Explore the Institute’s museum and library collections and the stories they tell about the history of science.
Use this database to search the Institute’s museum collections, which includes fine art, scientific instruments, objects related to the history of science, and paper ephemera.
Search more than 13,000 of our digitized items, including rare books, photographs, scientific instruments, advertisements, letters, and more.
Holdings range from rare books on the history of chemistry to alchemical manuscripts dating from the 15th to the 17th century.
Collections include the papers of organizations and individuals whose work has significantly advanced our scientific understanding of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences and its allied fields.
Learn more about our collection of photographic prints, negatives, slides, and advertisements reflecting the chemical history of the last century.
View highlights from our object collection of scientific instruments, apparatus, and analytical tools that helped shape the modern world.