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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Images Collection

Identifier: IMAGE

Scope and Content

The Cold Spring Harbor Images Collection consists of photographs, negatives, slides and digital images relating to people and events at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Subjects covered include buildings, employee identification photographs, Symposia, Watson School of Biological Sciences (WSBS) Convocations, the Undergraduate Research Program (URP), Meeting and Courses, Banbury Center events, concerts and candid photographs. The material is arranged by container type. A detailed list of the box contents can be found at


  • Creation: 1921-2007

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Access Restrictions

Some restrictions apply, see Archivist for details. Access is given only by appointment, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Use Restriction

Archival materials must remain in the archival reading area. Item duplication is to be done by archivists. Fees are applied to copies made. Digital photography is permitted by users. Due to the very fragile nature of some materials in this collection, some are available through photocopies; others must be used under the supervision of an archivist.


159 Linear Feet (27 Clam Shell Boxes (22.5 linear feet) 119 Black Plastic Boxes (99.2 lf) 35 Binders (35 lf) 4 Plastic Hinged Top Caseless CD storage boxes (2 lf) 1 storage box (1 lf))


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.

Arrangement Note

Part of the collection is in date order and part is grouped and boxed by event. The material was received in good condition and been kept in the original containers. The organization within the groups was determined by the image originators and left intact.


The Collection was created by the Depatment of Public Affairs, Lab staff and visitors of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. A partial processing of the Collection occurred in 2008. In August-September 2012, there was a reprocessing of the earlier material as well as inclusion of new media. The image material has been sent to the Archive since 1986.

Related Collections

(All referenced collections are from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives) Amos Avery Photographic Collection

Audio Visual Collection

Carnegie Institute of Washington Collection

Barbara McClintock Collection

Undergraduate Research Program Collection

James D. Watson Collection

Watson School of Biological Sciences Collection


This collection was processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Basic Processing Grant.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Images Collection (Prints, Negatives, Slides, and Digital Files)
Finding Aid Prepared by Amy Driscoll.
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Finding aid written in English.

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