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Leslie Orgel Papers
MSS 0176  
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Papers of Leslie Orgel, chemist, molecular biologist and Senior Fellow and Research Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where he directs the Chemical Evolution Laboratory. Orgel's research interests include nucleic acid chemistry, molecular evolution, prebiotic chemistry, and problems related to the origin of life. The bulk of the papers dates from 1964 to 1991 and includes correspondence, journal articles, conference and meeting material, contracts and grants, subject files, Salk Institute administrative files, and referee reports. The papers are arranged in eight series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) CONTRACTS, GRANTS AND PROPOSALS, 5) CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS, 6) SUBJECT FILES, 7) SALK INSTITUTE, and 8) REFEREE REPORTS.
Leslie Eleazer Orgel was born in London, England, on January 12, 1927. He received his B.A. in chemistry with first class honors from Oxford university in 1949. In 1950 he was elected a Fellow of Magdalen College and in 1951 was awarded his Ph.D in chemistry at Oxford.
16.40 linear feet (39 archives boxes and 1 oversize file folder)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Referee reports in boxes 37, 38, and 39 are restricted until the death of Leslie Orgel.