University of Arizona

History of Science

The development and transmission of key scientific ideas is contained in a dynamic selection of titles documenting advances in many branches of science starting with the 16th century.

The collection features landmark volumes and manuscript collections in the fields of optics, astronomy, and physics.

Highlighted Collections

Bart Bok Collection

Documents his astronomical research, instruction and administration at Harvard University, the Australian National University, the University of Arizona and associated observatories.

Charles P. Sonett Papers

This collection is comprised of the personal and professional papers of nuclear physicist Charles P. Sonett.

Gerard P. Kuiper Papers

The Gerard P. Kuiper Papers are comprised of the personal and professional papers of astronomer Gerard P. Kuiper.