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The New York Botanical Garden Vertical Files

Browse the Library's collection of vertical files relating to the history of The New York Botanical Garden

General History

In this section you will find vertical files that relate to the history, operations, and management of the New York Botanical Gardens since its founding. 


  • "Key Figures" features some individuals represented in the folders who have contributed to the Garden in a significant way, such as T.H. Everett and Lord Nathaniel Britton. Don't see who you're looking for? Speak with a librarian or review our archives finding guides


  • "Planning & Development" features files pertaining to the planning & development of the Garden.


  • "Internal History" features files which detail the history of NYBG's internal operations.


  • "Community and Public Relations" features files pertaining to marketing campaigns as well as the Garden's relationship with the surrounding community of New York City.


  • "Patronage Programs" covers programs in financial support of the Garden, such as membership and donations.