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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Nicolas Rashevsky Papers 1920-1972

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Rashevsky, Nicolas. Papers

Dates:

1920-1972

Size:

17.25 linear feet (34 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

The collection contains the papers of Nicolas Rashevsky (1899-1972), a theoretical mathematician and biologist. He founded the first organized group on Mathematical Biology in the world and established the field of Mathematical Biology as an organized and recognized science. The collection includes correspondence, material pertaining to Rashevsky's research and writing, and material relevant to his professional activities and grant applications. The majority of the collection is from the period in which he served as a professor at the University of Chicago (1934-1964).

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research, with the exception of material in Series VIII.

Financial materials in Box 33 are restricted for 50 years from date of record creation.

Letters of reference and student evaluations in Box 34 are restricted for 80 years from date of record creation.

Medical records in Box 35 are restricted indefinitely.

Citation

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

Biographical Note

Nicolas Rashevsky was born in Chernigov, Russia in 1899, the eldest son of a wealthy sugar factory owner. He studied theoretical physics at the University of Kiev, obtaining his doctorate in 1919. Having fought in the White Army during the Revolution, he faced increasing tensions in Russia and in 1920 he emigrated with his wife, Emily. They moved first to Constantinople, where he taught physics at Robert College, and then to the Russian University in Prague. In 1924 he immigrated to the United States to work at Westinghouse Research Laboratories in Pittsburgh. His work during this period dealt mainly with quantum mechanics, relativity theory, and thermodynamics. During the 1920's Rashevsky also began to develop the concept of a systematic and quantitative approach to mathematical biology that would work in conjunction with experimental biology.

His applications of physico-mathematical techniques to biology attracted the attention of Warren Weaver, then director of the Natural Sciences Division and the Rockefeller Foundation. As a result, Rashevsky moved to Chicago in 1934, as a Rockefeller Fellow in the Department of Physiology at the University of Chicago. After his fellowship year he continued to teach and research in the departments of Psychology and Physiology until 1964. He dedicated his career at the University of Chicago to instituting Mathematical Biology as a recognized science.

In 1939 he established the Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics, the first journal devoted specifically to mathematical biology. During its first decade of publication almost all contributions were made by Rashevsky and his students. However, after 1950 the bulletin became the principal publication outlet for a rapidly expanding group of mathematical biologists around the world. Rashevsky served as editor of the Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics for thirty three years until his death in 1972. The journal was re-titled Bulletin of Mathematical Biology the following year, under which title it is still published.

During the 1940s, Rashevsky published primarily on cell division, cancer, and the central nervous system. In 1940 he founded the Section of Mathematical Biophysics within the Department of Physiology at the University of Chicago, which became the first Ph.D. granting program in mathematical biology in the world. In 1947 the group was developed into the Committee of Mathematical Biology in the Division of Biological Sciences, of which Rashevsky became Chair. He expanded his areas of research during the 1950s to incorporate metabolism, brain, and cardiovascular functions, and areas outside physiology, including sociology, psychology, and history.

During this period he faced some difficulties due to his birth nationality and the Cold War. While never a Communist himself, he refused to sign a loyalty oath both on the grounds of personal liberty and in order to protect members of his department who had some early involvement with communist organizations. As a result of this refusal, the Committee of Mathematical Biology was reduced to Rashevsky and his fellow tenured faculty member, Herbert Landahl, for several years. By the early 1960s, however, Rashevsky had rebuilt the Committee to its original size.

In 1965, a year before his scheduled retirement, he resigned from the University of Chicago and moved to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, to become Professor of Mathematical Biology at the Mental Health Research Institute. He continued to write and publish actively there until his death in Holland, Michigan on January 16th, 1972. His final book, Organismic Sets: Some Reflections on the Nature of Life and Society, was published posthumously.

Rashevsky published widely on the subjects of mathematics, biology, and physics including: Mathematical Biophysics: Physico-Mathematical Foundations of Biology (1938); Advances and Applications of Mathematical Biology (1940); Mathematical Theory of Human Relations (1947) and Mathematical Biology of Social Behaviour (1951).

Scope Note

The Nicolas Rashevsky papers are organized into eight series; Series I: Personal; Series II: Correspondence; Series III: Writings; Series IV: Writings by Others; Series V: Academic and Professional Service; Series VI: Grant Applications and Funding; Series VII: Oversize; and Series VIII: Restricted.

Series I, Personal, contains newspaper clippings relating to his professional work, a biography, and a brief curriculum vitae.

Series II, Correspondence, contains outgoing and incoming correspondence arranged alphabetically by correspondent. The majority of the series relates to Rashevsky's published work and professional activities, though some personal correspondence is contained in Box 13. Of particular note is the correspondence with fellow members of the Committee of Mathematical Biophysics, including Herbert Landahl, George Karreman, and Anatol Rapoport.

Series III, Writings, contains materials pertaining to Rashevsky's published and unpublished research. The majority of the series is a mixture of correspondence and typescripts, with some annotated manuscripts and diagrams. The series is divided into four subseries: Subseries I: Books; Subseries II: Articles and Chapters in Edited Volumes; Subseries III: Lectures, and Subseries IV: Offprints and Reprints.

Subseries I, Books, contains correspondence and drafts of Rashevsky's published volumes. Of particular interest are several drafts and related diagrams for a volume entitled "Of Cells, Men and Mathematics" which was published after Rashevsky's Death under the title Organismic Sets (1972). Subseries II, Articles and Chapters in Edited Volumes, contains manuscripts and typescripts for Rashevsky's published research, organized by title. Subseries III, Lectures, contains a small number of speeches made by Rashevsky, mostly during the 1960s. Subseries IV, contains offprints and reprints of Rashevsky's published work. Offprints are organized chronologically; reprints are organized by journal title and then chronologically.

Series IV, Writings by Others, contains typescripts of articles by mathematicians, biologists, physicists, and historians contemporary to Rashevsky. The majority of the materials were composed by members of the Committee of Mathematical Biology. Copies of the Australian Journal of Experimental Biology, 1970-1972, are also included in this series.

Series V, Academic and Professional Service, contains materials pertaining to Rashevsky's professional activities on committees, with scientific organizations, and at conferences. The majority of the collection is correspondence and administrative and financial documents relating to the Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics between 1944 and 1965.

Series VI, Grant Applications and Funding, contains national and university-level applications for funding, grant reports and donor correspondence for Rashevsky's research and for the Committee of Mathematical Biology.

Series VII, Oversize, contains various early manuscripts and correspondence. These materials are all in Russian.

Series VIII, Restricted, contains restricted correspondence and student materials. Financial materials in Box 33, are restricted for 50 years from date of record creation. Letters of reference and student evaluations in Box 34 are restricted for 80 years from date of record creation. Medical records in Box 35 are restricted indefinitely.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Personal

Box 1    Folder 1

Newspaper Clippings, 1947- 1953

Box 1    Folder 2

Biography and Curriculum Vitae, 1924-1964

Series II: Correspondence

Box 1    Folder 3

Alexander, J., 1939-1944

Box 1    Folder 4

American Institute of Biological Sciences, 1950-1951

Box 1    Folder 5

Atomic Energy Commission 1959-1961

Box 1    Folder 6

Auto Research 1965-1966

Box 1    Folder 7

A, General, 1930-1939

Box 1    Folder 8

A, General, 1940-1949

Box 1    Folder 9

A, General, 1950-1959

Box 1    Folder 10

Bartholomy, A.F., 1960

Box 1    Folder 11

Bartlett, J.H., 1940-1952

Box 1    Folder 12

Benton p 1952

Box 1    Folder 13

Berkeley, University of California, 1954-1958

Box 1    Folder 14

Bertalanffy, l. von, 1936-1947

Box 1    Folder 15

Besic, F.C., 1944-1947

Box 2   Folder 1

Bierman, A., 1954-1963

Box 2   Folder 2

Bild der Wissenschaft, 1970

Box 2   Folder 3

Biographical requests, 1942-1948

Box 2   Folder 4

Biometric Society, 1968-1970

Box 2   Folder 5

Birnbaum, A., 1951-1952

Box 2   Folder 6

Blair, H.A. 1938-1941

Box 2   Folder 7

Bliss, C.I., 1947-1949

Box 2   Folder 8

Bloch, I., 1947-1953

Box 2   Folder 9

Boba, A., 1959-1961

Box 2   Folder 10

Boehm, G.A.W., 1953-1958

Box 2   Folder 11

Bonin, G. von, 1937-1945

Box 2   Folder 12

Bradley, W.E., 1952

Box 2   Folder 13

Branson, H., 1948-1953

Box 2   Folder 14

Buchsbaum, R.B., 1940-1944

Box 2   Folder 15

B, General, 1948-59

Box 3   Folder 1

Cattel, W., 1947-1950

Box 3   Folder 2

Clark, G.I., 1955-1957

Box 3   Folder 3

Clowes & Sons, 1966-1967 [1/2]

Box 3   Folder 4

Clowes & Sons, 1966-1967 [2/2]

Box 3   Folder 5

Clowes & Sons, 1969 [1/2]

Box 3   Folder 6

Clowes & Sons, 1969 [2/2]

Box 3   Folder 7

Coleman, J., 1952-1953

Box 3   Folder 8

Cowles Commission, 1953-1957

Box 3   Folder 9

Culbertson, J.T, 1948-52

Box 3   Folder 10

C - D, General, 1948-1959

Box 4   Folder 1

Danziger, l., 1946-1950

Box 4   Folder 2

Dodd, S.C., 1954-1957

Box 4   Folder 3

Dover Publications, 1953-1958

Box 4   Folder 4

Dover Publications, 1958-1960

Box 4   Folder 5

Dover Publications, 1961-71

Box 4   Folder 6

Duhl, L., 1959-1971

Box 4   Folder 7

Eckhardt, R.B., 1961-1968

Box 4   Folder 8

Editorial Guild, 1967-1970

Box 4   Folder 9

Edmonson, G.V., 1965-66

Box 4   Folder 10

Educational Testing, 1962

Box 4   Folder 11

Elasser, W.M., 1959-60

Box 5   Folder 1

Enke, K., 1966

Box 5   Folder 2

Epstein, R.M., 1961

Box 5   Folder 3

Ehrlich, N.J. 1965-1971

Box 5   Folder 4

Essen, Haus der Technik, 1963

Box 5   Folder 5

Everett, W.B., 1967

Box 5   Folder 6

Excerpta Foundation, 1967

Box 5   Folder 7

E - F, General, 1948-50

Box 5   Folder 8

Fan, K.Y., 1959

Box 5   Folder 9

Feder, W., 1961

Box 5   Folder 10

Fessard A., 1961

Box 5   Folder 11

Fischer, F., 1963

Box 5   Folder 12

Fisheries Research Board of Canada, 1964-1965

Box 5   Folder 13

Florida, University of South, 1963

Box 5   Folder 14

Foester, H. von, 1963

Box 5   Folder 15

Fogel, L.J. 1961

Box 5   Folder 16

Ford Motor Co., 1963-1969

Box 5   Folder 17

Fox, S.M. 1960-1967

Box 5   Folder 18

Forbes, T.D., 1959-1965

Box 5   Folder 19

Frank, H.G. 1962-1963

Box 5   Folder 20

Frazier, E.F., 1961

Box 5   Folder 21

Freirich, B., 1962

Box 5   Folder 22

Freuzen, L., 1956-1958

Box 5   Folder 23

Friedell, M., 1967

Box 5   Folder 24

Galindo, I., 1966-1969

Box 5   Folder 25

Gallard Schlesinger Corporation, 1968

Box 5   Folder 26

Gantt, W.H., 1971

Box 5   Folder 27

Garfield, E., 1961-1963

Box 5   Folder 28

Gayer, J., 1969

Box 6   Folder 1

Geiringer, H., 1948-1949

Box 6   Folder 2

General Motors, 1959-1963

Box 6   Folder 3

Glasser, O., 1948-1949

Box 6   Folder 4

Gomez, D., 1946-49

Box 6   Folder 5

Good, P.I., 1970

Box 6   Folder 6

Gordon, R.E., 1969

Box 6   Folder 7

Gordon Research Conference, 1964-1965

Box 6   Folder 8

Granger, G., 1969

Box 6   Folder 9

Graybill, F.A., 1968

Box 6   Folder 10

Green, M., 1965

Box 6   Folder 11

Greene, P., 1965-1966

Box 6   Folder 12

Greeneshields, B.D., 1963-1964

Box 6   Folder 13

Grimm, A., 1965-1967

Box 6   Folder 14

G, General, 1954-59

Box 6   Folder 15

G, General, 1964-67

Box 6   Folder 16

Hoffman j g 48 50

Box 6   Folder 17

Householder, A.S., 1945-1956

Box 6   Folder 18

Hutchisson, E., 1948-49

Box 6   Folder 19

H, General, 1948-1963

Box 7   Folder 1

Immigration, 1949-1953

Box 7   Folder 2

Islev, V.S., 1957-1958

Box 7   Folder 3

I – J, General, 1950-1959

Box 7   Folder 4

Kamiya, S., 1954-1961

Box 7   Folder 5

Kantor, J.R., 1945-1948

Box 7   Folder 6

Karreman, G., 1954-1959 [1/2]

Box 7   Folder 7

Karreman, G., 1954-1959 [2/2]

Box 7   Folder 8

Karlsson, G., 1950-1959 [1/2]

Box 7   Folder 9

Karlsson, G., 1950-1959 [2/2]

Box 7   Folder 10

Kesselman, R., 1949-1957

Box 8   Folder 1

K, General, 1948-1950

Box 8   Folder 2

K, General, 1950-1964

Box 8   Folder 3

Landau, H.G., 1954-1958

Box 8   Folder 4

Lazarsfeld, P., 1950-1953

Box 8   Folder 5

Levi, E., 1953

Box 8   Folder 6

Lorente De No, R., 1948-1949

Box 8   Folder 7

L, General, 1950-1964

Box 8   Folder 8

Macey, R., 1961-1962

Box 8   Folder 9

Marmasse, C., 1964

Box 8   Folder 10

MacCardle, R.C., 1953

Box 8   Folder 11

McCulloch, W.S., 1952-1956

Box 8   Folder 12

M, General, 1948-1950

Box 8   Folder 13

M, General, 1950-1959 [1/2]

Box 9   Folder 1

M, General, 1950-1959 [2/2]

Box 9   Folder 2

M. General, 1960-1964

Box 9   Folder 3

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1967

Box 9   Folder 4

National Institute of Mental Health, 1956-1958

Box 9   Folder 5

National Research Council, 1950-1958

Box 9   Folder 6

National Science Foundation, 1959-1964

Box 9   Folder 7

New York Academy of Sciences, 1952-1958

Box 9   Folder 8

New York Academy of Sciences, 1960-1968

Box 9   Folder 9

N – O, General, 1950-1959

Box 9   Folder 10

Opatowski, I., 1951-1958

Box 9   Folder 11

Patlack, C., 1956-1957

Box 9   Folder 12

Physics Today, 1948-1950

Box 10   Folder 1

Project on the History of Recent Physics, 1963

Box 10   Folder 2

Public Health Service, 1954-1958

Box 10   Folder 3

P, General, 1948-1950

Box 10   Folder 4

P, General, 1950-1959

Box 10   Folder 5

P, General, 1960-1964

Box 10   Folder 6

Q, General, 1955-1961

Box 10   Folder 7

Rafferty, J.A., 1948-1950

Box 10   Folder 8

Rapoport, A., 1950-1955

Box 10   Folder 9

Rapoport, A., 1956-1959

Box 10   Folder 10

Rapoport, A., 1960-1964

Box 10   Folder 11

Reid, B., 1950-1957

Box 11   Folder 1

Richardson, S., 1954-1958

Box 11   Folder 2

Rush, S., 1968

Box 11   Folder 3

R, General, 1948-1959

Box 11   Folder 4

R, General, 1960-1977

Box 11   Folder 5

Schater, L., 1968-70 [1/2]

Box 11   Folder 6

Schater, L., 1968-70 [2/2]

Box 11   Folder 7

Schrieber, H., 1958-1960

Box 11   Folder 8

Scientific Societies, 1949

Box 11   Folder 9

Searle & Co., 1963

Box 11   Folder 10

Segre, G., 1960-63

Box 11   Folder 11

Smetters, G.W., 1954-1956

Box 12   Folder 1

Smith, K.B., 1954-1955

Box 12   Folder 2

Sorokin, P.A., 1936-1948

Box 12   Folder 3

Sorokin, P.A., 1948-1950

Box 12   Folder 4

Stahl, G.W., 1961-1962

Box 12   Folder 5

S, General, 1948-1950

Box 12   Folder 6

S, General, 1950-1959 [1/2]

Box 12   Folder 7

S, General, 1950-1959 [2/2]

Box 12   Folder 8

S, General, 1960-1964

Box 12   Folder 9

Trucco, 1959-1964

Box 12   Folder 10

T, General, 1958-1964

Box 12   Folder 11

University of Chicago, General, 1938-1941

Box 12   Folder 12

University of Chicago, Department of Mathematical Biophysics, 1939-1948

Box 12   Folder 13

University of Chicago, Interdepartmental Memos, 1938-1941

Box 12   Folder 14

Viek, N.F., 1963

Box 12   Folder 15

U-V, General, 1948-1964

Box 12   Folder 16

Weaver, W., 1948-1954

Box 12   Folder 17

Wernadsky, 1945-1946

Box 13   Folder 1

Wiener, 1948-1949

Box 13   Folder 2

W-Z, General, 1948-1964

Box 13   Folder 3

Personal Correspondence, 1948-1964

Box 13   Folder 4

Correspondence, 1920-1929 [1/3]

Box 13   Folder 5

Correspondence, 1920-1929 [2/3]

Box 13   Folder 6

Correspondence, 1920-1929 [3/3]

Box 13   Folder 7

Correspondence, 1946-1947

Box 13   Folder 8

Correspondence, 1965-1977

Series III: Writings

Subseries 1: Books

Box 13   Folder 9

"Advances and Applications of Mathematical Biology" – Correspondence, 1939-1946

Box 13   Folder 10

"Looking at History through Mathematics" – Chapter 2 – Annotated Typescript and Notes, circa 1968

Box 13   Folder 11

"Mathematical Biology of Social Behavior" - Correspondence and Reviews, 1949-1950

Box 14   Folder 1

"Mathematical Biophysics" – Correspondence, 1937-1939

Box 14   Folder 2

"Mathematical Biophysics" – Correspondence, 1947-1951

Box 14   Folder 3

"Mathematical Biophysics" – Correspondence, 1953-1958

Box 14   Folder 4

"Mathematical Biophysics: Physico-Mathematical Foundations of Biology" – Publishing Contract, 1937

Box 14   Folder 5

"Mathematical Theory of Human Relations" – Correspondence, 1942-1948

Box 14   Folder 6

"From Cell to Society" – Typescript, undated

Box 14   Folder 7

"Of Cells, Men and Mathematics" – Typescript, circa 1968-1972 [1/5]

Box 14   Folder 8

"Of Cells, Men and Mathematics" – Typescript and Inserts, circa 1968-1972 [2/5]

Box 14   Folder 9

"Of Cells, Men and Mathematics" – Typescript, circa 1968-1972 [3/5]

Box 15   Folder 1

"Of Cells, Men and Mathematics" – List of Illustrations and Typescript, circa 1968-1972 [4/5]

Box 15   Folder 2

"Of Cells, Men and Mathematics" – Illustrations and Diagrams, circa 1968-1972 [5/5]

Box 15   Folder 3

"Organismic Sets" – Chapter 10 Typescript 1972

Box 15   Folder 4

"Mathematical Theory of Human Relations" – Notes and Correspondence, circa 1946-1947

Box 15   Folder 5

"Physical Basis for Human Life" – Correspondence, 1946-1948

Box 15   Folder 6

"Physical Fundamentals of Electron Theory" – Notes, Annotated Typescripts, undated

Box 15   Folder 7

"Physical Fundamentals of Electron Theory" – Final Draft Typescript, undated

Box 15   Folder 8

"Some Medical Aspects of Mathematical Biology" – Chapter Typescript and Review, 1964

Box 15   Folder 9

Notes, undated

Subseries 2: Articles and Chapters in Edited Volumes

Box 15   Folder 10

"The Buchsbaum Problem" – Manuscript and Typescript, undated

Box 15   Folder 11

"Combined Effects of Imitation" – Manuscript and Typescripts, circa 1950s

Box 15   Folder 12

"Comparison of Hollingshead's Data" – Typescripts and Diagrams, circa 1960s

Box 16   Folder 1

"Contribution to the Theory of Organismic Sets" – Annotated Typescripts and Reprints, 1970-1971

Box 16   Folder 2

"Contributions to Topological Biology" – Notes, circa 1956

Box 16   Folder 3

"Some Cybernetics Aspects of Sociology" – Typescript, circa 1965

Box 16   Folder 4

"Cybernetics and Biology – George, F." – Review and Correspondence, 1966

Box 16   Folder 5

"Diffusion and Metabolic Differences between Soma and Axon of a Neuron" – Typescript, circa 1972

Box 16   Folder 6

"Diffusion of Ideas as a Factor in Historical Development" – Typescript, undated

Box 16   Folder 7

"Distribution of Social Status" – Typescript, undated

Box 16   Folder 8

"The Epileptic Neuron" – Manuscript, circa 1972

Box 16   Folder 9

"Equilibria in Organismic Sets" – Manuscript, circa 1969

Box 16   Folder 10

"Organismic Sets: Scientific Creativity" – Manuscript, circa 1972

Box 16   Folder 11

"Is the Concept of an Organism as a Machine Useful?" – Galley Proof, 1959

Box 16   Folder 12

"Mathematical Biology of Automobile Driving" – Manuscript, Typescript, Diagrams, Data and Reprint, circa 1965

Box 16   Folder 13

"Mathematical Biology of Imitative Behavior" – Typescript, circa 1950s

Box 16   Folder 14

"A Mathematical Model of Some Mental Disturbances" – Galley Proofs and Reprints, circa 1966

Box 16   Folder 15

"Mathematical Models of Poverty" – Typescript, undated

Box 16   Folder 16

"Mechanism of Minority Rule" – Manuscript, circa 1966

Box 16   Folder 17

"Mathematical Biophysics" – Encyclopedia of Science and Technology – Typescript, 1958

Box 16   Folder 18

"Neglected Factors in Highway Safety" – Typescript, 1966

Box 16   Folder 19

A Neural Circuit which Exhibits Some Features of Epileptic Attacks – Typescript, 1972

Box 16   Folder 20

"A Note on Epilepsies and Other Similar Disorders" – Annotated Typescripts and Galley Proofs, 1971

Box 16   Folder 21

"A Note of the Geometrization of Biology" – Manuscript, 1957

Box 16   Folder 22

"A Note on Nonperiodic Undamped Oscillations" - Annotated Typescripts and Galley Proofs, 1970-1971

Box 16   Folder 23

"A Note on Sporadic Nonperiodic Oscillations" – Typescript, 1972

Box 16   Folder 24

"A Note on the Danziger-Elmergreen Theory" – Manuscript, circa 1960s

Box 16   Folder 25

"Nerve Excitation" – Manuscript, circa 1930s

Box 16   Folder 26

"On the Distribution of Incomes" – Manuscript and Typescript, circa 1960

Box 17   Folder 1

"On the Interaction of Biologically Active Substances" – Typescript, circa 1970-1972

Box 17   Folder 2

"Organisms in Terms of Predicates" – Typescript, 1965

Box 17   Folder 3

"Mathematical Models of the Origins and Mechanisms of Poverty" – Typescript, undated

Box 17   Folder 4

"Outline of a Theory of Nerve Excitation" – Manuscript, 1963

Box 17   Folder 5

"Polymorphism in Organismic Sets" – Manuscript, circa 1970-1972

Box 17   Folder 6

"Program" – Manuscript, Notes and Correspondence, 1967

Box 17   Folder 7

"Relational Equilibria and Systems" – Manuscripts, 1969

Box 17   Folder 8

"Some Relational Forces and Structures Produced by them" – Manuscript, 1971

Box 17   Folder 9

"A Remark on Organic Form" – Manuscript, undated

Box 17   Folder 10

"Report on the Development of Mathematical Biophysics" – Typescript, 1946

Box 17   Folder 11

"The Representation of Organisms of Predicates" – Manuscript, 1965

Box 17   Folder 12

"Sensory Deprivation from the Point of View of Organismic Sets" – Manuscript, 1971

Box 17   Folder 13

"Sex in Animal and Human Societies" – Manuscript, 1972

Box 17   Folder 14

"Some Considerations on the Nature of Cancer" – Photocopy of Manuscript, circa 1940s

Box 17   Folder 15

"Some Ideas on the Nature of Research" – Manuscript, 1970

Box 17   Folder 16

"Some Remarks on the Central Nervous System" – Manuscripts, Annotated Typescripts, Galley Proofs, 1972

Box 17   Folder 17

"Studies in Mathematical Biosociology" – Manuscript, 1956

Box 17   Folder 18

"Suggestions for a Mathematical Biology of Pathological Phenomena" – Annotated Typescript, 1971

Box 17   Folder 19

"Suggestions for a Mathematical Biology of… a Pathalogical Neuron" – Annotated Typescript and Galley Proof, 1972

Box 17   Folder 20

Topology and Information Capacity of Some Organic Molecules – Typescript and Manuscript, undated

Box 17   Folder 21

"Topology, Optimal Design and the Phylogenetic Tree" – Typescript, circa 1970s

Box 17   Folder 22

"To What is Life Isomorph?" – Notebook, undated

Box 18   Folder 1

"Two Definitions of Stability of Equilibria" – Typescript and Galley Proofs, 1971

Box 18   Folder 2

"A Unified Approach to Physics, Biology and Sociology" – Typescript, 1969

Box 18   Folder 3

Russian Manuscripts, 1925-1926

Subseries 3: Lectures

Box 18   Folder 4

Farewell Address" – University of Chicago – Typescript, circa 1964

Box 18   Folder 5

"Looking at Social Science through Mathematics" – Typescript, 1965

Box 18   Folder 6

"Looking at Biology through Mathematics" – Typescript, undated

Box 18   Folder 7

"The Rise of Mathematical Biology" – Typescript, circa 1967-1972

Box 18   Folder 8

Transcript of a Speech, undated

Subseries 4: Offprints and Reprints

Box 18   Folder 9

Offprints, 1918

Box 18   Folder 10

Offprints, 1920-1925

Box 18   Folder 11

Offprints, 1925-1929

Box 18   Folder 12

Offprints, 1930-1935

Box 18   Folder 13

Offprints, 1937-1939

Box 18   Folder 14

Offprints, 1940-1949

Box 18   Folder 15

Offprints, 1950-1959

Box 19   Folder 1

Offprints, 1960-1964

Box 19   Folder 2

Offprints, 1965-1966

Box 19   Folder 3

Offprints, 1967-1969

Box 19   Folder 4

Offprints, 1970-1979

Box 19   Folder 5

Reprints – Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics, 1939-1940

Box 19   Folder 6

Reprints – Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics, 1940-1941

Box 19   Folder 7

Reprints – Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics, 1944-1946

Box 19   Folder 8

Reprints – Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics, 1950-1955

Box 20   Folder 1

Reprints – Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics, 1956-1960

Box 20   Folder 2

Reprints – Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics, 1957-1968

Box 20   Folder 3

Reprints – Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics, 1966-1967

Box 20   Folder 4

Reprints – Colloque de l'Academie Internationale, 1970

Box 20   Folder 5

Reprints – Zeitschrift fur Physik, 1920-1931 [1/2]

Box 20   Folder 6

Reprints – Zeitschrift fur Physik, 1920-1931 [1/2]

Box 20   Folder 7

Reprints – General, 1920-1939

Box 21   Folder 1

Reprints – General, 1940-1960

Box 21   Folder 2

Reprints – General, 1960-1970

Series IV: Writings by Others

Box 21   Folder 3

Australian Journal of Experimental Biology - June & December, 1970

Box 21   Folder 4

Australian Journal of Experimental Biology – April, August & October, 1971

Box 21   Folder 5

Australian Journal of Experimental Biology – April & June, 1972

Box 21   Folder 6

Bernhard, R. – "Of Mice and Mazes" – Annotated Typescript, 1967

Box 21   Folder 7

Chapman, D. – "Models of the Working of Electoral Systems" – Typescript and Correspondence, 1966

Box 21   Folder 8

Chase, Sutton & First – Research Report, 1958

Box 21   Folder 9

Ehrlich, N.J. – "Towards a Taxonomy of Automobile Driving" – Typescript, 1966

Box 21   Folder 10

Ehrlich, N.J. – "Empirical Investigations of Taxonomy", 1966

Box 21   Folder 11

Hollingshead, A.B. – "Comparison of Data on… Psychoneuroses", undated

Box 21   Folder 12

Householder & Landau – "Mathematical Biophysics" – Review and Diagrams, 1946

Box 21   Folder 13

Lee, D.M. – "Nomographic Assessment of Thermal Strain" – Typescript, circa 1950s

Box 21   Folder 14

Klemm, U. – "Der Begriff des Algorithmus in der Graphen Theorie" – Copy and Correspondence, 1967

Box 21   Folder 15

Marin, I.C. – Research Reports, undated

Box 22   Folder 1

Mode, C.J. – "Restricted Transition Probabilities" – Typescript, 1964

Box 22   Folder 2

Mode, C.J. – "Some Multidimensional Branching" – Typescript, 1964

Box 22   Folder 3

Mode, C.J. – "Some Multidimensional Branching II" – Typescript and Proofs, 1966

Box 22   Folder 4

Mode, C.J. – "Multidimensional Birth Process", 1964

Box 22   Folder 5

Petrie, F. – "Social Life in Ancient Egypt" – Typescript, 1923

Box 22   Folder 6

Platt, F.N. – "Objective Measurements of Individual Behavior" – Typescript, 1964

Box 22   Folder 7

Quartermaster Climatic Research Lab –Thermal Reports, 1952

Box 22   Folder 8

Rapoport, A. – "The Diffusion Problem in Mass Behaviors" – Typescript and Correspondence, 1955

Box 22   Folder 9

Ross, S. – Research Reports, 1968

Box 22   Folder 10

Seeley, J.R. – "Some Notes on Self Control" – Typescript, 1966

Box 22   Folder 11

Siebert, S.T. – "Energy Metabolism" - Typescript, 1971

Box 22   Folder 12

Supfes, P. – "Stationary Results for Equipollence" – Handout, 1962

Box 22   Folder 13

Valentinuzzi, M. – "A Mathematical Interpretation of Motor Research", 1958

Box 22   Folder 14

Wilson, J.A – "The Burden of Eygpt" – Typescript, 1951

Box 22   Folder 15

Zelentsoff, M.E. – Lightning Technics Summary, 1925

Series V: Academic and Professional Service

Box 22   Folder 16

American Association for the Advancement of Science – Correspondence, Minutes and Conference Proceedings, 1951-1952

Box 22   Folder 17

American Association for the Advancement of Science – Correspondence and Minutes, 1953

Box 22   Folder 18

American Association for the Advancement of Science - Correspondence and Minutes, 1954

Box 22   Folder 19

American Association for the Advancement of Science – Correspondence, Conference Proceedings and Constitution, 1954

Box 23   Folder 1

American Association for the Advancement of Science – Correspondence, Conference Proceedings and Constitution, 1955

Box 23   Folder 2

American Association for the Advancement of Science – Correspondence, Election Proceedings and Report, 1956-1957 [1/2]

Box 23   Folder 3

American Association for the Advancement of Science – Correspondence and Report, 1956-1957 [2/2]

Box 23   Folder 4

Biometric Society – Correspondence, Reports and Minutes, 1950-1951

Box 23   Folder 5

Biometric Society - Correspondence, Reports and Minutes, 1952-1958

Box 23   Folder 6

Biometric Society – Correspondence and Reports, 1959-1963

Box 23   Folder 7

Biophysics Society – Correspondence and Minutes, 1957-1958

Box 23   Folder 8

Biostatics Conference – Program, Abstracts and Correspondence, 1952

Box 24   Folder 1

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Agencies

Box 24   Folder 2

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Clowes & Sons, 1958-63

Box 24   Folder 3

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics Correspondence – Clowes & Sons, 1964

Box 24   Folder 4

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Clowes & Sons, 1965-1966

Box 24   Folder 5

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Clowes & Sons, 1966-1967

Box 24   Folder 6

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Clowes & Sons, 1968 [1/2]

Box 24   Folder 7

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Clowes & Sons, 1968 [2/2]

Box 24   Folder 8

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Denton Printing, 1939

Box 24   Folder 9

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Denton Printing, 1940

Box 24   Folder 10

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Denton Printing, 1941

Box 24   Folder 11

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Denton Printing, 1942

Box 24   Folder 12

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Denton Printing, 1943

Box 25   Folder 1

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Denton Printing, 1944-1945

Box 25   Folder 2

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Denton Printing, 1946

Box 25   Folder 3

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Dunlap, 1939-1940

Box 25   Folder 4

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – General, 1938-1947

Box 25   Folder 5

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – General, 1953–1965

Box 25   Folder 6

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – General, 1966-1968

Box 25   Folder 7

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Issue, March 1965

Box 25   Folder 8

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Issue, June 1965

Box 25   Folder 9

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Issue, September 1965

Box 25   Folder 10

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Issue, December 1965

Box 25   Folder 11

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Issue, September 1966

Box 25   Folder 12

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Issue, December 1966

Box 25   Folder 13

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – MIT Press, 1969

Box 26   Folder 1

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence - Readers

Box 26   Folder 2

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – Special Issue, 1966

Box 26   Folder 2

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – University of Chicago Faculty, 1964-1964

Box 26   Folder 4

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – University of Chicago Faculty, 1965-1966

Box 26   Folder 5

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – University of Chicago Press, 1940-1947

Box 26   Folder 6

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Correspondence – University of Chicago Press, 1948-1960

Box 26   Folder 7

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Finances – Invoices, 1964

Box 26   Folder 8

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Finances – Invoices, 1965

Box 26   Folder 9

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Finances – Reprint Requests, 1954-1957

Box 26   Folder 10

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Finances – Reprint Orders, 1964-1967

Box 26   Folder 11

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Finances – Reprint Charges, 1965

Box 26   Folder 12

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Finances – Reprint Charges, 1966

Box 27   Folder 1

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Finances – Reprint Charges, 1967

Box 27   Folder 2

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Finances – Reprint Charges, 1968

Box 27   Folder 3

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Finances – University of Chicago Press, 1938-1948

Box 27   Folder 4

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Illustrations

Box 27   Folder 5

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Indexes, 1939-1969

Box 27   Folder 6

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Manuscript Carbon Forms, 1944-1948

Box 27   Folder 7

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Permissions, 1958-1969 [1/2]

Box 27   Folder 8

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Permissions, 1958-1969 [2/2]

Box 27   Folder 9

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Subscriptions - Foreign

Box 27   Folder 10

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Subscriptions – Libraries, 1939-1948

Box 27   Folder 11

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Subscriptions – Renewals, 1964-1967

Box 28   Folder 1

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Subscriptions – Report Cards, 1940-1948

Box 28   Folder 2

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Tables of Contents, 1970-1971

Box 28   Folder 3

Committee on Behavioral Sciences, 1953

Box 28   Folder 4

Committee on Mathematical Biophysics – Publication Lists, 1948-1961

Box 28   Folder 5

Committee on Mathematical Biophysics – Cowles Commission Papers, 1953

Box 28   Folder 6

Committee on Mathematical Biology – Report, 1963

Box 28   Folder 7

Conference of Biological Editors, 1957-1958

Box 28   Folder 8

Conference of Biological Editors – Correspondence and Annual Meeting Proceedings, 1959-1960

Box 28   Folder 9

Conference of Biological Editors, Correspondence and Annual Meeting Proceedings, 1961-1962

Box 28   Folder 10

Conference of Biological Editors, Correspondence and Annual Meeting Proceedings, 1962-1964

Box 29   Folder 1

Fellowship Appointments, 1948-1951

Box 29   Folder 2

Mathematical Biophysics Seminar – Paper Abstracts, 1941

Box 29   Folder 3

National Institute of Mental Health – Conference Proceedings, 1967

Box 29   Folder 4

Urban Legal Services – Meeting Report, 1964

Box 29   Folder 5

Society for the Study of Speciation – Constitution and Membership Lists, 1941-1942

Box 29   Folder 6

Symposium on Mathematical Theories of Biological Phenomena – Correspondence, 1961 [1/3]

Box 29   Folder 7

Symposium on Mathematical Theories of Biological Phenomena – Correspondence, 1961 [2/3]

Box 29   Folder 8

Symposium on Mathematical Theories of Biological Phenomena – Correspondence, 1961 [3/3]

Series VI: Grant Applications and Fundraising

Box 29   Folder 9

Application for Aid – Mathematical Biology – University of Chicago, 1949

Box 29   Folder 10

Committee on Mathematical Biology – Fundraising, 1948-1952 [1/2]

Box 30   Folder 1

Committee on Mathematical Biology – Fundraising, 1948-1952 [2/2]

Box 30   Folder 2

Committee on Mathematical Biology – Fundraising, 1953

Box 30   Folder 3

Littaver Foundation – Fundraising, 1949-1953

Box 30   Folder 4

Grant Applications – Department of Health, Education & Welfare, 1966-1967

Box 30   Folder 5

Grant Applications – Department of Health, Education & Welfare, 1968-1969 [1/2]

Box 30   Folder 6

Grant Applications – Department of Health, Education & Welfare, 1968-1969 [2/2]

Box 30   Folder 7

Grant Applications – National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Research Grants Branch, 1969-1970

Box 30   Folder 8

Grant Application – National Institute of Health, 1951-1953

Box 31   Folder 1

Grant Approvals, 1967-1968

Box 31   Folder 2

Grant Report – National Institute of Health, 1969

Box 31   Folder 3

Grant Report – United States Public Health Service, 1957-1964

Box 31   Folder 4

Grant Reports – General, 1964-1966

Series VII: Oversize

Box 32   Folder 1

Manuscript Fragments and Correspondence, Russian, circa 1920s

Series VIII: Restricted

Box 33   Folder 1

University of Chicago – Salary Reports, 1967

Box 33   Folder 2

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Institute for Mental Health Financial Documents, 1969

Box 33   Folder 3

Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics – Administrative Bills, 1969-1970

Box 34   Folder 1

Student Papers and Evaluations, 1949

Box 34   Folder 2

Letters of Reference – Birren, 1952

Box 34   Folder 3

Letters of Reference, 1953

Box 34   Folder 4

Letters of Reference – Seeley, 1964

Box 35   Folder 1

Patient History, 1971