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Oral history interview with José and Malaquias Montoya, 1988 Feb. 28-June 2

Interviewee:
Montoya, José, 1932-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Hernandez, Eduardo  Search this
Subject:
Montoya, Malaquias  Search this
Royal Chicano Air Force  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Mexican American art  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13570
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211798
AAA_collcode_montoy88
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211798

Phoenix -- Las Palmas Altas

Former owner:
Rhuart, John Holmes  Search this
Shirley, Joseph  Search this
Shirley, Nancy Rhuart  Search this
Phillips, Janet  Search this
Rubin, H. Victor  Search this
Flores, Joe  Search this
Francis, Phil  Search this
Francis, Sue  Search this
Gardener:
Flores, Joe  Search this
Hernandez, Eduardo  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Las Palmas Altas (Phoenix, Ariz.)
United States -- Arizona -- Maricopa County -- Phoenix
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
The first gardens at Las Palmas Altas were the creation of John Rhuart, who noticed similarities in the climates of Arizona and South Africa and brought to Arizona tropical and subtropical varieties he had seen growing in South African gardens. The three acre property on the warmer side of Camelback Mountain was undeveloped until Rhuart moved there circa 1960, building a ranch style house and a swimming pool with glass mosaics of fish on the bottom. Fencing and garden artifacts were brought from his family home in Phoenix as well as 36 mature Mexican fan palms, now 100 feet tall. Boulders from road construction up the mountain were brought to this property and used to build nearly fifty small irregular terraces connected by a descending path. A redwood Japanese teahouse was moved from Phoenix to Las Palmas Altas and sited near the swimming pool. Hedges of oleander and olive protected more sensitive jacaranda, seven species of orchid trees, and 100 bougainvillea plants comprising 67 different species. Brightly colored beds of tropical and subtropical African daisies, anemones, nasturtium and ranunculi were planted in terraces contrasting with plantings of cacti, yuccas, agave and other desert plants.
Since 2002 the current owners have been researching and partly reconstructing Las Palmas Altas, consulting Rhuart family archives and photographs as well as records at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden. It took six months to remove 30 tons of overgrown plants and brush but they uncovered rare saguaro seedlings, dragon trees, bougainvillea with 12-inch diameter trunks and enormous agaves. Desert natives, South American cacti and South African aloes are grown now with more modest plantings of colorful annuals. Modern irrigation has been installed where practical in some parts of the garden but hand-watering is still a daily, time-consuming task.
John Holmes Rhuart and Joseph and Nancy Rhuart Shirley (former owners, 1962--); Janet Phillips and H. Victor Rubin (former owners, 1991-1998); Phil and Sue Francis (former owners, 1998-2002); Joe Flores (gardener, 1962-1989); Emigdio Hernandez (gardener, 2003--).
Related Materials:
Las Palmas Altas related holdings consist of 2 folders (12 35 mm slides and 10 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Arizona -- Phoenix  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File AZ003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Arizona
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5471

Festival Recordings: Jamaican Dancing Booth: Kumina Group, Marcial Reyes y sus Pleneros, Cuerdas de Borinquen [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Caribbean Program 1989 Washington, D.C  Search this
Performer:
Mondlane, Gabriel  Search this
Reyes, Marcial  Search this
Kumina Group  Search this
Cuerdas de Borinquen (Musical group)  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Jamaicans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Kumina (Cult)  Search this
Puerto Ricans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Jamaica
Puerto Rico
Date:
1989
Topic:
Drum music  Search this
Plena (Music)  Search this
Bomba (Dance)  Search this
Jibaro (Music)  Search this
Drum  Search this
Percussion instruments  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Guiro  Search this
Trovador  Search this
Cuatro  Search this
Kumina (Cult)  Search this
Local number:
FP-1989-CT-0384
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_314393

Festival Recordings: Cuban Son; Puerto Rican Jibaro; Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Caribbean Program 1989 Washington, D.C  Search this
Recorder:
Glasser, David  Search this
Performer:
Fisto, Andres  Search this
Planchet, Carlos Barromeo  Search this
Alvarado Negrón, Anibal 1943-  Search this
Albino Torres, Conrado 1970-  Search this
Bones, Antonio Juan  Search this
Bones, Antonio Juan  Search this
Reyes, Marcial  Search this
Cuerdas de Borinquen (Musical group)  Search this
Grupo Changüí de Guantánamo  Search this
Artist:
Marcial Reyes y sus Pleneros  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : digital
Culture:
Cubans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Puerto Ricans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Cuba
Puerto Rico
Topic:
Son (Music)  Search this
Jibaro (Music)  Search this
Bomba (Dance)  Search this
Plena (Music)  Search this
Bongo  Search this
Maraca  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Guiro  Search this
Trovador  Search this
Cantador  Search this
Cuatro  Search this
Local number:
FP-1990-DT-0017
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_324729

Ecología urbana / [editores] Raúl Gío-Argáez, Imelda Hernández-Ruíz, Eduardo Sáinz-Hernández

Author:
Gío-Argáez, Raúl  Search this
Hernández-Ruíz, Imelda  Search this
Sáinz-Hernández, Eduardo  Search this
Physical description:
220 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Urban ecology (Biology)  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Call number:
QH541.5.C6 E19 1989
QH541.5.C6E19 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_408716

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