The Laboratory collection features both historical and current images of the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory facilities, as well as its staff at work, Laboratory Open Houses, and images of the Laboratory's first director, Dr. Lionel A. Walford.
Lionel A. Walford Library, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory
The courtyard of Building 74, formerly Army barracks, was used as a parking lot by Laboratory staff. Prior to the destruction of the Sandy Hook Laboratory campus by a September 21, 1985 fire, half of Building 74 was used by Laboratory staff as overflow offices and laboratories. After the fire, the National Park Service extended use of the remaining half of the building to dislocated Laboratory staff. Building 74 became the official administrative headquarters of the Laboratory in 1987 when NOAA agreed to keep the Laboratory at Sandy Hook, New Jersey. The sign affixed to the front of the building has the text "Northeast Fisheries Science Center Sandy Hook Laboratory."
This item is in the public domain. While there are no restrictions on use, we would appreciate if you provided credit when you use this item to the: “U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, Highlands, NJ.”
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This item is part of a collection of materials, including photographic prints, slides, and negatives, that were maintained in various locations within the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory since their origination in the late 1960's, and/or donated to the Library upon staff retirement. All materials are part of the Laboratory's Lionel A. Walford Library permanent collection.