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COLLECTION Identifier: X A-3 BR

Bernard Ross photographs

Scope and Contents note

3 photograph boxes (92 rolls) of color photographic prints, mostly 4x6, taken at the Arnold Arboretum 1998-2005 by Bernard Ross, a man from Dorchester who frequently walked his dog at the Arboretum. Also included in the donation are some indices to the photographs by roll number and subject, and one newspaper article featuring Ross's photographs in a Buddhist publication "Merit Times," dated October 4, 2003. The collection is comprised of 92 rolls, mostly of the grounds and specific trees and shrubs, always dated and usually annotated with species names. The collection is particulary strong in documentation of conifers (of all types), rhododendron, and azaleas. Other subjects of the photographs include Ross's Shih Tzu "Mandy," Mandy's interactions with other dogs at the Arboretum, birds and butterflies, and several photographs of Boston's "Big Dig" construction.

Dates

  • 1998-2005

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.

Terms of Use

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.

Extent

3 boxes

Arrangement note

Photographs are arranged chronologically by roll. Each envelope contains prints from a single roll, and within envelopes prints are arranged in the photographer's original order.

Provenance

Gift of Bernard Ross, photographer, June 21, 2013.
Title
X A-3 BR
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Liz Francis
EAD ID
ajp00103

Repository Details

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.

Contact:
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain MA 02130 USA
(617) 522-1086