CSHL Archives Repository

Preserving and promoting the history of molecular biology.

1970/2011
The Interviews subseries contains transcripts and clippings of interviews conducted with Dr. Watson from 1973 to 2010. Interviewers include Istvan Hargittai, Errol Friedberg, and Tom Wolfe. The subseries is arranged chronologically.

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/2: Personal Papers (1895-2012)
Series JDW/2/8: Lectures, Speeches, Interviews (1953-2012)

1953/2012
The Lectures subseries contains manuscripts (drafts of lectures which were written prior to delivering the talk), transcripts (transcriptions of the talk, published after the lecture was delivered), correspondence with organizers (typically related…

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/2: Personal Papers (1895-2012)
Series JDW/2/8: Lectures, Speeches, Interviews (1953-2012)

1953/2012
The Lectures, Speeches, Interviews series primarily consists of material related to the many lectures, speeches, talks, and panel discussions which Watson has participated in throughout his career. Additionally, the series contains a smaller number…

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

1919/2009
The Subject Files subseries contains miscellaneous subject files (files that contain little or no correspondence). It includes a series of reports to the National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis (1952-1959). The NFIP awarded Watson a fellowship…

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/2: Personal Papers (1895-2012)
Series JDW/2/7: Subjects (1914-2009)

1972/1979
The Biohazards (Recombinant DNA) subseries is composed of material related to the recombinant DNA controversy of the 1970s. The files were labeled

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/2: Personal Papers (1895-2012)
Series JDW/2/7: Subjects (1914-2009)

1948/1995
The Phage Studies subseries is primarily composed of a series of Phage Information Service newsletters published between 1948 and 1956. The study of bacterophages was of particular interest to Dr. Watson early in his scientific career. The subseries…

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/2: Personal Papers (1895-2012)
Series JDW/2/7: Subjects (1914-2009)

1954/1994
The RNA Tie Club subseries is composed of material used to assemble the RNA Tie Club book, which was conceived in the 1970s but never published. The subseries includes correspondence with George Gamow, copies of papers distributed to RNA Tie Club…

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/2: Personal Papers (1895-2012)
Series JDW/2/7: Subjects (1914-2009)

1914/2009
The Subjects series includes general subject files created and collected by James D. Watson throughout his life. The series includes obituaries of friends and colleagues written by Dr. Watson, material collected for the unpublished RNA Tie Club book,…

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

1957/1966
The Harvard Medical School Research subseries includes laboratory notebooks from Watson's time at Harvard. In 1956 Watson joined the faculty at Harvard University to teach courses in Zoology. From 1958 to 1961, he conducted additional laboratory…

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/2: Personal Papers (1895-2012)
Series JDW/2/6: Laboratory and Course Notebooks (1947-1966)