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Louis A. Kazal Papers

Identifier: 2004-033

Scope and Content

The Louis A. Kazal Papers contain the personal papers of American chemist Louis A. Kazal. The collection is arranged into the following two series:

  1. Louis A. Kazal Files
  2. Merck Sharp & Dohme Addenda


  • 1930-2002
  • Majority of material found within Bulk 1942-1981


Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials.

Copyright Information

The Science History Institute holds copyright to the Louis A. Kazal Papers. The researcher assumes full responsibility for all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Background Note

Louis Anthony Kazal graduated from Seton Hall College in South Orange, New Jersey (1935), and received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey (1940). He was hired by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation as a research biochemist where he remained until 1957. In 1957, Kazal joined the staff of the Cardeza Foundation at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He retired from Jefferson Medical College as a Professor of Physiology and an Associate Professor of Medicine in 1978.


Louis A. Kazal Papers, Science History Institute Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


4.9 Linear Feet (9 Boxes.)

Language of Materials



Correspondence, publications, reprints, grant applications, presentation materials, laboratory notes, and photographs belonging to American chemist Louis A. Kazal. This collection concerns Kazal’s work with blood plasma protein fraction. Box 9 contains the addenda to the collection, which concerns Kazal’s earlier work at the American pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation.

Acquisition Information

The Louis A. Kazal Papers were donated to the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) by Louis A. Kazal in two installments: 2004 and 2011.

Related Materials

There are no other known archival collections created by Louis A. Kazal at the time of processing.

Processing Information

The Louis A. Kazal Papers were processed by Marguarita Schmidt. The addenda to the Louis A. Kazal Papers were processed by Andrew Mangravite in 2017. The finding aid was encoded into EAD by Kenton G. Jaehnig in 2021.

Louis A. Kazal Papers
Finding aid created by Andrew Mangravite and encoded into EAD by Kenton G. Jaehnig.
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Revision Statements

  • 2021: Revised by Samantha Brigher.

Repository Details

Part of the Science History Institute Archives Repository

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