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Field Museum Publications: Botany

Botany Publications

Featured here are the scientific publications documenting original research in Botany that have been published by the Museum since its inception. 


There are four series: Anthropology, Botany, Geology and Zoology. These publications are known as Fieldiana today, and comprise the majority of The Field Museum's contributions to the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL). 

Field Columbian Museum. Botanical series (1895-1907)  
Field Museum of Natural History. Botanical series (1912-1947)  
Fieldiana. Botany (1958-2005)

Handbooks and Special Publications

This series had a very limited run in the early years, but each of the four disciplines did publish at least one:

Flora of the Indiana dunes, a handbook of the flowering plants and ferns of the lake Michigan Coast of Indiana and of the Calumet District.
North American Trees: guide to Charles F. Millspaugh Hall
Homage to Standley; papers in honor of Paul C. Standley.
Punch Card Key to the Families of Dicotyledons of the Western Hemisphere South of the United States

Popular Series/Leaflets

These  non-technical booklets on a variety of subjects had a very limited run in the early years, but each of the four disciplines did publish several. The titles "Popular" and "Leaflet" are used interchangeably these days. 

Leaflet / Field Museum of Natural History. Dept. of Botany. (1922-1924)
Botany leaflet / Field Museum of Natural History (1924-1940)
Popular series / Chicago Natural History Museum. Botany. (1947-1950)


A series documenting museum methods and practices. A limited run in the early years of the museum. These were numbered consecutively throughout entire technique series, but separated by their subject area: 

Herbarium Organization / Charles F. Millspaugh (1925)

Botany Publications

© The Field Museum, GN90798d_Vol4PL2. 

Technique Chart  from Research Design in Nature, a publication by Field Museum Press by John Gilbert Wilkins from the Art Institute of Chicago, circa 1925.