Jack R. & Harry V. Harlan Papers, 1905-85
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Brief Description: Papers of Jack R. Harlan (1917-1998), Professor of Agronomy & Plant Genetics (1966-84), member of Crop Evolution Laboratory staff (1967-84) & USDA Near Eastern expeditions (1948, 1960), & Professor of Agronomy, Okla. State Univ. (1950-66), including Harlan's Grasslands of Oklahoma (ca. 1957, unpubl.) & dissertation "A Survey of the Genetic Variability in the Bromus carinatus Complex" (1942); collection lists, field notes & photographs from 1948 expedition to Turkey, Syria, Iraq, & Lebanon, 1960-61 expedition to Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, & Ethiopia, & 1967-72 expeditions to Africa, India, Australia, & the Philippines. The series includes genetics research correspondence about barley, corn, rice, & sorghum, recommendations for employment & awards, identifications of samples, responses to inquiries from anthropologists, correspondence with botanists & agronomists about the origin, evolution & dissemination of sorghum, wheat, barley, maize, & sesame; classification & numbering of collection, conservation of genetic materials, international cooperation, disease resistance, origins of Southwest Asian agriculture & USDA quarantine policies. Correspondents include George Beadle, Otto Frankel (Div. of Plant Industry, Canberra, Australia), J.B. Hawkes (Univ. of Birmingham), C.A. Reed (Univ. of IL-Chicago), Daniel Zohary (Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem) & Leon Croizat (Caracas, Venezuela). The series includes correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, & publications of Harry V. Harlan, USDA Agronomist (1909-44), relating to barley, crop exploration, & production & travel in the Philippines (1906-09); Peru (1913-14); Eastern Europe (1919); Algeria, India, & Ethiopia (1923); Necholai I. Vavilov & research stations in AZ & ID. This series also includes a VHS videotape copy of a film showing the construction of the addition (1977) to the Physics Research Laboratory.
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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: 8/6/25
Created by: Harlan, Jack R. (Jack Rodney) (1917-)
Volume: 7.9 cubic feet
Acquired: 8/20/84; 10/25/85; 2/28/86, 7/9/2009
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0806025.pdf
Arrangement: By individual, by type of materials, and chronological thereunder
Subject Index
Agricultural History
Agriculture, United States Department of
Agronomy Department
Algeria - Agriculture and Natural Resources
American Relief Administration
Chile - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Corn Breeding
Crop Evolution Laboratory
Crop Exploration
Ethiopia - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Experimental Fields
Faculty Papers
Field Work
Food Administration, United States
Maize Genetics
Mali - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Music -- India - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Music -- Iran - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Music -- Peru - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Oklahoma Grasslands
Oklahoma State University
Philippines - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Philippines - Education
Plant Breeding
Plant Communities
Plant Genetics
Plant Propagation
Poland - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Rumania - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Turkey - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Vavilov, Nicholai I.
World War I - Agricultural and Industrial Production and Construction
World War I - Military Government and Peace
Yugoslavia - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
French [fre]
Amharic [amh]