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Welcome to the CSHL Archives, a major repository of primary material on the history of the life sciences and medical research in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In addition to institutional records from the lab, its precursor institutions, and its funding bodies, the archives contain personal collections of nearly three dozen significant individuals from CSHL and around the world, a large repository of oral-history interviews, and documents from nearly a century’s worth of international symposia on the life sciences.

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Contact an Archivist

Access to Materials

Archives is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Access to archives is by appointment only.

For appointments, reference or research requests, and questions about our collections please contact (516) 367-8491 or e-mail

Permission & Fees

Consult our Permission & Fees page to determine the cost and restrictions of using materials in the archival collections.


CSHL Archives
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724

Archives News and Blog

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