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.
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
2 Linear feet
(2 archives boxes, 4 card file boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Original sound recording formats are restricted. Users may inquire about use copies prior to their visit.