Samuel Palmer's drawings of local flora as well as the plant specimens of the Biology Department Herbarium Collection are available for viewing online. A searchable database was created with a total of 6616 records. The database is available for demonstration and searches via the Internet.
This tremendous amount of work was possible thanks the participation of Laura Carballo '05 and Sang Phadungchob '05, working in conjunction with a laboratory instructor. Funding was provided by the Biology Department and the Office of the Provost. Both the Swarthmore College Herbarium Collection and the Palmer Collection are managed under the supervision of Professor Jose-Luis Machado.