Papers, 1927-1991.


Papers, 1927-1991.

Series I (3.25 linear ft.) contains correspondence with geneticists, maize geneticists, chemists, students, and some publishers. The bulk of this series covers the 1960s to the 1990s. The major correspondents include George Wells Beadle, Almiro Blumenschein, Royal Alexander Brink, William L. Brown, Charles R. Burnham, Melvin M. Green, Takeo Angel Kato Yamakake, Joshua Lederberg, Oliver Evans Nelson, Jr., Peter Andrew Peterson, Marcus M. Rhoades, James A. Shapiro, and Lester W. Sharp. Series II (1 linear ft.) contains programs, brochures, award certificates, newspaper and magazine clippings, reports, and meeting minutes. Subjects include the National Medal of Science, the Wolf Foundation Prize, and the Nobel Prize. Series III (5 linear ft.) contains McClintock's outlines, research, and drafts for articles, books, and lectures. The majority of this series is comprised of lectures. Series IV (4.5 linear ft.) contains articles, notes, reports, and papers written by colleagues and students of McClintock. The series is arranged alphabetically by author and then by title. Also included are notes that McClintock took about works by others. Series V (55 linear ft.) contains loose notes, notebooks, card files, and numerous photographs and lantern slides of maize. There is no folder listing for this series. Because this series documents specific experiments with maize in great technical detail, the folders have been left in the original order in which they were boxed from McClintock's laboratory file cabinets at Cold Spring Harbor. The boxes have been labeled with the cabinet number and drawer number of the file cabinets in McClintock's laboratory. The notebooks are interspersed with the loose notes in the order in which McClintock arranged them. The card files are mainly culture cards for maize samples which McClintock studied at Cold Spring Harbor. Many of the prints and slides are probably photographs of these maize samples. Series VI (1.5 linear ft.) contains prints and negatives. Some of the prints are illustrations from articles about maize genetics and others are prints of McClintock herself.

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Brink, R. Alexander (Royal Alexander), 1897-1984 (person)

Peterson, Peter Andrew, 1925- (person)

Green, Melvin Martin (person)

Brown, W. L. (William L.), 1913- (person)

Beadle, George Wells, 1903-1989 (person)

Chemist, University president. From the description of Reminiscences of George Wells Beadle : oral history, 1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122608221 George Wells Beadle, professor, university administrator. From the guide to the Beadle, George Wells. Papers, 1908-1981, (Special Collections Research Center University of Chicago Library 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.) Chancellor, University of...

Burnham, Charles R. (Charles Russel) (person)

Charles R. Burnham B.S., M.S., Ph.D.(1929), University of Wisconsin. National Research Fellow (1929-1938) at Cornell, Harvard, and the California Institute of Technology; Professor (1938-1972), Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota. From the description of Charles R. Burnham papers, 1922-1993. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 748328950 Charles R. Burnham B.S., M.S., Ph.D.(1929), University of Wisconsin. Nat...

Sharp, Lester W. (Lester Whyland), 1887- (person)

Professor of Botany, Cornell University. From the description of Lester Sharp lantern slide collection, [19--]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 122405043 ...

Kato Yamakake, Takeo Angel, 1932- (person)

Blumenschein, Almiro (person)

Lederberg, Joshua (person)

Professor of Genetics at Stanford Medical School (1959-1978). Lederberg received a Nobel prize in 1958 and became president of Rockefeller Univeristy in 1978. From the description of Stanford University, ACME Project, records, 1961-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122446055 Lederberg earned his Ph.D. at Yale University in 1947. He taught genetics at the University of Wisconsin before coming to the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1959 as Professor of genetics an...

Rhoades, Marcus M. (Marcus Morton), 1903-1991 (person)

Geneticist. Rhoades began his professional career as an associate geneticist at the United States Department of Agriculture in 1935. In 1940 he went to Columbia University as associate professor and then to the University of Illinois as Professor of Botany. He came to Indiana University in 1958 where he chaired the Botany Department until 1968. In 1974 he became Distinguished Professor Emeritus and continued his studies in corn genetics until shortly before his death. ...

Nelson, Oliver Evans, Jr., 1920- (person)