Letter from the Carnegie Institution of Washington to Barbara McClintock
Letter to inform McClintock of her appointment as a Distinguished Service Member of the Carnegie Institution.
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1967-05-19 (May 19, 1967)
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Barbara McClintock Papers
Reproduced with permission of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Awards and Prizes
Controlling Elements: Cold Spring Harbor, 1942-1967
Box Number: 1
Folder Number: 6
May 19, 1967
It is a very particular pleasure to tell you that at our Annual Meeting our Trustees voted with the greatest enthusiasm to
confirm an action which they had earlier recommended, in anticipation of your "retirement" from the Institution.
The vote was that you be appointed a Distinguished Service Member of the Institution, the appointment to begin on July 1,
1967, and to continue for three years.
This post of Distinguished Service Member of the Institution is intended by the Trustees as the highest distinction that can
be conferred on a retiring Staff Member. It has been previously held by only two individuals in the Institution -- Dr. Ira
S. Bown of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, and Dr. Merle A. Tuve of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism.
The purpose of it is to make possible a continuation of activity, in any area that you wish and at any place that you wish
-- including the continuation of your present (or any other) program at Cold Spring Harbor. It carries with it a stipend
of $15,000 per annum.
May I add my warmest congratulations to those of all the Trustees and staff members of the Institution -- and congratulations
to the Institution itself on its fortune in your continuing association?