Richard C. Lewontin papers, ca. 1963-1980

Mss.B.L59p

Date: Circa 1963-1980 | Size: 4 Linear feet, Ca. 2000 items

Abstract

This represents a portion of Lewontin's correspondence files (mainly A-L), and included are copies of papers, all of which will be added to in the future. The topics discussed in the letters are numerous, including much on contemporary scientific controversies such as race, Darwin, evolution, intelligence, and biological determinism.

Background note

Richard C. Lewontin is a population biologist.

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

Physical description

Ca. 2000 items.

Provenance

Presented by Richard C. Lewontin and accessioned, 04/09/1979 (1979 830ms).

Location of originals:

Holder of originals: Richard C. Lewontin.

Related material

For additional Lewontin correspondence, see the Dobzhansky Papers (B D65), 44 items, 1961-1975; and the Dunn Papers (B D917), 28 items, 1959-1973.

African American History Note

Materials relating to race may be of particular interest to students of African American history.

Genetics Note

AuthorFormatDate
Abelson, Philip HaugeCorrespondence (10 items)1975-1976
Baker, William K.Correspondence (4 items)1974
Barker, James Stuart FlintonCorrespondence (2 folders)1971-1979
Bethel, ThomasCorrespondence (13 items)1976-1978
Calder, NigelCorrespondence (2 items)1977
Crow, James F.Correspondence (3 folders)1954-2002
Delbruck, MaxCorrespondence (6 items)1969-1975
Dobzhansky, TheodosiusCorrespondence (3 folders)1961-1998
Ehrlich, Paul R.Correspondence (2 folders)1968-1975
Goldberger, Arthur S.Correspondence (2 folders)1974-1978
Haldane, John Burdon SandersonCorrespondence (6 items)1964
Hirsch, JerryCorrespondence (6 items)1975-1977
Jacquard, AlbertCorrespondence (20 items)1973-1977
Johnson, GeorgeCorrespondence (3 folders)1975-1978
Kamin, Leon J.Correspondence (5 items)1974-1978
Krimbas, Costas B.Correspondence (3 folders)1972-2002
Li, Ching ChunCorrespondence (21 items)1962-1978
Mayr, ErnstCorrespondence (17 items)1980-2002
Neel, James V.Correspondence (14 items)2000
Wallace, BruceCorrespondence (2 folders)1963-1999
Wright, SewallCorrespondence (9 items)1959-1980

Indexing Terms


Personal Name(s)

  • Abelson, Philip Hauge, 1913-2004
  • Baker, William Kaufman (1919-)
  • Barker, J. S. F. (James Stuart Flinton)
  • Bethel, Thomas
  • Calder, Nigel
  • Crow, James F. (James Franklin), 1916-2012
  • Delbrück, Max, 1906-1981
  • Dobzhansky, Theodosius Grigorievich, 1900-1975
  • Ehrlich, Paul R.
  • Goldberger, Arthur Stanley
  • Haldane, J. B. S. (John Burdon Sanderson), 1892-1964
  • Hirsch, Jerry
  • Jacquard, Albert
  • Johnson, George
  • Kamin, Leon J.
  • Krimbas, Costas B.
  • Lewontin, Richard C., 1929-

Subject(s)

  • Biology, genetics, eugenics
  • Evolution.
  • Genetics.
  • Intellect.
  • Race, race relations, racism
  • Race.


Detailed Inventory

Selected Inventory from Genetics Subject Guide
  
Abelson, Philip Hauge
1975-1976Correspondence ( 10 items )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 10 items )


Subject(s): Beckwith, Jonathan R.; Unpublished manuscripts, notes, etc.; Publication -- Science; Political issues; Human genetics -- Race; Editorial matters; Davis, Bernard; Biographical and personal data

Baker, William K.
1974Correspondence ( 4 items )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 4 items )


Subject(s): Research support; Population genetics; National Science Foundation; Drosophila genetics

Barker, James Stuart Flinton
1971-1979Correspondence ( 2 folders )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 2 folders )


Subject(s): Population genetics; Fellowships, assistantships; Drosophila genetics; Biographical and personal data; Bibliographical matters; University of Sydney; Recommendations

Bethel, Thomas
1976-1978Correspondence ( 13 items )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 13 items )


Subject(s): Unpublished manuscripts, notes, etc.; Political issues -- Social Darwinism; Lectures, public speaking; Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de; Genetics; Evolution; Darwin, Charles; American Museum of Natural History

Calder, Nigel
1977Correspondence ( 2 items )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 2 items )


Subject(s): Sociobiology; Publication -- Horizon

Crow, James F.
1954-2002Correspondence ( 3 folders )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 3 folders )


Subject(s): Kempthorne, Oscar; Kimura, Motoo; Lectures, public speaking; Muller, Hermann Joseph; Vavilov, Nikolai Ivanovich; Statistics, biostatistics, biometrics; Russian politics and science; Population genetics; Political issues; American Institute of Biological Sciences; Behavioral genetics, IQ; Conferences and symposia; Congratulations, greetings, thanks -- National Academy of Sciences; Dobzhansky, Theodosius; Evolution; Honors -- University of Chicago; Human genetics; Jensen, Arthur Robert

Delbruck, Max
1969-1975Correspondence ( 6 items )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 6 items )


Subject(s): Cogan, Alex; Behavioral genetics, IQ; National Academy of Sciences; Russian politics and science; Population genetics; Lectures, public speaking -- Nova; Evolution; Ethical issues

Dobzhansky, Theodosius
1961-1998Correspondence ( 3 folders )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 3 folders )


Subject(s): Zoology; Wallace, Bruce; Unpublished manuscripts, notes, etc.; Lectures, public speaking; Laboratory techniques, equipment; National Academy of Sciences; Krimbas, Costas B.; Kimura, Motoo; Human genetics; Evolution; Ethical issues; Drosophila genetics; Crow, James F.; Cordeiro, Antonio R.; Columbia University; Biographical and personal data; Behavioral genetics, IQ; Lectures, public speaking -- Behavioral Genetics Association; Lerner, Isadore Michael; Li, Ching Chun; Molecular genetics; Political issues; Population genetics; Publication; Russian politics and science; Scientific organizations, meetings, programs; Spassky, Boris; Stone, Wilson Stuart

Ehrlich, Paul R.
1968-1975Correspondence ( 2 folders )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 2 folders )


Subject(s): Ware, James H.; Unpublished manuscripts, notes, etc.; Statistics, biostatistics, biometrics; Smith, Dean O.; Publication -- BioScience; Population genetics; Pearson, Karl

Goldberger, Arthur S.
1974-1978Correspondence ( 2 folders )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 2 folders )


Subject(s): Human genetics -- Race; Human genetics; Genetics of plants; Eugenics; Burt, Cyril Lodowic, Sir; Behavioral genetics, IQ; Becker, Gary; Unpublished manuscripts, notes, etc.; Thomas, Hoben; Reviews -- Kamin, Leon J.; Requests for reprints; Jensen, Arthur Robert

Haldane, John Burdon Sanderson
1964Correspondence ( 6 items )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 6 items )


Subject(s): Unpublished manuscripts, notes, etc.; Political issues; Mouse genetics; Human genetics; Biographical and personal data

Hirsch, Jerry
1975-1977Correspondence ( 6 items )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 6 items )


Subject(s): Reviews -- Behavior Genetics; Publication -- Science; Human genetics -- Race; Dobzhansky, Theodosius; Crow, James F.; Behavioral genetics, IQ; Shockley, William

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Jacquard, Albert
1973-1977Correspondence ( 20 items )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 20 items )


Subject(s): Unpublished manuscripts, notes, etc.; Population genetics; Invitations; Human genetics -- Race; Feldman, Marcus; Behavioral genetics, IQ

Johnson, George
1975-1978Correspondence ( 3 folders )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 3 folders )


Subject(s): Recommendations; Population genetics; Peacock, William James; Lectures, public speaking; Feldman, Marcus; Drosophila genetics; Chovnick, Arthur; Biochemistry and organic chemistry; Behavioral genetics, IQ; Unpublished manuscripts, notes, etc.; Referee's report

George Johnson - Correspondence, Folder 1, 1975-1978
  
Kamin, Leon J.
1974-1978Correspondence ( 5 items )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 5 items )


Subject(s): Human genetics -- Twins; Behavioral genetics, IQ

Krimbas, Costas B.
1972-2002Correspondence ( 3 folders )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 3 folders )


Subject(s): Biographical and personal data; Drosophila genetics; Fellowships, assistantships -- Harvard; Genetics of plants; Human genetics; Philosophy of science; Political issues -- Greece; Population genetics; Referee's report; Statistics, biostatistics, biometrics; Travel -- Invitations, arrangements; Unpublished manuscripts, notes, etc.; Academic freedom

Li, Ching Chun
1962-1978Correspondence ( 21 items )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 21 items )


Subject(s): Statistics, biostatistics, biometrics; Population genetics; Lectures, public speaking; Kimura, Motoo; Dobzhansky, Theodosius; Crow, James F.

Mayr, Ernst
1980-2002Correspondence ( 17 items )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 17 items )


Subject(s): Vorontsov, Nikolai; Unpublished manuscripts, notes, etc.; Publication; Population genetics; Evolution; Darwin, Charles; Biographical and personal data; Bacteriophage and viral genetics; Bacterial genetics

Neel, James V.
2000Correspondence ( 14 items )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 14 items )


Subject(s): Anthropology; Unpublished manuscripts, notes, etc.; Tierney, Patrick; Radiation genetics; Publication -- Darkness in El Dorado; Population genetics; Eugenics; Ethical issues; Biographical and personal data; Atomic Energy Commission

Wallace, Bruce
1963-1999Correspondence ( 2 folders )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 2 folders )


Subject(s): McClintock, Barbara; Kimura, Motoo; Evolution; Drosophila genetics; Dobzhansky, Theodosius; Crow, James F.; Unpublished manuscripts, notes, etc.; Tan, C. C.; National Academy of Sciences; Statistics, biostatistics, biometrics; Recommendations; Population genetics

Wright, Sewall
1959-1980Correspondence ( 9 items )

General physical description: Correspondence ( 9 items )


Subject(s): Fisher, Ronald Aylmer; Evolution; Drosophila genetics; Congratulations, greetings, thanks -- National Medal of Science