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This digital project brings together half a million pages of primary sources (textual and visual) based on the history of disease and epidemics. The collection is organized around several notable episodes of epidemic diseases such as cholera, the plague, smallpox, influenza, syphilis, tuberculosis, and yellow fever. The project explores the biological and medical facets of each episode along with its economic, political, social, and cultural ramifications. Finally, the collection is framed by a timeline of episodes of significant diseases and epidemics.


This digital project highlights the life and work of Alfred Russel Wallace, the co-discoverer (along with Charles Darwin) of the theory of evolution by natural selection. The project includes letters, articles, and specimens collected during Wallace’s travels.

This digital project provides access to a variety of primary and secondary sources concerning the environment in New Jersey and the surrounding regions. The sources include documents, photographs, videos, and maps, and many are not available anywhere else.

This digital project showcases works by and about Charles Darwin. The primary source collection includes publications, manuscripts, diaries, notebooks, and correspondence. The project also features secondary works on Darwin including bibliographies, reviews, biographies, and obituaries.

This digital collection, conceived as the “Noah’s Ark for the internet era,” features photographs, films, and audio recordings of the world’s animal species. Along with these primary sources, the site provides extensive information on life science, biodiversity, and wildlife conservation.

This digital collection contains primary and secondary source materials on the history of science and technology. Topics covered include animal and plant biology, engineering, natural history, microbiology, and ecology.


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