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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Alexander C. Fabergé Papers, 1935-2001



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fabergé, Alexander Cyril, 1912-1988
Title: Fabergé, Alexander C., Papers
Dates: 1935-2001
Abstract: Alexander Cyril Fabergé came to the University of Texas at Austin in 1955 as a research associate in the Genetics Foundation. He taught a course in evolution and retired from UT as a zoology professor in 1982. Research materials, correspondence, printed material, publication manuscripts, subject files, and notes document the professional and personal life of geneticist and UT professor Fabergé.
Accession No.: 90-114; 93-163; 93-313; 2005-106
OCLC No.: 960906380
Extent: 4 ft., 7 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Alexander Cyril Fabergé was born on February 26, 1912, in Moscow, the grandson of Peter Carl Fabergé, the famous jeweler to the Tsar. He spent much of his childhood in France, but moved to England, where h earned a BSc degree from Reading (1933) and a PhD from the John Innes Institution and University College London in 1936. From 1937 to 1945, he was on the staff of University College London, earning a DSc in 1945, though he was on leave to serve in the British Army during this time as well. In 1941 he worked on crop pollination at Rothmastead Experimental Station and from 1942 to 1945 he worked on military research projects in the British Ministry of Supply.

Fabergé immigrated to the United States in 1945 and received his U.S. citizenship in 1953. He worked as a research associate in the Department of Botany at the University of Wisconsin, then turned down a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1947 to serve as associate professor at the University of Missouri, Columbus, a role he held until 1955. He then accepted a research position in the Genetics Foundation at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also taught a course in evolution, and lectured in the zoology department until his retirement in 1982.

Fabergé was an expert in the use of replica processes in electron microscopy. His research included work on chromosome mechanics, the physiological effects of chromosomal imbalance, mutations, and the visualization of DNA molecules. He was the author of several publications that reflect his ability to find simple solutions to practical problems, and was also known for his firm beliefs and principles, resigning from both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Genetics Society of America because of his political ethos. Fabergé died in Austin on January 25, 1988.

Source:

In Memoriam: Alexander Cyril Fabergé, UT Office of the General Faculty & Faculty Council

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Scope and Contents

Research materials, correspondence, printed material, publication manuscripts, subject files, and notes comprise the Alexander C. Fabergé Papers, 1935-2001, documenting the professional and personal life of geneticist and UT professor Alexander C. Fabergé. The papers pertain to cytogenetics, mutation, and the electron microscope, among other scientific topics, and also include correspondence relating to Fabergé's service in the British Army during WWII, his subsequent immigration to the United States, and his avid interest in mountain climbing.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Fabergé, Alexander Cyril, 1912-1988
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Department of Zoology
Subjects
Cytogenetics.
Mutation (Biology)
Electron microscopes.
Scientific apparatus and instruments.
Mountaineering.
Mountaineers--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc.
Places
England.
Austin (Tex.)

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Fabergé, Alexander, Vertical File.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alexander C. Fabergé Papers, 1935-2001, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff.

Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, June 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Stored offsite at LSF:

box
CDL2/L280 Class notebook, undated
box
CDL2/M422 Recent needle literature
Optically control retrieval
Experiment, immediate
Technical, temporary
Nature, 1981
Notes
Personal publications, 1973
Surface physics
Surface chemistry, 1972
Formaldehyde removal
Surface, gaines
Vanishing interface
Digitonin
Dense subphase
Albertson, etc.
Kleinschmidtery, 1968-1972
Conflict angles (photographs)
Measure, 1968
Reciprocity, 1949-1950
Pores
Articles, correspondence, notes, 1973-1974
Perspective of annulus
Correspondence, 1974, 1980-1984
Notes, 1974
Pore literature, notes
Notes, photographs
Fabergé problem, 1975-1976
Diffusion, Brownian, 1976, 1981
Piezo Electricity, 1948-1949
General Homologous pairing, 1968, 1977-1978
Cervigni Caserta, Green Peticolas, 1966, 1977
HV fault, June 1979
Own note Siemens, 1970, 1982
box
CDL2/M423 Miscellaneous publications, by A. C. Fabergé, 1935-1979
Oversize printed material
Miscellaneous publications, printed material, notes, correspondence, 1935-1979
box
CDL2/M424 Wall Street Journal, November 13, 1978 and May 25, 1982
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1981-1986
Maize data, 1949-1955
Notebook
Freeze dry, 1946
Flax, 1943-1945
Portulaca (photographs), 1942, 1949
Mice
Neurospora, 1951
Labice Gene, Madison, 1947
Unstable genes, new, 1947
Antirrhinum, 1935, 1948-1952
Wheat, 1955-1960
Fungi
Gradients, 1950
Intense radiation, 1947
Intense X-Rays
Vitreous freezing, 1951
Correspondence, 1947
Flash UV
Condensers, 1949
Flash UV, 1948-1949
High voltage condenser power supply, 1950
Flash output, 1951
BFB cycles (photographs), 1957-1958
Mountains, 1960-1962, 1969
Mountains, 1970
Mountains, 1971
box
CDL2/M425 Oxalis
UT Herb, 1960
Data, 1950
Wild Oxalis, US Enquiries, 1947-1954
Old and Uncl., 1950-1951
Loose materials, 1978-1987
Seminar, Heterostylism, 1957-1959
2 Loci, 2 Alleles, Oxalis case, equations, 1953
Finnaea, 1952
Howson accident, MacLean's, November 23, 1957
Mountains, 1949-1970
ACC (Alpine Club of Canada), 1958-1973
Belkira plants, 1949
Chapman (photographs), 1954
Mountains, 1950-1960
ACC, 1956-1973
Miscellaneous notes, correspondence, 1963-1964
Hubbard Peterson, 1960-1986
Putnam, 1960-1963

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Stored onsite at SRH:

box
3K41 Miscellany (includes correspondence and printed material), 1951-1953, 1965-1987 and undated
Galton Lab, University College London (also includes British notification of naturalization), 1936-1944
Employment, service (in Britain during WWII), 1940-1942
1945 move to the United States, 1944-1945
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1946-1947
U. S. Citizenship papers and correspondence, 1946-1953 and undated
Resignation from the University of Missouri, correspondence, 1955
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1951-1957 and undated
Tolstoy Foundation, 1958-1984 and undated
Correspondence re: book by Paul Barton (additional correspondence in National Review file), 1964-1969 and undated
Correspondence with William F. Buckley, Jr./National Review, 1964-1981 and undated
Genetic Society of America resignation, 1953, 1967-1969
Correspondence with the Wall Street Journal, 1976-1984
Estate, correspondence re: death, 1988-1989 and undated
Memorial resolution, 1988-2001
box
3S16.4 Photographs, undated

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