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James D. Watson Collection
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About this work


The James D. Watson Photograph Collection consists of a wide-array of photographic prints, negatives, digital files, and slides. Photographs date from 1870s to 2011. Watson’s life, from early childhood to the present day, is documented throughout the collection. Subjects include Watson’s family, his early scientific career, the Nobel Prize ceremony, his work as an instructor at Harvard University, and his leadership role at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Important scientific meetings, such the 1961 Biochemical Congress in Moscow, are also well documented.



Physical description

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 Copyright of material created by persons other than Watson, published or unpublished, is retained by its original author or rightsholder.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