Peter Pollack papers  1965-2009 (bulk 1980-2005)
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Contents List

Container / Location Title
 
Administrative [series]

The Administrative series (0.6 linear feet and one oversize folder) consists mostly of correspondence and work-related files maintained between 1966 and 1969, although it also includes several scattered folders of information from the late 1990s. Several folders of historical material and staff meeting minutes are also included.

Box   1  
Academic Advisory Committee  1999-2002
Box   1  
Acquisitions
Box   1  
ARB Provost  1997,  1999,  2001
Box   1  
Budget  1992-1997
Box   1  
Educational and research activities  1998,  2000
Box   1  
Excerpts and summaries of Regents' Proceedings regarding Nichols Arboretum
Box   1  
Goals and Objectives  2000
Box   1  
Grounds Committee  1999-2003
Box   1  
Histories of Nichols Arboretum and Department of Landscape Design / Architecture  1935-1945,  undated
Box   1  
Lists of Maps and Proposals
Box   1  
Meeting Minutes  1991-1993
Drawer   240 Folder   1
Meeting notes on Arboretum mission, goals, strengths and threats  circa 2001
Box   1  
Mountain Bike Problem  1989
Box   1  
Personnel  1935-1945
Box   1  
Police Reports, Damage and Restitution  1970-1988
Box   1  
Policies  1934-1999
Box   1  
Position Analyses  undated post-1968 Word-processed lists of maps and proposals,  undated
Box   1  
Programming  1997-2003
Box   1  
Public Relations  1991-1993
Box   1  
Public Safety  1999
Box   1  
Rules of the Arb
Box   1  
Sanitary Sewage  1988
Box   1  
Security and Vandalism  1928-1994 (scattered)
Box   1  
Space Management  2001-2002
Box   1  
Staff  1994-2004
Box   1  
Staff and Committees  2000
Box   1  
Staff Duties  1958
Box   1  
Staff Meetings  1988-2001 (8 folders)
Box   1  
Steering Committee  1972-1989
Box   1  
Stewardship  2002
Box   1  
Strategic Planning  1999-2001
Box   1  
Survey  1988
Box   1  
Theft Reward  1988
Box   1  
Tribute Committee  2002
Box   1  
Usage Studies  1988-2000
Box   1  
Visitor Survey  1988-2000
Box   1  
Work activity reports  1966-1967
Box   1  
Work Orders  2000-2002
 
Correspondence [series]

The Correspondence series (0.2 linear feet) contains communications to and from the faculty of the Nichols Arboretum, as well as topical correspondence regarding information about the President's House and the closing of Nichols Drive.

Box   1  
Brady, James J.  1992
Box   1  
Braman, Arlie  1969
Box   1  
Closing Nichols Drive  1974-1989
Box   1  
Donor Letters  1993,  1997-1998,  2004
Box   1  
Elliott, Marian J.  1994
Box   1  
General  1991,  1997 (2 folders)
Box   1  
Hanson, Richard (Asst. Prof. of Landscape Arch.) to Walter Chambers (Director of Nichols Arboretum)  1968-1969
Box   1  
President's House  1968-1969
Box   1  
Wilson, Michelle  1993
 
Display Materials [series]

The Display Materials series (0.2 linear feet and one oversize folder) consists of items that were used as informational displays at the arboretum. Of particular note in this series are clippings from the arboretum's regular column in the Ann Arbor News from 1994 and 1995, and a display that included several photographs of volunteers.

Box   1  
Newspaper Clippings  1994-1995
Box   1  
Volunteers and Friends of Nichols Arboretum  1994
Box   1  
Wild Ones Conference  2000
Box   1  
"Winter in the Arb-Beauty and the Beast"
Drawer   240 Folder   2
Laminated map showing trails and benches  undated
Drawer   240 Folder   2
Laminated map showing trail distances  undated
 
Events [series]

The Events series (0.3 linear feet) contains information about the various programs and events put on at the arboretum. This includes workshops, the 5K run, the Centennial, and Shakespeare at the Arb.

Box   2  
5K Run  2003
Box   2  
Backyard Wildlife Habitat Tour  2001
Box   2  
Borders Benefit Days  1998
Box   2  
Centennial  2000
Box   2  
Conifer Tree Sale  2000
Box   2  
Environmental Education Program  1997
Box   2  
"Imagine/Align,"  2004
Box   2  
MI Big Ten Run  2004,  2006
Box   2  
Natural Areas Workshop  2000-2001 (2 folders)
Box   2  
NRE 445 Activities  1995-1998
Box   2  
Shakespeare in the Arb -- "A Midsummer Night's Dream,"  2002,  2005
Box   2  
Sustainable Architecture  2001
Box   2  
UM Art Department Activities  1997-2002
Box   2  
Winter Sports  1921-1994
 
Friends of Nichols Arboretum [series]

The Friends of NA series (0.7 linear feet) consists of information from the Friends of the Nichols Arboretum organization. The series primarily consists of information from meetings of the board of directors.

Box   2  
Annual Meeting  1998-2001,  2003 (5 folders)
Box   2  
Award  1997
Box   2  
Board of Directors  1990-2004 (15 folders)
Box   2  
Board of Directors Annual Lists  1991-2004
Box   2  
Board of Directors Meeting Papers  2002-2003
Box   2  
Board Responsibilities
Box   2  
Budget  1999-2000
Box   2  
Bylaws  1991,  1992,  2002
Box   2  
Charter Members  1991
Box   2  
Financial Reports  1991-1994
Box   2  
Formation  1988-1989
Box   2  
Fundraising and Development  1994-1997
Box   2  
Initial Member Solicitation  1991
Box   2  
Meetings  1989-1994
Box   2  
Member List  1993,  1995
Box   2  
Membership  1990-1992
Box   2  
Mission Statement  2000
Box   2  
Recruitment Letters  1993-1997
Box   2  
Welcome Letter  1997
 
Projects [series]

The Projects series (0.5 linear feet) contains information on the various developmental projects at the arboretum, including construction projects and specific site development. This includes sites such as the Appalachian Glen and the development of the walkways through the medical campus.

Box   3  
Amphitheater Project  2004
Box   3  
Appalachian Glen  1997
Box   3  
Burnham House/Gateway Garden Development  1995-1999
Box   3  
Conrail Underpass  1994-1995
Box   3  
Dow Field Prairie Burns  1998-2000
Box   3  
Dow Prairie  1993-1994
Box   3  
Gateway Garden Development  2002
Box   3  
Gateway Garden -- Iron Fence  1998-2002
Box   3  
General  1981-1992
Box   3  
Horticultural Programs  1955
Box   3  
"Landscape Explorers" Project  2003-2004
Box   3  
Medical Campus Walkways  2002
Box   3  
Michigan Heritage Route  1999
Box   3  
Plant Collection -- Appalachian Glen
Box   3  
Residential College Projects  1998
Box   3  
Rhododendron Glen  1991
Box   3  
School Girl's Glen  1973-2003
Box   3  
Student Projects  1992-1998 (2 folders)
Box   3  
Study Center  1963-1965,  1968
Box   3  
Study Center Promotion
Box   3  
Tunnel between Park  2000
Box   3  
Urban Environmental Education Center  1997
Box   3  
Washington Heights Road  1992-1998
Box   3  
Work Space  1964-1979
 
Publications and Printed Material [series]

The Publications and Printed Materials series (0.2 linear feet and one oversize folder) consists of items printed or published by the Arboretum or the Friends of Nichols Arboretum. The bulk of the items are pamphlets, mailers or publicity materials from the 1990s and early 2000s. Nearly a full run of Tree Line, the newsletter of the Friends of Nichols Arboretum is collected in this series. Tree Line is useful for the information it provides on significant events that occurred between 1991 and 2004, such as the acquisition of the Burnham House and its transformation into an educational center. Other items of interest include guides to the Peony Garden from 1995 and 2000, and a list of plant donations with location information.

A non-exhaustive list of items about the Arboretum that were published by entities other than the Arboretum or the Friends has been included below. These items were previously acquired by the Bentley Historical Library and are separately cataloged.

Box   3  
8 1/2" x 11" flyers  1993-2003
Box   3  
Educational program announcements and material  1995-1999
Box   3  
Events materials  1995-2004
Drawer   240 Folder   3
Event posters  1993-2004
Box   3  
Fundraising and Volunteer Opportunities  1996,  1999 undated
Box   3  
General brochures, etc.  undated
Box   3  
Guides to local arboreta, gardens and educational organizations  1995,  undated
Box   3  
Lists and bloom information regarding plants in Arboretum  1996,  undated
Box   3  
Master Plan  1988
Box   3  
Peony Garden Guide,  1995,  2000
 
Tree Line

(Newsletter of the Friends of Nichols Arboretum)

Box   3  
 1991-1995
Box   3  
 1996-1999
Box   3  
 2000-2002
Box   3  
 2003-2004
Box   3  
Urban Environmental Education Center  1994-1999,  undated
 
Topical Files [series]

The Topical Files series (0.3 linear feet) includes items that do not fall easily under any of the other series. These include the original design drawing for the Arboretum's main gate and the guest comment book from Arbfest 2001, as well as press clippings and lists of various plants acquired by the arboretum.

Box   3  
Aerial Photographs (oversize)
Box   3  
Arb Alumni  2005
Box   3  
Arbfest guest comment book  2001
Box   3  
Arboretum Videos  1997
Box   3  
Design for gates by the Department of Landscape Design (oversize)
Box   3  
Dow Field Species List
Box   3  
Drawing of Burnham House by Kemnitz  undated (oversize)
Box   3  
Friends of Stinchfield Woods  1994
Box   3  
Hiroshima Plant Exchange  1998
Box   3  
Maps (2 folders)
Box   3  
Miscellaneous  2000
Box   3  
Original of Nichols Arboretum logo  circa 1990 (oversize)
Box   3  
Peony Flowers  1991
Box   3  
Photograph of Entrance  1922
Box   3  
Plant Records
Box   3  
Press Clippings  1952-1964
Box   3  
Signage  1990-1994
Box   3  
Sounds of the Arb,  2003 (CD)
Box   3  
Website Development  2000-2002
Box   3  
Woody Plant Material  1991
 
Maps [series]

The Maps series (four oversize folders) includes maps of the Arboretum as it existed at particular times. Of particular note in this series are a topographical map from 1947, a map of the Peony Garden from 2000, and a plant locations map from 1997. Several additional maps can be found in the Display Materials series. A list of other maps of the Arboretum that were previously acquired and catalogued by the University of Michigan Libraries is included below.

Drawer   240 Folder   4
Copy of  June 1961 map of Arboretum, with indications added for forests, erosion, sled runs, high use areas and property lines,  undated
Drawer   240 Folder   4
Copy of  June 1961 map of Arboretum, with indications added for Ann Arbor City Park property and potential building sites,  undated
Drawer   240 Folder   4
 1921 Planting Scheme
Drawer   240 Folder   5
 1927 Planting Scheme map, with foot trails added in red pencil,  undated
Drawer   240 Folder   4a
Topographical Maps  1917-1961
Drawer   240 Folder   5
Topographical Map of Nichols Arboretum  1943
Drawer   240 Folder   5
Map of Arboretum showing location of 64 specimens  1997
Drawer   240 Folder   5
Peony Garden by A. Arscott  2000
Drawer   240 Folder   5
Peony Garden Identification Chart  1927
Drawer   240 Folder   5
Peony Garden (draft)
Drawer   240 Folder   5
Nichols Arboretum  undated
Drawer   240 Folder   5
Proposed Winter Sports Arena  1927
 
Plans and Proposals [series]

The Plans and Proposals series (five oversize folders) also consists mainly of maps of the Arboretum. Unlike the Maps series, however, many of the items depicted in the Plans and Proposals series never came to exist. Although most of the items in this series date from the late 1990s, it also includes a set of drawings from 1965 showing different perspectives along the First Trail.

Drawer   240 Folder   10
Appalachian Cove
Drawer   240 Folder   6
Service Road  1947

(depicts existing and proposed topography)

 
"The First Trail" by the Department of Landscape Architecture  1965 (mounted on six presentation boards)
Drawer   241 Folder   7
"The First Trail" by the Department of Landscape Architecture  1965
Drawer   241 Folder   8
"The First Trail" by the Department of Landscape Architecture  1965

(continued)

Drawer   241 Folder   8
Copies of  June 1961 map of Arboretum, showing alternative sites for a "Study Center,"  undated
Drawer   242 Folder   10
Arboretum Extension Plan  1997
Drawer   242 Folder   11
Burnham house as planned and with two parking alternatives  undated
Drawer   242 Folder   11
Interpretive Center Proposal by CG Kunkle  1992
Drawer   242 Folder   11
Riverfront designed by Susan Litts  2000
Drawer   242 Folder   11
Conceptual diagram of problems and solutions  undated
Drawer   242 Folder   11
Topographic analysis and potential land use  undated
 
Miscellaneous [series]
Drawer   242 Folder   14
Aerial Photographs [folder 14]
Drawer   242 Folder   12
Design for gates by the Department of Landscape Design  undated
Drawer   242 Folder   13
Drawing of Burnham House by Kemnitz  undated
Drawer   242 Folder   13
Federated Commemorative Wild Flower Garden  1955
Drawer   242 Folder   13
Original of Nichols Arboretum logo  circa 1990