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Natural History Collection
Click on the tabs to the left, and you'll see:
- A showcase of our collection of over 15,000 specimens -- of which over 8,500 are fully digitized.
- Current student projects and class-related reports related to the collection.
- Historical information about our collections and our collectors.
Why are small collections like ours so important?
- A recent student essay explains it all.
The label from the herbarium specimen above, collected in 1935 by Bob Platt III. Platt contributed a substantial number of our specimens from the 1930s. Locations include Radford and its environs - in many habitats that no longer exist! Specimens like this give us a snapshot of the past - a view of this region nearly 8 decades ago.