This collection of miscellaneous materials, originally part of William Spicer's files, pertains to William Shockley's interest
in eugenics and heredity. The collection includes two papers by Shockley, "Possible Transfer of Metallurgical and Astronomical
Approaches to the Problem of Environment versus Ethnic Heredity," 1966, and "City Slums and Research Taboos - A National Sickness
Diagnosed," 1967; Shockley's letter to Spicer regarding the U.S. News and World Report interview with Shockley, 1965 (copy
attached); form letter by Shockley in response to his 1965 talk on "Population Control and Eugenics" with 17 enclosures (articles,
press releases, and other correspondence, including George W. Beadle); and form letter by Shockley requesting feedback on
his drafted response to criticisms from faculty in the Genetics Department of S. U. School of Medicine, 1966.
William E. Spicer was a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, 1962-1992.
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This collection is open for research.