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Worcester -- Steele-Stoddard-McDonough Garden

Landscape architect:
Steele, Fletcher, 1946-1949  Search this
Former owner:
Stoddard, Robert, 1941-1999  Search this
Stoddard, Helen, 1941-1999  Search this
Horticulturist:
Wheat, Isabel  Search this
Gardener:
Mattus, Matt  Search this
Documentation:
Karski, Robert, 2016  Search this
Provenance:
Worcester Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Favretti, Rudy J.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Steele-Stoddard-McDonough Garden (Worcester, Massachusetts).
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Worcester -- Worcester
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and other information.
General:
Beginning work in 1949 the gardens on this five acre property were a collaboration between landscape architect Fletcher Steele (1855-1971) and owner Helen Stoddard, and most of Steele's design and plantings were maintained for the next 50 years. The site slopes down behind the house and has outcroppings of rock. Steele envisioned a descending cornucopia shape inspired by the illusion of the downward spiral he had observed in Titian's painting "Bacchus and Ariadne", and had the shape he wanted carved into the earth by bulldozers. Descending levels of lawn, flower beds, and a pond were bordered by a ribbon of bluestone planted with tufts of blue fescue. Dry stone walls planted with maiden hair ferns were built from a porous fossilized rock dug out of a dried-up lake bed in Castalia, Ohio. Two sets of steps, one from the bluestone terrace behind the house and another below a bank of roses were covered with moss. White birches were planted to draw the eye to perennial borders, and spires of arborvitae were another focal point. The Art Deco style of the garden brought together the exotic and native by blending into surrounding woodlands that had plantings of juniper, mountain laurel, azaleas, dogwood, hemlock, birch, and elm.
The current owners resolved to preserve Steele's innovative design and vision as much as possible while changing some deteriorating hardscape and plants. The dry Castalia stone wall and moss-covered steps were no longer safe and had to be replaced when the house was renovated. Bluestone was used to rebuild the terrace behind the house and for steps set on fieldstone risers, and a new low wall was built from cinder blocks with stone facing. A walkway of fieldstone set in the lawn recalled an original path. The blue fescue grass was dying off, possibly due to soggy feet, and is being replaced by Japanese hakone grass which is mostly yellow. The arborvitae had grown too tall and were out of scale, many were knocked over by a storm, and some are being replanted. However many of the perennials in the borders and beds, the white birches and the rose and azalea banks are still growing.
Persons associated with the garden include: Robert and Helen Stoddard (former owners, 1941-1999); Fletcher Steele (1885-1971) (landscape architect, 1946-1949); Matt Mattus (gardener, 1975-1980); Isabel Wheat (horticulturist, 1999- ); Robert Karski (documentation, 2016).
Related Materials:
Steele-Stoddard-McDonough Garden related holdings consist of 7 folders (119 35mm slides; 4 transparencies; 9 digital images)
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].

Eleanor Weller collection, circa 1978-2006.

Ken Druse garden photography collection, 1978-2005.

Corliss Knapp Engle slide collection, 1969-2001.
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. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Worcester  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Rudy J. Favretti Papers.
Identifier:
AAG.FAV, File MA244
See more items in:
Rudy J. Favretti collection
Rudy J. Favretti collection / Series 1: Project files / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-fav-ref4

Through Positive Eyes

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 22:27:00 GMT
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more posts:
Festival Blog
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_344c765c553da8975c45190c203cbc0c

Art for Social Action: Soul & Ink’s Asian American Identity and D.C. Community

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Lectures
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 29 May 2018 22:33:00 GMT
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more posts:
Festival Blog
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_b5ec62c49ff3e910baa96e8dee2a3786

Native/American Fashion 10 | Joe Horse Capture

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-04-25T01:04:01.000Z
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_JUyksO0frWw

Acanthocottus sellaris

Expedition:
Albatross Expedition, 1883-1900  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Pacific, Bering Sea  Search this
Vessel:
Albatross  Search this
Depth (m):
22 - 22
Prep Count:
2
Preparation:
Polyester
Place:
Bering Sea, Alaska, United States, Pacific
Collection Date:
2 Jun 1890
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Acanthopterygii, Scorpaeniformes, Cottoidei, Cottidae
Published Name:
Acanthocottus sellaris
Accession Number:
2078776
Other Numbers:
Catalog Number : USNM 48575
USNM Number:
RAD112146
See more items in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Fish Images
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/300a77617-8951-49fb-a07e-5afd041d1f26
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_12097123
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Stanley H. Witmeyer, 1985 June 22

Interviewee:
Witmeyer, Stanley Herbert, 1913-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12885
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212123
AAA_collcode_witmey85
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212123
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Gyorgy Kepes, 1968 Aug. 18

Interviewee:
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Educators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11952
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212773
AAA_collcode_kepes68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212773

Oral history interview with Siegfried G. Reinhardt, 1976 May 22-June 26

Interviewee:
Reinhardt, Siegfried Gerhard, 1925-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
Gaugert, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Frei, Emil, Jr.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Designers  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Painters  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Glass painting and staining  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12854
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214256
AAA_collcode_reinha76
Theme:
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214256

Oral history interview with Richard Reinhardt, 1991 Aug. 22

Interviewee:
Reinhardt, Richard H., 1921-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Subject:
Fleming, Erik  Search this
Withers, Margret Craver  Search this
Cute, Virginia  Search this
Handy & Harman (Firm)  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art.School of Industrial Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Handicraft  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Jewelry makers  Search this
Silversmiths  Search this
Art  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12359
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214621
AAA_collcode_reinha91
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214621

Oral history interview with Serge Sabarsky, 1993 April 22

Interviewee:
Sabarsky, Serge, 1912-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Long, Rose-Carol Washton  Search this
Subject:
Serge Sabarsky Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art dealers  Search this
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13032
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215331
AAA_collcode_sabars93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215331

Oral history interview with Elisabeth Wildenhain, 1995 August 22

Interviewee:
Wildenhain, Elisabeth, 1919-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
Wildenhain, Frans  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Fiber artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12165
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216515
AAA_collcode_wilden95
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216515
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Cynthia Schira, 2001 July 25-26

Interviewee:
Schira, Cynthia, 1934-  Search this
Interviewer:
Mensing, Margo, 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Tapestry  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Fiber artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11903
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227374
AAA_collcode_schira01
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_227374
Online Media:

Oral history interview with John Paul Miller, 2004 August 22-23

Interviewee:
Miller, John Paul, 1918-  Search this
Interviewer:
Yager, Jan, 1951-  Search this
Subject:
Miller, Frederick A.  Search this
Cleveland School of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Metal-work  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12877
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249013
AAA_collcode_miller04
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_249013
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Rosanne Somerson, 2006 August 7 and 2007 June 22

Interviewee:
Somerson, Rosanne, 1954-  Search this
Interviewer:
Michie, Thomas S., 1956-  Search this
Subject:
Osgood, Jere  Search this
Melanson, Gracie  Search this
Szasz, Merlin  Search this
Keck, Hardu  Search this
Cooke, Ned  Search this
Fairbanks, Jonathan L.  Search this
Kranov, James  Search this
Follen, Eck  Search this
Sfirri, Mark  Search this
Dunnigan, John  Search this
Abramson, Ron  Search this
Jackson, Dan  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy  Search this
Joseph, Peter T. (Peter Thomas),  Search this
Frid, Tage  Search this
Capanigro, Paul  Search this
White, Leroy  Search this
Kagan, Richard  Search this
Wolf, Hans  Search this
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey)  Search this
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Swanson, Charlie  Search this
Mattia, Alphonse  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Snyderman Gallery  Search this
Richard Kagan Gallery  Search this
Peters Valley (Craft center)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Fine woodworking  Search this
Educators  Search this
Furniture design  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Photography  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13618
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)271125
AAA_collcode_somers06
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_271125
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Michael W. Monroe, 2018 January 22-March 1

Interviewee:
Monroe, Michael W., 1940-  Search this
Interviewer:
Herman, Lloyd E., 1936-  Search this
Subject:
Bellevue Art Museum (Wash.)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Renwick Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Arts administrators  Search this
Arts  Search this
Curators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17549
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)393144
AAA_collcode_monroe18
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_393144
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Paul Cadmus, 1988 March 22-May 5

Interviewee:
Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Tully, Judd  Search this
Subject:
French, Jared  Search this
Kirstein, Lincoln Edward  Search this
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh),  Search this
Tooker, George  Search this
Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan),  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12619
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216617
AAA_collcode_cadmus88
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216617
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Santa Barraza, 2003 November 21-22

Interviewee:
Barraza, Santa Contreras  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Bailey, Ben  Search this
Starpattern, Rita  Search this
Schmidt, Maurice  Search this
King-Hammond, Leslie  Search this
Tibol, Raquel  Search this
Juarez, Isabel  Search this
Ringgold, Faith  Search this
Quirarte, Jacinto  Search this
Reyna, Israel  Search this
Garza, Carmen Lomas  Search this
De Rivera, José Ruiz  Search this
Peña, Amado Maurilio  Search this
Dodson, Nora Gonzales  Search this
Wilson, Liliana  Search this
Bustamante, Jorge  Search this
Trevino, Barbina Modesta  Search this
Delgado, Viola  Search this
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Orozco, Syliva  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Mexican American art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13254
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)246712
AAA_collcode_barraz03
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_246712
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Lia Cook, 2006 August 22-29

Interviewee:
Cook, Lia, 1942-  Search this
Interviewer:
Baizerman, Suzanne  Search this
Subject:
Jacobi, Ritzi  Search this
O'Banion, Nance  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Jacobi, Peter  Search this
Rappaport, Deborah  Search this
Laky, Gyöngy  Search this
Hicks, Sheila  Search this
Abakanowicz, Magdalena  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
College Art Association of America  Search this
American Craft Council  Search this
University of California, Berkeley  Search this
Perimeter Gallery (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Konstfack (Stockholm, Sweden)  Search this
Handarbetets vanner (Society)  Search this
Allrich Gallery  Search this
Hadler Galleries  Search this
European Textile Network  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Weaving  Search this
Political science  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Japan  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art  Search this
Photography  Search this
Europe  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Looms  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13568
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)266116
AAA_collcode_cook06
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_266116
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Chunghi Choo, 2007 July 30-2008 July 26

Interviewee:
Choo, Chunghi, 1938-  Search this
Interviewer:
Milosch, Jane, 1964-  Search this
Subject:
Lee, Sang-Bong  Search this
Merkel-Hess, Mary  Search this
Yeun, Kee-ho  Search this
Smith, Paul J.  Search this
Saarinen, Loja  Search this
Chateauvert, Jocelyn  Search this
Mayer-VanderMey, Sandra  Search this
Lechtzin, Stanley  Search this
Kaufman, Glen  Search this
Fujio, Yuho  Search this
Park, No Soo  Search this
Raab, Rosanne  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Bush, Cody  Search this
Kao, Ruth  Search this
Grotell, Maija  Search this
McFadden, David Revere  Search this
Thomas, Richard C.  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Penland School of Handicrafts  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
University of Iowa  Search this
University of Northern Iowa  Search this
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Ihwa Yµoja Taehakkyo  Search this
Museum für Kunsthandwerk Frankfurt am Main  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Jewelry making  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Jewelers  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Korea (South)  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13621
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)271722
AAA_collcode_choo07
Theme:
Asian American
Women
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_271722
Online Media:

Ethel Schwabacher papers, 1940-1975

Creator:
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Subject:
Roberts, Colette Jacqueline  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne  Search this
Goodrich, Lloyd  Search this
Guerrero, José  Search this
Tomlin, Bradley Walker  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Ryan, Anne  Search this
Pousette-Dart, Richard  Search this
Thomas, Dylan  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Cavallon, Giorgio  Search this
Baziotes, William  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Ford, John Charles  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Schapiro, Meyer  Search this
Gorky, Arshile  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7336
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209489
AAA_collcode_schwethe
Theme:
Women
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209489

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