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The Paul Berg Papers

Title:
Letter from Paul Berg to Daniel M. Singer pdf (54,427 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Paul Berg to Daniel M. Singer
Number of Image Pages:
1 (54,427 Bytes)
Date:
1970-01-26 (January 26, 1970)
Creator:
Berg, Paul
Recipient:
Singer, Daniel M.
Strasser, Spiegelberg, Fried, Frank & Kampelman
Source:
Original Repository: Stanford University Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Paul Berg Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Paul Berg.
Exhibit Category:
Protein Synthesis, Tumor Viruses, and Recombinant DNA, 1959-1975
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Daniel M. Singer to Paul Berg (January 21, 1970) pdf (119,178 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number:
2
Unique Identifier:
CDBBCM
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
January 26, 1970
Dear Dan:
If your proposition is correct, namely that it is the executive secretaries themselves that created and maintained a blacklist, then, clearly, I am quite wrong in proposing to allow these same executive secretaries to reintroduce formerly blacklisted names: And perhaps, as you say, my contacts with executive secretaries have exposed me only to those who would not have taken part in any blacklisting. In fact, in a recent discussion with one such executive secretary, I had the clear impression that the blacklisting was occurring at a higher level; since he said that names he had submitted often were not processed for reasons that he could never fathom or discover.
In any case, I can see your point of view and if it takes pressure from Study Section members to get the executive secretaries to reintroduce a formerly blacklisted nomination, then I would be all for putting that pressure on. My argument in the last letter was based solely on the assumption that it was in the bureaucracy of the NIH, perhaps even at the policy making level, that discrimination against certain people is being exercised.
With best regards,
Sincerely,
Paul Berg
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2008-05-01
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