Guide to the Douglas Merritt Whitaker Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0176
Creator: Whitaker, Douglas Merritt, 1904-1973.
Title: Douglas Merritt Whitaker papers
Dates: 1926-1963
Physical Description: 3 Linear feet
Summary: Papers include articles, speeches, slides used in lecture on evolution, some correspondence and lecture notes, and material on the Bikini atom bomb tests.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Edith Whitaker, 1977.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Douglas Merritt Whitaker Papers (SC0176). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Professor of Biology at Stanford (1931-1955); Dean of the School of Biological Sciences (1946-1949); Dean of Graduate Studies (1948-1951); Dean of Humanities and Sciences (1951-1952). Acting Vice-President of the University (1948-1949); and Provost (1952-1955). Also served as chief biologist for the Bikini atom bomb tests.

Description of the Collection

Papers include articles, speeches, slides used in lecture on evolution, some correspondence and lecture notes, and material on the Bikini atom bomb tests.

Access Terms

Hopkins Marine Station.
Stanford University. Dept. of Biology --Faculty.
Stanford University. School of Biological Sciences.
Whitaker, Douglas Merritt, 1904-1973.
Atomic bomb.
Bikini Atoll (Pacific Islands)
Slides.
Speeches.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Volume of articles and reprints, 1926-44. Index

Box 1, Folder 2

Articles and reprints, 1945-51

Box 1, Folder 3

Biographical material to March 1953. List of publications to 1952

Box 1, Folder 4

Bikini Project, summer 1947

Box 1, Folder 5

Lecture notes, course on evolution, 1944-50

Box 1, Folder 6

Photos of unidentified slides, undated

Box 1, Folder 7

Speeches, 1946-53

Box 1, Folder 8

Speeches, 1955-63

Box 1, Folder 9

Speeches, undated

Box 2

2 boxes: slides re Bikini Project, summer 1947

Box 2

1 box: slides re course on evolution, 1944-50