Institutional Master Plan collection, 1992-2010.
Terms of Access
Photocopies may be made at the discretion of the Arnold Arboretum Archives staff. Permission to make photocopies does not constitute permission to reproduce or publish materials outside the bounds of the fair use guidelines.
The IMP was created to fulfill the requirements of the Boston Redevelopment Authority in order to construct the Weld Hill Research Building. The IMP process solicited input from surrounding neighbors, community groups, city agencies, and other interest groups as the Arboretum began developing and implementing its long-range plans. The IMP also required the creation of a Cultural Resources Management Plan (CRMP) which identified the character-defining features within the Arboretum. These consist of the features that contribute to the landscape’s historic character that are historically significant and over 50 years of age and any individual features identified in the Arnold Arboretum National Register Nomination.
The collection materials were gathered from 2004-2010 and document the creation of the IMP. Topics covered in the material include Arboretum history, boundaries, living collections, planting plans, agreements with the City of Boston, Boston Redevelopment Authority discussions, Boston Parks and Recreation Department approvals, rezoning issues, public comments, and the Arboretum’s cultural heritage and other natural and manmade resources.
Other finding aids
Processing Information note
- Institutional Master Plan records : Guide.
- Finding aid prepared by Liz Francis
- EAD ID
Part of the Arnold Arboretum Archives Repository
The Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library is a specialized collection devoted to the study of temperate woody plants. We collect works on botany, horticulture, floras, urban forestry and taxonomy. The library contains more than 25,000 volumes and 40,000 photographs, and includes an archive that both documents the Arboretum's history and is a repository for 19th, 20th, and 21st century horticultural and botanical collections.
Jamaica Plain MA 02130 USA