Science History Institute, Othmer Library

Science History Institute, Othmer Library

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About the Othmer Library, Science History Institute

The Science History Institute's Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Library of Chemical History collects, preserves, and makes accessible materials relating to the history of science, technology, and medicine with an emphasis on chemical and material sciences and technologies from ancient to modern times. The Othmer Library was founded in 1988 when Dr. and Mrs. Othmer announced their challenge grant to be given for the creation of a library which would work to preserve the history of the chemical sciences. The Othmer Library now houses approximately 160,000 print and microform volumes, rare books & manuscripts, significant archival materials, and historical photographs of great value to researchers and our cultural heritage. Together these collections form an unrivaled resource for the history of chemistry and related sciences, technologies, and industries.

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