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The Barbara McClintock Papers

Title:
Letter from Barbara McClintock to Curt Stern pdf (103,464 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Barbara McClintock to Curt Stern
Description:
In this light-hearted note to Stern, McClintock appeared to be somewhat anxious about her forthcoming Achievement Award from the American Association of University Women.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (103,464 Bytes)
Date:
1947-03-17 (March 17, 1947)
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.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Prejudice
Exhibit Category:
Controlling Elements: Cold Spring Harbor, 1942-1967
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Barbara McClintock to Curt Stern (April 25, 1947) pdf (104,347 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 3
Folder Number: 3
Unique Identifier:
LLBBMQ
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
March 17, 1947
Dear Curt --
So the secret is out! I have been dead a long time but I have been trying to conceal it. Your note gives sure proof.
Seriously, though, I cant [sic] imagine how any instructor would allow such a report unless he is deficient in insight. It is so obviously an exhibit of frustration of a young female aspiring to a scientific career. They grasp at any small bit of evidence that will help maintain their morale. I well understand that but hardly feel that I want to carry the torch even if I had the right to claim that job -- which I obviously dont [sic]. If I ever have a
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chance to talk with such girls, I can usually help overcome some of their frustrations by being realistic about women in professions. The facts are not difficult to see but the emotional adjustment to them is often serious. So -- I hope the gal digs up some nice lurid details for "the life." I am afraid I have'nt [sic] scattered many seeds of wild oats but a vicarious luster would be appreciated!
Thanks for your note. It gave me a good laugh although a wry one.
Cordially,
Barbara
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2006-09-06
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