Imagine being able to examine an exceptional and rare piece of human technology…one that precedes any of our other hand-held devices by centuries!
What might that technology be and where can you find it, you ask? Look no further than the manuscripts and rare books that are preserved by campus Libraries’ Special Collections!
Faculty and instructional staff who may wish to introduce their students to course-relevant selections from this treasure-trove of human scholarship are encouraged to contact staff in order to identify particular items or to arrange for a class visit.
Collections of interest to our agriculture/life sciences community:
- History of Science
- English Almanacs (calendars, advertisements, astronomical and astrological information, timetables, and advice for farming and health)
- Linnean Collections (200+ works by or related to Carl von Linné)
- Miller Bee Collection (aka Charles C. Miller Memorial Apicultural Library)
- Science and Religion Collection (700+titles on the relationship of science and religion with a particular focus on creationism and evolution)
- Warner Taylor Collection (British and American titles of ornithology)
- Thordarson Collection (strengths in illustrated natural history)