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Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation - Albert Lasker Awards Archives 1944-
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Access and Use


The archives of the Albert Lasker Awards are the gift of Mrs. Albert D. Lasker, President of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. They were acquired from Mrs. Alice Fordyce, Executive Vice-President of the Foundation, in April, 1985.


Additional unprocessed accessions are made periodically for subsequent award years. Contact the archivist for more information.

Access Restrictions:

Portions of the collection are restricted. Due to the confidential nature of the selection process, award jury files, nominee files and ballots, and nomination books are closed for 50 (fifty) years from the date of creation. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Copyright and Re-use Information

Donor's copyrights were transferred to the public domain. Archival collections often contain mixed copyrights; while NLM is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. It is the user's responsibility to research and understand any applicable copyright and re-publication rights not allowed by fair use. NLM does not grant permissions to publish.

Privacy Information

Archives and manuscript collections may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in any collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which the National Library of Medicine assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation:

[Call Number, Collection Name, Series Number], Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, USA.