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1Author:  Dunn, L. C. , (Leslie Clarence), 1893-1974Requires cookie*
 Title:  L. C. Dunn Papers     
 Dates:  1911-1974 
 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.

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 Subjects:  American-Soviet Friendship Council | American-Soviet Science Society. | Biology, genetics, eugenics | 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 | Columbia University. | Corner, George Washington, 1889-1981 | Dahlberg, Gunnar, 1893-1956 | Danforth, Charles H. (Charles Haskell) | David, Paul R. | Demerec, M., (Milislav), 1895-1966 | Developmental genetics | Dobzhansky, Theodosius Grigorievich, 1900-1975 | Drosophila -- Genetics | Dunn, L. C. , (Leslie Clarence), 1893-1974 | Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced German Scholars | Ephrussi, Boris, 1901-1979 | Eugenics | Evolution (Biology) | Fisher, Ronald Aylmer, Sir, 1890-1962 | Geneticists | Genetics | Genetics -- Soviet Union | Geyer-Duszynska, Irene, 1924- | Goldschmidt, Richard | Gumbel, Emil J. | Heredity | Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975 | Iltis, Hugo | Italy -- Population studies | Ivanyi, Pavol | Jennings, H. S., (Herbert Spencer), 1868-1947 | Jews -- Population studies | Jews -- Rome | Jollas, Victor | Landauer , Walter | Landsteiner, Karl, 1868-1943 | Lectures | Lewontin, Richard Charles | Mice -- Genetics | Mohr, Otto Louis, 1886- | Mohr, Tove | Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945 | Muller, H. J., (Hermann Joseph), 1890-1967 | National Research Council. Committee on Experimental Animals and Plants | Notebooks | Photoprints | Political refugees -- United States | Popuation biology | Poultry -- Genetics | Primatology | Race, race relations, racism | Science and politics | Stern, Curt, 1902-1981 | Wilson, Edwin Bidwell, 1879-1964 
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