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Accession #MC2006/5
TopicOxender, Dale,
TitleOxender Collection
LocationLarge Boxes 175A, 175B, 175C, 175D, 175E located in the Archives
CitationOxender Collection, MC2006/5 , Archives and Church of the Brethren Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.
AccessResearchers are responsible for determining copyright status of archived materials where this is relevant to their intended use of the materials.
ProvenanceTotal gift arrived in 5 boxes. 4 came in during June 2005, the other might have come to Rob Gratz through Ed Cable in May of 2006.
Scope and ContentPartial list of boxes 1 - 4 arriving June 2005.  This list was completed by Beth Allen, Manchester College Archivist on June 9, 2005:

Personal items:

1 academic hood, black and gold.

Passport issued 1967.

International Driving Permit issued 1970.

Framed and Unframed Certificates/Awards:

Reader's Digest, Certificate of Award, complementary one-year subscription for Centreville High School valedictorian, 1950.

B.S. (1954) diploma, Manchester College.

M.S. (1956), PhD (1959) diplomas, Purdue University.

American Society of Biological Chemists, Citation for Distinguished Service (ten years, editorial board of Journal of BIological Chemistry, 9 June 1986.

Doctor of Science honoris causa, Manchester College, 20 May 2001.

American Academy of Microbiology, Cetus Corporation Biotechnology Research Selection Committee member,30 June 1991.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, recognition as Wellcome Visiting professor in the Basic medical Sciences at Eastern Michigan University, 12 December 1991.

Sigma Xi membership certificate, University of Michigan chapter, 1992.

University of Michigan Regents, Professor Emeritus of Biological Chemistry, September 1993.

Parke-Davis Scientists Lecture Series, "Biotechnology: From Watson and Crick to Gene Therapy," 7 December 1994 (two items).

Manchester College Board of Trustees, Certificate of Appreciation (five years of service), 8 November 1997.

Department of medical Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine, 29 June 2000 .

Manchester College Otho Winger Society, 1 February 2003.

Framed and Unframed Photographs:

University of Michigan staff, c. 1962.

Unidentified photo, September 1974.

University of Michigan Medical School, Dept.of Biological Chemistry, 1990-91.

Biotechnology Department, 1994.

Other Materials:

223.5 inch computer diskettes.

Desk name-piece.

Hand-operated centrifuge for two test tubes.

Laminated schedule, "Molecular Biology Approaches to Drug Discovery," Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research 6 may 1993.

Medallion, North-South America Conference on Biotechnology, November 1995.


Microscope slides, one small box.

Plaque, Keystone Symposia.

Plaque, Manchester College Alumni Honor Award, 21 May 1988.

Plaque, Parke-Davis, Neurontin.

Purdue University Biochemistry Program Seminar paperweight, 11 April 1983.

2 scales and 3 weight sets.

Science Chart, "Annotation of the Celera Human Genome Assembly."

Slides (c. 1000?) 3 binders+, one box).

Other paper records include articles (<1 linear foot), correspondence, lecture announcements, appointment book, seminar notes, 1959 Purdue commencement bulletin, etc.


One Box received May 2006 contained four notebooks

1.  Biotechnology Tutoral.

2.  Bibliography, Scientific Journals 1 - 45 (1959 - 1980).

3.  Bibliography, Scientific Journals 46 -     (1981 -         ).

4.  Bibliography, Chapters in Books, Symposia, and Reviews, 1 - 52 (1962-1994), 

     and Miscellaneous Publications, 1 - 24 (1959 - 1990).

Date of AccessionUnknown
Bio History Note

Dale Oxender is a scientist and an alumnus of Manchester College.  The following information is copied from from an obituary located on the internet

   MICHIGAN - Dr. Dale L. Oxender, a native of Michigan, passed away on December 11, 2003, after an extended illness. He was born on August 30, 1932, to Harry and Myrtle Oxender.
      He is survived by his wife, Jean, of 48 years; two sons, Derrick (Jane) and Theodore (Maritza); two grandsons, Andrew and Bryan; one sister; and three brothers.
      Dr. Oxender was a member of the Dixboro United Methodist Church in Ann Arbor, and St. Marks United Methodist Church of Tucson, Ariz. He has been an active participant in church work all his life.
      He took undergraduate studies at Manchester College, in North Manchester, Ind. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biochemistry from Purdue University in 1956 and 1959, respectively.
      Dr. Oxender served as Director of the Center of Molecular Genetics at the University of Michigan from 1986 to 1990. He is known internationally for his innovative research contributions in the area of biochemistry of proteins, bacterial cell transport, and genetics. He retired from the University of Michigan, after a highly productive career as an instructor and scientific investigator, to become Vice President for Biotechnology at Warner Lambert Parke-Davis. After ten years of service, Dale retired as Distinguished Research Fellow Emeritus from Warner Lambert Park-Davis.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. at Trinity Church of the Brethren, 27350 W. Chicago, Redford, on Jan. 10, 2004.

Archivist Note

Total gift arrived in 5 boxes. 4 came in during June 2005, the other might have come to Rob Gratz through Ed Cable in May of 2006.

Description prepared 14 June 2006 by Jeanine M. Wine and last updated 18 December 2006.


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