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Douglas K Lilly Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: HOS-2021-005
Content Description

Scientist. Professor. Dr. Douglas K. Lilly (1929-2018) was a researcher and professor in meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. This collection contains his publications, papers, correspondence, and realia (1956-2010) These include Lilly’s correspondence (1991-1993) as Director of the Center for the Analysis and Prediction of Storms. Also included are cards, letters, the Rossby Research Award from the American Meteorological Society, and photographs of Lilly, his family, and colleagues.

Dates: 1956-2010

George J. Goodman Ephemera Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: HOS-2021-006
Scope and Contents

George Jones Goodman (1904-1999). Botanist. Professor. Curator Emeritus of the Bebb Herbarium, University of Oklahoma. This collection contains primarily the offprints, preprints, and reprints given to Dr. George J. Goodman and the History of Science Collections by colleagues.

Dates: 1805-1984

Hugh S. Torrens Archive

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: HOS-2021-001
Scope and Contents Hugh S. Torrens, professor emeritus of Keele University, has received three coveted prizes in recognition of a lifetime of achievement: the Sue Tyler Friedman Medal of the Geological Society of London; the Mary C. Rabbitt History of Geology Award of the Geological Society of America; and the Tikhomirov Medal of the International Union of Geological Sciences. Torrens’ nearly 400 publications (listed at hugh.torrens.org and still growing) cluster around a common theme of the historical relations between industrialization and geology. Torrens’ passion has been to recover the voices of invisible and forgotten figures who may have left no books but whose labors led to major discoveries and achievements in geology, whether an iron worker in the English Industrial Revolution or a British mining engineer whose expertise was coveted around the world. Torrens reconstructs their lives and contributions from a signature on a machine, a debtor’s note, a travel log, or a bill of...
Dates: circa 1600 - 2020

Instruments and Artifacts Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: HOS-2021-003
Scope and Contents The History of Science Collections holds historical instruments for study and research, and high-quality replicas useful for teaching. Instruments and artifacts are grouped into the following five series: Historic Instrument Collection; OU Instrument Collection; Artifacts; Computer Collection; Instrument Replicas and Teaching Collection. Instruments represent the fields of astronomy, physics, and meteorology, chemistry, geology, drafting and print-making, and other disciplines. Many have an Oklahoma provenance and represent the history of science and engineering programs at OU. To donate an instrument, please contact the Curator. The History of Science Collections holds a collection of computers and computer-related materials ranging from the late 1970's through the early 21st century. Artifacts represent the history of the History of Science program at OU, which is comprised of the History of Science Collections in the University Libraries, and...
Dates: 1300 BCE to present

J. Rud Nielsen papers and slides

 Collection
Identifier: HOS-2019-002
Scope and Contents

Physics professor. Correspondence, publications, and research materials from the life and career of University of Oklahoma physics professor J. Rud Nielsen. The papers focus on his research files, his publications, and collected works by other authors. The research files include his work on early volumes of Niels Bohr’s Collected Works; his research on molecular structure using Raman spectroscopy; reports of grant and contract projects for the Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission; and materials for physics courses taught at OU. Other materials document OU Physics Department events such as Niels Bohr’s visits to the Norman campus for public lectures. The collection also includes 1,041 glass slides depicting research results and physics principles; and printing blocks of graphics for articles in the Journal of the Optical Society of America and the Journal of Chemical Physics.

Dates: 1861 - 1988

Jackson Rinn Pope, III Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: HOS-2020-001
Content Description

University of Oklahoma Graduate Student. This archival collection contains the library, notes, and realia of Jackson Rinn Pope, III. Topics include the history of ornithology, citizen science, and mid 20th century Russian space exploration. The history of ornithology portion includes research notes, a home study course in bird biology, and games.

Dates: 1934-2016

Jean Gebser Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: HOS-2022-001
Content Description

Conference papers, translated papers, newsletters and short published works, and excerpts of longer published works all on the topic of Jean Gebser and the Jean Gebser Society. Bound philosophical texts by various authors are cataloged into the online catalog and shelved separately.

Dates: 1949-1994

Léo F. Laporte Archive

 Collection
Identifier: HOS-2021-010
Scope and Contents

Main topics: George Gaylord Simpson and paleontology, Charles Darwin.

Laporte, a geologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, produced the definitive biography of George Gaylord Simpson, whose work in paleontology provided a foundation for the early 20th-century Neo-Darwinian evolutionary synthesis. For this work, Laporte received the Mary C. Rabbitt Award from the Geological Society of America.

Dates: 20th century

Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie Collection: Alice Middleton Boring Series

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: HOS-2021-007
Scope and Contents

Biologist. Professor. The Alice Middleton Boring Collection consists of the scholarly research into the life of Boring by Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie and Clifford J. Choquett. The research concluded with the publication of 'A dame full of vim and vigor: a biography of Alice Middleton Boring, biologist in China' in 1999. The collection includes typescripts, correspondence, research notes, files, and images for the book.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1950-1999

Martin J. S. Rudwick Archive

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: HOS-2021-002
Scope and Contents Main topics: intellectual history of geohistory, Georges Cuvier, and Charles Lyell. Rudwick is a member of the British Academy and has received numerous lifetime achievement awards including the Sarton Medal of the History of Science Society. In the history of geology, Rudwick has been honored with the Mary C. Rabbitt Award of the Geological Society of America, the Sue Tyler Friedman Medal of the Geological Society of London, the Prix Wegmann of the Societé Géologique de France, and the Tikhomirov Medal of the International Union of Geological Sciences.Rudwick is known for pioneering contributions to the history of geological mapping, visual illustrations, the social construction of geology, and the rise of geohistory. Rudwick’s numerous books and articles remain points of departure for current research. His last book, Earth’s Deep History, makes an ideal first read for anyone on the subject. His magnum opus is a richly-illustrated, two-volume sequence...
Dates: circa 1900

Paul E. Klopsteg Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: HOS-2020-002
Scope and Contents

The manuscript collection complements the Paul E. Klopsteg collection of books and journals relating to archery and the history of archery. It consists of materials collected by Klopsteg and donated to the university along with his archery library. The items are arranged in folders by author or creator of each item in generally alphabetic order. One exception: the folder labeled "Archery correspondence" consists of letters to, and copies of letters from the Collection concerning the Klopsteg Collection.

Dates: 1598-1991

Westminster School "Man: A Course of Study" Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: HOS-2021-008
Scope and Contents

Man: A Course of Study (MACOS) was a mid 20th century social studies middle school curriculum. This collection was a gift from Westminster School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It consists of student texts, filmstrips, game pages, 4 audio discs in two album covers, 4 rolled classroom posters, game cards, dice, and a partial copy of a book of evaluation strategies and introductory lessons for the MACOS curriculum.

Dates: 1967-1980