Records of the Bussey Street Gates Project, 1997-2003: Guide.
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Extent2.66 linear feet (9 boxes)
Series VI: Binders are stored individually in custom boxes. Correspondence was all generated by Laura Tenny Brogna, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and the Arnold Arboretum. The project manual was created by Carol R. Johnson and Associates. The invoices and other financial information were created by Laura Tenny Brogna, Carol R. Johnson and Associates, Bryant Associates, and various consultants. Everything in this series remains in its original order. Items are arranged chronologically within binders with the oldest items being towards the back of the binder.
Julie Coop, Manager of Horticulture from 1997-2007, explained that almost all of the gates at the Arboretum have been repaired over time, and that repairs frequently used pieces from other gates. This has resulted in some gates being more detailed than others, and many gates being a mix of old and new parts. The Walter Street gates are entirely new reproductions. The gate pieces that were stored beside the maintenance garage or at the Case Estates are now at the storage facility at 26 Arboretum Road, Roslindale. They may have originally come from Walter Street.
Laura Tenny Brogna was a Putnam Fellow at the Arboretum before becoming the Landscape Project Manager from 1998-2004. A graduate of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, she later worked as Capitol Projects Manager for Harvard Real Estate Services for arvard University.
- Series: I. Correspondence and notes, 1997-2000
- Series: II. Bids and contracts, 1997-2002
- Series: III. Progress, 1999-2002
- Series: IV. Legal, 2001-2002
- Series: V. Plans, drafts, and submittals, 1999-2002
- Series: VI. Binders, 2001-2003
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- Records of the Bussey Street Gates Project, 1997-2003: Guide.
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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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