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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg and Francis J. Ryan to Horland Hatcher Annotation pdf (87,452 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg and Francis J. Ryan to Horland Hatcher
Number of Image Pages:
1 (87,452 Bytes)
Date:
1954-07-21 (July 21, 1954)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Ryan, Francis J.
Recipient:
Hatcher, Horland
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 12
Folder Number: 140
Unique Identifier:
BBAETJ
Accession Number:
8
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Nanney, David L.
Transcript:
July 21, 1954
Dear President Hatcher:
During our visit to participate in the University's Biological Symposium, we have had an opportunity to discuss with several members of your faculty the suspension of Professor Clement Markert. For your consideration of this case, we thought the impressions of members of two other faculties might not be irrelevant. We are not well enough informed to be able to offer a final judgment, and do not necessarily support Professor Markert's refusal to testify. However, the Faculty of the University of Michigan is in the best position to judge its own members in the interests of the university and of the nation: if the traditional independence of the University and the privileges of academic freedom for its members are to be preserved, the considered judgment of its Faculty must be given the strongest possible weight.
Respectfully yours,
Joshua Lederberg
Professor of Genetics
University of Wisconsin
Francis J. Ryan
Professor of Zoology
Columbia University
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW:  re Clem Markert; (McCarthyism);

jl  12/23/99