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Wilhelmina Branson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WC-WB-2015

Scope and Content

The Wilhelmina Branson collection occupies nearly half a linear foot and consists of 1 box containing 12 folders. The collection is broken down in 3 series: Nuclear Medicine Lab, Byron M. Branson, and Eugene L. Saenger. The Nuclear Medicine Lab series contains photographs of the site of the lab along with images of the lab that were utilized in promotional material. The Byron M. Branson series contains papers and presentations based on his work at the Nuclear Medicine Lab, including one presentation for the American Pharmaceutical Association that is preserved on audio cassette tapes. The Eugene L. Saenger series consists of news clippings about the whole body radiation study and subsequent trials from local newspapers, including the Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati Post.

Dates

  • 1958-1995
  • Majority of material found within 1965-1975

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Biography of Byron M. Branson

Byron M. Branson was born on June 24, 1929 in Guilford, North Carolina, the first child of B. Russell Branson and Bessie Phipps Branson. He graduated from Guilford College, in 1951 and married Wilhelmina Braddock in 1957. Byron worked as a physicist for the U.S. Public Health Service for over 28 years before retiring in 1985. He was a life-long Quaker, a committed social activist, a pacifist physicist, and a devoted father. Branson was a member of Community Friends Meeting for over 45 years. He served on the Board of The Friends Home (Quaker Heights) in Waynesville, Ohio for most of 25 years. He also was a longtime delegate (for the Society of Friends) to the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati (MARCC).

Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer, Feb. 10, 2014

Extent

.5 Linear Feet

Overview

The collection consists of the professional papers and corrspondence of Byron M. Branson and the Nuclear Medicine Lab.

Statement of Arrangement

The folder arrangement adheres to the original order of the unprocessed collection.

Related Material

The Eugene L. Saenger Archival Collection, Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Cincinnati, Ohio

Whole Body Radiation Study Records Collection, Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Title
Guide to the Wilhelmina Branson Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Veronica Buchanan
Date
2016
Language of description
Finding Aid Written In English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Cincinnati, Health Sciences Library, Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions Repository

Contact:
Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati Ohio 45267-0574
513-558-5120