Elmer Roberts Papers, 1898-1978
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Brief Description: Papers of Elmer Roberts, '13, '17, professor of animal genetics (1920-54), including copies of 44 publications on research in animal genetics (chickens, swine, cattle, sheep, rodents and horses, 1935-56), hereditary resistance and susceptibility to disease, immunity, Mendelian inheritance and related topics and a tape recorded recollection (1967) on agriculture at the University of Illinois, Eugene Davenport, Agricultural Experiment Station, animal genetics and the support of the College of Agriculture by farmers and farm organizations. The series includes Plant and Animal Improvement (1925) and Heredity: What and How We Inherit (1949). The series includes a copy of Richard Oglesby's 1894 impromptu speech on corn (1898), travel publication on Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, China and the city of Peking, plus scholarly articles on Chinese and Japanese Culture (1928-30), Peking Leader Press reprints; lists of Roberts' publications, scientific acquaintances, talks and lectures, and organizational memberships; a folder on James A. Hunter (B.S. in Agriculture, University of Illinois, 1914) and his interest in China; a collection of Planned Parenthood newsletters (1970-72) and publications dealing with world population problems; and diagrams illustrating the history of genetics and drosophila research (c. 1936).
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 8/7/21
Created by: Roberts, Elmer (1886-1983)
Volume: 1.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 6/63; 1/18/68; 3/21/77; 2/23/78
Arrangement: by type of material and chronologically thereunder
Subject Index
Agricultural Extension
Agricultural History
Animal Genetics
Faculty Papers
Hereditary Diseases
Home Economics
Illinois Farmers Institute
Peking, China
University Administration
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]