Guide to the Washington State University Arboretum Committee Records 1974-2006
Archives 391

Summary Information

Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Creator
Washington State University. Arboretum Committee.
Title
Washington State University Arboretum Committee Records
ID
Archives 391
Date [inclusive]
1974-2006
Extent
1.75 Linear feet of shelf space, 4 boxes
Language
Collection materials are in English.
Abstract
Minutes, record, and correspondence of the Washington State University Arboretum Committee, responsible for creating and maintaining WSU’s arboretums, as well as other campus plant-life issues.

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]

Washington State University Arboretum Committee Records, 1974-2006

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biography/History

Washington State University’s Arboretum Committee was first created in 1975 as a subcommittee to the WSU Land Use Committee. It migrated through a variety of names, including the Rural Life Center and Arboretum Committee, the Arboretum and Rural Life Center Committee, the Arboretum and Botanical Garden Committee, before settling on the Arboretum Committee.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of minutes, correspondence, and documents relevant to the work of Washington State University’s Arboretum Committee. They primarily cover 1984-2006, though a small quantity of earlier documents are included. The major project focus is the creation and maintenance of a WSU Arboretum, primarily the Alumni Arboretum but including other spaces. That arboretum was dedicated on October 2, 1999. Other topics includes campus tree plantings, monitoring the campus tree replacement policy, tree protection, the protection of Roundtop during the golf course reworking, and consulting prior to new construction regarding the protection of the existing plant life. In many years, the committee conducted “campus walk-arounds,” walking tours of campus, usually in the summer or fall, noting potential plant-life issues.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged primarily chronologically. A few subject based folders are included at the end, and photographic materials often receive a folder after the papers from their year of creation.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections  © 2019

https://libraries.wsu.edu/masc/

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA

509-335-6691

mascref@wsu.edu

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Information

Records of Washington State University’s Arboretum Committee were donated to the WSU Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections on Oct. 7, 2010 by Kappy Brun, grounds supervisor in WSU’s Facilities Operations department. They were retained as UA2010-12.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in June, 2019 by University Archivist Mark O’English. Large quantities of duplicate documents were discarded, as were publications from other institutions. A DVD of photographs and a VCR tape were digitized, and originals retained in the collection, during processing. These digital files are retained in the MASC’s archival storage.

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Washington State University. Arboretum Committee. -- Records.

Subject(s)

  • Arboretum -- Washington (State) -- Pullman.
  • Land Use
  • Parks and Playgrounds
  • Washington (State)
  • Colleges and Universities

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Detailed Description of Collection

box folder

1974-1975 

1 1

1983. Includes A Master Plan for a Botanical Garden on the Washington State University Campus, by Ralph L. Mize.  

1 2

1984 

1 3

1985 

1 4

1986 

1 5

1987 

1 6

1988 

1 7

1989 

1 8

1990 

2 9

1990. VHS tape: WSU preview display, 1990-03-31, and committee tour of UI arboretum, 1990-10-22. 

2 10

1991 

2 11

1992 

2 12

1993. Includes WSU Pullman Open Space Plan. 

2 13

1994 

2 14

1996 

3 15

1997 

3 16

1998 

3 17

1999 

3 18

1999. Photographs, Campus Walk-Around 

3 19

1999. Photographs, Wilson Road Arboretum Dedication. 

3 20

2000 

3 21

2000. Photographs, spring. 

3 22

2000. Photographs, Campus Walk-Around 

3 23

2001 

3 24

2002 

3 25

2003 

4 26

2004 

4 27

2005 

4 28

2006. Includes DVD of photographs. 

4 29

Undated. Photographs, tree planting with V. Lane Rawlins. 

4 30

Mission statements. 

4 31

Plant inventories and tree lists. 

4 32