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Reprints - Brenner

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Sydney Brenner Collection
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


The Reprints - Brenner subseries (SB/7/1) consists of papers authored or co-authored by Sydney Brenner. The subseries includes reprints, offprints, and photocopies, as well as one proof and one typescript. Some of the papers were originally owned by Brenner's co-workers Francis Crick and Leslie Barnett. Brenner's first paper was published in 1945 and the subseries concludes with his Nobel Prize speech, published in 2003.

The arrangement of the subseries reflects the manner in which Brenner maintained his personal reprint collection. Each paper was assigned a number which generally corresponds with the order it was published, thus his first publication ("Vitamin A and Porphyrin-Like Fluorescence in the Livers of Pellagrins...") is labeled #1, his second published paper is labeled #2, and so on. Starting in the 1960s it appears as though the numbering system was occasionally revised (numbers are frequently crossed out and replaced), which results in some confusion over what number was ultimately assigned to the publication. There are occasionally two papers assigned to the same number. Some papers were not assigned numbers, these publications have been interfiled chronologically with the numbered material. There are some gaps in the numbering system where the unassigned papers might belong. Starting in 1988 an alternate series of numbers begin to appear, although most of these papers were also included in the original numbering scheme. For the purposes of this finding aid the title of the paper is preceded with its official number in (parentheses), followed by its alternate number in [brackets]. Photocopies of the original box labels have been included, along with related reference material, in the first folder of the subseries.



Physical description

10 boxes

Copyright note

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 Copyright of material created by persons other than Brenner, published or unpublished, is retained by its original author or rightsholder.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

Open and available at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library and Archives.

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