This library guide for MCDB 4310: Microbial Genetics and Physiology focuses on accessing historical sources relating to the four diseases that will be studied in the final unit of the class: tuberculosis, plague, influenza, and HIV. Each disease has its own page (use the tabs at the top of this guide) with descriptions and links to historical items embedded in each section. This exercise is part of a class assignment and reflection questions for these historical pieces can be found on the class worksheet.
The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries' Special Collections and Archives holds a strong collection of history of science materials. Much of this is tied to CU's history, with its strong tradition of scientific activity, but has been supplemented with major important donations and targeted acquisitions. Today, we continue to build this collection through new acquisitions to support research and instruction on campus and beyond. To find additional materials held in our Special Collections and Archives, search the following two databases: