Scope and Content of Collection
The Mary S. Shorb papers cover the period from 1910 to 1971; the bulk of the collection dates from 1945 to 1965. The Shorb papers include correspondence, scientific articles, newspaper clippings, laboratory notes, charts, and photographs. Important subjects include Dr. Shorb's research on B12, L. lactis, L. bifidus, Trichomonas, chickens, animal nutrition, animal growth, Thalidomide, and pernicious anemia. Correspondents in the collection include George Briggs, T. J. Jukes, Karl Folkers, T. R. Wood, H. B. Woodruff, E. E. Howe, David Heldin, H. W. Schoelein, and many of Dr. Shorb's graduate assistants.