- Collection ID:
Fogg, John M. (John Milton), 1898-1982
- Physical Description:
183 Slides (photographs)
35mm, 0.1 cubic feet, 1 slide box
Collection consists of 183 35mm photographic slides that Dr. John M. Fogg took of a variety of arboreta, botanic gardens, plant nurseries, and other assorted gardens throughout the United States and Canada between 1955 and 1967.
Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection comprises 183 35mm photographic slides taken by Dr. John M. Fogg between 1955 and 1967 documenting a variety of trips to botanic gardens, arboreta, and plant nurseries in the U.S. and Canada. Photographs also include trips taken by Fogg and other members of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (later the American Public Gardens Association).
The collection is arranged into the following series and subseries:
Series 1: Garden images Subseries 1: Gardens in the United States Subseries 2: Foreign Gardens
Dr. John Milton Fogg Jr. (b.1898 - d.1982), a botanist, was a professor of botany for over sixty years at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the director of the Morris Arboretum at the University of Pennsylvania between 1954 and 1967. In 1941 Fogg was appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and named Vice Provost of the University of Pennsylvania in 1944. His career in botany was prolific.
Throughout his career Fogg worked to survey the flora of Pennsylvania. He helped to establish a horticulture school at the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania where he served as its first botany instructor. In 1966, Dr. Fogg was appointed Director of the Arboretum of the Barnes Foundation. Fogg wrote and published dozens of books and articles about botany and plants throughout his career. Fogg died in 1982 at the age of 83.
A project to describe images in this finding aid received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care Initiative, administered by the National Collections Program.
This collection was donated to the Archives of American Gardens by the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania in 2017.
The collection of slides was arranged and rehoused by AAG Volunteer Marca Woodhams in 2017, and described by AAG Intern Laura Bell in 2017. Slides from the collection were selected by Kelly Crawford, AAG Museum Specialist, and digitized for inclusion in the finding aid in 2017.
Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit all requests for appointments in writing. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, John M. Fogg Photographic Slides
Related Archival Materials
Records relating to Dr. Fogg's professional career are located at the following repositories:
The John Milton Fogg Papers, 1931-1982
at the Barnes Foundation Archives in Merion, Pennsylvania, and the
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania records 1933-2013
at the Morris Arboretum Archives at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pensylvania.
Archives of American Gardens
P.O. Box 37012
Capital Gallery West, Suite 3300, MRC 506
Washington, DC 20013-7012