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Guide to the Horticultural Society of New York Records
1811-circa 2010 (bulk, 1900-circa 2010)
 MS 3033

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta, Marybeth Kavanagh, & Larry Weimer.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 21, 2017 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series VII. Audiovisual, 1964-2003. 11.96 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

Series VII. Audiovisual, 1964-2003 is divided into the following subseries:

Subseries VII.A. Audio Formats, 1968-1996
Subseries VII.B. Moving Images, 1964-2003

Scope and Contents Note

The Audiovisual series consists of video and audio recordings of activities related to The Horticultural Society of New York. These include meetings, lectures, flower shows, and other programs organized by HSNY. The annual Flower Shows from 1985 to 1995 are especially well-represented.

The audio format includes thirty-three microcassettes; sevety-nine cassettes; three 6.5mm reels; six 7in. reels; and two 10in. reels. Content includes recordings of HSNY board meetings, lectures given at HSNY, clips from radio shows featuring HSNY programs, especially the flower shows, and radio spots advertising the flower shows.

The moving image subseries contains fifty-two VHS tapes, five Betamax tapes, four 16 mm film reels, nine 35mm reels, and three CDs. The content consists of advertisements, announcements and news coverage of HSNY programs, mainly flower shows. Included are segments from the Today Show, 1992; Good Day New York, 1993; the Stephen Holt Show, 1991; NJ Cable; Brazilian TV; and a segment featuring Martha Stewart at the 1992 Flower Show. There are a number of copies of a 2003 CBS Good Morning feature on the Greenways Program called "Garden of Hope." Other tapes feature the Green Streets program; El Sol Brillente community garden; and the Garfield Park Conservatory.

Access Restrictions

N-YHS lacks playback equipment, so the material in Series VII. Audiovisual, 1964-2003, is restricted.

Subseries VII.A. Audio Formats, 1968-1996. 7.96 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

33 meeting microcassettes; 56 meeting cassettes; 8 programs cassettes; 15 flower show cassettes; 3 6.5mm reels; 6 7in. reels; 2 10in. reels. Content includes recordings of HSNY board meetings, lectures given at HSNY, clips from radio shows featuring HSNY programs, especially the flower shows, and radio spots advertising the flower shows.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 66 Flower Shows: cassettes
1970-1997
Box: 67 Flower Shows: tape reels
1984-1987
Box: FF-9 Flower Shows: tape reels
1990-1991
Box: 68 HSNY Meetings: microcassettes
1999-2004
Box: 69 HSNY Meetings: cassettes
1981-1992
Box: 70 HSNY Meetings: cassettes
1993-1995
Box: 71 HSNY Meetings: cassettes
1996
Box: FF-10 HSNY Meetings: tape reel
1968
Box: 72 Programs and lectures: cassettes
1973-1996
Box: FF-10 Programs and lectures: reel
undated
Box: FF-10 Unidentified: tape reels
u.d.

Subseries VII.B. Moving Images, 1964-2003. 4.0 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries contains fifty-two VHS tapes, five Betamax tapes, four 16 mm film reels, nine 35mm reels, and three CDs. The content consists of advertisements, announcements and news coverage of HSNY programs, mainly flower shows. Included are segments from the Today Show, 1992; Good Day New York, 1993; the Stephen Holt Show, 1991; NJ Cable; Brazilian TV; and a segment featuring Martha Stewart at the 1992 Flower Show. There are a number of copies of a 2003 CBS Good Morning feature on the Greenways Program called "Garden of Hope." Other tapes feature the Green Streets program; El Sol Brillente community garden; and the Garfield Park Conservatory 2002.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 73 Flower Shows: Betamax tapes
1985
Box: 73 Flower Shows: VHS tapes
1990-1991
Box: 73 Flower Shows: film reels (35 mm)
1987-1991
Box: 74 Flower Shows: film reels (16 mm)
1964-1982
Box: 75 Flower Shows: VHS tapes
1992-1995
Box: 76 Programs and lectures: VHS tapes
1982-2003
Box: 76 Programs and lectures: Compact discs
1990s

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