MAIZE GENETICS COÖPERATION
DEPARTMENT OF PLANT BREEDING
ITHACA, NEW YORK
April 1, 1941
To Maize Geneticists:-
At the request of Professor Emerson, I am taking over the job of Secretary of the Maize Genetics Cooperation. It is hoped that this arrangement will give continuity to the work of maintaining stocks and will enable us better to plan ahead.
Actually most of the detailed work with the stocks is at present in the hands of James E. Welch, one of our graduate students from Honolulu. Welch has a Ph.D. major problem on corn. He has made all of the pollinations of the "co-op" material this past summer and has proved very helpful in other ways.
You will be glad to learn that the Rockefeller Foundation has made a grant to Cornell University to cover the cooperative work with the maize stocks for three years, starting February 1, 1941. The Foundation has further indicated its willingness to consider a request for the renewal of the grant at the end of this period.
A. C. Fraser