William J. Schull, PhD Photograph Collection

Manuscript Collection No. 170


TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Biographical Notes
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Arrangement of Collection
  • Restrictions
  • Index terms
  • Related Material
  • Administrative Information
  • Other Finding Aids
  • Bibliography
  • Detailed Description of the Collection
  • Series I: Japan, including ABCC and RERF; 1949-2011.
  • Series II: Europe and The Middle East; 1959-1992.
  • Series III: Latin America and South America; 1969-1982.
  • Series IV: Asia, Australia and Pacific Ocean; 1954-1982.
  • Series V: United States; 1950-2010.
  • Series VI: Friends and Family; 1950-2012.
  • Series VII: Jack and Vicki Schull Portrait Photos; 1950-1992.
  • Series VIII: Lecture Slides; 1973-1990s.
  • Series XIX: Scrapbooks; 1950-1997.
  • Repository: John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library
    Creator: Schull, William J.
    Title William J. Schull, PhD Photograph Collection
    Dates: 1943-2014
    Quantity: 8 cubic feet (12 boxes, including 4 Oversize)
    Abstract: The William J. Schull Photograph Collection, MS 170, contains photographic prints, positive and negative transparencies, and text ephemera from Dr. Schull’s career and many international travels as a global scientific research consultant in the effects of radiation and human genetics. The images and text reflect Dr. Schull’s appreciation for each land’s beauty and the uniqueness of its people, along with the many friends he cultivated in every place he worked. The collection is organized by geographic location in loose archival photo and slide sleeves or in scrapbooks. Geographical areas represented include Japan, Europe and The Middle East; Latin America and South America; Asia, Australia, and South Pacific countries; and the United States. Most of the material is original. Some images were created by the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) Photo labs. The collections consists of approximately 12 boxes including oversize. It consists of approximately 8 cubic feet of material.
    Identification: MS 170
    Language: English, Japanese, German, Swedish, Gaelic, Russian

    Biographical Notes

    William J. Schull, PhD is an American scientist and geneticist famous for his research into the effects of ionizing radiation on the human body largely based on the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after World War II. Dr. Schull began his scientific career in radiation research in 1949 when he joined the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC), established in Japan in 1946 by the United States National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council to study the effects of the bombings in accordance with a presidential directive from Harry S. Truman. From his first post as Head of the Department of Genetics at ABCC, Dr. Schull served many decades in the elite corps of scientists conducting research into the genetic impact of irradiation on human health. A professor emeritus of The Human Genetics Center, School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas, Dr. Schull served on most of the major governmental and non-governmental committees formed throughout the 20th century to quantify the effects of ionizing radiation. He helped form the genetics department at the University of Michigan where he served as a professor from 1956 to 1972. As his career progressed, Dr. Schull frequently served in executive positions, chairing many of the governmental committees he served on and becoming a director, 1986-1987 and 1990-1991, and in 1996-1997, vice chairman and chief of research of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), established in 1975 as the follow-on organization to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. Dr. Schull was inducted into the United States National Academy of Sciences in 2001. In affirmation of his long and honorable service to the Japanese people, Dr. Schull received the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Third Class from the Emperor of Japan in 1992.

    William Jackson Schull was born on March 17, 1922 to Gertrude Edna (maiden name Davenport) (1900-1938) and Eugene Shull (1896-1975) in Louisiana, Missouri. While Shull is the last name inscribed on his birth certificate, his name was changed to Schull while he was in elementary school. Dr. Schull spent most of his boyhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from that city’s Lincoln High School in 1939. In 1946, Dr. Schull earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1947, he earned a Master of Science in Zoology from the same university. He received a Doctor Of Philosophy in Genetics From Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio in 1949. Enlisting in December 1942, Dr. Schull served in the United States Army as a surgical technician with the 37th Infantry Division in the South Pacific until December 1945. He married his first wife, Victoria (Vicki) Margaret Schull (March 11, 1922-October 13, 2009), on September 7, 1946. In concert with his scientific work, Dr. Schull valued the preservation of the archival historic record and promoted the preservation of the history of the ABCC and RERF throughout his career.

    A detailed curriculum vitae is available for Dr. Schull in the control folder for his collection at the McGovern Historical Collection.

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    Scope and Content Note

    The William J. Schull Photograph Collection, MS 170, contains photographic prints, positive and negative transparencies, and text ephemera from Dr. Schull’s career and many international travels as a global scientific research consultant in the effects of radiation and human genetics and connoisseur of the world’s cultures. Dr. Schull collected and preserved all of the material in this collection in the course of his professional career and private life from 1945 to 2014. The images and text reflect Dr. Schull’s appreciation for each land’s beauty and the uniqueness of its people, crafts, architecture and attire along with the many friends he cultivated in every place he worked. The collection is organized by geographic location in loose archival photo and slide sleeves or in scrapbooks. Geographical areas represented include Japan, Europe and The Middle East; Latin American and South America; Asia, Australia, and South Pacific countries; and the United States. Usually accompanied by his wife, Vicki Schull, the images capture the many activities of their lives as international travelers and residents in Japan. These images add color and detail to the travel diaries located in MS 67 The William J. Schull, PhD Papers, also in the McGovern Historical Collection. The major theme of this collection is to add an important element of humanity and location to Dr. Schull’s scientific career in the form of faces, places, and traditional cultures meeting the new atomic age.

    About 50% of the material contains images from Dr. Schull’s assignments at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) and the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF). A highlight of the collection is the scrapbook given to Dr. Schull by the Emperor of Japan upon awarding him the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Third Class in 1992 for his long and honorable service to the Japanese people. Another scrapbook in the collection contains letters from many of Dr. Schull’s peers at the ABCC and RERF commemorating activities in his career.

    About 40% of the collection contains images from Vicki and Jack Schull’s travels and work in other geographies along with group portrait images of their many friends and family. An important 10% of the collection contains scientific lecture slideshows from Dr. Schull’s work in human genetics and the effects of ionizing radiation on human health.

    The material in the collection is in excellent condition. Scrapbooks are in their original condition. Other material has been placed in archival photo and slide sheets and foldered in archival boxes.

    The material frequently had notes from Dr. Schull that designated the location. Less frequently did he designate dates. During processing, the date printed during development was frequently used to date the material, if available. Otherwise, dates on signs, attire, or auto models, if visible, were used to approximate dates. Country names in brackets, for example [Switzerland], represent the project archivist’s best guess as to the location. Numbers in brackets, for example [100], after each date represent the number of images in each folder. The collection consists of 12 boxes including 4 oversize boxes. It represents approximately 8 cubic feet of material

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    Arrangement of Collection

    This collection is arranged into the following series:

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    This collection is open for research. Some material in the collection has been restricted due to the use of patient names or other considerations about the contents. Consult an archivist about potential access to these materials.

    User restrictions

    Copyright restrictions may apply.

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    The McGovern Historical Center holds the papers of many people who served at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission and the ensuing Radiation Effects Research Foundation. The Center also has a large number of photographs from the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. Consult an archivist if access to related materials is desired.

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    Index terms

    This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

    Subjects (Persons)

    Bredland, Ralph
    Emperor of Japan
    Schull, Jack
    Schull, Vicki
    Schull, William J.–Archives
    Schull, William Jackson
    Shull, Dora
    Shull, Eugene

    Subjects (Family Name)

    Schull
    Shull

    Subjects (Organizations)

    Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission
    ABCC
    ABCC/RERF
    Gakushuin University
    Genetics Study Section, National Institute of Health
    Marquette University
    Radiation Effects Research Foundation
    RERF
    Shimazu Villa
    United Nations World Health Organization
    WHO

    Places

    Alaska (United States)
    Andes Mountain Range (South America)
    Australia (South Pacific)
    Austria (Europe)
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Beijing, China
    Belgium (Europe)
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Berg, Germany
    Bolivia (South America)
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Cervinia, Italy
    Chile (South America)
    Clarksville, Missouri
    Denmark (Europe)
    Dubrovnik (Croatia)
    Egypt (North Africa)
    England (Great Britain)
    Europe
    France (Europe)
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Genoa, Italy
    Germany (Europe)
    Great Britain
    Greece (Europe)
    Hawaii (United States)
    Hijiyama, Japan
    Hirado, Japan
    Hiroshima, Japan
    Hong Kong (China)
    Houston, Texas
    Hungary (Europe)
    India (South Asia)
    Italy (Europe)
    Japan (East Asia)
    Kagoshima City, Japan
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Kodiak Island, Alaska
    Kurashima Island, Japan
    Kure, Japan
    Kuroshima, Japan
    Kyoto, Japan
    Latin America
    Lebanon (Lebanese Republic)
    Lima, Peru
    Louisiana (United States)
    Meijimua, Japan
    Mexico (The United Mexican States)
    Missouri (United States)
    Missouri, Louisiana
    Moscow, Russia
    Nagasaki, Japan
    Peru (South America)
    Phillippines (Phillippine Islands)
    Poland (Europe)
    Portugal (Europe)
    Pribolofs, Alaska
    Republic of Ireland (Great Britain)
    Republic of Slovenia (Europe)
    Russia (Federation)
    Samoa (South Pacific)
    San Antonio, Texas
    Scotland (Great Britain)
    Serbia (Europe)
    South America
    Soviet Union
    Sweden (Europe)
    Switzerland (Europe)
    Texas (United States)
    Thailand (Asia)
    The Gotos, Japan
    The People’s Republic of China
    Tokyo, Japan
    Ukraine (Europe)
    United Kingdom
    United States (United States of America)
    Vatican City, Italy
    Wisconsin (United States)
    Yugoslavia (Europe)

    Subjects

    40th Anniversary of U. S.-Japan Joint Studies of Late A-Bomb Effects
    A.B.C.C. Nagasaki Fūfugawa House Plan
    ABCC Home Visits
    Agricultural Practices
    Architectural Floor Plan
    Artifacts
    Carp
    Cats
    Children
    Christianity In Japan
    Cormorant Fishing
    Deer
    Effects of Radiation
    Geisha
    Hirado Health Study
    Ice Fishing
    Ikebana
    Infant Examinations
    Landscapes
    Maple Foliage
    Maps
    Marquette University Alumni Award
    Nakashima Furniture
    Netsuke
    Order of the Sacred Treasure, Third Class
    Persistent Gill Slits
    Pottery
    Pottery Making
    President’s Scholar Award-University of Texas at Houston
    RERF Goals
    School Children
    Seminario Internac. de Genética Humana y Salud Pública
    Skiing
    Skylines
    Spiders
    Third Annual Silvio O. Conte Award
    Traditional Architecture
    Traditional Attire
    Traditional Ceremonies
    Traditional Crafts
    Traditional Dance
    Traditional Inn
    World War II

    Document Types

    35 mm negative transparencies
    35mm photographic prints on paper
    35mm positive transparencies
    Ephemera
    Guestbook
    Scientific Lecture Slideshow
    Scrapbooks
    Text

    Occupation

    Epidemiologist
    Geneticist
    Medical Doctor
    Photographer
    Scientist
    Statistician

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    Most of the material is original. Images depicting atomic bomb damage and the physical condition of victims immediately after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II are reproductions. The location of the originals is not known with certainty. Some images were created by the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission Photo labs. These images may be copies. The collections consists of approximately 12 boxes including oversize. It consists of approximately 8 cubic feet of material.

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    The prints, positive and negative transparencies, and media in this collection are in excellent condition. Some transparencies have been removed from the original paper frames and inserted in archival slide pages for protection. The glue on the original paper frames failed.

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    The McGovern Historical Center received this material directly from William J. Schull during his lifetime. Except as noted in a folder’s heading, the images were created by Dr. Schull, an avid photographer. The material remained in his possession until it was donated to the McGovern Historical Center.

    Preferred Citation

    The William J. Schull, PhD Photo Collection; MS 170; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

    Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.

    McGovern Historical Center accessioned these records through a Deed of Gift from Dr. Schull over a number of years in distributions of various sizes and content.

    Processing Information

    This collection was processed and described thanks to a grant from the Japan Society for the Promotion Science and the assistance of Professor Masahito Ando and his team at Gakushuin University in Tokyo.

    Much of the material received from Dr. Schull was in large photo 3 and 4 ring binders with print images and transparencies already arranged in archival sleeves. The material was removed from the binders for conservation but left in the original archival sleeves and foldered. Original order was maintained. Scrapbooks received from Dr. Schull were not processed and remain in their original condition. Two boxes of loose positive transparencies was placed in archival sleeves during processing. Negative transparencies were generally left in the original envelopes for processing at a later date. In some instances (about 50 transparencies), the glue on the paper frames had given way. These transparencies were placed in archival slide sleeves without the frames for preservation.

    Appraisal

    This collection contributes significantly to the historical record about the health effects of the World War II atomic bombings to survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Images in the collection bring the staff at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission to life. Additionally, the collection adds images of a Japan recovering from the devastation of World War II along with images of the global sites where the world’s scientists met to define the effects of radiation on human health. Dr. Schull was a senior leader in scientific research about the health effects of ionizing radiation and genetics for decades. The images in this collection add life and color to the history of these fields.

    As of October 2014, an International Consortium, consisting of Gakushuin University in Japan, the Texas Medical Center Library McGovern Historical Center in Texas, and the United States National Academy of Sciences archives in Washington, D.C., is working on a pilot project to digitize selected records about the history of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. Records in this collection will be a major source of digital objects.

    Accruals

    The McGovern Historical Center may receive additional records from Dr. Schull for this collection.

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    Other Finding Aids

    An extensive collection of Dr. Schull’s papers is housed in MS 067 at the McGovern Historical Center. Items of note in this collection include Dr. Schull’s scientific work and scholarly publications while at the ABCC and RERF in Japan. A finding aid is available for this collection. The Center also has a large number of photographs from the ABCC. Consult an archivist is access to related materials is desired.

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    The Archives received the material in this collection in small lots spread over a number of years. Most of the material was in large 3 and 4 ring binders in archival sleeves. With the exception of scrapbooks, the material has been removed from the binders and foldered in archival folders. Original order was maintained. Scrapbooks were not processed and are in their original condition. No prior finding aids have been created for this material.

    Bibliography

    Schull, William J. 1990. Song among the ruins. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

    Schull, William J. 1995. Effects of atomic radiation: A half-century of studies from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. New York: Wiley-liss.

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    Detailed Description of the Collection

    Series I: Japan, including ABCC and RERF; 1949-2011.
    Scope and Content Note: This series includes photographic images printed on paper and on positive and negative transparencies that capture Dr. Schull’s experiences at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) and Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) as well as his many travels into the Japanese countryside and cities. Dr. Schull’s love of Japanese gardens, pottery, traditional ceremonies, dress and architecture is documented in these images. A life long collector of Japanese artifacts, Dr. Schull collected the beauty of Japan, her people and her culture in photographs. The folders are first in order by media: print on paper, positive transparency, and negative transparency. Within these categories, the order is determined by date, earliest to latest. If not designated as color, the images are black and white. Some folders in this series are RESTRICTED due to patient images and or content. Consult an archivist for access. Numbers in brackets, for example [100], after each date represent the number of images in each folder.
    Box Folder
    1 1 35 mm photographic prints on paper; multiple sizes; ABCC staff group portraits, Hirado Health Study facilities, landscapes, copy print of atomic bomb devastation; no inscriptions; Japan; circa 1950-1964. [101]
    2 35 mm photographic prints on paper; 3.75 x 3 inches; ABCC staff group portraits, traditional ceremonies, landscapes, contemporary events, atomic bomb devastation; no inscriptions; Japan; circa 1950s. [56]
    3 35 mm photographic prints on paper; 6.75 x 4.5 inches; patient portraits, ABCC photo lab; no inscriptions; Hiroshima, Japan; RESTRICTED DUE TO PATIENT IDENTIFICATION; circa 1950s. [11]
    4 35 mm photographic prints on paper; multiple sizes; ABCC staff group portraits, events, event invitations on paper; no inscriptions; Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan; circa 1950-1960s. [22]
    5 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 4.5 x 3 inches; agricultural practices, landscapes, traditional architecture, artifacts; no inscriptions; Japan; circa 1970s. [48]
    6 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 4.5 x 3 inches; landscapes, traditional architecture, artifacts, Jack and Vicki Schull group portrait photos, deer, cat; some inscriptions; Japan; circa 1970s. [64]
    7 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 4.5 x 3 inches; landscapes, traditional architecture, carp, spiders; some inscriptions; Japan; circa 1970s. [48]
    8 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 4.5 x 3 inches; landscapes, traditional architecture, pottery, traditional attire, Dr. Schull with friend portrait photo; some inscriptions; Japan; circa 1970s. [144]
    9 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 4.5 x 3.25 inches; Jack and Vicki Schull with friends group portrait photos, traditional architecture, artifacts, landscapes; some inscriptions; Japan; circa 1979. [64]
    10 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 4.5 x 3.25 inches; Jack and Vicki Schull with friends group portrait photos, Jack Schull at potters wheel, events; inscriptions; Meijimua, Japan; circa 1979. [31]
    11 35 mm photographic prints on paper contained in a paper photo album, color; 5 x 3.5 inches; event photos of Jack and Vicki Schull at an event in a traditional inn, geisha, traditional dances; inscription: “Fukuoka Party”; Japan; circa 1980s. [30]
    12 35 mm photographic prints on paper contained in a paper photo album, color; 5 x 3.5 inches; event photos of Jack and Vicki Schull at multiple locations, traditional attire, autumn maple foliage; inscription: “Kusomoto Miyahara”; Japan; circa 1980s. [23]
    13 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 4.5 x 3.25 inches; RERF group portraits including Dr. Schull, facilities; some inscriptions; Japan; circa 1980s. [33]
    14 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 5 x 3.5 inches; “Party To Commemorate The 40th Anniversary of U. S.-Japan Joint Studies of Late A-Bomb Effects”, RERF; no inscriptions; Japan; 1988 March 24. [7]
    15 35 mm photographic prints on paper contained in a paper photo album, color; 5 x 3.5 inches; event photos of Jack and Vicki Schull; inscription: “Old Boys Club”; probably Japan; 1996 September 29. [25]
    16 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 10 x 3.5 inches; RERF facilities, traditional architecture, group portrait photo including Dr. Schull; no inscriptions; Japan; circa 1990s-2000. [25]
    17 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 5 x 3.5 inches; traditional architecture, children, contemporary events, flowers, landscapes, Christianity in Japan; no inscriptions; Japan; 1991. [208]
    18 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 5 x 3.5 inches; traditional architecture, maps, Vicki Schull, Houston skyline [2]; no inscriptions; Japan; 1992. [24]
    19 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 5 x 3.5 inches; group portrait photos including Jack and Vicki Schull, possible ABCC employee reunion, landscapes; some inscriptions; Japan; circa 1990s. [14]
    20 35 mm photographic prints on paper contained in a paper photo album, color; 5 x 3.5 inches; landscapes, traditional architecture; inscription: “Jack and Ranajit in Japan”; Japan; circa 2010. [24]
    21 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 5 x 3.5 inches; group portrait photo: Jack Schull, Philip Montgomery, Kaori Maekawa, Won Nami; no inscriptions; Gakushuin University, Japan; 2011 November 20. [1]
    Box Folder
    2 1 35 mm positive transparencies, color; ABCC facilities, staff, landscapes, traditional architecture, events; inscriptions; Japan; Folder 1 of 3; circa 1949-1951. [118]
    2 35 mm positive transparencies, color; ABCC facilities, staff, landscapes, traditional architecture, events; inscriptions; Japan; Folder 2 of 3; circa 1949-1951. [180]
    3 35 mm positive transparencies, color; ABCC facilities, staff, landscapes, traditional architecture, events; inscriptions; Japan; Folder 3 of 3; circa 1949-1951. [130]
    4 35 mm positive transparencies; portraits of individuals with inherited persistent gill slits, child and adult; no inscriptions; Japan; RESTRICTED PATIENT IDENTIFICATION; circa 1949-1951. [10]
    5 35 mm positive transparencies; infant portraits, birth defects common to all human populations; no inscriptions; Japan; RESTRICTED; circa 1949-1951. [17]
    6 35 mm positive transparencies; ABCC home visits, infant examinations, procedure steps; inscriptions; Japan; RESTRICTED; circa 1949-1951. [10]
    7 35 mm positive transparencies, color; portrait photos, ABCC staff and facilities, Jack Schull; no inscriptions; Japan; 1958-1960. [31]
    8 35 mm positive transparencies, color; landscapes, traditional architecture, produced by Nippon Bunka Film Co., Ltd.; inscriptions; Kyoto, Japan; circa 1960s. [10]
    9 35 mm positive transparencies, color; landscapes, traditional architecture, group portrait photos, geisha in traditional attire, traditional ceremonies; no inscriptions; Japan; 1954-1960. [150]
    10 35 mm positive transparencies, color; landscapes, family life, artifacts, group portraits, traditional architecture, Ikebana, traditional ceremonies; 3 inscriptions; Japan; circa 1960. [152]
    11 35 mm positive transparencies, color; traditional ceremonies, landscapes, group portraits, traditional architecture, artifacts; inscriptions; Hirado, Japan; 1964. [120]
    12 35 mm positive transparencies, color; traditional ceremonies, landscapes, group portraits, Ikebana, maps, traditional crafts; inscriptions; Hirado, Japan; 1964-1965. [190]
    13 35 mm positive transparencies, color; Shimazu Villa, landscapes, cormorant fishing, city streets, skylines; inscriptions; Kagoshima City, Kyushu Island, Japan; 1964. [60]
    Box Folder
    3 1 35 mm positive transparencies, color; skiing; inscriptions; Japan and Austria; 1964. [20]
    2 35 mm positive transparencies, color; landscapes, traditional architecture, events, artifacts, Jack and Vicki Schull group portraits, traditional crafts, pottery making, traditional attire; inscriptions; Japan; 1964. [163]
    3 35 mm positive transparencies, color; nude patient portraits; no inscriptions; RESTRICTED; Japan; 1964. [3]
    4 35 mm positive transparencies, color; group portraits, traditional architecture, landscapes, events; no inscriptions; Japan; 1968. [55]
    5 35 mm positive transparencies, color; landscapes, group portraits with Dr. Schull, traditional architecture, landscapes, traditional crafts, traditional attire; inscriptions; Japan; 1968-1970. [100]
    6 35 mm positive transparencies, color; Schull’s personal collection: pottery, Netsuke, Nakashima furniture; inscriptions; Japan; 1969. [20]
    7 35 mm positive transparencies, color; landscapes, traditional architecture, group portraits, events, artifacts, RERF compound; no inscriptions; Japan; 1976. [96]
    8 35 mm positive transparencies, color; landscapes, traditional cermonies, group portraits, traditional architecture, crafts, artifacts; no inscriptions; Japan; circa 1980s-1990. [220]
    9 35 mm negative transparencies; [ABCC], patient with physical abnormality; no inscriptions; RESTRICTED; Japan; circa 1950s. [5]
    10 35 mm negative transparencies; landscapes, traditional architecture, school children; no inscriptions; Japan; circa 1950s. [96]
    Series II: Europe and The Middle East; 1959-1992.
    Scope and Content Note: This series includes photographic images printed on paper and on positive and negative transparencies that capture Dr. Schull’s experiences as he and Vicki traveled in Europe and the Middle East both for business and pleasure. This series contains images from Great Britain, Europe, Russia, Lebanon, and other Middle Eastern locations. The folders are first in order by media: print on paper, positive transparency, and negative transparency. Within these categories, the order is determined by date, earliest to latest. If not designated as color, the images are black and white. The material frequently had notes from Dr. Schull that designated the location. Less frequently did he designate dates. During processing, the date printed during development was frequently used to date the material, if available. Otherwise, dates on signs, attire, or auto models, if visible, were used to approximate dates. Country names in brackets, for example [Switzerland], represent the project archivist’s best guess as to the location. Numbers in brackets, for example [100], after each date represent the number of images in each folder.
    Box Folder
    4 1 35 mm photographic prints on paper; 7 x 5 inches; group portrait and event photos of Jack and Vicki Schull with others of probable European origin; no inscriptions; Hungary and Russia; circa 1960s. [13]
    2 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 4.5 x 3.25 inches; no inscriptions; [Switzerland]; circa 1960s. [7]
    3 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; some postcards; 6 x 4 inches; no inscriptions; [Ireland]; circa 1980s. [54]
    4 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 5 x 3.5 inches; no inscriptions; Austria; 1992. [50]
    5 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; Genoa, Italy; circa 1959. [40]
    6 35 mm positive transparencies, color; inscriptions; Germany, Portugal; 1960. [58]
    7 35 mm positive transparencies, color; inscriptions; Greece; 1960. [96]
    8 35 mm positive transparencies, color; inscriptions; Lebanon, Greece; 1960. [75]
    9 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; [Europe]; circa 1960s. [200]
    10 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; [Italy]; circa 1960. [12]
    11 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; Austria, Germany; 1964. [32]
    12 35 mm positive transparencies, color; inscriptions; Yugoslavia; 1964. [11]
    13 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; [Great Britain, Europe]; 1965. [16]
    14 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; Yugoslavia, Belgrade, Dubrovnick; 1965. [76]
    15 35 mm positive transparencies, color; skiing trip; no inscriptions; [Europe]; 1965. [72]
    16 35 mm positive transparencies, color; landscapes, portrait photos, skiing trip; no inscriptions; [Europe]; 1967. [78]
    17 35 mm positive transparencies, color; skiing trip, landscapes, traditional architecture; no inscriptions; France, Cervinia, Great Britain, Poland; 1967. [78]
    18 35 mm positive transparencies, color; inscriptions; Italy; 1969. [12]
    19 35 mm positive transparencies, color; inscriptions; Germany, Belgium; 1970. [80]
    20 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; Egypt; 1970. [98]
    21 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; Ireland; 1975. [18]
    22 35 mm positive transparencies, color; inscriptions; Ukraine, Russia; 1974-1975. [90]
    23 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; Austria, Berg [Switzerland]; 1976. [18]
    Box Folder
    5 1 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; [Russia]; 1978. [110]
    2 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; Great Britain; 1981. [60]
    3 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; Poland; 1981. [60]
    4 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; [Europe]; 1981. [40]
    5 35 mm positive transparencies, color; inscriptions; Great Britain; circa 1980s. [38]
    6 35 mm positive transparencies, color; Musei E Galleri Pontificie, creator; inscriptions; Vatican City; undated. [12]
    Series III: Latin America and South America; 1969-1982.
    Scope and Content Note: This series includes photographic images printed on paper and on positive and negative transparencies that capture Dr. Schull’s experiences as he and Vicki traveled in Latin America and South America both for business and pleasure. This series contains images from Mexico, Chile, Bolivia and Peru. The folders are first in order by media: print on paper, positive transparency, and negative transparency. Within these categories, the order is determined by date, earliest to latest. If not designated as color, the images are black and white. The material frequently had notes from Dr. Schull that designated the location. Less frequently did he designate dates. During processing, the date printed during development was frequently used to date the material, if available. Otherwise, dates on signs, attire, or auto models, if visible, were used to approximate dates. Country names in brackets, for example [Switzerland], represent the project archivist’s best guess as to the location. Numbers in brackets, for example [100], after each date represent the number of images in each folder.
    Box Folder
    5 7 35 mm photographic prints on paper; 7 x 4.5 inches; “Seminario Internac. de Genética Humana y Salud Pública”; no inscriptions; Lima, Peru; 1969 November 21-24. [6]
    8 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 5 x 3.5 inches; no inscriptions; Chile; circa 1970s. [60]
    9 35 mm positive transparencies, color; inscriptions; Lima, Peru, Buenos Aires, Andes; 1970. [20]
    10 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; Bolivia; 1972-1974. [20]
    11 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; Chile; 1978. [150]
    12 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; Mexico; 1982. [57]
    Series IV: Asia, Australia and Pacific Ocean; 1954-1982.
    Scope and Content Note: This series includes photographic images printed on paper and on positive and negative transparencies that capture Dr. Schull’s experiences as he and Vicki traveled in Asia, Australia, and Pacific Ocean island countries both for business and pleasure. This series contains images from India, China, Thailand, Australia, and Samoa. The folders are first in order by media: print on paper, positive transparency, and negative transparency. Within these categories, the order is determined by date, earliest to latest. If not designated as color, the images are black and white. The material frequently had notes from Dr. Schull that designated the location. Less frequently did he designate dates. During processing, the date printed during development was frequently used to date the material, if available. Otherwise, dates on signs, attire, or auto models, if visible, were used to approximate dates. Country names in brackets, for example [Switzerland], represent the project archivist’s best guess as to the location. Numbers in brackets, for example [100], after each date represent the number of images in each folder.
    Box Folder
    5 13 35 mm positive transparencies, color; inscriptions; Bangkok, Thailand; 1954. [76]
    14 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; Samoa; 1959. [20]
    15 35 mm positive transparencies, color; inscriptions; Hong Kong; 1960. [9]
    16 35 mm positive transparencies, color; one inscription: “WHO [World Health Organization] Trip”; Australia; 1969. [127]
    17 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; Australia; 1973-1976. [18]
    18 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; Beijing, China; 1979 February. [215]
    19 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; India; 1982. [35]
    Series V: United States; 1950-2010.
    Scope and Content Note: This series includes photographic images printed on paper and on positive and negative transparencies that capture Dr. Schull’s experiences as he and Vicki traveled in the United States both for business and pleasure. This series contains images chiefly from Alaska, Hawaii and Dr. Schull’s hometown of Missouri, Louisiana. A few images of the Schull home in Houston, Texas are also in this series. The folders are first in order by media: print on paper, positive transparency, and negative transparency. Within these categories, the order is determined by date, earliest to latest. If not designated as color, the images are black and white. The material frequently had notes from Dr. Schull that designated the location. Less frequently did he designate dates. During processing, the date printed during development was frequently used to date the material, if available. Otherwise, dates on signs, attire, or auto models, if visible, were used to approximate dates. Country names in brackets, for example [Switzerland], represent the project archivist’s best guess as to the location. Numbers in brackets, for example [100], after each date represent the number of images in each folder.
    Box Folder
    6 1 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 5 x 3.5 inches; Jack and Vicki Schull portraits; no inscriptions; United States; circa 1960s. [17]
    2 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 4.5 x 3.25 inches; Jack Schull, ice fishing; no inscriptions; United States; circa 1960s. [9]
    3 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 5 x 3.5 inches; Eugene and Dora Shull tombstones; no inscriptions; Missouri, Louisiana; Clarksville, Missouri; circa 1970s. [30]
    4 35 mm positive transparencies, color; inscriptions; United States; circa 1950s. [56]
    5 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; San Antonio, Texas; 1972. [23]
    6 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; Hawaii; 1972, 1982. [29]
    7 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; Houston, Texas; 1970s. [66]
    8 35 mm positive transparencies, color; no inscriptions; Pribolofs, Alaska; 1981-1982. [102]
    9 35 mm negative transparencies; no inscriptions; United States; circa 1950s. [40]
    10 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 4.25 x 3.25 inches; inscriptions; Europe, United States; 1953, 1990s. [30]
    11 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 5 x 3.5 inches; Lycoris radiata flower clump; no inscriptions; unknown location; 2010 October 6. [1]
    Series VI: Friends and Family; 1950-2012.
    Scope and Content Note: This series includes photographic images printed on paper and on positive transparencies that capture Vicki and Jack Schull with their friends and families in close-ups that make it largely impossible to determine the geographic location. The folders are first in order by media: print on paper and positive transparency. Within these categories, the order is determined by date, earliest to latest. If not designated as color, the images are black and white. The material frequently had notes from Dr. Schull that designated the location. Less frequently did he designate dates. During processing, the date printed during development was frequently used to date the material, if available. Otherwise, dates on signs, attire, or auto models, if visible, were used to approximate dates. Country names in brackets, for example [Switzerland], represent the project archivist’s best guess as to the location. Numbers in brackets, for example [100], after each date represent the number of images in each folder.
    Box Folder
    6 12 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; multiple sizes; friends, family and peers, group portraits with and without the Schulls; no inscriptions; unknown locations; 1960s-2010. [40]
    13 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 6 x 4 inches; Vicki and Jack Schull group portrait photos with her family; no inscriptions; [Wisconsin]; 1950s-2006. [8]
    14 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color, in paper photo album; 5 x 3.5 inches; group event photos of Jack and Vicki Schull probably at the home of a Japanese family; inscription: “Kusumoto Mayahara”; [Japan]; circa 1980s. [25]
    15 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color, in paper photo album; 5 x 3.5 inches; group event photos of Dr. Schull and Japanese associates, traditional attire, crafts; inscription: “Some Days In Fukui, Produced By Fujiki’s Family”; Japan; 1986 March 21-23. [24]
    16 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color, in paper photo album; 5 x 3.5 inches; group event photos of Jack and Vicki Schull with Japanese family; inscription: “Kyoko san”; [Japan]; circa 1990s. [25]
    17 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color, in paper photo album; 5 x 3.5 inches; group event photos of Dr. Schull with Japanese and American Associates at an event probably for the Schull Institute; no inscriptions; Houston, Texas; circa 1995-1997. [24]
    18 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; multiple sizes; portrait and group portrait photos of friends or family of European origin; inscriptions; unknown locations; circa 2000s. [6]
    19 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; multiple sizes; group portrait photos of Dr. Schull with Japanese peers and friends; no inscriptions; unknown locations; circa 2000-2012. [44]
    20 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 6 x 4 inches; group portrait photos of Dr. Schull and others presenting an award to Robert E. Farrell, PhD; no inscriptions; unknown location; 2000 March 24. [4]
    21 35 mm photographic prints on greeting cards, color; multiple sizes; group portraits, holiday greetings from friends and family; inscriptions; multiple locations; circa 1980s-2000. [8]
    22 35 mm positive transparencies, color; family and friends celebrate Christmas; no inscriptions; unidentified location; circa 1950s. [30]
    23 35 mm positive transparencies, color; portrait and group portraits of family, Vicki and Jack Schull; one inscription; unidentified location; circa 1960s. [80]
    Series VII: Jack and Vicki Schull Portrait Photos; 1950-1992.
    Scope and Content Note: This small series includes photographic images printed on paper of portraits of Dr. Schull alone and with Vicki Schull. Two 35 mm negative transparencies of portrait photos of Dr. Schull are also in this series. Numbers in brackets, for example [100], after each date represent the number of images in each folder.
    Box Folder
    6 24 35 mm photographic prints on paper, some color; multiple sizes; portrait photos of Dr. Schull, two at a podium in Kyoto, Japan; no inscriptions; unidentified locations; 1950-1992. [9]
    25 35 mm negative transparencies; portrait photo of Dr. Schull; no inscriptions; unidentified locations; circa 1960s. [2]
    26 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; 6 x 4 inches; group portrait photos of Vicki and Jack Schull; no inscriptions; unidentified locations; circa 1990s. [6]
    Series VIII: Lecture Slides; 1973-1990s.
    Scope and Content Note: This series includes positive transparencies of the slideshows used during Dr. Schull’s scientific lectures. The slides are in orginal order as received from Dr. Schull. Numbers in brackets, for example [100], after each date represent the number of images in each folder.
    Box Folder
    7 1 35 mm positive transparencies, color; scientific lecture slideshow: “Places, People, Things”; 35 mm photographic print on paper, Dr Schull portrait photo; inscriptions; Chile; Folder 1 of 3; 1973-1978. [120]
    2 35 mm positive transparencies, color; scientific lecture slideshow: “Places, People, Things”; inscriptions; Chile; Folder 2 of 3; 1973-1978. [132]
    3 35 mm positive transparencies, color; scientific lecture slideshow: “Places, People, Things”; inscriptions; Chile; Folder 3 of 3; 1973-1978. [100]
    4 35 mm positive transparencies, color; scientific lecture slideshow: effects of radiation; inscriptions; Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan; circa 1980s. [160]
    5 35 mm positive transparencies, color; scientific lecture slideshow: effects of radiation, RERF goals; one inscription; Japan; circa 1970-1990. [41]
    6 35 mm positive transparencies, color; scientific lecture slideshow, maps, tables; some inscriptions; Chile; circa 1980s-1990s. [200]
    7 35 mm positive transparencies, color; scientific lecture slideshow; inscriptions; Chile; Folder 1 of 2; circa 1980s-1990s. [140]
    8 35 mm positive transparencies, color; scientific lecture slideshow; inscriptions; Chile, Bolivia; Folder 2 of 2; circa 1980s-1990s. [160]
    Series XIX: Scrapbooks; 1950-1997.
    Scope and Content Note: This series includes scrapbooks created by Jack and Vicki Schull or presented to Dr. Schull by others as mementoes recognizing his contributions as a scientist and senior leader. While many images are from the Schull’s life in Japan, the scrapbooks frequently contain a mix of photographic images from different periods of the Schull’s lives in different countries along with images of family members. Some scrapbooks contain correspondence from peers that serves to document Dr. Schull’s career, representing an important historical resource. Scrapbooks have not been processed. Each remains in the original cover and print order. The scrapbooks are generally in excellent condition. Care should be used in opening a scrapbook to protect prints that might be loose. Additionally, scrapbooks contain many loose items left as placed by the Schulls. Many of the scrapbooks use magnetic photo sheets to organize the prints. In nearly all instances, the prints have become cemented to the pages and removal is not possible without further preservation work. Where noted, larger scrapbooks are housed in archival boxes and separated to Oversize. Numbers in brackets, for example [100], after each date represent the number of images in each scrapbook.
    Box Folder
    8 Small scrapbook, cover bound in red silk, black center square with Japanese calligraphy; 35 mm photographic prints on paper, some color; group portraits with Jack and Vicki Schull, landscapes, traditional architecture, traditional attire; no inscriptions; Japan; circa 1950s. [100]
    1 Removed from scrapbook bound in red silk, architectural floor plan on paper: “A.B.C.C. Nagasaki Fūfugawa House Plan”; Japan; circa 1950s. [100]
    2 Gold paper photo album with Japanese calligraphy; 35 mm photographic print on paper; 8 x 5.5 inches; group portrait of Japanese bride and groom in formal European attire; Japan; circa 1950s. [1]
    Small scrapbook, cover bound in laminated brown paper with the title “Photo Album”; 35 mm photographic prints on paper, some color; most 5 x 3.5 inches; group portraits with Jack and Vicki Schull, landscapes, traditional architecture, traditional attire, Japanese calligraphy on paper [1], Jack Schull in World War II [28]; no inscriptions; Japan, Chile, United States, Phillippines ; 1943-1990s. [100]
    Small scrapbook, cover bound in synthetic white and gold; 35 mm photographic prints on paper; 5 x 3.5 inches; group portraits of Dr Schull in meetings with others; inscription: “To Wm J. Schull, Chairman, Genetics Study Section, NIH [National Institute of Health], 1969-1972, … Kay Wilson”; photographer: Ralph Bredland; typed inscriptions on the back of all photos; United States; 1969-1972. [20]
    Small guestbook, cover bound in synthetic green and gold with title “Guest Book”; handwritten names and addresses, some in Kanji, on paper; many international locations; more than 620 signatures; 1966 August 18-1990 June 28.
    Small scrapbook, white cover with title “ABCC-RERF Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of U.S.-Japan Joint Studies of Late A-Bomb Effects, Hiroshima-March 22, 1988, Nagasaki-March 24, 1988”; cover contains color photos of RERF facilities in Hiroshima and Nagasaki; 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; most 4.5 x 3.25 inches, some larger; group portraits many with Dr Schull; inscription: “Memories Of Your Friends In Japan 1991”; no inscriptions on prints; Japan; 1991. [22]
    Box Folder
    OV 004 Large scrapbook, black leather cover with gold embossing, no title; 70 pages, several loose textual items; 35 mm photographic prints on paper, most color; multiple sizes; presented to William J. Schull by the Emperor of Japan upon the occasion of Dr. Schull’s receipt of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Third Class, portrait photo of Dr. Schull wearing his medal surrounded by decorative dried florals, event photos, group portrait photos of Jack and Vicki Schull at the event, 60 pages containing congratulatory correspondence and ephemera related to the award; no inscriptions on prints; Japan; 1992. [100]
    Box Folder
    OV 005 Large scrapbook, silk cover with red background, gold and white embroidered cranes, no title; 14 pages; 35 mm photographic prints on paper, most color; multiple sizes; group portraits many with Vicki and Jack Schull from multiple decades of Dr. Schull’s career; no inscriptions; most Japan; 1950-1990s. [84]
    Large scrapbook, black leather cover with gold embossing, no title; 28 pages; 35 mm photographic prints on paper, color; multiple sizes; group portraits with Dr Schull; text ephemera related to Dr. Schull’s receipt of The Third Annual Silvio O. Conte Award, President’s Scholar Award-University of Texas at Houston, Marquette University Alumni Award; loose ephemera related to the awards; no inscriptions; United States; 1992-1997. [25]
    Box Folder
    OV 006 Large scrapbook, brown leather cover with gold embossing, no title; 36 pages; 35 mm photographic prints on paper, most color; multiple sizes; group portraits with Dr Schull and Vicki Schull from Dr. Schull’s decades at ABCC and RERF; name inscriptions from many people on front page; loose ephemera and photographic prints; no inscriptions on prints; Japan; 1980s-1990s. [180]
    Box Folder
    OV 007 Large scrapbook, brown leather cover, no title; 84 pages; 35 mm photographic prints on paper, few color; multiple sizes; group portraits with Dr Schull from different decades of his career; congratulatory correspondence and text ephemera commemmorating Dr. Schull’s career collected for a 1989 conference celebrating Dr. Schull’s contributions to his field; inscriptions on prints; United States; 1945-1989. [10]
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