Category Archives: Manuscripts, archives, photos

OU Athletics Department enables OU Libraries to acquire manuscript for the Galileo collection

Press Release (original at Public Affairs; photos for media): NORMAN – A rare manuscript written by a leading astronomer in Rome at the height of Galileo’s astronomical discoveries recently was acquired by the University of Oklahoma’s History of Science Collections. … Continue reading

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Another Baldi manuscript: The Cronica autograph

Recently we made available a manuscript of an unpublished work on sundials by Bernardino Baldi that had been missing since 1783. The OU History of Science Collections hold a second Baldi manuscript: his autograph copy of Cronica, a 16th-century history … Continue reading

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Lost manuscript on sundials

Bernardino Baldi (1553-1617), a celebrated Italian polymath, is known to have written a treatise on sun dials and timekeeping. However, this treatise was never published and, since 1783, it has been considered lost. Now we are happy to announce that … Continue reading

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Physics Centennial #2: 1957 OU Lecture by Niels Bohr

This is the 2nd post in a series celebrating the centennial of the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy. Jens Rud Nielsen (1894-1979), who joined the OU Physics Department in 1924, was an undergraduate student of Niels Bohr … Continue reading

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Manuscripts in the Collections

This list of manuscripts in the History of Science Collections, arranged chronologically by date of original composition, includes only manuscript books, not handwritten letters or archives. They are written on vellum, paper and rice-paper, in Arabic, English, French, Japanese, Latin, … Continue reading

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The Herbert Holl Collection and Archive

This collection includes the papers and personal science library of Herbert Holl, a German astronomer and physicist. Holl’s career represents several significant historical moments in 20th-century physics, particularly the era immediately before and during World War II, and the post-war … Continue reading

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Baroillet manuscript, Cryptography collection

This recently-acquired manuscript is a report to the French Ministry of War about methods of encryption, composed circa 1790: BAROILLET. Rapport du Comité des Fortifications, sur une méthode d’écrire en chiffres et sur l’instrument approprié à cet objet, proposés par … Continue reading

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Drawing perspective

Welcome to the blog of the History of Science Collections of the University of Oklahoma Libraries. This blog will keep you informed about special events, current exhibits, research tips, who we are, images recently digitized, recent acquisitions, archives, manuscripts, photographs, … Continue reading

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