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[Lewis Garden (NY)]

Former owner:
Lewis, Frederick W.  Search this
Creator:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Lewis Garden (Queens, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Queens County -- New York -- Flushing
Date:
[1930?]
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
Foundation planting  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Box  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Umbrellas (garden)  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Tables  Search this
Houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item NY263003
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Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / New York / NY263: Queens (Flushing) -- Lewis Garden (NY)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref737
Online Media:

[Anderson Garden]

Owner:
Anderson, John Esquire  Search this
Creator:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Anderson Garden (Brookville, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Oyster Bay -- Brookville
Date:
[1930?]
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
Foundation planting  Search this
Arches  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Trees  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item NY264001
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Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / New York / NY264: Brookville -- Anderson Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref764

[Anderson Garden]

Creator:
Anderson, John Esquire  Search this
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Anderson Garden (Brookville, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Oyster Bay -- Brookville
Date:
[1930?]
General:
A duplicate of this photograph in the file states: "Landscaped by Lewis & Valentine Co."
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
Aerial views  Search this
Driveways  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item NY264003
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / New York / NY264: Brookville -- Anderson Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref766

[Elm Court]

Creator:
Luckenbach, Edgar F.  Search this
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Landscape architect:
Gréber, Jacques  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Elm Court (Sands Point, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- North Hempstead -- Port Washington
Date:
[1930?]
General:
There is one 35 mm in file drawer; originally from a publication; L & V.
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
Lawns  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item NY262001
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / New York / NY262: Sands Point -- Elm Court
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref753

[Elm Court]

Creator:
Luckenbach, Edgar F.  Search this
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Landscape architect:
Gréber, Jacques  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Elm Court (Sands Point, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- North Hempstead -- Port Washington
Date:
[1930?]
General:
On the back of this photograph Jacques Greber is sited as the Landscape Architect. A duplicate of the photograph states: "Landscaped by Lewis & Valentine Co." One duplicate of the photograph is in the file.
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
Aerial views  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item NY262006
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / New York / NY262: Sands Point -- Elm Court
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref758

Anthoxanthum odoratum L.

Biogeographical Region:
63 - North-Central Pacific  Search this
Collector:
James S. Henrickson  Search this
Min. Elevation:
2073  Search this
Place:
E. Maui; Haleakala Crater Nat'l. Park; in lawn area around barns and research cabin near park entrance., Hawaii, United States, Pacific Islands
Collection Date:
21 Jul 1969
Common name:
sweet vernal grass
sweet vernalgrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Anthoxanthum odoratum L.
Barcode:
04015632
USNM Number:
2624470
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e4f1571b-6ddc-4a3c-9528-0d1fc709caf3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15793783

Briza minor L.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
J. B. Nelson  Search this
Jenks Farmer  Search this
Min. Elevation:
27  Search this
Place:
Florence County: In places on damp lawn in considerable shade, just south of "spring house", Darla Moore experimental gardens., South Carolina, United States, North America
Collection Date:
19 May 2011
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Briza minor L.
Barcode:
04015747
USNM Number:
3641598
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3dec09f5d-c2a4-4b59-b111-f83ab19c9a19
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15793889

Anthoxanthum aristatum Boiss.

Biogeographical Region:
73 - Northwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Wilhelm N. Suksdorf  Search this
Place:
On a new lawn, Bingen, Klickitat County., Washington, United States, North America
Collection Date:
21 Sep 1912
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Anthoxanthum aristatum Boiss.
Barcode:
04013933
USNM Number:
730332
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ea57a900-41b3-42c6-9e38-f4b83ab2ac3c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15792017

Anthoxanthum odoratum L.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Ernest R. Sohns  Search this
Place:
Lawn at 21 magruder Heights, Williamsburg., Virginia, United States, North America
Collection Date:
May 1951
Common name:
sweet vernal grass
sweet vernalgrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Anthoxanthum odoratum L.
Barcode:
04014759
USNM Number:
2208583
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30683344f-680c-4762-96c5-df8410e907ac
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15792874

Anthoxanthum odoratum L.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Edward Everett Terrell  Search this
Place:
In lawn, Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, Montgomery Co., Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
30 May 1961
Common name:
sweet vernal grass
sweet vernalgrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Anthoxanthum odoratum L.
Barcode:
04014766
USNM Number:
3652931
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3fe321c4e-be33-40fe-9f42-ff54122e9b62
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15792879

Sphenopholis obtusata (Michx.) Scribn.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
J. T. Mullins  Search this
Place:
Orange Co. Lawn area, UNC Campus., North Carolina, United States, North America
Collection Date:
3 May 1958
Common name:
prairie wedge grass
prairie wedgescale
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Sphenopholis obtusata (Michx.) Scribn.
Barcode:
04012028
USNM Number:
2523200
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/370d90171-d5f2-4ab8-addb-aa584fa2bfdb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15788418

Sphenopholis intermedia (Rydb.) Rydb.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
D. E. Eyles  Search this
Place:
Obion County. Lawns around Walnut Log, Reelfoot Lake., Tennessee, United States, North America
Collection Date:
5 May 1941
Common name:
slender wedge grass
slender wedgescale
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Sphenopholis intermedia (Rydb.) Rydb.
Barcode:
04011176
USNM Number:
3040706
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3823ba91a-e471-43b8-9c9a-0b36ebb0949c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15787523

Koeleria pyramidata (Lam.) P. Beauv.

Biogeographical Region:
74 - North-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Virginius H. Chase  Search this
Place:
Marshall County. Along West fork of Senachwine Creek. Near Lawn Ridge., Illinois, United States, North America
Collection Date:
2 Jun 1907
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Koeleria pyramidata (Lam.) P. Beauv.
Barcode:
04007774
USNM Number:
645305
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30ee9f364-b0d2-401a-8018-fa1db159290b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15785104

Koeleria pyramidata (Lam.) P. Beauv.

Biogeographical Region:
74 - North-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Virginius H. Chase  Search this
Place:
Marshall County. Along West fork of Senachwine Creek. Near Lawn Ridge., Illinois, United States, North America
Collection Date:
7 Jul 1907
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Koeleria pyramidata (Lam.) P. Beauv.
Barcode:
04007811
USNM Number:
645385
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a9b747d4-9565-4d5b-8924-97b514d8bb35
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15785141

Glyceria striata (Lam.) Hitchc.

Biogeographical Region:
74 - North-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Virginius H. Chase  Search this
Place:
East of Lawn Ridge. Marshall Co., Illinois, United States, North America
Collection Date:
12 Jun 1932
Common name:
fowl manna grass
fowl mannagrass
nerved manna grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Glyceria striata (Lam.) Hitchc.
Barcode:
03984155
USNM Number:
1538314
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f19d9361-7fe1-4652-946d-5b73e7851162
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15707020

Fimbristylis dichotoma (L.) Vahl

Biogeographical Region:
80 - Central America  Search this
Collector:
Joseph N. Rose  Search this
Place:
Lawns., Colón, Panama, Central America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
15 Nov 1918
Common name:
Djamboeloean
Kamume
Kikisanki
Matamat
Simboru
Sohkirkir, Sawasawa
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Cyperaceae
Published Name:
Fimbristylis dichotoma (L.) Vahl
Barcode:
02087780
USNM Number:
1021746
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3211a30fa-7752-40c8-b1e1-a7875c31e88c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13176340

Pittsburgh -- Mellon Park (Walled Garden in Mellon Park)

Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Photographer:
Seamans, Joseph  Search this
Denmarsh, Alexander  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Mellon Garden (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
31 digital images (2007-2019), 14 35 mm slides (circa 1980) and 2 file folders including copies of historic photographs (dates unknown, 1956, 1970, 1974) and a copy of the 1934 Country Life pictorial feature on the Mellon garden.
Varying Form:
Also known as Mellon Estate.
General:
Persons associated with the garden include: Richard Beatty Mellon and Jennie King Mellon (former owners, 1910-1938); Richard King Mellon (former owner, 1938-1943); City of Pittsburgh (owner, 1943- ); Ferruccio Vitale (1875-1933) & Alfred Geiffert, Jr. (1890-1957) and Gilmore D. Clarke (landscape architects, 1927-1929); Frederick R. Bonci and Natalie Byrd Plecity, LaQuatra Bonci Associates (landscape architects, 2005- ); Edmond Romulus Amateis (1897-1981) (sculptor of fountain, 1929); Samuel Yellin (1885-1940) (iron work, 1929); Janet C. Zweig (1950- ) (artist, 2008-2010); Hal Hilbish (lighting designer, circa 2008).
The half-acre walled garden was the renaissance garden situated behind the grand estate of the Mellon family; the mansion was demolished in 1940. Land was donated to Pittsburgh and maintained as a public park, but gardens inevitably declined. The nonprofit Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, members of the Garden Club of Allegheny County and master gardeners provided maintenance, but the restoration of this garden was impelled by the desire of the Seamans family to create a memorial for their daughter, Ann Katherine Seamans. Original features remained: the tapestry brick wall on three sides, limestone steps for the classical processional through the garden, two Samuel Yellin wrought iron gates, and the pink granite fountain by sculptor Edmond R. Amateis backed by a terrace and stone wall. A raised octagonal flower bed below the steps was reconstructed, and holly hedges partially form a fourth wall where the house stood. Restored flagstone walkways around the rectangular lawn are bordered by plantings on either side including allées of Japanese stewartia, sun and shade perennials, spring bulbs, black gum trees for shade, understory magnolia and serviceberry, and woody shrubs including oakleaf hydrangea and Delaware Valley azaleas. The walled garden was reopened as a public park in 2010.

The memorial is an art installation within the lawn: 150 fiber optic light sticks depicting constellations, planets and stars as they were over Pittsburgh on the day and time of Ann Seamans' birth. Each light is labeled on a small disk and there is an interpretive sign on a raised overlook with a limestone bench in one corner. Artist Janet Zweig conceived the project that was installed by wiring each light stick into conduits under the lawn. The garden has park benches around the perimeter and lightweight movable furniture on the terrace.

Persons associated with the garden include: Richard Beatty Mellon and Jennie King Mellon (former owners, 1910-1938); Richard King Mellon (former owner, 1938-1943); City of Pittsburgh (owner, 1943- ); Ferruccio Vitale (1875-1933) & Alfred Geiffert, Jr. (1890-1957) and Gilmore D. Clarke (landscape architects, 1927-1929); Frederick R. Bonci and Natalie Byrd Plecity, LaQuatra Bonci Associates (landscape architects, 2005- ); Edmond Romulus Amateis (1897-1981) (sculptor of fountain, 1929); Samuel Yellin (1885-1940) (iron work, 1929); Janet C. Zweig (1950- ) (artist, 2008-2010); Hal Hilbish (lighting designer, circa 2008).
Related Materials:
Related materials at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and the James Van Trump Archives (Pittsburgh History and Landmark's Foundation?). See also the Archives of American Gardens' J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
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 -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA407
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32268

C - "Dance…" Titles

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
27 Items
Container:
Box 30, Folder O
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Includes: "Castle Garden Waltz," "Chop Sticks Waltz," and "Dance on the Lawn."
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 18: Dance
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 18: Dance / 18.23: Waltz / Early Editions
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s18-ref265

Anna Walinska papers

Creator:
Walinska, Anna  Search this
Names:
Guild Art Gallery  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Beata, Welsing  Search this
Hacohen, Bracha  Search this
Littlefield, William Horace, 1902-1969  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Walinsky, Louis Joseph, 1908-2001  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Interviews
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Transcripts
Travel diaries
Place:
Europe -- description and travel
Israel -- Description and Travel
Date:
1927-2002
bulk 1935-1980
Summary:
The papers of New York-based painter, teacher and art director Anna Walinska measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1927 to 2002, with the bulk of material from 1935 to 1980. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writings, travel diaries, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York-based painter, teacher and art director Anna Walinska measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1927 to 2002, with the bulk of material from 1935 to 1980. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writings, travel diaries, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographs.

Biographical material consists of awards, certificates, curriculum vitae, biographical outlines, exhibition lists, passports and other material. There is a partial transcript from a radio interview of Anna Walinska. Also included are limited financial records.

Correspondence includes Anna Walinska's letters to her family from her 1954-1955 trip abroad to multiple countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. There is personal and professional correspondence with friends, artists and art institutions. Notable correspondents include Milton Avery, Louise Nevelson, Beata Welsing, Bracha Hacohen, William Littlefield, and Walinska's brother Louis Walinsky.

Writings consist of Walinska's notes, notebooks, lectures, essays, and a handwritten prospectus for Guild Art Gallery. There is one folder of writings by others about Walinska at the end of the series. There are four travel diaries that describe Walinska's trip around the world from 1954-1955, during which she traveled to many countries, and later trips to locations such as Israel and Trinidad.

Printed Material include clippings about Anna Walinska, group and solo exhibition catalogs, announcements, event invitations, and course catalogs for the Master Institute of United Art in New York City, where Walinska taught painting and drawing classes.

There are three scrapbooks: one scrapbook is about Guild Art Gallery, the second scrapbook is about the Holocaust exhibition, the third oversized scrapbook documents Walinska's career and activities overall.

Artwork consists of two bound sketchbooks as well as drawings and sketches in a variety of mediums from pencil and ink to watercolors and oils.

Photographs are of Walinska, friends, family, artists, artwork, exhibition installations, and other subjects. One album includes photos of Anna Walinska and her travels, along with images of friends and colleagues. The second album includes photographs of Walinska's solo exhibition at Sunken Meadow Gallery (1959). There is also one folder of photocopies of photos of assorted artwork by Walinska.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1927-2002 (Box 1; 11 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1949-1995 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1935-circa 1983 (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 4: Travel Diaries, 1954-1973 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1942-2002 (Boxes 1-2; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1929-1980 (Boxes 2, 4; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1929-1963 (Box 3; 5 folders)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1932-1980 (Box 3; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Anna Walinska (1906-1997) was a New York artist, teacher and gallery director who traveled widely and is most well known for her paintings related to the subject of the Holocaust.

Anna Walinska was born in London, England in 1906 to labor organization leader Ossip Walinsky and poet Rosa Newman Walinska. She had two siblings, Emily and Louis. The family immigrated to New York City in 1914, and Anna Walinska began studying at the Art Students League in 1918. In 1926, she travelled to Paris and studied art at the Academie de Grande Chaumier with Andre L'Hote. France was her primary residence until 1930.

In 1935, Walinska and artist Margaret Lefranc co-founded the Guild Art Gallery at West 57th Street in New York and gave Arshile Gorky his first solo exhibition in the city. The gallery closed its doors in 1937. In 1939, Walinska was the Assistant Creative Director of the Contemporary Art Pavilion at the New York World's Fair. During this time, Walinska also pursued her own art and exhibited work in numerous group shows.

From 1954 to 1955, Walinska traveled around the world, visiting the capitals and major cities of many countries in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Places she went included Japan, Burma (now known as Myanmar), Pakistan, Greece, Italy, France and Spain. During her four month stay in Burma, she painted a portrait of Prime Minister U Nu and she later became a highly respected portrait artist who painted numerous illustrious subjects such as First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, artists Louise Nevelson and Mark Rothko, and many others.

In 1957, Walinska became the artist-in-residence at the Riverside Museum where she also taught and exhibited with other artists. That same year, she had her first retrospective at the Jewish Museum in New York City.

Walinska exhibited widely and often. Holocaust: Paintings and Drawings, 1953-1978, which opened at the Museum of Religious Art at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, is probably the most well-known of her exhibitions and it traveled across the country to several other sites such as the War Memorial Building in Baltimore and Mercy College of Detroit. Works from this exhibition were acquired by multiple museums to become part of their permanent collections.

Walinkska died on December 19, 1997 at the age of 91 in New York City. In 1999, there was a retrospective of her work titled Echoes of the Holocaust: Paintings, Drawings, and Collage, 1940-1989 held at Clark University's Center for Holocaust Studies. The Onisaburo Gallery at New York's Interfaith Center also held a solo exhibition titled Portraits of Faith (2000). Her art is part of the collections at the Denver Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Rose Art Museum, and other museums.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also has the Guild Art Gallery records, which consists of material related to the gallery that was co-founded by Anna Walinska.
Provenance:
The papers were donated by Anna Walinska in two installations in 1976 and 1981. Rosina Rubin, Anna Walinska's niece, made a third donation of material in 2017.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., research center.
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Genre/Form:
Drawings
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Photographs
Scrapbooks
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Sketches
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Travel diaries
Citation:
Anna Walinska papers, 1927-2002, bulk 1935-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.walianna
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Jan Van der Marck papers

Creator:
Van der Marck, Jan, 1929-2010  Search this
Sculptor:
Arman, 1928-2005  Search this
Artist:
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Indiana, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Names:
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Pepper, Beverly  Search this
Segal, George, 1924-2000  Search this
Extent:
9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Photographs
Journals (accounts)
Date:
1942-2010
Summary:
The papers or curator and arts administrator Jan Van der Marck measure 9.0 linear feet and date from 1944 to 2010. His career is documented through biographical material, files on artists and art historians, museum administration records, and other professional records. Also found are papers concerning Van der Marck's personal interest and research on modern bookbinding.
Scope and Contents:
The papers or curator and arts administrator Jan Van der Marck measure 9.0 linear feet and date from 1944 to 2010. His career is documented through biographical material, files on artists and art historians, museum administration records, and other professional records. Also found are papers concerning Van der Marck's personal interest and research on modern bookbinding.

Biographical material includes records of Van der Marck's personal collection of artwork, books, and photographs; early records consisting primarily of school documents, writings, and photographs; and one journal. Additionally there are copies of published interviews, one file of letters from friends, and several photographs of Van der Marck. Files on artists and art historians may include correspondence, photographs, slides, news clippings, exhibition catalogs, lists of artworks, exhibition planning documents, as well as articles or other writings by Van der Marck about the artist. Of note are files on Arman, Robert Indiana, Christo, Jacques Lipchitz, George Segal, Beverly Pepper, and Brian O'Doherty.

Museum Administration records document Van der Marck's activities as director or curator at various museums. Files may include museum exhibition planning records, administrative records, printed material, correspondence, and photographs. Also found are records of Van der Marck's other professional activities, such as his participation as guest curator of exhibitions, committee participant, and exhibition juror, as well as lecture files containing invitations, press materials, and drafts of his lectures. Additionally there are a few research files and copies of his published articles.

Papers concerning bookbinding document Van der Marck's research and personal collection of contemporary bookbinding and book arts. Included are files on bookbinders, slides and photographs of bindings, correspondence with libraries, and records of his purchase or donation of these works.
Biographical / Historical:
Jan Van der Marck (1929-2010) was a curator and museum administrator in Detroit, Mich., Chicago, Ill., and Miami, Fla.

Van der Marck was born in Roermond, the Netherlands, in 1929. His family owned a printing and publishing business. He studied art history at the University of Nijmegen and earned his doctorate in 1956 with a dissertation on 19th-century Belgian book illustration. In 1957 he came to the United States on a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to research the relationship between museums and their audiences and studied briefly at Columbia University. In 1962 he was assistant director of fine arts exhibitions at the Seattle World's Fair. Van der Marck became curator at the Walker Art Center in 1963 and became the founding director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 1967. While in Chicago he invited Christo and Jeanne-Claude to wrap the museum building in canvas. He later served as project manager for their "Valley Curtain" project in 1971 and 1972.

After leaving the Museum of Contemporary Art, Van der Marck worked briefly at the University of Washington in Seattle, and then served as director of the Dartmouth College Galleries and Collections from 1974 to 1980. At Dartmouth he continued to support non-traditional artworks and oversaw the installation of the lawn sculpture "X-Delta" by Mark di Suvero, despite negative campus reactions. In 1980 he became the director of the new Center for the Fine Arts in Miami. After a disagreement with trustees he left the Center and became chief curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1986. In 1995 he lost his job at the Detroit Institute when it was ruled that he violated a city residential requirement.

Aside from his work as an arts administrator, Van der Marck wrote and published many catalog essays, articles, and monographs on artists, lectured on contemporary art, and participated in arts organizations. He also maintained an interest in contemporary bookbinding.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 2011 by Sheila Van der Marck, Jan Van der Marck's widow.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Jan Van der Marck papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Bookbinding  Search this
Arts administrators -- United States  Search this
Curators -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Photographs
Journals (accounts)
Citation:
Jan Van der Marck papers, 1942-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.vandjan
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Jan Van der Marck papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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