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Miye Matsukata papers, circa 1900-1982, bulk 1964-1981

Creator:
Matsukata, Miye, 1922-1981  Search this
Subject:
Hubbard, James C.  Search this
Oka, Takashi  Search this
Hickey, Judy  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Janiye (Firm)  Search this
Fitchburg Art Museum  Search this
Principia College  Search this
Art Asia Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sketches
Sound recordings
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Diaries
Topic:
Metal-workers  Search this
Women artisans  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Jewelers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8323
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210495
AAA_collcode_matsmiye
Theme:
Women
Asian American
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210495
Additional Online Media:

Honolulu -- Pu'u Panini

Landscape architect:
Hubbard, James C.  Search this
Weissich, Paul  Search this
Mechler, Stephen F.  Search this
Former owner:
MacNaughton, Boyd  Search this
MacNaughton, Roberta  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Honolulu  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pu'u Panini (Honolulu, Hawaii)
United States of America -- Hawaii -- Honolulu County -- Honolulu
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, narrative histories of the site and Walter Lamb furniture, and other information.
General:
Pu'u Panini means "hill of cactus," an apt description of the arid landscape (less than 10 inches of rainfall annually) of coral outcroppings, cactus, and kiawe trees that is the natural environment of this three-acre garden. Despite its lack of water, the property has a dramatic view of the ocean and Koko Head. A house was first built on the site in the early 1930s and was renovated and modernized many times in the 1950s and 1960s under the direction of architect Vladimir Ossipoff. Landscape architects James C. Hubbard and Paul Weissich were retained to help plan the gardens. Maintenance was a concern and planting was limited to lawns and large trees to control winds and yet maintain the views. The current owner acquired the property in 1983 and at that time the grounds began to evolve into what they are today. A pavilion, tennis court, and new swimming pool (to replace an old one) were built. In the 1990s landscape architect Stephen F. Mechler was retained to direct the landscaping of the grounds and he continues to refine and maintain the property under the supervision of the owners. In addition to the views and sculpture that provide the garden's visual elements, large trees are another highlight. Specimens include Chilean mesquite (Prosopis chilensis), Banyan fig (Ficus retusa), monkey pod or rain tree (Samanea saman), and autograph tree (Clusia rosea). Of additional interest is the collection of Walter Lamb outdoor furniture.
Persons associated with the garden include James C. Hubbard (landscape architect,1960-1970), Paul Weissich (landscape architect, 1960-1970), Stephen F. Mechler (landscape architect, 1975 to date), Boyd MacNaughton (former owner, 1945-1975), and Roberta MacNaughton (former owner, 1975-1983).
Related Materials:
Pu'u Panini related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 35 mm. slides (photographs))
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 -- Hawaii -- Honolulu  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File HI030
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Hawaii
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6372

Honolulu -- Maunalani

Designer:
Holland, Allison  Search this
Former owner:
Bowles, Gilbert  Search this
Landscape architect:
Hubbard, James C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Maunalani (Honolulu, Hawaii)
United States of America -- Hawaii -- Honolulu County -- Honolulu
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a landscape plan, a plant list, a slide list and a worksheet done by GCA researcher.
General:
"A wandering garden - overlooking ocean. Four levels - swimming pool - trees bearing orchids. Rock garden of bromeliads, giant monkey pod, rocky waterfall and koi pond. Small water gardens and a garden house. Tropical - ginger, anthurium, friliconia, agapanthus & eucalpytus trees. Located high on side of mountain on steep terraces in back of house."
Persons associated with the property include: James C. Hubbard (landscape architect, 1965-1966); Allison Holland (designer); and Gilbert Bowles (former owner, 1925-1962).
Related Materials:
Maunalani related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 35 mm. slides)
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 -- Hawaii -- Honolulu  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File HI007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Hawaii
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6368

Miye Matsukata papers

Creator:
Matsukata, Miye, 1922-1981  Search this
Names:
Art Asia Gallery  Search this
Fitchburg Art Museum  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts -- Students  Search this
Janiye (Firm)  Search this
Principia College -- Students  Search this
Hickey, Judy  Search this
Hubbard, James C.  Search this
Oka, Takashi, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
13.45 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Diaries
Interviews
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Sound recordings
Date:
circa 1900-1982
bulk 1964-1981
Summary:
The papers of jewelry designer and metalsmith Miye Matsukata measure 13.45 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1982, with the bulk of the material dating from 1964 to 1981.The papers include correspondence, interviews, journals, writings and lectures, exhibition files, Janiye business records, printed materials, scrapbooks, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographic materials that document Matsukata's work as a jeweler and owner of Janiye, an atelier located in Boston, Massachusetts.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of jewelry designer and metalsmith Miye Matsukata measure 13.45 linear feet and date from circa 1900 to 1982, with the bulk of the material dating from 1964 to 1981.The papers include correspondence, interviews, journals, writings and lectures, exhibition files, Janiye business records, printed materials, scrapbooks, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographic materials that document Matsukata's work as a jeweler and owner of Janiye, an atelier located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Correspondence is with family, James Hubbard, various customers, galleries, and colleagues. Interviews include recordings of Matsukata and Takashi Oka, Judy Hickey and Miyo, and two interviews from 1968.

Eleven journals contain Matsukata's writings about her work, travel experiences, impressions of Mikimoto, and include some sketches. Writings and lectures consists of five appointment books; biographical statements and resumes; essays; lecture recordings, manuscripts, and slides; twelve memo books; notes; two travel itinerary books; and writings by James Hubbard that include an essay about Matsukata.

Exhibition files consist of correspondence, price and invitations lists, loan forms, and drafts for jewelry shows at the Art Asia Gallery, Fitchburg Art Museum, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Principia College, and other galleries. Business files for Janiye include donations, financial and legal material, inventory books, publicity files, and sales records; and client and vendor files containing invoices, correspondence, and special order details for works produced by Matsukata and other jewelers at Janiye.

Printed materials include booklets, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, an invitation, press releases, and Janiye sales catalogs. Two scrapbooks feature clippings and sketches of dinnerware, and early brochures and photographs of Janiye.

Artwork consists of sketches of jewelry, dinnerware, mountains, and landscapes. Additionally, 47 sketchbooks of travel, jewelry, and dinnerware are found in the collection. Photographic materials include photographs, negatives, slides, and several glass slides depicting Matsukata, her family, Janiye, jewelry and dinnerware, and travel.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1957-1981 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Interviews, 1968-1978 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Journals, 1966-1981 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Writings and Lectures, 1962-1982 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1964-1980 (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Janiye Business Records, 1948-1982 (7.1 linear feet; Boxes 3-10, 17)

Series 7: Printed Material, circa 1965-1982 (0.2 linear feet; Box 10)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, circa 1945-1980 (0.2 linear feet; Box 15)

Series 9: Artwork, 1946-1981 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 10, 15)

Series 10: Sketchbooks, circa 1950-1981 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 10-11, 15)

Series 11: Photographic Material, circa 1900-1982 (2.3 linear feet; Boxes 11-14, 16)
Biographical / Historical:
Miye Matsukata (1922-1981) was a jewelry designer and metalsmith in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked at her jewelry firm Janiye in Boston from 1950 to her death.

Matsukata was born in Japan to Shokuma and Miyo Matsukata and had four sisters named Haru, Naka, Taneko "Tane," and Mari. After coming to the United States in 1940, Matsukata attended Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, graduating in 1944. Afterwards, she attended The Museum School in Boston. In 1950 she established Janiye, a jewelry atelier, with former classmates Naomi Katz Harris and Janice Whipple Williams. The name Janiye is a combination of the three co-owners' names. By 1958, Matsukata became the sole owner of the company with James Hubbard, a stone cutter, serving as business manager and agent. Nancy Michel, Alexandra Watkins, and Yoshiko Yamamoto became the leading team of jewelers to execute Matsukata's designs.

Matsukata traveled extensively to Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Peru, India, western and central Europe, and to Scandinavia after winning a scholarship in 1950. She also spent a substantial amount of time in Japan, especially during her collaboration with the Japanese pearl company Mikimoto. Her work was inspired by the places she visited and she often documented the sources of her inspiration through her writings and sketches.

Matsukata died in 1981 in Boston. Janiye remained open after her death with Michel and Watkins as the new owners.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds several collections related to Miye Matsukata, including Photographs of Miye Matsukata, Slides of jewelry designed by Miye Matsukata, Alexandra S. Watkins papers concerning Miye Matsukata, Miye Matsukata note with sketch to Mrs. Bartlett, Jane England Chandler papers regarding Miye Matsukata necklace, and Photographs of Miye Matsukata jewelry.
Provenance:
The Miye Matsukata papers were donated in 1984 by Mrs. Edwin O. Reischauer, Matsukata's sister and in 2008 and 2017 by Ann Hubbard Gaddis, the sister of Matsukata's business partner and heir, James Hubbard.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Japanese American artists--Massachusetts  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Jewelers--Massachusetts  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Metal-workers--Massachusetts  Search this
Women artisans--Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Interviews
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Sound recordings
Citation:
Miye Matsukata papers, circa 1900-1982, bulk 1964-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.matsmiye
See more items in:
Miye Matsukata papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-matsmiye

The Hawai'i garden / Horace F. Clay and James C. Hubbard ; photos. by R. S. Golt

Author:
Clay, Horace Freestone 1918-  Search this
Hubbard, James C  Search this
Physical description:
v. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Hawaii
Date:
1977
C1977-
Topic:
Gardening  Search this
Plants, Ornamental  Search this
Tropical plants  Search this
Landscape gardening  Search this
Plants, Cultivated  Search this
Call number:
SB453.2.H3C55X
SB453.2.H3C55
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_94116

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