The division’s biological sciences collections include molecular biology and biotechnology instrumentation, special apparatus and instrumentation used for field and laboratory research and in classroom education, artifacts documenting the social and political history of biology, artifacts relating to the roles of women and minorities in science, and trade literature associated with these areas. The environmental history collection focuses on the material culture of the environmental movement and conservation.
Division of Medicine and Science
The Division of Medicine and Science acquires, preserves, studies, and interprets the material culture of the biological, medical, and physical sciences. Staff of the division collect, research, and disseminate information in the areas of the history of medicine and health, dentistry, pharmacy, psychology, disability, public health, biotechnology, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, meteorology, navigation, surveying, nuclear power, materials science, science education, and the environment. For areas of specialization, please see the staff listing below, and the collections link.
The division is responsible for the following virtual exhibitions: