Papers, [ca. 1903]-1980.

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Osborn, Frederick, 1889-1981. Papers, [ca. 1903]-1980.

Papers, [ca. 1903]-1980.

This collection includes letters, diaries, reports, speeches, drafts of articles and books, oral history interviews, and photographs. There are diaries and letters for his service in Europe with the American Red Cross during World War I. There are some letters and documents, such as patent applications and plans for inventions, from his "business career" period prior to 1928, after which he became a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History studying anthropology and population. This study led to his later important contributions to the redirection of eugenics study in the U.S. and the reorganization of the American Eugenics Society. His other related organizational work and publications relating to human and population genetics are also documented in this collection.

ca. 6000 items (9 linear ft.).

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