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BOX 177-189 Subject File, 1932-2003
Material principally relating to Wilson’s entomological research and curatorship of the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology’s entomology collection, his defense of sociobiology, and his teaching career at Harvard University. Wilson’s research on ants is documented through field notes and other notebooks, lists of entomological terms invented by him and genera and species named for him, and a large file of National Science Foundation grant applications. Comprising a significant portion of the series is a file created by Wilson’s staff that documents controversies surrounding Wilson’s writings on sociobiology through correspondence, memoranda, articles, editorials, letters to editors, reviews, conference and discussion papers, interviews, course material, notes, flyers, posters, and news clippings. Most of this material dates from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. The file focuses on opposition to sociobiology by critics inside and outside academia as well as its defense by Wilson and other leading proponents. The remainder of the series consists of teaching and academic files. Included are academic appointments, committee files, historical materials on the Biology Department and Museum of Comparative Zoology, and course materials consisting of syllabi, reading lists, lecture notes, and examinations. Additional material concerning Wilson’s academic career at Harvard can be found in the General Correspondence series.
Arranged alphabetically by topic or type of material.
BOX 177 Agriculture Department, applications and permits to move live plant pests, 1954-1998
(5 folders)
BOX 177 Biogeography, graphic material, 1962
BOX 177 Entomology thesaurus, terms invented by Wilson, undated
BOX 177 Evolutionary biologists, chart by Wilson, 2003
BOX 177 Field notes and other notebooks
BOX 177 Ant catalog, 1946-circa 1952
BOX 177 Early ant collection records, Myrmicinae, circa late 1940s-early 1950s
BOX 177 Field and laboratory notes, 1955-1959 [1958-1959?]
BOX 178 Field notes, 1946-1949
BOX 178 Field notes, 1955
BOX 178 Field notes, 1957
BOX 178 Field notes, 1965-1966, 1981
BOX 178 Field notes, Gigantiops and Daceton, 1961
BOX 178 Field notes, Prionopelta, 1985
BOX 178 Notes from Florida Keys, island biogeography studies, 1966-1969
BOX 178 Visit to European museums, 1955
BOX 178 Fire ant records, notes and newspaper accounts, 1948-1956
BOX 178 (3 folders)
BOX 179 (2 folders)
BOX 179 Genera and species named after Wilson, 2002
BOX 179 Membership lists for professional associations on the study of social insects, animal behavior and sociobiology, and entomology, 1960-1967, 1985
BOX 179 National Science Foundation grant applications,
BOX 179 1963-1977
(5 folders)
BOX 180 1978-1984
(3 folders)
BOX 180 Select clippings, articles, and statements, largely about sociobiology, 1973-1994
(4 folders)
BOX 180 Sociobiology file
BOX 180 Addresses and lectures by Wilson, press coverage, 1974-1980
BOX 180 Advertising, references in, undated
BOX 180 Anthropology, 1977-1981
BOX 181 Articles about Wilson in general, 1974-1981
BOX 181 Committee Against Racism, 1973-1982
BOX 181 Conferences and meetings
BOX 181 American Association for the Advancement of Science meetings, 1976-1978 See also Container OV 2, Handmade poster
(2 folders)
BOX 181 Discussion Group on Evolution and Ethics, 1975-1977
BOX 181 General, 1975-1981
(2 folders)
BOX 181 Controversy
BOX 181 Critics, 1976-1979
BOX 181 Editorials, 1976-1981
BOX 181 General, 1975-1980
BOX 182 Letters to editors, 1976-1981
BOX 182 Proponents, 1976-1977
BOX 182 Correspondence, 1975-1976
BOX 182 Courses, 1932-1935, 1976-1988, 2000
(3 folders)
BOX 182 Defense of sociobiology, 1975-1978
BOX 182 DeVore, Irven, 1976-1978
BOX 182 Economics, 1978-1979
BOX 182 Ethics, 1977-1981
BOX 182 Friedman, Milton, 1976
BOX 182 General, 1975-1981
(3 folders)
BOX 183 Gould, Steven Jay, 1976-1981
BOX 183 Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1976-1977, 1992
BOX 183 History, 1980
BOX 183 History of term, 1976-1979, 1989
BOX 183 Homosexuality, 1979
BOX 183 Hopkins, Paul O., 1977
BOX 183 Hrdy, Sarah Blaffer, 1976-1981
BOX 183 Hubbard, Ruth, 1976-1979
BOX 183 Humanities, 1978-1981
BOX 183 Intellectual freedom and human rights, 1970-1980
BOX 183 Interviews, 1975-1981
(3 folders)
BOX 183 IQ and race controversy
BOX 183 Davis, Bernard D., 1975-1978
(2 folders)
BOX 183 General, 1971-1977
BOX 183 Jensen, Arthur R., 1972-1981
BOX 183 (1 folder)
BOX 184 (2 folders)
BOX 184 Manuscript by Wilson, "Defusing the IQ controversy," undated
BOX 184 Medawar, Peter, 1977
BOX 184 Left, critics of the, 1976, undated
BOX 184 Lewontin, Richard C., 1975-1981
BOX 184 Marxism, 1980
BOX 184 Nabi, Isidore, hoax, 1980-1981, 1994
BOX 184 New books, journals, and other materials, 1972-1989
(3 folders)
BOX 184 Nobel Prize, 1973, 1981
BOX 185 Political use of theory by the New Right, 1976-1981
(2 folders)
BOX 185 Politics, 1975-1981
BOX 185 Popular culture, 1976-1977
BOX 185 Progressive Labor Party, 1995
BOX 185 Psychoanalysis, 1979
BOX 185 Recombinant DNA controversy, 1976-1980
(2 folders)
BOX 185 Religion, 1977-1981
BOX 185 Science for the People and the Sociobiology Study Group, 1975-1984
(3 folders)
BOX 186 Sexism, 1976-1981
BOX 186 Skinner, B. F., 1981
BOX 186 Sociobiology: Doing What Comes Naturally film, 1977
BOX 186 Study groups, 1976
BOX 186 Trivers, Robert V., 1977-1980
BOX 186 Union for Radical Political Economics, 1978
BOX 186 XYY controversy, 1975-1976
BOX 186 Taxon cycle data, undated
BOX 186 Taxonomic drawings by W. M. Wheeler, Wilson's predecessor at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., undated
BOX 186 Teaching and academics
BOX 186 Administrative matters, including appointments, 1964-2001
BOX 186 Committees
BOX 186 Behavioral Biology, 1973-1977
BOX 186 Graduate, 1960-1963
BOX 186 Macrobiology, 1960
BOX 186 Miscellaneous, 1962-1966, undated
BOX 186 Organismic and evolutionary biology, 1968-1980
BOX 186 Conservation Biology and Biodiversity course at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1999
BOX 187 Course materials
BOX 187 Biology 1, Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, 1971-1976
(2 folders)
BOX 187 Biology 17, Evolutionary Biology, 1966-1971, 2001
(2 folders)
BOX 187 Biology 100, 1963-1966
BOX 187 Biology 144, Evolutionary Biology, 1959-1963
BOX 187 Biology 202, Human Sociobiology, 1985-1989
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