Samuel P. Massie Papers, 1938-2003 (bulk 1953-2001): Finding Aid
Published in February 2017
- Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
- Publisher Address:
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
- Call number: MS 443
- Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
- Title: Samuel P. Massie Papers
- Dates: 1938-2003
- Bulk Dates: 1953-2001
- Size: 8.75 linear feet (17 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box)
- Creator: Massie, Samuel P., 1919-2005
- Language(s) of material: English
- Abstract: Samuel P. Massie was a professor of chemistry and the first African American faculty member at the United States Naval Academy. The papers are primarily the product of Massie's tenure as a member of the United States Naval Academy's Chemistry Department, while also including documentation from Massie's time as a doctoral student at Iowa State College, a faculty member at Fisk University, and as President of North Carolina College at Durham.
Biography of Samuel P. Massie
Samuel Proctor Massie, Jr., son of Samuel P. and Earlee Massie, was born on July 3, 1919 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The son of two school teachers, Massie often accompanied his mother to class in Keo, Arkansas, where she taught in a single-room schoolhouse. Having been immersed in education since the age of four, Massie was able to enter high school early, starting at Little Rock's Dunbar High School at age ten and graduating in 1932 at the age of thirteen. In 1934, Massie enrolled in Dunbar Junior College, where he earned an associate's degree in 1936. After junior college, Massie enrolled at Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical, and Normal College (Arkansas AM&N). Having majored in chemistry with minors in math and French, Massie graduated with a Bachelor of Science with highest honors at the age of eighteen. A Master of Science from Fisk University followed in 1940, where Massie studied under the likes of St. Elmo Brady.
After graduating from Fisk, Massie returned briefly to Arkansas where he taught at Arkansas AM&N. In the fall of 1941, Massie left Arkansas AM&N to pursue his PhD in chemistry at Iowa State University under Dr. Henry Gilman. While at Iowa State, Massie was assigned to Gilman's research team developing uranium isotopes for the Manhattan Project. Following the end of the war, Massie returned to his research on nitrogen and sulfur compounds, receiving his PhD in organic chemistry in 1946.
Soon after receiving his PhD, Massie was recruited by St. Elmo Brady to join the chemistry faculty at Fisk University. At Fisk, Massie met Gloria Belle Thompkins, whom he married in August 1947. Shortly thereafter, he accepted a position as chair of the chemistry department at Langston University in Oklahoma, where in addition to teaching, Massie worked on antimalarials under the sponsorship of Upjohn. In 1953, Massie returned to Fisk University once again, as chair of the chemistry department. During his second tenure at Fisk, Massie commenced research on phenothiazine and succeeded in attracting the American Chemical Society's annual conference to Fisk University.
In 1960, Professor Massie resigned from Fisk to accept a position as an associate program director with the National Science Foundation. A year later, he also took on part-time teaching duties in pharmaceutical chemistry at Howard University. Massie left both positions in 1963, following his selection as President of North Carolina College at Durham. While succeeding in expanding the College's faculty, enrollment, and research funding, many of Massie's initiatives were met with resistance, leading to his resignation in 1966.
Having come to the attention of President Lyndon Johnson, who was eager to see the appointment of African Americans to the faculties at the Service Academies, Massie was appointed as a professor of chemistry at the United States Naval Academy in 1966, becoming the Naval Academy's first African American faculty member. Massie's tenure at the Naval Academy, which included a term as Chemistry Department Chair from 1977 to 1981, saw a renewal of his research on the treatment of malaria, as well as research on anti-fouling coatings for naval vessels, the neutralization of nerve gas, and the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Massie also played a role in the advancement of African Americans in higher education at the Academy, serving on the Academy's Equal Employment Opportunity Committee and Black Studies Committee. Outside of the Academy, Massie served on the Maryland State Board of Community Colleges and the Governor's Science Advisory Council.
After twenty-seven years of service, Professor Massie retired from the Naval Academy in December 1993, subsequently receiving the title of professor emeritus in May 1994. Shortly thereafter, he accepted a position as vice president at the Bingwa Software Company, an educational software manufacturer. Despite suffering a stroke in 1998, Massie succeeded in completing his autobiography, Catalyst: Autobiography of an American Chemist in 2001. Samuel P. Massie, Jr. died four years later, on April 10, 2005, at the age of eighty-five.
Description of Contents
The Samuel P. Massie Papers, comprising 7.3 linear feet of documentation, span from 1938 to 2003, covering Massie's entire career as a chemist and educator. The papers are primarily the product of Massie's tenure as a member of the United States Naval Academy's Chemistry Department, while also including documentation from Massie's time as a doctoral student at Iowa State College, a faculty member at Fisk University, and as President of North Carolina College at Durham.
Included in the collection are incoming and outgoing letters, research papers, research notes, reports, clippings, manuscripts, speeches, pamphlets, press releases, event programs, minutes, dissertations, and photographs.
The Samuel P. Massie Papers are arranged into seven records series by topical coverage and document type. A brief overview of Massie's life, including his achievements, awards, and career history can be found in Series 1: Biographical Files. The Biographical Files are also the primary source of documentation on Massie's Presidency of North Carolina College at Durham. Series 2: General Correspondence, while brief, offers insight into some of Massie's personal relationships and affiliations, as well as Massie's high demand as a speaker. The series also provides much of the documentation from Massie's tenure at Fisk University.
Series 3: Subject Files, which is divided into three subseries, covers a wide breadth of Massie's personal and professional interests. The General subseries provides documentation regarding Massie's early education, his involvement with various community groups, his membership on both academic and scientific advisory boards, and chemical research of interest to Massie. The Naval Academy subseries focuses on administrative aspects of Massie's tenure at the Academy, such as the general operations of the Chemistry Department. Documents in the Minority Issues subseries largely pertain to the history and role of African Americans in higher education, the sciences, and the military. Documentation of Massie's interest in and work on behalf of African Americans in higher education continues in Series 4: Black Studies Committee/Club Files, which documents efforts to establish and oversee Black Studies Programs at the United States Naval Academy, as well as the inauguration of Black History Month at the Academy.
Massie's work as an educator is the subject of Series 5: Teaching and Course Files. The series, through its review materials, presentation slides, and examinations, details Massie's teaching of several of the Naval Academy's chemistry courses, notably Elements of Chemistry, Foundations of Chemistry, and Medicinal Chemistry. Research conducted by Massie's students, especially his Medicinal Chemistry and Trident Scholar students, can be found in Series 7: Student Research.
Massie's own research is found in the Scientific Research and Writings subseries of Series 6: Research and Writings. Consisting largely of notes and published findings produced while at the Naval Academy and Fisk University, the materials encompass Massie's work on the treatment of malaria, the production of anti-fouling paints, and anti-cancer agents, as well as numerous other topics. Massie's non-scientific writings, namely his autobiography, are covered in the series' Other Writings subseries.
The Samuel P. Massie Papers are organized into the following seven series:
- Series 1: Biographical Files, 1938-2001
- Series 2: General Correspondence, 1953-2001
- Series 3: Subject Files, 1954-2003
- Subseries 3a: General, 1954-2003
- Subseries 3b: United States Naval Academy, 1970-2001
- Subseries 3c: Minority Issues, 1970-1998
- Series 4: Black Studies Committee/Club Files, 1969-1992
- Series 5: Teaching and Course Files, 1967-1992
- Series 6: Research and Writings, 1950-2001
- Subseries 6a: Scientific Research and Writings, 1950-1985
- Subseries 6b: Other Writings, 1972-2001
- Series 7: Student Research, 1955-1991
- Subseries 7a: Naval Academy (Trident Scholars), 1967-1983
- Subseries 7b: Naval Academy (Non-Trident Scholars), 1967-1991
- Subseries 7c: Other Institutions, 1955-1977
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Acquisition and Appraisal
Provenance and Acquisition
Gift of Samuel P. Massie, Jr. in 2002.
Related Archival Material
Additional material pertaining to Massie's career at the United States Naval Academy may be found in the Naval Academy Archives Reference Files.
Materials Cataloged Separately
Five volumes of Proceedings of the National Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.
Processing and Other Information
Samuel P. Massie Papers, MS 443
Special Collections & Archives Department
United States Naval Academy
The following sources were consulted during preparation of the biographical note:
Massie, Samuel P. Catalyst: The Autobiography of an American Chemist. Laurel, MD: S.P. Massie, 2001.
This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in February 2017. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in February 2017.
These materials have been indexed in the Naval Academy Library online catalog using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.
Name and Subject Terms
- African American scientists -- Biography
- African Americans -- Education (Higher)
- African Americans -- Study and teaching -- United States
- Cancer -- Treatment
- Chemistry -- Study and teaching
- Chemistry -- United States
- Chemists -- United States -- Biography
- Fisk University
- Malaria -- Treatment
- Massie, Samuel P., 1919-2005
- United States Naval Academy -- Faculty
- United States Naval Academy -- Students -- Research
- United States Naval Academy. Chemistry Department
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Examination study guides
- Examinations (documents)
- Faculty papers
- Minutes (administrative records)
- Programs (documents)
- Research notes
- Speeches (documents)
Series 1: Biographical Files, 1938-2001 Boxes 1, 18 [OS]Series Description
Biographical material pertaining to the life and career of Samuel P. Massie. The materials pertain to such subjects as Massie's appointment as a professor of chemistry at the United States Naval Academy, his various awards, his status as a notable African American scientist, his tenure as President of North Carolina College at Durham, and his biographical history in general. Included in the series are clippings, biographical sketches, event programs, press releases, resumes, certificates, and dictionary entries, as well as his Naval Academy personnel file.
Included with the material regarding Samuel Massie are documents pertaining to his wife, Gloria Thompkins Massie, and son, Herbert Proctor Massie.
Included among the materials on Massie's presidency at North Carolina College are several addresses delivered by Massie while President.Series Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by document type.
Series 2: General Correspondence, 1953-2001 Boxes 1-2Series Description
Letters sent and received by Massie throughout his career. Topics covered by the correspondence include speaking engagements, congratulations, professional affiliations, board memberships, personal references (notable for Dr. Prince Rivers in 1977 and Marion Barry, Jr. in 1991), invitations, as well as letters from former students.
The correspondence from 1953 through 1955 consists entirely of letters between Massie and Fisk University President Charles S. Johnson regarding Massie's tenure as a member of Fisk's chemistry department, scholarships for science students, professional development, interactions with the American Chemical Society, and departmental personnel issues.Series Arrangement
Series 3: Subject Files, 1954-2003 Boxes 2-5, 18 [OS]Series Description
Documentation of Massie's various professional and personal interests. Specifically, the materials pertain to subjects such as Massie's education, his affiliations and memberships, research performed by organizations with which Massie was affiliated, the Naval Academy's Chemistry Department, and various issues regarding African Americans, such as the challenges facing African Americans in higher education.Series Arrangement
Organized into three subseries by topical coverage.
Subseries 3a: General, 1954-2003 Boxes 2-4, 18 [OS]Subseries Description
Documentation of Massie's personal and professional interests and affiliations. The materials pertain to such topics as Massie's education, membership on advisory boards, honors and awards, and research topics of interest to Massie. Included in the subseries are correspondence, magazine and newspaper clippings, reports, meeting minutes, photographs, and event programs.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by topic and document type.
Subseries 3b: United States Naval Academy, 1970-2001 Boxes 4, 18 [OS]Subseries Description
Documentation of specific aspects of Massie's tenure at the United States Naval Academy, and of the Academy generally. In part, the materials pertain to the operations of the Chemistry Department and Massie's chairmanship thereof, the recruitment of minority faculty, Massie's interest in positions in the Dean's office, Massie's membership on the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee and role as an EEO counselor, and the Academy's local chapter of Toastmasters. Included in the subseries are memos, letters, newsletters, press releases, pamphlets, and display boards.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by topic and document type.
Subseries 3c: Minority Issues, 1970-1998 Boxes 4-5Subseries Description
Documentation of various minority and African American issues and topics of interest to Massie. Specifically, the files pertain to such subjects as the challenges facing African Americans in higher education, notable African American scientists, African Americans in the Armed Forces, historically African American fraternities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Included in the subseries are pamphlets, newsletters, clippings, event programs, and correspondence.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by topic.
Series 4: Black Studies Committee/Club Files, 1969-1992 Boxes 5-6Series Description
Documentation of the Naval Academy's Black Studies Committee and its efforts to propose, formulate, and monitor a system of Black Studies programs at the Naval Academy. The series also documents Black History Month observations, the role and status of African American faculty, and the academic performance of African American midshipmen. Included in the series are agendas, minutes, correspondence, reports, and pamphlets.
Several documents in the series also pertain to the Academy's midshipman Black Studies Club, including the club's role in a Montgomery County Public Schools tutoring program.Series Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by topic and document type.
Series 5: Teaching and Course Files, 1967-1992 Boxes 6-7, 18 [OS]Series Description
Documentation of Massie's teaching activities as a chemistry professor at the United States Naval Academy. The materials focus on several key courses, including Elements of Chemistry, Foundations of Chemistry, and Medicinal Chemistry, as well as basic laboratory work and special topics, such as the treatment of air on submarines (as part of Foundations of Chemistry) and Massie's work as a visiting professor at other universities. Included in the series are examinations, quizzes, review materials, lessons, presentations slides, a lab manual, and a reel-to-reel tape.
Also included in the series are copies of annual letters Massie sent to the parents of his students.Series Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by topic and document type.
Series 6: Research and Writings, 1950-2001 Boxes 7-11Series Description
Documentation of Massie's chemical research activities at both the United States Naval Academy and Fisk University, as well as other non-scientific books, articles, and speeches.Series Arrangement
Organized into two subseries by genre of writing.
Subseries 6a: Scientific Research and Writings, 1950-1985 Boxes 7-10Subseries Description
Documentation of Massie's research activities while at the Naval Academy and Fisk University. The files focus on Massie's antimalarial research for the U.S. Army, as well as his work on anti-fouling paints for naval vessels, the treatment of bilge water, and to a far lesser degree, nerve gas protection and anti-cancer agents. Included in the subseries are research reports, notebooks, memos, grant applications, and a patent. Filed at the end of the subseries is a survey of publications from the National Institute of Science.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by topic.
Subseries 6b: Other Writings, 1972-2001 Boxes 10-11Subseries Description
Non-scientific writings by Massie, including manuscripts and drafts of his autobiography, Catalyst: The Autobiography of an American Chemist. Other topics covered by Massie's writings include notable African American scientists, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and chemistry programs at Fisk University. Included in the subseries are articles, speeches, notes, handwritten manuscripts, pamphlets, and event programs.
Among the documents pertaining to Massie's autobiography are materials regarding to other projects by Massie's co-author, Robert C. Hayden.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by document type; thereunder by title.
Series 7: Student Research, 1955-1991 Boxes 11-17Series Description
Research, research papers, theses, and dissertations by students studying under Massie, both at the Naval Academy and at other universities. The majority of the research focuses on topics related to medicinal chemistry, with a number of projects related to Massie's own research on subjects such as the treatment of malaria.Series Arrangement
Organized into three subseries by institutional affiliation.
Subseries 7a: Naval Academy (Trident Scholars), 1967-1983 Boxes 11-12Subseries Description
Documentation of the research and findings of Trident Scholars who studied under Massie. The research, which was likely prepared in conjunction with Massie's research projects, including his antimalarial work for Walter Reed Army Medical Center, focuses on such subjects as antimalarials, anticarcinogenic agents, anti-brain tumor agents, and mercury pollution. Included in the subseries are the students' final reports, drafts, research notes, proposals, and related correspondence.
Also included in the subseries are occasional later publications by the Trident Scholars, as well as documents pertaining to students not accepted to the Trident Scholar Program.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by author.
Subseries 7b: Naval Academy (Non-Trident Scholars), 1967-1991 Boxes 12-17Subseries Description
Research by students in Massie's Medicinal Chemistry classes, SC485 and SC496. The research focuses on subjects such as malaria treatment, cancer treatment, diabetes, hypertension, Parkinson's Disease, drug abuse, arthritis, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, and chemical warfare. Included in the subseries are research papers, research notes, and correspondence.
Many of the papers prepared for SC 496 were prepared in conjunction with Massie's antimalarial research for Walter Reed Army Medical Center, as well as other research areas. These papers include: "Sulfur Containing Ring Derivatives of Phenothiazine as Antimalarials" by Paul G. Galentine; "The Synthesis of Nitrogen Mustard Derivatives of Hydantoins as Potential Anti-Cancer Drugs" by Martin Bacon and Mark Stevens; "The Synthesis of a Nitrogen Mustard Derivative of 5-Methyl, 5-Phenyl Hydantoin as a Potential Anti Brain Tumor Agent" by Carl J. Garvin and Charles G. Nickell; "Synthesis of Heterocyclic Thiosemicarbazones as Potential Antimalarials" by Armando Gonzalez and Steven D. Grant; "The Preparation of Thiosemicarbazone Derivatives of 2-Acetyl Quinoline as Possible Antimalarial and Anti-Bacterial Agents" by Joseph Doyle; "The Synthesis and Testing of Heterocyclic Thiosemicarbazones as Potential Antimalarial Agents" by James M. Gerding; "Studies on the Syntheses of Cyclohexylα-Oxo Acetic Acid, A Precursor in the Preparation of Chemical Defense Agents" by Richard E. Haddad; "Derivatives of Benzoxazoles and Related Compounds as Antiviral Agents" by Marjorie F. Canby; "The Synthesis of Nitrogen Mustard Derivatives of Hydantoins as Potential Anti-Brain Tumor Agents" by William A. Adsit; and "Thiosemicarbazone Derivatives Found Effective as Potential Antimalarial Agents" by Kurt T. Schmidt.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged chronologically; thereunder alphabetically by author.
Student Research (1976) - B, 1976
"The Synthesis of Nitrogen Mustard Derivatives of Hydantoins as Potential Anti-Cancer Drugs" by Martin Bacon and Mark Stevens; "Hypertension: Its Relationship to Cardiovascular Disease" by William J. Bigham; "Volatile Anesthesia: An Insight into the MechaMechanisms of Effect" by Herbert H. Bowden, Jr.; and "An Overview of the Causes, Effects, Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia" by Henry M. Bryson.
Student Research (1977) - G-H, 1977
"Barbiturates as Hypnotics" by Thomas G. Greene; "Synthetic Food Dyes" by Gregory C. Gray; "History and Effects of Marijuana on the Brain, Reproductive and Immunization Systems of the Body" by Robert N. Hamblin; "Athlete's Foot: Causes and Treatment" by Eugene F. Hubbard; and "Anticoagulant Drugs: their History and their Incorporation in the Prevention and Treatment of Thromboembolic Disorders" by Thomas K. Huisman.
Student Research (1977) - L-P, 1977
"Hypertension (the 'Silent Killer') and Its Treatment with Reserpine" by William J. Lester; "Syphilis: Drug Treatment of the Great Pox" by Jerry Michael Linenger; "Technetium-99m, A Radiopharmaceutical" by Timothy Lorentz; and "Vitamin C: Miracle Drug or Overrated Supplement Against the Common Cold" by David C. Pyle.
Student Research (1977) - R-S, 1977
"Drug Abuse: Narcotic Therapy" by Raimond G. Robinson; "The XYY 'Criminal'" by Carlos A. Rosende; "Alcoholism: The Symptoms, Physiological Effects, and Methods of Treatment" by Bruce S. Smith; and "Carbinol Amine Derivatives as Antimalarials" by C. S. Smith.
Student Research (1978) - B-C, 1978
"Pesticides: Protection or Poison?" by D. B. Beeler; "Rabies: A Deadly Disease Shrouded in Fear and Ignorance" by James M. Chimiak; "Hay Fever" by Tim Conlan; and "Parkinson's Disease: A Review of its Pathology Including Chemotherapy and Surgery for Treatment of Patients" by G. S. Curtis.
Student Research (1978) - G-H, 1978
"Rheumatoid Arthritis A Disease which has Plagued Mankind Through the Ages" and "The Synthesis of a Nitrogen Mustard Derivative of 5-Methyl, 5-Phenyl Hydantoin as a Potential Anti Brain Tumor Agent" by Carl J. Garvin; "A Study of the Disease Tuberculosis" by Armando Pena Gonzalez; "The Untouchables?" by H. M. Green; "Care and Treatment of Psoriasis" by Jeffrey R. Hashberger; and "Hay Fever" by T. W. Hovatter.
Student Research (1978) - M-N, 1978
"Nuclear Medicine: The Use of Radiopharmaceuticals" by Steve Mason; "RH Disease, Control and Conquest" by David Michael McDonald; "Drugs that Affect Personality" by Eugene A. Miller; "Ovarian Neoplasms: An Overview" by Ted Miller; "The IUD: The Magic Explained" by E. J. Mitenius; and "Leukemia: Still a Puzzle" and "The Synthesis of a Nitrogen Mustard Derivative of 5-Methyl, 5-PHenyl Hydantoin as a Potential Anti Brain Tumor Agent" by Charles G. Nickell.
Student Research (1978) - S, 1978
"The Pathogenesis and Medicinal Treatment of Acne Vulgaris" by Frank Schraml; "Hyperactivity and Related Drugs" by Mark D. Seaman; "Aging, the Aged, and Their Treatment" by David L. Spain; and "Surgical Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hands" by George Spencer.
Student Research (1979) - D-F, 1979
"DMSO" by Fred Dimitrew; "Saccharine - Killer or Victim" by Joseph G. Doyle; "Epilepsy and Anti-Convulsant Drugs" by James B. Ervin; "North American Crotalidae - Their Deadly Venoms" by James R. Fenton; and "Glaucoma and Possible Marijuana Treatment" by Douglas Fuse.
Student Research (1981) - R-Y, 1981
"Dandruff" by Thomas Allyn Ray; "Submarines and Health" by David Ruff; "Agent Orange: Defoliants and Their Effects" by Charles S. Seitz; "Poliomyelitis" by Christopher T. Scott; and "Synthetic Insulin: Building a Molecule for Mankind" by Dean J. Yamasaki.
Student Research (1984) - C-H, 1984
"Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries: Bioelectricy" by Craig A. Crowe; "Understanding PCP" by Joseph S. Flynn; "Studies on the Syntheses of Cyclohexylα-Oxo Acetic Acid, A Precursor in the Preparation of Chemical Defense Agents" by Richard E. Haddad; and "Emphysema, Death by Suffocation" by Robert C. Hadley.
Student Research (1984) - O-W, 1984
"Recombinant DNA: A Revolution in Science" by Timothy K. Olson; "The Marijuana Question" by Scott Reichard; "A Brief Overview of the Risks, Procedures and Dangers of Kidney Transplant Surgery" by Reginald M. Rhoe; and "Today's Use of Anabolic Steroids in Sport" by Brett W. Wiseman.
Student Research (1987) - H-L, 1987
"Fuels for Performance" by Andy Hicks; "The Physiological and Psychological Effects of Anabolic Steroids on Athletes" by Andrew S. Johnson; "The Effects of Nicotine: A Directly Action Nicotinic Cholinergic Agonist" by Ernie Kotsos; and "Treatment of Peptic Ulcers" by S. Laufenberg.
Student Research (1987) - M-T, 1987
"Circadian Rhythms of the Body" by Michael G. Milo; "The Biological Effects of Chemical Warfare" by Juan P. Rivera; "Hypertension and Stress Related Factors" by Jason J. Ross; "The Problem and the Treatment of Rhesus Factor Pregnancy Complications" by Maureen Toohey; and "AIDS: A Brief Overview" by John Tramont.
Student Research (1988) - L-S, 1988
"The 'Pill'-A Study of Contraceptive Oral Steroids" by Emily H. Lai; "Lyme Disease" by Elizabeth Meneeley; "Down Syndrome" by Greg Meyer; "Miscarriage: The child that could have been" by William S. Padgett; "Alzheimer's Disease" by Eric S. Sherck; and "Arthritis, Current Thoughts" by Loren J. Smith.
Student Research (1989) - A-H, 1989
"Motivations for Adolescent Suicide" by John L. Bastien; "Idiopathic Thrombo Platicis 'a disease which pits the body against itself'" by Vic Bindi; "The Alkylating Agents as Antineoplastic Drugs: A Review" by T. H. Burgess; "Electrical Muscle Stimulation" by Stacey W. Dannenberg; and "CREST Syndrome" by John V. Hardaway.
Student Research (Undated) - A-G, undated
"The Synthesis of Nitrogen Mustard Derivatives of Hydantoins as Potential Anti-Brain Tumor Agents" by William A. Adsit; "Heroin: Effects the CNS and Treatment" by Joseph C. Britain; and "A Comparison of Midshipmen Academic and Bio-Chemical Profiles" by Brendan L. Gray (paper written for Professor Karel Montor).
Subseries 7c: Other Institutions, 1955-1977 Box 17Subseries Description
Theses and dissertations for students at other universities for which Massie served as an advisor. The theses and dissertations, covering topics such as chemistry, mathematics, and finance, are the products of students at Fisk University, Catholic University, University of Delaware, and Howard University.Subseries Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by author.