Williams, Roger J.
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
The University of Texas at Austin
Sid Richardson Hall 2.101
1 University Station D1100
Austin, Texas 78712-0335
The Roger J. Williams Papers document Williams' career from 1920 through 1988. The bulk of the papers concern Williams' career at the University of Texas (1933-1988) and particularly his research and writing on biochemical individuality, nutrition, and disease prevention. His time in Oregon is represented by general correspondence files (1920, 1927-1939). Later general correspondence files (1939-1975) include administrative records of the Clayton Foundation Biochemical Institute. Records of Williams' work in biochemical individuality and its application to nutrition, alcoholism, and disease prevention include subject files, research notes, and correspondence, together with manuscripts of lectures and publications, editorial correspondence, and reader reaction letters. There are research notebooks recording the work on pantothenic acid (1930's), as well as correspondence and documents relating to the patenting of Williams' methods of synthesis (1939-1946). The papers also include teaching material.