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Horowitz, Norman H. (Norman Harold), 1915-2005 (Biologist)



  • Existence: 1915 - 2005


Background: Caltech professor of biology, 1947-1982; executive officer, Biology Division 1971-1976; chairman of the Biology Division, 1977-1980; Caltech alumnus (PhD, 1939).


Collection Notes: Oral history, 1984. This 52-page oral history was done in two sessions and covers Horowitz's family background, postdoctoral work, involvement in the space program, administration of the Biology Division in the 1970s, personalities and trends at Caltech, and career achievements and honors.

Papers, 1942-1992. Correspondence; manuscripts; lab notebooks documenting Neurospora and Drosophila research; Space Sciences Steering Committee (NASA) subcommittee summary minutes, 1960-64, along with other papers documenting his involvement in the Mars program.

Collection size: 21 boxes; 9.5 linear ft.

Finding Aid available at the Archives.

Photo of Norman Horowitz (PhotoNet).

Restrictions: Partially processed (limited access).

See also: Joint Biology Oral History

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Biology Division 50th Anniversary Symposium

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1995-00148

Edward B. Lewis Memorial Service

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2004-00146

Norman H. Horowitz Papers

Identifier: 10116-MS

The working papers, correspondence, manuscripts, and lectures of Norman Harold Horowitz form the collection known as the Papers of Norman Horowitz in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology. Horowitz was professor of biology at Caltech, and a pioneer in the fields of exobiology and biochemical genetics.

Dates: 1940-1992

Norman Horowitz Oral History Interview with Rachel Prud'Homme [sound recording], 1984-07-09 - 1984-07-10

Scope and Contents Interview, 1984, with Norman Horowitz, professor of biology emeritus and former chairman of the Biology Division (1977-1980), who arrived at Caltech as a graduate student in 1936. Recollections of Thomas Hunt Morgan; embryologist Albert Tyler, with whom he did his PhD; Caltech's marine biological station at Corona del Mar. Comments on Biology Division in the late 1930s: Calvin Bridges on Drosophila salivary chromosomes; Frits Went and James Bonner in plant physiology; Henry Borsook on...
Dates: 1984-07-09 - 1984-07-10

Papers of Norman Horowitz, 1940-1992

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1992-00076

Search For Life On Mars

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1986-00298

Search For Life On Mars

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1999-00158

Viking On Mars: A Search For Life

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1986-00299

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Unprocessed Material 9
Archival Object 4
Collection 1
Biology 7
Alumni Day 3
Associates 1
Biochemistry 1
Biologists 1