University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William Gordon Whaley Papers, 1939-1982

Descriptive Summary

Creator Whaley, William Gordon, 1914-
Title William Gordon Whaley Papers
Dates: 1939-1982
Abstract Correspondence, reports, minutes, printed material, photographic material document W. Gordon Whaley's career at the University of Texas at Austin, 1939-1982 (bulk 1954-1982). Whaley (1914-1982) was Botany professor (1946-1982) and chairman (1949-1962); Director of UT's Plant Research Laboratory (later Cell Research Institute) (1948-1979); Dean of the Graduate School (1957-1972). He created and edited UT's Graduate Journal (1958-1976).
Accession No. AR 87-325
Extent 30 feet
Language English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

William Gordon Whaley (1914-1982), botanist, academic administrator. Born in New York City, W. Gordon Whaley earned degrees from the University of Massachusetts (B.S., 1936) and Columbia University (Ph.D., 1939). From 1939-1945, he taught at Barnard College and Columbia, and served as Senior Geneticist in the U. S. Department of Agriculture. In 1946, the University of Texas at Austin hired him as an Associate Professor of Botany in its Department of Botany and Bacteriology. Whaley was chosen as the first Chairman when an independent Department of Botany was created in 1949. He led the department until 1962, by which time it had earned national distinction. He directed UT's Cell Research Institute (originally Plant Research Institute) from 1948-1979. In 1972, UT named him Ashbel Smith Professor of Cellular Biology.

Trained as a geneticist and an early user of electron microscopy, Whaley published a number of books for scholars, students, and a popular audience. He taught, lectured, and attended conferences internationally, and earned a Fullbright-Hayes Award to serve as Visiting Professor at the University of Leningrad [St. Petersburg, Russia] in 1978. The Botanical Society of America honored him with its Merit Award in 1978 "in recognition of his early contributions to genetics and morphogenesis and of his pioneering role in elucidating the cellular biology of plants, with special reference to the Golgi apparatus." Whaley and his students demonstrated the existence of that cell organelle in plants.

Whaley joined the UT Graduate School as Associate Dean in 1954. He served as Dean from 1957 until 1972, during which time UT's graduate student enrollment more than doubled. Whaley was active in national and regional organizations relating to graduate education and science. He helped to found the Council of Graduate Schools. Whaley lectured and consulted throughout the U.S. on graduate education, and created and edited a forum on the topic, The Graduate Journal (published 1959-1976 by the University of Texas Press). He received a Distinguished Service Award from the UT System and Board of Regents when he stepped down as dean in 1972, "for outstanding leadership and the national distinction achieved at the University of Texas Graduate School during his fifteen years as Graduate Dean."

In 1938, Whaley married Clare Youngren, with whom he had a daughter, Patricia Anne (Hardesty). He died in December 1982.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports, minutes, printed material, photographic material document W. Gordon Whaley's University of Texas at Austin career as Graduate Dean, scientist and laboratory administrator, and academic journal editor, 1939-1982 (bulk 1954-1982). Three series: 1. Office of the Graduate Dean, 1954-1972; 2. Botany Department and Cell Research Institute, 1939-1982; 3. Graduate Journal, 1959-1977.

Materials from Whaley's Graduate Dean office (17 linear feet, 6 inches) include subject files, correspondence files, publications, and some personal materials including. They document the relationship between the Office of the Graduate Dean and other UT administrative and academic offices and units; faculty and research at UT; and Whaley's role in organizations devoted to scientific or graduate education, including National Science Foundation projects at UT. A set of classified files (1954-1964) include subject files, university correspondence files, and professional organization files. Individual folders include designations from the original filing scheme, though they were not received in order. Later, unclassifed files (bulk 1965-1972) contain similar material, including a second set of departmental correspondence files. The series documents Whaley's consultations on graduate education at other institutions. Other files relate to Whaley's work as a scientist, including authorship of the textbook Principles of Biology, and to UT politics. The series contains texts of speeches and articles, reprints of some of Whaley's writings on graduate education, and mementos.

Biology Department and Cell Research Institute Files (3 linear feet, 9 inches) largely relate to Whaley's career after stepping down as Graduate Dean in 1972. They document Whaley's teaching, scholarship, publishing, and continuing management of UT's Cell Research Institute; materials relating to numerous national and international institutes, conferences, and symposia, including Whaley's semester as visiting professor in the Soviet Union (1978); and reprints of Whaley's scientific works (1939-1981). Includes correspondence files (1966-1982, bulk 1975-1982).

Graduate Journal files (8 linear feet, 9 inches) contain correspondence, financial documentation, artwork and photographic material, manuscripts and reprints related to the development, production, funding, and editing of the journal (1959-1977). Includes material related to commissioning or reprinting works by international scholars, photographic materials used in reproducing artwork, and to Graduate Journal material published in book form, including In These Times: A Look at Graduate Education with Proposals for the Future (1971), edited by Whaley.

Whaley's colleague, Dr. Audrey N. Slate, organized and donated the papers, and provided explanatory notes on some of his files.


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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Whaley, William Gordon, 1914-.--Archives
Hackerman, Norman
Ransom, Harry Huntt, 1908-
Silber, John, 1926-
Slate, Audrey N. (Audrey Nelson), 1926-
Spurr, Stephen Hopkins
Botany--Study and teaching (Higher)
Cytology--Study and teaching
Golgi apparatus
Higher education and state--Texas
Universities and colleges--Graduate work Addresses, essays, lectures
Universities and colleges--United States--Graduate work--Administration
Subjects (Organizations)
Association of American Universities. Association of Graduate Schools
Council of Graduate Schools in the United States
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of Botany
University of Texas at Austin. Office of Graduate Studies
Graduate journal

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Gordon Whaley Papers, 1939-1982, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.



Office of the Graduate Dean Series

87-325/1 Classified files, 1951-1964:
Dean Whaley correspondence, 1961-1963
Administrative Council, 1951-1958
Miscellaneous, 1963-1964
Administration: system-wide, 1956-1957
Unclassified correspondence, 1957-1962 (3 folders)
History Department [correspondence file], 1960-1964
Estimate of critical needs, 1957-1958
Foreign language requirement, undated
Educational psychology, 1963
Graduate faculty dossiers, 1961
Summer institute for science and math teachers, NSF [National Science Foundation], 1955-1960
Graduate faculty, 1958-1961
Excellence fund, 1958-1959
Comparative psychology laboratory (proposal for, denied), 1958
Schuhardt, Vernon T. (confidential), Department of Bacteriology [correspondence file], 1957
Counseling psychology (Psychology and Educational Psychology) [correspondence file], 1952-1959
Graduate Student Programs, Committee on (Graduate Council committee), 1957-1959
SMU-TU joint doctor of education program, abandoned, 1948-1958
Chulalongkorn contract, 1957-1960
Administration, branches, 1956-1958
1959 summer session, development of first nine weeks' session, [1959?]
Research needs of new personnel (academic development), 1956-1958
College planning of teacher development, 1957
Social Sciences, Council for, 1958
Social Science Research Committee, 1955-1958
Water Resources, Committee on, 1955-1958
Work-Study Loads for Graduate Students, Committee on, 1955-1958
Graduate Council, Assembly, 1958-1959
Graduate Assembly, 1956-1959
87-325/2 Foreign Student Problems, Committee on, 1957-1959
Graduate Work in the Medical Sciences, Committee on, 1955-1956
Advisory Coordinating Committee on Graduate Work in the Medical Sciences, 1955-1959
Advisory Coordinating Committee on Graduate Work in the Medical Sciences, minutes, 1953-1958
Association of American Colleges
Psychology: Educational Psychology, Committee on, 1952-1956
All-University Research Council, 1956-1958
Psychology advisory committee, 1957-1959
Ph.D. Requirements, Committee on Revision of, 1955-1959
Periodicals, Committee on, 1957
Nuclear Science Committee, 1955-1959
Central Shop Committee (W. G. Whaley, chairman), 1957-1958
Attendance at Meetings of Learned Societies, Committee on, 1956-1959
Academic Values of Contract Research Programs, Committee on, 1958
Graduate Council statement folder, EJW's, 1959-1960
Library problems, 1956-1958
National Science Foundation Academic Year Institute, 1957-1959
National Science Foundation general, 1955-1959
National Science Foundation, 1955-1958
National Science Foundation, Advisory committee for the institute, 1954-1957
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1960-1964
Admission, 1954-1959
Graduate advisor, general, 1959
Graduate School standing committees, membership in, 1957-1961
Rosalie B. Hite fellowship (correspondence), 1956-1959
Medical affairs council, 1957-1958
Texas Reports in Biology and Medicine publications, 1957-1959
Publications, general Graduate School and others, 1956-1959
Research, organized, non-university financed (empty)
Research assignments: Dean's list, 1956-1959
(4 folders)
Rockefeller Institute, 1958-1959
Electron microscope laboratory, 1958-1959
Genetics Foundation, 1957-1958
Law-Science Institute, 1958
Rainforest proposal, Institute of Marine Science, 1956-1957
87-325/3 Spectrometer laboratory, proposed
Special studies by office of the Dean, 1957-1958
Texas Education Agency; state agency
Advisory Committee on Research, 1956-1957
Texas Commission on Higher Education; state agency
Oak Ridge Institute for Nuclear Studies, Council for, 1949-1958
Southwest Research Institute Symposium on Physics and Medicine of the Atmosphere and Space, San Antonio, Texas, 1958
Institute of Marine Sciences:
Reorganization through 1956, 1955-1956
Courses, programs, and catalogue information, 1948-1962
Fiscal affairs, 1956-1958
Faculty and staff appointments information, 1956-1964
General, 1954-1964
Policy, General, 1948-1958
Building and expansion, 1956-1959
Administrative Council
Administrative; state-wide, 1963-1964
Association of Graduate Schools in the Association of American Universities, 1959-1962 meetings
AURA [Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy]
Catalogue, Graduate (revision of complied by WGW), 1958
Clayton Foundation (Biochemical Institute)
Committees, other
Standing committees, 1964-1965
Committee on Advisement; Department of English, 1964-1965
Eastern European Studies Committee
Council on Teacher Education (Committee)
Graduate School standing committees
Personnel policy, Committee on
Graduate faculty
Computation Laboratory:
Budget and fiscal matters
Equipment and supplies
Organization and development
Personnel, general
Personnel, Dr. David M. Young, Director
Future space requirements
87-325/4 [Correspondence]
Data and statistics
Dean's Council, non-current
Development Board, University of Texas
Excellence Fund
Ford Foundation
Hogg Foundation
Latin American Studies, Institute of
Marine Science Institute
Institute of Marine Science, Director
National Academy of Sciences: National Research Council
Naval Research Laboratory
Office of Government Sponsored Research, general
Texas Western College, 1964
Welch Foundation
President, Reports to the
Administrative Council
Development Board, University of Texas
Dean's Council (sub-group of administrative council)
Administration, system-wide
Texas Academy of Sciences
Texas Colleges, Association of
Administration, Main University
Council of Southern Universities, 1958, Dean Whaley representing President Wilson
Southern Universities, Council of
Great Plains Conference on Higher Education
Membership in the Graduate Faculty, committee (Graduate Council Committee)
[Unfiled correspondence]
Association of American Universities [AAU], prior to 1955
Association of Graduate Schools in the Association of American Universities, 1957 meeting
87-325/5 Conference Board of Associated Research Councils
Association of Graduate Schools in the AAU:
1958 meeting
Special meeting, May 1959, Princeton
Graduate faculty (2 folders)
Graduate School Catalogue, Part VII, 1960
American Council on Education
Unfiled university correspondence (3 folders)
University correspondence files, 1957-1965:
[Unfiled correspondence]
College of Arts and Sciences:
Office of the Dean, 1960-1964
Anthropology, Department of
Astronomy, Department of
Botany, Department of
Chemistry, Department of
Classics, Department of
Computer Science, proposed department [empty folder]
Economics, Department of
English, Department of
Geography, Department of
Geology, Department of
Germanic Languages and Linguistics Program
Government, Department of
Home Economics, Department of
Journalism, Department of
Linguistics, Department of
Mathematics, Department of
Microbiology, Department of
Philosophy, Department of
Physics, Department of
Nuclear Physics project, 1961-1963
Psychology, Department of
87-325/6 Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology
Romance Languages, Department of
Slavonic Languages
Sociology, Department of
Zoology, Department of
College of Business Administration:
Office of the Dean/Office of the Graduate Advisor
Accounting, Department of
Business Services, Department of
Finance, Department of
Management, Department of
Marketing, Resources, Transportation, and International Trade, Department of
College of Engineering:
Office of the Dean
Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of
Meteorology, Department of Aeronautical Engineering
Architectural Engineering, Department of
Chemical Engineering, Department of
Civil Engineering, Department of
Electrical Engineering, Department of
Engineering Mechanics, Department of
Mechanical Engineering, Department of
Petroleum Engineering, Department of
College of Education:
Educational Administration, Department of
Educational Psychology, Department of
History and Philosophy of Education, Department of
Physical and Health Education, Department of
Teacher Placement Service
College of Fine Arts:
Drama, Department of
Music, Department of
Architecture, Department of
College of Pharmacy:
Office of the Dean and general correspondence
Graduate School of Library Science
Graduate School of Social Work:
Special study of, 1956-1964
Subject and professional organization files, 1950-1964:
Community planning, proposed program, 1950-1964
Computation Center, 1963-1964
(3 folders)
LIFE COMP. [Life sciences computing program]
Computation Center budget recommendations, 1961-1962
Graduate program, 1964
American Council of Learned Societies, general, 1964
American Council on Education, 1960-1964
Commission on Instruction and Evaluation
Committee on College Teaching
87-325/7 Conference of Deans of Southern Graduate Schools, 1954, 1956-1957
National Science Foundation, Science Development Award and Science Development Program:
NSF Annual Report, 1969
Management committee, 1968-1969
Letters of notification and acknowledgements, 1968-1969
NSF, Minutes of fiftieth meeting of the provisional committee for scientific personnel and education, 1964
Linguistics and behavior, 1966-1968
Behavioral genetics, 1966-1968
Molecular sciences (NSF), 1966-1968
Relativity-Astrophysics-Astronomy-Plasma Studies, 1966-1967
Relativity, NSF, 1967-1968
Management Committee, 1967-1968
Subject and correspondence files:
W. Gordon Whaley, miscellaneous correspondence, non-current, February-December 1965
Graduate School administration, 1961-1964
NSF development grant
September 23, Requirements of holders of fellowships and traineeships, 1966
November 17, Graduate advisors supervisory committee, Ph.D., 1966
National Endowment of the Humanities, 1966
September 25, Graduate advisors subvention funds, 1967
August 11, Graduate advisors, 1966
October 13, Graduate advisors travel funds, 1966
Conference on report of committee on humanities, 1964-1965
Dean Whaley, travel, 1959-1965, reservations
Undergraduate courses in graduate programs, 1958-1959
Governor's committee on education beyond the high school, 1964
Inter-departmental committee (Psychology - Educational Psychology), 1964-1965
Graduate faculty, associates, 1966
Graduate school, structure of, 1952
87-325/8 Graduate faculty, membership (general), 1960-1964, 1965-1966
Dr. [Helmut] Rehder, 1964-1965
Dr. [Archie W.] Straiton, 1964-1965
Graduate Studies Committee, 1963-1965
Growth of the graduate school, Unit #1
Graduate Program, Houston Speech and Hearing Center, 1964-1965
Graduate School, operations and policy, 1959-1966
Graduate Program, revision of, 1963-1966
Internal Revenue Code of 1954, Section 117, 1966
Internal Revenue, Certification of faculty summer research award, 1966
Graduate Center, 1966
National Science Foundation, University Science Development Program:
Annual report, NSF, University science development grant, 1969
Linguistics and behavior, 1968-1969
Behavioral genetics, 1968-1969
Project material, 1966-1967
Curriculum development committee, 1967-1969
Relativity-Astrophysics-Astronomy-Plasma Studies committee, 1968-1969
Molecular studies, 1968-1969
Subject files:
Foreign language requirement, 1965-1970
College of Education, 1965-1970
Curriculum and instruction, departmental, 1968-1971
Legislative internship committee (Public Affairs Internship fellowships)
Internal Revenue Service
Information Office, UT at Austin
Inventory, Dean Whaley's office, 1968
ISSP [Harvard-Yale-Columbia Intensive Summer Studies Program]
Higher Education Act
Branches, colleges, and departments, c. 1964-1971:
University of Texas at Arlington, 1971
University of Texas at Dallas, Graduate Program Conference, May 27-28, 1971
University of Texas at El Paso, 1971
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston [empty folder]
University of Texas Medical Branch at San Antonio [empty folder]
College of Arts and Sciences:
Arts and Sciences
Anthropology, Departmental
Center for Asian Studies
Astronomy, Departmental
Biological Sciences
Botany, Departmental
Chemistry, Departmental
Comparative Literature
Comparative Studies
Economics, Departmental
87-325/9 English, Departmental
Department of French and Italian Language and Literatures
Center for Intercultural Studies in Folklore and Oral History
Geography, Departmental
Geology, Departmental
Germanic Language, Departmentals
Government, Departmental
Hebrew Studies
History, Departmental
Home Economics, Departmental
Linguistics, Departmental
Institute of Marine Sciences
Mathematics, Departmental
Microbiology, Departmental
Middle Eastern Center
Philosophy, Departmental
Physics, Departmental
Psychology, Departmental
Institute of Public Affairs
Sociology, Departmental
Zoology, Departmental
College of Business Administration:
Business Administration, Departmental
Accounting, Departmental
Finance, Departmental
General Business, Departmental [empty folder]
Management, Departmental [empty folder]
Marketing Administration
School of Communication:
School of Communication
Journalism, Departmental
Radio-Television-Film, Departmental
Speech, Departmental
School of Education:
Education, Cultural Foundations of Education
Educational Administration, Departmental
Educational Psychology, Departmental
Physical and Health Education, Departmental
Special Education
Science and Mathematics, Foreign Language Education
College of Engineering:
College of Engineering
Aerospace Engineering, Departmental
Architectural Engineering, Departmental [empty folder]
Chemical Engineering, Departmental
Civil Engineering, Departmental
Electrical Engineering, Departmental
Engineering Mechanics [empty folder]
Environmental Health Engineering [empty folder]
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering [empty folder]
College of Fine Arts:
Drama [empty folder]
School of Law [empty folder]
Library Science
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
School of Nursing
Social Work
Professional and personal files:
[J. Alton] Burdine Memorial, 1967-1970
Arts and Science deanship letters, September 28, 1967
Graduate Faculty meeting, November 23, 1965
Joint Council on University-State Relations, Kerrville Conference, 1970
Dean Whaley's Report of December 19, 1969, to the General Faculty and letters of response
Graduate Faculty, December 17, 1968, including rules and regulations
Dean's evaluation committee
Changing Patterns in Graduate Education, St. Louis, 1970
February 13, 1971 meeting with Spurr
Erwin, Frank C., Jr.
F. C. Erwin on administration (reprinted in Texan), 1970
Faculty letters in support (of Bryce Jordan), 1971
JES [Joseph E. Slate] letter to Bryce Jordan
Historic mistakes; fellowship; Bio form, March-April 1971
Position statements [Graduate Program, 1970]
[Charles] Le Maistre, 1970
87-325/10 Recommendations, three versions [Silber], 1970
XXX [Silber, 1970]
Assorted documents, re: JRS [John R. Silber], 1969-1971
Consultation visit (Biology), University of Louisville, 1971
Dedication of Burdine Hall, 1970
Maxwell Goldberg, 1967-1970
Handler and McElroy, 1969
Arches of Science, 1960
Catholic University of America, review of graduate program in biology, 1970
Humanities Conference, 1969
Selective Service, master file, 1967-1969
Extra copies, Selective Service
Letter to R. Nixon, 1968
Graduate education and black Americans, Ford Foundation, 1968
History of science letters from HHR [Harry Huntt Ransom]
Texas Association of Graduate Schools, 1969
IRS, Tax court, Jamieson case, 1968
UT McDonald Observatory, dedication of 107-inch telescope, 1968
University of North Carolina, biological development, 1965
Education and federal laboratory relationships, 1968
Evaluation of life sciences at West Virginia University, 1968
Evaluation, pathology, University of Missouri, 1968
Galveston, Marine Biomedical Institute, 1968
Association of Texas Graduate Schools, 1967
Closed conference, 1967, not held
Dallas symposium, 1962
NSF Divisional Committee for Scientific Personnel Evaluation, 1963
[Whaley, travel, 1976]
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1968, 1976
Name plates, cards
Datebook, 1951
Badges, nametags
87-325/11 Edward F. Carr, New York State Department of Education, 1967
Council of Graduate Schools, research panel, 1966-1967
NSF, The Public Understanding of Science, 1967
[2 folders]
Re: The draft, 1967-1968
IRS tax exemption affidavit, 1968
Letter of biological sciences to JRS [John R. Silber], 1968
Summer salary and its principles, 1966
Report of the Graduate School, 1965-1966
Recommendations for coordinating board study of Ph.D.s, 1966
Woodrow Wilson [National Fellowship Foundation] re: talking to senators, 1967
Extra letters re Waterman, 1967
Arts and Sciences deanship letter, 1967
Letter to Lister Hill, 1967
Livia Rév, 1970
Selective Service, 1968
Hackerman letter, 1967
CGS [Council of Graduate Schools], 1971
Organized research and the Legislature, 1971
NASULGC [National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges], New Orleans (not attended), 1971
Graduate Faculty, 1971
Position paper drafts: copies and related correspondence, 1971
Walter Wilson memorial, 1971
Unsent letter to Pincoffs, 1971
Education Symposium (opening of Johnson papers), 1972
National Board on Graduate Education, 1972
NSF advisory committee plans, 1967-1968
Worth Publishers, Biology of Plants, undated
Southwestern Medical School, 1959-1960
Staff biographies
UT Commencement, 1964
Printed material
Miscellaneous correspondence [in binder], 1964-1966
Academic press, Bittar orders and Springer Verlag for Ursprung, 1969-1971
Tilley; Golgi; Columbia University Press, 1965-1967
Principles of Biology:
Fourth edition plans, 1963-1966
Third edition corrections
James Cron, 1968
Addendum to Harper and Row contract, 1964
Harper correspondence, 1965
Permission to reprint, Harpers, POB third
McGraw-Hill, 1968
Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Ursprung, 1969
Sample pages for proposed Golgi book, 1968
E. Edward Bittar, The Biological Basis of Medicine, 1967
[2 folders]
WGW: faculty biographies, grant proposals
Some course outlines
Electron micrographs of bacteria, 1966
Tily, William E., Master Brewer's Association of America, 1966
Smithsonian, 1967
Botany 394.4, The Cell in Growth and Development
87-325/12 Publictions and talks:
Roger McCutcheon, 1965
Talks to graduate faculty, copies to Watt Committee, 1969
Report to graduate faculty, 1967
NSF 1967 Annual Report
NSF 1968 Annual Report
Various talks and reports, 1967
Southwestern Medical School excellence committee, 1960-1961
WGW writing
Programs, etc., 1958-1965
Convocation program, 1962
Commencement, 1969
Rough drafts of memos to trustees, 1962
"Chemistry: The Frontier of Biological Science," Introduction for International Conference on Recent Advances in Phytochemistry, 1966
[William] Arrowsmith and reply to Harpers, 1966
Dr. Brink, seminar outline, 1966
"The Empty Chalice," 1966
Semmering bei Wien, 1965
Arches of Science award, 1965
American academic degrees, 1965, for ACE
American Chemical Society, 1965
Introduction, W. H. Zachariasen, 1965
"The Doctoral Degrees," panel discussion for CGS, 1964
Memorial statement, Dr. Tharp, 1964
New York State, Stony Brook, Gould, 1964
News from Arts and Sciences, 1964
Introduction, Dr. Weiss, Science conference, 1964
Graduate education in biological sciences, 1964
Report to faculty, 1963
Robert Hooke and 298 years, University of Missouri, 1963
AGS, Open letter, Toronto, 1963
Graduate Education and Medicine, Annual Congress on Medical Education, Chicago, 1963
Southern dean's statement, 1962
Alumni seminar, 1962
ACE meeting, Chicago, 1962
Dallas symposium, 1962
A perspective for graduate education, Dallas, 1962
Book reviews for Overseas, 1962
AGS, New Orleans, 1961
The price of integrity, ACE committee, 1961
Anderson, Southern Education Board, 1960-1961
Southern Governor's report, 1961 (2 folders)
Chicago speech, ACE, 1961
Houston talk, 1961, ACS Hydrocarbon Symposium
The Graduate Dean: A critique, Memphis, 1960
National Committee of Plant Science Societies report, 1960
New York state regents, 1960
How long can a dream endure?, 1960
The South will surely fail, 1959
Teacher-scholar, 1960
Talk at M. D. Anderson, 1959
Talks and manuscript, 1959-1972
Reprints and programs, graduate education-related, 1961-1972
87-325/13 Appointment books, 1965-1971
Subject and personal files:
Literary productions by others:
Freedom in higher education, "8", L. S. Lockingen, Texas in higher education, 1964
Brown, J. D., Human nature of organizations, 1964
Brogan, A. P., Betterness in intellectual problems, 1964
Joe B. Frantz, "The End of a Myth," 1964
Gustave Arlt, "The Turn of the Tide for the Humanities?," 1962
Roy Nichols, Creating an image, The magic square, 1961-1962
Willie Morris, University of Texas, 1963
Printed matter: brochures, exhibitions, reprints, etc.
Logan Wilson, SR article on his going to ACE, 1961
News releases, January 1971, re: URI awards
Excerpts, letters regarding science situation, 1969
Lehmann, W. P., Report to Senator Yarborough re: graduate education
RU [Rockefeller University] lectures, 1969
Teaching load committee, 1970
Graduate School, position papers by William Shine
Letter to Jordan re: more funds, 1970
Information from other institutions for budget talks, 1970
Faculty statements (miscellaneous), 1971-1972
Letters about deanship, 1971 [2 folders]
[Miscellaneous correspondence, 1972-1974]
Center for Higher Education, account numbers
WGW files, letters to and from individuals, 1968-1972
ANS [Audrey N. Slate] publications as of December 1970
CUP [Columbia University Press], 1972
Detlev W. Bronk et alia, 1961-1967
Rockefeller University, general correspondence, 1968
WGW, The Rockefeller University, 1972
Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, 1970
UT at Austin, Annual Report, 1967-1968
Conference of Southern Graduate Schools, 1972, New Orleans
Association of Texas Graduate Schools, 1972, Houston
Address to graduate faculty, University of Florida, 1972
White paper, 1971
"For an introduction" [speech material], 1961
Simpson, George C., Jr., Chancellor, University System of Georgia, 1967
Report to Graduate Faculty, 1970
Texas Association of Graduate Schools:
1969, speech
Watt, G. W., "The academic supermarket"
The junior college and education in the sciences, 1967
Master copy
Awaiting answer from Huitt
"Problems in graduate education," 1968
Commission on graduate education, 1970 (2 folders)
Graduate school white paper, 1971
Rotary talk, graduate education, 1964
University of West Virginia, 100th Anniversary Celebration, 1967
Life sciences at West Virginia University, 1965
NSF annual report, 1968
Role of the graduate dean, 1969
The graduate deanship, 1969
Commencement exercises, on campus dissent, 1969
Graduate faculty talk
Graduate faculty, 1967
Book review of S. Spurr, Academic Degree Structures for Educational Studies, 1970
J. P. Elder, Commencement, 1969
Notes on Dobzhansky, 1970
Graduate faculty, 1971
Graduate school white paper, 1971
Miscellaneous talks
Book review: Famous Trees of Texas, 1971
Article for The Graduate, Janet Mizell, 1972
87-325/14 Sharing the programs in graduate education, SREB [Southern Regional Education Board], Atlanta, 1972
WGW: change of status
AAAS nominating committee
R. H. Bing letter, 1972
Budget situation letters, 1971
A graduate center, 1970
Graduate council, 1971-1972
Let's look at the graduate school again (Lieb) committee, 1971
Dr. K. Y. Kondratyev, 1967-1969
Whaley, W. G., Dean, Graduate School, UT
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1963-1969
WGW as Golgi [photograph]
Kennedy telegram, 1962
Cagle, Russians, 1961
AURA, 1961
A.C.E. committee on academic degrees, 1962
Commission on academic affairs, 1964-1965
Fernando Laires, lecture series, 1964-1966
Weiss, 1966
Dr. B. C. Tharp, memorial statement
TCU [Texas Christian University], 1967
Tufts, 1967
SIU [Central Illinois University], 1967
CGS, 1966
Permian Center Graduate Center, Midland-Odessa, 1967
NAS Committee on NIH, 1965
A. Eusich proposal (British study), 1963-1964 [with E. Ashby letters]
Letter to L. B. Johnson, 1966
Swedish commission, 1965-1966
Letter from Dr. Loring (NSF), 1967
NSF, Advisory Committee for Science Education, 1967-1969
Arches of Science, 1969
McCarthy re: degree programs, 1967
NASULCG, Chicago, 1969
Commission on Graduate Education, 1969
AGS, New York, 1966
AGS Executive Committee, 1970
CGS, Miami Beach, 1970
AGS letter on federal funding of higher education, 1967
Palade, G., 1965-1967
CGS stuff, 1967-1968
AGS, New York, 1969
Holtzmann, TOEFL, 1970
Sigma Xi lecture, 1966
Project, Becky Hammond and percentage of women accepted for graduate school, 1971
ACLS institutional reg., 1968
Richard Curtis, NRC, 1968
Association of Texas Graduate Schools, 1967
NSF Institutional Relations, annual report, 1967
CGS, etc., 1967


Botany Department and Cell Research Institute Series

87-325/15 [Reprints of scientific papers, 1939-1979]
Dean's memos to graduate faculty, 1971-1972
WGW, "Fan mail," 1972
Annual reports (Botany/UT faculty)
Newspaper clippings
Material on biology in USSR
UT Hooke lectures, Spring, 1965
UT, Special lecture series, Spring 1965, Botany Department and Plant Research Institute
NSF summer conference, 1962
Joshua Lederberg, Genetics meeting
Botanical Society: Merit awards committee, 1975
Travel files, U.S.S.R trip:
Dr. Robert Forcey, 1975
[Letter to Representative J. J. Pickle on Leningrad trip, 1978]
Notes on the Russian trip
Geiger, Louis, 1978
From the State Department, 1977
Orientation booklet (Russian trip)
NAS [National Academy of Science], 1975 (Russian trip)
87-325/16 Given Institute of Pathobiology, 1978, summer program
Itinerary and reservations for 1976 trip
Given Institute of Pathobiology, Aspen, Colorado, August 15-20, 1976
Twelfth International Embryological Conference, Netherlands, 1976
Fifth International Congress of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, 1976 (2 folders)
First International Congress on Cell Biology, Boston, 1976
1975 European lecture
Conference on Cell Differentiation, Copenhagen, 1975
American Society of Cell Biology, San Diego, 1974
Symposium on Plant Differentiation, Lisbon, 1974
Eleventh International Symposium on Chemistry of Natural Products, Bulgaria, September 17-23, 1978
Council for Exchange of Scholars (USSR trip), 1977-1978
Kondratyev, K. Y., 1975-1978
Schelkunowa, S., 1978
Russian trip, 1977
Geis, R., 1978
Gromov, Boris, 1978-1982
Zobov, Roman Alekseevich, 1978-1982
Clinique la Prairie: Bouet and Michel, 1974-1975
Correspondence with botany chairmen, 1976-1982
Molecular biology, 1981-1982
New Yorker, 1977
The Golgi apparatus, 1982
Correspondence, 1966-1982, bulk 1975-1982:
General correspondence:
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, V, W, XYZ
(23 folders)
Name files:
Acosta, Daniel
Alexopolous, C. J.
Anderson, Robert C.
Anderson, Stuart
Andre, Dr. Jean
Barnes, Dr. J. P.
Beams, H. W.
Bennett, Gary C.
Bennett, H. Stanley
Bloch, Dave P.
Bold, Harold C.
Bose, Henry
Brand, Jerry
Brown, Dennis T.
Brown, Malcolm, Jr.
87-325/17 Bryant, Truman R.
Charron, Jean D.
Cole, Garry
Cook, G. M. W.
Delevoryas, Dr. Ted
Denny, Frances
Fay, Gerald
Flawn, Peter
Flickinger, Charles J.
Fonken, G. J.
Forrest, Hugh
Fox, J. Eugene
Franke, Werner W.
Fullilove, Susan
Goff, Charles
Goodall, Donald
Grant, Verne
Hardesty, Boyd
Harris, Bruce
Haynes, Mary
Heimsch, Charles
Hill Book Bindery
Hill, Forrest
Hyde, Beal B.
Johnson, Ernest
Kondratyev, K. Ya.
Kugelmass, I. Newton
Larson, Donald A.
Leblond, C. P.
Lederberg, Joshua
Lee, John C.
Leffingwell, Tom
Lehmann, Winfred P.
Lieb, Irwin C.
Lindzey, Gardner
William S. Livingston
Lovrien, Dr. Rex
Mabry, Tom J.
McCrocklin, James H.
Minter, Norman
Mitchell, Rubin J.
Mollenhauer, H. H.
Moscona, A. A.
Nachtreib, Norman H.
National Institute of Health
Neth, Rolf
Novikoff, Alex
Outenreath, Robert (oral exam file)
Outenreath, Robert
Palade, George
Pierce, G. Barry
Roberts, Richard
Rogers, Lorene L.
Roseman, Saul
Ruf, Jr., E. William
Schmitt, Francis O.
Schrank, A. R.
Seitz, Frederick
Sitte, Peter
Sjorstrand, F. S. (J.U.R.)
Slate, Audrey
Snell, Esmond
President Stephen H. Spurr
Starr, Richard
Straiton, Archie
Summers, Max D.
Sutton, Eldon
Tageeva, Dr. S. V.
Thompson, Guy
Threm, Henry
Threm, Henry (grievance papers)
Weiss, Paul
West, Wesley
Personal correspondence, 1973-1982
(2 folders)
WGW, weekly calendars, 1980-1982


Graduate Journal Series

87-325/18 Harvard University Press, re: Loeb Library payment, 1965
Purchased books, 1962-1964
Correspondence about articles, non-continuing, 1960-1964
Hans Gaffron, 1968
Belfast address compared and assorted library notes
Edward J. Shoben, 1966-1967
Helmut Rehder, Willson, German journal, 1966
AGS, Journal of proceedings, 1965
Cover possibilities
Commencement, May 1970
Extra Roman numerals and related art materials
Texas Commission on Higher Education, 1961
Possible supplement on computers
Possible supplement on public understanding of science
Schmitt, F. O., neurosciences program, 1967-1968
Tom Lea, 1968
Stewart Wolf, 1968
Denis Brogan, 1968
H. Malcolm Macdonald, "The Contours and Limits of Student Dissent," 1965-1969
Logan Wilson, "The Abuses of the University," 1968-1969
Balcones storage, 1969
Space: moving things and people around, etc., 1969-1970
Le Maistre, 1969
Letters about Dimension, 1968
Miscellaneous business, undated, 1975
Replies from editorial board, 1973-1977
Miscellaneous, 1968-1977
Journal, CGS proposals, etc., 1973
[Printed matter and artwork]
Total sales and subscriptions
Invoice forms
87-325/19 Holton "deal," 1972
Total sales
Publishers' addresses
Mrs. H. S. Busby, 1971
Donald Mengel, 1971
H. G. Swann lyrics
Bound volumes of the Graduate Journal (recipients, addresses, etc.)
Mailing list information
References to the Journal
Ransom, Letter about Journal, 1968-1969
NAS-NAE, New members, 1969
Graduate Journal (miscellaneous), 1967
Copyright forms
AAU membership list
Publication record form
Graduate Journal style sheet
"In these times" distribution list
Distribution plans
[Order of events, Graduate Journal]
Graduate Journal - System relationships
Fund transfer, 1970
Letters re: contributions for volume III, 1967-1969
Perspectives, 1966
Letter to advisory board
[Ex-student's Association and Graduate Journal]
Advertising, free and unfree
Correspondence with Perspectives, 1960-1971
Style sheet, type
Letters about volume 8, number 1
Sample reprints (2 folders)
Status of account at Printing Division
Jobs at Printing Division
Letters about volume 8, supplement (Weiss), 1971
Donna Lurie employment (2 folders)
Johnstone, Charan M., 1967
Natalie Zilberberg, 1966-1967
Graduate Journal, New releases, 1964-1966 (2 folders)
Eric Ashby, 1965-1973
James L. McCord, 1964-1973
Roy Nichols, 1964-1973
Howard Nemerov, 1970
Robert Morrison, 1965-1973
Clark Kerr, 1965-1973
Gerald Holton, 1964-1965
John Fischer, 1964-1973
Alvin Eurich, 1973
Detlev Bronk, 1965-1973
Johnson Reprint Company and Xerox, 1965-1973
Strauss, Futura Press re: Weiss 8 supplement, 1973
Letters about Holton issue, 1973
Replies from hardbound copies, 1971
Letter about volume 8, number 2, 1971-1972
Holton, 1973
Texas Quarterly insert, 1964-1965 (2 folders)
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia, 1963-1966 (2 folders)
Comments, bills, assorted materials on national Humanities Foundation, 1965
The Muses and the Academies: A Graduate Journal Symposium, 1965
Notes for a book 1961-1962
Cole, Bowdoin, Weiss: Journals, 1963
Graduate Journal editorial board, 1964
Tom Lea, color prints, 1963-1965
Eagle photo and information, Gordon Smith, 1965
Journal of Typographic Research, 1965
Linderman, Invitation to Vision, 1965-1967
Hugh Kenner, 1967
Public lectures, 1965
87-325/20 Allan Shivers, 1961
General correspondence, 1961-1969 (8 folders)
Graduate Journal, letters about volume 7, number 1, 1966
Rene Dubos, "The dream of reason," volume 4, number 2, 1961
Gerard Kuiper, "Moon and earth," volume 4, number 2, 1961
Commentaries on Snow's "Two Cultures," correspondence with Cambridge University Press, 1959-1961
Donald Menzel, "Celestial Types," 1961
D. W. Brogan, commentary on Snow, volume 4, number 1, 1961
Introductory and illustrative material, volume 4, number 1
Roy F. Nichols, "The Teacher and the Times," 1961
Volume 1, number 1:
Final drafts, page proofs, and galleys
Photographs, make-up, specifications
Correspondence, permission letters, etc.
Volume 4, re: prospective contributors
Volume 3, re: requests for copies
Volume 2, 1959
Volume 1, 1958
Historic correspondence, 1958
Graduate Journal, Spring, 1958, typescript
Texas Times, 1968-1969
87-325/21 Set of bound volumes (14 volumes)
87-325/22 Volume 5 (1962-1963), Number 1
Introductory material; notes on the forum; printing instructions
"Truth and Science," Karl Jaspers
"Wisdom Is a Defence," O. Meredith Wilson
"American and Russian Education for Medicine," Carleton B. Chapman
"From High School to Job," John W. Gardner
"Live Students and Dead Education," Oscar Handlin
"Art and Barry Goldwater," James B. Lynch, Jr.
"Testing Claims to Knowledge in Biology and Medicine," Dwight Ingle
"Genetic Nucleic Acid," H. J. Muller
"Wholeness," Harold Cassidy
"Man's Unique Distinction," Edmund W. Sinnott
"Science Looks at Itself," Paul Weiss
Volume 5 (1962-1963), Number 2
Job number 4765 [correspondence, manuscripts]
Howard Mumford Jones
Laura Fermi, "All Armed Prophets Won"
NSF [Lee Anna Embry correspondence, manuscript]
Paul Tillich, "The Meaning of Health"
Melvin Calvin, "Evolution of Photosynthetic Mechanisms"
Whitney Oates, Humanities in Land Grant Colleges and Universities"
Courtney Smith, "The Selection of Rhodes Scholars"
Howard Nemerov
T. V. Smith
Clarence Ayres, "Reason and Unreason"
Harold Dodds, "The Academic President"
Volume 5 (1962-1963), Supplement
Marion B. Folsome
Federal education material
Working papers
Printing instructions
Roger Freeman
Allen Shivers
John C. Weaver
Harlan Hatcher
Harvard and the federal grant
Logan Wilson
Everett Case
Volume 6 (1964), Number 1, 1964
Forum notes
Dobie, On Webb
Alexander Heard, "Liabilities of the South"
Walter Prescott Webb, Hinds story
Fischer, On Webb
C. Vann Woodward, On Webb
Arnold Toynbee, On Webb
Ayres, On Webb
Burdine, On Webb
Wilson, On Webb
Whaley, On Webb
R. M. Lumiansky, "Another View"
W. P. Webb, "Growing Assets of the South"
Statement on Southern Education, Conference of Deans of Graduate Education in Southern Institutions
Poggioli, "The Artist in the Modern World"
Benjamin Wright, "A Government from Reflection and Choice"
J. D. Brown, "Engineering as a Learned Profession"
Alex Comfort, "On Laying Plato's Ghost"
John Maddox, "Is the Literature Worth Keeping?"
Richard Colvard
Walter James, London Times
Other Webb materials for consideration
87-325/23 Volume 6 (1964), Number 2
Intro, Humanities Report [National Humanities Foundation]
Frontispiece: Virus, Kenneth Smith
Gustave Arlt
Arnold Rothstein, "The True Mirror of Our Doctrine"
William O. Douglas
James I. McCord, "The New Man in the New Age"
Loren Eisley, "The Uncompleted Man"
Theodore Andersson, "Why Foreign Languages"
Sir Eric Ashby, "Diversity of Universities"
J. Douglas Brown, "On Organization and Executive Leadership in a Liberal University"
Ralph McGill
Julian Huxley
Working forum notes
WGW, GE in B.S.
Authors' returned galleys [empty folder]
Volume 7 (1965-1969), Number 1
Wilson, J. Walter, "Cell Biology, 1860-1925"
Lehmann, W. P., "Decoding of the Martian Language"
Menzel, Donald H., "Meet the Martians"
Dubos, Rene, "Science and Man's Nature"
de Vacouleurs, Gerard, "The Slow Progress of Martian Studies"
Introductory materials and miscellany
Morison, Robert S., "The Physician's Role and Image"
Haworth, Leland, "Some Problems in the Relationship between Government and Universities"
Lehmann, W. P., "An Experiment in Machine Translation with Display Translation"
B. de Fontenelle, "Conversations on the Plurality of Words"
Smith, Kenneth, "Insects and Viruses"
Menzel, Donald H., "Life in the Universe"
Bond, Lyle G., "The Provenance of Swift"
Dobzhansky, Theodosius, "Biology, Molecular and Orgasmic"
Holton, Gerald, "Presupposition in the Construction of Theories"
Weiss, Paul "Life on Earth"
Volume 7 (1965-1969), Number 2
Printing instructions, etc.
The Graduate Student and the Modern University (Michigan symposium), Arlt, Nichols, Heyns, Sawyer, Nichols, Whaley
William R. Hutchison, "Yes, John, There Are Teachers on the Faculty"
Sir Eric Ashby, "Reflections on Technology in Education"
Howard Nemerov, "Two Ways of the Imagination"
The Muses and the Academies
Gustave O. Arlt, "The Birth of a National Foundation"
Gerald Holton, "Science and New Styles of Thought"
Stephen G. Brush, "Thermodynamics and History"
Karl Jaspers, "The Idea of the Physician"
Carlton Culmsee, "Backing toward the Light"
Tom Lea, "The Land of the Mustang"
Volume 7 (1965-1969), Supplement
Authors, correspondence, galleys
Heschel, typescript
Frontispiece (2 folders)
Proofs (3 folders)
Correspondence, McCord, Jurji
87-325/24 Volume 8 (1968-1970), Number 1
Hiram Williams
David Miller
William Selden, "The Association of American Universities"
[Roger W.] Heyns
[Colter] Rule
Alfred N. Whitehead, "Aim of Philosophy"
Harold Taylor
Dobzhansky: 2 articles
Philip Handler: phone permission
Peyser, Joan, "The Music of Sound"
Colter Rule bibliography
Simon Ramo, "A Race against Time"
Christ-Janer rejects
Albert Christ-Janer: articles, correspondence
Volume 8 (1968-1970),Number 2
Working papers
Preliminary sketches for hardbound cover
Potential contributors for Grad. Ed. volume: either accepted and later declined or didn't make final deadline (Fall 1970)
Reviews of In These Times
Advertising and reviewers' copies of In These Times
Declined to write for Grad. Ed. Journal
Spurr 1
Arlt 2
Shaw 3
Ellis 4
Ray 5
Weinberg 6
Brooks 7
Bowen 8
Gould 9
Jones 10
Neal 11
Benczet 12
Harrington 13
Knight 14
Predmore 15
Ness 16
Keeney 17
Allen 18
Kampl 19
Bracey 20
Hare 21
Magoun 22
Volume 8 (1968-1970),Supplement
Loose manuscript and galley material
Volume 9 (1976), Supplement
Courtesy letters: copies
Working papers
Letters: Gerald Holton correspondence