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Financial Records

Collection Creator:
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries  Search this
Extent:
(Boxes 15-17; 2.6 linear feet; Reel 5869)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1919-1968
Scope and Contents note:
Of particular interest are monthly insurance schedules indicating painting titles and values, and specifying additions and deletions from the previous month. The remaining insurance records have not been microfilmed.

Investment records, filed by names of investment firms, relate to numerous personal and business accounts, including estates of Rehn family members.

Miscellaneous financial records include a file relating to the estate of Frank Rehn's first wife, Peggy W. Rehn, and gallery inventories. Two volumes of receipts record incoming paintings; similar loose receipts are with Series 1. Paid bills are for routine business expenses and some personal expenses; the art-related purchases documented here are framing and painting conservation. Receipts for paintings bought by the gallery are with Series 1.
Arrangement note:
This series is arranged into 6 subseries:

2.1: Banking, 1920-1968

2.2: Insurance, 1920-1968

2.3: Investments, 1919-1968, undated

2.4: Taxes, 1916-1964, undated

2.5: Miscellaneous Financial Records, 1937-1951, undated

2.6: Paid Bills, 1919-1969
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records, 1858-1969 (bulk 1919-1968). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.franrehg, Series 2
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Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Records

Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Donor:
ConRail  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Creator:
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad  Search this
Names:
Passaic Steel Company (Paterson, N.J.)  Search this
Extent:
22.3 Cubic feet (1 box, 59 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Cyanotypes
Place:
Paterson (N.J.)
Hoboken (N.J.)
Date:
1878-1971
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of: a 1903 book of photographs entitled "Illustrations Showing the Works of the Passaic Steel Company at Paterson, New Jersey"; photograph albums (including several cyanotype albums) of the port of Hoboken, the terminal and buildings and other structures; a "souvenir" photograph album of the Clarks Summit/Halstead cut-off, 1914, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers; reports from the 1950s and 1960s itemizing the precise costs of the elements of the Hoboken terminal; track maps; and approximately 10,000 oversized drawings, tracings and blueprints of structures built by the railroad.
Arrangement:
Collection divided into two series.

Series 1: Business Records

Series 2: Drawings
Historical:
The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company was incorporated in Pennsylvania on April 7, 1832, as the Liggetts Gap Railroad Company. Its name was changed to the Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company on April 14, 1851, and to the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (DL&W) Railroad Company on March 11, 1853, at which time it absorbed the Delaware & Cobbs Gap Railroad Company.

The first section of railroad, from Scranton to Great Bend, opened in October, 1851. The Southern Division of the railroad was opened between Scranton and the Delaware River on May 27, 1856, forming a more direct route to New York City in connection with the Warren Railroad and the Central Railroad of New Jersey. The DL&W leased the Morris & Essex Railroad in 1868 and, after upgrading it to permit a heavy coal tonnage, secured its own line to New York Harbor. Other extensions carried the Lackawanna to Utica, Syracuse, Ithaca, and Oswego in central New York State and to Buffalo in the early 1880s. The DL&W had a particular advantage in that it was allowed to directly operate coal mines. The DL&W began mining on its own account in 1851, when a Coal Department was organized. The Lackawanna was exceptionally well placed to supply both New York City and New England via the Southern Division and also upstate New York, the Great Lakes, and Canada via the Northern Division.

The DL&W was still bound by its 1856 traffic contract with the Central of New Jersey, and on March 16, 1872, the two companies agreed to consolidate, being managed by a joint committee of directors from the two companies. However, the two companies were actually now competitors, with roughly parallel lines between Scranton and New York. The consolidation broke up after about a year over arguments as to which company would be the dominant partner. All connection between the two companies was severed in 1875.

During the long presidency of the conservative Samuel Sloan (1867-1899), the road became extremely prosperous as a coal hauler. Financial control was exercised by Moses Taylor and his National City Bank of New York, who had bought into the company at the time of the Panic of 1857. In March 1876 the DL&W converted from 6-foot gauge to standard gauge.

In 1880 Jay Gould acquired an interest in the company and promoted its extension to Buffalo (1882), giving it a significant share of the truck line business for the first time. However, Taylor and his successors refused Gould any further voice in the management. In 1890 William Rockefeller became a director, reflecting the alliance between the Standard Oil group and the National City Bank.

William H. Truesdale replaced Sloan as president and began a massive modernization of both the company's management and the physical plant. The company began issuing full annual reports for the first time since 1857. Two major line relocations were built to the highest engineering standards, across western New Jersey and between Scranton and Binghamton, to improve grades and clearances. They featured massive cuts and fills and huge viaducts, the Tunkhannock Viaduct, 240 feet high, being the largest concrete arch bridge in the world. The DL&W was a pioneer in the adoption of reinforced concrete construction for all types of structures. Under Truesdale's successor, John M. Davis, the principal New Jersey commuter services were electrified in the early 1930s.

After successful government prosecution of the other anthracite railroads for antitrust violations, the DL&W voluntarily divested itself of its Coal Dept., which became the Glen Alden Coal Company in 1921.

After World War II the DL&W hoped to merge with its principal western connection, the Nickle Plate, but was unsuccessful. After continuing losses from commuter service and heavy storm damage to its main lines in 1955, the company began to explore the possibility of consolidation with the roughly parallel Erie Railroad. The merger, forming the Erie Lackawanna Railroad Company, took effect on October 17, 1960.

Source

Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company records, Accession 1643, Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library

Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company records, 1849-1960

Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company Coal Department photographs (Accession 1990.267), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department

The Enderlin Collection of Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company Records, 1835-1956

The collection consists of material acquired by Enderlin during his career with the Lackawanna, primarily the kind of historical miscellany that flowed into the secretary's office. Two-thirds of the collection consists of newsclippings on labor matters (ca. 1900-1919), and the remainder of agreements, letters of resignation, statistics and rough minutes. John G. Enderlin was born on August 16, 1888. In 1903, he began work as an office boy in the New York City headquarters of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company, rising through the ranks in the president's and secretary's offices to become secretary-treasurer in 1933. He retired at the end of 1956 and died on September 28, 1981.

Syracuse University Libraries

Lackawanna County Historical Society

The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad was one of the largest and most prosperous anthracite mining and transporting companies in Pennsylvania.Their records consist of minutes of the DL&W and its two direct predecessors.
Provenance:
The oversized items were donated to the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering by Consolidated Rail Corporation (ConRail) through William M. Wehner in 1987. Provenance for the rest of the collection is unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Railroads -- Buildings and structures  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Railroad stations -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Cyanotypes
Citation:
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1074
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Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Food Preservation and Home Canning Literature

Source:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Extractive Industries  Search this
Creator:
Green, Mary E.  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Extractive Industries  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Cubic feet (6 boxes and 1 oversize folder )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuals
Cookbooks
Brochures
Posters
Pamphlets
Newsletters
Date:
1883-1980
Summary:
Over a period of approximately 25 years, Dr. Mary Eloise Green of Ohio State University collected a wide variety of materials pertaining to food preservation and home canning techniques. She acquired associated pamphlets, manuals, and recipe booklets from companies as well as governmental agencies.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains printed materials on various aspects of food preservation, which includes canning, pickling, freezing, and other methods. Recipe books, instruction manuals, posters, brochures and pamphlets issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, by manufacturers of food products, and by manufacturers of canning and preserving products and devices; also newsletters published by bottle and jar collecting hobby groups. A large percentage of the publications in the collection were published during World War II, and relate to preserving food to ensure an adequate food supply during the war years.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1, Product Literature, 1880s-1970s

Series 2, Price Guides, 1970-1977

Series 3, General Publications, 1934-1980

Series 4, Posters, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Mary E. Green, a professor in the Food and Nutrition Division of the School of Economics at Ohio State University, studied and collected documentation and artifacts pertaining to the home preservation of food.
Related Materials:
Researchers should also consult the Louisan E. Mamer Rural Electrification Administration Papers, 1927-2002 (AC #862).
Separated Materials:
The Division of Work and Industry holds artifacts related to this collection (Accession #322793) including canning jars and food preservation devices.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Mary E. Green on October 1, 1976.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cookery, American  Search this
Frozen foods  Search this
Canning and preserving  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Food conservation  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Food supply  Search this
advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuals
Cookbooks
Brochures
Posters
Pamphlets
Newsletters
Citation:
Food Preservation and Home Canning Literature Collection, 1883-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1061
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Food Preservation and Home Canning Literature
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

John G. Sutton Papers

Creator:
Sutton, John G.  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
Names:
Soil Conservation Service  Search this
United States. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Elliot, C. G.  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
ca. 1903-1961.
Scope and Contents:
The papers contain a scrapbook, 1903-1912; publications of C. G. Elliot, head of the USDA's drainage work; papers and reports on drainage pumping plants, tile, and ditches, 1916-1920, 1926, 1931; and historical studies of drainage work, 1937-1938, 1947,1957,1961.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
John G. Sutton was a drainage engineer for the soil conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
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:
Pumping  Search this
Soil drainage  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Archives Center, John G. Sutton Papers, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0994
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0994

Montague Water Conservation District Reservoir

Collection Source:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
Collection Creator:
Beemer , John A., 1879-  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 1
Box 3, Folder 1
Box 2, Folder 9-12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1921 - 1929
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
John A. Beemer Papers, 1907-1955, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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John A. Beemer Papers
John A. Beemer Papers / Series 2: Projects
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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A Beachcomer's Botany by Marcia Gaylord Norman (Chatham, Mass., Chatham Conservation Foundation), inscribed by Elizabeth Sayre

Collection Landscape architect:
Wheeler, Perry H., 1914-1989  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Stengle, James M., Dr.  Search this
Collection Creator:
University of Georgia  Search this
Garden Club of America  Search this
Emory University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Extent:
1 Book
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Books
Books
Date:
1968
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Perry H. Wheeler collection.
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Perry H. Wheeler collection
Perry H. Wheeler collection / Personal Papers / Artwork and Books
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-whe-ref1677

Antique Greeting Card Collection

Collection Collector:
Norcross, Arthur Dickinson, d. 1968  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Extractive Industries  Search this
Rust, Fred Winslow, 1877?-1949  Search this
Rust Craft Greeting Card Company (Dedham (Mass.))  Search this
Collection Designer:
Tuck, Raphael, fl. 1880s  Search this
Prang, Louis, fl. 1880-1900  Search this
Chase, Ernest Dudley, fl. 1920s  Search this
Collection Manufacturer:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))  Search this
Rust Craft Publishers (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1800-1930 (bulk 1880-1900)
Scope and Contents:
This series consists of twenty seven cubic feet of scrapbooks of greeting cards, greeting cards not in volumes, and antique cards used in the Norcross Traveling Greeting Card Exhibition. This material includes many handmade items as well as the products of early card manufacturers. Also included are Valentine writers and materials of card designers. Materials include mainly scrapbooks of greeting cards, greeting cards not in volumes, and antique cards used in the Norcross Travelling Greeting Card Exhibition. Also included are related products such as trade cards, postcards, calendars, and calling cards; cards and other materials of Louis Prang and Raphael Tuck; Valentine writers from which verses for cards were drawn; novelties; and a few slides.

The greeting cards not in volumes are arranged primarily by season, occasion, designer and/or manufacturer, physical characteristic and visual image. Others are unsorted. The bulk of these cards are dated 1880 1900. The scrapbooks contain Valentines, Christmas and New Years cards, and sample cards. Several hundred mounted antique cards make up the Norcross Traveling Greeting Card Exhibition, circa 1825 1905. These cards are labeled with descriptive information and a set number. A small number have been un-mounted for convenience in storage and for conservation reasons.

The materials of designer Louis Prang include biographical information, correspondence and notes, greeting cards and artwork, several scrapbooks of cards, a proof book and impressions, printed material, a scrapbook of Lizbeth B. Humphrey (a designer for Prang), and a few other types of material. The materials of designer Raphael Tuck include volumes of cards and novelties. Other cards by Prang and Tuck can be found in the "designer, manufacturer" category of the antique greeting cards. A number of novelties, which were perhaps exchanged in place of greeting cards or exchanged prior to the production of cards, are included as well as volumes of Valentine writers, 1800 1898, from which verses for cards were drawn. Materials include mainly scrapbooks of greeting cards, greeting cards not in volumes, and antique cards used in the Norcross Traveling Greeting Card Exhibition. Also included are related products such as trade cards, postcards, calendars, and calling cards; cards and other materials of Louis Prang and Raphael Tuck; Valentine writers from which verses for cards were drawn; novelties; and a few slides.

The greeting cards not in volumes are arranged primarily by season, occasion, designer and/or manufacturer, physical characteristic and visual image. Others are unsorted. The bulk of these cards are dated 1880-1900. The scrapbooks contain Valentines, Christmas and New Years cards, and sample cards. Several hundred mounted antique cards make up the Norcross Traveling Greeting Card Exhibition, circa 1825-1905. These cards are labeled with descriptive information and a set number. A small number have been unmounted for convenience in storage and for conservation reasons.

The materials of designer Louis Prang include biographical information, correspondence and notes, greeting cards and artwork, several scrapbooks of cards, a proof book and impressions, printed material, a scrapbook of Lizbeth B. Humphrey (a designer for Prang), and a few other types of material. The materials of designer Raphael Tuck include volumes of cards and novelties. Other cards by Prang and Tuck can be found in the "designer, manufacturer" category of the antique greeting cards. A number of novelties, which were perhaps exchanged in place of greeting cards or exchanged prior to the production of cards, are included as well as volumes of Valentine writers, 1800-1898, from which verses for cards were drawn.

Valentine cards include bank note cameo embossed civil war cobweb (beehive), comic (vinegar) cutouts, embossed envelopes, fans, handmade and handwritten lace-edged and lift-up. Lithograph lock of hair mechanicals. The cards are arranged first by occasion. If there is enough materials are then arranged by publisher, physical characteristics, and then general.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Viewing the film portion of the collection without reference copies requires special appointment, please inquire. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270. Viewing the film portion of the collection without reference copies requires special appointment, please inquire.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Norcross Greeting Card Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0058, Series 2
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Norcross Greeting Card Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Boston -- The Riverway

Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Riverway (Boston, Massachusetts)
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, maps, photocopies of articles and book excerpts, and additional information.
General:
The Riverway is one of the sections of "The Parkway," Frederick Law Olmsted's grand design for a continuous green corridor (also known as the Emerald Necklace) running from the Charles River to Franklin Park. Following the course of the Muddy River from the Back Bay Fens, The Riverway was given its designation by a Boston Metropolitan Park Commissioners' 1887 vote as the area running from the Fens to upper Huntington Avenue and Leverett Pond. Construction of paths and bridges, grading, and planting of the section were substantially completed by 1895. The bulk of the images in this series were taken by Thomas W. Sears in 1907 and document both the Boston and Brookline sides of the river. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy spearheads contemporary efforts to preserve and restore The Riverway and other sections of "The Parkway" system.
Persons associated with the site include Frederick Law Olmsted (landscape architect, ca. 1880-1895).
Related Materials:
The Riverway related holdings consist of 2 folders (55 glass negatives; 3 lantern slides)
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 00930, Riverway.
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, File MA132
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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The Garden Club of America collection

Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Names:
New York Flower Show  Search this
Extent:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Lantern slides
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1920-present
Summary:
This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland.

A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Garden Club of America was established in 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when the Garden Club of Philadelphia and eleven other garden clubs met to create a national garden club. Its purpose is to foster the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and gardening and conservation efforts. The GCA was incorporated in Delaware in 1923, with its headquarters established in New York City. Today, local clubs are organized under twelve regional zones. The GCA continues its tradition of hosting flower shows and publishing material related to gardening in the United States.

The GCA's glass lantern slides were used by The GCA for presentations and lectures about notable gardens throughout the United States dating back to colonial times. An effort was made in the late 1980s, in preparation of the 75th anniversary of the Garden Club of America's founding, to collect the disbursed slides. These slides were to eventually form the Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens. The informational value of this collection is extensive since a number of images of the more than 4,500 gardens represented show garden designs that have changed over time or no longer exist. While the majority of images document a range of designed upper and upper-middle class gardens throughout the U.S., the scope of the collection is expanding as volunteers photograph and document contemporary gardens including community and vernacular gardens.

The gardens illustrate the design work of dozens of landscape architects including Marian Coffin, Beatrix Farrand, Lawrence Halprin, Hare & Hare, Umberto Innocenti, Gertrude Jekyll, Jens Jensen, Warren Manning, the Olmsted Brothers, Charles Platt, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Fletcher Steele. Because of their proximity to the gardens, works of notable architects and sculptors may also be featured in the images.
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- France  Search this
Gardens -- Italy  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Gardens -- Mexico  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Gardening -- United States -- societies, etc  Search this
Gardens -- England  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Spain  Search this
Gardens -- Scotland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Lantern slides
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-gca
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Wilson -- Riverview Ranch

Former owner:
Riverview Ranch and Livestock Co.  Search this
Albrecht, Don  Search this
Garden designer:
MacLean, Marna  Search this
MacLean, Robert  Search this
Architect:
Lee, Vince  Search this
Builder:
Weber, Les  Search this
Provenance:
Bedford Garden Club  Search this
Bedford Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Gardens -- Wyoming -- Wilson
Riverview Ranch (Wilson, Wyoming)
United States of America -- Wyoming -- Teton County -- Wilson
Scope and Contents:
27 digital images (2010-2017) and 1 file folder.
General:
The property is 325 acres consisting of pasture, hayfields, a conservation area, and homestead with the Snake River flowing through it. The home was built in 1986 with the surrounding gardens and greenhouse in the original plan. The location dictated the "wagon wheel" design of the kitchen garden located inside a semi-circle between the driveway and greenhouse. The kitchen garden features a wooden fence, radiating stone paths from a central circular bed, raised vegetable beds, a small production greenhouse, and flower beds. Despite the short season and harsh Wyoming winters at an elevation of 6300 ft., the garden has proven to be a successful. The garden is designed to be viewed from the deck off the kitchen. Stone steps lead down to the greenhouse and garden. The greenhouse is used in the winter to house heirloom geraniums, ivy, a jade plant, a few orchids from Florida, and to start seedlings for the vegetable garden in the spring. The vegetables are planted in raised beds to discourage moles and voles and cloches are added as needed for frost and to deter chipmunks.
The contents of the garden has concentrated on flowers and vegetables that do well in Wyoming. The root crops and lettuces are very successful in this climate. Annuals are grown from seed collected in the fall as well as some new varieties each year. However, the owners also grow peonies and lilacs from relatives in Vermont as well as daffodils, Sweet Williams, and some special geraniums. The Hens and Chicks which grow between the stepping stones came from the owners' woodland property in New York. Also many of the spring bulbs were gifts from friends and relations which have continuously been divided and shared with others.
Persons associated with the garden include: Riverview Ranch and Livestock Co. (former owner, 1917); Don Albrecht (former owner); Robert and Marna MacLean (garden designers, 1986- ); Vince Lee (architect, 1986); Les Weber (log home builder).
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:
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Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WY002
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Untitled Garden

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Spain -- Valencia
Spain -- Valencian Community -- Valencia -- Valencia
Date:
1960
General:
Slide lecture booklet - slide # 71. Near Valencia on the Mediterranean coast this hillside emphasizes the use of every inch of tillable soil. The terracing is skillfully done and is according to current conservation paractice.
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
Ocean  Search this
Rural areas  Search this
Agricultural land  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item SP008003
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Orting -- Chase Garden

Landscape architect:
Zumwalt, A. Rex  Search this
Provenance:
Tacoma Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Chase Garden (Orting, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- Pierce County -- Orting
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a garden plan, copies of articles and brochures about the garden, and other information.
General:
This 4.5 acre garden is on a seven-acre site developed and maintained over the years by the property's owners. The site was purchased in 1943, but moved there in 1959. The area immediately around the house was designed by A. Rex Zumwalt in 1962 and evokes the spirit of a Japanese garden, while the adjacent second-growth woodland of fir, western red cedar, and hemlock hosts a variety of native plants. Other features include a meadow, mixed shrub beds, an allée of Lewisia cotyledon, cultivated pines and firs, and a magnificent view of Mount Rainier. The property is affiliated with The Garden Conservancy.
Persons associated with the garden include: A. Rex Zumwalt (landscape architect, 1962).
Related Materials:
Chase Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 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 -- Washington (State) -- Orting  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA034
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Wright Park

Landscape architect:
Schwageral, E. O.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Brown, George  Search this
Roberts, Ebeneezer R.  Search this
Architect:
Rasmussen & Hobbs  Search this
Creator:
City Of Tacoma  Search this
Metropolitan Park Of Tacoma  Search this
W.w Seymour Botanical Conserv  Search this
Provenance:
Seymour, William W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Washington (State) -- Tacoma
United States of America -- Washington -- Pierce County -- Tacoma
Date:
1990
General:
"Wright Park, a 27-acre park near downtown Tacoma, was donated to the City in 1886 by the Tacoma Land Company, and named after its president, Charles B. Wright. This deeded property, in 1873, was the focal point in an unused plan for the residential portions of the city, developed by Frederick Law Olmsted." "In 1907, William W. Seymor donated money to fund the building of the conservatory in Wright Park." Front of the conservatory.
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
Conservatories  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WA008006
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Wright Park

Landscape architect:
Schwageral, E. O.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Brown, George  Search this
Roberts, Ebeneezer R.  Search this
Architect:
Rasmussen & Hobbs  Search this
Creator:
City Of Tacoma  Search this
Metropolitan Park Of Tacoma  Search this
W.w Seymour Botanical Conserv  Search this
Provenance:
Seymour, William W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Washington (State) -- Tacoma
United States of America -- Washington -- Pierce County -- Tacoma
Date:
1990
General:
"Wright Park, a 27-acre park near downtown Tacoma, was donated to the City in 1886 by the Tacoma Land Company, and named after its president, Charles B. Wright. This deeded property, in 1873, was the focal point in an unused plan for the residential portions of the city, developed by Frederick Law Olmsted." "In 1907, William W. Seymor donated money to fund the building of the conservatory in Wright Park." Rear of the conservatory.
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:
Winter  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Snow  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WA008007
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Wright Park

Landscape architect:
Schwageral, E. O.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Brown, George  Search this
Roberts, Ebeneezer R.  Search this
Architect:
Rasmussen & Hobbs  Search this
Creator:
City Of Tacoma  Search this
Metropolitan Park Of Tacoma  Search this
W.w Seymour Botanical Conserv  Search this
Provenance:
Seymour, William W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Washington (State) -- Tacoma
United States of America -- Washington -- Pierce County -- Tacoma
Date:
1990
General:
"Wright Park, a 27-acre park near downtown Tacoma, was donated to the City in 1886 by the Tacoma Land Company, and named after its president, Charles B. Wright. This deeded property, in 1873, was the focal point in an unused plan for the residential portions of the city, developed by Frederick Law Olmsted." "In 1907, William W. Seymor donated money to fund the building of the conservatory in Wright Park." Interior of the conservatory.
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:
Winter  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Palms  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WA008008
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Wright Park

Landscape architect:
Schwageral, E. O.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Brown, George  Search this
Roberts, Ebeneezer R.  Search this
Architect:
Rasmussen & Hobbs  Search this
Creator:
City Of Tacoma  Search this
Metropolitan Park Of Tacoma  Search this
W.w Seymour Botanical Conserv  Search this
Provenance:
Seymour, William W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Washington (State) -- Tacoma
United States of America -- Washington -- Pierce County -- Tacoma
Date:
1990
General:
"Wright Park, a 27-acre park near downtown Tacoma, was donated to the City in 1886 by the Tacoma Land Company, and named after its president, Charles B. Wright. This deeded property, in 1873, was the focal point in an unused plan for the residential portions of the city, developed by Frederick Law Olmsted." "In 1907, William W. Seymor donated money to fund the building of the conservatory in Wright Park." Lion sculpture - one pair at entrance.
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:
Winter  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Lions  Search this
Garden lighting  Search this
Fences  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WA008009
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Lake Geneva -- Windwood Garden

Former owner:
Crane, R. T.  Search this
Gartz, A. F.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Byron, Scott  Search this
Arborist:
Bader, Brian  Search this
Provenance:
Lake Geneva Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Windwood Garden (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Walworth County -- Lake Geneva
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, historical pictures and information regarding previous owners, historical timeline of property, planting lists, planting plans, and landscape design.
General:
Located on approximately 100 acres, Windwood Garden was originally part of a 90-plus acre property that dates back to 1879 when R.T. Crane purchased it. During the early 1900s, the property was operated as the Crane's family compound with fruit orchards, vegetable gardens, a bakery laundry building and four greenhouses. The property was subdivided in 1933 to Maxwell House and A. F. Gartz. The western side of the divided property was purchased in 1948 by the current owner from A. F. Gartz and included the original house, vegetable garden, orchard and large expanses of lawn with a few flowers or shrubs. When the property was purchase, the property was very basic and showed signs of neglect. Brian Bader, arborist consultant, and Scott Byron, landscape architect, assisted the owners in creating a plan to conserve and transform the property into a small arboretum and then to further develop vistas from many different angles across the entire property.
The property includes woodlands and meadows populated with native spring wildflowers and large beds of daffodils. The wooded areas have many varieties of oaks, beech, maple, hemlock, walnut, hickory, lindens and butternut trees. A white okay tree is marked with a plaque by a University of Wisconsin arborist as the largeest white oka in Southeast Wisconsin. Decorative sculptures, benches, bridges, fountains, ponds and trails with plantings of trees, shrubs, perennials and wild grasses are also featured on the property.
In a 2014 garden tour handout for the Garden Club of America, the following areas were described as distinct areas of the home and garden: the manor House, the Country House, the Green Carriage House, the Caretaker's House, teh Stable, the Woodland Cottage, the White Oak Savannah, the Vegetable Garden, the Cooler House, the Pond, the Boat Deck, West Pier and East Pier.
Persons associated with the property include: R. T. Crane (former owner, 1879-1933); A. F. Gartz (former owner, 1933-1948); The Griffith family (owner, 1948- ), Scott Byron (landscape architect, 1985-present); Brian Bader (arborist consultant, University of Wisconsin, Madison Arboretum, 1996-1998).
Related Materials:
Windwood Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 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, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI038
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Charleston -- Michael Garden

Former owner:
Thomas, James R. Mrs  Search this
Thomas, James R.  Search this
Settle, Rachel Tompkins  Search this
Provenance:
Kanawha Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Michael Garden (Charleston, West Virginia)
United States of America -- West Virginia -- Kanawha County -- Charleston
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, planting lists, features map, planting plans, deeds, plats, historical photographs and other additional documentation.
General:
Located on approximately one acre in Charleston, West Virginia, the Michael Garden was originally part of a 21 acre property purchased by Mr. and Mrs. James R. Thomas in 1902. The estate included a large house and surrounding woodlands. Mrs. Thomas established formal garden beds on the grounds and planted daffodils in the woodland areas. The next owners, Mr. and Mrs. Settle, built the current home on the property and installed hardscape. Rachel T. Settle took pride in integrating elements of local history, adding a variety of native flowering trees, shrubs and a large flower bed. The current owners have built on the strong structure of the property, being careful to meld improvements with existing features. Their work includes installing additional hardscape and designing new garden areas emphasizing native plants.
Each gardener linked to the Michael Garden has worked with the particular challenges and benefits that come with the Kanawha Valley's terrain. Their efforts produced cultivated lawns and sculpted gardens integrated with the naturally sloping, rocky landscape. The woodlands contain mature deciduous and conifers; shrubs of rhododendron and holly; and native bulbs, plants and wildflowers. Walls, stairs and walkways on the grounds were made from the brick and stone of public properties demolished in the 1930s and 1940s. Among other features are a stream and man-made pond, seating areas and custom ironwork. The Michael Garden's curving garden bed and other gardens contain a variety of herbaceous ornamentals and woody plants, including flowering tulip magnolia and kousa dogwood.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. James R. Thomas (former owners, 1902-1937); Rachel Tompkins Settle (former owner, 1938-1985); L.T. Bingston (architect, 1938-1939); Rebecca Trafton (garden designer, 1986); Bill Mills (garden designer, 1992).
Related Materials:
Michael Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (25 digital images)
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 -- West Virginia -- Charleston  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WV015
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Fox Point -- Deep Dene

Provenance:
Green Tree Garden Club  Search this
Landscape architect:
Stark, Judith Z.  Search this
Lipp, Franz, 1897-1996  Search this
Owner:
Bryson, Olive V. D.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Deep Dene (Fox Point, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee County -- Fox Point
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 14 digital images. Images 001-014 were photographed by Sandy Dawson.
General:
Located on approximately five acres overlooking Lake Michigan, the owner of this garden had been gardening on the property since she was five years old. The original design included formal gardens, beds of iris and phlox, wildflowers in the surrounding ravines, and a large vegetable garden. Landscape architect Franz Lipp designed a circle of yews, two large hedged gardens, a boundary garden and a stone wall, all placed at a distance from the house to be visited as a pastime. In 1990 a garden room with French doors was built so a new rose garden could be seen and enjoyed from inside. A nine-foot tall dark green lattice fence was installed to protect the rose garden from deer. The design is formal with four parterres each centered by a rose standard with multiple bushes in each quadrant, climbing hydrangea on the fence, and a small central pool with a statue. Lush annual, perennial and shrub borders are maintained alongside the terrace, stone wall and another fountain with mature maple and crab apple dotting the lawns.

Favorite roses include Mr. Lincoln, Double Delight, Chicago Peace, Legends, and Drop Dead Red. The garden borders include day lilies and Asiatic lilies, peonies, boxwood, hosta, zinnias, dusty miller, marigolds, geraniums and more roses. Visitors include art students and members of the Garden Conservancy.

Persons associated with the garden include: Helen and William Van Dyke (former owners, 1926-1972); Olive V. D. Bryson (owner, 1972- ); Franz Lipp (1897-1996) (landscape architect, dates unknown); Judith Stark (landscape architect, 1990).
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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Wisconsin -- Deep Dene  Search this
Rose gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI058
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San Antonio -- Monte Vista Garden

Former owner:
White, R. L.  Search this
Bitter, John  Search this
Architect:
McDonald, Don B.  Search this
Lake/Flato (Firm)  Search this
Landscape architect:
Reed Hilderbrand Associates Inc.  Search this
Provenance:
Alamo Heights-Terrell Hills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Monte Vista Garden (San Antonio, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Bexar County -- San Antonio
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, flyer, and other information.
General:
Located on two plus acres in a historic district which is both on the local and the National Register of Historic Places in San Antonio, Texas, Monte Vista Garden is in many respects a tribute to the past.The genteel Southern character home, with its graceful garden design, is in the neighborhood in which the current owners spent their childhoods. It was renewed in 1999 to echo and highlight the region, culture and personal tastes that influence the site.Through the use of terracing, low stone retaining walls, and concentrations of trees and plants in rectilinear beds, the area was divided into five gracious and well-defined rectangular gardens.
The front garden greets people with a variety of naturally occurring oak, laurel and elm trees of native species scattered throughout the large rectangular front lawn that is screened from the street by a wall of local limestone. Beds of redbud, nandina and liriope have been planted near the front entrance while large Italian jardinières planted with annuals stand on either side of the front door. On the home's east side is a screened veranda opening onto a long walkway bordered by groupings of plants massed together to create splashes of color and texture. A runnel that separates two of the gardens, begins at a gently splashing fountain at the back of the house then travels across Texas limestone the width of the garden to a rectangular pond. It expresses the precious, subtle qualities of water in the arid South Texas landscape and provides a welcome and peaceful respite from the sunny, hot climate. On the west side of the house loquat trees line the property and provide a shady intimate area containing a fountain constructed from an antique terracotta jar.
The long garden at the back of the house is a symmetrical grove of honey locusts as well as loquats and elephant ears. A limestone retaining wall creates a division between the gardens. An arbor has been constructed at the end of the Long garden providing a convenient place to park with a crushed Texas granite path leading to the house. A brick path leads from the Long garden to the pool garden completed in 2008. A bathhouse rehabilitated from an older limestone structure, greenhouse and working zone for garden prep and storage were added here along with a limestone-edged salt water swimming pool bordered by antique oil jars containing ferns, irises and agapanthus. Also added to the new pool garden was an adjacent terrace and rustic columned pergola.
The owners note that the garden is a work in progress and plan to further reduce turf in the future to support water conservation.
Persons associated with the garden include: R.L. White (former owner, 1916-1956), John Bitter (former owner, 1956-1999), Reed Hilderbrand Associates (landscape architects, 1999-present), Lake/Flato (main house renovation architect, 1999), Don B. McDonald (outbuildings renovation architect, 2000).
Related Materials:
Monte Vista Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 35 mm. slides (photographs), 11 digital images)
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 -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX093
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