teach Constructive Human Adaptation
Box 20 Folder 8
What is the Nature of Human Nature? - Draft manuscript

PROJECTS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) PROJECTS: Arranged by project in three subseries: A) Brain Mapping Project, B) Committee for Undernourished People, and C) The Human Brain Film.

A) The Brain Mapping Project: Arranged alphabetically, the subseries consists largely of transcripts of a week-long meeting called the Task Definition Workshop, where Livingston and others met to sort out the tasks and goals for this new project. The transcripts are arranged chronologically. The subseries also contains data and digitized computer drawings of brain sections of monkeys, rats and other animals.

B) The Committee for Undernourished People: Includes research subject files, arranged alphabetically. Also includes correspondence with Vicky Newman, Newman's dietary analyses, and data on nutrition of pregnant women and mothers.

C) The Human Brain Film: Arranged alphabetically, this subseries contains correspondence pertaining to the film, funded by Hoffman-La Roche, Inc. Also includes draft scripts and license agreements for the film.

Brain Mapping Project

Box 20 Folder 9
Army research contract - Notes
Box 20 Folder 10
Articles of interest
Box 20 Folder 11
CN view
Box 20 Folder 12
Coronal rat 1. Filenames
Box 20 Folder 13
Coronal rat without skull - Meth. blue. Filenames, 1987 July 23-25
Box 20 Folder 14
DRAT - Coronal - All - Meth. blue, no skull. Filenames
Box 20 Folder 15
Five year plan and project overview
Box 20 Folder 16
Hillman rat
Box 20 Folder 17
Horizontal, sagittal, coronal. Filenames
Box 20 Folder 18
Horizontal - Monkey 449. Filenames
Box 20 Folder 19
Introductory chapter
Box 20 Folder 20
MB RAT 1 - 189 images. Filenames
Box 20 Folder 21
Megavision tapes
Box 20 Folder 22
Monkey 392 - Coronal. Filenames
Box 20 Folder 23
Monkey 374 - Sagittal. Filenames

Pictures

Box 20 Folder 24
GPX/monkey/human
Box 20 Folder 25
Human/monkey/rat
Box 20 Folder 26
Stensaas
Box 20 Folder 27
Rat brain in hierarchical form
Box 21 Folder 1
Tape archive lists - Rat

Task Definition Workshop

Box 21 Folder 2-12
Monday, 1986 May 12 - Transcripts
Box 21 Folder 13-19
Tuesday, 1986 May 13 - 9:00-3:05 - Transcripts
Box 22 Folder 1-3
Tuesday, 1986 May 13 - 3:05-4:35 - Transcripts
Box 22 Folder 4-11
Wednesday, 1986 May 14 - Transcripts
Box 22 Folder 12-20
Thursday, 1986 May 15 - Transcripts
Box 22 Folder 21-28
Friday, 1986 May 16 - Transcripts

Committee for Undernourished People

Committee subject files

Box 23 Folder 1-6
Articles of interest
Box 23 Folder 7
Clippings
Box 23 Folder 8
Computer data - Nutritional analysis of HNR mothers
Box 23 Folder 9
CUPSTATS database
Box 23 Folder 10
Data
Box 23 Folder 11
Dietary intake analysis program
Box 23 Folder 12
Frisch, Rose B.
Box 23 Folder 13
Kaiser Family Foundation data analysis proposal
Box 23 Folder 14
Notes and articles
Box 23 Folder 15
Nutrient analysis statistics
Box 23 Folder 16
Nutrition - Community contacts
Box 24 Folder 1
Nutrition - Miscellaneous
Box 24 Folder 2
Statistics - T-tests
Box 24 Folder 3
CUPSTATS Database
Box 24 Folder 4
Discussion of risk factors on 28 children
Box 24 Folder 5
March of Dimes meeting, 1980
Box 24 Folder 6
March of Dimes nutritional analysis data

Newman, Vicky

Box 24 Folder 7
Correspondence
Box 24 Folder 8
Data analysis
Box 24 Folder 9
Diet analysis and correspondence
Box 24 Folder 10
Dietary analysis
Box 24 Folder 11
Prenatal Nutrition Project - Draft proposals
Box 24 Folder 12-13
Nutritional analysis of all mothers, 1982 January 25
Box 24 Folder 14
Nutritional status of low-income prenatal patients
Box 24 Folder 15
Report on the Workshop on Malnutrition and Social Functioning

The Human Brain Film

Box 24 Folder 16
American Association of Neurological Surgeons - Presentation on the film, 1977 April 23
Box 24 Folder 17
American Broadcasting Corporation - License agreement and correspondence

British Broadcasting Corporation

Box 24 Folder 18
"A Question of Balance" papers
Box 24 Folder 19
Notes and correspondence
Box 24 Folder 20
Chiasma Productions - License agreement
Box 25 Folder 1
Chinese soundtrack
Box 25 Folder 2
Film distribution - Correspondence
Box 25 Folder 3
Film honors
Box 25 Folder 4
Les Films du Levant - License agreement and correspondence
Box 25 Folder 5
Harold Meyers Productions - License agreement

Hoffman-La Roche, Inc.

Box 25 Folder 6
Budget estimates
Box 25 Folder 7
Drafts for The Human Brain
Box 25 Folder 8
Narration
Box 25 Folder 9
The Human Brain - Awards
Box 25 Folder 10
The Human Brain - Miscellaneous correspondence
Box 25 Folder 11
International Media Systems - Correspondence and license agreement
Box 25 Folder 12
Kerker and Associates
Box 25 Folder 13
KOCE-TV - License agreement and correspondence
Box 25 Folder 14
Larry Keating Productions - License agreement and correspondence
Box 25 Folder 15
Loan of film slides - Correspondence
Box 25 Folder 16
Maruca, Mary - License agreements and correspondence
Box 25 Folder 17
Medcom Company - License agreement and correspondence
Box 25 Folder 18
Medstar Communications Inc. - License agreement and correspondence
Box 25 Folder 19
Meetings and exhibits
Box 25 Folder 20
Midland-Matrix Award, Michigan, 1981
Box 26 Folder 1
Miscellaneous film inquiries
Box 26 Folder 2
Museum of Science and Industry - Slide transparencies usage
Box 26 Folder 3
National Geographic Society - Correspondence
Box 26 Folder 4
Nordeutsch Rundfunk
Box 26 Folder 5-7
Ontario Educational Communications Authority - License agreements and correspondence
Box 26 Folder 8
Paramount Pictures (Star Trek: The Motion Picture, 1979) - License agreement and correspondence
Box 26 Folder 9
Permission request - Trent Johnson
Box 26 Folder 10
Philips Medical Systems Corporation - License agreement and correspondence
Box 26 Folder 11
Power/Rector Production - Correspondence - The Scheme of Things
Box 26 Folder 12
RAI-TV - Italy

Scientific American

Box 26 Folder 13
Commercial - License agreement and correspondence
Box 26 Folder 14
Cover illustration
Box 26 Folder 15
Societe Francais Production
Box 26 Folder 16
Societe Nationale Television Francaise
Box 26 Folder 17
Terry Strauss Productions
Box 26 Folder 18
U.S. News and World Report books
Box 26 Folder 19
Viewer feedback

Walt Disney Productions

Box 26 Folder 20
Epcot Center - License agreement
Box 26 Folder 21
Computers Are People Too - License agreement
Box 26 Folder 22
WCVB-TV Boston - License agreement
Box 26 Folder 23
WGBH Educational Foundation - License agreement
Box 26 Folder 24
WHEC News New York - License agreement and correspondence
Box 26 Folder 25
WNET-TV New York - Slide transparencies usage
Box 26 Folder 26
WXIA-TV Atlanta, Georgia - License agreement and correspondence
Box 26 Folder 27
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen - Germany - License agreement and correspondence

TEACHING MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) TEACHING MATERIALS: Documents that Livingston collected to develop his graduate Neurosciences Study Plan at UC San Diego, and some files pertaining to a genetics course that he taught.

Box 26 Folder 28
Basic medical neurology, 1978 - 1985
Box 27 Folder 1
Genetics course - UC San Diego, 1966

Neurosciences Study Plan

Box 27 Folder 2
Teaching automated instruction
Box 27 Folder 3
Consultants and staff - Correspondence and notes
Box 27 Folder 4
Dr. Brackett's seminar booklet - Includes photographs
Box 27 Folder 5
Films - Correspondence
Box 27 Folder 6
Film script for Matzke dissection
Box 27 Folder 7
Films to select - Correspondence and descriptions
Box 27 Folder 8
Information
Box 27 Folder 9
Livingston on return from East, 1967 May 5
Box 27 Folder 10
Postlethwait film script and correspondence
Box 27 Folder 11
Teaching - Curricula and correspondence
Box 27 Folder 12
Teaching methods
Box 27 Folder 13
Teaching - Research and medical education information
Box 28 Folder 1-2
Teaching resources - Includes correspondence

JOHN F. FULTON MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 7) JOHN F. FULTON MATERIALS: The series consists mainly of Fulton's diary (1949-1957), which was sent to a number of people as weekly correspondence, but also contains some of his writings on the history of medicine while at Yale. The remainder consists of correspondence between Livingston and Fulton, filed chronologically from 1949 to 1956. During the time Livingston was at Yale, John Fulton was his supervisor. Fulton was chair of the Department of Physiology, and after retirement he joined the Department of the History of Medicine at Yale.

Box 28 Folder 3
Biography of John F. Fulton by Victor Soriano
Box 28 Folder 4
Bishop, George H. - Correspondence
Box 28 Folder 5
Capillaries and lymphatics - Lecture notes - Fulton, 1937
Box 28 Folder 6
Course Outlines - Department of the History of Medicine, Yale University
Box 28 Folder 7-12
Diary of John F. Fulton, 1949 - 1954
Box 29 Folder 1-3
Diary of John F. Fulton, 1955 - 1957
Box 29 Folder 4
Fulton Christmas letter, 1950
Box 29 Folder 5-12
Fulton, John F. - Correspondence, 1949-1956, 1961
Box 29 Folder 13
Gorillas
Box 29 Folder 14
History of the Yale University School of Medicine, by John F. Fulton
Box 30 Folder 1
Impact of Science on American History, by John F. Fulton
Box 30 Folder 2
John Fulton Medal - Society for the History of Medical Science
Box 30 Folder 3
Lectures in the History of Physiology, by John F. Fulton
Box 30 Folder 4
List of references
Box 30 Folder 5
Neurophysiological Backgrounds of Modern Clinical Neurology, by John F. Fulton
Box 30 Folder 6
Newspaper clippings
Box 30 Folder 7
Newspaper release - John F. Fulton appointed Sterling Professor of History of Medicine, Yale University, 1951 January
Box 30 Folder 8
Physiology of the Nervous System - Draft revision
Box 30 Folder 9
Progress report - Veterans Administration contract, 1949
Box 30 Folder 10
Second annual report - Department of History of Medicine, Yale University
Box 30 Folder 11
Sensitization bibliography
Box 30 Folder 12
Summary of Thomas W. Salmon lectures, 1951

Accession Processed in 2017

BIOGRAPHICAL

Scope and Content of Series

Series 8) BIOGRAPHICAL: Biographical information about Livingston, including identification cards, diplomas, medals, and certificates; an interview transcript, news clippings, and articles about Livingston; his appointment books, résumés, and curricula vitae; employment correspondence with UC San Diego, UC Los Angeles, and Yale School of Medicine; and Livingston's student writings for high school and university publications.

Oversize FB-549 Folder 13
American Neurological Association - Certificate, 1957 June 17
Box 31 Folder 1-5
Appointment books, 1968-1993
Oversize FB-558 Folder 1
Artwork - Sketches and watercolor painting, 1941 and undated
Box 31 Folder 6
Awards and honors, 1971-1982
Box 31 Folder 7
Bibliographies, 1965-1975
Box 31 Folder 8-9
Biographical information - Resumés and forms, 1968-1993
Box 31 Folder 10
Books donated to third world physicians, 1984
Oversize FB-558 Folder 2
Letter re: Bronze Star medal, ca. 1945
Box 31 Folder 11
Career goals, 1980
Box 31 Folder 12
Certificates, 1918-1999

Livingston's birth certificate, doctor of medicine diploma, US Navy discharge, and certificates from professional organizations.

Box 31 Folder 13
Chapman, Deloris Marie - Marriage and divorce records for Livingston's first wife, 1943-1948
Oversize FB-549 Folder 13
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences - Certificate and correspondence, 1966 May 11
Box 31 Folder 14
Identification cards - US passports and membership cards from organizations in the US and Switzerland, 1947-1978
Box 31 Folder 15
Interview of Livingston by Louise Marshall for the Neuroscience History Resource Project Oral History Program, UC Los Angles Brain Research Institute - Transcript and correspondence, 1980-1984
Box 31 Folder 16
John Farquhar Fulton medal, Society for the History of Medical Science, undated
Box 31 Folder 17
Poem by Ted Melnechuk about Bob Livingston for his retirement party, 1989 June 19
Box 31 Folder 18
Medical licenses - Correspondence, certificates and identification cards, 1947-1982

Includes an early photograph of Livingston.

Box 31 Folder 19
Newspaper articles by or about Livingston - Includes student writings by Livingston for high school and university publications, 1936-1989
Oversize FB-558 Folder 3
Physician and surgeon certificate, State of California, 1944
Box 31 Folder 20
Stanford University, 1936-1944

Transcripts and registration documents.

Box 31 Folder 21
Tbilisi Institute of Therapy 20th Anniversary medal, 1980
Box 31 Folder 22
University of California, Los Angeles, 1951-1960
Box 31 Folder 23-28
University of California, San Diego - Appointment correspondence and biographical materials, 1963-1988
Box 31 Folder 29
University of Gothenburg research fellowship, 1956
Box 31 Folder 30
University of Jordan medals, undated
Box 31 Folder 31
"Why Don't You See Things My Way?--And Can Anything Be Done About It?" (Mac Lawrence) and "Welcome to the Age of Self-Management" (Michael O'Brien and Larry Shook). Annotated articles about Livingston, 1995
Box 31 Folder 32
Yale University Medical School appointment, 1946-1949

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 9) CORRESPONDENCE: Incoming and outgoing correspondence. Includes correspondence from the Quantitative Morphology Lab, Brain Mapping Project, and Committee for Undernourished People. Arranged in three subseries: A) Chronological, B) Alphabetical, and C) Subject.

A) Chronological: Outgoing professional correspondence, arranged chronologically.

B) Alphabetical: Incoming and outgoing personal and business correspondence, arranged alphabetically by surname, or by first name when the surname is unknown. The series includes correspondence regarding Livingston's publications, speaking engagements, and professional memberships. Notable correspondents include Leo Szilard, John F. Fulton, and William K. Livingston. A small amount of correspondence is in French, German, and Swedish.

C) Subject: Correspondence originally arranged and sorted by topic. Includes correspondence regarding the John F. Kennedy assassination, high-altitude travel, and radioactive waste disposal in Ward Valley, California.

Chronological

Box 32 Folder 1-23
Chronological correspondence, 1969-1983
Box 33 Folder 1-6
Chronological correspondence, 1984-1986

Alphabetical

Box 33 Folder 7
A - Miscellaneous
Box 33 Folder 8
Abbott, Donald H., 1984-1986
Box 33 Folder 9
Adey, William Ross, 1953-1989

Includes reminiscences of Livingston by Adey for Livingston's retirement.

Box 33 Folder 10
Afshar, F., 1980-1982
Box 33 Folder 11
Akert, Konrad, 1960-1981
Box 33 Folder 12
Akeson, Wayne, 1986-1989
Box 33 Folder 13
Aldrich, Robert A., 1965 March-May
Box 33 Folder 14
Aleksandrov, Vladimir V., 1984
Box 33 Folder 15
Alexander, Eben, Jr., 1980
Box 33 Folder 16
Alfvén, Hannes and Kerstin, 1982-1984
Box 33 Folder 17
Ames, Adelbert III (Del), 1959-1988
Box 33 Folder 18
Anderson, Elisabeth K., 1987
Box 33 Folder 19
Andriole, Stephen J., 1979
Box 33 Folder 20
Anichkov, Sergei Viktorovich, 1959-1960
Box 33 Folder 21
Anokhin, Pyotr Kuzmich - Includes photographs, 1961
Box 33 Folder 22
Arico, Igea, 1982
Box 33 Folder 23
Armstrong, David, 1986-1988
Box 33 Folder 24
Armstrong, Este, 1982-1983
Box 33 Folder 25
Ashbrook, James, 1982
Box 33 Folder 26
B - Miscellaneous
Box 33 Folder 27
Bach-y-Rita, Paul, 1955-1960
Box 33 Folder 28
Baker, Paul, 1981