A Global Resource for Information About Plants

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 31, 2019

A Global Resource for Information About Plants

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The Arnold Arboretum serves humanity as a premier destination for deepening understanding and appreciation of the plant kingdom. The Horticultural Library contributes significantly to this mission, stewarding a research collection of some 25,000 volumes on botany, horticulture, urban forestry, and more. The Library also houses the Arnold Arboretum Archives, which preserves and shares the Arboretum’s […]

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Legacies and New Directions in Mapping

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 22, 2019

Legacies and New Directions in Mapping

From the original Frederick Law Olmsted paper map imagining “Harvard’s Arboretum” to advanced satellite navigation systems that track our landscape on your desktop or mobile device, mapping is fundamental to documenting our 281-acre landscape and plant collections. Historical maps highlight our legacy of plant exploration and depict the development of the Arboretum, including a grid […]

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A Short History of the Seed & Nursery Catalogue in Europe and the U.S.

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 5, 2017

A Short History of the Seed & Nursery Catalogue in Europe and the U.S.

Catalogue of Vegetable Seeds. 1850.

A Short History of the Seed & Nursery Catalogue in Europe and the U.S. Presented by Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Oregon State University Libraries. The OSU Seed and Nursery Trade catalogue collection contains over 2,000 items from 1832 to 1966. While the collection is most comprehensive in its representation of American catalogues from […]

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Arnold Arboretum by Lisa E. Pearson

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 21, 2016

Arnold Arboretum by Lisa E. Pearson

Arnold Arboretum by Lisa E. Pearson

Arnold Arboretum by Lisa E. Pearson Established in 1872 and designed in collaboration with landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the Arnold Arboretum is a National Historic Landmark. Founded as a partnership between the City of Boston and Harvard University, the Arnold Arboretum is a unique blend of a respected research institution and beloved public park […]

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An old poplar grove on the banks of Tao Ho, Gansu Cheng, China. Joseph Rock 1926

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 19, 2015

An old poplar grove on the banks of Tao Ho, Gansu Cheng, China. Joseph Rock 1926

An old poplar grove on the banks of Tao Ho

Populus sp.? China, Kan-su (Cho-ni). An old poplar grove on the banks of Tao Ho. Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian) Tao River, Liulin, Gansu Sheng, China October 10, 1926 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. “On the 10th we had glorious sunshine, the hills […]

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