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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Natural and Applied Sciences Archives: Life Sciences

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.
Black-and-white photograph of Microbiologist Carl Woese, ca. 1980

Microbiologist Carl Woese, ca. 1980

About Life Sciences

Established in 1959, the School of Life Sciences included the departments of Botany, Entomology, Microbiology, Physiology and Biophysics, and Zoology. Previously, these departments comprised the Division of Biological Sciences (1934-58) and the School of Natural History.

Administrative records relating to the School of Life Sciences are searchable in the holdings database, while some department-specific materials can be found on the department pages in this guide.