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Alaska Botanical Garden records

Guide to the Alaska Botanical Garden records

Collection number: HMC-1195.
Creator: Alaska Botanical Garden.
Title: Alaska Botanical Garden records.
Dates: 1991-2014.
Volume of collection: 2.5 cubic feet and 15.2 GB.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Records of a botanical garden in Anchorage.

Organizational history:
The Alaska Botanical Garden (ABG) began in 1983 when members of the Alaska Horticulture Association decided Anchorage should have an arboretum. In 1986, the organization was incorporated as an Alaskan non-profit and a master plan to guide the creation of the garden and infrastructure was developed. In 1990, Alaska Botanical Garden signed a land use agreement with the Municipality of Anchorage. The first gardens were planted and the grand opening of the Botanical Garden took place on July 25, 1993. Currently, the ABG occupies 110 acres between Far North Bicentennial Park and Benny Benson School. The Garden includes two perennial gardens (Lile’s Garden and the Lower Perennial Garden), the Herb Garden, an alpine Rock Garden, an entry shade garden, Alaskan Kitchen Garden exhibit, Wildflower Trail, Junior Master Gardner Plot, Research and Development site, and Lowenfels Family Nature Trail. In 2014, the Anchorage Heritage Garden exhibit was added in honor of the 2015 celebration of the Anchorage Centennial.

Collection description:
The collection contains photographs, Gardens North (the ABG newsletter), scrapbooks, news clippings, programs and event fliers. Also included in the collection are electronic records, which consist of administrative and financial files, promotional materials, as well as photographs of events at the ABG, the garden, flowers, and people.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order in which it arrived at the Archives.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Access restrictions: The collection contains material in electronic format. Please consult archivists for access.

Rights note: Copyright to materials created by the Alaska Botanical Garden is held by the Alaska Botanical Garden, with the Archives authorized to permit use on their behalf. Materials in the collection created by other individuals or organizations may be subject to copyright not held by the Alaska Botanical Garden or the Archives.

Preferred citation: Alaska Botanical Garden records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:

“History & Development of the Garden.” Alaska Botanical Garden. http://alaskabg.org/about/history-development-of-the-garden/

Acquisition note: This collection was deposited in the Archives by the Alaska Botanical Garden in 2015. Robin A. Dublin, Executive Director of the Alaska Botanical Garden, signed a formal deposit agreement in 2015.

Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2015.

Container list:

Box Descriptions Dates
1 Gardens North: Newsletter of the Alaska Botanical Garden; Clippings for scrapbook: newspaper clippings, photographs, promotional material, pamphlets, fliers; 8th annual spring conference photograph fliers, CD 2014; Letters and drawings from children’s field trips 2012; Slides: Botanical Garden planning, planting, educational programs; “The Fourth Annual Herb Luncheon and Gardening Seminars: Through the Window of Thyme” program; Photographs: Garden Fair; Summer 2000 events; Photographs and thank you cards undated, 1991-2014
2 Photographs 1993-2002
3 Scrapbooks 2009-2012
OS Folder 8th annual spring conference photograph fliers; Thank you poster from students at Russian Jack Elementary School; Two news clippings undated, 2014
Server Electronic records 1998-2011

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