Archives Collections

The Botany Libraries Archives is the Harvard University Herbaria's repository of historical papers, images, and institutional records.  The materials in our archives come from the following collections:

The Arnold Arboretum
The Bailey-Wetmore Wood Collection
The Botanical Museum Collection
The Economic Botany Herbarium
The Farlow Herbarium
The Gray Herbarium
The Henry David Thoreau Herbarium
The New England Botanical Club
The Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium Archives
Paleobotanical Collections
The Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka Glass Flower Archives
The Tina & R.Gordon Wasson Ethnomycological Collection Archives
Researchers may consult materials from the archives only by appointment or written request. Please allow one week for the processing of written and e-mailed requests. The archival collections of the Botany Libraries are open without fee to all adult researchers regardless of academic affiliation. All new patrons must register by presenting two forms of identification, which should include a photograph and a current address.

Further Information:
Use Policies
Visiting the Herbaria
Permission to Publish