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Oral history interview with Bruce Yonemoto, 2020 August 19

Interviewee:
Yonemoto, Bruce, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Gillespie, Benjamin, 1988-  Search this
Subject:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
Pandemics  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21961
AAA_collcode_yonemo20
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_21961

Glenn Wessels typescripts, [ca. 1935-1945]

Creator:
Wessels, Glenn A. (Glenn Anthony), 1895-1982  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9820
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212280
AAA_collcode_wessglet
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212280

Robert Neuhaus papers relating to Clyfford Still and Albert Bierstadt, 1884-1984, bulk 1941-1984 dates

Creator:
Neuhaus, Robert R., 1909-1995  Search this
Subject:
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7187
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209324
AAA_collcode_neuhrobe
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209324

[Photographs of Reuben Kadish, Philip Guston, and others], 1934-1965

Creator:
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Subject:
Guston, Philip  Search this
Langsner, Jules  Search this
United States  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7274
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209425
AAA_collcode_kadireup
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209425

Bruria Finkel papers, 1953-2020

Creator:
Finkel, Bruria, 1932-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Photographs
Video recordings
Topic:
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Women artists -- California  Search this
Political activists  Search this
Ceramicists -- California  Search this
Curators -- California  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16218
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)368476
AAA_collcode_finkbrur
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_368476
Online Media:

Wanted

Artist:
Philip Lief  Search this
Marcel Feigel  Search this
Sitter:
Richard Milhous Nixon, 9 Jan 1913 - 22 Apr 1994  Search this
Bernard Leon Barker, 17 Mar 1917 - 5 Jun 2009  Search this
Dwight Lee Chapin, born 1940  Search this
John Wesley Dean, III, born 14 Oct 1938  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman, 20 Mar 1925 - 14 Feb 1999  Search this
Virgilio Gonzales, born 1926  Search this
Harry Robbins Haldeman, 1926 - 1993  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr., 9 Oct 1918 - 23 Jan 2007  Search this
Herbert Warren Kalmbach, 19 Oct 1921 - 15 Sep 2017  Search this
George Gordon Liddy, born 1930  Search this
James Walter McCord Jr., 26 Jan 1924 - 15 Jun 2017  Search this
Jeb Stuart Magruder, 5 Nov 1934 - 11 May 2014  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian, 23 Oct 1923 - 17 Jul 2006  Search this
Eugenio Martinez, born c. 1922  Search this
John Newton Mitchell, 15 Sep 1913 - 9 Nov 1988  Search this
Donald Henry Segretti, born 1941  Search this
Hugh Walter Sloan, Jr., born 1940  Search this
Maurice Hubert Stans, 22 Mar 1908 - 14 Apr 1998  Search this
Frank A. Sturgis, 1924 - 1993  Search this
Medium:
Halftone poster
Dimensions:
Sheet: 73.7 × 58.3 cm (29 × 22 15/16")
Mount: 78.7 × 63.5 cm (31 × 25")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1973
Topic:
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Poster  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman: Male  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman: Literature\Writer  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
John Daniel Ehrlichman: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Aide  Search this
John Newton Mitchell: Male  Search this
John Newton Mitchell: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\US Attorney General  Search this
John Newton Mitchell: Politics and Government\Campaign Director  Search this
John Wesley Dean, III: Male  Search this
John Wesley Dean, III: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Wesley Dean, III: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
John Wesley Dean, III: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Aide  Search this
Harry Robbins Haldeman: Male  Search this
Harry Robbins Haldeman: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
Harry Robbins Haldeman: Politics and Government\Chief of Staff  Search this
Harry Robbins Haldeman: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Aide  Search this
James Walter McCord Jr.: Male  Search this
James Walter McCord Jr.: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
James Walter McCord Jr.: Military\Air Force\Officer  Search this
James Walter McCord Jr.: Politics and Government\Government Official\Intelligence Agent\CIA Officer  Search this
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Male  Search this
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Literature\Writer  Search this
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Aide  Search this
Maurice Hubert Stans: Male  Search this
Maurice Hubert Stans: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Maurice Hubert Stans: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
Maurice Hubert Stans: Communications\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Maurice Hubert Stans: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of Commerce  Search this
Maurice Hubert Stans: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Accounting\Accountant  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Male  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Literature\Writer  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\US Senator\California  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\US Congressman\California  Search this
Bernard Leon Barker: Male  Search this
Bernard Leon Barker: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Bernard Leon Barker: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
Bernard Leon Barker: Politics and Government\Government Official\Intelligence Agent  Search this
Dwight Lee Chapin: Male  Search this
Dwight Lee Chapin: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
Dwight Lee Chapin: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Aide  Search this
Virgilio Gonzales: Male  Search this
Virgilio Gonzales: Crafts and Trades\Craftsman\Metalworker\Locksmith  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr.: Male  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr.: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr.: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr.: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Executive\Public Relations  Search this
Everette Howard Hunt, Jr.: Politics and Government\Government Official\Intelligence Agent  Search this
Herbert Warren Kalmbach: Male  Search this
Herbert Warren Kalmbach: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Herbert Warren Kalmbach: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
Herbert Warren Kalmbach: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Banker  Search this
Herbert Warren Kalmbach: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
George Gordon Liddy: Male  Search this
George Gordon Liddy: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
George Gordon Liddy: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
George Gordon Liddy: Communications\Broadcast Journalist\Radio  Search this
George Gordon Liddy: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Aide  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian: Male  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian: Politics and Government\Government Official  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian: Education\Administrator\Board of Education  Search this
Robert Charles Mardian: Politics and Government\Assistant Attorney General  Search this
Eugenio Martinez: Male  Search this
Eugenio Martinez: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Eugenio Martinez: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
Donald Henry Segretti: Male  Search this
Donald Henry Segretti: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Donald Henry Segretti: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
Donald Henry Segretti: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Aide  Search this
Hugh Walter Sloan, Jr.: Male  Search this
Hugh Walter Sloan, Jr.: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Aide  Search this
Frank A. Sturgis: Male  Search this
Frank A. Sturgis: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal  Search this
Frank A. Sturgis: Politics and Government\Government Official\Intelligence Agent  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.93.53
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Philip Lief
© Marcel Feigel
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4122c52c4-5bab-415a-96c5-9f31a9db77cc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.93.53

Perfume Bottle Heads from Animated Film Date with Duke by George Pal

Maker; producer:
Pal, George  Search this
User:
Walter Lantz Production  Search this
Maker:
Pal, George  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
adhesive (overall material)
plaster (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
felt (overall material)
sequins (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 11.43 cm x 13.335 cm x 4.445 cm
Object Name:
figures, animation
Place made:
United States: California, Los Angeles
Date made:
1947
Subject:
Animation  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Motion Pictures  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Elisabeth Pal
ID Number:
1983.0361.05C
Accession number:
1983.0361
Catalog number:
1983.0361.05C
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Movies
Movie Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-4e55-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1182909

California Trial Fields, David Burpee with Sweet Pea Trials

Collection Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
W. Atlee Burpee Co.  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Extent:
10 Negatives
10 Photographic prints
Container:
Box 428, Folder 4-5
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Negatives
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1935-1940
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 the Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
See more items in:
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2 / Series 5: Photographic and A/V Material / 5.1: Images / Farm Operations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-bur2-ref3957

California Trial Fields, David Burpee with Unidentified Trials

Collection Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
W. Atlee Burpee Co.  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box 428, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Negatives
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1935-1940
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 the Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
See more items in:
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2 / Series 5: Photographic and A/V Material / 5.1: Images / Farm Operations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-bur2-ref3958

California Trial Fields, David Burpee with Cosmos, Orange Ruffles

Collection Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
W. Atlee Burpee Co.  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box 426, Folder 24-25
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Negatives
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1939
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 the Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
See more items in:
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2 / Series 5: Photographic and A/V Material / 5.1: Images / Farm Operations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-bur2-ref3961

California Trial Fields, David Burpee with Blanche Burpee Cynoglossum

Collection Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
W. Atlee Burpee Co.  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Extent:
2 Negatives
2 Photographic prints
Container:
Box 426, Folder 24-25
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Negatives
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1939
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 the Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
See more items in:
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2 / Series 5: Photographic and A/V Material / 5.1: Images / Farm Operations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-bur2-ref3962

California Trial Fields, David Burpee with Marigold Burpee Gold

Collection Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
W. Atlee Burpee Co.  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Extent:
4 Negatives
4 Photographic prints
Container:
Box 428, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Negatives
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1935-1940
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 the Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
See more items in:
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2 / Series 5: Photographic and A/V Material / 5.1: Images / Farm Operations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-bur2-ref3953

California Trial Fields, David Burpee with Cactus Flowered Marigold Mrs. Lippincott

Collection Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
W. Atlee Burpee Co.  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box 426, Folder 24-25
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Negatives
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1935-1940
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 the Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
See more items in:
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2 / Series 5: Photographic and A/V Material / 5.1: Images / Farm Operations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-bur2-ref3954

California Trial Fields, David Burpee in Field of Goldenrod Snapdragons, Antirrhinum

Collection Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
W. Atlee Burpee Co.  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box 426, Folder 24-25
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Negatives
Photographic prints
Date:
1939
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 the Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
See more items in:
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2 / Series 5: Photographic and A/V Material / 5.1: Images / Farm Operations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-bur2-ref3955

California Trial Fields, David Burpee with Snapdragon Trials

Collection Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
W. Atlee Burpee Co.  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Extent:
2 Negatives
2 Photographic prints
Container:
Box 426, Folder 32-33
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Negatives
Photographic prints
Date:
1950
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 the Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
See more items in:
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2 / Series 5: Photographic and A/V Material / 5.1: Images / Farm Operations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-bur2-ref3956

W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2

Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
W. Atlee Burpee Co.  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Extent:
200 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Trade catalogs
Business records
Commercial correspondence
Instructional materials
Ledgers (account books)
Date:
circa 1873-1980
Summary:
The W. Atlee Burpee & Company records, dated circa 1873-1986, document the firm's business activities developing plant varieties, working with contract seedsmen, and marketing and selling seeds. They include seed trial records, seed contracts, sales and acccounting records, inventories, office correspondence, seed catalogs, promotional and instructional materials, advertisements and advertising reports, contest letters, daybooks, photographs, reference materials, and other items relating to the company and some of its competitors. The collection also includes Burpee family papers.
Content Description:
This collection documents W. Atlee Burpee & Co., a mail-order seed company based in Philadelphia, from its early beginnings in 1876 when its founder, W. Atlee Burpee, started in the agricultural business, to the 1970s when his son, David Burpee, sold the firm. The collection also includes personal papers of the Burpee family dating back to the mid-nineteenth century.

Business-related content in the collection consists of crop propagation and management records; company correspondence; administrative and personnel records; advertising files; legal papers; property records and plans; reports, studies, and technical data; notes and drafts; files on professional outreach activities and events; trade literature (published by both the Burpee company and a number of its competitors); and awards and certificates received by the company. Significant topics documented in these files include the development of notable flower and vegetable varieties introduced by the company; the impact of World Wars I and II on gardening and the global seed trade; advertising strategies, technology, and innovation; and David Burpee's advocacy of the marigold as the national floral emblem of the United States.

The Burpee family papers consist of personal files unrelated to the company's business operations. These include records generated by W. Atlee's father (David Burpee, 1827-1882) and grandfather (Washington L. Atlee, 1808-1878), as well as W. Atlee's wife, Blanche (1863-1948); David Burpee (1893-1980) and his wife, Lois (1912-1984); and W. Atlee Burpee II (1894-1966). There are genealogical surveys conducted on both the Atlee and Burpee families as well as clippings about family members. W. Atlee and David Burpee's series are the most extensive, and cover their involvement with numerous social and philanthropic clubs and organizations. The series include personal correspondence; financial, accounting, and tax records; travel-related files; reference material; and will and estate papers.

The Burpee collection also has a large number of images related to the Burpee business and family in a variety of formats including photographs, film and glass plate negatives, and advertisement mock-ups. Other formats include architectural and site plans, original artwork for advertisements, films, cassettes, audio tapes, and ephemera.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into six series:

Series 1: Plant/Farm Related Material Series 2: Business Records Series 3: Material Published About the Burpee Company Series 4: Awards and Certificates Series 5: Photographic and A/V Materials Series 6: Burpee Family Papers

The collection's original order was maintained wherever possible, though many records were found scattered throughout the collection and artificial files were necessarily created for them.

Most files are arranged chronologically or alphabetically by person or topic.

Various photographs interspersed in correspondence files were kept where they were originally found. All other photographic and audio/visual materials found on their own were grouped in Series 5 Photographic and A/V Material which documents aspects of both the Burpee company and Burpee family.
Biographical / Historical:
Washington Atlee Burpee (1858-1915) began a mail-order poultry and livestock business in 1876 in Philadelphia, which he soon expanded to include corn seed for chicken feed. In 1878, he founded W. Atlee Burpee & Co. to sell livestock and vegetable, fruit, and flower seeds through the mail. His company went on to become one of the most notable seed distributors in the world.

In 1888, W. Atlee bought a tract of land named Fordhook Farms in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. It was initially established as an experimental farm to test and evaluate new varieties of vegetables and flowers and to produce seeds for the mail-order market. Burpee spent many summers traveling throughout the United States and Europe visiting farms and searching for the best flowers and vegetables. Certain plants he found were shipped back to the firm for testing and propagation; other seeds were obtained through contracts with growers throughout the U.S., a practice common in the seed industry at that time. Promising varieties were bred with healthier specimens to produce hardier hybrids that were more resistant to disease. Other Burpee trial grounds were later established at Sunnybrook Farm near Swedesboro, New Jersey, and at Floradale Farms in Lompoc, California (1909/1910). The company went on to purchase more land for farming in California, and established sales branch headquarters in Sanford, Florida (circa 1930s), Clinton, Iowa (1942), and Riverside, California (1949).

W. Atlee Burpee married Blanche Simons (1863-1948) in 1892. They had three sons: David (1893-1980); W. Atlee Jr. ("Junior") (1894-1966); and Stuart Alexander (1901-1934). Both David and Junior attended the Blight School in Philadelphia for elementary school and Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana for preparatory school. While they both attended Cornell University as undergraduates, they left before graduating due to W. Atlee's poor health. Junior married Jeanetta Lee (1893-1981) in November, 1916, and they had two children: W. Atlee III (1917-1971) and Jeanette (1919-2002). David married Lois Torrance (1912-1984) in 1938, and they had two children: Johnathan (b. 1941) and Blanche (b. 1943). Stuart Alexander was apparently born with a disability; according to census records he worked on farms during his lifetime.

David Burpee took over the family business upon his father's death in 1915; W. Atlee Burpee, Jr. served as treasurer of the firm once he returned from serving in the military. At that time, the Burpee company had 300 employees and was the largest mail-order seed company in the world. It distributed over one million catalogs a year and received on average 10,000 orders a day. Under David's tutelage, the company adapted to contemporaneous shifts in business and advertising methods, advancements in plant science, ever-changing consumer demands, and two World Wars. In response to food shortages experienced during World War I, the Burpee company helped promote a "war gardens" campaign that evolved into a "victory gardens" campaign during World War II.

Both W. Atlee and David used their position as head of a major seed house to lobby congressional debates in regard to two topics: postage rates (W. Atlee) and the designation of a national floral emblem for the United States (David). Both men belonged to The Union League of Philadelphia and The Canadian Society of Philadelphia (which W. Atlee helped found), and served on the boards of directors for hospitals and other charitable organizations. Both father and son were politically aligned with the Republican Party.

The firm reorganized its governing structure in 1917 at which time it changed its name from W. Atlee Burpee & Co. to W. Atlee Burpee Co. Burpee's acquired three seed companies between 1878 and 1970: Luther Burbank Seed Company, James Vick's Seeds, Inc., and the William Henry Maule Company. David Burpee sold the company to the General Foods Corporation in 1970 and served as a consultant for the business until 1973. The Burpee brand was bought by its current owner, George J. Ball, Inc., in 1991.
Related Materials:
Burpee seed catalogs donated to the Smithsonian in 1982 by the W. Atlee Burpee Co. can be found in the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives' Trade Literature Collection at the National Museum of American History.

The Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division includes a series of images of Burpee company operations taken in 1943.

The Black Gold Cooperative Library System's Asian/Pacific - Americans on the Central Coast Collection includes images dated 1933-1939 of Japanese employees of the Burpee Co. working at Floradale Farms in Lompoc, California.
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 the Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Mail-order business -- Catalogs  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Horticulture  Search this
Vegetables  Search this
Trial gardens  Search this
Victory gardens  Search this
Prize contests in advertising  Search this
Advertising, Newspaper -- 20th century  Search this
Advertising, magazine -- 20th century  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Genre/Form:
Trade catalogs
Business records
Commercial correspondence
Instructional materials
Ledgers (account books)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
Identifier:
AAG.BUR2
See more items in:
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-bur2
Online Media:

California Trial Fields, David Burpee in Unidentified Trials

Collection Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
W. Atlee Burpee Co.  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Extent:
4 Negatives
4 Photographic prints
Container:
Box 426, Folder 32-33
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Negatives
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1950-1955
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 the Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
See more items in:
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2 / Series 5: Photographic and A/V Material / 5.1: Images / Farm Operations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-bur2-ref3964

John Bolles Gallery records

Creator:
John Bolles Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Names:
Bolles, John S., 1905-  Search this
Extent:
21.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1958-1975
Scope and Contents:
The John Bolles Gallery records measure 21.9 linear feet and date from 1958-1975. Included are financial records, administrative records, collection records, correspondence, photographs and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
The John Bolles Gallery was a commercial gallery established in 1958 by John Bolles, Chairman of the Board, San Francisco Art Institute. The gallery's original mission was to provide an outlet for students and alumni of the Art Institute. Directors included Grace McCann Morley, Dick Faralla, Phil Lieder, Jim Monte, Harriet Johns, and Hayward King. The Gallery closed February 1975.
Provenance:
The bulk of the collection was donated in 1975 by John S. Bolles. Additional material donated in 1997 by Bolles' daughter, Jane Bolles Grimm and in 2021 by Tom Bolles, John Bolles' son.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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.
Topic:
Artists -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- San Francisco
Identifier:
AAA.bollgall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bollgall

DeKor, Fred

Collection Creator:
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies Collection, Acc. XXXX-0450, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection / Series 1.1: Biographies of Flying Pioneers 1.1
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0450-ref107
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Engel, Albert J.

Collection Creator:
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies Collection, Acc. XXXX-0450, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection / Series 1.1: Biographies of Flying Pioneers 1.1
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0450-ref122
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