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Chang-Toda Wedding, Santa Ana, California

Collection Creator:
Smith-Howard, Kendra  Search this
Strange, Susan B.  Search this
Thompson, Anthony Mills  Search this
Toda, Mitchell  Search this
Hall, Priscilla E.  Search this
Hann, Kinh  Search this
Hann, Leila Poursedehi  Search this
Scherbak  Search this
DiStefano, Carrie  Search this
DiStefano, Josh  Search this
Earl-Thompson, Yolonda  Search this
Gil, Christiane  Search this
Toda, Sharon  Search this
Archives Center, National Museum of American History  Search this
DeFelice, David  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2001
Scope and Contents:
Photographs, invitations, large "wedding planner" notebook including invoices and contracts, emails with Todas about details of the wedding, and party favors (CD and bag with salt and pepper shakers)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Archives Center Weddings Documentation Collection, 1945-2008, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archives Center Weddings Documentation Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep804291995-422b-41ab-b3a9-7e13aecb0545
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1131-ref521

Charles Sheeler papers

Creator:
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Names:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Arensberg, Louise S. (Louise Stevenson), 1879-1953  Search this
Arensberg, Walter, 1878-1954  Search this
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Eidlitz, Dorothy  Search this
Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970  Search this
Lane, William H.  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993  Search this
Newhall, Nancy Wynne.  Search this
Rourke, Constance, 1885-1941  Search this
Sheeler, Musya, 1908-1981  Search this
Waters, George  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963  Search this
Photographer:
Sheeler, Musya, 1908-1981  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Extent:
4.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Artifacts
Awards
Photographs
Journals (accounts)
Scrapbooks
Writings
Date:
circa 1840s-1966
bulk 1923-1965
Summary:
The papers of painter, photographer, lithographer and industrial designer Charles Sheeler measure 4.9 linear feet and date from circa 1840s to 1966, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923-1965. The collection documents Sheeler's family, personal life and career through financial and medical records, awards, correspondence, writings, an autobiography, journal and notebooks, scrapbooks, exhibition catalogs and announcements, printed materials, photographs, funeral records and artwork by Sheeler and others. The collection is particularly rich in Sheeler's writings, and also includes Sheeler's industrial designs and manufactured artwork. Notable photographs include Sheeler with Edward Weston, Edward Steichen, and John Marin.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter, photographer, lithographer and industrial designer Charles Sheeler measure 4.9 linear feet and date from circa 1840s to 1966, with the bulk of the material dating from 1923-1965. The collection documents Sheeler's family, personal life and career through financial and medical records, awards, correspondence, writings, an autobiography, journal and notebooks, scrapbooks, exhibition catalogs and announcements, printed materials, photographs, funeral records and artwork by Sheeler and others. The collection is particularly rich in Sheeler's writings, and also includes Sheeler's industrial designs and manufactured artwork. There are photographs of Sheeler with Edward Weston, Edward Steichen, and John Marin.

Biographical materials date from 1875, and 1928-1965, and include funeral records, medical records, insurance, tax, and scattered financial records. There is one folder of records relating to artwork and exhibitions, as well as Sheeler's numerous certificates, prizes and awards, and the condolence book used at his funeral.

Correspondence consists of Sheeler's personal and professional correspondence dating from 1937-1966 with friends, artists, dealers, collectors, photographers, and curators. Notable correspondents include Ansel Adams, Walter and Louise Arensberg, William Lane, Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, George Waters, William Carlos Williams, and Edward Weston. The series also includes correspondence with the Archives of American Art, Sheeler's biographer Constance Rourke, and with publishers, editors, children, and the general public. Lastly, there are condolence letters written to Musya Sheeler following Sheeler's death in May 1965.

Writings include Sheeler's journal dating from the 1950s-1963 and two notebooks containing notes, addresses, recipes, etc. Also found are Sheeler's writings on artists, drafts for articles, and a manuscript and notes for an autobiography that Sheeler wrote for Harcourt Brace. The autobiography became the basis for Constance Rourke's biography Charles Sheeler: Artist in the American Tradition published in 1938. The writing series also includes a short story by Musya Sheeler, and an illustrated short story by friend Dorothy Eidlitz.

The scrapbook series contains two oversize scrapbooks dating from 1930s-1960s that include newspaper and magazine clippings about Sheeler and his artwork, exhibition announcements and brochures, a poem, and a thank you letter from Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.

Additional printed materials date from 1923-1966 and document Sheeler's numerous exhibitions, notably his partnership with Edith Halpert and the Downtown Gallery. Found here are clippings, copies of magazines, exhibition announcements and catalogs, museum bulletings, books, and miscellaneous items.

Photographs date from circa 1840s-1963 and include photographs of Sheeler's family, of Sheeler, and of Sheeler with friends and colleagues. There is one daguerreotype, two ambrotypes, and two tintypes of Sheeler's family and of Sheeler as a child. There are copyprints of these originals. Additional photographs are of Sheeler's mother and father (or possibly Sheeler's grandparent), of Sheeler, of Sheeler with his wife Musya, Sheeler with William Lane, Sheeler with Edward Weston, and Sheeler with Edward Steichen and John Marin. The series also includes photographs of Sheeler's collection of Shaker furniture, and photographs of exhibitions.

Artwork by Sheeler dates from circa 1930s-1960s and includes artifacts of manufactured pieces based on his industrial designs. Found are a glass tumbler, salt and pepper shakers, a tea spoon, fabrics designed by Sheeler, and sketches. The series also includes a drawing by Peggy Bacon and a photograph by Minor White.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series. Materials are arranged by material type and chronologically or alphabetically thereafter:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1875, 1928-1965 (Boxes 1, 5, OV10; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1937-1966 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1930s-1965 (Boxes 1-2 ; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1930s-1960s (Boxes 2, 6; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1923-1966 (Boxes 2-4, 7; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1840s-1963 (Box 4, OV11; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1930s-1960s (Boxes 4-5, 8-9, OV12-OV14; 1.1 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Painter, photographer, lithographer and designer, Charles Rettew Sheeler Jr. was born on July 16, 1883 to Mary Cunningham Sheeler and Charles Rettew Sheeler in Philadelphia. He attended the School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia from 1900-1903 and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied under William Merritt Chase. He found early success as a painter and exhibited at the Macbeth Gallery in 1908.

Around 1910 Sheeler took up photography, and by 1912 financially supported himself photographing buildings for local Philadelphia architects. The following year, Sheeler exhibited six paintings at the 1913 Armory Show in New York. In the mid 1910s, Sheeler began to collect American antiques, and by the 1920s was actively acquiring Shaker crafts and furniture.

In 1916, Sheeler was hired by Marius de Zayas of the Modern Gallery in New York to photograph objects and artwork. From 1917-1924, he worked as the staff photographer for the Modern Gallery and moved to New York in 1918. In 1920, Sheeler was hired as a still photographer for The Arts Magazine.

In 1926, Sheeler was hired by Edward Steichen to work as a fashion and celebrity photographer for Conde Nast Publications. His photographs were regularly featured in Vogue and Vanity Fair, but Sheeler also worked as a still life photographer for numerous advertising agencies. The following year, he was commissioned by the advertising firm N.W. Ayer and Son to photograph Ford Motor Company's new plant at River Rouge.

While working as a photographer, Sheeler continued to paint and used the subjects and composition of his photographs as a basis for his painting. His paintings Skyscrapers, 1922; Upper Deck, 1929; and American Landscape, 1930 are examples of Sheeler's technique of merging photographic imagery with painting and his overall precisionist style.

In 1931, upon the advice and guidance of Edith Halpert of the Downtown Gallery, Sheeler began to paint more often and to photograph less. Halpert became Sheeler's primarily dealer, and from 1931-1966 regularly exhibited his paintings and drawings. With Halpert's support, Sheeler produced Classic Landscape, 1931; American Interior, 1934; Silo, 1938; Amoskeag Canal, 1948; and Convolutions, 1952. In addition to Sheeler's partnership with Halpert, his work was exhibited by other galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad.

In 1939, Sheeler married his second wife, Musya Metas Sokolova (1908-1981) and, in 1942, the couple moved to Irvington-on-Hudson, New York. Sheeler continued to paint and photograph until he suffered a debilitating stroke in 1959. After 1959, Sheeler remained active exhibiting his artwork until his death on May 7, 1965 in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds several collections that are related to Charles Sheeler.

There are two oral history interviews with Sheeler conducted by Mary Bartlett Cowdrey in December 1958, and by Martin Friedman in June 1959. The Archives also has the records of the Macbeth Gallery, which include a substantial amount of correspondence with Sheeler from 1907-1921, and the Downtown Gallery records, which also include correspondence with Sheeler, photographs of Sheeler and his artwork, exhibition publications, clippings, press releases, and audio visual materials dating from 1904-1972.

Also found in the the Archives is a loan of Charles Sheeler letters filmed on reel NY/59-5 containing letters written by Sheeler to his psychologist and art collector, Dr. Helen Boigon, art student George Craven, and friend William Carlos Williams, all dating from 1939-1958. There is a collection of six letters of Sheeler letters addressed to Doris Royce, possibly an art critic, dating from 1949-1957. Miscellaneous manuscript collections include one letter written by Sheeler to E.P. Richardson in 1958, and another letter written to Frank Crowninshield in September, 1939.
Separated Material:
Portions of Sheeler's papers that were originally loaned for microfilming were not included in the later gifts and are available only on microfilm reel NSH-1. A watercolor study microfilmed on reel 1811 was later transferred to the Smithsonian American Art Museum. These materials are not described in the container list of this finding aid.
Provenance:
Charles Sheeler's wife Musya initially loaned the papers to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1958, 1965, and 1966. In June, 1966, she donated most of the earlier loaned materials. In 1964, Sheeler's friend Howard Lipman donated three photographs of Sheeler with Edward Steichen and John Marin. The third accrual was transferred to the Archives by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Library in June 1979.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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:
Works of art  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Lithographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Industrial designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Artifacts
Awards
Photographs
Journals (accounts)
Scrapbooks
Writings
Citation:
Charles Sheeler papers, circa 1840s-1966, bulk 1923-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sheechar
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Charles Sheeler papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97080c38f-51c0-443b-808a-a0c408c8352d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sheechar
Online Media:

British Royalty Loved Wallis Simpson's American Charisma 😎 Movers & Shakers | Smithsonian Channel

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-12-19T05:00:03.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_IQJg9UBUf5o

How Emerald Cunard Went From Wild West to British High Society

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-12-19T05:00:05.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_xWvZmZaMILw

Music Appreciation- Tchaikovsky

Composer:
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich, 1840-1893  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Contents:
Music appreciation: Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet; track 2; Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet; Track 4; Track 5; Tchaikovsky- Violin concerto
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1429
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Shakers  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-1429
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5a1ff33f7-4f58-431b-a06e-e7c6ffb8db95
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19907

Shaker Film I; Original Recording, Shaker Soup

Recorder:
Count, Jerome  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Massachusetts
United States
Contents:
There is a crown in heaven--The fast march: Living souls, let's be marching--Come to Zion--The slow march-Look up through the clouds--I'm on my way to Zion---The fast march: Living souls, let's be marching--Quick march: When I come to worship thee--The shuffle: Come life, shaker life--Come to Zion--Square order
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1430
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: United States, Massachusetts.
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Religious  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Shakers  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Religion  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-1430
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5da4bdff5-201c-45ab-bd06-d8b050c330ba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19908

Shakers 2 - Interviews- Life of Brother Ricardo Belden

Artist:
Belden, Ricardo, 1870-1958  Search this
Recorder:
Count, Jerome  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Contents:
Visions--Mother Ann's trial, spirits and hell--Shaker prayer ad prayer song--Union meeting--Shaker beliefs on marriage, work order
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1431
General:
CDR copy; The last Shaker from the Hancock Shaker Village, Massachusetts Shaker community, Brother Ricardo Belden ( 1870-1958), was interviewed by Jerome Count (d. 1968) from the Shaker Village Work Camp
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Shakers  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-1431
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5592bffcc-b23b-4c2b-b3b9-fcfde9b67018
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19909

Shakers I - Interview by the children

Artist:
Belden, Ricardo, 1870-1958  Search this
Recorder:
Count, Jerome  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Contents:
Brother Ricardo's life with the shakers--The ministry or governing body of the shakers--Details of shakerism--Shaker craftsmanship--Christ, marriage, ornamentation and the shaker future--The shakers vierw on other religions, race, gender and age
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1432
General:
CDR copy- The last Shaker brother from the Hancock Shaker Village, a Massachusetts Shaker community, Brother Ricardo Belden ( 1870-1958), was interviewed by Jerome Count (d. 1968) from the Shaker Village Work Camp
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Shakers  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-1432
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk537e071e5-9487-483a-83e1-3473095d4c14
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19910

Lamp Unto My Feet: Radio Program

Performer:
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Contents:
Simple gifts--Amazing grace- Wondrous love--God bless the grass--Turn turn turn--Shalom chivarem--Dona nobis pacem--Down by the Riverside
Track Information:
102 Pete Discusses the Shakers.

103 Simple Gifts.

104 Amazing Grace.

105 Wondrous Love.

106 God Bless the Grass.

107 Turn, Turn, Turn.

108 Shalom Chivarem

109 Dona nobis pacem

111 Study War No More (Down by the Riverside).
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-5678
General:
CDR copy- Disc 404
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-5678
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk541b62e32-1bea-4746-8eec-60057d6ebba8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref27361

Cincinnati -- McBride Garden

Provenance:
Shaker Lakes Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
McBride Garden (Shaker Heights, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Hamilton County -- Cincinnati
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
This formal garden featured a walled rose garden and a seasonal display of spring bulbs.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Mrs. Donald McBride (former owner, 1937-1990); Mr. and Mrs. Roger Rankin (former owners, 1990-1994?)
Related Materials:
McBride Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 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:
Formal gardens  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Ohio -- Shaker Heights  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH037
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb646a3ad1b-3504-40b5-ba96-5d93e45d4cab
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15399

Cleveland -- Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center

Creator:
Russell  Search this
Schmidt Copeland & Associates  Search this
Landscape architect:
Bowditch, Ernest W.  Search this
Gray, A. Donald  Search this
Pitkin, William, Jr.  Search this
Mott, Seward  Search this
Pitkin & Mott  Search this
Alexander & Strong  Search this
Sculptor:
Jirouch, Frank  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center (Cleveland, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Cleveland
General:
Further sources of information include: 1. Alexander & Strong plans. Your Garden. November, 1929, page 53. 2. Pitkin-Mott plans. Your Garden. February, 1933, page 12.
Related Materials:
Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center related holdings consist of 1 slide (col.)
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
Plan views  Search this
Planting plans  Search this
Gardens -- Ohio -- Cleveland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH176
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64d1ac42d-5396-43b1-9ce0-bd6db7850812
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15492

Pepper Pike -- Japanese Garden of Col. and Mrs. Edwin Higbee

Provenance:
Shaker Lakes Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Japanese Garden of Col. and Mrs. Edwin Higbee (Pepper Pike, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Pepper Pike
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheet and copies of photographs.
General:
The garden includes a brick patio with bamboo fencing; herb garden; and a small redwood tea house.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Col. and Mrs. Edwin Higbee (former owners, 1956-1977).
Related Materials:
Japanese Garden of Col. and Mrs. Edwin Higbee related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 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 -- Ohio -- Pepper Pike  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH050
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Shaker Heights -- D. S. Mortensen Garden

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH035
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Shaker Heights -- Schmitt Garden

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH036
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Shaker Heights -- McBride Garden

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH037
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Shaker Heights -- Marting Residence

Former owner:
Brooks, Wilbur  Search this
Brooks, Chester K. Mrs.  Search this
Hancock Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Fritsche, Paul, Mr.  Search this
Fritsche, Paul, Mrs.  Search this
Noall, Roger, Mr.  Search this
Noall, Roger, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Bell, Margaret Eaglesfield  Search this
Elliott, Dorothy W.  Search this
Alexander & Strong  Search this
Landscape designer:
Apanius, Alexander  Search this
Gardener:
Simonelli, Joseph  Search this
Provenance:
Shaker Lakes Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Marting Residence (Shaker Heights, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Shaker Heights
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and abbreviated garden plan.
General:
This .75-acre garden site was the Van Sweringen Land Company's lot #27 in the planned community of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Built for Mr. Wilbur Brooks in 1927, the house was designed by noted architect Monroe Copper (Dunn & Copper) and the original site plan was produced by Alexander & Strong, a well-known firm of landscape architects and town planners. The lily pool at the north end of the lot (large for Shaker Heights lots) was built in 1927. It holds approximately 2,750 gallons of water. Space was set aside on the eastern side of the property for flower borders, edged by hedges and divided by a walk. No plant material was specified on the blueprint. In 1937, Margaret Eaglesfield Bell produced a detailed blueprint for an evergreen, perennial and rose garden for the second owner, Mrs. Chester Brooks. Little is known about Bell, although she may have lived in Shaker Heights. Bell's blueprint replaced the original Alexander & Strong design. The spaces were divided into a series of three "rooms," separated by privet hedges, and bisected by a turf path set with stepping stones. The evergreen garden contained azalea, deutzia, and spring bulbs. The perennial bed combined such perennials as anemone, aquilegia, Arabis alpina, Dicentra spectabilis, eupatorium, lilies, iris, and peonies, among others. Several annuals such as ageratum and pansies were suggested as well. The color scheme was predominantly purple, pink and white. The formal rose garden contained hybrid teas bordered by teucrium, interplanted with spring bulbs. Each quadrant of the garden contained two Viburnum carlesi and a deutzia. In the center, a bird bath was underplanted with English ivy.
At the time the current owners purchased the house in 1988, the garden had undergone several decades of neglect. The perennial bed had been plowed under, and was adjacent to several large elms which shaded the area extensively. The rose garden shape remained, as did the ivy bed in the center. Only one rose bush remained. The evergreen garden was essentially a mix of ivy, pachysandra and myrtle. In the center of the yard, two large, dead elm trees predominated, and in their place the owner has created a large perennial bed with the help of gardener Joseph Simonelli. The predominant color scheme is once again purple, white and pink, with iris, peonies, lilies, chelone, roses, liatris, chrysanthemum, tradescantia, columbine, phlox, amsonia, Japanese anemone, Acanthus mollis, and Acanthus spinosus among others. The lily pond has been restored to working order, and a biofilter and pump have been installed. The hemlocks surrounding the pool cut down on the necessary light, so the lilies bloom only moderately well. Future plans include restoration of the rose garden, half of which is currently a garden where the owner's children grow vegetables and experiment. Throughout the property the owner is attempting to use the same kinds of flowers that were in the Bell design, even if they are not in the same location.
Persons associated with the garden include: Wilbur Brooks (former owner, 1928-ca. 1937); Mrs. Chester K. Brooks (former owner, ca. 1937-?); Mr. and Mrs. Hancock (former owners); Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fritsche (former owners); Mr. and Mrs. Roger Noall (former owners, before 1988); Alexander & Strong (landscape architects, 1927); Margaret Eaglesfield Bell (landscape architect, 1937); Dorothy W. Elliott (landscape designer, 1993); Alexander A. Apanius (landscape designer, 1995 to date); and Joseph Simonelli (gardener, 1988 to date).
Related Materials:
Marting Residence related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 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 -- Ohio -- Shaker Heights  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH188
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Shaker Heights -- Schreiber Garden

Landscape architect:
Williams, Maggie  Search this
Provenance:
Shaker Lakes Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Schreiber Garden (Shaker Heights, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Shaker Heights
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, site plan, and newspaper article.
General:
A suburban garden established in 1990, the design reflects a changing lifestyle from the 1929 house. The purpose of the new garden is to create a view from the now popular kitchen--the social gathering place in the home. A stone circle was added to the 1980s brick terrace to provide a link to the new flower borders. The allowed for the incorporation of the old garage (aggrandized with a fountain, raised beds, and treillage). A wooden gazebo became the focal terminus of the garden. Sixteen years on roses smother the gazebo; the hedges have grown tall; and the family enjoys the view year 'round.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Clarence and Ellen Carhin (former owners, 1928-1985); Maggie Williams (garden designer, 1990); Leon Bihun (artisan craftsman, 1991-present); and Helen Schreiber (gardener, 1991-present).
Related Materials:
Schreiber Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 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 -- Ohio -- Shaker Heights  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH221
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South Euclid -- Cropthorn

Provenance:
Shaker Lakes Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cropthorn (South Euclid, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- South Euclid
Scope and Contents:
Cropthorn related holdings consist of 2 folders, 2 35 mm. slides (c.1987-1992) and 25 35mm slides (1984).
General:
The main feature of the garden was its arc of perennial and rose gardens, sloping to catch the sun and the visitor's eye. The Tudor house, lawns, and gardens became an organic part of the property, which had been second or third growth forest, part of long-abandoned farmland. Well-grown trees were preserved, along with sections of the woods. The south area was kept unchanged except for a flagstone-paved picnic area with brick seating and a large brick fireplace. The woods to the east were somewhat tamed by lining the stream with sandstone; putting in primroses, ferns and other shade-loving plants; and adding two small stone bridges. The flower beds were terraced with low sandstone walls lining broad grass paths. Dense plantings of iris and roses bloomed through the summer. Cutting gardens, two greenhouses, a cold-frame, tool shed, vegetable garden; and field completed the property.
Person(s) associated with the property and garden include: Richard Preston and Helen Millikin Nash, II (former owners, ca. 1923-1990).
Related Materials:
Additional records may be available at the Shaker Lakes Garden Club and also the Western Reserve Historical Society.
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 -- Ohio -- South Euclid  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH049
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Waite Hill -- Old Orchard

Landscape architect:
Knight, Charles L.  Search this
Provenance:
Shaker Lakes Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Old Orchard (Waite Hill, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Lake County -- Waite Hill
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets,.plans, newspaper article, and copy of aerial photograph.
General:
The garden originally consisted of a small formal garden facing the road. The rest of the property contained an old apple orchard. The owners cleared some of the trees and moved the garden farther to the back of the house in 1983 in order to use it as a way of defining a ravine edge, giving a sweeping view across the back acres. Large yew bushes provide an anchor and focal point in the winter. Perennial beds faded into flowering shrubs and trees backed by woods and the ravine. In 1991, a garden room addtion led to the creation of the water garden, now, the major feature of the property. The water garden was re-designed in 1997. Much of the design of the gardens has been done by the owner.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Brian Sherwin (former owner, ? - 1970); and Mr. Charles Knight (landscape architect, 1983).
Related Materials:
Old Orchard related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 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 -- Ohio -- Waite Hill  Search this
Water gardens  Search this
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH192
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Willoughby -- Winden

Former owner:
Sherwin, Henry Alden  Search this
Sherwin, Belle, 1868-1955  Search this
Sherwin, Prudence  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Provenance:
Shaker Lakes Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Winden (Willoughby, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Lake County -- Willoughby
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, correspondence, and other information.
General:
Winden was originally the country residence of the founder of the Sherwin- Williams Company, Henry Alden Sherwin, and was later the home of his daughters Belle and Prudence Sherwin. The grounds were designed by the Olmsted Brothers firm of Boston around 1915. A series of garden rooms were fitted into different levels on a hillside and combined effects from both English and Italian gardens. Included were flower gardens, walls, terraces, stairways, water features, meadows, and arbors leading to the site of a working farm. The gardens fell into decline by the early 1960s and had vanished by the 1970s. An office complex was built on the site where the original house stood.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Henry Alden Sherwin (former owner, 1898-1916); Belle Sherwin (former owner, before 1955); Prudence Sherwin (former owner); and Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, ca. 1915).
Related Materials:
Winden related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 35 mm. slides)
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 00305, Henry Sherwin.
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 -- Ohio -- Willoughby  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH187
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