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Newport -- The Whim

Landscape architect:
Thayer, Raymond  Search this
Gardener:
Brown, T. J.  Search this
Brown, Timothy  Search this
Ford, Jerica  Search this
Property manager:
Baptista, Anne  Search this
Provenance:
Newport Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Whim (Newport, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles, historic photographs, and landscape architect's plans, transcripts of interviews, and other information.
General:
The Whim is a seaside New England garden comprised of flower and shrub borders and a sunken quadrangle planted along the foundation walls of demolished greenhouses, with follies, sculptures, steps to the ocean planted with lavender, and swaths of lawn. The walls and privet hedges trimmed to calibrated heights protect the flowers from the salt spray and winds off the ocean while not blocking the view. The 3.4 acre property has other garden areas surrounding the lawns, including a border of bright blue Nikko hydrangeas that are fed aluminum sulfate, a crabapple border, a shed draped with a climbing rose, a secret garden with kousa dogwood and viburnum, and a shady garden walk alongside the house. Garden areas are named for the animal and other sculptures that are featured, including a heron by Walter Matia in the heron quadrangle, eagles at the head of the eagle borders, and rabbits copied from the ones that were at Chateau-sur-Mer, a Newport mansion.
This property was once part of a larger property that had gardens designed by Beatrix Farrand for her aunt, the author Edith Wharton. The Evangeline climbing rose that covers the tool shed was transplanted from the Wharton garden many years ago, and renamed the Miss Newport rose by the owner. Friends and associates have contributed design ideas and artifacts to this garden: the mushroom shaped garden furniture once belonged to a friend, the gazebo was purchased and installed by one of the gardeners, and the steps were fabricated from discarded Newport curbing.
Persons associated with the garden include Raymond Thayer, (landscape architect, 1968-present); T. J. Brown and Timothy Brown, (gardeners, 1952-present); Anne Baptista (property manager, 1989-present); and Jerica Ford (gardener, 2007-present).
Related Materials:
The Whim related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 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 -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI174
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10574

Interview with Sam Green

Creator:
Green, Sam, 1966-  Search this
Green, Sam, 1966-  Search this
Subject:
Green, Samuel Adams  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
2007
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13415
See more items in:
Oral history interviews with Sam Green, 2007-2009
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13415

Niles Spencer papers, 1826-1972, bulk 1900-1961

Creator:
Spencer, Niles, 1893-1952  Search this
Spencer, Niles, 1893-1952  Search this
Subject:
Madrazo, José de  Search this
Naylor, Charles  Search this
Watson, Ernest William  Search this
Alamán, Lucas  Search this
Chidsey, G. Alan  Search this
Meyer, Henry  Search this
Smith, H. I.  Search this
Spencer, Henry L.  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Industries in art  Search this
Precisionism  Search this
Artists' preparatory studies  Search this
Self-portraits  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7240
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209386
AAA_collcode_spennile
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209386

Donald C. Smith interviews relating to Edwin Dickinson, 1981-1986

Creator:
Smith, Donald C., 1935-  Search this
Smith, Donald C., 1935-  Search this
Subject:
Dickinson, Edwin Walter  Search this
Cunningham, Francis  Search this
Anderson, Lennart  Search this
De Champlain, Vera Chopak  Search this
Finkelstein, Louis  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art students -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10340
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213551
AAA_collcode_smitdona
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213551

Oral History interviews with Ed Rossbach and Katherine Westphal, 1997

Creator:
Smith, Paul J., 1931-  Search this
Rossbach, Ed, 1914-2002  Search this
Smith, Paul J., 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Westphal, Katherine  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Fiber artists -- California -- Berkeley -- Interviews  Search this
Fiberwork -- United States  Search this
Textile fabrics -- United States  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6147
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216369
AAA_collcode_smitpaul
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216369

Oral history interview with John Prip, 1980 Oct. 20 and 1981 Nov. 21

Interviewee:
Prip, John A., 1922-2009  Search this
Prip, John A., 1922-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
School of American Craftsmen (Dartmouth College)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Design, Industrial  Search this
Designers -- Interviews  Search this
Silversmiths -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12771
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211983
AAA_collcode_prip80
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211983
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Tage Frid, 1980 June 24-1982 February 22

Interviewee:
Frid, Tage, 1915-2004  Search this
Frid, Tage, 1915-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Wegner, Hans J.  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
School for American Crafts  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Artisans -- Rhode Island -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Design  Search this
Designers -- Rhode Island -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Rhode Island -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11852
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212052
AAA_collcode_frid80
Theme:
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212052
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Gordon Franklin Peers, 1981 February 17-1982 February 23

Interviewee:
Peers, Gordon Franklin, 1909-1988  Search this
Peers, Gordon Franklin, 1909-1988  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Frazier, James R.  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- Rhode Island -- Providence -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12925
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212292
AAA_collcode_peers81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212292
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Harry M. Callahan, 1975 February 13

Interviewee:
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey), 1912-1999  Search this
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey), 1912-1999  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photography -- United States  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11869
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212571
AAA_collcode_callah75
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212571
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Eleanor Hershey, 1990 Apr. 10

Interviewee:
Hershey, Eleanor W., 1908-1993  Search this
Hershey, Eleanor W., 1908-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Hershey, Samuel Franklin  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Rockport Art Association  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Arts administrators -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11624
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212695
AAA_collcode_hershe90
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212695
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Samuel Franklin Hershey, 1981 Nov. 18-1984 Mar. 15

Interviewee:
Hershey, Samuel Franklin, 1904-1987  Search this
Hershey, Samuel Franklin, 1904-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Design -- Study and teaching  Search this
Educators -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11601
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212726
AAA_collcode_hershe81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212726

Oral history interview with James Arthur Herbert, 1981 Oct. 1

Interviewee:
Herbert, James Arthur, 1938-  Search this
Herbert, James Arthur, 1938-  Search this
Interviewer:
Pennington, Estill Curtis  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Filmmakers -- Georgia -- Athens -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11945
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212727
AAA_collcode_herber81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212727
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Gordon Bailey Washburn, 1977 March 1

Interviewee:
Washburn, Gordon B. (Gordon Bailey), 1904-1983  Search this
Washburn, Gordon B. (Gordon Bailey), 1904-1983  Search this
Interviewer:
Field, Virginia  Search this
Subject:
Asia House Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Museum directors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12292
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213177
AAA_collcode_washbu77
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213177

Oral history interview with Gordon Bailey Washburn, 1970 March 4-18

Interviewee:
Washburn, Gordon B. (Gordon Bailey), 1904-1983  Search this
Washburn, Gordon B. (Gordon Bailey), 1904-1983  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Museum directors -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12408
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213178
AAA_collcode_washbu70
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213178

Oral history interview with Robert Pfannebecker, 1991 May 21

Interviewee:
Pfannebecker, Robert L., 1933-  Search this
Pfannebecker, Robert L., 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drutt, Helen Williams, 1930-  Search this
Subject:
Bauer, Fred  Search this
Chihuly, Dale  Search this
Higby, Wayne  Search this
Warashina, Patti  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Handicraft -- Exhibitions  Search this
Handicraft -- Collectors and collecting -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12512
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214653
AAA_collcode_pfanne91
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214653

Oral history interview with Carlyle H. Smith, 1994 August 8

Interviewee:
Smith, Carlyle H., 1912-2004  Search this
Smith, Carlyle H., 1912-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Bennett, William E.  Search this
Rose, Augustus F. (Augustus Foster)  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
University of Kansas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art metal-work -- Study and teaching  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Jewelry makers -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Metal-workers -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13056
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215740
AAA_collcode_smith94
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215740
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Michael Mazur, 1993 Jan. 12-1995 Feb. 3

Interviewee:
Mazur, Michael, 1935-2009  Search this
Mazur, Michael, 1935-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Harvard University  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Prints -- Technique -- Study and teaching  Search this
Prints -- 20th century  Search this
Prints, American  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Graphic artists -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12731
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215791
AAA_collcode_mazur93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215791
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Eleanor Sayre, 1993 April 19-1997 January 10

Interviewee:
Sayre, Eleanor A. (Eleanor Axson), 1916-2001  Search this
Sayre, Eleanor A. (Eleanor Axson), 1916-2001  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Ames, Winslow  Search this
Constable, W. G. (William George)  Search this
Edgell, George Harold  Search this
Forbes, Edward Waldo  Search this
Goya, Francisco  Search this
Hofer, Philip  Search this
Karolik, Maxim  Search this
King, Georgiana Goddard  Search this
Rathbone, Perry Townsend  Search this
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn  Search this
Rosenberg, Jakob  Search this
Rossiter, Henry P. (Henry Preston)  Search this
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph)  Search this
Seybolt, George Crossan  Search this
Sizer, Theodore  Search this
Swarzenski, Hanns  Search this
Washburn, Gordon B. (Gordon Bailey)  Search this
Wilson, Woodrow  Search this
Ashmolean Museum  Search this
Bryn Mawr College  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Lyman Allyn Museum  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Museo del Prado  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Yale University  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Philippines -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945
Spain -- History -- 1939-1975
Topic:
Jewish refugees -- Germany  Search this
Museum curators -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Refugees  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13089
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215869
AAA_collcode_sayre93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215869
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Nelson Aldrich, 1982 January 22-1985 April 4

Interviewee:
Aldrich, Nelson W., 1911-1986  Search this
Aldrich, Nelson W., 1911-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Breuer, Marcel  Search this
Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich  Search this
Gropius, Walter  Search this
Boston Architectural Center  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Radcliffe College  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Boston Arts Festival  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Architects -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13144
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216259
AAA_collcode_aldric82
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216259
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Walter Feldman, 1998 Aug. 10

Interviewee:
Feldman, Walter, 1925-2017  Search this
Feldman, Walter, 1925-2017  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Harper, Michael S.  Search this
Schevill, James Erwin  Search this
Brown University  Search this
Yale University  Search this
Ziggurat Press  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Artists as teachers  Search this
Artists -- Rhode Island -- Providence -- Interviews  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11787
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216394
AAA_collcode_feldma98
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216394
Online Media:

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