CSHL Archives Repository

Preserving and promoting the history of molecular biology.


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 to travel arrangements and itineraries), handwritten notes, programs, clippings, posters, and other publications. These talks were presented at scientific meetings, universities, and other special events and award ceremonies. The subseries also contains several transcripts of testimony given before the U.S. Congress. It is arranged chronologically by the date of the talk.

Early talks were strictly scientific (subjects include DNA, RNA, genes, phages, etc.). In the 1970s he began almost exclusively lecturing on the controversy surrounding recombinant DNA, arguing that the public



“Lectures,” CSHL Archives Repository, Reference JDW/2/8/1, accessed June 28, 2022, http://libgallery.cshl.edu/items/show/29388.