Edith Escobedo
Edith Escobedo
Edith is a Project Archivist for Archives and Special Collections. Contact Edith with questions about UCSF’s physical archives, digital collections, or with research questions pertaining to archival materials.

Expansion of the J. Michael Bishop Collection

Nobel Prize winner and eighth chancellor of UCSF

Dr. J. Michael Bishop has been the recipient of numerous awards in addition to the Nobel Prize, including the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Biomedical Research and the American Cancer Society National Medal of Honor. In 1989, Bishop and his colleague, Harold E. Varmus, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery that growth regulating genes in normal cells can malfunction and initiate the abnormal growth processes of cancer. In 2003, he was awarded the National Medal of Science.

On July 1, 1998, J. Michael Bishop became the eighth chancellor of UCSF. He presided over what would become the largest academic biomedical expansion in the nation: the creation of the UCSF Mission Bay campus.

The J. Michael Bishop archival collection

UCSF Archives and Special Collections is pleased to announce that 93 cartons have been processed and added to the J. Michael Bishop collection. The collection was first processed in 2016 with a total of 19 cartons, and it grew to 142 linear feet. The new material includes lectures, correspondence, memorabilia, and committee files.

The collection is arranged into twelve series which include:

  • Series I. Writings and publication files
  • Series II. Teaching files
  • Series III. Laboratory research notebooks and binders
  • Series IV. Working files
  • Series V. Scrapbook and artifact
  • Series VI. Exhibit files
  • Series VII. Committee files
  • Series VIII. Correspondence
  • Series IX. Postdoctoral files
  • Series X. Meetings and Travel files
  • Series XI. Lectures and Remarks
  • Series XII. Photographs, Slides, and Audio/Visual Material

You can view the this collection’s finding aid and many other UCSF collection finding aids on the Online Archive of California