Albert Baird Hastings Certificates and Photographs, 1933-1985 (SMC 61)


Extent: 3 Linear feet (1 archives box, 1 shoebox, 1 oversize box, and 1 map case folder)

A small collection of certificates, awards and commendations, and photographs belonging to Albert Baird Hastings.

Several excellent short biographies of Hastings are available online, including one from the National Academies Press. See for his Biographical Memoir.

A small collection of certificates, awards and commendations, and photographs belonging to Albert Baird Hastings. While the bulk of Hastings papers are at the National Library of Medicine, Hastings entrusted Fred White, director of the SIO Physiological Research Lab, to preserve Hastings' portraits and career mementos at the SIO Archives.

Container List


Certificates, awards and degrees

Box 1 Folder 1-15
Certificates, awards and degrees, 1936-1972
Box 3 Folder 5
Certificates, awards and degrees - Oversize box
Oversize Annex MC-006-05
Certificates, awards and degrees - Oversize map case
Box 1 Folder 16
Presidential letters and group portraits (Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower), 1941, 1943, 1947, 1955


Box 1 Folder 17
Box 1 Folder 18
Parents - Otis Hastings, Elizabeth Baird Hastings
Box 1 Folder 19
Group portrait, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1936
Box 1 Folder 20
Group portrait, OSRD Committee on Medical Research, Carnegie Institution, Washington, ca. 1944
Box 1 Folder 21
General Hodge and Admiral Deyo with ABH, 1948
Box 1 Folder 22
Group portrait, Dept of Biological Chemistry, Harvard Medical School, 1951
Box 1 Folder 23
Donald Dexter Van Slyke, undated
Box 1 Folder 24
Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation staff, 1960
Box 1 Folder 25
Deputy Surgeon General Hudley (USPHS) and ABH, receiving citation for 47 years of service, 1964
Box 1 Folder 26
Salt and Water Club, UC San Diego, 1970
Box 1 Folder 27
A. Baird Hastings Society charter members, 1982
Box 1 Folder 28
Chinese colleague (family portraits) and Capital Hospital, Beijing, ca. 1935, and 1985

The prints from the Chinese colleague, showing his family, are from the 1930s.

Box 3 Folder 4
Photographs - Oversize box

Primarily group portraits and portraits of others. Includes: Head shots of the Council of American Society of Biological Chemists, 1943-44; James B. Conant; Harvard Medical School Bicentennial Convocation; Sir Joseph Barcroft, Laurence J. Henderson, and Sir Gowland Hopkins in 1936; OSRD Committee on Medical Research in 1944.

Oversize Annex MC-006-05
Photographs - Oversize map case

Mounted, high-quality black and white prints featuring ABH; panorama portrait of Harvard Medical School faculty in 1936.

Medals and Memorabilia

Box 3 Folder 1
Plaque with trident, given to ABH by UC San Diego in recognition of leadership and service, 1975 November 24
Box 2
National Academy of Sciences, Centennial Medal, 1963
Box 2
San Diego County Heart Association, Distinguished Achievement Medal, 1972 June 1
Box 2
Banting Medal of the American Diabetes Association, 1962
Box 2
Presidential Medal for Merit, 1948
Box 2
American College of Physicians Award, undated
Box 2
Universidad Mayor de San Marcos, Lima medal, undated
Box 2
Columbia University bicentennial medal, 1967
Box 2
Loving cup - Presented by the Class of 1914, Shortridge High School to Baird Hastings, Honor Pupil of the Class of 1910, 1910
Box 2
Loving cup, to ABH from Grey, 1966


Box 3 Folder 2
Cardboard sign advertising talk by Cord Meyer, Jr., "World law or World War II", undated
Box 3 Folder 3
Portrait sketch in charcoal or graphite, signed "Monge", undated