The Swingle Plant Anatomy Reference Collection

Walter Tennyson Swingle (1871-1952) was a renowned botanist and one of the twentieth century’s foremost authorities on citrus plants. In 1943, after 50 years of service to the United States Department of Agriculture, he was given a position on the faculty of the University of Miami by President Bowman F. Ashe, who was impressed with Swingle’s vision of tropical botany. Swingle was given the title Consultant of Tropical Botany and set up the Plant Research Laboratory in the old Botany building in Coral Gables.

At UM, Swingle completed his monograph The Botany of Citrus and its Relatives of the Orange Subfamily, which remains the premier reference for the taxonomy, morphology, and anatomy of these plants. With his staff, he began the ambitious project that became the Swingle Plant Anatomy Reference Collection, carefully preparing thousands microscope slides of plant structures from tropical crops and their wild relatives. The Walter Tennyson Swingle Collection, University of Miami Libraries Special Collections, contains Swingle’s articles, manuscripts, diaries, and most of Swingle’s correspondence between 1885 and 1951. Selected images, articles, and other materials from the Walter Tennyson Swingle Collection have been digitized and are available online. The photographs in this online collection are from the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Archives.

Also available online is The Swingle Plant Anatomy Reference Collection.



Up-Coming Workshops

Need to learn a new skill? Bibliographies out of control? Sign up for any of these free workshops coming up in March.

RefWorks
Presented by William Jacobs
Learn how to manage your research and create bibliographies using RefWorks.
3:00pm to 4:00pm |  Wednesday March 27, 2013

Introduction to Publishing your Research
Presented by William Jacobs
Learn how to judge journals as potential venues, the benefits of open access and how the library can help.
3:00pm to 4:00pm  |  Thursday March 28, 2013

RefWorks
Presented by William Jacobs
Learn how to manage your research and create bibliographies using RefWorks.
11:00am to 12:00pm  |   Monday, April 15, 2013



Tell us: where do you get your Cuban food fix?

Arroz con pollo, Versailles Restaurant in Miami

Arroz con pollo, Versailles Restaurant in Miami

As part of the latest CHC exhibit, “Food and Memory: An exploration of Cuban cooking, 1857-today,” and with the current prevalence of food photography thanks to mobile apps like Instagram, we want to know: where do you get your Cuban food fix? We’re especially interested in hearing about the unexpected places you’ve found Cuban food, from a Parisian alley to a street corner in Pasadena.

Send us an email to chc@miami.edu with a photo and description of where you’ve found your fix. We’ll be posting submissions over the next few months. To whet your appetite, here are a few images we found in our archives.

 

Cuba Libre Restaurant, New York City

Cuba Libre Restaurant, New York City