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02. Special Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: 02
CSHL Archives is dedicated to documenting the history of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and its predecessor institutions. These institutions include the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (1890-1924), Carnegie Institution of Washington (including the Eugenics Record Office and the Department of Genetics) (1904-1971), and the Long Island Biological Association (1924-1962). In 1962, the various scientific institutions at Cold Spring Harbor merged to form the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory of Quantitative Biology. Today CSHL is a world renowned research center dedicated to the study of cancer, neuroscience, quantitative biology, plant biology, and genomics. Our special collections include the administrative files for CSHL and its predecessor institutions, photographs of the annual CSH Symposium of Quantitative Biology, and documentation of the many meetings, courses, and special events held at CSHL. It also includes our extensive Oral History Collection, Reprint Collection, Maps and Blueprints Collection, and our collection of Rare Books.

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Banbury Reports Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BRC
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.

The Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences – The Biological Laboratory Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BIAS
Overview The collection represents material generated, accumulated, and maintained by the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (BIAS) Biological Laboratory founded in 1890 for training high school and college teachers in marine biology in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. The BIAS Biological Laboratory Collection ends in 1924 when the Biological Lab and its functions were transferred to the Long Island Biological Association. The collection is divided into four series: BIAS Trustees, Bio Lab Trustees,...

Carnegie Institution of Washington - Eugenics Record Office Collection

 Collection
Identifier: ERO
Overview The Carnegie Institute of Washington engaged in biological research in Cold Spring Harbor, NY and along with private funding established the Eugenics Record Office (ERO) from 1910 until the Office closed in 1939. The Eugenics Record Office Collection contains administrative papers, photographs, publications and supporting materials produced in the collection and analysis of American genetic and family history records. The collection is divided into five series: H. H. Laughlin material, Horse...

Carnegie Institution of Washington at Cold Spring Harbor Administrative Records

 Collection
Identifier: CIWA
Overview This collection contains the administrative records of the directors of the Carnegie Institution of Washington Station for Experimental Evolution (1904-1921) and its successor, the Department of Genetics (1921-1962), and its final institution, The Genetics Research Unit (1962-1974), which was opened in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, in 1904. These records document the history of a 20th scientific research center and the development of a modern organizational structure through...

Cold Spring Harbor Blueprints and Maps Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BPM
Overview This is a collection of blueprints, surveys, drawings and maps, many with handwritten notes. Included are the original blue prints for many buildings at CSHL and topographical depictions grounds in the Village of Laurel Hollow and Nassau County that were leased or owned by the Carnegie Institute of Washington, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, Long Island Biological Association and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Clippings Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CLIP
Overview The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Clippings Collection is composed of 29 boxes of printed material which document both scientists and events at CSHL and the scientific community at large.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSHL
Overview The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Collection contains papers of the members of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and The Long Island Biological Association from the years 1962-2010. The materials consist of correspondence, meeting notes, financial papers, fundraising papers and development plans. The collection is divided into 5 series: Series 1: Administration; Series 2: Development; Series 3: Financials; Series 4: Fundraising; Series 5: Science and Research.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Images Collection

 Collection
Identifier: IMAGE
Overview The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Images Collection consists of black and white and color negatives, slides, prints and CD-ROMs of digital images of people and events relating to ninety years of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory history.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meetings Abstracts Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MAC
Overview The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has hosted scientific meetings attended by both CSHL and external scientists since 1966. The CSHL Meetings Abstracts Collection is a catalog of the Meeting title, the Meeting Organizers, the Organizers’ affiliated institutions, and the physical location of the Abstract.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meetings and Courses Department Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC
Overview The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meetings and Courses Department Collection consist of photographs and supporting documents from the Symposia, Meetings and Courses held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.