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Additional papers of the Nichols-Shurtleff family, 1758-2006 (inclusive), 1880-1960 (bulk)

Collection Identifier: MC 766
Overview:

Correspondence, journals, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, writings, address books, etc., of the Nichols-Shurtleff family of Boston, Massachusetts.

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives, approximately 1921-1979

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
Scope and Contents: The Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives is a collection of over 6278 individual items of textual materials, drawings, and photographs that document the creation and development of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden, Washington, D.C. between 1920-1979. Robert Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss purchased the 53 acre property in 1920 known as "The Oaks" and later as Dumbarton Oaks, and within a year they hired Beatrix Farrand, a landscape gardener, to design a garden for the property that combined French,...

Papers of Dan Kiley

Collection Identifier: DES-1995-0004-006399835
Scope and Contents: This collection includes landscape drawings representing the work of Dan Kiley, and The Office of Dan Kiley, ca.1941-ca.1995.The collection includes landscape architecture drawings for a broad representation of his landscape designs, including site plans, planting plans, and topographical maps gifted by Dan Kiley in 1995. It should be noted that a large amount of drawings and several hundred boxes of job files remained in Vermont to be gifted at a later date, but because of a...

Papers of John Charles Olmsted

Collection Identifier: DES-1977-0001-000603289
Scope and Contents:

The collection includes some 5,000 letters exchanged with his wife, Sophia White Olmsted (1862-1956), during the years 1898-1920. During this period Olmsted traveled for lengthy periods on firm business and this correspondence provides insight into the realities of both practice and domestic concerns. There are also correspondence files with professional colleagues, scattered manuscript materials of professional interest, as well as family papers, ephemera and photographs.

Papers of the Nichols-Shurtleff family, 1780-1953 (inclusive), 1850-1940 (bulk)

Collection Identifier: A-170
Overview:

Correspondence and diaries of the Nichols and Shurtleff families from New England.

Phillips, William Lyman, 1885-1966. [Papers of William L. Phillips]

Collection Identifier: DES-1997-0002-007605360
Content Description: A substantial collection of materials related to the personal life and professional practice of landscape architect William L. Phillips. Included are project files, photographs, clippings and ephemera, as well as research files assembled by Phillip's biographer Faith R. Jackson. [See Box 4, Series III.] Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of both personal and site records. Correspondence, plans, photographs, slides, drawings and...

Architectural drawings for the redesign and additions to gardens at Villa I Tatti,

Sub-Series Identifier: UAI 15.99.27
Overview:

Cecil Pinsent (1884-1963) and partner Geoffrey Scott (1884-1929) became the architects of choice for Florence, Italy’s Anglo-American expatriate community at the beginning of the 20th century. Designs consist of measured plans of the main architectural features of the Villa I Tatti garden. Drawings are pencil on tracing paper. These are particularly rare, because Pinsent is known to have burned most of his records.

Shurcliff, Arthur A. and Shurcliff, Sidney N., Papers

Collection Identifier: DES-1981-0001-000603275
Scope and Contents:

The Shurcliff Collection includes drawings and plans related to firm projects, as well as professional and personal correspondence. Also included are miscellaneous manuscript and printed materials, an early billbook, a personal diary and hundreds of photographs and slides. These visual materials relate not only to firm work, but served as research images in the Shurcliff office.

The Norman T. Newton Collection

Collection Identifier: DES-2004-0003-012577982
Scope and Contents: The bulk of this collection is comprised of World War II files related to Norman T. Newton's work in the Sub Commission of Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (correspondence, final reports, and maps). It also includes pre- and post- WWII publications on conditions of works of art and historic monuments.The collection is comprised of World War II files of correspondence, news clippings and memorabilia, official military records, photographs (pre and during the war), and Sub...

The Roberto Burle Marx Collection

Collection Identifier: DES-1999-0002-008949519
Scope and Contents: The collection contains research files and correspondence exchanged between Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994), William Howard Adams, and the Museum of Modern Art during 1990-1991.The research files and correspondence included in the collection are related to the preparation of the exhibition Roberto Burle Marx: The Unnatural Art of the Garden, held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1991 and curated by William...