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01. Personal Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: 01
CSHL Archives’ mission is to collect and document both the history of science at Cold Spring Harbor, and the history of molecular biology and genetics in general. We are home to the personal collections of numerous notable scientists, including Nobel laureates James D. Watson, Barbara McClintock, Alfred Hershey, Walter Gilbert, and Hermann Muller. Our collections date back to the early days of scientific research at Cold Spring Harbor, including Charles Davenport (first director of the Carnegie Institution of Washington Department of Genetics), Reginald Harris (first director of Long Island Biological Association), and Hugo Fricke (radiation scientist at CSH from 1928-1955). The Archives also contains the personal collections of recent CSHL scientists, such as yeast geneticists Amar Klar, James Hicks, and Jeffrey Strathern, as well history of science scholars, such Elof Carlson and Errol Friedberg. Our collections generally consist of correspondence, photographs, laboratory notebooks, administrative files, memorabilia, and audiovisual media.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Amos G. Avery Photographic Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AGA
Overview Selection of photographs in the possession of Amos G. Avery taken between the years of 1926-42. The majority of the photographs were taken in the 1930’s. This collection includes 129 unsorted photographs, approximately 75 negatives, and 3 scrapbooks.

Clarence G. Campbell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CGC
Overview The Clarence G. Campbell Collection documents the career of Clarence G. Campbell, noted eugenicist and first president of the Eugenics Research Association. The collection consists of typescripts or reprints of articles, news clippings, ephemera, and letters.

Hugo Fricke Collection

 Collection
Identifier: HF
Overview The Hugo Fricke Collection contains laboratory notebooks, correspondence, lantern and glass slides, and scientific papers. Fricke pioneered ionization methods in the early 1920’s. Hugo Fricke’s papers on radiation are still cited today so access to his laboratory notebooks would be an asset to scientists.

Walter Gilbert Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WAG
Overview The Walter Gilbert Collection documents the scientific career of Nobel Prize winning scientist Walter “Wally” Gilbert. It includes material accrued while a student (Sidwell Friends School, Harvard University, Cambridge University), professor (Harvard University), and as a pioneering entrepreneur in the field of biotechnology (Biogen). The collection includes course notebooks, lecture notes and teaching files, scientific papers, correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, clippings, and material...

Carol Greider

 Collection
Identifier: CWG
Scope and Contents The Dr. Carol Greider Collection is composed of materials accrued by Dr. Greider during her postdoctoral work at the University of California at Berkeley from 1984-1987, and her early work at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory from 1997-1992. The collection consists of computer printouts, correspondence, course notebooks, Emails [printed], Graphs, Journal articles Laboratory Notebooks, Photographs, Reprints, Scientific Notes, X-rays films The date range is from 1975-1992. The materials are...

Winship Herr Collection

 File
Identifier: WRH
Overview The collection consists of plasmid request letters, manuscript reviews, laboratory notebooks and the Cancer Center Support Grant application for year 09 (1992).

James Hicks Collection

 Collection
Identifier: JBH
Overview The James Hicks Collection documents the experimental laboratory work performed by Dr. James Hicks during his tenure at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in what was known as the “Yeast Group”. The collection consists of laboratory notebooks one of which includes photographs and transparencies.

James D. Watson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: JDW
Overview 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,...

Evelyn Witkin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: EMW
Overview The collection includes correspondence with scientific colleagues, her seminal work on the SOS response and a collection of Witkin's reprints.

Charles Yanofsky Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CY
Overview The Charles Yanofsky Collection documents the career of Dr. Charles Yanofsky through materials and ephemera relating to his academic and professional achievements. Dr. Yanofsky’s research focused on how the genetic code is read and translated into proteins.