June 22 2022Type:
A digital recording of an oral history interview with Rita Hassert, Library Collections Manager of the Sterling Morton Library. This interview was conducted by Kristin Arnold and took place on June 22, 2022 in the conference room of the library at The Morton Arboretum. This is the first of two interviews.
The interview focuses on Hassert's experiences before and during her employment at The Morton Arboretum, which began in 1986. Topics include her early memories of the Arboretum and the library, the library's collection of nursery catalogs, the Chamber Concert Series and other Arboretum events she helped coordinate, the Employee Giving Committee, and her involvement with the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries.