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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Bob Cook papers

Collection Identifier: I B REC

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.

Elmer Drew Merrill (1876-1956) papers, 1922-1956.

Collection Identifier: I B EDM

Elmer Drew Merrill served as Director of the Arboretum from 1936 until 1946 and as Emeritus Professor until 1956. The collection is comprised mainly of his administrative correspondence from 1935-46 which includes his position as Administrator of Botanical Collections at Harvard University and also includes one year, 1903, of his correspondence as Botanist for the Bureau of Agriculture and Forestry as well as some other letters and memoranda written before 1935.

Ida Hay (1948- ) papers, 1970-1993.

Collection Identifier: II B-1 IH

The Ida Hay collection principally includes correspondence, memos, information, grants, annual reports, and loan and voucher requests, and records regarding the daily management of the Arnold Arboretum Herbarium collection in Jamaica Plain between 1970 and 1993. Documentation of Hay’s bibliographic and indexing projects as well as her community projects is also included. Also included are photographs of herbarium processes and procedures.

IMS Herbarium Grant - 1986-87 (IC - 60016)

File — Box 4, Folder: 11Identifier: I B LK
Scope and Contents note:

This collection is comprised of correspondence; grant/funding proposals, financial reports, and a log of administrative duties. The collection spans the years from 1985-1988, including educational proposals for the China Project 1987-88, The Flora of China program, the Children’s program from 1984-1986, The Case Estates Proposal 1986-87, the Herb Society proposal 1985, and the Field Study proposal.

Master planning records

Collection Identifier: I A-4 MP

Oakes Ames papers

Collection Identifier: I B ODA

Compiled primarily during his tenure as supervisor of the Arnold Arboretum, the papers of Oakes Ames consist of correspondence, budgets, photographs, and biographical material. Ames served as supervisor of the Arnold Arboretum from 1927-1935; a period marked by the diversity of research and an increase in staff participation in teaching at Harvard.

Peter Shaw Ashton papers

Collection Identifier: I B PSA

The Peter Shaw Ashton papers document Ashton's work as Director of the Arnold Arboretum, 1978-1987. The collection consists primarily of administrative records including agendas and reports, budgets, and documentation of special projects.