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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Audio Visual Collection

Identifier: AV


  • 1980-2011

Language of Materials


Restrictions and License

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available in full at CSHL Archives thanks to support from CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant awarded in 2021. Some restrictions apply, see Archivist for details. Access is given only by appointment, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Metadata content of this collection, created by CSHL Archives, is released under the CC BY-NC license.

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.

Historical Note

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Audio Visual Collection covers events and notable scientific discoveries at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.


51.5 Linear Feet


The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Audio Visual Collection consists of Hi-8s, Mini DVs, Audio Cassettes, DVDs and Analog Video Formats (Betacam, Betacam SP, D-3 ½ Digital, Professional Broadcast Video, Telecine), Video Cassettes and 1 inch Type C Helical Video Reels. The recordings are of lab scientists and events at both internal and external locations.

Arrangement Note

The Collection was in good shape and needed very little stabilization and rehousing.


This Collection was compiled by the Cold Spring Harbor Archivists in cooperation with the Public Affairs Department. Processing took place between March and October 2012.

Related Collections

All referenced collections are from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives.

Related Collections

  1. CSH Digital Collections (Cold Spring Harbor Symposia)
  2. Barbara McClintock Collection
  3. The Meetings and Courses Collection
  4. Undergraduate Research Program
  5. The James D. Watson Collection


This is the Legal Status Note. Metadata content created by CSHL Library & Archives is CC BY-NC, unless otherwise noted.


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

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Audio Visual Collection
Finding Aid Prepared by Amy Driscoll. Updated by Stephanie Satalino.
2012. Updated 2023.
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Select mini-DV, VHS, and One Inch Type C Helical tapes have been digitized with the support of the 2021 Recordings at Risk grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

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