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James D. Watson Collection

Date
1870-2012
Reference
JDW
  • Archives and manuscripts
  • Online

About this work

Description

The James D. Watson Collection documents the life and career of James D. Watson, co-recipient of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA, the Director (and later President and Chancellor) of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and the first director of the National Center for Human Genome Research. The collection includes photographs, correspondence, manuscripts, laboratory notebooks, administrative records, teaching files, memorabilia, reprints, and various other records.

A digitised copy is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics. Not all sections within this collection have been digitised. Items not digitised can be viewed in the reading room at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library and Archives. Please visit the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library and Archives website for full details.

Publication/Creation

1870-2012

Physical description

558 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 Copyright of material created by persons other than Watson, published or unpublished, is retained by its original author or rightsholder.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. Not all sections within this collection have been digitised.

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.

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