The UC Merced Library now provides access to five digital collections focused on natural history, sciences & technology, geography, and anthropology. These collections represent unique primary source content from influential academic & scientific societies and universities made available on the Wiley Digital Archives platform. Collection content is summarized below. Access these digital collections from the library’s database listing.
An archival collection of materials from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) an organization established to formally license physicians to practice. Materials include monographs, rare books, manuscripts, correspondence, reports, conference papers, medical reports, medical education textbooks, proceedings, lectures, anatomical drawings, public health surveys, photographs, drawings, data and ephemera produced by the researchers and members of the RCP.
A digital archive about the history and development of natural science, technology and biomedical sciences. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, maps and documentation from research projects by Academy members and committees. Content highlights include files from the Committee on the Human Rights of Scientists, records from landmark Academy scientific events, and materials from an extended scientific survey of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
A digital collection of primary sources documenting the history of British science across disciplines and universities. Materials have been selected by history of science scholars from the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) and connected collections from British universities. Materials include administrative records, press clippings, correspondence, data fieldwork, manuscripts, illustrations, photographs, maps, pamphlets, and personal papers. Note: The BAAS became the British Science Association (BAS) in 2009.
An archive spanning 500 years of geography, travel and exploration represented by documents, photographs, expedition reports, manuscript materials, books and an extensive number of maps from the Royal Geographic Society (with Institute of British Geographers).
Digitized archive materials of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) -- is a scholarly association dedicated to the study of humankind. Content types include manuscripts, maps, correspondence, field notes, bibliographies, reports, pamphlets, and an image library of 150,000 photographs taken by anthropologists. The collection may inform fields of study including anthropology, ethic studies, archeology, and colonial history.