Rockefeller University records, Scientific Staff Biographical Files
This collection includes employment-related files for the scientific staff of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research
(later The Rockefeller University). The files appear to have originated as files on personnel kept by the Business Manager's
Files typically include a copy of a formal grant application or an application for a staff appointment, letters of recommendation,
correspondence with the head of the respective laboratory department, formal notices of appointments, renewal or resignation
notices, and similar materials. For international applicants there is frequently correspondence with the Office of Immigration.
Some files include clippings, obituaries, and photographs.
Dates given in the finding aid refer to the dates covered by the materials in the folder, not to the dates of appointment
at the Rockefeller Institute. For information on the latter, the researcher may wish to consult "A History of the Rockefeller
Institute, 1901-1953" by George W. Corner, published by the Rockefeller Institute Press, 1964.
The collection contains material ranging from 1904 through the 1960s. Some files include clippings or obituary information
published in the 1970s and 1980s.
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