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The Mildred N. Beauregard Slide Collection contains 1,249 35mm slides, dated circa 1947-1971, of gardens and castles in England, Scotland, France, Holland, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, as well as American gardens, photographed by Mildred Napier Beauregard. Some slides show tourist sites and scenes including skylines, rock features, waterways, boats and ships, and unidentified individuals. The collection also includes two slide viewers.
The historic order of the slides has been maintained and reflects an organization based on geographic location. In rehousing the slides, rubber bands were removed for preservation purposes and replaced with archival quality card stock to indicate groups of slides that were formerly banded together.
Mildred Napier Beauregard was born in Milledgeville, Georgia. She was an avid traveler and photographer, taking numerous slides of the sites she visited.
Processing Information note
A box list of a portion of the Mildred N. Beauregard Slide Collection was prepared by AAG intern Cate Rudnicki in 2008.
Encoded by AAG intern Carolyn Chesarino, June 2010 and Brittany Dunton, December 2011.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated to the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Horticulture (later Smithsonian Gardens) in 1987 by Mildred Beauregard's son, Pierre G.T. Beauregard III.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Preferred Citation note
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Mildred N. Beauregard slide collection.
Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Pierre G. T. Beauregard III inherited the slide collection of gardens, landscapes, and other sites photographed by his mother Mildred N. Beauregard.
Archives of American Gardens
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Washington, DC 20013-7012