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Guide to the Joshua Lederberg Papers
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Description
Papers consist of Lederberg's administrative files while head of the department of genetics at Stanford University Medical School from 1959 to 1978; they are divided into five series. 1) General files, 1959-77, pertain to miscellaneous University and Medical School committees and matters including computer systems, curriculum, and research proposals. 2) Minutes, agenda, and memos from the Stanford Medical School Executive Committee, 1959-78. 3) Agenda, memos, and subject folders from the Stanford University Committee on Research, 1966-78, including topics such as conflict of interest, defense research, human subjects, and patents. 4) Personnel files on people under consideration for appointment to the SUMS faculty, 1962-78. 5) Plans, proposals, and equipment specifications for the Clinical Sciences Research Building, 1960-66. Papers added to the collection since 1978 pertain to a SWOPSI course on the environmental impact on health taught by David P. Sachs, 1970; two Stanford academic programs: United States-China Relations, 1973-78, and Arms Control and Disarmament, 1971-78; and the genetics department.
Background
Lederberg earned his Ph.D. at Yale University in 1947. He taught genetics at the University of Wisconsin before coming to the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1959 as Professor of genetics and biology.
Extent
22 Linear feet
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Partially restricted: personnel and search files are restricted 75 years from date of creation.