Babb, Albert L.
Special Collections Division
University of Washington Libraries
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
33.59 cubic feet (35 boxes and 11 oversize folders)
Dr. Albert Leslie Babb was an engineer and professor in the fields of chemical and nuclear engineering at the University of Washington for more than four decades. He is known for his pioneering work in the development and commercialization of artificial kidney systems and applications of nuclear energy to medicine. Babb's papers document his work throughout his career at the University of Washington. They focus primarily on Babb's academic life and teaching career, his research, and his consulting work with government organizations and private companies. Biographical features and a complete curriculum vitae are located in personal papers. University of Washington material contains administrative papers related to the Chemical Engineering Department, the Nuclear Engineering Department, and the Graduate school. Papers relating to professional activities such as non-University of Washington committees, societies, and consulting projects include his activities in societies such as the American Nuclear Society and American Society for Engineering Education, as well as his service on the Board of Trustees of the Pacific Science Center Foundation. Research files include material related to the Kidney Dialysis Project and the Sickle Cell Anemia Project along with other research completed at the University of Washington. Much of the correspondence in Babb's papers concerns administrative matters at the University of Washington. Major correspondents include the the University of Washington Departments of Nuclear and Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, the University of Washington Graduate School, Puget Sound Bridge and Drydock Company, United States National Institutes of Health Artificial Kidney-Chronic Uremia Research and Development Program, the American Society for Engineering Education and the Pacific Science Center Foundation.