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Record Group: 3 C
Record Sub-Group: 39
Records Title: UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Department of Genetics; Administrative Records and Faculty Papers
Dates: 1919-2002, bulk, 1955-1975
Volume: 10 and 1/6 cubic feet, 12.71 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Sub-Group contains administrative records created by the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources' Genetics Department. Included this Sub-Group are correspondence files of Department Chairs Professor L. J. Stadler, Professor John R. Laughnan, Professor M. G. Neuffer, and Professor A. B. Burdick as well as departmental faculty and personnel records. The Sub-Group also contains professional papers of Albert Edward Longley and Jack B. Beckett.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1 - C:3/27/1 (A84-87)
This Series contains administrative records created by the University of Missouri-Columbia Genetics Department, (1920s-1970s). Included in the Series are correspondence files of Department Chairs Professor L. J. Stadler, Professor John R. Laughnan, Professor M. G. Neuffer, and Professor A. B. Burdick. Also included in the Series are some faculty personnel files, graduate student files, and inquiries concerning possible employment.
(1 c.f., 137, 5)
Note to Researcher: In 1970, the UMC Department of Genetics was combined with the former Departments of Botany and Zoology to form the new Department of Biological Sciences within the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.

Series 2. - C:3/27/2 (A10-34)
This Series contains professional papers of Albert Edward Longley, (1919-1984, bulk 1960-1965). The records consist of correspondence, publications, research data, reports, photographs and negatives, index cards, personnel records, and fiscal records. Included in the Series are records pertaining to Longley's work for the California Camellia Research Advisory Committee, his employment with the United States Department of Agriculture, and his work with the Rockefeller Foundation.
(1 1/6 c.f.: 1 c.f., 003046; 1/6 c.f., 123, 6 [shoebox])
Note to Researcher: Albert Edward Longley was appointed Visiting Professor of Genetics at the University of Missouri in 1967. He continued in this role until 1977. Longley was born in Paradise, Nova Scotia, in 1893. After completing a Ph.D. in Biology at Harvard in 1923, Longley worked for the USDA as a cytologist, focusing on maize genetics. He retired from the USDA in 1960. Longley then worked for the Rockefeller Foundation on corn chromosome studies and, starting in 1962, he took a consulting position for plant cytological research with the Arboreta and Botanic Gardens of the County of Los Angeles, focusing on the greenhouse shrub Thea japonica or Camellia. Longley died at his home in Columbia, Missouri, on October 14th, 1984.
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by
following this link.

Series 3. - C:3/27/3 (A10-44)
This Series contains professional papers of Jack B. Beckett, (1940-2002). The records consist of correspondence, maize and corn research data, translocation data, plant cross lists, planting plans, presentations, papers, and grant files.
(8 c.f., 048894, 048916, 048920, 048922, 048927, 049011, 049014, 049016)
Note to Researcher: Some of the records in this Series pre-date Beckett's tenure at the University of Missouri. Beckett began work as a Research Associate in Field Crops (through the United States Department of Agriculture) at the University of Missouri in 1963. His titled was changed to Assistant Professor of Genetics in 1967 and to Assistant Professor of Agronomy in 1970. In 1991, Beckett became a Research Assistant Professor in Agronomy.
This Series is currently unprocessed. Until completely processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available to researchers. Series 3 contains records which are confidential and restricted. See the restrictions note at the end of this finding aid.
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by
following this link.

Restrictions Note: The Archives of the University of Missouri-Columbia is required by law and Board of Curator's policy to restrict access to some files and information. Student records are held as confidential under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and by University policy. Faculty promotion and tenure records and Academic Personnel files are restricted for 75 years, or the lifetime of the individual. All grievance, disciplinary, and medical records are treated as confidential files. Consultations with legal counsel, both in-house and external, are protected by the attorney/client privilege and will not be released.

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