Nobel Conference.  Nobel Conference Collection, 1965-Ongoing.

GACA Collection 92

Nobel Conference.  Nobel Conference Collection, 1965-Ongoing.  GACA Collection 92.  10 Records Center Cartons, 1 and 2 - ½ Hollinger boxes, 5 flat boxes, 1 cassette box, 4 video boxes.

The Nobel Conference collection contains many different types of materials dealing with both the planning for the conferences and the conferences themselves.  These items include planning materials, like curriculum vitae and papers from conference speakers, mock-ups for the print shop, and correspondence.  There are publicity items consisting of press releases, mailers, flyers, posters and programs.  The collection holds transcripts and published books of the conferences.  It also contains different types of media consisting of reel-to-reels, audio cassettes, digital audio tapes, Beta tapes, VHS tapes, CDs, and DVDs.

Inside most programs for the Nobel Conference, a history of the conference can be found.  It explains the beginnings of the conference and how it came to be held at Gustavus.  A history from one such program follows.

“The first ongoing educational conference in the United States to have the official authorization of the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden, the Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, links a general audience with the world’s foremost scholars and researchers in conversations centered on contemporary issues related to the natural and social sciences.

Gustavus Adolphus College was founded by Swedish immigrants in 1862.  Throughout its history, it has continued to honor its Swedish heritage and its commitment to excellence in education.  As the College prepared to build a new science hall in the early 1960s, College officials asked the Nobel Foundation for permission to name the building the Alfred Nobel Hall of Science as a memorial to the great Swedish inventor and philanthropist.  Permission was granted, and the facility’s dedication ceremony in 1963 included officials from the Nobel Foundation as well as 26 Nobel laureates.

Following the 1963 Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm, College representatives met with Nobel Foundation officials, asking them to endorse an annual science conference at the College and to allow use of the Nobel name to establish credibility and high standards.  At the urging of several prominent Nobel laureates, the foundation granted the request, and the first conference was held at the College in January 1965.

For four decades, world-class research scientists and scholars have come together to discuss leading topics in science with audiences of thousands.”

*Taken from collection.

This collection is divided yearly by conferences and arranged chronologically.  Each is further broken down into five categories: planning materials, publicity, transcript, published book, and media.

  • Planning materials contains anything dealing with the planning and execution of a Nobel Conference; this can include curriculum vitae and papers from conference speakers, mock-ups for the print shop, correspondence, and much more.
  • Publicity includes conference press releases, programs, mailers, flyers, and posters.
  • Transcript holds the typed transcript for a conference.  These were most often printed in the first years of the conference, but were replaced with the published book; some years do contain both though.
  • Published book is for a published bound copy of a conference transcript.  This can also include correspondence and other materials relating to the publishing of the book.  The books were only published up to 1990.
  • Media is made up of Audio Cassettes, Digital Audio Tapes (DAT), Betamax tapes, VHS tapes, CDs, and DVDs from the conferences.

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the College Archives, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, and Gustavus Adolphus College.

Nobel Conference.  Nobel Conference Collection, 1965-Ongoing. GACA Collection 92.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.

Elaine Brostrom from the Public Relations Office transferred part of this collection during 1984.

Ursula McRostie from the Development Office transferred part of this collection during 1985.

Ren Anderson donated part of this collection during 1985.

The Public Affairs Office transferred part of this collection during August 1986.

The Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library’s Audio Visual Department transferred part of this collection during 1988, 1989, and 2000.

The Media Services Department transferred part of this collection during 1989 and 2000.

Richard Elvee transferred part of this collection during 1992, 1998, and 1999.

Steve Waldhauser transferred part of this collection during September 2005.

Lorie Siebels from the Marketing and Communication Office transferred part of this collection during 2009.

Adrianna Darden processed this collection and developed the finding aid from November 2009 through February 2010.

Because of the size of this collection, box/folder inventory lists are placed on different pages and listed by decade.


Human genetics.
Genetics, Human -- congresses.
Eugenics -- congresses.
Social problems.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Human beings -- Effect of environment on.
Human beings.
Philosophy -- congresses.
Anthropology -- congresses.
Communications -- Congresses.
Creative ability.
Creative thinking.
Civilization, Modern -- 1950 -- Congresses.
Death -- Congresses.
Death -- congresses.
Attitude to Death -- congresses.
Aging -- congresses.
Sex role.
Women -- Social conditions.
African American women.
Peace -- Congresses.
Science -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Cosmology -- Congresses.
Science -- Philosophy -- Congresses.
Particles (Nuclear physics) -- Congresses.
Gustavus Adolphus College -- Faculty publications.
Life (Biology) -- Congresses.
Renewable natural resources -- Congresses.
Birth control.
Human ecology -- Congresses.
Natural resources -- Congresses.
Conservation of natural resources.
Economic development.
Statics and dynamics (Social sciences).
Industrial organization (Economic theory).
Economic forecasting.
Sweden -- Economic policy.
Aesthetics -- Congresses.
Science -- Aesthetics.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Philosophy of nature -- Congresses.
Physics -- Philosophy -- Congresses.
Reason -- Congresses.
Knowledge, Theory of -- Congresses.
Thought and thinking -- Congresses.
Nature and nurture.
Knowledge, Theory of.
Human beings -- Influence of environment.
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Congresses.
Human evolution -- Congresses.
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.
Medical ethics.
Bioengineering -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Congresses.
Medical ethics -- Congresses.
Genetic engineering -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Congresses.
Artificial intelligence -- Congresses.
Cognition -- Congresses.
Science and civilization.
Science -- Social aspects.
Technology -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Keynesian economics -- Congresses.
Keynes, John Maynard, 1883-1946.
Sex (Biology) -- Congresses.
Evolution -- Congresses.
Plate tectonics -- Congresses.
Geology, Structural -- Congresses.
Earth -- Congresses.
Science -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Chaotic behavior in systems -- Congresses.
Fractals -- Congresses.
Chaos (Christian theology) -- Congresses.
Cosmology -- Congresses.
Astrophysics -- Congresses.
Big Bang theory -- Congresses.
Galaxies -- Congresses -- Evolution.
Immunology -- Congresses.
Immunity -- Congresses.
Immune system -- Congresses.
Antigen-anti-body reactions -- Congresses.
Ecology -- Congresses.
Ecology -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.
Human beings -- Effect of environment on -- Congresses.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Congresses.
Neurosciences -- Congresses.
Neurobiology -- Congresses.
Neurophysiology -- Congresses.
Materials science -- Congresses.
Materials science -- Technological innovations -- Congresses.
Primates -- Behavior -- Congresses.
Primates -- Training -- Congresses.
Solar system -- Congresses.
Outer space -- Exploration -- Congresses.
Virology -- Research -- Congresses.
Virus diseases -- Congresses.
HIV (Viruses) -- Congresses.
Genetics -- Research -- Congresses.
Genomics -- Congresses.
Globalization -- Research -- Congresses.
Globalization -- Congresses.
Research -- Congresses.
Nature and nurture -- Research -- Congresses.
Life -- Origin -- Research -- Congresses.
Evolution (Biology) -- Congresses.
Aging -- Research -- Congresses.
Longevity -- Research -- Congresses.
Alzheimer’s disease -- Research -- Congresses.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 -- Influence.
Physicists -- Biography.
Relativity Physics.
Quantum theory.
Space and time.
Physics -- Philosophy.
Medicine -- Research -- Congresses.
Health care reform -- Congresses.
Medical care -- Research -- Congresses.
Global warming -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.
Power resources -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.
Energy conservation -- Congresses.
Energy consumption -- Forecasting -- Congresses.
Human beings -- Origins -- Congresses.
Water conservation -- Congresses.
Water-supply -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.
Water-supply -- Management -- Congresses.
Water-supply -- International cooperation -- Congresses.
Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.
Food -- Research -- Congresses.
Food -- Psychological aspects -- Congresses.
Food -- Philosophy -- Congresses.
Nutrition -- Congresses.
Food -- Genetics -- Congresses.
Neurosciences -- Congresses.
Brain -- Research -- Congresses.
Human behavior -- Research -- Congresses.
Oceanography -- Research -- Congresses.
Marine sciences -- Research -- Congresses.
Marine ecology -- Research -- Congresses.

Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota.
Roslansky, John D.,ed.
Freeman, Orville L.
Eccles, John C. (John Carew), Sir, 1903-
McMullin, Ernan, 1924-
Bronowski, Jacob, 1908-1974.
Daly, Mary. Scapegoat religion and the sacrifice of women.
Tillmon, Johnnie. The changing cultural images of the black woman in America.
Griffiths, Martha W. Legal and social rights and responsibilities of women.
Hamburg, Beatrix. The biology of sex differences.
Maccoby, Eleanor. The development of sex differences in intellect and social behavior.
Kusch, Polykarp.
Brogese, Elisabeth Mann.
Aves, Reubem.
Samuelson, Paul.
Lifton, Robert Jay, 1926-
Ramel, Stig, 1927-
Robinson, Timothy C.L., 1943-
Prewett, Omer, 1939-
Huff, Douglas, 1944-
Heidcamp, William H., 1944-
Obeng, Letitia E.
Hardin, Garrett James, 1915-
McRostie, Clair N.
Commoner, Barry, 1917-
Barbour, Ian G.
Koopmans, Tjalling Charles, 1910-
Benne, Robert.
Lipsey, Richard G., 1928-
Willes, Mark.
McLennan, Kenneth.
Curtin, Deane W.
Hartshorne, Charles, 1897-
Schuller, Gunther.
Dyson, Freeman J.
Lipscome, William N., Jr.
Yang, Chen Ning
Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-
Elvee, Richard Q. (Richard Quentin)
Pannenberg, Wolfhart.
Wigner, Eugene.
Granit, Ragnar.
Rorty, Richard.
Milosz, Czeslaw.
Gould, Stephen Jay.
Hamrum, Charles L.
Stone, Irving, 1903-
Leakey, Richard E.
Wilson, Edward O., 1929-
Medewar, P.B. (Peter Brian), 1915-
Pelikan, Jaroslav Jan, 1923-
Goodfield, June, 1927-
Grobstein, Clifford, 1916-
Gaylin, Willard.
Anfinsen, Christian, 1916-
Lebacqz, Karen, 1945-
Thomas, Lewis, 1913-
Esbjornson, Robert Glendon, 1918-2007.
Shafto, Michael.
Edelman, Gerald M.
Kelves, Daniel.
Brill, Winston.
Nelson, J. Robert (John Robert), 1920-
Smith, Merritt Roe, 1940-
Luria, S.E. (Salvador Edward), 1912-
Byrne, Kevin B.
Reese, David A. (David Alan), 1946-
Thurow, Lester C.
Buchanan, James M.
Preston, Ronald H., 1913-
Tobin, James, 1918-
Leijonhufvud, Axel.
Harcourt, Geoffrey Colin.
Brunner, Karl, 1916-
Maynard Smith, John, 1920-
Bellig, Robert.
Stevens, George.
Margulis, Lynn, 1938-
Raven, Peter H.
Hamilton, W.D. (William Donald), 1936-
Hrdy, Sarah Blaffer, 1946-
Hefner, Philip J.
Oliver, J.E. (Jack Ertle), 1923-
Ernst, W.G. (Wallace Gary), 1931-
Griffin, David Ray, 1939-
Anderson, Don L.
Wilson, J. Tuzo (John Tuzo), 1908-
Raup, David M.
Hacking, Ian.
Glashow, Sheldon L.
Hesse, Mary B.
Holton, Gerald James.
Stent, Gunther Siegmund, 1924-
Feigenbaum, Mitchell.
Mandelbrot, Benoit B.
Polkinghorne, J.C., 1930-
Prigogine, I. (Ilya)
Smale, Stephen, 1930-
Peitgen, Heinz-Otto, 1945-
Gleick, James.
Holte, John.
Harrison, Edward Robert.
Morrison, Philip.
Ferris, Timothy.
Fowler, William A.
Geller, Margaret J.
Benacerraf, Baruj, 1920-
Marrack, Philippa.
Gallo, Robert C.
Blaese, Michael.
Pert, Candace B.
Rolston, Holmes, 1932-
Salk, Jonas, 1914-
Woodwell, George Masters.
May, Robert McCredie.
Botkin, Daniel B.
Lovejoy, Thomas E.
Diamond, Jared M.
Norton, Bryan G.
Meadows, Donella H.
Hubel, David H.
Damasio, Antonio R.
Churchland, Patricia Smith.
Kandel, Eric R.
Georgopoulos, Apostolos.
Björklund, Anders, 1945-
Sacks, Oliver W.
Anderson, P.W. (Philip W.), 1923-
Coppersmith, Susan N.
de Gennes, Pierre-Gilles.
Gray, Harry B.
Kroto, H.W.
Schweber, S.S. (Silvan S.)
Ferré, Frederick.
Rumbaugh, Duane M., 1929-
Waal, F.B. M. de (Frans B.M.), 1948-
Wrangham, Richard W., 1948-
Matsuzawa, Tetsuro, 1950-
Kaufman, Gordon D.
Galdikas, Birut Marija Filomena.
Stone, Edward C.
Sagdeev, R.Z.
Boss, Alan P.
Rowland, F.S.
Russell, Robert John.
Stevenson, David John, 1948-
Musgrave, Story.
Joklik, Wolfgang K.
Holland, John J.
Crosby, Alfred W.
Nabel, Elizabeth G.
Nabel, Gary J.
Peters, Ted, 1941-
Peters, C.J. (Clarence James), 1940-
Venter, J. Craig.
Hamer Dean H.
Eaves, L.J.
Hood, Leroy E.
Blackburn Elizabeth H.
Baker, Bruce.
Keller, Evelyn Fox, 1936-
Mundell, Robert A.
Sachs, Jeffrey.
Cobb, John B.
Stiglitz, Joseph E.
Bhagwati, Jagdish N., 1934-
Etzioni, Amitai.
Prusiner, Stanley B., 1942-
Norrby, Erling C.J.
Fischer, Edmond H.
Hoffman, Roald.
Blobel, Günter.
Maddox, John Royden, 1925-
Kagan, Jerome.
Plomin, Robert, 1948-
Maccoby, Eleanor E., 1917-
Rapoport, Judith L., 1933-
Caspi, Avshalom.
Murray, Thomas H., 1946-
De Duve, Christian.
Carroll, Sean B.
Currie, Philip J.
Eldredge, Niles.
Grant, B. Rosemary.
Grant, Peter R., 1936-
Haught, John F.
White, T.D. (Timothy D.)
Olshansky, Stuart Jay, 1954-
Hayflick, Leonard.
Selkoe, Dennis J.
Carstensen, Laura L.
Kenyon, Cynthia.
Whitehouse, Peter J.
Ellis, George Francis Rayner.
Freedman, Wendy L.
Gates, S. James.
Ketterle, Wolfgang.
Levenson, Thomas.
Thorne, Kip S.
Bishop, J. Michael, 1936-
Osterholm, Michael T.
Callahan, Daniel, 1930-
Polak, Julia M.
Aaron, Henry J.
West, Jennifer L.
Chu, Steven.
Deffeyes, Kenneth S.
Lynd, Lee R.
Hansen, James E. (James Edward), 1941-
Ogden, Joan M., 1950-
Steger, Will.
Marean Curtis W.
Pääbo, Svante.
Feldmen, Marcus W.
Stanford, Dennis J.
Dunbar, R.I.M. (Robin Ian MacDonald), 1947-
Van Huyssteen, Wentzel.
Pachauri, R.K.
Rabalais, Nancy N., 1950-
Sedlak, David L.
Otto, Shawn.
Gleick, Peter H.
Rasmussen, Larry L.
Biswas, Asit K.
Graf, William L., 1947-
Fowler, Cary.
Friedman, Jeffrey, 1954-.
Bartoshuk, Linda.
Agarwal, Bina.
Thompson, Paul B.
Lappé, Frances Moore.
Nestle, Marion.
Young, Larry J.
Ramachandran, V.S.
Mayberg, Helen S. (Helen Susan), 1956-.
Patel, Aniruddh D.
Donoghue, John Philip, 1949-.
Glimcher, Paul W.
Farah, Martha J.
Murphy, Nancey C.
Gallo, David
Tolstoy, Maya
Block, Barbara A. (Barbara Ann), 1958-.
Fitzgerald, William.
Sabine, Christopher.
Moore, Kathleen Dean.
Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove.
Safina, Carl, 1955-.

Nobel Conference (1973)
The destiny of women.
Fractal geometry of nature and chaos.
Transition to chaos.
Chaos and cosmos.
Time order and chaos.
On the role of mathematics in chaos.
Beauty of fractals.
Chaos and beyond.
Chaos, the new science.
Have you seen the Big Bang lately?
Newton and Anti-Newton.
Evolution of interstellar communications systems.
Early nucleosynthesis in inhomogeneous universe.
Where the galaxies are.
Challenge facing astronomy in the 1990s.
Bang, the evolving cosmos.
Requirement of antigen processing and presentation to initiate immunologic response.
T-cells in health and disease.
Human retroviruses and alterations of the immune system.
Gene therapy.
Immune system neuro-receptors.
Immunity in natural history.
Immune system.
Science and government.
Causes and consequences of biological diversity.
Discordant harmonies.
National biological survey.
New Guinea, a biological treasure house.
Finding out place.
Nature in balance.
New ecology.
Progress in neuroscience.
Eye, brain and perception.
Neurobiology for emotion.
Prospects for a neurobiology of consciousness.
Genes, synapses and memory.
Behavioral neurophysiology of the motor cortex.
Cell transplants for repair of the damaged brain.
Neurology and the soul.
New physics of metals.
Complexity of materials.
Principles of adhesion.
Engineered enzymes for photosynthesis.
C60 Buckminsterfullerene.
Metaphysics of physics.
Matter with matter.
On the psychology and intelligence of human, ape and monkey.
Chimpanzee behavior and the origins of human morality and justice.
Human niche in earth’s ecological order.
Why do we limit language to homo sapiens?
Apes and the evolution of human violence.
Reflections of Eden.
Chimpanzee intelligence n the laboratory and in the wild.
Search for life elsewhere.
New horizons for solar system exploration.
Forming solar systems, here and elsewhere.
Our changing atmosphere.
Formation of the earth and the origin of life.
How the heavens have changed.
Artist’s view of the universe.
From the beginnings of molecular biology to the conquest of viral disease.
Virus evolution: implications for diseases.
History of infectious disease as a characteristic of civilization.
Some new approaches to HIV and HIV disease.
Recombinant gene transfer.
Lessons from viruses and applications to human disease.
Co-evolution: pain or promise?
Emerging virus diseases: 5000 B.C. to the present.
Genomics in the next millennium.
Genes for human behavior.
Revisiting the biology of ultimate concern.
Human genome project.
Molecular basis of sex.
Nature and nurture in a post-genomic age.
Legacy of Albert Einstein for cosmology.
Is cosmic concordance in concomitance with superstring/M-theory?
Existence of life in the universe and the crucial issue of ethics.
Issues in science and religion: Einstein and religion.
Warped spacetime: Einstein’s general relativity legacy.
Education of Albert Einstein.
Bose-Einstein condensates and other new forms of matter close to absolute zero.
World’s energy problem and what we can do about it.
Peak oil: here and now.
Biofuels: technology, challenges and their role in a sustainable world.
Threat to the planet: the dark and bright sides of global warming.
Placing a price on greenhouse gas emissions.
Prospects for hydrogen energy.
Front lines of global warming - Will Steger’s eyewitness account.
African evidence for the origins of modern human behavior.
Neandertal view of human origins.
History of migration and selection seen through the human genome.
Ice-age discovery of the Americas: constructing an Iberian solution.
Mind the gap: why humans aren’t just great apes.
Human origins and religious awareness - an interdisciplinary challenge for theology?
Climate change and global peace.
Nutrients, nutrients everywhere and not a drop to drink: land meets the sea.
Short-circuiting the hydrologic cycle to meet urban water needs.
Democracy in the age of science.
Water for the 21st century: new thinking.
Just water.
Global water crisis: myth or reality?
Where the wild things are: dams, rivers, and wildlife preservations.
Food politics: personal responsibility vs. social responsibility.
Saving the world’s genetic plant heritage.
Leptin and the biologic basis of obesity.
Variation in sensation and affect: we live in different taste worlds.
Can we make food good for all?
What is good food? An argument with my wife.
Getting a grip - gaining clarity, creativity, and courage for the world we really want.
The monogamous brain: implications for novel therapies for autism.
The neurology of human nature.
Mapping depression circuits: foundation for new treatment strategies using direct brain stimulation.
Music and biological evolution.
Merging mind to machines: brain computer interfaces to restore lost motor function.
The neurobiology of decision-making.
21st centure neuroscience: from lab and clinic to home, school and office.
Did my neurons make me do it? A philosophical and cognitive-science analysis of moral responsibility.
Beyond Titanic - what’s left to be discovered in the deep sea.
Our global ocean floor.
Sushi and satellites: tracking large ocean predators in the blue Serengeti.
Mercury, microbes, mosquitoes, and more…
What does Midwest coal have to do with the price of shellfish in Seattle? Understanding how fossil fuels contribute to ocean acidification.
Red sky at morning: ethics and the oceanic crisis.
Coral reefs in a rapidly changing climate: going, going, gone?
Caught in the same net: the ocean and us.