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Title: | Rashevsky, Nicolas. Papers |
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Dates: | 1920-1972 |

Size: | 17.25 linear feet (34 boxes) |

Repository: |
Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center |

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). |

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.

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

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).

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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## 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 |