Sturtevant, Alfred Henry (Biologist, Geneticist)
- Existence: 1891 - 1970
Background: Thomas Hunt Morgan Professor of Genetics, 1951-1962; Caltech Professor of Biology, 1928-1951.
Description: Sturtevant, a pioneer in genetics and a member of the productive drosophila school started by Thomas Hunt Morgan, was the first scientist to map the locations on chromosomes of the genes associated with particular inherited characteristics.
Collection Notes: Papers, 1849-1969. His papers are a rich source for the study of the social and intellectual history of genetics. They include correspondence, manuscript, lecture notes, laboratory notebooks, photos, and other papers. Also included are family letters (1849-1969) and genealogical material.
Collection size: 50 boxes, 22 linear ft.
Finding aid available at the Archives.
Photo of Alfred H. Sturtevant (PhotoNet).
Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:
One file includes information on Sturtevant and the creation/publication of the first genetic map. A photocopy of the historic publication (not contained in the Sturtevant Papers) is included.
The guide to the Alfred H. Sturtevant papers is available through the Online Archive of California (OAC). See external documents link below.