01. Personal Collections
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 14 Collections and/or Records:
James D. Watson Collection
Abstract 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,...
Evelyn Witkin Collection
The collection includes correspondence with scientific colleagues, her seminal work on the SOS response and a collection of Witkin's reprints.
Charles Yanofsky Collection
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.
Norton Zinder Collection
Abstract The Norton Zinder Collection documents the academic life and career of Norton Zinder a geneticist and microbiologist, Professor Emeritus at the Rockefeller University, and trustee of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Zinder was an active participant in five dynamic decades of biological science, emerging from the confines of the laboratory to national and international arenas addressing political and moral issues such as recombinant DNA research guidelines, the demilitarization of chemical...