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1990 Addition, 1943-1979 (continued)
BOX R 486-487 Photographs and Slides
Photographs, slides, and transparencies. Broken glass slides are restricted.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material.
BOX R 486 Broken glass slides (Restricted) See Container 487, Slides
BOX 487 Photographs
(2 folders)
BOX 487 Slides (photocopies of broken glass slides in container R 486)
BOX OV 5-OV 14 Transparencies See containers OV 5-OV 14, same heading
BOX 488-491 Miscellany
Awards and certificates, clippings, physiology notes, telephone logs, printed matter, and other miscellaneous items.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material.
BOX 488 Awards and certificates
BOX 488 Clippings
BOX 489 Clippings
BOX 490 Clippings
BOX 490 Physiology, notes
BOX 490 Telephone logs and lists
BOX 490 World War II service material, 1942
BOX 491 Clippings and printed matter
(5 folders)
BOX OV 1-14 Oversize for 1990 Addition
Computer printouts and demographic data from Commoner's research file and a set of transparencies from the photographs and slides file.
Arranged and described according to the series, containers, and folders from which the items were separated.
BOX OV 1-OV 4 Research file
BOX OV 1-3 Computer printouts, 1961, undated
BOX OV 4 Demography (Container 474, same heading)
BOX OV 5-OV 14 Photographs and Slides
BOX OV 5-OV 14 Transparencies (Container 487, same heading)
BOX 492-528 2019 Addition, 1936-2009
The 2019 Addition contains material received in 2011 and 2014. This addition is arranged into four subseries and oversize. Material from organizations represented in the Organizations File of the original collection is placed in the Subject File.
Arranged alphabetically into four subseries and oversize: Clippings File, Research File, Speeches and Writings and Subject File.
BOX 492-495 Clippings File, 1951-2000
Newspaper and magazine clippings about Commoner from a wide array of publications. Clippings were removed from binders, kept in original order, and generally photocopied for preservation.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 492 1951-1969
(8 folders)
BOX 493 1970-1975
(7 folders)
BOX 494 1976-1979
(9 folders)
BOX 495 1980-2000
(4 folders)
BOX 495-497 Research File, 1936-1978
Notebooks, notes, and drafts of scientific research projects and studies by Commoner.
Arranged alphabetically by name of research topic or type of material.
BOX 495 Bibliography and abstracts notebook, circa 1958
BOX 495 "Chemical Identification, Distribution Kinetics and Metabolism in vivo of a New Mutagen Detected in Beef Extract and in Cooked Beef," proposal, 1978
BOX 495 "Free Nucleotides in Bird Erythrocytes," notebook, 1966-1967
BOX 495 "Free Radicals I," notebook, 1952-1957
BOX 496 "Free Radicals II," notebook, 1959
BOX 496 "Mechanisms of Chemical Carcinogenesis," final report, circa 1976
BOX 496 "Metabolism and DNA Project, progress report," 1969
BOX 496 Nitrogen cycle project, 1969
BOX 496 Notes and drafts
BOX 496 Inheritance, circa 1965
(2 folders)
BOX 496 Miscellaneous, undated
BOX 496 Viruses, circa 1966
BOX 496 "Physical Mechanisms of Biological Electron Transport: Progress Report,"
BOX 496 1959
BOX 497 1963
BOX 497 "Physical Mechanisms of Biological Electron Transport: Progress Report," 1963
BOX 497 "Respiration" notebook, 1936-1937
BOX 497 Unlabeled notebooks, 1947, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 497 "Warburg Apparatus Data" notebook, circa 1959
BOX 497-514 Speeches and Writings, 1942-2009
The Speeches and Writings subseries includes book drafts, a chronological file of published articles, speeches, testimonies, and related material. The chronological file reveals Commoner's shifting interests over time and includes a mix of writings on scientific research, public policy, and political issues. The book drafts and reviews of Commoner's books include Air Pollution, Making Peace with the Planet, and The Poverty of Power. The speaking engagements file contains correspondence, publicity, itineraries, travel arrangements, and sometimes speech texts or notes and is chronologically arranged. The speech, conference papers, and testimonies file is also arranged chronologically but only contains the written texts.
Material types include drafts and published writings, speech texts, related correspondence and printed matter, itineraries, and travel material.
Arranged alphabetically by type of writing and chronologically therein; the book file is arranged alphabetically.
BOX 497 Articles
BOX 497 1942, "The Mechanism of Auxin Action"
BOX 497 1943, "The Mechanism of Auxin Action. The Effect of Auxin on Water Absorbtion by Potato Tuber Tissue"
BOX 497 1947, "The Beginning of Life"
BOX 497 1958, "The Fallout Problem" and "The Hazard of Fallout"
BOX 497 1962, "The Scientist and Political Power--Some Brief Comments"
BOX 498 1963
BOX 498 "Government Research Grants: Effect of the New Proceedures on the Individual Investigator"
BOX 498 "Is Science Getting Out of Hand?"
BOX 498 "The Roles of Deoxyribonucleic Acid in Inheritance"
BOX 498 "Science and the Race Problem"
BOX 498 "Scientific Statesmanship"
BOX 498 1964
BOX 498 "Biology Today"
BOX 498 "Civil Defense: The Citizen's Choice"
BOX 498 "DNA and the Chemistry of Inheritance"
BOX 498 "Fallout and Water Pollution--Parallel Cases"
BOX 498 "Rapid Biosynthetic Incorporation of C14--Labeled Amino Acids into Tobacco Mosaic Virus"
BOX 498 "The Responsibility of Science to Man"
BOX 498 "What is the Harm of Nuclear Testing to Human Inheritance?"
BOX 498 1965
BOX 498 "Biochemical, Biological, and Atmospheric Evolution"
BOX 498 "Changes in Electron Spin Resonance Signals of Rat Liver during Chemical Carcinogenesis"
BOX 498 "Conservation of the Water Resource: The Responsibility of the Scientist"
BOX 498 "Effects of Isotopic Substitution on Electron Spin Resonance Signals in Photosynthetic Organisms"
BOX 498 "Free Radicals in Functional Biochemical and Biological Systems are Studied by ESR Spectroscopy"
BOX 498 "The Integrity of Science"
BOX 498 "Is DNA the Secret of Life?"
BOX 498 "The Molecular Origins of Biochemical and Biological Specificity"
BOX 498 1966
BOX 498 "By Using Nature as a Lab"
BOX 498 "The Elusive Code of Life: Is DNA Really the Master Key to Heredity?"
BOX 498 "Feasibility of Biological Recovery from Nuclear Attack"
BOX 498 "Is Biology a Molecular Science?"
BOX 498 1967
BOX 498 "The Biosynthesis of Tobacco Mosaic Virus RNA: Relationships to the Biosynthesis of Virus-Specific Ribonuclease-Resistant RNA"
BOX 498 "Discussion"
BOX 498 "Duty of Science in the Ecological Crisis"
BOX 498 "The Eroding Integrity of Science"
BOX 498 "Is Science Getting Out of Hand?"
BOX 498 "The Killing of a Great Lake"
BOX 498 "A Landmark in National Concern"
BOX 498 "Letter to the Editor concerning Chemistry and DNA"
BOX 498 "Needed: A Continuing Partnership of Scientists and Citizens"
BOX 498 "Rod Length in Protein-Stripped Tobacco Mosaic Virus"
BOX 498 "Science and Moral Responsibility"
BOX 499 "A Scientist Views Pollution"
BOX 499 "A Turning Point in the Human Habitation of the Earth"
BOX 499 1968
BOX 499 "The Apollo Program--A Tragic Absurdity"
BOX 499 "The Balance of Nature"
BOX 499 Center magazine
BOX 499 "The Dual Crisis in Science and Society"
BOX 499 "Electron Spin Resonance of Iron-Nitric Oxide Complexes with Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins"
BOX 499 "Environmental Health--A New Challenge to University Education and Research"
BOX 499 "Environmental Pollution"
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