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Archives of the Oakes Ames Orchid Library


Richard Schultes & Charles Schweinfurth
in the Orchid Herbarium, circa 1950

Researchers may consult materials from the archives only by appointment or written request. Send inquiries to Please allow one week for the processing of written and e-mailed requests.

Below is a listing of the Orchid Library archival collections. Click on a specific collection to access its finding aid. This will provide you with biographical information, collection scope, size, and material types.


Ames, Blanche
Ames, Oakes (1874-1950)
Greenwood, Edward W. (1918-2002)
Loddiges Nursery
Orchid Herbarium Correspondence
Orchid watercolors

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Last updated January 2011
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