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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Frank R. Lillie Papers 1899-1941

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Lillie, Frank R. Papers

Dates:

1899-1941

Size:

7 linear feet (14 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The papers of zoologist Frank R. Lillie cover the period 1899-1941 and include correspondence and research files. The correspondence concerns colleagues and students as well as administrative correspondence from his time as chairman of the Zoology Department. The correspondence also includes material from his responsibilities at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, which he helped to establish. The collection also contains Lillie’s extensive research in the form of loose notes, drawings and 30 laboratory notebooks. These notebooks span the period from 1901-1929 and include Lillie’s detailed observations on his scientific work, most of it conducted at Woods Hole. The collection also includes drafts of Lillie’s articles, lectures and demonstrations as well as a few of his published articles.

Information on Use

Access

Open for research. No restrictions

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Lillie, Frank R. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

The career of Frank Rattray Lillie (1870-1947) as teacher, researcher, and "statesman of science," began under the tutelage of Charles O. Whitman. After Lillie received his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1894, he entered upon a lifetime of fruitful zoological research. His primary interests were in experimental embryology, fertilization, sex hormones, and sex differentiation. In addition to research, much of Lillie's time was consumed by administration. First among his many accomplishments was the development of the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. During his chairmanship of the Zoology Department at the University of Chicago, 1910 to 1931, Lillie not only maintained an active research program but also revitalized the teaching program on both the graduate and the undergraduate levels. He held presidencies in the National Research Council and the National Academy of Science. In 1931, Lillie became Dean of the Biological Sciences Division of the University of Chicago.

Scope Note

The Frank R. Lillie papers consist of 7 linear feet of material and cover the period 1899-1941. The papers have been arranged into three series. The first, General Correspondence, contains the general correspondence of Lillie during the period of his chairmanship of the Zoology Department. This correspondence, arranged alphabetically, is primarily between Lillie and his colleagues, both at the University and elsewhere, and students. These letters reflect Lillie's administrative responsibilities in the department and at Woods Hole as well as his interest and accomplishments in the area of research. Series II, University Correspondence, is the correspondence between Dr. Lillie, as department chairman from 1910 to 1931, and other administrative offices of the University such as the President's office, the Dean of Students, etc. The third series, Research and Publications, contains Lillie’s research notes and a few publications. Lillie’s extensive research notes include loose notes, drawings and 30 laboratory notebooks. These notebooks span the period from 1901-1929 and include Lillie’s detailed observations on his scientific work, most of it conducted at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The series also includes drafts of Lillie’s articles, lectures and demonstrations as well as a few of his published articles. Lillie’s research notes highlight his interest in cattle as a focus for his work on experimental embryology, fertilization, sex hormones, and sex differentiation.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: General Correspondence

Box 1   Folder 1

Adams, C. F.

Box 1   Folder 2

Adams, Otto

Box 1   Folder 3

Allee, W. C.

Box 1   Folder 4

Allen, Bennett M.

Box 1   Folder 5

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1914-1921

Box 1   Folder 6

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1929-1930

Box 1   Folder 7

American Association of University Professors

Box 1   Folder 8

American Eugenics Society

Box 1   Folder 9

American Philosophical Society

Box 1   Folder 10-11

American Society of Naturalists

Box 1   Folder 12

American Society of Zoologists

Box 1   Folder 13

Appel, Fred W.

Box 1   Folder 14

Ashworth, J. H.

Box 1   Folder 15

Association of American Universities

Box 1   Folder 16

Bachman, Frank P.

Box 1   Folder 17

Bacon, C. S.; Barth, L. S.; Bartlett, H. H.

Box 1   Folder 18

Bascom, K. F.

Box 1   Folder 19

Baskerville, C. R.

Box 1   Folder 20

Bean, R. J.; Behre, Ellinor

Box 1   Folder 21

Bellamy, A. W.

Box 2   Folder 1

Bingham, H. L.

Box 2   Folder 2

Biological Abstracts; Biological Bulletin

Box 2   Folder 3

Bissonette, T. H.

Box 2   Folder 4

Bowen, R. H.

Box 2   Folder 5

Brehmer, W.

Box 2   Folder 6

Brockett, Delores

Box 2   Folder 7

Buchanan, J. W.

Box 2   Folder 8

Calkins, Gary

Box 2   Folder 9

Carp, Irene

Box 2   Folder 10

Castle, W. E.; Cattell, J. M.

Box 2   Folder 11

Caullery, Maurice

Box 2   Folder 12

Chen, B. K.

Box 2   Folder 13

Child, C. M.; Clark, H. L.

Box 2   Folder 14

Clowes, G. H. A.; Cobb, N. A.

Box 2   Folder 15

Cole, Leon J.

Box 2   Folder 16

Cole, William H.

Box 2   Folder 17

Collins, H. H.

Box 2   Folder 18

Conklin, E. G.

Box 2   Folder 19

Cook, Freeman; Coulter, John M.

Box 2   Folder 20

Crane, Richard; Crew, F. A. E.

Box 2   Folder 21

Crozier, W. J.

Box 2   Folder 22

Curtis, W. C.

Box 2   Folder 23

Cytology - General Correspondence regarding A Textbook of Cytology - E. V. Cowdry and E. E. Just

Box 3   Folder 1

Deibler, F. S.

Box 3   Folder 2

Detlefsen, J. A.; Detwiler, S. R.; DeVine, J. F.

Box 3   Folder 3

Dexter, Raquel; Dodson, J. M.

Box 3   Folder 4

Duesberg, -----

Box 3   Folder 5

Eliot, Theodore S.

Box 3   Folder 6

Elmore, C. J.; Esaki, Shiro

Box 3   Folder 7

Essenberg, J. M.

Box 3   Folder 8

Eugenics, International Congress

Box 3   Folder 9

Eugenics Committee of the U.S.A.

Box 3   Folder 10

Evans, L. T.

Box 3   Folder 11

Evolution - General correspondence regarding subject of

Box 3   Folder 12

Fankhauser, G.; Faure-Fremiet, E.; Fay, Henry

Box 3   Folder 13

Field, Hazel; Fillery, Emery

Box 3   Folder 14

Fisher, W. K.; Fishbein, Morris

Box 3   Folder 15

Francis, Mark; Frank, Robert

Box 3   Folder 16

Gates, R. R.; Gates, William H.

Box 3   Folder 17

Genetics - Sixth International Congress

Box 3   Folder 18

Gilbert, Ross W.; Gilchrist, F. G.

Box 3   Folder 19

Goldfarb, A. J.; Gower, John W.

Box 3   Folder 20

Gray, George M.

Box 3   Folder 21

Gray, J.; Green, Charles W.

Box 3   Folder 22

Greenman, Milton J.

Box 3   Folder 23

Griffen, Robert H.

Box 3   Folder 24

Gudernatsch, J. F.

Box 4   Folder 1

Hapgood, Norman

Box 4   Folder 2

Harrison, Ross G.

Box 4   Folder 3

Heath, Harold

Box 4   Folder 4

Helf, O. M.

Box 4   Folder 5

High School Zoology Examination - Related Correspondence

Box 4   Folder 6

Hinrichs, Marie

Box 4   Folder 7

Hitchings, J. M.

Box 4   Folder 8

Hoadly, Leigh

Box 4   Folder 9

Hoar, D. B.

Box 4   Folder 10

Holmes, S. J.

Box 4   Folder 11

Holmgren, Nils

Box 4   Folder 12

Honda, H.

Box 4   Folder 13

Hunt, H. R.; Hunt, J. W.; Hutt, F. B.; Hyman, Libbie

Box 4   Folder 14

Illinois State Academy of Science; Ingraham, Helen

Box 4   Folder 15

Inomata, S.; Ives, J. D.

Box 4   Folder 16

Jennings, H. S.

Box 4   Folder 17

Jewell, F. M.

Box 4   Folder 18

Johnson, George E.

Box 4   Folder 19

Jurgens, Hilsie

Box 4   Folder 20

Just, E. E.

Box 4   Folder 21

Keller, Karl; Kennedy, James C.

Box 4   Folder 22

Kislovsky, D.; Klassen, H.; Knauss, C. R.

Box 4   Folder 23

Kofoid, C. A.

Box 4   Folder 24

Krizenecky, J.

Box 4   Folder 25

Krone, Jessie; Kudo, T.

Box 5   Folder 1

Laing, Gordon G., University of Chicago Press

Box 5   Folder 2

Landauer, Walter

Box 5   Folder 3

Leidey, Joseph Commerative Committee

Box 5   Folder 4

Lewis, Frederick T.; Linebach, P. E.; Linton, E.; Lipschutz, Z.

Box 5   Folder 5

Locy, William Albert (Obituary)

Box 5   Folder 6

MacDonald, Arthur C.

Box 5   Folder 7

MacDougall, Alice; MacDougall, M. S.

Box 5   Folder 8

McLaughlin, A. C.; McLean, -----

Box 5   Folder 9

Macallum, A. B.

Box 5   Folder 10

Marceli, Nencki Institute; Martin, Bertha

Box 5   Folder 11

Mead, A. D.; Metcalf, Maynard

Box 5   Folder 12

Metz, C. W.

Box 5   Folder 13

Miles, W. R.; Milne, A. W.; Minnich, D. E.

Box 5   Folder 14

Mitchell, J. B.

Box 5   Folder 15

Miyajima, M.; Moore, Carl R.

Box 5   Folder 16

Murray, Margaret R.

Box 5   Folder 17

Myers, Victor C.

Box 5   Folder 18

Newman, H. H.

Box 5   Folder 19

Nisbet, Oliver; Noguchi Memorial Society; Nonidez, Jos.

Box 5   Folder 20

Ohishimi, Hiroshi; Osborn, Herbert

Box 5   Folder 21

Packard, Charles; Park, Orlando

Box 5   Folder 22

Pasquin, P.; Patel, J. S.; Patterson, J. T.

Box 5   Folder 23

Peairs, L. M.

Box 5   Folder 24

Peterson, J. H.; Pettit, A.; Phillips, John R.

Box 5   Folder 25

Popa, Gregor T.

Box 5   Folder 26

Pope, T. E. B.; Powers, Edwin

Box 5   Folder 27

Prentis, Charles; Prizbram, Hans

Box 5   Folder 28

Quarterly Review of Biology

Box 5   Folder 29

Ritter, W. E.

Box 5   Folder 30

Rowan, William; Royal Society of Canada

Box 6   Folder 1

Santos, Felix

Box 6   Folder 2

Saturday Review of Literature

Box 6   Folder 3

Science Service Corporation

Box 6   Folder 4

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Box 6   Folder 5

Sears, Roebuck Inc., Technical Laboratory

Box 6   Folder 6

Sharp, Paul E.; Shelford, V. E.

Box 6   Folder 7

Shull, A. Franklin

Box 6   Folder 8

Shull, George

Box 6   Folder 9

Sigma Xi (Virginia Chapter)

Box 6   Folder 10

Sinclair, John G.

Box 6   Folder 11

Societe Nationale des Science Naturelles; Societe Royale des Sciences Medicales

Box 6   Folder 12

Sokoloff, Boris; Spurling, R. G.

Box 6   Folder 13

Stieglitz, Julius

Box 6   Folder 14

Toronto, University of

Box 6   Folder 15

Truitt, R. V.

Box 6   Folder 16

Van Horn, G. E.

Box 6   Folder 17

Vaughn, Victor C., National Research Council; Vincent, L. C.

Box 6   Folder 18

Wang, Chi Che; Washburne, C. W.; Watase, S. (Obituary)

Box 6   Folder 19

Weber, Friedel

Box 6   Folder 20

Wells, H. G., Science of Life, review by F. R. L.; Wells, H. M. (Obituary)

Box 6   Folder 21

Whiting, Anna

Box 6   Folder 22

Wilcox, Alice

Box 6   Folder 23

Wilson, E. B.

Box 6   Folder 24

Wistar Institute

Box 6   Folder 25

Witschi, Emil

Box 6   Folder 26

Yamanuchi, Shigeo

Box 6   Folder 27

Young, R. A.

Box 6   Folder 28

Young, William C.

Box 6   Folder 29

Ziegler, Lloyd

Series II: University Correspondence

Box 7   Folder 1

Arts, Literature, and Science (Dean Robertson)

Box 7   Folder 2

Association of the Doctors of Philosophy

Box 7   Folder 3

Auditor's Office, (Arnett, Trevor)

Box 7   Folder 4

Auditor's Office, (Plimpton, M. C.)

Box 7   Folder 5

Board of Recommendations

Box 7   Folder 6-9

Buildings and Grounds (Flook, L. R.; Douglas, B. M.; Rouse, H. W.)

Box 7   Folder 10

Cashier's Office (Moulds, J. F.)

Box 7   Folder 11

College, University of Chicago

Box 7   Folder 12-13

Comptroller's Office

Box 7   Folder 14

Counselor's Office, (Fairweather, G. O.)

Box 7   Folder 15

Counselor's Office, (Heckman, Wallace)

Box 8   Folder 1

Dean of Students (Harvey, B. C. H.)

Box 8   Folder 2

Faculties of Art, Literature, and Science (Dean Angell)

Box 8   Folder 3

Graduate Office (Salsbury, R. D.)

Box 8   Folder 4

Library, General

Box 8   Folder 5

Library (Burton, Ernest D.)

Box 8   Folder 6

President's Office, (Burton, Ernest D.)

Box 8   Folder 7

President's Office, (Filbey, Emery T.)

Box 8   Folder 8

President's Office, (Judson, H. P.)

Box 8   Folder 9

President's Office, Assistant

Box 8   Folder 10

Purchasing Department, 1917-1922, (Dinsmoor, John C.)

Box 8   Folder 11

Purchasing Department, 1927-1935

Box 8   Folder 12

Quadrangle Club

Box 8   Folder 13

Recorder's Office

Box 8   Folder 14

Trustees, (Dickerson, J. S.)

Box 8   Folder 15

University of Chicago Press

Box 8   Folder 16

University Laboratories (Stieglitz, Julius)

Box 8   Folder 17

Vice President and Business Manager (Moore, Howard)

Box 8   Folder 18

Vice President's Office (Woodward, Frederic)

Series III: Research and Publications

Box 9   Folder 1

Notes, summer 1899

Box 9   Folder 2

Diagrams, drawings and notes, circa 1902-1902

Box 9   Folder 3

Segregation of substances experiment, notes, 1904

Box 9   Folder 4

Notes, 1904

Box 9   Folder 5

Diagrams, drawings and notes, circa 1905-1915

Box 9   Folder 6

Preparations experiments, notes, 1909

Box 9   Folder 7

Records of partial sperm nuclei, research notes, 1909-1911

Box 9   Folder 8

Free martins, literature and notes, 1912

Box 9   Folder 9

Holstein-Friesan cattle, research, 1919

Box 9   Folder 10

Shorthorn cattle, research, 1919

Box 9   Folder 11

Human twins, notes, 1921

Box 9   Folder 12

Nereis, notes and diagrams, n.d.

Box 9   Folder 13

Drawings and sections, 1921

Box 9   Folder 14

Research, drawings and folders, 1921

Box 10   Folder 1

Biliminal sex differentiation in cattle, notes and drawings, 1921

Box 10   Folder 2

Free martins, drawings and sections, 1922

Box 10   Folder 3

Cattle embryos and free martins, notes, 1922

Box 10   Folder 4

"Role of Cell Division in Development," draft, n.d.

Box 10   Folder 5

II and III Nereis polarity and bilarity, localization of granules and inclusions, draft, n.d.

Box 10   Folder 6

"The Etiology of the Free-Martin," article, 1922

Box 10   Folder 7

"Supplementary Notes on Twins in Cattle," article, n.d.

Box 10   Folder 8

Bacon lectures, n.d.

Box 10   Folder 9

Lecture notes and correspondences, 1905-1919

Box 10   Folder 10

Correspondence, 1921

Box 10   Folder 11

Author’s proofs, n.d.

Box 10   Folder 12

Davies article, notes, n.d.

Box 10   Folder 13

Woods Hole, notebook 1, 1901

Box 10   Folder 14

Woods Hole, notebook 2, 1901

Box 11   Folder 1

Woods Hole, notebooks 5-6, 1904-1905

Box 11   Folder 2

Notebooks 7-8, 1905-1906

Box 11   Folder 3

Woods Hole, journal, 1912

Box 11   Folder 4

Woods Hole, notebooks 1-2, 1913

Box 11   Folder 5

Woods Hole, notebook 3, 1913

Box 12   Folder 1

Woods Hole, notebooks 1-2, 1914

Box 12   Folder 2

Woods Hole, notebooks 1-2, 1915

Box 12   Folder 3

Nereis, notebook, 1909

Box 12   Folder 4

Nereis, notebook, 1910

Box 12   Folder 5

Nereis, notebook, 1911

Box 13   Folder 1

Nereis, notebook 2, 1911

Box 13   Folder 2

Nereis, notebook 1, 1912

Box 13   Folder 3

Nereis, notebook 2, 1912

Box 13   Folder 4

Nereis, notebook, 1929

Box 13   Folder 5

Hopkins Marine Station, notebooks 1-2, 1920

Box 13   Folder 6

Hopkins Marine Station notebook 3, 1920

Box 13   Folder 7

Sperm behavior, mammals, notebooks, 1912-1913

Box 14   Folder 1

M.B.L., notebook 2, 1920

Box 14   Folder 2

Notebook, 1902

Box 14   Folder 3

Notebook 3, 1902-1903

Box 14   Folder 4

Notebook, 1908-1909

Box 14   Folder 5

Notebook, 1914

Box 14   Folder 6

Lillie publications, 1917, 1923

Box 14   Folder 7

Lillie publications, 1922, 1933, 1941

Box 14   Folder 8

American Quarterly Journal, free martin article, 1845