Dive into the treasures housed in the Academy's Research Library, from vintage photographs, digitized field notes, and other delightful discoveries.
March 11, 2011
The California Academy of Sciences was recently awarded a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a project called Connecting Content.
February 9, 2011
We just published two new finding aids on the Online Archive of California.
January 3, 2011
The Archives recently received a reference question that required some of my favorite kind of investigative work. A researcher had viewed a 60 Minutes’ segment on a 1906 film shot in San Francisco...
December 17, 2010
In the spring of 1950, “Science in Action” began as a fifteen minute segment on a popular Bay Area television program called “The Del Courtney Show.” Academy staffer Tom Groody made a guest...
October 15, 2010
I have been working with a researcher named Eva Chrysanthe who is writing and illustrating a graphic novel called The Farallon Egg War.
August 23, 2010
Robert I. Bowman was an ornithologist whose research focus was the Galapagos Islands including the evolution of song in Darwin's Finches. He was a Biology Professor at San Francisco State and had a...
July 12, 2010
Charles Webber was a member of the California Academy of Sciences and the Sierra Club. He was an amateur botanist and photographer who took pictures of California flora from the 1930s to the 1960s.
June 11, 2010
The archives staff is working on a large digital image migration project. One of the collections that I worked on is the Arnold Liebes papers. Liebes was a San Francisco furrier who had a trading...
May 19, 2010
My name is Phoebe Buguey, and I am continuing my March post about some concerns and considerations in the International Year of Biodiversity.