Department of Special Collections
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Department of Special Collections at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus is located at the Memorial Library in room 976.
The collections were found in 1946 with the Thordarson collection of rare science and illustrated natural history books. It now features one of the nation’s leading collections for the history of science. The collection strengths include the Duveen and Cole collections of alchemy and chemistry, Schadewald Collection on Pseduo-Science, Science and Religion Collection, and Albert Collect on optics and ophthalmology. Other strengths include the Little Magazines Collection, the Cairns Collection of American Women Writers Before 1920, and numerous author collections.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00pm
Web Address: http://specialcollections.library.wisc.edu
Physical Address: 728 State St., Madison, WI