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For a century now the herbarium at the New York Botanical Garden has been the depository for large collections of great historical significance. The present accumulation of some four million sheets grew around a nucleus of the Columbia University Herbarium. During the early years a number of private herbaria containing important Western Hemisphere collections were added. At the same time a policy of exploration was introduced -- mainly of tropical America -- which continues to this day and has brought great numbers of specimens in large sets to the Garden.
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Index: Index to Specimens Filed in the New York Botanical Garden Vascular Plant Type Herbarium
1985 587pp. 356x278mm clothbound
ISBN 0 930466 86 1
Whether the change involves a print-to-electronic transition or a space reclamation project, there are bound to be questions, concerns and even resistance.
“These testimonies take the historical stories out of the realm of history and place them in the realm of the human.”