Guide to the George Wells Beadle Papers, 1908-1984

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David A. Valone; machine-readable finding aid created by Gabriela A. Montoya
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Guide to the George Wells Beadle Papers, 1908-1984

Archives



California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California

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  • Archives
  • California Institute of Technology
  • 1200 East California Blvd.
  • Mail Code 015A-74
  • Pasadena, CA 91125
  • Phone: (626) 395-2704
  • Fax: (626) 793-8756
  • Email: archives@caltech.edu
  • URL: http://archives.caltech.edu
Processed by:
Carol Finerman

David A. Valone
Date Completed:
September 1992
Encoded by:
Gabriela A. Montoya
© 1998 California Institute of Technology. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: George Wells Beadle Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1908-1984
Creator: Beadle, George Wells,1903-1989
Extent: 15 linear feet
Repository: California Institute of Technology. Archives.
Pasadena, California 91125
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish or quote from material whose literary or reproduction rights are owned or supervised by Caltech must be obtained in writing from the Archivist. The Caltech Archives makes no representation that it is the owner of the common law copyright or literary property in all of its unpublished manuscripts (the official records of the Institute excepted). Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders. Questions about copyright and reproduction rights should be addressed to the Archivist.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item, Box and file number], George Wells Beadle Papers, Archives, California Institute of Technology.

History of the Collection

The Papers of George Wells Beadle (b.1903-d.1989)
Papers, 1903-1983, of George Wells Beadle, Chairman of the Biology Division at the California Institute of Technology (1946-1961); President of the University of Chicago (1961-1968); recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Nobel Prize in Physiology for his studies in genetics (1958); member of councils and boards both in government and the private sector; awarded honorary degrees from many universities, including Yale (1947), Oxford (1959), Brown (1964) and The University of Michigan (1969); includes letters; manuscripts; reports; biographical and genealogical material; photographs; awards; miscellaneous.
The George Beadle collection is a rich source of information about Beadle the scientist and Beadle the man; it also presents an important historical perspective on the scientific and political community during the 1940's and 1950's. However, as broad as this collection is, it should be used in conjunction with the Biology Division collection (1946-1957).
In 1972, when the Biology Division collection was first processed, it was discovered the collection also included personal papers of Beadle written prior to 1946. The archivist made the decision to separate only those Beadle papers from the general collection, to place them at the beginning of the collection, and to call them "The Papers of George Beadle." Beadle material added in 1982 and 1985 formed two more record groups.
This major reorganization undertaken in 1992 pulls the Beadle papers together and makes them more accessible by dividing them into ten sections rather than in the alphabetic arrangement imposed by the Biology Division. With this 1992 reorganization, the Beadle collection now consists of the documents called "The Papers of George Beadle" in the 1972 collection, the two record groups added in 1982 and 1985, and appropriate documents transferred from the Biology Division collection. Documents were considered appropriate for transfer if they dealt solely with the work of Beadle, rather than with the work of the Biology Division, but it was often difficult to make this distinction in the case of correspondence, especially if the writer was a member of the Biology Division. This correspondence was often a mixture of personal notes, research comments and Biology Division discussions. Eventually, the archivist selected correspondence with only certain colleagues, among them Alfred H. Sturtevant, Linus Pauling, Max Delbrück and Norman Horowitz.
The sections containing correspondence with professional societies, government organizations and publishers reveal how Beadle was sought after for his scientific skills, his managerial experience, and his ability to express himself clearly both in lectures and writing. His name and reputation added prestige to the boards on which he served.
Sections dealing with manuscripts contain, in some cases, not only the final version but also the first draft replete with drawings, and progressive rewrites.
Although the Research Section contains correspondence and documents dealing with Beadle's work, the correspondence yields pertinent information on the works of colleagues as well. Beadle often sent pages of a manuscript still in progress to colleagues and many sought his comments on their work.
The Reprints Section tells the story of the results of his years of research.
The Biographical Section contains personal items, recollections, and transcripts of interviews with Beadle; these present a comprehensive picture of the man and the scientist.
The Additional Material with information of his major awards, including the Nobel Prize, adds a crowning touch to the collection.
Papers generated by Beadle while President of the University of Chicago are in the archives of the University of Chicago.

Biography

George Wells Beadle 1903-1989
George Wells Beadle was born on the family farm in Wahoo, Nebraska on October 22, 1903 to Chauncey (Colman) Elmer Beadle and Hattie Albro. "Beets" (the childhood nickname was to remain throughout his life) was 4 1/2 when his mother died and he, his older brother and younger sister Ruth were raised by his father and a series of housekeepers. The early years on the farm gave Beadle a life-long love of gardening. In 1908, the forty acre farm was designated as a model by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Educated in local schools, Beadle was prepared to become a farmer after he graduated from high school, especially since his older brother had been killed in an accident a few years earlier. However, Bess McDonald, a science teacher, convinced Beadle to go on to the University of Nebraska College of Agriculture. Since tuition was free and he could work to earn expenses, Beadle overcame his father's objections and enrolled, fully intending to return to the farm after receiving his degree.
College opened up a whole new world of possibilities; after dabbling in several fields he was drawn to the study of genetics. A summer job for Professor Franklin Keim, classifying genetic traits in a wheat hybrid population, increased that interest. Other assignments followed, all focusing on genetic studies.
After graduating in 1926, Beadle spent a year studying with Keim to earn a Master of Science degree in 1927 and then went on to Cornell University for his doctorate. There, he became part of Rollins A. Emerson's team that included Barbara McClintock, George Sprague and Marcus Rhoades. During his stay at Cornell, Beadle published 14 papers dealing with genetic investigations on maize, including ten on the mechanics of synapsis and cytokinesis in "sticky chromosome" mutants. He also married Marion Hill, a graduate student in botany; their son was born in 1931.
He received his Ph.D. in 1931 and was awarded a National Research Council Fellowship. This allowed him to join the Biology Division of the California Institute of Technology. At first, Beadle continued at Caltech with his work on maize in conjunction with R. A. Emerson's son, Sterling. Soon, however, Beadle was caught up in the excitement of the Drosophila research being conducted by T. H. Morgan and his associates. Following in the tradition of collaborative research which had begun in Morgan's "Fly Room" at Colombia, Beadle joined in on two important studies with Emerson and A. H. Sturtevant on the problem of genetic recombination in fruit flies.
In January of 1934 Boris Ephrussi came to Caltech from Paris, where Beadle and Ephrussi not only became research colleagues but close friends. After Ephrussi's return to France in the fall of 1934, Beadle arranged to spend the first half of 1935 in Paris to work with Ephrussi on an experimental method for doing developmental genetics in Drosophila. They conducted a number of experiments, picking out disks of embryological optical cells and injecting them into larvae, to find out whether chemicals in the body of the larva would affect the color of a transplanted eye. Using this tissue transplanting technique, Ephrussi and Beadle demonstrated that the Drosophila eye-color mutations vermillion and cinnabar are inactivations of genes controlling sequential steps in the synthesis of the brown component of eye pigment. Through these experiments, Beadle became convinced that the study of genetics needed to be approached through chemistry. The search for a method to accomplish this would occupy the next phase of Beadle's scientific career, and bring him his lasting scientific reputation.
Beadle left Caltech in 1937 to accept a position at Stanford. Due to his new found interest in connecting genetic and biochemical work, Beadle began working with a chemist, Edward L. Tatum. While listening to Tatum lecture one day in 1940, Beadle realized that their work might be made easier if they could identify mutant organisms to test their gene theory. For this they used Neurospora, a red bread mold. Through a series of experiments, Beadle and Tatum proved that genes transmit hereditary characteristics by controlling specific chemical reactions. This "one gene-one enzyme" hypothesis was Beadle's major contribution to fundamental genetics. For this work, Beadle shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1958 with Ed Tatum and Joshua Lederberg, Tatum's student.
In 1946 Beadle was invited back to Caltech to become head of the Division of Biology. He added a number of outstanding people, including Max Delbrück, Ray Owen, Robert Sinsheimer, Roger Sperry and Norman Horowitz to the talented group already in place. However, the demands of Beadle's administrative duties took their toll on his scientific work. Beadle proved to be an able administrator, admired by staff and students, and he continued to write and speak at major institutions. His research, however, was put on hold for the next 23 years. His personal life changed as well when he married Muriel Barnett, a writer, in 1953 after divorcing his first wife.
Beadle left Caltech in 1961 to become President of the University of Chicago; he held that post until 1968 when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 65. He remained in Chicago taking up again the study of the origin of Maize, the problem he had considered when a doctoral candidate at Cornell.
Several years later, Beadle moved back to California and continued his research, lectures and writing until the onset of Alzheimer's Disease brought a halt to his activities. Beadle died on June 9, 1989.
George Beadle can best be summed up in the words he wrote to describe R. A. Emerson in 1974. Beadle called Emerson cordial and enthusiastic, with a zest for life, a hard worker who could discuss his scientific work informally and share his knowledge. Beadle likewise was generous in sharing his knowledge with students and colleagues. Norman Horowitz best recalled Beadle the administrator, who presided over the Biology Division with enthusiasm, intelligence and good humor. He was a popular and much admired boss and colleague.

Container List

 

Section I: Correspondence and Documents

Box 1, Folder 1.1

Ahmad, Bashir 1950-1952

Folder 1.2

Anderson, E. G. 1946-1952

Folder 1.3

Anderson, Elizabeth 1949-1953

Folder 1.4

Artagoneytia-Allende, Ricardo 1949-1951

Folder 1.5

General Correspondence - A

Folder 1.6

Babcock, E. B., M. D. 1944-1945, 1948, 1951-1952

Folder 1.7

Backus, Myron 1941, 1943-1944

Folder 1.8

Baitsell, George 1950

Folder 1.9

Baker, E. G. Stanley 1947

Folder 1.10

Ballentine, Bob 19[?]- 1953

Folder 1.11

Bates, Charles [n.d.]

Folder 1.12

Beadle, Colman (father) 1939, 1941, 1945

Folder 1.13

Beadle, George W. 1952-1954

Folder 1.14

Beadle, George W. - Condon Lectures 1955

Folder 1.15

Beadle, George W. - Geneva Trip 1957

Folder 1.16

Beadle, George - Honors

Folder 1.17

Beadle, George - Requests for Reprints

Folder 1.18

Bellamy, George 1951-1953

Folder 1.19

Bonner, David 1943, 1946

Folder 1.20

1947-1949

Folder 1.21

1951

Folder 1.22

1952-1954

Box 2, Folder 2.1

Bonner, James 1943, 1946-1949

Folder 2.2

1950

Folder 2.3

1951

Folder 2.4

1952-1954

Folder 2.5

Brand, Erwin 1942-1945, 1950-1951

Folder 2.6

Braun, J. Werner 1942, 1944

Folder 2.7

Brink, Royal A. 1942-1943

Folder 2.8

Burkholder, Paul 1943-1944

Folder 2.9

General Correspondence - B

Folder 2.10

Castle, W. E. 1948

Folder 2.11

Catcheside, David G. 1944, 1947-1948, 1950-1951

Folder 2.12

Chambers, Robert 1944

Folder 2.13

Cheldelin, Vernon 1943

Folder 2.14

Child, George 1947

Folder 2.15

Chilton, St. John P. 1943

Folder 2.16

Clancy, Clarence W. 1942-1944, 1946-1947, 1949-1954

Folder 2.17

Clarke, Hans T. 1942-1943

Folder 2.18

Cleland, Ralph 1943-1947, 1950

Folder 2.19

Cooper, Kenneth 1945-1953

Folder 2.20

Corson, Edward 1953

Folder 2.21

Cosmos Club 1947-1953

Folder 2.22

General Correspondence - C

Box 3, Folder 3.1

Davenport, Demerest 1952-1954, n.d.

Folder 3.2

Davis, Bernard D. 1949-1954

Folder 3.3

Davis, Paul 1946-1947, 1950

Folder 3.4

Delbrück, Max 1944-1954

Folder 3.5

Dickey, Frank 1949-1951

Folder 3.6

Dickman, Sherman R. 1945

Folder 3.7

Dodge, Bernard O. 1941-1950

Folder 3.8

Doty, Max 1947-1948, 1950-1951

Folder 3.9

General Correspondence - D

Folder 3.10

Eakin, Richard 1944

Folder 3.11

Edgerton, C. W. 1941-1942

Folder 3.12

Elvehjem, Conrad A. 1942-1944

Folder 3.13

Emerson, Ralph 1948-1949

Folder 3.14

Emerson, Robert 1946-1950

Folder 3.15

Emerson, Sterling 1939, 1942-1945

Folder 3.16

Ephrussi, Boris 1932, 1937-1945

Folder 3.17

1946-1955 [includes letters from Norman Horowitz]

Folder 3.18

General Correspondence - E

Box 4, Folder 4.1

Fabergi, Alex C. 1955-1957

Folder 4.2

FIAT 1947-1948

Folder 4.3

Field, John (Jack) 1949-1952

Folder 4.4

Fox, Sidney 1943, 1945-1948, 1951-1954, 1956-1957

Folder 4.5

General Correspondence - F

Folder 4.6

Gerard, Ralph 1948, 1954

Folder 4.7

Goldschmidt, Richard 1949-1950

Folder 4.8

Gottschewski, Georg 1946-1947

Folder 4.9

Graham, Herbert 1946-1949

Folder 4.10

Gray, George 1949-1950

Folder 4.11

General Correspondence - G

Folder 4.12

Hardin, Garrett 1946-1952

Folder 4.13

Harris, Daniel 1945

Folder 4.14

Harrison, Ross G. 1945

Folder 4.15

Haseman, J. D. 1946, 1948, 1950

Folder 4.16

Haskell, Gordon 1945

Folder 4.17

Hirschfelder, Joseph 1949

Folder 4.18

Horowitz, Norman 1942, 1974, 1980-1981, 1983-1984

Folder 4.19

Houlahan, Mary 1942-1943

Folder 4.20

Hungate, Frank 1946-1947, 1949-1953

Folder 4.21

General Correspondence - H

Folder 4.22

Ierardi, Gordon 1947

Folder 4.23

General Correspondence - I

Folder 4.24

Jones, D. Breese 1942

Folder 4.25

Jones, Hardin 1955-1956, 1958

Folder 4.26

General Correspondence - J

Folder 4.27

Kalckar, Herman 1950-195[?]

Folder 4.28

Keim, F. D. 1946-1948, 1950-1953

Folder 4.29

Kubitschek, Herb 1950

Folder 4.30

General Correspondence - K

Box 5, Folder 5.1

Langham, Wright 1950-1951

Folder 5.2

Leonian, Leon H. 1942-1944

Folder 5.3

Lepkovsky, Samuel 1946-1947

Folder 5.4

LeRoy, George 1949-1951

Folder 5.5

Lewis, Thomas 1948-1949

Folder 5.6

Li, H. W. 1941, 1944-1945, 1949-1950

Folder 5.7

Libby, W. F. 1948-1951

Folder 5.8

Lightbody, Howard 1942

Folder 5.9

Lilienthal, David 1949-1950

Folder 5.10

Lindegren, Carl 1941-1944, 1946-1952

Folder 5.11

Lipman, Fritz 1943

Folder 5.12

Lwoff, Andre 1945-1954

Folder 5.13

Lwoff, Marguerite 1953-1954

Folder 5.14

Lysenko Controversy 1948

Folder 5.15

General Correspondence - L

Folder 5.16

Macfarlane, Eileen 1949-1950

Folder 5.17

MacGinitie, George 1946-1954

Folder 5.18

MacKnight, Robert H. 1941

Folder 5.19

Maclay, W. Dayton 1943

Folder 5.20

Macy, Ralph 1945

Folder 5.21

Manevich, E. 1946-1947

Folder 5.22

Mangelsdorf, Albert 1949-1951

Folder 5.23

Mangelsdorf, Paul 1981

Folder 5.24

Marshak, Alfred 1943

Folder 5.25

Mather, Kenneth 1948-1949

Folder 5.26

McClintock, Barbara 1944-1954

Folder 5.27

Mc Elroy, William 1943-1945, 1947-1952

Folder 5.28

Melampy, R. M. 1950-1951, 1953

Folder 5.29

Merck & Company 1945-1946

Folder 5.30

Metz, Charles W. 1943, 1945-1953

Folder 5.31

Mickey, George 1945-1952

Folder 5.32

Moore, George 1944

Folder 5.33

Morgan, Isabel 1942-3

Folder 5.34

Morgan Family 1968-1969

Folder 5.35

Mueller, J. Howard 1942-1943

Folder 5.36

Muller, Howard J. 1946-1955

Folder 5.37

General Correspondence - M

Box 6, Folder 6.1

General Correspondence - N

Folder 6.2

General Correspondence - O

Folder 6.3

Pauling, Linus 1945-1952

Folder 6.4

Perry, Albert 1947-1949

Folder 6.5

Poillon, Howard 1941-1942

Folder 6.6

Pressman, David 1947-1948, 1954

Folder 6.7

Price, Weston 1946

Folder 6.8

Princeton University 1948, 1950

Folder 6.9

Psychoanalysis As Science 1952-1953

Folder 6.10

General Correspondence - P

Folder 6.11

General Correspondence - Q

Folder 6.12

Rabideau, Glenn 1943

Folder 6.13

Regnery, David n.d., 1943

Folder 6.14

Rhoades, Marcus 1946-1947

Folder 6.15

Rich, Willis 1946-1947

Folder 6.16

Richards, Alfred N. 1942, 1945

Folder 6.17

Rick, Charley 1943

Folder 6.18

Riker, A. J. 1947-1949

Folder 6.19

Robbins, William J. 1941-1943

Folder 6.20

Roman, Herschel 1946-1953

Folder 6.21

Rose, William C. 1942-1943

Folder 6.22

Ryan, Francis 1942-1944, 1946-1952

Folder 6.23

General Correspondence - R

Box 7, Folder 7.1

Sansome, Eva 1942-1943

Folder 7.2

Sanwal, D. B. 1950-1952

Folder 7.3

Scheer, Bradley 1944

Folder 7.4

Schultz, Jack 1946-1947, 1949, 1951

Folder 7.5

Shankman, S. 1942-1943

Folder 7.6

Shifriss, Oved 1945

Folder 7.7

Singleton, Jesse 1949, 1953-1954

Folder 7.8

Skoog, Folke 1942-1950

Folder 7.9

Snyder, Laurence 1946-1947, 1949-1950

Folder 7.10

Sonneborn, Tracy 1945-1950, 1954

Folder 7.11

Sprague, Fred 1943, n.d.

Folder 7.12

Srb, Adrian 1942

Folder 7.13

Stadler, L. J. 1948-1949

Folder 7.14

Stern, Curt 1942, 1945

Folder 7.15

Stokes, J. L. 1943-1944

Folder 7.16

Stone, Wilson 1945, 1947, 1949-1951

Folder 7.17

Strandskov, Herluf 1948-1949

Folder 7.18

Strong, Walter 1947

Folder 7.19

Sturtevant, Alfred 1945-1952

Folder 7.20

Summerbell, R. K. 1949

Folder 7.21

Sutton, Donald 1952

Folder 7.22

General Correspondence - S

Folder 7.23

Tan, C. C. 1943-1945

Folder 7.24

Tatum, Ed 1944, 1946-1947, 1949-1950

Folder 7.25

Teas, Howard 1944

Folder 7.26

Terry, M. C. 1946-1950

Folder 7.27

Thom, Charles 1943

Folder 7.28

Thompson, Chester 1942-1943

Folder 7.29

Twitty, Victor 1950-1951

Folder 7.30

General Correspondence - T

Folder 7.31

General Correspondence - U

Folder 7.32

Van Niel, C. B. (Kees) 1946-1950

Folder 7.33

van Overbeek, J. 1943, 1946-1947

Folder 7.34

Verdoorn, Frans 1946-1949

Folder 7.35

Volcani, Ben 1949-1950

Folder 7.36

General Correspondence - V

Box 8, Folder 8.1

Wagner, Carroll 1949-1951

Folder 8.2

Watson, James 1950-1955

Folder 8.3

Weaver, Warren 1941, 1966

Folder 8.4

Weimer, Virginia 1944

Folder 8.5

Went, F.A.F. C. 1942

Folder 8.6

Went, Frits W. 1942, 1945

Folder 8.7

Werkman, Chester 1943

Folder 8.8

Whitaker, Douglas 1943, 1949-1953

Folder 8.9

Wilber, Ray Lyman 1941-1943

Folder 8.10

Williams, Roger 1942-1944

Folder 8.11

Wilson, E. B. 1948-1951

Folder 8.12

Winegarden, Howard 1944, 1947-1949

Folder 8.13

Woolley, Dilworth W. 1943-1944

Folder 8.14

Wright, Sewall 1942-1943, 1945

Folder 8.15

General Correspondence - W

Folder 8.16

General Correspondence - Y

Folder 8.17

General Correspondence - Z

 

Section II: Professional Organizations, Societies, Committees, and Meetings--Correspondence and Documents

Box 9, Folder 9.1

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1947

Folder 9.2

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 1943

Folder 9.3

AAAS General 1946-1954

Folder 9.4

Information, Letters May 1953-February 1954

Folder 9.5

Information, Letters March 1954-September 1956

Folder 9.6

Meeting February 25, 1954

Folder 9.7

General January 1953-October 1954

Folder 9.8

General October-November 1954

Box 10, Folder 10.1

General December 1954-January 1955

Folder 10.2

General January-February 1955

Folder 10.3

General March 3-March 17, 1955

Folder 10.4

March-May 1955

Folder 10.5

May-June 1955

Folder 10.6

July-September 1955

Folder 10.7

October 1955

Folder 10.8

October-November 1955

Box 11, Folder 11.1

Convention, Meeting June 1955

Folder 11.2

Convention, General Arrangements, Washington, D.C.

Folder 11.3

Convention, General Arrangements, Pullman

Folder 

meetings, correspondence with Hecht

Folder 11.4

Convention, General Arrangements, Pacific Division

Folder 11.5

Convention, General Arrangements, Invitational Speaker

Folder 11.6

Convention, Publicity--E. Huchins, J. Miller

Folder 11.7

Convention, Dr. Edwin Guthrie - correspondence

Folder 11.8

Convention, Miscellaneous correspondence

Folder 11.9

Convention, Physics Symposium--Section B

Folder 11.10

Convention, Congratulatory letters

Folder 11.11

Convention, Final Report

Box 12, Folder 12.1

July-December 1955

Folder 12.2

December 1955

Folder 12.3

January-March 1956

Folder 12.4

January-March 4, 1956

Folder 12.5

March 5, 1956-June 29, 1956

Folder 12.6

Agenda, June 1956

Folder 12.7

July-August 1956

Folder 12.8

October-November 1956

Folder 12.9

December 1956

Box 13, Folder 13.1

American Association of University Professors 1953-1955

Folder 13.2

American Cancer Society, Los Angeles County Branch 1948-1949

 

American Chemical Society

Folder 13.3

1943, 1946-1952

Folder 13.4

Lectures, 1949-1950

Folder 13.5

Lecture Tour, October 1950

Folder 13.6

American College of Surgeons 1948-1949

Folder 13.7

American Genetic Association 1946, 1952-1953

Folder 13.8

American Institute of Biological Sciences 1946-1952

Folder 13.9

American Philosophical Society 1941-1943, 1945-1954

Folder 13.10

American Public Health Association, Lasker Award, 1950-1951, 1953

Folder 13.11

American Society of Zoologists 1947, 1949, 1951

Folder 13.12

Annual Seminar for the Study and Practice of Dental Medicine 1948

Folder 13.13

Argonne National Laboratory, Symposium 1948

Folder 13.14

Associates Food and Container Institute 1949

Folder 13.15

Atomic Bomb Casualty Committee 1953

Box 14, Folder 14.1

Beta Beta Beta Biological Fraternity (Garretto) 1954

Folder 14.2

Botanical Congress VII 1948-1950

Folder 14.3

Botanical Society of America n.d., 1947, 1950

Folder 14.4

Cancer Conference 1952

Folder 14.5

CARE 1950

Folder 14.6

Eighth International Congress of Genetics 1947-1948

Folder 14.7

Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists 1948

Folder 14.8

Federation Proceedings 1950

Folder 14.9

Gamma Alpha 1946

Folder 14.10

Genetics Congress, Ninth 1951, 1953

 

Genetics Society of America

Folder 14.11

1946-1948

Folder 14.12

1950-1954

Folder 14.13

Genetics Society Congress 1942-1943

Folder 14.14

International Association of Microbiologists 1947

Folder 14.15

International Physiological Congress, Copenhagen 1950

Folder 14.16

International Society for Cell Biology 1950

Folder 14.17

Long Island Biological Association, Biological Symposium (Fourth) 1950

Folder 14.18

Los Angeles County Medical Association, Research Foundation and General Hospital 1948-1953

Folder 14.19

Medical Commission on Smog Research 1951-1953

Folder 14.20

Medical Research Association 1950-1957

Box 15

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

Folder 15.1

Nominations, Reports, Treasurer's Report, 1947

Folder 15.2

1947-1948

Folder 15.3

1949

Folder 15.4

1950

Folder 15.5

1951

Folder 15.6

1952

Box 16, Folder 16.1

1953

Folder 16.2

1954-February 1955

Folder 16.3

1955

Folder 16.4

1956-1957

Box 17, Folder 17.1

Genetic Panel, October 1955-March 1956

Folder 17.2

April-June 1956

Folder 17.3

June-August 1956

Folder 17.4

September-December 1956

Folder 17.5

January-June 1957

Folder 17.6

Genetic Panel Estimates, 1955-1956

Folder 17.7

Genetic Symposium, 1957

Folder 17.8

Minutes, Officers 1945-1948

Box 18

National Research Council (NRC)

Folder 18.1

NR C 1942

Folder 18.2

Growth Committee 1945

Folder 18.3

Growth Committee 1946

Folder 18.4

Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission 1947-1948

Folder 18.5

Committee on Atomic Casualties, Committee Members, 1947

Folder 18.6

Committee on Atomic Casualties, Minutes of Meetings, 1947-1948

Box 19, Folder 19.1

Committee on Atomic Casualties, Public Health and Welfare Section, March 1947-January 1948

Folder 19.2

Committee on Atomic Casualties, Public Health and Welfare Section, February-May 1948

Folder 19.3

Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission; Bikini Reports, November 1946-December 1947

Folder 19.4

Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission; Bikini Reports, April-May 1948

Folder 19.5

Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission; Bikini Reports, General Report, 1945

Folder 19.6

Atomic Energy Commission Fellowships 1949

Box 20, Folder 20.1

Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies 1946

Folder 20.2

Oak Ridge National Laboratory 1953

Folder 20.3

Pacific Slope Biochemical Conference 1948

Folder 20.4

Phi Sigma Society 1950

Folder 20.5

Scientists's Committee on Loyalties Problems 1948-1949

Folder 20.6

Scripps Institute of Oceanography 1951

Folder 20.7

Sigma Xi 1943-1954

Folder 20.8

Society of American Bacteriologists 1945

Folder 20.9

Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine 1953

Folder 20.10

Society of General Physiologists 1948

Folder 20.11

Southern California Biochemical Society 1952

Folder 20.12

Southern California Botanists 1951-1952

 

Southwest Research Institute

Folder 20.13

1950-June 1952

Folder 20.14

July 1952-June 1953

Folder 20.15

July 1953-June 1954

Folder 20.16

July 1954-May 1955

Box 21, Folder 21.1

Symposium at Rutger's University 1947, 1953-1954

Folder 21.2

University of Chicago 1947, 1949

Folder 21.3

Virus Conference 1950

Folder 21.4

Western Society of Naturalists 1946-1954

Folder 21.5

Westinghouse Educational Foundation 1946

Folder 21.6

Westinghouse Forum May 16-18, 1946

 

Section III: United States Government Organizations--Correspondence and Documents

Box 22

Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

Folder 22.1

Advisory Committee for Biology and Medicine, June 1947-March 1948

Folder 22.2

Advisory Committee for Biology and Medicine April 1948-March 1949

Folder 22.3

Clinton Laboratory 1947-1948

Folder 22.4

Division of Biology and Medicine July 1949-June 1950 April 1954

Folder 22.6

General, March 1950-June 1951

Folder 22.7

General, September 1951-December 1954

Box 23, Folder 23.1

Division of Biology and Medicine February-June 1955

Folder 23.2

Division of Biology and Medicine July-December 1955

Folder 23.3

Division of Biology and Medicine January-June 1956

Folder 23.4

Hanford Works 1948

Folder 23.5

Miscellaneous 1953

Folder 23.6

Oak Ridge National Laboratory 1949, 1951

Folder 23.7

Radioisotopes 1947-1948

Folder 23.8

Receipts for Classified Material 1948, 1950-1952

Folder 23.9

Reports 1947-1948

Folder 23.10

Training Program for Scientists in Medical and Biological Aspects of Atomic Energy 1948

Folder 23.11

U.C.L.A. Project 1949-1950

 

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Folder 23.12

1947

Folder 23.13

1948, 1951

Box 24

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Folder 24.1

Naval Medical Research Institute and Program 23, 1949, 1952-1953

Folder 24.2

Advisory Panel on Biochemistry, Contract #MOD 8312 1946-1947

Folder 24.3

Advisory Panel on Biochemistry July 1947-December 1949

Folder 24.4

Advisory Panel on Biochemistry, Columbia University, 1947-1948

Folder 24.5

Advisory Panel on Biochemistry, Applications 1947-May 1948

Folder 24.6

Advisory Panel on Biochemistry, Applications, Proposals June 1948

 

Section IV: Publications--Correspondence and Documents

Box 25, Folder 25.1

Abstracts, et c. 1943-1945

Folder 25.2

Academic Press 1942, 1945-1946

Folder 25.3

Advances in Genetics 1950-1953

Folder 25.4

American Journal of Botany 1951-1952

Folder 25.5

The American Naturalist 1947, 1950

Folder 25.6

Amerika 1950-1951

Folder 25.7

Annual Reviews 1946-1948, 1952

Folder 25.8

Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 1954

Folder 25.9

Avery, George S. (Survey of Biological Progress) 1946-1949

Folder 25.10

Botanical Review 1949-1950

Folder 25.11

Committee on Inter-American Scientific Publication 1946

Folder 25.12

Cook, Robert 1949-1950

Folder 25.13

Darlington, Cyril (Heredity) 1946

Folder 25.14

De Bruyn, Peter (University of Chicago) 1952

 

Freeman, W. H. and Company

Folder 25.15

1946-1947

Folder 25.16

1948

Folder 25.17

1949-June 1950

Folder 25.18

1950

Folder 25.19

Fruton, Joseph (Treatise on General Biochemistry) 1947, 1950-1951

Box 26, Folder 26.1

Genetics (The Publication) 1947-1953

Folder 26.2

Heredity ( Dr. Carl Hubbs) 1947

Folder 26.3

Harris, Boyd (MacMillan Company) 1949

Folder 26.4

MacMillan Company 1949-1950, 1954

Folder 26.5

Quarrie Corporation 1946

Folder 26.6

Saunders, W. B. Company 1945-1948, 1950-1951

Folder 26.7

Scientific American 1947-1951; 1953-1954

Folder 26.8

The Scientific Monthly 1946-1948

Folder 26.9

Spoehr, Herman Augustus (Biography) 1954-1955

Folder 26.10

Springer-Verlag 1949

Folder 26.11

"Viruses" 1950

Folder 26.12

Wiley, John and Sons 1947, 1950, 1953-1954

Folder 26.13

Yale University Press 1947, 1949

Folder 26.14

Reviews n.d.; 1943-1945

 

Section V: Manuscripts--Correspondence and Manuscripts

Box 27

Stanford 1940's

Folder 27.1

"The Need for Integration in the Biological Sciences"

 

"The Integration of Genetics with the other Biological Sciences"

Folder 27.2

"The Genetic Control of Biochemical Reactions"

 

"The Gene and Biochemistry"

 

"Genes and the Chemistry of the Organism"

 

"What is Biochemical Genetics?"

 

"Genes, Vitamins and Nutrition"

 

"Genes and Biochemistry"

Folder 27.3

"Some Recent Advances in Chemical Genetics", August 27, 1946

Folder 27.4

"Genes and Biological Enigmas" 1947

Folder 27.5

"Neurospora V. The Life Cycle of Neurospora Crassa" c. 1946

Folder 27.6

"Nucleic Acid" 1947

Folder 27.7

"Nutritional Aspects of the Science of Inheritance" c. 1946-1947

Folder 27.8

"Physiological Aspects of Genetics" c. 1946-1947

 

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Folder 27.9

1952-[ December] 1954

Folder 27.10

December 1954-July 1955

Folder 27.11

August 1955-September 1956

Folder 27.12

September 1956-May 1957

Folder 27.13

Genetics Book and Genetics Book Errata

Folder 27.14

Neurospora Book

Folder 27.15

Miscellaneous

 

"Rollins Adams Emerson"

 

"Heterosis"

 

Section VI: Speaking Engagements--Correspondence and Manuscripts

Box 28

1. Arranged by Title

Folder 28.1

Chemical Genetics 1951

Folder 28.2

Chico State College 1951-1952

Folder 28.3

Dupont 1950-1954

Folder 28.4

Dyer Lecture 1951

Folder 28.5

Fullerton Junior College 1949

Folder 28.6

Johnson, John (Newport Harbor Union High School) 1948

Folder 28.7

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1953

Folder 28.8

Mills College 1950-1952

Folder 28.9

National Science Teachers Association 1951, 1954

Folder 29.10

Northwestern University 1947-1948

Folder 28.11

Pacific Dermatologic Association 1951

 

Pasadena Business and Professional Women's Club 1947

Folder 28.12

Phi Delta Epsilon Fraternity 1948

Folder 28.13

Princeton University Bicentennial 1946-1947

Folder 28.14

Riverside College 1948

Folder 28.15

Crescitelli, Frederick (University of California) 1947-1949

Folder 28.16

University of Chicago 1949

Folder 28.17

Nieuwland, Julius (University of Notre Dame) 1954

Folder 28.18

State College of Washington 1952

Folder 28.19

Wayne University 1948

Folder 28.20

Yale University 1946-1948

Box 29

2. Arranged by Year

Folder 29.1

1952-1953

Folder 29.2

1953-1954

Folder 29.3

1954-1955

Folder 29.4

1955

Folder 29.5

1955-1956

Folder 29.6

1955-1956

Folder 29.7

1955-1956

Folder 29.8

1956-1957

Box 30

3. Manuscripts only

Folder 30.1

AIBS Lecture; Michigan State College, September 6, 1955

 

"What is a Gene?" (abstract)

Folder 30.2

American Academy of Allergy, February 5, 1957

 

"The Genetic Basis of Biological Specificity"

Folder 30.3

American Cancer Society, September 12, 1955

 

"Pigment Cells and the Cancer Problem" November 1, 1956

 

"Men, Minds and Money for Cancer Research"

Folder 30.4

American Philosophical Society, Penrose Lecture

 

"The Gene", April 18, 1946

Folder 30.5

"Chemical Genetics" 1951

Folder 30.6

Talk on the origin of corn (Notes) n.d.

Folder 30.7

Talks about corn 1970's

Folder 30.8

Institute of International Relations, July 2, 1955

 

"Science, Truth and Survival"

Folder 30.9

Japan Lectures, September 1956

 

"What is a Gene?"

 

"Some Recent Advances in Neurospora Genetics"

 

"Gene Structure and Gene Function"

Folder 30.10

Johns Hopkins, June 1956

 

"The Role of the Nucleus in Heredity"

Folder 30.11

National Research Council, 1951

 

"Some Recent Advances in Chemical Genetics"

Folder 30.12

Pharmaceutical Association, February 17, 1957

 

"Chemical Genetics and Radiation Effects"

Folder 30.13

Salt Lake City Public Lectures, July 1956

 

"Man's Place in Nature"

 

"The Biology of Man, Past, Present and Future"

Folder 30.14

Sigma Xi Lecture, Stanford, May 24, 1957

 

"The Molecular Code We Live By"

Folder 30.15

Sigma Xi Lecture, University of Oregon, May 1956

Folder 30.16

Silliman Lectures, 1946

 

"Genes and Biological Enigmas"

Box 31, Folder 31.1

"The Uniqueness of Man", December 27, 1956

Folder 31.2

U.S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, October 14, 1955

 

"The Structure and Function of the Gene"

Folder 31.3

University of Wyoming, July 1955

 

"Nature of the Gene"

Folder 31.4

YMCA Luncheon Forum, May 8, 1957

 

"Radiation Hazards to Our Heredity"

 

"The Genetic Effects of High Energy Radiation on Man" (abstract)

 

"Genes and the Nature of Living Systems" (abstract)

 

"What is a Gene?" (abstract)

 

"The Gene" (abstract)

 

"Chemical Genetics and Radiation Effects" (abstract)

 

Miscellaneous Talks

Folder 31.5

1950's

 

"The Genetic Effects of High Energy Radiation on Man" (Medical Research Association)

 

"Symposium on Genetic Recombination" (Biology Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

 

"Memorandum on Fallout"

Folder 31.6

1954-1955

 

"The Security System and Science"

 

"Gene Structure and Gene Action"

 

"Biology at Caltech"

Folder 31.7

1954-1955

 

"The Geneticist Traces the Possibilities for the Origin of Life"

 

"Portrait of a Scientist"

 

"Science and Security", February 22, 1955

 

"The Fifth Amendment Today"

 

"The Biochemistry of Genetics"

 

"Science and Security", YMCA, November 3, 1954

 

"So This Is Caltech", Parents Day, October 23, 1954

Folder 31.8

1955

 

"Long Range Effects of Atomic Radiation", (abstract)

 

"The Gene: Carrier of Heredity, Controller of Function and Agent of Evolution"

 

Lecture dedicated to the memory of Lewis J. Stadler

 

"Genes, Viruses and the Nature of Life"

Folder 31.9

n.d.

 

"Recollections of a Biologist"

 

"The Role of Foundations in the Development of Modern Biology"

 

"How We Inherit"

 

TAPE: Audio cassette tape dated 2/28/60 in tape collection.

 

Section VII: Research--Correspondence and Documents

Box 32, Folder 32.1

Agricultural Research Administration 1942-1943 (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Folder 32.2

American Type Culture Collection 1946-1953

Folder 32.3

Biological Warfare n.d.

Folder 32.4

Bronk, Detlev 1947, 1954

Folder 32.5

Brucine Papers 1948, 1950

Folder 32.6

Brucine Pedigrees

Folder 32.7

Brucine Tests

Folder 32.8

Carragar 1943

Folder 32.9

C. U. Mailing List/Corn Summary n.d.

Folder 32.10

The Cellular Chemistry of Amino Acids 1946-1947

Folder 32.11

Genetic Charts n.d.

Folder 32.12

Crocker, Bruce 1946-1947

Folder 32.13

Dalton, Clark 1949-1950

Folder 32.14

Dunn, M. S. 1946, 1948, 1952

Folder 32.15

Heterocaryosis n.d.

Folder 32.16

Inositollness 1944

Folder 32.17

Neurospora (Bibliography, Cultures, etc.)

Folder 32.18

Neurospora (Data on Mutants, Source of New Strains) 1943

Folder 32.19

Neurospora (Nomenclature) January-May 1952

Folder 32.20

Neurospora (Nomenclature) September 1952-January 1953

Folder 32.21

Nutrition Foundation 1942-1945

Folder 32.22

Office of Scientific Research & Development (OSRD-X) 1945

Box 33

Penicillin

Folder 33.1

1944, 1947-1948

Folder 33.2

List of Mutants n.d.

Folder 33.3

Cultures 1944

Folder 33.4

Inventory 1944-1946

Folder 33.5

Research Progress Report n.d

Folder 33.6

#169 Recent 1944

Folder 33.7

OSRD #169 1944

Folder 33.8

OSRD 1942

Folder 33.9

OSRD 1944

Folder 33.10

OPRD 1945

Folder 33.11

Radiation 1956

Folder 33.12

Radiation, Letters and Manuscripts

Box 34 , Folder 34.1

Research Corporation 1941-1945

Folder 34.2

Scherbak, H. 1947

Folder 34.3

Segall, Gabriel 1946-1947

Folder 34.4

Sharp & Dohme 1943-1944

Folder 34.5

Sproston, Thomas 1950

Folder 34.6

Tomato Experiment 1945

Folder 34.7

Tomato Genetics Coop. Report 1951-1953

Folder 34.8

U.S. Army Contract c. 1942

Folder 34.9

X-ray Data, Taylor, Thomas, Brown, M.A. Thesis 1938, 1941

Folder 34.10-11

Catalogs, Instruments, etc.

 

Section VIII: Administration and Teaching

Box 34, Folder 34.12

Stanford: Budget and Appointments 1942-1943

Folder 34.13

Stanford: Applications for Positions 1945

Folder 34.14

Genetic Class/Biology 108

Folder 34.15

Genetic 169 Lecture

Folder 34.16

Biology 107 Exams

Folder 34.17

Advanced Genetics

Folder 34.18

Experiments in Genetics n.d.

Folder 34.19

List of M.A. and Ph.D. theses, 1939-1947

 

Section IX: Reprints

Box 35, Folder 35.1

Bibliography: Speeches; Articles; Published Works

Folder 35.2

1930-1939

Folder 35.3

1940-1949

Folder 35.4

1950-1959

Folder 35.5

1960-1969

Folder 35.6

1970-1981

Folder 35.7

Biochemical Aspects of Genetics 1950

Folder 35.8

Chemical Genetics n.d.

Folder 35.9

On A. H. Sturtevant and B. O. Dodge n.d.

Folder 35.10-11

Miscellaneous

Folder 35.12

Reprints Requested 1947-1949

Folder 35.13

Reprints sent 1944-1945

 

Section X: Biographical--Correspondence and Documents

Box 36, Folder 36.1-2

Miscellaneous

Folder 36.3

Letter to Beadle from his mother 1908

Folder 36.4

"The Uncommon Farmer" by Ruth Beadle (G.W.B.'s sister) n.d.

Folder 36.5

University of Nebraska Recollections 1975

Folder 36.6

Letters on Beadle's 80th birthday 1983

Folder 36.7

Articles about Beadle, including autobiographical

 

Genealogy

Folder 36.8

File I

Folder 36.9

File II

Folder 36.10

File III

Folder 36.11

File IV

Folder 36.12

Material on Mountain Climbing 1952-1953

Scope and Content Note

(Includes Robert Marshall letter, 1930's; note from Muriel Beadle, film canister, 1988.)
Folder 36.13

Miscellaneous articles

Folder 36.14

Awards and Honors

 

R. E. Dyer Lectureship 1951

 

American Horticultural Society 1960

 

Neurospora Newsletter # 20 1973

 

Proctor Prize 1981

Folder 36.15

"Biomechanical Genetics: Some Recollections" n.d.

 

"Recollections of a Geneticist", 1981

Folder 36.16

Interviews 1966, 1976, 1978

Folder 36.17

Articles re: Scientific Luminaries 1980-1981

Box 37, Folder 37.1

Photographs

Folder 37.2

Photographs (corn)

Folder 37.3

Neurospora Slides, Drawn and hand painted by Beadle. 1946

Folder 37.4-37.6

Diplomas from the University of Nebraska

 

B.S. degree 1926

 

M.S. degree 1927

 

Sc.D. degree 1944

Folder 37.7

Guest Book 1958

 

Additional Material

Box 38

"Maize for Biological Research", William F. Sheridan, editor. Introduction written by Beadle on Rollins Adams Emerson

 

Photograph Album: "The Busy Years of George Wells Beadle At The California Institute of Technology, 1931-1961," including picture key prepared by Muriel Beadle

Box Oversize Box

Nobel Prize 1958

 

Lasker Award 1950

 

Emil Christian Hansen Prize 1953

 

National Research Fellow of Biological Sciences of the National Research Council