History of Science
Clientele: The clientele for the History of Science collection is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students in the Department of Science and Technology Studies and the History Department. Faculty and students from the Engineering College, the Agriculture College, the Arts College, and the College of Human Ecology are represented.
Existing Collection: ECS 4; LANGUAGE W
This collection is strong particularly in the history of the physical sciences. The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries are well represented. All major national journals and publications on the history of science and technology are included.
Current Collecting: CCI 4; LANGUAGE W
I collect material pertaining to all periods of the history of science and technology, from the ancient world to the present. Particular emphasis is placed on the history of the physical sciences and on the relationship between science and technology and society. Biographies of scientists, as well as personal papers and memoirs are included. Reprints of early scientific and technical works are also collected. Materials collected are for the general circulating stacks, rare materials are collected by the History of Science Collection in Kroch Library. The history of agriculture is collected in Mann Library.
Subjects Covered: LC classes Q, R, and T
Geographical Information: There are no geographical limitations on imprints. Most items, however, are published in the United States and Western Europe.
1. Juvenile literature
2. Manuscripts and archives
3. Rare books