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Alan D. Conger Papers Regarding Karl Sax

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1066

This collection consists of letters to and from Alan D. Conger about Dr. Karl Sax and his wife, Dr. Hally Sax, newspaper articles about Dr. Sax, programs for award ceremonies given for Dr. Sax, a photograph of Dr. Karl Sax receiving an award, and published writings of Sax.

Dates

  • 1965-1981

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection consists of letters to and from Alan D. Conger about Dr. Karl Sax and his wife, Dr. Hally Sax, newspaper articles about Dr. Sax, programs for award ceremonies given for Dr. Sax, a photograph of Dr. Karl Sax receiving an award, and published writings of Sax.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alan D. Conger was born in Muskegon, Michigan in 1917. He earned his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in biology at Harvard University. Conger enlisted in the Army and served in the Weather Service the day after seeing the attack on Pearl Harbor. He became a researcher for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee after getting out of the Army. Conger went on to work at the University of Florida, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He also headed the Radiation Research Society and edited several major journals. He died in his home in Philadelphia on December 22, 1995. He had three children, Lucy, Priscilla, and Alan, Jr. with his wife Priscilla. Conger was a former student of Karl Sax (1892-1973), having him as a teacher throughout his collegiate career. Karl Sax was a scientist and scholar with his work focusing largely on botany and genetics. Conger held Karl Sax and his wife, Dr. Hally Jolivette Sax (1884-1972), in high regard, looking to them as an adopted family.

Arrangement

This arrangement consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This material was donted to Special Collections by Alan D. Conger in 1978.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480