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September 12, 2007

Scientific Memoirs from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences is providing open access to 500 scientific memoirs representing 150 years of scientific history. (Thanks to ResourceShelf.) From the NAS announcement:

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is making 150 years of American scientific history available by publishing its entire collection of Biographical Memoirs on the Internet. Biographical Memoirs are brief biographies of deceased NAS members written by those who knew them or their work.
Since 1877, NAS has published over 1,400 memoirs. Although the memoirs published since 1995 have been freely available on the Academy's Web site, over 900 memoirs were available previously only in print through archives and libraries.
Among the additional 500 memoirs published online are those of famed naturalist Louis Agassiz; Joseph Henry, the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; Thomas Edison; Alexander Graham Bell; noted anthropologist Margaret Mead; and psychologist and philosopher John Dewey. More memoirs will be published regularly until the entire collection is available online.

Posted by Katie Newman at September 12, 2007 2:57 PM