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University of Washington Arboretum records, 1924-1984

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Washington. Arboretum
Title
University of Washington Arboretum records
Dates
1924-1984 (inclusive)
1935-1983 (bulk)
Quantity
51 cubic ft.
Collection Number
UW Resource No. 00343 (Accession No. 93-153)
Summary
One of the premier arboreta in the United States.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

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

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Historical Features, 1934-1956, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1-5

Organizational Features, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/6

General Correspondence (chronological), 1924, 1935-1983Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/7-5/10

General Correspondence (by name)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/11-12
Alpine Garden Society/ Scottish Rock Garden Society
1966-1972
5/13
American Association of Nurserymen
1939-1962
5/14
American Camellia Society
1949-1962
5/15
Audubon Society. Seattle
1953-1955
5/16
Bloedel, Prentice
1964-1976
5/17-19
Botanical Gardens
1963-1966
5/20
Camp Fire Girls. Seattle-King County Council
1944-1946, 1969
5/21
Collman, Sharon J.
1969-1970
5/22
King County. Parks Committee
1951-1957
5/23
Kingdon, Ward F.
1948-1955
5/24
Mackawa, Henry
1970
5/25
Metropolitan Youth Development
1964-1965
5/26
Rhododendron Species Foundation
1968
5/27
Seattle. Parks Department
1965-1979
5/28
Seattle. Police Department
1954, 1972-1981
5/29
Seattle Garden Club
1965-1973
5/30
Seattle Historical Society
1950-1954, 1967
5/31
Seattle - Kobe Affiliation Committee
1960-1961, 1975
5/32-34
Sunset (magazine)
1954, 1960, 1962-1975, 1982
5/35
Tacoma Rhododendron Society
1951-1958
5/36
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
1965, 1972-1973
5/37
U.S. Entomology and Quarantine Bureau
1941-1948
5/38
Washington. Highway Department
1964-1969
5/39
Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs
1946
5/40
Washington State Nurserymen's Association
1975

Intraoffice Correspondence (chronological), 1954, 1964-1977Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 5/41-43

Interoffice CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/44
U.W. Architect
1964-1970
5/45
U.W. Comptroller
1964-1965
5/46-47
U.W. Physical Plant
1963-1976
5/48
U.W. President
1968-1975
5/49
U.W. Press
1979-1980
5/50-52
U.W. Safety Division
1961-1969
6/1-2
U.W. Security Division
1970-1973
6/3
U.W. Vice President for Business and Finance
1964-1973
6/4
Miscellaneous
1951-1975

General CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/5
Hanley, John H.
1945
6/6-16
Marckworth, Gordon D.
1940-1963
6/17-20
Bethel, James S.
1972-1973

General Correspondence (by topic)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/21-23
Catalogue Correspondence
1955-1977
6/24
Employees - Special Project
1971
6/25-28 to 7/13
Engagements
Includes calendars.
1968-1983
7/14-21
Garden Clubs - Donations and Activities
1941-1967
7/22-31 to 8/15
Gifts and Donations
1961-1976
Box
46
Gifts and Donations
Restricted.
1951-1980
Box/Folder
8/16-29
Information
1960-1977

Donors' Ledger, 1939-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box 46

Restricted.

MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/30
Thank You Letters
1982-1983
8/31
Requests
1964-1965

Pests And Disease, 1951-1958Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 8/32

Plants And Gardens, 1955-1957Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 8/33

Plant Diseases, 1959-1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 9/1

Dale W. Cole Notebook, 1972-1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 9/2-12

Dale W. Cole Reading File, 1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 9/13

Minutes - Miscellaneous, 1929-1976Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 9/14

Plant And Seed ExchangeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/15-21 to 11/21
Plants and Seeds Distributed/Desired
1955-1974
1/22-34 to 12/19
International Seed Exchange
1936-1975
12/20-26
Plant Imports
1948-1963
12/27-32 to 13/5
Plants Received
1957-1974
13/6-8
Seeds Received
1948-1962
box:oversize
50
Ledgers
1936-1943
Box/Folder
13/9-11
Plant Distribution Scheme: Nurseries
1955-1961
13/12
Plant Expedition: List of Seeds Received from V.F. Rock
1949
13/13-15
Plants of Interest at Present Time
1969-1972
13/16-24
Plants Identified by Arboretum
1945,1968-1974
13/25-26
Plants Identified for Arboretum
1953-1972

Plant FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
13/27
Azaleas from Beltsville
1949-1957
13/28-29
Azalea Memoranda: Correspondence
1951-1958,1966-1968
13/30
Berberis (Dr. Melander)
1947-1950
13/31-32
Berberis: Correspondence
1950-1965
13/33
Camellia: Correspondence
1960-1968
13/34-35
Camellia Memoranda:Correspondence
1949-1958
13/36
Camellia Plantings (& Information)
1947-1950
13/37
Cherries (Japanese): Correspondence
1951-1965
13/38
Chrysanthemums
1945, undated
13/39
Clematis
1952
13/40
Conifers: Correspondence
1953-1965
13/41
Conifers: For Planting Out
1947-1948
14/1
Crabapples: Correspondence
1951-1963
14/2
Evergreen Trees and Shrubs, Broad Leaved
1956, undated
14/3
Fuchsias
1947-1954
14/4
Heathers
1941, undated
14/5
Hemerocallis
undated
14/6-7
Hollies: Correspondence
1950-1967
14/8
Iris
1945
14/9
Lilacs
undated
14/10
Magnolias
1939, undated
14/11-13
Magnolias: Correspondence
1946-1973
14/14-17
Maples: Correspondence
1952-1974
14/18
Maple Lists
1959-1960
14/19
Maples Cultured in Arboretum
1958
14/20
Nuts
1943-1944
14/21
Orchids
1933, 1941
14/22
Peach Trees
1944, undated
14/23
Peonies: Correspondence
1947-1954
14/24
Pines in Arboretum
1963-1964
14/25
Rhododendron & Azaleas
1939, 1945-1948
14/26
Rhododendron Collections (Seattle)
1947-1948
14/27-32
Rhododendron: Correspondence
1950-1974
14/33
Rhododendron Fertilizer Experiments
1954-1955
14/34-35
Rhododendron Glen Leaflet
1955, 1961
14/36
Rhododendron: Miscellaneous
1946
14/37
Rhododendron Handbook (surplus)
undated
15/1
Rhododendrons: Breeding and Cultures
1939-1944, undated
15/2
Rhododendrons: Dexter Hybrids
1951-1952
15/3
Rose Test Garden
1945
15/4
Roses
undated
15/5
Wallflowers
undated

Plant Lists, 1939-1960Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 15/6-7

Plantings (chronological), 1944-1966Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 15/8-24

Plantings, 1939-1940Return to Top

Container(s): Box:oversize 50

Plantings - Conifer Meadow, 1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 15/25

Nursery Lists, 1947-1981, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 15/26-35 to 16/6

Nursery Catalogs, 1949-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 16/7-8

Project FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
U.S. Works Progress Administration
Box/Folder
16/9
General Correspondence (chronological)
Includes Olmsted Bros.
1935-1938
16/10
Dawson, James F.
1936-1938
16/11-14
Progress Reports
1936-1938
16/15
Reports
1938
16/16
Project Proposals
1935-1937
16/17
Financial Records
1934-1938
16/18
Procedures
1937-1939
16/19-20
Plant Lists
1939, undated
16/21
Agreements
1934
16/22
Map
undated
box:oversize
51
Map
undated
Box/Folder
16/23
Miscellaneous
undated
16/24-25
Camouflage Project
1942-1943
Floral Hall/Administration Building
Box/Folder
17/1-12
Chronological Files
1945-1971
17/13-17
Committee Files
1962-1971
17/18-23
Building and Site Development Project Program
1963-1966
17/24-25
Proposals
1969, 1970-1971
17/26
Cost Estimates
1970
box:oversize
51
Drawings
Box/Folder
17/27-28 to 18/3
U.W. Arboretum Complex Programming Committee
1966-1967
18/4
Frost Hardiness Project
1971-1984
18/5-7
Washington Park Long Range Development Plan
1975-1980
18/8
East Campus Research Arboretum: A Preliminary Report
1975
Union Bay Project
Box/Folder
18/9-11
Chronological Files
1975-1981
18/12
Master Union Bay Plan
1976
18/13
Report - Teaching and Research
undated,1976
18/14
Plans - East Campus
1974-1975
18/15
Draft Impact Statement- Union Bay Village
1978
Box/Folder
18/16-20
Arboretum Master Plan Update
1976-1979
Center for Urban Horticulture
Box/Folder
18/21
Chronological Files
1980-1981
18/22-23 to 19/2
Project Manual
1983-1984
19/3
Statement of Interest and Qualifications
1980
19/4
Development Plan
1983
19/5
Final Environmental Impact Statement
1981
Box/Folder
19/6-7
Visitor's Center
1980-1983

ReportsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
19/8-13
Winter Damage
1948-1979
19/14-15
Washington Park Supervisor's Report
1969-1984
19/16
U.W. Arboretum Advisory Council
ca. 1934
19/17
Union Bay Proposed Reclamation and Utilization of Swamp
1959
19/18
The Bloedel Reserve
undated
20/1
Seattle Corrosion Control Panel: Final Environmental Impact Statement
1978
20/2
Distribution of Activities of Staff Employees
1977-1978
20/3-6
Miscellaneous
1938-1977

Annual Reports, 1938-1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 20/7-11

Proposals, 1953-1971Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 20/13

Conferences and ConventionsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
20/14
Bonsai Symposium, Columbia, MO
1976
20/15
Information on Institutes and Conferences, Seattle, WA
1978
20/16
Horticulture Affair, Seattle, WA
1980
20/17
Horticulture Festival, Seattle, WA
1976
20/18
KEW Conservation Conference, Richmond, Surrey, England
1978
20/19
Nature of the Human Environment
1977
20/20
Western Museum Conferences
1982
20/21-22
International Botanical Congress, Seattle, WA
1969
20/23-24
International Rhododendron Conference, Portland,OR
1959-1961
20/25-26
World Forestry Congress, Seattle, WA
1960
20/27
Pacific Northwest Tourist Conference, Seattle, WA
1947
20/28
Tacoma Rhododendron Show
1949
International Shade Tree Conferences
Box/Folder
20/29-34 to 21/17
Western Chapter
1963-1975
21/18-30
National Division
1963-1975
21/31-41
Regional Meetings
1963-1974

Subject SeriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
21/42
ADT
1967-1983
21/43-44
Acquisitions
1941-1942
21/45
Administrative Structure
1978
22/1
All-American Selections
1945
22/2
Alterations to Olmsted Plan
1947
22/3
Alumni Vacation College
1977
22/4-5
Amigos
1976-1981
22/6-8
Arbor Day
1966-1972
22/9-11
Arboretum Damage
1948-1979
22/12-13
Arboreturm Journal
1968-1970
22/14
Arboretum Neighbors
1948-1978
22/15-16
Azalea Way
1941-1971
22/17
Bicycle Trail
1968-1972
22/18
Birds
1969-1973
22/19
Blind, Garden for
1958-1982
22/20-24
Bloedel Reserve
1970-1979
Box
46
Bloedel, Virginia M. Fund
Restricted.
1971
Box/Folder
22/25-29
Books & Materials Desired by Arboretum
1968-1973
22/30-33
Botanical Gardens: Miscellaneous
1937-1957
22/34
Capital Construction Board
1976-1977
22/35
Casaron G-4 & Weed Control
1968-1978
22/36
Cassiar Range Expedition: Correspondence
1949
22/37-38
Catalogue Distribution
1976-1981
23/1
Columbia Park Arboretum (Benton County, WA)
1978-1979
23/2
Complaints
1970-1975
23/3
Compost & Sludge
1975-1980
23/4
Conservation
1955-1971
23/5
Controlled Release Pesticides Experiments
1973-1974
23/6
Drug Garden
1978-1979
23/7
East Prospect
1975
23/8
Echo Glenn Children's Center
1967-1968
23/9
Edmonds Community College: Horticulture Program
1967-1973
23/10
Edmonds: Vocational
1974-1978
23/11
Education Program in the Arboretum
1975
23/12
Equipment: Power Pole Pruners
1976
23/13
Employees
1975
23/14
Employees: Special Projects
1975
23/15
Environmental Factors and Problems
1970-1972, undated
23/16
Environmental Health & Safety
Including fire regulations.
1973-1982
23/17
Equipment: Dissecting Microscrope
23/18
Equipment: Backhoe Information
23/19
Equipment Guarantees & Warranties
1962-1982
23/20
Equipment Inventory Annual Report
1973-1982
23/21
Equipment Inventory
1973-1982
23/22
Facilities: Buildings, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E.
1974-1981
23/23
Facilities: Grounds
1976-1982
23/24
Fir Drawings
23/25
Fort Ward
1958
23/26
Foreman's Cottage
1971-1978
23/27
Foreman's Apartment
1975-1979
23/28
Foster Island Bridge
1973-1976
23/29
Foster Island
1967, 1970-1975
23/30
Foster Island: Erosion Protection
1967, 1970-1971
23/31
Garden Clubs (Snoqualmie, West Seattle, etc.)
1968-1970, 1972
23/32
Garden Writers Association of America
23/33
Gates
1974-1976
23/34
Government Documents Coupons
23/35
Grant Proposals
1982-1983
23/36
Greenhouses
1966-1983
23/37
Growth of Trees Planted in 1958 as of 1966
23/38
Growth Retardants
1969
23/39
Handicapped Program
1977-1978
23/40
Harrison Neighborhood Improvement Plan
23/41
Hidden Ranch
1957
23/42
Horticultural Society of New York
1977-1981
23/43
Idaho. University Arboretum
1977-1979
23/44
Indexes of Files
23/45
Institute of Museum Services
1979-1980
23/46
International Dendrology Society: Tour & Correspondence
1960-1969
24/1-2
International Friendship Grove
1966-1975
24/3
International Society of Arboriculture
1966-1979
24/4-5
Irrigation System
Japanese Garden
Box/Folder
24/6
Historical Features, General Correspondence
24/7
Hamilton, Ormond
1962
24/8
Ishimitsu, Sad
1961-1970
24/9
Yorozu, William
1960-1971
24/10-27
Chronological
1959-1983
Box
46
Chronological
Restricted.
Box/Folder
24/28
Minutes
1964-1967
24/29
News Releases
1961-1971
24/30
Prospectus
1958
24/31
Notebook
1957-1960
24/32
Programs
1966-1981
24/33
Reports
1958-1970
24/34
Complaint Reports
24/35
Specifications
24/36
Plantings
24/37
Guidelines
1969-1981
24/38
Subject Series: Pine Cone Construction
24/39
Gate Receipts
1962-1971
24/40
Schedules
1962-1971
24/41
Traffic Count
1960-1966
24/42-43
Ephemera
24/44
Plans
1981, undated
24/45-47
Financial Records
Box
46
Financial Records
Restricted.
Box/Folder
24/48-49
Clippings
24/50
Notes
24/51
Miscellaneous
24/52
Photographs
24/53
Maps
Box/Folder
24/54
King County Cooperative Extension Service
1977
24/55
King County Cooperative Service: Short Course Program
1978
25/1
Lake Washington Bridge, Proposed I
25/2
Lake Washington Bridge, Proposed II
25/3-5
Lake Washington Bridge, Empire Way & Plans
1955-1965
25/6
Lake Washington Bridge, Empire Way & 2nd
1964-1970
25/7-8
Lake Washington Bridge
1955-1963
25/9
Lake Washington Bridge (clippings)
1956-1963
25/10
Lake Washington Bridge: Plants To Be Moved
box:oversize
51
Lake Washington Bridge
Box/Folder
25/11
Lake Washington Ship Canal (Beautification)
1967-1969
25/12
Lakemont Boulevard Proposal
1975
25/13
Landscape Architecture, etc.
1969-1978
25/14
Landscape Architecture: Practicum Student
1978
25/15
Lath House
1971
25/16
Lath House: Frames Inventory
1974
25/17
Lawns
25/18
Lecture Series
1969-1972
25/19
Legal
1938-1946
25/20
Library (Correspondence re. Prose Bowl, etc.)
1964-1965
25/21
Library List
1954
25/22
Library - UW
1971-1973
25/23
Lighting
1962-1969
25/24
Lost & Found
1976-77
25/25
MacBride Property
1970-1974
25/26
Map Information
1949
25/27
Martha Washington School Site Study
1979
25/28
Memorials - General
1960-1970
25/29
Meteorological Data
1968, 1981-1982
25/30
Milfoil Compost Research
1980-1981
25/31
Montlake Community Club
1982
26/1
Museum of History & Industry
1956-1957, 1983
26/2
National Parks, Forest, etc.
1948-1971
26/3
National Parks, Short Courses on Administration
26/4
National Urban Forestry Conference, N.Y.
1978
26/5
Native Trees & Shrubs
1956
26/6
Nature Conservancy & Natural Resources Forum
1964
26/7
Nevada, University: Radiation Study
1982
28/8
Operation Triangle (Seattle): Correspondence
1972-1973
26/9
Ornamentals: Northwest Engagements
1982
26/10
Pack Forest Arboretum
1975-1978
26/11
Pacific Science Center & Pacific Search
1975-1976
26/12
Patent Information
1976
26/13
Pests & Diseases: Diseases
26/14
Pests & Diseases: Herbicides
26/15
Pests & Diseases: Pests
26/16
Pest Management: Campus
1981, undated
26/17
Pesticide & Herbicide Records
1967-1983
26/18
Allen Peterson Lecture (Chelsea)
1981
26/19
Pharmacy Greenhouse Complex
1978
26/20
Photographs and Slides Loaned
1975-1978
26/21
Physical Maintenance
1975-1983
26/22
Plant Information Requests Returned
26/23
Plant Quarantine Regulations
1950-1958
26/24
Plant Relationships
26/25
Plant Growth Laboratories: Union Bay
1966-1970
26/26
Plant Introductions
26/27
Plant Material: To Be Purchased
26/28
Post Cards
26/29
Recreational Use of Arboretum
1967
26/30
Research: Evaluation of a Sludge/Sawdust Compost
1978-1979
26/31
Research: Mechanisms of Water Transport Proposal Submitted to the National Science Foundation
1979
27/1-2
Research Projects: Material Requested and Correspondence
1976-1981
27/3
Research Projects
1972-1973
27/4
Rock Garden
1947
27/5
Rose Trial Garden
1946
27/6
Royal Botanical Gardens (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
1962, 1966
27/7
Sanitation (Pesticides)
27/8
Seattle. Centennial Planning Commission
1948-1949
27/9
Seattle Center Plans
1966
27/10
Seattle City Regulations & Reports
1967, 1970
27/11
Seattle Planning Commission: Flower Exhibition Building
1950
27/12
Seattle Public Schools: Work Training Program
1983
27/13
Sewers
1979
27/14
Sherman Library & Gardens
1979
27/15
Shorelands
1938-1939
27/16
Soils
1939
27/17
South King County Arboretum
1969
27/18-19
Spring Flower Show
1951-1952
27/20
Stone Cottage
1981
27/21
Street Lighting
1968-1977
27/22
Street Planting Plan in Seattle
1955-1956
27/23
Street Tree Seminar, Inc.
1964-1965
27/24
Summer Stroll
1983
27/25
Survey (preliminary material)
1967
27/26
Survey by Men's Garden Club
1964
27/27
Survey of Trees - R. H. Thomson Freeway
1962
27/28-29
Thomson, R. H. - Expressway
1958-1963
box:oversize
51
Thomson, R. H. - Expressway
Box/Folder
27/30
Tour: A.A.A.S.
1978
27/31
Tour Information (B.O. Mulligan)
1950
27/32
Tour, European (B.O. Mulligan Correspondence)
1967
27/33
Tour, Professional Horticultural Exploration
1966
27/34
Tour, Great Britain
1950
27/35
Tour, 1st Annual Garden
27/36
Tours
1980
27/37
Tours (miscellaneous)
27/38
Tours - Past
1981
27/39
Tour Requests
1978
28/1
Traffic Patterns
1979-1982
28/2
Travel
1981
28/3
Trees of the Puget Sound Region
1966-1968
28/4
University Facilities
1970-1975
28/5
University Record: Announcements
1975
28/6
Users' Questionnaire
1967
28/7
Visitor Center Program
1982-1983
28/8
Visitors
1949-1969
28/9
Washington. Highway Department
1970-1974
28/10
Washington. Legislature. Legislative Budget Committee
1972-1974
28/11
Washington. University. Development Office
1978
28/12
Washington Roadside Council
1968
28/13-14
Waterfront Trail
1967-1972
28/15
Woodland Garden
28/16
Woody Plants of the Washington Park Arboretum, by Brian Mulligan
1977
28/17
Woodland Park Zoo
1976-1978
28/18
Work Study
1975-1976
28/19
Yakima Area Arboretum
1974
28/20
Youth Work Training Program (Shirley Releford)
1976-1981

Writings about the Arboretum, 1928Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 28/21

Course and Curriculum FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
28/22
Continuing Education
1967-1969
28/23
Continuing Education: New Zealand Tour
1980
28/24
Elderhostel
1978
28/25
Edison Vocational School
1941-1948
28/26
Horticulture Education
1951-1958
28/27
Nurserymen's Short Course
1946
28/28
Ornamental Gardening
1946
28/29
Pest Control Short Course
1977
28/30
Plant Propagation Course
1967
28/31
School Projects
1955-1969
28/32
Soil - Plant Relationships
1986
28/33
Soils 311
1978
28/34-38 to 29/2
Education Program in the Arboretum
1963-1976
29/3-7
Chronological
1964-1973, undated

Garden Club Yearbooks, 1948-1958Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 29/8

EphemeraReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 29/9-11

Budget Files, 1936-1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 29/12-30 to 30/3

Diaries, 1947-1952Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 20/4-5

Office Log, 1977-1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 30/6

Legal Documents, 1967, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 30/7-9

Speeches And WritingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
30/10
Articles for Plants and Gardens
1956
30/11-12
Chronological
1930-1982

Maps, 1936-1938, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 30/13-14

Photographs & Illustrations, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 30/15

Programs, 1945-1980Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 30/16

Front Desk Journal: Monthly Minder, 1977-1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 30/17

Traffic Count, 1956-1981Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 30/18-34

Telephone Inquiries, 1949-1981Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 30/35-42

Memoranda, 1946-1977Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 30/43-45

StatisticsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 30/46

AWARD - American Horticultural SocietyReturn to Top

Container(s): Box:oversize 50

Structural & Landscape DrawingsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box:oversize 51-56

Notes, 1934-1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 30/47

Publicity, 1928-1981Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 30/48-49 to 31/19

MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 31/20

ScrapbooksReturn to Top

Container(s): Box:oversize 47-48

American Association of Botanical Gardens And Arboretums (AABGA)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
31/21
Organizational Features
31/22-29 to 32/27
General Correspondence
1947-1982
32/28-46
Plant & Seed Exchange
1953-1974
32/47
Minutes & Proceedings
1953-1957
Subject Series
Box/Folder
32
North American Diploma in Horticulture
32/49-51 to 33/15
Publications and Newsletters
1952-1974
33/16-17
Rhododendrons in Arboreta and Botanic Gardens in North America
1959-1962
33/18
Sources for Plant Material (Arboreta)
33/19-42
Conferences and Conventions
1962-1982
Box/Folder
33/43
Newsletters
1977, 1982
34/1-2
Membership Directories
1950-1982
Sub-subgroups
Box/Folder
34/3
Education Committee
1964-1965
34/4-7
Nominating Committee
1974-1979
34/8
Plant Collections Committee
1980-1982
34/9
Publications Committee
1980
34/10
Western Chapter
1952-1954

American Horticultural Council, 1946-1980Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 34/11-18

American Horticultural Society, 1950-1980Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 34/19-32 to 35/6

American Rhododendron SocietyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
35/7-15
Chronological Files
1946-1955
35/16-19
Subject Series - Rhododendron Show
1946-1950

American Rhododendron Society. SeattleReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
35/20-40
Chronological Files
1952-1975
35/41-42 to 36/2
Subject Series - Rhododendron Show
1953-1956

American Rock Garden Society, 1948-1980Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 36/3-36

Including Canadian Primula and Alpine Society.

Arboretum Bulletin, 1944-1981Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 36/27-31 to 38/3

Arboretum FoundationReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
38/4
Historical Features
38/5
Organizational Features
1936, 1963-1982
38/6-21
General Correspondence
1937-1983
38/22-25
General Correspondence & Lists re. Donations
1938-1983
46
General Correspondence & Lists re. Donations
Restricted.
1956-1983
Minutes
Box/Folder
38/26-30 to 39/1
Board
1936-1983
39/2
Unit Council
1957-1977
39/3
Miscellaneous
Reports
Box/Folder
39/4
Advisory Council
1938
39/5
Annual (for Foundation)
1972-1979
39/6-9
Director's
1939-1980
39/10
Progress Reports
1940s
39/11
Units, Unit Council
1957-1977
39/12
Miscellaneous
1930s-1975
Box/Folder
39/13
Newsletters - Unit Bulletin/News
1945-1975
39/14
Bulletins (Units)
39/15
Proposals
39/16
Speeches and Writings
39/17
Notes & Memoranda
1930s, 1956-1978
39/18
Conferences and Conventions - Arboretum Foundation Symposium
1972
39/19
Agreements
1934, 1935
Lists
Box/Folder
30/20
Educational Programs at the Arboretum
1958-1962
39/21
Membership & Committees
1930s-1940s
39/22
Committees & Members
1959-1984
39/23
Nurserymen
1944-1946
39/24-25
Plant Sale
1955-1976
39/26
Work and Fun Days
39/27
Miscellaneous
Box/Folder
39/28
Fact Sheets
1954-1975
39/29
Schedules and Announcements
1953-1975
39/30
News Releases
1946, 1961, 1979-1980
box:oversize
49
Registry of Members/Scrapbook
Box/Folder
39/31
Subject Series - Unit Council Greenhouse Electric
39/32
Ephemera
39/33-34
Financial Records
1933-1983
39/35
Architectural Drawing
39/36
Miscellaneous
39/37
Clippings
39/38
Education Committee
1963-1967, 1972

City - University Arboretum Planning Committee Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
39/39-40
Interoffice Correspondence
1963-1967
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
39/41
Sasaki, Walker & Associates, Watertown, Mass
1963-1964, 1966
39/42
Miscellaneous
1964-1965
Box/Folder
39/43-45
Minutes
1963-1971
39/46
Reports
1965-1966
39/47
Proposals
1963, 1965
39/48
Agreements
39/49
Notes
39/50
Clippings

City - University Liason Committee, 1967Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 39/51

Friends of the ArboretumReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
39/52
Historical Features
39/53
Organizational Features
1966
Interorganizational Correspondence
Box/Folder
40/1
Miller, Elizabeth C.
1966-1973
40/2-4
Miscellaneous
1966-1973
Box
46
Miscellaneous
Restricted.
1969
Box/Folder
40/5
General Correspondence
1966-1974
40/6
Minutes
1966-1969
40/7
Subject Series - Collman, Sharon J.
1968-1970
40/8
Financial Records
1966-1968
40/9
Publications
undated
40/10
Proposals
1967-1969, undated
40/11
Speeches and Writings
undated
40/12
Announcements
1966-1972
40/13
Clippings
40/14
Miscellaneous

Holly Society of America, 1952-1974Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 40/15-27

Medbury, ScotReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
20/28
Photocopies of Manuscript Re: Olmsted Plan
From the National Park Service.
1935-1947
40/29
Photocopies of Manuscript
From University of Washington Libraries.
1924
40/30
Photocopies of Manuscript
From the Washington State Archives.
1935
40/31-35
Photocopies of Manuscript
From the Library of Congress.
1904, 1934-1943
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
40/36
Leissler, Frederick W.
1983-1989
Box/Folder
40/37
Student Paper - Clausing, Marjorie
1962
40/38
Photograph
1938
40/39
Ephemera
1936

Montlake Community ClubReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 41/1

Northwest Ornamental Horticultural Society, 1967-1975Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 41/2-5

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

Container(s): Box-folder 41/6-10

Seattle. Century 21, 1962. State Beautification Committee , 1961-1962Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 41/11

Seattle. Century 21, 1962. Tree Planting Committee , 1961Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 41/12

Seattle. Municipal Art Commission, 1965-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 41/13-17

Seattle - University of Washington Arboretum and Botanical Garden CommitteeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
41/18-21
Interoffice Correspondence
1975-1983
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
41/22
Seattle (City)
1976-1982
41/23
Miscellaneous
1975-1982
Box/Folder
41/24-28
Minutes
1975-1983
41/29
Environmental Impact Statements
1979-1980
41/1
Reports
1975, undated
42/2
Agreements
42/3
Proposals
42/4
Rules & Policies
42/5
Resolutions
1981, undated
42/6
Miscellany

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

Container(s): Box-folder 42/7-8

U.S. National Arboretum. Advisory Council, 1953Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 42/9

Washington. State College. Horticulture Advisory Committee , 1945-1946Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 42/10

U.W. Arboretum BoardReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
42/11-17
Interoffice Correspondence
1945-1966
46
Interoffice Correspondence
Restricted.
1959-1964
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
42/18
Seattle. Engineering Department
1959-1965
42/19
Seattle. Parks Department
1948-1959
42/20
Washington. Highway Department
1961, 1963
42/21-23
Miscellaneous
1945-1959
Box/Folder
42/24-32
Minutes
1945-1964
42/33-35
Reports - Director's
1945-1966
43/1-4
Notes and Memoranda - of Director
ca.1940-1970
43/5
Membership Lists
1946-1965
43/6
Reports
43/7
Legal Documents
1934, 1947
43/8
Proposals
43/9
Statements
1945-1961
Subject Series
Box/Folder
43/10
Empire Way Extension
1958
43/11
Lake Washington Bridge
1953-1959
43/12
Seattle Historical Society
1951
43/13
Widening of Montlake Boulevard
1951
Box/Folder
43/14
Schedules
1956, 1962-1966
43/15
Donations
1954-1964
43/16
Lists
1948-1966, undated
43/17
Ordinances
1947-1949
43/18
Drawings, Maps
1951-1959, undated
43/19
Notices
1947-1957
43/20
Clippings
43/21
Miscellaneous

U.W. Arboreta Advisory CommitteeReturn to Top

Reconstituted 3/20/1974.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
43/22-26
Interoffice Correspondence
1973-1981
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
43/27
Jones & Jones
1977-1979
43/28
Seattle (City)
1974-1981
43/29
Miscellaneous
1974-1979
Box/Folder
43/30-32
Minutes
1974-1981
43/33-35
Reports
1974-1978
43/36
Drawing
undated
Subject Series
Box/Folder
43/37
E. Prospect Closures
1975-1976
Box/Folder
43/38
Lists
1977-1979
43/39
Clippings
43/40
Miscellaneous
1974, undated
Sub-subgroups
Box/Folder
43/41
East Campus Development Study Committee (Ad Hoc)
1973-1979
43/42
Washington Park Subcommittee
1975-1977

U.W. Arboretum. Education Committee, 1967-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 43/43

U.W. Arboretum Advisory Committee, 1965-1967Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 43/44

U.W. Arboretum Committee (1944-1945)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
43/45
Interoffice Correspondence
1944-1945
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
43/46
Hitchcock, C. Leo and John H. Hanley
1944-1945
Box/Folder
43/47
Minutes
1941-1945
43/48
Reports - Director's
1944-1945
43/49
Notes & Memoranda
1944-1945

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

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
43/50-52 to 44/2
Interoffice Correspondence
1967-1972
44/3
Incoming Letters
1967
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
44/4
Arboretum Foundation
1967, 1971
44/5
Seattle (City)
1968-1971
44/6-7
Miscellaneous
1967-1972
Box/Folder
46
General Correspondence
Restricted.
1972
44/8-10
Minutes
1967-1972
44/11-16
Reports
1967-1974
44/17
Notes and Memoranda
44/17
Proposals
1967-1972
44/19
Financial Records
1966-1968
44/20
Agreements
undated
44/21
Maps and Drawings
44/22
Photographs
1969
44/23
Statistics
1966-1968
44/24
News Releases
1967, 1971
44/25
Clippings
44/26
Miscellaneous
Sub-subgroup
Box/Folder
44/27
Subcommittee
1972

U.W. Forest Resources CollegeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
44/28-34
Interoffice Correspondence
1969-1974
44/35-40 to 45/1
Chronological Files
1975-1982
45/2
Proposal
ca. 1953
45/3
Committee Files
1969-1978
Sub-subgroups
Box/Folder
45/4
Biological Sciences Division
1982
45/5
Biological Sciences Division/Center for Ecosystem Studies. Planning Committee
1978
45/6
Safety and Health Committee
1977-1978
45/7
Urban Forestry Committee
1977-1980

U.W. Landscaping & Planting CommitteeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
45/8-11
Intraoffice Correspondence
1953-1983
45/12
General Correspondence
1967-1981
45/13-18
Minutes
1962-1983
45/19
Plans
1980, undated
box:oversize
50
Plans
Box/Folder
45/20
Planting Lists
45/21
Miscellaneous

U.W. Program For the University of Washington Arboretum Advisory CommitteeReturn to Top

Appt. 2/13/1967, James Bethel, chair.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
45/22
Intraoffice Correspondence
1967-1971
45/23
General Correspondence
1967
45/24
Minutes
1967-1972
45/25
Report
1967
45/26
Map
1967
45/27
Miscellaneous

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

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
45/28
Intraoffice Correspondence
1974-1981
45/29
Incoming Letters - Tukey, H. B.
1980
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
45/30
Jones & Jones
1980
45/31
Miscellaneous
1980
Box/Folder
45/32
Minutes
1980
45/33
Agenda - Regents Meetings
1977, 1980-1981
45/34
Reports
1980
45/35
Plans & Reports (Jones & Jones)
1978-1980, undated
45/36
Writings
1980, undated
45/37
Specifications
45/38
Miscellaneous

U.W. Urban Horticulture College, 1980-1983Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 45/39-42

Washington State Nurserymen's Association, 1955-1974Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 45/43-46 to 46/7

Duplicates, 1934-1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 46/8-10

Restricted MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 46/11-35

As described above.