Avery at a 1940 Christmas party.
Oswald is seated to the left of his father, the Reverend Joseph Francis Avery.
Memo approving Avery's appointment to the Rockefeller Institute.
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.
Describing the in vitro transformation experiments: the effect of removing polysaccharides from the bacterial extracts.
Describing the in vitro transformation experiments: the effect of destroying nucleic acids.