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Donald Wyman (1904-1993) papers, 1935-1970.

Collection Identifier: IV A-3 DW
Overview: Donald Wyman served as the Arnold Arboretum horticulturist from 1935-1970. His papers reflect over 35 years of dedication to the study and advancement of horticulture within the academic community and in service of the gardening public at large. Wyman authored several books, including the acclaimed Shrubs and Vines for American Gardens, Trees for American Gardens, and the widely used and respected Wyman's Gardening...

Edouard F. André letters

Collection Identifier: I B-1 EA

Edouard F. André (1840-1911) was a leading landscape architect and horticulturist of the late 19th century. The Edouard André letters (1886-1905) reflect the decision of Charles Sprague Sargent to have the illustrations of Silva of North America engraved and printed in Paris.

Elmer Drew Merrill (1876-1956) papers, 1922-1956.

Collection Identifier: I B EDM

Elmer Drew Merrill served as Director of the Arboretum from 1936 until 1946 and as Emeritus Professor until 1956. The collection is comprised mainly of his administrative correspondence from 1935-46 which includes his position as Administrator of Botanical Collections at Harvard University and also includes one year, 1903, of his correspondence as Botanist for the Bureau of Agriculture and Forestry as well as some other letters and memoranda written before 1935.

Ernest Henry Wilson papers

Collection Identifier: III EHW
Abstract: The Ernest Henry Wilson papers reflect his contribution to horticulture and botany as a plant collector who, through numerous expeditions to China, Korea, and Japan, introduced many new species into cultivation in arboreta, parks, and private gardens. The collection includes his extensive correspondence written between 1899 and 1930 to Arnold Arboretum staff, mainly Charles Sprague Sargent (1841-1927), the Arboretum's first director; copies of his letters to other Arboretum explorers and...

Exhibits collection, 1954-2006.

Collection Identifier: IG-9.2

This collection was created by integrating several smaller collections dealing with exhibits at the Arnold Arboretum. Materials are varied and include photographs, negatives, articles, correspondence, notes, exhibit publicity, invoices, and videotapes. Some notable exhibits are Flowering Trees, Flora from Shakespeare, Bridge of Trees, and Museum in the Garden. The collection spans 1954-2006.

Financial Office records

Collection Identifier: I C FO

George Russell Shaw (1848-1937) papers, 1886-1942.

Collection Identifier: II A-1

The George Russell Shaw papers document his taxonomic research on the genus pinus. Originally trained an architect at Harvard Shaw continued his studies at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and, in 1873 was a founding partner in the architectural firm Shaw & Hunnewell. Early in the 20th century Shaw became interested in studying pines and based his taxonomic career at the Arnold Arboretum.

Grant proposals

Collection Identifier: I A-10

Hardscape records

Collection Identifier: I D-3c

Harvard Forest collection, 1935-2007.

Collection Identifier: VI-HF
Overview: The Harvard Forest, a Long Term Ecological Research Site (LTERS) is located about 70 miles west of Harvard University, in Petersham, MA. Established in 1907 with funds from a gift of John S. Ames that purchased 2100 acres - the land was used as a working forest and laboratory for students in the Forestry program at Harvard until 1917. Today, the site is designated as a LTERS by the National Science Foundation. This designation tracks long term ecological change at the forest. This collection...

Horticultural Managers meeting minutes

Collection Identifier: I E-1B

Minutes of bi-monthly Horticultural Managers meetings, December 5, 2007-December 3, 2008

Hugh Miller Raup (1901-1995) papers, 1933-1938.

Collection Identifier: II A-8 HMR
Scope and Contents: This collection is arranged in alphabetical order. The bulk of the collection consists of black and white photographs of the Arnold Arboretum grounds and various staff members (including Alfred Rehder) that were taken in the mid-1930s. Functional negatives are also available for many of the photographs. Also included are copies of two of Raup's Bulletin of Popular...

Hunnewell Building records

Collection Identifier: I D-3a

Ida Hay (1948- ) papers, 1970-1993.

Collection Identifier: II B-1 IH

The Ida Hay collection principally includes correspondence, memos, information, grants, annual reports, and loan and voucher requests, and records regarding the daily management of the Arnold Arboretum Herbarium collection in Jamaica Plain between 1970 and 1993. Documentation of Hay’s bibliographic and indexing projects as well as her community projects is also included. Also included are photographs of herbarium processes and procedures.

Institutional Master Plan collection, 1992-2010.

Collection Identifier: I A-4 IMP
Abstract: Compiled during Cynthia Jensen’s term as Director of Capital Projects at the Arnold Arboretum the collection is comprised mainly of correspondence, maps, and photographs that document the process of developing and approving the Institutional Master Plan (IMP). The IMP addresses where, how and why the Weld Hill Research building is to be located on the Harvard owned Weld Hill parcel. Though Jensen’s work at the Arboretum spanned from 2005-2010, the materials in this collection range from...

International Lilac Society records

Collection Identifier: Weld Hill -VI ILS

The records of the International Lilac Society are comprised of a variety of materials, including correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, publications, and photographs. The materials were created mainly between 1972 and 2000.

Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962) papers, 1922-1962.

Collection Identifier: III JFR

This collection is comprised of publications, field notes, photographs, and correspondence by Joseph Francis Charles Rock. Rock worked as a botanist, anthropologist, explorer, linguist, and author for various agencies while travelling in Asia. Rock’s affiliation with the Arnold arboretum was that of a researcher in China and Tibet from 1924-1927. The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence, records, and images developed during that visit

Karl Sax (1892-1973) papers, 1938-2001.

Collection Identifier: I B KS
Abstract: The papers of Karl Sax were compiled primarily during his tenure as Director of the Arnold Arboretum from 1946 to 1954, though their contents reflect both his administrative work and his research in cytology, horticulture, and genetics. Originally from Washington, Sax spent many years studying and researching in Maine and Massachusetts. Sax’s tenure at the Arboretum was filled with challenges, as his administration dealt with both the controversial “Bailey Plan” and redeveloping a collection...

Labor agreements

Collection Identifier: I A-8

Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection records

Collection Identifier: IV B-2 LAB
Abstract: In April, 1937, Isabel Anderson donated the major portion of her husband’s bonsai collection (30 plants) to the Arnold Arboretum, along with the funds necessary to build a shade house for their display on the grounds of the Bussey Institution. In 1949, following her death, the remaining plants were donated to the Arboretum. While the majority of the holding is photographs that document the history of individual plants and the collection, the Records of the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection...

Legal documents

Collection Identifier: I A-5

Lydia A. Kowalski papers

Collection Identifier: I B LK
Abstract: Compiled during her tenure as the Arnold Arboretum’s only Executive Director, the papers of Lydia Kowalski are comprised of correspondence, grant/funding proposals, financial reports, and a log of administrative duties. Kowalski was a musician and singer, and had extensive experience in non-profit management before her arrival at the Arnold Arboretum. Kowalski provided management of day to day operations while arboretum director Peter Ashton travelled for research. The Kowalski papers span...

Master planning records

Collection Identifier: I A-4 MP

“Maudslay” the Moseley Estate (Newburyport, Massachusetts), 1906-1995.

Collection Identifier: VI MGC
Scope and Contents: The bulk of the materials consist of a series of 45 photographs of the Moseley Gardens dating from the first decade of the twentieth century. The photographs were originally mounted on five acidic posters. They include documentary photos of the construction of the gardens and "before and after" shots of many of the landmarks. In addition there are a small number of photographic negatives from the same period that might be family pictures of the...

Mission statements, organization, and policies

Collection — Box: 1Identifier: I A-1
Scope and Contents:

This collection was compiled by the Archives of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University (mostly by Archivist Sheila Connor) and documents the mission, organization and policies of the Arnold Arboretum. Materials include mission statements, organizational charts, job descriptions, and policy documents dating back to 1937. Further accruals expected.