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Guide to the Wendell M. Stanley papers, 1926-1972
BANC MSS 78/18 c  
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Papers document the career and activities of Wendell M. Stanley through correspondence; his writings including research notes, speeches, and draft articles; and papers submitted by his colleagues at the UC Berkeley Virus Laboratory. Other materials include news clippings about Stanley, and congratulatory letters and telegrams for his 1946 Nobel Prize. Topics relating to his non-research activities, such as participation in committees, boards, symposia and administration of the Virus Laboratory, are also present. Of the UC Berkeley committees, of particular interest are materials relating to his tenure on the Committee on Academic Freedom (which met during the "Loyalty Oath" controversy of 1949-1951), and on the Committee on Education in the Health Sciences.
Wendell Meredith Stanley was born in Ridgeville, Indiana on August 16, 1904. His parents, James G. and Claire (Plessinger) Stanley, published two local newspapers, the Ridgeville News and the Union City Eagle. When his father died in 1920, the Stanleys moved to Richmond, Indiana where Wendell graduated from Richmond High School in 1922. He attended Earlham College, where an ancestor had donated ground for the college with the provison that all bearing the Stanley name should be given special consideration.
Number of containers:22 cartons Linear feet: 27.5
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