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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

Vertical files in these sections are organized by date as they are represented on the physical folders. The dates are not a timeline of the Gardens history but a list of the existing folders with dates included in the folder name. 

By Decade

Anniversaries - 20

Guggenheim - Gift of Greenhouse -1917-1918 and Central Display House and Orchid House - 1919

Japanese Prince Tokugawa Visit to NYBG 1918
World War I
Anniversaries-50
Analysis of assets and needs…and tentative plan for raising funds-1944
History 4- 1952
History 5- 1957 Dorothy Ebel Hansell
Act of Incorporation as amended to June 3, 1968 (SEE ALSO Constitution and by-laws)
Anniversaries-70
Anniversaries-75
Guide - 1964
History 6- 1967 Dr. Simonson
History 7- 1967 Dr. Steere
Landmark Designation - NYBG 1967
Audience survey by Frank Lipp 1973
History 8- 1973 Dennis Brown
History 9- 1974 Eleanor B. Gambee
History 10- 1976 Mrs. William Weinberg
History 11- 1977 Frank J. Anderson
History 12- 1978 Gourmet Magazine article
Japanese Emperor Visit to NYBG 1975
Centennial Campaign 1984
Guide - 1986
History 16- 1987 Article by Prance
History 18- 1988 Totemeier Article in AOS Bulletin
History 19- 1989 Article in Town and Country
Monday Closing Policy- January 1989
Campaign for the Garden 1993-1999
Campaign for the Garden 2
Centennial Celebration (See Also NYBG Spring 1991 & NYBG Budget Reduction 1990 -1991)
History 20- 1991 Ogden Tanner & Adele Auchincloss
Spring 1990 "Spring of 90 Changes"
Anniversaries-120
Anniversaries-125
History 22- 2005-2009