The records of the Biology Division from 1936 to 1984 contain documents relating to the
development of one of the most prestigious and productive biology programs in America.
Since its founding by Thomas Hunt Morgan in 1928, the Biology Division has been dedicated
to Morgan's vision of a program focused on the discovery of the fundamental principles of
life. The seeds planted by Morgan have born fruit in a wide diversity of research
programs, and have been crowned by the receipt of four Nobel prizes by faculty of the
department: George Beadle in 1958, Max Delbrück in 1969, Roger W. Sperry in 1981,
and Edward B. Lewis in 1995.
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