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COLLECTION Identifier: I G-2

Arnold Arboretum. Records of Landscape-based Education Curriculum "Landscape Explorers: Uncovering the Power of Place."

Overview

The collection includes the published work Landscape Explorers: Uncovering the Power of Place, Teachers Guide and Field Journal, printouts of web pages from the Arnold Arboretum and the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site describing the program. Copies of articles and reviews about the program, and the original artwork for the project by Andrea Eberbach. Of special interest are the over 50 prints, transparencies and negatives of the Arboretum landscape, Bussey Mansion, and Bussey family portraits.

Dates

  • 1988-1999 (inclusive).

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Conditions Governing 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

0.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
The collection includes the published work Landscape Explorers: Uncovering the Power of Place, Teachers Guide and Field Journal, printouts of web pages from the Arnold Arboretum and the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site describing the program. Copies of articles and reviews about the program, and the original artwork for the project by Andrea Eberbach. Of special interest are the over 50 prints, transparencies and negatives of the Arboretum landscape, Bussey Mansion, and Bussey family portraits.

Biographical / Historical

In 1996, building on a prior collaboration between the Arnold Arboretum and the National Park Service that began in the early 1990s, Diane Syverson, Arnold Arboretum Manager of School Programs, and Liza Stearns, Olmsted National Historic Site Education Specialist, began a project to design an elementary school curriculum. The curriculum was developed to engage students in defining and reading a landscape, and to reveal the stories of how people came to know the land and then collectively shape and care for its landscape. The education departments of both organizations jointly published Landscape Explorers: Uncovering the Power of Place, the first known landscape curriculum, in 1997. This landscape-based education curriculum is intended for 4th through 6th graders and includes a teachers' guide with background information and lesson plans, 11"x14" photographs of landscapes, and a student field journal to record exploration and observation of the landscape. At its inception the full Landscape Explorers program included a teacher orientation workshop and a visit to the Arnold Arboretum. Landscape Explorers supports learning standards identified in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and National Standards for Social Studies, History, Art, and Science and won the 1998 Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:

Series I: Invoice and Published Material

Series II: Photographs and Flashcards

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Provenance: The published work was placed in the library collection in 1997 and in 1999 the remaining items including the original artwork was deposited in the Archives from the Arboretum's Education department. The HOLLIS # for this collection is 009411370 The file name is ajp00046.

Processing Information

Processed: Feb. 1999

Compiled by: Carol David, Library Assistant.

Edited by Sheila Connor
Link to catalog
Title
Arnold Arboretum. Records of Landscape-based Education Curriculum "Landscape Explorers: Uncovering the Power of Place"
Author
Archives of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
EAD ID
ajp00046

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.

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