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An Archival Prairie

On July 20, 2014, Mary Lucille Hays wrote an article about the Archives Research Center and the beautiful evolving natural prairie just outside our front door in the News-Gazette!

“Letters from Birdland: Abuzz with Life” details her experiences as an instructor who regularly visits the Student Life & Culture Archives with her students.

I like the idea of a Prairie Archive in front of the Student Life Archives building, to archive the original plants that evolved here, in this soil, alongside our native animals and insects. The Prairie Restoration Project at Florida and Orchard is a physical reminder of our very roots in this land.

To read the entire article, visit either the News-Gazette article or Mary Hays’ personal re-posting on her blog.