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03. Special Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: 03
CSHL Special Collections houses the history of molecular biology, genetics, and biotechnology worldwide. In addition to the Rare Book Collection and the Oral History Collection, it includes the personal collections of numerous notable scientists. Collections of note include the Sydney Brenner Collection, the Hermann Muller Collection, and the Matthew Meselson Collection. Generally, Special Collection materials consist of correspondence, photographs, laboratory notebooks, administrative files, memorabilia, and audiovisual media.

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Weissmann Biogen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CWB
Abstract

The Charles Weissmann Biogen Collection documents the genesis of the biotechnology company Biogen through the files of Charles Weissmann, an original collaborator and board member. The collection is mainly institutional correspondence and administrative and financial records. Biogen is renowned for its work with interferons: proteins which are made and released by host cells in response to pathogens.

Dates: 1977-1986

Charles Yanofsky Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CY
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1948-2010

Norton Zinder Collection

 Collection
Identifier: NDZ
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...
Dates: 1938-2012