of the UNC Herbarium

This page provides basic biographical information about a few of the many collectors who have contributed specimens to the UNC Herbarium. Where applicable, links have been provided to papers in the Southern Historical Collection and University Archives, although it should be noted that the Herbarium itself contains many letters, drawings, and field notes of researchers in addition to their specimens. The Couch Biology Library, located just below the Herbarium, also contains much valuable information, including the collected papers of many present and former UNC faculty.

Harry E. Ahles Dr. Thomas Grant Harbison
William Willard Ashe Steven W. Leonard
Mrs. Alma Holland Beers Dr.Albert E. Radford
Dr. C. Ritchie Bell Dr. Henry Roland Totten
Dr. William Chambers Coker Dr. Gary E. Tucker
Dr. John Nathaniel Couch  

Corrections and additional information on these collectors are welcome. Please email Ron Gilmour at