Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Life's Silvered Strand: George 'Daddy' Groff's China

This Penn State University Archives exhibition is on display Feb. 15 to June 8, in the Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library.

George Weidman Groff (1884-1954), affectionately known as "Daddy" Groff by thousands of his students, was an agricultural faculty member concentrating on horticulture and botany during his years at Penn State and Lingnan Universities and a pioneer in identifying medicinal plants.

The exhibit features black-and-white photographs Groff shot in China in the 1920s and 1930s and include poems he wrote describing his day-to-day expeditions throughout South China. (full story)

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