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History and Exhibits

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Library History

A collection of articles about the Miller Library dating from 1986.

UW Botanic Gardens Oral History

Audio clips about the history of Washington Park Arboretum, the Arboretum Foundation and the Center for Urban Horticulture.

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Looking Back: A History of the Washington Park Arboretum

Learn about turn of the twentieth century movers and shakers at UW who created the living museum we love today.

Iida scroll

Juuki Iida Scroll

Juuki Iida was selected by the Tokyo Metropolitan Park Department to help realize the Seattle Japanese Garden in the spring of 1960.