Preliminary Guide to the Bruce McFadden Papers 1955-1995

Summary Information

Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
McFadden, Bruce, 1930-
Preliminary Guide to the Bruce McFadden Papers
Date [inclusive]
1.5 Linear feet of shelf space, 2 Boxes
(MASC staff use) 2-14-13-2
Collection materials are in English.
Papers of Bruce McFadden, Professor of Biochemistry at Washington State University.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Preliminary Guide to the Bruce McFadden Papers, 1955-1995 (Cage )

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Bruce McFadden (b. 1930) was born to Mary and Eugene McFadden in La Grande, Oregon. During his childhood he attended schools in Spokane, Washington, and in Altadena, California, where he graduated from high school. His attended junior college in Altadena, but transferred to Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where he graduated with honors in Chemistry in 1952. In 1956, he earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry (under the Division of Biochemistry) from UCLA. In the same year, he accepted an instructor position at Washington State College. By 1961, McFadden was tenured, and by 1966 was promoted to full professor.

In 1963, he established the first Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry within a Chemistry Department in the United States, and in 1970 he also established a doctoral program for biochemistry at WSU. Some of Professor McFadden's accomplishments include authoring 4 patents, writing approximately 200 articles, reviewing articles in 29 journals, presenting at national and international meetings, and grant applications for 9 agencies. His research grant awards totaled nearly $7 million. Dr. McFadden retired in 1997 and serves as a Professor Emeritus for the School of Molecular Biosciences at WSU (as of 2017).

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of papers of Washington State University professor of biochecmistry Bruce McFadden. It includes article reprints, honors, notes from a class taught by a famous chemist, conference programs and proceedings, a binder honoring McFadden on his retirement from Washington State University in 1997, and miscellaneous items.

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This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections  © 2020

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Information

Bruce McFadden donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 1998 (MS.1998.31).

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.

Personal Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • McFadden, Bruce, 1930- -- Archives.


  • Biochemistry.
  • Science
  • Colleges and Universities

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