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IV B-1

United States Department of Agriculture. Records of Soil Surveys, 1978-1984: A Finding Aid

Archives of the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University


The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: IV B-1
Repository: Archives of the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University
Creator: United States Department of Agriculture
Title: Records of Soil Surveys, 1978-1984
Date(s): 1978-1984
Quantity: 0.33 linear feet (2 boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

These records were accessioned into HOLLIS # 009118556 and this file name is ajp00013.

Processing Information:

Processed: February 2003
By:Jessica M. Parr

Terms of Use:

Researchers seeking to examine archival materials are strongly encouraged to make an appointment. The Director, or an office of origin, may place restrictions on the use of some or all of its records. The extent and length of the restriction will be determined by the Director, office of origin, and the Archivist and will be enforced equally for all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright is held by The President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Arnold Arboretum Archives of Harvard University. The copyright on some materials in the collection may be held by the original author or the author's heirs or assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining written permission from the holder(s) of copyright and the Arnold Arboretum Archives prior to publishing any quotations or images from materials in this collection.
Photocopies may be made at the discretion of the Arnold Arboretum Archives staff. Permission to make photocopies does not constitute permission to reproduce or publish materials outside the bounds of the fair use guidelines.

Biographical / Historical

The soil surveys in this collection were completed by the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service between 1978 and 1984, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Agriculture Experiment Station. The surveys are comprised of reports and maps detailing the condition and agricultural viability of the soil in Bristol and Essex counties, as well as for the Arnold Arboretum.


The series are arranged alphabetically by county.


This collection is arranged into the following series: I. Arnold Arboretum Survey Report and Maps; and II. County Survey Reports and Maps.

Scope and Contents

Included are surveys for Bristol and Essex counties and the Arnold Arboretum of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Also included are sixteen sectional survey maps for the southern part of Essex County, Massachusetts and a survey map for the Arnold Arboretum.


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