E. John Staba (1928- ), Papers, 1946-2006
Collection No. 20

Abstract

The Staba Papers were donated by Emil John Staba in 2009. The collection primarily consists of reports, correspondences, conference brochures, publications, teaching materials, and research notes. Other materials include resumes, awards, certifications, clippings, application, evaluations, and directories. The papers as a whole contain items from 1946 to 2006; the bulk of the material is from the period between 1980 and 2000. Although the collection spans Staba's entire professional career, most of the materials are directly related to Staba's positions at the University of Nebraska and the University of Minnesota. Staba organized his materials before sending them to the Lloyd Library and Museum and much of the organization reflects that scheme.
Volume: approximately 18.5 lin. ft.

Biographical Sketch

Emil John Staba was born on May 16, 1928, in New York City, New York. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy in 1952 from St. John's University and his M.S. in Pharmacognosy in 1954 from Duquesne University. Staba was awarded his Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy in 1957 from the University of Connecticut. Between 1957 and 1965, Staba served as Assistant Professor of Pharmacognosy and, later, as Professor and Chairman of the Pharmacognosy Department at the University of Nebraska. From 1968 to 1982, Staba acted as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pharmacognosy at the University of Minnesota. Staba retired from his position as Professor of Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Minnesota in 1995. During his retirement years, Staba performed consultation work with industry, government, and educational institutions through his firm Plants Personified. Over the course of his professional career, Staba actively participated in several pharmaceutical organizations, engaged in multiple research projects for national and international organizations, and received numerous awards and fellowships.

Finding Aid and Organization of Collection by
Anne Ryckbost, Archives Intern
Erin Dornbusch, Archives Intern
August 1, 2010

Scope and Content Notes

This collection arrived at the Lloyd Library having already been arranged by Dr. Staba in a manner which was based on how he saw his professional life, organizationally speaking. It was a good arrangement and little was changed about it. The Series and Subseries below closely follow Staba's organization scheme. Published and bound materials were removed from the archival collection and put into the catalogued book collection. Staba donations can be found by searching the catalog under local call number "Staba Collection." Further bound and published materials were removed as duplicates of items already held by the Lloyd, such as the US Pharmacopiae.

Series and Subseries Listing

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Container List

Series A: Applications

Box
File
Description
1
1
Graduate study, 1952-1955
1
2
Graduate study, termination of acceptance at University of Minnesota, 1953-1954
1
3
Graduate study, candidacy for Ph.D. at University of Connecticut, 1954-1956
1
4
Professional, NASA-GS14 position, 1960, 1963

Series B: Resumes

1
5
General, 1965-1990
1
6
General, 1992-2000
1
7
Undergraduate, coursework, St. John's University, 1947-1948
1
8
Undergraduate, coursework, St. John's University, 1947-1949
1
9
Undergraduate, coursework, St. John's University, 1950-1951

Series C: Public Relations Items

2
1
Certificates/awards, 1949-2001, undated
2
2
News articles/clippings, 1964-1987
2
3
News articles/clippings, 1990-1999, undated
2
4
Photographs, 1979, undated

Series D: Correspondence

3
1
University of Nebraska, non-research, 1957-1965
3
2
University of Nebraska, non-research, 1966
3
3
University of Nebraska, non-research, 1967
3
4
University of Nebraska, non-research, 1968, undated
3
5
University of Nebraska, research and graduate students, 1957-1968
3
6
University of Nebraska, research and graduate students, 1967-1970
3
7
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1971-1973
3
8
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1974
3
9
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1975
3
10
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1976
3
11
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1977-1978
3
12
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1979
3
13
University of Minnesota, non-research, undated (1968-1979)
3
14
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1980
3
15
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1980
3
16
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1981-1982
3
17
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1983
3
18
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1984
4
1
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1985
4
2
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1986
4
3
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1987
4
4
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1988-1989, undated (1980-1989)
4
5
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1990
4
6
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1991
4
7
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1992
4
8
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1993
4
9
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1994-1995
4
10
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1996
4
11
University of Minnesota, non-research, Tom's of Maine, 1996
4
12
University of Minnesota, non-research, January 1997-April 1997
4
13
University of Minnesota, non-research, May 1997-December 1997
4
14
University of Minnesota, non-research, Tom's of Maine, 1997, undated
4
15
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1998
4
16
University of Minnesota, non-research, 1999
4
17
University of Minnesota, non-research, undated (1990-1999)
5
1
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1968-1970
5
2
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1971-1972
5
3
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1973
5
4
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1974
5
5
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1977-1978
5
6
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1979
5
7
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, undated (1968-1979)
5
8
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1980
5
9
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1981
5
10
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1982
5
11
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1983
5
12
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1984
5
13
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1985
5
14
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1986
5
15
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1987-1988
5
16
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1989
6
1
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, undated (1980-1989)
6
2
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1990
6
3
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1991
6
4
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1992-1994
6
5
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1995-1997
6
6
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1998
6
7
University of Minnesota, research and graduate students, 1999, undated (1990-1999)
6
8
University of Minnesota, retirement negotiations, 1985-1992
6
9
University of Minnesota, retirement negotiations, 1993-1998, undated (1985-1998)
6
10
University of Minnesota, retirement years, 2000
6
11
University of Minnesota, retirement years, 2001-2005, undated (2000-2005)

Subseries 1: Cards

6
12
Cards, 1966-1998
6
13
Cards, undated

Series E: Publications

7
1
Journal articles, abstracts, patents, 1958-1959
7
2
Journal articles, abstracts, patents, 1965-1969
7
3
Journal articles, abstracts, patents, 1973-1974
7
4
Journal articles, abstracts, patents, 1975-1978
7
5
Journal articles, abstracts, patents, 1980-1988
7
6
Journal articles, abstracts, patents, 1992
8
1
Journal articles, abstracts, patents, 1992
8
2
Journal articles, abstracts, patents, 1996-1999
8
3
Journal articles, abstracts, patents, 2001
8
4
Journal articles, abstracts, patents, undated (1950s-2000s)
9
1
Plants personified publications, Ginseng, n.d.
9
2
Plants personified publications, Plant Biotechnology A, n.d. [1 of 2]
9
3
Plants personified publications, Plant Biotechnology A, n.d. [2 of 2]
9
4
Plants personified publications, Plant Biotechnology B, n.d. [1 of 2]
9
5
Plants personified publications, Plant Biotechnology B, n.d. [2 of 2]
9
6
Plants personified publications, Plant Medicinals, n.d. [1 of 2]
9
7
Plants personified publications, Plant Medicinals, n.d. [2 of 2]

Subseries 1: University Publications

9
5
University publications, 1952-1966
9
6
University publications, 1967-1969
9
7
University publications, 1986-1995
9
8
University publications, 2003-2006, undated

Series F: Research Photographs

10
1
Bioreactor system? 1980s
10
2
Garlic research? undated
10
3
Miscellaneous, undated
10
4
Plant experiment #1? undated
10
5
Plant experiment #2? undated
11
1
Plant experiment #3? undated
11
2
Plant experiment #4? undated
11
3
Plant experiment #5? undated
11
4
Plant experiment #6? undated [1 of 2]
12
1
Plant experiment #6? undated [2 of 2]
12
2
Plant experiment #7? undated [1 of 2]
12
3
Plant experiment #7? undated [2 of 2]
12
4
Plant experiment #8? undated
12
5
Plant experiment #9? undated

Series G: Materials from Meetings Attended or Presented Presentation

13
1
Symposium on Plant Tissue and Organ Culture, 1961
13
2
International Herb Growers and Marketers Association Proceedings, 1991
13
3
Nutracon, day one, 1995
13
4
Nutracon, day two, 1995
13
5
Nutracon, day one, 1996
13
6
Nutracon, day two, 1996
14
1
Commission on Dietary Supplement Labels, 1997
14
2
Complementary and Alternative Healthcare, 1997
14
3
International Symposium on the Standardization and Practice of Herbal Medicine, 1997
14
4
Continuing Medical Education for the Primary Care Physician, 1999 [1 of 2]
14
5
Continuing Medical Education for the Primary Care Physician, 1999 [2 of 2]
14
6
Nametags, 1972-2000
14
7
Nametags, undated
14
8
Various meetings, 1966-1968
14
9
Various meetings, 1970-1976
15
1
Various meetings, 1978-1979
15
2
Various meetings, 1980-1984
15
3
Various meetings, 1986-1987
15
4
Various meetings, 1988-1990
15
5
Various meetings, 1992-1993
15
6
Various meetings, 1995-1996
15
7
Various meetings, 1998-2001
15
8
Various meetings, undated, 1961-2001

Series H: Undergraduate Outlines, Notes, Etc.

16
1
Course notebook, 1982-1983 [1 of 2]
16
2
Course notebooks, 1982-1983 [2 of 2]
16
3
Course outlines, 1966-1978
16
4
Course outlines, 1997-1998, undated
16
5
Laboratory manuals, 1950
16
6
Laboratory manuals, 1955
16
7
Laboratory manuals, 1956
16
8
Laboratory manuals, 1957
17
1
Laboratory manuals, 1962
17
2
Laboratory manuals (Jim Wanek), 1962
17
3
Laboratory manuals, 1973, 1975
17
4
Laboratory manuals, undated

Series I: Nutritional Supplements/Herbals

18
1
Earl Bakken materials, Bakken Library, 1996-2000, undated
18
2
Earl Bakken materials, correspondence, 1996-1998
18
3
Earl Bakken materials, Hawaii materials, 1996-2001, undated
18
4
Earl Bakken materials, Healing Island/North Community Hospital, 1996-2001, undated
18
5
Herbal safety issues, correspondence, 1981-1995
18
6
Herbal safety issues, correspondence, 1996
18
7
Herbal safety issues, correspondence, 1997-2002
18
8
Herbal safety issues, reports, 1995-1996
18
9
Nature's remedies, course materials, 1985-1996
18
10
Nature's remedies, course materials, 1997, undated (1970s-1990s)
18
11
Nature's remedies, lecture materials, undated (1970s-1990s)

Series J: Reports

19
1
DPI - yucca research report, literature/research, 1980-1985
19
2
Fuller Lab, MN - witch hazel report, correspondence, 1968-1969
19
3
Fuller Lab, MN - witch hazel report, literature/research, 1900s-1950s
19
4
Fuller Lab, MN - witch hazel report, literature/research, 1960s
19
5
Fuller Lab, MN - witch hazel report, literature/research, undated
19
6
GE Fellowship, 1976
19
7
GE Fellowship, undated
19
8
MGK/IPRI - grant report, pyrethrins, correspondence, 1970s
19
9
MGK/IPRI - grant report, pyrethrins, correspondence, 1980-1981
19
10
MGK/IPRI - grant report, pyrethrins, correspondence, 1982-1989
19
11
MGK/IPRI - grant report, pyrethrins, literature/research, 1974-1991
19
12
MGK/IPRI - grant report, pyrethrins, literature/research, 1994, undated
20
1
Minnesota Pharmacist - China CE program, materials, 1982-1999
20
2
Minnesota Pharmacist - China CE program, overheads: crataegus, April 21, 1999
20
3
Minnesota Pharmacist - China CE program, overheads: DSHEA, April 21, 1999
20
4
Minnesota Pharmacist - China CE program, overheads: dosage, April 21, 1999
20
5
Minnesota Pharmacist - China CE program, overheads: herbal dietary supplements, April 21, 1999
20
6
Minnesota Pharmacist - China CE program, overheads: garlic, April 21, 1999
20
7
Minnesota Pharmacist - China CE program, overheads: caffeine/kava kava, April 22, 1999
20
8
Minnesota Pharmacist - China CE program, overheads: guarana, April 22, 1999
20
9
Minnesota Pharmacist - China CE program, overheads: tea, April 22, 1999
20
10
Minnesota Pharmacist - China CE program, overheads: echinacea, milk thistle, linseed, April 23, 1999
20
11
NASA - LSAC, committee materials, 1984-1986, undated
20
12
NASA - LSAC, correspondence, 1975-1984
20
13
NASA - LSAC, correspondence, 1985-1987, undated
20
14
NASA - LSAC, literature/reports, 1976-1988, undated
20
15
NASA - LSAC, minutes, November 1986
20
16
NASA - LSAC, minutes, March 1987
20
17
NASA - LSAC, notes, 1985-1986
20
18
NASA - LSAC, notes, undated, 1984-1988
21
1
NASA - LSAC, report #1, May 1984
21
2
NASA - LSAC, report: Life Science, A Strategy for the 80s, September 1984
21
3
NASA - LSAC, report #2, November 1984
21
4
NASA - LSAC, report #3, January 1985
21
5
NASA - LSAC, report #4, February 1986
21
6
NASA - LSAC, report #5, May 1986
21
7
NASA - workshop, correspondence, 1972-1973
21
8
NASA - workshop, correspondence, 1976-1987
21
9
NASA - workshop, literature/research, 1972-1986, undated
21
10
NASA - materials: Bioprocessing in Space, 1976
21
11
NIH - taxol workshop, correspondence, 1990-1992
21
12
NIH - taxol workshop, materials, 1990-1991
21
13
NIH - taxol workshop, presentation ,1991
22
1
PULSAR, Mexico - PTC, reports, 1992
22
2
University of Manchester, UK - PTC Biosystems, correspondence, 1987-1990
22
3
University of Manchester, UK - PTC Biosystems, literature/research, undated
22
4
University of Manchester, UK - PTC Biosystems, project reports, undated
22
5
University of Manchester, UK - PTC Biosystems, project reports, undated
23
1
World Bank, Indonesia - PTC Lab, administrative materials, 1983-1990, undated (1985-1990)
23
2
World Bank, Indonesia - PTC Lab, correspondence, 1986-1987
23
3
World Bank, Indonesia - PTC Lab, final reports, 1985-1986
24
1
World Bank, Indonesia - PTC Lab, notes, undated (1985-1990)
24
2
World Bank, Indonesia - PTC Lab, literature, 1986-1987
24
3
World Bank, Indonesia - PTC Lab, literature, 1991
24
4
World Bank, Indonesia - PTC Lab, literature, 1991-1992
24
5
World Bank, Indonesia - PTC Lab, literature/research, 1945, 1977-1978
24
6
WHO - artemisinin, correspondence, 1984-1986
24
7
WHO - artemisinin, literature/research/reports, 1986

Series K: United States Pharmacopeia Activities

25
1
Conference materials, 1994
25
2
Conference materials, 1996
25
3
Conference materials, 1998-1999
25
4
Conference materials, 2000
25
5
Correspondence, 1980-1989
25
6
Correspondence, 1990
25
7
Correspondence, 1991
26
1
Correspondence, 1992-1993
26
2
Correspondence, 1994-1996
26
3
Correspondence, 1997
26
4
Correspondence, 1998-1999
26
5
Correspondence, 2000, undated (1980-2000)
26
6
Correspondence, Natural Products Subcommittee, 1993
26
7
Correspondence, Natural Products Subcommittee, January 1995-April 1995
26
8
Correspondence, Natural Products Subcommittee, May 1995-September 1995
26
9
Correspondence, Natural Products Subcommittee, October 1995-November 1995
26
10
Correspondence, Natural Products Subcommittee, December 1995
26
11
Correspondence, Natural Products Subcommittee, January 1996-February 1996
26
12
Correspondence, Natural Products Subcommittee, March 1996-May 1996
26
13
Correspondence, Natural Products Subcommittee, June 1996-July 1996
26
14
Correspondence, Natural Products Subcommittee, August 1996-October 1996, undated (1993-1996)
26
15
Publications/reports related to USP mission, 1992-1993
26
16
Publications/reports related to USP mission, 1998

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