Jack R. & Harry V. Harlan Papers

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Papers of Jack R. Harlan

Papers of Harry V. Harlan



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Title: Jack R. & Harry V. Harlan Papers, 1905-85Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 8/6/25

Primary Creator: Harlan, Jack R. (Jack Rodney) (1917-)

Extent: 7.9 cubic feet

Arrangement: By individual, by type of materials, and chronological thereunder

Subjects: Agricultural History, Agriculture, United States Department of, Agronomy, Agronomy Department, Algeria - Agriculture and Natural Resources, American Relief Administration, Barley, Botany, Cereals, Chile - Agriculture and Natural Resources, Corn Breeding, Crop Evolution Laboratory, Crop Exploration, Crops, Ethiopia - Agriculture and Natural Resources, Evolution, Experimental Fields, Faculty Papers, Field Work, Food Administration, United States, Genetics, Geophagy, Grasses, Kashmir, Maize Genetics, Mali - Agriculture and Natural Resources, Melons, 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, Rice, Rumania - Agriculture and Natural Resources, Sorghum, Turkey - Agriculture and Natural Resources, Vavilov, Nicholai I., Weeds, Wheat, World War I - Agricultural and Industrial Production and Construction, World War I - Military Government and Peace, Yugoslavia - Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Languages: English, French, Amharic

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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.

Subject/Index Terms

Agricultural History
Agriculture, United States Department of
Agronomy
Agronomy Department
Algeria - Agriculture and Natural Resources
American Relief Administration
Barley
Botany
Cereals
Chile - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Corn Breeding
Crop Evolution Laboratory
Crop Exploration
Crops
Ethiopia - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Evolution
Experimental Fields
Faculty Papers
Field Work
Food Administration, United States
Genetics
Geophagy
Grasses
Kashmir
Maize Genetics
Mali - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Melons
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
Rice
Rumania - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Sorghum
Turkey - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Vavilov, Nicholai I.
Weeds
Wheat
World War I - Agricultural and Industrial Production and Construction
World War I - Military Government and Peace
Yugoslavia - Agriculture and Natural Resources


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Series 1: Papers of Jack R. HarlanAdd to your cart.
Papers of Jack R. Harlan (1917- ), 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 manuscripts, collection lists, field notes, photographs, 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.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: BiographicalAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Publication ListAdd to your cart.

This folder contains the complete bibliography of Jack R. Harlan as produced by T.H. Hymowitz [Plant Breeding Reviews 8:1-17, 1990] and updated and edited by Dorothea Bedigian in 1998. The digital bibliography which contains a list of the articles by Jack R. Harlan the the University of Illinois Archives holds as part of the Harry V. and Jack R. Harlan Papers and can be accessed via the following link:

http://www.library.illinois.edu/archives/uasfa/0806025supplement.pdf

Folder 3: Jack R. Harlan Publications (Folder 1 of 4), 1945-54Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Jack R. Harlan Publications (Folder 2 of 4), 1955-57Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Jack R. Harlan Publications (Folder 3 of 4), 1958-61Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Jack R. Harlan Publications (Folder 4 of 4), 1962-86Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Publications not authored by Jack R. Harlan (Folder 1 of 4), 1906-56Add to your cart.
These publications refer to subjects of study undertaken by Jack R. Harlan, although the publications are not authored by him.
Folder 8: Publications not authored by Jack R. Harlan (Folder 2 of 4), 1957-59Add to your cart.
These publications refer to subjects of study undertaken by Jack R. Harlan, although the publications are not authored by him.
Folder 9: Publications not authored by Jack R. Harlan (Folder 3 of 4), 1960Add to your cart.
These publications refer to subjects of study undertaken by Jack R. Harlan, although the publications are not authored by him.
Folder 10: Publications not authored by Jack R. Harlan (Folder 4 of 4), 1961-80Add to your cart.
These publications refer to subjects of study undertaken by Jack R. Harlan, although the publications are not authored by him.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Grasslands of Oklahoma, ca. 1957Add to your cart.
by Jack R. Harlan (unpublished)
Folder 39: Leon Croizat Correspondence, 1968-69Add to your cart.
Includes several letters debating the origin and dispersal of maize and a reprint of Croizat article, "A Note on the Origin of Zea Mays."
Folder 53: Archaeological Materials Received and Related Correspondence, 1968-83Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence with Ann Stemler (Davis, California) concerning "hazards and pitfalls" archaeobotany and assorted identifications of samples sent to Crop Evolution Laboratory
Folder 54: Collection Lists (Near Eastern Expedition), Phytosanitary Certificate, 1948, 1960, 1974Add to your cart.
Includes numbered listings from 1948 Near East expedition
Folder 55: Collection List (Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Ethiopia); West Africa Notes; Sorghum Numbers (University of Illinois), 1961, 1968, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Terminal Report of Jack R. Harlan: Agricultural Research at Njala University College, Sierra Leone, 1969Add to your cart.
University of Illinois A.I.D. Project, Contract A.I.D. / Afr-293
Folder 57: "A Survey of the Genetic Variability in the Bromus carinatus Complex", May, 1942Add to your cart.
Harlan Doctoral Dissertation (Department of Genetics, University of California)
Sub-Series 1: Anthropology CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letter File, 1961-63, 1965Add to your cart.
Correspondents include faculty of University College of Ibadan, Nigeria, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Folder 2: Letter File, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letter File, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letter File, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letter File, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Letter File, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letter File, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Letter File, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letter File, 1973Add to your cart.
Contains correspondence with K.C. Change (Dept. of Anthropology, Yale University) concerning the domestication of the peanut in China
Folder 10: Letter File, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Letter File, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Letter File, 1976Add to your cart.
Includes Harlan's review of Ping-Ti Ho's The Cradle of the East:  An Inquiry into the Indigenous Origins of Techniques and Ideas of Neolithic and Early Historic China 5000-1000 B.C.
Folder 13: Letter File, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Letter File, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Letter File, 1979Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence with Charles Reed (University of Illinois-Chicago Circle) and Fred Wendorf (Southern Methodist University) concerning the origins of domesticated barley
Folder 16: Letter File, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Letter File, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Letter File, 1982Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: General / Student CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Letter File, 1967Add to your cart.
Includes letters of recommendation for employment and awards, correspondence concerning student research, and invitations to present papers.
Folder 20: Letter File, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Letter File, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Letter File, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Letter File, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Letter File, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Letter File, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Letter File, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Letter File, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Letter File, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Letter File, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Letter File, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Letter File, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Letter File, 1980Add to your cart.
Includes letter to Vice Chancellor E.L. Goldwasser urging that the World Heritage Museum not be downgraded or dispersed.
Folder 33: Letter File, 1981Add to your cart.
Includes Harlan's "Social and Ethical Dimensions of Plant and Animal Genetic Research with Respect to Food and Environment" (4 pp.)
Folder 34: Letter File, 1982Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Agronomy / Botany CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Letter File, 1965-67Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence with Robert Braidwood (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago) concerning "weed" and "wild" barley and with Daniel Zohary (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) concerning findings of Iranian visits.  Also includes Harlan's "The Origin and Evolution of Cultivated Plants" which proposes a laboratory for biosystematic studies.
Folder 37: Letter File, 1968Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence with Theodore Buila (Southern Illinois University) concerning the bringing of seed materials into the U.S. and with Stanley Jensen (Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Company) concerning temperature response in selection, Njala University College Terminal report, 1968
Folder 38: Letter File, 1969Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence with O.H. Frankel (International Biological Programme, Canberra City, Australia) concerning conservation of genetic materials and with Charles Brown (College of Agriculture, University of Illinois) concerning the need for a research facility in the tropics
Folder 40: Letter File, 1970Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence with H.I. Oka (National Institute of Genetics, Misima, Japan) concerning the history of sorghum in Africa and China and with David Timothy concerning the collection and maintenance of germ plasm
Folder 41: Letter File, 1971Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence with Walton Galinat (University of Massachusetts-Waltham) concerning the "tripartite hypothesis" of the origin of maize
Folder 42: Letter File, 1972Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence with George Beadle concerning teocintle in Mexico
Folder 43: Letter File, 1973Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence with L.F. Randolf concerning maize-Tripsacum derivatives and with C.F. Konzak concerning collecting difficulties in Ethiopia
Folder 44: Letter File, 1974Add to your cart.
Includes background paper ("Exploration:  Africa") used as a research proposal and list of Chinese rice varieties obtained on China trip by Harlan and N.C. Brady.  Also includes correspondence with Peter Lawrence (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Hyderabad, India) concerning numbering systems for accessions, with Richard Frederickson (Texas A & M University) concerning effects of USDA quarantine policies on germ plasm supplies, and with Peter Jennings (Centro International De Agricultura Tropical) concerning centers of origin and the success of exotic crops
Folder 45: Letter File, 1975Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence with Frank Press (Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China, National Academy of Sciences) concerning future scholarly exchanges and topics for exploration, with Ali Kambel (Plant Breeding Institute, Cambridge, England) concerning Sudanese sorghums, and with K.H. Asay (Utach State University concerning grass breeding
Folder 46: Letter File, 1976Add to your cart.
Includes Harlan biographical sketch prepared for Agronomy Journal and correspondence with C.R. Vinycomb concerning naked barleys
Folder 47: Letter File, 1977Add to your cart.
Includes review copy of Domenic Fuccillo's "What is a Weed?" and correspondence with Victor Patino (Cali, Columbia) concerning possible maize-Tripsacum interaction
Folder 48: Letter File, 1978Add to your cart.
Includes Harlan letter to Edward Browning Award Committee recommending Earnest Sears and correspondence with D. Brezhev (Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry, Leningrad) concerning problems in preserving Vavilov collections
Folder 49: Letter File, 1979Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence with Haldore Hanson (Londres, Mexico) concerning inadequacy of U.S. plant genetics resources program and with Fred Miller (Texas A & M University) concerning twin-seeded sorghum and origins of sorghum.  Also includes assorted correspondence relating to Crop Evolution Laboratory study of sesame.
Folder 50: Letter File, 1980Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence with Anatolii Martynov (Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Washington, D.C.) concerning possible shared research interests between Crop Evolution Laboratory and colleagues in USSR
Folder 51: Letter File, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Letter File, 1982-84Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence with Patrick Hayes (University of Minnesota) concerning synchrous flowering in wild rice, with Richard Matthews (British Broadcasting Corporation) concerning "The Living Planet" series, and with Malla Padidan (University of Saskatchewan) concerning "Plant Breeding in 2000 AD"
Sub-Series 4: General CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Calendar of Letters Written, 1959-65Add to your cart.
Folder 2: A, 1966-85Add to your cart.
Folder 3: B, 1966-76Add to your cart.
Folder 4: B, 1977-85Add to your cart.
Folder 5: C, 1966-85Add to your cart.
Folder 6: D, 1967-85Add to your cart.
Folder 7: E, 1967-85Add to your cart.
Folder 8: F, 1967-84Add to your cart.
Folder 9: G, 1967-85Add to your cart.
Folder 10: H, 1967-84Add to your cart.
Folder 11: I, 1972-84Add to your cart.
Folder 12: J, 1966-85Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: K, 1967-85Add to your cart.
Folder 2: L, 1967-86Add to your cart.
Folder 3: M, 1966-85Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Mc, 1967-84Add to your cart.
Folder 5: N, 1967-85Add to your cart.
Folder 6: O, 1967-82Add to your cart.
Folder 7: P, 1968-85Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Q, 1968-81Add to your cart.
Folder 9: R, 1966-85Add to your cart.
Folder 10: S, 1966-76Add to your cart.
Folder 11: S, 1977-85Add to your cart.
Folder 12: T, 1966-85Add to your cart.
Folder 13: U, 1970-79Add to your cart.
Folder 14: V, 1967-83Add to your cart.
Folder 15: W, 1966-85Add to your cart.
Folder 16: X-Y-Z, 1967-84Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Field Notes and Collections ListsAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Collections # 1-1500, 1948Add to your cart.
USDA expedition to Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon
Item 2: Collections # 1501-3000, 1948Add to your cart.
USDA expedition to Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon
Item 3: Collections # 3001-4500, 1948Add to your cart.
USDA expedition to Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon
Item 4: Collections # 4501-6241, 1948Add to your cart.
USDA expedition to Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon; 6241-6500 are missing
Item 5: Collections # 6501-10,000, 1948Add to your cart.
USDA expedition to Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon
Item 6: Collections # 1-1440, 1960Add to your cart.
34 booklets form USDA expedition to Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Ethiopia
Item 7: Collections # 1441-2122, 1960Add to your cart.
1 Field Notebook
Item 8: Senegal, Mali, Upper Volta, Nigeria, Brussels, Florence, 1967-68Add to your cart.
Item 9: Sudan, Chad, Nigeria, Niger, 1968Add to your cart.
Item 10: Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, 1969-70Add to your cart.
Item 11: Palestine, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, 1970Add to your cart.
Item 12: India, Burma, Malaya, Philippines, Australia, 1972Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Subject FileAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Field Trip - Texas, New Mexico, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Illustrations, Turkey, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Pistacea Culture in Turkey with Special Reference to Grafting, 1949Add to your cart.
by Jack Harlan
Folder 4: Let's Talk Turkey, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Fruit Trees and Vines in Turkey, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Turkish Melons and Cucurbit, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Trebi Trail, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 8: American Society of Range Management - Formation of Kansas-Oklahoma Section, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Grasslands of Oklahoma, ca. 1960Add to your cart.
by Jack Harlan
Folder 10: Oklahoma State University, 1965-66Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Portraits, 1966-67, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 12: FAO Meeting - Rome, Sep., 1967Add to your cart.
Photographs, Map of Ethiopia
Folder 13: Coprolites - Geophage, 1967-68Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Mali - Delta Zone Agriculture, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Origin of Maize Meeting, Sep., 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Martin Hohensee (Age 12), 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Oryza Distribution - Wild Rice - T.T. Chang, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Genetic Recall, ca. 1973-76Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Plant Studies Group - China Visit, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Chinese and Indian Agriculture, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Vavilov, N.I., 1974-78Add to your cart.
Folder 22: "Genetic Resources of Crops that Feed the World", ca. 1977Add to your cart.
by Jack Harlan
Folder 23: International Agronomy Award - Meyer Medal, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 24: 10 Years of Crop Evolution Laboratory (CEL) - Annual Staff Review, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Denmark, 1978Add to your cart.
Accepted but never published
Folder 26: "A New Genetics Emerging", 1984Add to your cart.
Speech given at University of Kentucky, Lexington
Sub-Series 7: Personal Subject FileAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personnel Actions - Jack R. Harlan, 1942, 1949-66Add to your cart.
Folder 2: J.R. Harlan Correspondence, 1942-43, 1966, 1973-84Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Passports - J.R. Harlan, 1948, 1960, 1968, 1971, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Photographs, ca. 1942-80Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Photographs - Turkey (Thrace), Istanbul, Kirklareli, Edirne, (Black Sea),Sinop, Ordu, UnyeAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Photographs - Turkey (Northeast), Karsd, Rize, Artvin, Trabzon, GumushaneAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Photographs - Turkey (East), Agri, Van, HakkariAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Photographs - Turkey (Aegean), Canakkale, Izmir, Manisa, BursaAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Photographs - Turkey (West / Southwest), Aydin, MuglaAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Photographs - Turkey (Southwest), Antalya, BurdurAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Photographs - Turkey (Southeast), Diyarbakir, Mardin, Urfa, Maras, Malatya, MusAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Photographs - Turkey (Central), Tokat, Erzinean, Amasya, Kayseri (Urgup)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Photographs - Afghanistan and Pakistan, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photographs - Iran, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Photographs - Expedition Negatives, 1960Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 16: Cayonu, Turkey Archaeological Excavation, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 17: National Academy of Sciences Election Congratulations, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photographs - International Genetics Congress - Moscow, Copenhagen, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Nagoya University Sabbatical, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Photography - Wheat Harvesting - Ethiopia and Osage Indians; Wheat Sickling in Southeast Turkey, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Photography - Origins of Agriculture Seminar - Charles A. Reed, 1973Add to your cart.

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