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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Bothwell, Dorr  Search this
Extent:
2.4 Linear feet (Box 7-9, 10)
1.72 Gigabytes (ER01-ER04)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1900-2001
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs are of Bothwell, her mother and brother, her studio/residences in Mendocino and Joshua Tree, California, and in Apache Junction, Arizona, art classes conducted by Bothwell, events including a reception for Danish royalty in Cheverny, France, and of miscellaneous friends and colleagues including her former husband, sculptor Donal Hord, and friend Francis Cooke. There are also photographs and slides of art work including Bothwell's murals for the Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, and for Manning's Coffee Restaurant, miscellaneous paintings, serigraphs, and collages, exhibition installations, and art work by others. Travel photographs and slides are of scenes in New York, California, Mexico, the Caribbean, France, Italy, Corsica, Spain, the Pacific Islands, Western Nigeria, and China. Some of the slides and photos have also been digitized. Miscellaneous photographs and slides are of various forms in nature including trees, fruit, flowers, rock formations, and animals that Bothwell would incorporate into her art work.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Dorr Bothwell papers, 1900-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bothdorr, Series 8
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Dorr Bothwell papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw949a2b056-ce9f-4069-ad16-1e91b29755d4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bothdorr-ref311

Project Files

Collection Creator:
Battenberg, John N., 1931-  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet (Box 4-6)
0.381 Gigabytes (ER02-ER06)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1983-2005
Scope and Contents:
Files relate to specific projects that featured work by Battenberg, most of which were public sculptures in California, New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona. Folders may contain correspondence, site plans, photographs, digital photographs, slide copies, sketches, contractual agreements, publicity material, reports, and financial information. Also included are video recordings of Battenberg's projects; recordings from talks given about specific projects; and correspondence, plans, and printed material that document Battenberg's involvement with sculptor Bruce Davis's project at Texas A&M University.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment, and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital and audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
John Battenberg papers, 1936-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.battjohn, Series 5
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John Battenberg papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9906ba0b6-d48e-4e8d-a039-cfc5c6c63336
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-battjohn-ref109

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Extent:
(Boxes 1-2, 31-35, Sol 42; 6 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1984
Scope and Contents note:
Series consists primarily of Nevelson's professional correspondence, as well as some personal and family correspondence. Files are typically made up of letters, invitations, greeting cards, and telegrams received by Nevelson, copies of letters sent on her behalf (by lawyers and assistants) or shared with her by others, and photographs, press releases, clippings, and other printed material enclosed with correspondence. Correspondents include artists, dealers, museums, universities, art critics, collectors, arts-related and social organizations, admirers, along with some friends, colleagues, and family members in addition to her son. (See appendix for a select list of notable correspondents.)

General correspondence details the exhibition of Nevelson's work in various group and one-man shows; the consignment, sale, and disposition of her work, especially her dealings with the Martha Jackson Gallery and Daniel Cordier (in Europe); her donations of art work to museums and universities, and for auction by charitable organizations; and the various honors and awards received by her later in her career (including the Creative Arts Medal in Sculpture from Brandeis University and honorary degrees from the Philadelphia College of Art and Bowdoin College, among others). General correspondence also concerns Nevelson's various art-related activities, including her participation on various panels, and in workshops, conferences, and lecture series on art; her involvement in professional organizations, such as the Sculptor's Guild; and her service on various award juries and arts committees (such as the Arts and Entertainment Committee for the Rockefeller Team).

Correspondence is arranged chronologically. Correspondence in this series from the 1966-1979 acquisition has been scanned in its entirety, except for Louise Nevelson's correspondence with her son, Mike. The bulk of correspondence donated by the Farnsworth Art Museum includes an item-level inventory, and is mostly separated by personal and business subject matter.

See Appendix for a list of selected correspondents from Series 2.
Appendix: Selected Correspondents from Series 2:
List represents only a selection of correspondents and does not include names of family.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery: 1971

American Federation of Arts: 1961, 1964

American Women in Radio and Television: 1959

Art in America -- : 1963, 1965

Art Institute of Chicago: 1962

The Artists' Gallery: 1955

Bloch, Ernest: 1933

Bourgeois, Louise: undated

Bowdoin College: 1971

Brandeis University: 1971

Brooklyn Museum: 1956

Brooklyn Society of Artists: 1957

Buffalo Fine Arts Academy: 1962

Calder, Sandy: 1955

Chatham College: 1971

City of Scottsdale, Arizona: 1973

Cleveland Museum of Art: 1977

Colby College: 1957, 1973

Contemporary Arts Association of Houston: 1953

Cordier, Daniel: 1961

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts: 1974

Dehner, Dorothy: 1960

Detroit Institute of the Arts: 1966

Dord Fitz School and Gallery: 1960

Feininger, Lyonel: 1955

Galerie Jeanne-Bucher: 1961

Genauer, Emily: 1955

Grand Central Art Galleries: 1959

Guggenheim, Peggy: 1946

Hamline University: 1970, 1971

Harry Salpeter Gallery: 1961

Hirschhorn, Joseph: 1968

Hobart and William Smith Colleges: 1971

Indiana, Robert: 1966

Jackson, Martha (See Martha Jackson Gallery)

Jacobi, Lotte: 1960, 1963, 1965

Kendall, Tom: 1959, 1961, undated

Knox, Seymour: 1968

Kramer, Hilton: 1957

Lipman, Howard: 1962

Lipton, Seymour: 1955

Mademoiselle -- : 1961, 1962

Martha Jackson Gallery: 1956, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1968, undated

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Visual Studies: 1971

Miller, Kenneth Hayes: 1931, 1933

Milone, Joe: 1941

Minneapolios College of Art and Design: 1971

Mount Holyoke College: 1962, 1964

Museum of Art, Carnegie Institution: 1967, 1971, 1974

Museum of Fine Arts of Houston: 1954

Museum of Modern Art: 1943, 1953, 1955, 1964, 1967, 1968

National Association of Women Artists: 1953, 1954

National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities: 1966

Neumann, Hans: 1962

Neumann, J. B.: 1954

New School for Social Research: 1961

The New York Times -- : 1968

New York State Council on the Arts: 1968

The New Yorker -- : 1967

Newsweek -- : 1967

Nierenforf, Karl: 1941, 1943, 1946

Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum: 1973

Ono, Yoko: 1971

Pace Gallery: 1976

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts: 1952, 1970

Philadelphia College of Art: 1961, 1968

Philadelphia Museum of Art: 1965

Princeton University: 1962

Queens College: 1958

Rhode Island School of Design: 1971

Riverside Museum: 1964

Rockefeller, Nelson: 1960, 1962, 1966, 1968

Roberts, Collette: 1952, 1953

Robus, Hugo: 1958

Rosenblum, Robert: 1958

Sewall, Mrs. Sumner: 1943

Silvermine Guild of Artists: 1953, 1954, 1955

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture: 1970, 1971

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: 1964, 1966

Tamarind Lithography Work Shop: 1971

Tate Gallery: 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968

Teachers College, Columbia University: 1964

Trenton State College: 1961

Tyler, Parker: 1958

United States Committee of the International Association of Art: 1971

University of Alabama, Department of Art: 1964

University of Bridgeport: 1971

University of Nebraska Art Galleries: 1951

Vogue -- : 1964

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art: 1962

Walker Art Center: 1971, 1973

Weber, Max: 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951

Western College for Women: 1964

The White House: 1974

Whitney Museum of American Art: 1950, 1956, 1957, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967

Wichita State University: 1974

The Woman's College of The University of North Carolina: 1951

Women's Interart Center: 1973

Yale University, Department of Art: 1961
Collection Restrictions:
The bulk of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website, with the exception of the 2017 addition. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Louise Nevelson papers, circa 1903-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.neveloui, Series 2
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93cd690b9-9c7f-4b65-95a4-9fb34488e325
EDAN-URL:
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Metairie -- Weinmann Garden

Provenance:
New Orleans Town Gardeners, Inc.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Hartwig, Robert L.  Search this
Designer:
McClune, Mike  Search this
Gardener:
Muir, Chris  Search this
Becnel, Karl  Search this
Photographer:
Bush, Barbara G.  Search this
Freeman, Tina  Search this
Wang, Bei Bei  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 11 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
This 0.6 acre property was established by the current owners in 2004. They were originally drawn to the property because of its potential to have a view of a private back garden from a sheltered terrace. They enlisted the landscape architect Robert L. Hartwig to shape the gardens around their Louisiana French Revival home. The formal and stately design of the garden was inspired by the architecture of the home. The edge of the garden is defined by an old brick wall and a 20-foot Eagleston holly hedge on three sides. An odoatissium, awabuki viburnum hedge graces one side of the walkway to the front gate while a variety of colorful camellias line the other side. The front gate features an ornamental wrought iron arbor mounted to two old brick pillars with white iceberg climbing rose blooms that cling to it in the summer. Three corners of the garden feature large Japanese maples. A 75-year-old live oak tree with Asiatic jasmine planted beneath, stands at the center of the lawn. The multiple white crepe myrtle on the property contrast against the taupe home. Major plantings in the garden include beds of agapanthus, leatherleaf mahonia, aspidistra, periwinkle, and liriope. Augustine grass was used for the lawn because of its exceptional tolerance for heat and sun.
The property features a spacious terrace and meandering walkways constructed of Arizona Rosa Flagstone. A rectangular swimming pool sits to the west side of the lawn, with a pergola positioned behind. Garden seating in the center of the pergola is protected on either side by brick walls covered with manicured ficus. A main focal point of the garden is an assemblage of bronze sculptures representing the owner's five young children that sit to the east side of the garden surrounded by white crepe myrtle trees. The pieces were created by Oklahoma sculptor Leonard McMurray in 1966 and have since weathered to a green patina. The owner created a small potting shed behind the brick wall that they use to practice their hobby of plant propagation. The parapets lining the terrace are crowned with pots of their propogated begonias and calamondins.
Persons associated with the garden include: Robert L. Hartwig (landscape designer, 2004); Mike McClune (designer, 2010); Chris Muir (gardener, 2006); Karl Becnel (gardener, 2004-present).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Louisiana -- Metairie  Search this
The Weinmann Garden (Metairie, Louisiana)  Search this
United States of America -- Louisiana -- Jefferson Parish -- Metairie  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item LA105
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Louisiana
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64722bfbd-04a4-4c55-be4c-9a2976d32207
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33230

Phoenix -- El Chaparral

Photographer:
Farrell, Patrick  Search this
Griego, Lenni  Search this
Todd, James W.  Search this
Owner:
Hulburd, Carrie  Search this
Hulburd, Jon  Search this
Landscape architect:
Long, John V.  Search this
Garden designer:
Ten Eyck, Christy  Search this
Architect:
Lendrum, Peter  Search this
Loomis, Edward  Search this
Sculptor:
Long, John V.  Search this
Provenance:
Arizona Columbine Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
United States -- Arizona -- Maricopa County -- Phoenix
El Chaparral (Phoenix, Arizona)
Scope and Contents:
22 digital images (2014, 2020-2021).
General:
el chaparral is located in the Citrus Homes subdivision and Burgess Lateral District of Phoenix, Arizona. Established in 1992, the 3-acre property features desert gardens, perimeter greenery, sculptures, and a view of nearby Camelback Mountain. The name for el chaparral (all lower case) was influenced by the owner's familial connection to the property and the American Southwest.
The garden is connected to the historical agricultural development of the surrounding central Arizona landscape. The property is sited on a former citrus grove, which was supplied water by the historic irrigation canals constructed in 1897. Entering the property one crosses the Burgess Lateral canal and passes behind a high oleander hedge and through the rusted iron gate. A circular crushed granite drive loops around a low, hedge-defined square of lawn whose symmetrical grass pathways radiate in four directions. Centered is a bronze "Snail Boy" Italian fountain within a circular pond, The visual center here is aligned with the 2700-foot peak of Camelback Mountain, about a mile to the north.
Numerous palm trees, cypress, and tree-size pittosporum, bottle brush, and myrtle remaining from the 1930s soften the organic texture of unsheathed brick walls painted a cool and creamy white. The perimeters of the garden are consistently green, with many varieties of tall trees providing both definition and privacy. Ficus, pomegranates, live oaks, and orchid trees fulfill their functions well.
Completing the garden, a gated white brick retaining wall separates the pool area from a lower-level 136-foot by 36-foot lawn that incorporates the entire back third of the property. The south perimeter is bookended on the east and west ends with small stands of citrus trees that memorialize the area's agricultural past. Tree-shaded, beehive-shaped stacked sandstone sculptures created by John V. Long, landscape architect, line the south boundary of the lawn (the west end grove contains real beehives).
North of the east citrus grove are six raised beds planted seasonally with vegetables and flowers. A potting shed complete with compost bins and a chicken coop border the farming plot. Adjacent to it, framing the northeast corner of the front yard, lies a spacious desert garden designed by Christy Ten Eyck called the "Hummingbird Garden." It contains cactus, succulents, rock, and John V. Long sculptures.
The design of the house was completed by Chicagoan Edward Loomis who had been the architect of Camelback Inn. It was completed by the winter of 1938. The property consists of a main house, guest house, garage, carport, and tractor barn, created in a Spanish-eclectic style similar to that of the Inn. It was later remodeled with the assistance of local architect Peter Lendrum.
Persons associated with the garden's design: John V. Long (landscape architect and sculptor, 1990s), Christy Ten Eyck (desert garden designer).
Provenance:
The Arizona Columbine Garden Club facilitated this garden documentation in 2022.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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 -- Arizona -- Phoenix  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File AZ031
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6552e0c3e-ba39-4615-b455-a20aae374c20
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Paradise Valley -- Ventana

Designer:
Lewis, Scott  Search this
Landscape architect:
Vorhees, Steve  Search this
Sculptor:
London, Lyle  Search this
Gardener:
Arreola, Manuel  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ventana (Paradise Valley, Arizona)
United States of America -- Arizona -- Maricopa County -- Paradise Valley
Varying Form:
House of Four Seasons formerly known as.
General:
Ventana means 'window' in Spanish so the owner named this garden for its windows to the surrounding mountain views. With a vision of a tapestry of plant materials and imaginative outdoor rooms, Ventana Park was created from a 5 acre tract of Sonoran desert scrub. The rocky desert soil, known as caliche, was gradually transformed over two years into rolling lawns, a citrus orchard, multiple beds of annuals, vegetable gardens and greenhouse, rose gardens, and lush beds of plant material along a stream lined with aquatic plants. A natural wash became a water feature designed to flow under the house and meander around boulders throughout the garden. Natural terracing was created by adding many boulders and top soil to the property that made it park-like in its entirety.
The garden was changed when local nurseries began to offer more drought tolerant plants. Many varieties of cacti, aloes, agaves and various succulents plus native wildflowers and trees were planted throughout the various themed areas of the garden, these plants being selected for their color, food, and shelter for the native birds and wildlife. For contrast, true desert plants have been placed in the garden for interest and texture, such as Golden Barrel and Ocotillo cacti.
A pavilion resembling a Frank Lloyd Wright design, set in the heart of the garden, is made of steel and canvas with candlelight illuminating from the outside and inside walls. Other garden features include: metal monkeys clinging to the palm trees near the pool, a bocce ball court, ping pong table, horseshoe pit and a putting green.
The success of this garden can be attributed to the presence of texture, sound, fragrance, movement and color. Normally color is hard to achieve in a desert garden but color has been achieved in this garden by obtaining hues from four methods: blooming desert trees, painted walls, garden art with color, and plants attracting natural wildlife.
The garden was previously called House of Four Seasons. This design was created to be a lush idyllic family retreat of brick paths, water features, raised flower beds and shade trees to depict the four seasons. It was changed to the current natural design of drought-tolerant plants called xeriscape in the 1990's due to the owner's passion for Southwest landscape.
This garden was originally documented in 1996, at that time it was identified as the House of Four Seasons. A second submission of garden documentation was provided in 2009, as Ventana.
Persons associated with the property include: Scott Lewis (landscape designer from 1978-1980); Steven Vorhees (landscape architect of water features from 1990-1991); Manuel Arreola (gardener from 1980-1994); Lyle London (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Ventana related holdings consist of 2 folders (15 35 mm. slides+ 21 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Arizona -- Paradise Valley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File AZ004
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Arizona
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e2b62064-c501-4675-81c7-c3644e1d9613
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Paradise Valley -- Papp Garden

Sculptor:
Anderson, Michael  Search this
Metal flower sculpture:
Tyler, Joe  Search this
Landscape designer:
Cesar Mazier Landscaping  Search this
Provenance:
Columbine Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Papp Garden (Paradise Valley, Arizona)
United States of America -- Arizona -- Maricopa -- Paradise Valley
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and tour booklet of the garden.
General:
Located on a little over one acre, the Papp Garden reflects the owners' longtime interest in desert plants and garden art. In 1991, when the owners purchased the property they took quick steps to design this garden. To create a feeling lushness, they planted many trees on the property including two large Chilean mesquite trees in front of the house to frame the entrance and Palo Verde trees and acacia trees lining the drive The backyard garden has evolved over time to suit the needs of the owners growing family. Originally the backyard had ample grass for volleyball and gymnastic activities of their children. Over time, the grassy areas were eliminated and replaced by trees and shrubs. Other garden features include a swimming pool and outdoor dining area. A large desert wash that runs to the west of the property is lined with large river rock. The owners are enthusiastic about garden art and have several sculptures in the garden, including a work designed by Michael Anderson specifically for the garden, contemporary works by Ed Mell, Su Douglas, and LeRoy Neiman and others.
Plantings include specimens of Argentine saguaro and Palo adan (a species of ocotillo) in the front garden. Salvia (clevelandia, greggii, and leugantha) provide spring color in the back garden, and Queen of the Night stems bloom profusely on summer evenings. Plantings of bougainvilleas provide color alongside plantings of aloes, sage, and yellow bells.
The owners' of this garden have a long association with the Desert Botanical Garden and Phoenix Art Museum. In 2014, the garden was featured on a tour of private gardens for benefactors of the Desert Botanical Garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Cesar Mazier Landscaping (landscape designer, 1999- ); Michael Anderson (sculptor,1999); Joe Tyler (metal flower sculpture, 1998); Billingsley (urban garden, 2013).
Related Materials:
Papp Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Arizona -- Paradise Valley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File AZ026
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Arizona
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b500566e-fe45-49f8-8fed-eb21d693a1ec
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5480

Phoenix -- Broadley Garden

Architect:
Drake, Blaine  Search this
Sculptor:
Slater, Gary  Search this
Provenance:
Columbine Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Broadley Garden (Phoenix, Arizona)
United States of America -- Arizona -- Maricopa County -- Phoenix
General:
"Garden consists of five areas: (1) outer yard, (2) inner yard with lawn and swimming pool, (3) formal parterre with gazebo, topiary and flower beds, (4) informal Japanese Garden with pool, stepping stones, pagoda and shrubs, (5) shade/bonsai with display pedestals and benches for potted plants."
"In 1959, the house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright associate Blaine Drake, who set it in a grove of mature orange and grapefruit trees."
"Little thought, though, was given to maintenance or to coping with invasions of native weeds so, perhaps, inevitably, their efforts seemed unimpressive in contrast to the natural environment's awesome grandeur. That and a growing awareness that environmental conditions were not necessarily hostile led to experimentation with non-native plants. Chrysanthemum, it was discovered, grew as readily as the maize and cotton cultivated by Arizona's prehistoric peoples. A successful but boring initial scheme for growing chrysanthemums in straight rows was soon abandoned for a modest parterre that reflected plans of European gardens the gardeners admired. Neat geometric beds were disposed with studied formality between and arcaded gazebo backed by towering oleanders and a "wall" of privet with central niche establishing the axis of a composition held together further by paths of decomposed granite."
"A consequence of the original interest in chrysanthemums was the creation of a small Japanese-style garden with the geometrical symmetry of the parterre was replaced with informal, "natural" arrangements of shrubs and plants around a pool with raised stepping stones through plantings of spuria and Dutch iris, substitutes for Japanese iris unable to survive Arizona's climate. Another successful substitution has been the several varieties of creeping thyme that imitate carpets of moss in the garden of Kyoto. The garden is separated from the parterre by a high hedge, but the two are joined, not inappropriately, by a moongate formed by training privet to a circular frame."
Persons associated with the property include: Blaine Drake (architect in 1960); Gary Slater (sculptor in 1975).
Related Materials:
Broadley Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Arizona -- Phoenix  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File AZ014
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Arizona
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb664c48209-de41-485f-b421-313158471ef5
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Scottsdale -- Logan Desert Garden

Architect:
Jones, Eddie, 1949-  Search this
Builder:
Byrnes, Andy  Search this
Contractor:
Byrnes, Andy  Search this
Landscape architect:
Tonnesen, Bill  Search this
Sculptor:
Tonnesen, Bill  Search this
Provenance:
Columbine Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Logan Desert Garden (Scottsdale, Arizona).
United States of America -- Arizona -- Maricopa -- Scottsdale
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a "Logan Desert Garden Collection 2015" catalog.
General:
Located on approximately 2.5 acres in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the Logan Desert Garden. In 2008 the owners, major collectors of contemporary art, built a house on this property which had previously been untouched desert. Architect Eddie Jones designed a multi-level gallery and living quarters. Landscape architect and artist, Bill Tonnesen, created several pieces of art at the residence and also designed the landscape. Plantings include Arizona native and other desert species plants. Tonnesen and the owners planted cacti and succulents in masses of one variety, often in geometric groupings. The garden consists of vignettes, or garden and sculpture scenes along walkways. The garden compliments the modern-style home which is situated in front of a dramatic backdrop of red rocks. Indigenous desert trees, shrubs, and pebbles that were originally on the property were preserved and protected during the construction process.
Logan Desert Garden contains a collection of contemporary art sculptures, complete with lighting and platforms for their display. The landscaping of the garden with cacti, agave, and euphorbia was designed to enhance the sculpture collection. Some plantings in the desert garden were designed to resemble sculptures themselves. The garden also includes a "morning patio" and a "sundowner" observation deck.
This garden was featured on a tour of private gardens for the Desert Botanical Garden's Patrons Circle in March of 2015.
Persons associated with the garden include: Eddie Jones (architect, 2008); Andy Byrnes (builder and contractor, 2008); Bill Tonnesen (landscape architect, 2011).
Related Materials:
Logan Desert Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (25 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Arizona -- Scottsdale  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File AZ028
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Arizona
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb626907064-fafd-4228-8cda-0458bb38ab26
EDAN-URL:
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House of Four Seasons: kinetic scultpure with gazebo in background.

Creator:
Swanson, Nancy  Search this
Landscape designer:
Lewis, Scott  Search this
Landscape architect:
Voorhees, Steve  Search this
Gardener:
Arreola, Manuel  Search this
Sculptor:
London, Lyle  Search this
Photographer:
Freund, Bob  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Ventana (Paradise Valley, Arizona)
United States of America -- Arizona -- Maricopa County -- Paradise Valley
Date:
1994 May.
Varying Form:
Ventana, now known as.
General:
A five acre retreat is a collection of differently landscaped areas that reflect the four seasons. The garden contains a gazebo for entertaining, vegetable and herb garden, formal fountain and sculpture garden, cactus garden swimming pool, children's playground, guest house and amphitheater. Kinetic sculpture with gazebo in background.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Arizona -- Paradise Valley  Search this
Spring  Search this
Gazebos  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Stairs, brick  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item AZ004005
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Arizona / AZ004: Paradise Valley -- Ventana
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64f8336a3-862d-4f2f-b2e1-580116cb3ac0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5500

House of Four Seasons

Landscape designer:
Lewis, Scott  Search this
Landscape architect:
Voorhees, Steve  Search this
Gardener:
Arreola, Manuel  Search this
Sculptor:
London, Lyle  Search this
Slater, Gary  Search this
Photographer:
Freund, Bob  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Ventana (Paradise Valley, Arizona)
United States of America -- Arizona -- Maricopa County -- Paradise Valley
Date:
1994 May.
Varying Form:
Ventana, now known as.
General:
A five acre retreat is a collection of differently landscaped areas that reflect the four seasons. The garden contains a gazebo for entertaining, vegetable and herb garden, formal fountain and sculpture garden, cactus garden swimming pool, children's playground, guest house and amphitheater.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Rills  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Trees  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Gardens -- Arizona -- Paradise Valley  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item AZ004007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Arizona / AZ004: Paradise Valley -- Ventana
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c3c11801-37f1-4fe8-8045-bced4789b2c3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5501

House of Four Seasons

Photographer:
Swanson, Nancy  Search this
Landscape designer:
Lewis, Scott  Search this
Landscape architect:
Voorhees, Steve  Search this
Gardener:
Arreola, Manuel  Search this
Sculptor:
London, Lyle  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Ventana (Paradise Valley, Arizona)
United States of America -- Arizona -- Maricopa County -- Paradise Valley
Date:
1995 May.
Varying Form:
Ventana, now known as.
General:
A five acre retreat is a collection of differently landscaped areas that reflect the four seasons. The garden contains a gazebo for entertaining, vegetable and herb garden, formal fountain and sculpture garden, cactus garden swimming pool, children's playground, guest house and amphitheater.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Cactus  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Dogs  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Trees  Search this
Women  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Gardens -- Arizona -- Paradise Valley  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item AZ004008
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Arizona / AZ004: Paradise Valley -- Ventana
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6eb70cf75-e571-4bcc-a73c-cd84277c5bd0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5502

House of Four Seasons

Photographer:
Swanson, Nancy  Search this
Landscape designer:
Lewis, Scott  Search this
Landscape architect:
Voorhees, Steve  Search this
Gardener:
Arreola, Manuel  Search this
Sculptor:
London, Lyle  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Ventana (Paradise Valley, Arizona)
United States of America -- Arizona -- Maricopa County -- Paradise Valley
Date:
1995 May.
Varying Form:
Ventana, now known as.
General:
A five acre retreat is a collection of differently landscaped areas that reflect the four seasons. The garden contains a gazebo for entertaining, vegetable and herb garden, formal fountain and sculpture garden, cactus garden swimming pool, children's playground, guest house and amphitheater.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Swimming pools  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Patios  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Walls (building)  Search this
Fences  Search this
Garden lighting  Search this
Gardens -- Arizona -- Paradise Valley  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item AZ004009
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Arizona / AZ004: Paradise Valley -- Ventana
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60eec8be5-85e7-4ffb-b184-ecc3b5ee3003
EDAN-URL:
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[House of Four Seasons]

Photographer:
Swanson, Nancy  Search this
Landscape designer:
Lewis, Scott  Search this
Landscape architect:
Voorhees, Steve  Search this
Gardener:
Arreola, Manuel  Search this
Sculptor:
London, Lyle  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ventana (Paradise Valley, Arizona)
United States of America -- Arizona -- Maricopa County -- Paradise Valley
Date:
1995 May.
Varying Form:
Ventana, now known as.
General:
A five acre retreat is a collection of differently landscaped areas that reflect the four seasons. The garden contains a gazebo for entertaining, vegetable and herb garden, formal fountain and sculpture garden, cactus garden swimming pool, children's playground, guest house and amphitheater.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Amphitheaters  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Retaining walls  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Umbrellas (garden)  Search this
Gardens -- Arizona -- Paradise Valley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item AZ004012
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Arizona / AZ004: Paradise Valley -- Ventana
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63ca2153e-7b46-4ba3-b87f-1b9a7a3ad787
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5504

[House of Four Seasons]

Landscape designer:
Lewis, Scott  Search this
Landscape architect:
Voorhees, Steve  Search this
Gardener:
Arreola, Manuel  Search this
Sculptor:
London, Lyle  Search this
Photographer:
Freund, Bob  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Arizona -- Paradise Valley
United States of America -- Arizona -- Maricopa County -- Paradise Valley
Date:
1994 May.
Varying Form:
Ventana, now known as.
General:
A five acre retreat is a collection of differently landscaped areas that reflect the four seasons. The garden contains a gazebo for entertaining, vegetable and herb garden, formal fountain and sculpture garden, cactus garden swimming pool, children's playground, guest house and amphitheater.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Roses  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item AZ004013
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Arizona / AZ004: Paradise Valley -- Ventana
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6439d1448-0b56-488e-a352-80be0fc103cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5505

Material Related to Senga Nengudi and Maren Hassinger Seminar

Collection Creator:
Nengudi, Senga, 1943-  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2002
Collection 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.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Senga Nengudi papers, 1947, circa 1962-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Senga Nengudi papers
Senga Nengudi papers / Series 5: Professional Activities
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cb7df187-ae3f-4e85-a66e-4d4af50179f8
EDAN-URL:
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Howard W. and Jean Lipman papers

Creator:
Lipman, Howard, 1905-1992  Search this
Names:
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Gaylor, Wood, 1883-1957  Search this
Huge, Jurgan Frederick, 1809-1878  Search this
Lipman, Jean, 1909-1998  Search this
Porter, Rufus, 1792-1884  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Extent:
46.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1848, 1916-2000
Summary:
The Howard W. and Jean Lipman papers measure 46.6 linear feet and span the years 1916 to 2000, with one brochure maintained in a research file dating to 1848. The bulk dates for the collection are 1932 to 1992. The papers primarily concern the art collecting activities and interests of the Lipmans which included modern American sculpture, American folk art, and other contemporary American paintings. Found within the papers are correspondence files, notes and printed material that served as research and reference material, along with financial material. The collection also contains writings, notes, and editorial material used by Jean Lipman in her dual roles as an editor for Art in America magazine and as a respected art critic and author.
Scope and Content Note:
The Howard W. and Jean Lipman papers measure 46.6 linear feet and span the years 1916 to 2000. A copy of an 1848 brochure, retained by Jean Lipman in her research and writings files accounts for the early span date listed in the title of the collection. The bulk dates for the collection are 1932 to 1992. The records include correspondence, notes and printed material that served as research and reference material, along with some financial material that documents the art collecting activities and interests of the Lipmans. The collection also contains writing and editorial material used by Jean Lipman in her dual roles as an editor for Art in America magazine and as a respected author.

The Personal Files describe the social activities and associations of the Lipmans and include biographical information, personal and family correspondence, gift giving activities, the art career of Jean Lipman, and relationships maintained by the Lipmans with various art organizations.

The Howard and Jean Lipman Art Collection Files describe the art collecting activities and interests of the Lipmans throughout their lifetime. The General Files section consists of reference files on art organizations and galleries with whom the Lipmans maintained relationships. Also included are particular topics or exhibitions of interest to the Lipmans. The Sculptors and Painters of Interest section served as reference files about the activities of artists in whom the Lipmans were interested and whose works they owned, or considered owning. The Folk Art Collection section documents the collecting and purchasing activities of the Lipmans as they amassed and then subsequently sold their two significant folk art collections.

The Artists Files document the friendship and projects that developed between the Lipmans and three major American artists: Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and David Smith. Of special interest to researchers will be some original Calder artwork mixed into the correspondence between the Lipmans and Calder, as well as drawings, sketches, prints, and posters found in the associated oversize folder. Also found in the Calder subseries are some proofs from Calder's Circus, edited by Jean Lipman.

The Research and Writing Files is divided into five sections dealing with research and writing projects undertaken by Jean Lipman. The first three sections deal with biographical projects that resulted in books or articles about three significant American primitive artists: Jurgan Frederick Huge, Rufus Porter, and Samuel Wood Gaylor. The fourth section deals with writing projects that resulted in the publication of several generalized books on the topic of American folk art. The final section consists of materials associated with the published articles and other authored works of Jean Lipman on a variety of American art topics.

The Art in America Editorial Files consists of editorial material maintained by Jean Lipman during her tenure (1941-1971) as editor of Art in America. The Financial Files reflect the early financial activities of the magazine during the brief period when the Lipmans owned it.

During the period that Jean Lipman served as editor, a variety of distinguished art historians, artists, architects, novelists, and poets contributed articles, columns, or artwork to the magazine. A sampling of correspondents that can be found in the general correspondence of this series include: Joseph Albers, Marcel DuChamp, John Dos Passos, Nelson Rockefeller, Charles Sheeler, and Andrew Wyeth. The General Correspondence Files also document the two subsequent changes of ownership and the growth of subscribers that occurred during the period of Lipman's editorship.

Editorial material related to individual magazine issues is found within this series, as well as information pertaining to the innovative advertising and special projects undertaken by the magazine as it sought to expand its readership and prestige. The Art in America series also chronicles the changes at the magazine that led to Lipman's resignation as editor in 1971.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as five series. Arrangement is generally alphabetical by subject heading or type of material. Items within folders are arranged chronologically by year.

Missing Title

Series 1: Personal Files (Boxes 1-3; 3 linear ft.)

Series 2: Howard and Jean Lipman Art Collection (Boxes 3-15; 12 linear ft.)

Series 3: Artists Files (Boxes 15-18, 46-47, OV 50-52; 3.6 linear ft.)

Series 4: Research and Writings Files (Boxes 18-28, 48; OV 50, 53; 10.3 linear ft.)

Series 5: -- Art in America -- Editorial Files (Boxes 28-45; 49, OV 50; 17.3 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Howard W. and Jean Lipman shared a lifetime sponsorship of art. The Lipmans' personal art collection, acquired throughout their marriage, was eventually divided into three separate parts: The Howard W. Lipman Foundation collection that was donated and merged into the modern sculpture holdings of the Whitney Museum of American Art; an American folk art collection that was later sold through two separate auctions in 1950 and 1981 and is now part of the holdings of the New York Historical Association and the Museum of American Folk Art; and a personal collection that was retained and displayed in the Lipmans' various residences in Connecticut, New York, and Arizona.

Married in 1933, the Lipmans began jointly collecting American folk art at a time when few art museums or institutions recognized the historical and artistic value of early primitive, self-taught artists. By the late 1940s, the Lipmans had amassed a large, significant collection that was highly regarded for its quality and scope.

During the early 1950s, the Lipmans also began actively collecting sculpture, focusing upon American contemporary sculptors. In the late 1950s they created the Howard W. Lipman Foundation, with an initial inventory of forty sculptures and three paintings by contemporary American artists. The purpose of the foundation was to acquire significant works by emerging American sculptors and to make them available through loans or donations to various art institutions.

In 1965 the Howard W. Lipman Foundation approached the Whitney Museum of American Art with a proposal to coordinate the foundation's efforts and goals with the museum's contemporary sculpture program. The foundation offered a majority of its growing collection of sculpture and acquisition funds towards the development of the evolving permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Thereafter, the Howard W. Lipman Foundation served in an advisory role to the museum's acquisitions, and the foundation supplied the necessary funds to acquire works of sculpture desired by the Whitney for its permanent collection.

In addition to their folk art and foundation collections, the Lipmans also acquired important works by Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and David Smith, through their lifelong association and friendship with these artists. Many of these pieces were retained in the Lipmans' personal collection throughout their lives.

Individually the Lipmans also expressed their interest in art through various means. Jean Lipman served as editor of Art in America magazine from 1940 to 1970, which provided her with continuous exposure to emerging artists and trends in American art. Jean Lipman's abiding interest in folk and contemporary art was also expressed through her voluminous writings. Throughout her life she wrote and edited highly acclaimed books and articles about major themes and artists in American art, and she was a recognized folk art authority and connoisseur. Some of her best known works include: The Flowering of American Folk Art; Rufus Porter, Yankee Wall Painter; and Calder's Universe.

Jean Lipman, born in 1909, was also an amateur artist in her later years, creating paintings and assemblages that often dealt with the theme of "art about art." She was represented by a gallery in New York City, as well as one in Arizona, and she had several solo exhibitions.

Howard W. Lipman, born in 1905, showed an early interest in art. By the mid 1920s he had gone to Paris to study painting, but Lipman found himself more attracted to sculpture and he began studying with a German wood carver. In the late 1930s, after returning to the New York City area, Lipman began stone carving with the Clay Club on Eighth Street, adjacent to the Whitney Museum of American Art. He was represented by a New York City gallery and participated in local exhibitions.

Deciding that his sculptural talent was not sufficient for professional pursuit, Lipman began his business career as a stockbroker in Neuberger and Berman, a prominent New York investment management firm that he helped to establish in 1939. Lipman subsequently channeled his artistic endeavors toward collecting and supporting the work of established and emerging American sculptors. He also served on the boards of both the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Archives of American Art.

Howard and Jean Lipman maintained long and close relationships with three prominent American artists: Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and David Smith. Jean Lipman, in particular, was involved in promoting and documenting Calder and his works through numerous articles, books, and exhibitions that she helped produce as editor of the magazine Art in America and publications director for the Whitney Museum of American Art. Calder's Universe, which she edited to accompany a major Whitney Museum of American Art retrospective exhibition of his works in 1976, was considered by Calder to be his "official" biography. The book went to fourteen printings, one of the largest ever, in the history of art books.

The Lipmans were also great admirers of Louise Nevelson and her work. They purchased her artwork for their own collection, as well as donating pieces to various art museums and institutions. Jean Lipman wrote articles about Nevelson and edited the book, Nevelson's World.

David Smith and the Lipmans established a friendship in the late 1950s that lasted until Smith's untimely death in May 1965. The Lipmans purchased several Smith sculptures, which they placed on the grounds of their Wilton, Connecticut, home. They also purchased Smith works for donation to public institutions, such as the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

The Lipmans retired to Carefree, Arizona, a private residential community renowned for its sensitivity to ecologically-based, architectural design. Howard Lipman died in 1992. Jean Lipman remained active in art and community affairs until her death in 1998.
Provenance:
The papers of Howard and Jean Lipman were initially donated to the Archives of American Art by Howard and Jean Lipman from 1965-1989. Subsequent additions to the original gift were made by Jean Lipman in 1998 and by Peter and Beverly Lipman in 2001. Several small portions of these early accessions were microfilmed.

An associated gift that was originally accessioned as the Art in America Magazine Records was made by Howard and Jean Lipman from 1970-1973. This group, which largely consisted of Jean Lipman's editorial files from her years as editor of the magazine, was subsequently merged with the Howard W. and Jean Lipman records in 2004.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Primitive  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Citation:
Howard W. and Jean Lipman papers, 1848, 1916-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lipmhowa
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Howard W. and Jean Lipman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97247c5f0-a666-4bf1-a2ce-bcb5abf29458
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lipmhowa
Online Media:

Biographical Sketches

Collection Creator:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1947-1961
Collection 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.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ben Shahn papers
Ben Shahn papers / Series 1: Biographical and Family Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9502c0fb0-3856-4a02-9c19-a02a46d276c0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-shahben-ref17
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Grace Nicholson: Inventories and Clippings

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Director:
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Container:
Box 262A, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928 - 1968
Restrictions:
Image number 011 "Holiday Handcraft" has been removed from the slideshow due to culutral sensitivity.
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 6: Collectors
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4a322f6cb-5196-43ba-a2f9-d7bc7ada72a1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-ref14859
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The Old Man, (sculpture)

Title:
Frank T. Crowe Memorial, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Myer, Richard A.  Search this
Subject:
Crowe, Frank T  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze or steel; Base: concrete and stone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department 900 Arizona Boulder City Nevada 89005
Located Frank T. Crowe Memorial Park Highway 93 Boulder City Nevada
Date:
1981. Dedicated March 14, 1981
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Occupation--Science--Engineer  Search this
Control number:
IAS NV000028
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_319134

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