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
Laboratory staff stand outside the construction fencing surrounding Building 74 during the dedication ceremony of the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory (opposite – not shown) on October 18, 1993. The newly constructed 35,000 square foot laboratory building, which cost approximately $19 million dollars to build, was named after the New Jersey 3rd District Representative, James J. Howard, who was a strong advocate of having the Laboratory remain in New Jersey after the original Laboratory campus was destroyed by arson in September 1985. The state-of-the art Laboratory was funded by the State of New Jersey, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and was designed to be consistent with the historic Fort Hancock district of Sandy Hook. Renovation of Building 74, once Army barracks, was completed in 1994 and used as the administrative space and additional laboratory space for scientists.
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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.