document the work and research of Arboretum staff members and includes papers of the directors, botanical illustrators, propagators, plant explorers, researchers, and associates.
include annual reports, minutes, long-range plans, mission statements, course descriptions, publications, plant records, plant lists, maps, weather data, and in-house publications.
includes letters written or received by staff members dating from the 1880s to 1940. Correspondents only; subjects are not indexed.
The archives are also the repository of a small number of other horticultural and botanical collections such as records of the Atkins Institution, Bussey Institution, Chestnut Blight Commission Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, International Lilac Society.