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Archival Collections: Accessing the Archives

Comprehensive listing of archival collections organized by subject content.

General Information

Othmer Library of Chemical History

Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory, 1926

Travis P. Hignett Collection of Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory Photographs, Science History Institute Archives. Object ID 2003.902.103.

The Archives at the Science History Institute

The Science History Institute collects, preserves, describes, and makes available the unique, unpublished materials that document the past 200 years of our chemical history. We actively collect archival materials from outstanding scientists, industries, and professional organizations. Spanning over 5,000 linear shelf feet, these collections have high research value for scholars of the history of chemical and molecular sciences.

The collections include:

  • Papers of individuals
  • Organizational Collections
  • Corporate Collections
  • Photograph and Ephemera Collections
  • Moving Images and Audio

Search Archives

Finding aids are attached to the catalog records as PDFs. 

Using the Archives

Information on contacting, accessing and handling the Archives at the Science History Institute.