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Personal papers of Ed Shaw

Call Number: PP 447


Ed Shaw was a Professor of Radiation Biophysics and taught Biology for the University of Kansas from 1956-1996. This collection contains reports, reprints, and articles.


  • Creation: 1960 - 1980


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These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

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Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Edward I. Shaw (1927-2017)

Edward Irwin Shaw was born January 17, 1927 in Long Island, New York to Daniel and Edna "Etta" (Bath) Shaw. He received his Bachelor and Master Degrees from the University of Missouri and received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee.

In 1956, Shaw joined the faculty of the University of Kansas Department of Radiation Biophysics, where he taught courses in radiation biophysics, human physiology, and chemotherapy. He also served as chair of the department for ten years, and as Director of Summer Institutes for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the National Science Foundation.

Shaw's research focused on the changes in cell function induced by radiation, chemotherapeutic agents, and other environmental factors. Dr. Shaw retired from the University in 1996.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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Physical Location

PP 447

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Ed Shaw Collection
Personal papers of Ed Shaw
Finding aid prepared by or, 2007. Finding aid encoded by or, 2007. Finding aid revised by hhh, 2008; mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of Ed Shaw, University Archives, PP 447, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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