Alvalyn Woodward Papers

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Alvalyn Woodward papers
Call Number: D.170
Dates: 1836-1979
Physical Description: 1.25 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

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Biographical/Historical Note
Processing Information
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Alvalyn Woodward papers
Call Number: D.170
Dates: 1836-1979
Physical Description: 1.25 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Dr. Alvalyn Eunice Woodward (May 29, 1884 to March 23, 1979) was born in Rochester to Alice and Charles E. Woodward, a lawyer with offices at the Powers Building. After graduating from the University of Rochester in 1905, Alvalyn Woodward headed the biology department at Michigan Central State Normal School from 1911-1912. She also taught zoology at Vassar College and worked as an instructor at Simmons College. In 1918, Woodward received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where she remained as Professor of Zoology until her retirement in 1953.

Dr. Woodward was a member of Theta Eta, Phi Beta Kappa, and Sigma Xi. Professional associations included the American Society of Zoologists, the American Association of University Women, the Women's Research Club, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Processing Information
Processed by Eileen Fay.Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Alvalyn Woodward Papers were donated in September 1981 and February 1990 by cousin Mabel Gleason Harkness (nee Olney). In addition to numerous research papers published by both Dr. Woodward and her students, a lifelong love of travel is also prominent, right up to a Hawaiian vacation Dr. Woodward made at age eighty-seven. The Woodward extended family was clearly a close-knit one, as indicated by the extensive correspondence between its members and Dr. Woodward's continued relationships with cousins Dorothy Fulton, Tirzah Lundgren, and Mabel Harkness, a member of the UR Class of 1935 with whom she shared a love of postcard collecting. Dr. Woodward died in Charlotte, North Carolina, at age ninety-five.Access
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Account books, 1954 - 1974
Box 1, Folder 2Certificates from Rochester High School, 1901
Box 1, Folder 3Charles E. Woodward, 1869 - circa 1940
Box 1, Folder 4Condolence letters to Dorothy Fulton, 1979
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence, 1947 - 1979
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence: Charles E. Woodward, 1885 - 1940
Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence: Family, 1836, 1878
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence: Family, 1921 - 1922
Box 1, Folder 9Correspondence: Family, 1923 - 1935
Box 1, Folder 10Correspondence: Family, 1947 - 1949
Box 1, Folder 11Final trip to Europe - maps, brochures, etc., 1967
Box 2, Folder 1Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries oral history request, 1975
Box 2, Folder 2General Endocrinology notes, circa 1948
Box 2, Folder 3Hawaii trip, 1971
Box 2, Folder 4Illustrated poem about interior design, circa 1950s
Box 2, Folder 5Letters to Louise Fitch on final trip to Europe, 1967
Box 2, Folder 6Miscellaneous
Box 2, Folder 7"Moses and His Laws of Hygeine," unknown author, circa 1913-23
Box 2, Folder 8Notebook, 1882
Box 2, Folder 9Papers by Woodward's students: B-O, 1932 - 1951
Box 2, Folder 10Papers by Woodward's students: R-W, 1936 - 1951
Box 2, Folder 11Passport, 1936
Box 2, Folder 12Photographs: Alvalyn Woodward, 1884 - 1955
Box 2, Folder 13Photographs: Early family and Rochester, circa 1890s
Box 2, Folder 14Photographs: Hawaii, 1971
Box 2, Folder 15Photographs: University of Michigan Zoology Department, circa late 1930s
Box 2, Folder 16Photographs: Western scenery, circa 1926
Box 3, Folder 1Postcards, 1947
Box 3, Folder 2Postcards: Western scenery, circa 1920s
Box 3, Folder 3Woodward and Richards, "Note on the Effect of X-Radiation in Fertilizin," Biological Bulletin, March 1915
Box 3, Folder 4Woodward, "Note on the Nature and Source of 'Purple X,'" Biological Bulletin, August 1915
Box 3, Folder 5Woodward and Hague, "Iodine as a Parthenogenetic Agent," Biological Bulletin, November 1917
Box 3, Folder 6Woodward and Richards, "On the Physico-Chemical Nature of the Action of Radioactivity on Protoplasm," American Journal of Roentgenology, November 1917
Box 3, Folder 7Woodward, "Studies on the Physiological Significance of Certain Precipitates from the Egg Secretions of Arbacia and Asterias," Journal of Experimental Zoology, August 1918
Box 3, Folder 8Woodward, "The Parthenogenetic Effect of Echinoderm Egg Secretions on the Eggs of Nereis Limbata," Biological Bulletin, November 1921
Box 3, Folder 9Woodward, "The Effect of Arbacia Egg-Secretion on the Division Rate of Paramecia," Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Vol. X, 1928
Box 3, Folder 10Woodward and Condrin, "Physiological Studies on Hibernation in the Chipmunk," Physiological Zoology, April 1945
Box 3, Folder 11Zoology 128 preliminary laboratory exercise - class taught by Woodward, no date
Box 4, Folder 1Daughters of the American Revolution certificate - Alice Bogen Woodward, February 5, 1909
Box 4, Folder 2Daughters of the American Revolution certificate - Alvalyn Woodward, March 9, 1909
Box 4;
Flatfile 3
Latin Scientific course completion certificate - Rochester High School, June 28, 1901
Box 4, Volume 4University of Michigan diploma for Doctor of Philosophy, June 27, 1948
Box 4, Object 5University of Rochester diploma, 1905
Box 4, Object 6University of the State of New York regents diploma - Rochester High School, June 21, 1901

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