Roche collection, circa 1954-1970
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAG.ROC
Creators:
Roche, John P.
Roche, Mary Alice
Dates:
circa 1954-1970
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cubic feet
28 transparencies
col.
4 x 5 in.
62 photographic prints
b&w
8 x 10 in.
1 photographic print
col.
2.5 x 3.5 inches
3 transparencies
col.
120mm
62 photographic prints
black and white
8 x 10
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
The Roche Collection consists of photographic images of twenty-five private gardens in California, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, and New York taken by John and Mary Alice Roche from the 1950s through the early 1970s.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The Roche Collection consists of photographic images of twenty-five private gardens in California, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, and New York taken by John and Mary Alice Roche from the 1950s through the early 1970s. The garden owner name, location, and special features are written on the backs of many of the transparency mounts and photographs. All photos are stamped on the back with original licensing information.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
John and Mary Alice Roche worked as a team to photograph gardens for publications such as House Beautiful, House and Garden, Horticulture, Popular Gardening, Flower Grower, Brooklyn Botanic Bulletin and several books. Mr. and Mrs. Roche both graduated from the Clarence H. White School of Photography; John Roche later taught there. Together the Roches operated a photography studio in Caldwell, New Jersey. They co-wrote the book, Photographing Your Flowers; a Practical Guide for Indoor and Outdoor Use, published in 1954.
Mary Alice Roche (1917 - 2004): "...in 1971, with Charlotte Selver, established the Sensory Awareness Foundation, and was its managing secretary and bulletin editor for many years. A former member of the Sensory Awareness leaders Guild with a private practice, she was also a director of The Lifwynn Foundation, whose social research combines intellectual and somatic investigation." (from Sensory Awareness Foundation)

Administration
Separated Materials note
Photographic images taken and/or processed by John P. Roche are included in the Center for Creative Photography's Photograph Collection at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Author
Beth Page
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note
Mary Alice Roche donated the collection of images to the Archives of American Gardens in 2003.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
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.
Conditions Governing Use note
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.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The Roche Collection was sorted and arranged by a member of the Garden Club of America prior to its being donated to the Archives of American Gardens.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Gardens -- Missouri Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gardens -- Maine Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gardens -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gardens -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gardens -- New Jersey Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gardens -- New York (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Gardens
P.O. Box 37012
Capital Gallery, Suite 3300, MRC 506
Washington, DC 20013-7012
aag@si.edu