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Scope and Content of Collection

From the Collection:

The material is divided into ten sections and encompasses Delbrück's entire lifetime, from 1906-1981. The bulk of the records is related to his professional life and focuses on the years between 1930 and 1980. While the most interesting section is the personal correspondence, the total collection chronicles Max Delbrück's role in the development of molecular biology. There is also abundant evidence of the strong personality that attracted attention and even devotion from scientists and nonscientists alike.


  • 1918-1997


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

English, French, & German


The collection is open for research. Researchers must apply in writing for access.


From the Collection: 22 linear feet (47 boxes)

Repository Details

Part of the California Institute of Technology Archives and Special Collections Repository

1200 East California Blvd.
MC B215-74
Pasadena California 91125 United States of America
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