Samuel B. Tove Papers 1950-1975

Creator
Tove, Samuel B., 1921-1994
Size
0.5 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00195

The Samuel B. Tove Papers consist largely of materials, 1962-1967, related to Tove's membership on an advisory committee that formulated proposals for the establishment of a doctoral program in biochemistry at the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University). Other materials in this collection document Tove's membership in three other committees at North Carolina State: the program committee of the university's annual Animal Nutrition Conference, an ad hoc building committee on improvements to Polk Hall, and the Watauga Medal selection committee.

Samuel B. Tove (1921-1994) of Baltimore, Maryland, was a researcher and professor of animal science and biochemistry at North Carolina State University from 1950 to 1987. A renowned authority on lipid metabolisms, he was a William Neal Reynolds Professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry.

Biographical/historical note

Samuel B. Tove was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on 1921 July 29. He graduated with a B.S. in animal husbandry from Cornell University in 1943, and received an M.S. and Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1948 and 1950. Tove joined the faculty at the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) in 1950, beginning as a research assistant professor. Subsequently an associate (1955) and then full (1960) professor of animal science and biochemistry, Tove was a renowned authority on lipid metabolism. He was named a William Neal Reynolds Professor in 1975, and, among memberships in many professional and honorary societies, was a fellow in the American Society for Nutrition. He served as chair of the Faculty Senate, and was chair of the Department of Biochemistry from 1975 until his retirement as professor emeritus in 1987. The Samuel B. Tove Award for graduate teaching was subsequently established at the department in his honor. Tove died in Raleigh, North Carolina, on 1994 December 31.

Scope/content

The Samuel B. Tove Papers consist of professional materials of Tove, a researcher and professor of animal science and biochemistry at the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) from 1950 to 1987. The bulk of the collection contains materials, 1962-1967, related to Tove's membership on an advisory committee that formulated proposals for the establishment of a doctoral program in biochemistry at North Carolina State. Other materials in this collection document Tove's membership in three other committees at North Carolina State: the program committee of the university's annual Animal Nutrition Conference, 1950-1959; an ad hoc building committee on improvements to Polk Hall, 1965-1967; and the Watauga Medal selection committee, 1975.

Physical description

1 archival box

Arrangement

This collection is divided into two series: Biochemistry Advisory Committee and Other Professional Activities.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Samuel B. Tove Papers, MC 00195, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Samuel B. Tove, 1987 December 8 (Accession no. 1987-0016).

Processing information

Processed by Will Andersen, 2006 November

Encoded by Will Andersen, 2006 November

The collection is organized into two principal series:

Biochemistry Advisory Committee 1962-1967 (MC 195 Series 1)
Size: 0.25 linear feet

This series consists largely of materials, 1962-1963, related to Tove's membership on a committee to formulate proposals for the establishment of a doctoral program in biochemistry at North Carolina State. The yearlong process involved the development of a curriculum and selection of a faculty, and submission of a proposal to the university's Graduate School. The Department of Biochemistry was formed in 1965. Two miscellaneous files in the series contain correspondence, meeting minutes, and drafts of proposals of the advisory committee, as well as materials regarding the new department, 1962-1967.

9 folders

Correspondence 1962-1963
Box 1, Folder 1
Appraisal circa 1962-1963
Box 1, Folder 2
Minutes of Meetings 1962
Box 1, Folder 3
Scorecard circa 1962-1963
Box 1, Folder 4
Curricula Vitae circa 1962-1963
Box 1, Folder 5
Reports and Proposals 1962-1963
Box 1, Folder 6
Proposed Curriculum circa 1962-1963
Box 1, Folder 7
Miscellaneous 1962-1963
Box 1, Folder 8
Miscellaneous 1962-1967
Box 1, Folder 9
Other Professional Activities 1950-1975 (MC 195 Series 2)
Size: 0.25 linear feet

This series consists of materials related to Tove's membership in three committees at North Carolina State: correspondence to and from Tove as chair of the program committee of the university's annual Animal Nutrition Conference in 1955, along with programs and papers from other Animal Nutrition Conferences, 1950-1959; memoranda, 1965-1967, regarding an ad hoc building committee on improvements to Polk Hall, housing the Departments of Biochemistry and Animal Science; and memoranda, 1975, related to the selection committee for the Watauga Medal, which was established that year to honor persons rendering service of unusual distinction to the university.

3 folders

Animal Nutrition Conference 1950-1959
Box 1, Folder 10
Polk Hall Renovation and Addition 1965-1967
Box 1, Folder 11
Watauga Medal 1975
Box 1, Folder 12

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Samuel B. Tove Papers, MC 00195, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.