Oswald Avery at work in the laboratory, around 1930.
Avery at a 1940 Christmas party.
Memo approving Avery's appointment to the Rockefeller Institute.
In 1944, Oswald Avery and his colleagues, Colin MacLeod and Maclyn McCarty published their landmark paper on the transforming ability of DNA.
1900 picture of the Colgate band. Avery is seated in the middle holding his cornet.
A page from the May 15, 1943 letter from Oswald Avery to his brother Roy. In the letter Avery speculated on how transformation could happen. Avery never publicly connected genes with DNA and his transformation experiments.
Oswald Avery, circa 1930.
Commenting on Avery as a scientific group leader and as a person.
Relating how Avery was a successful orator while an undergraduate at Colgate University, and his subsequent disdain for public speaking as a scientist.
In 1944, Maclyn McCarty and his colleagues, Colin MacLeod and Oswald Avery published their landmark paper on the transforming ability of DNA.