Genetics Program Records 1946-1972
Archives 179

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Genetics Program Records
ID
Archives 179
Date [inclusive]
1946-1972
General Physical Description note
approximate 576 items  .5 linear feet  1 containers
Abstract
The records consist of memoranda, minutes, correspondence, and reports.

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Organizational History:

A committee to explore work in instruction and research in genetics at Washington State College was first considered in 1946. By 1950 this had evolved into the Joint Committee on Genetics. Due to a desire to improve the status of Genetics at Washingt on State College the Inter-College Committee on the Teaching Program in Genetics was created in 1955. This standing committee included an inter-departmental Genetics Group to teach genetics courses.

In 1957 the Inter-College Committee petitioned for curricula leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Genetics. Approval of their curricula resulted in the Inter-College Committee evolving into two interdepartmental groups: the Staff in Genetics and the Executive Committee in Genetics, which functioned as a departmental graduate committee.

In 1963 a formal Genetics Program, with its own budget and administration, was proposed. The proposal became reality when Genetics was reorganized into a Special Program in 1965. Since that time, the Genetics Program has remained interdisciplinary, but has its own faculty, chairman, budget, and teaching assistants. In 1981 the name of the program was changed to Genetics and Cell Biology.

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Arrangement note

The program files are arranged in a single chronological series. The records consist of memoranda, minutes, correspondence, and reports.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The files of the Genetics Program were transferred to Washington State University Libraries in 1979.

Processing Information note

The records were processed by Leslie J. Tevebaugh in February of 1985.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington. Genetics Program.
  • Washington State University. Department of Genetics and Cell Biology--Archives
  • Washington State University. Department of Genetics and Cell Biology--Records and correspondence
  • Washington State University. Genetics Program.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Genetics--Study and teaching--Washington (State)
  • Universities and colleges--Departments--Archival resources
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

General Chronological File 

Box Folder

 1946-1952   20.0 items

1 1

 1955-1956   28.0 items

1 2

 1957   10.0 items

1 3

 1958-1959   30.0 items

1 4

 1960   67.0 items

1 5

 1961   47.0 items

1 6

 1962-1963   37.0 items

1 7

 1964   55.0 items

1 8

 1965   16.0 items

1 9

 1966   28.0 items

1 10

 1967   41.0 items

1 11

 1968   34.0 items

1 12

 1969   30.0 items

1 13

 1970   44.0 items

1 14

 1971   35.0 items

1 15

 1972   54.0 items

1 16

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