May 21, 2022

New Article: “Digitized Archival Primary Sources in STEM: A Selected Webliography”

The following article appears in the latest issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.


Digitized Archival Primary Sources in STEM: A Selected Webliography


Amy Jankowski
University of New Mexico


Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship
Summer 2017
Number 87
doi: 10.5062/F4FT8J93

From the Introduction:

Popular connotations of archives and special collections are most closely aligned with the arts and humanities fields, with history being the most seamless affiliation. However, archival documentation extends far beyond common disciplinary assumptions, with strong holdings relevant to the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, as well as medicine and other allied disciplines. These archival collections provide largely untapped educational, enrichment, and research opportunities for STEM students and researchers.


The selected resources in this webliography are intended as a starting point by which librarians, archivists, educators, and students may discover digitized archival primary sources related to STEM and allied disciplines, which may be creatively used as tools to inform instruction, teaching, research, library collection development, marketing, and reference services. The resources embody a wide-ranging selection of noteworthy, historically significant STEM-focused archival primary source collections currently digitized and publicly accessible.

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