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Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library


Arnold Arboretum
Hunnewell Building
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


Sheila Connor
Lisa Pearson






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Description of repository / collection image holdings:

Over 25,000 images, dating from 1870 to the present, make up the library's photographic collection. Many of these images document the Arboretum's living collections and record the development of taxa within the collections. Other important series include photographs as early as 1906 of collecting expeditions to China, Korea, Japan, Tibet, and other parts of the world from which Arboretum plants have been collected.

What we have in VIA:

The Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library has cataloged approximately 8,651 images in three major collections: The 1,444 images in The Arboretum Through Time, Historical Landscape Images capture and record the evolution of the Arboretum's landscape and its living collections since 1889. Botanical and cultural images of Eastern Asia consists of 4,636 photographs taken by intrepid plant explorers during the early years of the twentieth century who returned with not only seeds, live plants, and dried herbarium specimens, but also with remarkable images of plants, people, and landscapes. The 3,571 images in South Central China and Tibet: Hotspot of Diversity provide access to historic and contemporary natural history and ethnographic collections photographed during Arnold Arboretum expeditions to China and Tibet in 1924 and 2000.

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