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Finding Aid for the Seymour Benzer Papers 1942-2007; bulk 1950-2000
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Description
Seymour Benzer (1921-2007) first came to Caltech in 1949. He held the James G. Boswell Professorship of Neuroscience from 1975 to 1993. A selection of his correspondence, research notes, technical files, reprints, manuscripts and writings form the collection known as the Seymour Benzer Papers in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology. Benzer was awarded the Crafoord Prize in 1993 for his pioneering genetical and neuropsychological studies on behavioral mutants in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.
Background
Seymour Benzer (1921-2007) was the James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) from 1975 to 1993. He was awarded the Crafoord Prize in 1993 for his pioneering genetical and neurophysiological studies of behavioral mutants in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. He became emeritus from Caltech in the same year. He had previously been a visiting associate and professor at Caltech, 1965-1975, and a research fellow, 1949-1951.
Extent
126 boxes; 54 linear feet.
Restrictions
Copyright may not have been assigned to the California Institute of Technology Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Institute of Technology Archives as the owner of the physical items and, unless explicitly stated otherwise, is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers with the exception of three files (16.2, 47.2, and 81.22) and a whole box (113). These materials are closed indefinitely due to their personal and confidential matter. Researchers must apply in writing for access.