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I G-9.2

Arnold Arboretum. Records of the Video Production "An Introductory Tour of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University": A Finding Aid.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: I G-9.2
Repository: Archives of the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University
Title: Arnold Arboretum. Records of the Video Production "An Introductory Tour of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University."
Date(s): 1982-1984.
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (1 boxes)
Abstract: The collection consists of five ¾" videotapes and one VHS tape. A 12-minute tour from the Hunnewell Visitor Center to Peters Hill gives a concise overview of the 265 acres of woody plants and what it means to become a friend of the Arnold Arboretum.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Provenance: The collection was transferred to the archives from the exhibit hall in 1993 when the Hunnewell Building was renovated. The HOLLIS # for this collection is 009408727 The file name is ajp00048.

Processing Information:

Processed: 1/21/98
Compiled by: Carol David, Library Assistant.
Edited by Sheila Connor

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Visiting Committee and Board member, as well as volunteer, Corliss Knapp Engle worked with Mary Lou Amrhein, also an Arboretum volunteer, to create an automated slide show entitled "An Introductory Tour of the Arnold Arboretum." Selected slides for this production were culled from a collection of 6,000 35mm-color slides. This collection, now under the aegus of the Living Collections Department documents plants in the Arboretum's living collection from the 1950s through the early 1990s. Much of this slide collection had been mangaged, labeled and organized by volunteers under Engle's leadership during the 1970s and 1980s. The original slide show, which was created in 1982, described the Arboretum origins and highlighted selected plants from with the living collections. It also documented the public's use and enjoyment of the landscape through all four seasons. A special slide projector that included a tape was purched enabled the show to be automated and made available to visitors in the exhibit hall on the first floor. The slide show was revised in 1983-84 and was transformed into a 12-minute videotape production in 1991. In September 1997 Harvard Video Services Center made the tapes in their current format.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three folders and videotapes.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of five ¾" videotapes and one VHS tape. A 12-minute tour from the Hunnewell Visitor Center to Peters Hill gives a concise overview of the 265 acres of woody plants and what it means to become a friend of the Arnold Arboretum.

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