Head into the Academy archives with our Careers in Science interns as they uncover the stories of barrier-breaking Academy staff.

The history of science has long skewed monochrome: White male scientists were celebrated, while others were ignored. The Academy, unfortunately, was no different, overlooking the vital contributions of certain staff simply because of their identity.

Luckily, our archivists and Careers in Science high school interns are here to set the record straight. 

Meet the motivated students and their Academy advisers who dug deep into our archives to bring the inspiring stories of seven former staff scientists, photographers, and educators to life. 


About the Library

Founded in 1853, the Academy Library is a research library devoted to natural history and the natural sciences. Explore our extensive collections, including rare books, serials, maps, and photography.

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Academy Library and Archives
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118