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International Lilac Society records

Collection Identifier: Weld Hill -VI ILS
Abstract: 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
Abstract: 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 also...

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 the...

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 Moseley...

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.