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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Leslie Clarence Dunn
RLIN number: NXCP87-A86
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Training in the biological sciences in the United States from 1905; history of genetics in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and Russia ; developmental genetics, interdisciplinary symposia, "Growth Symposia"; influence of genetics on pathological and biochemical researches; impressions of Soviet science and scientists: trip to Russia, 1927, Genetics Congress meeting at Columbia, 1932; plant breeding in Russia ; demise of Gorki Institute of Medico-Genetics and of some Soviet scientists during 1938 crisis; Lysenko school versus the Mendelist-Morganist-Weissmanist school; American-Soviet Science Society; scientific debates in Russia, 1936, 1938-39, 1948. The Jackson Laboratory; experimental studies of wild mice; cytogenetics; population genetics and evolution; work in population genetics in Sweden; Institute for the Study of Human Variation; genetics studies in Japan; bacterial genetics; Nevis Biological Station; radiation and genetics,; scientists and government; Columbia's Department of Zoology; chronological summary of developments in genetics. Impressions of William Castle, Thomas H. Morgan, William Bateson, Richard Goldschmidt, Alexander Serebrovskii, Nikolai Vavilov, Theodosius Dobzhansky, H.J. Muller, Trofim Lysenko, and others.
Extent: Transcript: 1,086 leaves, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1980. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part IV, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1960 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Dunn, Leslie Clarence, 1893-1974
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1893
Speaker occupation: Geneticist
Age at speaking: 67
Document date: 1960
Interviewer: Benison, Saul
Topics discussed - Other terms: Columbia University; Dunn, Leslie Clarence, 1893-1974; Genetic research; Geneticists; Genetics; Human genetics; Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, Me); Plant genetics; Population genetics; Science and state--Soviet Union
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018645-14088