Neighborhood and Community collection
Scope and Contents note
This collection contains studies completed by various municipal and state agencies concerning transportation and park issues affecting the Arboretum as well as reports, news clippings, pamphlets, correspondence, proposals, surveys, and studies related to the relationship between the Arnold Arboretum and the communities of and personalities associated with Jamaica Plain, Boston, Roslindale, Brookline, and Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
General Physical Description note
Terms of Access
This collection is open for research. Researchers seeking to examine archival materials are strongly encouraged to make an appointment. The Director, or an office of origin, may place restrictions on the use of some or all of its records. The extent and length of the restriction will be determined by the Director, office of origin, and the Archivist and will be enforced equally for all researchers.
The copyright is held by The President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Arnold Arboretum Archives of Harvard University. The copyright on some materials in the collection may be held by the original author or the author's heirs or assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining written permission from the holder(s) of copyright and the Arnold Arboretum Archives prior to publishing any quotations or images from materials in this collection.
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.
Extent1 linear feet
The Neighborhood and Community collection is arranged in 4 series:
- Series I: State and Regional Agencies
- Series II: Neighborhoods
- Series III: Boston
- Series IV: Weld and Peters Families
Most materials collected by Arnold Arboretum staff 1976–2003. Further accruals expected.
- Neighborhood and Community collection : Guide.
- Finding aid prepared by Liz Francis
- Language of description
- 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