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Guide to the William Longley Papers, 1941-1987 (MC.0163)

Abstract

Contains the personal and professional papers of William Longley (1928-1988), professor of anatomy at Duke University School of Medicine. Types of materials include correspondence, photographic materials, reprints, writings, manuscripts, drafts, clippings, printed materials, research notebooks, and grant materials. Major subjects include crystallography, focusing on the tobacco mosaic virus and insect flight muscle. Materials date from 1941 to 1987.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
MC.0163
Title
William Longley Papers
Date
1941-1988
Creator
Longley, William, 1928-1988
Extent
4.8 Linear Feet (2 cartons, 1 half manuscript box, 1 flat box, 1 map tube, 1 map folder)
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

Collection Overview

Contains the personal and professional papers of William Longley, professor of anatomy at Duke University School of Medicine. Includes correspondence, photographic materials, reprints, writings, manuscripts, drafts, clippings, printed materials, research notebooks, and grant materials. Materials date from 1941 to 1987.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: Correspondence, 1961-1987; Duke University Department of Anatomy, 1971-1986; Grant Materials, 1975-1986; Writings, 1941-1987; Printed Materials, 1945-1987; Research Files, 1960-1985.

Restrictions on Access & Use

Some collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval.

Access Restrictions

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals or IRB approval may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Duke University assumes no responsibility.

Grant Materials series must be screened for sensitive or confidential materials before being accessed. For further information consult with the Medical Center Archivist.

Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

1. Correspondence, 1961-1987

Scope and Contents: Contains Longley's professional and personal correspondence. Major correspondence include Aaron Klung and J.D. Bernal. Materials date from 1961 to 1987.

Personal Correspondence, 1963-1982

Personal Correspondence, 1963-1982
Box 3

Professional Correspondence, 1961-1987

Professional Correspondence, 1984, 1987
Box 3
Professional Correspondence; Aaron Klung, 1961-1962
Box 1
Professional Correspondence; J. D. Bernal, 1964
Box 1

2. Duke University Department of Anatomy, 1971-1986

Scope and Contents: Contains Longley's materials pertaining to the Department of Anatomy at Duke University. Major subjects include the Research Award Committee and the Optical Methods Course. Materials date from 1971 to 1986.

CVs, 1986
Box 1
Graduate Program in Anatomy, 1986
Box 1
Group Photograph, undated
Box 1
Optical Methods Course, 1986
Box 3
Research Award Committee, 1977
Box 1
Research Award Committee, 1980
Box 1
Research Award Committee, 1983
Box 1
Paper by Longley's student, Ann Walker, 1978
Box 1
X-Ray Tube, 1971-1974
Box 1

3. Grant Materials, 1975-1986

Scope and Contents: Contains grant materials pertaining to Longley's research while at Duke University. Grant applicants include Longley, J. D. Robertson, and M. Reedy. Materials date from 1975 to 1986.

Access Restrictions: Series must be screened for sensitive or confidential materials before being accessed. For further information consult with the Medical Center Archivist.

Biophysical and Biochemical Studies of Cellular Membrane (J D. Robertson), 1976
Box 1
Myofibrillar Fine Structure in Striated Muscle (M. Reedy) - RESTRICTED, 1980, 1986

Access Restrictions: Files must be screened for sensitive or confidential materials before being accessed. For further information consult with the Medical Center Archivist.

Box 1
The Structure of Alpha Proteins in Muscle (W. Longley), 1975-1980
Box 1
The Structure of Alpha Proteins in Muscle (W. Longley) - RESTRICTED, 1975-1980

Access Restrictions: Files must be screened for sensitive or confidential materials before being accessed. For further information consult with the Medical Center Archivist.

Box 1

4. Writings, 1941-1987

Scope and Contents: Contains drafts, notes, correspondence, manuscripts, and reprints relating to writings by Longley and others. Major subjects include the tobacco mosaic virus, insect flight muscle, and tropomyosin. Includes a small amount of reprints in German and French. Materials date from 1941 to 1987.

Writings by Longley, 1960-1983

"A Biocontinous Tetrahedral Structure in a Liquid-Crystalline Lipid", 1983
Box 4
"The Crystal Structure of Bovine Liver Catalase", 1967
Box 1
"The double helix of tropomyosin", 1975
Box 1
"The double helix of tropomyosin", 1975
Box 4
drafts and notes from Birkbeck College and Cambridge, 1960-1963
Box 1
Miscellaneous Drafts, undated
Box 1
Miscellaneous Publications, 1966-1983
Box 1
"Regular Repeats in the Sequence of Tropomyosin", 1977
Box 1

Writings by Others, 1941-1987

J.D. Bernal, 1941-1968
Box 1
Duke Collegues, 1977-1983
Box 1
H. Erickson, 1975-1985
Box 1
LBSC, 1941-1946
Box 1
Insect Flight Muscle, 1959-1984
Box 1
V. Luzzati, 1957-1969
Box 1
Miscellaneous, 1961-1987
Box 1
Mosaic Virus (folder 1 of 2), 1948-1987
Box 1
Mosaic Virus (folder 2 of 2), 1948-1987
Box 1
Muscle Contraction/Muscle Fibers, 1972-1986
Box 1
Tropomyosin (folder 1 of 2), 1961-1982
Box 1
Tropomyosin (folder 2 of 2), 1961-1982
Box 1
Tropomyosin (folder 2 of 2), 1961-1982
Box 3

5. Printed Materials, 1945-1987

Scope and Contents: Contains journals, publications, and a book pertaining to Longley's writings or research. Materials date from 1945 to 1987.

"The Model Engineer" journal, July 1945
Box 1
"Nature" journal, 1975
Box 1
"New Scientist" journal, 1987
Box 1
"Proceedings of the Royal Society 1964", October 1964
Box 1
"The Structure of Molecules" book (by Gordon M. Barrow), 1964
Box 1

6. Research Files, 1960-1985

Scope and Contents: Contains notes, reprints, and photographic materials pertaining to Longley's research at Duke. Materials date from 1960 to 1985.

Binder 1, undated
Box 2
Binder 2, 1960-1985
Box 2
Binder 3, 1981-1985
Box 2
Binder 4, 1976-1977
Box 2
Binder 5, 1969
Box 2
Binder 6, 1978-1980
Box 2
Cow (acid) sequence?, 1973
Box Map Folder 1
Helix (07610699) Diagram, 1975
Box Map Folder 1
Helix (15113157) Diagram, 1973
Box Map Tube 1
Loose Materials (notes and reprints), undated
Box 2
Negatives, undated
Box 2
Notebook, 1968-1978
Box 2
Photographic Prints (folder 1 of 6), undated
Box 2
Photographic prints (folder 2 of 6), undated
Box 2
Photographic Prints (folder 3 of 6), undated
Box 2
Photographic Prints (folder 4 of 6), undated
Box 2
Photographic Prints (folder 5 of 6), undated
Box 2
Photographic Prints (folder 6 of 6), undated
Box 2
Photographic Prints; Callodial Iron, undated
Box 2
Photographic Prints; Catalase, undated
Box 2
Photographic Prints; Loose Materials, undated
Box 2
TPOS Index, 1976
Box 4
Slides; Callodial Iron, undated
Box 2
X-Ray Diffraction Binder, 1973-1980
Box 2

Biographical/Historical Note

William Longley was born in Torpoint, Cornwall, United Kingdom on January 16, 1928 to Henry Longley and Edith Padley Longley. He attended Saltash Grammar School and then became an electrical engineering apprentice at the Royal Navy's Davenport Dockyard School. After graduation he went to London University's Birkbeck College where he studied physics. He completed his doctoral degree in crystallography at the Medical Research Council Laboratories in Cambridge, United Kingdom. In 1965 Longley came to the United States to work as a researcher at Boston's Children's Hospital. In 1968 Longley began working at Duke University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Anatomy. In 1970 he became Associate Professor of Anatomy, a position he kept until his death. His research was in the field of crystallography, focusing on the tobacco mosaic virus and insect flight muscle.

Longley married Elma Knowlton in 1969. They had two children. Longley died on February 16, 1988.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Longley Papers, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Acquisitions Information

Accession A2017.040 (gift by Elma and Max Longley, October 2017)

Processing Information

Processed by Lucy Waldrop and Caroline Waller under the supervision of Lucy Waldrop: November 2017

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