Audiovisual Media

Part of:
James D. Watson Collection
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


The Audiovisual Media series includes a variety of media (VHS, Betamax, DVD, etc.) collected by James D. Watson and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Department of Public Affairs. The series primarily document Watson’s many lectures and public media appearances (including appearances on The Charlie Rose Show, The Daily Show, CNBC, etc.). It also includes some commercial releases, such as the BBC’s “Life Story” (a dramatized account of the discovery of the double helix, starring Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Watson, also known as “The Race for the Double Helix”), “The Human Genome Project” (narrated by Francis Collins and William Rutter), and the “DNA: Secret of Life” 5-part documentary. The series also contains various programs regarding Francis Crick. Of particular note is a magnetic tape of Dr. Watson’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech from 1962. The series is arranged chronologically.



Physical description

16 boxes

Copyright note

Please note that CSHL holds copyright in writings by Watson that are held within Watson's archive in the CSHL Library and Archives, but does not hold copyright in Watson's writings held outside the CSHL Library and Archives. Copyright of material created by persons other than Watson, published or unpublished, is retained by its original author or rightsholder.

Terms of use

The majority of papers are open and available at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library and Archives unless otherwise stated. Please see individual items for access conditions.

Location of duplicates

A digitised copy is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.

Where to find it

Location of original

The original material is held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library and Archives. This catalogue is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.

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