As part of this grant project, Digitization of Ecologic History in the Driftless Area of Minnesota, two herbarium specimen books of Winona area flora gathered in 1899 and 1912 were selected for digitization. These specimens were gathered by Winona Normal School students under the direction of Dr. John M. Holzinger, who was a faculty member in the late 1890s until 1920s and an internationally renowned botanist and bryologist who identified unique plant specimens in the area. In this collection you will be able to browse the items in a book format.
Requests to reproduce for educational purposes the items from the 1899 specimen book in this collection only are granted by the Winona County Historical Society. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Requests to reproduce for educational purposes the items from the 1912 specimen book in this collection only are granted by the Winona State University’s Coordinator of the Special Collections. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.
Notice: The descriptive information for each specimen book is a work in progress.
This index lists the specimens collected by Alice Ford for the 1912 herbarium (botanical specimen) book. Alice Ford in 1912 collected and curated these specimens for a Botany course taught by John M. Holzinger at Winona Normal School in Winona, Minnesota.
This index lists the specimens collected by Helen Monahan in the 1899 herbarium (botanical specimen) book. Helen J. Monahan in 1899 collected and curated these specimens for a Botany course taught by John M. Holzinger at Winona Normal School in Winona, Minnesota.
This botanical specimen book (herbarium) was collected and curated by Sara Alice Ford in spring 1912 for a Botany I course taught by John M. Holzinger at the Winona Normal School in Winona, Minnesota. These plants were collected in the Witoka area. Sara Alice Ford Einhorn (1983-1992) grew up in the Witoka Area and attended Winona Normal School, graduating in 1912. She taught in the area rural schools (Boynton and Ridgeway) before marrying Clifford Einhorn. They lived in North Minneapolis before moving back to Winona in the 1940s.
Daughter of Kathryn Jeanette Einhorn Anderson who graduated from Winona Teachers' College in the 1930s. This specimen book was donated by granddaughter Mary Alice Anderson who graduated from Winona State College in 1969.
Helen J. Monahan
This botanical specimen book was collected and curated by Helen J. Monahan in 1899 for a Botany course taught by John M. Holzinger at the Winona Normal School in Winona, Minnesota. Helen Josephine (Monahan) Rowekamp (1885-1967) was born in Witoka, Minnesota. She attended the Winona Normal School. In 1916 Helen (Monahan) Rowekamp married Julius Rowekamp and they farmed in the Lewiston area until 1947 when they moved to Winona. Mrs. Rowekamp's death was announced in The Winona Daily News on Sunday, March 05, 1967.