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MC 00376 Guide to the Mary-Dell Chilton Papers, 1947 - 1999

The Mary-Dell Chilton Papers are organized into six series: . There is also one carton of unprocessed papers.
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This series contains Mary-Dell Chilton's laboratory notebooks and other records from her laboratory experiments. Many were originally contained in binders labeled by experiment or subject. The records contain a great deal of information regarding DNA experimentation and other genetics experiments.
[Box 1, Folder 1] Brute Force Experiments, Folder 1 of 2, 1976 Summer
[Box 1, Folder 2] Brute Force Experiments, Folder 2 of 2, 1976 Summer
[Box 1, Folder 3] Brute Force Experiments II, 1976 Summer
[Box 1, Folder 4] Clones - Plasmid/Plant, 1978
[Box 1, Folder 5] Corn, 1968
[Box 2, Folder 1] Crown Gall, 1973 - 1975
[Box 2, Folder 2] Digests - Randall Saiki, 1978 - 1979
[Box 2, Folder 3] DNA/RNA on HA. I. B. subtilis, 1969
[Box 2, Folder 4] DNA/RNA on HA. II. Unique Mouse, Mouse Genome Fractionation, 1969
[Box 2, Folder 5] DNA/RNA on HA. II. Unique Mouse, Mouse DNA/RNA on HA, 1969
[Box 2, Folder 6] Graduate Laboratory Work, 1962 - 1963
[Box 2, Folder 7] M-13 Cloning/DNA Sequencing, 1981
[Box 3, Folder 1] Methods, undated
[Box 3, Folder 2] Mouse, 1970 March 27 - 1970 August
[Box 3, Folder 3] Nopaline Plasmids, Cryptopine Plasmids, 1978 - 1979
[Box 3, Folder 4] Notes, 1979
[Box 3, Folder 5] Octopine - Nopaline, Book 2, Folder 1 of 2, 1977
[Box 3, Folder 6] Octopine - Nopaline, Book 2, Folder 2 of 2, 1977
[Box 3, Folder 7] Plasmid DNA Isolation, Restriction Endonuclear Experiments, 1976
[Box 3, Folder 8] Plasmid Genetics; Transformation, 1975 September 17 - 1976 March 27
[Box 4, Folder 1] Plasmids - Common Bond Experiments - Cloning, 1977 - 1978
[Box 4, Folder 2] Radioactivity Log (Archives), undated
[Box 4, Folder 3] "Randy Papers" - Enzyme Preps., Plasmid Clones, Alkaline Gels, DNA Concentrations, Plasmid Mapping, Misc., Methods, 1978 - 1979
[Box 4, Folder 4] Sequencing, 1978 - 1979
[Box 4, Folder 5] Tomato Satellite, 1972 October 16 - 1974 January 24
[Legal Box 17, Folder 1] Gel Films [oversize], undated
[Legal Box 17, Folder 2] DNA Digests and Eco Plants [oversize], 1978 - 1979
This series includes material related to Mary-Dell Chilton's research on plants, plant genetics, genetic engineering, and other subjects in which she was professionally interested. It contains articles and reprints written by other scientists, as well as many of Chilton's own research notes. The series also includes professional activity information related to Chilton's research, such as grant applications and information on professional conferences attended by Chilton.
[Box 5, Folder 1] 5B and 0B Maize, 1968 - 1973
[Box 5, Folder 2] ACS [American Cancer Society] Proposal, 1974
[Box 5, Folder 3] ACS [American Cancer Society] Grant Application, Molecular Basis of Crown Gall Tumor Genesis, 1980 March 25
[Box 5, Folder 4] Agrobacterium References, 1980
[Box 5, Folder 5] American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting Program, 1979 January
[Box 5, Folder 6] B. subtilis Transformation, 1969 - 1970
[Box 5, Folder 7] Blattner, Structure of the Constant...Heavy Chain Messenger RNA, 1979 December 14
[Box 5, Folder 8] Cloned Tumor DNA Binder, Notes and Articles, 1969 - 1975
[Box 5, Folder 9] Cloning Origins, 1978
[Box 5, Folder 10] Cloning Technology, 1976, 1978
[Box 5, Folder 11] Corn, 1947 - 1973
[Box 5, Folder 12] Development of a Tumor-Inducing Plasmid Vector for Plant Genetic Engineering, "Unfinished Symphony," Folder 1 of 2, 1980 - 1982
[Box 5, Folder 13] Development of a Tumor-Inducing Plasmid Vector for Plant Genetic Engineering, "Unfinished Symphony," Folder 2 of 2, 1980 - 1982
[Box 5, Folder 14] DNA Articles, 1979, undated
[Box 5, Folder 15] DNA-RNA Hybrid, 1960 - 1969
[Box 5, Folder 16] DNA Sequencing, undated
[Box 6, Folder 1] DNA Transformation Articles, 1958 - 1964
[Box 6, Folder 2] DNA Transformation Articles, 1965 - 1966
[Box 6, Folder 3] DNA Transformation Articles, 1967 - 1968
[Box 6, Folder 4] DNA Transformation Articles, 1969 - 1971
[Box 6, Folder 5] DNA Transformation Articles, 1972 - 1975
[Box 6, Folder 6] DNA Transformation Meetings, 1967 - 1968
[Box 6, Folder 7] DNA Transformation Notes, 1961 - 1973
[Box 6, Folder 8] Drug Resistance Gene Sequence, 1979 - 1982
[Box 6, Folder 9] EMBO [European Molecular Biology Organization] Meeting, Molecular Biologists Look at Green Plants, 1980
[Box 6, Folder 10] Farley-Chilton Enterprises, Inc. Grant and Budget Information, 1980 - 1981
[Box 7, Folder 1] Genetic Engineering, 1980 - 1981
[Box 7, Folder 2] Genetic Engineering Articles, 1978 July
[Box 7, Folder 3] George Jen Proposal, In Vivo Suppression of Plant Nonsense Mutants Award Application, 1981 May 29
[Box 7, Folder 4] Gordon Conference on Plant Molecular Biology, 1980
[Box 7, Folder 5] Grant Application, Molecular Basis of Crown Gall Tumorigenesis, 1975 March 26
[Box 7, Folder 6] Images and German Articles, undated
[Box 7, Folder 7] Insulin Genes - Howard Goodman, 1979
[Box 7, Folder 8] Ken Barton - Data, undated
[Box 7, Folder 9] Ken Barton - Data, Plasmids and Bugs Freezer Collection, undated
[Box 7, Folder 10] Ledoux, 1975 - 1979
[Box 7, Folder 11] Mapping Cuts in Clones, 1980 September 1, undated
[Box 7, Folder 12] Mapping Cuts in Clones, undated
[Box 7, Folder 13] Mapping Cuts in Clones, BAM 3A and 6, ECO 18 and 26, undated
[Box 7, Folder 14] Mapping Cuts in Clones, BAM 14A and BAM 9, 1982 March 3, undated
[Box 7, Folder 15] Mapping Cuts in Clones, Biohazards, Draft of T37 Map Paper, undated
[Box 7, Folder 16] Mapping Cuts in Clones, BSTE II Digests of Deletion Mutants, Folder 1 of 2, undated
[Box 7, Folder 17] Mapping Cuts in Clones, BSTE II Digests of Deletion Mutants, Folder 2 of 2, undated
[Box 7, Folder 18] Mapping Cuts in Clones, Cosmid Clones, undated
[Box 7, Folder 19] Mapping Cuts in Clones, SMA Digests of Deletion Mutants, undated
[Box 7, Folder 20] Mapping Cuts in Clones, T37 Map, Raw Data, Rough Draft Maps, undated
[Box 7, Folder 21] Meetings, 1981 Summer
[Box 7, Folder 22] Michael Kahn, Construction of a Cosmic Gene Bank... Proposal, 1979 October 25
[Box 7, Folder 23] Northerns Graphs and Papers, 1977, undated
[Box 8, Folder 1] PhD Thesis Research Binder, 1965 - 1966
[Box 8, Folder 2] PhD Research, Dubnau, Gene Conservation, 1965 September
[Box 8, Folder 3] PhD Research Expression, Article, 1958 October 3
[Box 8, Folder 4] PhD Research, Fate of Donor DNA, 1960 - 1965
[Box 8, Folder 5] PhD Research, Integration - Genetics Studies, 1963 - 1964
[Box 8, Folder 6] PhD Research Uptake, undated
[Box 8, Folder 7] Photographs, undated
[Box 8, Folder 8] Plant Satellite DNA, 1968 - 1977
[Box 8, Folder 9] Plastid DNA Papers, 1975 - 1977
[Box 8, Folder 10] Recombinant DNA, Public, 1976 - 1978
[Box 8, Folder 11] Recombinant DNA Research Proposal, c. 1978
[Box 8, Folder 12] Renatured Mouse Satellite DNA Paper, 1973
[Box 8, Folder 12] Renatured Mouse Satellite DNA Paper, 1973
[Box 8, Folder 13] Restriction Endonucleases Purification, Methods, 1976 - 1979
[Box 8, Folder 14] Restriction Enzyme Isolation, 1978
[Box 8, Folder 15] Restriction Enzyme Isolation, Chilton et al., Edinburgh preprint Notes, undated
[Box 8, Folder 16] Restriction Enzyme Isolation, Yadav Grant Applications Notes, undated
[Box 8, Folder 17] Schell Preprints Reprints, 1976 - 1978
[Half Box 9, Folder 1] Seminar Notes, 1979 - 1980
[Half Box 9, Folder 2] Simon Silver Mechanisms of Plasmid-Determined Resistance Mercury..., c. 1979
[Half Box 9, Folder 3] Tomato, 1973 - 1975
[Half Box 9, Folder 4] Translocatable Elements, 1977
[Half Box 9, Folder 5] United States/Australia Science Foundation Grant Application, 1981
[Half Box 9, Folder 6] University of Minnesota Symposium, Emergent Techniques for the Genetic Improvement of Crops, Notes, 1979 March
This series includes Mary-Dell Chilton's publications in various forms, including manuscripts, preprints, and reprints. It also includes supporting records when the creator had originally included such records with the file. Thus, some research notes are contained in this series rather than in the Research series. The series includes publications written solely by Chilton as well as some publications written jointly with other scientists.
[Box 10, Folder 1] Agrobacterium Tumefaciens, undated
[Box 10, Folder 2] Agrobacterium Ti Plasmids As a Tool for Genetic Engineering in Plants, 1980
[Box 10, Folder 3] Bevan and Chilton Manuscript Research and Notes, 1981, undated
[Box 10, Folder 4] Bevan and Chilton Northern Manuscript, Multiple Transcripts of T-DNA..., undated
[Box 10, Folder 5] Bridgehead Dehydrohalogenation in the Photodimer of 9-chloroanthracene, 1965
[Box 10, Folder 6] Detection and Quantitation of Octopine in Normal Plant Tissue and in Crown Gall Tumors, 1974 February
[Box 10, Folder 7] DNA from Maize with and without B. Chromosomes: A Comparative Study, 1973 August
[Box 10, Folder 8] Fingerprints of Agrobacterium Ti Plasmids, 1978
[Box 10, Folder 9] Foreign DNA...is Transcribed in Crown Gall Tumors, 1977 October 6
[Box 10, Folder 10] Genetic and Base Sequence Homologies in Bacilli, 1969 January 14
[Box 10, Folder 11] Highly Conserved DNA...Overlaps T-DNA Maintained in Plant Tumors, 1978 September 14
[Box 10, Folder 12] Hybridization of Ribonucleic Acid with Unique Sequences of Mouse Deoxyribonucleic Acid, 1972
[Box 10, Folder 13] Nuclear CplMt Manuscript T-DNA from Agrobacterium Ti Plasmid..., 1980
[Box 10, Folder 14] On the Question of the Integration of...Bacterial DNA into Plant DNA, 1975 July
[Box 10, Folder 15] On the Question of Integration of...Deoxyribonucleic Acid by Tomato Plants, 1975 December
[Box 10, Folder 16] Restriction Endonuclease Analysis of Virulence Plasmids From Agrobacterium Tumefaciens, 1978
[Box 10, Folder 17] Restriction Endonuclease Mapping of a Plasmid..., 1978
[Box 10, Folder 18] Ribosomal DNA in a Nuclear Satellite of Tomato, 1975
[Box 10, Folder 19] Search for Bacterial DNA in Crown Gall Tumors, 1977
[Box 10, Folder 20] Short Direct Repeats Flank the T-DNA on a Nopaline T. Plasmid, 1982 October
[Box 10, Folder 21] Site-Specific Insertion of Genes Into T-DNA..., 1981
[Box 10, Folder 22] Stable Incorporation of Plasmid DNA into Higher Plant Cells, 1977 June
[Box 10, Folder 23] Studies of the T-DNA of Agrobacterium Ti Plasmids, 1978
[Box 10, Folder 24] T-DNA of a Crown Gall Teratoma is Covalently Joined to Host Plant DNA, 1980 October 2
[Box 10, Folder 25] Tailoring the Agrobacterium Ti Plasmid as a Vector for Plant Genetic Engineering, 1981
[Box 10, Folder 26] Theoretical Explanation of Mouse Satellite DNA Renaturation Kinetics, 1973 November 7
[Box 10, Folder 27] Transforming Activity in Both Complementary Strands of Bacillus subtilis DNA, 1967 August 18
[Box 10, Folder 28] Transforming Activity in Single-stranded DNA from Bacillus subtilis, 1968
[Box 10, Folder 29] Yadav, et al., Covalent Joining, 1980
[Box 10, Folder 30] Yadav, et al., Short Direct Repeats Flank the T-DNA and Supporting Research, Folder 1 of 4, 1980 - 1982
[Box 10, Folder 31] Yadav, et al., Short Direct Repeats Flank the T-DNA and Supporting Research, Folder 2 of 4, 1980 - 1982
[Box 10, Folder 32] Yadav, et al., Short Direct Repeats Flank the T-DNA and Supporting Research, Folder 3 of 4, 1980 - 1982
[Box 10, Folder 33] Yadav, et al., Short Direct Repeats Flank the T-DNA and Supporting Research, Folder 4 of 4, 1980 - 1982
[Box 10, Folder 34] Yadav, et al., Short Direct Repeats Flank the T-DNA and Supporting Research, J. Vanderleyden, undated
This series includes readings and lecture notes from courses that Mary-Dell Chilton taught in conjunction with her career in academia. It also contains several theses written by Chilton's advisees.
[Box 11, Folder 1] Bio 572, Seminar in Plant Biology, Readings #1, 9 articles, 1981 Fall
[Box 11, Folder 2] Bio 572, Seminar in Plant Biology, Readings #2, 1981 Fall
[Box 11, Folder 3] Bio 572, Seminar in Plant Biology, Readings #3-4, 8 articles, 1981 Fall
[Box 11, Folder 4] Bio 572, Seminar in Plant Biology, Readings #5, 4 articles, 1981 Fall
[Box 11, Folder 5] Bio 572, Seminar in Plant Biology, Readings #6, 5 articles, 1981 Fall
[Box 11, Folder 6] Bio 572, Seminar in Plant Biology, Readings #7, 6 articles, 1981 Fall
[Box 11, Folder 7] Biology Honors Thesis - "Construction of a pAMI-agrocin Hybrid Plasmid Using Recombinant DNA Methods," Douglas M. Brugge, 1982 March 15
[Box 11, Folder 8] EMBO [European Molecular Biology Organization] Course Material "The Use of Ti-Plasmid as Cloning Vector for Genetic Engineering in Plants", undated
[Box 11, Folder 9] Equipment Grant for Bio 437, 1981
[Box 11, Folder 10] Micro 503 Lab Manual, undated
[Box 12, Folder 1] Micro 510 Articles, DNA Transformation, 1963 - 1971
[Box 12, Folder 2] Micro 510 Competence Lecture, Papers and Notes, Folder 1 of 3, 1959 - 1973
[Box 12, Folder 3] Micro 510 Competence Lecture, Papers and Notes, Folder 2 of 3, 1959 - 1973
[Box 12, Folder 4] Micro 510 Competence Lecture, Papers and Notes, Folder 3 of 3, 1959 - 1973
[Box 12, Folder 5] Micro 510 References, Notes, Articles, 1972 - 1975
[Box 12, Folder 6] T-Even Phage Lecture, Folder 1 of 2, 1970 - 1971, undated
[Box 12, Folder 7] T-Even Phage Lecture, Folder 2 of 2, 1970 - 1971, undated
[Half Box 13, Folder 1] Thesis - Excision and Transposition of Tn5 and Other Transposons, Carol Ann Egner, 1981 December
[Half Box 13, Folder 2] Thesis - Light Modulation of PEA Fed-1 Translation Depends on its 5' End, Eric Ralph Hansen, 1999
[Half Box 13, Folder 3] Thesis - Virulence Plasmid Found in Avirulent Mutants, Margaret Palmquest, 1976 June 10
This series includes Mary-Dell Chilton's correspondence, which is mainly professional in nature, though some contains a personal element. It also contains a small number of related records that were contained within a correspondence file by the creator.
[Box 14, Folder 1] [Armin] Braun Letters, 1978
[Box 14, Folder 2] Chapter for Molecular Biology of Plant Tumors, 1981
[Box 14, Folder 3] Chronological Labeled "Micro", 1967 - 1970
[Box 14, Folder 4] Chronological, Outgoing Labeled "1973 Vintage", 1972 - 1974
[Box 14, Folder 5] Crown Gall, Cucumber Satellite, 1971 - 1972
[Box 14, Folder 6] DNA Transformation, Charles Laird, 1966 June 27
[Box 14, Folder 7] Dubnau, D., 1967 - 1969
[Box 14, Folder 8] Genetics Department, 1963 - 1967
[Box 14, Folder 10] [Jeff] Schell Letters, 1976 - 1978
[Box 14, Folder 11] Letters, Folder 1 of 3, 1980 - 1983
[Box 14, Folder 12] Letters, Folder 2 of 3, 1980 - 1983
[Half Box 15, Folder 1] Letters, Folder 3 of 3, 1980 - 1983
[Half Box 15, Folder 2] [Martin] Drummond, 1978
[Half Box 15, Folder 3] Nestor Sabbatical, 1974
[Half Box 15, Folder 4] [R. A.] Schilperoort Letters, 1978
This series contains files maintained by Mary-Dell Chilton regarding her employment search as well as records containing information only indirectly related to her career.
[Box 16, Folder 1] Academic Appointment [Washington University], 1979
[Box 16, Folder 2] Computer Information, 1980, undated
[Box 16, Folder 3] Curriculum Vitae, 1978 July
[Box 16, Folder 4] Departmental Seminar Program, 1980 - 1981
[Box 16, Folder 5] Diagram - Plasmids, undated
[Box 16, Folder 6] French Lessons and Notes, 1979, undated
[Box 16, Folder 7] Job Applications, Folder 1 of 2, 1978
[Box 16, Folder 8] Job Applications, Folder 2 of 2, 1978
[Box 16, Folder 9] Kotty Postle Correspondence, Grant and Fellowship Application, 1977 - 1978
[Box 16, Folder 10] Revisions of NIH [National Institute of Health] Guidelines on Experiments, 1977 November 2
[Box 16, Folder 11] Using the Computer, 1981, undated
[Carton 18] Unprocessed Records, undated

Creator

Chilton, Mary-Dell, 1939-

Quantity

9.25 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

17 archival boxes, 1 carton

Location

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Language

English

Acquisitions Information

Gift of Mary-Dell Chilton, 2005 June (Accession number 2005-0005)

Processing

Processed by: Nathan Crowe and Stephanie Horowitz; machine-readable finding aid created by: Stephanie Horowitz

Scope and Content Note

The Mary-Dell Chilton Papers include laboratory records, correspondence, notes, manuscripts, reprints, articles, and photographs, 1947-1999, documenting Chilton's career as a plant geneticist. The bulk of the records are from the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Biographical Note

Mary-Dell Chilton was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on February 2, 1939. After receiving a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Mary-Dell Chilton continued to study at the University of Illinois, completing her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1967 with a dissertation entitled "Transforming Activity in Single Stranded DNA from Bacillus Subtilis." She then went on to complete post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Washington, Seattle, until 1971, when she received a faculty position at the same university. Chilton remained at the University of Washington until 1979 when she accepted a faculty position at Washington University in St. Louis. Chilton's research teams at the universities first demonstrated that the genes responsible for causing disease could be removed from the bacterium without adversely affecting its ability to insert its own DNA into a plant cell. Chilton and her collaborators at Washington University were also the first to produce transgenic plants.

In 1983, Mary-Dell Chilton left Washington University and accepted a position in the private sector at CIBA-Geigy Corporation, which later became Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. (SBI) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Her tenure there spanned both research and administrative roles, including vice president of agricultural biotechnology, distinguished science fellow, and principal scientist. In 2002, Chilton's contributions to the development of plant biotechnology earned her the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Sciences from the Franklin Institute. In 2011 she received the Presidential Award from the Crop Science Society of America.

Chilton's current research (as of September 2011) is directed at improving the technology for introducing new genes into plants. Specifically her work has involved gene stacking (keeping all genes in one place) and targeting (getting genes to insert at a particular place).

Mary-Dell Chilton was married to Dr. Scott Chilton, who was a professor of botany in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University from 1983 to 2004. In 2004, a few weeks before Scott Chilton's untimely death, Mary-Dell Chilton and her husband completed plans to create an endowment supporting the collections of the NCSU Libraries.

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