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Banbury Reports Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BRC

Scope and Content

The Banbury Reports Collection consists of manuscripts, transcripts, publisher's gallies, reprints, correspondence with authors and program notes relating to science-related meettings held at the Banbury Center. These material were used in conjunction with the publication of the the Banbury Reports published by the Cold Spring Harbor Press. The manucripts represent volumes 1 through 24 of the Banbury Reports with material for volumes 1,2,5,6,7 were damaged by water, mold and rot; material for volumes 10 and 23 are not in this collection. A detailed list of the box contents can be found at http://library.cshl.edu/special-collections/banbury-conference-center/banbury-report-inventory.

Dates

  • 1980-1986

Creator

Language of Materials

Bulk in English

Access Restrictions

Some restrictions apply, see Archivist for details. Access is given only by appointment, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Use Restriction

Archival materials must remain in the archival reading area. Item duplication is to be done by archivists. Fees are applied to copies made. Digital photography is permitted by users. Due to the very fragile nature of some materials in this collection, some are available through photocopies; others must be used under the supervision of an archivist.

History

In 1976, Charles Sammis Robertson, who lived in Lloyd Harbor, NY about five miles from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, gave his estate on Banbury Lane, together with an endowment for its upkeep, to CSHL for use as a conference center. The Banbury Center has since 1978 been the site of competetive intensive courses and international meetings on biology, biomedical topics and theoretical biology. The Center holds workshop-discussion style meetings on topics of modern experimental biology and crucial policy issues. The proceedings of the meetings are kept confidential until the reports are published.

Extent

54 record storage boxes (524 linear feet)

Overview

The Cold Spring Harbor Banbury Collection consists of manuscripts, transcripts, publisher's gallies, reprints and program notes relating to science-related meetings held at the Banbury Center.

Arrangement Note

The material in this collection were originally housed in file cabinets at the Banbury Conference Center, and were later packed and moved to the basement of Sammis House (also on the Banbury Center campus) for storage. The material has now been reboxed by volume number and situated in a drier location. Those boxes showing water or insect damage (boxes 1,2,5,6,7) were not reboxed and kept apart from the re-boxed material for future inspecion.

Provenance

This Collection was created by the Banbury Center staff, contibuting authors and participants of Banbury Center meetings and conferences.

Acknowledgement

This collection was processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Basic Processing Grant.

Acknowledgment

This collection was processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Basic Processing Grant.
Title
Banbury Reports Collection
Author
Finding Aid Prepared by E. Pessala.
Date
2012
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Repository

Contact:
Library & Archives
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Rd
Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724 USA
516-367-6872