Search Our Collections
Explore our collections—including books, journals, archival materials, art, objects, and digital versions of many of these item. Due to the varied nature of our collections, there is no single tool that searches everything we have at once. We encourage you to use all four of the links below in your search.
Need help? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.629.5146.
Can’t come to the Institute to use our collections in person? Need a high-quality digital image for a presentation or project? Find digitized items from our archives, library, museum, and oral history collections.
Find the records of individuals, businesses, and scientific organizations. Our archives contain unique, unpublished materials such as correspondence, personal and professional files, photographs, and audio-visual items.
Search for rare books and manuscripts; books and journals; and hard-to-find sources like sample books, technical reports, conference proceedings, and more.
Find art works, scientific instruments and equipment, and all manner of cultural artifacts related to the history of science.