Despite being  an idea breathed into life by a handful of people in the late 1960s, CBHL has offered more than 45 yearly opportunities to meet and connect during its annual meetings and study tours.

~ 1968 ~

Organizers: Elisabeth Woodburn, organizer, bookseller, volunteer (PA   H.S.); Muriel Crossman – Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Katherine  Polgar – Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Mary Moulton – Morton Arboretum,   Florence Roberts – Longwood Gardens

Meeting site: Late summer meeting in Elisabeth Woodburn’s home

~ 1969 ~

Organizers: Muriel Crossman, organizer; John Reed – New York Botanical  Garden, George H.M. Lawrence – Hunt Botanical Library, Gordon W. Dillon –   American Orchid Society, Marjorie Dickinson, Elisabeth Woodburn

Meeting site: November meeting in Boston at the Massachusetts  Horticultural Society, attended by 40 people from 30 institutions

~ 1970 ~

Organizers: Marjorie Dickinson, Charles R. Long, Cornelia Tyler, John   Reed, Ruth Schallert, Henry Norweb

Annual meeting host: Dr. George Lawrence

Meeting site: Committee meeting in February 1970, New York Botanical Garden, followed by a general meeting at Hunt Institute, Pittsburgh

~ 1971 ~

President: Charles R. Long

Annual meeting hosts: John Reed, Edith Crockett

Meeting site: New York Botanical Garden, New York

~ 1972 ~

President: John Reed, New York Botanical Garden Library

Annual meeting host: Ruth Schallert

Meeting site: Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

~ 1973 ~
President: Ruth Schallert, Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Secretary: Marjorie Dickinson

Newsletter editor: Bernadette Callery

Annual meeting hosts: Mrs. Douglas, Bryce, Wendy Hillier

Meeting site: Civic Garden Centre, Toronto, Ontario

~ 1974 ~
President: Edith Crockett, Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Annual meeting hosts: Richard Isaacson, Henry Norweb

Meeting site: Garden Center of Greater Cleveland / Holden Arboretum,   Cleveland, Ohio

~ 1975 ~
President: R. Henry Norweb, Holden Arboretum, Cleveland, Ohio

Highlight: Cornelia Tyler agreed to chair the nursery/seed catalog   committee

Annual meeting host: James Reed

Meeting site: Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri

~ 1976 ~
President: Katherine Daniels, Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Annual   meeting hosts: Enola Jane Teeter, Julie Morris

Meeting site:   Longwood Gardens / Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia

~ 1976 Study Tour in England ~

President: R. Henry Norweb, Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Participants: Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert (Katherine) Daniels, Mr. and Mrs.   R. Henry Norweb, Jr., Bernadette Callery, Elisabeth Woodburn, Marjorie   Dickinson, Ruth Schallert, Elizabeth Jackson, Lenore Dickinson, Richard   Isaacson

Host: Phyllis Edwards

Meeting site: British Museum (Natural History), Botany Library, London

~ 1977 ~
President: Ian MacPhail, The Morton Arboretum

Annual meeting hosts: Ian MacPhail, Wilma Wierwell

Meeting site: Morton Arboretum, Lisle and Chicago Botanic Garden,   Skokie, Illinois

~ 1978 ~
President: Richard Isaacson, Garden Center of Greater Cleveland

Annual meeting host: Solange Gignac

Meeting site: Denver Botanic Garden, Denver, Colorado

~ 1979 ~
President: Barbara Emerson, Cleveland

Annual meeting host: June Rogier

Meeting site: Andersen Horticultural Library, Minnesota Landscape   Arboretum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

~ 1980 ~
President: Ina, Vrugtman, Royal Botanic Garden, Hamilton October

Annual meeting hosts: Charles R. (Bob) Long and John Reed

Meeting site: New York Botanical Garden, New York

~ 1981 ~
President: James Reed, Missouri Botanical Garden

Annual meeting host: Jane Gates

Meeting site: Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco, California

~ 1982 ~

President: Bernadette Callery, Hunt Institute for Botanical   Documentation

Annual meeting hosts: Ruth Schallert, Elaine Inouye, Laura Byers,   Jayne MacLean

Meeting site: Smithsonian Institution / Library of Congress,   Washington D.C.

~ 1983 ~

President: Solange Gignac, Denver Botanic Gardens

Annual meeting hosts: Sally McClatchey, Anne Carr

Meeting site: Cherokee Garden Library, Atlanta Historical Society,  Atlanta, Georgia

~ 1984 ~

President: Joan DeFato, Los Angeles State and Country Arboretum

Annual meeting hosts: Ian MacPhail, Douglas Ritchie, Ginger Henrichs

Meeting site: Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois ; Chicago Botanic Garden, Skokie, Illinois

~ 1985 ~

President: Jane Gates, Strybing Arboretum

Annual meeting hosts: Eva Gavora, Ina Vrugtman, Céline Arseneault

Meeting site: Agriculture Canada, Plant Research Library,  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

~ 1986 ~

President: [Douglas Ritchie, president, The Morton Arboretum];   Geraldine Kaye, acting president, Harvard University, Botany Library

Annual meeting hosts: Beatrice Beck, Joan DeFato, Nancy Hawver

Meeting site: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Los Angeles State and County   Arboretum, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

~ 1987 ~

President: Geraldine Kaye, Harvard University, Botany Library

Annual meeting hosts: William Burk, Jeffery Beam

Meeting site: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, John N.   Couch Library, Department of Botany, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Meeting dates and theme: April 22-24, “Special Collections in   Botany/Horticulture”

~ 1988 ~

President: Meryl Miasek, University of Oregon

Annual meeting hosts: Charlotte Tancin, Anita Karg, James White

Meeting site: Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Meeting dates and theme: May 18-20, “Data Based Botanical Information Resources”

~ 1989 ~

President: Virginia Henrichs, Chicago Botanic Garden

Annual meeting hosts: Connie Wolf, Dale Johnson, Professor Joseph Ewan

Meeting site: Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri

Meeting dates and theme: May 4-6, “Improving Library   Services”

~ 1989 Study Tour in England ~

Organizers: Ina Vrugtman, Royal Botanic Garden, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Geraldine Kaye, Harvard University, Botany Libraries, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Tour dates and theme: October (two weeks), “Botanical Books and Libraries, Great Britain ”

Hosts: John Flanagan, Silvia Fitzgerald, Chris Elwood, Colin Will

Meeting site: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond; British Museum of   Natural History, Botany Library, London; MacMillan Press; Royal Horticultural Society Library and Wisley Gardens; Linnean Society Library; Oxford University Garden; Cambridge University Garden; Bodlein Library; Royal   Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

~ 1990 ~

President: Connie Wolf, Missouri Botanical Garden

Annual meeting hosts: Jane Cole, Dr. Robert Breuning, Dr. Gary Nabhan

Meeting site: Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona

Meeting dates and theme: March 21-23, “Collecting/Saving   Information in Unusual Places”

~ 1991 ~

President: Jayne MacLean, National Agricultural Library

Annual meeting hosts: John Reed, Katherine Powis, Brenda Weisman, Judy   Reed

Meeting site: New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden,   Horticultural Society of New York, New York

Meeting dates and theme: May 1-3, “Preparing Preservation/Conservation Plans in Libraries”

~ 1992 ~

President: Anita Karg, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Annual meeting hosts: Bruce A. Leach, Professor Emanuel D. Rudolf

Meeting site: Ohio State University, Botany Library, Columbus, Ohio

Meeting dates and theme: May 20-22, “Ohio Botany Information Sources”

~ 1993 ~

President: Pamela MacKenzie, Civic Garden Centre, Toronto

Annual meeting hosts: Valerie Easton, Laura Lipton

Meeting site: University of Washington, Elisabeth C. Miller Library, Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle, Washington

Meeting dates and theme: May 13-15, “Urban Horticulture”

~ 1994 ~

President: Gerry McKiernan, University of Iowa

Annual meeting hosts: Rebecca Eldridge and Virginia Gardner

Meeting site: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and VLT Gardner Horticultural & Botanical Books, Santa Barbara, California

Meeting dates and theme: April, “Preserving and Accessing Garden History and Landscape Architecture, Particularly California, from the Mission Gardens to the Mid-Twentieth Century”

~ 1995 ~
President: Jane Cole, Desert Botanical Garden

Annual meeting hosts: Virginia Henrichs and Rita Hassert

Meeting site: Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois and Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, Illinois

Meeting dates and theme: May, “Getting Back to our Roots: Botanical and Horticultural History and Collections”

~ 1996 ~

President: Janet Evans, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Annual meeting host: Barney Lipscomb

Meeting site: Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas

Meeting dates and theme: April, “Library Emergency Preparedness and Recovery”

~ 1997 ~

President: Charlotte Tancin, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Annual meeting host: Céline Arseneault

Meeting site: Montréal Botanical Garden, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Meeting dates and theme: June 4-6, “Marketing New Resources:  Managing and Developing Multimedia Information”

3-day post-conference tour to Quebec City and La Malbaie, including a day at Frank Cabot’s Les Quatre Vents

~ 1998 ~

President: Nadia Aufderheide, Holden Arboretum

Annual meeting hosts: Judy Warnement and Sheila Connor

Meeting sites: The Botany Libraries of Harvard University and The Arnold Arboretum Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Meeting dates and theme: June 9-12, “Recall the Past, Capture the Present, Anticipate the Future”

~ 1999 ~

President: Rita Hassert, Morton Arboretum

Annual meeting hosts: Carolyn Dodson

Meeting sites: University of New Mexico and the Rio Grande Botanic Garden, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Meeting dates and theme: May, “Information Resources for Living with a Drier World”

~ 2000 ~

President: David Lane, University of New Hampshire

Annual meeting hosts:   National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD, in   cooperation with the U. S. National Arboretum and Smithsonian Institution   Libraries, Washington, D.C.

Meeting sites: Beltsville, Maryland ; Washington, D.C.

Meeting dates and theme: May, “Preservation for the Past, Research for the Future”

~ 2001 ~

President: Céline Arseneault, Montréal Botanical Garden

Annual meeting hosts: Susan Eubank

Meeting sites: Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado

Meeting dates and theme: July, “Plants for People”

Note: This meeting was held concurrently with those of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (AABGA) and the Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA).

~ 2002 ~

President: Susan Fugate, National Agricultural Library [Céline Arseneault, acting president for the Annual Meeting]

Annual meeting hosts: Barbara Pitschel; Anne Marie Malley

Meeting sites: Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and The California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California

Meeting dates and theme: April 8-13, “Plants & People: A Regional Perspective”

~ 2003 ~

President: Barbara Pitschel, Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Annual meeting hosts: John Reed, Patricia Jonas, Katherine Powis

Meeting sites: The New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Horticultural Society of New York, and Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, New York, New York

Meeting dates and theme: June 10-14, “Redefining Botanical & Horticultural Libraries: Shaping a Collaborative Environment”

~ 2004 ~

President: Judy Warnement, Harvard Botany Libraries

Annual meeting hosts: Charlotte Tancin

Meeting sites: Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh,   Pennsylvania

Meeting dates and theme: June 15-18, 2004, “Opening Doors – Access to Collections Onsite and Online”

~ 2005 ~

President: Laurie Hannah, Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens

Annual meeting hosts: Janet Evans, Jane Ailing

Meeting sites: The McLean Library, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society,   Pennsylvania

Meeting dates and theme: June 7-11, 2005, “The Philadelphia Story”

~ 2006 ~

President: Doug Holland, Missouri Botanical Garden

Annual meeting hosts: Susan Eubank

Meeting sites: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, California

Meeting dates and theme: May 16–20, 2006, “Why you do the things  you do!”

~ 2007 ~

President: Susan Fraser, LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical   Garden

Annual meeting hosts: Maggie Heran and Betsy Kruthoffer

Meeting site: Lloyd Library and Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

Meeting dates and theme: June 5-9, 2007, “Eclectic Cincinnati: Legacies, Legends, and the Lloyds”

~ 2008 ~

President: Katherine Allen, Magrath Library, University of Minnesota

Annual meeting host: Shelly Kilroy

Meeting site: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Meeting dates and theme: June 4-6, 2008, “Growing Awareness: The Whys and Hows of Marketing your Library”.

~ 2009 ~

President: Leora Siegel, Lenhardt Library, Chicago Botanic Garden

Annual meeting host: Doug Holland

Meeting site: Missouri Botanical Garden Library, St. Louis, Missouri

Meeting dates and theme: May 12-16, 2009, “Growing Green: The role of gardens as models of conservation and sustainability”.

~ 2010 ~

President: Sheila Connor, Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library

Annual meeting hosts: Brian Thompson and Tracy Mehlin

Meeting sites: Elisabeth C. Miller Library at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens. Co-hosts: University of Washington Libraries and The Seattle Public Library

Meeting dates and theme: May 18-22, 2010, “Are You Being Served? The Art and Science of Providing Service in a Plant Library”

~ 2011 ~

President: Stanley Johnston

Annual meeting hosts: Leora Siegel, Stacy Stoldt and Rita Hassert

Meeting site: The Lenhardt Library of the Chicago Botanic Garden,  Chicago, Illinois ; The Sterling Morton Library of the Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois

Meeting dates and theme: May 17 – 21, 2011, “Urbs in Horto: City in a Garden”

Member Presentation Theme: “Library in a Garden: Flourishing Despite  Uncertainty”

~ 2012 ~

President: Robin Everly, Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Annual meeting host: Céline Arseneault

Meeting site: Montreal Botanical Garden, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Meeting dates and theme: June 26 to 30, 2012, “Connecting Locally & Globally”

Member Presentation Theme: “Innovation in the Botanical and Horticultural Library”

~ 2013 ~

President: Susan Eubank, Arboretum of Los Angeles County Plant Science Library, Arcadia, California

Annual meeting host: Suzi Teghtmeyer, Michigan State University

Meeting site: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA

Meeting dates and theme: May 7 to May 10, 2013, “A Study in Green: Horticultural and Botanical Educations for All Ages”

~ 2014 ~

President: Tracy Mehlin

Annual meeting host: Janet Woody

Meeting site: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Meeting dates and theme: April 29 to May 2, 2014, “Moonlight and Magnolias: A Celebration of Southern Gardens”

 

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