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Kōji Nakanishi papers, 1949-2010

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Call No.: MS#1540
Bib ID 7906287 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Nakanishi, Kōji, 1925-2019
Title Kōji Nakanishi papers, 1949-2010
Physical Description 34 linear feet (34 record storage cartons)
Language(s) English , Japanese .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 4 series.

Description

Summary

The collection consists of the professional papers of Koji Nakanishi. The files contain correspondence with collaborators, graduate students, and others in the scientific community; files related to patents owned by Nakanishi; and subject files highlighting Nakanishi's scholarly interests and scientific pursuits throughout his career.

  • Series I: Subject/Alphabetical Files

    The subject files series is the largest series in the collection. This series contains files related to Nakanishi's scholarly work, professional service, and awards and recognition that he received for his own scientific work. There are also many subject files that reflect his scholarly interests, particularly his long interest in the potential of ginkgolides for improving vision and memory and his work with Biosphere and Biosphere 2.

  • Series II: Correspondence

    The correspondence series includes correspondence with friends and collaborators in the scientific community, as well as correspondence relating to awards and prizes.

  • Series III: Publications

    The publications series includes copies of Nakanishi's journal articles and other published work, as well as offprints of articles by others.

  • Series IV: Patents

    The patents series includes files related to numerous patents worked on or held by Koji Nakanishi. This series also includes files for grants and other sponsored research.

Using the Collection

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You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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); Koji Nakanishi Papers; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2010.2011.M007: Source of acquisition--Koji Nakanishi. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--08/01/2010.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers processed Carrie Hintz and Brandi Rupp, CC 2012 07/--/2012.

Finding aid written Carrie Hintz 08/12/2012.

Revision Description

2012-08-14 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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

Koji Nakanishi is a bioorganic chemist and Columbia University professor emeritus of chemistry.

Nakanishi was born in Hong Kong on May 11, 1925. He attended Nagoya University where he received his bachelor's, and later his PhD in chemistry. Nakanishi did post-graduate work at Harvard University before returning to Japan where he taught chemistry at a number of Universities.

Nakanishi joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1969 where he taught chemistry and established a natural-products research lab. He and remained part of Columbia's chemistry department for the rest of his career. In 1980 he became the Centennial Professor of Chemistry and is currently a professor emeritus.

Nakanishi's career has focused largely on animal and human vision, including studies intended to accelerate the development of a treatment for macular degeneration. With his current group of graduate students, he is also studying the effects of gingko biloba extract on neurological disorders.

He has received numerous awards and prizes for his scientific work, and the Nakanishi Prize awarded jointly by the American Chemical Society and the Chemical Society of Japan is names in his honor.

Koji Nakanishi has two children, three grandchildren, and is an enthusiastic amateur magician.

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Series I: Subject/Alphabetical Files

The subject files series is the largest series in the collection. This series contains files related to Nakanishi's scholarly work, professional service, and awards and recognition that he received for his own scientific work. There are also many subject files that reflect his scholarly interests, particularly his long interest in the potential of ginkgolides for improving vision and memory and his work with Biosphere and Biosphere 2.



Box 1 Retinoids


Box 1 VCD-Vision


Box 1 PAFR


Box 1 Insect Vision


Box 1 Retnioids


Box 1 Fish Vision


Box 1 "Overall"/Vision


Box 1 Ret-proteins


Box 1 Cyclopropyl 6-5-locked


Box 1 G-Protein


Box 1 Transduction


Box 1 Vision (New)


Box 1 Rhodopsin


Box 1 A2-E: Original Manuscripts-Manuscript, Fax, Letter


Box 1 A2-E Eye Chemistry-Eye Science on RPE


Box 1 A2-E



Box 2 A2E-AMD


Box 2 A2E/Lipofuscin-Fluorecsent Pigments in RPE


Box 2 A2E Proposals


Box 2 A2E/Faxes/Phone #5


Box 2 A2E Misc.


Box 2 Ginkgolides


Box 2 Ginkgo-2


Box 2 A2E


Box 2 A2E


Box 2 A2E-Oxid.


Box 2 A2E-Quercetin


Box 2 Vision/ 36564 GM


Box 2 Vision/ 36564 GM-Woody Rh Paper


Box 2 Rh/A2E


Box 2 PAFR-2


Box 2 Vision-Shichida


Box 2 Vision-Shichida (own papers)



Box 3 A2E Papers-others


Box 3 A2E-AMD Heidi


Box 3 A2E Antioxidants


Box 3 A2E-Lipotuscin


Box 3 A2E-AMD


Box 3 Rh Misc.


Box 3 Rh-3: G Protein


Box 3 Rh-2


Box 3 Rh-2-Vision Papers


Box 3 Rhod. Publications


Box 3 Visual Pigment Papers


Box 3 CD


Box 3 Dr. Wang, Zhi Yuan (CU)-Dermato/tea


Box 3 Natural Products


Box 3 Hemoglobin


Box 3 Dictyostelum


Box 3 Dictyostelum-Rich Kessin


Box 3 Dictyostelum-Slime Molds, Other Species


Box 3 BPP


Box 3 Porphyrin/DNA


Box 3 Photoaffinity Labeling



Box 4 HB Hemoglobin


Box 4 Marine (Fusetani)


Box 4 Pheromones


Box 4 Mitomycin


Box 4 Sphigolipids


Box 4 Folk Medicine


Box 4 DNA


Box 4 DNA


Box 4 FTIR Mitomycin CJ Rh/bR


Box 4 BTX


Box 4 Sugar (Publications)


Box 4 Reptile


Box 4 NP Papers


Box 4 Memory


Box 4 PAF Gingko


Box 4 Rhodopsin


Box 4 Gingkolide Biosynthesis


Box 4 GLU-R


Box 4 GLU-R


Box 4 PAF



Box 5 Memory


Box 5 Memory


Box 5 GABAR


Box 5 AD-1


Box 5 AD-2


Box 5 UV of Arom. Compounds


Box 5 Sugar (data/own paper)


Box 5 NMR, T1, T2 Overhead


Box 5 Spin Systems, T1, T2


Box 5 NMR


Box 5 MAS-NMR


Box 5 MS (BTX)


Box 5 Phys. Const. Tables


Box 5 MS


Box 5 MS VCD


Box 5 CPC/Cytosensor


Box 5 COX-Z


Box 5 CD


Box 5 Peptides CD



Box 6 CD 1-5


Box 6 CD 6/'97


Box 6 CD-KN


Box 6 CD (Exciton Chirality)


Box 6 CD


Box 6 CD (benzylic etc) OLD


Box 6 CD


Box 6 Stereochem


Box 6 Exciton Chirality Literature


Box 6 Tandem MS/BTX MS


Box 6 19F-SS NMR


Box 6 Alt. Mcd


Box 6 Cytosensor


Box 6 Bioactive


Box 6 History of Natural Products


Box 6 Dr. J.N. Wu


Box 6 Kronenberg


Box 6 Taxol


Box 6 Bioactive-NatiProd Lit.


Box 6 Bioactive



Box 7 Pfiesteria Toxin


Box 7 DBA


Box 7 Ascidian


Box 7 Psi Factor


Box 7 Tunichromes


Box 7 Tunichromes


Box 7 Tubulin


Box 7 Hand-outs


Box 7 4141 MC BTX, 4141


Box 7 4141 (old), 4141


Box 7 8141 Material, 8141


Box 7 Reviews


Box 7 General Interest


Box 7 General Interest


Box 7 CD (1982 Fall)


Box 7 ROA


Box 7 Ancient Lecture Notes



Box 8 G8248


Box 8 Ancient Participation Lists


Box 8 n-Ach-R


Box 8 Active Grants: NSF CD


Box 8 CD ('89 & earlier)


Box 8 NMR Lecture


Box 8 8141 Fall 1884, 8141, 1884


Box 8 G4172


Box 8 Chemistry C3443x Spring '84


Box 8 G4141x (1976/77)


Box 8 Rhodopsin Reviews


Box 8 ir Raman


Box 8 MS



Box 9 Topics


Box 9 Odajima


Box 9 Chi-Huey Wong


Box 9 Ur pK


Box 9 Ginkgolides


Box 9 Topics in Natural Products


Box 9 13c NMR Literature Xeroxs



Box 10 Finished Seminars


Box 10 Conferences


Box 10 Archive


Box 10 Awards


Box 10 Awards


Box 10 Awards


Box 10 Clippings


Box 10 Org. Spectroscopy


Box 10 Org. Spectroscopy


Box 10 Itochu


Box 10 Japanese Letters


Box 10 Active Collaboration/ Frequent Correspondence-Tubulin


Box 10 Active Collaboration/ Frequent Correspondence


Box 10 American Chemical Society


Box 10 Editorships


Box 10 Lecture Pamphlets


Box 10 Conferences


Box 10 Publication Guidelines


Box 10 Publications in Press



Box 11 Publications Submitted


Box 11 Publication Plans


Box 11 Referee Correspondence


Box 11 Science Watcher-Papers in Preparation


Box 11 Amazon 2


Box 11 Brazil I


Box 11 Brazil II


Box 11 Private


Box 11 CD


Box 11 The Chemical Record


Box 11 Czech Academy


Box 11 IPSEN


Box 11 Japan Chemical Society


Box 11 JASCO


Box 11 John Wiley


Box 11 Maruzen Models


Box 11 Nobel Prize Nominations


Box 11 NatProd


Box 11 Nuskin


Box 11 SAB


Box 11 SMART


Box 11 Sunbor


Box 11 Suntory


Box 11 Tokyo Kagaku Dozin


Box 11 University Books


Box 11 Wyeth-Ayerst Res.



Box 12 PhTX Analogs


Box 12 PhTX Analogs-Own Papers


Box 12 PhTX Papers-Own Papers


Box 12 PhTX Papers


Box 12 Polyamine Toxins


Box 12 Glutamate


Box 12 n-Ach-R


Box 12 Glutamate


Box 12 Philanthotoxin


Box 12 HIF


Box 12 HIF



Box 13 Glu Own Papers


Box 13 Glu Own Papers-Neurophysiol


Box 13 HIF


Box 13 HIF-Photoaffinity ATPase


Box 13 HIF


Box 13 HIF Transparancies


Box 13 Therajem


Box 13 Ojima KN Slides


Box 13 Gonick "HIF"


Box 13 Ecdysones Papers


Box 13 Ecdysones (Reviews)


Box 13 HIF


Box 13 Peter Cohen


Box 13 Ginkgolide


Box 13 KOWA Company


Box 13 KANEKA


Box 13 Merck


Box 13 Molecumetics


Box 13 New York Botanical Garden


Box 13 New Chemical Entities


Box 13 MS


Box 13 Nittobo


Box 13 PROBEM



Box 14 Contracts


Box 14 Research Biochemicals International


Box 14 Riken


Box 14 Sequoia


Box 14 Sanki Laboratories


Box 14 Cloning


Box 14 NP Novemeber, 2004


Box 14 Princess Chulabhorn


Box 14 Usherwood, Peter


Box 14 Plantaceutica


Box 14 Nakanishi Prize


Box 14 Nakanishi Prize, 1997


Box 14 ASP Award


Box 14 Dreyfus


Box 14 King Faisal Prize


Box 14 Nominations


Box 14 Welch Award


Box 14 Berova



Box 15 Chemistry Library


Box 15 CV-Scientists


Box 15 CV-Scientists


Box 15 MS Facilities


Box 15 Obituaries


Box 15 Seeking Positions


Box 15 Undergraduates


Box 15 Contracts Pending


Box 15 KN-80


Box 15 34509 Proposals


Box 15 34509-1


Box 15 AMB


Box 15 Chemistry Department



Box 16 Ancient Reprints


Box 16 CD/Bioactive GM 34509


Box 16 Companies for Instruments for CD Proposal GM 34509


Box 16 CD NIH34509


Box 16 Donations


Box 16 Failed Proposals


Box 16 Funding


Box 16 Ginkgolides


Box 16 Progess Reports Ginkgo


Box 16 Ginkgo Bilberry


Box 16 ESNAP Report


Box 16 Granting Agencies


Box 16 Group Finance


Box 16 Makiko Files


Box 16 OUABAIN/HL52282


Box 16 Proposals


Box 16 Phytoalexins


Box 16 Vision 2002-GM 36564


Box 16 MH 068817 Ginkgolide


Box 16 Rhodopsin-Vision Final Report



Box 17 HFSP


Box 17 Old Grant Materials


Box 17 Old Grant Materials-NIH 36564 (Vision)


Box 17 Bioorganic/Receptor AI 10187


Box 17 Retinal/Retinoid Letters, Projects


Box 17 Ceroplastes


Box 17 Brevetoxin


Box 17 Insects


Box 17 Trichilin/Akita Data


Box 17 Trigonelline


Box 17 Misc. Reprints


Box 17 IR


Box 17 50 Reprints


Box 17 Personal


Box 17 Patent: Cape


Box 17 Patent: Glutatmate



Box 18 Patent: Misc.


Box 18 Patent: Sugar


Box 18 Patent Wyeth


Box 18 Biosphere 2


Box 18 4172/2003 Vision


Box 18 CAPE


Box 18 Chlamydomonas 1


Box 18 Chlamydomonas 2


Box 18 IR/RAMAN/UV


Box 18 Spectroscopy Mixed


Box 18 NMR Book


Box 18 UV Second Deriv.


Box 18 Miscellaneous



Box 19 Misc. Lit.


Box 19 Visual Pigment and bR Slides


Box 19 Antheridiogen Slides


Box 19 G2 Factor-Bell "Sugar"


Box 19 Icipe Slides


Box 19 Periplanone


Box 19 Abscisc Acid Slides


Box 19 Y Base Slides


Box 19 Abs. Config. (Chicago)


Box 19 Sunbor


Box 19 Mitomycin


Box 19 Mitomycin-clippings


Box 19 Chlamydomonas Salamander


Box 19 Retroretinoids


Box 19 BTX


Box 19 Eye 5 Folding


Box 19 Rh 8


Box 19 Rh 8-Bleaching Adaptation


Box 19 EYE 2 (early)


Box 19 Retinol


Box 19 Yukari Thesis


Box 19 Rongyuan Xie



Box 20 GM 10187


Box 20 GM 10187, March2001


Box 20 Pending Collaboration


Box 20 Ginkgolides NIH-November 2001


Box 20 2-& 3-dehydro ecdysone


Box 20 9-13-bromo


Box 20 Sugar Chirality


Box 20 Antifeedants


Box 20 Insect Sliders


Box 20 Azadirachtin


Box 20 Bleaching Adaptation


Box 20 BTX


Box 20 BTX



Box 21 Cabenegrin


Box 21 CPC


Box 21 Propolis


Box 21 Collision Activation MS


Box 21 Ecdysone Receptor


Box 21 Ecdysone Receptor


Box 21 FAB


Box 21 Folding


Box 21 Hopanoids


Box 21 Imidazoline Receptors


Box 21 IR Master (Alan Croteau)


Box 21 Kuroyanagi (Nambu)


Box 21 MIH Papers


Box 21 MIH


Box 21 Alternative Medicine


Box 21 Snake Venom


Box 21 Matsuno/ Propolis



Box 22 Pharmanex


Box 22 Pharmanex


Box 22 Hamamatsu


Box 22 IAP


Box 22 IPII


Box 22 JICA


Box 22 Sci-Tech Center NSF


Box 22 NSF 01-29 Biosphere


Box 22 Biosphere 2


Box 22 Bioorganic Studies of Retinal Proteins-Vision NIH


Box 22 Photoaffinity Labeling of Rhodopsin-Irini Zanze NRSA


Box 22 The CD Excition Chirality Method and Its Applications NIH


Box 22 Parking and Hotels


Box 22 Financial


Box 22 Group: Payroll


Box 22 Group: Housing Memos


Box 22 Benefits/Insurance


Box 22 Accounts


Box 22 Misc: Owned to KN


Box 22 Chemical Abstracts Service


Box 22 Muscarinic Acetylchol Rec


Box 22 OBI


Box 22 Photoacoustic IR


Box 22 Polyene Macrolide


Box 22 Porphyrins (E. Vogel)


Box 22 Protein Peptides


Box 22 Rapamycin


Box 22 Rapamycin



Box 23 Rapamycin


Box 23 2H Rhod.


Box 23 SHARK


Box 23 SP-303


Box 23 Spisula Oocytes


Box 23 Sugar


Box 23 Thomas Biosynthesis


Box 23 Visual Transduction


Box 23 VIT. A


Box 23 "The Chemistry of Vision"


Box 23 RIKEN I


Box 23 RIKEN II


Box 23 Hess


Box 23 Maarten


Box 23 Dr. Schachter


Box 23 WITKOP


Box 23 Checkbook


Box 23 Studies on Bioactive Compounds and Receptors NIH


Box 23 Account Book


Box 23 ALCON


Box 23 MBI


Box 23 Memory


Box 23 Travel



Box 24 Drawer Account-1989 receipts


Box 24 Drawer Account-1988 receipts


Box 24 ACS Reimbursements, 8/90


Box 24 Drawer Account-1990 receipts


Box 24 Drawer Account-1991 receipts


Box 24 Laura Eisenstein


Box 24 Rhodopsin Overheads


Box 24 BION


Box 24 Berkowitz, B.


Box 24 LE Overheads


Box 24 LE Book


Box 24 Bristol-Myers Squibb


Box 24 Ret Proteins


Box 24 Larex


Box 24 Millennium



Box 25 OBI


Box 25 Pharmanex


Box 25 KAST (1998)


Box 25 Nominations-Horne, McDerm


Box 25 Nominations-RB


Box 25 Univ. System


Box 25 Univ. System


Box 25 Wandering Nat. Prod. Chem.


Box 25 Finished Seminars 1984-1985-1986



Box 26 Shaman Pharmaceuticals


Box 26 Pharmanex


Box 26 Pharmanex


Box 26 Theragem


Box 26 Nakanishi Symposium


Box 26 Nakanishi Symposium Thank You Letters


Box 26 Nakanishi Symposium Address Corrections


Box 26 KN 70th Celebration


Box 26 KN 70th Celebration-Heterocycles


Box 26 KN 70th Celebration-Papers Dedicated to KN


Box 26 Welch Festivities


Box 26 Spring Seminars '97


Box 26 ACAD (1/2)


Box 26 ACAD (2/2)



Box 27 Misc.


Box 27 Symposiums


Box 27 Finished Seminars (1982-1994)


Box 27 Finished Seminars (1994-1996)


Box 27 Misc.


Box 27 Chemistry Department

Series II: Correspondence

The correspondence series includes correspondence with friends and collaborators in the scientific community, as well as correspondence relating to awards and prizes.



Box 28 Alphabetical Correspondence, (4 folders)


Box 28 Probem: Boston Mtg.


Box 28 Probem


Box 28 Berkovich


Box 28 John Prezzuto (Grant)


Box 28 Alphabetical Correspondence



Box 29 Awards '93-'95


Box 29 Awards '95-'98


Box 29 Finished Seminars '98


Box 29 Old Correspondence-Individuals (filed '98)


Box 29 East Asia Council


Box 29 Nakanishi Prize


Box 29 NMR Book Protest '95


Box 29 IR Book '98


Box 29 Jones and Bartlett


Box 29 Grad. Students, (2 folders)

Series III: Publications

The publications series includes copies of Nakanishi's journal articles and other published work, as well as offprints of articles by others.



Box 30 Publications 1-80 (missing #1)


Box 30 Publications 81-159


Box 30 Publications 160-239 (missing #161, 175, 214, 229)


Box 30 Publications 240-320


Box 30 Publications 321-377


Box 30 Publications 378-426 (missing #418, 420, 425)


Box 30 Publications 427-519 (missing #448, 474, 481)


Box 30 Publications 575-632



Box 31 Publications 633-680


Box 31 Publications 681-730


Box 31 Publications 731-765


Box 31 Publications 766-


Box 31 Articles and Offprints by Others, (11 folders)

Series IV: Patents

The patents series includes files related to numerous patents worked on or held by Koji Nakanishi. This series also includes files for grants and other sponsored research.



Box 32 Round Table


Box 32 PAS


Box 32 Wood


Box 32 KAZU


Box 32 Bell


Box 32 Pseudrelone


Box 32 Prof. Nozoe


Box 32 Patent 1-201


Box 32 Patent 1-201


Box 32 Patent 1-202


Box 32 Patent 1-202


Box 32 Patent 7402-Ginkgolides


Box 32 Illudin-S


Box 32 PN-B


Box 32 Finished Seminars '83-'84


Box 32 US-Japan January '84



Box 33 C15 Ginkgolide


Box 33 4-04 Isoxazole


Box 33 Obsolete Grants-Past Grants: Navy N62269-78-C-0368


Box 33 Obsolete Grants-Past Navy Grant: N00014-80-C-0578, 6/1/80-5/31/81


Box 33 Obsolete Grants-Past Grants: AI 10187 + CA11572 FTIR Supplement


Box 33 Obsolete Grants-US/Japan Seminar Corr.


Box 33 C20 Gingkolide


Box 33 HV Synthesis


Box 33 Cuauntemone


Box 33 Cervicarcin


Box 33 Flouroscene


Box 33 Ginkgolides


Box 33 Task Force II


Box 33 Benzoate Chirality


Box 33 NAF


Box 33 Lycopodine


Box 33 X Base


Box 33 Abscisin


Box 33 TG



Box 34 Inactive Grants