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Guide to the Joshua Lederberg Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Arrangeemnt
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0186
    Creator: Lederberg, Joshua.
    Title: Joshua Lederberg papers
    Dates: 1959-1979
    Physical Description: 22 Linear feet
    Summary: 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.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Gift of Joshua Lederberg, 1978-2000.

    Information about Access

    Partially restricted: personnel and search files are restricted 75 years from date of creation.

    Ownership & Copyright

    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.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Joshua Lederberg Papers (SC0186). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    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.

    Description of the Collection

    Papers consist of Lederberg's administrative files while head of the department of genetics at Stanford University Medical School from 1959 to 1978. 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.
    Among the miscellaneous subject folders are several proposals for grants and new buildings, one of which contains correspondence with the Commonwealth Fund, documenting the establishment of the Stanford University medical School, during the years 1954-1959. Other proposals include one for cardiovascular and respiratory research, 1974, for a genetics research center, 1973, and for a department of human development, 1969. Other committees, whose records are filed in the general files category, include an advisory committee on the engineering school, the Provost's computation committee, the SUMS committee on courses and curriculum, and numerous search committees for medical school faculty and administrative positions.
    These papers contain little or no material on Dr. Lederberg's personal life or research work.

    Arrangeemnt

    The papers are divided into five series and subsequent accessions: 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.

    Access Terms

    Lederberg, Joshua.
    Sachs, David P.
    Stanford University--Administration.
    Stanford University--Buildings.
    Stanford University. Arms Control and Disarmament Program.
    Stanford University. Committee on Research.
    Stanford University. Computation Center.
    Stanford University. Medical School--Curriculum.
    Stanford University. Medical School--Faculty.
    Stanford University. Medical School. Executive Committee.
    Stanford University. Medical School.
    Stanford University. United States-China Relations Program.
    Environmental health.