George W. Nace Papers,
1945-1971

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 05-223
Creators:
Nace, George W.
Dates:
1945-1971
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist of photographs, most of which are of Japanese ships and submarines in the Yokosuka Harbor in Japan, which were taken in 1945; while others document his work in the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. Additional materials include a list of his public appearances from 1969 to 1970, a membership card to the Seattle Officers' Club, and an award from the Ohio Society for Promotion of Bullfrogs.

Historical Note
Historical Note
George W. Nace was born on April 1, 1920 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. The son of a missionary, Nace spent much of his childhood in Japan where he became fluent in Japanese. After graduating from Reed College in 1943, Nace went to the University of California, Los Angeles and received his M.A. (1948) and Ph.D. (1950) in Zoology.
From 1951 to 1957, he was an assistant professor in the Zoology Department at Duke University and from 1957 to 1961 Nace was an associate professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Michigan. In 1964, he organized the Amphibian Facility at the University of Michigan and served as its director until 1982 when he started Amphibian Biotech, Inc., to continue the work of the Amphibian Facility. While primarily known as an innovative developmental biologist, Nace also used his talents in the Japanese language and received a certificate from the Navy Japanese Language School in Boulder, Colorado in 1943. He served as a translator during World War II and worked closely throughout his career with scientists in Japan. Retiring in 1985, Nace passed away on March 27, 1987.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-223, George W. Nace Papers

Keywords
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Nace, George W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Research Council (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reed College (Portland, Or.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Airplanes -- Japan Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Yokosuka Chinjufu (Japan) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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