National Anthropological Archives

MS 2002-29 Orchid Cellmark O.J. Simpson DNA Analysis Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2002-29
Creators:
Orchid Cellmark
Dates:
1995
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains correspondence between the Los Angeles Police Department and Cellmark Diagnostics (now known as Orchid Cellmark) ; copies of autoradiographs of blood found at the crime scene; Cellmark's procedure manuals explaining how analysis was performed; evidence photographs; and reports.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Orchid Cellmark was hired by the prosecution to analyze DNA evidence from the O.J. Simpson trial. The California Department of Justice DNA Laboratory and Orchid Cellmark collectively analyzed more than 100 items of bloodstained evidence and eventually presented its findings to juries in both the criminal and civil trials.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 2002-29 Orchid Cellmark O.J. Simpson DNA Analysis Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Access
Access to the collection is restricted, due to the presence of personally identifiable information (PII). This collection is closed to researchers at this time.

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2002-29


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Identification Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
DNA -- Analysis Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
DNA fingerprinting Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Autoradiographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Simpson, O. J., 1947- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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