William Longley Papers, 1941-1987

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Summary

Creator:
Longley, William, 1928-1988
Abstract:
Contains the personal and professional papers of William Longley (1928-1988), professor of anatomy at Duke University School of Medicine. Types of materials include correspondence, photographic materials, reprints, writings, manuscripts, drafts, clippings, printed materials, research notebooks, and grant materials. Major subjects include crystallography, focusing on the tobacco mosaic virus and insect flight muscle. Materials date from 1941 to 1987.
Extent:
4.8 Linear Feet (2 cartons, 1 half manuscript box, 1 flat box, 1 map tube, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
MC.0163

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Scope and content:

Contains the personal and professional papers of William Longley, professor of anatomy at Duke University School of Medicine. Includes correspondence, photographic materials, reprints, writings, manuscripts, drafts, clippings, printed materials, research notebooks, and grant materials. Materials date from 1941 to 1987.

Biographical / historical:

William Longley was born in Torpoint, Cornwall, United Kingdom on January 16, 1928 to Henry Longley and Edith Padley Longley. He attended Saltash Grammar School and then became an electrical engineering apprentice at the Royal Navy's Davenport Dockyard School. After graduation he went to London University's Birkbeck College where he studied physics. He completed his doctoral degree in crystallography at the Medical Research Council Laboratories in Cambridge, United Kingdom. In 1965 Longley came to the United States to work as a researcher at Boston's Children's Hospital. In 1968 Longley began working at Duke University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Anatomy. In 1970 he became Associate Professor of Anatomy, a position he kept until his death. His research was in the field of crystallography, focusing on the tobacco mosaic virus and insect flight muscle.
Longley married Elma Knowlton in 1969. They had two children. Longley died on February 16, 1988.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2017.040 (gift by Elma and Max Longley, October 2017)
Processing information:

Processed by Lucy Waldrop and Caroline Waller under the supervision of Lucy Waldrop: November 2017

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Correspondence, 1961-1987; Duke University Department of Anatomy, 1971-1986; Grant Materials, 1975-1986; Writings, 1941-1987; Printed Materials, 1945-1987; Research Files, 1960-1985.
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This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals or IRB approval may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Duke University assumes no responsibility.
Grant Materials series must be screened for sensitive or confidential materials before being accessed. For further information consult with the Medical Center Archivist.

Terms of access:

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred citation:

[Identification of item], William Longley Papers, Duke University Medical Center Archives.