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Smith (Jane S.) Collection on Jonas Salk
MSS 0810  
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Description
Author and historian Jane S. Smith's materials relating to Jonas Salk and the National Foundation/March of Dimes, collected while researching her book Patenting the Sun: Polio and the Salk Vaccine (1990). The collection includes ephemera, interview transcripts, and sound recordings.
Background
Jane S. Smith writes about the intersection of science, natural history, and popular culture. Her books have covered topics from the pioneering career of tastemaker Elsie de Wolfe to the development of the first polio vaccine, the long history of domesticated chickens, and the influential career of plant inventor Luther Burbank. (From Smith's website, cited in March 2019: http://www.janessmith.com/works.htm)
Extent
2 Linear feet (2 archives boxes, 4 card file boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Original sound recording formats are restricted. Users may inquire about use copies prior to their visit.