The Register of
George Glenner Papers
1932 - 1995
Mandeville Special Collections Library
University of California, San Diego
Extent: 9.40 linear feet (8 archives boxes and 7 records cartons)
Papers of George Glenner (1928-1995), physician and research pathologist who specialized in Alzheimer's disease. In 1984 Glenner indentified the molecular structure of the beta amyloid protein and its relation to Alzheimer's disease. The collection includes biographical materials, notebooks, writings, correspondence, certificates, awards, photographs, videorecordings, and George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Center, Inc. materials. The papers are arranged in seven series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) NOTEBOOKS, 3) WRITINGS BY GLENNER, 4) CORRESPONDENCE, 5) CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS, 6) AUDIO VISUAL MATERIALS, and 7) GEORGE G. GLENNER ALZHEIMER'S FAMILY CENTER, INC.
George G. Glenner (1928-1995) graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1953 and studied surgery and pathology at Mt. Sinai Hospital of New York and Mallory Institute at Boston City College. He served as chief of the Molecular Pathology section and as chairman of the Department of Medicine and Physiology for the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences at the National Institutes of Health between 1958 and 1980.
In 1982 Glenner was appointed research pathologist in the Department of Pathology at UCSD School of Medicine. In 1984 he identified the molecular structure of the beta amyloid protein and its association with Alzheimer's disease and set the stage for future researchers. His subsequent research focused on enzyme treatments to cut the large amyloid precursor protein and prevent plaques from forming in the brain.
In 1982 Glenner and his wife, Joy, founded the first Alzheimer's Family Center to provide day care for Alzheimer's patients and respite for family caregivers. In 1987 they founded the Alzheimer's School of Dementia Care, which provided training for nurses and other health care workers.
Glenner was a member of the National Alzheimer's Association Board of Directors and of the Medical/Scientific Advisory Board. He also served as Medical Advisor to the Alzheimer's Association, San Diego, and he was the chairman of California State Alzheimer's Disease Task Force. George Glenner was named San Diego Citizen of the Year for 1985 by the SAN DIEGO UNION.
Dr. George Glenner died on July 12, 1995.
Scope and Content
The George Glenner Papers document the life of a research pathologist who made major contributions to the research and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. The collection includes notebooks, photographs, writings, correspondence, certificates, awards, and videorecordings. The collection spans the years 1932 to 1995, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1956 to 1995. The collection is arranged in seven series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) NOTEBOOKS, 3) WRITINGS BY GLENNER, 4) CORRESPONDENCE, 5) CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS, 6) AUDIO VISUAL MATERIALS, and GEORGE G. GLENNER ALZHEIMER'S FAMILY CENTER, INC.
SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS
The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series contains articles and clippings (1945-1995) about Glenner. Also included are flyers and pamphlets documenting Glenner's activities, photographs of Glenner and memorabilia.
SERIES 2: NOTEBOOKS
The second series, NOTEBOOKS, contains several of Glenner's notebooks from medical school, as well as laboratory notebooks related to his Alzheimer's research in 1981-1982. The notebooks are arranged alphabetically.
SERIES 3: WRITINGS BY GLENNER
The third series, WRITINGS BY GLENNER, is arranged in two subseries: A) Bibliography and B) Miscellaneous Writings.
The Bibliography subseries contains three bound volumes containing Glenner's published writings (1957-1995) arranged in a numerical order. His bibliography is found at the beginning of each volume.
The second subseries, Miscellaneous Writings, consists of materials related to Alzheimer's disease, aging and the impacts of Alzheimer's on families. This subseries is arranged alphabetically.
SERIES 4: CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE series contains two framed letters and a file of letters (1948-1995) of commendation and congratulation written to Glenner.
SERIES 5: CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS
The fifth series, CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS, is arranged in two subseries: A) Certificates and B) Awards. The first subseries contains Glenner's certificates (1942-1991) arranged chronologically. The second subseries contains articles on awards that Glenner received as well as his awards (1973-1995).
SERIES 6: AUDIO VISUAL MATERIALS
The sixth series, AUDIO VISUAL MATERIALS, is arranged in two subseries: A) Slides and B) Videorecordings. The first subseries contains twenty-five slides that document Glenner's major contributions to research about Alzheimer's disease. The second subseries contains videorecordings on Alzheimer's research, training for caregivers and awards ceremonies.
SERIES 7: GEORGE G. GLENNER ALZHEIMER'S FAMILY CENTER, INC.
The seventh series, GEORGE G. GLENNER ALZHEIMER'S FAMILY CENTER, INC. contains annual reports, conference material, grant applications, and a training manual.
BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALSReturn to Menu
|1||1||Articles and clippings about Glenner, 1945 - 1977.|
|1||2||Articles and clippings about Glenner, 1978 - 1995.|
|1||3||Biographical materials, 1950 - 1995.|
|2||1||Memorabilia - Medical bag, lab coat and captain's hat.|
|3||1||Photographs of Glenner.|
|3||2||Photographs of Glenner - Framed, 1932 - 1993.|
NOTEBOOKSReturn to Menu
|4||2||Alzheimer's I. 2/20/1981 - 10/7/1981.|
|4||3||Alzheimer's II. 11/9/1981 - 12/2/1982.|
|4||5||Clinical Microscopy, 1953.|
|4||7||Consultations, 1981 - 1982.|
|4||11||Pathology - Lab Book.|
|4||12||Pathology - Tissue Fractions, 1982.|
WRITINGS BY GLENNERReturn to Menu
BibliographyReturn to Menu
|5||1||Bibliography (bound reprints) - Volume I.|
|5||2||Bibliography (bound reprints) - Volume II.|
|6||1||Bibliography (bound reprints) - Volume III.|
Miscellaneous WritingsReturn to Menu
|6||2||Alzheimer's Disease, 1991.|
|6||3||Alzheimer's Disease and Normal Aging, 1989.|
|6||4||Book of Joy, 1993.|
|6||5||California Alzheimer's Disease Task Force Report on Insurance Coverage for Respite and Related Care, 1987.|
|6||6||Crucible - Family Dilemmas in Alzheimer's Disease: Day Care - An Alternative, 1985.|
|6||7||Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders. Chapter 16 in PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (1996).|
|6||8||Hearing on California Alzheimer's Disease Task Force Report, 1987.|
|6||9||Mortality/Morbidity Conference, 1981.|
|6||10||Prefaces and introductions.|
|6||11||Presentation to the California Department of Aging on Long-Term Care Issues Impacting Alzheimer's Families, 1994.|
|6||12||School of Medicine Associates (SOMA) Award Speech, 1995.|
|6||13||Symposium on Amyloidosis Speech, 1979.|
|6||14||Testimony for the Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing, 1988.|
|6||15||Tumors of the Extra-Adrenal Paraganglion System (Including Chemoreceptors), 1974. With Philip M. Grimley, M.D. [bibliography item #114].|
CORRESPONDENCEReturn to Menu
|7||1||Bush, George, 1990.|
|7||2||Letters of commendation and congratulation, 1948 - 1995.|
|7||3||AB-006-F||Poag, John, 1982. Framed letter.|
|7||4||AB-006-F||Williams, Franklin, 1988. Framed letter.|
CERTIFICATES AND AWARDSReturn to Menu
CertificatesReturn to Menu
|7||5||Certificates, 1942 - 1985.|
|7||6||Certificates, 1986 - 1991.|
|7||7||AB-006-F||Framed certificate from Mount Sinai Hospital, 1954.|
|8||1||Memorabilia - Framed certificates, 1953 - 1995.|
AwardsReturn to Menu
|9||1||Articles and clippings on awards, 1983 - 1995.|
|9||2||AB-006-F||Captain U.S. Public Health Service - Framed medals, 1979.|
|9||3||AB-006-F||County of San Diego California Award, 1989.|
|9||4||AB-006-F||Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina Award, 1973.|
|9||5||AB-006-F||Metropolitan Life Foundation Award.|
|9||6||AB-006-F||State of California - Executive Department Award, 1983.|
|10||1||Awards, 1973 - 1989.|
|11||1||Awards, 1990 - 1993.|
|12||1||Awards, 1994 - 1995.|
AUDIO VISUAL MATERIALSReturn to Menu
SlidesReturn to Menu
|13||1||Toward an Understanding of Alzheimer's Disease: Major Research Contributions by George Glenner. 25 slides and caption list.|
VideorecordingsReturn to Menu
|13||2||Alzheimer's Training Series. 2 VHS tapes.|
|13||3||Alzheimer's Day Care Segment - Physician's Journal Medicine. 1 VHS tape.|
|13||4||CNN Alzheimer's Special. 1 VHS tape.|
|13||5||Glenner - Alzheimer's Research. 1 VHS tape.|
|14||1||Golden Rule Award. 1 VHS tape.|
|14||2||Metropolitan Alzheimer's Research Award. 1 VHS tape.|
|14||3||San Diego Police Department Alzheimer's Training. 1 VHS tape.|
|14||4||Sharing the Caring I and II. 2 VHS tapes.|
GEORGE G. GLENNER ALZHEIMER'S FAMILY CENTER, INC.Return to Menu
|15||1||Annual reports. 1988 and 1994.|
|15||2||Fourth International Conference, 1994.|
|15||3||Grant application, 1990. Development and Assessment of a Comprehensive Training Program.|
|15||4||Grant application, 1992. Cerebrovascular Amyloid Protein.|
|15||5||Grant application, 1992. Survivorship Care and Training Program.|
Finding aid generated: 2005-10-28