Maps and Blueprints

MAP AND BLUEPRINT COLLECTION: In 1994, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory was listed on the New York State and National Register of Historic Districts. This collection contains maps of Cold Spring Harbor as well as campus maps from 1898 to 1977. There are approximately 100 blueprints of buildings in this collection. This collection if relevant to the history of the laboratory and the history of Long Island.

The collection includes a United States Geological Survey from 1907, property of town of Oyster Bay from 1950, and local maps of North Shore of Long Island. Within the map collection there are several maps, of which some are in very fragile condition, based upon properties owned or leased by the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences Biological laboratory, The Long Island Biological Association and the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Date ranges are from 1904-1947.

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This collection was processed under the grant History and Development of Molecular Biology: New Sources through the Hidden Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Collections (1890-1910), (NAS11-RB-50178-11). Funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. nhprc-2-m