fees for herbarium loans

Thomas G. Lammers lammers at FMPPR.FMNH.ORG
Wed Jan 29 09:51:49 CST 1997

At 07:12 AM 01-29-97 -0700, Joseph Laferriere wrote:

>2) Concerning Tom Lammers's suggestion that the chair's
>ultimate goal might be to close the herbarium, I would not
>pass this off as a mere joke.

I by no means meant it as a joke.  I am all too aware of the extreme myopia
that afflicts many administrators, as well as a general lack of appreciation
for the value of herbaria.  When the powers-that-be behave so irrationally,
so contrary to accepted practice in the community, it's difficult NOT to
look for ulterior motives.

Thomas G. Lammers
Department of Botany                     Classification, Nomenclature,
Field Museum of Natural History          Phylogeny and Biogeography
Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive       of the Campanulaceae
Chicago, Illinois 60605-2496 USA

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