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Rita Colwell papers, addition 04

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20190130

Content Description

Includes six boxes of materials created and collected by Dr. Rita Colwell during her professional career and personal life. Materials include correspondence, research materials, operational records, financial records, travel documents, conference and workshop packages, speeches, business plans, presentations, books, publications, research papers, proposals, reports, personal letters, event programs, photographs, postcards, holiday cards, instruction manuals, etc. The contents relate to Colwell's work with Canon Life Sciences Inc. and other biotechnology companies, the National Interagency Genome Science Coordinating Committee, security agencies, and other research organizations, as well as her research, projects, involvement on boards and committees, travel, and attendance at events held by prestigious institutions such as the White House and the Royal Society of Canada. Topics of her work include biotechnology, infectious diseases, human health, microbiology, cholera, bioterrorism, climate change, El-Nino, epidemiology, neuroscience, and oceanography.

Acquisition Type



Donation received from Rita Colwell on January 30, 2019.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Select materials may contain sensitive information and may not be available for research use. Please consult an archivist for details.


  • 1984
  • 1986
  • Majority of material found within 1993 - 2012



6.25 Cubic Feet (6 cubic foot boxes)


See preliminary inventory in External Documents for detailed box list.