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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Helen (Byers) Bernstein to Joshua Lederberg Annotation pdf (89,852 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Helen (Byers) Bernstein to Joshua Lederberg
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (89,852 Bytes)
Date:
1975-08-10 (August 10, 1975)
Creator:
Bernstein, Helen (Byers)
Recipient:
Lederberg, Joshua
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Helen (Byers) Bernstein.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence D
Box Number: 15
Folder Number: 169
Unique Identifier:
BBGCNH
Accession Number:
76
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1961-1978
Folder: Bernstein, Helen (Byers)
Transcript:
3239 N Hackett Avenue
Milwaukee, Wis. 53211
August 10, 1975
Dear Josh,
The other day I learned of an unexpected temporary vacancy in the zoology department here at UWM (owing to illness of the incumbent: M Staab) -- teaching elementary genetics and a survey course in zoology, plus evolution in the spring term.
With our youngest child starting school full-time this fall (across the street from the zoology dept!) I had looked forward to a gradual resumption of a scientific career, but never expected an opportunity to arise so speedily. Since there is a long-standing job freeze throughout the UW faculties, this was too good to pass up. And with the first day of term only 3 weeks off, there was no time to lose, so I applied for the opening the next day, and took the liberty of putting you down as a reference without your prior consent. In listing references I did suggest that it be kept in mind that a number of years had passed since my years in Madison. (I do not know whether you will be contacted directly or via me).
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
Subsequent to my applying, the bookstore tells me that no one has ordered any books or materials for any of these courses, so -- job forthcoming -- it looks as if it may be a very challenging year!
Best wishes,
Helen Bernstein
Alec sends his regards.
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2006-12-07
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: Helen reentering active science;

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