Fonds MG 77 - J.M Naylor fonds

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J.M Naylor fonds

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MG 77

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  • 1953-1984, predominant 1959-1983 (Creation)

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2.13 m of textual records

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James Maurice Naylor was born in Hawarden, Sask. on 22 February 1920. Following service with the RCAF during World War II, he entered the University of Saskatchewan, earning a BSA (1949) and an MSc. (1950). He continued his postgraduate work at the University of Wisconsin, receiving a Ph.D. in botany in 1953. He joined the U of S in 1953 as Assistant Professor in Agriculture, and moved to the Department of Biology in 1961. He was promoted to Full Professor in 1964, and was named Head of the Department in 1968, a position which he held for five years. Professor Naylor instigated the Division of Life Sciences, and, with Ray Skinner, formed the Saskatoon Committee for the Control of Radiation Hazards. He also served as Chairman of the Faculty Association. He died in Saskatoon on 5 September 1984.

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This fonds contains administrative files from the department of Biology, various grant applications, and material concerning Professor Naylor's involvement with the Genetics Group, the Saskatchewan Health Research Board (specifically concerning radiation), and the Royal Society. There are also several data books and statistical reports from Naylor's research with wild oats, Kochia scoparia, Setcreasea purpurea, and Aspergillus. In addition, there is a considerable amount of correspondence with colleagues M Lakshmanan, M Jast, S. Jana, B. Henderstein, E. Hutchinson, W. Newcomb, S.C. Price, G. Setterfield, M Shaw, R. Tobin, J. Woodard, M Black, and S. Achary. It also contains a copy of Naylor's thesis, "The Control of DNA Synthesis and Bud Inhibition through Plant Growth Substances," along with some of his published and unpublished manuscripts.

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Related material: See also Faculty Biographies, Faculty Publications, and Alumni files.

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