CSHL Archives Repository

Preserving and promoting the history of molecular biology.


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 Watson, material collected for the unpublished RNA Tie Club book, material related to his phage studies as a young scientist, and a series of reports, articles, and meeting material related to the recombinant DNA controversy of the 1970s. The series is organized into 5 subseries and are arranged chronologically.
1. Biographies and Obituaries (1965-2004)
2. RNA Tie Club (1954-1994, bulk 1954-1981)
3. Phage Studies (1948-1969, 1995)
4. Biohazards (Recombinant DNA) (1972-1979)
5. Subject Files (1919-2009)



“Subjects,” CSHL Archives Repository, Reference JDW/2/7, accessed October 22, 2021, http://libgallery.cshl.edu/items/show/29381.