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

Search the entire Archives using HOLLIS.  Explore finding aids, which provide detailed descriptions of archival materials, for select collections using HOLLIS for Archival Discovery.


The archival collections of the Botany Libraries are open without fee to all adult researchers regardless of academic affiliation.  Researchers may consult materials from the archives only by advance appointment and must request materials using HOLLIS Special RequestInstructions are available for creating an account and for placing a request.  Please allow one week for the processing of requests.

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