Thomas Hunt Morgan Symposium Collection, 1966

Descriptive Summary

Title
Thomas Hunt Morgan Symposium Collection, 1966
Creator
Thomas H. Morgan Symposium, University of Kentucky
Extent
2.5 cu. ft. (5 Boxes): 34 Items
Subjects
Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945
Hunt-Morgan Family
Embryology--History
Genetics--History
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff, Hugh Henderson, Harold Rosenbaum; machine-readable finding aid created by:Harold Rosenbaum
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Morgan's early career was spent in natural history. He got his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins. In 1891, Morgan began teaching at Bryn Mawr, where he met Jacques Loeb, and stayed until 1904. From morphology, his research interests shifted to experimental embryology (1891-94). Morgan became a devotee of Entwicklungsmechanik, or developmental mechanics. After 1900 he was also critical of Mendelism and the chromosomal theory of heredity. In about 1908, Morgan began working with Drosophila. It was probably Frank Lutz, a geneticist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Station for Experimental Evolution at Cold Spring Harbor, who introduced Morgan to the fruitfly Drosophila. He began using what was still basically a wild-type fly in experimental evolutionary studies. Morgan selected for specific phenotypic mutants in an effort to determine their selective value. The goal was to determine how heredity influenced evolution. In 1915, Morgan, Bridges, and Sturtevant published The Mechanism of Mendelian Heredity, a defining tome that established Drosophila as a key model system in genetics and set the standard for Mendelian gene mapping efforts. In 1928, Morgan moved his group to Caltech, where they remained until Morgan's death. Morgan won the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Scope and Content
The collection is comprised of thirty four 1/4" reel to reel audio tapes. They concern the life and works of Thomas Hunt Morgan. The tapes were recorded at the Genesis Convention on September 19, 1966.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 1 (P.T.: 31 min)17-Sep-66

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 2 (P.T.: 32 min)17-Sep-66

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 3 (P.T.: 33 min)17-Sep-66

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 4 (P.T.: 32 min)17-Sep-66

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 5 (P.T.: 34 min)17-Sep-66

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 6 (P.T.: 35 min)17-Sep-66

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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 7 (P.T.: 24 min)17-Sep-66

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 8 (P.T.: 33 min)17-Sep-66

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 9 (P.T.: 31 min)17-Sep-66

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 10 (P.T.: 23 min)17-Sep-66

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 11 (P.T.: 31 min)18-Sep-66

  • Box 2, folder 11
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 12 (P.T.: 31 min)18-Sep-66

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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 13 (P.T.: 7 min)18-Sep-66

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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 14 (P.T.: 31 min)18-Sep-66

  • Box 2, folder 14
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 15 (P.T.: 30 min)18-Sep-66

  • Box 3, folder 15
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 16 (P.T.: 31 min)18-Sep-66

  • Box 3, folder 16
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 17 (P.T.: 18 min)18-Sep-66

  • Box 3, folder 17
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 18 (P.T.: 31 min)18-Sep-66

  • Box 3, folder 18
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 19 (P.T.: 32 min)18-Sep-66

  • Box 3, folder 19
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 20 (P.T.: 48 min)18-Sep-66

  • Box 3, folder 20
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 21 (P.T.: 31 min)18-Sep-66

  • Box 3, folder 21
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 22 (P.T.: 25 min)18-Sep-66

  • Box 4, folder 22
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 23 (P.T.: 9 Min) The peaker said the mic was out and so his talk was not recorded after 9 minutes.19-Sep-66

  • Box 4, folder 23
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 24 (P.T.: 32 min)19-Sep-66

  • Box 4, folder 24
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 25 (P.T.: 32 min)19-Sep-66

  • Box 4, folder 25
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 26 (P.T.: 32 min)19-Sep-66

  • Box 4, folder 26
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 27 (P.T.: 32 min)19-Sep-66

  • Box 4, folder 27
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 28 (P.T.: 30 min)19-Sep-66

  • Box 4, folder 28
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 28 (P.T.: 32 min)19-Sep-66

  • Box 5, folder 29
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 28 (P.T.: 32 min)19-Sep-66

  • Box 5, folder 30
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 28 (P.T.: 32 min)19-Sep-66

  • Box 5, folder 31
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 28 (P.T.: 36 min)19-Sep-66

  • Box 5, folder 32
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 28 (P.T.: 7 min)19-Sep-66

  • Box 5, folder 33
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Genesis Convention. Explores the life work of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Part 28 (P.T.: 29 min)19-Sep-66

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