C. L. Lundell Collection of Botanical Literature
The Lundell Collection consists of 6,000 books (many of which derive from the library of Oakes Ames) and a significant aggregate of manuscripts dealing with plant taxonomy, systematic botany, (including local floras), gardening, and cultivation. The books are primarily American, English, and French, and are from all periods. Particular strengths are illustrated books, including herbals, the writings of Linnaeus and his pupils, and treatments of the flora of Texas and the Southwest. The Lundell Collection's herbarium specimens, including one from Captain Cook's voyage, are now located in the University's Plant Resource Center.