COLLECTIONS: 11 - 20 of 86
Arnold Arboretum. Records of the Video Production "An Introductory Tour of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University."
Overview: The collection consists of five ¾" videotapes and one VHS tape. A 12-minute tour from the Hunnewell Visitor Center to Peters Hill gives a concise overview of the 265 acres of woody plants and what it means to become a friend of the Arnold Arboretum.
Scope and Contents note: 3 photograph boxes (92 rolls) of color photographic prints, mostly 4x6, taken at the Arnold Arboretum 1998-2005 by Bernard Ross, a man from Dorchester who frequently walked his dog at the Arboretum. Also included in the donation are some indices to the photographs by roll number and subject, and one newspaper article featuring Ross's photographs in a Buddhist publication "Merit Times," dated October 4, 2003. The collection is comprised of 92 rolls, mostly of the grounds and specific trees and...
Abstract: This collection documents Bob Cook's (1946- ) work as Director of the Arnold Arboretum from 1989-2009. The Director's papers reflect a wide range of administrative functions including strategic planning, project management, fundraising, and community relations.
Abstract: The late 1970s and early 1980s saw and upswing in violence and vandalism in Boston, which led to a subsequent drop-off in visitation to city parks. In response the Massachusetts Association for Olmsted Parks, The National Association for Olmsted Parks, Friends of the Public Garden and Common, and the Arnold Arboretum collaborated to create the Boston Park Ranger Program.
Abstract: The Arnold Arboretum and Boston Parks Commission partnership records focus on the relations between the Arboretum and the city of Boston in administrating their shared responsibilities in the care and maintenance of the Arboretum. The bulk of the materials consist of correspondence from the office of the Director of the Arboretum to the Chairman of the Parks Commission.
Abstract: The Hardscape Projects: Brooks, Ponds, and Watersheds collection, 1996- was acquired by the Arboretum’s Archives in 2002 from Laura Tenny Brogna, Landscape Project Manager. The collection documents the history and condition of the Arboretum’s brooks and ponds. It also documents the Arboretum’s many watershed management projects with correspondence, notes, data, maps, photos, and slides. The date range of the collection is 1996-2006.
Scope and Contents: The Edward Faxon papers span the years of his Arboretum career and include photographs, correspondence and original drawings, sketches, and published plates, which make up the majority of the collection. His archive also includes biographical material and obituaries, several black and white photographic portraits, and a small amount of correspondence directed primarily to Arboretum colleagues or in reply to individuals seeking plant material identification. Included in the correspondence is an...
Abstract: Compiled primarily during his tenure as first director of the Arnold Arboretum, Sargent’s papers include biographical material, correspondence, collection notes, published works, and photographs of Sargent and family. Dating back to 1868, the collection reflects the activities and development of the Arnold Arboretum from the collaboration of Olmsted and Sargent in the landscape design of the Arboretum, to the exploration, identification, cultivation, and introduction of plant material by the...
Abstract: The Collection on Asa Gray was assembled by the Archives of the Arnold Arboretum. Through the donation of an immense book and plant collection numbering in the thousands, Gray effectively created the botany department at Harvard. This archival collection consists primarily of photographs of Gray, his herbarium, and memorials in his honor.