Private collections

Dr. James Adams jadams at EM.DALTONSTATE.EDU
Wed Sep 25 19:22:40 CDT 2002

Sean Barry wrote:

>I agree, although I think that private collections should have a
>pre-conceived purpose, and one that is not already well-met by existing
>institutional collections or facilities.

I can't even agree with this.  Many, *many* people don't have easy access
to existing institutional collections, certainly not necessarily one with
representation of taxa they are interested in.

         Anyone else notice that Anita, Luis, and Sean are *at* large
institutional collections?  Little wonder these people would be the ones
suggesting little need for private collections, or at least private
collections that repeat representation in larger institutional collections.


James K. Adams
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