Hunt Institute For Botanical Documentation

PHONE: (412) 268-2434

The Hunt Institute is a research division of Carnegie Mellon University that specializes in the history, botany and other aspects of plant science.

Founded 1900 as a technical school by industrialist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) — and merged with the Mellon Institute in 1967 — Carnegie Mellon University is one of the nation’s leading private research universities.

The institute opened in 1961 and is dedicated to the memory of rare book collector and horticulture enthusiast Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt (1882-1963).

Hunt acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The current collections include approximately 30,150 book and serial titles; 29,000+ portraits; 29,270 watercolors, drawings and prints; and 2,000 autograph letters and manuscripts.

The institute is located on the fifth floor of the university’s Hunt Library building, a five-story aluminum and glass structure that is a remarkable example of mid-century modern design.

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Parking is available at the university’s East Campus Garage.

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    4909 Frew Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States