The OSU Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Research Center is world-renowned for its History of Science Collections. Its cornerstone is the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers, a collection comprised of over 500,000 items that document the life and research of the two-time Nobel laureate in chemistry and peace. The Center is also home to the History of Atomic Energy Collection as well as distinctive manuscript and rare book collections in areas such as medicine, genetics, and physics.
Endowing the History of Science Collections Curator position will guarantee the future of these incomparable collections by supporting their permanent stewardship. The Curator will continually build the collections, work with scholars from around the globe on their use, and lead initiatives to expand online access to the collections as well as their integration into the OSU curriculum. An endowed Curator position will attract the best and brightest candidates to provide leadership and vision for the collections. It will also ensure the long-term vitality of this unique resource that reflects OSU’s enduring reputation as a center of scientific inquiry and discovery.
Please learn more about how you can be a part of endowing the History of Science Collections Curator position by contacting Mike Moran, Director of Development, Scholarships and Universities Initiatives at (503) 553-3404; Faye A. Chadwell, the Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian and OSU Press Director at (541) 737-7300; or Rhonda Hankins, Assistant to the University Librarian at (541) 737-4633.