For more information about Carnegie Institution for Science see our official histories:

Good Seeing : A Century of Science at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1902- 2002.  James Trefil and Margaret Hindle Hazen.  Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, 2002.

Excerpt 1: Astronomy

Excerpt 2: Archeology

Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.  5 volumes.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004-2005. 

v. 1. The Mount Wilson Observatory / Allan Sandage

v. 2. The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism / by Louis Brown

v. 3. The Geophysical Laboratory / by Hatten S. Yoder, Jr.

v. 4. The Department of Plant Biology / by Patricia Craig

v. 5. The Department of Embryology / edited by Jane Maienschein, Marie Glitz and Garland E. Allen.


Between 1902 and 1994 the Carnegie Institution published the Carnegie Monograph Series, consisting of over 600 volumes on a wide range of topics.  The majority of volumes in the Carnegie Monograph Series are freely available online through the HathiTrust Digital Library, the Biodiversity Heritage Library, or the Internet Archive.


Carnegie has published an annual Year Book since its founding in 1902. The Year Books contain research highlights, profiles, and financial reports and are published together with annual Personnel Listings and Bibliographies.

Year Books 1902 - 2000 

Year Books 2000 - present