Morton Arboretum, Sterling Morton Library

Morton Arboretum is an "outdoor museum of trees" founded in 1922 by Morton Salt magnate Joy Morton (1855-1934). Its Sterling Morton Library maintains a collection of works of botanical and horticultural art and illustration, as well as related archival documentation of creators. Print-only descriptions are available for some collections. The records in this web resource were compiled from those descriptions and from in-person examination of materials. 


4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532
United States

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Photograph of an artist's easel side table with paints and other materials
Donating Papers

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