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Let's Talk Gardens: Designing a Garden – Foliage First

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Smithsonian Gardens  Search this
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Gardens  Search this
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Let's Talk Gardens: Make an Exuberant Container

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2020-07-20T16:52:14Z
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Let's Talk Gardens: Creating Compost

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2020-08-05T16:00:07Z
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Let's Talk Gardens: Simple Summer Herbs

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2020-07-06T15:57:10Z
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Let's Talk Gardens: Monarch Waystations for Any Size Garden

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2020-07-14T19:51:53Z
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Let's Talk Gardens: Top 20 Native Shrubs for Sun and Shade

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2020-06-29T10:07:44Z
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Gardens  Search this
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Gardening Tips at the Smithsonian Butterfly Habitat Garden

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Smithsonian Institution  Search this
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2010-09-27T13:26:09Z
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Science & Technology  Search this
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Corn, Beans, and Squash: What the Three Sisters Tell Us

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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Youtube videos
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2020-07-02T16:54:06Z
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Cultural property  Search this
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People & Blogs  Search this
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Too Much, Too Little: How does the amount of water affect plants and their environment?

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Smithsonian Education  Search this
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2014-03-13T20:09:37Z
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Education  Search this
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection

Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Names:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Mount Pleasant Press  Search this
Walsh, James  Search this
Extent:
30 Cubic feet (2718 photographs: black and white; 448 glass lantern slides; 41 glass negatives; color records; plant patents; publications. )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Lantern slides
Photographs
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Harrisburg
Breeze Hill (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1899-1974
Summary:
The J. Horace McFarland Collection includes over 3,100 photographic images of private and public gardens throughout the United States, as well as some from foreign countries, dating from 1899 to 1963. Many of these images, generated for Mount Pleasant Press (later the J. Horace McFarland Company), were used to illustrate trade catalogs published by the firm as well as journal and newspaper articles. The collection also contains color records that were used as reference aids during the printing process, plant patents, and various publications of the McFarland Company.
Scope and Contents note:
The J. Horace McFarland Collection includes over 2,700 black and white mounted photographs, 448 glass lantern slides, and 41 glass plate negatives of gardens throughout the United States dating from 1899 to 1963. A small number of images show gardens in Austria, Canada, England, Mexico, Scotland and Wales. Many of the images, which were generated and used by the J. Horace McFarland Company to illustrate trade catalogs and journal and newspaper articles, indicate the publication(s) in which they appeared. A series of portraits of rosarians, many of them featured in Modern Roses 6, rounds out the image collection. The McFarland Collection also includes color records, plants patents, and miscellaneous publications. Color records are plant 'portraits' that were painted by McFarland Company staff artists in watercolor. They were referenced by the printing department in order to render illustrations of plants in colors as close to the originals as possible. The plant patents are patents for plants issued by the United States Patent Office. They include the plant name, source, filing and patent dates, patent number, and growth characteristics. Most are accompanied by a colored image of the plant identified in the patent. The miscellaneous publications are various pamphlets and booklets published by the J. Horace McFarland Company.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series:

1) Garden images (including mounted photographs, glass plate negatives, and glass lantern slides)

2) Portraits of Rosarians

3) Color Records

4) Plant Patents

5) Miscellaneous Publications
Biographical/Historical note:
Dr. J. Horace McFarland (1859-1948) was an influential civic leader, author, publisher, horticulturist, and authority on roses. His printing company, Mount Pleasant Press (later the J. Horace McFarland Company), was based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It published many of the seed and nursery trade catalogs in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century and was one of the first to apply color processes to commercial print applications. J. Horace McFarland Company staffers photographed thousands of different gardens and plant specimens throughout the United States. These images were used to illustrate numerous nursery and seed catalogs, journals and books. Among its many services, the firm sold various themed lectures illustrated by sets of hand-colored glass lantern slides.

McFarland wrote over 200 articles in popular journals as well as a dozen books on roses and gardening. He served as the first president of the American Civic Association from 1904-1924 and led several local and national campaigns to protect communities and scenic areas from urban blight and overdevelopment including the city of Harrisburg and Niagara Falls. McFarland, who served as the president of the American Rose Society (1930-1932) and helped establish a standardized rose identification and registration method, used the gardens on his own 2.5 acre property in Harrisburg, "Breeze Hill," to test hundreds of varieties of roses and plant cultivars. "Breeze Hill" was used as the backdrop for many photographs taken by McFarland's firm.
Related Materials:
The Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania includes the J. Horace McFarland Company Records (Manuscript Group 453) and the J. Horace McFarland Papers (Manuscript Group 85).

The Historical Society of Dauphin County in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania includes the J. Horace McFarland Collection (MG 229).
Separated Materials note:
The Smithsonian Institution's Botany and Horticulture Library includes seed and nursery trade catalogs, books, and published materials from the J. Horace McFarland Company.

The United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland has various photographic images, nursery catalogs, publications and miscellaneous records from the J. Horace McFarland Company in its J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Provenance:
Donated in 1992 by James W. Walsh, who purchased the J. Horace McFarland Company from its founder's heirs. (The business was later renamed the Roebuck Printing Company.)
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Horticulturists  Search this
Printers -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Gardening -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Seeds -- Catalogs  Search this
Seed industry and trade -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Seed industry and trade -- Catalogs  Search this
Rose breeders -- United States  Search this
Printers -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Lantern slides
Photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF
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Archives of American Gardens
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Nassos Daphnis papers, 1940-1977

Creator:
Daphnis, Nassos, 1914-2010  Search this
Subject:
Bourgeois, Stephan  Search this
Kyriakis, Michael  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9292
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211487
AAA_collcode_daphnass
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211487

Madison Cooper Papers

Creator:
Cooper, Madison, 1868-1946  Search this
Madison Cooper Company (Watertown, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Articles
Clippings
Photographs
Pamphlets
Patents
Date:
1900-1963
Summary:
Madison Cooper was an inventor and manufacturer of refrigerating systems in the early twentieth century. Cooper received several patents for his refrigeration inventions, including several refrigerating apparatuses, an air-circulating system, a process for preventing the formation of frost on refrigerating surfaces and a refrigeration train car. The collection spans 1900-1963 and includes his United States and foreign patents, his publications related to refrigeration, and a few documents and photographs related to Cooper and the Madison Cooper Company.
Scope and Contents:
Series 1, Historical background, 1900-1963, consists of biographical information about Madison Cooper. The series includes obituaries, two diagrams of optimal temperature for food storage that were produced by the Madison Cooper Company, and three photographs that show Cooper and workers in the shop and office in Watertown and the plant in Calcium.

Cooper published articles related to refrigeration and specifically to his refrigeration systems titled "Chloride of Calcium in Refrigeration," 1900, "Natural Ice Cold Storage and the Cooper Systems of Refrigeration," 1901, "Ice Refrigeration," (1902), the Madison Cooper Company publication "Cold"(1914), and "The Cooper Systems of Refrigeration," undated.

Series 2, Patents, 1900-1908, contains United States and foreign patents related to Madison Cooper.

The United States patents contain drawings and specifications of Cooper's refrigerating inventions and are arranged by patent number.

Patents include:

Refrigerating apparatus (US Patent, 11,822)

Process of preventing formation of frost on refrigerating surfaces (US Patent 644,847)

Old-storage apparatus (US Patent 659,468)

Indirect air-circulating systems of cold-storage apparatus (US Patent 677,536)

Cold-storage apparatus air circulating system (US Patent 754,749)

Refrigerator cars (US Patent 881,902)

Foreign patents are arranged alphabetically by country. Patents for the process of preventing formation of frost on refrigerating surfaces include:

Austria Process of preventing formation of frost on refrigerating surfaces (4,075)

Canada Process of preventing formation of frost on refrigerating surfaces (66,959)

Canada Improvements in indirect air circulating systems for cold storage apparatus (75,602)

Canada Improvements in refrigerating apparatus (75,636)

France Process of preventing formation of frost on refrigerating surfaces (297,158)

Germany Process of preventing formation of frost on refrigerating surfaces (117,943)

Great Britain Process of preventing formation of frost on refrigerating surfaces (2,840)

Also included are an assignment of letters patent related to the refrigerating apparatus (US Patent 11,822) shared with George A. Dole and a contract related to the patents for the process of preventing frost formation on refrigerating surfaces.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into two series.

Series 1, Historical background, 1900-1963

Series 2, Patents, 1900-1908
Biographical / Historical:
Madison Cooper was an inventor and manufacturer of refrigerating systems in the early twentieth century. Born in Leray, New York, on March 19, 1868, Cooper moved as a young man to Minneapolis, Minnesota where he entered the butter and egg shipping business. He invented a cold storage system while working in the produce business. Cooper shifted careers to focus on cold storage engineering where he planned, designed and installed refrigeration systems in over 100 plants in the United States and Canada. Cooper moved the Madison Cooper Company to Watertown, New York around 1903 and in 1909, built a plant for the manufacturing of refrigerating equipment in Calcium, New York. The advent of mechanical and electric refrigeration in the 1920s superseded Cooper's system and his company dissolved in 1936, although at least one of Cooper's systems was still in operation in 1953. Cooper died on July 8, 1946 and was remembered not only for his contributions to refrigeration, but also as a horticulturist and editor and publisher of The Flower Grower.

Cooper received several patents in the United States and abroad for his refrigeration inventions, including several refrigerating apparatuses, an air-circulating system, a process for preventing the formation of frost on refrigerating surfaces and a refrigeration train car. He focused on simple and inexpensive construction that provided economic and efficient operation. Many of his inventions involved the use of a false floor that allowed cool air to flow underneath it and a perforated ceiling that released warm air. Other patents included cold air circulation within walls to cool buildings and apartments and focused on controlling temperature, humidity and air purity.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Daniel Cooper, son of Madison Cooper, in 1963.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
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.
Topic:
Horticulturists  Search this
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
Articles -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Pamphlets -- 20th century
Patents
Citation:
Madison Cooper papers, 1899-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1054
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Nassos Daphnis papers

Creator:
Daphnis, Nassos, 1914-2010  Search this
Names:
Bourgeois, Stephan, 1881-1964  Search this
Kyriakis, Michael  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1977
Scope and Contents:
Professional and personal correspondence; biographical material; notes; typescript; sketches; photograph; and catalogs and announcements.
REEL N69/124: Professional correspondence with Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, and the Corcoran Gallery; notes and typescript commentary by Daphnis on his work for a 1953 exhibition; sketches; photographs of Daphnis, his family and his work, many identifying the owners; catalogs and other printed material.
REEL N70-68: Letters from Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Carnegie Institute, Corcoran Gallery and other museums, personal friends including Stephen Bourgeois, Mrs. William (Helen) Gratwick, Michael Kyriakis and others, and the American Peony Society and others regarding Daphnis' peony hybridizing projects. Also included are biographical material, Daphnis' comments on color, rhythm, notes for essays, exhibition catalogs, and clippings.
UNMICROFILMED: A resume; exhibition catalogs and announcements; postcards of Daphnis's paintings; posters; publicity material; and xerox copies of clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, sculptor, horticulturist; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Material on reels N69-124 and N70-68 lent for microfilming 1969-1970 by Nassos Daphnis. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1979 by Daphnis.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Horticulturists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.daphnass
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-daphnass

Francis Parkman

Attribution:
Southworth & Hawes, active 1843 - 1862  Search this
Albert Sands Southworth, 12 Mar 1811 - 3 Mar 1894  Search this
Josiah Johnson Hawes, 20 Feb 1808 - 7 Aug 1901  Search this
Sitter:
Francis Parkman, 16 Sep 1823 - 8 Nov 1893  Search this
Medium:
Half-plate daguerreotype
Dimensions:
Image: 10.8 x 8.3cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/4")
Case Open: 13.7 x 23.3 x 0.8cm (5 3/8 x 9 3/16 x 5/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1852
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Muttonchops  Search this
Cased object  Search this
Francis Parkman: Male  Search this
Francis Parkman: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Francis Parkman: Education\Administrator\University  Search this
Francis Parkman: Humanities and Social Sciences\Historian  Search this
Francis Parkman: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
Francis Parkman: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Horticulturist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.84.268
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4eb1f8c75-167f-4f04-b1a6-3c1d335356fc
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edanmdm:npg_NPG.84.268

Derbyshire -- Chatsworth Estate

Landscape architect:
London, George  Search this
Wise, Henry, 1653-1738  Search this
Brown, Lancelot, 1716-1783  Search this
Paxton, Joseph Sir, 1803-1865  Search this
Horticulturist:
Paxton, Joseph Sir, 1803-1865  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Chatsworth Estate (Derbyshire, England)
United Kingdom -- England -- Derbyshire -- Chatsworth
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies, and additional information about the house and garden.
General:
One of the most famous estates in England, Chatsworth is the home of the Cavendish family. Its first house was built in the 16th century by "Bess of Hardwick" and her second husband, Sir William Cavendish. The property passed through the family until in the late 17th century the 1st Duke of Devonshire undertook major construction of both the house and formal gardens, with George London and Henry Wise as the latter's designers. Significant changes to the surrounding park and garden were made by the 4th Duke in the 18th century, and Lancelot "Capability" Brown was commissioned to destroy most of the formal gardens and to give the park a natural romantic look. The present garden's design is the work of Sir Joseph Paxton, who came to Chatsworth in 1826. Under Paxton exotic plants from the Americas and Asia were introduced, and the Emperor Fountain and Great Conservatory (demolished around 1920) were constructed. The images in the Archives of American Gardens were taken in 1906 by American landscape architect Thomas W. Sears and feature the exterior of the Chatsworth mansion, its surrounding gardens and park, and estate villages such as Edensor and Beeley. Edensor was designed and built in the 19th century, replacing an earlier village that was razed because it obstructed the view from the Chatsworth mansion.
Persons associated with the gardens include George London (landscape architect, 17th century); Henry Wise (landscape architect, 17th century); Lancelot "Capability" Brown (landscape architect, 18th century) and Sir Joseph Paxton (landscape architect and horticulturist, 1826-1865).
Related Materials:
Chatsworth Estate related holdings consist of 1 folder (25 glass negatives; 3 lantern slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. 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 -- England -- Derbyshire -- Chatsworth Estate  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, File ENG048
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / International / England
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref6396

Dayton -- Jean Woodhull Garden

Horticulturist:
Kenney, Henry Fletcher  Search this
Ammon, Dick  Search this
Landscape architect:
Zehring, Samuel  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Dayton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jean Woodhull Garden (Dayton, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Montgomery County -- Dayton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a copy of the garden plan, photocopies of newspaper articles about Jean Woodhull and her garden/conservation work, a narrative description of the garden and its history, a plant list, and other information. The garden is noted for its use of native plants and natural plantings, and for its beauty in all seasons of the year.
General:
This two-acre garden is on a wooded site with sloping hills. Features include terraces and walls that step down to vary the height of the planting areas. The property faces south/southwest and is punctuated with fences, arches, large trees, small ornamental trees, and garden highlights. Interspersed throughout are evergreens.
Persons associated with the property include: Henry Fletcher Kenney (horticulturist); Samuel Zehring (landscape architect); and Richard Ammon (horticulturist).
Related Materials:
Jean Woodhull Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Dayton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH103
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15515

Eleanor Weller collection

Creator:
Weller, Eleanor  Search this
Names:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
49.25 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Notes
Clippings
Correspondence
Date:
circa 1978-2006
bulk 1981-1991
Summary:
The Eleanor Weller Collection dates from circa 1978-2006 and consists of documentation and research files relating to the Garden Club of America's Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens (later donated to the Smithsonian Institution as the Garden Club of America Collection) and the book, The Golden Age of American Gardens: Proud Owners, Private Estates, 1890-1940, co-written by Weller, as well as thousands of photographic images of historic and contemporary gardens compiled or taken by Weller. Materials include correspondence, research notes, clippings, brochures, lecture scripts, photocopied images from archival repositories, and original and duplicate 35mm slides.
Scope and Contents note:
The core of the collection consists of thousands of 35mm slide images photographed or amassed by Eleanor Weller. The latter come from numerous sources including books, magazines and archival repositories. The images document thousands of private gardens and public spaces (including parks, historic sites, and sculpture gardens) throughout the United States. Duplicates of a significant number of images from the Eleanor Weller Collection can be found in the GCA Collection at the Archives of American Gardens. There is also a smaller grouping of photographs of gardens by Weller. Complementing this collection of images are numerous vertical files with magazine and newspaper clippings and brochures, etc. relating to hundreds of public and private gardens in America. A significant number of the files relate to gardens profiled in the book co-authored by Weller, The Golden Age of American Gardens: Proud Owners, Private Estates, 1890-1940. The collection also includes correspondence regarding the recompilation of the Garden Club of America's collection of historic glass lantern slides as well as correspondence and research materials relating to the compilation of 35mm slides for the GCA's Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens from both public and private sources.

Another portion of the collection documents the research and image compilation for The Golden Age of American Gardens manuscript. While similar in nature to the research materials relating to the GCA Slide Library, the portion of the collection encompassing the book's preparation represents a change in focus from collecting a representative sampling of 35mm slides for gardens throughout the U.S. to gathering specific high quality images intended for The Golden Age of American Gardens. This portion of the collection also contains a nearly complete draft of the manuscript as well as drafts of the footnotes and appendix. Because of the similar nature of the GCA Slide Library and The Golden Age of American Gardens book projects and the fact that they overlapped for a time, the files frequently intertwine closely. Some files identified with one project may include documents for the other project and visa versa. An example of this is seen in The Golden Age of American Gardens' Image Reference Files arranged according to Archival Repository. The files include packets from archival repositories throughout the U.S. with photocopies of select images in their collections. These images were used to facilitate both the selection of images for The Golden Age of American Gardens book project and the GCA Slide Library, and are occasionally annotated. In some cases, a review of both series may be necessary to ensure that relevant files are not overlooked.

Other noteworthy aspects of this collection are materials that deal with the origins and operations of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Gardens, including correspondence regarding one of its future collections, The Chimneys Collection. Also present are several slide scripts corresponding with the GCA's historic glass lantern slide collection, as well as materials in the GCA Slide Library (now the Garden Club of America Collection).

It should be noted that while the creator of this collection is Eleanor Weller, significant portions of the files relating to the GCA Slide Library and The Golden Age of American Gardens were compiled by Helen Rollins in her position as research assistant for The Golden Age book project. It is possible, although not conclusive, that Rollins was also responsible for the files in The Golden Age of American Gardens' Image Reference Files arranged by state.

Lastly, the collection includes contemporary color photographs of historic sites and gardens taken by Richard Marchand. Weller had previously worked with Marchand, the donor of the Richard Marchand Historical Postcard Collection at the Archives of American Gardens, to compile historic garden images for the GCA Slide Library.
Biographical/Historical note:
Eleanor Weller Reade is a horticulturist, garden lecturer, interior designer, and co-author of the book "The Golden Age of American Gardens: Proud Owners, Private Estates, 1890-1940." As a member of the Garden Club of America, she played a ciritical role in the compilation of the GCA's Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens which was subsequently donated to the Archives of American Gardens as the Garden Club of America Collection.
Provenance:
Donated by Eleanor Weller Reade to the Archives of American Gardens in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2012.
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 -- History  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Parks -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Notes
Clippings
Correspondence
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Eleanor Weller Reade collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ECW
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Eleanor Weller collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-ecw
Online Media:

Nike, Inc. World Headquarters

Landscape architect:
Royer, Linda  Search this
Otak Inc.  Search this
Architect:
Thompson, Robert  Search this
Vaivoda,  Search this
Thompson And Vaivoda  Search this
Horticulturist:
Mazany, Robert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Oregon -- Beaverton
United States of America -- Oregon -- Washington County -- Beaverton
Date:
10/01/1990
General:
The opening of the NIKE, Inc. World Headquarters in October, 1990 has attracted visitors from all over the world. Facing west from reception courtyard.
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:
Autumn  Search this
Commercial buildings  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Umbrellas (garden)  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Restaurants  Search this
Children  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OR012008
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon / OR012: Beaverton -- Nike, Inc. World Headquarters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10189

Long Beach -- Rancho Los Alamitos

Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Yoch, Florence  Search this
Adams, Charles Gibbs  Search this
Creator:
Cawood, Albert  Search this
Puvunga Indian Site  Search this
Nieto, Manuel Perez  Search this
Nieto, Juan Jose  Search this
Figueroa, Francisco  Search this
Stearns, Abel  Search this
Reese, Michael  Search this
Bixby, John  Search this
Bryant, Susanna Bixby  Search this
Bixby, Florence Green  Search this
City Of Long Beach  Search this
Bixby, Fred  Search this
Bixby, Katharine  Search this
Bixby, Frederick  Search this
Landscape designer:
Howard, Paul  Search this
Horticulturist:
Chickering, Allan  Search this
Hertrich, William  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 08259, Rancho Los Alamitos Mesa.
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA293
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24222

Rancho Los Alamitos

Creator:
Cawood, Albert  Search this
Puvunga Indian Site  Search this
Nieto, Manuel Perez  Search this
Nieto, Juan Jose  Search this
Figueroa, Francisco  Search this
Stearns, Abel  Search this
Reese, Michael  Search this
Bixby, John  Search this
Bryant, Susanna Bixby  Search this
Bixby, Florence Green  Search this
City Of Long Beach  Search this
Bixby, Fred  Search this
Bixby, Katharine  Search this
Bixby, Frederick  Search this
Landscape architect:
Yoch, Florence  Search this
Adams, Charles Gibbs  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Landscape designer:
Howard, Paul  Search this
Horticulturist:
Chickering, Allan  Search this
Hertrich, William  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
California -- Long Beach
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Long Beach
Date:
1928
General:
Rancho Los Alamitos maintains its own archive with many photographs, historical papers and a garden restoration plan. Old or North Garden - Music patio.Rancho
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:
Spring  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Tables  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Patios  Search this
Plaques  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Jars -- ornamental  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA293001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA293: Long Beach -- Rancho Los Alamitos
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24874

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