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Source overview

Database of sources on the history of natural sciences

A database with an overview of sources on the history of natural sciences housed in archives and a number of other institutions in the Czech Republic, taken from four published volumes of listings of these sources in the series Works in the History of Natural Sciences (vol. 8, 9, 10 and 21, issued in Prague in 1976–1987).

The database provides access to basic information on archival documentation concerning the history of natural sciences in the Czech lands. The database makes it possible to search by the name of the institution where the collection is kept, by the number of the registration sheet of the National Archival Heritage, title of the fund, time frame, i.e., biographic data where the collection pertains to a person, or time frame of the existence of an institution, as well as a chronological span of surviving documents. It further provides information on the quantity of surviving documentation in running meters, information on physical storage of the documents and their type (in additional to archival storage boxes, e.g., maps, books, films, etc.), information whether it is a separate collection or a part thereof, on the degree of processing and accessibility of the collection and a brief description of its content, which may be preceded (in particular in case of personal collections) by a characterization of its originator.

  • Person responsible for administration of information source
    Marie Bahenská (bahenska@mua.cas.cz)
  • Listings have associated digital objects
    No

Online access: http://natur.mua.cas.cz/

Author/administrator of source:
Masaryk Institute and Archives of the CAS, v. v. i.

Availability:
online

Type of resource:
database

Subject:
archival science

Keywords:
archival collections, archives