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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


New lobby display features early advisory committee

7 September 2023

As we utilize more of our own history within our space, we continue to feature the high tea with Rachel Hunt display in the lobby. The case at the entrance of the reading room has been changed to Edward Garratt's designs for our conference room table. Building upon that theme, the long case in the lobby has been changed from George H. M. Lawrence's early plans for the new library to the advisory committee created to guide those plans from seats at the conference table.

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