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Lederberg (Joshua) Papers
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Information about Access
  • Ownership & Copyright
  • Cite As
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Joshua Lederberg papers
    creator: Lederberg, Joshua
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0186
    Physical Description: 22 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1959-1979
    Abstract: 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) Plans, proposals, and equipment specifications for the Clinical Sciences Research Building, 1960-66. 5) Personnel files on people under consideration for appointment to the SUMS faculty, 1962-78. 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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Gift of Joshua Lederberg, 1978-2000.

    Information about Access

    Partially restricted: personnel and search files are restricted.

    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; 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) Plans, proposals, and equipment specifications for the Clinical Sciences Research Building, 1960-66. 5) Personnel files on people under consideration for appointment to the SUMS faculty, 1962-78. 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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

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