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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection

Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Stege, Friede  Search this
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Extent:
0 Photographic prints (color, 4 x 6 inches)
0 Photographic prints (black and white, 3 1/2 x 5 inches)
0 Photographic prints (black and white, 8 x 10 inches)
0 contact sheets (black and white)
35mm slides (photographs) (color, 2 x 2 inches)
0 Negatives (35mm negatives, color)
0 Negatives (black & white, 4 x 5 inches)
0 Negatives (120mm negatives, black and white, 2 x 2 inches)
0 film transparency (color, 4 x 5 inches)
0 Transparencies (120mm transparencies, color, 2 x 2 inches)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Contact sheets
Negatives
Film transparency
Transparencies
Film transparencies
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Photographs
Color photographs
Slides (photographs)
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
circa 1960-1994
Summary:
The Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection documents the work of Molly Adams, a free-lance garden photographer who photographed hundreds of private and public gardens, many of them in the mid-Atlantic region, from the late 1950s through the mid-1990s. It includes slides, photographic prints, negatives and transparencies. A significant number of images document the work of landscape designers Nelva M. Weber, Alice Recknagel Ireys, and Friede Stege. Roughly 50 gardens do not have an identified location. Some images have captions and other information written on them.
Scope and Contents:
The Maida Babson Adams American Gardens Collection includes a total of 7,606 images documenting close to 400 gardens photographed by Molly Adams from the 1950s to the 1990s. Although most images document gardens in New Jersey, the collection also includes gardens in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania. While the vast majority of gardens in the collection are private, there are also some public gardens and venues like the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in New Jersey, the International Flower Show in New York City, and the White House in Washington, D.C. A number of gardens were photographed during organized garden or horticultural tours or annual meetings of the Garden Club of America. A significant number of images document the work of landscape designers Alice Ireys, Nelva Weber, and Friede Stege. Approximately 85 gardens in the collection are unidentified as to their location and/or client. Relatively few images are captioned or dated; Adams often labeled a film envelope or back of a photograph or contact sheet with just a client surname and the designer (if it was Ireys, Weber, or Stege). In some cases, additional information about a garden's location or owner's full name was gleaned from the finding aids for the Alice Recknagel Ireys Papers or the Nelva Weber Papers. Some images were accompanied by clippings from newspapers or magazines that featured one or more related images by Adams; most of these clippings date from the 1950s and 1960s. There is also a file of general clippings of Adams' work; many of these do not identify the garden that is shown.

Most of the images are black and white, though there are a number taken in color. Adams' contact sheets and photo envelopes were sometimes marked with cropping marks or photo developing notes respectively.
Biographical / Historical:
Molly (Maida Babson) Adams (1918 - 2003) had a 40+ year career as a nationally recognized free-lance garden and wildlife photographer and conservationist. Her images were published under the name "Molly Adams." Adams was born in Orange, New Jersey and lived over fifty years in Mendham Township, New Jersey. As a teenager she became interested in photography; she later attended the New York Institute of Photography and became a member of the New York Camera Club.

Her photographs were featured in numerous newspapers and magazines including the "New York Times," "New York Herald Tribune," "House Beautiful," "Horticulture," "Home Garden," and "Audubon." During the Kennedy administration, she photographed the White House Rose Garden; these photographs were later published in "Flower Grower."

Adams provided hundreds of photographs for "How to Plan and Plant Your Own Property" (1967) by landscape architect Alice Recknagel Ireys and "How to Plan Your Own Home Landscape" (1976) by landscape designer Nelva M. Weber. Her images were also published in books including "The Reader's Digest Practical Guide to Home Landscaping," and "The Complete Illustrated Book of Garden Magic." Adams also occasionally wrote garden-themed articles. A longtime member in the Somerset Hills (NJ) Garden Club, which is part of the Garden Club of America, Adams once served as the latter's official photographer.

In the 1960's Adams' photographs drew attention to conservation issues related to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern New Jersey. These widely publicized photographs rallied public support against the proposed destruction of the Great Swamp for the construction of an airport. Adams was also active as a member of the Mendham Township Environmental Commission and the North Jersey Conservation Foundation. In the 1980's she was awarded the Buckley Medal of Merit for Horticultural Achievement by the Garden Club of America for her photographs used in the postcard campaign "Save Our Vanishing Wild Flowers."
Related Archival Materials Note:
The Alice Recknagel Ireys Papers in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, include photographs by Molly Adams.

The Nelva Weber Papers in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell University Library in Ithaca, New York, likely include photographs by Molly Adams.
Separated Materials:
The North Jersey History & Genealogy Center at The Morristown & Morris Township Library in New Jersey has a collection of images by Molly Adams showcasing nature scenes and birds.
Provenance:
Adams' family donated her collection of garden images to the Smithsonian's Archives of American Gardens after her death in 2003.
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.
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 -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Connecticut  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts  Search this
Gardens -- New Jersey  Search this
Gardens -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Film transparencies
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Photographs
Color photographs
Negatives
Slides (photographs)
Contact sheets
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_collection:sova-aag-adm
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New York -- Wyckoff Garden

Garden designer:
Stege, Friede R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wyckoff Garden (New York, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopy of the New York Times article, and other information.
General:
Featured in a New York Times article, this small (19' x 40') garden was designed by Friede R. Stege. Surrounded on three sides by a wooden fence for privacy, the garden featured two terrace levels separated by brick steps. The slight elevation of the upper level added to the spacious feel of the design, while the lower level was in essence an extension of the living room. Beds and borders edged in brick were planted with bulbs and perennials, while a variety of trees and shrubs--Japanese holly, rhododendron, flowering crabs, azaleas, andromeda, and others--completed the design.
Related Materials:
Wyckoff Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 safety film negatives)
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 -- New York -- Manhattan  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NY822
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1378

Oyster Bay -- Laurel Harbor

Former owner:
Crocker, Arthur, Mr., Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Stege, Friede R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Laurel Harbor (Syosset, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Oyster Bay -- Syosset
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets, a plant list for the herb garden, and a page from a 1968 magazine article featuring images of the garden.
General:
Laurel Harbor was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Crocker. Friede Stege designed the gardens, which included an extensive herb garden, greenhouse, and outdoor living areas.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Crocker (former owners) and Friede Stege (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Laurel Harbor related holdings consist of 2 folders (3 35 mm. slides; 3 transparencies; 27 photoprints; 41 negatives)
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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 -- New York -- Syosset  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NY497
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1414

Darien -- Unidentified Garden in Darien, Connecticut

Creator:
Stege, Friede R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Unidentified Garden (Darien, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Darien
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and additional information.
General:
This garden was designed by landscape architect Friede Stege and featured extensive plantings around the house and patio as well as more sweeping designs away from the house.
Persons associated with the garden include: Friede Stege (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Unidentified Garden in Darien, Connecticut related holdings consist of 1 folder (4 photoprints; 20 negatives)
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 -- Connecticut -- Darien  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File CT321
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref524

Darien -- Unidentified Garden in Darien, Connecticut

Landscape architect:
Stege, Friede R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Unidentified Garden (Darien, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Darien
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
This garden was designed by landscape architect Friede Stege and featured decorative brickwork in the patio area near the house.
Persons associated with the garden include: Friede Stege (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Unidentified Garden in Darien, Connecticut related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 photoprints; 23 negatives)
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 -- Connecticut -- Darien  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File CT329
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref527

New Canaan -- Askew Garden

Landscape architect:
Stege, Friede R.  Search this
Former owner:
Askew, Iris W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Askew Garden (New Canaan, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- New Canaan
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a photocopy of the garden's entry in the 1967 Garden Club of America "Visiting Gardens Guide."
General:
This New Canaan, Connecticut, garden was designed by landscape architect Friede Stege. Elements include a gravel courtyard flanked by flagstone walkways, a pond accented with a sculptural fountain, and climbing wisteria framing the architecture of the residence. Plantings include birch and pine trees, philodendron and geranium.
Persons associated with the garden include: Friede Stege (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Askew Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 safety film negatives; 4 photographic prints)
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 -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File CT304
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref569

New Canaan -- Ford Garden

Landscape architect:
Stege, Friede R.  Search this
Architect:
Winter, Edward  Search this
Ford, Russell  Search this
Former owner:
Ford, Russell  Search this
Ford, Hope  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ford Garden (New Canaan, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- New Canaan
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, articles and photocopies of articles about the property, and additional information.
General:
Friede Stege was the landscape architect for this property. The house was designed by architects Edward Winter and Russell Ford as a home for Ford and his family. In keeping with the home's "Modern" design, Stege kept the landscaping at a minimum, incorporating Japanese elements, but also featuring a broad lawn, surrounding woods, and specimen trees. Lattice screening provided privacy while still enabling an interaction of the house with its surroundings. Stege chose plant material--sedums, heather, lavender, juniper, Mugo pine--to withstand cold Connecticut winters, as well as native deciduous trees such as oak, ash, and maple. Forsythia, viburnum, and euonymus were featured shrubs.
Persons associated with the property include Friede Stege (landscape architect, ca. 1961); Edward Winter (architect (1960-1961); and Russell and Hope Ford (architect and former owners, 1960-1976).
Related Materials:
Ford Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 photographic prints; 7 safety film negatives)
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 -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File CT311
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref583

New Canaan -- Iaccaci Garden

Landscape architect:
Stege, Friede R.  Search this
Former owner:
Iaccaci, Paul Thayer  Search this
Iaccaci, Hope Norton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Iaccaci Garden (New Canaan, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- New Canaan
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopy of an article featuring a photograph of the garden, and other information.
General:
Designed by Friede Stege in November 1965, this garden was noted for its incorporation of roses into the overall landscape design. Stege situated the rose garden adjacent to the home's screen porch and terraces where it could be enjoyed by homeowner and guest alike. An adjacent woodland gave an added dimension to the overall design.
Persons associated with the garden include Friede Stege (landscape architect, 1965) and Paul Thayer Iaccaci and Hope Norton Iaccaci (former owners, ca. 1965-?).
Related Materials:
Iaccaci Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 photographic print; 1 slide (photograph); 4 film transparencies; 15 safety film negatives)
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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 -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File CT313
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref587

New Canaan -- Maxwell Garden

Landscape architect:
Stege, Friede R.  Search this
Former owner:
Maxwell, Harriet  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Maxwell Garden (New Canaan, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- New Canaan
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
It is possible that this was the garden of Harriet Maxwell of Oenoke Lane in New Canaan, designed by Friede Stege in 1965. The design featured a covered patio with outdoor seating looking onto a tree-bordered lawn area. Another feature was a traditional picket fence and arbor with climbing roses. Because the garden's identity isn't absolutely certain, the images have been assigned a broad date span, although it is likely that they were taken in the late 1960s.
Persons associated with the garden include Friede Stege (landscape architect, 1965) and Harriet Maxwell (former owner, ca. 1965-?).
Related Materials:
Maxwell Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (4 safety film negatives)
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 -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File CT315
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref592

New Canaan -- Unidentified Garden(s) in New Canaan, Connecticut

Landscape architect:
Stege, Friede R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Unidentified Garden (New Canaan, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- New Canaan
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
This assortment of images may include more than one garden. It is possible that one or more gardens may have been designed by landscape architect Friede Stege.
Persons associated with the garden(s) include: Friede Stege (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Unidentified Garden(s) in New Canaan, Connecticut related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 photoprint; 2 negatives)
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 -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File CT331
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref597

New Canaan -- Unidentified Garden in New Canaan, Connecticut

Landscape architect:
Stege, Friede R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Unidentified Garden (New Canaan, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- New Canaan
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
This garden featured design work by Friede Stege.
Persons associated with the garden include: Friede Stege (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Unidentified Garden in New Canaan, Connecticut related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 photoprint; 4 negatives)
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 -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File CT334
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref599

New Canaan -- Wiley Garden

Landscape architect:
Stege, Friede R.  Search this
Architect:
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wiley Garden (New Canaan, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- New Canaan -- Fairfield County
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and articles.
General:
Wiley House was designed by Philip Johnson for the Wiley Family in 1952. This site features a restored barn, swimming pool, and modern house, incorporating unusual interior plantings that are documented in some of the images. The landscape design may have been by Friede Stege.
This house and garden were included in the 1955 and 1957 Modern House tours in New Canaan.
Persons associated with the garden include: Friede Stege? (landscape architect), Philip Johnson (architect, 1952), John C. Smith (former owner).Robert C. Wiley (former owner, 1952), Archbishop of New York (1978), Howell D. and Linda K. Wood (former owners, 1979), and Frank P. Gallipoli, 1994).
Related Materials:
Wiley Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 photoprint; 9 negatives)
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 -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File CT336
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref602

Norwalk -- Raymond Garden

Landscape architect:
Stege, Friede R.  Search this
Former owner:
Raymond, James, Mr., Mrs.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Raymond Garden (Norwalk, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Norwalk
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a photocopied page from an article with a photograph of the garden.
General:
This visually striking site was designed by landscape architect Friede Stege. It featured stone walls and stairs, sculpture, and a Japanese garden including bamboo fencing, a torii gate, and raked gravel. It was situated along Long Island Sound, an area often photographed by Molly Adams, in the Wilson Point section of Norwalk, Connecticut.
Persons associated with the garden include Friede Stege (landscape architect, ca. 1955) and Mr. and Mrs. James Raymond (former owners, ca. 1957).
Related Materials:
Raymond Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 safety film negatives; 2 photographic prints)
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 -- Connecticut -- Norwalk  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File CT356
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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New Canaan -- Iaccaci Garden

Landscape architect:
Stege, Friede R.  Search this
Former owner:
Iaccaci, Paul Thayer  Search this
Iaccaci, Hope Norton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Iaccaci Garden (New Canaan, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- New Canaan
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopy of an article featuring a photograph of the garden, and other information.
General:
Designed by Friede Stege in November 1965, this garden was noted for its incorporation of roses into the overall landscape design. Stege situated the rose garden adjacent to the home's screen porch and terraces where it could be enjoyed by homeowner and guest alike. An adjacent woodland gave an added dimension to the overall design.
Persons associated with the garden include Friede Stege (landscape architect, 1965) and Paul Thayer Iaccaci and Hope Norton Iaccaci (former owners, ca. 1965-?).
Related Materials:
Iaccaci Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 photographic print; 1 slide (photograph); 4 film transparencies; 15 safety film negatives)
See others in:
Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection, ca. 1960-1994.
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 -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT313
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Oyster Bay -- Laurel Harbor

Former owner:
Crocker, Arthur, Mr., Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Stege, Friede R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Laurel Harbor (Syosset, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Oyster Bay -- Syosset
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets, a plant list for the herb garden, and a page from a 1968 magazine article featuring images of the garden.
General:
Laurel Harbor was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Crocker. Friede Stege designed the gardens, which included an extensive herb garden, greenhouse, and outdoor living areas.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Crocker (former owners) and Friede Stege (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Laurel Harbor related holdings consist of 2 folders (3 35 mm. slides; 3 transparencies; 27 photoprints; 41 negatives)
See others in:
Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection, ca. 1960-1994.
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 -- New York -- Syosset  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY497
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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