These topic guides provide a starting point for finding source materials related to the history of science and technology at the University of Illinois. Please note that these guides are not definitive or comprehensive and are periodically updated.
Departmental Correspondence, 1879...1912 (Record Series 15/4/1): Contains Botany Professor Thomas J. Burrill's correspondence with presidents, deans, faculty at UIUC and other universities, the superintendent of buildings, and the registrar concerning botany, bacteriology, vegetable physiology, organic evolution, plants, the botanical laboratory, the herbarium, bacteriological examination of Illinois River waters, and other subjects.
Plant Pathology Slides, 1914-1940 (Record Series 15/4/19): Contains glass slides of plant pathology photographs of Thomas J. Burrill; laboratories; plant diseases; maps showing infestations; Dutch Elm disease; and charts showing financial losses due to blight, rot, rust, smut, spot, and wilt.
Eugene Rabinowitch Papers (Record Series 15/4/23): Contains materials relating to atomic energy, molecular structure, the National Science Foundation, nuclear policy, photochemistry, photosynthesis research, the role of scientists in society, spectroscopy, wave theory, international scientific meetings, photobiology and biophysics, and University affairs.