Dr. JoAnn Palmeri, Research Coordinator, History of Science Collections

Andrew W. Mellon Travel Fellowship Program
History of Science Collections
University of Oklahoma Libraries
401 West Brooks
Norman, OK 73019

History of Science Collections

Darwin, Emotions (1872), chimpanzee

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University of Oklahoma

  • OU Information:
  • Visiting scholars will obtain an OU Network account and Sooner Card upon arrival. 
    • Sooner Card:
    • OU Network account management:
      OU offers two different wi-fi networks: 
      • “OU WiFi” – requires an OU Network account; available over nearly all of campus, the only wi fi available at Sooner Suites. Required for OU web mail.
      • “OU Guest” – OU Network account not needed; available in the heart of the campus only. Not compatible with OU mail.

Emergency | Weather

How to dress: Apart from common sense and common decency, no academic dress code is required for research in the History of Science Collections. Dress for the weather: Thunderstorms can occur at any time of year, and nights are cooler than daytime temperatures.

Telephone info

  • History of Science Department, 6th floor, PHSC (Physical Sciences) building.
    Sam Fellows (office admin): 405/325-2213
  • History of Science Collections: 405/325-2760
     5th floor, BL (Bizzell Library);
    • Kerry Magruder, Curator (cell): _____________
    • JoAnn Palmeri, Research Coordinator (cell): ______________
    • Melissa Rickman, Registrar (cell): ______________

When calling a campus phone number from another on-campus phone (e.g., from your Sooner Suites apartment), dial “5-” instead of “325-”. For example, to dial the Collections use the following numbers:

  • 405/325-2760 (from out of state)
  • 325-2760 (from off campus)
  • 5-2760 (from on campus)
  • To place an off-campus call from a campus phone, first dial 8 and wait for a dial tone.


  • Sooner Suites (on campus):   
    • Mike or Denise Upchurch (email; home page)
       405/325-2270 or toll free: 888/777-0477
       1775 Maple Ave., Suite 402, Norman, OK 73072  
      Visiting scholars stay in special furnished units in the Kraettli Apartment complex. Each unit has two queen bedrooms (use one for an office), bath, living/dining area, and kitchen. The apartment is fully furnished including linens, and basic cooking and eating utensils, refrigerator and stove. Guests are responsible for their own personal use supplies. Apartments are cleaned once weekly including changing out the linens. A laundry mat is located at the Kraettli Apartment Complex. Amenities include cable television, local phone, and wireless internet. The campus swimming pool is nearby. Available with a month-to-month lease, housekeeping once a week, $860/mo.
  • OU Housing and Food Services - Kraettli Apartments    
    • Joshua Wilson, Phone (405) 325-2511; home page.
      Longer term leases available. Fully furnished and unfurnished.
  • Hotel options:    
    • Embassy Suites:
    • Marriott Conference Center, over 900 rooms with multiple dining options, meeting space, airport shuttle, free parking, internet access, a 24-Hour Fitness Center, 2 Outdoor Walking Tracks and an Indoor Track (above the gym), Oklahoma's Largest Saline Outdoor Swimming Pool, Whirlpool & Sauna, Softball Field, Billiards, Tennis, Volleyball, Racquetball Court, Indoor and Outdoor Basketball Court, Golf (Driving Range), Massage and a Ropes Course:
  • Camping ($30/night):
  • Bed and Breakfast options: