Milton College (MCW), Milton, Wisconsin, herbarium (3000+ specimens) donated. Herbarium was assembled by S. H. Watson and T. J. Hale in the 1860’s and contained many species now rare or extinct in Wisconsin, as well as material they had received from other institutions and collectors of that time.
Herbarium relocated and centralized into new wing of Birge Hall built specifically for Herbarium and Biology Library.
A set of Martin L. Grant’s Columbian collections donated by the University of Northern Iowa. (1057 specimens from the 1944-45 U.S.D.A. Cinchona Mission).
Mark Wetter joins the herbarium staff as Curator.
Hebarium purchases a major portion of the Langlois Herbarium (LCU) of the Catholic University of America; these 57,440 specimens (25 bryophytes, 30 quillworts, and 57,385 phanerogams) are integrated into the collections.
National Science Foundation Facilities Grant allows installation of compactor system and purchase of 200+ new cabinets. Reorganization of collections. Establishment of separate Bryophyte Herbarium.
University of Wisconsin-Janesville (UWJ) donates herbarium (5,488 specimens).
Dr. Vern McNeilus, of Knoxville, TN, donates his private herbarium (8000+ specimens of Cyperaceae), mostly from the New World with an emphasis on North America.
Herbarium begins to use electronic databases for loan and exchange records, and to develop a database of specimens.
Wisconsin Legislature passes, and Governor signs, statute (1995SB160) recognizing The University of Wisconsin-Madison Herbarium as the official “Wisconsin State Herbarium”.
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) donates its non-Wisconsin vascular plants (30,990 specimens) and all of its lichens and bryophytes (11,087 packets).
Wisconsin Vascular Plants (WisFlora) www site with photographs, distribution maps, and other information is published online.
1998 – 2005
Paul E. Berry, specialist in Croton, Euphorbia and Fuchsia, serves as Director of Herbarium and Associate Professor of Botany. Dr. Berry obtains external funding to address the problem of space, upgrade the physical facilities, and improve the efficiency of research and services.