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History of Science Digital ResourcesHistory of Science Digital Resources

History of Science Digital Resources

Major Exhibits

Atomic Energy and Nuclear History Learning Curriculum

Atomic Energy and Nuclear History Learning Curriculum

A detailed examination of the development of the atomic age from the discovery of radioactivity in the late 1800s to the close of the Cold War near the end of the twentieth century, with discussions of the scientific, political and cultural ramifications of nuclear energy.

Linus Pauling Online

Linus Pauling Online

The web's best resource for information on history's only recipient of two unshared Nobel Prizes. Provides access to thousands of digitized manuscripts, photographs and letters, documentary history exhibits, videos and much more.


Roger Hayward: Renaissance Man

Roger Hayward: Renaissance Man

An exploration of Roger Hayward, a true polymath. At various points a poet and a puppeteer, Hayward was also an expert on optics, an accomplished architect and a famed scientific illustrator. He was a remarkable individual whose life story is full of surprises.

History of Science Online Audio & Video

History of Science Online Audio & Video

A sampler of the thousands of hours of audio and video held in SCARC's collections that are related to the history of science.


Biographical Manuscripts

Vitamin C and Cancer: A Personal Perspective

Vitamin C and Cancer: A Personal Perspective

By Ewan Cameron, Linus Pauling's chief collaborator on his vitamin C and cancer trials.

La Primavera: An Autobiographical Remembrance

La Primavera: An Autobiographical Remembrance

By Jack Dunitz, an esteemed crystallographer who worked with Linus Pauling and Dorothy Hodgkin, among many others.

A Lifetime of Effort in Catalytic Research

A Lifetime of Effort in Catalytic Research

By Paul Emmett, an OAC alum and the twentieth century's "Dean of Catalysis Chemistry."

Milton Harris: A Biography

Milton Harris: A Biography

Detailing the life and work of Milton Harris, an OAC grad and important figure in textile chemistry.

The Jigsaw Puzzle and the Inventive Mind

The Jigsaw Puzzle and the Inventive Mind

By Roger Hayward, scientific illustrator, architect, inventor and amateur scientist.

Biographical Sketch of Clara Shoemaker

Biographical Sketch of Clara Shoemaker

An overview of the life of OSU x-ray crystallographer Clara Brink Shoemaker.

David Powell Shoemaker, 1920-1995

David Powell Shoemaker, 1920-1995

A scientific obituary of David Shoemaker, crystallographer and former chair of the OSU Chemistry Department.

Electric Shock Induced by Lighting Stroke

Electric Shock Induced by Lighting Stroke

By Eugene Starr, electrical engineer and victim of a 1941 lighting strike.