Historical Collections

The John Innes Historical Collections preserve and display historically significant material from the history of the study of genetics, plant science and microbiology.

Housed in purpose-built, environmentally-controlled rooms, the John Innes Historical Collections include the History of Genetics Library, the John Innes Archives, the John Innes Foundation Collection of Rare Botanical Books, and more.


“The investment made by the Foundation in the Historical Collections and the John Innes archives provide an invaluable history of science resource at the John Innes Centre, which is unparalleled elsewhere”

Professor Ray Dixon


Find out more at collections.jic.ac.uk