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Biology Divisional Records, 1926-1984

 Unprocessed
Identifier: 1968-00001

Content Description

The collection contains material related to division operations including some correspondence & many business matters. Detailed records of all facets of department activities during the time George Beadle was chairman including extensive correspondence with other biologists & medical researchers discussing new ideas & existing theories. Correspondence also reflects political turmoil of the 1950's. Some scientific & personal files of George Beadle included. The complete finding aid is available at the Online Archive of California. Collection Notes: Records, 1936-1984. This extensive collection documents the development of one of the most prestigious and productive biology departments in America. Papers cover many aspects of Divisional activities, including the consolidation and development of the department, faculty and student files, and correspondence with many governmental departments and private institutions. Many aspects of the turbulent history of the 1940s and 1950s are represented, including documents relating to the Second World War, the atomic bomb, and the Red Scare. Later papers illustrate the changing character of biological research during the 1960s and 1970s, as governmental and industrial concerns begin to dominate the field, as well as with the Division's efforts to come to grips with the affirmative actions programs of the late 1960s and 1970s. Collection size: 96 boxes, 48 linear ft. Finding aid available at the Archives. Restrictions: Some files closed to researchers.

Provenance

ACQUIRED HOW OR DONOR: Gift:Biology Div.

Restrictions Apply

No

Extent

1 unspecified containers : MEDIUM: Paper; LENGTH: 44 linear ft. ; QUANTITY: 96 boxes