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Personal Papers of Walter R. Dixon

Call Number: PP 401


This collection contains course materials, published papers, grant applications, committee reports, correspondence with colleagues, research data, and student work of Walter R. Dixon, a member of the University of Kansas Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology (1978-1999). Also included are research charts and data from Dixon's experiments.


  • Creation: 1973 - 1999


Conditions Governing Access

All materials in this collection except for the oversize folders are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of Walter R. Dixon

Walter R. Dixon was born on October 29, 1934. He received his BS in Chemistry in 1956 from City College of New York, M.S. in Physical / Inorganic Chemistry in 1968 from Long Island University, and PhD in 1973 from the Department of Pharmacology at Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York. From 1975-1978 Dixon served as a postdoctoral candidate in Pharmacology at the University of Colorado Medical Center.

Dixon joined the University of Kansas Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in 1978, serving in this position for 21 years until his retirement in 1999. Walter Dixon's research interests focused on the mechanisms regulating the release of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine from nerve endings in the peripheral and central nervous systems. He also researched the effect of cocaine on the blood pressure and heart rates of conscious, unrestrained rats.


34.5 Linear Feet (42 boxes + 2 oversize boxes, 7 oversize folders)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 401

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Walter R. Dixon, 2000.

Guide to the Walter R. Dixon Collection
Personal papers of Walter R. Dixon
Finding aid prepared by brch, 2013. Finding aid encoded by brch, 2013. Finding aid revised by eear, 2016; mwh, 2019.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of Walter R Dixon, PP 401, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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