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
A photograph of the interior of a trailer used by the Laboratory’s Technical Operations Services staff after arson destroyed the Laboratory campus on September 21, 1985. A tank undergoing maintenance is shown in the photograph center foreground. Laboratory staff was relocated to temporary facilities while NOAA considered different options for the relocation and/or possible closure of the Laboratory. The temporary facilities, which included trailers and the Army’s old morgue and Building 74 (C-Battery), were used by scientists and administrative staff to continue the Laboratory’s research and administrative work. The arson had resulted in staff losing years of research and millions of dollars of damage; it is likely that the tank shown was either reclaimed from the destroyed Laboratory or donated and is being retrofitted for use in the temporary facilities.
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.