History of Science

The collections for history of science and technology emphasize the internal development of science and technology, broader social and intellectual contexts of scientific and technological development, and the relationship between science and technology and institutions, philosophy, religion, and literature, and other cultural phenomena. Memorial Library collects monographs, serials, and materials in other formats in all western languages on history of science in general as well as history of specific natural, physical, mathematical, and social sciences. Coverage also includes history of technology in general and in specific, as well as humanistic relations of science, social relations of science, sociology of science, philosophy of science, and aspects of history of philosophy. Rare books and archival materials in these fields are collected by the Department of Special Collections. Ebling Library provides coverage of aspects of history of the health sciences; other campus libraries acquire some titles pertinent to history of individual sciences, engineering, and agriculture.

Subject Specialist: Robin Rider