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Correspondence Between Evans and Starr

Collection Creator:
Starr, Nina Howell, 1903-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 39
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. 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:
Nina Howell Starr papers, circa 1933-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Nina Howell Starr papers
Nina Howell Starr papers / Series 4: Minnie Evans / 4.2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Writings

Collection Creator:
Johanson, Patricia, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1 and OV 3; 7 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1997, n.d.
Scope and Contents note:
This series includes two transcripts of interviews of Johanson. There are photocopied and ink drawings for her designs of works and proposals for work, including the Con Edison Indian Point Visitors Center (1972), Columbus East High School (1973), Diptheria rock sculpture (1974), and proposals for public art in San Fransisco and Rockland County, New York. There are blueprints for the Fair Park Lagoon Sculpture in Dallas, Texas. Writings include personal statements about her artwork, notebooks, collection records for the Museum of Modern Art, a slide lecture, and the convocation address given at the Massachusetts College of Art in May, 1995. Published writings include a 1992 monograph by Johanson and several magazine and newsletter articles. Writings by others include student papers written about Johanson including a master's thesis.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Patricia Johanson papers, 1964-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.johapatr, Series 3
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Lafayette Hill -- The Andorra Garden of Mr. and Mrs. George Q. Nichols

Owner:
Nichols, George  Search this
Nichols, Audrey  Search this
Landscape designer:
Peck, Frederick W. G.  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Andorra Garden of Mr. and Mrs. George Q. Nichols (Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Lafayette Hill
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, plant lists, and other information.
General:
Set in a tree-filled valley The Andorra Garden of Mr. and Mrs. George Q Nichols was inspired by English cottage gardens, with an antique stone barn and stone walls as well a formal courtyard created by landscape designer Frederick Peck in the 1950s. The property comprises five acres that once were part of a tree farm and benefits from the remaining mature trees. The recent owners concentrated on growing flowering shrubs, perennials and annuals including New Dawn and Madam Alfred Carriere climbing roses, tree peonies, clematis, climbing and bush hydrangea, Oriental poppies, delphinium, acanthus, hollyhocks, columbines, and foxgloves. Flower arrangements filled the house and were entered into competition at the Philadelphia Flower Show. The design of the garden included flowering borders along axial gravel paths that led between the barn and the house with large swaths of lawn. Borders with roses, clematis and honeysuckle growing up trellises were planted on either side of the eight-foot high stucco walls that enclose the garden. Three arched entries into the old barn are echoed in an antique arch over a doorway in the walls, and in an enormous mirror mounted on the house. The formal courtyard near the house includes a restored octagonal garden bed with a fountain in the center. The stone fireplace from the original kitchen outbuilding is nearby.
Flowers in darker shades of maroon, brown and black were featured in the garden to provide contrast and definition to the spaces. Antique stone benches and wrought iron pieces were featured. A sculpture created from a hoe, rakes, a shovel, watering can, bucket, scythe and other tools mounted on the side of the barn commemorates all the work that went into this garden, and the ones that preceded it.
The area was settled in 1700s by Swiss German farmers and the original farmhouse and barn were built circa 1750. In 1850 Richard Wistar bought the property and named it Andorra Farm. He planted many trees and intended to build a mansion on his estate but died in 1863. In 1882 the property was purchased for further development by Henry Howard Houston and a tree farm was established, later owned and run by the nurseryman William Warner Harper. Although much of the surrounded acreage was sold and developed for housing the Houston family retained ownership of part of the original property. A granddaughter of Henry Houston, Eleanor Houston Smith and her husband Lawrence Smith, donated 100 acres in the 1970s to Fairmount Park. It is now the Wissahickon Environmental Center, and its visitors' center is in a nurseryman's cottage that was built around a sycamore tree although that tree is no longer standing.
Persons associated with the garden include Richard Wistar (former owner, 1850-1863); Henry Howard Houston and family (former owners, beginning in 1882); William Warner Harper (nurseryman and former owner of Andorra Tree Farm, 1920-1934); Lukens family (former owners, beginning in 1929); George and Audrey Nichols (former owners, 1976-2008); Frederick Peck (landscape designer, 1950's).
Related Materials:
The Andorra Garden of Mr. and Mrs. George Q. Nichols related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35mm slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Lafayette Hill  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA665
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Deaf Folklore; Storytelling Workshop

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Folklore of the Deaf Program 1981 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1981 June 27
Local Numbers:
FP-1981-7RR-0248
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 27, 1981.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Disabilities  Search this
Deafness  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1981, Item FP-1981-7RR-0248
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1981 Festival of American Folklife / Series 6: Folklore of the Deaf / 6.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1981-ref304
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The Gertrude Farrington diaries

Creator:
Farrington, Gertrude  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (3 diaries)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1977-1992
Content Description:
This collection contains three 5-year diaries kept by Ridgefield Garden Club member Gertrude Farrington from 1978 to 1992.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut  Search this
Women gardeners  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Identifier:
AAG.GCA.FAR
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The Gertrude Farrington diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-gca-far
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Diary 2 of 3

Collection Creator:
Farrington, Gertrude  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983-1987
Identifier:
AAG.GCA.FAR, Item FAR2
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The Gertrude Farrington diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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BC Island Visitor Center

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Provost  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-043, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Provost, Grant Records
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Grant Records
Grant Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Whipple Observatory - Visitors' Center, 1988-1989

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 51 of 52
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access limitations to personnel records; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-100, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 51
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa98-100-refidd1e10983

Public Visitors Center, Whipple Observatory

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-006, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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KidSat Student Mission Operations Center (SMOC) Teachers Handbook, (folder 2 of 2)

Collection Creator:
Ride, Sally, 1951-2012  Search this
Container:
Box 33, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Sally K. Ride Papers, Acc. 2014-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sally K. Ride Papers
Sally K. Ride Papers / Series 5: Sally Ride STEM Education Projects / 5.1: KidSat/EarthKAM Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2014-0025-ref468
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Union Station Visitors Center (1963-1965) (3 folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 192 of 659
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1e: Office of the Secretary / Box 192
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0099-refidd1e13083

Union Station Visitors Center, Legislation (1965)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 192 of 659
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1e: Office of the Secretary / Box 192
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0099-refidd1e13094

Union Station Visitors Center (1964-1967) (3 folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 193 of 659
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1e: Office of the Secretary / Box 193
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0099-refidd1e13113

Visitors Center - General

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 208 of 659
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records
Records / Series 2a: Subject File / Box 208
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0099-refidd1e14600

Visitors Center (General)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 292 of 659
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records
Records / Series 3a: Subject File / Box 292
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0099-refidd1e22870

National Visitor Center

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 375 of 659
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: 1970 Files / Box 375
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0099-refidd1e30494

Visitors Center

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 479 of 659
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records
Records / Series 6a: Subject File / Box 479
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0099-refidd1e39169

Visitors Center - Union Station, 1964-1965 (see also Box 192 and Box 193- SI flags)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 33 of 659
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1a: Subject File / Box 33
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0099-refidd1e2691

Folder 4 Visitors Center

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 360 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Series 5: Secretary's Files, 1976 / Box 360
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0613-refidd1e36620

Visitors Center

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 405 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Series 6: Secretary's Files, 1977 / Box 405
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0613-refidd1e43516

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