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Gifts and Donations to the History of Science Collections

Donate Funds or Books

Thank you for considering a donation to the History of Science Collections. If you would like to speak with the curator regarding a gift, please call Kerry Magruder at 405-325-2760 or send an inquiry by e-mail. Donations can be made online through the University of Oklahoma Foundation (select History of Science Collections). 

If you prefer, make out a check to “University of Oklahoma Foundation” and write “Account #30140” in the memo field. Mail donations to:

History of Science Collections 
University of Oklahoma Libraries 
401 W. Brooks, BL 521 
Norman, OK 73019 

We welcome assistance in the following areas:

  • Contributions to our Acquisition funds: all rare books are purchased with private funds.
  • Exhibitions: we are currently investing in exhibition development to enable the public and larger numbers of students to enjoy the books.
  • Digital projects: we have recently undertaken several major new initiatives in open access digital projects, in collaboration with other universities.
  • Donations of archives, private libraries or rare book collections, or contributions in support of the collecting initiatives in Geology or Meteorology: please contact the curator, Kerry Magruder.

Named Donations

Learn more about donations of books and archival materials to the History of Science Collections by these donors:

John Robert Christianson
Martin Rudwick 
Kenneth Taylor
Hugh S. Torrens