Subseries 4 - Research Background

Identity area

Reference code

UTA 1719-6-4


Research Background


  • 1952-2015 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1.89 m of textual and graphic records and publications

Context area

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Scope and content

The series reflects the development of a discussion surrounding the findings of Dr. Roots’ research data and notes. The material primarily consists of prints and notes but also contains drafts, papers, figures, correspondence, plate and photographic records, negatives, and notebooks.

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System of arrangement

Dr. Roots arranged the material according to subject (goldfish, optic nerve, earthworm, fixation of lipids, multiple sclerosis, rat myelination, neuron-glia separation, electron microscopy, optic tectum, light and heavy myelin, oligochaete collections), however some files are labelled with the name of her graduate students. Desk drawer files are arranged chronologically at the end of the subseries.

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