Digital Collections

Library and Archives Digital Collections

Library images

The Library and Archives of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University houses many rare, beautiful, and important works on the natural sciences. These works were created and/or published over the last five centuries and document the discovery of plant and animal species by early explorers as they traveled the world. By presenting the digital images from these books and archival materials online, the Library and Archives hopes to share these early works with scientists, scholars, and the public.

Digital collections from the Academy Library are available online at Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Additionally, the Archives Art Collection Guide contains Finding Aids and images for forty-nine Academy Archive collections.

The images in the Academy Library and Archives Digital Collections were captured and presented online using funds provided by the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation. For more information about the Albert M. Greenfield Digital Imaging Center for Collections, click here.