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Cyrus P. Barnum papers

Identifier: uarc 170

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, committee reports, grant papers, minutes and other miscellaneous materials.


  • 1955-1965


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Cyrus P. Barnum (1914-1965)

Cyrus Barnum, B.A. (1936), Ph.D. (1940) University of Minnesota. Professor of biochemistry at the University of Minnesota; specialized in the relationship between cancer and the formation of nucleic acid in the body.

Cyrus Paine Barnum, Jr. was born on May 18, 1914 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He earned his B.A. in chemistry in 1936 and his Ph.D. in physiological chemistry in 1940, both from the University of Minnesota. After he was awarded his Ph.D., Dr. Barnum was a research fellow at the Scripps Metabolic Clinic in La Jolla, California for one year. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Barnum returned to the University of Minnesota as a Carnegie research fellow in the department of physiological chemistry (1940-1942). He joined the staff of the University of Minnesota as an instructor in 1942. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1945, associate professor in 1946 and professor in 1955. Dr. Barnum's main area of research was cancer, specifically the relationship between cancer and the formation of nucleic acid in the body. Cyrus P. Barnum died on July 26, 1965 at the age of 51.


3.0 Cubic Feet (3)


Collection contains the papers of Cyrus P. Barnum, Jr., professor of biochemistry in the Medical School at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives on September 7, 1965 by the department of physiological chemistry.

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Cyrus P. Barnum Papers, 1955-1965
Karen Spilman
April 2005
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

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