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University of Nevada, Reno. Arboretum Board Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0582
The Arboretum Board records include an aerial topographic survey of the campus, Arbor Day material, campus walk brochures, correspondence, dedication ceremony material, financial records, landscape architecture drawings, maps, meeting minutes, memorial tree plates, municipal landscaping standards, organizational structure, plant care guidelines, plant inventories, policies, press releases, project bids, publications, soil analysis reports, and other reports. Included is a proposal for how the university would mitigate and monitor wetlands, along with landscaping plans for the Fire Science Academy in Carlin, Nevada. Of particular interest is an interview of Ed Kleiner, the first Chair of the Board.

Dates

  • 1908-2016

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Michael A. Mitchell Architect, Ltd., retains copyright to architectural drawing of the Robert A. Cashell Entry Plaza.

Extent

13 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Abstract

The Arboretum Board records include an aerial topographic survey of the campus, Arbor Day material, campus walk brochures, correspondence, dedication ceremony material, financial records, landscape architecture drawings, maps, meeting minutes, memorial tree plates, municipal landscaping standards, organizational structure, plant care guidelines, plant inventories, policies, press releases, project bids, publications, soil analysis reports, and other reports. Included is a proposal for how the university would mitigate and monitor wetlands, along with landscaping plans for the Fire Science Academy in Carlin, Nevada. Of particular interest is an interview of Ed Kleiner, the first Chair of the Board.

Administrative History

The University President established the Arboretum Board in 1974. The University of Nevada, Reno campus was established as a state arboretum by the 1985 Nevada Legislature "to increase the knowledge and appreciation of the public of flora indigenous to Nevada and from other areas and to provide a place where they may be planted and cultivated as memorials." The Arboretum Board furthers the University's primary missions of teaching, research, and public and community service. It plans the University landscape, establishing an extensive collection of trees and other woody plants.

Arrangement

Arranged in the following series: 1) Organizational Structure and Governance; 2) Agendas and Minutes; 3) Correspondence; 4) Arbor Day; 5) Tree Walks; 6) Budget & Donor Material; 7) Campus Landscaping and Memorial Projects; 8) Reports and Articles; 9) Standards; 10) Plant Resources; 11) Equipment & Supplies Resources; 12) Nevada Organizations; 13) Non-Nevada Organizations; 14) Miscellaneous; 15) History of the UNR Arboretum

Technical Requirements

Audio, computer files, microforms, and/or video items may not be available for listening/viewing on demand due to their older genre formats.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Periodic transfers from the Arboretum Board and UNR staff: 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018. A transfer from the UNR Natural History Museum in 2015; transfer from a past Chair: January 2016; transfer from current Chair in August 2016. Emeritus Professor Jim Hulse donated the draft manuscript of his history of the UNR Arboretum in 2016.

Separated Materials

Twenty-one color photographs were transferred to the University Archives Photo Archives: UNRA-P3633.
Title
Guide to the University of Nevada, Reno, Arboretum Board Records
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
April 16, 2015
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)