Robinson Street Books Acquires 100,000 Science Offprints
Robinson Street Books has acquired the William B. Provine (emeritus professor of the history of biology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University), (duplicate) collection of offprints. Spanning 300 years of important scientific discovery it contains important works by Theodor Boveri, Walther Flemming, Thomas Huxley, Julian Huxley, Sewall Wright, Francis Crick, James Watson and other evolutionists, geneticists, and evolutionary biologists. Many of the offprints are signed by their authors, and have marginalia from the recipients.
Important items from the collection have been recently placed with the American Philosophical Society, University of Edinburgh Library, and several other important institution and private History of Science collections.
With nearly 100,000 items, it's in the beginning stage of looking through the collection. Rhett Moran, cataloger, says "We've had to add 3 new employees to start working on this collection. It's physically large. It's an important collection, and we're working to place items where they will be appreciated and saved."
Robinson Street Books has placed archives in the past with The Library of Congress and the University of MASS at Amherst, as well as many other institutions in the United States and Europe.
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