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James D. Watson Collection
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


The Reprints series is an extensive collection consisting of over 2,000 offprints and reprints, mostly signed by James Watson (some annotated), some inscribed and signed by various scientific authors. Also included are galley proofs, and photocopies of research papers written by scientists, including James Watson, Sydney Brenner, Max Delbruck, Rosalind Franklin, Al Hershey, Linus Pauling and Max Perutz.

The material includes a number of papers by his students and colleagues at Harvard, including Mario Cappechi, Jerry Adams, David Apirion, Joan Argetsinger (Steitz), Gary Gussin, Kimiko Asano, Lionel V. Crawford, Raymond Gesteland, Alfred Goldberg, Nancy Hopkins, Peter B. Moore, Masayasu Nomura, John P. Richardson, and David Schlessinger. The papers include handwritten notation by Watson. It also contains numerous papers from the staff of CSHL, including Phillip Sharp, Benno Muller-Hill, Bruce Stillman, Winship Herr, Robert Pollock, and Douglas Hanahan.

The series is arranged chronologically by author. The series also includes several topical files (DNA, Tobacco Mosaic Virus, etc.) which are also arranged chronologically. Cross-references for material in these files have been included to aid researchers. Files related to manuscript submissions to EMBO and PNAS are listed at the end of the inventory.

The material in this series has not been digitized.



Physical description

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 Copyright of material created by persons other than Watson, published or unpublished, is retained by its original author or rightsholder.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

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

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