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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 400 items)|
|Abstract||Contains correspondence, reports, promotional materials, and other items pertaining to Irvington House, a medical research and patient treatment center located in New York. These materials were created and collected by Robert L. Heckel, a white anthropologist who conducted an administrative study of Irvington House in the 1950s.|
|Creator||Heckel, Robert L. (Robert Louis), 1914-2007.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Rare Book Collection.|
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Encoded by: Dawne Howard Lucas, September 2019
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Robert Louis Heckel was born 1914 and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He conducted an administrative study of Irvington House, briefly chaired the Anthropology Division of the New York Academy of Sciences, and taught anthropology at the University of Mississippi. He moved to Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1993.
Irvington Institute for Immunological Research was a non-profit organization committed to funding the studies and training of young immunological investigators. Research and patient facilities, with an emphasis on pediatrics, were located at Irvington House in Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y., and later relocated to New York University. In 2007, the Irvington Institute for Immunological Research merged with the Cancer Research Institute, combining the institutions' postdoctoral fellowship programs.Back to Top
This collection contains correspondence, reports, promotional materials, and other items pertaining to Irvington House, a medical research and patient treatment center located in New York.Back to Top