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Title: Charles U. Lowe Papers Finding Aid
Dates: 1960 – 1992, bulk 1966 - 1978
Physical Description: 4.5 Linear feet
Language(s): English
Summary: The bulk of the collection contains original manuscripts authored by Dr Charles U. Lowe for use in publications, speeches and lectures from his time at the University of Florida Gainesville and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Each manuscript folder also includes related papers collected by Dr Lowe. These related papers include correspondence, research, hand-written notes, charts, presentation slides and images, reprints, brochures, programs, clippings and promotional pieces. In addition, the collection holds papers from grants, organizations, meeting materials and a few photographs found in the files maintained by Dr Lowe.


Administrative Information

Provenance: Gift from Stephen Lowe in 2012.
Information about Access: The collection is open without restriction.
Ownership & Copyright: The collection is the physical property of the Gartner Pediatric History Center. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.
Processing Note: The collection was received and labeled in 2012. At that time, it appears a group of AAP related materials were removed and integrated into the AAP Archives. The collection was formerly processed in 2019, and a detailed inventory was created for the manuscript series. The remaining records found to be related to the AAP were left intact but digitized. These digital files were added to the AAP Archives.

Biographical Note

Dr Charles Upton Lowe was born in Pelham, New York in 1921. He attended Harvard College and Yale Medical School. While Chief Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital he discovered oculo-cerebro-renal (OCRL) syndrome, also known as Lowe Syndrome. He held positions at the University of Minnesota, the University of Buffalo New York, the Virus Research Laboratory at Cambridge University England, the University of Florida Gainesville, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD.) He passed away in 2012 at the age of 90.

Collection Contents

10 Boxes, 7 Series

Series 1: Manuscripts 1966 – 1992

  • Subseries 1.01: Authored by Charles U. Lowe
    • Boxes 1 – 6 hold 68 folders, See Manuscript Inventory
  • Subseries 1.02: Other authors
    • Box 7 holds 5 folders
  • Subseries 1.03: Oversize
    • Box 9 holds 9 folders, See Manuscript Inventory

Series 2: Grant Papers 1964 – 1976

  • Box 7 holds 7 folders related to a research grant for Cystic Fibrosis of the Pancreas and a grant for primitive earth synthesis of amino acids and polypeptides, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Series 3: Letters to the Editor 1969 – 1977

  • Box 8 holds 5 folders containing notes, correspondence, and clippings from Dr Lowes submissions to Letters to the Editor

Series 4: Meeting Materials 1967 – 1992, bulk 1968

  • Box 8 holds 17 folders including programs, agendas, correspondence and reports from meetings attended by Dr Lowe

Series 5: Notes 1967 – 1970

  • Box 8 holds 3 folders of notes written by Dr Lowe

Series 6: Organization Groups 1960 – 1968

  • Box 9 holds 1 folder from Institute for Study of Evolutionary Processes (INSTEP) papers 1960 – 1965, 8 folders from Medical Experiment in Extension of Childcare (MEEC) papers 1965 – 1968, and 1 folder from the Scientific Advisory Board of the Human Development Center papers 1965 - 1968

Series 7: Photographs 1966, 1975

  • Box 9 holds 1 folder of a photograph showing Dr Lowe holding John F. Kennedy plaque circa 1966 and 1 folder of photographs of Dr Robert W. Berliner at a dinning event circa 1975


Manuscript Inventories

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