Category Archives: Recent acquisitions

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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Chymical Wedding

Current Exhibit: Chemistry: From Alchemy to Radioactivity General exhibit information Brochure Scavenger hunt We are delighted to add a rare work to the History of Science Collections in tribute to the OU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the School … 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Recently we made available a manuscript of an unpublished work on sundials by Bernardino Baldi that had been missing since 1783.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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Mars: Earliest detailed sketches

The Collections have recently acquired a rare 1666 first edition of three separately issued broadsides (foglie volante) in which Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625-1712, also known as Jean-Dominique Cassini) reported his observations of Mars, including the first detailed sketches of its … Continue reading

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Anfossi, Dell’uso ed abuso della cioccolata (Venice, 1779)

Is it cold outside? Why not warm up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate? So advised the 18th-century Italian physician Giovanni Anfossi, in a work recently acquired by the History of Science Collections: Dell’uso ed abuso della cioccolata (Venice, … Continue reading

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Physics Centennial #5: Einstein in Yiddish

This is the 5th post in a series celebrating the centennial of the Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy. One unlikely work of Einstein is a Yiddish translation of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, published in 1921. This … Continue reading

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