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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...

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 also...