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Norman Giles papers

Norman Giles papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Norman Giles papers
Creator: Giles, Norman H., 1915-2006
Inclusive Dates: 1927-1995
Language(s): English
Extent: 3 Linear Feet 3 boxes
Collection Number: UA07-021
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Norman H. Giles was a pioneer in genetics research who was instrumental in establishing the University of Georgia's Genetics Department in 1980. Giles most notable research was dedicated to the study of mutations of Neurospora crassa.

Scope and Content

The Norman Giles Papers are comprised of his travel itineraries and diaries as Dr. Giles pursued his passion for visiting countries all over the globe. Throughout his travels Dr. Giles observed native birds. The collection includes some of his early birding journals based on observations in Georgia. Dr. Giles became the Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Genetics at the University of Georgia in 1972 where his work led to a greater understanding of how biochemical pathways in microorganisms are regulated.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Norman Giles papers, UA07-021, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bird watching.
Giles, Norman H., 1915-2006
University of Georgia. Faculty

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Education and Early Birding Activities

11Notebooks, 1927-1929
12Notebooks, 1930
13Notebooks, 1931
14Notebooks, 1932
15Notebooks, 1933-1934
16Notebooks, 1935-1936
17Field List of Georgia Birds, 1945-1950
18Newsclippings, 1939, 1966
19Genetics Notes, undated
110Action of Alkalies and Acids on Carbohydrates, undated
111Protoplasm and Cells, undated
112Biology Notes, 1932
113Class Notes, Pt. 1, 1934
114Class Notes, Pt. 2, 1934
115Class Notes, Pt. 3, 1934
116Class Notes, 1937
117Emory University, Harvard, 1937-1938
118Correspondence, 1926, 1930-1933
119Correspondence, 1934-1937
120Correspondence, 1938-1941, 1958, 1965
21Neurospora Correspondence, 1965
22Birding, 1942-1945
23Birding, 1950-1954, 1958, 1967-1968
24Birding, 1960-1963
25Birding, 1963-1965
26Atlanta Bird Club Field Cards, 1919, 1921-1924, 19281934
27Seasonal Bird Lists - Atlanta, 1929-1931
28Atlanta Bird Club Correspondence, 1933-1935
29How to Become a Reliable Field Observer, undated
210Oriole, 1936
211Canaries for Pleasure and Profit, 1931
212Bird Club of Long Island Annual Report, 1931
213Eastern Bird Banding Quarterly, 1934
214Bird-Lore, 1934-1935
215Washington Field Museum Reporter, 1935
216Preliminary List: Birds of Mississippi, 1936
217Bobwhite Quail ... on Georgia Farms, undated
218More Game Birds in America Pamphlets, 1935-1936
219External Parasites from Birds..., 1936
220Migratory Bird Treaty with Mexico, 1936
221National Association of Audubon Societies Pamphlets, 1935
222Emergency Conservation Committee, 1941
223Let's Go to the Woods, undated

2. Travel Itineraries and Diaries

224Antarctica, 1984 December - 1985 January
225Australia, 1990 December - 1991 January
226Bonaire, 1985 November
227Borneo, 1989 August-September
228California - Monterey, 1984 March, 1987 April
229China, Japan, Pt. 1, 1986 September-October
230China, Japan, Pt. 2, 1986 September-October
231Europe, 1978 September
232Iceland and Greenland, 1987 July
233India, 1983 December
234Indian Ocean, Botswana, 1991 March-April
31Kenya, 1982 July-August
32Manitoba, 1988 June
33Mexico, 1980-1981
34Nepal, 1983 December
35Nebraska, Platte River, 1995 March
36New England, 1983-1985
37North Carolina, 1986 October
38North Pole, 1993 June-August
39Pacific Islands, undated
310Papua New Guinea, 1988 July-August
311Philippines, 1983 August
312Polynesia, 1986 February-March
313Saudi Arabia, 1983 September
314Scandinavia, 1987 June-August
315South America, 1984 December-1985 January
316South America, 1988 October-November
317South Pacific, 1986 February-March
318South Pacific, 1995 May-June
319Trinidad, Orinoco and Amazon Rivers, 1992 October
320World Trip, 1968
321World Trip, 1983-1984
322Yemen, 1983 November-1984 January
323Yugoslavia and Hungary, 1978 September