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Marshall A. Janoff Collection

Donor:
Janoff, Marshall A.  Search this
Artist:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Collector:
Robbins, Warren M.  Search this
Extent:
4 Lithographs
1 Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
49 Slides
49 Negatives
1 Sound discs (CD)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lithographs
Clippings (books, newspapers, etc.)
Slides
Negatives
Sound discs (cd)
Date:
1971-1974
Biographical / Historical:
The Museum of African Art (MAA) was originally located in the Washington, DC residence of Frederick Douglass and became part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1979 and was later renamed the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) in 1981. During the 15 years that the MAA was in operation, the The Robbins Center (originally called Center for Cross Cultural Communication or CCCC operated under the Museum's name. Following the Museum's inclusion as part of the Smithsonian, it reverted back to its original corporate name with the inclusion of Robbins' name in the title to become the Robbins Center for Cross-Cultural Communication. From 1964 to 1982, Robbins was the Director of the MAA, later becoming the Founding Director Emeritus and Senior Scholar from 1982-1995. After leaving the Smithsonian, Robbins continued his work at the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications to apply the perspectives and insights of the social sciences and the arts in public education with particular emphasis on interracial understanding.

One year before the founding of the Frederick Douglass Institute of Negro Arts and History, Robbins asked American artist Ben Shahn (1898-1969) to create a print of Douglass to be used for fund-raising purposes. Shahn created four prints in total.
Related Materials:
Related EEPA collections include: EEPA 2015-013, which contains posters advertizing the Museum of African Art (now the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution) and its exhibits, exhibit brochures, a watercolor painting and photographs by Eliot Elisofon, and museum signage. EEPA 2016-009, which includes ephemera related to the Museum of African Art (now the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art) and 7 photographic prints.

The Ben Shahn papers (AAA.shahben), held at the Archives of American Art, include more correspondence between Shahn and Warren Robbins.The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the Warren M. Robbins Papers (SIA.FA13-136).
Provenance:
Donated by Marshall A. Janoff, 2017.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Citation:
Marshall A. Janoff Collection, EEPA 2017-004, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2017-004
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7563bef47-bef9-41b4-8bca-1efd13737cd6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2017-004

The Smithsonian Women’s Committee

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-03-09T17:18:42.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianVideos
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianVideos
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_fXkNMGdcpKk

Philadelphia -- Aspen Farms Community Garden

Provenance:
The Garden Club of Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Aspen Farms Community Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, a detailed description of the garden, copies of articles and awards, and an abbreviated garden plan.
Varying Form:
Aspen Farms Community Garden
General:
This 28,362 square-foot site dates to 1975 and was established under the sponsorship of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's community vegetable garden program (the forerunner of Philadelphia Green, created in 1978). The garden, located over the stream bed of Mill Creek, formerly held a row of residences on Aspen Street and a dry cleaning company, which were demolished in 1965. The initial garden size was 3,600 square feet. The society's program supplied turkey-wire fencing, soil, tools, seeds, and technical assistance to a group of 10 people. In each of the next two years, the garden doubled in size with Philadelphia Green assistance. By 1979, the garden filled the entire lot of more than 28,000 square feet. In 1980, the garden underwent its first renovation when Philadelphia Green sponsored the development of a central walkway with planting beds and benches. In 1983, the Penn State Cooperative Extension Service's Urban Gardening Program sponsored a wood frame greenhouse. The most significant improvement to the garden occurred in 1988-89 when it was the focus of a design project jointly sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, the West Philadelphia Partnership, and Philadelphia Green. During that time, the garden received a new chain link fence, several newly constructed raised beds with new plantings, and a gazebo.
Located in the Mill Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia, a moderate income community, the garden is organized and managed by the Aspen Farms Community Garden Club, originally called "Our Club." This well-organized and efficiently run club has as its mission to "foster relationships, community pride, aesthetic value, and provide a social spot for the gardeners of the community." The club consists of approximately 40 members who are responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining the garden plots and common areas of the site. The gardeners range in age from 13 to 104, including many school children who participate in the garden as part of formal school programs. Each member pays an annual fee of $10 [as of 1996] and additional income is generated through fund-raising projects and donations. The club's annual budget is approximately $1,000. The money is used to purchase plants, supplies, and other materials for the garden. Except for occasional soil and wood chip deliveries from Philadelphia Green and technical assistance from the Penn State Cooperative Extension Service's Urban Gardening Program, there is no other ongoing significant support for the garden club. The club continues to maintain the garden well and it has become the central feature of the Mill Creek community. It consistently wins top awards in the City Gardens Contest and Harvest Show. It has also attracted national attention through network television coverage and an article in National Geographic. In 1997, Aspen Farms hosted tours in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Garden Club of America. In the spring of 2004, the Philadelphia Green crew built a bridge over the ponds connecting the site to the new butterfly garden to installed next year. The ultimate goal for this garden is to create an outdoor classroom for use by Sulzberger middle students, who have been involved with the garden for many years.
Persons and organizations associated with property include: Redevelopment Association of Philadelphia (former owners, 1950s-2004); and Neighborhood Garden Association (owner, 2004-present).
Related Materials:
Aspen Farms related holdings consist of 1 folder (26 35 mm. slides)
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:
Community gardens  Search this
Urban gardens  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Raised bed gardening  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA352
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a7f9479a-c4d0-46a1-87f4-6c6799879b92
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16524

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

Millburn -- Wallbridge Garden

Former owner:
Taylor, John, Mrs.  Search this
Gazebo architect:
Heintz, Robert B.  Search this
Owner:
Township of Millburn, New Jersey  Search this
Garden designer:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Planter:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Gardener:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Provenance:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wallbridge Garden (Millburn, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Millburn
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and write-ups of the property's history.
General:
The Wallbridge Garden, approximately one acre, is located at the entrance to Taylor Park in Millburn, New Jersey. The garden is an ongoing community project of the Short Hills Garden Club. The garden features hybrid tea and grandiflora roses planted in concentric rings in wedge-shaped beds hedged with boxwood. At the center is a gazebo, with paths radiating out between and around the beds. Naturalized plantings of spring bulbs, ferns and sweet woodruff, specimen trees, yew hedges and lawns comprise the rest of Wallbridge Garden.
The garden is named for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Wallbridge, whose bequest provided the initial funds for the garden club's renovation. Planning for the garden began circa 1980 during a drought that limited water use, and a trickle hose system was installed in the rose beds that uses non-potable water stored in a tank. The rose beds are mulched with shredded leaves collected in the park.
An earlier garden at that location centered on a bandstand that had become derelict and was removed. Dead trees, deteriorating plants and wire waste baskets were removed, and sturdy wooden benches and trash receptacles were installed. Paths that had been blacktopped were revived with a covering of pea gravel set with hot oil. The original Wallbridge bequest has been supplemented through fund-raising activities of the garden club.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor (former owners prior to 1924); Township of Millburn, New Jersey (owner, May 1924 to present); Robert B. Heintz (architect of the gazebo, February 1981); Short Hills Garden Club (garden designers, planters and maintainers, 1981 to present).
Related Materials:
Wallbridge Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (2 35 mm. slides (photographs) and 14 digital images)
See others in:
Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection, ca. 1960-1994.
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 -- New Jersey -- Millburn  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ180
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb611a8c353-9071-4da2-9b6e-34150f76e584
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20126

New Haven -- Phelps Triangle

Landscape designer:
Sampson, Amy E.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of New Haven  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Phelps Triangle (New Haven, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- New Haven County -- New Haven
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, plant lists, and photocopies of articles.
General:
In 1824 Temple Street was extended to Whitney Avenue creating a triangular, detached piece of property at the intersection with Trumbull Avenue. In 1850 the owners, heirs of the Hillhouse Estate, presented the one-tenth acre "common" to the city which was fenced in and sodden the following year. The "common" was referred to as Temple Street Square or Temple Square until 1943 when it was renamed "Phelps Triangle" in honor prominent Yale professor William Lyon Phelps, whose house faced the triangle. Dutch elm disease killed the seven elm trees, which were replaced by three utility poles. Starting in 1968 the Garden Club of New Haven allocated its fund raising proceeds for a complete renovation of the Phelps Triangle to create a sitting park. The Garden Club worked on the planning, negotiating, and overseeing of the project in cooperation with the New Haven Parks Department. The city and utility company performed the preparatory site work, opening of the fence, and removal of the utility poles. All other work was performed by Glen Terrace Nurseries, a local landscape contractor. An in-ground fountain was built in the center of the pavement, and an irrigation system was installed as well. The fountain was vandalized after 1975 and it was filled with earth and replaced with a one foot tall planter. In 1992 two pink granite benches were installed on either side of the center piece. Four more pink granite benches were added in 2001 and 2003. In 2008 the triangle underwent a major overhaul. Landscape designer Amy Sampson created a four season interest component, whereas before the garden had been mainly a spring garden. Bricks and flag stones were replaced and the irrigation system was converted to a drip system. In 2011 a committee was formed with the intent to replace the planter and basin with a sculpture.
The landscape design incorporates continuously curved planting areas to soften the rigidity of the long site. Gently sculpted forms of low plantings reinforce this effect. Rhythm is established by textural contrasts of broad and narrow leaved evergreens, by trees spaced regularly and by the variation of tree heights. The paving with undulating edges of brick along the axial center was executed in brick and flagstone to give interest and subtle direction and relates in scale and context to the size of the park. An in-ground fountain was built in the center of the pavement. Six moveable benches which could be relocated into sunny or shaded areas were placed throughout the park. The original plantings included 12 Cherry trees, 140 rhododendrons, 78 azaleas, 150 cotoneaster, 1 pear tree and 96 yews. The cherry trees succumbed to pollution and severe weather and were replaced with pin oak, flowering pear, star magnolia, and hybrid crabapple. In 1995 a severe windstorm badly damaged two of the three flowering pear trees which were removed in 1996. In 1999 all rhododendrons had to be replaced. In 2008 the triangle was again under construction for a major overhaul. Ninety percent of the shrubs and ground covers had to be replaced. A lace bug and southern red mite infestation had attacked the azaleas and rhododendrons. In 2011 more ground cover plants were added like Deutzia, Rowdy Lamb Herb, Lentenrose, as well as daffodil bulbs in the fall.
Persons associated with the garden include Hillwood Estate (former owner, 1850); City of New Haven (current owner); Glen Terrace Nurseries (landscape company, 1969-2001); Amy E. Sampson of AES Landscape Design and Consultation (landscape designer, 2008).
Related Materials:
Phelps Triangle related holdings consist of 1 folder (39 digital images)
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 -- Connecticut -- New Haven  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT147
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb659da8cca-3341-4ebb-94ca-045404f1d64e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21594

Savannah -- Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

Architect:
Jay, William  Search this
Former owner:
Scarbrough, William  Search this
Landscape designer:
McEllen, John  Search this
Provenance:
Trustees' Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum (Savannah, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Chatham County -- Savannah
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and copies of the 1984-85 garden plan and the current garden plan, elevations of the memorial pavilion, and plant lists.
General:
This 13,000 square-foot garden is the largest enclosed garden in Savannah. It is located adjacent to the William Scarbrough House, a classical Regency mansion built in 1819 that houses the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. When the property was acquired in 1972 by the Historic Savannah Foundation the garden was a mass of rubble and tangled vegetation bordered by crumbling brick walls. With major fund-raising by the Trustees' Garden Club, restoration work was begun by grading, hauling in topsoil, installing sprinkler and drainage systems, and repairing and reinforcing the brick walls. Garden club members organized into teams then competed to prepare the best design to complement the period and style of the mansion. The plan chosen featured a large flagstone terrace; a memorial pavilion; side beds with live oaks, magnolias, and smaller shrubs and urns; and benches and walks. By 1997 the foundation had moved its headquarters and the Scarbrough House became the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Closure by the city of a side street enabled extension of the garden by an additional 35 feet. Subsequent alterations to the 1984-85 Trustees' Garden Club plan have included replacing lawn with a brick terrace, modifying the memorial pavilion, increasing the size of the terrace, and planting pre-1860 era antique roses.
Persons associated with the garden include: William Jay (architect, ca. 1819); William Scarbrough (former owner, ca. 1819); and John McEllen (landscape designer, 1996 to date).
Related Materials:
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 35 mm. slides)
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 -- Georgia -- Savannah  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA172
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d90e36d3-4361-45fb-8933-71cb51cb3f8c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23227

Jaffrey Center -- Cutterfield House

Provenance:
Monadnock Garden Club  Search this
Garden Club of Dublin (New Hampshire)  Search this
Owner:
Larsen, Sarah Henry  Search this
Larsen, Bruce  Search this
Landscape designer:
Hayward, Gordon  Search this
Odgers, Maude  Search this
Architect:
Drasba, David  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- New Hampshire -- Cheshire -- Jaffrey Center
Cutterfield (Jaffrey Center, New Hampshire)
Scope and Contents:
31 digital images (2008-2017) and 1 file folder.
General:
In 2006 the owners began expanding their 1981 Cape Cod style house downhill, the only direction available since the more than one acre, in town property was next to an historic district cemetery and subject to setback restrictions. The expansion plus the installation of a barn built from roughhewn hemlock to house a model T car meant moving or destroying mature plants and a vegetable garden. Many trees and shrubs were moved to the roadside perimeter to improve screening, and vegetables and herbs are grown successfully in containers, window boxes, and a raised bed outside the kitchen door. The varying elevations required stone retaining walls to support new perennial beds. Landscape designer Gordon Hayward recommended straight sightlines for borders around the rectangular house. The layout of the house and barn on different elevations was softened as the plantings matured. The terraced beds linked by stone stairs combine texture, color, size and shape, with the use of complimentary colors and, increasingly, foliage plants. All of the garden beds are planted with shrubs, small trees, perennials and some annuals. Different paving materials as well as elevations define the garden rooms.

The barn garden further away from the house's two stone terraces is planted with vertical shrubs for screening and more showy perennials such as phlox, beebalm, poppy, Shasta daisy, poppy and iris; their less than attractive die-back is not noticed from the upper levels. As these plants have grown a secluded, secret garden emerged. A brick patio was added for dining. The owners encourage wildlife with birdhouses and keep the grass longer to provide cover. Native New England plants are emphasized that will provide habitat for wildlife and improve their organic ecosystem. These include columbine, wild strawberry, cardinal flower, mountain mint, black-eyed Susan, blue-eyed grass, sugar maple, serviceberry, mountain laurel, red-twig dogwood, viburnum, ferns, trumpet honeysuckle, raspberry and blueberry. The whole property includes a field and woodland. The Cutterfield House gardens have been opened several times for garden tours and fund-raising events.

Persons associated with the garden include: John Cutter (former owner, 1790-1835); Esther Cutter Rice and Laban Rice (former owners, 1835-1873); Jonas C. and George L. Rice and James H. Drugg (former owners, 1873-1887); Mortimer Cutter (former owner, 1887-1894); Dr. C.P. Lyman (former owner, 1894-1903); Annie P. Henchman (former owner, 1903/1904-1917); Lawrence Wetherell (former owner, 1917/1918-1974); Charles H. Hearsey (former owner, 1974-1975); David T. Smith (former owner, 1976-1979); Florence P. and Roger R. Smith (former owners, 1979-1991); Susan G. Crim (former owner, 1991-1993); Franklin Pierce College (former owner, 1993-1994); Kathleen and Jonathan Sistare (former owners, 1994-1998); Sarah Henry Waters (owner, 1998 2015); Sarah Henry Waters Larsen and Bruce Walter Larsen (owners, 2015- ); Gordon Hayward (landscape designer, 2006-2007); Maude Odgers (gardener, 2006-2007); Our Town Landscaping (landscapers, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2017); Nancy Ellis (gardener, 2015-2018); David Drasba (architect, 2006-2007).
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 -- New Hampshire -- Jaffrey Center  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NH117
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Hampshire
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb674b53003-d1fa-4a1d-b171-ea88fec5a60b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32875

Manchester -- Turkey Hill Farm

Provenance:
Bennington Garden Club  Search this
Photographer:
Jones, Issac S.  Search this
Polly S., Jones  Search this
Nevius, Christy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Vermont -- Bennington County -- Manchester
Turkey Hill Farm (Manchester, Vermont)
Scope and Contents:
55 digital images (2019) and 1 file folder with a photocopy of cover art of this farm for a 1925 Country Life magazine.
General:
In the 1930's the owners of a farmhouse originally built in 1849 installed gardens around the house including a sunken rose garden, perennial borders, a cutting garden, and a formal terrace with a spring-fed fountain. These gardens were maintained by three generations of the Childs family and by the current owner when the 15-acre property was purchased in 1998. In 2005 a five-acre pasture was developed as a sculpture garden with contemporary works of art and complementary plantings. A dry stream bed (arroyo) that cuts through the property was turned into another garden, planted with iris, Japanese primrose, cranesbill and hosta. Between 2012 and 2015 a woodlands garden with a rustic pergola and hexagonal gazebo and a Japanese garden with a pagoda, French Art Deco gate and arched bridge were designed and installed. Some of the original perennial borders were updated with flowers in bolder colors but antique apple trees, another pergola with benches underneath for appreciating the views, a cider press, and outbuildings including a stone spring house have been preserved. A corn crib was converted into a guest cottage; a larger guest house near the main house has linear hedges and flower beds as well as a reflecting pool on the axis that leads to a sculpture.

The stone walls and hedges are meticulous, lawns are mowed in the crisscrossing pattern, and narrow brick paths have been set into wider mowed grass walkways. Clipped hedges with stone walls or artefacts highlight long views of these grounds toward distant mountains. There are two fenced vegetable gardens and a greenhouse. A large pond has a pond house nearby as well as a small sand beach. The garden has been included in tours sponsored by the Nature Conservancy and used by non-profit organizations for fund raising events. The owner is interested in preserving the property as a public space.

Persons associated with the garden include: F. Nelson and Florence Doubleday (former owners, -1931); Lowrie and Hortense Childs (former owners, 1931-1944); Charles S. and Helen Childs (former owners, 1944-1976); Charles (Pete) and Jane Childs (former owners, 1976-1998); Sylvia and Stanley Stroup (owners, 1998-2017); Stanley Stroup (owners, 2017-); Hortense Childs (house gardens designer, 1930's); North Hill Garden Design (sculpture garden and woodland garden designers, 2008 and 2007-2012); Ray Smith (Japanese garden designer, 2013); Sugar Rock Landscape (hardscape construction, 2008-2014); Janette Morrison and Ernie Dibble (gardeners, 1998- ); David Tamych (sculptor); Rita Dee (sculptor); Richard Erdman (sculptor); Phil Thorne (sculptor); Roger Di Taranto (sculptor); Thomas Ostenberg (sculptor); Mark Chatterley (sculptor); Hans Van de Bovencamp (sculptor); Peter Woytuk (sculptor); George Sherwood (sculptor); Curt Brill (sculptor); Royden Mills (sculptor).
Provenance:
The Bennington Garden Club facilitated the 2019 submission.
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.
Rights:
Restricted. No commercial use.
Topic:
Gardens -- Vermont -- Manchester  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VT020
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Vermont
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb697d382b1-0a06-446f-8320-d3d1c31d0d38
EDAN-URL:
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Sunnycrest (Jaffrey, New Hampshire)

Provenance:
Monadnock Garden Club  Search this
Garden designer:
Pokorny, Margaret  Search this
Pokorny, Gene  Search this
Photographer:
Larsen, Sarah H.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- New Hampshire -- Cheshire -- Jaffrey
Sunnycrest (Jaffrey, New Hampshire)
Scope and Contents:
38 digital images (2013, 2018) and 1 file folder. Images 001-038 photographed by Sarah H. Larsen.
General:
The 17-acre property has a circa 1907 Dutch colonial style house with a gambrel roof and wraparound porches on three sides, but in 1989 the current owners found only mature trees, random shrubs, a vegetable garden, and grass flats on either side of the house. Drawing on her professional landscape design training and experience they designed structured gardens near the house that would fade into the meadows and woodland, building stone walls and curving pathways to define spaces. Never meant to be a flowery garden their plantings included native and species trees and shrubs with pleasing textures; eventually the plant selection included dozens of evergreen, shade and ornamental trees, perennial flowers and herbs, ground covers, vines, deciduous shrubs, and ferns. Two vegetable and flower gardens have a fruit orchard with apple, plum, pear and peach trees espaliered on the split rail fence. A new woodland garden, a bosquet, was developed in a clearing that reveals a view of Mount Monadnock. A shingled standing tree trunk with a mirror attached to the top is the feature here.

Sunnycrest has four 40-foot long beds with more than two dozen varieties of ornamental grasses that were not commonly grown in New England when the owners planted them. Tall perennials such as Joe Pye weed were planted at the perimeters of these beds. About 4,000 daffodil bulbs share the same ground; in spring this is known as daffodil highway. The owners are especially pleased with their grass garden in fall when the tall stands show a variety of colors complemented by colors among the trees and shrubs near the house as well as pink mums in the vegetable garden, sedum, monkshood and daisies. Scattered around the gardens there are benches and pergolas, birdhouses, containers of succulents, a composition of old granite curbstones, and pottery holders for bean supports in the vegetable garden. There is a frog pond with a fountain and a stone-faced bread oven built into a stone wall. The garden has been opened many times for tours and fund raising events.

Persons associated with the garden include: Oscar H. Bradley (former owner, circa 1870-1899); Annie E. Bunce (former owner, 1899-1904); Silas E. Buck (former owner, 1904-1910); Clifford P. Warren (former owner, 1910-1942); Bertha M. Shepard (former owner, 1942-1948); Mr. and Mrs. W. Arnold Seale (former owners, 1948-1966); Susanne R. de Wolfe (former owner, 1966-1984); Edward M. Read (former owner, 1984-1989); Margaret S. and Gene Pokorny (owners, garden designers and gardeners 1989- ).
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 -- New Hampshire -- Jaffrey  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NH119
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Hampshire
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb636cfc856-ef87-4f19-abe4-372fd6d077a8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33206

1906 Sarah Butler's "Log Cabin" Pieced Quilt

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 72 in x 71 in; 183 cm x 180 cm
Object Name:
quilt
Date made:
1906
Subject:
Quilting  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
ID Number:
TE.E388877
Accession number:
182022
Catalog number:
E388877
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Textiles
Family & Social Life
Cultures & Communities
Textiles
Quilts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-bc00-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_556282
Online Media:

Fund Raising

Container:
Box 10 of 75
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0485-refidd1e3473

Fund Raising - Tax Deductions

Container:
Box 10 of 75
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0485-refidd1e3485

Fund-Raising: Tax Deductions

Container:
Box 6 of 75
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 485, National Museum of American History. Division of Musical History, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0485-refidd1e967

George Washington (The Athenaeum Portrait)

Artist:
Gilbert Stuart, 3 Dec 1755 - 9 Jul 1828  Search this
Sitter:
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
121.9cm x 94cm (48" x 37"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1796
Topic:
George Washington: Male  Search this
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Revolutionary War Army officer  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial statesman  Search this
George Washington: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
George Washington: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
George Washington: Science and Technology\Surveyor  Search this
George Washington: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; owned jointly with Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Object number:
NPG.80.115
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
America's Presidents (Reinstallation September 2017)
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 240
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ba9f41f4-e0ac-4f6f-8d16-dcdbafe4e84e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.80.115

Hal Walker Innovative Lives Presentation

Collection Presenter:
Crew, Spencer, Dr., 1949-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Collection Inventor:
Walker, Hal, Jr. (Hildreth), 1933-  Search this
Collection Interviewee:
Stephens, Lee  Search this
Walker, Bettye Davis, Dr.  Search this
Collection Speaker:
Lemelson, Jerome H., 1923-1997  Search this
Molella, Arthur P., 1944-  Search this
Travis, John  Search this
Heyman, Ira Michael, 1930-2011  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (BetacamSP) (Duration: 1:01:46)
Container:
Box 2, Item MV 602.4
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (betacamsp)
Date:
1995 June 1
Scope and Contents:
Features Hal Walker, Dr. Bettye Davis Walker and Mark Lee Stephens, in Los Angeles at the African-American Male Achievers Network Inc. Science Discovery Learning Center. Bettye Walker discusses he background and childhood and explains her role at the AMAN headquarters. Bettye Walker is the President of the Science, Discovery and Learning Center which administers programs for black male achievers clubs (BAMC) and young ladies achievement clubs (YLAC). The Center provides hands-on activities, a reading lab, viewing lab, and computer lab. Additional discussion of the center=s significance, funding raising strategies, and connection to South Africa.

Some footage with Lee Stephens and school students at the AMAN Headquarters discussing a model featuring electric cars.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original videos are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions. Signed copies of releases for Hal Walker and Mark Lee Stephens on file.
Collection Citation:
Hal Walker Innovative Lives Presentation, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Hal Walker Innovative Lives Presentation
Hal Walker Innovative Lives Presentation / Series 2: Master Videos
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8019ac8c3-7a1c-4a79-9a48-42d0d578787a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0602-ref34

Hal Walker Innovative Lives Presentation

Collection Presenter:
Crew, Spencer, Dr., 1949-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Collection Inventor:
Walker, Hal, Jr. (Hildreth), 1933-  Search this
Collection Interviewee:
Stephens, Lee  Search this
Walker, Bettye Davis, Dr.  Search this
Collection Speaker:
Lemelson, Jerome H., 1923-1997  Search this
Molella, Arthur P., 1944-  Search this
Travis, John  Search this
Heyman, Ira Michael, 1930-2011  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (VHS-C) (Duration: 1:01:46)
Container:
Box 3, Item RV 602.5
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (vhs-c)
Scope and Contents:
Features Hal Walker, Dr. Bettye Davis Walker and Mark Lee Stephens, in Los Angeles at the African-American Male Achievers Network Inc. Science Discovery Learning Center. Bettye Walker discusses he background and childhood and explains her role at the AMAN headquarters. Bettye Walker is the President of the Science, Discovery Learning Center which administers programs for black male achievers clubs (BAMC) and young ladies achievement clubs (YLAC). The Center provides hands-on activities, a reading lab, viewing lab, and computer lab. Additional discussion of the center=s significance, funding raising strategies, and connection to South Africa.

Some footage with Lee Stephens and school students at the AMAN Headquarters discussing a model featuring electric cars.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the original videos are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions. Signed copies of releases for Hal Walker and Mark Lee Stephens on file.
Collection Citation:
Hal Walker Innovative Lives Presentation, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Hal Walker Innovative Lives Presentation
Hal Walker Innovative Lives Presentation / Series 3: Reference Videos
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88dfeb78d-39dd-480b-ba03-ea4386b851ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0602-ref49

Food History Gala from Home

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-11-12T14:30:23.000Z
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_WMj1HObM8F0

Agency history, 1976-

Creator:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Development  Search this
Subject:
Kerr, Mary  Search this
Globus, Dorothy Twining  Search this
James, Laura  Search this
White, Eileen  Search this
Clark, Ina Sorens  Search this
Nichols, George  Search this
Baumann, Caroline  Search this
Shisler-Hughes, Anne  Search this
Amaro, Sophia  Search this
Barnes, Julie  Search this
Buxbaum, Elyse  Search this
Herold, Stephanie  Search this
Grasso, Michiko  Search this
Meli, Laura  Search this
Bainbridge, Veronica  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Department of Development and Marketing  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1976
1976-
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00200
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221290

Community Organizations

Collection Creator:
Qualls, Charles E., 1932-1984  Search this
Extent:
1.33 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1921-1985
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains materials related to Mr. Qualls's involvement with various local and national civic organizations. The materials provide information about these organizations' administration, events, finances, fund raising, membership, and regulations. The documents in this series include awards and citations, correspondence, event programs, financial records, and printed materials.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Charles E. Qualls papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
Charles E. Qualls papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the estate of Charles E. Qualls.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-013, Series 2
See more items in:
Charles E. Qualls papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa71a6a0088-bf74-4a8f-a922-6c3cfc44c6aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-013-ref24

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