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Welcome to CSHL ArchivesSpace

Explore our rich collection of original materials from the very start of quantitative biology and the molecular biology revolution. The search field below will search only our published finding aids. Unprocessed materials may be available by contacting our archivists. Alternatively, click "Collections" in menu above to browse our collections.

About CSHL ArchivesSpace

This site provides centralized access to detailed written descriptions (known as finding aids) of manuscripts (letters, diaries, lab notebooks, images and other personal papers), historical institutional records, and other primary source research materials. Links to digitized materials are included within the "Collection Overview" hierarchy when available. New content is added on a regular basis.

Available Archival Resources

Additional online resources have been created and maintained by CSHL Archives. Our archival resources include:

What is a finding aid?

A finding aid is a research tool which describes an archival resource and facilitates discovery of information about specific subjects, people, places, or events within it. A finding aid can help you determine whether the resource it describes might be relevant to your information needs. The level of detail will vary between finding aids but they generally supply core information such as the size, date span, subject coverage, and arrangement of resources. Some will also include an administrative history or biographical note, scope and content note, and/or inventory of boxes, folders or items.

Contact our archivists about:

  • questions on archival resources or items within them
  • making an appointment to view original materials
  • reproduction requests
  • materials you are unable to find through the portal
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