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General correspondence and papers, 1969-1979

MS. Eng. c. 2443
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Folder G.36. Arrangements for first plenary session of Conference, at CERN, 6-8 April 1970. Includes draft agenda, correspondence, letters of thanks, press release. At this meeting H. Voirier was elected President, A. Alline and C. Zelle were elected Vice-Presidents, and Kendrew was appointed Secretary-General of the Conference for three years. The revised laboratory proposal was favourably received and a Study Group was set up to meet in September and report to Conference at its November meeting. Full membership of EMBC for Israel was unanimously approved, a special clause being included in the Agreement (Art.III.2) that "the Conference may . . . permit other European States, as well as States which have made an important contribution to the work of EMBO from its foundation, to become Members by acceding to this Agreement after it has come into force". In his letter of 10 April to E. Vallotton Kendrew describes the meeting as "absolutely, in all respects, an enormous success and in addition it was one of the most friendly international meetings I have ever attended."

Folder G.37. Correspondence, circulars, nominations and lists of participants, arrangements for meetings at the Hague 29 September - 30 October. Meetings include those of EMBO Council and Laboratory Committee, of EMBC Study Group on laboratory and ad hoc Finance Committee, and meeting of EMBO with representatives of national scientific institutions.

Folder G.38. Correspondence and papers mainly on financial matters, contributions, ad hoc Finance Committee etc.


Folder G.39. General correspondence on EMBC affairs, meetings of Finance Committee and Conference, discussion of laboratory, draft agreement etc. Kendrew was appointed laboratory Project Leader at the Conference meeting in October 1971.

Folder G.40. Correspondence March - December on extension of H. Voirier's service as President of Conference.


Folder G.41. Correspondence April - August, on delay in payment of financial contribution from Italy.

Folder G.42. Choice of officers of EMBC.

Folder G.43. Kendrew's notes and memos for and of meetings of Finance Committee 27 June and 5 December and of extraordinary session of Conference 28 June.


Much of this material relates to meetings of the Conference "Bureau", the signing of the laboratory agreement, Conference officials, and the Working Group on the continuation of the EMBC Agreement after 1974. This was the "Andres" Working Group. Several of the folders include Kendrew's notes on matters under discussion.

Folder G.44. January - February. Papers, correspondence, Kendrew's notes, compte-rendu for Bureau meeting 20 February. Includes letter from A. Rörsch proposing working group on continuation and possible expansion of EMBC, which led to setting up of "Andres" Working Group.

Folder G.45. June. Election of officers of Bureau and of Laboratory Council, correspondence of President (H. Voirier) with Conference representatives.

Folder G.46. February - July. Arrangements for Conference, Bureau, Laboratory Council meetings, retirement of H. Voirier as President (successor: P. Fasella). Includes farewell exchange of letters between Voirier and Kendrew.

Folder G.47. July - September. Correspondence on Conference and Bureau proceedings, Andres Working Group meeting, Greek offer for meeting to be held in Greece.

Folder G.48. September. Arrangements, correspondence, Kendrew's manuscript notes, minutes for Bureau meeting 25 September.

Folder G.49. October - November. Correspondence, agenda for Bureau meeting 5 December.

Folder G.50. November - December. Correspondence on Conference meeting, Kendrew's manuscript notes and official papers on Finance Committee meeting 5 December at which financial problems of the laboratory, assessment of contributions and exchange rates and losses were discussed.


Folder G.51. Correspondence, papers, Kendrew's manuscript notes on informal EMBC meeting, mainly on financial matters and exchange fluctuations, held at Heidelberg 30 April.

Folder G.52. July. Correspondence, papers, Kendrew's manuscript notes, for Bureau meeting 3 July and Conference 4 July, mainly on nomination of officers of EMBL Council and relationship with EMBC.

Folder G.53. July - December.


Folder G.54. Includes letter from A. Rörsch on Kendrew's resignation as Secretary-General of EMBO and EMBC.


Folder G.55. Mainly on continuation of EMBC support to 1988, including copy of document on case for continuation.


  • Creation: 1969-1979


20 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 2443

Former reference:

NCUACS 11/4/89/G.36-55

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