Fleming Memorial Graduate Library

The Fleming Memorial Graduate Library is available to faculty and graduate students of the History Department and the Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science, at present on a non-circulating basis. 

For users unfamiliar with RefWorks, you will find the search function in the upper left-hand corner of the screen, immediately below the large RefShare label. The search function is intuitive and very simple to use. Users can also export and print catalog entries, or create bibliographies from them, as with any other RefWorks file. The Fleming Library collection clones a subset of the main Hesburgh collection: every volume in the Fleming Library is also in the Hesburgh Library.

Donald Harnish Fleming (1923-2008) served as professor of history at, successively, Brown University, Yale University, and, from 1961, Harvard University, where he reluctantly retired as Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History. He was a well regarded historian of science and medicine, an immensely popular undergraduate lecturer, a graduate teacher of formidable erudition and range, a connoisseur of art, a bon vivant, and a nearly maniacal book collector. After his death, roughly half of his vast personal library was purchased to supplement various collections at Notre Dame. The bulk of this purchase forms the core of the Fleming Memorial Graduate Library.

Thanks to Jessica Weaver, HPS doctoral student, for labeling the books, getting them on the shelves, and creating the catalog.

The catalog of the library exists as a RefWorks file on the Hesburgh Libraries website.