The Library is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Wageningen University with a series of blog posts. Each post features an interesting fact about WUR. The third blog highlights the role of hand-made illustrations in scientific research and publications. The illustrations are part of the Library's Image Collections.
The Image collections contain a wide variety of visuals, like drawings, maps and photographs created for and used by scientists. The blog highlights two examples.
The peat research drawings by Betje Polak
Betje Polak worked in the Netherlands East Indies from 1930 to 1954. She travelled several times to Java, Borneo and Sumatra to research peat soils. She made 260 detailed drawings of pollen and spores during this period.
Botanical drawings, 1900-1985
The botanical drawings from the Laboratory of Plant Systematics show the artistic and technical diversity of plant and vegetable drawings by artists who worked for Wageningen University and Research from 1900 to 1985.
Do you want to read more? Go to the blog Illustrating science.