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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Natural and Applied Sciences Archives

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.
Cyanotype photo of the interior of the Chemistry Building, now Noyes Laboratory, circa 1910s

Cyanotype photo of the Chemistry Building (now Noyes Laboratory), ca. 1910s

Resources on the History of Science and Technology

As an early promoter of "industrial education," the University of Illinois has a long, rich tradition of innovation in science and technology. Since its establishment in 1963, the University of Illinois Archives has actively acquired and preserved scientific records and faculty papers that capture the evolution of pivotal research ideas, projects, and discovery, and seeks to promote access and discovery to this multifaceted and rich history.


This guide provides a starting point for finding source materials on the history of science and technology. Please note that this guide is not definitive or comprehensive and is periodically updated. Please contact the University Archives with any questions.