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Rudy J. Favretti collection
Creators:
Favretti, Rudy J.
Dates:
circa 1950-2010
Size:
31.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.FAV
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The collection contains the project design records of Rudy J. Favretti. , a landscape architect and professor noted for his extensive work in historical restoration of gardens, parks, and landscapes. He donated his collection of garden design files, plans, and images to the Smithsonian's Archives of American Gardens in March 2011.

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Ridgefield Garden Club lantern slides
Dates:
1929-1992
Size:
0.4 Cubic feet (128 lantern slides)
Collection ID:
AAG.GCA.RGC
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

This series contains 128 glass lantern slides of images photographed by Louise Newton, a founding member of the Ridgefield Garden Club, on a Garden Club of America visit to England in June 1929. It is very likely that Louise Newton was part of Group A on the trip.

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Bedman Brothers Company records
Creators:
Bedman, John
Bedman, James
Bedman, William
Bedman, Joseph
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Dates:
1859 - 1984
Size:
8.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.BED
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Bedman Brothers Company Records collection focuses primarily on the business and financial transactions of Bedman Brothers seed company of Rahway, New Jersey, and includes accounting ledgers, purchase orders, price lists, miscellaneous business and family correspondence, and various brochures, pamphlets and leaflets related to horticultural topics. Other holdings in the collection include World War II ration stamps and two scrapbooks, one of which contains many late nineteenth and early twentieth century chromo-lithographed trade cards (primarily from the sewing, clothing, and floral industries). The other scrapbook holds news clippings from the Civil War period. Seperated materials include seed gathering equipment used by field workers.

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Roche collection
Creators:
Roche, John P.
Roche, Mary Alice
Dates:
circa 1954-1970
Size:
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)
Collection ID:
AAG.ROC
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Roche Collection documents some of the work of John and Mary Alice Roche, garden photographers who photographed numerous gardens throughout the United States. Several of the Roches' images appeared in popular gardening magazines and books on flower arranging from the 1950s and 1960s.

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Hollerith Family slide collection
Creators:
Hollerith family
Hollerith, Lucia Beverly, 1891-1982
Hollerith, Herman, 1860-1929
Hollerith, Nannie Talcott, 1898-1985
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Dates:
1952-1980
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet (approximately 2,500 35mm slides, 35mm)
Collection ID:
AAG.HOL
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Hollerith Family Collection includes approximately 2,200 35mm slides dating from 1952 to 1980 that document the horticultural interests and travels of sisters Virginia and Nan Hollerith, members of the Georgetown Garden Club in Washington, D.C. The images primarily show private and public gardens, plantations, and historic sites in the mid-Atlantic and the southeast regions of the United States. Included in the collection are slides documenting the activities of the Georgetown Garden Club and various floral arrangements.

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Corliss Knapp Engle slide collection
Creators:
Engle, Corliss Knapp
Dates:
1969-2001
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.CKE
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Corliss Knapp Engle slide collection contains 35mm slides of gardens, garden features, flower shows, and flora photographed by Corliss Engle, a self-taught photographer and horticulturalist. Much of the collection is comprised of photographic documentation of numerous private and public gardens that she visited throughout the United States. Of particular note are images of Engle's own garden in Brookline, Massachusetts, spanning three decades; they provide excellent insight into the development and evolution of a garden over time. Portions of the collection highlight Engle's involvement with the Garden Club of America and the GCA's Garden History and Design Committee. The collection also includes various notes, lecture scripts, brochures, programs and articles on garden and plant-related themes generated or compiled by Corliss Knapp Engle.

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Robert M. Fletcher slide collection
Creators:
Fletcher, Robert M., d. 1995
Dates:
circa 1979-1995
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (268 35mm slides., color, 35mm)
Collection ID:
AAG.FLE
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Robert M. Fletcher Collection contains 268 35mm color slides documenting Southern California gardens designed by landscape architect Robert M. Fletcher.

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Lewis & Valentine company records
Creators:
Lewis & Valentine Company
Lewis, Hewlett Withington
Dates:
1916-1971
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (documents, 366 photographs, 1 videotape.)
Collection ID:
AAG.LVC
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Lewis & Valentine Company Collection contains records of the Lewis & Valentine Company dating from 1916 to 1971 including photographs, negatives, brochures, books, trade catalogs, company papers, letters from clients, customer lists and a history of the company written by Harold Carman Lewis. Photographs document the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia, estates in Long Island, New York, and the properties of Hugh D. Auchincloss, Eugene du Pont, Walter P. Chrysler, Otto H. Kahn, F. W. Woolworth, Pierre S. du Pont (Longwood Gardens), Charles M. Schwab and Edward T. Stotesbury. This collection contains only a sampling of the records of Lewis & Valentine and should not be considered comprehensive.

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Captain A. H. McComb Jr. slide collection
Creators:
McComb, A. H., Jr., Capt.
Dates:
1956-1966
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (208 color slides, 35mm)
Collection ID:
AAG.MCC
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Captain A.H. McComb, Jr. Collection includes approximately 230 35mm slides of public and private gardens and landscapes dating from 1956 to 1966, photographed by Captain A.H. McComb, Jr. at sites in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, New York, United States Virgin Islands, Argentina, Bermuda, Capri, Cuba, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Tobago.

Smithsonian Gardens field collection
Creators:
Smithsonian Gardens
Dates:
1988-present
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.SGF
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

Garden documentation including images and plans generated or compiled by Smithsonian Gardens employees, volunteers, interns, and fellows during the course of research or garden visits.

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