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Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger

Artist:
MacColl, Ewan  Search this
Seeger, Peggy, 1935-  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:
British  Search this
Scottish Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
England
Great Britian
Contents:
Seeds of love--Its hard on the poor farmer--Sangaree--The wren she lies in care's bed--Spinning wheel--Wally wally
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-0617
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:
British Isles -- Songs and music  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-0617
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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/bk5c8d10a2a-6ed0-4e1a-9de3-a2486727caef
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19116

Fair and Tender Ladies

Artist:
Nye, Hermes  Search this
Recorder:
Asch, Moses  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:
Single girl, married girl--Seven long years--Wheel of fortune (Dublin City)--Get up jack, sit down--Walk shepherdess--Pretty little turtle dove--Road to Gundagai--Bold fisherman--Whoa mule, whoa
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-2196
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:
Folksong revival  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-2196
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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/bk5525ce27f-c877-4062-9338-0b07ceece8d1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref20542

Union Hoot (Madison Folk Music Society)

Performer:
Finger, Carl  Search this
Bernhardt, Joanie  Search this
Prestipino, Paul  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:
Wisconsin
United States
Madison (Wis.)
Contents:
10.Group- When the Saints Go Marching In" 11. Carl Finger - "Lot of Nothing" 12. Carl Finger and Joannie Bernhardt- "Alberta" "Deep Blue Sea" 13. Flip- "Michael Row the Boat Ashore" 14. Flip- "Oleanna" 15. Janet ?- "Old Bill" 16. Janet ? "Katy Cruel" 17. Janet and Bob- "Talking Wisconsin Blues" 18. Paul Prestipino "Down in the Willow Garden" 19. Paul Prestipino "Bald headed End of a Broom" 20. Carl Finger and Paul Prestipino "Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues" 21, Carl Finger and group "Ezekiel Saw the Wheel" 1. Carl Finger "Molly and Tenbrooks"
Track Information:
101 When the Saints Go Marching In / Group. Guitar.

102 Lot of Nothing / Carl Finger. Guitar.

103 Alberta / Carl Finger, Joanie Bernhardt. Guitar.

103 Deep Blue Sea / Flip. Guitar.

104 Michael, Row the Boat Ashore / Flip. Guitar.

105 Oleanna / Flip. Guitar.

106 Old Bill / Janet. Guitar.

107 Katy Cruel / Janet. Guitar.

108 Talking Wisconsin Blues / Janet, Bob. Guitar.

109 Down in the Willow Garden / Paul Prestipino. Guitar.

110 Bald Headed End of a Broom / Paul Prestipino. Guitar.

111 Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues / Carl Finger, Paul Prestipino. Guitar.

112 Ezekial Saw the Wheel / Carl Finger. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-3830
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Madison (Wis.), United States, Wisconsin.
General:
CDR copy- Disc 487/8
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
Guitar  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-3830
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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/bk56999eec1-9be0-4143-bd14-7471d3dd07ad
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref25268

Urban Blues

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.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Contents:
I feel good--Driving wheel--Shuffle--Country and western--Sweet home Chicago--Sweet black angel--Boogie--Crosscut saw--Catfish blues--The mood--Funky blues--Junco partner--Meet me tomorrow night--Doin' it--How long has that train been gone--Tipitina--Rockin' Pnemonia and the boogie woogie flu--Jambalaya--Mean old world--Stagolee--Mess around--Hey now baby
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-5RR-6029
General:
CDR copy (2 CDS)
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:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-5RR-6029
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/bk52251c4a0-2d60-42a9-9e3e-e06df4e39571
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref27955

A. Scott Crossfield Papers

Creator:
Crossfield, A. Scott (Albert Scott), 1921-  Search this
Names:
Eastern Air Lines  Search this
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA)  Search this
North American Aviation, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
20.23 Cubic feet (42 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Audiotapes
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Date:
1940 - 2004
Summary:
This collection consists of over nine cubic feet of material documenting Scott Crossfield's aviation career, with emphasis on his involvement with the North American X-15. The following types of material are included: correspondence; reel to reel tapes; papers, manuscripts; newspaper and magazine clippings; aviation manuals; photographs; film; and Crossfield's notes and reports.
Scope and Content note:
This collection encompasses the entirety of Albert Scott "Scotty" Crossfield, Jr.'s career as an engineer, test pilot, airline executive, and speaker and advocate for aerospace education. Records in the collection date from Crossfield's time at college in the 1940s through his death in 2006. Crossfield's papers were donated to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Archives by the Crossfield family in 2006 and a second batch of material was received in 2008. The collection was received without any apparent organizational scheme, but some items were received in labeled folders and these folder titles were retained when the collection was processed. One group of material was loaned by the family for copying and these items were photocopied and placed within the appropriate folder in the case of documents, or were scanned and entered into the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Archives image database in the case of photographs.

After his retirement from North American Aviation, Inc., Crossfield gave his papers to a former secretary, Marion Brown, so that she could organize them for his use in future writing projects. In February 1973, a U.S. Navy Vought A-7E Corsair II crashed into the apartment building where Brown lived and all of Crossfield's papers in her possession were destroyed. Due to this incident, the collection has more material from Crossfield's time with Eastern Air Lines and onwards, although the prior years are still well represented through records that were either retained in Crossfield's possession or copies that were gathered after the fact. There is correspondence from Crossfield relating to the crash in Box 11 of the collection.

The archival materials in this collection are organized into four series. The first series is composed of personal materials and includes school records, correspondence, personal photographs, records relating to various organizations in which Crossfield was active, information relating to the publication of Crossfield's autobiography, Always Another Dawn, other writings by Crossfield, financial records, subject files assembled by Crossfield, philatelic materials (Crossfield was an active collector and was a founding member and officer of The Aviation Historical Foundation, a philatelic organization), and news clippings. The material in this series is largely organized chronologically. Personal photographs and subject files are organized by topic first and chronologically within each folder and organizations are arranged alphabetically by name first and also chronologically within the individual folders.

The second series contains items relating to Crossfield's professional life, organized chronologically by place of employment. This series includes materials relating to Crossfield's work at Boeing, the U.S. Navy, the Kirsten Wind Tunnel at the University of Washington Aeronautical Laboratory, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), North American Aviation, Inc., Eastern Air Lines, Hawker Siddeley Aviation, Crossfield's work as an Independent Technical Advisor, Crossfield's application for the position of Director of the National Air and Space Museum, Crossfield's time as a member of the United States Organizing Committee, and his work with organizations such as the Scott Crossfield Foundation and The Wright Experience. During the later part of his life, Crossfield toured the country extensively giving speeches, presenting awards, etc. and there is a large amount of material relating to these appearances in this part of the collection. These materials arrived already organized chronologically by individual trip and this organizational scheme was retained. Specifically, the professional life series includes flight reports, manuals, drawings, business correspondence, administrative records, presentations and papers, travel itineraries, notebooks, calendars, speeches delivered by Crossfield, and career related photographs (which are broken out as their own subseries). The professional life series also includes a section of miscellaneous professional items including job seeking correspondence, information on the patent for a power wheel braking or driving unit designed by Crossfield, and a folder of Crossfield's résumés.

The third series consists of audiotapes and is organized first by tape format and then chronologically within each category. Subjects of the audiotapes include speeches, a large number of North American X-15 cockpit recordings and radio communications, tape produced for a television program, and autobiographical notes. A number of the audiotapes include no description. With a total of 65 examples in this series, the most common audiotape format in the collection is, by far, 7 inch reel to reel tapes. Other formats in this series include 5 inch reel to reel tapes, 3.125 by 3.5 inch metal audiotape cartridges, and Dictaphone recording belts. Please note that these audio recordings are unavailable to the researcher at the time of processing due to the format and fragility of the tapes.

The fourth series of this collection is comprised of oversized materials and additional materials including galley proofs, news clippings, drawings, charts, professional records, and photographs. The organization of this series mirrors the folder titles found in the rest of the collection.

The researcher should note that the collection also contains several motion picture films relating to the life and career of Albert Scott "Scotty" Crossfield, Jr. These films are not included in the container list but a NASM Archives staff person can assist you regarding access.
Arrangement:
The A. Scott Crossfield Papers are organized into the following series and subseries:

Series I: Personal Materials

1.1 School Records

1.2 Correspondence

1.3 Personal Photographs

1.4 Organizations

1.5 Information Related to the Publication of Always Another Dawn

1.6 Other Writings by Crossfield

1.7 Financial Records

1.8 Subject Files

1.9 Philatelic Materials

1.10 News Clippings

1.11 Miscellaneous Personal Records

Series II: Professional Life

2.1 Boeing

2.2 U.S. Navy

2.3 Kirsten Wind Tunnel, University of Washington Aeronautical Laboratory

2.4 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA)

2.5 North American Aviation, Inc.

2.6 Eastern Air Lines

2.7 Hawker Siddeley Aviation

2.8 Independent Technical Advisor

2.9 Application for NASM Director Position

2.10 United States Organizing Committee

2.11 Scott Crossfield Foundation

2.12 The Wright Experience

2.13 Speaking Engagements and Professional Appearances

2.14 Career Related Photographs

2.14 Miscellaneous Professional Records

Series III: Audiotapes

Series IV: Oversized Materials
Biographical/Historical note:
Albert Scott "Scotty" Crossfield, Jr. was born on October 2, 1921, in California. As a young boy, Crossfield was often confined indoors due to health problems related to pneumonia and rheumatic fever. During this time, he dreamed of becoming a pilot and designed and constructed model airplanes. Crossfield took his first airplane ride in 1927, at six years old, in an Alexander Eaglerock A-1 piloted by family friend Charles "Carl" Lienesch. Lienesch also encouraged Crossfield to become an engineer as well as a pilot. Unbeknownst to Crossfield's parents, he began taking flying lessons at the age of 12 at Wilmington Airport under the tutelage of pilot Vaughn McNulty. The family later moved to Washington State and it was there, at the Chehalis Airport, that Crossfield made his first solo flight in a Curtiss Robin. It was not until the summer of 1941, however, that Crossfield officially soloed and earned his pilot's license under the Civil Aeronautics Authority (CAA), Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP).

Crossfield enrolled in the University of Washington in 1940 and worked at the Boeing plant in Seattle, beginning in the fall of 1941, while still pursuing his studies. Crossfield's first assignment at Boeing was as an assembly page clerk. He was later promoted to the position of production expediter and shop salvage engineer. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Crossfield enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and continued to work at Boeing while he waited for an opening in a cadet class. In February 1942, tired of waiting on the Air Corps and eager to get into combat, Crossfield enlisted in the U.S. Navy instead where he joined the cadet class of May 7, 1942. Crossfield first trained in Seattle, Washington, and later was sent to the Naval Air Training Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he earned his Naval Aviator's wings in 1942. During his time in the Navy, Crossfield never fulfilled his ambition to see combat because he was selected instead to remain at Corpus Christi as a flight and gunnery instructor. Crossfield eventually was sent to Hawaii to prepare and train for an invasion of Japan but the war ended before this became necessary. During his time in the U.S. Navy, Crossfield flew the Grumman F6F Hellcat, Vought F4U Corsair, and the North American SNJ Texan, among other aircraft. After he separated from active duty with the Service, Crossfield remained active in the Naval Reserves and was part of an aerobatic team at Sand Point Naval Air Station that flew Goodyear FG-1D Corsairs.

Crossfield returned to his studies at the University of Washington in 1946 and was employed doing tests at the Kirsten Wind Tunnel at the University's Aeronautical Laboratory. Crossfield earned his Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1949 and his master's degree in aeronautical science in 1950. After obtaining his degrees, Crossfield joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) as a research pilot. During his time with NACA, Crossfield flew many aircraft including the Convair XF-92A, Bell X-1, Northrop X-4 Bantam, Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak, Bell X-5, Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, Convair F-102 Delta Dagger, North American F-86 Sabre, and the North American F-100A Super Sabre. Crossfield made history in the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket on November 20, 1953, as the first pilot to exceed Mach 2 (twice the speed of sound).

In 1955, Crossfield left NACA and joined North American Aviation, Inc. to work on the X-15 program where he would not only serve as the X-15 Project Pilot but also as a Design Specialist, a role in which he was an integral part of the design of both the aircraft and the pressure suit developed by the David Clark Company for the X-15 program. The suit served as a prototype for the spacesuits later worn by astronauts. Crossfield helped to develop the X-15's cockpit, control, and engine systems; structural design; propulsion system; engineered its escape system; and contributed to its handling quality requirements. He also developed the ground control test methodology that would later become standard on the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs. Crossfield piloted the North American X-15 on its first captive flight in March 1959, first glide flight in June 1959, and the first powered flight in September 1959, as well as numerous other test flights, before the X-15 was delivered to the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in February 1960. Crossfield also served as Chief Engineering Test Pilot at North American from 1955-1961 before moving to the Space and Information Systems Division first as the Director of Systems Test (1961) then as the Division Director of Test and Quality Assurance (1961-1966) where he was responsible for quality control in all North American projects including the Hounddog Missile (AGM-28, GAM-77), Paragliders for the Gemini program, Apollo Command and Service Module, and the Saturn V launch vehicles, second stage. Crossfield's final position with North American was as the Technical Director, Research, Engineering and Test from 1966-1967.

Crossfield joined Eastern Air Lines in Miami, Florida, as Division Vice President, Flight, Research, and Development, Flight Operations in 1967, a position he held until 1971 when he moved to Washington, DC, to serve as Staff Vice President, Transportation Systems Development (1971-1973). From 1974 to 1975, Crossfield served as Senior Vice President at Hawker Siddeley Aviation's U.S. subsidiary branch, an office he helped to establish. After leaving Hawker Siddeley, Crossfield served for many years as an independent technical advisor to the U.S. Congress. Crossfield also served on the United States Organizing Committee to plan the Air and Space Bicentennial. In the later part of his life, Crossfield traveled extensively to give talks, attend events, and make various professional appearances and it was on a return flight home from one such trip in 2006 that Crossfield was killed when the plane he was piloting was caught in a thunderstorm.

Crossfield was active in various organizations including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), and the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), a group in which he was a founding member. Crossfield also created the Scott Crossfield Foundation to support aerospace education. Crossfield was the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Sperry (Lawrence B.) Memorial Award (1954) and Chanute (Octave) Award (AIAA, 1958), Kincheloe Award (SETP, 1960), Harmon Trophy (1960), Collier (Robert J.) Trophy (1961), NASA Distinguished Service Medal (1993), and the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Trophy for Lifetime Achievement (2000).

Crossfield published his autobiography, Always Another Dawn, in 1960 with Clay Blair, Jr. and is the author of numerous other publications, articles, and technical papers.
Provenance:
Alice Crossfield, Gift, 2006
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
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.
Topic:
North American X-15  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Audiotapes
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Citation:
A. Scott Crossfield Papers, Accession number 2006-0041, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
A. Scott Crossfield Papers, Acc. 2006-0041, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0041
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A. Scott Crossfield Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg28d41031c-4569-4e2e-b114-8a32f81be51e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0041
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Portland -- A Plant Collector's Garden

Former owner:
McDonald, James Sir  Search this
McDonald, Anne Kerr Lady  Search this
Bates, John  Search this
Bates, Susan  Search this
Landscape architect:
Tucker, Ernest  Search this
Matschek, Clark  Search this
Lord & Schryver (Salem, Or.)  Search this
Architect:
Voorhis, Charles  Search this
Meyer, Ernest  Search this
Storrs, John  Search this
Landscape designer:
Matschek, Marsha  Search this
Head gardener:
Hahn, Conrad  Search this
Cole, Echo  Search this
Miner, Jay  Search this
Engineer:
Meigs, Gilbert  Search this
Garden designer:
Miner, Jay  Search this
Price, Withey  Search this
Galaher, Megan  Search this
Steel garden structures:
Schneikert, Martha  Search this
Tree pruning:
Buttrell, John  Search this
Thomas, Blake  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
A Plant Collector's Garden (Portland, Oregon)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Multnomah -- Portland
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopy of an article, a printed description and plan of the garden.
Varying Form:
McDonald Garden, formerly known as.
General:
Since 1940 the gardens of this 1.75 acre property have been designed and filled with unusual specimen trees and flowering shrubs, then redesigned by a second owner equally committed to plant collecting who wanted to maintain the early gardens as much as possible. The initial design included a broad brick terrace behind the house that overlooked a sweeping lawn bordered by beds containing perennials, shrubs and trees. A rock garden marked the transition from the cultivated gardens to a native woodlands on the steep slope to the Willamette River. Behind the brick wall along the street there was a hedge of arborvitae and rhododendron had been planted along the brick wall at the far end of the terrace. A glass and brick gazebo stood in the front courtyard, topped with a hummingbird weather vane by sculptor Keith Jellum. When the property changed hands in 2002 all these features were changed too: the overgrown arborvitae were replaced with large-leafed boxwood, too tall rhododendron that blocked the view from the house were relocated, the crumbling gazebo was removed, and the hummingbird weathervane was mounted on a stand in an island bed of seasonal plantings where it can spin with the wind. The mature specimen trees including paper bark maple, Ponderosa pine, several varieties of magnolia, Garry oak, dawn redwood and a wheel tree remained but new beds were designed and planted with hellebores, hosta, fuchsias, clematis, rhododendrons, peonies, dwarf conifers and arum varieties. A new shade garden called the grotto replaced failing grass, a new green house and four bin composting center were built. The rock garden was augmented with steps and additional plantings, and wide gravel paths were laid for touring as well as working in the perennials beds that border the lawn.
Originally the 1.3 acres that were cultivated were conceived as parkland and featured rare plant material. A garden room in a warmer microclimate known as the Chilean garden was kept and included a windmill palm, swamp cypress and other semi-tropical plants; a crepe myrtle and pomegranate were espaliered on the garage wall along one side. Three copper bowl fountains of Greco-Roman design placed in the front and side courtyards were connected to a recirculating water pump in the basement of the house. The brick walls surrounding the terrace were perforated, a signature design of the original landscape architects Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver and the gazebo built on a curved brick wall in the front court was a stand-out feature. The parkland was planted so there would be open views from the house and terrace of Mount Saint Helens and the Willamette River.
Persons associated with the property include Sir James and Lady McDonald (former owners, 1940-2002); Susan and John Bates (former owners, 2002-2015); Elizabeth Lord (1887-1976) and Edith Schryver (1901-1984) (landscape architects, 1940); Ernest Tucker (landscape architect, 1977); Marsha Matschek (landscape designer, 1975- );Clark Matschek (landscape architect, 1996); Conrad Hahn (head gardener, 1950); Ernest Meyer (architect, 1942); Charles Voorhis (architect, 1977); John Storrs (architect, 1960); Echo Cole (head gardener, 1996- ); Gilbert Meigs (engineer, 1978); Jay Wesley Miner (garden designer and head gardener, 2006- ); Withey Price (garden design, 2004); Megan Galaher (garden designer, 2014); Martha Schneikert (steel garden structures, 2006); John Buttrell (tree pruning, 2006- ); Blake Thomas (tree pruning, 2006- ).
Related Materials:
A Plant Collector's Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (17 35 mm. slides; 49 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 -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OR034
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb659bdf4a3-b101-457f-a546-6a4ce87e35ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10137

Ladew Topiary Gardens

Creator:
Ladew, Harvey Smith  Search this
Trustees Of The Ladew Topiary  Search this
Architect:
O'Connor, James  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Maryland -- Monkton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore County -- Monkton
Pleasant Valley Farm (Monkton, Maryland)
Date:
06/01/1920
General:
Harvey S. Ladew bought the property and spent the following years developing his topiary garden. Ladew was born in the Long Island Hunt country in 1886 and decided to move to he Maryland Hunt Country in 1929 and died in 1976. Metal arches on cross axial walks for climbing roses. Rose garden - wheel design with circular brick wall.
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
Arches  Search this
Rose gardens  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MD150007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland / MD150: Monkton -- Ladew Topiary Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb600c18995-f376-4cda-9753-11a657f5f676
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14866

[The Grange]

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
The Grange (Havertown, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Date:
[1930?]
General:
In this picture, on the Washington Walk, is the old wheel house which was used to pump water from the spring.
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:
Garden houses  Search this
Trees  Search this
Ferns  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Havertown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA034002
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA034: Philadelphia -- The Grange
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a2ebde36-e0de-4367-b5c2-7f1ba9fcc861
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Wheeling -- Oglebay Park

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Varying Form:
Waddington Farm, including
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.
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WV020
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / West Virginia
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Archives of American Gardens
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[Stocker-Mussey Garden]: Historic farm machinery is displayed in the orchard. There are a hay rake, harrow and wagon wheels.

Photographer:
Neville, Beth  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (Color, JPEG file. )
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Date:
2017 July 05
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:
Wagon wheels  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Gazebos  Search this
Orchards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA637018
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA637: Milton -- Stocker-Mussey Garden
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Archives of American Gardens
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Wilson -- Riverview Ranch

Former owner:
Riverview Ranch and Livestock Co.  Search this
Albrecht, Don  Search this
Garden designer:
MacLean, Marna  Search this
MacLean, Robert  Search this
Architect:
Lee, Vince  Search this
Builder:
Weber, Les  Search this
Provenance:
Bedford Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Gardens -- Wyoming -- Wilson
Riverview Ranch (Wilson, Wyoming)
United States of America -- Wyoming -- Teton County -- Wilson
Scope and Contents:
27 digital images (2010-2017) and 1 file folder.
General:
The property is 325 acres consisting of pasture, hayfields, a conservation area, and homestead with the Snake River flowing through it. The home was built in 1986 with the surrounding gardens and greenhouse in the original plan. The location dictated the "wagon wheel" design of the kitchen garden located inside a semi-circle between the driveway and greenhouse. The kitchen garden features a wooden fence, radiating stone paths from a central circular bed, raised vegetable beds, a small production greenhouse, and flower beds. Despite the short season and harsh Wyoming winters at an elevation of 6300 ft., the garden has proven to be a successful. The garden is designed to be viewed from the deck off the kitchen. Stone steps lead down to the greenhouse and garden. The greenhouse is used in the winter to house heirloom geraniums, ivy, a jade plant, a few orchids from Florida, and to start seedlings for the vegetable garden in the spring. The vegetables are planted in raised beds to discourage moles and voles and cloches are added as needed for frost and to deter chipmunks.
The contents of the garden has concentrated on flowers and vegetables that do well in Wyoming. The root crops and lettuces are very successful in this climate. Annuals are grown from seed collected in the fall as well as some new varieties each year. However, the owners also grow peonies and lilacs from relatives in Vermont as well as daffodils, Sweet Williams, and some special geraniums. The Hens and Chicks which grow between the stepping stones came from the owners' woodland property in New York. Also many of the spring bulbs were gifts from friends and relations which have continuously been divided and shared with others.
Persons associated with the garden include: Riverview Ranch and Livestock Co. (former owner, 1917); Don Albrecht (former owner); Robert and Marna MacLean (garden designers, 1986- ); Vince Lee (architect, 1986); Les Weber (log home builder).
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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Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WY002
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wyoming
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32758

[Riverview Ranch]: Fall garden put to bed with remnants of fall leaves and snow creeping down the hills; the wagon wheel designed flower garden and raised garden beds are visible.

Photographer:
McGlothin, Ariel C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (color, JPEG)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Riverview Ranch (Wilson, Wyoming)
Gardens -- Wyoming -- Wilson
United States of America -- Wyoming -- Teton County -- Wilson
Date:
2016 October 20
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:
Walkways, stone  Search this
Fences -- Wire  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Raised bed gardening  Search this
Greenhouses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WY002002
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wyoming / WY002: Wilson -- Riverview Ranch
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69bd48dd1-6981-4833-ad85-88bb81c500b6
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Durham -- Kalmia Garden at Gastler Farm

Provenance:
Middletown Garden Club  Search this
Photographer:
Murawski, Pat  Search this
Murawski, Pat  Search this
Owner:
Gastler, Timothy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
35 digital images (2016-2018) and 1 file folder. Images 001-035 under copyright: Pat Murawski, photographer.
General:
In 2008 the third generation owner of Gastler farm retired from his nursery and landscape design business, leased most of the original 46 acre property and retained five acres with the 1830's late Federal farmhouse, outbuildings and gently sloping fields, and developed a community venue for music and the arts for the fourth generation, called Kalmia Garden. In the early 20th century the family had a dairy farm while raising wholesale crops and maintaining a roadside stand to sell their flowers, sweet corn and strawberries. There was a poultry farm, field-grown pansies were hybridized and sold in another era, and the nursery business was known for its large field grown trees and shrubs. Native stones that had been unearthed over the last century's cultivation were used to build retaining and free standing walls to develop gardens on five acres. Huge Portland, Connecticut brownstones that had been salvaged from a nearby abandoned bridge abutment also were used in the hardscape. In total more one half mile of dry stone walls was built, evoking the archetypical New England farm and functioning as the bones of the landscape.

Native and specimen trees and shrubs from the nursery business were relocated among towering trees planted by earlier generations that include a Norway spruce and a sugar maple each more than one hundred years old. Historic farm implements are features: a 1910 horse-drawn sickle mower sits under a Japanese cypress near an 18th century carriage house moved here in the 1950's; cast iron wheels from an 1890's steam tractor lean against remnants of the corn crib's stone foundation; a vintage stone well cover is stood upright next to a 1907 stone and cement ice house. A contemporary barn-board sided addition to the farmhouse built in 2014 has a chef's kitchen, and food grown on the farm is shared with neighbors, friends, helpers and visitors. There is interest in developing a farm-to-table business, too.

Entering the property there is a meditation garden with irregular island beds of mixed conifers, and around the bend there is a memory garden, a small triangular space enclosed by stone walls that was a seed bed in the past, now used to cultivate Solomon's seal. The large vegetable garden beds are separated by wide grass walkways with a long herbaceous border opposite the 1916 barn. Crops include herbs, tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers, beans, squash, rhubarb and strawberries. There are mixed garden beds around each outbuilding accented with nursery stock. An extended paved patio next to the house has colorful annuals growing in containers and in a 1650 English stone sink. Across the lawn there is another curved dry stone wall known as the wedding wall. There is a Victorian style gazebo built of red cedar that was installed in 1981, its sides covered by morning glory. The newest space, the event garden, is a large walled lawn with native trees and shrubs surrounding the low walls. The parking garden is terraced with a stone retaining wall and an impressive view of the Coginchaug River valley.

Persons associated with the garden include: Charles Miller (former owner, 1873-1875); L.M. and Oscar Leash (former owners, 1875-1884); Olean Miller (former owner, 1884-1905); Nehemiah Burr (former owner, 1905); Gastler family (former owners, 1905-2006); Timothy Gastler (owner, 2006- ).
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 -- Connecticut -- Durham  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT761
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6373e474b-d618-41e6-8c39-454ee1a9b32c
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33204

[Eleutherian Mills]: painting by Bass Otis, c. 1840, showing house and gunpowder mills.

Artist:
Otis, Bass, 1784-1861  Search this
Provenance:
Hagley Museum and Library  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Eleutherian Mills (Wilmington, Delaware)
United States of America -- Delaware -- New Castle County -- Wilmington
Date:
1840.
General:
Image is from Hagley Museum and Library (item B11-1). No reproduction without permission.
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:
Summer  Search this
Residential buildings  Search this
Factories  Search this
Mills and mill-work  Search this
Millraces  Search this
Mill wheels  Search this
Gardens -- Delaware -- Wilmington  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item DE004023
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Delaware / DE004: Wilmington -- Eleutherian Mills
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Archives of American Gardens
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[Butler Garden]: stone wall outside of cottage with potted arum plant and antique wheel.

Photographer:
Bocken, Deborah S.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (digital) (col., JPEG.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photograph (digital)
Digital images
Place:
Butler Garden (Honolulu, Hawaii)
United States of America -- Hawaii -- Honolulu County -- Honolulu
Date:
2010 Apr.
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 -- Hawaii -- Honolulu  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Stones  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item HI034013
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Hawaii / HI034: Honolulu -- Butler Garden
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb678d098fa-dd50-42d7-96fa-f9e979c7fb29
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West Des Moines -- Woodridge

Former owner:
Tidrick, Robert L  Search this
Tidrick, Cornelia  Search this
Dunlap, Shepherd  Search this
Dunlap, William  Search this
Clark, Lester  Search this
Mitchell, J.A.  Search this
Aurand, Calvin W.  Search this
Aurand, Eleanor K.  Search this
Patio designer:
Hirsch, Audrey  Search this
Garden consultant:
Lyford, Barbara  Search this
Landscape designer:
Grieve, Linda  Search this
Ted Lare Landscape Design  Search this
Perennial Gardens  Search this
Patio construction:
Crose and Gardner  Search this
Provenance:
Des Moines Founders Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Woodridge (West Des Moines, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Polk -- West Des Moines
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of images, and other information.
General:
The 4.5 acre property was originally farmland and is surrounded by woodlands. When the current owners moved in they found a field of naturalized daffodils the following spring, numerous junipers planted in discrete beds near the house and garage, and two beds of ferns. Several additions to the 1950's house created new garden areas that were joined to surround the house and attached garage. Hundreds more daffodil bulbs have been added to the meadow over the years, and the other plantings are either deer resistant or are sprayed regularly. Trees include oak, shagbark hickory, pine, redbud and magnolia; shrubs include hydrangea, lilac, azalea, rose and forsythia. A large cement pad that covered a defunct deep well was reconfigured as a berm planted with serviceberry and euonymus. A two level brick patio was added, incorporating an existing shagbark hickory. The owners installed a hot tub instead of another water feature; later they replaced the tub with a fountain centered by an old mill wheel.
The extensive list of perennials in the foundation beds includes hosta, astilbe, clematis, daylily, hellebore, ornamental grass, peony, cone flower, Russian sage, Siberian and bearded iris, and spring bulbs. Wild flowers and ferns grow further out beyond the mowed lawn in the meadow and woodlands. Painted wooden cut-outs of a cow and calf are placed in the daffodil meadow during the warmer months. There also is a fenced cutting garden at a distance from the house and patio.
Persons associated with the garden include Robert L. and Cornelia Tidrick (former owners, 1854-1855); Shepherd and William Dunlap (former owners, 1855-1867); Lester Clark and Clark family members (former owners, 1867-1922); J.A. Mitchell (former owner, 1922-1957); Calvin and Eleanor Aurand (former owners, 1957-1974); Audrey Hirsch (patio design, 1986); Crose and Gardner (patio construction, 1986); Ted Lare Landscape Design (landscape design, 1989); Barbara J. Lyford (garden consultant, 1995); Linda Grieve of Perennial Gardens (landscape design, 2000-2005).
Related Materials:
Woodridge 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 -- Iowa -- West Des Moines  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA025
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64e14f32c-8ba7-45ce-903d-f6a484a74eac
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Winnetka -- House in the Garden

Architect:
Beeby, Thomas H.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Nevins, Debrorah  Search this
Arborist:
Bartlett Tree Experts  Search this
Landscape architect:
Mariani Landscape  Search this
Provenance:
Lake Geneva Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
House in the Garden (Winnetka, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Cook -- Winnetka
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
The three acre property was cleared of all but two trees and graded so that the house, nine garden rooms, and even the walk into the woodland garden would be accessible to people with differing physical abilities. The house is styled after a 16th century French manor house without stairs that might impede anyone from entering. Garden rooms are enclosed by tall clipped yew hedges in the neoclassical style. The formal motor court in front of the house has a double row of pleached linden at the perimeter and a central medallion of clipped boxwood, English ivy, lawn and four sphere shaped yews. The terrace behind the house is edged with petunias in summer leading to a lawn and a woodland garden planted with evergreens and wildflowers. Along one side of the central lawn there is an allée of honey locust with large containers filled with tulips in spring and hydrangeas in summer backed by a perennial and shrub garden with a white garden at one end that includes roses, cosmos and tree peonies. Parterres planted with roses and varieties of herbs that would have been found in monastery gardens, topiaries shaped like swans, and a pergola covered by wisteria were inspired by a 16th century French engraving. West of the house in one of the few pitched areas there is a paved patio with boxwood clipped to resemble billowing clouds, known as the amphitheater. A wetlands known as the dells was constructed to retain run-off from heavy rainfall.
Throughout the property the walkways are wide and flat so that a person in a wheel chair could have another person walking beside them. Fragrance also was an important quality when choosing plants. An antique maple shades a provincial fountain, redbuds, violas, and ferns, and the other historic tree on the property is an elm. The property attracts wildlife, including more than 120 bird species that feed on the berries, breeding mallards, and a fox family. Various evergreen and deciduous trees around the perimeter are enclosed by woven willow branch wattle fencing.
Persons associated with the garden include Thomas H. Beeby (architect, 1990); Deborah Nevins (landscape designer, 1992); Bartlett Tree Experts (arborist, 2016- ); Mariani Landscape (landscape architects, 2016- ).
Related Materials:
House in the Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (23 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 -- Illinois -- Winnetka  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IL183
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f8431186-2589-4808-ab46-96ff9a8d7b74
EDAN-URL:
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Mount Desert -- Wasgat Cove

Former owner:
Sinkler, Wharton  Search this
Sinkler, Louise Elkins  Search this
Architect:
Sinkler, John P.B.  Search this
Adams, Frank  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wasgat Cove (Northeast Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Mount Desert -- Northeast Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and photocopies of articles.
General:
This French Normandy style house is located on a three and a half acre property on a sloping terrain at the edge of Somes Sound, the only fjord on the eastern coast of the United States. A 300 foot dock with a gazebo at the end is an integral part of the garden design. Approaching the house from the gravel driveway there is a steep bank that descends into Hadlock Brook, following along the property until it enters Somes Sound on the south side of the house. A teak bench is nestled between two Maine rocks and accented with Japanese painted ferns on the southern corner. From the seating area is a pool garden with a "Perugia" Lunaform urn and continuing up the hill is a winding stone stair to a water wheel at the mouth of Hadlock Brook.
A seaside terrace with a dining area and two Italian terracotta urns overlooks the dock. On the north side of the house is a small fern garden and from further towards the front of the house is a woodland grove with a children's tree house and a meditation area.
Persons associated with the garden include Wharton and Louise Elkins Sinkler (former owners, 1920-1922); John P.B. Sinkler (architect, 1920); Frank Adams (architect); Prock Marine Company (marine architect and installers of pier and dock); and Lunaform (planters and urns).
Related Materials:
Wasgat Cove related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides (photographs); 17 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 -- Maine -- Northeast Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME133
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d73b60af-28a7-4db6-9771-6f3ea7a498eb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8186
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Natchez -- Monmouth

Former owner:
Evans, Lewis  Search this
Evans, Sarah  Search this
Thompson, Jonathan  Search this
Hankinson, John  Search this
Smith, Calvin  Search this
Duncan, Rosalie Quitman  Search this
Lovell, Alice Quitman  Search this
Lovell, Eva C.  Search this
Perry, W. W.  Search this
Perry, Lottie  Search this
Barnum, Annie G. Gwin  Search this
Gwin, Lucien C.  Search this
Gwin, Lawrence P.  Search this
Former:
Vaughan, Anne Gwin  Search this
Consultant:
Miller, Ron  Search this
Miller, Mary Warren  Search this
Hilliard, Elbert  Search this
Contractor:
Smith, Danny  Search this
Landscape architect:
Garbo, William  Search this
Graham, Bryan  Search this
Horticulturist:
Cotton, Harvey  Search this
Gardener:
Stewart, Larry  Search this
Provenance:
Pilgrimage Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Monmouth (Natchez, Mississippi)
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Adams County -- Natchez
General:
"Monmouth is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated an Historic Landmark. The well-kept gardens have great appeal, and many visitors spend time here throughout the year. Native plants abound and enhance selected cultivated plant material. A special rose garden sets the theme for excellence in plant choices. The pear orchard revived and replanted from traditional earlier production of this and other fruits by John Quitman is also noteworthy."
"Highlighting the property is a small lake with a picturesque bridge. The bridge crossing leads to a gravel pathway directly in line with an approach to either an early cemetery where one of the first owners is buried, or a well marked nature trail into the natural forest part of Monmouth's property. The garden plan evolved into a beautiful year-round setting.
Persons associated with the property include: Lewis and Sarah Evans (former owner February 22, 1814 to December 21, 1817); Jonathan Thompson (former owner from December 21, 1817 to January 11, 1825); John Hankinson (former owner from January 11, 1825 to March 11, 1826); Calvin Smith (former owner from march 11, 1826 to 1858); Rosalie Quitman Duncan (former owner from 1858 to 1914); Alice Quitman Lovell (former owner 1914 to Jan 1, 1919); Eva C. Lovell (former owner from 1914 to January 1, 1919); W. W. Perry (former owner from Jan 1, 1919 to June 15, 1922); Lottie Perry (former owner from June 15, 1922 to ?).
Persons associated with the property include: Annie G. Gwin Barnum (former owner from ?); Anne Gwin Vaughan (former owner from ?); Lucien C. and Lawrence P. Gwin (former owner from ?); Ron and Mimi Miller (Historic Natchez Advisors in 1982); Ms. Elbert Hilliard (Mississippi Department of Archives and History, consultant in 1982); Danny Smith (Builder/Contractor); Bill Garbo (landscape architect); Bryan Graham (landscape architect); Harvey Cotton (horticulturist and manager); Larry Stewart (gardener and nature trail planner); Malcolm Robson (wood grainer, England).
Related Materials:
Monmouth related holdings consist of 1 folder (21 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 -- Mississippi -- Natchez  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MS009
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Mississippi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63455d170-c931-40c7-9711-9cccd1c5736c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref9167

Natchez -- Marschalk-Spencer

Garden designer:
Garbo, William  Search this
Provenance:
Pilgrimage Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Marschalk-Spencer (Natchez, Mississippi)
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Adams County -- Natchez
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, landscape plans, a plant list, copies of book entries and newspaper articles, history of property by Historic Natchez Foundation, and articles about Marschalk.
General:
The garden space of the Marschalk-Spencer House (ca. 1830) is brick-walled, and fits the designation of a "secret garden." The garden is entered by way of a narrow path framed by the side of the house and a clipped hedge. Brick steps and a wrought iron gate give one a first glimpse of the garden and its entrance court. From this court space, three steps and a small wrought iron gate lead up to a terrace with brick paved walks encircling a classic sundial. Low cliped boxwood and mondograss soften the appearance of the brick walks. There are two lead sculptures on this axis. At the far end of the upper terrace, a tiny patio furnished with cast iron furniture provides a focal point terminating the central walk. Trees along the property line of the house to the back property line. Thought small, this garden gives one a feeling of spaciousness. The garden space is approximately 31 feet wide by 72 feet in length.
Persons associated with the garden include: David Wood (former owner); Andrew Marschalk (former owner, 1819); Miller and Jane Stewart (former owners, 1824); Robert Stewart (former owner, 1854-1880); Herman F. Papp (former owner, 1880-1884); Marion Payne (former owner, 1884-1904); Nannie W. Humpreys (former owner, 1904-1927); Mrs. Covington W. Scott family (former owners, 1927-1974); Lynda Mead Shea (former owner, 1974); Bruce and Brenda Fisher (former owners, 1974-1983); William Garbo, ASLA (garden designer, 1987); and Ron and Mary W. Miller (historical researchers).
Related Materials:
Marschalk-Spencer 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 -- Mississippi -- Natchez  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MS033
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Mississippi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64797cd61-f72d-4517-8dfc-abbef00555d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref9169

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