History of Microbiology: Archival Projects
About this project
This "experimental history project" so to speak, is part of a program supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to explore the possibilities of using the internet to increase the collection of archival material in the history of recent science to supplement and complement expensive and time consuming oral history interviews and preparation of autobiographical memoirs. This site includes three projects devoted to topics in microbiology being developed and maintained through a grant to the American Society for Microbiology. Parallel projects are being developed by the Society for Neuroscience and the American Society for Virology.
How will the information collected here be used?
All material submitted to this website will be organized into a database that is accessible to the visitors to this site. If you indicate that you wish to remain anonymous, we will remove your name from your contribution. You must however, provide us with your name and address when you contribute information. You may send us material by regular mail, email, or fax, if you wish. This material will also be incorporated into our database. At some point all the material we collect will be prepared for long term archival storage in an appropriate form and at an appropriate site. This material will continue to be available to scholars for research purposes.
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