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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


Bequest to Stuckey Endowment

18 July 2023

Over the years Ronald L. Stuckey (1938–2022), professor emeritus of botany at The Ohio State University and adjunct research scientist at the Hunt Institute (2004–2022), donated numerous biographical materials to our Archives and books to our Library. In 2003 he established the Ronald L. Stuckey Endowment for the Preservation of Botanical History to help our Archives and our Library acquire and preserve photographs, biographical sketches, obituaries of botanists and books on botanical history and bibliography. Now the Ronald L. Stuckey Living Trust has bequeathed over $8,000 to the Stuckey Endowment to continue this valuable work. We are grateful for Stuckey's longtime interest in Hunt Institute and his dedicated efforts to preserve the history of botany, which we will continue in his name.

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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