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MiniDV, 2000 - 2005, bulk: 2002 - 2005

Identifier: AV/2

Scope and Contents

The tapes were found labeled with titles but most without dates. They were unsorted and did not have title numbers (see Hi-8s). The tapes were arranged alphabetically by title and then by date by the Processing Archivist. All tapes relating to Dr. James D. Watson are in Box 19. Eighteen (18) tapes were unlabeled or unable to be identified and were placed at the end of the Collection in Box 18.


  • Creation: 2000 - 2005
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 2002 - 2005

Language of Materials

From the Collection:


Conditions Governing Access

Some restrictions apply, see Archivist for details. Access is given by appointment only.


5 Boxes (Numbered 15-19. Various sizes.) : 162 Tapes.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

MiniDV is a digital video tape format which was a popular format for home video cameras in the early 2000s. They are called “mini” because they are smaller than standard DV format tapes (size=66mm by 48mm by 12.2mm). Mini DVs can also be used to store other forms of data (up to 13GB) with the help of appropriate software.

Repository Details

Part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Repository

Library & Archives
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Rd
Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724 USA