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Papers of Gerald Wiener relating to the history and research of the Animal Breeding Research Organisation

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1440
Identifier: Coll-1701

Content Description

Contains photocopied documents relating to the proposed cuts and changes to ABRO's research programme.

At SC-Acc-2021-0083 there is a Word document entitled "The need for food: the history of the Animal Breeding Research Organisation, before Dolly – an eyewitness account." written by Gerald Wiener in 2021. Wiener was the deputy director of the Animal Breeding Research Organisation (ABRO) until his retirement in 1986. He was also one of the scientific staff appointed to ABRO in 1947, the year that the organisation was set up in Edinburgh. The paper is available for download in the "Digital Material" section at the bottom of this page.


  • Creation: 1982
  • Creation: 2021



1 file

1 digital file : One Word document.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The file containing the history of the ABRO (SC-Acc-2021-0083) was donated electronically by its author in November 2021.

Related Materials

Gerald Wiener was interviewed about his work by Clare Button as part of a series of genetics oral history recordings at Edinburgh University Library Special Collections; this recording can be found at Acc.15/004. Please contact a member of staff in order to enquire about access to this material.

Papers relating to Wiener's work and research can also be found among the papers of the Animal Breeding Research Organisation: EUA IN23/1.

Separated Materials

The 2nd edition copy of 'The Yak' by Wiener, Han Jianlin and Long Ruijun, which was originally part of this accession, can be found in the Rare Books Sequence.

Processing Information

Description by Clare Button, January 2016. Description of SC-Acc-2021-0083 added by Aline Brodin in November 2021.

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