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David Rockwell Goddard papers

Ms. Coll. 988

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Goddard, David Rockwell, 1908-1985
Title:
David Rockwell Goddard papers
Date [inclusive]:
1961-1971
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 988
Extent:
4.6 Linear feet (12 boxes)
Language:
English
Abstract:
David Rockwell Goddard (1908-1985) was a plant physiologist, educator, and provost of the University of Pennsylvania. The collection includes papers related to Goddard's work on several panels, including the Life Sciences Panel; the Commission on Narcotics and Drug Addiction; the Pesticide Panel of the Federal Council for Science and Technology; and the National Academy of Sciences Advisory Committee on the USSR and Eastern Europe. Materials include reports, memoranda, newsletters, pamphlets, meetings minutes and newspaper clippings.
Cite as:
Dr. David Rockwell Goddard papers, 1961-1971, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

David Rockwell Goddard (1908-1985) was a plant physiologist, educator and provost of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in 1946 as a professor of botany. He later became chair of the Botany Department, and was heavily involved in the creation of a Division of Biology in 1954, of which he became director. His active participation in the administration of the university led to him being named Provost in 1961, a position he held until 1970. He served a four-year term as home secretary for the National Academy of Sciences beginning in 1975. He had previously held a number of significant positions in the Academy, including participation in the Advisory Committee on Science Exchange with the USSR and Eastern Europe (member, 1960-1968; chairman, 1966-1968).

Scope and Contents

The collection includes papers related to Goddard's work on several panels, including the Life Sciences Panel; the Commission on Narcotics and Drug Addiction; the Pesticide Panel of the Federal Council for Science and Technology; and the National Academy of Sciences Advisory Committee on the USSR and Eastern Europe. Materials include reports, memoranda, newsletters, pamphlets, meetings minutes, and newspaper clippings. There is also correspondence with fellow panel members and members of industry groups and the general public interested in the work of the panels. Goddard's records from the Advisory Committee on the USSR and Eastern Europe (1965-1968) include reports of scientists on visits to the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries as well as proposals and invitations for visits by Soviet scientists to the United States. This section of the collection also includes a report of Goddard's 1966 trip to Hungary as part of the National Academy of Sciences delegation. Aside from the correspondence addressed to Goddard regarding the Drug and Pesticide Panels and the small quantity of documentation about his trip to Hungary, the material in the collection offers more general information about the work of the various committees, rather than Goddard's particular contributions.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Justin A. Bortnick

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Custodial History note

Gift of David Goddard, 1968 and 1971.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

University of Pennsylvania Archives and Records Center: David Rockwell Goddard papers, 1940-1981, UPT 50 G578.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Federal Council for Science and Technology (U.S.).
  • National Academy of Sciences (U.S.).
  • United States. President's Science Advisory Committee.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Pamphlets
  • Reports
Geographic Name(s)
  • United States--Foreign relations--Soviet Union
Subject(s)
  • Science--International cooperation
  • Substance abuse--United States--Prevention

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Collection Inventory

I. President's Science Advisory Committee Life Sciences Panel.

Box Folder

Printed and typed reports and pamphlets, 1962-1965.

1 1-3

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II. President's Commission on Narcotics and Drug Addiction.

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1962-1963.

1 4

Newspaper clippings, 1962.

1 5

Pamphlets and reports, 1953-1966, undated.

1 6

Pamphlets and reports, 1953-1966, undated.

2 1-3

Printed miscellaneous information, 1960-1962.

2 4-5

Drug addiction advisory panels: documents and reports, 1959-1963, undated.

12 1

Drug addiction advisory panels: printed material and handwritten notes, 1956-1963, undated.

12 2

Narcotics correspondence and printed material, 1963-1965, 1971.

12 3

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III. Pesticide Panel of the Federal Council for Science and Technology.

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1962-1963, undated.

3 1

Newspaper clippings, 1962-1963.

3 2

Printed and typed reports and pamphlets, 1962-1963.

3 3-6

Printed and typed reports and pamphlets, 1962-1963.

4 1-4

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IV. National Academy of Sciences Advisory Committee on USSR and Eastern Europe.

Box Folder

USSR: reports on and correspondence regarding US-Soviet scientific relations, 1960-1964.

5 1

USSR: reports on and correspondence regarding US-Soviet scientific relations, 1965.

5 2-6

USSR: reports on and correspondence regarding US-Soviet scientific relations, 1966.

6 1-3

USSR: reports on and correspondence regarding US-Soviet scientific relations, 1967.

6 4-6

National Academy of Sciences, correspondence and printed material, 1963-1965.

7 1

National Academy of Sciences, correspondence and printed material, 1966.

7 2-3

National Academy of Sciences, correspondence and printed material, 1967.

7 4

National Academy of Sciences, correspondence and printed material, 1968.

7 5

Bulgaria: correspondence regarding US-Bulgarian relations, 1966-1968.

8 1

Czechoslovakia: reports on and correspondence regarding US-Czech scientific relations, 1965-1968.

8 2-4

Hungary: reports on and correspondence regarding US-Hungarian scientific relations, 1964-1967.

8 5

Poland: reports on and correspondence regarding US-Polish scientific relations, 1963-1968.

8 6-7

Poland: reports on and correspondence regarding US-Polish scientific relations, 1963-1968.

9 1

Romania: reports on and correspondence regarding US-Romanian scientific relations, 1964-1968.

9 2-4

Yugoslavia: reports on and correspondence regarding US-Yugoslavian scientific relations, 1964-1968, undated.

9 5-6

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V. National Academy of Sciences delegation to Hungary.

Box Folder

Trip to Hungary, May 26-June 10 [contains documents appearing to be in shorthand and Hungarian], 1966.

9 7

Trip to Hungary, May 26-June 10 [contains documents appearing to be in shorthand and Hungarian], 1966.

10 1-2

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VI. U.S.-U.S.S.R. exchanges.

Box Folder

Publications and printed material, 1964-1966.

10 3

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VII. Inter-University on Travel Grants.

Box Folder

Correspondence and reports, 1963-1967.

10 4

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VIII. Publications.

Box Folder

Report of the International Clearinghouse on Science and Mathematics Curricular Developments, 1967.

11 1

Report of the First Institute on Medical School Administration, 1963.

11 3

The Enigma of Drug Addiction, 1963.

11 4

Education and Professional Employment in the U.S.S.R., 1961.

11 4

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