Demerec Reprints, 1936 - 1960
Scope and Contents
This collection of reprints was collected by Demeric while he served as Assistand Director of the CIW Department of Genetics and the director of CIW Depart of Genetics and the LIBA Biological Laboratory between 1936 to 1960. The collection is also known as the Carnegie Reprint Collection.
- Creation: 1936 - 1960
Biographical / Historical
Milislav Demerec (1895-1966) was recruited to come to the Carnegie Institution of Washington Station Department of Genetics in 1923 to study Drosophila (fruit fly) genetics. His research was characterized by turning to new organisms and tools if they offered him better opportunities for genetic analysis.
From 1936 to 1941, Demerec served as Assistant Director of the CIW Department of Genetics. In 1941 he became director of both the CIW Department of Genetics and the LIBA Biological Laboratory During his directorship, which lasted until 1960, he established genetics as a major research focus at CSH.
From the Collection: 293 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English