Harry H. Laughlin papers, 1910-1939.


Harry H. Laughlin papers, 1910-1939.

Collection contains Harry H. Laughlin's professional files from the Eugenics Record Office, 1910-1939. These files contain: institutional correspondence, memoranda, and reports; general correspondence; correspondence and printed materials related to the eugenical organizations to which Laughlin belonged; working manuscripts; notes; some photographs; and miscellaneous collected printed materials. The collection reflects Laughlin's interests in the identification of the "socially inadequate," genetically caused diseases, eugenical sterilization, immigration restriction, and the establishment of a common world government. Laughlin was also involved in thoroughbred horse breeding studies as a practical application of genetics. Correspondents include the Carnegie Institue of Washington, Charles B. Davenport, Madison Grant, Walter J. Salmon, James G. Eddy, Charles M. Goethe, Wickliffe Draper, Irving Fisher, Frederick Osborne, Harry Olson, W.A. Plecker.

52 boxes (25 linear ft.)

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Osborn, Frederick, 1889-1981

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Historical/biographical note. From the description of Frederick H. Osborn Papers, 1941-1963. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 177674693 Government official, businessman, and sociologist; d. 1981. From the description of Papers, 1947-1954. (Harry S Truman Library). WorldCat record id: 70959636 Frederick Henry Osborn was an administrator, humanist, scientist. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1903]-1980. (American Philosop...

Eddy, James G., 1881-1964

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Plecker, Walter Ashby, 1861-

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State Registrar of Vital Statistics. From the description of Letter, 1943, Richmond, to voting registrars, health care workers, school superintendents and clerks of the court [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647824661 ...

Draper, Wickliffe

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Grant, Madison, 1865-1937

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Goethe, C. M. (Charles Matthias), 1875-1966

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Biography / Administrative History Charles M. Goethe was born in Sacramento. He was a public activist for civic causes, land developer, scientist, and influential member of eugenics associations. From the guide to the Charles M. Goethe papers, 1875-1970, 1907-1970, (California State University, Sacramento. Library. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.) ...

Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947

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Irving Fisher (1867-1947) was an economist and professor of political economy at Yale University from 1898 to 1935. He specialized in monetary economics and in the application of mathematical techniques to the solution of economic problems. From the description of Irving Fisher papers, 1932-1938. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122314185 From the guide to the Irving Fisher papers, 1932-1938, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Laughlin, Harry Hamilton, 1880-1943

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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 ...

Davenport, Charles Benedict, 1866-1944

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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...

Carnegie Institution of Washington.

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Eugenics Records Office.

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Salmon, Walter J., d. 1953.

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Olson, Harry, 1867-1935

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Olson was chief justice of the Municipal Court of Chicago. From the description of Letter to Warren F. Spalding, 5 June 1911. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235949323 A son of Swedish immigrants, Harry Olson was born in 1867 in Chicago, Illinois, and spent his childhood on the Kansas frontier. After his father’s death in 1880, Olson left Kansas to attend high school in Pecatonica, Illinois. He served briefly as teacher and principal in the pub...