Guide to the Alfred H. Sturtevant Papers, 1849-1969

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Guide to the Alfred H. Sturtevant Papers, 1849-1969

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California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California

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  • California Institute of Technology
  • 1200 East California Blvd.
  • Mail Code 015A-74
  • Pasadena, CA 91125
  • Phone: (626) 395-2704
  • Fax: (626) 793-8756
  • Email: archives@caltech.edu
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Carolyn Kopp Harding
Date Completed:
March 1978
Updated:
June 1999
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© 1999 California Institute of Technology. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alfred H. Sturtevant Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1849-1969
Creator: Sturtevant, Alfred H.
Extent: 22 linear feet
Repository: California Institute of Technology. Archives.
Pasadena, California 91125
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not 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 the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Institute of Technology Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item, Box and file number], Alfred H. Sturtevant Papers, Archives, California Institute of Technology.

Introduction

The papers of Alfred Henry Sturtevant at the Archives of the California Institute of Technology are a rich source for the study of both the social and intellectual history of genetics. The papers, presented to the Archives in 1970 as a gift from his widow, Mrs. Phoebe Sturtevant, total fifty boxes: six boxes of correspondence, four of personal material, four of material (including correspondence) pertaining to the genetic effects of radiation, ten boxes of manuscripts, nineteen boxes of laboratory notebooks, and seven boxes of miscellany.
The correspondence is primarily post-1940, in spite of the fact that Sturtevant's professional career dates from the 1910s. Sturtevant's disinclination to preserve correspondence may be explained in part by his reservations about the historical value of letters:
Letters [he wrote in 1969] are often casual and may not represent the considered opinion of the author. Their content also depends on who they are written to. A man's influence on his subject is surely best understood through his published work, and if he has been a teacher, through the work of his students and the opinions of his close colleagues. In short ... I feel that excessive use of letters and manuscripts may be both unfair and misleading. 1
Researchers should thus be prepared to find that the correspondence files, while often containing items of great interest, are generally disappointingly slim (Sturtevant's taxonomic correspondence is one notable exception). With this caveat in mind, correspondence files containing material of both scientific and general interest include those of George Beadle (1946-1969), Kenneth Cooper (1943-1962), M. Demerec (1944-1959), H. J. Muller (1957-1966), Edward and Esther Novitski (1945-1966), Herschel Roman (1961-1968), Franz Schrader (1946-1962), and Curt Stern (1945-1968). Correspondence files primarily scientific in nature include those of James Crow (1955-1967), R. B. Goldschmidt (1949), J. T. Patterson (1938-1946), L. F. Randolph (1944-1950), W. P. Spencer (1938-1944), Harrison Stalker (1942-1962), and M. R. Wheeler (1950-1964).
Although the collection contains no extant correspondence from the early days of the so-called "Morgan School" of geneticists, the Thomas Hunt Morgan file contains Sturtevant's correspondence about Morgan and the early history of genetics. Of particular interest in this respect is the correspondence with Fernandus Payne (1947), Alexander Weinstein (1957), H. J. Muller (1964), and Tracy M. Sonneborn (1967). Other useful material in the Morgan file includes transcripts of talks given at the Morgan Centennial Symposium in 1966, Sturtevant's notes on Morgan's genealogy, and miscellaneous biographical sketches of Morgan by Sturtevant and others. For useful information about another famous Morgan student, Calvin Bridges, see Sturtevant's correspondence regarding Bridges's biographical memoir (1966-1968) and an interesting letter from Jack Schultz (1966).
The Morgan materials are complemented by Sturtevant's remarkable collection of photographs, particularly the three albums entitled "New York," "Woods Hole," and "Biologists." There are photographs of Morgan, the "Fly Room" (with the omnipresent bunch of bananas that fed both the flies and Morgan's colleague E. B. Wilson), and numerous pictures of the many young biologists who worked at Columbia and Woods Hole in the 1910s and 1920s.
Scholars interested in the social history of genetics will find material on a number of social and political issues. The best documented subject is the debate during the 1950s over the biological, and particularly genetic, effects of radiation. 2 In 1954, Sturtevant attracted public attention when he warned of the genetic hazard from atmospheric testing of atomic and hydrogen bombs and criticized several statements made on the subject by the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission. Particularly informative are his correspondence (1954-1961) and the files from his tenure on the Genetics Committee of the National Academy of Sciences' study of the Biological Effects of Atomic Radiation (1955-1962).
Material directly or tangentially related to the issue of Lysenkoism can be found scattered in several correspondence files: M. Demerec (1959), T. Dobzhansky (1945), Genetics Society of America - Public Affairs Pamphlet No. 165 (1952), R. B. Goldschmidt (1949), and Ralph Spitzer (1949). Anti-Semitism and the case of Hans Bauer is discussed in the Franz Schrader file (1946). Material on political issues and anti-communism can be found in the files of David Tyler (1947) and L. J. Stadler (1949). Two other files touching on social and political issues are the American Association for Scientific Workers (1940), whose isolationist position Sturtevant publicly criticized in a "Peace Counter Statement," and UNESCO (1952), regarding its "Statement on Race."
As a scientist, Sturtevant is best known for his contributions to the genetics and taxonomy of Drosophila; scholars are directed to the excellent review of his work by his student and colleague, E. B. Lewis. 3 The collection includes many of Sturtevant's laboratory notebooks (dating from 1911), and some of his manuscripts (for which he held the same reservations that he did for letters). Particularly interesting are several early items: Sturtevant's diagrams (ca. 1911 or 1912) of crossing over, used in his classic paper on chromosome mapping; 4 an unpublished manuscript (ca. 1910s), "Radium Experiment with 'Big Smooth Black' Fruit Flies;" 5 and a manuscript (ca. 1920), "A Lethal in Drosophila that is perhaps a Deficiency," with a note added by Sturtevant in 1964, in which he commented, "This MS was prepared for publication, but was - fortunately - never submitted to a journal." 6
The collection also documents Sturtevant's work on the genetics of forms other than Drosophila, especially horses (whose pedigrees he studied as a young boy), and iris. There are even notes for a study on the genetics of tongue-rolling, including data which Sturtevant apparently collected by polling colleagues, friends, and relatives. 7
Sturtevant was interested in the history of genetics, and the collection includes the manuscript of his book, A History of Genetics, published in 1965. A distinctive feature of the book is Sturtevant's diagrammatic representation of the "intellectual pedigrees" of many European and American geneticists (Appendix B). Among Sturtevant's manuscripts are the notes he used to chart the pedigrees.
Not surprisingly, Sturtevant was an authority on his own "pedigree;" notable among the four boxes of personal material are eighteen folders of genealogical papers, primarily family letters (1849-1969), notes, and tables.
The collection is open to qualified scholars.
Reproduced by permission from the Mendel Newsletter (No. 15, March 1978), a publication of the American Philosophical Society Library. The text and notes by Carolyn Kopp Harding have been slightly revised to reflect the current state of the collection (1999) and to reference the author's 1979 publication (note 2 below).
Footnotes:
1Holograph, 1969. The Papers of Alfred H. Sturtevant, Box 4.5.
2Carolyn Kopp, "The Origins of the American Scientific Debate over Fallout Hazards," Social Studies of Science 9 (1979):403-422.
3E. B. Lewis, "Alfred Henry Sturtevant," Dictionary of Scientific Biography 13:133-138 (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976).
4The diagrams appear on p. 54 of the laboratory notebook entitled "Sexual Selection, Gametic Coupling," Box 27.1. We are grateful to Elof Carlson for his discovery and identification of the diagrams.
5Undated holograph, Box 16.1.
6Undated typescript, Box 21.6.
7Holographic notes, ca. 1940, Box 21.9.

Related Collections

Genealogy prepared by A. H. Sturtevant (microfilm)
Historical File on A. H. Sturtevant
Genealogy prepared by A. H. Sturtevant (microfilm)
Historical File on A. H. Sturtevant
Lectures by A. H. Sturtevant on audio tape:
  • "History of Genetics" 1962 April 12
  • "Mendel's Paper and the Period 1866-1900" 1962 May 3
  • "Life of Mendel" 1962 May 10
  • "T. H. Morgan" 1967 October 17
Medals of A. H. Sturtevant
  • Kimber Genetics Award
  • John J. Carty Medal for the Advancement of Science
Memorial Service for A. H. Sturtevant 1970 April 17 (audio cassette)
Oral History of A. H. Sturtevant with Garland Allen 1965 July 24
Photos of A. H. Sturtevant (A. H. Sturtevant papers and Photo Archives; overview at Archives' web site: http://www.caltech.edu/~archives) 

Container List

 

SECTION I: CORRESPONDENCE

Box Box 1, Folder 1.1

American Association for the Advancement of Science 1952-1955

Folder 1.2

American Association of Scientific Workers 1940

Folder 1.3

American Cancer Society 1960

Folder 1.4

American Entomological Society 1953

Folder 1.5

American Iris Society 1943-1957

Folder 1.6

A miscellaneous

Folder 1.7

Babcock, E. B. 1931-1932

 

Bateson, William

See: C miscellaneous, Coleman, William 1964

Folder 1.8

Beadle, George W. 1946-1969

Folder 1.9

Bender, Harvey 1966-1968

Folder 1.10

Book reviews (misc.) 1963-1964

Folder 1.11

Bridges, Calvin B. 1966-1968

Folder 1.12

B miscellaneous

 

California Institute of Technology

Folder 1.13

Biology Division 1941-1966

Folder 1.14

Research proposals 1944-1946

Folder 1.15

Biology library ca. 1945

 

Faculty and committee meeting minutes

Folder 1.16

1944

Folder 1.17

1945

Box Box 2, Folder 2.1

Miscellaneous correspondence 1944-1967

Folder 2.2

California, University of, Davis 1961

Folder 2.3

California, University of, Santa Cruz 1966

Folder 2.4

Calkins, Gary N. 1943

Folder 2.5

Carnegie Museum 1953-1954

Folder 2.6

Childress, Dinah 1966-1968

Folder 2.7

Clarkson College 1964-1965

Folder 2.8

Conference invitations (misc.) 1947-1969

Folder 2.9

Cook, Edwin F. 1952-1953

Folder 2.10

Cooper, Kenneth 1943-1962

Folder 2.11

Crow, James F. 1955-1967

Folder 2.12

C miscellaneous

Folder 2.13

Demerec, M. 1944-1959

Folder 2.14

Dobzhansky, Theodosius 1945-1969

Folder 2.15

D miscellaneous

Folder 2.16

E miscellaneous

Folder 2.17

F miscellaneous

 

Genetics

Folder 2.18

1934-1953

Folder 2.19

1954-1967

 

Genetics Society of America

Folder 2.20

General 1944-1968

Folder 2.21

Mendel Centennial Committee 1962-1965

Folder 2.22

Public Affairs pamphlet no. 165 1952

Folder 2.23

Genetics Society of Great Britain 1948-1969

Folder 2.24

Genetics Society of Japan 1956-1967

Folder 2.25

Goldschmidt, Richard 1949

Folder 2.26

Green, Mel 1956-1962

Folder 2.27

G miscellaneous

Box Box 3, Folder 3.1

Hinton, Claude 1950-1967

Folder 3.2

Hovanitz, William 1956-1957

Folder 3.3

H miscellaneous

Folder 3.4

International Conference on Replication and Recombination of Genetic Material, Canberra 1967

Folder 3.5

International Conference on Genetics, Montreal 1958

Folder 3.6

Invitations 1946-1965

Folder 3.7

Iris, misc. corrrespondence re 1947-1967

Folder 3.8

J miscellaneous

Folder 3.9

K miscellaneous

Folder 3.10

Lewis, Edward B. and Pamela 1945-1966

Folder 3.11

Lindsley, D. L. [undated]

Folder 3.12

L miscellaneous

Folder 3.13

Mendel, Gregor 1957; 1965; n.d.

Folder 3.14

Miscellaneous [unidentified]

 

Morgan, Thomas Hunt

Folder 3.15

Bibliography n.d.

 

Centennial symposium, Lexington 1966

Folder 3.16

Miscellaneous

Folder 3.17

Talks

Folder 3.18

Correspondence re T. H. Morgan 1945-1969

Folder 3.19

Genealogy 1956; undated

Folder 3.20

Memoirs, reminiscences, biographical 1945-1967; undated

Folder 3.21

Talks and memoirs by A. H. Sturtevant 1965-1970

Folder 3.22

Morgan, Thomas Hunt and Isabel 1934, n.d.

Folder 3.23

Muller, Hermann J. 1957-1966

Box Box 4, Folder 4.1

M miscellaneous

 

National Academy of Sciences

Folder 4.2

1930-1969

Folder 4.3

Kimber Award Committee 1955-1960

Folder 4.4

National Research Council: Conference for the Maintenance of Pure Genetic Strains 1940

Folder 4.5

National Science Foundation: research proposals and evaluations 1956-1969

Folder 4.6

Novitski, Edward and Esther 1945-1966

Folder 4.7

N miscellaneous

Folder 4.8

Oak Ridge National Laboratory 1953-1967

Folder 4.9

Office of Scientific Research and Development 1945

Folder 4.10

Owen, Ray D. 1944-1945

Folder 4.11

O miscellaneous

 

Patterson, J. T.

Folder 4.12

1938-1941

Folder 4.13

1942-1946

Folder 4.14

Penrose, L. S. 1959

Folder 4.15

Princeton University 1946-1964

 

Publications

Folder 4.16

A History of Genetics 1963-1967

Folder 4.17

An Introduction to Genetics (with George Beadle) 1938-1968

Folder 4.18

Misc. correspondence 1941-1969

Folder 4.19

P miscellaneous

 

Randolph, L. F.

Box Box 5, Folder 5.1

1944-1947

Folder 5.2

1949-1950

Folder 5.3

Recommendation, letters of 1944-1968

Folder 5.4

Remington, Charles 1957-1963

Folder 5.5

Reprint requests 1947-1966

Folder 5.6

Reviews of manuscripts 1939-1968

Folder 5.7

Rockefeller Foundation 1935-1945

Folder 5.8

Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory 1956-1965

Folder 5.9

Roe, Ann 1947-1965

Folder 5.10

Roman, Herschel 1961-1968

Folder 5.11

R miscellaneous

Folder 5.12

Schrader, Franz 1946-1962

Folder 5.13

Schultz, Jack 1966

Folder 5.14

Science magazine 1945-1961

Folder 5.15

Society of Color Blind American Geneticists (SOCBAG) 1967

Folder 5.16

Spencer, W. P. 1938-1944

Box Box 6, Folder 6.1

Spitzer, Ralph 1949

Folder 6.2

Stadtler, L. J. 1940-1949

Folder 6.3

Stalker, Harrison 1942-1962

Folder 6.4

Stern, Curt 1945-1968

Folder 6.5

Sugar Research Foundation 1944

Folder 6.6

S miscellaneous

Folder 6.7

Texas, University of 1961-1968

Folder 6.8

Tyler, David 1947

Folder 6.9

T miscellaneous

Folder 6.10

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): "Statement on Race" 1952

Folder 6.11

U miscellaneous

Folder 6.12

Washington, University of 1960-1962

Folder 6.13

Weiss, Paul 1945

Folder 6.14

Western Washington College of Education 1959

 

Wheeler, M. R.

Folder 6.15

1950-1951

Folder 6.16

1952-1953

Folder 6.17

1954-1964

Folder 6.18

Wirth, Willis W. 1952-1964

Folder 6.19

W miscellaneous

Folder 6.20

Y miscellaneous

Folder 6.21

Unsorted envelopes

 

SECTION II: PERSONAL

Box Box 7, Folder 7.1

Bibliography 1970; undated

Folder 7.2

Biographical notes [undated]

Folder 7.3

70th birthday congratulations 1961

Folder 7.4

Clippings, etc 1957; 1959; 1965; undated

Folder 7.5

Condolences 1970

 

Correspondence

Folder 7.6

Family letters 1908-1968

Folder 7.7

Misc. letters, cards 1966

 

Genealogy

Folder 7.8

"The Ancestry of Harriet Morse Sturtevant," compiled by A. H. Sturtevant 1955

 

Family letters

Folder 7.9

1849-1881

Folder 7.10

1893

Folder 7.11

1894 Jan-Jun

Folder 7.12

1894 Jul-Dec

Folder 7.13

1898; 1900

Folder 7.14

1903

Folder 7.15

1906-1907

Folder 7.16

1908-1909

Folder 7.17

1920

Folder 7.18

1948-1969

Folder 7.19

Notebook: "Genealogical Table of Alfred Henry Sturtevant Junior" ca. 1910

 

Booklets

Folder 7.20

The John Rogers Families in Plymouth and Vicinity 1895

 

The Rogers Family of Georgtown ca. 1895

Folder 7.21

Miscellaneous notes and tables

Folder 7.22-7.25

Tables 1-4

 

Honors

 

Honorary doctorates

Box Box 8, Folder 8.1

Princeton University 1947

Folder 8.2

Yale University 1951

Folder 8.3

University of Pennsylvania 1949

 

National Academy of Sciences

Folder 8.4

Carty Medal 1964-1965

Folder 8.5

Kimber Genetics Medal 1957

Folder 8.6-8.7

National Medal of Science 1968 [certificate in oversize file 15.1]

Folder 8.8

Interview: Garland Allen 1965

Folder 8.9

Memoir of A. H. Sturtevant by George Beadle 1970

Folder 8.10

Miscellaneous

Folder 8.11

Obituaries 1970

Folder 8.12

Official papers

Box Box 9, Folder 9.1

Photographs: misc.

 

Photograph albums

Folder 9.2

Presented on the occasion of the Sixth Drosophila Research Conference in Madison, Wisconsin 1964 Apr 1-3

Folder 9.3

William G. Kerckhoff Marine Laboratory, Corona del Mar ca. 1930

Folder 9.4

Woods Hole 1916-1919

Box Box 10, Folder 10.1

New York 1913-1920

Folder 10.2

Europe 1922

Folder 10.3

Biologists 1912-1920

 

SECTION III: RADIATION

 

Correspondence

Box Box 11, Folder 11.1

1954 Jun-Dec

Folder 11.2

1955 Jan-Feb

Folder 11.3

1955 Mar-Jul

Folder 11.4

1956-1961

Folder 11.5

Reprint requests 1954

Folder 11.6

Crank letters 1954-1955

 

National Academy of Sciences, Biological Effects of Atomic Radiation Study (BEAR)

 

Genetics Committee

 

Correspondence

Folder 11.7

1955 Dec-1956 Jan

Folder 11.8

1956 Feb

Folder 11.9

1956 Mar

Folder 11.10

1956 Apr

Folder 11.11

1956 May-Jun

Folder 11.12

1956 Jul-Aug

Folder 11.13

1956 Oct-Dec

Folder 11.14

1957

Folder 11.15

1958-1959

Folder 11.16

1960-1962

Box Box 12, Folder 12.1

Estimates of genetic damage 1955; undated

 

Minutes

Folder 12.2

1955-1956

Folder 12.3

1956 Feb 5-6

Folder 12.4

Miscellaneous

Folder 12.5

Report drafts 1956; undated

Folder 12.6

Summary reports 1956; 1960

 

Newspaper and magazine clippings

Folder 12.7

1954

Folder 12.8

1955

Folder 13.1-13.2

1956

Box Box 13, Folder 13.3

1957

 

Printed matter and reports

Folder 13.4

Demographic studies 1957-1958

Folder 13.5

Genetic effects 1955-1958; 1960

Folder 13.6

H-bomb test ban 1956

Folder 13.7

Medical issues 1955-1958

Folder 13.8

Miscellaneous

Folder 13.9

Protection against radiation 1955; 1959

Folder 13.10-13.11

Radiological data 1956-1957

Folder 13.12

Somatic effects: misc.

Folder 13.13

Somatic effects of Strontium 90 and leukemia 1957; undated

Folder 13.14

Speeches, statements, etc. 1955; 1959; undated

Box Box 14, Folder 14.1

United Nations: "Report of the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation" 1958

 

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

Folder 14.2

"Conference on Genetics Held at Argonne National Laboratory, November 19-20, 1954"

Folder 14.3

Releases 1955-1957

Folder 14.4

Reports 1947; 1959

 

U.S. Congress

 

Joint Committee on Atomic Energy

Folder 14.5

Hearings on fallout 1957

Folder 14.6

The Nature of Radioactive Fallout and Its Effects on Man, Part 11957 [publication]

Folder 14.7

Misc. publications 1955-1960

Box Box 15, Oversize [oversize]

Scrapbooks, photos, misc. items

 

Scrapbook: "McCallum Summer Fellows" 1951

 

Photo album: Campbell Plant Research Laboratory 1960

 

Honorary degree: Yale 1951

 

Publications

 

Iconographica Mendeliana 1965

 

Fortune 1932 Jul

 

The Princeton Herald 1947 Jun 20

 

SECTION IV: MANUSCRIPTS

Box Box 16, Folder 16.1

"Radium Experiment with 'Big Smooth Black' Fruit Flies" n.d. [early MS]

Folder 16.2

"Tables of Probable Errors of Mendelian Ratios" n.d. [early MS]

Folder 16.3

Misc. MS notes and data on Drosophila [includes 3x5 notecards] ca. 1910-1920s

Folder 16.4

MS notes on the mating habits of the Diptera ca. 1913-1915

Folder 16.5

"Greenhouse (9-770)" 1913-1915

Folder 16.6

Composition book: notes on thoroughbred horses ca. 1915

Folder 16.7

Field notes on horse color 1915

Folder 16.8

Misc. summary sheets ca. 1920s

Folder 16.9

Drosophilia research notes and drawings ca. 1920s

Folder 16.10

Notecards [undated, 3x5]

 

Dorsocentral crossing and selection experiments

 

"American thoroughbreds," data on pedigrees and coat colors

Box Box 17, Folder 17.1

Research on horse color and breeds 1930s

Folder 17.2

"An Hypothesis Concerning the Nature of Mammalian Tumors" ca. late 1930s

Folder 17.3

"An Introduction to Genetics," first draft ca. 1938

Folder 17.4

"Maintenance of a Drosophila Stock Center," by T. H. Morgan and A. H. Sturtevant ca. 1930s

Folder 17.5

"Genetic Data on Drosophila Affinis, with a Discussion of the Relationships in the Subgenus Sophophora" 1940

Folder 17.6

MS notes on Iris, General Genetics Program ca. 1940s

Folder 17.7

"Chromosome Groups of Higher Diptera, Excluding Drosophila" ca. 1940s

Folder 17.8

MS notes on reproductive physiology of Drosophila and Diptera ca. 1940s

Folder 17.9

Misc. summary sheets 1942-1943

Folder 17.10

"On the Language and History of Drosophila," a spoof by A. H. Sturtevant, S. Emerson, and J. Schultz for T. H. Morgan's 70th birthday 1940s

Folder 17.11

Misc. summary sheets on Drosophila ca. 1940-1945

Box Box 18, Folder 18.1

"Can Specific Mutations be Induced by Serological Methods?" 1944

Folder 18.2

Misc. stock sheets and notes on Drosophila 1944-1945

Folder 18.3

Misc. MS notes ca. 1940s-1950s

Folder 18.4

"Heredity" ca. 1945

 

Identification notes on fly collections (Wheeler)

Folder 18.5-18.6

1950s

Folder 18.7

1951-1955

Folder 18.8

1950s-1960s

Box Box 19, Folder 19.1-19.2

Misc. charts, data, etc. on Drosophila ca. 1930-1938

Folder 19.3

Notes and data sheets on "The Bristle Pattern in Drosophila and Higher Diptera" undated

Folder 19.4

Notes and data on "Drosophila, Diptera and Other Flies" ca. 1950-1958

Folder 19.5

Notes and data on "Effects of Salt on Wild-Type Strains of Drosophila Melanogaster" 1952

Folder 19.6

"Systematic Position of the Drosophilidae," rough draft including notes data, drawings, census records, correspondence 1937-1945; undated

Folder 19.7

Bristles: summary sheets and data 1962

Folder 19.8

Misc. notes and data sheets 1963

Folder 19.9

"Chromosome?" 1964 [unpublished]

Folder 19.10

"On the Fly Room" [published 1965]

Folder 19.11

"On the Choice of Material for Genetic Studies," talk at Columbia 1969 May 10

Box Box 20, Folder 20.1

Misc. data, notes, summary sheets ca. 1920s-1930s

Folder 20.2

"The Distribution of Bristles in Hybrids and in Certain Mutant Types," rough draft including notes and data 1930s

Folder 20.3

"Factors Influencing Viability of Super Females," rough draft including notes and data ca. late 1930s

Folder 20.4

"The Salivary Gland Chromosomes of Drosophila Robusta" ca. 1940s

Folder 20.5

Misc. notes and data on Drosophila varieties and rabbits ca. 1940s

Folder 20.6

Notes and data on Virilis and Robusta 1942

Folder 20.7

Notes on the Kansas University collection n.d.

Box Box 21, Folder 21.1

Bibliographies, notecards, misc. [undated]

Folder 21.2

Insect photographs 1960-1961

Folder 21.3

Labels for pinned insect collections

Folder 21.4

"Observations on Variations in Nature in Oenothera" n.d.

Folder 21.5

"The Comparative Genetics of the Species of Drosophila" n.d.

Folder 21.6

"A Lethal in Drosophila that is Perhaps a Deficiency" n.d.

Folder 21.7

"Studies on the Bristle Pattern of Drosophila and Higher Diptera" n.d.

Folder 21.8

"History of III Sequences in Pseudoobscura" n.d.

Folder 21.9

"Tongue Rolling," data and correspondence 1940

Folder 21.10

Articles for Encyclopedia Britannica: "Heredity" and "Genetics" [undated]

Folder 21.11

Notes and data for "The Homologies of the Chromosome Elements in the Genus Drosophila," by A. H. Sturtevant and E. Novitski [undated]

Folder 21.12-21.13

Notes on flies [undated]

Folder 21.14

Data for historical papers [undated]

Folder 21.15

Notes on taxonomy (kelp flies) [undated]

Folder 21.16

"A Fossil Periscelid (Diptera) from the Amber of Chiapos, Mexico" n.d.

Folder 21.17

Notes and data sheets on "The Bristle Pattern in Drosophila and Higher Diptera" [undated]

Folder 21.18

Flowers: newspaper and magazine clippings [undated]

Folder 21.19

"An Effect of Light on the Blooming of the Bearded Iris" n.d.

Folder 21.20

Chromosomes: drawings and notes [undated]

Folder 21.21

Summary sheets on the X-chromosomes and inversions [undated]

 

Manuscripts by others

 

Miranda notebooks by R. H. MacKnight

Box Box 22, Folder 22.1

No. 1 1936 Oct

Folder 22.2

No. 2 1937

Folder 22.3

No. 3 n.d.

Folder 22.4

"The Synapsis of the Sex Chromosomes of Drosophila Miranda in Relation to Their Directed Segregation," by R. H. MacKnight n.d.

Folder 22.5

"Walter S. Sutton and the Physical Basis of Mendelism," by Victor A. McHusick 1960

Folder 22.6

"Some Oddities in the Delayed Discovery of Mendelian Heredity," by Conway Zirkle 1963

Folder 22.7

"Vinegar Flies, T. H. Morgan, and the Mechanism of Mendelian Heredity," by Chandler Fulton 1967

Folder 22.8

"Concordance and Discordance of Taxonomic Characters in Drosophila Classification," by Lynn H. Throckmorton 1966 [includes correspondence and data]

Folder 22.9

"Selection and the Sex Ratio," by J. Crow? n.d.

Folder 22.10

Report on an experiment on Drosophila Melanogaster by F. N. Duncan n.d.

Folder 22.11

Reports on the Anaximandrian Society, and a paper presented, "Goethe and Biology," by Klaus Mampell 1943-1945

Folder 22.12

"Cytological Basis of 'Sex Ratio' in Drosophila Pseudoobscura," by E. Novitski, W. J. Peacock and J. Engel ca. 1965

Folder 22.13

"Suggested Literature for Students in Plant Genetics," by H. K. Hayes and C. R. Burnham n.d.

Folder 22.14

"How Much Negro Ancestry have the Florida Seminole?," by William C. Sturtevant 1952-1953 [includes correspondence and notes]

Box Box 23

Iris breeding notebooks 1949-1964 [15, unnumbered]

 

Iris 3x5 catalogue cards, sections 1-7

 

Iris of Oenothera seeds [envelopes found in desk drawer by W. Sturtevant, 1970 Apr 10]

Box Box 24, Folder 24.1-24.3

"History of Genetics," incomplete draft with notes [undated]

 

"History of Genetics"

Box Box 25, Folder 25.1-25.3

Notes and misc. [undated]

Folder 25.4

Handwritten draft, chapters 1-14

Folder 25.5

Draft and notes: all chapters

Folder 25.6

Bibliography n.d. [3x5 notecards]

 

SECTION V: LECTURE NOTES

Box Box 26, Folder 26.1

Biology I 1942

Folder 26.2

Biology II 1942; undated

Folder 26.3

Birmingham and Newcastle 1932-1933

Folder 26.4

Entomology 1943

Folder 26.5

Entomology, genetics, etc. 1950s

Folder 26.6

Entomology, various insects 1952

Folder 26.7

Genetics 1956; 1962

Folder 26.8

Geology lectures 1955

Folder 26.9

Graduate genetics 1937; 1939; 1941

Folder 26.10

Graduate genetics on trypanosomes 1939

Folder 26.11

Harvard lecture series 1940

Folder 26.12

Insects 1949

Folder 26.13

Lecture on T. H. Morgan n.d.

Folder 26.14

Miscellaneous 1936-1937; 1940-1942; 1950s; undated

Folder 26.15

Princeton 1963; University of California, Santa Cruz 1966

Folder 26.16

"Terminology of Alleles" n.d.

Folder 26.17

Tumors, cancer 1938

 

SECTION VI: LABORATORY DAYBOOKS, NOTEBOOKS

Box Box 27, Folder 27.1

Sexual selection, gametic coupling, Columbia 1911-1912

Folder 27.2

General notebook: coupling, curved sexual selection 1912

Folder 27.3

Cytology lab notebook 1912-1913

Folder 27.4

Woods Hole 1913

Folder 27.5

Iris notebook 1965-1968

Box Box 28

Miscellaneous untitled daybooks [6, unnumbered]

Box Box 29, Folder 29.1

Rapleta, no. 583-3180 1914-1917

Folder 29.2

Untitled notebook 1915-1918

Folder 29.3

"C II X," no. 2912-4298 1917

Folder 29.4

C III," no. 3190-4176 1917

Folder 29.5

D selection, F4 and later from Plus X Minus, Woods Hole 1917

Folder 29.6

Tube counts, no. 3189a-4681 1917 May-1918 Jan

 

Miscellaneous

Box Box 30, Folder 30.1

Nos. 1600-4394, 4400-4749 [undated]

Folder 30.2

Nos. 4751-4998, 5001-5199 1918

Folder 30.3

Nos. 5201-5398, 5400-5549 1918-1919

Box Box 31, Folder 31.1

Daybook: 522N-813A 1914-1915

Folder 31.2

II (not entered) 1915-1916

Folder 31.3

III, no. 820-2416 1915-1916; Summaries III 1915-1916

Folder 31.4

III G, no. 2568a-3170 1917

 

Miscellaneous

Folder 31.5

Nos. 7201-7400, 7401-7598 1919-1920

Folder 31.6

Nos. 7600-7797, 7800-7999 1919-1920

Folder 31.7

Nos. 8001-8200, 8201-8400 1920

Box Box 32, Folder 32.1

Nos. 5550-5799, 5800-5997 1919

Folder 32.2

Nos. 6000-6198, 6200-6398 1919

Folder 32.3

Nos. 6400-6596, 6600-6798 1919

Folder 32.4

Nos. 6800-6998, 7001-7200 1919

Folder 32.5

Notebooks [4]

 

Boston Museum of Natural History 1919

 

US National Museum; British Museum; Lund, Amsterdam 1920

 

Amsterdam; British Museum 1922

 

Cambridge, Boston; Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 1922

Box Box 33

Laboratory daybooks [53] 1920 Jan-1922 Nov

Box Box 34

Laboratory daybooks [28] 1922 Dec-1924 Jun

Box Box 35

Laboratory daybooks [33] 1924 May-1926 Apr

Box Box 36

Laboratory daybooks [27] 1926 Mar-1928 Aug

Box Box 37

Laboratory daybooks [33] 1928 Jul-1931 Aug

Box Box 38

Laboratory daybooks [34] 1929 May-1935 Feb

Box Box 39

Laboratory daybooks [39] 1931 Jul-1934 Dec

Box Box 40

Misc. daybooks [13] 1926-1935

Box Box 41

Laboratory daybooks [16] 1934 Jan-1938 Oct

Box Box 42

Laboratory daybooks on Pseudoobscura and Affinis [17] 1938-1939

Box Box 43

Laboratory daybooks [26] 1934-1944

Box Box 44

Laboratory daybooks [15] 1944-1949

 

SECTION VII: BOOKS

Box Box 45

An Introduction to Genetics, by A. H. Sturtevant and George Beadle, 1939

 

Sex-Linked Inheritance in Drosophila, by T. H. Morgan and C. B. Bridges, 1916

 

The Genetics of Drosophila, by T. H. Morgan, C. B. Bridges, and A. H. Sturtevant, 1925

 

A History of Genetics, by A. H. Sturtevant, 1965

 

The American Naturalist, July 1899

 

Synopses of the Nearctic Ephydridae, by A. H. Sturtevant and M. R. Wheeler, Separatum from the Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 1954

 

The North American Species of Drosophila, by A. H. Sturtevant, 1921 [2 copies]

 

The Mutants of Drosophila Melanogaster, by C. B. Bridges and Katherine Brehme, 1944

 

Outposts of Science, by Bernard Jaffe, 1965 [with inscription]

 

SECTION VIII: MISCELLANEOUS

 

Drawings [undated]

Box Box 46, Folder 46.1

Various types of Drosophila

Folder 46.2

Oenothera

Folder 46.3

Drosophila: ovipositor plates

Folder 46.4

Drosophila [for publications]

 

Drawings by Edith M. Wallace

Box Box 47, Folder 47.1

Drosophila 1925; 1930; 1933; 1937; undated

Folder 47.2

Misc. notes and drawings 1926; 1932; undated

Folder 47.3

Drosophila [for T. H. Morgan] 1919-1922; 1924

Folder 47.4

Misc. notes [undated]

Folder 47.5

Drosophila wing 1933

Folder 47.6

Drosophila parts 1931-1932

Folder 47.7

Verbena flowers 1923-1927

Folder 47.8

Misc. book reviews 1951; 1963; 1966; n.d.

Folder 47.9

Brochures: Smithsonian Conference Center, The Gardens of Hillwood

Folder 47.10

Magazines: Collecting and Breeding 1970; The Heredity1970 [both in Japanese]

Box Box 48

Last set of working implements and slide rule

 

SECTION IX: REPRINTS (1910-1965)

Box Box 49, Folder 49.1

A. H. Sturtevant reprints 1910-1916

 

"On the Inheritance of Color in the American Harness Horse" 1910

 

"Another Sex-Limited Character in Fowls" 1911

 

"A Critical Examination of Recent Studies on Colour Inheritance in Horses" 1912

 

"An Experiment Dealing with Sex-Linkage in Fowls" 1912

 

"Is There Association between the Yellow and Agouti Factors in Mice?" 1912

 

"Federley's Breeding Experiments with the Moth Pygaera" 1912

 

"The Himalayan Rabbit Case, with Some Considerations on Multiple Allelomorphs" 1913

 

"A Third Group of Linked Genes in Drosophila Ampelophila" 1913

 

"The Reduplication Hypothesis as Applied to Drosophila" 1914

 

"Linkage in the Silkworm Moth" 1914

 

"The Behavior of the Chromosomes as Studied through Linkage" 1914

 

"Castle and Wright on Crossing Over in Rats" 1915

 

"A Sex-Linked Character in Drosophila Repleta" 1915

 

"No Crossing Over in the Female of the Silkworm Moth" 1915

 

"Notes on North American Drosophilidae with Descriptions of Twenty-Three New Species" 1916

Folder 49.2

A. H. Sturtevant reprints 1917-1921

 

"Crossing Over without Chiasmatype?" 1917

 

"Acalypterae (Diptera) Collected in Mobile County, Alabama" 1918

 

"Genetic Factors Affecting the Strength of Linkage in Drosophila" 1917

 

"A Parallel Mutation in Drosophila Funebris" 1918

 

"An Analysis of the Effects of Selection" 1918

 

"Flies of the Genus Drosophila as Possible Disease Carriers" 1918

 

"A Synopsis of the Nearctic Species of the Genus Drosophila (Sensu Lato)" 1918

 

"A New Species Closely Resembling Drosophila Melanogaster" 1919

 

"The Dipterous Genus Zygothrica of Wiedemann" 1920

 

"Genetic Studies on Drosophila Simulans. I. Introduction. Hybrids with Drosophila Melanogaster" 1920

 

"The Vermilion Gene and Gynandromorphism" 1920

 

"Intersexes in Drosophila Simulans" 1920

 

"Genetic Studies on Drosophila Simulans. II. Sex-Linked Group of Genes" 1921 [2 copies]

 

"Genetic Studies on Drosophila Simulans. III. Autosomal Genes. General Discussion" 1921

Folder 49.3

A. H. Sturtevant reprints 1921-1934

 

"Linkage Variation and Chromosome Maps" 1921

 

"A Case of Rearrangement of Genes in Drosophila" 1921

 

"The Probable Occurrence of Parthenogenesis in Ochthiphila Polystigma. (Diptera)" 1923

 

"New Species and Notes on Synonymy and Distribution of Muscidae Acalypteratae (Diptera)" 1923

 

"Inheritance of Direction of Coiling in Limnaea" 1923 [2 copies]

 

"An Interpretation of Orthogenesis" 1924

 

"Notes on the Ant Fauna of Oak Galls in the Woods Hole Region" 1925

 

"Renner's Studies on the Genetics of Oenothera" 1926

 

"The Seminal Receptacles and Accessory Glands of the Diptera with Special Reference to the Acalypterae" 1926

 

"A Crossover Reducer in Drosophila Melanogaster Due to Inversion of a Section of the Third Chromosome" 1926

 

"The Social Parasitism of the Ant Harpagoxenus American" 1927

 

"Philippine and Other Oriental Drosophilidae" 1927

 

"The Effects of the Bar Gene of Drosophila in Mosaic Eyes" 1927

 

"A Further Study of the So-Called Mutation at the Bar Locus of Drosophila" 1928

 

"The Genetics of Drosophila Simulans" 1929

 

"A Peculiar Sex-Ratio in Drosophila Obscura," The Collecting Net 1930

 

"Generic and Cytological Studies on Oenothera. I. Nobska, Oakesiana, Ostreae, Shulliana, and the Inheritance of Old-Gold Flower Color" 1931

 

"Ants Collected on Cape Cod, Massachusetts," Psyche1931

 

"The Use of Mosaics in the Study of the Developmental Effect of Genes" 1932

 

"Preferential Segregation of the Fourth Chromosomes in Drosophila Melanogaster" 1934

Folder 49.4

A. H. Sturtevant reprints 1936-1969

 

"Problèmes Gènètiques" 1936 [in French]

 

"Preferential Segregation in Triplo-IV Females of Drosophila Melanogaster" 1936

 

"An Effect of the Y-Chromosome on the Sex-Ratio of Interracial Hybrids of Drosophila Pseudoobscura" 1937

 

"Autosomal Lethals in Wild Populations of Drosophila Pseudoobscura" 1937

 

"Essays on Evolution I. On the Effects of Selection on Mutation Rate" 1937

 

"Essays on Evolution II. On the Effects of Selection on Social Insects" 1938

 

"Essays on Evolution III. On the Origin of Interspecific Sterility" 1938

 

"On the Subdivision of the Genus Drosophila" 1939

 

"High Mutation Frequency Induced by Hybridization" 1939

 

"Genetic Data on Drosophila Affinis, with a Discussion of the Relationships in the Subgenus Sophophora" 1940 [2 copies]

 

"A New Inherited Character in Man" 1940

 

"Physiological Aspects of Genetics" 1941

 

"The Classification of the Genus Drosophila, with Descriptions of Nine New Species," The University of Texas Publication1942

 

"Can Specific Mutations be Induced by Serological Methods?" 1944

 

"Drosophila Pseudoobscura" 1944

 

"A Gene in Drosophila Melanogaster that Transforms Females into Males" 1945

 

"On the Dot Chromosomes of Drosophila Repleta and D. Hydei" 1946

 

"Intersexes Dependent on a Maternal Effect in Hybrids between Drosphila Repleta and D. Neorepleta" 1946

 

"White-eyed Mutants of Diptera," Nature 1947

 

"The Evolution and Function of Genes" 1949 [2 copies]

 

"The Bearded Minute Combination and Sex-Determination in Drosophila" 1949

 

"Genes, Environment and the Individual," Eugenical News1950

 

"A Map of the Fourth Chromosome of Drosophila Melanogaster, Based in Crossing Over in Triploid Females" 1951

 

"The Relation of Genes and Chromosomes" 1951

 

"Nearctic Flies of the Family Periscelidae (Diptera) and Certain Anthomyzidae Referred to the Family" 1954

 

"Social Implications of the Genetics of Man" 1954

 

"Evaluation of Recombination Theory" 1955

 

"The Genetic Effects of High Energy Irradiation of Human Populations" 1955 [3 copies]

 

"A Highly Specific Complementary Lethal System in Drosophila Melanogaster" 1956

 

"A Fossil Periscelid (Diptera) from the Amber of Chiapas, Mexico" 1963

 

"The Fly Room" 1965 [3 copies]

 

"The Early Mendelians" 1965

 

"Mendel and the Gene Theory" 1967

 

"Studies on the Bristle Pattern of Drosophila" 1969

Folder 49.5

Reprints with others

 

"A New Gene in the Second Chromosome of Drosophila and Some Considerations of Differential Viability," by C. B. Bridges and A. H. Sturtevant 1914

 

"The Spatial Relations of Genes," by C. B. Bridges, T. H. Morgan, and A. H. Sturtevant 1919

 

"A Semi-Lethal in Drosophila Funebris that Causes an Excess of Males," by O. L. Mohr and A. H. Sturtevant 1919

 

"The Evidence for the Linear Order of the Genes," by C. B. Bridges, T. H. Morgan, and A. H. Sturtevant 1920

 

"Laboratory Directions for an Elementary Course in Genetics," by C. B. Bridges, T. H. Morgan, H. J. Muller, and A. H. Sturtevant 1923

 

"A Note on the Theory of Sex Determination," by F. Schrader and A. H. Sturtevant 1923

 

"The Constitution of the Germ-Material in Relation to Heredity," by C. B. Bridges, T. H. Morgan, and A. H. Sturtevant 1924; 1925-1926; 1926-1927 [3 reprints]

 

"Sequence of Corresponding Third-Chromosome Genes in Drosophila Melanogaster and D. Simulans," by C. R. Plunkett and A. H. Sturtevant 1926

 

"The Constitution of the Germinal Material in Relation to Heredity," by C. B. Bridges, T. H. Morgan, A. H. Sturtevant 1929

 

"Reciprocal Translocations in Drosophila and Their Bearing on Oenothera Cytology and Genetics," by T. Dobzhansky and A. H. Sturtevant 1930

 

"Generic and Cytological Studies on Oenothera. III. The Translocation Interpretation," by Sterling Emerson and A. H. Sturtevant 1931

 

"The Inadequacy of the Sub-Gene Hypothesis of the Nature of the Scute Allelomorphs of Drosophila," by Jack Schultz and A. H. Sturtevant 1931

 

"The Linkage Relations of Certain Genes in Oenothera," by Sterling Emerson and A. H. Sturtevant 1932

 

"X Chromosome Inversions and Meiosis in Drosophila Melanogaster," by G. W. Beadle and A. H. Sturtevant 1935

 

"The Relations of Inversions in the X Chromosome of Drosophila Melanogaster to Crossing Over and Disjunction," by G. W. Beadle and A. H. Sturtevant 1936

 

"Observations on the Species Related to Drosophila Affinis, with Descriptions of Seven New Forms," by T. Dobzhansky and A. H. Sturtevant 1936

 

"Geographical Distribution and Cytology of 'Sex Ratio' in Drosophila Pseudoobscura and Related Species," by T. Dobzhansky and A. H. Sturtevant 1936

 

"Inversions in the Third Chromosome of Wild Races of Drosophila Pseudoobscura, and Their Use in the Study of the History of the Species," by T. Dobzhansky and A. H. Sturtevant 1936

 

"The Comparative Genetics of Drosophila Pseudoobscura and D. Melanogaster," by C. C. Tan and A. H. Sturtevant 1937

 

"Inversions in the Chromosomes of Drosophila Pseudoobscura," by T. Dobzhansky and A. H. Sturtevant 1938

 

"The Interrelations of Inversions, Heterosis and Recombination," by K. Mather and A. H. Sturtevant 1938

 

"Sterility in Crosses of Geographical Races of Drosophila Micromelanica," by E. Novitski and A. H. Sturtevant 1941

 

"The Homologies of the Chromosome Elements in the Genus Drosophila," by E. Novitski and A. H. Sturtevant 1941

 

"Maintenance of a Drosophila Stock Center, in Connection with Investigations on the Constitution of the Germinal Material in Relation to Heredity," by T. H. Morgan and A. H. Sturtevant 1944

 

"Iris Genetics," by L. F. Randolph and A. H. Sturtevant 1945

 

"Synopses of Nearctic Ephydridae," by M. R. Wheeler and A. H. Sturtevant 1954

Folder 49.6

Reprints by others

 

"Fauna of Penikese Island," edited by R. E. Coker 1923

 

"Edgar Howard Sturtevant," by E. A. Hahn 1952

 

"Fifty Years of Drosophila," by C. D. Darlington 1963

Folder 49.7

List of publications of A. H. Sturtevant, n. d.