Pioneer Fund

Pioneer Fund

The Pioneer Fund is a U.S. non-profit foundation established in 1937 "to advance the scientific study of heredity and human differences." Currently headed by psychology professor J. Philippe Rushton, the fund focuses on projects it perceives will not be easily funded due to controversial subject matter.

Two of the Pioneer Fund's most notable recipients are the Minnesota Twin Family Study and the Texas Adoption Project, which studied the similarities and differences of identical twins and other children adopted into non-biological families. The Pioneer Fund has been the main source of funding for the partly-genetic hypothesis of IQ variation among races.

Their funding and publications have generated controversy since the 1994 publication of "The Bell Curve", which drew heavily from Pioneer-funded research. The fund has also received criticism for its perceived stance on eugenics. [Lombardo, Paul A. (2002). "The American Breed": Nazi Eugenics and the Origins of the Pioneer Fund. "Albany Law Review", vol. 65, p. 743
Rushton, J. Philippe (2002). The Pioneer Fund and the Scientific Study of Human Differences. "Albany Law Review" 66:209.
Lombardo, Paul A. (2002). Pioneer's Big Lie. "Albany Law Review", vol. 66, p. 207
] The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil rights advocacy organization, has characterized the Pioneer Fund as a hate group.Southern Poverty Law Center [ Map of Hate Organizatons.] Retrieved July 16, 2006.] The SPLC cites the Pioneer Fund's funding of some organizations and individuals the SPLC considers racist.Berlet, Chip. [ Into the Mainstream: An array of right-wing foundations and think tanks support efforts to make bigoted and discredited ideas respectable.] "Intelligence Report", Southern Poverty Law Center. Retrieved July 16, 2006.] It has also been criticized by some scientists and journalists, and in various peer-reviewed academic articles. [ [] Critics of the fund include the SPLC, IQ critic William H. Tucker, and historian Barry Mehler and his Institute for the Study of Academic Racism. Researchers who have been the subject of criticism for accepting grants from the fund have long argued the public debates have been disconnected from the expert debates. Robert A. Gordon, for example, replied to media criticisms of grant-recipients: "Politically correct disinformation about science appears to spread like wildfire among literary intellectuals and other nonspecialists, who have few disciplinary constraints on what they say about science and about particular scientists and on what they allow themselves to believe,"( [ Gordon 1997] , p.35)]

Early history

John Marshall Harlan II, one of the first five Pioneer Fund directors, later became a U.S. Supreme Court justice.] The Pioneer Fund was incorporated on March 11, 1937. The first five directors were:
*Wickliffe Preston Draper, heir to a large fortune and the fund's de facto final authority, served on the Board of Directors from 1937 until 1972. During World War I, he served in the British Army and fought in the battles of Neuve-Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Messines and Ypres. He was awarded the British Star Medal (1914-1915) and the Belgian Croix de Guerre for his service. Later, he joined the American army where he was eventually promoted to lieutenant colonel in the cavalry. ["The Science of Human Diversity: A History of the Pioneer Fund", Richard Lynn, Rowman & Littlefield 2001, ISBN 0-7618-2041-8pp. 3–19.)] The Pioneer Fund describes him as someone who dedicated "his life to intellectual pursuits and philanthropy." [ Pioneer Fund Founders] Retrieved April 11, 2007.] Pioneer Fund critic William H. Tucker, however, describes Draper as someone who "aside from his brief periods of military service ... never pursued a profession or held a job of any kind."Tucker, William H (2002). " [ The Funding of Scientific Racism: Wickliffe Draper and the Pioneer Fund] ." University of Illinois Press. ISBN 0-252-02762-0] According to a 1960 article in "The Nation", an unnamed geneticist said Draper told him he "wished to prove simply that Negroes were inferior."May, R. W. (May 14, 1960). "Genetics and Subversion." "The Nation" 190:421.] He is said to have funded advocates of repatriation of blacks to Africa and anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi advocates such as Willis Carto. Draper allegedly made large financial contributions to efforts to oppose the American Civil Rights Movement and the racial desegregation mandated by "Brown v. Board of Education", such as $215,000 to the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission in 1963.
*Harry Laughlin was the director of the Eugenics Record Office at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, New York, funded by the Carnegie Institute of Washington. He served as the president of the Pioneer Fund from its inception until 1941. He was one of the eugenics movement's most energetic legislative activists. He worried about miscegenation and had proposed a research agenda to assist in the enforcement of Southern "race integrity laws" by developing techniques for identifying the "pass-for-white" person who might "successfully hide all of his black blood". He singled out Jews as a group "slow to assimilate," a problem related to his doubts that their loyalty was directed primarily to "American institutions and people" rather than to "Jews scattered through other nations." Eleven months after the Nuremberg Laws, Laughlin wrote to an official at the University of Heidelberg, which had awarded him an honorary doctorate, arguing that the United States and the Third Reich shared "a common understanding of ... the practical application" of eugenic principles to "racial endowments and... racial health."
*Frederick Osborn wrote in 1937 that the Nazi Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring was "the most exciting experiment that had ever been tried".Osborn, Frederick (24 February 1937). 'Summary of the proceedings' of the Conference on Eugenics in Relation to Nursing. American Eugenics Society Archives.] Osborn was the secretary of the American Eugenics Society, which was part of an accepted and active field at the time, the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Selective Service during World War II and later the Deputy U.S. Representative to the U.N. Atomic Energy Commission.
*Malcolm Donald was the Draper family lawyer, trustee of the Draper estate. He was a former editor of the "Harvard Law Review" and a brigadier general during World War II.
*John Marshall Harlan II. Harlan's firm had done legal work for the Pioneer Fund. He was the only director whose name did not appear on the incorporation papers. He was director of operational analysis for the Eighth Air Force in World War II, and was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. During his confirmation process, he voiced support for the decision in "Brown v. Board of Education", but on the bench limited civil rights in "Swain v. Alabama" and dissented on "Miranda v. Arizona".

The 1937 incorporation documents of the Pioneer Fund list two purposes. The first, modeled on the Nazi Lebensborn breeding program,Crawford, James (1993). "Hold Your Tongue: Bilingualism and the Politics of "English Only." Addison Wesley Publishing Company, ISBN 978-0201624793] was aimed at encouraging the propagation of those "descended predominantly from white persons who settled in the original thirteen states prior to the adoption of the Constitution of the United States and/or from related stocks, or to classes of children, the majority of whom are deemed to be so descended". Its second purpose was to support academic research and the "dissemination of information, into the 'problem of heredity and eugenics'" and "the problems of race betterment".Mehler, Barry (1989). [ Foundation for Fascism: the New Eugenics Movement in the United States.] "Patterns of Prejudice", vol. 23, no. 4.] The Pioneer Fund argues the "race betterment" has always referred to the "human race" referred to earlier in the sentence, and critics argue it referred to racial groups. The document was amended in 1985 and the phrase changed to "human race betterment."

The Pioneer Fund supported the distribution of a eugenics film titled "Erbkrank" ("Hereditary Defective" or "Hereditary Illness") which was published by the pre-war 1930s Nazi Party. William Draper obtained the film from the predecessor to the Nazi Office of Racial Policy ("Rassenpolitisches Amt") prior to the founding of the Pioneer Fund. According to the Pioneer Fund site, all founders capable of doing so participated in the war against the Nazis.Pioneer Fund. [ Founders and Former Directors.] Retrieved July 16, 2006.]

Draper secretly met Dr. C. Nash Herndon of Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in 1949. Little is known about their meetings, but Herndon was playing a major role in the expansion of the compulsory sterilization program in North Carolina.Begos, Kevin (December 11, 2002). [ Benefactor With a Racist Bent: Wealthy recluse apparently liked the looks and potential of Bowman Gray's new medical-genetics department.] "Winston-Salem Journal"]

In the 1950s and 1960s Draper supported two government committees that gave grants for genetics research. Harry F. Weyher, Jr. was his lawyer. The committee members included Representative Francis E. Walter (chair of the House Un-American Activities Committee), Henry E. Garrett (an educator known for his belief in the genetic inferiority of blacks), and Senator James O. Eastland of Mississippi.Lichtenstein, Grace (December 11, 1977). Fund Backs Controversial Study of "Racial Betterment." "New York Times"]

Subsequent directors included:
*John M. Woolsey, Jr., a staff attorney at the Nuremberg Trials
*Henry E. Garrett (1972-1973), the former president of the American Psychological Association
*James P. Kranz, Jr. (1948)
*Henry Rice Guild (1948-1974)
*Charles Codman Cabot (1950-1973)
*Harry F. Weyher, Jr. (1958-2002)
*John B. Trevor, Jr. (1959-2000)
*John F. Walsh, Jr. (1971-1973)
*Marion A. Parrott (1973-2000)
*Thomas F. Ellis (1973-1977)
*Eugenie Mary Ladenburg Davie (Mrs. Preston) (1974-1975)
*Randolph L. Speight (1975-1999)
*William Dawes Miller (1983-1993)
*Karl Schakel (1993-2002)
*Edwin D. Morgan (2000-2001)
*R. Travis Osborne (2000-2002)
*John Philippe Rushton (2002-present)

Current funding

Most of the Pioneer Fund's grants go to scientific research, including to researchers at 38 universities, and a smaller amount has gone to political or legal organizations, mostly to immigration restriction organizations. This section's figures are from 1971-1996 and are adjusted to 1997 USD.Mehler, Barry. [ Pioneer Fund Grant Totals, 1971-1996.] Retrieved July 16, 2006.]

cientific research

Many of the researchers whose findings support the hereditarian hypothesis of racial IQ disparity have received grants of varying sizes from the Pioneer Fund.Mehler, Barry (July 7, 1998). [ Race Science and the Pioneer Fund] Originally published as "The Funding of the Science" in "Searchlight", No. 277.] Large grantees, in order of amount received, are
*Thomas J. Bouchard at the University of Minnesota. As compiled in 1997, the recipient of the largest amount of funding ($2.3 million USD) was Thomas J. Bouchard's landmark twin study, "the Minnesota Study of Identical Twins Reared Apart" (MISTRA), better known as the Minnesota Twins Project. The Minnesota Twins Project compared identical and fraternal twins who had been brought up in different families. Another notable twin study that was partially funded by the fund is the Texas Adoption Project, which compared adopted children to their birth and adopted families. The studies, along with similar studies, have demonstrated that as much as half of intelligence and personality are inherited (See Intelligence quotient#Genetics vs environment).
*Arthur Jensen at the Institute for the Study of Educational Differences
*J. Philippe Rushton at the University of Western Ontario is the current head of the fund since 2002. In 1999, Rushton used some of his grant money from the Pioneer fund to send out tens of thousands of copies of an abridged version of his book "Race, Evolution and Behavior" to social scientists in anthropology, psychology, and sociology, causing a controversy.Tucker, William H. [ Conclusion: Pioneer or Pamphleteer] "The Funding of Scientific Racism: Wickliffe Draper and the Pioneer Fund".] The book describes Rushton's differential K theory. Tax records from 2000 show that his Charles Darwin Institute received $473,835 — 73% of that year's grants. []
*Roger Pearson at the Institute for the Study of Man. Eugenicist and anthropologist, founder of the "Journal of Indo-European Studies", [ The Journal of Indo-European Studies] via A. Richard Diebold Center for Indo-European Language and Culture.] received over a million dollars in grants in the eighties and the nineties. Using the pseudonym of Stephan Langton, Pearson was the editor of "The New Patriot", a short-lived magazine published in 1966-67 to conduct "a responsible but penetrating inquiry into every aspect of the Jewish Question," which included articles such as "Zionists and the Plot Against South Africa," "Early Jews and the Rise of Jewish Money Power," and "Swindlers of the Crematoria.". The Northern League, an organization founded in England in 1958 by Pearson, supported Nazi ideologies and included former members of the Nazi Party.
*Richard Lynn at Ulster Institute for Social Research (also on "Mankind Quarterly" editorial board)
*Linda Gottfredson at the University of Delaware. Other notable recipients of funding include:
*Hans Eysenck, the most-cited living psychologist at the time of his death (1997)
*Lloyd Humphreys
*Joseph M. Horn
*Robert A. Gordon
*Garrett Hardin, author of the phrase the "tragedy of the commons"
*R. Travis Osborne
*Audrey M. Shuey
*Philip A. Vernon
*William Shockley, winner of the Nobel prize in physics in 1956, received a series of grants in the 1970s. Shockley became famous in his later career for supporting the controversial genetic hypothesis of race and intelligence research and for being a proponent of eugenics. None of the substantial amounts received by Shockley went into any actual research; Shockley's primary use of the money was to carry out lobbying efforts and to cultivate media attention. In addition, it was while spending the 1966-1967 sabbatical year in close contact with Shockley that Arthur Jensen went from being a believer in racial IQ differences being primarily environmental in origin to advocating that they were inherent, a shift which quickly brought him Pioneer Fund support.

Note that the fund has only funded some of their research, not necessarily their most important contributions.

Political and legal funding

The Fund gave the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) a total of $1.3 million between 1985 and 1994. ["The Anti-Immigration Movement: From Shovels to Suits" Solana Larsen. "NACLA Report on the Americas". New York: May/Jun 2007. Vol. 40, Iss. 3; pg. 14, 5 pgs] Among the grants was $150,000 for 'studies in connection with immigration policies'.Lombardo, P. [ “THE AMERICAN BREED: NAZI EUGENICS AND THE ORIGINS OFTHE PIONEER FUND"] Retrieved May 21, 2008. "Albany Law Review"] Funding was dropped after negative publicity during the campaign for California's Proposition 187 linked the Pioneer Fund to ads purchased by FAIR. ["Pro-Prop. 187 group admits it bought ads POLITICS: FAIR says it only attempted to clear its name." MARILYN KALFUS: The Orange County Register. "Orange County Register". Santa Ana, Calif.: Oct 26, 1994. pg. A.12] ["White Supremacist Link Trips Prop. 187" Pamela Burdman, Chronicle Staff Writer. "San Francisco Chronicle". San Francisco, Calif.: Oct 13, 1994. pg. A.4] Other anti-immigration groups that have received donations from the Pioneer Fund include ProjectUSA, Californians for Population Stabilization ["Cannon critics sidestep FEC lists" Deborah Bulkeley Deseret Morning News. "Deseret News". Salt Lake City, Utah: Jul 17, 2004. pg. B.01] , and American Immigration Control Foundation. ["'Workers, go home!'" David L Ostendorf. "The Christian Century". Chicago: Dec 19-Dec 26, 2001. Vol. 118, Iss. 35; pg. 8, 2 pgs]

A minor grantee is the paleoconservative and white nationalist journalist Jared Taylor, the editor of "American Renaissance" and a member the advisory board of the white nationalist publication the "Occidental Quarterly". Many of the key academic white nationalists in both Right Now! and "American Renaissance" have been funded by the Pioneer Fund, which was also directly involved in funding the parent organization of "American Renaissance", the New Century Foundation.



In addition to the funding and the connections to persons and organizations mentioned above, there are reported links between various past contributors to the science journal receiving funding from Pioneer "Mankind Quarterly" and Nazism. Italian biologist and "Mankind Quarterly" associate editor Corrado Gini authored an article titled "The Scientific Basis of Fascism" and was once a scientific advisor to Mussolini. The editorial board member Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer was Josef Mengele's mentor before and during the Holocaust and is suspected of being his collaborator. [] [ [ ] ] [ [ Dr. Josef Mengele, ruthless Nazi concentration camp doctor - The Crime Library - The Crime library ] ] The already mentioned Roger Pearson was a former editor.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a nonprofit organization, lists the Pioneer Fund as a hate group citing the fund's history, its funding of race and intelligence research, and its connections with allegedly racist individuals.Southern Poverty Law Center [ Race and 'Reason'; Academic ideas a pillar of racist thought.] Retrieved April 15, 2008.] Southern Poverty Law Center [ Into the Mainstream; An array of right-wing foundations and think tanks support efforts to make bigoted and discredited ideas respectable.] Retrieved April 15, 2008.]

They also state: "Race science has potentially frightening consequences, as is evident not only from the horrors of Nazi Germany, but also from the troubled racial history of the United States. If white supremacist groups had their way, the United States would return to its dark days. In publication after publication, hate groups are using this "science" to legitimize racial hatred. In Calling Our Nation, the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations publishes a piece by a New York psychologist surveying the work of Jensen, Garrett and numerous others. National Vanguard, the publication of former physics professor William Pierce (see The Alliance and its Allies) and his neo-Nazi National Alliance, runs a similar piece that concludes that "it is the Negro's deficiency ... which kept him in a state of savagery in his African environment and is now undermining the civilization of a racially mixed America." [ [ Race and 'Reason' ] ]

The Center for New Community, a human rights advocacy organisation, mentioned the Pioneer Fund in an article on their website. They characterise the Pioneer Fund as 'a white supremacist foundation that specializes in funding “science” dedicated to demonstrating white intellectual and moral superiority.' They draw particular attention to Rushton's theories about differences between races as evidence of the racial slant which they claim accompanies much of the research which is backed by the Fund. [ [ Defend Colorado Now: Lamm & FAIR] ]

In accord with the tax regulations governing nonprofit corporations, Pioneer does not fund individuals; under the law only other nonprofit organizations are appropriate grantees. As a consequence, many of the fund's awards go not to the researchers themselves but to the universities that employ them, a standard procedure for supporting work by academically based scientists. In addition to these awards to the universities where its grantees are based, Pioneer has made a number of grants to other nonprofit organizations, corporations some feel have been created to channel resources to a particular academic recipient while circumventing the institution where the researcher is employed.] [ [ ISAR ] ]

In 2002, William H. Tucker criticized the Pioneer's grant-funding techniques: "Pioneer's administrative procedures are as unusual as its charter. Although the fund typically gives away more than half a million dollars per year, there is no application form or set of guidelines. Instead, according to Weyher, an applicant merely submits 'a letter containing a brief description of the nature of the research and the amount of the grant requested.' There is no requirement for peer review of any kind; Pioneer's board of directors—two attorneys, two engineers, and an investment broker—decides, sometimes within a day, whether a particular research proposal merits funding. Once the grant has been made, there is no requirement for an interim or final report or even for an acknowledgment by a grantee that Pioneer has been the source of support, all atypical practices in comparison to other organizations that support scientific research."

Rushton, the current head, has spoken at conferences of the American Renaissance magazine, in which he has also published articles. [] Anti-racist "Searchlight Magazine" described one of these as a "veritable 'who’s who' of American white supremacy." [] .

The Pioneer Fund was described by the London Sunday Telegraph (3/12/89) as a "neo-Nazi organization closely integrated with the far right in American politics."

Responses to criticisms

The Pioneer Fund's history after its 1937 incorporation focused on improving hereditary characteristics, which at the time was pursued through the scholarly field eugenics. The scientific community had enthusiasm for what they saw as the promise of eugenics, and most developed nations employed some form of it, most commonly compulsory sterilization of those considered to have incurable hereditary diseases. High school and college textbooks from the 1920s through the 40s often had chapters touting the scientific progress to be had from applying eugenic principles to the population. Following World War II, however, eugenics became associated with the brutal policies of the Nazis and fell out of favour.

In addition to this historical focus of the Pioneer Fund, some of the fund's previous members and grantees - and essentially all of its administrators and board members, not least of all founder Wickliffe Preston Draper - have supported ideas such as racial segregation and even the wholescale deportation of black Americans to Africa. The fund's administrators state that any criticism should be directed at these past individuals, not the entire organization, which funds much notable scientific work. The fund claims that it holds no political position or any inappropriate bias in choosing grantees. Pioneer supports research some consider controversial; for example, the study of the disparity between racial groups in average cognitive ability test scores (race and intelligence). Such studies examine the genetic and environmental factors underlying these group differences, and the results of studies supported by the Pioneer Fund invariably come down on the genetic side of the question, providing further fuel for suspicion as to the objectivity of Pioneer Fund backed research.

The Pioneer Fund has stated that it rejects racism, and has claimed that it is the victim of smear campaigns waged by those who consider a discussion of race to be taboo. In addition, it has asserted that the majority of the criticism directed at the Fund falls into such categories as to make it more-appropriately directed at individuals than at an organization as a whole. Fact|date=March 2007

The Fund writes on their website that one should consider the historical context surrounding such beliefs, as many mainstream scientists of the first half the twentieth century supported racialist views seen by some as politically incorrect today. They say that Wickliffe Draper's views on race do not influence decisions made by the Fund today.

Charles Murray, co-author of the Bell Curve, addressed the fund's history in response to criticism of it: " [T] he relationship between the founder of the Pioneer Fund and today's Pioneer Fund is roughly analogous to the relationship between Henry Ford and today's Ford Foundation."Murray, Charles (May 1995). [ "The Bell Curve" and its critics.] Commentary, v99 n5 p23(8).] In the 1920s, Henry Ford authored anti-Semitic literature.

Behavioral geneticist David T. Lykken wrote "If you can find me some rich villains that want to contribute to my research - Qaddafi, the Mafia, whoever - the worse they are, the better I'll like it. I'm doing a social good by taking their money... Any money of theirs that I spend in a legitimate and honorable way, they can't spend in a dishonorable way"Patricia Ohman (7 March 1984). Do they get what they Pay for? "Minneapolis City Pages", p. 8.]

Science writer Morton Hunt received Pioneer funding for his book and wrote: "One could spend hundreds of pages on the pros and cons of the case of the Pioneer Fund, but what matters to me—and should matter to my readers—is that I have been totally free to research and write as I chose. I alerted Pioneer to my political views when making the grant proposal for this book but its directors never blinked."Hunt, Morton (1998). "The New Know-Nothings: The Political Foes of the Scientific Study of Human Nature" Transaction Publishers: ISBN 0-7658-0497-2]



*"The Science of Human Diversity: A History of the Pioneer Fund", Richard Lynn, Rowman & Littlefield 2001, ISBN 0-7618-2041-8
*Bouchard, T. J., Jr., Lykken, D. T., McGue, M., Segal, N. L., & Tellegen, A. (1990). [ Sources of human psychological difference: The Minnesota study of twins reared apart] . Science, 250, 223-228.
*Joseph L. Graves, " [ What a tangled web he weaves: Race, reproductive strategies and Rushton's life history theory] ," "Anthropological Theory" 2, no. 2 (2002): 131–54; Leonard Lieberman et al., " [ How 'Caucasoids' Got Such Big Crania and Why They Shrank] ,"; "Current Anthropology" 42 (2001): 69–95; Zack Cernovsky, " [ On the similarities of American blacks and whites: A reply to J.P. Rushton] ," "Journal of Black Studies" 25 (1995): 672.
*Neisser, U. (2004). Serious scientists or disgusting racists? "Contemporary Psychology", 49, 5-7.

See also

*Nature versus nurture
*Intelligence quotient#Practical importance
*Intelligence quotient#Genetics vs environment

External links

* [ The Pioneer Fund] Official website
** [ "Controversies:Setting the Record Straight"] , the Pioneer Fund
** [ "The Pioneer Fund and the scientific study of human differences"] , J. Phillipe Rushton (2002) A reply to Lombardo's article "The American Breed".
** [ "How Smart We Are About What We Broadcast: An Open Letter to ABC News"] - Robert Gordon (1997)
** [ Preface to "the Science of Human Diversity"] , Harry F. Weyher (2001)
* [ "Big Brother in Delaware"] , "National Review", Thomas Short (1991)


Opinion pieces

* [ The New York Times: Fund Backs Controversial Study of "Racial Betterment] [12/11/77]
*" [ Racial Scientist Rushton Takes Over Pioneer Fund] " by David Lethbridge. The Bethune Institute for Anti-Fascist Studies, January 2003.
* [ NY Review of Books: 'The Bell Curve' and its Sources]
* [ Eugenics, racism, and conservative ideology (pt. 1)]
* [ The Bell Curve and the Pioneer Fund] A special report by ABC World News Tonight. November 22, 1994 (Criticized by Gordon 1997 above)
*" [ Weird Science] " Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) Post-Gazette, January 30, 2005.

Scholarly studies

* [ Pioneer Fund readings] from the Institute for the Study of Academic Racism
** [ Foundation for Fascism: the New Eugenics Movement in the United States, Patterns of Prejudice]
** [ Race Science and the Pioneer Fund]
* [ The Funding of Scientific Racism] Online book
* [ "The American Breed": Nazi eugenics and the origins of the Pioneer Fund]
* [ Toward a racial abyss: eugenics, Wickliffe Draper, and the origins of The Pioneer Fund]


* "The Science of Human Diversity: A History of the Pioneer Fund", Richard Lynn (2001) ISBN 0-7618-2040-X
* [ "Pioneer Fundophobia"] , Steve Sailer (2001)
*"The Pioneer Fund, the Behavioral Sciences, and the Media's False Stories," ( [ 3rd party reprint] ) Harry F. Weyher (1999), "Intelligence".

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