Historic Gardens Postcard collection
The Historic Gardens Postcard Collection includes nearly 250 postcards of historic views of various public gardens, parks, monuments, and buildings throughout the United States and some foreign countries including Canada, France and Cuba. Some private gardens and estates and several sites in Washington, D.C. are also represented. Roughly half of the postcards were mailed; the remaining postcards were not written on or posted. Areas represented include Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. About a dozen cards feature various views of Smithsonian Institution museums along the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Captain A. H. McComb Jr. slide collection
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.
This accession consists of records documenting the exhibition Ana Mendieta: Earth Body Sculpture and Performance, 1972-1985. The exhibition was organized by Olga M. Viso, Curator of Contemporary Art, 2000-2003, and Deputy Director, 2003-2005, and traveled to several venues between 2004 and 2006. This accession also documents Viso's extensive research into the life and work of …
Brent Heath Garden Photography collection
35mm slides of private and public gardens photographed by Brent Heath, co-founder of Brent and Becky's Bulbs in Gloucester, Virginia.
This accession consists of materials documenting the planning, development, installation, fundraising, and publicity of the exhibition Crosscurrents of Modernism: Four Latin American Pioneers, created for the Columbus Quincentenary and curated by Valerie J. Fletcher. Materials include memoranda, correspondence, floor plans, budget information, grants, copies of images, label texts, bibliographies, checklists …
Ken Druse garden photography collection
The Ken Druse Garden Photography Collection contains approximately 45,000 film transparency and 35mm slide images, dating from 1978 to 2005, of gardens, garden features, and flora photographed by garden writer and photographer Ken Druse. The photographic images document numerous private and public gardens throughout the United States and a few in Canada. Many have appeared in Druse's own books and articles as well as those by other writers. Approximately half of the collection is arranged according to specific garden, the other half by garden feature. A small portion of the collection consists of slide lectures given by Druse. Some images are identified with general captions and dates. Images documenting specific gardens are sometimes accompanied by handwritten notes, garden descriptions, and articles. Annotations appearing on certain images indicate the publication in which they appeared. The collection includes 'outtakes' or bracketed images that give insight into Druse's photo shooting process.
This accession consists of records documenting the planning, development, installation, fundraising, and publicity of the American exhibition at the Biennale di Venezia in 2001, partly curated by Olga Viso, Curator of Contemporary Art. Materials include memoranda, correspondence, floor plans, label text, proposals, checklists, funding and fundraising information, budgets, press releases, and …
This accession consists of records documenting the development and execution of the exhibition Visual Music: 1905-2005. The exhibition was curated by Judith Zilczer, Curator of Paintings, 1992-2003, who continued to work on the exhibition as Curator Emerita after her retirement. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; background and research materials; photocopies and slides …
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915
Burpee, David, 1893-1980
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)
The W. Atlee Burpee & Company records, dated circa 1873-1986, document the firm's business activities developing plant varieties, working with contract seedsmen, and marketing and selling seeds. They include seed trial records, seed contracts, sales and acccounting records, inventories, office correspondence, seed catalogs, promotional and instructional materials, advertisements and advertising reports, contest letters, daybooks, photographs, reference materials, and other items relating to the company and some of its competitors. The collection also includes Burpee family papers.
This record unit includes an alphabetical file of correspondence of William Temple Hornaday as taxidermist and curator of living animals. The correspondence deals mainly with the collecting and shipping of specimens and live animals, Hornaday's trip to Montana in 1886, taxidermy, and the operations of Hornaday's departments. Correspondents include museum officials …