Welcome to my professional blog. I’m Kerry V. Magruder, Curator of the History of Science Collections of the University of Oklahoma Libraries and Associate Professor of the History of Science. This is a professional blog because it contains musings arising from my life and work as a curator and a historian of science. It does not mean that I speak for the university; rather, nothing here should be taken as representing the library. This blog is not affiliated with OU, nor is anything posted here endorsed by OU.

My aims for this blog are suggested by an image from a 1535 work by Albrecht Dürer held in the Collections (right). The transformation of a three-dimensional object onto a two-dimensional canvas by means of perspective drawing, depicted by Dürer, suggests my hope to transposition something of the dynamic, three-dimensional life of the History of Science Collections onto the ethereal “canvas” of this blog.

I have no plans to post regularly. Rather, this blog is abjectly subject to the whims of the Muses.


Kerry V. Magruder
Curator, History of Science Collections
The John H. and Drusa B. Cable Chair
Associate Professor of the History of Science
University of Oklahoma Libraries
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Norman, OK 73019
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“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein