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Collection Number: 04979

Collection Title: Catherine Henley Papers (#4979) 1944-1983

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Size About 600 items (1.0 linear ft.)
Abstract Catherine Henley (1922-1999) received her A.B. from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1943, M.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1947, and Ph.D. in zoology from the University of North Carolina in 1949. She was research assistant or co-investigator with Donald P. Costello of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Zoology Department, 1947-1976. The collection chiefly consists of correspondence between Catherine Henley and Donald P. Costello. Also present is correspondence with other researchers in developmental cytology, cell biology, and electron microscopy, as well as letters to and from several family members, including Catherine Henley's father, John Ralph Henley, a retired colonel in the United States Marine Corps; her mother, Regina Knowles Durant Henley; and her sister, Mary V. Henley. Also included are a research notebook from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., dated May 1974; several offprints of articles by Catherine Henley; and 36 illustrations, mostly photographs made using a scanning electron microscope.
Creator Henley, Catherine, 1922- .
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from William Burk, Couch Biology Laboratory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in May 1999 (Acc. 98370).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Catherine Henley was born in January 1922. She attended the College of William and Mary, Norfolk Division, from 1939 to 1941, transferring to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, to earn her A.B. in 1943. Henley received her M.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1947 and returned to the University of North Carolina to complete a Ph.D. in zoology in 1949. Her Ph.D. thesis, Chromosomal Mosaicism and Abnormalities of Mitosis Produced by Experimental Temperature Shock on the Developing Embryos of Triturus Torosus , was directed by University of North Carolina Kenan Professor of Zoology Donald P. Costello (1909-1978), for whom Henley was research assistant or co-investigator from 1947 to 1976.

Henley, Donald P. Costello, and his wife, Helen M. Costello, were all active in research projects conducted in the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Mass. From 1951 to 1968, Henley also edited, proofread, and indexed a bi-monthly national professional journal, The Biological Bulletin.

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Chiefly correspondence between Catherine Henley and Donald P. Costello, for whom she was research assistant or co-investigator in the Zoology Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1947 to 1976. Also present is correspondence with other researchers in developmental cytology, cell biology, and electron microscopy, as well as letters to and from several family members, including Catherine Henley's father, John Ralph Henley, a retired colonel in the United States Marine Corps; her mother, Regina Knowles Durant Henley; and her sister, Mary V. Henley. Also included are a research notebook from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., dated May 1974; several offprints of articles by Catherine Henley; and 36 illustrations, mostly photographs made using a scanning electron microscope.

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About 600 items (1.0 linear ft).

Chiefly correspondence between Catherine Henley and Donald P. Costello, for whom she was research assistant or co-investigator in the Zoology Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1947 to 1976. Also present is correspondence with other researchers in developmental cytology, cell biology, and electron microscopy, as well as letters to and from several family members, including Catherine Henley's father, John Ralph Henley, a retired colonel in the United States Marine Corps; her mother, Regina Knowles Durant Henley; and her sister, Mary V. Henley. Also included are a research notebook from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., dated May 1974; several offprints of articles by Catherine Henley; and 36 illustrations, mostly photographs made using a scanning electron microscope.

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Correspondence, 1944-1977 #04979, Series: "Papers, 1944-1983." Folder 1-22

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Writings, 1946-1957 #04979, Series: "Papers, 1944-1983." Folder 23

Folder 24

Curriculum vitae, 1975-1983 #04979, Series: "Papers, 1944-1983." Folder 24

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Research notebook, May 1974 #04979, Series: "Papers, 1944-1983." Folder 25

Folder 26

Clippings, 28 July 1967 #04979, Series: "Papers, 1944-1983." Folder 26

Folder 1/P-4979

Illustrations, 1969-1974 #04979, Series: "Papers, 1944-1983." Folder 1/P-4979

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Items separated include pictures (P-4979/folder 1).

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