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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Research and Imaging Services

The Archives provides reference services and makes its research collections accessible to others. The collections are available for on-site use, by prior appointment and subject to restrictions placed upon materials by donors or by the Institute. We also offer PDFs of materials in the collections for research purposes and digital images for publication.

When you request a digital image, the archivist will need to know the following: image use, format and size, date needed and delivery method. For descriptions of the available options, please see the Research and imaging services page. Then contact the archivist to request a service or schedule a research visit.

Repositories for botanists' papers

The archivist acts in an advisory capacity to assist in finding appropriate repositories for botanists' papers in order to ensure that they are placed where they will be most serviceable to researchers, and the Institute can serve as a repository of alternate resort when a more suitable one is not available.

Rogers McVaugh (1909–2009), researching the Sessé and Mociño expedition for his Botanical Results of the Sessé & Mociño Expedition (1787–1803) VII. A Guide to Relevant Scientific Names of Plants (Pittsburgh, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, 2000), Strandell Room, Hunt Institute, August 1998, 17.5 × 12.5 cm, photograph by Frank A. Reynolds, HI Archives portrait no. 17, reproduced by permission of the photographer.