CSHL Archives Repository

Preserving and promoting the history of molecular biology.

1962/1980
The Lectures, Programs, Ephemera subseries includes various programs, pamphlets, booklets, travel guides, press releases, and invitations related to the 1962 Nobel Prize ceremony. Also includes are handwritten notes, manuscripts, and reprints…

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/2: Personal Papers (1895-2012)
Series JDW/2/13: Nobel Prize (1960-1980)

1962/1963
The Congratulatory Correspondence subseries consists of telegrams and congratulatory letters, including those sent by prominent scientists and Nobel Laureates such as Francis Crick, Alfred D. Hershey, Salvador Luria, and Sydney Brenner. Also…

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/2: Personal Papers (1895-2012)
Series JDW/2/13: Nobel Prize (1960-1980)

1962/1963
The Correspondence subseries is primarily composed of administrative material related to his travel arrangements to the ceremony and the publising of his Nobel lecture. It includes some miscellaneous corresponence related to his award.

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/2: Personal Papers (1895-2012)
Series JDW/2/13: Nobel Prize (1960-1980)

1960/1980
The Nobel Prize series consists of congratulatory letters and telegrams, correspondence, Harvard University News Office press releases, newspaper clippings, postcards, and items related to the awards dinner such as Dr. Watson

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/2: Personal Papers (1895-2012)

1955/2010
The Travel Ephemera contains assorted maps, ticket stubs, receipts, and brochures from his travels. His trips to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia during the 1960s are well documented. This series contains only ephemera; travel souvenirs can be found…

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/2: Personal Papers (1895-2012)
Series JDW/2/12: Memorabilia and Ephemera (1912-2011)

1946/2010
The Paper Ephemera subseries is composed of various paper items, especially postcards (used and unused), cards (Christmas, birthday, etc.), stationery, pamphlets, invitations, and business cards. Watson typically labeled these folders

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/2: Personal Papers (1895-2012)
Series JDW/2/12: Memorabilia and Ephemera (1912-2011)

1915/2010
The Personal Memorabilia subseries is primarily composed of artifacts collected by Watson throughout his life. The subseries contains a wide variety of objects, including framed photographs, lecture posters, artwork, coins, stamps, and other…

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/2: Personal Papers (1895-2012)
Series JDW/2/12: Memorabilia and Ephemera (1912-2011)

1944/2011
The Awards and Degrees subseries comprises the many awards, certificates, honorary degrees, and other accolades conferred upon Watson throughout his life. For related material see: Personal Papers: Special Events (JDW/2/15). The material in this…

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/2: Personal Papers (1895-2012)
Series JDW/2/12: Memorabilia and Ephemera (1912-2011)

1913/1951
The Bird Memorabilia subseries consists of material created and collected by Watson and his father. Included are numerous handwritten bird lists, field cards, and related publications. His father

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/2: Personal Papers (1895-2012)
Series JDW/2/12: Memorabilia and Ephemera (1912-2011)

1912/1957
The Family Memorabilia subseries contains material collected by his family, especially his mother (Jean Mitchell Watson) and father (James D. Watson, Sr.). Included are his mother

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/2: Personal Papers (1895-2012)
Series JDW/2/12: Memorabilia and Ephemera (1912-2011)