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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Construction finished

5 July 2019

The scaffolding is down, and the Institute is slowly emerging from its plastic cocoon. Give us a few weeks to dust thoroughly and to return everything to its proper place. Then stop by to say hello. It will be so nice to have contact with the outside world again. We appreciate the upgrade to the HVAC system, and we would like to thank everyone involved in making that possible as well as our stalwart staff who worked amid the disruption. In this series of photographs Graphics Manager Frank A. Reynolds pulls back the plastic to reveal the Institute we know and love.

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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