History & Philosophy of Science Certificate Program
History and Philosophy of Science Certificate Program

Resources in History and Philosophy of Science at UT Austin

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Research Resources

  • The UT Austin libraries constitute the 6th largest academic collection in the United States
  • Approximately 10 million volumes
  • The 3rd largest electronic resource expenditures in the U.S.

The Perry-Casteñeda Library

  • One of the largest academic libraries in North America
  • 6 floors, 70 miles of book stacks, 9.3 acres of carpet
  • Building and resources cost: $92 million (in 2013 dollars)

Other UT Libraries with HPS books

Manuscripts and Archives

  • 123,550 linear feet of documents
  • 4th largest collection of manuscripts and archival items in the United States

The Harry Ransom Center

  • One of the largest archival and rare book collections in the nation
  • 36 million manuscripts, nearly 800,000 rare books
  • One of the country’s largest collections in history of science, including works by Copernicus, Galileo, Darwin, and Einstein

The Archives of American Mathematics 

  • Located at the Briscoe Center for American History
  • The premier repository in the U.S. that collects papers of mathematicians

Other HPS Resources at UT Austin

The Natural Science Center: The Texas Memorial Museum

  • Austin's first science museum, since the 1930s
  • Exhibits focus on prehistoric life, evolution, rocks and minerals, and Texas wildlife
  • 5.7 million collected specimens from research conducted at UT Austin

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  • History and Philosophy of Science

    Director: Alberto Martinez
    University of Texas at Austin
    128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000
    Austin, TX 78712
    512-475-9426