The Horticultural subjects vertical file contains materials related to garden history, landscape architecture, garden furniture and ornaments, gardening practices and design, horticulture, conservation, plant folklore and other topics compiled from various published sources.
This accession consists of records documenting the history of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG), from the original collection and installations to the establishment of new programs. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; object lists; docent handbooks; legislative documents; checklists; floor plans; policies; information ...
This accession consists of records documenting the 25th anniversary celebration of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden held October 13, 1999. Materials include a video loop of 61 slides shown at the celebration, a time code list of the slides, and an announcement of the celebration.
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.
The Victorian horticultural subjects vertical file is a study file that was compiled for the Smithsonian exhibition "A Victorian Horticultural Extravaganza." Includes copies of materials from various published sources related to Victorian-era (1837-1901) garden tools and accessories, costume accessories, the decorative arts, ladies' fancy work, garden furniture and ornaments, the commerical horticulture industry, landscape design, plants, exhibitions, and garden-related publications.
The Eleanor Weller Collection dates from circa 1978-2006 and consists of documentation and research files relating to the Garden Club of America's Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens (later donated to the Smithsonian Institution as the Garden Club of America Collection) and the book, The Golden Age of American Gardens: Proud Owners, Private Estates, 1890-1940, co-written by Weller, as well as thousands of photographic images of historic and contemporary gardens compiled or taken by Weller. Materials include correspondence, research notes, clippings, brochures, lecture scripts, photocopied images from archival repositories, and original and duplicate 35mm slides.
This accession consists of legislative history establishing the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1966.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Progra...
This accession consists of two websites and a Tumblr blog maintained by the Smithsonian Gardens. The primary Smithsonian Gardens website, crawled February 3, 2015, includes information about the gardens; educational resources and opportunities; and the Smithsonian Garden's collections, including those of the 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.