CSHL Archives Repository

Preserving and promoting the history of molecular biology.

1953
35mm slide reproductions of documents that were used in The Double Helix, including a letter written from Watson to Max Delbruck.

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/1: Photographs (1870-2011)
Series JDW/1/6: The Double Helix (1951-1968)

1962
Photographic print of 1962 Nobel Prize recipients Maurice Wilkins, John Steinbeck, John Kendrew, Max Perutz, Francis Crick, and Watson.

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/1: Photographs (1870-2011)
Series JDW/1/6: The Double Helix (1951-1968)

1953
Photographic prints of Watson and Crick at the Cavendish laboratory posing with the double helix model shortly after their discovery was announced. All photographs by A.C. Barrington Brown of Cambridge.

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/1: Photographs (1870-2011)
Series JDW/1/6: The Double Helix (1951-1968)

1952
Various photographic prints of DNA X-ray images (A and B-form), including the famous "Photograph 51" (B-form), which was taken by Raymond Gosling while working under Rosalind Franklin. The A-form photograph includes handwritten notation by Watson on…

Location
Collection JDW: James D. Watson Collection (1870-2012)
Section JDW/1: Photographs (1870-2011)
Series JDW/1/6: The Double Helix (1951-1968)