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Finding Aid for The William "Jack" Payne Papers 1950 - 2004 (UGA 04-036) and (UGA 08-036)

Record Group : 2-10-16 (Microbiology)

Linear Ft : 5 Banker's Boxes, 4 Oversize Boxes, 4 Ms. Boxes and 1 1/2 Ms. Box

Dr. Payne

Dr. Payne in laboratory

Introduction

William J. (Jack) Payne joined the UGA faculty in 1955 and was head of the microbiology department from 1968 until 1977, when he was named acting dean of the arts and sciences college. Payne became permanent dean in 1978 and held that position for the next 10 years.

While serving as dean, he was named Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor of Microbiology. After stepping down Payne returned to the microbiology department until his retirement in 1993.

As dean, Payne helped start the Sandy Beaver teaching professorships and teaching awards and created an academic advising program for general studies students. A strong supporter of the arts he helped establish the Franklin College Chamber Music Series to offer free concerts to the community.

An authority in the field of denitrification, Payne is credited with developing advances in assaying the activities of enzymes that play a key role in forms of nitrogen found in nature. He was also known for his research on how sulfatase enzymes contribute to the microbial degradation of pollution.

Payne was the author of more than 120 scientific papers and four books, including Denitrification; published in 1981 and consideredthe definitive work in the field.

Additionally he was active in the Athens community serving on the board of the Athens Symphony, as a volunteer for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic and as a member of the Athens City Club and Athens Torch Club.

Excerpted from an obituary written for Columns by Larry B. Dendy.

Scope and Content

The William "Jack" Payne Papers covers the dates 1950 through 2004 with emphasis on Payne's work with the UGA microbiology department. Reprints of Payne's writings are found in this collection along with material relating to the research and writing of the manuscript "Pasteur, Gayon and Dupetit and the Closure of Reiset's Nitrogen Cycle."

This collection includes correspondence with colleagues around the world along with numerous photographs and slides. Also included are lecture and conference notes and documentation of the department's close association with University College in Cardiff, UK.

For preservation purposes "The William "Jack" Payne Papers" have been refoldered. Metal paperclips have been removed, photographs were placed in archival sleeves and newspaper articles along with fragile paper documents have been photocopied onto archival quality paper. Also as noted in the "Content Inventory" oversized papers and artifacts (such as plaques and pen sets) have been placed in oversized boxes.

Content Inventory

Series One: Correspondence And Notes

UGA 04-036:1

  1. W. J. Payne - Personal, Miscellaneous Correspondence [1992 - 1999].
  2. Payne - Short Curriculum Vitae [1].
  3. Payne - Short Curriculum Vitae [2].
  4. [Degrees And Awards 2002 - 2003].
  5. [Correspondence] [1991 - 2004] [1].
  6. [Correspondence] [1991 - 2004] [2].
  7. National Science Foundation Proposals [1991 - 1997].
  8. [National Science Foundation (NSF) Reports] [1990 - 1997].
  9. Payne [Slides].
  10. NOS In Animal Cells - Summary NO Production In Plants And Microorganisms...[Slides].
  11. Payne - Analytical [Slides].
  12. Paper To Show At Congress In Firenze - 3rd Paper - Monday Morning [Slides].
  13. Auburn '98 [Auburn University - Biological Sciences].
  14. Sergey Bursakov [1993 - 1998].
  15. Sergio Casella [1986 - 2000].
  16. John Davison [1993].
  17. Sophie Ecomard [1991].
  18. Geoff Schaffer [1986 - 1990].
  19. Sten Struwe [1989].
  20. Walter Zumft [1986 - 1998].
  21. [Achromobacter Cyclocastes - Notes And Correspondence] [1991 - 1994].
  22. Printouts And Emails [1996 - 2002].
  23. [Franklin College Of Art And Sciences] [1993 - 1999].
  24. The College Of William And Mary [1995 - 1996].
  25. [Linda And James Farmer - Vitae].
  26. Williams, Joy Porter [Fellowship In Microbiology].
  27. Rita Colwell [1999 - 2001].
  28. Congratulatory Letters Written To Dr. Payne When He Was Appointed Dean [1977 - 1980].
  29. Expections - August 1986 - Statement While I Was Dean Of What The Dean's Office Required Of Faculty Members.
  30. W. J. Payne (Kind Words) [Includes Correspondence About Retirement] [1981 - 1999] [1].
  31. W. J. Payne (Kind Words) [Includes Correspondence About Retirement] [1981 - 1999] [2].
  32. Comments On Dean Payne's Book "Denitrification".
  33. Silly - Leaving The Dean's Office-Type "Poems" [1988].
  34. Dean Payne - Appointment To Alumni Foundation Distinquished Professor [1982 - 1989].
  35. [Payne - Obituary] [2004].
  36. UGA Parking Services [1999 - 2003].
  37. [University Of Georgia Activities] [2001 - 2002].

UGA 04-036:2

  1. "Anatomy Drawings" Jack Payne.
  2. [Correspondence - Includes Information About Time As Dean] [1978 - 1991].
  3. [Correspondence And Poems] [1972 - 1993].
  4. [Postcards And Photographs Of Paintings].
  5. [C12B - Photograph And Cartoon].
  6. [Photographs Of Researchers] [1970s - 1990s].
  7. Pictures [Photographs Of Payne].
  8. [Awards And Certificates] [1950 - 2000].
  9. [Slides And Negatives] [c. 1979 - 1980].
  10. "Tetraethylene Glycol Degradation Using TEG - 5" [Notes 1966 - 1967].
  11. "Observations Of Responses Of Single C. Albicans Cells..." [1962].

Series Two: University College, Cardiff, UK

UGA 04-036:3

  1. University College Cadiff - Biotechnology [1984].
  2. Professor Kenneth S. Dodgson [1979 - 1986] [1].
  3. Professor Kenneth S. Dodgson [1979 - 1986] [2].
  4. K. S. Dodgson Memorial Lecture [30 March 1987].
  5. The First Kenneth S. Dodgson Memorial Lecture [June 5, 1986].
  6. Graham White [1986 - 2003].
  7. [University College, Cardiff, UK] [Photographs And Mementos] [1980s].

Series Three: Professional Organizations, Conferences and Presentations

UGA 04-036:4

  1. ASM Foundation Lectures - Erie, PA - Nov. 3, 1972; Rensselaer, NY - March 8, 1973; Columbia, MO - April 13, 1973.
  2. ASM Conference - Schmidt - Payne [1976].
  3. Southern Branch - American Society For Microbiology Annual Meetings [1961 - 1976] [1].
  4. Southern Branch - American Society For Microbiology Annual Meetings [1961 - 1976] [2].
  5. ASM Conferences 1974 - 2004.
  6. "Basic Research For The Future" [Proposed Colloquium] [1996].
  7. [Meetings, Conferences And Awards] [1965 - 1982].
  8. "Microbial Production And Consumption Of Radiatively Important Trace Gases" Conference [November 13 - 16, 1989].
  9. [Lectures And Papers] [1986 -1997] [1].
  10. [Lectures And Papers] [1986 -1997] [2].
  11. Steenbock - Kettering International Symposium On Nitrogen Fixation [June 12 -16, 1978].
  12. International Workshop On Associative N2 - Fixation [2 - 6 July 1979].
  13. "The Power Of Anaerobes" - Conference [2000].
  14. Peck Symposium - "The Power Of Anaerobes" [May 17 -19, 2000].
  15. [Seminar Presentations] [1962 - 1973] [1].
  16. [Seminar Presentations] [1962 - 1973] [2].
  17. [Papers And Talks] [1985 - 1986].
  18. The University Consortium For Graduate Teacher Education - Conference Papers - 1988.
  19. [Presentations And Speeches] [1973 - 1983] [1].
  20. [Presentations And Speeches] [1973 - 1983] [2].
  21. The Athens Torch Club [1965 - 2003].
  22. "Decades Of Progress: 1971 - 1991 - A Tribute To Emily Quinn Pou - Dean".
  23. Advisory Board - Dept. Of Microbiology - University Of Tennessee 1994 - 2000 [1].
  24. Advisory Board - Dept. Of Microbiology - University Of Tennessee 1994 - 2000 [2].
  25. Southeastern Branch - Society Of American Bacteriologists Annual Meetings [1957 - 1961].
  26. Salt Marsh Conference [November 5 - 8, 1978].

UGA 04-036:5

  1. [IDSA - 2002 - Doug Webb Dinner - Photographs].
  2. Gordon Conference [1991 - 1997].
  3. Payne - GRC 1/31/95 To 2/3/95 [Gordon Research Conference - Draft].
  4. Harry Peck Memorial [1999 - 2000].
  5. Athens Symphony [1991 - 2002].
  6. [McCallie - Class Of 1943 Reunion Directory 1993].

Series Four: Publications

UGA 04-036:6

  1. "Anaerobic Respiration" - Encyclopedia Of Life Sciences.
  2. Encyclopedia Of Life Sciences - "Anaerobic Respiration" [1998 - 1999].
  3. "Anaerobic Respiration" - ELS Paper 141.4 - W. J. Payne.
  4. ["Anaerobic Respiration" - Suggestions For Revision] [1999].
  5. Information On Gayon And Dupetit [1].
  6. Information On Gayon And Dupetit [2].
  7. Material From Pascal Ribereau - Gayon [1986].
  8. U. Gayon - Obit.
  9. For Huguette [Le Gall] [1].
  10. For Huguette [Le Gall] [2].
  11. For Huguette [Le Gall] [3].
  12. Manuscript For Huguette - "Pasteur, Gayon And Dupetit And The Closure Of Reiset's Nitrogen Cycle" [1988 - 1990] [1].
  13. Manuscript For Huguette - "Pasteur, Gayon And Dupetit And The Closure Of Reiset's Nitrogen Cycle" [1988 - 1990] [2].
  14. Jules Reiset.
  15. [Correspondence With Huguette Le Gall "Pasteur, Gayon Et Dupetit Et La Confirmation Du Cycle De L'Azote De Reiset"] [1990].
  16. [Sources And Papers].
  17. ASM Abstracts [1994].
  18. American Academy Of Microbiology [AAM] [1991 - 2003] [1].
  19. American Academy Of Microbiology [AAM] [1991 - 2003] [2].
  20. SEB - ASM Newsletter [October 2000 And May 2002].
  21. [Assorted Bulletins, Books And Brochures].
  22. Microbiology Graduate Studies [Bulletin - Late 1990s].
  23. Report Of The Task Force On Retired Faculty Programs [1988].
  24. [Assorted Handbooks, Postcards, Maps, Etc.].
  25. Georgia Journal Of Science (1985) [Article Finds] "Microbiology Best Undergraduate Major For Pre-Meds".
  26. "Jules Reiset (1818-1896)" And "Lavoisier's (1743-1794) Legacy" By William J. Payne And William P. Flatt [1].
  27. "Jules Reiset (1818-1896)" And "Lavoisier's (1743-1794) Legacy" By William J. Payne And William P. Flatt [2].

UGA 04-036:7

  1. [Reprints 1970s] [1].
  2. [Reprints 1970s] [2].
  3. [Reprints 1980s] [1].
  4. [Reprints 1980s] [2].
  5. [Reprints 1990 - 2002].
  6. [Payne Reprints] [1971 - 1992].
  7. W. J. Payne (Papers Published) 1952 - 1962.
  8. W. J . Payne (Papers Published) 1963 - 1971.
  9. W. J. Payne (Papers Published) 1972 - 1980.
  10. Papers Published [1987 - 1998] [1].
  11. Papers Published [1987 - 1998] [2].
  12. W. J. Payne (Paper Published) 1981 - 1988.
  13. W. J. Payne (Papers Published) 1989 - 1997.
  14. [Reprints And Notes] [1954 - 1997] [1].
  15. [Reprints And Notes] [1954 - 1997] [2].
  16. Thermodynamics In Growth [Reprints] [1].
  17. Thermodynamics In Growth [Reprints] [2].
  18. Thermodynamics In Growth [Reprints] [3].
  19. [Reprints, Correspondence And Chart].
  20. Miscellaneous Contributions [1980 - 2001].
  21. Historical Papers [c. 20th Century] [1].
  22. Historical Papers [c. 20th Century] [2].

UGA 04-036:8

  1. "L-Asparagine - Dependent Denitrification by Pseudomonas Perfectomarinus" - Best.
  2. "An Exploratory Study Of The Genogram" - Erlanger [1987].
  3. "Cytochrome Components Of The Copper Protein - Producing Denitrifier Achromobacter Cycloclastes.
  4. Miscellaneous Manuscripts [1993 - 1997].
  5. [Vibrio Natriegens - A. G. Schaffer] [1986].
  6. Papers Describing Work With Alkyl Sulfatase And Related Phenomena In Bacteria [1963 - 1983] [1].
  7. Papers Describing Work With Alkyl Sulfatase And Related Phenomena In Bacteria [1963 - 1983] [2].
  8. Papers Describing Work With Alkyl Sulfatase And Related Phenomena In Bacteria [1963 - 1983] [3].
  9. "The Method Of Multiple Working Hypotheses" T. C. Chamberlin [And Other Articles] [1962 - 1993].
  10. Reviews [1991 - 2002].
  11. "Prokaryotes: The Unseen Majority" [Reprint And Correspondence] [1998].
  12. Heat Of Combustion [Reprints].
  13. Papers Describing Work With Vibrio Natriegens 1958 - 1996 [1].
  14. Papers Describing Work With Vibrio Natriegens 1958 - 1996 [2].
  15. Papers Describing Work With Vibrio Natriegens 1958 - 1996 [3].
  16. Papers Describing Work With Vibrio Natriegens 1958 - 1996 [4].
  17. "The Denitrifying Prokaryotes."
  18. Papers On Growth Yields And Efficiency by W. J. Payne And Colleagues [1965 - 1980].
  19. Articles Published By Friends [1951 - 1988].
  20. [Papers And Reprints - UGA Faculty] [1969 - 1999].
  21. "Everything You Had Absolutely No Desire To Know About Lipid Chemistry" - Mayberry [1975].

UGA 04-036:9

  1. "The Value Of Research to Instruction In The University" By Payne.
  2. UGA Capsule [Alumni Newsletter - Dept. Of Microbiology] [1988 - 2002].
  3. Jack Payne [Charts, Reprints And Cycles].
  4. Konetzka's Paper On Preparation Of Tests.
  5. Laboratory Safety Manual [1980 - 1982] [1].
  6. Laboratory Safety Manual [1980 - 1982] [2].
  7. Key To Periodic Chart Of The Atoms - 1953 Edition.
  8. Greek Etymology.
  9. Latin Etymology.
  10. John V. Atanasoff - Father Of The Computer [1983 Article].

Series Five: Oversized Materials and Artifacts

UGA 04-036:10

  1. 1. Artifacts. (Includes Plaques and Pen Sets.)

UGA 04-036:11

  1. [Honors Program Service Award] [1988].
  2. [UGA Flag].
  3. [Photograph Of Cardiff].

UGA 08-036: Content Inventory

UGA 08-036:1

  1. [Photographs - c. Early 1990s].
  2. "Fifty-Year Time Line For The Progress Of The Department Of Bacteriology/Microbiology-University Of Georgia 1952-2002" [Includes Photographs]..
  3. Duncan C. Krause-[Photographs And Invitations 1960s-2005].
  4. [Gene Michaels Article And William Payne Obituaries And Dinner 2004-2005].
  5. [Photographs And Images Of Awards And Citations 1964-1982].
  6. ASM Conference On Nitrification And Reduction Of Nitrogen Oxides-Athens, Georgia-7-10 September, 1976 [Includes Photographs]..
  7. Workshop On The Microbial Production And Consumption Of Radiatively Important Trace Gases-November 14-16, 1989 [Includes Photographs]..

UGA 08-036:2

  1. [Certificates-c.1980s].
  2. Scrapbook-Department Of Microbiology 1953-1968 [1].
  3. Scrapbook-Department Of Microbiology 1953-1968 [2].
  4. Scrapbook-Department Of Microbiology 1969-1978 [1].
  5. Scrapbook-Department Of Microbiology 1969-1978 [2].
  6. Scrapbook-Department Of Microbiology 1978-1991 [1].
  7. Scrapbook-Department Of Microbiology 1978-1991 [2].
  8. Scrapbook-Department Of Microbiology 1978-1991 [3].
  9. Scrapbook-Department Of Microbiology 1978-1991 [4].

UGA 08-036:3

  1. Scrapbook-Department Of Microbiology 1986-2001 [1].
  2. Scrapbook-Department Of Microbiology 1986-2001 [2].
  3. Scrapbook-Department Of Microbiology 1986-2001 [3].
  4. Scrapbook-Department Of Microbiology 1986-2001 [4].
  5. Scrapbook-Department Of Microbiology 1986-2001 [5].
  6. Scrapbook-Department Of Microbiology 2001-2003.

UGA 08-036:4

  1. Oversized Folder (In Cabinet Drawer # 15)-Includes Illustrated Posters For Nitrogen Cycle And A Framed Crossstitch.

UGA 08-036:5

  1. "Reiset's Experimental Revelation of Denitrification: Closure of the Nitrogen Cycle" [Oversized Rolled Poster].

Related Items

  1. A listing of books written by William Jackson Payne can be obtained by entering the search term "Payne, W. J." into the University of Georgia Libraries' GIL Catalog.
  2. Jenkins Club Papers.

Processed by Carol Bishop, December 2006 - Updated June 2010.