Member Institutions

The Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science was founded in 2006 as a consortium of cultural and educational institutions. The Center helps to make the collections and scholarly resources of the member institutions more broadly available for research in the history of science, technology and medicine.

Research Resources

As arguably the birthplace of American science, Philadelphia contains resources in this field that are unparalleled in their historical depth as well as breadth. Here are some of the highlights. Follow the links to find more.

American Institute of Physics

Specialty: History of physics, astronomy, geophysics and allied fields

  • Niels Bohr Library & Archives
  • International Catalog of Sources for the History of Physics and Allied Sciences (ICOS)
  • Oral histories
  • Photos
  • Digital collections
  • Documentation research

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    American Philosophical Society

    Specialty: 18th and 19th century natural history, evolutionary biology, genetics, quantum mechanics and cultural anthropology

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    Chemical Heritage Foundation

    Specialty: History of chemistry and related sciences, technologies, and industries

    Third Carpenter Expedition to Africa, 1947. Image courtesy of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

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