ca. 15,000 items (15 linear ft.)..
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.
Of note is data on the following: National Research Council Committee on Experimental Animals and Plants; research on the population study of the Jewish community in Rome; files of material concerning Columbia University were he spent most of his academic career. There is much in the correspondence concerning Drosophila, poultry genetics, and other such topics, with Dunn's major correpondent being Walter Landauer (ca. 3 boxes).
Leslie C. Dunn was a geneticist.
Table of contents (58 p.) available in the repository.