Yesterday saw the official launch of Codebreakers: makers of modern genetics, the Wellcome Library’s new digital resource which contains over a million pages of books and archives relating to the history of genetics.
A further half million pages will be added over the coming weeks from the holdings of the Wellcome Library and our partner institutions at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library, King’s College London, University College London, Glasgow University Archives and the Churchill Archives Centre.
Codebreakers contains twenty archives including the papers of Francis Crick, James Watson, Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin, as well as archives of the Eugenics Society, made available by kind permission of the Council of the Galton Institute, the papers of J B S Haldane, and the collections of Guido Pontecorvo and his students Malcolm Ferguson-Smith and James Renwick at Glasgow University.
Codebreakers also contains over a thousand digitised books covering the science, history and social and cultural aspects of genetics and related disciplines, mostly from the 20th century.
You can find out more about Codebreakers and the collections we have digitised on our website http://wellcomelibrary.org