History of Science and Technology: Special Collections
W.D. Jordan Special Collections Library - Science Collections Library is located on the second floor of Douglas Library.
Three important science collections are housed in this library:
- The McNicol
Collection - history of telecommunications
The collection, which numbers approximately 1200 items, contains books, pamphlets, journals and archival resources on the experimental history and development, to World War II, of the telegraphic, telephonic and radio sciences.
- The Riche-Covington
Collection ( history of radio astronomy)
This collection takes up about 44 meters of shelf space -- includes correspondence, conference proceedings, technical papers by Covington and other researchers, an extensive photograph collection, scrapbooks, broadsides, as well as contemporary monographs and some very rare books on the history of optics and scientific method.
- The Jeannie & Vero
This collection consists of over 1800 books, pamphlets, periodical and ephemeral pieces in the field of natural history. It was the working library of Vero C. Wynne-Edwards (1906-1997) C.B.E, F.R.S., Regis Professor of Natural History, University of Aberdeen, 1946-1974.
Last Updated: 05 June 2012