Contents and Arrangement

Watase, S., dates not examined

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of works, correspondence, documents, and other material of Conklin. Included are manuscripts and notes of articles, lectures, and speeches, many of which reflect his life-long interest in three organisms, crepidula, cynthia (styla), and amphioxus, as well as Darwinism, and heredity and environment; correspondence regarding scientific, academic, and personal matters; material relating to professional (Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research) and academic (Phi Beta Kappa and The American Scholar, and various groups at the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton) interests; and papers regarding organizations in which Conklin was involved, such as the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, the American Association of University Professors, the American Philosophical Society, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Carnegie Institution, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, and the Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology. The collection also contains many slides used by Conklin to illustrate his lectures.

Collection History

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Watase, S.; Edwin Grant Conklin Papers, C0322, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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