Columbia University Archives
 

Robert Pollack papers, 1953-2017

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0228
Bib ID 12444880 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Pollack, Robert, 1940-
Title Robert Pollack papers, 1953-2017
Physical Description 11.25 linear feet (9 record cartons)
Language(s) English .
Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

This collection is located on-site.

All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.

Description

Summary

Contents include correspondence, articles, reports, photographs, clippings, printed materials and floppy disks documenting the career of Professor Robert Pollack at Columbia University as Professor of Biology (1978-present) Dean of Columbia College (1982-1989) Director of CSSR (1999-present) and Director of University Seminars (2010-present).

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

This collection is located on-site.

All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.

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); Robert Pollack Papers; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Accrual

Additions are expected

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2014.2015.M143: Source of acquisition--Robert Pollack. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--5/28/2015.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Robert Pollack is an American biologist whose interests cross many academic lines. He was born in 1940, grew up in Brooklyn, attended public schools, and majored in physics at Columbia University, where he graduated from the College in 1961. He received a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Brandeis University in 1966, and subsequently was a postdoctoral Fellow in Pathology with Howard Green at NYU Medical center, and at the Weizmann Institute in Israel with Ernest Winocour. He was then recruited to Cold Spring harbor Laboratory by James Watson to establish a research program on reversion of cancer cells. He became a tenured Associate Professor of Microbiology at SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center, before returning to Columbia as a Professor of Biological Sciences in 1978. He served as Dean of Columbia College from 1982 to 1989, overseeing the enrollment of women in the College for the first time. He remains at Columbia as a Professor of Biological sciences, and also serves as Director of the University Seminars; he is the fifth Director since its founding in 1944. He is also a member of the Affiliate Faculty of the American Studies Program. From 1999-2012, he was the Director of the Center for the Study of Science and Religion (CSSR), a program within Columbia's Earth Institute. In 2014 his interest in questions that lie at the intersection of science and subjectivity, coupled with the gift of an endowment from College alumnus Harvey Krueger CC 1951, led him to establish the Research Cluster on Science and Subjectivity, a project within Columbia's Center for Science and Society.