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Abstract

Collection of Marguerite Vogt, prominent molecular biologist and virologist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. She is noted for her research in the development of a polio vaccine and studies linked to the genetic nature of cancer. Her collection contains professional correspondence with such notable scientists as David Baltimore, Karl Habel, Georg Melchers, and Howard Martin Temin, in addition to personal correspondence with friends. Also included are scrapbooks containing photographs of the Vogt family, friends, and colleagues from 1925 to 1937, while Marguerite Vogt still resided in Germany. Additionally, the collection contains audiorecordings from interviews done in 1996-1997 with Marguerite Vogt, Martin Haas, and Marthe Vogt by Igor Klatzo for the book authored by Klatzo, CECILE AND OSKAR VOGT: THE FOUNDERS OF NEUROSCIENCE. The files also include a partial typescript for Klatzo's manuscript.

Biography

Marguerite Maria Vogt was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1913, the second of two daughters to Oskar Vogt and Cécile Vogt-Mugnier. Her parents were neurologists at the Kaiser Wilhelm/Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Berlin. Her father, Oskar, also a neuroanatomist, was summoned to Moscow to examine Lenin's brain in 1925. Both daughters were directed by their parents into science at an early age. In the early 1930s, Marguerite's older sister, Marthe, was a neuropharmacologist, with a MD from University of Berlin and an additional doctorate in chemistry. In the 1930s with the rise of the Third Reich, Marthe eventually relocated to Britain to work at the National Institute for Medical Research.

At age 14, Vogt wrote her first scientific paper on drosophilia, fruit fly mutations in embryo development. She went on to receive her MD from the University of Berlin at the age of 23 and continued research with Boris Ephrussi in Paris. By 1937, her parents were forced to leave Berlin by the Nazis, although with the help of the industrialist Krupps family, the elder Vogts established a small private research facility for brain research in the Black Forest near Neustadt, where Marguerite stayed until 1950.

In 1950, she was offered a position at the California Institute of Technology to work with Max Delbrück, continuing her work on the structure and function of the ring gland and early homoeotic mutants. Delbrück later suggested she join Renato Dulbecco, then a young faculty member developing a culture method for the polio virus. Together they were able to successfully grow the poliovirus in vitro and plague purify it, an essential step for vaccine production. Vogt subsequently published the paper, "Virus-Cell Interaction with a Tumor-Producing Virus" (1960).

In 1962, she and Dulbecco were recruited to the newly founded Salk Institute for Biological Studies, continuing her research on tumor-causing viruses. She was appointed as a research professor at the Salk Institute in 1973, an independent faculty level position. For the next thirty years, she continued to study viruses, leukemia, and the process of aging in cancer cells, largely aided by her colleague Martin Haas, a biologist and former student.

Vogt's research collaboration with Dulbecco on how DNA tumor viruses replicate and transfer a virus's genetic material, supported the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine along with David Baltimore and Howard M. Temin. Although Vogt never received broad recognition for her research, her published papers are widely cited by prominent reseachers in the bioscience field.

Vogt continued her daily research on cell immortalization at the Salk Institute well into her eighties, steadily funded by the National Institutes of Health. She published her last paper in 1998. In 2004, she was named Remarkable Woman of California, as part of an exhibition at the California State History Museum in Sacramento.

Marguerite Vogt died in July, 2007, in La Jolla, California.

References cited:

"Marguerite Vogt", Wikipedia.

"Scientist at Work -- Marguerite Vogt; A Lifetime Later, Still in Love with the Lab", NEW YORK TIMES, April 10, 2001.

"Marguerite Vogt, 94, Dies; Biologist and Researcher on Polio Virus", NEW YORK TIMES, July 18, 2007.

Forsburg, S.L., "Remembering Marguerite Vogt", 2007.

http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~forsburg/vogt.html

Scope and Content

Collection of biologist and polio researcher Marguerite Vogt. The collection includes correspondence with colleagues and friends and family photograph albums. In addition, the folders include miscellanous biographical materials and audiocassette tape interviews with Marguerite Vogt, Marthe Vogt, and Martin Haas.

The folders are arranged in four series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) PHOTOGRAPHS, 3) MISCELLEANOUS MATERIALS, and 4) AUDIORECORDINGS.

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series contains personal and professional correspondence to and from Marguerite Vogt with members of the scientific community and friends. Notable correspondents include David Baltimore and Howard Temin, Nobel Prize winners in 1975. It is arranged alphabetically.

SERIES 2: PHOTOGRAPHS

The PHOTOGRAPHS are attached in bound scrapbooks with a few other folders containing loose photographs of family, friends, and colleagues, 1925-1943. The folders are arranged alphabetically.

SERIES 3: MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

Arranged alphabetically, the MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS includes a partial typescript for the published work by Igor Klatzo, CECILE AND OSKAR VOGT: THE FOUNDERS OF NEUROSCIENCE, a few postcards addressed to Marguerite Vogt, and a typescript of a song.

SERIES 4: AUDIORECORDINGS

The AUDIORECORDINGS are audiocassette tape oral interviews conducted by Igor Klatzo with Marguerite Vogt, Martin Haas, and Marthe Vogt between 1996-1997. The tapes are arranged chronologically.

CORRESPONDENCE

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1 1 Alexander, Lore, 1955 - 2001.
1 2 American Association for Cancer Research, 1961 - 1991. Includes manuscript typescript for journal CANCER RESEARCH.
1 3 Amgen, 1995.
1 4 Amini, Reza, 1976.
1 5 Amrein, Kurt and Monika, 1995 - 1996.
1 6 Anderson, Steve M, 1982 - 1986.
1 7 Asjö, Birgitta.
1 8 Astrin, Susan, 1989.
1 9 Automobile Club of Southern California, 1972.
1 10 Bacheler, Lee, 1972 - 1981.
1 11 Baker, Robert F., 1982.
1 12 Baltimore, David, 1990 - 1997.
1 13 Barber, Jack, 1987 - 1998.
1 14 Bargmann, Souja, 1980 - 1987.
1 15 Barigozzi, C., 1960.
1 16 Barth, Roth, 1958 - 1998.
1 17 Baylin, Stephen, 1995.
1 18 Bayreuther, Klaus, 1984 - 1990.
1 19 Becker, Yechiel, 1983.
1 20 Bedigian, Hendrick, 1986.
1 21 Beissmann, Harald, 1995.
1 22 Bell, Christopher, 1992 - 1993.
1 23 Ben-Ishai, Zui, 1973 - 1995.
1 24 Benjamin, Tom, 1970 - 2000.
1 25 Bennett, Dorothy, 1989 - 2000.
1 26 Benzer, Seymour, 1993 - 1999.
1 27 Berg, Paul, 1968 - 1993.
1 28 Bernardini, Armando, 1989 - 1995.
1 29 Bernards, René, 1989 - 1990.
1 30 Berns, Anton, 1984 - 1986.
1 31 Bernstein, Alan, 1979.
1 32 Bishop, Michael, 1984 - 1985.
1 33 Blangy, Daniel, 1972 - 1993.
1 34 Boeyé, Albert, 1959 - 1961.
1 35 Bogenberger, Jakob, 1982 - 1988.
1 36 Boice, LuBelle, 1973 - 1974.
1 37 Bonifas, Valentin, 1955 - 1958.
1 38 Bosselman, Robert, 1979 - 1981.
1 39 Bourgaux, Pierre and Danielle, 1988 - 1996.
1 40 Breindl, Michael, 1973.
1 41 Breutsch, Walter, 1960.
1 42 British Museum - Department of Oriental Antiquities, 1985. Includes correspondence with Ding Gui-Feng.
1 43 Brooks, Robert, 1979 - 1996.
1 44 Buchanan, Jack, 1966 - 1998.
1 45 Buckley, Ian K., 1963.
1 46 Burnet, F.M., 1957.
2 1 Cairns, John, 1958 - 1961.
2 2 California Institute of Technology, 1978 - 1998.
2 3 Carl Zeiss, Incorporated, 1957 - 1960.
2 4 Cavenee, Webster, 1986.
2 5 Chang, Alice, 1990.
2 6 Chikaraishi, Dona, 1986 - 1989.
2 7 Chu, Ernest H. Y., 1958.
2 8 Cloyd, Miles, 1985.
2 9 Cohen, Irun R.
2 10 Cohen, Jon, 1997.
2 11 Consigli, Richard, 1971.
2 12 Cox, Roger, 1986.
2 13 Crawford, Lionel, 1967 - 1972.
2 14 Cross, Ron, 1983.
2 15 Cumley, R.W., 1960 - 1961.
2 16 Curtis, David, 1983 - 1984.
2 17 Cuzin, Francois, 1974 - 2000.
2 18 Darnell, James E., 1969.
2 19 Datta, Prasanta, 1971 - 2001.
2 20 Davidson, Norman, 1972.
2 21 Decleve, Alain, 1978.
2 22 De Guzman, Maria, 1995.
2 23 Deschamps, Jacqueline, 1986 - 2001.
2 24 Dieckmann, Marianne, 1968 - 1969.
2 25 Di Paolo, Joseph, 1963.
2 26 Doehmer, Johannes, 1982 - 1996.
2 27 Donoghue, Dan.
2 28 Doty, Paul, 1975.
2 29 Dove, William F, 1968.
2 30 Drake, Jan, 1957 - 1958.
2 31 Dubes, George, 1957.
2 32 DuBridge, L.A. (President of California Institute of Technology), 1955 - 1962.
2 33 Eagle, Harry, 1956 - 1957.
2 34 Eckner, Robert, 1979 - 2001.
2 35 Eggers, Hans-Joachim, 1957.
2 36 EMBO JOURNAL, 1987.
2 37 EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER, 1973.
2 38 Fairman, Marion, 1959.
3 1 Fan, David, 1983 - 1999.
3 2 Fan, Hung, 1981 - 2000.
3 3 Ferrer, Jorge F, 1980.
3 4 Fluck, Michele, 1976.
3 5 Fogel, Marian, 1974.
3 6 Fogh, Jorgen, 1957.
3 7 Fowler, Deana, 1966.
3 8 Francke, Bertold, 1975.
3 9 Fraser, Dorothy.
3 10 Freeman, Gustave, 1966.
3 11 Freifelder, David, 1975 - 1977.
3 12 Fried, Mike, 1968 - 1975.
3 13 Friedmann, Ted.
3 14 Friedrich-Freksa, Hans, 1955 - 1973.
3 15 Froelich, Warren, 1998.
3 16 Frolova, Elena, 1989.
3 17 Fry, Jonathan, 1992.
3 18 Gaitzsch, Christa, 1990 - 1998.
3 19 Galinovic, 1960.
3 20 Garbatski, Edith, 1989 - 2000.
3 21 Garcia, Gonzalo, 1984 - 1998.
3 22 Gaudray, Patrick, 1986 - 2000.
3 23 GENETICS, 1959.
3 24 Georgiev, Georgii, 1972.
3 25 Gibson, Wade, 1975.
3 26 Gilbert, Lawrence, 1991.
3 27 Gilden, Raymond, 1968 - 1971.
3 28 Glass, Bentley H, 1958.
3 29 Glebov, Oleg, 1996 - 2000.
3 30 Gluecksohn-Waelsch, Salome, 1979 - 1992.
3 31 Goldberg, Edward, 1994.
3 32 Goldman, John, 1983.
3 33 Goldstein, Gerald, 1958.
3 34 Goodheart, Clyde, 1962 - 1967.
3 35 Graham, Robert, 1986 - 1999.
3 36 Graham, Robert, 2000.
3 37 Grahm, Angus, 1955 - 1958.
3 38 Granoff, Allan, 1955 - 1997.
3 39 Green, Howard, 1960 - 1995.
3 40 Greenberger, Joel, 1978 - 1992.
3 41 Grunwald, David, 1987.
3 42 Guo, Jian-Cheng, 1998.
3 43 Habel, Karl, 1962.
3 44 Hamilton, Marit and Richard, 1985 - 1995.
3 45 Hankins, David, 1980 - 1981.
3 46 Harans-Ghera, Nechama, 1978.
3 47 Harris, Morgan, 1962.
4 1 Hartwell, Leland, 1996.
4 2 Haseltine, William, 1985.
4 3 Hatanaka, Masakazu, 1967 - 2001.
4 4 Hauschka, Theodore, 1958.
4 5 Hayes, William, 1959.
4 6 Henle, Werner, 1962.
4 7 Hermann, Gerda, 1996 - 2001.
4 8 Hershberg, Robert, 1989 - 1993.
4 9 Hirst, George, 1955 - 1963.
4 10 Hochstim, Christian, 1994 - 2002.
4 11 Hoeijmakers, J.H.J, 1986.
4 12 Hollaender, Alexander, 1957 - 1958.
4 13 Hopf, A, 1968.
4 14 Hopkins, Nancy, 1985.
4 15 Hsu, T.C, 1960 - 1974.
4 16 Huang, Alice, 1971 - 1977.
4 17 Hubbard, John, 1958.
4 18 Ignatova, Tatyana, 1991 - 2002.
4 19 Ihle, James, 1988 - 1989.
4 20 Jacobson, Michael, 2001.
4 21 Jacquemin-Sablon, Helene, 1988 - 2001.
4 22 Jaenisch, Rudolf, 1977 - 1989.
4 23 Jensen, Fred, 1987.
4 24 Jiménez de Asúa, Luis, 1983 - 1997.
4 25 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1957.
4 26 Kaiser, Dale, 1996.
4 27 Kallman, Frances.
4 28 Kaplan, Paul, 1986 - 1990.
4 29 Karn, John, 1985.
4 30 Kendrew, John, 1964.
4 31 Kimura, Genki, 1973 - 1981.
4 32 Kindy, Mark, 1988 - 1992.
4 33 Kissclev, Lev, 1976.
4 34 Kit, Saul, 1959.
4 35 Klein, George, 1979 - 1980.
4 36 Koller, P., 1963.
4 37 Kukekov, Valery, 1995 - 1996.
4 38 Lai, Mei, 1981 - 1998.
4 39 Lang, Anton, 1980 - 1990.
4 40 Lannings, Mary, 1957.
4 41 Lennette, Edwin, 1976.
4 42 Lu, Kun Ping, 1997.
4 43 Luchnik, Audrey, 1987.
4 44 Luria, Salvador, 1957.
4 45 Lwoff, M., 1957 - 1968.
4 46 Marcus, Philip, 1997.
4 47 Marquardt, H., 1957 - 1959.
4 48 Marques, Lourenco, 1958.
4 49 McClintock, Barbara, 1968 - 1981.
4 50 McKenzie, Ian, 1982 - 1983.
4 51 M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, 1963.
4 52 Melchers, Fritz, 1993 - 1997.
4 53 Melchers, Georg, 1958 - 1989.
5 1 Melnick, Joseph, 1953 - 1955.
5 2 Merchant, Donald, 1961.
5 3 Meselson, Matt, 1963.
5 4 Moore, Alice, 1962.
5 5 Moorhead, Paul S, 1969.
5 6 Muller, H.J, 1965.
5 7 Munk, Klaus, 1962.
5 8 Nadel, Marvin, 1958.
5 9 National Foundation - Division of Scholarships and Fellowships, New York, 1959 - 1961.
5 10 Naude, Andy du T., 1966 - 2000.
5 11 Naviaux, Bob, 1995 - 1999.
5 12 Newbold, John.
5 13 Nobel Karolinska Institutet, 1995 - 1997.
5 14 Norton, Thomas, 1955 - 1956.
5 15 Norton, Thomas, 1958 - 1962.
5 16 Nowinski, Robert, 1979.
5 17 Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Biology Division, 1957 - 1958.
5 18 Ofir, Rivka, 1990 - 1998.
5 19 Olszewski, Jurek, 1959.
5 20 Ostertag, Wolfram, 1981 - 1989.
5 21 Oudkerk, Ben, 1987 - 2002.
5 22 Oya, Akira, 1958.
5 23 Pagano, J.S., 1968.
5 24 Palyi, I., 1965.
5 25 Parke, Davis, and Company, 1957.
5 26 Parker, Raymond, 1957.
5 27 Pasadena Foundation for Medical Research, 1966.
5 28 Pattengale, Paul, 1981.
5 29 Paul, Diane, 1990 - 1991.
5 30 Paul, Dieter, 1980 - 1990.
5 31 Pavan, C., 1962.
5 32 Payne, Francis, 1958.
5 33 Pette, E., 1955 - 1960.
5 34 Pohjanpelto, Pirkko, 1957 - 1958.
5 35 Pontecorvo, G., 1956 - 1960.
5 36 Prince, Alfred, 1959 - 1961.
5 37 Quersin-Thiry, Lise, 1958 - 1959.
5 38 Rabson, Alan, 1959.
5 39 Ramaker, Ger, 1993 - 1997.
5 40 Rappaport, Catherine, 1958.
5 41 Reichard, Peter, 1974 - 1975.
5 42 Risser, Rex, 1979 - 1989.
5 43 Rogers, Stanfield, 1963.
5 44 Roosa, Robert, 1959.
5 45 Rotticer, Peter, 1986.
5 46 Rowe, W.P., 1959.
5 47 Rubin, Harry, 1958 - 1996.
5 48 Rudland, Philip, 1974 - 2001.
5 49 Sabin, Albert, 1954 - 1968.
5 50 Sager, Ruth, 1987 - 1992.
5 51 Salser, Winston, 1987.
5 52 Sambrook, Joe, 1971 - 1993.
6 1 Sandberg, Avery, 1992.
6 2 Sarma, Padman, 1986 - 1995.
6 3 Sassone-Corsi, Paolo, 1988.
6 4 Schaeffer, Pierre, 1959.
6 5 Schäfer, Werner, 1957.
6 6 Scharrer, Berta, 1956 - 1991.
6 7 Scheinin, Rose, 1967 - 1970.
6 8 Schlenk, Edward, 2001.
6 9 Schlesinger, Walter, 1956 - 1975.
6 10 Schloss, Anne, 1992.
6 11 Schmutzler, Barbara Ann, 1997.
6 12 Schoppmeyer, Konrad, 1999 - 2000.
6 13 Siminovitch, Louis, 1958 - 1960.
6 14 Simon, Ed, 1974 - 1975.
6 15 Singer, Wolf, 1995.
6 16 Smolik, Ray S., 1959.
6 17 Smorodintsev, Anatol, 1964 - 1985.
6 18 Srinivasan, P.R, 1963.
6 19 Starlinger, Peter, 1960.
6 20 Stern, Curt, 1959.
6 21 Stoker, Michael, 1959 - 1962.
6 22 Straaten, Flip van, 1983.
6 23 Strohl, William, 1988 - 1998.
6 24 Stulberg, Cyril, 1958.
6 25 Subak-Sharpe, John, 1977 - 1996.
6 26 Svoboda, Jan, 1964.
6 27 Syverton, Jerome, 1961.
6 28 Takemoto, Ken, 1970.
6 29 Temin, Howard, 1961 - 2000.
6 30 Todaro, George, 1973 - 1976.
6 31 Tonagawa, Susumu, 1987.
6 32 Tytell, Alfred, 1956 - 1957.
6 33 Van Griensven, Leo, 1976 - 2001.
6 34 Weigle, Jean, 1951 - 1960.
6 35 Weissman, Irving.
6 37 Wolsky, Alexander, 1958.
6 38 Yerganian, George, 1959.

PHOTOGRAPHS

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6 39 Doras and Frau Forker? family, 1937 - 1943.
6 40 Norfolk, England and Scolt Head Island visit, June, 1938.
6 41 Photographs of Marguerite Vogt. Includes black-and-white negatives.
6 42 Photographs of Oskar Vogt (Marguerite Vogt's father), 1936.
6 43 Photographs of Vogt family and friends, 1934 - 1938.
6 44 Schlossland ("Castleland)", England and Lake District, Summer, 1935. Includes photographic postcards and trip notes.
6 45 Silvaplana, Switzerland, March, 1934.
6 46 Vogesen fahrt mit Verney (Vogesen trip with Verney family), August, 1938.
6 47 FB-480-01 Scrapbook of Vogt family photographs, 1925 - 1926. Includes photographs of adolescent Marguerite Vogt.
6 48 FB-480-02 Scrapbook of Vogt family photographs, 1927 - 1929. Includes two albums.
6 49 FB-480-03 Scrapbook of Vogt family photographs, 1932 - 1935. Includes photographs of Marguerite Vogt's visit to England.
6 50 FB-480-04 Scrapbook of Vogt family photographs, 1932 - 1935. Includes laboratory photographs from the Kaiser Wilhelm Institut für Hirnborschung.
6 51 FB-480-05 Scrapbook of Vogt family photographs, 1936 - 1937.
6 52 Miscellaneous photographs.

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

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6 53 Klatzo, Igor. CECILE AND OSKAR VOGT: THE FOUNDERS OF NEUROSCIENCE, 1999. Partial typescript work-in-progress. Includes chapter: "Reaching the Top: K-W Brain Research". Hard copies printed from 3.5" floppy discs.
6 54 "Lied zum Sylvester"Jaufen-Pass (Song for Sylvester) - Typescript, 1934 - 1935.
6 55 Postcards sent to Marguerite Vogt while traveling, 1933 - 1939.

AUDIORECORDINGS

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7 1 Interview with Marguerite Vogt by Igor Klatzo, December, 22, 1996. Part 1. 90 minute audiocassette tape.
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7 2 Interview with Marguerite Vogt by Igor Klatzo, December, 23, 1996. Part 2. 90 minute audiocassette tape.
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7 3 Interview with Marguerite Vogt by Igor Klatzo, December, 24, 1996. Part 3. Includes Martin Haas. 90 minute audiocassette tape.
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7 4 Interview with Marguerite Vogt by Igor Klatzo, December, 27, 1996. Part 4. Includes Martin Haas. 90 minute audiocassette tape.
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7 5 Interview with Marguerite Vogt by Igor Klatzo, December, 30, 1996. Part 5. Includes Martin Haas. 90 minute audiocassette tape.
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7 6 Interview with Marguerite Vogt by Igor Klatzo, January, 3, 1997. Part 6. Includes Martin Haas. 90 minute audiocassette tape.
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7 7 Interview with Marguerite Vogt by Igor Klatzo, January, 7, 1997. Part 7. Includes Martin Haas. 90 minute audiocassette tape.
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7 8 Interview with Marguerite Vogt by Igor Klatzo. Includes Marthe Vogt. Part 1. 60 minute microcassette tape.
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7 9 Interview with Marguerite Vogt by Igor Klatzo. Includes Marthe Vogt. Part 2. 60 minute microcassette tape.
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