Eugenics Record Office Records 1670-1964
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The Bureau of American Ethnology was established in 1879 by an act of Congress for the purpose of transferring archives, records and materials relating to the Native American tribes from the Interior Department to the Smithsonian Institution. The Bureau's founding director was John Wesley Powell. In 1897, the Bureau's name was changed from Bureau of Ethnology to Bureau of American Ethnology to indicate the primary geographic limit of its focus. In 1965, the BAE merged with the Smithsonian Ins...
Harry Laughlin was director of the Eugenics Records Office in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island from 1910-1940. Laughlin, as one of the leaders in the eugenics movement, was interested in genetics research and furthering the eugenical cause. From the description of Harry H. Laughlin papers, 1910-1939. (Truman State University). WorldCat record id: 50916227 ...
Charles B. Davenport was a biologist and director of the Department of Genetics at the Carnegie Institution of Washington (1904-1934). From the description of Papers, 1874-1944. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122488735 Charles B. Davenport's influence and efforts at Cold Spring Harbor, New York, began in 1898 when he became the director of the summer school of the Biological Laboratory, a position he held until 1923. The lab was administered by...
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 ...