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James D. Watson Collection
  • Archives and manuscripts

Collection contents

About this work


This series contains published and unpublished biographies of James D. Watson. It also includes some autobiographical writings, as well as Watson’s curriculum vitae. The first file in the series contains Watson’s timelines of his early scientific career (starting in 1948), and includes original laboratory and course notes regarding phage studies.

The series also contains Watson’s calendar books and itineraries.

The series is arranged chronologically.



Physical description

7 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 Copyright of material created by persons other than Watson, published or unpublished, is retained by its original author or rightsholder.

Location of duplicates

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

Terms of use

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