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100 Years Exploring Life, 1888-1988: the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole

By Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole MA)

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In 1988 the Marine Biological Laboratory celebrated its centennial. In this well-researched, sometimes humorous, always human "biography" of this eclectic institution, historian of science Jane Maienschein catches a glimpse of what it is that has made the MBL so special to all who have spent any time there.

Created 1989

Last modified 1 year 5 months ago

Topic: People, Special Topics Courses, Organisms, Governance, Library, MBL Courses, Educational Outreach, Centers and Programs, Campus, Lectures, Community Events, Local Area

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The Marine Biological Laboratory-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library

By Jane Maienschein

The Marine Biological Laboratory-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library

In 1888 when students and investigators arrived in Woods Hole for the inaugural session of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), they recognized the need for a library collection of books and journals. The one wooden building on campus, later known as Old Main, housed everything, with researchers upstairs and the student laboratory downstairs. Lectures were held in one corner, and shelves held what books and journals were contributed. As the first...

In 1888 when students and investigators arrived in Woods Hole for the inaugural session of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), they recognized the need for a library collection of books and journals. The one wooden building on campus, later known as Old Main, housed everything, with researchers upstairs and the student laboratory downstairs. Lectures were held in one corner, and shelves held what books and journals were contributed.

Created 2008-10-25

Last modified 3 years 3 months ago

Topic: Library

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