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Secretarial exam given by Muller, 1951

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 8
Identifier: EC

Scope and Content

From the Record Group:

The Elof Carlson Collection of Hermann Muller spans his entire life plus a number of years following his death in which many scientists and historians wrote about his life and work. Series include correspondence, biographical material and memorabilia, research and publications, and photographs. His correspondence is mainly professional and the bulk of it is with his friend and colleague, Edgar Altenburg, and with Elof Carlson. The biographical material primarily consists of autobiographies, items taken from Muller’s office at Indiana University upon his death, and obituary articles. The research and publications consist of lectures, photocopies of articles, scientific notes, reprints, audio tape of lectures, and manuscripts of articles (some eventually published, some unpublished). Of particular interest is a letter H.J. Muller wrote to Stalin in 1936 which precipitated his exit from the USSR. Also of note is a large manuscript Muller had been working on for Erwin Baur about the history of Drosophila studies. The manuscript was left incomplete upon the death of Erwin Baur. The photographs in this collection are primarily those used by Elof Carlson for his biography of Muller but also include unlabelled family photographs of unknown origin.

The Elof Carlson Collection of Hermann Muller is divided into four series:

From the Record Group:
  1. Correspondence, 1916-1965
  2. Biographical Material & Memorabilia, 1907-1925
  3. Research & Publications, 1905-1976
  4. Photographs, 1907-1965


  • Creation: 1951


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Bulk of materials in English

Access Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on materials in this collection since a significant portion of this collection contains material photocopied from the Lilly Library. These items contain notes indicating their provenance. Researchers wishing to publish material originally from the Lilly Library should check with an archivist how to use and cite such material. Access is given only by appointment, 8a.m. to 4:45p.m. Monday through Friday.


From the Record Group: 4.5 Linear Feet (11 0.4 archival boxes)

Repository Details

Part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Repository

Library & Archives
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Rd
Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724 USA