Table of Contents
Collection Overview +/-
Collection Inventory +/-
series: I. Personal Materials
Boxes one and two contain the personal materials of Eldon J. Gardner. Some of the specific materials in the section include biographical and autobiographical accounts of Gardner's life, general information regarding Gardner family members, personal correspondence, and materials pertaining to Gardner's education.
box 1: Biographical Materials
folder 1-12: "Autobiographical and Academic History of Eldon J. Gardner" (December 1985)
folder 13-18: Autobiography--"The Life of Eldon J. Gardner" (1986)
folder 19-20: Miscellaneous Biographical Sketches
folder 21: "My Valley"
History of the Cache Valley written by Eldon J. Gardner.
folder 22: Vitae (1976-1981)
folder 23: Data Sheet--Who's Who in the West (1982)
folder 24: Data Sheets--Who's Who in Frontier Science and Technology (1982-1983)
box 2: Miscellaneous Personal Materials
folder 1: Celestia Snow Gardner (aunt) (1959)
Newspaper clippings and invitation to her 100th birthday celebration.
folder 2: Cynthia Hill Gardner (mother)
A brief biography written by Eldon J. and Alice Gardner.
folder 3-5: Eugene Hill Gardner (brother)
folder 6-17: John W. Gardner (father)
Typescript of the day journal Gardner kept while serving a mission for the L.D.S. church in New Zealand (1901-1904), and a brief biography written by Eldon J. and Alice Gardner.
folder 18: "Pioneers of Southern Utah: Robert Gardner." The Instructor (August 1944)
folder 19: "Excerpts from the Diary of William Snow"
folder 20: Enlarged Chromosomes from the Gland Cells of Dipterous Larvae" (1936)
Term paper Gardner wrote for a cytology class.
folder 20A: Organic Evolution Class, Notes (1932)
folder 21: "Programme of the Final Examination for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy of Eldon John Gardner" (1939)
folder 22: Willard Gardner Prize (1975)
folder 23: Honorary Doctor of Science, Utah State University (1981)
Commencement program and newsclippings.
folder 23A: James E. Talmage Scientific Achievement Award (1979)
folder 24: Eldon J. Gardner Graduate Student Fellowships in Biology
Description, regulations, and administration of the fellowships.
folder 25-29: Personal Correspondence (1953-1983)
series: II. General Correspondence
Correspondence in this section has been arranged chronologically in boxes three through nine of the Gardner collection. Beginning in 1949 and ending in 1986, the correspondence pertains primarily to Gardner's professional activities.
box 3: General Correspondence (1949-1972)
box 4: General Correspondence (1973-1976)
box 5: General Correspondence (1977-1978)
box 6: General Correspondence (1979-1980)
box 7: General Correspondence (1981-1982)
box 8: General Correspondence (1983-1984)
box 9: General Correspondence (1985-1986)
series: III. Conferences, Seminars, and Symposiums
The materials in this section reflect Gardner's participation in numerous academic gatherings. Materials range from correspondence regarding conference arrangements, to programs, schedules, and lecture notes.
box 10: Conferences, Seminars, and Symposiums (1946-1977)
folder 1: Western Society of Naturalists, 16th Annual Winter Meeting (December 1946)
folder 2: Atti Dei IX Concresso Internazionale Di Genetica (August 1953)
folder 3: Primum Symposium Geneticae Medicae (September 1953)
folder 4-5: Darwin Centennial Celebration, University of Chicago (November 1959)
folder 6-7: Second International Conference of Human Genetics (September 1961)
folder 8-9: Utah State University Annual Agricultural Experiment Station Research Day (February 1962)
folder 10: C. D. O'Malley International Symposium on the History of Medicine in England in the 17th Century (1971)
folder 11: "Spring Surgical Day," American College of Surgeons, Utah Chapter (1975)
folder 12: International Conference on the Utilization of Guayule (1975)
folder 13-19: Workshop on Low Incidence Cancer Studies (1976)
folder 20: Conference on Genetic Epidemiology (1977)
box 11: Conferences, Seminars, and Symposiums (1978-1981)
box 12: Conferences, Workshops, and Symposiums (1982-1985)
folder 1: Bristol-Myers Symposium on Cancer Research (1982)
folder 2-3: Genetics Society of America (1982)
folder 4: Oncology Seminar (1982)
folder 5-9: Prevention of Hereditary Large Bowel Cancer Conference (1982)
folder 10: Cancer Control Research Strategies (1983)
folder 11-15: Third International Symposium on Colorectal Cancer (1983)
folder 16: National Large Bowel Cancer Project Workshop (1983)
folder 17: Carcinoma of the Large Bowel and its Precursors (1984)
folder 18: Frontiers in Colorectal Disease (1985)
series: IV. Memberships
Gardner was a member of numerous local and national organizations. Materials in this section consist of annual reports, newsletters, membership cards, correspondence, membership directories, and information on programs sponsored by the various groups.
box 13: Memberships (1936-1985)
folder 1-3: American Association for the Advancement of Science (1968-1984)
Materials from the 49th and 64th annual meetings.
folder 4-5: American Genetic Association (1977-1983)
folder 6: American Institute of Biological Sciences. (1977)
folder 7-10: American Society of Human Genetics (1957-1982)
folder 11: Berkeley Deseret Club, Bulletin. (1936)
folder 12: Cache Chamber of Commerce (1975)
List of officers and board of directors.
folder 13: Faculty Men's Forum (1983-1985)
folder 14: Genetics Society of America (1979)
folder 15: Intermountain Cancer Institute Scientific Advisory Board (1972)
folder 16: Old Main Society (1977)
Typescript of program presented at the April 1977 meeting.
folder 17: Pacific Science Association (1982-1983)
Membership card and information bulletin.
folder 18: Phi Kappa Phi (1972-1984)
Bylaws of the Utah State University chapter and membership cards.
folder 19: Rocky Mountain Clinical Geneticists (1979)
Schedule of December 1979 meeting.
folder 20: Rocky Mountain Science Council (1972)
Minutes, agendas, and correspondence.
folder 21: Rotary Club, Logan, Utah (1976-1978)
folder 22-31: Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters (1956-1985)
folder 32: Utah Cytogenetics Society
folder 33: Utah Resource for Genetic and Epidemiologic Research (1982)
Documents relating to the creation of the organization.
folder 34: Utah Society of Genetics (1964-1966)
series: V. Class Materials
Materials in this section relate to courses Gardner taught at Salinas College, the University of Utah, and Utah State University. Included are lecture notes, references, examinations, and miscellaneous material.
box 14: Zoology (131)
box 15: Zoology (131)
box 16: Class Materials
folder 1-4: Zoology (107)--Genetics and Evolution
Lecture notes, reading lists, supplementary material, and examinations.
folder 5-6: Zoology (214)-History of Genetics
Lecture notes and examinations.
folder 7-9: Biology (122)--Evolution
folder 10-11: Biology (312)--Human Genetics
folder 12-13: Genetics (107b)
folder 14-19: Geology (1B)--Historical Geology
Lecture notes and examinations.
box 17: Class Materials
volume 1: Zoology (114) (1957)
Composition book with notes.
volume 2: Genetics (102)
Composition book with notes on biometrical genetics.
volume 3: Genetics (102, 114, 115)
Composition book with course notes.
folder 1: Eugenics Course
Lecture outline, notes, and references.
folder 2-4: Evolution Course
folder 5: Genetic Counseling Course
Lecture notes and miscellaneous material.
folder 6: Post Mendelian Genetics Course
series: VI. Articles and Addresses
Gardner spoke frequently at religious, civic, and scientific gatherings, and authored many articles that were published in numerous magazines. Box eighteen contains articles and addresses Gardner prepared from 1939-1985.
box 18: Articles and Addresses (1939-1985)
folder 1: "Cancer and Genetics" (1977)
folder 2: "Cancer Prevention in Utah"
folder 3: "Cancer Research Has Improved" (1982)
folder 4: "Comparable Bone Defects in Animals and Humans" (1984)
folder 5: "Contributions of Genetics Toward Understanding Evolution" (1951)
folder 6: "Darwin, Mendel, and the History of Genetics"
folder 7: "Diagnosis and the Treatment of Multiple Adenomas, Desmoid Tumors, and Mesenteric Fibromatosis in the Gardner Syndrome"
folder 8: "Differentiation of Cells in the Development of Organisms"
folder 9: "Discovery of the Gardner Syndrome" (1972)
folder 10: "Early Man in America"
folder 11: "Evolution: A Biological Principle" (1965)
folder 12: "Fire Damages Former Zoology Space" (1984)
folder 13: "The Formation of Organic Compounds on the Primitive Earth"
folder 14: "Gardner's Syndrome Reevaluated After Twenty Years"
folder 15: "The Genes in Genealogy" (1978)
folder 16: "Genetic Counseling"
folder 17: "Genetic Engineering" (1970)
folder 17A: "Genetics and Cancer"
folder 18: "Genetics in Modern Biology"
folder 19: "Genetics of Cancer and Other Abnormal Growths" (1954)
folder 20: "Heredity: Is it the Key to the Cancer Enigma?" (1953)
folder 21: "The Historical Approach in General Genetics" (1963)
folder 22: "Human Biology, Past, Present, and Future"
folder 23: "Human Blood Groups"
folder 24: "Individual Differences in Children" (1964)
folder 25: "Introduction: The Gardner Syndrome, Then and Now" (1980)
folder 26: "Is Gardner Syndrome a Distinct Genetic Disorder?" (1977)
folder 27: "Model for Cancer Prevention and Cure" (1982)
folder 27A: "Mutations and the Future of Mankind"
folder 28: "Origin of Genetic Variation"
folder 29: "Origin of Hereditary Variation"
folder 30: "Origin of the Earth and the First Living Things"
folder 31: "Partners in Science and Religion" (1985)
folder 32: "Patterns of Inheritance and Development"
folder 33: "Ph.D. Degrees in a Changing Scene"
folder 34: "Preface to Basic Genetics" (1963)
folder 34A: "Prevention and Cure for Colorectal Cancer" (1983)
folder 35: "Prevention and Cure for Hereditary Cancers" (1980)
folder 36: "A Remarkable Group of Position-Effects" (1939)
folder 37: "Science at Utah State University: Promise and Responsibilities"
folder 38: "To What Extent is Cancer Inherited?"
folder 39: "Value of Genetics for Early Diagnosis of Cancer" (1951)
folder 40: Address Honoring Servicemen
series: VII. Research Materials
The material in this section is related directly to the research Gardner was involved in throughout his academic career. Boxes 19 and 20 contain copies of research articles published by Gardner and his colleagues, while boxes 21 and 22 contain materials pertaining to research and training proposals. Boxes 23 and 24 contain materials relating to the study of Utah colorectal cancer families and tumerous head, two areas of research for which Gardner received much recognition. The final box in this section, box 25, consists of miscellaneous research materials including subcontracts and final reports.
box 19: Research Articles
folder 1: "Adrenal Adenomas in a Patient with Gardner's Syndrome" (1981)
folder 1A: "An Unusual Hereditary Hemorrhagic Disorder Affecting Both Sexes"
folder 2: "Analysis of the Genetic Basis for the Problem of Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion"
folder 3: "Analysis of the Genetic Predisposition to Cancer in Individual Pedigrees"
folder 4: "Breast Cancer in One Family Group" (1950)
folder 5: "Cancer of the Lower Digestive Tract in One Family Group" (1950)
folder 6: "Carcinoma of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract" (1950)
folder 7: "Chromosomal Diagnosis of Hereditary Colon Precancer"
folder 8: "Classification and Risk Assessment of Individuals with Familial Polyposis, Gardner's Syndrome, and Familial Non-Polyposis Colon Cancer from Thymidine Labeling Patterns in Colonic Epithelial Cells" (1984)
folder 9: "The Compound Eye in the Opaque-Eye Phenotype of Drosophila Melanogaster" (1975)
folder 10: "A Cytological Study of Spermatogenesis in Anasa Tristis (De Geer)"
folder 11: "Desmoid Tumors and Mesenteric Fibromatosis in Gardner's Syndrome" (1979)
folder 12: "Diagnosis of the Gardner Syndrome at the Cellular Level" (1980)
folder 13: "Effects of Parathyroid Hormone Infusion in Patients with Gardner's Syndrome"
folder 13A: "Endoscopic Argon Laser Photocoagulation of Small Sessile Colonic Polyps" (1982)
folder 14: "Evaluation of Chromosomal Diagnosis for Hereditary Adenomatosis of the Colorectum" (1984)
folder 15: "Failure to Demonstrate a Chromosome 2 Deletion in Adenomatous Colorectal Polyposis Patients" (1982)
folder 16: "The Familial Distribution of Breast Cancer in a Utah Kindred" (1951)
folder 17: "Familial Polyposis Coli and Gardner Syndrome--Is There a Difference?" (1983)
folder 18: "Follow-up Study of a Family Group Exhibiting Dominant Inheritance for a Syndrome Including Intestinal Polyps, Osteomas, Fibromas and Epidermal Cysts" (1962)
folder 19: "Frequency of Aborted Pollen Grains and Microcytes in Guayule" (1945)
folder 20: "A Further Study of Genetic Modification of Dominance, Especially by Position Effect" (1942)
folder 21: "The Gardner Syndrome: A Cell Culture Study on Kindred 109" (1987)
folder 22: "Gastro-intestinal Polyposis: Syndromes and Genetic Mechanisma" (1980)
folder 23: "A Genetic and Clinical Study of Intestinal Polyposis, a Predisposing Factor for Carcinoma of the Colon and Rectum" (1951)
folder 24: "Grasshopper Egg-Deposition Survey of Utah" (1934)
folder 25: "Hereditary Multiple Exostosis: Clinicopathologic Features of a Comparative Study in Horses and Man" (1979)
folder 26: "Hereditary Multiple in Horses"
folder 27: "Hereditary Multiple Exostosis: A Comparative Genetic Evaluation in Man and Horses" (1975)
folder 28: "Hereditary Pattern for Multiple Osteomas in a Family Group" (1952)
folder 29: "Inheritance for a Syndrome Including Intestinal Polyps, Osteomas, Fibromas, and Epidermal Cysts in a Family Group"
folder 30: "Intestinal Polyposis and Carcinoma Originating from a Mutation in a Family Group" (1952)
folder 31: "In Vitro Characterization of Gardner Syndrome, Familial Polyposis Coli, Hereditary Discrete Colorectal Polyps and Carcinoma" (1981)
folder 32: "The Inheritance of Cancer Involving Different Areas of the Human Gastro-intestinal Tract" (1953)
folder 33: "Inherited Susceptibility to Breast Cancer in Utah Families" (1980)
folder 34: "Inherited Susceptibility to Retrovirus-Induced Transformation of Gardner Syndrome Cells" (1983)
folder 35: "Insect Pollination in Guayule, Parathenium Argentatum Gray" (1947)
folder 36: "Maternal Effect Involved in the Inheritance of Abnormal Growths in the Head of Drosophila Melanogaster" (1949)
folder 37: "Mendelian Pattern of Dominant Inheritance for a Syndrome Including Intestinal Polyposis, Osteomas, Fibromas and Sebaceous Cysts in a Human Family Group" (1955)
folder 37A: "Mild Hemophila Diagnosed by the Thromboplastin Generation Test"
folder 38: "Multiple Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Lesions Occurring Simultaneously with Hereditary Polyposis and Osteomatosis" (1953)
folder 39: "Numerical and Structural Chromosome Aberrations in Cultured Lymphocytes and Cutaneous Fibroblasts of Patients with Multiple Adenomas of the Colorectum" (1982)
folder 40: "Occasional Discrete Adenomas and Adenocarcinoma in a Kindred"
folder 41: "Occasional Discrete Polyps of the Colon and Rectum Showing an Inherited Tendency in a Kindred" (1955)
folder 42: Osteomatosis (Leontiasis Ossea): Hereditary Disease of Membranous Bone Formation Associated in One Family with Polyposis of the Colon" (1954)
folder 43: "A Pedigree of Brown Teeth: The Inheritance of Brown, Enamel-Deficient Teeth in a Utah Family" (1951)
folder 44: "Penetrance and Expressivity of the Gene Responsible for the Gardner Syndrome" (1977)
folder 45: "A Population-Based Assessment of Familial Cancer Risk in Utah Mormon Genealogies" (1981)
folder 46: "Progressive Late Appearing Hereditary Spinocerebellar Ataxia"
folder 47: "Rapid Giemsa Staining Method for Sister Chromatid Exchange"
folder 48: "Recessive Albinism in a Family Group Without Consanguinity"
box 20: Research Articles
folder 1: "A Recheck of Kindred 107, Which has Shown a High Frequency of Breast Cancer" (1958)
folder 2: "Schizophrenia In Monozygotic Twins" (1949)
folder 3: "Sexual Plants with High Chromosome Number From an Individual Plant Selection in a Natural Population of Guayule and Mariola" (1945)
folder 4: "Sister Chromatid Exchange with Mutagenic Challenge for Diagnosis of Multiple Adenomas and Carcinomas of the Colorectum"
folder 5: "Solitary Discrete Colorectal Polyps in Kindred 133" (1981)
folder 6: "Spontaneous Mesenteric Fibromatosis in Gardner's Syndrome" (1981)
folder 7: "Structure of Cephalic Abnormalities in Drosophila Melanogaster" (1973)
folder 8: "Studies on the Identification of Genetic Risk for Heritable Colon Cancer" (1985)
folder 9: "Studies on the Inheritance of Apomixis and Sterility in the Progeny of Two Hybrid Plants in the Genus Parthenium" (1947)
folder 10: "A Test of the Role of Two Oncogenis in Inherited Predisposition to Colon Cancer" (1983)
folder 11: "Traits Associated with Hereditary Polyposis of the Small and Large Intestine in Four Kindreds"
folder 12: "Upper Gastro-intestinal Polyps in Gardner's Syndrome" (1983)
folder 13: "The Use of a Tumor Promoter for the Detection of Individuals with the Gardner Syndrome" (1983)
folder 14: "Wind Pollination in Guayule" (1946)
box 21: Research and Training Proposals--Health, Education and Welfare
folder 1-3: Research Proposal--"Biomedical Research Development" (1977)
folder 4: Research Proposal--"Colorectal Cancer Families: Molecular and Cell Genetics" (1983)
folder 5-6: Research Proposal--"Etiology of Mental Retardation" (1975)
folder 7: Research Proposal--"Frequency of Cancer in Genetic Isolation" (1975)
folder 8: Research Proposal--"Gastro-intestinal Polyps and Cancer in Utah Families" (1981)
folder 9-17: Research Proposal--"Genetic Epidemiology of Breast Cancer in Families" (1980)
volume 1: Training Proposal--"Genetics, Biochemistry and Developmental Disabilities" (1977)
folder 18: Research Proposal--"Induction and Analysis of Eye Mutations in Drosophila" (1961)
folder 19: Training Program--"Intermountain Training and Residency Program in Gerontology" (1968)
folder 20: Training Program--"Intermountain Institute of Gerontology" (1967)
folder 21-22: Research Proposal--"Isolation of Human Tumor Genes Using an Animal Model" (1985)
folder 23: Research Proposal--"A Possible Chemically Directed Mutation" (1958)
box 22: Research Proposals-Miscellaneous
volume 1: Research Proposal to the National Cancer Institute--"Biology and Prevention of Heritable Colon Cancer: A Program Project" (1978)
folder 1: Research Proposal--"Diagnostic Criteria for Invasive Desmoid Tumors and Mesenteric Fibromatosis" (1980)
folder 2: Research Proposal--"Effect of a Treatment with a Cogener of Vitamin A"
folder 3: Research Proposal to the Damon Runyon Memorial Fund for Cancer Research--"Etiology of Abnormal Growth in Drosophila Melanogaster" (1972)
folder 4-6: Research Proposal to the National Science Foundation--"Research and Development of a Wild and Domestic Sheep and Goat Program" (1971)
box 23: Study of Utah Colorectal Cancer Families
folder 1-2: Annual Reports (1979-1981)
folder 3: Notices of Grant Awards (1977-1983)
folder 4-6: Applications for Grant Continuation (1980-1984)
folder 7-8: Budget Materials
folder 9-10: Site Visit Evaluations (1976, 1981)
folder 11-15: Graphs
folder 16: Laboratory Procedures
folder 17: Miscellaneous Notes
folder 18-19: Contract Amendments (1978-1984)
folder 20: Pedigree Charts for Kindred 109
folder 21-24: Progress Reports (1980-1983)
folder 25: "Publications in Preparation for the Project and in Duration of Project CA-21623-01-06"
folder 26-27: Final Report to the National Cancer Institute (1985)
box 24: Tumerous Head Research (1948-1966)
box 25: Miscellaneous Research Materials
folder 1: Results of Cell Assays
folder 2: Miscellaneous Graphs and Tables
folder 3: Consultation Agreements--J. Preston Hughes (1984)
folder 4-8: Subcontracts Between Utah State University and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
folder 9: Subcontracts Between Utah State University and the University of Southern California (1982-1984)
folder 10-11: Subcontracts Between Utah State University and the University of Utah (1979-1982)
folder 12: Subcontract Between Utah State University and the University of Utah Medical Center (1978)
folder 13: Subcontract Between Utah State University and the University of Utah Research Institute (1982)
folder 14: Final Report--"Sister Chromatid Exchange Selected Members of Kindred 353" (1982)
folder 15: Miscellaneous Pedigree Charts
folder 16: "Bibliography of Gardner's Syndrome and Related Subjects"
folder 17-18: Miscellaneous Material
series: VIII. Books
This section is comprised of materials relating to the numerous books Gardner authored. Contracts, correspondence with publishers and co-authors, galley proofs, publicity materials, and rough-draft manuscripts are among the materials in this section.
box 26: General Zoology, 2nd Edition
folder 1: Contract Between Reinhold Publishing Corporation and Peter Gray, Eldon J. Gardner, and Clarence Goodnight (April 1967)
folder 2: Outline of Book by Chapters
folder 3-5: Chapter Five--"Genetics"
folder 6-7: Chapter Six--"Genetics and Development"
Rough drafts and notes.
folder 8-10: Chapter Thirteen--"Populations"
Rough drafts and notes.
folder 11-13: Chapter Fifteen--"Evolution"
Rough drafts and notes.
folder 14: Chapter Eighteen--"Ecology"
folder 15-16: Chapter Twenty-Two
box 27: Genetics Laboratory Investigations, 1st-7th Editions
folder 1: Sales Figures (1960-1962)
folder 2: Instructor's Manual, 4th Edition
folder 3-7: 6th Edition
Instructor's manual, reviews, revisions, and a student manual.
folder 8-17: 7th Edition
Proposed revisions, rough draft, instructor's manual, author's questionnaire, reviews, and a copy of the textbook in Arabic.
box 28: Genetics Laboratory Investigations
box 29: History of Biology
box 30: History of Biology
box 31: Human Heredity, 1st Edition
box 32: Human Heredity, 1st Edition
box 34: Human Heredity, 1st-2nd Editions
box 35: Mechanics of Organic Evolution
box 36: Organic Evolution and the Bible
box 37: Principles of Genetics, 3rd-6th Editions
folder 1: Sales Figures
volume 1: Principles of Genetics, 3rd Edition (1968)
folder 2-3: Revisions-Chapters Four and Sixteen, 3rd Edition
folder 4: Evaluation--4th Edition
volume 2: Principles of Genetics, 5th Edition (1975)
folder 5-6: Lists of Chapter Photographs and Captions--5th Edition
folder 7-14: 6th Edition
Evaluations, comments, reviews, revisions, author's questionnaire, sample pages, publicity materials, and a list of illustrations.
box 38: Principles of Genetics, 7th Edition
box 39: Principles of Genetics, 7th Edition
box 40: Evolution Text Book
folder 1: Tentative Outline
folder 2: "History of the Evolution Concept"
folder 3: References
folder 4-5: Chapter Sixteen--"The Primates, Especially Early Man"
folder 6: Preface
folder 7: "Definitions and Historical Backgrounds"
folder 8: "History of the Evolution Concept"
folder 9: "Natural Selection and Random Genetic Drift"
folder 10: "Origin of Genetic Variation"
folder 11: "Isolation and Race Formation"
folder 12: "Species Formation"
folder 13: "Elephant Phylogeny"
folder 14: "Horse Phylogeny"
folder 15: "The Primates, Especially Early Man"
folder 16: "Evolution Above the Species Level"
box 41: Text Book Correspondence (1960-1961)
box 42: Text Book Correspondence (1975-1978)
series: IX. Miscellaneous Materials
This section of the collection consists of miscellaneous materials. Box 44 is comprised of materials pertaining to the apparent conflict between science and religion, and box 45 contains materials reflecting Gardner's travels for both personal and professional purposes. Boxes 46 through 47 contain Gardner's administrative financial records from Utah State University, such as account summary sheets for research grants, invoices and statements for laboratory supplies, budget reviews and other miscellaneous materials. The final two boxes of the collection are subject files containing for the most part, a wide variety of information pertaining to individuals and subjects of interest to Gardner.
box 44: Science and Religion
folder 1-4: Addresses
folder 5: Student Questions
folder 6: Experience in the Classroom"
An autobiographical account of Gardner's experiences in teaching evolution in the classroom.
folder 7: "Evolution and Man," Eldon J. Gardner
folder 8: "Evolution and Religion," Eldon J. Gardner
folder 9: "Evolution vs. the New World," Watchtower Bible and Tract Society
folder 10: "One Man's View of Science and Religion," Eldon J. Gardner
folder 11: "The Present Attack on the Doctrine of Evolution," Ralph V. Chamberlin
folder 12-18: Miscellaneous Notes (1936-1971)
folder 19: Questionnaires
folder 20: Miscellaneous Quotations
folder 21: Miscellaneous Material
box 45: Travel Materials (1970-1984)
Material in this box reflects Gardner's travel for both personal and professional reasons. Included are airline tickets, receipts, hotel bills, notes on trips, and other miscellaneous materials.
box 46: Financial Records--Utah State University
folder 1-5: Account Summary Sheets--Miscellaneous
folder 6-8: Statements and Receipts--Bookstore
folder 9-10: Statements and Invoices-Chemistry Store
folder 11: Statements and Invoices-Food Services
folder 12-13: Statements and Invoices--Photographic Services
folder 14-15: Statements and Invoices--Printing Services
folder 16: Invoices--Computer Use
folder 17-22: Statements and Invoices--Miscellaneous
box 47: Financial Records--Utah State University
folder 1: Budget Reviews
folder 2: Check Requests
folder 3: Employee Records
folder 4: Indirect Costs (1983-1984)
folder 5: Packing Slips
folder 6: Physical Plant
folder 7-9: Purchase Orders (1982-1985)
folder 10-11: Requisitions
folder 12-15: Telephone Billing (1980-1985)
folder 16: Travel Authorizations
box 48: Subject Files (A-M)
folder 1: Arrington, Leonard J.
Citation read upon presenting Arrington the first Charles Redd Award and notes from an address Arrington gave July 1982.
folder 2: Banks, Joseph
folder 3: Book Reviews by Eldon J. Gardner
folder 4: Bullock, T. H.
folder 5: Burbank, Luther
folder 6-11: Cancer
folder 12: Ethics and Religion
folder 13: Eugenics
folder 14: Exceptional Child Center Laboratory, Utah State University
folder 15: Eyring, Henry
folder 16: "Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute Directory of L.D.S. Agriculture and Food Science Personnel"
folder 17: Genetics and Mental Illness
folder 18: Gerontology Committee
folder 18A: G.I. Polyposis and Related Conditions Newsletter (1984-1986)
folder 19: Giant Chromosomes
folder 20: Gifts to Utah State University
folder 21: Goldschmidt, Richard
folder 22: Haldane and Julian S. Huxley
folder 23: Hammond, Datus M.
Biographical sketch by Eldon J. Gardner
folder 24: Harvey, William
folder 25: Hugo de Vries and the Reception of the Mutation Theory
folder 26: Jenner, Edward
folder 27: Kloepfer, Warner
folder 28: "Life of Mendel," Hugo Iltis
folder 29: Lung Cancer and Smoking
folder 30: Mendel
folder 31: Mental Retardation
folder 32: Miscellaneous Material
box 49: Subject Files (N-Z)
folder 1: National Association for Retarded Children, Cache Valley Chapter
folder 2-3: Newspaper Clippings--Miscellaneous
folder 4-5: Notes--Miscellaneous
folder 6: Population Growth
folder 7: "Portrait of a Scientist," Lee Roderick (1965)
An article published in the Utah State Alumnus featuring Eldon J. Gardner.
folder 8: "Publications of Eldon J. Gardner" (1986)
folder 9: Puck, Theodore (1980)
Notes from a June 1980 lecture.
folder 10: Radiation
folder 11: "Reference Works for Organic Evolution"
folder 12: Stanford, Joseph Sedley
volume 1: Joseph Sedley Stanford (1981)
folder 13: Thorne, D. Wynne
folder 14: Urey, Ron (1981)
Notes from a November 1981 address.
folder 15: Utah State University Founders Day Celebration (March 1977)
folder 16: White, Margaret
folder 17: Woodward, Val (1961)
Notes from a June 1961 lecture on evolution.
box 50: Miscellaneous and Student Term Papers
folder 1: Eugene Hill Gardner, Newsclippings
folder 2: Miscellaneous Correspondence
folder 3: "Address of His Holiness Pope Pius XII to Those Attending the Primum Symposium Geneticae Medicae"
folder 4: "Machine Made Mesons"
folder 5: "Production of Mesons by the 184-Inch Berkeley Cyclotron"
folder 6: "Evolution of the Rattlesnake"
folder 7: Anderson, "Nature of Plant Species"
folder 8: Anderson, "ABO Blood Groups and the Origin of the 'Blackfeet' Indians"
folder 9: Bartonek, "Isolating Mechanisms in Nature"
folder 10: Clark, "Some Aspects of the Influence of Pollinating Agents on Floral Evolution with Special Emphasis on the Genus Penstemon"
folder 11: Cox, "Evolutionary Relationship Between Insect Pollinators and Flowering Plants"
folder 12: Draney, "Study on the Evolution of the Rattlesnake Considering the Head Scalation, Fangs, Pits, and Rattles"
folder 13: Fowler, "Origin of the Shorthorn Breed of Cattle"
folder 14: Gill, "Competition and Its Effects on Species"
folder 15: Hougaard, "Evolution of the Land Plants"
folder 16: Johnson, "What are the Apparent Evolutionary Changes in Ginkgo biloba, Linneaus?"
folder 17: Lewis, "Evolution Concept Among the Greeks"
folder 18: Malin, "Evolution of the Marsupial"
folder 19: Marshall, "Origin of Life: Establishing the Transitional Point Between the Living and Non-Living"
folder 20: Nielsen, "Early Pioneers of Insect Pollination"
folder 21: Nielsen, "Evolution in Flowering Plants and Their Pollinators"
folder 22: Palmer, "Contributions of Asa Gray to Evolution"
folder 23: Petersen, "Attempt to Correlate Religion and Evolution"
folder 24: Rischer, "Evolution of Natural Selection"
folder 25: Rock, "Darwin's Explanation for the Origin of New Breeds of Domestic Animals"
folder 26: Santisleson, "History of the Evolution Concept in Biology"
folder 27: Schmitke, "Origin of the Genus Homo and Its Representatives"
folder 28: Stevens, "Evolution of the Mind"
folder 29: Thomas, "Biological Adaptations of Man to the Desert"
folder 30: Van Dyke, "Species Problem"
folder 31: Williams, "Ancestoral History of the Modern Horse"
Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-
Eldon John Gardner was born June 5, 1909, in Logan, Utah, the eldest child of John William and Cynthia Eveline Hill Gardner. He spent the first year of his life in Salt lake City, where his father was a graduate student at the University of Utah. From 1910-1913, the Gardner family resided in Palo Alto and Berkeley, California, where John Gardner studied law at Stanford and the University of California at Berkeley. In 1913, John Gardner accepted a teaching position at the Brigham Young College, and the Gardner family settled in Logan, Utah.
In 1929, Eldon Gardner left Logan to serve a mission in California for the L.D.S. church. Returning in 1931, he enrolled at Utah State University where he received both his bachelor of science (1934) and master of science (1935) degrees in zoology. In 1939 he received a doctorate in zoology from the University of California at Berkeley, where he became the first graduate student in America to study under the distinguished German geneticist, Dr. Richard Goldschmidt. While in Berkeley, Gardner became acquainted with fellow classmate, Helen Richards. Eldon and Helen were married in August of 1939 and had six children: Patricia, Donald, Betty, Cynthia, Alice, and Mary Jane.
From 1939-1946, Gardner taught biology at Salinas Junior College in California. During the summers, he was employed as assistant, and later associate geneticist, for the Guayule Rubber Plant Industry, an effort to produce a domestic rubber supply during World War Two.
Gardner returned to Utah in 1946 as assistant professor of biology at the University of Utah. There he began his research into the genetics of abnormal head growths in drosophila melanogaster, and became involved in breast cancer research at the Laboratory of Human Genetics. He was promoted to associate professor in 1947.
Gardner left the university in 1949 to accept an appointment as professor of zoology at Utah State University. After serving in that capacity for many years, he was appointed dean of the newly created College of Science in 1962. The same year, he was named program director of Utah State University's Genetics Training Program, funded by the National Institutes of Health. In 1967, Gardner was named dean of the college of graduate studies at Utah State University, and seven years later, upon his mandatory retirement at age 65, he was named professor of biology emeritus.
Dr. Gardner's academic activities extended beyond the classroom and the laboratory. His first textbook. Genetics Laboratory Investigations, was published in 1952. An eighth edition was released in 1984, with plans for a ninth. In 1960, Principles of Genetics was first published, followed by History of Biology in 1965. General Zoology in 1967, and Human Heredity in 1983.
In addition to his work as an educator, Eldon Gardner was deeply involved in research. He began studying the genetics of cancer in humans in 1948 with a grant from the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. In 1958, as a result of this research, Dr. William G. Smith of the Mayo Clinic named the syndrome described in the Utah family under study the "Gardner Syndrome." Furthermore, Gardner is regarded as an authority in the study of the genetics and cytology of the tumerous head syndrome in drosophila melanogaster, and for his studies into the genetic basis of colorectal cancer in Utah families.
Dr. Gardner's interests and activities were restricted to the field of genetics. He joined the Boy Scouts of America as a child, eventually gaining the rank of senior scout. As an adult, he served as a member of the Logan City School Board (1962-1963), the Logan chapter of the Rotary Club, and as a director of the Cache County Chamber of Commerce (1972-1975).
Always active in religious affairs, Gardner served in numerous positions of leadership in the L.D.S. church. Sunday school superintendent and stake board member, branch president, high council member, high priest group leader, and bishop are among the many offices he has held. Well known for his involvement in the controversy between the theory of evolution and the biblical account of creation, Gardner wrote many articles and became a popular speaker on the subject at religious gatherings. In 1960 he published Organic Evolution and the Bible, followed by a sequel in 1962, Mechanics of Organic Evolution.
Content Description +/-
The Eldon J. Gardner papers (1936-1986) contain the personal and professional papers of Eldon John Gardner. The collection has been organized into nine sections. The first of these sections contains items of a personal nature. Biographical and autobiographical writings located in box one provide detailed information regarding Gardner and his family. Other materials include personal correspondence, information on prizes and awards Gardner received, and materials related to Gardner's education. The correspondence section of the collection consists of general correspondence beginning in 1949 and continuing through 1986. The majority of letters in this section are between Gardner and his colleagues regarding their professional activities. Boxes ten through twelve comprise the third section of the Gardner collection, and contain materials that pertain to the many conferences, seminars, and symposiums Gardner participated in throughout his career. Materials range from schedules, lecture notes, and programs, to correspondence regarding arrangements for the various gatherings. As evidenced by materials in the fourth section of this collection, Gardner was affiliated with numerous professional organizations throughout his career. His participation is reflected in the form of membership directories, correspondence, annual reports, and newsletters. A gifted instructor, Gardner taught classes at Salinas College in California, the University of Utah, and Utah State University. Boxes 14 through 17 contain instructional materials Gardner used in his classes including lecture notes, references, and examinations. The sixth section of the collection consists of articles and addresses Gardner published and presented over the years. The dominant topics of his articles and addresses are cancer and genetics. The seventh section of the collection contains research articles published in numerous professional journals, and research and training proposals made to various government agencies and research institutions. Box 23 contains material relating to Gardner's study of Utah colorectal cancer families, and materials in box 24 reflect his research on tumerous head disease. The final box in this section, box 25, consists of contracts, subcontracts, and other miscellaneous items. An avid writer, Gardner published several books in areas of scientific inquiry including zoology, genetics, biology, human heredity, and evolution. The eighth and largest section of the collection contains chapter drafts, galley proofs, advertising materials, notes and outlines, and reviews pertaining to Gardner's books. Additionally, boxes 41 through 43 contain correspondence between Gardner, his co-authors, and publishers regarding the preparation and publications of his books. The final section of the Eldon J. Gardner collection encompasses a wide variety of materials and has therefore been labeled miscellaneous. Included in this section are materials reflecting Gardner's travel for personal and professional purposes, miscellaneous financial records from Utah State University, term papers from Garnder's zoology students, and subject files containing information on individuals Gardner was acquainted with and subjects he had an interest in. Also included are materials pertaining to the conflict between the theory of evolution and the biblical account of creation. Gardner wrote several articles on the subject, and collected articles written by others. These are located in box 44, along with additional materials on the evolution versus creation controversy.
In 1987, the medical research records that accompanied the collection were transferred to the Howard Hughes Institute at the University of Utah Medical Center.
Collection Use +/-
Restrictions on Access:
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Restrictions on Use:
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Eldon J. Gardner papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.
Initial Citation: Eldon J. Gardner papers, Ms 478, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Following Citations:Ms 478.
Administrative Information +/-
Processed by Suzanne M. Stauffer and Allesen Peck in 1988.
Gardner, Eldon John, 1909-
Collection materials are in English.
25 linear feet
Language of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid encoded in English in Latin script.
Author of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid created by Suzanne M. Stauffer and Allesen Peck
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