Natural and Applied Sciences Archives: Microbiology
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.
Promotional Brochures (Record Series 1/15/801): Includes an announcement of the summer school of biology; third summer opening of the Illinois Biological Station at Havana (1898); "What is Bacteriology" (1958); and "MCB: A Magazine," the first newsletter of the school of MCB (2007).
History, 1959 (Record Series 15/15/810): Contains A Short History of the Department of Bacteriology, prepared when the department was reorganized, moved to Burrill Hall, and its name changed to Microbiology.
Carl Woese Papers (Record Series 15/15/22): Contains materials concerning microbiology, evolution, the genetic code, bacteria, translation, ribosome, ribosomal RNA sequencing, bacterial taxonomy, discovery of Archaea, trees of life, origin of life, exobiology, Charles Darwin, the MacArthur Award, the Leeuwenhoek Medal, the Crafoord Prize, NASA, the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the Institute for Genomic Biology, and the Department of Microbiology. Digitized records are available.