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Agency history, 1904-1995

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources  Search this
Subject:
Bishop, Philip W  Search this
Gilbert, Chester Garfield  Search this
Schlebecker, John T  Search this
Daniel, Pete  Search this
Sharrer, G. Terry  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Reed, Fred C  Search this
Watkins, William N  Search this
Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-  Search this
Lewton, Frederick L (Frederick Lewis) 1874-1959  Search this
Hoffman, John Nathan 1923-1982  Search this
Kendall, Edward C  Search this
Houston, Charles O (Charles Orville) 1918-2001  Search this
Richards, Abraham  Search this
Walther, R. G (Robert G.)  Search this
Wessel, Thomas R  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Mineral Technology  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Mechanical Technology  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Agricultural History  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Industrial Cooperation  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Wood Products  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Extractive Industries  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Mining  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1904
1904-1994
1904-1995
Topic:
Mining engineering  Search this
Mineral industries--History  Search this
Agriculture--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00248
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_222941

Middletown -- Belle Grove Plantation

Former owner:
Hite, Isaac, Jr  Search this
Hunnewell, F. W. (Francis Welles)  Search this
Brumback family  Search this
Restoration landscape architect:
Favretti, Rudy J.  Search this
Owner:
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Creator:
Garden Club of Virginia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Belle Grove (Middletown, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Frederick County -- Middletown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles about the property.
General:
Major Isaac Hite Jr., who fought with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and his first wife Eleanor (Nelly) Conway Madison, a sister of President James Madison, built the Federal style house beginning in 1794, using limestone quarried on the 483 acre property. The landscape plan included groves of trees for shade and was influenced by the less formal 18th century English gardens that complement rather than contrast with the natural setting. The fields would have been planted in grain for livestock, including cattle and Merino sheep. During Hite's lifetime the property was expanded to 7,500 acres and included a distillery and several mills. The house has a south façade of dressed limestone, and is in the pavilion style favored by Thomas Jefferson. There are several outbuildings. The only records of the garden show light foundation plantings around the house and a latticework fence.
During the Civil War, Belle Grove Plantation was the setting of the Battle of Cedar Creek on October 19, 1864, in which Union General Philip Sheridan defeated Confederate General Jubal Early.
The Brumback family owned the property from 1907 to 1929. Francis Welles Hunnewell purchased the property in 1929 and bequeathed it to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1964.
In 1983, the Garden Club of Virginia voted to restore the gardens at Belle Grove Plantation, using funds raised in their annual garden walks. The gardens were restored to the style of circa 1820. University of Connecticut Professor Emeritus Rudy J. Favretti (Fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects) designed the restoration. Restoration included pruning the trees to restore light to the house and open the view of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains and replacing the large foundation plantings including diseased boxwoods with low-growing plants. In addition, an overgrown herb garden was converted to a demonstration garden comprised of plants used in cooking, medicine and commerce in the 19th century, with restored latticework fencing on three sides and post and rail fencing on the fourth side.
Belle Grove Plantation, now 283 acres, is operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and open to the public. Sites on the grounds include the ice house, old hall, dairy, smokehouse, blacksmiths shop, demonstration garden, slave cemetery, and agricultural fields. There is also a library of local, architectural, crafts and agricultural history, and an artifacts collection.
Persons associated with the property include Major Isaac Hite (former owner, 1794-1836) and descendents of the Hite family, the Brumback family (former owner, 1907-1929), Francis Welles Hunnewell (former owner, 1929), Rudy J. Favretti (1983, restoration landscape architect) and the National Trust for Historic Preservation (owner, 1964-present)
Related Materials:
Belle Grove Plantation related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 3 x 4 in. lantern slide and 3 35mm slides)
See also the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
See others in:
Hollerith Collection, ca. 1970?
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Middletown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA094
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a1c3d45f-f402-49e6-afa3-7d7766b16b38
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18856

Yamato Colony the Pioneers Who Brought Japan to Florida

Author:
Kawai, Ryusuke  Search this
Gregersen, John  Search this
Nishioka, Reiko  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (144 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Date:
2020
Topic:
Agricultural colonies  Search this
Colonies agricoles  Search this
agricultural settlements  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156558

The history of agriculture and the environment edited by Douglas Helms and Douglas E. Bowers

Author:
Helms, Douglas 1945-2018  Search this
Bowers, Douglas E  Search this
Physical description:
367 pages illustrations, maps 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Congrès
Conference papers and proceedings
History
Date:
1993
Topic:
Agriculture--History  Search this
Agricultural ecology  Search this
Agricultural systems  Search this
Sustainable agriculture--History  Search this
Agriculture--Histoire  Search this
Écologie agricole  Search this
Systèmes agricoles  Search this
Agriculture durable--Histoire  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Sustainable agriculture  Search this
landbouw  Search this
agriculture  Search this
geschiedenis  Search this
History  Search this
milieu  Search this
environment  Search this
nadelige gevolgen  Search this
adverse effects  Search this
milieueffect  Search this
environmental impact  Search this
menselijke activiteit  Search this
human activity  Search this
milieubescherming  Search this
environmental protection  Search this
milieubeheer  Search this
environmental management  Search this
kwaliteit  Search this
quality  Search this
Rural History  Search this
Rurale geschiedenis  Search this
Call number:
S419 .H67 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_477415

Outstanding in his field : perspectives on American agriculture in honor of Wayne D. Rasmussen / edited by Frederick V. Carstensen, Morton Rothstein, Joseph A. Swanson

Author:
Carstensen, Fred V. 1944-  Search this
Rothstein, Morton  Search this
Swanson, Joseph A  Search this
Rasmussen, Wayne D (Wayne David) 1915-2004  Search this
Subject:
Rasmussen, Wayne D (Wayne David) 1915-2004  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 158 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
Topic:
Agriculture--History  Search this
Agriculture--Historiography  Search this
Agricultural historians  Search this
Call number:
S441.O95 1993X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_449172

Food and Agriculture History Grows at the Smithsonian

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-10-25T18:48:15.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianAmHistory
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAmHistory
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_xN-L95PR1NA

Geography of domestication

Author:
Isaac, Erich 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 132 p. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
[1970]
Topic:
Domestication  Search this
Agriculture--History  Search this
Call number:
S421 .I73
S421.I73
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_6437

One hundred years of agricultural chemistry and biochemistry at Wisconsin : proceedings of the 13th Annual Steenbock Symposium in Biochemistry, August, 1983, University of Wisconsin--Madison / edited by David L. Nelson and Brook Chase Soltvedt

Title:
100 years of agricultural chemistry and biochemistry at Wisconsin
Author:
Steenbock Symposium (13th : 1983 : University of Wisconsin--Madison)  Search this
Nelson, David L. 1942-  Search this
Soltvedt, Brook Chase 1959-  Search this
Subject:
University of Wisconsin--Madison Department of Biochemistry History  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 307 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Wisconsin
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Biochemistry--Research--History  Search this
Agricultural chemistry--Research--History  Search this
Call number:
QP511.5.W6S73 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_431933

Bonifica e società in Friuli tra '800 e '900 : atti del convegno di studio : Udine, Palazzo del toro, 10-XI-1990 / a cura di Giuseppe Fornasir

Author:
Fornasir, Giuseppe  Search this
Physical description:
113 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Italy
Friuli
Friuli (Italy)
Date:
1991
[1991]
Topic:
Irrigation--History  Search this
Drainage--History  Search this
Reclamation of land--History  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
HD1741.I82F753 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_420017

Audio Log Sheets

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 2: China: Tradition and the Art of Living / 2.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5ab5b1868-2ba6-4cd9-81df-a8f5761996a0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2014-ref1051
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Making lemonade out of lemons : Mexican American labor and leisure in a California town, 1880-1960 / José M. Alamillo

Author:
Alamillo, José M. 1969-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 220 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Corona
Corona (Calif.)
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Mexican Americans--History  Search this
Mexican Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Agricultural laborers--History  Search this
Agricultural laborers--Social conditions  Search this
History  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_791097

The Short-Handled Hoe

Publisher:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center  Search this
Language:
English
Object type:
Lesson Plan
Topic:
Hispanic Americans  Search this
World War II  Search this
Immigrant  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Labor  Search this
United Farm Workers  Search this
UFW  Search this
Chicano  Search this
Labor union  Search this
Object-based learning  Search this
Curation  Search this
Artifact  Search this
Typical age range 14-16  Search this
Typical age range 16-18  Search this
Data source:
SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SCLDA_1640

Refrigerators and women’s empowerment: The “peaceful revolution” of rural electrification

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 20 Oct 2021 21:05:53 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_4e3646aea21c178d7867566cbe1ba7c2

Eating to extinction the world's rarest foods and why we need to save them Dan Saladino

Title:
World's rarest foods and why we need to save them
Author:
Saladino, Dan 1970-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 450 pages illustrations, map 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Informational works
Date:
2022
Topic:
Food--History  Search this
Food supply--History  Search this
Agrobiodiversity  Search this
Agrobiodiversity conservation  Search this
Food industry and trade--Environmental aspects  Search this
Aliments--Histoire  Search this
Biodiversité agricole  Search this
Biodiversité agricole--Conservation  Search this
HOUSE & HOME / General  Search this
Food  Search this
Food supply  Search this
Agricultural ecology  Search this
Biological diversity  Search this
Food industry  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1156001

The new South in the Southwest : Anglos, Blacks, and Mexicans in Central Texas, 1880-1930 / by Neil Francis Foley

Author:
Foley, Neil Francis  Search this
Physical description:
x, 417 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Texas
Date:
1997
1990
Topic:
Agriculture--History  Search this
Tenant farmers--History  Search this
Sharecroppers--History  Search this
Farm tenancy--History  Search this
Landlord and tenant--History  Search this
Land tenure--History  Search this
African Americans--History  Search this
Mexicans--History  Search this
Mexican Americans--History  Search this
White people--History  Search this
Call number:
HD1511.U6 T4 1990a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_512731

Plants and people / editor: Peter Benes

Author:
Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife (20th : 1995 : Dublin, N.H.)  Search this
Benes, Peter  Search this
Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
New England
Date:
1995
1995, [c1996]
Topic:
Human-plant relationships--History  Search this
Farm life  Search this
Agriculture--History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
QK46.5.H85 P63 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_516110

Farmers, bureaucrats, and middlemen : historical perspectives on American agriculture / edited by Trudy Huskamp Peterson

Author:
Conference on American Agriculture (1977 : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Archives Trust Fund Board  Search this
Subject:
Peterson, Trudy Huskamp 1945-  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 357 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
1980
Topic:
Agriculture--Economic aspects--History  Search this
Agriculture and state--History  Search this
Call number:
HD1755.C66 1977X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_337405

Stealing the Gila : the Pima agricultural economy and water deprivation, 1848-1921 / David H. DeJong

Author:
DeJong, David H  Search this
Physical description:
247 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Gila River Region (N.M. and Ariz.)
Date:
2009
C2009
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Pima Indians--Agriculture--History  Search this
Pima Indians--Economic conditions  Search this
Subsistence economy--History  Search this
Water-supply--History  Search this
Water rights--History  Search this
White people--History  Search this
Immigrants--History  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_947124

Beyond forty acres and a mule : African American landowning families since Reconstruction / edited by Debra A. Reid and Evan P. Bennett ; foreword by Loren Schweninger

Author:
Reid, Debra Ann 1960-  Search this
Bennett, Evan P  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 350 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Southern States
Date:
2012
C2012
Topic:
African American farmers--History  Search this
African Americans--Land tenure--History  Search this
African American farmers--Economic conditions  Search this
African American farmers--Politics and government  Search this
Freed persons--Economic conditions  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_987694

Group Portrait of Agricultural Historians

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
McKibben, Eugene G (Eugene George) 1895-  Search this
Stefferud, Alfred  Search this
Ryerson, Gerald E  Search this
Kendall, Edward C  Search this
Burmeister, Charles A (Charles Alexander) 1887-  Search this
Wilson, M. L (Milburn Lincoln) 1885-1969  Search this
Work, Samuel H  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States Department of Agriculture  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1954
May 25, 1954
Topic:
Portraits, Group  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B28_F01_001]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404544
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