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 and guests at the September 28, 1961 dedication of the Sandy Hook Marine Laboratory are gathered on the Laboratory porch. Over two hundred guests were invited to the dedication of the first federal scientific laboratory devoted solely to marine gamefish research. The Laboratory was established under the auspices of the 1959 Marine Game Fish Act as the research arm of the Department of the Interior’s newly created Bureau of Sport Fisheries. Authorized by Congressional action at the behest of conservation groups, the Laboratory was modestly funded and staffed. The original Laboratory campus consisted of three attached buildings located in the historic Fort Hancock section of Sandy Hook. The building shown in the photograph was constructed in 1899 and once served as an Army hospital. The New Jersey location was chosen by the Bureau of Sport Fisheries for its ecological importance and the region's significant recreational fishing industry.
Black and white print, archival folder storage box, lab_p_000034, Walford Library
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.