NYMS Treasures & Resources


The New York Microscopical Society owns a representative cross section of microscopes from the 19th and 20th century. In the future we will highlight some of the interesting models here.


In addition the society has collections of microscope slides including exquisite diatom preparations and a noteworthy selection of micro mounts of rocks and minerals.


Our library houses several thousand books on microscopy. They should delight anyone working on historical and contemporary aspects of microscopy and related sciences. The library and its catalog are continually being updated.

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