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Center for Biological Sciences Archives


The mission of the Center for Biological Sciences Archives (CBSA) is to identify, preserve, and provide access to manuscripts, personal papers, and archives generated by individuals and institutions involved in the biological sciences. In addition the CBSA will encourage research, scholarship, and publication of writings on the history, policy implications, and social and cultural impact of the biological sciences. Public programs concerning the archives will be featured in the future as the archives and its activities are developed.

Access to the collections is available though the Special Collections department in the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery.

American Society for Microbiology Archives and Library

Also located at UMBC is the Center for History of Microbiology / American Society for Microbiology Archives and Library. The CHM/ASM Archives house the records of the Society from its founding in 1899 to the present and various collections relating to the history of microbiology. Finding aids and information about their holdings may be found on the ASM website. Other collections available include the International Union of Microbiological Societies, the Anne Sayre Collection of Rosalind Franklin materials, and the Rita Colwell papers.

CBSA Collections