University of Arizona

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are now welcome to visit Special Collections without an appointment from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

Pioneers of Planetary Science

Manuscript collections that document important pioneers in the field of space exploration and planetary science.

Chiefly comprised of scientists at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) and Steward Observatory.

Highlighted Collections

Gerard P. Kuiper Papers

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

Ewen Whitaker Papers

Papers of astronomer Ewen Whitaker (1922-2016), expert on the geography of the moon (selenography).

Elizabeth Roemer papers

Papers of astronomer Elizabeth Roemer (1929-2016), specialist in astrometry of comets, asteroids, and minor planets, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laborato