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The Barbara McClintock Papers

Title:
Letter from Barbara McClintock to Curt Stern pdf (75,444 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Barbara McClintock to Curt Stern
Description:
McClintock suggested to Stern several research assistant possibilities that likely would not be subject to the military draft during World War II.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (75,444 Bytes)
Date:
1942-08-23 (August 23, 1942)
Creator:
McClintock, Barbara
Recipient:
Stern, Curt
Source:
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Curt Stern Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Curt Stern Papers, American Philosophical Society.
Exhibit Category:
Controlling Elements: Cold Spring Harbor, 1942-1967
Box Number: 3
Folder Number: 3
Unique Identifier:
LLBBMN
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
August 23, 1942.
Dear Curt:
I have your letter asking for information about an assistant. You probably realize that many of the good people have been grabbed up but your job offers a bit more than most and you may be able to get somebody. The only man I could think of who would not be subject to draft is Arne Sparrow who is now on a fellowship with Sax at Harvard. He would fit your requirements very well. Herschel Roman, who took his degree at Missouri and who has a National Research Fellowship to work at Cal. Tech., is another possibility. He is Jewish which might cause some conflict in the department--as you already know. However, he is a fine person and has the qualifications that you desire. Eileen Sutton, whom you know, would be a possibility but she is taking a position, for the year only, at McGill. You might keep her in mind for a future job. However, the job should offer some possibilities for advancement.
I forgot to mention that Herschel Roman has a wife and child which would probably keep him out of the draft.
At the moment, I can not think of any other possibilities but should someone come to mind, I will drop you a line.
Mabel Nebel has just been here for a visit for a few hours. Her situation is very tragic but she is doing a splendid job of adjustment. It is too bad that vision and realization comes so late in life. If you see Bernie, give him my best but--would rather you not mention Mabel's visit.
My best to Evelyn,
Sincerely,
Barbara
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