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American Horticultural Society International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants (ICNCP) Records, 1954-1977: Guide.
The collection includes the correspondences of members of the International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants (ICNCP). The bulk of the collection contains correspondences and documents that pertain to the registration of national and international cultivar names.
This collection contains Reports of the Director of the Arnold Arboretum to the President of the University dating back to 1873 and the Annual Reports of the Director of the Arnold Arboretum beginning in 1878. Also included are Treasurer's Statements dated 1881-1929 and correspondence dated 1977-1984 regarding annual reports. The archives continues to collect these reports, and further accruals are expected.
Donald Wyman was the Arnold Arboretum Horticulturist. These photographs depict individual plants as well as events and places at the Arboretum, and views of other locations.
The Arnold Arboretum’s plant-records system is the oldest continuously maintained system of its kind in North America. From the time of its founding, the Arboretum has had a record system that includes a standardized accession number assigned to every plant on the grounds for use in tracking its name and origin. Today accession records are maintained on BG-BASE™ a database linked to a mapping program that shows the location of each plant on a series of maps.
Arnold Arboretum. Records of Landscape-based Education Curriculum "Landscape Explorers: Uncovering the Power of Place."
Arnold Arboretum. Records of the Video Production "An Introductory Tour of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Collection on Bejamin Bussey is comprised of personal papers, articles, correspondence, and photographs. Bussey was an entrepreneur, pursuing businesses in several industries, including silversmithing, overseas trading, and farming. Bussey also gave to a variety of philanthropic causes, including a bequest in his will to Harvard that would allow for the creation of the Bussey Institution and ultimately provide the land for the Arnold Arboretum.
Arnold’s will specified that a portion of his estate was to be used for “…the promotion of Agricultural, or Horticultural improvements.” In 1872, when the trustees of Arnold’s estate transferred $100,000 of the estate to Harvard College, Arnold’s gift was combined with 123 acres of the former Benjamin Bussey “Woodland Hill” estate to create the Arnold Arboretum.