SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NCUACS 33/1/92/A.1-NCUACS 33/1/92/A.41
SECTION B RESEARCH NCUACS 33/1/92/B.1-NCUACS 33/1/92/B.21
SECTION C LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS NCUACS 33/1/92/C.1-NCUACS 33/1/92/C.28
SECTION D SOCIETIES AND ORGANISATIONS NCUACS 33/1/92/D.1-NCUACS 33/1/92/D.31
SECTION E VISITS AND CONFERENCES NCUACS 33/1/92/E.1-NCUACS 33/1/92/E.21
SECTION F CORRESPONDENCE NCUACS 33/1/92/F.1-NCUACS 33/1/92/F.158
The collection includes significant biographical material and records of Chibnall's research, lectures and publications, societies and organisations, and visits and conferences. Chibnall's general scientific correspondence is particularly extensive and important.
Section A, Biographical and autobiographical, is especially noteworthy for the five volumes of unfinished family and personal history. There is also documentation of Chibnall's First World War service including photographs, and correspondence relating to the Sir William Dunn Professorship in 1943.
Section B, Research, comprises seven binders of notes covering the period 1925-37, and correspondence and papers relating to plant-protein fibres research, 1935-41, and insulin research 1951-58.
Section C, Lectures and publications, includes material relating to Chibnall's Silliman Lectures at Yale University in 1938 and the book based on them. There is also a little documentation of the 1942 Royal Society Bakerian Lecture and the 1945 Procter Memorial Lecture.
Section D, Societies and organisations, includes records of Chibnall's work for the Agricultural Research Council. Particularly well documented are the wartime reports he prepared on the direct use of leaf protein in human nutrition and protein supplies for forage. There is a little correspondence with Lord Rothschild and W K Slater, Chairman and Secretary of the ARC, respectively, and reports of a number of visits to ARC research centres. The International Union of Biochemistry is represented by correspondence and papers relating to its formation including documents circulated by C R Harington, Chairman of the International Committee established at the First International Congress of Biochemistry in 1949. There is also documentation of a further wartime report prepared by Chibnall, on human protein requirements and supplies, for the Scientific Committee on Food Policy of the War Cabinet.
Section E, Visits and conferences, is important for the records of the First International Congress of Biochemistry. There are correspondence about arrangements, committee papers, draft proceedings of opening and closing sessions and letters of thanks from participants.
Section F, Correspondence, is by far the largest in the collection. There are sequences of correspondence, sometimes extending over several decades, with plant biochemists and protein chemists in Britain and overseas, especially the USA and Scandinavia. There are particularly noteworthy sequences of correspondence with W T Astbury, K Bailey, R K Cannan, H J Channon, C S Hanes, K U Linderstrom-Lang, K P G Link, T B Osborne, S H Piper, R R Porter, F Sanger, R L M Synge, H B Vickery and A I Virtanen.