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National History Day 2022-2023: Frontiers in History

Science and Engineering

Below you'll find organizations and individuals who work in the fields of science and engineering available at the Schlesinger Library, including archival material, books, and journals and newsletters covering the topic. Materials that have been digitized and are available for remote access are listed first for each category, and materials that must be accessed in-person are listed second.

The archival materials featured below include collections related to scientists who broke out onto new frontiers, such as Ruth Hubbard, the first women to be awarded a tenured biology professorship at Harvard. However, Schlesinger Library's collection includes many other scientists who made important contributions to the field, whether or not they were the first to do so; therefore, researchers working on projects related to this topic will find the Schlesinger Library's Scientists Guide of interest.

Further material on the topic can be found by searching HOLLIS, Harvard's online library catalog, for "science," "engineering," "women scientists," and "science education." You can also search by field using keywords such as "biologists" and "computer science."

Archival Collections - In-Person

Published Materials

The library's published material collections are a rich source of information. Below, you'll find a sampling of books available to researchers online and researchers able to visit the library in-person, but a much larger selection is available through HOLLIS, Harvard University's catalog. To find material available at the Schlesinger Library, use the "Advanced Search" feature and limit your search to "Library Catalog. Choose "Schlesinger" from the "Scope" drop-down menu. Finally, select "Books" or "Journals" from the "Resource Type" drop-down menu. This search results list for the keyword "science" serves as an example of the breadth of books available in the Schlesinger Library's collection.

Please note that some materials labeled as available "Online" in the library catalog may require HarvardKey access for remote access. During an in-person visit, you can access those materials on the Library's public computers.

Journals and Newsletters - In-Person