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Irving Widmer Bailey papers

Collection Identifier: gra00008
Scope and Content: The Bailey Papers consist of notebooks, correspondence, and reviews of his publications. The collection consists of a loose-leaf notebook containing U.S. Army specifications for wooden airplane parts; a collection of roughly 100 letters to Bailey, mostly 1966-1967, with a few drafts or copies of letters from him; a few letters to Bailey about his unification plan, plus a few reviews of his book of reprinted articles and some biographical notes.

“The Controversy” records, 1945-1966.

Collection Identifier: I A-3
Abstract: The collection contains records of the legal dispute between The Association for the Arnold Arboretum, Inc. and the President and Fellows of Harvard College that became widely known as “The Arnold Arboretum Controversy.” After a protracted legal battle the outcome was finally adjudicated by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in 1966.