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Creators:
Olmsted Brothers
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966
Harvard University
American Society of Landscape Architects
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Dates:
1899-1964
Size:
44.5 Cubic feet (4,317 glass negatives. 363 film negatives. 182 glass lantern slides. 12 photograph albums. 56 plans and drawings. 3 monographs. )
Collection ID:
AAG.SRS
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Thomas Warren Sears Photograph Collection documents examples of the design work of Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1966), a landscape architect and amateur photographer from Brookline, Massachusetts. Sears, who was based for most of his career in Philadelphia, designed a variety of different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments located primarily in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. In addition to some of Sears' design work, images in the collection document Sears' domestic and foreign travels, design inspirations, and family. The collection includes over 4,800 black and white negatives and glass lantern slides dated circa 1899 to 1930. While most images show private and public gardens, there are a significant number of unidentified views and views photographed in Europe during two trips he took there in 1906 and 1908. Few images are captioned or dated. In addition, there are over 50 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and 3 monographs by or about Sears.

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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Dates:
circa 1972-2011
Size:
13.5 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-244
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual recordings featuring the National Zoological Park (NZP) and its animals, staff, activities, events, research, and exhibitions. Some materials were created by NZP and others were created by news media and radio, television, and video production companies. Included in this accession are news segments, ...

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Creators:
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961
Dates:
1841-1981
Size:
56.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.oaklviol
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter, stained glass artist, and muralist Violet Oakley measure 56.4 linear feet and date from 1841-1981. Found within the papers are biographical materials; personal and business correspondence; writings, including essays, lectures, and project drafts; diaries and journals; financial material; artwork; printed material, including scrapbooks; and photographs, 3 albums, 322 glass plate negatives, and 1600 film negatives of Oakley, her family and friends, and her work.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant. Horticulture Services Division
Dates:
1986-1993
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-131
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of administrative files. The files contain internal and external memorandum and correspondence concerning grounds and greenhouse maintenance, most of which contain horticulture services. There is correspondence from the Blair House, the National Park Service, the Festival of American Folklife, and the Garden Club of ...

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Creators:
Garden Club of America
Dates:
circa 1920-present
Size:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 lantern slides
Collection ID:
AAG.GCA
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland. A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.

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Creators:
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925
Dates:
1872-1930
Size:
4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A1989.02
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Dwight William Tryon (1849-1925) was a noted American landscape painter whose painting style is associated with American tonalism. His paintings gained international recognition from the 1880s through the 1920s. Charles Lang Freer was his primary patron. Tryon taught art at Smith College and became head of the Art Department. The Tryon papers, dating from circa 1872 to 1930, document Tryon's professional and personal life and include correspondence, photographs, a sketchbook, and newspaper clippings.

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Creators:
Liberman, Alexander, 1912-1999
Dates:
circa 1912-2003
Size:
59 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.libealex
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor, painter, and publishing executive Alexander Semeonovitch Liberman date from circa 1913-2003 and measure 59 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence with family, galleries, museums, and many artists; numerous recorded interviews and transcripts with and by Liberman, including one of Walter Hopps; writings and writing project files; extensive subject files maintained by Liberman; exhibition files; printed materials; scattered drawings; and extensive photographs of Liberman's artwork, exhibitions, Liberman, and of Liberman with notable artists, dealers, collectors, and critics. Many of the photographs were taken by noted photograhers. Also found within the papers are unidentified sound and video recordings. Additional sound and video recordings have been integrated into other series.

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Creators:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.
Cummings, Barton S., 1914- (advertising executive)
Brower, Charles H.
Bolte, Brown
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Dates:
1938-1990
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0421
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Barton Cummings's career as an advertising industry spokesman, particularly in the areas of advertising education and advertising in the public interest.

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Creators:
Archives of American Art
Dates:
1933-1991
Size:
38.69 cu. ft. (38 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 92-015
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes records documenting the production of the Archives of American Art Journal (Volumes 24-26). Materials include Editor's records such as correspondence, publications, notes, grant proposals, agreements, budget summaries, photographs, and reports. Also included in this accession are records which document the administrati...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1992
Size:
28 cu. ft. (28 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-015
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the official records of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, Robert McCormick Adams, for 1992 and includes reports, correspondence, subject files, and other materials. Listings in bold and capital letters indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's Office file plan.

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