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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Construction update: Plastic-covered collections

22 January 2019

Like any well-preserved sofa from the 1960s, the Institute is now shrouded in plastic from the tall case clock to that sofa, the breakfront bookcase and beyond. In this series of photographs Graphics Manager Frank A. Reynolds takes us on a tour through our reading room and Library stacks where the books and the antique furniture have been covered in preparation for the upcoming HVAC system renovation.

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About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.

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Scarlett T. Townsend