L. C. Dunn Papers

Mss.B.D917

Date: 1911-1974 | Size: 15.5 Linear feet

Abstract

L.C. Dunn was one of the most significant figures in the emerging field of developmental genetics in the 20th century. His T-locus work with the mouse established a number of important genetic principles, including ideas of gene interaction, the distribution of alleles in wild populations, and the factors that influence fertility. He wrote an important textbook of genetics, Principles of Genetics (1925), in collaboration with Sinnott (and later Dobzhansky); other significant books authored or co-authored by him include Heredity, Race and Society (1946), and A Short History of Genetics (1965). He worked in poultry genetics for eight years at the Agricultural Experiment Station in Storrs, CT, from 1920-1928. The remainder of his career was spent at Columbia University, where he worked with rats, mice, and fruit flies, and proved himself to be an inspiring teacher as well. His interest in international scientific collaboration led him to establish ties to Soviet scientists, and to help relocate refugee scientists during World War II. He remained active in his profession to the end of his life. This collection includes correspondence, reports, notebooks, lectures, and photographs. It is a rich collection, documenting the development of American genetics as well as Dunn's interests in humanitarian efforts and international affairs. There is significant material relating to American-U.S.S.R. contacts, particularly in the files on the American-Soviet Friendship Council and the American-Soviet Science Society. There is much, as well, on the impact of the Lysenko controversy in the U. S. Dunn's interest in European scientists can also be seen in the sizable amount of material on the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced German Scholars. Material relating to the Kilgore and Magnusson bills for the support of science (predecessors to the NSF) are also in the collection. Of note are data on the following: National Research Council Committee on Experimental Animals and Plants; research on the population study of the Jewish community in Rome; and Columbia University. There is much in the correspondence concerning Drosophila, poultry genetics, and other such topics; Walter Landauer is Dunn's major correspondent.

Background note

L.C. Dunn was a seminal figure in the 20th century emergence of developmental genetics. His T-locus work with the mouse established a number of important genetic principles, including ideas of gene interaction, the distribution of alleles in wild populations, and the factors that influence fertility, and his influence spread, in part, through his widely used genetics textbook, Principles of Genetics (N.Y.: McGraw Hill, 1925), written in collaboration with Edmund Ware Sinnott (and later Theodosius Dobzhansky). Other significant works authored or co-authored by Dunn include Heredity, Race and Society (1946), and A Short History of Genetics (1965).

Leslie Clarence Dunn, (1893-1974), was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Clarence Leslie and Mary Eliza (Booth) Dunn. At Dartmouth College from 1911-1915, he applied himself to the study of zoology under John H. Gerould, with whom he maintained life-long ties. It was through Gerould that he obtained a copy of T.H. Morgan's Heredity and Sex in 1914, a book that significantly influenced the course of Dunn's professional career. Smitten with genetics, after graduating from Dartmouth, Dunn applied to study under Morgan at Columbia University, but was turned away from the already overcrowded fly lab. Instead, he took an assistantship to work with William E. Castle at Harvard, where he was assigned charge of the laboratory for breeding Drosophila. His first significant work was a study of sex-linked genes in Drosophila, but when his results were "scooped" by a student of Morgan, he turned to work on linked genes in mice and rats. He published eight papers on rodent genetics between 1916 and 1921, including his dissertation Linkage in Mice and Rats (1920).

Dunn's graduate work was interrupted by the outbreak of the First World War, during which he was commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the American Expeditionary Force in France. He married Louise Porter, a Smith College graduate, in 1918, with whom he had two sons, Robert Leslie (b.1921) and Stephen Porter (b.1928).

After his release from the Army, Dunn's first professional position was serving as poultry geneticist at the Agricultural Experiment Station in Storrs, Connecticut. His time there (1920-1928) was productive, resulting in over forty papers on poultry genetics as well as the first edition of Principles of Genetics. One of the most widely used genetics textbooks of its time, it went into five editions and was translated into numerous foreign languages.

In 1929, Dunn was tapped by Columbia to fill the post vacated by Morgan, who had departed for the California Institute of Technology. As a full professor in the Zoology Department, Dunn quickly demonstrated his abilities as a teacher as well as a researcher, mentoring Simone Gluecksohn-Waelsch and Dorothea Bennett, among many others.

Because life in the heart of New York City precluded large-scale research projects on poultry, Dunn revived his research on rodents and fruit flies, although he continued to keep hand in poultry, working in concert with Walter Landauer at Storrs. Initially, Dunn's mouse work at Columbia focussed on the problem of the inheritance of pigmentation, but his interest in congenital abnormalities soon led him to branch out into a study of lethal and semi-lethal mutants in research animals and compare them to similar conditions in humans. His work on T-locus mutants occupied over forty years and established him as a leader in developmental genetics. His research also verged on population genetics: he studied colonies of mice in both the laboratory and the field, establishing the principle that gametic selection could be even more powerful than natural selection.

Possessed of a strong social conscience honed by association with his fellow Columbians Theodosius Dobzhansky and Franz Boas, Dunn took an active interest in human genetics and its social implications. During the 1920s and 1930s, he spoke out against the misapplication of genetics to justify mistreatment of oppressed groups of people, including blacks and Jews. He established an Institute for the Study of Human Variation at Columbia in the 1950s. Although the Institute was short-lived, several key research projects resulted from it, including Dunn's "The Jewish Community in Rome." The Institute also spawned a number of students who have made important contributions to human genetics, including R. H. Osborne and W. S. Pollitzer.

In 1946, Dunn and Theodosius Dobzhansky collaborated on Heredity, Race, and Society, an immensely important book that cast a genetist's eye on the race problem in America. Taking cues from the work of Ashley Montagu, Franz Boas, and others, the work was an important study of racial variation, but also a major statement on the vexing question coopted by eugenicists of the relationship between nature and nurture. "We come into the world," they wrote, "as a bundle of possibilities bequeathed to us by our parents and other ancestors. Our nurture comes from the world about us. What happens to the nurture that comes in depends, however, on the nature that receives it." Dunn and Dobzhansky concluded that nature and nurture were inseparably intertwined and integral to the shaping of human capacities, rendering the dichotomy between them not only misleading, but fundamentally wrong. In 1951 Dunn was selected to write the UNESCO report Race and Biology, which carried this point further.

Dunn's personal friendships with scientists and their families from around the world often served as a springboard into other activities. During a tour of Europe in 1927, for example, Dunn visited Russia as the guest of A.S. Serebrovsky. As a result of the experience, Dunn became a founder and active member of the American-Soviet Friendship Council and, during World War II, was the president of the American-Soviet Science Society. Deeply disturbed by the rise of Nazism, Dunn became an active member of the Emergency Committee for German Scholars (later called the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Scholars) in 1933, helping refugee scholars to relocate in American. Not surprisingly, Dunn's interest in international collaboration brought him under severe criticism. The organizations in which he took part were deemed subversive in the reactionary environment of the late 1940s and 1950s, and Dunn himself was accused of being a Communist.

Dunn's internationalism and interest in Russian science drew him into the Lysenko controversy of the 1950s. The "dictator" of Soviet biology during the Stalinist era and beyond, Lysenko espoused eccentric ideas about agriculture and genetics, and led a wholesale assault on modern genetics theories. The Russian language edition of Dunn's Principles of Genetics had sold more copies in Russian in the 1930s than the English original, however Lysenko banned the book.

Dunn pursued his interest in genetics to the end of his life. When he retired from Columbia in 1962, he was granted emeritus status and set up a "mouse lab" to continue work in collaboration with his former student, Dorothea Bennett. Toward the end of his life he developed an interest in the history of science, writing A Short History of Genetics in 1965. The donation of his papers to the American Philosophical Society helped to establish the APS archives as a premier facility for the study of the history of genetics.

Dunn was a member of the American Philosophical Society (1943), the National Academy of Sciences (1943), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Norwegian Academy of Sciences, and the Italian Academia Pataviana. He was a founder of the Genetics Society of America, its President in 1932, and managing editor of its journal, Genetics, from 1935 to 1940. He was also a member of the American Society of Naturalists, its President in 1960, and editor of its journal The American Naturalist, from 1951 to 1960. He was a member of the American Society of Human Genetics, and its President in 1961. He also was a visiting professor at the Genetics Institute of the University of Oslo, Norway in 1934-35, at the Instituto Superiore de Sanita, Rome, in 1953-54, and at University College, London in 1960-61.

Scope and content

The Dunn Papers are a major resource for the study of the history of genetics during the critical quarter century between 1930 and 1955. From his perch at Columbia, Dunn was well situated to take part in the sweeping changes in the field, and was deeply involved in the debates over the social implications of genetic thought. The collection includes a full suite of correspondence, reports, notebooks, lectures, and photographs documenting the development of American genetics as well as Dunn's interests in humanitarian efforts and international affairs.

The Dunn Papers are rich in material relating to American-Soviet scientific contacts, particularly in the files on the American-Soviet Friendship Council and the American-Soviet Science Society. There is much, as well, on the impact of the Lysenko controversy in the United States, and Dunn's interest in European scientists can also be seen in the sizable quantity of material on the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced German Scholars. Material relating to the Kilgore and Magnusson bills for the support of science (predecessors to the National Science Foundation) are also in the collection.

Of note are data on the following: National Research Council Committee on Experimental Animals and Plants; research on the population study of the Jewish community in Rome; and files of material concerning Columbia University, where he spent most of his academic career. There is much in the correspondence concerning Drosophila, poultry genetics, and other such topics. Volumetrically and, to a degree, scientifically, Dunn's major correspondent was Walter Landauer (ca. 1.5 linear feet); other correspondents include A. F. Blakeslee, Franz Boas, Kristine Bonnevie, Calvin B. Bridges, Alexis Carrel, Ernst Caspari, William E. Castle, Alfred E. Cohn, George W. Corner, Gunnar Dahlberg, Charles H. Danforth, Paul R. David, Milislav Demerec, Theodosius Dobzhansky, Boris Ephrussi, Ronald A. Fisher, Irene Geyer-Duszynska, Richard Goldschmidt, Emil J. Gumbel, Sir Julian Huxley, Hugo Iltis, Pavol Ivanyi, Herbert S. Jennings, Victor Jollas, Karl Landsteiner, Richard C. Lewontin, Otto L. Mohr, Thomas H. Morgan, Hermann J. Muller, Curt Stern, and Edwin B. Wilson.

Series ICorrespondence, 1921-1973 (23 boxes; 11.5 linear feet)
Series IIGenetics, 1935-1949 (3 boxes; 1.5 linear feet)
Series IIIWorks by Dunn, 1917-1971 (3 boxes; 1.5 linear feet)
Series IVResearch, 1953-1968 (3 boxes; 1.5 linear foot)
Series VOral History, 1958-1960 (2 boxes; 1 linear foot)
Series VIReprints, 1942-1973 (2 box; 1 linear feet)
Series VIIPhotographs, 1911-1974 (1 box; 0.5 linear feet)
Series VIIIRecordings, 1963 (1 folder)

Arrangement

Arrangement is for the Reader Copies.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Provenance

Acquired 1967-1974; gift of Dr. L.C. Dunn.

Preferred citation

Cite as: Leslie Clarence Dunn Papers, American Philosophical Society.

Other finding aids

The Dunn Papers are also described in Bentley Glass' A Guide to the Genetics Collections of the American Philosophical Society.

Related material

The American Philosophical Society Library's printed materials collection holds copies of most of Dunn's major titles, in addition to many of his minor titles, articles, and pamphlets. For further information about Dunn's published writings held by the APS, please consult the printed materials card catalog.

Additional Dunn correspondence can be found in the Caspari Papers (71 letters), Davenport Papers (57 letters), Dobzhansky Papers (31 letters), Lerner Papers (21 letters), and Stern Papers (130 letters).

Bibliography

Allen, Garland E., "Leslie Clarence Dunn (November 2, 1893-March 19, 1974)," Folia Mendeliana 10 (Brno: Mendelianum Musei Moraviae, 1975).

Dobzhansky, Theodosius, "Leslie Clarence Dunn: November 2, 1893-March 19, 1974," Biographical Memoirs 49 (Washington: National Academy of Sciences, 1978).

African American History Note

Scholars of African American history will find interesting material in this collection on the subjects of race and biology, in particular in regards to Dunn's work with Theodosius Dobzhansky and Ashley Montagu.

Physiology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics Note

Scholars of physiology, biochemistry, or biophysics may find the following of interest:

AuthorFormatDateLanguage
Stanley, Wendell M. (Wendell Meredith), 1904-1971 ( Located within American-Soviet Science Society (1945) correspondence and National Academy of Sciences (1943) correspondence.) Correspondence (2 items)1943, 1945English

Genetics Note

This collection contains materials which relate to the history of genetics.

AuthorFormatDate
American Committee for Displaced German ScholarsCorrespondence (Approximately 180 items)1933-1937
American Philosophical Society LibraryCorrespondence (8 folders)1961-1972
American Philosophical Society SeminarsCorrespondence (2 folders)1967-1969
American-Soviet Friendship CouncilCorrespondence (3 folders)1944-1948
American-Soviet Science SocietyCorrespondence (2 folders)1945-1947
Atomic Energy CommissionCorrespondence (16 folders)1960-1972
Bonnevie, KristineCorrespondence (36 items)1930-1938
Brecher, LeonoreCorrespondence (29 items)1930-1938
Bridges, Calvin B.Correspondence (40 items)1932-1940
British scientistsCorrespondence (26 items)1940
Carrel, AlexisCorrespondence (95 items)1923-1936
Caspari, Ernst WilhelmCorrespondence (57 items)1938-1944
Castle, William ErnestCorrespondence (97 items)1924-1961
Charles, Donald RandolphCorrespondence (22 items)1930-1955
Columbia UniversityCorrespondence (18 folders)1929-1945
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment StationCorrespondence (21 items)1928-1933
Dahlberg, GunnarCorrespondence (56 items)1946-1957
Danforth, Charles HaskellCorrespondence (45 items)1928-1952
David, Paul R.Correspondence (28 items)1930-1946
Demerec, MilislavCorrespondence (25 items)1936-1951
Dobzhansky, TheodosiusCorrespondence (353 items)1936-1951
Dunn, Leslie ClarenceWorks by (51 folders)1915-1960
Dunn, Leslie Clarence -- James Island, S.C. studiesResearch (11 folders)1955-1957
Dunn, Leslie Clarence -- LecturesWorks by (13 folders)1950-1959
Dunn, Leslie Clarence -- Oral History Records, Oral history interview transcriptsRecords (1 linear foot)1958-1960
Dunn, Leslie Clarence -- PhotographsPhotographs (2 boxes)1911-1974
Dunn, Leslie Clarence -- RefugeesCorrespondence (5 folders)1929-1942
Dunn, Leslie Clarence -- Rome, Jewish CommunityResearch (30 folders)1953-1956
Dunn, Leslie Clarence -- Science in the U.S.S.R.Correspondence (91 items)1944-1952
Edwards, Marvin L.Correspondence (140 items)1953-1954
Ephrussi, BorisCorrespondence (25 items)1932-1941
Fackenthal, Frank D.Correspondence (33 items)1940-1949
Fisher, Ronald AylmerCorrespondence (32 items)1928-1957
GeneticsCorrespondence (52 folders)1935-1941
Genetics Society of AmericaCorrespondence (97 items)1928-1934
Gerould, John H.Correspondence (14 items)1919-1955
Goldschmidt, Richard BenedictCorrespondence (80 items)1928-1950
Gruneberg, HansCorrespondence (79 items)1937-1955
Huxley, JulianCorrespondence (36 items)1930-1961
Iltis, HugoCorrespondence (215 items)1938-1956
International Congress of Genetics. Seventh CongressCorrespondence (66 items)1935-1939
Ivanyi, PavolCorrespondence (64 items)1967-1970
Jollos, VictorCorrespondence (35 items)1967-1970
Journal of HeredityCorrespondence (47 items)1928-1933
Kilgore BillCorrespondence (78 items)1943-1950
Landauer, WalterCorrespondence (1,080 items)1924-1974
Landsteiner, KarlCorrespondence (53 items)1924-1932
Lewontin, Richard CharlesCorrespondence (28 items)1959-1973
Lippincott, William A.Correspondence (71 items)1921-1927
Little, Clarence CookCorrespondence (30 items)1928-1941
Lydenberg, Harry MillerCorrespondence (25 items)1938-1941
Lysenko Controversy in the U. S.Correspondence (61 items)1945-1949
McGraw-Hill Book CompanyCorrespondence (92 items)1931-1969
Mohr, Otto LouisCorrespondence (76 items)1929-1967
Morgan, Thomas HuntCorrespondence (21 items)1918-1945
Muller, Hermann JosephCorrespondence (61 items)1928-1967
National Academy of SciencesCorrespondence (48 items)1943-1972
National Research Council. Committee on experimental animals and plantsCorrespondence (175 items)1928-1932
Oehlkers, FriedrichCorrespondence (39 items)1938-1939
Rizki, Tahir MirzaCorrespondence (38 items)1948-1970
Snell, George D.Correspondence (34 items)1939-1972
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)Correspondence (78 items)1950-1952
University Federation for Intellectual FreedomCorrespondence (3 folders)1937-1939
U.S.S.R. GeneticistsCorrespondence (104 items)1928-1946
Wright, SewallCorrespondence (30 items)1920-1964
Yanagisawa, KaichiroCorrespondence (4 folders)1962-1973

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • American-Soviet Science Society
  • Columbia University.
  • Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced German Scholars
  • National Council of American-Soviet Friendship (U.S.)
  • National Research Council. Committee on Experimental Animals and Plants

Genre(s)

  • Lectures
  • Notebooks
  • Photoprints

Geographic Name(s)

  • Italy -- Population studies

Personal Name(s)

  • Bjerknes, Kristian Bonnevie, 1901-
  • Blakeslee, Albert Francis, 1874-1954
  • Boas, Franz, 1858-1942
  • Bonnevie, Kristine
  • Bridges, Calvin B. (Calvin Blackman), 1889-1938
  • Carrel, Alexis, 1873-1944
  • Caspari, Ernst W.
  • Castle, William E., (William Ernest), 1867-1962
  • Cohn, Alfred E., (Alfred Einstein), 1879-1957
  • Corner, George Washington, 1889-1981
  • Dahlberg, Gunnar, 1893-1956
  • Danforth, Charles H. (Charles Haskell)
  • David, Paul R.
  • Demerec, M., (Milislav), 1895-1966
  • Dobzhansky, Theodosius Grigorievich, 1900-1975
  • Dunn, L. C. (Leslie Clarence), 1893-1974
  • Ephrussi, Boris, 1901-1979
  • Fisher, Ronald Aylmer, Sir, 1890-1962
  • Geyer-Duszynska, Irene, 1924-
  • Goldschmidt, Richard, 1878-1958
  • Gumbel, Emil J.
  • Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975
  • Iltis, Hugo
  • Ivanyi, Pavol
  • Jennings, H. S., (Herbert Spencer), 1868-1947
  • Jollas, Victor
  • Landauer, Walter, 1896-1978
  • Landsteiner, Karl, 1868-1943
  • Lewontin, Richard C., 1929-
  • Mohr, Otto Louis, 1886-
  • Mohr, Tove
  • Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945
  • Muller, H. J. (Hermann Joseph), 1890-1967
  • Stern, Curt, 1902-1981
  • Wilson, Edwin Bidwell, 1879-1964

Subject(s)

  • Biology, genetics, eugenics
  • Developmental genetics
  • Drosophila -- Genetics
  • Eugenics
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Geneticists
  • Genetics
  • Heredity
  • Jews -- Population studies
  • Jews -- Rome
  • Mice -- Genetics
  • Political refugees -- United States
  • Popuation biology
  • Poultry -- Genetics
  • Race, race relations, racism
  • Science and politics

Collection overview

1921-1973 box 1-23

The scientific and professional correspondence of L.C Dunn provides a remarkable overview of the developments in genetic theory and research from the days of Morgan's fly lab into the molecular revolution of the 1950s and 1960s. Possessed of a sharp historical consciousness, Dunn appears to have been unusually good about retaining correspondence with his colleagues, and the resultant collection

The Dunn Papers are further valuable as a point of entry into the debates over the social implications of genetic thought in an international context. An activist, Dunn was heavily involved in the American Committee for Displaced German Scholars during the 1930s, the America-Soviet Science Society, and the American-Soviet Friendship Council, among other organizations. His surviving essays and lectures (filed under Dunn) frequently address the social aspects of genetics, whether discussing eugenics, the "race problem," Lysenkoism ("Science Under Socialism," "Soviet Genetics") or broader issues of heredity and environment.

In 1972 (1972-622ms) and 1974 (1974-454ms) and previously, Walter Landauer donated an extensive body of his correspondence with Dunn, which has been integrated into the collection. This correspondence was restricted during Dunn's lifetime, but is now open to researchers.

1935-1949 box 23-25

Correspondence regarding the acceptance and publication of manuscripts accrued while Dunn was acting as editor of Genetics. While most of the correspondence is perfunctory and concerned primarily with the editorial details, there is occasional commentary on the work of other geneticists and the value of particular lines of research. Among many other correspondents are A.H. Sturtevant and Barbara McClintock.

1917-1971 box 25-27
1953-1968 box 27-29
1958-1960 box 29-30

Between 1958 and 1960, Dunn was interviewed by Saul Benison as part of the oral history project conducted by Columbia University. The series contains eight bound volumes of unedited typed transcripts with manuscript annotations (by Dunn). The originals are housed at Columbia University.

1942-1973 box 30-31
1911-1974 box 31

Miscellaneous photographs, primarily personal, of Dunn, his family and colleagues. Along with a small number of personal photos of Dunn from his childhood through old age, there are two outstanding photo albums. The first of these was kept by Dunn during his days as a student at Dartmouth (1911-1915), and is a fine example of the undergraduate genre, replete with images of cavorting students, football games, the winter carnival, the campus and his friends. There are several images of Dunn dressed as a woman (presumably as a stunt) and other of Dunn's friends in blackface.

1963 box 31


Detailed Inventory

Series I. Correspondence
1921-1973 box 1-23

The scientific and professional correspondence of L.C Dunn provides a remarkable overview of the developments in genetic theory and research from the days of Morgan's fly lab into the molecular revolution of the 1950s and 1960s. Possessed of a sharp historical consciousness, Dunn appears to have been unusually good about retaining correspondence with his colleagues, and the resultant collection

The Dunn Papers are further valuable as a point of entry into the debates over the social implications of genetic thought in an international context. An activist, Dunn was heavily involved in the American Committee for Displaced German Scholars during the 1930s, the America-Soviet Science Society, and the American-Soviet Friendship Council, among other organizations. His surviving essays and lectures (filed under Dunn) frequently address the social aspects of genetics, whether discussing eugenics, the "race problem," Lysenkoism ("Science Under Socialism," "Soviet Genetics") or broader issues of heredity and environment.

In 1972 (1972-622ms) and 1974 (1974-454ms) and previously, Walter Landauer donated an extensive body of his correspondence with Dunn, which has been integrated into the collection. This correspondence was restricted during Dunn's lifetime, but is now open to researchers.

Adelman, Adrien
1938 box 1
Agassiz, Louis
1965, undated box 1
Alfert, Max
1969-1970, undated box 1
Altenburg, Edgar
1952 box 1
American Anthropologist - Notes
undated box 1
American Association of Scientific Workers
1938-1939, 1950, undated2 foldersbox 1

Melba Phillips in re: arrest of Ralph Spitzer

American Cancer Society
1948 box 1
American Civil Liberties Union
1953 box 1
American Committee for Democracy and Intellectual Freedom
1940 box 1
American Committee to Save Refugees
1940-1942 box 1
American Council of Learned Societies
1948 box 1
American Genetic Association
1972 box 1
American Philosophical Society Library
1943-1972, undated8 foldersbox 1
American Philosophical Society Seminar
1967-1969, undated2 foldersbox 1
American Review of Soviet Medicine
1946 box 1
American Review on the Soviet Union
1950 box 1
American Russian Institute
1948-19492 foldersbox 1
American Society of Human Genetics
1949 box 1
American Society of Naturalists
1940-1967, undated box 1
American-Soviet Friendship Council
1944-1948, undated3 foldersbox 1
American-Soviet Science Society
1944-1949, undated2 foldersbox 2
Amigos Mexicanos del Pueblo de Norteamerica
1941 box 2
Amos, D. Bernard
1973 box 2
Apgar, Virginia
1969 box 2
Atomic Energy Commission
1960-197316 foldersbox 2
Autobiographical notes
undated box 2
Avery, Oswald T.
1955-1966 box 3
Ballard, W.W.
1946-1947 box 3
Baregozzi, ____
1954 box 3
Battghia, ___
1953 box 3
Beadle, George W.
1955 box 3
Behre, Charles H.
1946 box 3
Bell, Whitfield J. Jr.
1970, 1972 box 3
Berge, S.
1963 box 3
Bermies, Gert
1934 box 3
Bernstein, Felix
1952 box 3
Bertalanffy, Ludwig von
1938 box 3
Biographical Memoirs
1944-1953 box 3
Bissonnette, T. Hume
1929 box 3
Blakeslee, Albert F.
1929-1948 box 3
Blanco, Ramon
1928 box 3
Bleibtrev, Hermann K.
undated box 3

The Impact of Urbanization on Human Evolution (with Dunn, L.C.) Rome (Jewish Community)

Block, Robert
1956 box 3
Bluhm, Agnes
1928 box 3
Blyson, Doris
1935 box 3
Boas, Franz
1934-1941 box 3
Bohn, William E.
1938 box 3
Bonnevie, Kristine
1932-1949 box 3
Book Reviews
undated box 3
Booth, Kate H.
1937-1938, undated box 3
Booth, Mary E.
1874 box 3
Bowditch, M.
1929 box 3
Bowen, Wilbor A.
1929 box 3
Braun, Werner
1936-1937 box 3
Braverman, Irwin
1950 box 3
Brecher, Leonore
1930-1938 box 3
Bridges, Calvin B.
1932-19402 foldersbox 3
Briggs, L. Cabot
1962 box 3
British Scientists
1940 box 3
Bronk, Detlev W.
1946-1956 box 3
Bryson, Vernon
1961 box 3
Buck, ___
1952 box 3
Buffalo Museum of Science
1936 box 3
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
1955 box 3
Bush, Vannevar
1940 box 3
Butler, Nicholas Murray
1932 box 3
Byers, Vincent G.
1921-1928, undated box 3
Calkins, Gary N.
1941 box 3
Calkins, Helen R.
1932 box 3
CARE
1953-1954 box 3
Carlson, Elof Axel
1971 box 3
Carnegie Committee
1929-1939 box 3
Carnochan, Fred C.
1950-1952, undated box 3
Carrel, Alexis
1923-19364 foldersbox 3

With Albert Ebling.

Carter, T.C.
1950 box 3
Caspari, Ernst
1938-1945 box 4
Castle, E.H.
1925 box 4
Castle, Edward S.
1962-1963 box 4
Castle, William E.
1920-1961, undated4 foldersbox 4
Cattell, J. McK.
1932 box 4
Chalkley, Lyman
1951 box 4
Chambers, Robert
1933 box 4
Charles, Donald Randolph
1930-1955 box 4
Cheng, Dorothy Wei
1949 box 4
Chesley, Paul
1935-1936 box 4

Restrictions on Access: RESTRICTED Permission of A.P.S. librarian necessary

Churchman, C. West
1948 box 4
Clarke, H.T.
1937 box 4
Cleland, Ralph E.
1947-1948 box 4
Clifford, Richard C.
1952 box 4
Coalbin Press
1956-1958, undated box 4
Codington, John F.
1955 box 4
Coe, W.R.
1928 box 4
Cohn, Alfred E.
1936-1942 box 4
Cole, L.J.
1928 box 4
Columbia University
1929-196718 foldersbox 4-5
Community Service Society of New York
1949 box 5
Conant, J.B.
1948 box 5
Condon, Edward U.
1946-19522 foldersbox 5

Includes testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Un-American Activities.

Conklin, Edwin G.
1933, 1946 box 5
Connecticut, University of
1964 box 5
Connecticut Agricultural College-Convocation
1925 box 5
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
1928-1933 box 5
Connell, Frank H.
1948 box 5
Conversation
1954-1955 box 5

Radio Program

Cook, Robert C.
1937-1949 box 5
Corner, George Washington
1941 box 5
Coyne, Marshall A.
1940 box 5
Crew, F.A.E.
1928-1939 box 5
Cuenot, Lucien
1938 box 5
Cumming, C.N. Wentworth
1952 box 5
Curry, Viola A.
1933 box 5
Dahlberg, Gunnar
1946-1957, undated4 foldersbox 5
Dalton, H. Clark
1940 box 5
D'Ancona, Umberto
1952-1953 box 6
Danforth, Charles Haskell
1928-1952, undated box 6
Daniel, J.F.
1941 box 6
Daniel, Janet
1938-1939 box 6
David, Edward E., Jr.
1972 box 6
David, Paul R.
1930-1946, undated box 6
Davidson, Jo
1945 box 6
Davis, Bradley M.
1941 box 6
Davis, Donald E.
1950 box 6
Davis, Herbert
1947 box 6
Deacon, Warren
1948 box 6
Dean, Geoffrey
1957 box 6
Dellinger, S.C.
1950 box 6
Demerec, Milislav
1936-19512 foldersbox 6
Dempster, Everett R.
1956 box 6
Deschin, Celia S.
1948 box 6
Detlefsen, John A.
1946-1947 box 6
Detwiler, J.D.
1949 box 6
Detwiler, Samuel R.
1938 box 6
DiCapua, Guiuseppina
1957 box 6
Dobrovolskaia-Zavadskaia, N.
1933-1952 box 6
Dobzhansky, Theodosius
1936-196114 foldersbox 6
Dodge, B.O.
1938 box 7
Dollard, Charles
1939-1940 box 7
Dougherty, Ellsworth C.
1948 box 7
Dryden, Hugh L.
1962 box 7
Dunbar, Carl O.
1947 box 7
Dunn, A.M.
1837 box 7
Dunn-Booth
1849-1881 box 7
Dunn, Harriet A.
1918-1947, undated box 7

Includes photographs

Dunn, Louise Porter
1927, undated box 7
Dunning, Wilhelmina F.
1941 box 7
Dyson-Hudson, Neville
1955 box 7
Dyson-Hudson, Mrs. Rada Demerec
1955-1957 box 7
East, Edward Murray
1931-1938, undated box 7
Edsall, John T.
1940 box 7
Edwards, Marvin L.
1953-19545 foldersbox 7
Einsele, Wilhelm
1928-1947 box 7
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
1949 box 7
Elderfield, Robert C.
1940 box 7
Elias, Hans
1938 box 7
Emergency Committee in Aid for Displaced German Scholars
1933-1946, undated43 foldersbox 7-10

Also known as: American Committee for Displaced German Scholars

Emerson, R.A.
  box 12
Emerson, Alfred E.
1940, 1947 box 10
Encyclopedia Americana
19705 foldersbox 10
Engel, Leonard
1948 box 10
Engle, Earl T.
1939 box 10
Ephrussi, Boris
1932-1955, undated box 10
Equality Magazine
1940 box 10
Evans, Earl A. Jr.
1947 box 10
Exner, Frank M.
1940 box 10
Fackenthal, Frank D.
1940-1949 box 10
Fermi, Laura
1939 box 10
Fisher, Ronald A.
1928-1951 box 10
Ford, E.B.
1950 box 10
Fortuyn, A.B. Droogleever
1946 box 10
Foster, Morris
1951 box 10
Friedenwald, Jonas
1949 box 11
Friedman, Bernard
1948-1949 box 11
Frolova, S.L.
1947-1950 box 11
Fruton, Joseph S.
1948 box 11
Fulbright Act Committee
1948-1949 box 11
Furnas, J.C.
1948 box 11
Gallagher, John W.
1970 box 11
Garber, E.D.
1949-1952 box 11
Gates, William H.
1935-1937 box 11
Genetics Society of America
1928-19344 foldersbox 11
Genevay, Jacques
1954 box 11
Gerould, John H.
1919-1955, undated14 foldersbox 11
Gershenson, S.
1932-1944 box 11
Geyer-Duszynska, Irene
1963-1973 box 11
Gilbert, W.M.
1934-1936 box 11
Giordano, Alfonso
1954 box 11
Glass, H. Bentley
  box 11
Gluecksohn-Waelsh, Salome
1946-1947 box 11
Goldforb, ___
1941 box 11
Goldman, Pauline
1948-1950 box 11
Goldschmidt, Elizabeth
Undated box 11
Goldschmidt, Richard Benedict
1928-19506 foldersbox 11
Goodrich, L. Carrington
1940 box 11
Gottingen University
1937 box 11
Gowen, John W.
1941 box 11
Graham, Loren
1972 box 11
Graubard, Marc
1936-1937 box 11
Gregory, William K.
1946 box 11

50 Years in the Department of Zoology

Grolier Encyclopedia
1948 box 11
Grüneberg, Hans
1937-1955, undated box 12
Gumbel, Emil J.
1931-1942, undated box 12
Gumbel, Harold
1942 box 12
Hahn, Roger
1969 box 12
Haldane, J.B.S.
1932-1940 box 12
Hammond, John
1932 box 12
Handler, Philip
1968-1972 box 12
Hankins, J.H.
1928 box 12
Hanson, Frank Blair
1933-1937 box 12
Harland, S.C.
1932 box 12
Harris, Reginald G.
1928-1932 box 12
Harrison, Ross G.
1936-1950 box 12
Harron, Robert C.
1949 box 12
Hartman, Carl G.
1952 box 12
Harvard College
1919 box 12
Harvard University
1936-1954 box 12
Harvey, Clare
1936 box 12
Harvey Society
1940 box 12
Hecht, Selig
1933, undated box 12
Herald Tribune
1940 box 12
Herndon, C. Nash
1962 box 12
Herskowitz, Irwin H.
1948-1949 box 12
Hertwig, Paula
1933-1934 box 12
Heston, W.E.
1950 box 12
Hodgins, Eric
1946 box 12
Hoecker, Gustavo
1948-1956 box 12
Hogben, Lancelot
1940 box 12
Holman, S.P.
1930-1934 box 12
Holtfreter, Johannes
1943-1951 box 12
Howard, Alma
1941 box 12
Howson, Roger
1936 box 12
Hubbard, M.M., Jr.
1928 box 12
Hughes, Roscoe D.
1952 box 12
Hull, Fred H.
1937 box 12
Human Betterment Foundation
1934 box 12
Humphrey, Elliot S.
1933-1934 box 12
Hunt, H.R.
1936 box 12
Huskins, C. Leonard
1937-1950 box 12
Hutchison, C.B.
1927-1928 box 12
Hutt, F.B.
1935 box 12
Huxley, Julian
1932-1961 box 12
Iljin, N.A.
1928-1935 box 12
Iltis, Hugo
1938-19565 foldersbox 12-13
Institute of International Education
1942-1948 box 13
Instituto Della Enciclopedia Italiana
1970-1971 box 13
International Congress of Genetics
1935-19392 foldersbox 13
International Student Service
1940-1941 box 13
Itikawa, Nobukazu
1955-1957 box 13
Ivanyi, Pavol
1967-1971, undated4 foldersbox 13
Ives, Irving M.
1953 box 13
Jakob, Krivshenko
Undated box 13
Jean, Sister Mary
1939 box 13
Jenkins, E.H.
1924-1931 box 13
Jennings, Herbert S.
1937-1940 box 13
Jensen, Arthur R.
1969, undated3 foldersbox 13
Jessup, Philip C.
1941 box 13
Johanssen, Wilhelm
1968-1969, undated3 foldersbox 13
Johnson, Alvin
1941-1950 box 13
Johnson, Douglas
1940 box 13
Johnston, J.B.
1926 box 13
Jollos, Victor
1934-19412 foldersbox 14
Jones, A. Lexington
1938 box 14
Jones, Donald F.
1960 box 14
Jones, Lucien Arthur
1938 box 14
Joravsky, David
1959-1967 box 14
Journal of Heredity
1928-1933, undated box 14
Just, Theodore
1940 box 14
Kaburaki, Tokio
1940 box 14
Kaiser, Sam
1941 box 14
Kamenoff, Ralph J.
1938-1941 box 14
Kastenmeier, Robert W.
1961 box 14
Kaufman, Irving
1939 box 14
Kaufmann, D.P.
1938 box 14
Kaunitz, Hans
1938 box 14
Keeler, Clyde E.
1930-1931 box 14
Kelner, Albert
1950 box 14
Kennedy, John F.
1961 box 14
Kilgore, Bill
1943-19443 foldersbox 14
Kilgore and Magnuson Bills
1944-19503 foldersbox 14
King, Helen Dean
  box 14
Kohler, Wolfgang
1952-1953 box 14
Koller, Pius Charles (Pio)
1938 box 14
Koltzoff, N.K.
1928-1938 box 14
Koopman, Karl
1949-1950 box 14
Kopec, Stefan
1927-1935 box 14
Korosy, Francis
1948 box 14
Korosy, K.
Undated box 14
Kostoff, Dontcho
1946-1947 box 14
Kotschnig, Walter M.
1937 box 14
Krascheninnikow, S.
1948 box 14
Kreyberg, Leiv
1935-1940 box 14
Krimbas, Costas
1961 box 14
Krivshenko, Jakob
1948-1949 box 14
Krizenecky, Jar
1927-1931 box 14
Krout, John A.
1945-1950 box 15
Kuang, H.H.
1947 box 15
Kühn, Alfred
1934-1938 box 15
Kunkel, B.W.
1937-1948 box 15
Lack, Harold E.
1940 box 15
Lamoreux, W.F.
1955 box 15
Lancefield, D.E.
1929-1936 box 15
Landauer, Erich
1927-1932 box 15
Landauer, Naomi
1940 box 15
Landauer, Walter
1924-1974, undated52 foldersbox 15-17
Landsteiner, Karl
1924-19322 foldersbox 17
Lanier, Raymond R.
1940 box 17
La Piana, George
1952 box 17
Laugier, Henri
1941 box 17
Lazarus, Richard
1941 box 17
Lebedeff, G.A.
1940 box 17
Lederberg, Joshua
1972 box 17
Lehmann, F.E.
1936 box 17
Lehmann, Hermann
1961 box 17
Lennard, Reginald
1944 box 17
Lerner, I. Michael
1969 box 17
Levene, Howard
1960-1962, undated box 18
Levi, Giuseppe
1955 box 18
Levit, G.
1936 box 18
Levitan, Max
1954 box 18
Levy, Fritz
1940 box 18
Lewontin, Richard Charles
1959-1973, undated box 18
Lidicker, William Z., Jr.
1958-1959 box 18
Lillirn, Cecil
1941 box 18
Lindegren, Carl C.
1944 box 18
Lindstrom, E.W.
1928-1929 box 18
Lippincott, William A.
1921-19272 foldersbox 18
Lisowski, F. Peter
1960-1963 box 18
Little, C. C. (Clarence Cook)
1928-1941 box 18
Ludmerer, Kenneth M.
1969-1970 box 18
Lund, Roald
1937 box 18
Lurie, M.H.
1941 box 18
Lush, J.L.
1940 box 18
Lynd, Robert
1944, undated box 18
Lydenberg, Harry M.
1938-1941 box 18
Lyon, Mary F.
1956-1966, undated box 18
Lysenko Controversy
1945-19534 foldersbox 18
Lysenko, T.D.
1946-1952 box 18
MacInnes, Duncan
1950-1951 box 18
MacDowell, E.C.
  box 21
MacMillan Company
1951 box 18
Malcovati, Piero
1951 box 18
Mangelsdorf, Paul C.
1952 box 18
Mann, A.R.
1928 box 18
Mann, W.M.
1927-1930 box 18
Martin, J. Holmes
1928 box 18
Marvanova, L.
1966 box 18
Mather, Kirtley F.
1933 box 18
Mayr, Ernst
1937-1938, 1970 box 18

Provenance: M2001-08. 1970 letter is a gift of Charles Rosenberg, January 2001.

McDowell, Carleton
1927-1963 box 18
McGraw-Hill Book Company
1931-19692 foldersbox 18
McKee, Ralph H.
1937 box 19
Meadowcroft, C.P.
1931 box 19
Mendel Centenary Clippings
1965 box 19
Merriam, John C.
1936 box 19
Meyerhoff, Howard A.
1952 box 19
Michie, Donald
1952 box 19
Mohr, Jan Gunnar Faye
1948-1949 box 19
Mohr, Otto Louis
1929-1967, undated8 foldersbox 19
Montalenti, G.
1952-1953 box 19
Moody, Julia
1931 box 19
Morgan, Thomas Hunt
1918-19462 foldersbox 19
Morrison, Robert S.
1961 box 19
Morse, Leighton B.
1972-1973 box 19
Mossige, Jeanne Coyne
1934-1937, 1950 box 19
Mourant, Arthur E.
1963-1965 box 19
Muller, Hermann J.
1928-19673 foldersbox 19
Murrow, Edward R.
1936 box 19
Myerson, Abraham
1928 box 19
Nachtsheim, Hans
1932-1961 box 19
National Academy of Sciences
1943-1972, undated2 foldersbox 19
National Research Council
1928-19325 foldersbox 19-20
National Science Foundation
1970 box 20
Nehama, J.
1957 box 20
Nevis Newsletter
1970 box 20
New Republic
1935-1937 box 20
New York Zoological Society
1945 box 20
Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
1936 box 20
Oehlkers, Friedrich
1938-1939 box 20
Ogura, Y.
1948 box 20
Ohno, Susumu
1970 box 20
Olby, Robert C.
1966-1967 box 20
Onslow, H.
1919 box 20
Orel, V.
1968 box 20
Osborn, Fredrick
1952 box 20
Osborn, Henry Fairfield
1929 box 20
Osborn, Herbert
1933 box 20
Ossietzky, Carl von
1936 box 20
Padoa, Emanuele
1937 box 20
Pai, Kao Ling
1956 box 20
Pappenheimer, Alwin M.
1925-1927 box 20
Parkes, A.S.
1959 box 20
Parkhurst, R.T.
1928 box 20
Parshley, H.M.
1930 box 20
Patau, Klaus
1961 box 20
Pauling, Linus
1954 box 20
Payne, Fernandus
1933 box 20
Peters, James A.
1958 box 20
Pettit, Lincoln
1960 box 20
Pickard, James N.
1928-1932 box 20
Pincus, Gregory
1928-1937 box 20
Pineau, Roger
1964 box 20

Biological Aspects of Race

Pittendreigh, Colin
1954 box 20
Pizarro, Olga A.
1963 box 20
Plate, Ludwig
1933 box 20
Poliakov, Leon
1961 box 20
Pollitzer, William S.
1960-1962 box 20
Pontecorvo, Guido
1955-1957 box 20
Post, Richard
1961 box 20
Provine, William
1971 box 20
Punnet, R.C.
1920-1934 box 20
Quay, Thomas
1958 box 20
Quelprud, Theodore
1935 box 20
Quinn, Joseph P.
1930 box 20
Randall, John H. Jr.
1940 box 20
Refugees
1934-19403 foldersbox 20
Riley, William A.
1926-1927 box 21
Rizki, Md. Tahir Mirza
1948-19702 foldersbox 21
Robertson, Alan
1965 box 21
Rottcher, Fritz
1932 box 21
Rusk, Malcolm
1964 box 21
Russell, Liane B.
1970 box 21
Russell, Stewart
1927 box 21
Russell, William L.
1937-1943 box 21
Salvemini, Gaetano
1948 box 21
Sander, Gerhard
1950-1952 box 21
Sax, Karl
1965 box 21
Schermerhorn, Helen Ives
1931-1932 box 21
Schwartz, Jack
1955 box 21

Scientists' Statement on the Hydrogen Bomb

Schrader, Franz
1934 box 21
Science and the USSR
1944-1948 box 21
Science Bulletin
1945-1946 box 21
Science Research Associates, Inc.
1966 box 21
Serebrovsky, R.
1930 box 21
Serebrowsky, A.S.
1923-1947 box 21
Setterfield, H.E.
1948 box 21
Shapley, Harlow
1846-1948, undated box 21
Shull, A. Franklin
1933 box 21
Shull, George H.
1928-1946 box 21
Singleton, W. Ralph
1964 box 21
Sinnott, Edmund W.
1934-1968 box 21
Slanetz, C.A.
1930 box 21
Smith, John Maynard
1960 box 21
Snell, George D.
1929-1972 box 21
Snyder, L.H.
1928 box 21
Sokoloff, Alec
1965 box 21
Spain, Aid to
1937, undated box 21
Stadler, L.J.
1934 box 21
Stafford, Jean
undated box 21
Starr, Mark
1951 box 21
Steinberg, Arthur G.
1951-1973 box 21
Stern, Curt
1928-1970 box 21
Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station
1933-1934 box 21
Sturtevant, A.H.
1939-1961 box 21
Sucking, Joan
1952 box 21
Tan, C.C.
1946-1948 box 21
Taylor, C.V.
1939 box 21
Temkin, Oswei
1964 box 21
Thigpin, Lorna W.
1928-1944 box 21
Thompson, Edmund B.
1937 box 21
Thompson, Laura
1949 box 21
Tozzer, A.M.
1931 box 21
UNESCO
1950-1952, undated3 foldersbox 22
UNESCO - Correspondence, Folder 1, 1950
  
UNESCO - Correspondence, Folder 2, 1951
  
UNESCO - Correspondence, Folder 3, 1952
  
U.S.S.R.
1927-1949, undated3 foldersbox 22

Geneticists.

U.S. Department of State
1964 box 22
University Federation for Intellectual Freedom
1937-19392 foldersbox 22
University of California, Riverside
1956 box 22
University Society
1930-1933 box 22
Van Doren, Mark
1936-1939 box 22
Vavilov, Nicolai
1934-1941 box 22
Verschuer, O. von
1962 box 22
Waddington, C.H.
1938-1939 box 22
Wagenseil, F.
1929-1933 box 22
Wallace, Henry A.
1928-1958 box 22
Warren, D.C.
1924-1930 box 22
Warwick, B.L.
1932 box 22

Probability Tables for Mendelian Ratios with Small Numbers

Waters, Nelson F.
1928-1931 box 22
Weaver, Thomas
1968 box 22
Weaver, Warren
1933-1955 box 22
Webster, Leslie T.
1930 box 22
Weidenreich, Franz
1927 box 22
Weiling, Franz
1927 box 22
Weinstein, Alexander
1930-1932, 1964 box 22
Weir, Jack A.
1965-1966 box 22
Wentworth, Edward N.
1931 box 22
Westergaard, Morgens
1966 box 22
Wheat, Frank M.
1932 box 22
Wheeler, J.F.G.
1933 box 22
White, O.E.
1931 box 22
Whitney, Leon F.
1925-1931 box 22
Wiggins, Henry H.
1953 box 22
Wilder, Russell
1932 box 22
Williams, James D.
1935 box 22
Williams, L. Pearce
1972 box 22
Willier, B.H.
1933, 1970-1971 box 22
Wilson, Edwin B.
1945-1954 box 22
Winge, O.
1956 box 23
Wissler, Clark
1929-1930 box 23
Wistar Institute
1939 box 23
Wolf, Ernst
1932 box 23
Woodbridge, Frederick James Eugene
1941 box 23

Memorial note

Woolf, Harry
1964 box 23
World War II Relief
1941-1942 box 23
Wright, G. Payling
1929-1930 box 23
Wright, Sewall
1920-19642 foldersbox 23
Wu, Tai Te
1969-1970 box 23
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
1933-1936 box 23
Yanagisawa, Kaichiro
1962-1973, undated4 foldersbox 23

On the Mechanism of Abnormal Transmission Ratios at T-Locus in the House Mouse.

Yarborough, Ralph
1959 box 23
Yerkes, Robert M.
1945 box 23
Zamenhof, Stephen
1942-1944 box 23
Zawadowsky, M.M.
1931 box 23
Zhebrak, A.R.
1945 box 23
Zlotowski, Ignace
1944-1948 box 23