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Eric R. Kandel papers, 1950s-2015

Summary Information

Abstract

Eric R. Kandel is a neuroscientist and the recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for "discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system." The papers include awards files, clippings, correspondence, grant files, lectures, photographs, publications, reprints, syllabi, videotapes, and dissertations written by Kandel's students.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1752
Bib ID 11497065 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Kandel, Eric R
Title Eric R. Kandel papers, 1950s-2015
Physical Description 18.2 linear feet (12 record cartons, 6 document boxes, 1 half-document box, and 1 flat box, 1 medal box)
Language(s) Primarily in English, with some material in German.
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in eleven series and several subseries.

Description

Scope and Content

Eric R. Kandel is a neuroscientist, and the recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. In addition to the Nobel Prize Kandel was also awarded the National Medical of Science, the Albert Lasker Award, the Heineken Award of the Netherlands, the Gairdner Award of Canada, the Harvey Prize and the Wolf Prize of Israel. He is the recipient of 22 honorary degrees.

The papers include awards files, clippings, correspondence, lectures, photographs, publications, reprints of published articles, syllabi, videotapes, and dissertations written by Kandel's students.

The records primarily document Kandel's intellectual output and influence and include articles, dissertations by his students, published books, and syllabi. The most comprehensive coverage is for Kandel's articles: the papers include reprints from 1960-2010, arranged chronologically and bound into volumes by Kandel. The papers also include copies of several of Kandel's published books for both general and scientific audiences, as well as files that include related articles, correspondence, proofs, and reviews. In addition, the papers include outlines for the individual television episodes of Charlie Rose: The Brain Series, which is co-hosted by Kandel. A particularly interesting part of the collection is a series of student handouts from the years 1973-1978 which served as the precursor to Kandel's seminal and prizewinning textbook on neurobiology with James H. Schwartz called, Principles of Neuroscience (1981). The book is now in its 5th edition. The papers also include 34 dissertations by Kandel's students, covering the period from 1967-2013, showing the influence of his work.

The papers also document the recognition of Kandel's work through awards files, clippings, and other publications. The award files include certificates, clippings, correspondence, itineraries, photographs, press releases, programs, and sometimes copies of Kandel's lectures or remarks. Files related to the Nobel Prize are more extensive than those available for other awards; these include articles, clippings, congratulatory letters and Kandel's responses, itineraries, and programs. Clippings, as well as the publications in Subseries II.3, also document Kandel's activities and the wider recognition of his work.

The collection also includes videotapes from a limited period (1994-2001). These include awards ceremonies, lectures, promotional videos, and television show appearances (particularly on "Charlie Rose") that feature Kandel. Also included are two biographical pieces: the rough cut of an oral history interview conducted by the Society of Neuroscience with Kandel in 2001 (an edited version is available from the organization) and a DVD copy of the film by the filmmaker Petra Seeger entitled In Search of Memory (2009).

The papers include limited correspondence and relatively few manuscripts, speeches, or teaching files. There are no appointment books, course notebooks, journals, laboratory notebooks, research files or reports in the papers. In addition, there are few records related to Kandel's institutional work at either New York University or Columbia University.

  • Series I: Biographical Materials, 2006-2015

    This series includes a curriculum vitae and other biographical material related to Kandel. There is additional biographical material in Series III.4: Published Books, Series VIII: Clippings, and Series IX: Video.

  • Series II: Correspondence, 1950s-2015

    This series includes professional correspondence, invitations, and requests for participation in conferences, lectures, symposia and other events. The early files include correspondence with Ladislav Tauc, William Alden Spencer, Mary Wheeler, and John Eccles.

  • Series III: Manuscripts, Published Works, and Television Series, 1950s-2015

    This primarily consists of correspondence, manuscripts, outlines, and published materials related to Kandel's published works and television series, however, Subseries III.3 includes publications with articles written by Kandel and pieces written about him.

  • Series IV: Grant Files, 1965-1983

    This series includes several grant applications and progress reports submitted by Kandel, or by Kandel with William Allen Spencer, from 1965-1980. Some of the files contain personal information about living applicants, and are restricted until 2029.

  • Series V: Awards, 1953-2014

    This series consists primarily of general and alphabetical files related to awards. In addition, there is a set of files related to the Nobel Prize. The series also includes some files related to Kandel's faculty appointments and speaking engagements.

  • Series VI: Conferences, 1958, 1985, 1999-2006

    This series contains a small number of files related to Kandel's participation in conferences, colloquia, and symposia.

  • Series VII: Syllabi, 1972-1979

    This series consist of syllabi and student handouts from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and the New York University School of Medicine. These include the full-text of the lectures, and are formatted as books. These are a precursor to Kandel's seminal textbook on neurobiology with James H. Schwartz called, Principles of Neuroscience (1981).

  • Series VIII: Clippings, 1967-2014

    This series consists of two files of articles, clippings, and newsletters with articles on Kandel.

  • Series IX: Video, 1994-2009, undated

    This series contains 31 VHS videotapes of awards, lectures, promotional videos, and television-show appearances which featured Kandel. Also included are two biographical pieces: the rough cut of an oral history interview conducted by the Society of Neuroscience with Kandel in 2001 (an edited version is available from the organization) and a DVD copy of the film by the filmmaker Petra Seeger entitled In Search of Memory (2009).

  • Series X: Subject Files, 2009

    This includes files related to Kandel's 80th birthday celebration.

  • Series XI: Dissertations by Students of Kandel, 1967-2013

    This series contains dissertations by students of Kandel that represent the intellectual influence of Kandel in his field. Most appear to be final copies, but a few are drafts and include Kandel's corrections and notes.

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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Eric R. Kandel Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accrual

Additional material is not expected at this time

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers processed by Catherine C. Ricciardi 2015.

Finding aid written by Catherine C. Ricciardi September 2015.

Papers appraised by Allan Stypeck May 20, 2015.

Revision Description

2015-08-25 File created.

2015-08-25 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2015-09-14 XML document instance revised and updated by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Eric R. Kandel was born in Vienna, Austria, on November 7, 1929, the second son of Hermann and Charlotte (née Zimels) Kandel. Kandel's family left Austria after it was annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II and arrived in Brooklyn, New York in 1939.

Kandel was educated at the Yeshiva at Flatbush and Erasmus Hall High School, and graduated from Harvard College in 1952. At Harvard, Kandel initially studied European intellectual history, but became interested in psychoanalysis. At the time, psychoanalysts were trained as physicians and then as psychiatrists, so Kandel decided to pursue medical school. He graduated from New York University Medical School in 1956. While there, Kandel developed an interest in the biological basis of medical practice, and this led him to study neurobiology with Harry Grundfest at Columbia University.

After graduating from New York University, Kandel joined the Laboratory of Neurophysiology at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1957, studying mammalian brain neurophysiology with Wade Marshall. He left NIH in 1960 to begin his residency in psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center of the Harvard Medical School. After completing his residency in 1962, he received a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) postdoctoral fellowship to work with Ladislav Tauc, whose work withApylsiainterested Kandel, in his laboratory in Paris. Kandel stayed at Tauc's laboratory for 16 months before returning to Harvard. After a short time, Kandel decided to accept an invitation to start a small neurophysiology group focused specifically on the neurobiology of behavior in the Departments of Physiology and Psychiatry at the New York University Medical School in 1965.

Kandel became Professor of Physiology and Psychiatry, and was invited to become the founding director of the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, in 1974. The Center became the Department of Neuroscience in 2007. Kandel became a University Professor in 1983 and a Hughes Senior Investigator in 1984. Kandel is currently University Professor and Fred Kavli Professor, Department of Neuroscience, and Senior Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is also Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science and Co-Director of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.

Kandel's research has focused on learning and memory development. Kandel was initially interested in recording the activity of nerve cells in the hippocampus, the center of memory formation in the brain, but he felt that he needed to study a simpler system at the cellular level. He decided to work with theApylsia, a sea slug, as it has relatively few nerve cells and clearly delineated behavioral circuitry when compared with vertebrates, and it is a member of the simplest group of animals known to be capable of learning. Using theApylsia, Kandel was able to study basic learning mechanisms. His research has illuminated the biological changes that accompany memory development and learning. Kandel's experiments withApylsia, as well as his later research with mice, established that learning produces changes in behavior by adjusting the strength of connections between nerve cells, rather than by altering basic circuitry, as changes in synaptic function form different types of memories. Kandel's discoveries have greatly expanded the scientific understanding of the basic processes of short and long term memory formation.

Kandel's "discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system" were recognized in 2000, when he was award the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Arvid Carlsson and Paul Greengard. Kandel is also the recipient of many other honorary degrees and awards, including the Dickson Prize, Lasker Award, National Medal of Science, the Harvey Prize, and the Wolf Prize in Medicine.

Kandel is also known outside of scientific circles for his work in bringing science to the general public. He has served as a co-host with Charlie Rose for the Charlie Rose: The Brain Series, which is distributed nationally on PBS, since 2009. He has also published two books written for general audiences: In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of the Mind (2006), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Science and Technology and was made into a documentary film in 2009, and The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present (2012).

Kandel married Denise Bystryn, later a professor of sociomedical sciences (in psychiatry) at Columbia University, in 1956, and they have two children.

The following is a listing of Kandel's awards:

1959 - Henry L. Moses Research Award, Montefiore Hospital

1977 - Lester N. Hofheimer Prize for Research (Awarded by the American Psychiatric Association)

1977 - Lucy G. Moses Prize for Research in Basic Neurology (Awarded by Columbia University)

1978 - The Dean's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching (Awarded by Columbia University)

1979 - Solomon A. Berson Medical Alumni Achievement Award in Basic Science (Awarded by New York University)

1981 - Karl Spencer Lashley Prize in Neurobiology (Awarded by the American Philosophical Society)

1982 - The Dickson Prize in Biology and Medicine (Awarded by the University of Pittsburgh)

1982 - The New York Academy of Sciences Award in Biological and Medical Sciences

1983 - Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award (Shared with Vernon B. Mountcastle)

1984 - Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research (Awarded by Brandeis University and shared with Daniel Koshland)

1984 - Howard Crosby Warren Medal (Awarded by the Society of Experimental Psychologists)

1985 - American Association of Medical Colleges Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences

1986 - Special Presidential Commendation of the American Psychiatric Association

1987 - Gairdner International Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Science (Awarded by the Gairdner Foundation, Canada)

1988 - National Medal of Science

1988 - Gold Medal for Scientific Merit (Awarded by the Fondazione Giovanni Lorenzini, Milan, Italy)

1988 - National Academy of Sciences for Scientific Reviewing

1989 - Distinguished Service Award of the American Psychiatric Association

1989 - Award in Basic Science, American College of Physicians

1989 - Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Award in Neuroscience

1990 - Diploma Internacional Cajal (Instituto Cajal: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid)

1991 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Neuroscience Research (with T.V.M. Bliss)

1992 - John P. McGovern Lectureship Award in Behavioral Neuroscience (Awarded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science)

1992 - Warren Triennial Prize (Awarded by Massachusetts General Hospital)

1992 - Jean-Louis Signoret's Prize on Memory (Awarded by the Fondation Ipsen, Paris)

1993 - Harvey Prize (Awarded by the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)

1993 - F.O. Schmitt Medal and Prize in Neuroscience (Rockefeller University)

1994 - Isaac Ray Decade of Excellence Award (Awarded by Brown University)

1994 - Mayor's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology

1995 - Stevens Triennial Prize (Awarded by Columbia University)

1996 - New York Academy of Medicine Award

1997 - Gerard Prize (Society of Neuroscience) for Outstanding Achievement in Neuroscience

1997 - Charles A. Dana Award for Pioneering Achievement in Health (with P. Greengard)

1999 - Wolf Prize in Biology and Medicine, Israel

2000 - Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine (Awarded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

2000 - Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Awarded by the Nobel Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden, shared with Paul Greengard and Arvid Carlsson)

2000 - Distinguished Investigator Award, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders

2001 - Lifetime Achievement Award, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

2001 - Annual Achievement Award, Parkinson Foundation

2001 - Office of the Mayor, City of New York, Proclamation May 11, 2001 as "Eric Kandel Day"

2001 - Distinguished Service Award, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

2001 - NAMI Pioneer in Science Award

2002 - Julius Axelrod Neuroscience Award NARSAD (shared with Arvid Carlsson and Paul Greengard)

2002 - Centenary Medal, Royal Society of Canada

2002 - Honorary Member, Alumni Association, Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons

2003 - Honorary Fellow, Distinguished Service in Psychiatry, American College of Psychiatrists

2003 - Paul Hoch Award

2003 - Distinguished Alumnus Award, New York University Alumni Association

2003 - Sven Berggrens Pris, Lund, Sweden

2003 - Pupin Medal for Service to the Nation, Columbia University

2003 - Salmon Award, New York Academy of Medicine

2004 - Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award, Smithsonian Associates and Creativity Foundation

2004 - David Dean Brockman Lectureship Award, American College of Psychoanalysts

2005 - Austrian Medal of Honour for Science and Art (Presented by the President of the Republic of Austria)

2006 - Biotechnology Achievement Award, NYU School of Medicine

2006 - Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the Sciences, American Philosophical Society

2006 - McKnight Foundation Recognition Award, McKnight Conference for Neuroscience

2006 - Louise T. Blouin Foundation Global Creative Leadership Award

2007 - Cosmos Club McGovern Award in Science, Washington D.C.

2009 - Ellis Island Family Heritage Award

2009 - Honorary Citizenship of the City of Vienna, Austria

2009 - Honorary Award from the Viktor Frankl Foundation of the City of Vienna for the Advancement of Meaning-Oriented Humanistic Psychotherapy

2009 - Ulysses Medal, University College Dublin, Ireland

2009 - Inauguration of the Eric Kandel Young Scientist Prize, Frankfurt, Germany (An award established by the Hertie Foundation to recognize and support the outstanding work of young European neuroscientists)

2009 - Gold Medal for Distinguished Service to Humanity, The National Institute of Social Sciences

2010 - Alexander Award in Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine

2010 - Catcher in the Rye Humanitarian Award, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

2010 - Eastman Medal, University of Rochester

2011 - National Leadership Award in Science and Education, Merage Foundation for the American Dream

2012 - Child Mind Institute Distinguished Scientist Award

2012 - Columbia Lamplighter Award, Chabad at Columbia University

2012 - Adolf Meyer Award, American Psychiatric Association

2012 - NEPA Distinguished Contribution Award

2012 - David Mahoney Prize, Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute

2014 - American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry President's Award

2014 - Productive Lives Award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

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Series I: Biographical Materials, 2006-2015

This series includes a curriculum vitae and other biographical material related to Kandel. There is additional biographical material in Series III.4: Published Books, Series VIII: Clippings, and Series IX: Video.



Box 12 Les Prix Nobel , 2000

(This contains an extensive biography on Kandel.)


Box 12 Curriculum Vitae, circa, 2015


Box 12 Eric Kandel: Vienna to United States 1939 2006 (Short biography with images.), 1939, 2006


Box 12 Lecture: Theresienstadt and Memory, 2015

(Includes biographical material and images)

Series II: Correspondence, 1950s-2015

This series includes professional correspondence, invitations, and requests for participation in conferences, lectures, symposia and other events. The early files include correspondence with Ladislav Tauc, William Alden Spencer, Mary Wheeler, and John Eccles.



Box 1 Residencies in Psychiatry--Correspondence, 1950s


Box 1 Selective Service Papers, European Addresses, Employers, Etc.--Correspondence,, 1960s


Box 1 Review--Correspondence, 1964

(Appears to be a literature review for a grant application; file includes draft and correspondence)


Box 1 Correspondence, 1960s

(Includes correspondence with Dr. William Alden Spencer)


Box 1 Tauc, Ladislav--Correspondence, 1964-1965


Box 1 Scientific Paper Submissions--Correspondence, 1964-1967 2003, 1964-1967, 2003


Box 1 Notes and Letters, 1960-1970 1995-2014, 1960-1970, 1995-2014


Box 1 Nobel Nomination, 1977


Box 1 Conferences, 2007-2012


Box 1 Invitations, 2001-2013

(Includes invitations for Kandel's 80th birthday celebration at Columbia University)


Box 1 Letters, Reviews, Writings, 2015

(This folder consists of "A Personal Memory of Vienna 1938 and a Historical Memory of Anti-Semitism," a talk given by Kandel on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Theresienstadt concentration camp.)


Box 1 General Correspondence, 2007-2013


Box 1 Travel, 2001 2011-2012, 2001, 2011-2012


Box 1 Congratulations Cards and Letters of Thanks, 1983-2013


Box 1 Keynote Lecture and Symposium Invites, 2008-2013


Box 1 Participation Requests, 2009-2015


Box 1 Lectures, Seminars, Symposiums, 1976-2014


Box 1 Correspondence on Memory Consolidation Chapter, 2015

(From Larry Squire)

Series III: Manuscripts, Published Works, and Television Series, 1950s-2015

This primarily consists of correspondence, manuscripts, outlines, and published materials related to Kandel's published works and television series, however, Subseries III.3 includes publications with articles written by Kandel and pieces written about him.


Subseries III.1: Abstracts, Reviews, Talks, 1958-2003, undated

This subseries contains abstracts, drafts, notes, reviews, and notecards used for talks.


Box 1 Early Abstracts, Reviews, Talks, 1958-1966 undated, 1958-1966, undated


Box 1 Abstracts, Reviews, Talks, 1997-2003 undated, 1997-2003, undated


Subseries III.2: Manuscripts and Drafts of Works with Related Material, 1952, 1976-2013

This subseries contains a copy of Kandel's bachelor's thesis (1952), as well as agreements, articles, correspondence, proofs, reviews, and other material related to several of Kandel's published books.



Box 2 "Carl ZuckMay er, Hans Carossa, Ernst Jünger: A Study of Their Attitude Toward National Socialism," 1952 March, 1952

(This is a photocopy of Kandel's bachelor's degree thesis, written at Harvard College.)


The Age of Insight


Box 2 Corrected Proof, circa, 2009



Box 1 General, 2009-2012

(Correspondence, agreements, reviews, etc.)


Box 1 Reviews and Articles, 2011-2013


Box 1 Cell-Biological Approach to Learning , 1978-1979

(Correspondence)


Box 1 Cellular Basis of Behavior , 1976-1978

(Correspondence and reviews)



Box 18 Discover Article: Minouche Kandel and Eric Kandel,, 1993


In Search of Memory



Box 2 General, 2005-2011

(Includes material related to awards, reviews, royalties, and the Shoah Foundation)


Box 2 Letters and Emails / Email Invites, 2006-2010


Box 2 Reviews, 2006-2012


Box 2 Talks, Lectures, Dinners, 2006-2007


Box 2 Film Premieres in Germany, 2009 June, 2009


Box 2 Miscellaneous, 2007-2011


Subseries III.3: Publications Related to Kandel, 1958-2013

This subseries includes publications with articles by Kandel and publications with articles or other pieces about Kandel.

The publications are arranged by title.



Box 3 Publications with Titles A-K



Box 4 Publications with Titles M-Z



Box 19 Publications--Oversized (2 Items)


Subseries III.4: Published Books, 1976-2013

This subseries includes published copies of several of Kandel's books.



Box 5 Kandel, Eric R. The Age of Insight. New York: Random House,, 2012


Box 5 Kandel, Eric R. Behavioral Biology of Aplysia . San Francisco: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1979


Box 5 Kandel, Eric R. Cellular Basis of Behavior . San Francisco: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1976


Box 5 Kandel, Eric R. Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and the New Biology of the Mind . Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.,, 2005


Box 5 Kandel, Eric R. In Search of Memory . New York: W.W. Norton and Company,, 2006



Box 6 Kandel, Eric R. and James H. Schwartz, eds. Principles of Neural Science . New York: Elsevier/North-Holland, 1981


Box 6 Kandel, Eric R. ed. Principles of Neural Science . 5th edition. New York: McGraw Hill, 2013


Subseries III.5: Reprints, 1960-2010

This series consists of reprints of articles written by Kandel. These reprints were arranged chronologically and bound into volumes by Kandel.



Box 13 Collected Reprints, Volumes I-VII, 1960-1995 (7 Bound Volumes), 1960-1995



Box 14 Collected Reprints, Volumes VIII-X, 1996-2010 (3 Bound Volumes), 1996-2010


Subseries III.6: Television Series--Charlie Rose: The Brain Series, 2009-2015

This subseries contains the outlines for the episodes inCharlie Rose: The Brain Series, which is co-hosted by Eric Kandel. The subseries includes outlines for Series I, Episode 1 (2009) through Series III, Episode 3 (2015).



Box 20 Charlie Rose: The Brain Series--Episode Outlines for Series I, 2009-2010


Box 20 Charlie Rose: The Brain Series--Episode Outlines for Series II, 2011-2012


Box 20 Charlie Rose: The Brain Series--Episode Outlines for Series III, 2015

Series IV: Grant Files, 1965-1983

This series includes several grant applications and progress reports submitted by Kandel, or by Kandel with William Allen Spencer, from 1965-1980. Some of the files contain personal information about living applicants, and are restricted until 2029.


Box 20 Grant Applications, 1965-1969


Box 20 New York University Grant Application, 1971


Box 20 Learning K - Progress Report, 1971-1974


Box 20 Program Project, 1978-1983


Box 20 NS 12744-14 (85), 1978-1979

Plasticity of the Simplest Neuronal Pathways


Box 20 Continuation Application 3 Year GM23540-03, 1978-1979

RESTRICTED until 2029.

Cellular Analyses of Behavior


Box 20 MH 26212-04 (97), 1979

RESTRICTED until 2029.

Learning Mechanisms in Abdominal Ganglion ofAplysia


Box 20 Mariculture of Aplysia NIH Application for Woods Hole Project, 1978

RESTRICTED until 2029.


Box 20 Research Scientist Award MH 18558, 1978-1979

RESTRICTED until 2029.

Series V: Awards, 1953-2014

This series consists primarily of general and alphabetical files related to awards. In addition, there is a set of files related to the Nobel Prize. The series also includes some files related to Kandel's faculty appointments and speaking engagements.


Subseries V.1: General, 1953-2014

This subseries contains general files related to awards and to book awards.



Box 2 Awards--Articles on Awards and Presentations, Recognitions, 1991-1999

(File consists primarily of reprints of articles by Kandel.)


Box 2 Book Awards,1953-2014

(Appears to contain some unrelated materials, as well.)


Subseries V.2: Alphabetical Files, 1973-2014

This subseries consists of alphabetical files related to awards, faculty appointments, honorary degrees, lectures, and other special events. The files include certificates, clippings, correspondence, photographs, press releases, programs, and some include copies of Kandel's lectures or remarks.


Box 2 Academy of Athens, undated


Box 2 Alexander Award in Psychiatry, 2010


Box 2 American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Distinguished Research in Biomedical Science,, 1985


Box 2 American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Nobel Celebration,, 2001


Box 2 American College of Physicians Award, 1989


Box 2 American Psychoanalytic Association (APSA) Membership, 2007


Box 2 American Psychiatric Association (APA) Distinguished Service Award, 1989


Box 2 Arizona Honorary Degree, 2012


Box 2 Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award, 2004


Box 2 Benjamin Franklin Medal, 2006


Box 2 Book Reviews, 1981 2005, 1981, 2005


Box 2 Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Productive Lives Award, 2014


Box 2 Bristol Myers Squib Award, 1991


Box 2 Bruno-Kreisky Prize, 2013


Box 2 Cajal Institute Diploma International, 1990


Box 2 Cartwright Lecture, 2008


Box 2 Centenary Medal, Royal Society of Canada, 2002


Box 2 Charlie Rose, 2009


Box 2 Child Mind Institute (CMI) Distinguished Scientist Award, 2012


Box 2 Clinical Experience Review, undated


Columbia University


Box 2 Bollinger Emails / Invites Re: Presidential Investiture, 2002


Box 2 Dean's Award Outstanding Teaching, 1978



Box 7 Faculty Appointment, 1974

(Copies of university newpapers)


Box 7 Lamplighter Award, 2012


Box 7 Letters, Thanks, Emails, 1991 2001 2012, 1991, 2001, 2012


Box 7 Memories and Events, 1984-2010


Box 7 Recruitment, 1973-1987 2009-2012, 1973-1987, 2009-2012


Box 7 Stevens Triennial Prize, 1995


Box 7 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Neuroscience Center Dedication, 1991


Box 7 Dana Award, 1997


Box 7 Dickson Prize in Medicine, 1982


Box 7 Distinguished Lecture Series, 1983-2000


Box 7 University of Edinburgh General Council Honorary Degree, 1999


Box 7 Ellis Island Heritage Award, 2009


Box 7 European Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Honorary Society, 2001


Box 7 Gairdner Award, 1987


Box 7 Giovani Lorenzini Foundation Gold Medal, 1988


Box 7 Gladstone Distinguished Lecture, 2000



Box 19 Harnack Lecture, 2014

(Certificate.)



Box 7 Harvard Honorary Degree, 2008


Box 7 Harvey Prize, 1993



Box 19 Harvey Prize Scrapbook, 1993

(Includes program and photographs.)



Box 7 Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine, 2000


Box 7 Hodgkin-Huxley-Katz Prize Lecture, 2009


Box 7 Lester Hofheimer Prize, 1977


Box 7 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), 1986-2013

(Includes information on the HHMI and the institute at Columbia University)


Box 7 Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA) Honorary Degree,, 2013


Box 7 Jewish Book Council Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012


Box 7 Jewish Theological Seminary, 1983


Box 7 John Hopkins University Honorary Degree, 1986


Box 7 Kavli Brain Science Institute, 2008 undated


Box 7 Kolomyya Olesko, 2001-2002


Box 7 Lasker Award, 1983 1994 2014, 1983, 1994, 2014


Box 7 Karl Spencer Lashley Award, 1981


Box 7 Le Monde, 2011-2012


Box 7 Lieber Recovery Clinic Talks, 2010


Box 7 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2006


Box 7 David Mahoney Prize, 2012


Box 7 Marmor Award Lecture, 2001


Box 7 May or's Award Excellence in Science, 1994


Box 7 Simon McBurney, 2001


Box 7 Memory: From Mind to Molecules, 1999 2011-2014, 1999, 2011-2014


Box 7 Menard and Anna Gertler Visiting Professor in Medicine Lecture, 2006


Box 7 Mount Sinai School of Medicine Honorary Degree, 1987


Box 7 University of Montreal Honorary Degree, 2003


Box 7 National Academies Communication Award, 2007


Box 7 National Academy of Sciences, 1974


Box 7 National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Reviewing, 1988


Box 7 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), 2001


Box 7 National Institute of Social Sciences Gold Medal, 2009


Box 7 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Application, 1961


Box 7 National Institutes of Health, 1999


Box 7 National Medal of Science, 1988


Box 7 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral, 1961


Box 7 New England Psychological Association (NEPA) Distinguished Contribution Scholar Award,, 2012


Box 7 New York Academy of Medicine Gala, 2002


Box 7 New York Academy of Science Award, 1982


Box 7 New York Academy of Science Life Member, 1993


Box 7 New York Times Correspondence, 2013

(Related to op-ed essay.)


New York University


Box 7 Faculty Appointment, 1977


Box 7 Honorary Degree, 2005


Box 7 Recruitment, 1963

(Includes 1956 commencement program.)


Box 7 Solomon A. Berson Medical Alumni Achievement Award, 1979


Box 7 Nobel Committee Nobel Revisiting Lecture, 2008 April, 2008


Box 7 Norwegian University of Science Honorary Degree, 2011


Box 7 Orden Pour Le Mérite Für Wissenschaften, 1997-1998



Box 19 Ӧsterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften Certificate, 2002



Box 8 Parkinson Foundation Gala, 2001


Box 8 Pasarow Foundation Award, 1989


Box 8 Presidential Commendation, 1986


Box 8 Principles of Neural Science (PONS), 1981-1991 2000, 1981-1991, 2000


Box 8 Prix Galien Awards, 2007


Box 8 Pupin Medal for Service to the Nation, 2003


Box 8 Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience, 1997


Box 8 Rockefeller Honorary Degree, 2005


Box 8 Rosenstiel Medallion Brandeis University, 1984


Box 8 Royal Society, 2013


Box 8 James Schwartz, 2006

(Obituary written by Kandel forThe Journal of Clinical Investigation)


Box 8 Sven Berggrens pris, 2003


Box 8 Timeline--Eric, 2009


Box 8 University College London (UCL) Honorary Degree, 2001



Box 19 University College London Honorary Degree Photographs, 2001 (2 Photographs), 2001


Box 19 University of Turin Honorary Degree Certificate, 2000



Box 8 Vienna, 2012


Box 8 Vienna Honorary Citizen, 2009


Box 8 Vienna Symposium / President Klestil, 2009


Box 8 Viktor Frankl-Fonds Award, 2009


Box 8 James Watson, 1999-2007


Weizman Institute of Science Honorary Degree, 2007


Box 8 General File



Box 19 Honorary Degree Certificate



Box 18 Red Presentation Box Containing Photographs



Box 8 White House, 1985


Box 8 Elie Wiesel, 2008-2010


Box 8 Wolf Prize in Medicine, 1999


Box 8 YIVO Lifetime Achievement Award, 2001


Box 8 Young Neuroscientist Prize, 2009-2013


Box 8 Mort Zuckerman Institute, 2013


Subseries V.3: Nobel Prize, 2000-2001

Kandel was award the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2000. This subseries includes the Nobel Prize Medal awarded to Kandel; articles; clippings; congratulatory letters and Kandel's responses; itineraries; and programs.


Nobel Prize Medal



Box 21 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Medal, 2000

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2000 was awarded jointly to Arvid Carlsson, Paul Greengard and Eric R. Kandel "for their discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system."

Gift, 2018. Accession: 2018.2019.M101


General



Box 8 Articles and Clippings, 2000-2001


Box 8 Les Prix Nobel , 2000

(This is a reprint of Kandel's article, "The Molecular Biology of Memory Storage: A Dialog Between Genes and Synapses," fromLes Prix Nobel. It includes a biography on Kandel.)


Box 8 Itineraries and Programs, 2000-2001


Congratulatory Emails and Letters, 2000-2001

(These files include both letters received by Kandel and his replies to them.)


Box 8 A-H



Box 9 I-Z

Series VI: Conferences, 1958, 1985, 1999-2006

This series contains a small number of files related to Kandel's participation in conferences, colloquia, and symposia.


Box 9 American Electroencephalographic Society Annual Meeting, 1958


Box 9 Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, 1985


Box 9 Royal Colloquium, 1999


Box 9 Petra Nobel Conference, 2006


Box 9 Vienna University Symposium, 2003

Series VII: Syllabi, 1972-1979

This series consist of syllabi and student handouts from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and the New York University School of Medicine. These include the full-text of the lectures, and are formatted as books. These are a precursor to Kandel's seminal textbook on neurobiology with James H. Schwartz called, Principles of Neuroscience (1981).


Box 9 The Neural Sciences Laboratory Syllabus, 1978


Box 9 The Neural Sciences Lecture Syllabus, 1975


Box 9 The Neural Sciences Lecture Syllabus, 1977



Box 18 The Neural Sciences Lecture Syllabus, 1979



Box 9 Neurobiology, Behavior and an Introduction to Clinical Neurology, 1972-1973


Box 9 The Study of Nerve Cells, from Cellular Basis of Behavior, 1976

Series VIII: Clippings, 1967-2014

This series consists of two files of articles, clippings, and newsletters with articles on Kandel.



Box 10 General Files, 1967-2013


Box 10 Newsletters and Articles, 1968-2014

Series IX: Video, 1994-2009, undated

This series contains 31 VHS videotapes of awards, lectures, promotional videos, and television-show appearances which featured Kandel. Also included are two biographical pieces: the rough cut of an oral history interview conducted by the Society of Neuroscience with Kandel in 2001 (an edited version is available from the organization) and a DVD copy of the film by the filmmaker Petra Seeger entitled In Search of Memory (2009).



Box 11 American Psychiatric Association "Nobel Prize" Keynote--Eric Kandel, 2001 May 7, 2001


Box 11 Archemedes Sendung am, 2001 January 23, 2001

(Appears to be in German.)


Box 11 Celebrating Columbia University's Achievements in Biology and Neuroscience, 2001 July 25, 2001

(Revised version.)


Box 11 Celebrating Columbia University's Achievements in Biology and Neuroscience,, undated


Box 11 Celebrating Columbia University's Achievements in Biology and Neuroscience,, undated


Box 11 Celebrating Columbia University's Achievements in Biology and Neuroscience,, undated

(This copy includes extra footage at end of tape.)


Box 11 Charge a Few Neurons: Brain Awareness Week, Partners in Education, 2001


Box 11 Charlie Rose Show--Columbia University / Dr. Eric Kandel, 2001 August 7, 2001


Box 11 Charlie Rose Show featuring Dr. Gerald Fischbach and Dr. Eric Kandel, undated


Box 11 Charlie Rose Show--Lee Bollinger, 2001 November 8, 2001


Box 11 Charlie Rose Show--Lee Bollinger, undated


Box 11 Genetic Basis of Neurological and Behavioral Disorders, 2001 March 8-11 (7 videotapes), 2001


Box 11 The Dr. H.P. Heineken and Dr. A.H. Heineken Prizes, 2000


Box 11 The Heineken Prizes, 2000


Box 11 Harvard Medical School Shelton Lectures, Dr. Eric Kandel, Parts I & II, 1994 May 2 (2 videotapes), 1994


Box 11 In Search of Memory . Directed by Petra Seeger. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Icarus Films,, 2009


Box 11 New York University School of Medicine Video Yearbook, 2001


Box 11 Nobel I, 2000

(Copy of converted copy)


Box 11 Nobel II, 2000

(Copy of converted tape)


Box 11 Nobel Highlights, 2000


Box 11 Nobel Prize--Eric Kandel, 2000


Box 11 Nobel Prize Keynote--Eric Kandel, 2000


Box 11 Rockefeller University Graduate Program 1901-2001 circa 2001, 1901-2001, 2001


Box 11 Rockefeller University Nobel Prize in Medicine: Carlsson, Greengard, Kandel,, 2000


Box 11 Society for Neuroscience Oral History Project, 2001 October 10, 2001

(Rough-cut edited version for screening purposes only.)


Box 11 University of Edinburgh Graduation Ceremony, 1999 July 17, 1999

Series X: Subject Files, 2009

This includes files related to Kandel's 80th birthday celebration.



Box 12 80th Birthday, 2009

Series XI: Dissertations by Students of Kandel, 1967-2013

This series contains dissertations by students of Kandel that represent the intellectual influence of Kandel in his field. Most appear to be final copies, but a few are drafts and include Kandel's corrections and notes.



Box 14 Agnihotri, Naveen. "What Makes Hippocampal Representations Stable?" Dissertation, Columbia University, 2002 (3 Items), 2002


Box 14 Blumenfled, Hal. "Modulation of Intracellular Calcium in Aplysia Sensory Neurons." Dissertation, Columbia University,, 1990


Box 14 Boyle, Mary Bernice. "Long-Lasting Changes Induced by Serotonin in Tracellular Free Calcium and Calcium-Activated Outward in Molluscan Neruons." Dissertation, Yale University,, 1983


Box 14 Braha, Orit. "Possible Involvement of Protein Kinase C in Presynaptic Facilitation of the Sensory-Motor Synapse of Aplysia ." Dissertation, Columbia University, 1990



Box 15 Chen, I-Hweii Amy. "The Role of C/EBP in Hippocampal-Based Neuronal Plasticity and Memory Storage; Evidence for Inhibitory Constraints at the Transcription Level." Dissertation, Columbia University,, 2001


Box 15 Chiu, Arelene Yuen-chin. "Biochemical and Immunohistochemical Studies of the Egg-Laying Hormone of Aplysia Californica: Purification, Primary Structure, Neurosecretion and Morphological Distribution." Dissertation, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena,, 1981


Box 15 Dudman, Joshua Tate. "Defining New Roles for the Integrative Properties of Neurons in the Medial Temporal Lobe." Dissertation, Columbia University,, 2006

(This is a draft, with corrections and comments in ink by Kandel.)


Box 15 Edmonds, Brian. "Contributions of Two Classes of Calcium Channels to Transmitter Release and Plasticity in the Sensory Neurons of Aplysia ." Dissertation, Columbia University, 1990


Box 15 Eliot, Lise Suzanne. "Presynaptic Modulation of Aplysia Sensory-to-Motor Neuron Synapses in Culture." Dissertation, Columbia University,, 1991


Box 15 Etkin, Amit. "Genetic Evidence for a Role for hippocampal Long-term Depression in Contextual Habituation and Immediate Memory." Dissertation, Columbia University,, 2005


Box 15 Frost, William Nelson. "Mechanisms Contributing to Short-and Long-Term Sensitization in Aplysia. " Dissertation, Columbia University,, 1987


Box 15 Gardner, Daniel. "Synaptic Organization and Bilateral Symmetry in the Buccal Ganglia of Aplysia ." Dissertation, Columbia University,, 1971


Box 15 Giller, Earl. "Choline Acetyltransferase and Acetylcholinesterase in Identified Cells of the Abdominal Ganglion of Aplysia Californica. " Dissertation, New York University, undated



Box 16 Kaang, Bong-Kiun. "Studies of Long-Term Facilitation using Gene Transfer Methods." Dissertation, Columbia University,, 1992


Box 16 Kauderer, Beth S. "Capture of a Novel Protein Synthesis-Dependent Component of Long-Term Depression." Dissertation, Columbia University,, 2001


Box 16 Kennedy, Timothy Edward. "Molecular Mechanisms of Learning in Aplysia Californica: Modulation of Protein and mRNA Expression During Long-Term Sensitization and Long-Term Facilitation." Dissertation, Columbia University,, 1992


Box 16 Klein, Marc. "The Biophysical Basis of Habituation and Sensitization in Aplysia. " Dissertation, Columbia University, 1980


Box 16 Kriegstein, Arnold. "Development of the Sea Hare Aplysia Californica. " Dissertation, New York University,, 1977


Box 16 Lei, Ya-Ting. "TRPM5 Channels Contribute to Persistent Neural Activity and Working Memory." Dissertation, Columbia University,, 2013


Box 16 Leibowitz, David. Drafts of Dissertation, 1985 (2 Items), 1985


Box 16 Lopez-Garcia, Juan Carlos. "A Presynaptic Locus for Long-Term Potentiation of Elementary Synaptic Transmission at Mossy Fiver Synapses in Culture." Dissertation, Columbia University, 1998 (2 Items), 1998



Box 17 Perlman, Andrew J. "Central and Peripheral Control of the Siphon Withdrawal Reflex in Aplysia Californica. " Dissertation, New York University,, 1975


Box 17 Pittenger, Christopher. "A Shared Role for CREB in Declarative and Procedural Memory." Dissertation, Columbia University, 2002 (2 Items), 2002

(One copy is a draft that includes some remarks by Kandel.)


Box 17 Pollock, Jonathan. "Potassium Channel Modulation by Serotonin and Cyclic AMP in Pleural Sensory Neurons of Aplysia: A Neural Mechanism for Synaptic Plasticity and Learning." Dissertation, Columbia University,, 1985


Box 17 Rajasethupathy, Priyamvada. "Novel Small-RNA Mediated Gene-Regulatory Mechanisms for Long-Term Memory." Dissertation, Columbia University,, 2012


Box 17 Rayport, Stephen G. "Development of the Functional and Plastic Capabilities of Neurons Mediating a Defensive Behavior in Aplysia. " Dissertation, Columbia University, 1981


Box 17 Rosen, Zev A. "Dichotomous Regulation of CA3-CA1 Synaptic Excitation by the VTA/SNpC Dopaminergic Afferent System." Dissertation, Columbia University,, 2013

(This is a draft, with comments in ink by Kandel.)



Box 18 Segal, Michael Myer. "Convergent Cholinergic Neurons Produce Similar Postsynaptic Actions in Aplysia: Implications for Neural Organization." Dissertation, Columbia University,, 1982



Box 17 Till, Sally. "Genetic Approaches to Fragile X Syndrome." Dissertation, Columbia University,, 2006


Box 17 Wachtel, Howard. "A Single Synaptic Connection Mediating Dual Synaptic Actions." Dissertation, New York University, 1967 (2 Items), 1967

(One copy appears to be a draft.)



Box 18 Walters, Edgar Terrell. "Sensitization and Classical Conditioning in Aplysia: Behavioral and Neuronal Studies." Dissertation, Columbia University,, 1980


Box 18 Wang, Jian. "Studies of Synaptic Plasticity and Memory in Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II Mutant Mice." Dissertation, Columbia University,, 1996


Box 18 Zhao, Biao. "Molecular and Functional Studies of K+ Channels in the Nervous System of Aplysia. " Dissertation, Columbia University, 1993 (2 Items), 1993