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Hillsborough -- George Pope Garden

Former owner:
Pope, George  Search this
Landscape architect:
Church, Thomas Dolliver  Search this
Stafford, Jack Casper, 1921-1998  Search this
Architect:
Wurster, William  Search this
Sculptor:
Benton, Fletcher, 1931-  Search this
Provenance:
Hillsborough Garden Club  Search this
Hillsborough Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
George Pope Garden (Hillsborough, California)
United States of America -- California -- San Mateo County -- Hillsborough
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a description and worksheet by the GCA researcher and plans of the garden.
General:
"Home was planned and built for the George Pope family in 1933. Pope family were the only owners for 50 years. The garden is thought to be among the first (if not the first) commission for Thomas Church in Hillsborough. The earth was moved by pack mules--the total installation cost $5000.00."
"One enters the property by a bridge over a creek which flows year round. The two story stucco house has a three story tower with a foundation planting, trellises and some original fixtures. Urns aand pots enhance the entry terraces."
The central focus of the front garden is a sunken grass allee bordered by narrow pea gravel paths. Boxwood hedges and elevated flower borders are backed by serpentine hedges. A row of flowering fruit trees define each side of the allee. Perennials are planted in the borders beneath the fruit trees.
A focal point is created at the end of the allee by a sculpture, Balanced and Unbalanced D by Fletcher Benton. Perennial borders flanks both left and right sides of the garden.
Magnificent California live oaks are a feature of the rear garden. A large sunken brick patio is directly off of the living room. Four pollared Plane trees planted in the patio provide shade in the summer and architectural interest in the winter. Beyond is lawn bounded on the left by a curving border of rhododendrons and azaleas. On the right is the swimming pool area separated from the lawn by a boxwood hedge.
A second tier of lawn is surrounded by a natural planting. The eye is carried to a small waterfall pond set in river rock and surrounded by large shade loving plants.
Persons associated with the property include: Thomas Church (landscape architect); Jack Stafford (landscape architect); William Wurster (architect); Fletcher Benton (sculptor).
Related Materials:
George Pope Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 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 -- California -- Hillsborough  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA339
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-ref24210

Pasadena -- Ira Bryner Garden

Landscape architect:
Yoch, Florence  Search this
Shellhorn, Ruth Patricia, 1909-2006  Search this
Council, Lucille  Search this
Former owner:
Bryner, Ira  Search this
Gardener:
Salcido, Alex  Search this
Photographer:
Meehan, Kathy  Search this
Wilson, Rosemary  Search this
Provenance:
Diggers Garden Club  Search this
Diggers Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ira Bryner Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
General:
"The eclectic style in this garden combined in a suburban lot features from Italian villas (citrus grove, arbor, parterre, Roman circus bed) and English manors (rose garden, orchard, lawn, and summer house)."
Persons associated with the property include: Ira L. Bryner (former owner from 1929 to 1941); Florence Yoch (landscape architect in 1929); Lucile Council (landscape architect in 1929); Ruth Shellhorn (landscape architect in 1970); Alex Salcido (gardener).
Related Materials:
Ira Bryner Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 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 -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA338
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-ref24337

Sun Valley -- Fancy Acres

Former owner:
Snook, George J.  Search this
Snook, Fancy  Search this
Perry, Clark  Search this
Perry, Dorothy Snook  Search this
Garden designer:
Snook, Fancy  Search this
Perry, Dorothy Snook  Search this
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Fancy Acres (Sun Valley, Idaho)
United States of America -- Idaho -- Blaine County -- Sun Valley
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes correspondence, articles, a garden plan and photocopies of articles about the garden.
General:
This is an English garden created at an altitude of 5,500 feet that began in the 1950s as rock-strewn slopes. The garden is situated between three rustic log cabins and open to the public during the summer season. The garden is also available for art classes, tours and occasional weddings.
Persons associated with the property include: George J. Snook (former owner, 1951); Fancy Snook (former owner and garden designer, 1951); Dorothy Snook Perry (former owner and garden designer, 1954-1982); and Clark Perry (former owner, 1954-1982).
Related Materials:
Fancy Acres related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 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 -- Idaho -- Sun Valley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ID002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Idaho
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6699

Lake Geneva -- Flowerside Inn

Former owner:
Chapin, Simeon B.  Search this
Trinke, William  Search this
Architect:
Marshall, Benjamin H.  Search this
Nagle, James  Search this
Landscape architect:
The Brickman Group, Ltd.  Search this
Provenance:
Lake Geneva Garden Club  Search this
Lake Geneva Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Flowerside Inn (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Walworth County -- Lake Geneva
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, plant lists, and a photocopy of an article about the garden.
General:
Built in 1898 on the shores of Lake Geneva as a summer home for a New York City family, Flowerside Inn once employed up to 15 gardeners to maintain its extensive formal landscaping. The current owners purchased the property in 1976, and, after restoring the house, turned to the gardens, which had suffered from years of neglect. All that remained were the stately maples that shaded the home from the summer sun, while a weed-ridden lawn marched to the lakeside door and broken black asphalt greeted the drive door. With the help of a nationally renowned landscaping firm and the personal knowledge of the owner, who is active in the Lake Geneva Garden Club, the entire grounds have been landscaped with native species and more modern hybrids bred to withstand harsh winter winds and searing summer sun. The lake to the south is now fully exposed with a shoreline of flag iris, roses and daylilies combined with hosta and astilbe where the tree shade blocks the sun. A pier house, dragged one winter onto the shore, is now an attractive shoreside gazebo. The kitchen bay window looks out on a rose garden and birdbath.
The drive entrance on the north side of the home has been curved to lead gently to the front door and paved with bricks reflecting the brown tones of the landscaping. The edges have been planted with hawthornes, hosta, daylilies, coneflowers, hydrangeas, roses, liatris, daisies, peonies, azaleas, sedum, and other perennials, supplemented with annuals left over from the planting of window boxes that line the second story windows and the front entrance. An antique English garden wagon sits on the drive loaded with pots of annual flowers. There is variety in both color and green plant material throughout the growing season. A rambling perennial bed provides cut flowers, and the recently added "deer garden" provides a protected environment in which the owner can grow roses and lilies together with bellflowers, coreopsis, zinnias, sunflower, and vegetables without the fear of the deer. She built a "tennis court" which has a 10.5 foot black-clad chain link fence (too high for the deer to jump), and covered the fence with annual and perennial vines. Fencing continues underground for 18 inches, so even the little wild folk are denied the garden greens for their salad. Recent acquisitions include a 1900s gazing ball, marble statues of the four seasons, and a bench beneath an arbor.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Simeon B. Chapin (former owner, ca. 1896); William Trinke (former owner, ca. 1952); Benjamin H. Marshall (architect, 1896 and 1906); James Nagle (architect, 1999); and The Brickman Group (landscape designers, 1993-1997).
Related Materials:
Flowerside Inn related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 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 -- Wisconsin -- Lake Geneva  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI028
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wisconsin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11668

Virginia Beach -- Hodgson-Stiffler House

Former owner:
Hodgson, John McCullough  Search this
Architect:
McCullough, Alan  Search this
Landscape architect:
Abbott, Stanley  Search this
Pinkham, Bill  Search this
Designer:
Kearns, Richard  Search this
Provenance:
Virginia Beach Garden Club  Search this
Virginia Beach Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hodgson-Stiffler House (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Virginia Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, abbreviated garden plans, and copies of newspaper and magazine articles .
General:
Two-acre seaside garden consisting of five separate gardens developed over a 29-year period of ownership. The garden is actually situated on an island and has waterfront views throughout. Garden rooms consist of a hidden garden, vegetable garden, a 75 foot long pleasure garden, a pergola garden, and a beach garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: John McCullough Hodgson and Dorothy May Hodgson (former owners, 1970-1991); Alan McCullough (architect, 1968); Stanley Abbott (landscape architect, 1970), Richard Kearns (designer, 1970-1980); and Bill Pinkham (landscape architect, 1986).
Related Materials:
Hodgson-Stiffler House related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 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 -- Virginia -- Virginia Beach  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA205
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18917

John Singer Sargent letters

Creator:
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Names:
Blaney, Edith H.  Search this
Hunter, Charles, Mrs.  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((104 letters))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1887-1922
Summary:
The John Singer Sargent letters consist of 104 letters dating from 1887 to 1922. The letters provide limited insight into his later career through letters to commissioned patrons, sitters, and friends and colleagues. Topics covered include works in progress, replies to social invitations, and other general social news. Many of the letters are written to Mrs. Charles Hunter, an English friend and patron who sat for several portraits. Also found are letters from Sargent to friend Edith Blaney, whose husband was landscape artist Dwight Blaney. Additional scattered letters were written to Henry Mills Alden, Lawrence Barrett, Mrs. Baxter, a Mr. Griffith, Sir George Hunter, Mrs. Jackson, Louisa P. Loring, Henry Gurdon Marquand, Mrs. Pick, Mr. Spizer, and unidentified/illegible recepients. There are two photographs of Sargent.
Scope and Content Note:
The John Singer Sargent letters consist of 104 letters dating from 1887 to 1922. The letters provide limited insight into his later career through letters to commissioned patrons, sitters, and friends and colleagues. Topics covered include works in progress, replies to social invitations, and other general social news. Many of the letters are written to Mrs. Charles Hunter, an English friend and patron who sat for several portraits. Also found are letters from Sargent to friend Edith Blaney, whose husband was landscape artist Dwight Blaney. Additional scattered letters were written to Henry Mills Alden, Lawrence Barrett, Mrs. Baxter, a Mr. Griffith, Sir George Hunter, Mrs. Jackson, Louisa P. Loring, Henry Gurdon Marquand, Mrs. Pick, Mr. Spizer, and unidentified/illegible recepients. There are two photographs of Sargent.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 1 series:

Series 1: John Singer Sargent Letters, 1887-1922 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Due to the small size of this collection, the letters are arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent into one series of 18 folders. Items within each folder are arranged chronologically .
Biographical Note:
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was born in Florence, Italy to American Parents, Dr. Fitzwilliam Sargent and Mary Newbold Singer Sargent of Philadelphia. During his childhood the family traveled Europe extensively, often spending summers in Switzerland and winters in Italy. Sargent began drawing and painting at an early age, helping in the studio of Carl Welsch in 1868, attending the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence in 1873, studying at Carolus-Duran's atelier and the studio of James Carroll Beckwith and finally attending the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1875. Sargent quickly gained recognition for his paintings, receiving honors for his works at the Salon and the Society of American Artists. During this period he visited the studios of many prominent artists working in Europe, including John Everett Millais, Frederic Leighton, and Claude Monet and also became friends with Henry James.

Influenced by Frans Hals and Velazquez, Sargent became a very successful portrait painter, acquiring many French patrons and later even more American clients. His most famous work, Mme Gautreau, known as 'Madame X', was denounced by the Salon in 1884 for its provocative modernism. After this scandal he moved from Paris to London, and in 1887 visited the United States, where he was treated as a celebrity. He visited again in 1890 and established studios in New York and Boston, in addition to his studio in London. He also accepted a commission to do a series of murals in the Boston Public Library which wasn't completed and installed until 1916. In 1891 he traveled to Egypt, Greece, and Turkey - travels that inspired his later paintings. By 1900 Sargent was the leading society portrait painter on an international level and was known for using modern styles of lighting, poses, and settings. In addition to many other honors he became a full member of the Royal Academy in London and the National Academy of Design in New York.

In 1907 Sargent decided to give up his portrait studios and focus on murals and landscape studies. In 1918 he became a war artist for the Ministry of Information and in 1924 had his first retrospective exhibition at Grand Central Art Galleries in New York. Sargent remained unmarried and died in his sleep in 1925 at the age of 69.
Related Material:
Related collections available at the Archives of American Art include the F. W. Sargent papers (John Singer Sargent's father), which include correspondence with his son, available on reel D317. Also found is the R. L. Ormond material relating to John Singer Sargent, available on microfilm reels 1407 and 1820, and "Recollections of John Singer Sargent," a typescript and recording of an interview of Sargent's model Anton Kamp, available on microfilm reel 5002. Other collections were loaned to the Archives of American Art for microfilming and returned to the owner, including the Charles Jackson Paine letters from John Singer Sargent, available on reel 2542, and the John Singer Sargent letter to Mrs. Henry White, available on reel 647.
Provenance:
42 of the letters were given to the Archives by Charles E. Feinberg in 1956 and purchased from King V. Hostick, an autograph dealer, in 1957. A few additional letters in the possession of Charles E. Feinberg were sold at auction and purchased by the Archives of American Art in 1968. Circa 60 letters from Sargent to Mrs. Charles Hunter were donated by Elizabeth Williamson, daughter of Mrs. Charles Hunter, in 1964. All accessions were microfilmed shortly after receipt.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The John Singer Sargent letters 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:
Portrait painters -- England -- London  Search this
Art -- Commissioning  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Citation:
John Singer Sargent letters, 1887-1922. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sargjohn
See more items in:
John Singer Sargent letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sargjohn
Online Media:

Folder 13 Personnel: Summer Programs, 1965, 1967-1970, 1972

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Administration)  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 256, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Administration), Administrative Subject Files
See more items in:
Administrative Subject Files
Administrative Subject Files / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0256-refidd1e1145

Archives Center 1968 Olympic Games Collection

Creator:
Olympic Games (19th : 1968) (Mexico City, Mexico)  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Audiocassettes
Black-and-white photographs
Diaries
Ephemera
Magazines (periodicals)
Letters
Memoranda
Maps
Passes
Periodicals
Photographs
Postcards
Programs
Schedules
Scorecards
Scrapbooks
Telegrams
Tickets
Place:
Mexico -- 1960-1970
Date:
1968
Scope and Contents:
This collection was created by the Archives Center to bring together materials relating to the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Items relate to team members and include postcards, event programs, press guides, magazines, articles, and dining hall tickets.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Biographical / Historical:
The 1968 Summer Olympics, (Games of the XIX Olympiad) were the first Olympic games held in Latin America and the first held in a Spanish-speaking country. They took place in October,1968, during a time of upheaval in Mexico as well as in the United States.
Provenance:
Initial donations to this collection were made by Tom Lough (Pentathlon) and Daniel Cantillon (Fending) in 2016. Addenda from Laurie Lewis Havel (Volleyball), Sharon Callahan McKniff (High jump) and John Ferris (Swimming) were added in 2017. Papers of Micki King (Diving), Vicki King (Swimming), and Jane Swagerty Hill (Swimming) were acquired in 2018.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Athletes  Search this
Divers  Search this
Fencers  Search this
Handbooks  Search this
Jumping  Search this
Identification cards  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Sports  Search this
Swimmers  Search this
Volleyball  Search this
Women athletes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles -- 1950-2000
Audiocassettes
Black-and-white photographs
Diaries
Ephemera
Magazines (periodicals) -- 1960-1970
Letters
Memoranda
Maps
Passes
Periodicals -- 20th century
Photographs -- Color photoprints
Postcards -- 1960-1970
Programs -- 1960-1970
Schedules
Scorecards
Scrapbooks
Telegrams
Tickets
Citation:
Archives Center 1968 Olympic Games Collection, 1968, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1402
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1402

P4108-8-97 SAO Summer Intern Program 08/07/97-03/09/99

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management  Search this
Container:
Box 21 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-164, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management, Grant Proposals
See more items in:
Grant Proposals
Grant Proposals / Box 21
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-164-refidd1e11895

P4173-10-97 SAO Summer Research Program for Teachers and Teachers Candidate (IDEA) 10/10/97-01/13/98

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management  Search this
Container:
Box 22 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-164, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management, Grant Proposals
See more items in:
Grant Proposals
Grant Proposals / Box 22
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-164-refidd1e12629

P3965-12-96 SAO Summer Intern Program 12/02/96-12/04/96

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management  Search this
Container:
Box 18 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-164, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management, Grant Proposals
See more items in:
Grant Proposals
Grant Proposals / Box 18
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-164-refidd1e10219

P3707-02-96 Summer Star Formation Workshop: Star/Planet Formation in Clusters 02/22/96-05/16/96

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management  Search this
Container:
Box 13 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-164, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management, Grant Proposals
See more items in:
Grant Proposals
Grant Proposals / Box 13
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-164-refidd1e7278

P3930-9-96 SAO Summer Intern Program 09/23/96-11/26/96

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-164, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management, Grant Proposals
See more items in:
Grant Proposals
Grant Proposals / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-164-refidd1e9809

Jogbra, Inc. Records

Creator:
Jogbra, Inc.  Search this
Miller, Hinda  Search this
Extent:
16 Cubic feet (30 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertising
Articles
Business records
Photographs
Promotional literature
Scrapbooks
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1977-2008
Summary:
The collection documents the invention of the Jogbra and includes biographical materials, business records, photographs, promotional, marketing and advertising materials, correspondence and audiovisual materials.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the invention of the sports bra primarily through marketing and promotional materials. The collection also documents the Jogbra, Inc. company activities, and includes biographical materials, business records, promotional, marketing and advertising materials, photographs, patent records, and audiovisual materials.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into six series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1980-2006

Series 2: Business Records, 1979-1999

Subseries 2.1: JBI, Inc., 1979-1996

Subseries 2.2: Champion Jogbra, 1988-1999

Series 3: Photographs, 1978-2008

Series 4: Promotional and Marketing Materials, 1979-2000

Series 5: Patent Records, 1978-2003

Series 6: Audiovisual Materials, 1993
Biographical / Historical:
Lisa Lindahl was frustrated by the inadequacy of her everyday bra when she began jogging in the early 1970s. When her sister, Victoria Woodrow began jogging she met with the same issues and called Lisa to ask what she did about it. Commiserating over their problems, Victoria asked, "What do you do about all the breast movement? It's so uncomfortable." And Lisa said, "I don't know. It really is uncomfortable." Victoria said, "Why isn't there a jock strap for women?" Lisa laughed back and said, "Yeah, same idea, different part of the anatomy. Wouldn't that be great?" The sisters hung up laughing and Lisa sat down and opened up a spiral notebook to record her thoughts and design criteria for this "jock bra." "Here's a bra made just for jogging. What would it do?" And Lindahl wrote, "Okay, the straps would not fall off my shoulders and there wouldn't be any hardware to dig in and it would be comfortable and maybe even breathable, and it would stop my breasts from bouncing."

Lindahl engaged her childhood friend Polly Palmer Smith in her effort to solve the bra problem. They found no suitable products in retail stores, but were inspired by Lisa's husband, Al Lindahl, who took a jock strap and pulled it over his head and down over his chest and said, "Hey ladies, here's your jock bra." Lisa said, "I had to get into the act, so I jumped up and said, "Let me try it. Let me try." And I pulled his jock strap up and over my head and pulled the pouch over my breast and the waistband of the jockstrap went around my rib and I kind of jumped up on bed and I said, "Polly, Polly, look at this, look at this." They went to multiple stores and inquired but could not find a bra that fit their needs--a bra that kept the breasts pressed flat against the chest and eliminated motion. They also wanted something without seams and hooks, wire or other metal elements. Lindahl, along with Polly Palmer Smith, a childhood friend from New Jersey, sewed a pair of jockstraps together creating a few prototypes.

Smith introduced Lindahl to Hinda Schreiber, a fellow costume designer and classmate at New York University. Schreiber worked as an assistant to Smith at the Champlain Shakespeare Festival held at the University of Vermont in the summer of 1977. With interest in and enthusiasm for the idea of creating more jogbras, Schreiber joined Lindahl and Smith. They called their product the "jockbra" but later changed it to "Jogbra," figuring that the word "jock" might be a turn-off for some women. On November 20, 1979, US Patent 4,174,717 for an athletic brassiere was issued to the three co-inventors. Subsequent US patents include:

Eugenie Z. Lindahl, Hinda S. Schreiber, and Polly P. Smith, Des. 259,370 for a brassiere, 1981; and US 4,311,150 for an athletic brassiere, 1982.

Eugenie Z. Lindahl and Hinda Schreiber, Des. 260,445 for an athletic shirt, 1981 and Des. 301,518 for a brassiere, 1989.

LaJean Lawson and Hinda Miller, US 6,083,080 for a protective brassiere with local energy absorption, 2000.

Lesli R. Bell and Eugenie Z. Lindahl, US 6,860,789 for a compression garment, 2005.

Lindahl started the company Jogbra, Inc. in 1977 and then re-named it SLS, Inc. (for Smith, Lindahl, Schreiber) in early 1978. As President of the company, Lindahl issued equal shares to herself, Smith and Schreiber. The name changed again to Jogbra Inc., for a brief time, before finally becoming JBI, Inc. in the early 1980s. Marketing their new product (with start-up capital lent by Miller's father, Bruce L. Schreiber) was a challenge. According to Lindahl, buyers for sporting goods stores were "squeamish" about displaying bras, which did not look like lingerie, but an athletic garment. Stores that did feature the jogbra were pleased by how well it sold. Miller placed strong emphasis on the point of purchase advertising and packaging. The jogbra line of products expanded to include a women's and men's sport brief, the Thermobra and Thermobrief. Soon, a number of other manufacturers, including Vanity Fair, Olga, and Warner, were entering the sports bra market.

JBI, Inc. was bought by Playtex Apparel, Inc. in 1990 and Playtex Apparel sold it to the Sara Lee Corporation in 1991. Throughout these transitions, Schreiber served as began as Vice-President and, in 1983, became President of the then JBI, Inc. when Lindahl became CEO and Chair of their Advisory Board of Directors. Smith was never active in the company and had become a minority shareholder. When JBI, Inc. was sold to Playtex Apparel, Miller and Lindahl became co-presidents of the new Jogbra Division until Lindahl left the company in 1991. Miller (née Schreiber) continued to serve as president and became CEO of the Champion Jogbra Division of Sara Lee in 1994. Miller left the company in 1997 to pursue other interests.

Lisa Z. Lindahl (November 23, 1948-) was born Eugénie Louise Zobian in Montclair, New Jersey to Florence and Ernest Zobian. The Zobians had four children, Ernest Jr., Mark, Victoria, and Eugénie, known as "Lisa." Lindahl graduated from Vernon Court Junior College in Newport, Rhode Island (1968), the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School (1969), and later graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor's degree in education [1977]. She received a master's degree in culture and spirituality from Holy Names University in California in 2007. In 1970, Lindahl married Alfred Lindahl and divorced in 1978. Lindahl was diagnosed with epilepsy at age four and would later serve as Senior Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation from 1991 to 2000 where, as Chair of the Women and Epilepsy Task Force she brought legitimacy to the gender differences in epilepsy and epilepsy treatments. In 2001, Lindahl co-founded, with Dr. Lesli Bell, the Lightning2 Company (dba Bellisse) to design and market their patented Compressure Comfort Bra, a compression garment for women suffering from lymphedema. Lindahl is the author of two books: Beauty As Action, The Way of True Beauty and How Its Practice Can Change Our World (2017) and Unleash the Girls, The Untold Story of the Invention of the Sports Bra and How It Changed the World (And Me), (2019). She continues to write and pursue other artistic interests.

Hinda Schreiber Miller (April 18, 1950-) was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She graduated from the Parsons School of Design (B.F.A., 1972) and from New York University (M.F.A., 1976). A costume designer by training, Miller taught costume design at the University of South Carolina. Miller later became a Vermont state senator (2002-2013) representing the Chittenden District which includes all of Chittenden County. Miller ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Burlington, Vermont in 2006. She is presently president of DeForest Concepts, a consulting firm specializing in small business and the promotion of women entrepreneurs. Miller is married to Dr. Joel Miller and has two children. Polly Palmer Smith (November 10, 1949-) was born in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from the Moore College of Art & Design with a (B.F.A., XXXX) and New York University (M.F.A., 197X). She joined the Jim Henson Company in 1978 where she worked as a costume designer for twenty-five years. Smith worked on films such as the Dark Crystal, The Muppets Take Manhattan, and Labyrinth. Some of her television work includes Fraggle Rock and Muppet Treasure Island. Smith received Emmy nominations for her designs for The Jim Henson Hour (1988) and Muppets Tonight (1996) and she received seven Emmy awards for her designs on Sesame Street. Smith also co-designed costumes for the television series The StoryTeller (1986-1988) which won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for Best Costumes in 1989.

Polly Palmer Smith (November 10, 1949-) was raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from the Moore College of Art & Design with a (B.F.A., 1971) and New York University (M.F.A., 1975). She joined the Jim Henson Company in 1978 where she worked as a costume designer for twenty-five years. Smith worked on films such as the Dark Crystal, The Muppets Take Manhattan, and Labyrinth. Some of her television work includes Fraggle Rock and Muppet Treasure Island. Smith received Emmy nominations for her designs for The Jim Henson Hour (1988) and Muppets Tonight (1996) and she received seven Emmy awards for her designs on Sesame Street. Smith also co-designed costumes for the television series The StoryTeller (1986-1988) which won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for Best Costumes in 1989.
Historical:
The introduction of the sports bra made greater sports participation possible for many American women. Many women were reluctant to engage in sports such as running, basketball, and tennis because of the embarrassment and discomfort associated with excessive breast motion. The passage of Title IX (1972) and James Fixx's popular 1977 book, The Complete Book of Running, contributed to the increased popularity of sports for women. This increase in women's sports exposed the inadequacies of conventional brassieres for athletic use: weight shifts from bouncing caused straps on ordinary brassieres to slip around or off the shoulder; excessive motion caused friction and chafed skin; and hooks or other metallic elements tended to poke into the skin; and excessive bouncing caused soreness.
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Champion jogbra [publicity folder], 1988-2004

Summary: This packet of information contains photocopies and reprints of articles and advertisements from various publications, and press releases, published or released between 1988-2004, about the creation and development of the women's sports bra, Jogbra, by its inventors Hinda Miller and Lisa Lindahl.

Original jogbra

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jogbra Brassiere, 1979. See Accession: 1980.51.
Separated Materials:
The Division of Culture and the Arts, National Museum of American History, holds Jogbra-related artifacts. See accession 2013.0322.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Hinda Miller in 2013.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

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Social Security numbers are present and numbers have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.
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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.
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Brassieres -- 20th century  Search this
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Jogbra, Inc. Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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P6481-8-06, Studying the Spring and Summer Polar Clouds and Dust Storms Using MGS Data, 8/9/2006-8/16/2006

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-272, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Sponsored Programs and Procurement Department, Grant Proposals
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Date:
1886
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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Oral history interview with Harvey K. Littleton, 2001 March 15

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Hiram College  Search this
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(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247287
AAA_collcode_dreisb04
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Oral history interview with Raymond J. Horowitz, 2004 Oct. 20-Nov. 5

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Horowitz, Raymond J., 1916-2005  Search this
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McGoldrick, Joseph D. (Joseph Daniel),  Search this
Canaday, John Edwin  Search this
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National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Columbia University  Search this
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(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249390
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