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BOX 1-13 Personal File, 1947-1976
The Personal File is primarily comprised of a general correspondence file and telephone logs along with other material documenting Commoner’s activities and appointments. The telephone logs include notes about the content of conversations or messages. The general correspondence is the bulk of the series. For Commoner's professional correspondence, consult the Correspondence series.
Material types include correspondence, telephone logs, agendas, appointment books, diaries, itineraries, and notebooks.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material and chronologically therein.
BOX 13 Agendas and itineraries, 1973-1976
(6 folders)
BOX 13 Appointment book, 1965-1968
BOX 1 Diaries and notebooks, 1946-1949, 1965-1968, undated
BOX 1 General correspondence
BOX 1 1947-1952
(8 folders)
BOX 2 1953-1955
(6 folders)
BOX 3 1956-1960
(6 folders)
BOX 4 1961-1962
(4 folders)
BOX 5 1972
(5 folders)
BOX 6 1973
(5 folders)
BOX 7 1974
(6 folders)
BOX 8 1975-1976
(9 folders)
BOX 9 Incoming calls with summaries
BOX 9 1972
(4 folders)
BOX 10 1973-1974
(8 folders)
BOX 11 1975-1976
(8 folders)
BOX 12 Outgoing calls with notes, 1972-1973
(6 folders)
BOX 14-179 Speeches and Writings File, 1959-1976
The Speeches and Writings File includes drafts and published copies of his scientific writings, drafts and reviews of his books intended for the general public, items documenting speaking engagements in the chronological file, and related correspondence and production material for publication projects. The book file includes drafts for his bestselling books The Closing Circle (1971), Making Peace with the Planet (1990), The Poverty of Power (1976), and Science and Survival (1966). The files for his scientific articles include research notes, draft writings, and published copies. Both the 1990 Addition and the 2019 Addition have a Speeches and Writings subseries containing related material.
Material types include draft writings, published articles, book reviews, correspondence, production material, and reports.
Arranged alphabetically by type of writing or material into the following categories: Article file, Book file, Chronological file of articles and speaking engagements, Drafts file (chronological), Drafts file (by topic or title), Invitations declined or cancelled, Manuscripts reviewed, Newsletters and journals, and Reports.
Article file
Articles
BOX 65 "The Absence of an Electron Spin Resonance in a Complex of FMN Tryptophan," undated
BOX 65 Abstracts, 1953-1958, undated
BOX 65 Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics journal, manuscripts submitted, 1951-1952
BOX 65 "Auxiliary Infectious Nucleoprotein from Plants Infected with Tobacco Mosaic Virus," 1954
BOX 65 "The Biochemical Basis of Tobacco Mosaic Virus Inectivity," 1958
BOX 65 "The Biochemistry of the Synthesis and Biological Activity of Tobacco Mosaic Virus," 1958-1959
BOX 65 "Biological Activity of Free Radicals," 1957
BOX 65 "The Biological Activity of Tobacco Mosaic Virus Components," 1957-1959
BOX 65 "Biology Today," 1964
BOX 65 "Clinical Application of Electron Spin Resonance," 1962-1963
BOX 66 "Comments on the Apllication of the Electron Spin Resonance Technique in Biology," 1963-1964
BOX 66 "The Desoxyribonucleoprotein of Tobacco Leaf and its Relation with Tobacco Mosaic Virus Infection," undated
BOX 66 "DNA and the Chemistry of Inheritance," 1964-1965
BOX 66 "DNA and the Molecular Basis of Self-Duplication," 1964
BOX 66 "The Effect of Tobacco Mosaic Virus Biosynthesis on the Nucleic Acid Content of Tobacco Leaf," 1955
BOX 66 "An Electron Spin Resonance Analysis of the Mechanism of SDH Activity," 1961
BOX 66 "Electron Spin Resonance Spectrometry in the Differential Diagnosis of Jaundice," 1964
BOX 67 "Electron Spin Resonance Studies of Biochemical and Biological Systems," 1961-1962
BOX 67 "Electron Spin Resonance Studies of Free Radical Intermediates in Oxidation-Reduction Enzyme Systems," 1959-1962
BOX 67 "Electron Spin Resonance Studies of Photosynthetic Systems," 1960
BOX 164 "Environmental Health: A New Challenge to University Education and Research," 1967
BOX 67 "Equations for the Incorporation of Radioactivity," Townsend, 1962
BOX 67 "EST Studies on Azotobacter Cultures," 1960
BOX 67 "Estimates of Radiation Dose from SR90 due to Fallout," 1959
BOX 67 "The Fallout Problem," 1958
BOX 67 "Fast Kinetics of Unpaired Electrons in Photosynthetic Systems," 1963
BOX 67 "The Formation of Infectious Nucleoprotein From Tobacco Mosaic Virus Protein and Tobacco Leaf DNA," 1956-1957
BOX 67 "Free Radicals in Biological Materials," undated
BOX 67 Free Radicals in Biological Systems, book review, 1961-1962
BOX 67 "Free Radicals in Biology," 1961
BOX 68 "Free Radicals in Heart Muscle Mitochondrial Particles," 1960, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 68 "Free Radicals in Surviving Tissues," 1961
BOX 68 Gene paper correspondence, 1962-1964
BOX 68 "Government Research Grants: Effect of the New Procedures," 1963
BOX 164 "The Hazard of Fallout," 1958
BOX 68 "Heterogeneity of the Products of Tobacco Mosaic Virus Biosynthesis," 1962
BOX 164 "If by Land, Sea and Air," 1970
BOX 68 "In Defense of Biology," 1961-1964
(2 folders)
BOX 68 "Is DNA a Self-duplicating Molecule?" 1961-1962
BOX 69 "Is DNA the Secret of Life?" 1964-1965
BOX 69 "Is Science Getting out of Hand?" 1962-1963
BOX 69 Journal of General Physiology, manuscripts submitted, 1952-1953
BOX 69 Legacy of Hiroshima by Edward Teller, book review, 1962
BOX 69 "Light-Induced Free Radicals in FMN and Flavoprotein Enzymes," 1958, undated
BOX 69 "Light Induced Paramagnetism in Chloroplasts," 1956
BOX 69 "Linear Analysis of Tobacco Mosaic Virus," 1958
BOX 69 "Linear Biosynthesis of Tobacco Mosaic Virus: Changes in Rod Length During the Course of Infection," 1962
BOX 69 "Linear Biosynthesis of Tobacco Mosaic Virus: Development and Test of a Model," 1962
BOX 69 "Linear Biosynthesis of Tobacco Mosaic Virus: Evidence that Short Rods are Natural Products of Tobacco Mosaic Virus Biosynthesis," 1962
BOX 70 "Linear Biosynthesis of Tobacco Mosaic Virus: Incorporation of C14 into Rods of Different Lengths," 1962
BOX 70 Manuscript reviews, 1955-1961
BOX 70 "Microspectrophotometry," undated
BOX 70 Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1949-circa 1965
BOX 70 "The Molecular Origins of Biochemical and Biological Specificity," 1964
BOX 70 Nature, manuscripts, 1951-1954
BOX 70 "The Non-virus Proteins Associated with Tobacco Mosaic Virus," 1954-1955
BOX 70 "The Nucleic Acid and Protein Content of Mosaic Areas of Leaves Infected with Tobacco Mosaic Virus," S. Wagenaar, undated
BOX 70 "Properties of Infectious RNA Preparations obtained from Tobacco Mosaic Virus by a Heat Method," J. Lippincott, 1959-1960
BOX 70 "The Proteins Synthesized in Tissue Infected with Tobacco Mosaic Virus," undated
BOX 70 "Rapid Biosynthetic Incorporation of C14 Labelled Amino Acids into Tobacco Mosaic Virus," 1963
BOX 70 "Reactivation of Tobacco Mosaic Virus Infectivity in Mixtures of Virus Protein and Nucleic Protein," 1955-1956
BOX 71 "The Reconstitution of Tobacco Mosaic Virus Components," 1956
BOX 71 Record of publication of articles, 1955-1972
BOX 71 "Relationships between Tobacco Mosaic Virus and the Non-virus Proteins," 1954-1955, 1965
BOX 71 "The Replication of Tobacco Mosaic Virus: A Re-examination of Theories," 1959
BOX 71 "The Replication of Tobacco Mosaic Virus: Kinetics of Virus Protein and RNA Biosynthesis," 1958-1959
BOX 164 Requests for reprints, 1960-1966
BOX 71 Requests for reprints, 1963-1964
BOX 73 Requests for reprints, 1970-1972
BOX 71 "The Roles of DNA in Inheritance," 1963-1965
BOX 71 "Science and the Race Problem," 1963
BOX 71 Science , manuscripts and reviews, 1949-1962
(2 folders)
BOX 71 Scientific American, manuscripts, 1956, undated
BOX 72 "Scientific Statesmanship," 1962-1963
BOX 72 Subcommittee on pathology, National Academy of Sciences, 1963-1965
BOX 72 "Variations in the Nucleic Acid Composition of Tobacco Mosaic Virus," 1956
BOX 72 Reprint file, #1-#60, 1948-1961
(2 folders)
BOX 73 Reprint file, #61-#112, 1962-1969
Book file
The Closing Circle
BOX 85 Bankers Magazine article, 1971
BOX 84 "A Bulletin Dialogue on The Closing Circle," by Commoner. Science and Public Affairs: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1972, May
(6 folders)
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