Arnold Arboretum Photograph Collection. Donald Wyman Images; Series D, E, F, G, 1936-1938
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In addition to the negatives and note cards, there is a set of 2½ x 3½ contact prints made from the negatives that are mounted on 4 x 6 inch index cards. For each exposure a corresponding card has been created that contains a contact print of the image, the title/subject of the image, its place in the negative roll, and the date of exposure. This series of contact prints is arranged in three subseries: Alphabetical listing of plants by botanical name; Arnold Arboretum subjects; and images taken at other locations, also arranged by subject. Subjects include 1938 hurricane damage both at the Arboretum and elsewhere, Arnold Arboretum views, and Dr. Wyman's trip to western North America. The western trip contains images from Canada (Ontario and British Columbia), California, Colorado, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The trip largely focuses on national parks and other prominent natural features.
Also included is a notation in Donald Wyman's hand: "These photographs have never been to large size for file upstairs [library photograph collection] All taken '36-'38 some no good, but many are reproducible, all are noted, recorded & printed in 2 drawers of photographs in DW's [Donald Wyman's] office." However, at some later time many of the negatives were printed as 5x7 or larger images and are currently filed in the Library's Photograph Collection, either by genera or by Arboretum subject.
- 1. Negatives
- 2. Contact prints
- ___Arnold Arboretum
- ___Other locations
By: Joshua A. Lascell
The negatives were originally housed in 4 Leica metal film boxes and the cards holding the contact prints were housed in a 2 drawer, metal card catalog (6 ¼ inches x 18 inches x 14 ½ inches) labeled: "Leica Photographs 1935-1938." In 2006, the collection was re-housed in archival enclosures and boxes, the acidic dividers were replaced, and the cards holding the contact prints were sleeved as the adhesive bonding the contact prints to the index cards was failing.
- Arnold Arboretum Photograph Collection. Donald Wyman Images; Series D, E, F, G, 1936-1938: Guide.
- Archives of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
- EAD ID
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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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