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The Eugenics Record Office was founded in 1910 and in 1920 merged with the Station for Experimental Evolution to become the Dept. of Genetics at the Carnegie Institution, in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, directed by Charles Davenport. It was a repository for genetic data on human traits. The Carnegie Institution stopped funding the E.R.O. in 1939, but the Office was active until 1944. The records were then transferred to the Charles Fremont Dight Institute for the Promotion of Human Genetics at the University of Minnesota. When the Dight closed in 1991, the genealogical material was filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah and given to the Center for Human Genetics; the non-genealogical material was not filmed and was given to the American Philosophical Society Library.

From the description of Papers, 1670-1964. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122489535

The Eugenics Record Office was founded in 1910 and in 1920 merged with the Station for Experimental Evolution to become the Department of Genetics at the Carnegie Institution, in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, directed by Charles Benedict Davenport. The E.R.O. was a repository for genetic data on human traits. The Carnegie Institution stopped funding the E.R.O. in 1939, but the Office was active until 1944. The records were then transferred to the Charles Fremont Dight Institute for the Promotion of Human Genetics at the University of Minnesota. When the Dight closed in 1991, the genealogical material was filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah and given to the Center for Human Genetics; the non-genealogical material was not filmed and was given to the American Philosophical Society Library. A further history of the Eugenics Record Office can be found in the article in Appendix A, "The Records of the Eugenics Record Office, A Resource for Genealogists" by Thomas H. Roderick, Elving Anderson, Robert Charles Anderson, Roger D. Joslyn, and Wayne T. Morris, published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly . In Series X, in a folder marked "Eugenics Record Office Brochure," there is also an informational brochure that was printed by the Eugenics Record Office, probably sometime between 1910 and 1920.

From the guide to the Eugenics Record Office Records, 1670-1964, (American Philosophical Society)

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creatorOf Eugenics Record Office. Papers, 1670-1964. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Eugenics Record Office Records, 1670-1964 American Philosophical Society
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associatedWith Bibliographia Eugenica. corporateBody
associatedWith Carnegie Institution. corporateBody
associatedWith Carnegie Institution. Department of Genetics corporateBody
associatedWith Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. corporateBody
associatedWith Davenport, Charles Benedict, 1866-1944. person
associatedWith Dight Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Earle, Mabel Lavinia, 1873- person
associatedWith Howe, Lucien. person
associatedWith Laughlin, Harry Hamilton, 1880-1943. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology.. corporateBody
associatedWith Station for Experimental Evolution corporateBody
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Subject
Eugenics
Heredity
Diseases in twins
Genealogy
Involuntary sterilization
Mentally handicapped--Marriage
Race, race relations, racism
Twins--Psychology
American Eugenics Society
Human genetics
Genetics
Congenital blindness
Pueblo Indians
Eastern Woodlands Indians
Conjoined twins
Eskimos
Algonquin Indians
Twins
Davenport, Charles Benedict
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Dwarfs
Tuberculosis
Sioux Nation
Aztecs
Plains Indians
People with mental disabilities
Carib Indians
Indians of Central America--Panama
Apache Indians
Nature and nurture
Laughlin, Harry Hamilton
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Multiple birth
Fitter family
Biology, genetics, eugenics
Cuna Indians
Evolution
Eugenics Record Office
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Active 1670

Active 1964

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