Historical Note

Arrangement

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Acquisition Info

Processing Info

Separated Material

Bibliography

Inventory   [ + ]

Historical Features 1934-1956, n.d.

Organizational Features n.d.

General Correspondence (chronological) 1924, 1935-1983

General Correspondence (by name)

Intraoffice Correspondence (chronological) 1954, 1964-1977

Interoffice Correspondence

General Correspondence

General Correspondence (by topic)

Donors' Ledger 1939-1969

Miscellaneous

Pests And Disease 1951-1958

Plants And Gardens 1955-1957

Plant Diseases 1959-1966

Dale W. Cole Notebook 1972-1973

Dale W. Cole Reading File 1978

Minutes - Miscellaneous 1929-1976

Plant And Seed Exchange

Plant Files

Plant Lists 1939-1960

Plantings (chronological) 1944-1966

Plantings 1939-1940

Plantings - Conifer Meadow 1982

Nursery Lists 1947-1981, n.d.

Nursery Catalogs 1949-1970

Project Files

Reports

Annual Reports 1938-1978

Proposals 1953-1971

Conferences and Conventions

Subject Series

Writings about the Arboretum 1928

Course and Curriculum Files

Garden Club Yearbooks 1948-1958

Ephemera

Budget Files 1936-1982

Diaries 1947-1952

Office Log 1977-1982

Legal Documents 1967, n.d.

Speeches And Writings

Maps 1936-1938, n.d.

Photographs & Illustrations n.d.

Programs 1945-1980

Front Desk Journal: Monthly Minder 1977-1982

Traffic Count 1956-1981

Telephone Inquiries 1949-1981

Memoranda 1946-1977

Statistics

AWARD - American Horticultural Society

Structural & Landscape Drawings

Notes 1934-1972

Publicity 1928-1981

Miscellaneous

Scrapbooks

American Association of Botanical Gardens And Arboretums (AABGA)

American Horticultural Council 1946-1980

American Horticultural Society 1950-1980

American Rhododendron Society

American Rhododendron Society. Seattle

American Rock Garden Society 1948-1980

Arboretum Bulletin 1944-1981

Arboretum Foundation

City - University Arboretum Planning Committee

City - University Liason Committee 1967

Friends of the Arboretum

Holly Society of America 1952-1974

Medbury, Scot

Montlake Community Club

Northwest Ornamental Horticultural Society 1967-1975

Seattle. Century 21, 1962. Cultural Arts Board 1959-1961

Seattle. Century 21, 1962. State Beautification Committee 1961-1962

Seattle. Century 21, 1962. Tree Planting Committee 1961

Seattle. Municipal Art Commission 1965-1969

Seattle - University of Washington Arboretum and Botanical Garden Committee

Seattle - University of Washington Arboretum and Botanical Garden Committee. Technical Committee for Master Plan 1977

U.S. National Arboretum. Advisory Council 1953

Washington. State College. Horticulture Advisory Committee 1945-1946

U.W. Arboretum Board

U.W. Arboreta Advisory Committee

U.W. Arboretum. Education Committee 1967-1969

U.W. Arboretum Advisory Committee 1965-1967

U.W. Arboretum Committee (1944-1945)

U.W. Arboretum Committee (Formed Feb 13, 1967)

U.W. Forest Resources College

U.W. Landscaping & Planting Committee

U.W. Program For the University of Washington Arboretum Advisory Committee

U.W. Union Bay Arboretum Development Programming Committee (AD HOC)

U.W. Urban Horticulture College 1980-1983

Washington State Nurserymen's Association 1955-1974

Duplicates 1934-1965

Restricted Material

Subject Terms


Guide to the University of Washington Arboretum Records
1924-1984



Accession No.: 93-153
Creator: University of Washington. Arboretum , creator
Title: University of Washington Arboretum Records
Date Span: 1924-1984
Bulk: 1935-1983
Quantity: 51 cubic ft.
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Historical Note

Since its inception, the purpose of the University of Washington Arboretum has been to form a collection of trees and plants from around the world as a source for research and public enjoyment. Located south of the school's Seattle campus, the Arboretum is one of the premier arboreta in the United States.

In the 1890s, after the University of Washington campus moved to its present site, some faculty and administrators envisioned building an arboretum as part of the campus. Their efforts resulted in a collection of trees and plants near where Drumheller Fountain is now located. However, the new campus design, implemented prior to the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition of 1909, destroyed the rudimentary collection.

The plan for the present Arboretum began developing in the early 1920s. The University proposed that Seattle give the school full use of Washington Park and its infrastructure for an arboretum. In 1924, Seattle's Board of Park Commissioners accepted the proposal. However, funding remained poor and little development was accomplished over the next decade.

Substantial development of the Arboretum did not begin until the public relief programs of the Great Depression provided the necessary resources. From 1935 to 1941, the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) played a major role in the Arboretum's development by providing labor and other resources. The Washington Emergency Relief Agency also played a similar but lesser role during the 1930s.

In addition to public relief agencies, private organizations in the mid-1930s began to provide support. In 1935, the Arboretum Foundation was created to raise an endowment for the maintenance and promotion of the park. Also in 1935, the Seattle Garden Club hired the firm of the Olmsted Bros., of Brookline, Massachusetts, to prepare a master plan. The firm intended their plan to be preliminary, but since its implementation in 1936, this design has endured despite criticism that it uses an outdated system of grouping plants by taxonomy.

With the official establishment of the Arboretum in 1934, the University named Hugo Winkenwerder, Dean of the College of Forestry, as Acting Director of the Arboretum. However, Winkenwerder still maintained his full workload at the University and in 1938 recommended that a full-time Director be hired. John Hanley became the first full-time Director in 1938 until he resigned in 1948 and was replaced by Brian Mulligan. Mulligan retired in 1972 as the last Director. The position then became the Curator of Plant Collections, which Joseph Witt filled in 1973.

The end of Depression relief programs and the beginning of World War II meant an end to much of the Arboretum's public support, but in 1945 Washington's state legislature began funding the Arboretum directly. Increased state funding brought administrative changes for the Arboretum, as the University expanded its management power. Since 1935 the University of Washington Arboretum Committee (later called the UW Arboretum Board) had served mainly to provide technical advice. Heeding complaints from members of the campus community who argued that the University should have more control over state funds that went into the park, UW President Lee Paul Sieg made attempts to give the University more control over the Arboretum's operations and diminished the management role of the Foundation. In 1949, the Arboretums budget came under the University's College of Forestry, continuing the trend toward more University management of the park.

While the Arboretum had managed to acquire land through various deals during the 1930s and 40s, neighboring development reduced some of its space. In 1945, the Seattle Historical Museum (now the Museum of History and Industry) took some land in the northern part of the park. In the early 1950s, the Arboretum lost another 51 acres because of the construction of a second bridge across Lake Washington. Both of these issues incited protest from Arboretum supporters.

In the 1960s, management of the Arboretum underwent more changes. UW President Charles Odegaard discharged the University Arboretum Advisory Committee and in its place established three new committees: the University Committee on the Arboretum, the City-University Liaison Committee, and the Advisory Committee on Programs for the University of Washington Arboretum. The Arboretum collection itself also changed during this decade, when the privately funded Japanese Garden was completed in 1960. Also in the 1960s, factional conflicts between private Arboretum supporters created a schism. In 1966 an angry faction of the Arboretum Foundation split off from the group and formed the Friends of the Arboretum, which later became the Northwest Horticulture Society (NHS). The NHS helped establish the UW Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH), a teaching and research center built on the campus shore of Union Bay in 1980.

The most recent administrative change came in the 1980s when the University's Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH) began administering the Arboretum.

Arrangement

Some of the correspondence is organized chronologically, some is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, and some by topic. Much of the collection is arranged into subgroups of Arboretum-related organizations and into subject series.

Scope and Content

The records, measuring 51 cubic feet, date from 1924 to 1984, with fairly steady coverage extending from the 1930s through 1983. In addition to correspondence from 1924 and 1935-1983 (bulk 1950-1980) and numerous subject files, there are project files on most of the important developments in the Arboretum by the major parties involved between 1934 and 1983 (bulk 1930s, 1960-1983), including the development of the CUH Union Bay project. A copy of the original park agreement between the city and the University can be found in box 1, folder 5.

The accession also includes plant and seed exchange notes from 1933 to 1975 (bulk 1945-1970). Course and curriculum files date from 1941 to 1980. Part of the accession contains copies of Arboretum documents from other repositories collected by CUH student Scot Medbury. Medbury's collection includes copies of the Olmsted Bros. plan for the Arboretum (from the Library of Congress and the National Park Service's Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, MA); there are also copies of materials from the Washington State Archives relating to the Arboretum's development in the 1930s, including records from the state Parks Commission and the Washington Emergency Relief Agency.

Major correspondents include: James S. Bethel, Dale W. Cole, Stanley P. Gessel, Gordon D. Marckworth, Brian Mulligan, O.B. Thorgrimson, Hugo Winkenwerder, Joseph A. Witt, Seattle Parks Department, the Olmsted Bros., and the Seattle Garden Club.

Restrictions on Access

Various files containing personal information, mainly about individual donors, have been noted as potentially exempt from public disclosure.

Acquisition Info

This collection is composed of records transferred to the repository beginning in October, 1972, by Joseph Witt of the UW Arboretum; Sally Dickman of the Center for Urban Horticulture on May 30, 1986 and January 6, 1988; CUH in May, 1991; and the UW Records Center, September 5, 1986.

Processing Info

Processed in 1993, the collection is a merger of Accession no. 81-92 (also a merger of previous accessions); no. 85-40; no. 86-77; no. 88-6; no. 92-183; and no. 91-122, originally deposited Feb. 14, 1973.

Separated Material

419 photographs, 80 negatives, and 72 sheets of drawings are located in the repository's Arboretum photograph collections. The photographs and negatives include pictures of landscaping projects, structures and buildings, aerial views, general views and vistas, WPA activities, various people and social functions, and plant species. The drawings consist of architectural designs and landscape plans from the 1930s.

Bibliography

Schmitz, Henry, The Long Road Travelled: An Account of Forestry of the University of Washington (Seattle: Arboretum Foundation, 1973). Final chapter.
Medbury, Scot Daniel, The Olmsted Taxonomic Arboretum and Its Application to Washington Park, Seattle (MS thesis, UW, 1990).

Inventory

  
Box/FolderDate
1/1-5Historical Features1934-1956, n.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
1/6Organizational Featuresn.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
1/7-5/10General Correspondence (chronological)1924, 1935-1983

  
Box/FolderDate
General Correspondence (by name)
5/11-12Alpine Garden Society/ Scottish Rock Garden Society 1966-1972
5/13American Association of Nurserymen1939-1962
5/14American Camellia Society1949-1962
5/15Audubon Society. Seattle1953-1955
5/16Bloedel, Prentice1964-1976
5/17-19Botanical Gardens1963-1966
5/20Camp Fire Girls. Seattle-King County Council 1944-1946, 1969
5/21Collman, Sharon J.1969-1970
5/22King County. Parks Committee1951-1957
5/23Kingdon, Ward F.1948-1955
5/24Mackawa, Henry1970
5/25Metropolitan Youth Development1964-1965
5/26Rhododendron Species Foundation1968
5/27Seattle. Parks Department1965-1979
5/28Seattle. Police Department1954, 1972-1981
5/29Seattle Garden Club1965-1973
5/30Seattle Historical Society1950-1954, 1967
5/31Seattle - Kobe Affiliation Committee1960-1961, 1975
5/32-34Sunset (magazine)1954, 1960, 1962-1975, 1982
5/35Tacoma Rhododendron Society1951-1958
5/36U.S. Army Corps of Engineers1965, 1972-1973
5/37U.S. Entomology and Quarantine Bureau1941-1948
5/38Washington. Highway Department1964-1969
5/39Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs1946
5/40Washington State Nurserymen's Association1975

  
Box/FolderDate
5/41-43Intraoffice Correspondence (chronological)1954, 1964-1977

  
Box/FolderDate
Interoffice Correspondence
5/44W.U. Architect1964-1970
5/45W.U. Comptroller1964-1965
5/46-47W.U. Physical Plant1963-1976
5/48W.U. President1968-1975
5/49W.U. Press1979-1980
5/50-52W.U. Safety Division1961-1969
6/1-2W.U. Security Division1970-1973
6/3W.U. Vice President for Business and Finance 1964-1973
6/4Miscellaneous1951-1975

  
Box/FolderDate
General Correspondence
6/5Hanley, John H.1945
6/6-16Marckworth, Gordon D.1940-1963
6/17-20Bethel, James S.1972-1973

  
Box/FolderDate
General Correspondence (by topic)
6/21-23Catalogue Correspondence1955-1977
6/24Employees - Special Project1971
6/25-28 to 7/13Engagements1968-1983
Scope and Content: Includes calendars.
7/14-21Garden Clubs - Donations and Activities1941-1967
7/22-31 to 8/15Gifts and Donations1961-1976
Box
46Gifts and Donations1951-1980
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
Box/Folder
8/16-29Information1960-1977

  
BoxDate
46Donors' Ledger1939-1969
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.

  
Box/FolderDate
Miscellaneous
8/30Thank You Letters1982-1983
8/31Requests1964-1965

  
Box/FolderDate
8/32Pests And Disease1951-1958

  
Box/FolderDate
8/33Plants And Gardens1955-1957

  
Box/FolderDate
9/1Plant Diseases1959-1966

  
Box/FolderDate
9/2-12Dale W. Cole Notebook1972-1973

  
Box/FolderDate
9/13Dale W. Cole Reading File1978

  
Box/FolderDate
9/14Minutes - Miscellaneous1929-1976

  
Box/FolderDate
Plant And Seed Exchange
9/15-21 to 11/21Plants and Seeds Distributed/Desired1955-1974
1/22-34 to 12/19International Seed Exchange1936-1975
12/20-26Plant Imports1948-1963
12/27-32 to 13/5Plants Received1957-1974
13/6-8Seeds Received1948-1962
Box
50Ledgers    OVERSIZE1936-1943
Box/Folder
13/9-11Plant Distribution Scheme: Nurseries1955-1961
13/12Plant Expedition: List of Seeds Received from V.F. Rock 1949
13/13-15Plants of Interest at Present Time1969-1972
13/16-24Plants Identified by Arboretum1945,1968-1974
13/25-26Plants Identified for Arboretum1953-1972

  
Box/FolderDate
Plant Files
13/27Azaleas from Beltsville1949-1957
13/28-29Azalea Memoranda: Correspondence1951-1958,1966-1968
13/30Berberis (Dr. Melander)1947-1950
13/31-32Berberis: Correspondence1950-1965
13/33Camellia: Correspondence1960-1968
13/34-35Camellia Memoranda:Correspondence1949-1958
13/36Camellia Plantings (& Information)1947-1950
13/37Cherries (Japanese): Correspondence1951-1965
13/38Chrysanthemums1945, n.d.
13/39Clematis1952
13/40Conifers: Correspondence1953-1965
13/41Conifers: For Planting Out1947-1948
14/1Crabapples: Correspondence1951-1963
14/2Evergreen Trees and Shrubs, Broad Leaved1956, n.d.
14/3Fuchsias1947-1954
14/4Heathers1941, n.d.
14/5Hemerocallisn.d.
14/6-7Hollies: Correspondence1950-1967
14/8Iris1945
14/9Lilacsn.d.
14/10Magnolias1939, n.d.
14/11-13Magnolias: Correspondence1946-1973
14/14-17Maples: Correspondence1952-1974
14/18Maple Lists1959-1960
14/19Maples Cultured in Arboretum1958
14/20Nuts1943-1944
14/21Orchids1933, 1941
14/22Peach Trees1944, n.d.
14/23Peonies: Correspondence1947-1954
14/24Pines in Arboretum1963-1964
14/25Rhododendron & Azaleas1939, 1945-1948
14/26Rhododendron Collections (Seattle)1947-1948
14/27-32Rhododendron: Correspondence1950-1974
14/33Rhododendron Fertilizer Experiments1954-1955
14/34-35Rhododendron Glen Leaflet1955, 1961
14/36Rhododendron: Miscellaneous1946
14/37Rhododendron Handbook (surplus)n.d.
15/1Rhododendrons: Breeding and Cultures1939-1944, n.d.
15/2Rhododendrons: Dexter Hybrids1951-1952
15/3Rose Test Garden1945
15/4Rosesn.d.
15/5Wallflowersn.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
15/6-7Plant Lists1939-1960

  
Box/FolderDate
15/8-24Plantings (chronological)1944-1966

  
BoxDate
50Plantings    OVERSIZE1939-1940

  
Box/FolderDate
15/25Plantings - Conifer Meadow1982

  
Box/FolderDate
15/26-35 to 16/6Nursery Lists1947-1981, n.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
16/7-8Nursery Catalogs1949-1970

  
Box/FolderDate
Project Files
U.S. Works Progress Administration
16/9General Correspondence (chronological)1935-1938
Scope and Content: Includes Olmsted Bros.
16/10Dawson, James F.1936-1938
16/11-14Progress Reports1936-1938
16/15Reports1938
16/16Project Proposals1935-1937
16/17Financial Records1934-1938
16/18Procedures1937-1939
16/19-20Plant Lists1939, n.d.
16/21Agreements1934
16/22Mapn.d.
Box
51Map    OVERSIZEn.d.
Box/Folder
16/23Miscellaneousn.d.
16/24-25Camouflage Project1942-1943
Floral Hall/Administration Building
17/1-12Chronological Files1945-1971
17/13-17Committee Files1962-1971
17/18-23Building and Site Development Project Program 1963-1966
17/24-25Proposals1969, 1970-1971
17/26Cost Estimates1970
Box
51Drawings    OVERSIZE
Box/Folder
17/27-28 to 18/3U.W. Arboretum Complex Programming Committee 1966-1967
18/4Frost Hardiness Project1971-1984
18/5-7Washington Park Long Range Development Plan1975-1980
18/8East Campus Research Arboretum: A Preliminary Report 1975
Union Bay Project
18/9-11Chronological Files1975-1981
18/12Master Union Bay Plan1976
18/13Report - Teaching and Researchn.d.,1976
18/14Plans - East Campus1974-1975
18/15Draft Impact Statement- Union Bay Village1978
18/16-20Arboretum Master Plan Update1976-1979
Center for Urban Horticulture
18/21Chronological Files1980-1981
18/22-23 to 19/2Project Manual1983-1984
19/3Statement of Interest and Qualifications1980
19/4Development Plan1983
19/5Final Environmental Impact Statement1981
19/6-7Visitor's Center1980-1983

  
Box/FolderDate
Reports
19/8-13Winter Damage1948-1979
19/14-15Washington Park Supervisor's Report1969-1984
19/16W.U. Arboretum Advisory Councilca. 1934
19/17Union Bay Proposed Reclamation and Utilization of Swamp 1959
19/18The Bloedel Reserven.d.
20/1Seattle Corrosion Control Panel: Final Environmental Impact Statement1978
20/2Distribution of Activities of Staff Employees 1977-1978
20/3-6Miscellaneous1938-1977

  
Box/FolderDate
20/7-11Annual Reports1938-1978

  
Box/FolderDate
20/13Proposals1953-1971

  
Box/FolderDate
Conferences and Conventions
20/14Bonsai Symposium, Columbia, MO1976
20/15Information on Institutes and Conferences, Seattle, WA 1978
20/16Horticulture Affair, Seattle, WA1980
20/17Horticulture Festival, Seattle, WA1976
20/18KEW Conservation Conference, Richmond, Surrey, England 1978
20/19Nature of the Human Environment1977
20/20Western Museum Conferences1982
20/21-22International Botanical Congress, Seattle, WA 1969
20/23-24International Rhododendron Conference, Portland,OR 1959-1961
20/25-26World Forestry Congress, Seattle, WA1960
20/27Pacific Northwest Tourist Conference, Seattle, WA 1947
20/28Tacoma Rhododendron Show1949
International Shade Tree Conferences
20/29-34 to 21/17Western Chapter1963-1975
21/18-30National Division1963-1975
21/31-41Regional Meetings1963-1974

  
Box/FolderDate
Subject Series
21/42ADT1967-1983
21/43-44Acquisitions1941-1942
21/45Administrative Structure1978
22/1All-American Selections1945
22/2Alterations to Olmsted Plan1947
22/3Alumni Vacation College1977
22/4-5Amigos1976-1981
22/6-8Arbor Day1966-1972
22/9-11Arboretum Damage1948-1979
22/12-13Arboreturm Journal1968-1970
22/14Arboretum Neighbors1948-1978
22/15-16Azalea Way1941-1971
22/17Bicycle Trail1968-1972
22/18Birds1969-1973
22/19Blind, Garden for1958-1982
22/20-24Bloedel Reserve1970-1979
Box
46Bloedel, Virginia M. Fund1971
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
Box/Folder
22/25-29Books & Materials Desired by Arboretum1968-1973
22/30-33Botanical Gardens: Miscellaneous1937-1957
22/34Capital Construction Board1976-1977
22/35Casaron G-4 & Weed Control1968-1978
22/36Cassiar Range Expedition: Correspondence1949
22/37-38Catalogue Distribution1976-1981
23/1Columbia Park Arboretum (Benton County, WA)1978-1979
23/2Complaints1970-1975
23/3Compost & Sludge1975-1980
23/4Conservation1955-1971
23/5Controlled Release Pesticides Experiments1973-1974
23/6Drug Garden1978-1979
23/7East Prospect1975
23/8Echo Glenn Children's Center1967-1968
23/9Edmonds Community College: Horticulture Program 1967-1973
23/10Edmonds: Vocational1974-1978
23/11Education Program in the Arboretum1975
23/12Equipment: Power Pole Pruners1976
23/13Employees1975
23/14Employees: Special Projects1975
23/15Environmental Factors and Problems1970-1972, n.d.
23/16Environmental Health & Safety1973-1982
Scope and Content: Including fire regulations.
23/17Equipment: Dissecting Microscrope
23/18Equipment: Backhoe Information
23/19Equipment Guarantees & Warranties1962-1982
23/20Equipment Inventory Annual Report1973-1982
23/21Equipment Inventory1973-1982
23/22Facilities: Buildings, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E. 1974-1981
23/23Facilities: Grounds1976-1982
23/24Fir Drawings
23/25Fort Ward1958
23/26Foreman's Cottage1971-1978
23/27Foreman's Apartment1975-1979
23/28Foster Island Bridge1973-1976
23/29Foster Island1967, 1970-1975
23/30Foster Island: Erosion Protection1967, 1970-1971
23/31Garden Clubs (Snoqualmie, West Seattle, etc.) 1968-1970, 1972
23/32Garden Writers Association of America
23/33Gates1974-1976
23/34Government Documents Coupons
23/35Grant Proposals1982-1983
23/36Greenhouses1966-1983
23/37Growth of Trees Planted in 1958 as of 1966
23/38Growth Retardants1969
23/39Handicapped Program1977-1978
23/40Harrison Neighborhood Improvement Plan
23/41Hidden Ranch1957
23/42Horticultural Society of New York1977-1981
23/43Idaho. University Arboretum1977-1979
23/44Indexes of Files
23/45Institute of Museum Services1979-1980
23/46International Dendrology Society: Tour & Correspondence1960-1969
24/1-2International Friendship Grove1966-1975
24/3International Society of Arboriculture1966-1979
24/4-5Irrigation System
Japanese Garden
24/6Historical Features, General Correspondence
24/7Hamilton, Ormond1962
24/8Ishimitsu, Sad1961-1970
24/9Yorozu, William1960-1971
24/10-27Chronological1959-1983
Box
46Chronological
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
Box/Folder
24/28Minutes1964-1967
24/29News Releases1961-1971
24/30Prospectus1958
24/31Notebook1957-1960
24/32Programs1966-1981
24/33Reports1958-1970
24/34Complaint Reports
24/35Specifications
24/36Plantings
24/37Guidelines1969-1981
24/38Subject Series: Pine Cone Construction
24/39Gate Receipts1962-1971
24/40Schedules1962-1971
24/41Traffic Count1960-1966
24/42-43Ephemera
24/44Plans1981, n.d.
24/45-47Financial Records
Box
46Financial Records
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
Box/Folder
24/48-49Clippings
24/50Notes
24/51Miscellaneous
24/52Photographs
24/53Maps
24/54King County Cooperative Extension Service1977
24/55King County Cooperative Service: Short Course Program 1978
25/1Lake Washington Bridge, Proposed I
25/2Lake Washington Bridge, Proposed II
25/3-5Lake Washington Bridge, Empire Way & Plans 1955-1965
25/6Lake Washington Bridge, Empire Way & 2nd 1964-1970
25/7-8Lake Washington Bridge1955-1963
25/9Lake Washington Bridge (clippings)1956-1963
25/10Lake Washington Bridge: Plants To Be Moved
Box
51Lake Washington Bridge    OVERSIZE
Box/Folder
25/11Lake Washington Ship Canal (Beautification)1967-1969
25/12Lakemont Boulevard Proposal1975
25/13Landscape Architecture, etc.1969-1978
25/14Landscape Architecture: Practicum Student1978
25/15Lath House1971
25/16Lath House: Frames Inventory1974
25/17Lawns
25/18Lecture Series1969-1972
25/19Legal1938-1946
25/20Library (Correspondence re. Prose Bowl, etc.) 1964-1965
25/21Library List1954
25/22Library - UW1971-1973
25/23Lighting1962-1969
25/24Lost & Found1976-77
25/25MacBride Property1970-1974
25/26Map Information1949
25/27Martha Washington School Site Study1979
25/28Memorials - General1960-1970
25/29Meteorological Data1968, 1981-1982
25/30Milfoil Compost Research1980-1981
25/31Montlake Community Club1982
26/1Museum of History & Industry1956-1957, 1983
26/2National Parks, Forest, etc.1948-1971
26/3National Parks, Short Courses on Administration
26/4National Urban Forestry Conference, N.Y.1978
26/5Native Trees & Shrubs1956
26/6Nature Conservancy & Natural Resources Forum 1964
26/7Nevada, University: Radiation Study1982
28/8Operation Triangle (Seattle): Correspondence 1972-1973
26/9Ornamentals: Northwest Engagements1982
26/10Pack Forest Arboretum1975-1978
26/11Pacific Science Center & Pacific Search1975-1976
26/12Patent Information1976
26/13Pests & Diseases: Diseases
26/14Pests & Diseases: Herbicides
26/15Pests & Diseases: Pests
26/16Pest Management: Campus1981, n.d.
26/17Pesticide & Herbicide Records1967-1983
26/18Allen Peterson Lecture (Chelsea)1981
26/19Pharmacy Greenhouse Complex1978
26/20Photographs and Slides Loaned1975-1978
26/21Physical Maintenance1975-1983
26/22Plant Information Requests Returned
26/23Plant Quarantine Regulations1950-1958
26/24Plant Relationships
26/25Plant Growth Laboratories: Union Bay1966-1970
26/26Plant Introductions
26/27Plant Material: To Be Purchased
26/28Post Cards
26/29Recreational Use of Arboretum1967
26/30Research: Evaluation of a Sludge/Sawdust Compost 1978-1979
26/31Research: Mechanisms of Water Transport Proposal Submitted to the National Science Foundation1979
27/1-2Research Projects: Material Requested and Correspondence 1976-1981
27/3Research Projects1972-1973
27/4Rock Garden1947
27/5Rose Trial Garden1946
27/6Royal Botanical Gardens (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) 1962, 1966
27/7Sanitation (Pesticides)
27/8Seattle. Centennial Planning Commission1948-1949
27/9Seattle Center Plans1966
27/10Seattle City Regulations & Reports1967, 1970
27/11Seattle Planning Commission: Flower Exhibition Building 1950
27/12Seattle Public Schools: Work Training Program 1983
27/13Sewers1979
27/14Sherman Library & Gardens1979
27/15Shorelands1938-1939
27/16Soils1939
27/17South King County Arboretum1969
27/18-19Spring Flower Show1951-1952
27/20Stone Cottage1981
27/21Street Lighting1968-1977
27/22Street Planting Plan in Seattle1955-1956
27/23Street Tree Seminar, Inc.1964-1965
27/24Summer Stroll1983
27/25Survey (preliminary material)1967
27/26Survey by Men's Garden Club1964
27/27Survey of Trees - R. H. Thomson Freeway1962
27/28-29Thomson, R. H. - Expressway1958-1963
Box
51Thomson, R. H. - Expressway    OVERSIZE
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27/30Tour: A.A.A.S.1978
27/31Tour Information (B.O. Mulligan)1950
27/32Tour, European (B.O. Mulligan Correspondence) 1967
27/33Tour, Professional Horticultural Exploration 1966
27/34Tour, Great Britain1950
27/35Tour, 1st Annual Garden
27/36Tours1980
27/37Tours (miscellaneous)
27/38Tours - Past1981
27/39Tour Requests1978
28/1Traffic Patterns1979-1982
28/2Travel1981
28/3Trees of the Puget Sound Region1966-1968
28/4University Facilities1970-1975
28/5University Record: Announcements1975
28/6Users' Questionnaire1967
28/7Visitor Center Program1982-1983
28/8Visitors1949-1969
28/9Washington. Highway Department1970-1974
28/10Washington. Legislature. Legislative Budget Committee 1972-1974
28/11Washington. University. Development Office1978
28/12Washington Roadside Council1968
28/13-14Waterfront Trail1967-1972
28/15Woodland Garden
28/16Woody Plants of the Washington Park Arboretum, by Brian Mulligan1977
28/17Woodland Park Zoo1976-1978
28/18Work Study1975-1976
28/19Yakima Area Arboretum1974
28/20Youth Work Training Program (Shirley Releford) 1976-1981

  
Box/FolderDate
28/21Writings about the Arboretum1928

  
Box/FolderDate
Course and Curriculum Files
28/22Continuing Education1967-1969
28/23Continuing Education: New Zealand Tour1980
28/24Elderhostel1978
28/25Edison Vocational School1941-1948
28/26Horticulture Education1951-1958
28/27Nurserymen's Short Course1946
28/28Ornamental Gardening1946
28/29Pest Control Short Course1977
28/30Plant Propagation Course1967
28/31School Projects1955-1969
28/32Soil - Plant Relationships1986
28/33Soils 3111978
28/34-38 to 29/2Education Program in the Arboretum1963-1976
29/3-7Chronological1964-1973, n.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
29/8Garden Club Yearbooks1948-1958

  
Box/FolderDate
29/9-11Ephemera

  
Box/FolderDate
29/12-30 to 30/3Budget Files1936-1982

  
Box/FolderDate
20/4-5Diaries1947-1952

  
Box/FolderDate
30/6Office Log1977-1982

  
Box/FolderDate
30/7-9Legal Documents1967, n.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
Speeches And Writings
30/10Articles for Plants and Gardens1956
30/11-12Chronological1930-1982

  
Box/FolderDate
30/13-14Maps1936-1938, n.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
30/15Photographs & Illustrationsn.d.

  
Box/FolderDate
30/16Programs1945-1980

  
Box/FolderDate
30/17Front Desk Journal: Monthly Minder1977-1982

  
Box/FolderDate
30/18-34Traffic Count1956-1981

  
Box/FolderDate
30/35-42Telephone Inquiries1949-1981

  
Box/FolderDate
30/43-45Memoranda1946-1977

  
Box/FolderDate
30/46Statistics

  
BoxDate
50AWARD - American Horticultural Society    OVERSIZE

  
BoxDate
51-56Structural & Landscape Drawings    OVERSIZE

  
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30/47Notes1934-1972

  
Box/FolderDate
30/48-49 to 31/19Publicity1928-1981

  
Box/FolderDate
31/20Miscellaneous

  
BoxDate
47-48Scrapbooks    OVERSIZE

  
Box/FolderDate
American Association of Botanical Gardens And Arboretums (AABGA)
31/21Organizational Features
31/22-29 to 32/27General Correspondence1947-1982
32/28-46Plant & Seed Exchange1953-1974
32/47Minutes & Proceedings1953-1957
Subject Series
32North American Diploma in Horticulture
32/49-51 to 33/15Publications and Newsletters1952-1974
33/16-17Rhododendrons in Arboreta and Botanic Gardens in North America1959-1962
33/18Sources for Plant Material (Arboreta)
33/19-42Conferences and Conventions1962-1982
33/43Newsletters1977, 1982
34/1-2Membership Directories1950-1982
Sub-subgroups
34/3Education Committee1964-1965
34/4-7Nominating Committee1974-1979
34/8Plant Collections Committee1980-1982
34/9Publications Committee1980
34/10Western Chapter1952-1954

  
Box/FolderDate
34/11-18American Horticultural Council1946-1980

  
Box/FolderDate
34/19-32 to 35/6American Horticultural Society1950-1980

  
Box/FolderDate
American Rhododendron Society
35/7-15Chronological Files1946-1955
35/16-19Subject Series - Rhododendron Show1946-1950

  
Box/FolderDate
American Rhododendron Society. Seattle
35/20-40Chronological Files1952-1975
35/41-42 to 36/2Subject Series - Rhododendron Show1953-1956

  
Box/FolderDate
36/3-36American Rock Garden Society1948-1980
Scope and Content: Including Canadian Primula and Alpine Society.

  
Box/FolderDate
36/27-31 to 38/3Arboretum Bulletin1944-1981

  
Box/FolderDate
Arboretum Foundation
38/4Historical Features
38/5Organizational Features1936, 1963-1982
38/6-21General Correspondence1937-1983
38/22-25General Correspondence & Lists re. Donations 1938-1983
46General Correspondence & Lists re. Donations 1956-1983
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
Minutes
38/26-30 to 39/1Board1936-1983
39/2Unit Council1957-1977
39/3Miscellaneous
Reports
39/4Advisory Council1938
39/5Annual (for Foundation)1972-1979
39/6-9Director's1939-1980
39/10Progress Reports1940s
39/11Units, Unit Council1957-1977
39/12Miscellaneous1930s-1975
39/13Newsletters - Unit Bulletin/News1945-1975
39/14Bulletins (Units)
39/15Proposals
39/16Speeches and Writings
39/17Notes & Memoranda1930s, 1956-1978
39/18Conferences and Conventions - Arboretum Foundation Symposium1972
39/19Agreements1934, 1935
Lists
30/20Educational Programs at the Arboretum1958-1962
39/21Membership & Committees1930s-1940s
39/22Committees & Members1959-1984
39/23Nurserymen1944-1946
39/24-25Plant Sale1955-1976
39/26Work and Fun Days
39/27Miscellaneous
39/28Fact Sheets1954-1975
39/29Schedules and Announcements1953-1975
39/30News Releases1946, 1961, 1979-1980
Box
49Registry of Members/Scrapbook    OVERSIZE
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39/31Subject Series - Unit Council Greenhouse Electric
39/32Ephemera
39/33-34Financial Records1933-1983
39/35Architectural Drawing
39/36Miscellaneous
39/37Clippings
39/38Education Committee1963-1967, 1972

  
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City - University Arboretum Planning Committee
39/39-40Interoffice Correspondence1963-1967
General Correspondence
39/41Sasaki, Walker & Associates, Watertown, Mass 1963-1964, 1966
39/42Miscellaneous1964-1965
39/43-45Minutes1963-1971
39/46Reports1965-1966
39/47Proposals1963, 1965
39/48Agreements
39/49Notes
39/50Clippings

  
Box/FolderDate
39/51City - University Liason Committee1967

  
Box/FolderDate
Friends of the Arboretum
39/52Historical Features
39/53Organizational Features1966
Interorganizational Correspondence
40/1Miller, Elizabeth C.1966-1973
40/2-4Miscellaneous1966-1973
Box
46Miscellaneous1969
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
Box/Folder
40/5General Correspondence1966-1974
40/6Minutes1966-1969
40/7Subject Series - Collman, Sharon J.1968-1970
40/8Financial Records1966-1968
40/9Publicationsn.d.
40/10Proposals1967-1969, n.d.
40/11Speeches and Writingsn.d.
40/12Announcements1966-1972
40/13Clippings
40/14Miscellaneous

  
Box/FolderDate
40/15-27Holly Society of America1952-1974

  
Box/FolderDate
Medbury, Scot
20/28Photocopies of Manuscript Re: Olmsted Plan1935-1947
Scope and Content: From the National Park Service.
40/29Photocopies of Manuscript1924
Scope and Content: From University of Washington Libraries.
40/30Photocopies of Manuscript1935
Scope and Content: From the Washington State Archives.
40/31-35Photocopies of Manuscript1904, 1934-1943
Scope and Content: From the Library of Congress.
General Correspondence
40/36Leissler, Frederick W.1983-1989
40/37Student Paper - Clausing, Marjorie1962
40/38Photograph1938
40/39Ephemera1936

  
Box/FolderDate
41/1Montlake Community Club

  
Box/FolderDate
41/2-5Northwest Ornamental Horticultural Society1967-1975

  
Box/FolderDate
41/6-10Seattle. Century 21, 1962. Cultural Arts Board 1959-1961

  
Box/FolderDate
41/11Seattle. Century 21, 1962. State Beautification Committee 1961-1962

  
Box/FolderDate
41/12Seattle. Century 21, 1962. Tree Planting Committee 1961

  
Box/FolderDate
41/13-17Seattle. Municipal Art Commission1965-1969

  
Box/FolderDate
Seattle - University of Washington Arboretum and Botanical Garden Committee
41/18-21Interoffice Correspondence1975-1983
General Correspondence
41/22Seattle (City)1976-1982
41/23Miscellaneous1975-1982
41/24-28Minutes1975-1983
41/29Environmental Impact Statements1979-1980
41/1Reports1975, n.d.
42/2Agreements
42/3Proposals
42/4Rules & Policies
42/5Resolutions1981, n.d.
42/6Miscellany

  
Box/FolderDate
42/7-8Seattle - University of Washington Arboretum and Botanical Garden Committee. Technical Committee for Master Plan1977

  
Box/FolderDate
42/9U.S. National Arboretum. Advisory Council1953

  
Box/FolderDate
42/10Washington. State College. Horticulture Advisory Committee 1945-1946

  
Box/FolderDate
U.W. Arboretum Board
42/11-17Interoffice Correspondence1945-1966
46Interoffice Correspondence1959-1964
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
General Correspondence
42/18Seattle. Engineering Department1959-1965
42/19Seattle. Parks Department1948-1959
42/20Washington. Highway Department1961, 1963
42/21-23Miscellaneous1945-1959
42/24-32Minutes1945-1964
42/33-35Reports - Director's1945-1966
43/1-4Notes and Memoranda - of Directorca.1940-1970
43/5Membership Lists1946-1965
43/6Reports
43/7Legal Documents1934, 1947
43/8Proposals
43/9Statements1945-1961
Subject Series
43/10Empire Way Extension1958
43/11Lake Washington Bridge1953-1959
43/12Seattle Historical Society1951
43/13Widening of Montlake Boulevard1951
43/14Schedules1956, 1962-1966
43/15Donations1954-1964
43/16Lists1948-1966, n.d.
43/17Ordinances1947-1949
43/18Drawings, Maps1951-1959, n.d.
43/19Notices1947-1957
43/20Clippings
43/21Miscellaneous

  
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U.W. Arboreta Advisory Committee
General Notes: Reconstituted 3/20/1974.
43/22-26Interoffice Correspondence1973-1981
General Correspondence
43/27Jones & Jones1977-1979
43/28Seattle (City)1974-1981
43/29Miscellaneous1974-1979
43/30-32Minutes1974-1981
43/33-35Reports1974-1978
43/36Drawingn.d.
Subject Series
43/37E. Prospect Closures1975-1976
43/38Lists1977-1979
43/39Clippings
43/40Miscellaneous1974, n.d.
Sub-subgroups
43/41East Campus Development Study Committee (Ad Hoc) 1973-1979
43/42Washington Park Subcommittee1975-1977

  
Box/FolderDate
43/43U.W. Arboretum. Education Committee1967-1969

  
Box/FolderDate
43/44U.W. Arboretum Advisory Committee1965-1967

  
Box/FolderDate
U.W. Arboretum Committee (1944-1945)
43/45Interoffice Correspondence1944-1945
General Correspondence
43/46Hitchcock, C. Leo and John H. Hanley1944-1945
43/47Minutes1941-1945
43/48Reports - Director's1944-1945
43/49Notes & Memoranda1944-1945

  
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U.W. Arboretum Committee (Formed Feb 13, 1967)
43/50-52 to 44/2Interoffice Correspondence1967-1972
44/3Incoming Letters1967
General Correspondence
44/4Arboretum Foundation1967, 1971
44/5Seattle (City)1968-1971
44/6-7Miscellaneous1967-1972
46General Correspondence1972
Restrictions on Access: Restricted.
44/8-10Minutes1967-1972
44/11-16Reports1967-1974
44/17Notes and Memoranda
44/17Proposals1967-1972
44/19Financial Records1966-1968
44/20Agreementsn.d.
44/21Maps and Drawings
44/22Photographs1969
44/23Statistics1966-1968
44/24News Releases1967, 1971
44/25Clippings
44/26Miscellaneous
Sub-subgroup
44/27Subcommittee1972

  
Box/FolderDate
U.W. Forest Resources College
44/28-34Interoffice Correspondence1969-1974
44/35-40 to 45/1Chronological Files1975-1982
45/2Proposalca. 1953
45/3Committee Files1969-1978
Sub-subgroups
45/4Biological Sciences Division1982
45/5Biological Sciences Division/Center for Ecosystem Studies. Planning Committee1978
45/6Safety and Health Committee1977-1978
45/7Urban Forestry Committee1977-1980

  
Box/FolderDate
U.W. Landscaping & Planting Committee
45/8-11Intraoffice Correspondence1953-1983
45/12General Correspondence1967-1981
45/13-18Minutes1962-1983
45/19Plans1980, n.d.
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50Plans    OVERSIZE
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45/20Planting Lists
45/21Miscellaneous

  
Box/FolderDate
U.W. Program For the University of Washington Arboretum Advisory Committee
General Notes: Appt. 2/13/1967, James Bethel, chair.
45/22Intraoffice Correspondence1967-1971
45/23General Correspondence1967
45/24Minutes1967-1972
45/25Report1967
45/26Map1967
45/27Miscellaneous

  
Box/FolderDate
U.W. Union Bay Arboretum Development Programming Committee (AD HOC)
45/28Intraoffice Correspondence1974-1981
45/29Incoming Letters - Tukey, H. B.1980
General Correspondence
45/30Jones & Jones1980
45/31Miscellaneous1980
45/32Minutes1980
45/33Agenda - Regents Meetings1977, 1980-1981
45/34Reports1980
45/35Plans & Reports (Jones & Jones)1978-1980, n.d.
45/36Writings1980, n.d.
45/37Specifications
45/38Miscellaneous

  
Box/FolderDate
45/39-42U.W. Urban Horticulture College1980-1983

  
Box/FolderDate
45/43-46 to 46/7Washington State Nurserymen's Association1955-1974

  
Box/FolderDate
46/8-10Duplicates1934-1965

  
Box/FolderDate
46/11-35Restricted Material
General Notes: As described above.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Bethel, James Samuel.
Cole, Dale W.
Gessel, Stanley P.
Marckworth, Gordon D.
Medbury, Scot.
Mulligan, Brian O.
Thorgrimson, O. B., 1874-
Winkenwerder, Hugo, b. 1878.
Witt, Joseph Adams, 1920-
Organizations:
Olmsted Brothers.
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Parks and Recreation.
Seattle Garden Club (Seattle, Wash.)
University of Washington. Arboretum--Archives.
University of Washington. Center for Urban Horticulture.
University of Washington. University Archives.
Subjects:
Arboretums--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Botanical gardens--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Genre Headings:
Photographs.
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