Traveling High-School Science Libraries (1953-1966)



Contributed date

June 14, 2022 - 1:54am

Critical Commentary

Found through a footnote in Mead & Metraux's 1957 article, the Traveling High-School Science Library Program was started by the AAAS with funding from NSF, administered during 1953-1966. Created to spark interest in science among high school students, the Library contained not more than 200-300 science books and textbooks. 

The AAAS archives is only a foot long but Gyan Books in Delhi's Ansari Road is selling a 1959 leather-bound $45 compilation of the Library program reports and activities on Walmart. 


SCIENCE, 23 Nov 1956, Vol 124Issue 3230, pp. 1013-1017


Cite as

Hilary J. Deason, "Traveling High-School Science Libraries (1953-1966)", contributed by Prerna Srigyan, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 14 June 2022, accessed 22 July 2024.