CSHL Archives Repository

Preserving and promoting the history of molecular biology.

The Repository

Contains over 380,000 online documents from Nobel laureates' James D. Watson's and Sydney Brenner's personal collections. These collections consist of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, laboratory notebooks, administrative records, teaching files & memorabilia.

The repository and metadata were created in part, through a two-year grant funded collaboration with the Wellcome Library's Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics digitization project.

Finding Aids for the majority of the 53 collections on the history of molecular biology are available on our CSHL Archives and Digital Collections websites.

The Collections

Sydney Brenner

The Sydney Brenner Collection consists of over 300 manuscript boxes of materials documenting the life and career of Dr. Sydney Brenner, co-recipient…

James D. Watson

The James D. Watson Collection consists of over 500 manuscript boxes of materials documenting the life and career of James D. Watson, co-recipient of…

Features

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Support

Scholars are encouraged to contact our archivists with research questions, obtaining rights to use materials or to schedule an appointment.


40th Anniversary of Double Helix, Paris

April 1993. Photographs of Alexander Rich, Francis Crick, James D. Watson, Leslie Orgel (RNA Tie Club);

Woods Hole (MA) Summer Course in Physiology

Photographs from Woods Hole (MA): Includes group portrait of Summer Course in Physiology attendees (includes Watson); Watson with "silly helix" model;…

Copenhagen

Various photographic prints from Watson's post-doctoral studies in Copenhagen and later meetings which were also held in the city. Of note are two…

Crick, Francis - Portrait

Portrait of Francis Crick, ca. 1960-1969