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Donald F. Poulson papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1731

Scope and Contents

The papers are composed of administrative and research files, course materials, and writings, which document Donald F. Poulson's work in the field of developmental genetics and his service on the faculty of Yale University. The papers highlight Poulson's role as first chairman of Yale's Department of Biology.

Dates

  • 1943-1981

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are closed until January 1, 2057, due to the presence of student papers and Yale University administrative records.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to Yale University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Donald F. Poulson estate, 1997.

Extent

11 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1731

Overview

The papers are composed of administrative and research files, course materials, and writings, which document Donald F. Poulson's work in the field of developmental genetics and his service on the faculty of Yale University. The papers highlight Poulson's role as first chairman of Yale's Department of Biology.

Biographical / Historical

Donald F. Poulson, a founder of developmental genetics, earned a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 1936 for his studies of the embryonic development of Drosophila fruit flies. He joined the Yale faculty in 1937, attained the rank of full professor in 1955, and remained an active researcher there until his retirement in 1981. Poulson was the first chairman of Yale's Department of Biology (1962-1965). He died in 1989.
Title
Guide to the Donald F. Poulson Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
November 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
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New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
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Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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