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Marguerite Vogt Collection
MSS 0688  
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Collection of Marguerite Vogt, prominent molecular biologist and virologist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. She is noted for her research in the development of a polio vaccine and studies linked to the genetic nature of cancer. Her collection contains professional correspondence with such notable scientists as David Baltimore, Karl Habel, Georg Melchers, and Howard Martin Temin, in addition to personal correspondence with friends. Also included are scrapbooks containing photographs of the Vogt family, friends, and colleagues from 1925 to 1937, while Marguerite Vogt still resided in Germany. Additionally, the collection contains audiorecordings from interviews done in 1996-1997 with Marguerite Vogt, Martin Haas, and Marthe Vogt by Igor Klatzo for the book authored by Klatzo, CECILE AND OSKAR VOGT: THE FOUNDERS OF NEUROSCIENCE. The files also include a partial typescript for Klatzo's manuscript.
Marguerite Maria Vogt was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1913, the second of two daughters to Oskar Vogt and Cécile Vogt-Mugnier. Her parents were neurologists at the Kaiser Wilhelm/Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Berlin. Her father, Oskar, also a neuroanatomist, was summoned to Moscow to examine Lenin's brain in 1925. Both daughters were directed by their parents into science at an early age. In the early 1930s, Marguerite's older sister, Marthe, was a neuropharmacologist, with a MD from University of Berlin and an additional doctorate in chemistry. In the 1930s with the rise of the Third Reich, Marthe eventually relocated to Britain to work at the National Institute for Medical Research.
3.80 linear feet (6 archives boxes, 1 card file box, and 5 oversize folders)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
The audiorecordings located in Box 7 are restricted. Users must request a listening copy to be produced.