The papers of many noted scientists are being collected and preserved for future generations. Some projects aim to produce published volumes of a scientist’s correspondence or writings. Others are library special collections.
Here are some of the web sites dedicated to these projects.
- Albert Einstein Papers Project, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA; the Einstein Archive, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
- Ampère and the history of electricity (in French)
- Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (in French)
- Buffon@web, the electronic edition of the Histoire Naturelle (in HTML
with a search engine). Also includes Buffon’s correspondence and many studies about him (in French)
- Charles Darwin Papers, the Darwin Correspondence Project, Darwin Manuscripts via the University of Cambridge
- Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, the complete world of Lamarck with all books, manuscripts, herbarium, chronology, bibliographies, and database on Lamarck’s students (in French)
- Linus Pauling Research Notebooks, Oregon State University, Corvalis, OR, USA
- The Newton Project, based at the University of Oxford; the Newton Papers, University of Cambridge
- Thomas Edison Papers, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA