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A. R. (Archibald Ross) McIntyre Papers

Identifier: MS-056

Scope and Content

This collection contains documents related to Dr. McIntyre, specifically his work with Curare, a poison used by the natives of the Amazon River region. This collection also contains personal, biographical, and photos of Dr. McIntyre. The collection includes a plentiful amount of published material written by Dr. McIntyre. The collection also contains several photocopies of newspaper articles (in Spanish) from Brazil referencing Dr. McIntyre and his work with Curare at an International Symposium in 1957.


  • Majority of material found within 1931-2007


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection contains copyrighted published material.

Biographical / Historical

Archibald Ross McIntyre was born in London, England, on January 19, 1902. He received his B.S. in 1927, PhD in 1930, and MD in 1931, all from the University of Chicago. McIntyre visited medical schools in England, Germany, and France and studied with Professor La Barre in Brussels in 1931. He began his teaching career at the University of Chicago, instructing students in Biochemistry and Pharmacology from 1928 to 1931. From 1931 to 1932, he was an instructor of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan.

In 1932 he moved to Nebraska and started his long career at the University of Nebraska. McIntyre taught Physiology and Pharmacology from 1932 to1935 before being promoted to Chairman of Physiology and Pharmacology departments. His service as chairman lasted from 1935 to 1967. After 1967, Dr. McIntyre continued his career at the University of Nebraska as a Research Professor of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology until 1970. From 1970 until he died in 1978, Dr. McIntyre continued working at the University as a Consultant in Pharmacology.

McIntyre died of cancer on September 8, 1978, at his home. Survivors included his wife, Margaret of Omaha; sons, Dr. O. Ross McIntyre, David McIntyre, and Dr. Donald O. McIntyre and seven grandchildren. Dr. McIntyre held the rank of professor emeritus at the time of his death.


.48 Linear Feet (Legal-Sized Hollinger Box 10360HG [15.75d, 10.25h, 5.75 w inches] extent measured by width)

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

  • Curare Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Pharmacology Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Physiology Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Guide to the A. R. (Archibald Ross) McIntyre Papers
TDI, revised by DH
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Some publications are printed in Spanish
Edition statement
2nd editionA. R. (Archibald Ross) McIntyre Papers

Revision Statements

  • 08-2022: Reviewed and Revised by DiAnna Hemsath. Updated Agent, Subject and Container Lists. Added DACS-compliant fields for entry into ArchivesSpace

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska Medical Center Robert S. Wigton Department of Special Collections and Archives Repository

Robert S. Wigton Department of Special Collections and Archives
986705 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha NE 68198-6705 USA