Benjamin A. Taylor Papers
Benjamin A. Taylor (1941- ) Papers
Title: Benjamin A. Taylor Papers.
Origin or Donor: From Ben Taylor on July 27, 2000.
Inclusive Dates: 1970-1982.
Size & Location: Four folders (2”); Box 56, F1-F4.
Accession Number: 00.005.Taylor
Arrangement: Alphabetical by folder title.
Biographical Note or History: Benjamin A. Taylor was born in Kentucky in 1941, graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1963, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1968. After a year as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Animal Genetics in Edinburgh, Scotland, Dr. Taylor joined the staff of The Jackson Laboratory in 1969, and retired as a Senior Staff Scientist in August 2000. During his career he published over 181 articles. His research interests include radiation and quantitative genetics as well as statistical genetics.
Scope and Content: The very limited collection material reflects what Dr. Taylor considers important in his scientific career. There are no personal papers. Both portrait and candid photographs of Taylor can be found in TJL archives photograph database. The archive vertical file contains some correspondence between Taylor and Earl Green (1969-72), and a speech given by Dr. Taylor at the annual employee meeting in May 2000, “Reflections on 30+ years at TJL.”
Inventory (Folder list):
F1. DNA, JAX – Memoranda, notes, and correspondence concerning the establishment of a DNA facility within The Jackson Laboratory, 1982.
F2. FULL-SIB LINES FOR LINKAGE TESTING – Correspondence (E. Buss), notes, manuscript (6pp.), computer printout, 1971.
F3. INBRED LINES FOR LINKAGE TESTING – Correspondence (E.L. Green, D.W. Bailey, W. Hill), notes, schedules, computer printouts, 1971.
F4. R. I. LINES RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSAL – Correspondence (E.L. Green, E.S. Russell, T. Roderick), grant application, notes, manuscripts, 1970-71.
NOTE: Two large boxes of material labeled “Ben Taylor, store until November 2003” are located in the Morrell Park archives storage room.