University of Wisconsin, Madison - Archives and Special Collections
The Hugo Iltis Collection provides a rich repository of primary documentation related to Hugo Iltis, the noted biographer of Mendel, as well as Professor and family man, who published extensively on genetics and founded the Mendel Museum in Virginia and the Volkshochschule in Brno, Czechoslovakia. A large portion of this collection is dedicated to correspondence, containing letters both to and from Hugo Iltis and several groupings of correspondence centered on specific topics. Another substantial proportion of this collection is dedicated to journal reprints, articles, clippings, and photocopies of various items. There are also several folders of photographs and a few objects are also included in this collection. Of especial note are the 4 pear leaves bearing the handwriting of Gregor Mendel
This is a diverse collection, including correspondence, drafts of letters, notes and notebooks (on biometric methods; tables and formulae; science, nature and method; coefficient and correlation; vitalism; Japanese language); commonplace book (1924); autobiography; and over one hundred folders of unpublished writings
This collection includes correspondence, reports, notebooks, lectures, photographs, etc. It is a rich collection, documenting the development of American genetics as well as Dunn's varied interests. There is significant material relating to American-Soviet Union contacts, particularly in the files on the American-Soviet Friendship Council and the American-Soviet Science Society. There is much, as well, on the impact of the Lysenko controversy in the United States. Dunn's interests in European scientists can also be seen in the sizable amount of material on the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced German Scholars. Material relating to the Kilgore and Magnusson bills for the support of science (predecessors of the National Science Foundation) are in the collection
In addition to correspondence relating to poultry genetics and egg production, there are significant series concerning breeding records, heredity, and race genetics. There are about 50 notebooks kept by Goodale, and some 62 volumes of Mount Hope Poultry Farm records for the period 1919 to 1956. There are also photographs and a box of feathers
Series I (32.5 linear ft.) contains materials on single traits, or unit characteristics, considered either heritable in themselves or linked with inheritable traits. Each unit characteristic was assigned and filed by a specific trait number according to the classification scheme listed in "The Trait Book." Materials include E.R.O. trait schedules, manuscript essays, pedigree charts, article abstracts, photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, reprints, and magazine articles. The items in each folder were consecutively numbered and stamped with an indexing date by the Eugenics Record Office. The nature of the unit characteristics themselves is broad, ranging from the temperament of people in various professions to hair color to diseases. Likewise, the nature of materials range from abstracts of medical journal articles to postcards depicting photographs of Coney Island Dreamland Circus Sideshows. Over a hundred files concern studies of twins. The Dight Institute added ten files ... Read More
Collection contains 1187 original pen and ink cartoons drawn by Wallace G. Mathis, a cartoonist for Louisville's Courier-Journal newspaper from 1933-1941. Cartoons are single-paneled and feature a character named "Rollin' Stone." Rollin' Stone is a wandering vagabond who provides social commentary about local happenings. Mathis conveys humor through Rollin' Stone's witty and proverbial sayings. Rollin' Stone has a colloquial manner of speech and is fond of puns. Besides Rollin' Stone, the cartoons contain a few other recurring characters, including "Miss Gabby," a busybodied gossip, and "Ol' Titus," an elderly miser. The cartoons cover a range of subjects: marriage and relationships; small town gossip; poverty; shirking at work; distrust of the political process and politicians; and other topics. Mathis's drawings and style are reminiscent of Fontaine Fox's popular Toonerville Folks cartoons
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
This is a handwritten manuscript of page 30 of chapter 1 of Darwin's Descent of man. On it, Darwin made edits, crossed out words and sentences, etc. The top of the page reads: "Ch. Darwin Ch. I Descent of Man. 30.".
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library and Archives
The Carnegie Institute of Washington engaged in biological research in Cold Spring Harbor, NY and along with private funding established the Eugenics Record Office (ERO) from 1910 until the Office closed in 1939. The Eugenics Record Office Collection contains administrative papers, photographs, publications and supporting materials produced in the collection and analysis of American genetic and family history records. The collection is divided into five series: H. H. Laughlin material, Horse Studies; ERO Publications; ERO Family Studies and ERO Administrative material.