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Botany students working in a classroom in Bessey Hall, 1968

Botany students working in a classroom in Bessey Hall, 1968

Title

Botany students working in a classroom in Bessey Hall, 1968

Description

Botany students are sitting at tables in a Bessey Hall classroom. There are microscopes on the tables and some students are working at a lab table at the back of the room.
The Department of Botany was established at Iowa State in 1870 with Charles E. Bessey serving as Dept. Head. Professor Bessey guided the Botany Department during its formative years and he created the first undergraduate botanical laboratory in the United States as well as the university's herbarium. Graduate work for the M.S. degree was offered in 1871, and in 1914 major work leading to the PhD degree was added. In 2003, the Botany Department was combined with Microbiology and Zoology/Genetics to form the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology.

Creator

Elder, Iowa State University

Source

RS 13/5/F.Botany.1039-7-3-3

Publisher

Iowa State University Library Special Collections; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/index.html

Date

1968
2005-12-01

Rights

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Relation

University Photographs; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/collections/images.html

Format

Photograph
7.0 x 5.7 cm

Type

Image (grayscale)
Image

Identifier

13-5-F.Botany.1039-7-3-3
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15031coll15/id/1820