University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Hermann J. Muller FBI Report, 1947-1956



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Muller, H. J. (Hermann Joseph), 1890-1967
Title: Muller, Hermann J., FBI Report
Dates: 1947-1956
Abstract: H. J. Muller was an American geneticist, educator, and Nobel laureate best known for his work on the physiological and genetic effects of radiation. The collection contains a redacted FBI report on Muller.
Accession No.: 2000-249
OCLC No.: 948759182
Extent: 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Hermann Joseph Muller (or H. J. Muller) (1890 – 1967) was an American geneticist, educator, and Nobel laureate best known for his work on the physiological and genetic effects of radiation and for his outspoken political beliefs. He taught at the University of Texas at Austin from 1920 to 1932. Muller's discovery of X-ray mutagenesis earned him fame after he delivered a paper entitled "The Problem of Genetic Modification" at the Fifth International Congress of Genetics in Berlin. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1946. He was one of many scientists to sign the 1958 petition to the United Nations calling for an end to nuclear weapons testing.

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See also Wikipedia entry on Hermann Joseph Muller


Scope and Contents

This collection comprises a redacted FBI report on Hermann J. Muller, 1947-1956.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Muller, H. J. (Hermann Joseph), 1890-1967
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hermann J. Muller FBI Report, 1947-1956, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3E316 FBI Report, 1947-1956