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

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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

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Horticultural Society of New York.
Title: Horticultural Society of New York records
Dates: 1811-circa 2010 (bulk, 1900-circa 2010)
Abstract: Records of the still-active Horticultural Society of New York, founded in 1900 "to collect and diffuse information on all topics relating to the culture of plants" and "to stimulate the knowledge and love of horticulture." Sponsors of the International Flower Show (1910-1970), Bryant Park Flower Show (1960s-1970s), New York Flower Show (1985-1996), and various educational and beautification programs throughout New York City.
Quantity: 119.29 Linear feet in 110 boxes of various sizes, 108 volumes, and a drawer of oversize material.
Call Phrase: MS 3033

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Historical Note

New York City claims several horticultural “firsts.” The first commercial nursery in America opened in what is now Flushing, Queens, in 1737. James Beekman built the country’s first greenhouse on his Manhattan estate overlooking the East River in 1764. And in 1801 Dr. David Hosack opened his Elgin Botanic Garden—the first public botanical garden in the United States—on the site of Rockefeller Center. The first horticultural society in the nation, too, was formed in New York City in 1818. This early organization, the New York Horticultural Society, survived until the late nineteenth century. It should not be confused with the similarly-named Horticultural Society of New York, the subject of this finding aid and the source of the records described herein.

The Horticultural Society of New York (a.k.a. “HSNY” or “the Hort”) was established in 1900 “to collect and diffuse information on all topics relating to the culture and care of plants, fruits, flowers, and vegetables, and by all possible means to stimulate the knowledge and love of horticulture” through monthly meetings, formal lectures, and seasonal flower shows. Among its founders was botanist and taxonomist Nathaniel Lord Britton (1859–1934), first director of the New York Botanical Garden. Early members included banker J. P. Morgan, stained-glass designer Louis C. Tiffany, and others whose wealth afforded the leisurely pursuit of horticulture on estates tended by (largely) English-trained gardeners.

In its early years the HSNY held meetings and shows at the American Institute of the City of New York. In 1906 it launched a quarterly journal to disseminate scientific abstracts and book reviews.

Beginning in 1910, the HSNY participated in and later sponsored the annual International Flower Show (IFS), a grand floral exhibition at Madison Square Garden, the Grand Central Palace, and ultimately, the New York Coliseum, that ran until 1970 (with the exception of two years during World War II).

The Hort also held large spring flower shows at the New York Botanical Garden and the American Museum of Natural History, and regular seasonal exhibitions in its headquarters. Prizes awarded for professional and amateur flower arrangements at each event inspired friendly competition as members sought to improve their growing and showing skills while learning from the experience of others.

For about a decade starting in the late 1960s the HSNY sponsored the Bryant Park Flower Show, the brainchild of longtime supporter Henrietta Sedgwick Lockwood. And in 1985 it began its signature  New York Flower Show, which exhibited annually through 1996 (with the exception of 1994) on Hudson River piers.

The Society established its first office in 1920 in the Bankers Trust Building at 14 Wall Street, in quarters shared by the Garden Club of America. Membership swelled over the next thirty years, from 300 in 1920 to nearly 4,000 by 1950. To accommodate this increase the HSNY moved in 1948 to rooms in the Essex House at 160 Central Park South, where it stayed and exhibited until 1969. That year it relocated to 128 West 58th Street, a storefront space which provided additional room for staff, conferences, lectures, and shelving for the Hort’s sizable library of botanical titles.

Along with regular lecture series and flower shows, the Hort’s library has been one of its main attractions. Begun in 1924 as a working library for members (today it is open to the public, but only members have borrowing privileges), the collection grew rapidly, particularly through the generosity of collector Kenneth K. Mackenzie, whose 1934 bequest of 6,000 volumes included over 1,300 works by the great Swedish botanist and “father of modern taxonomy” Carolus Linnaeus (1707–1778). Although these rare titles were eventually sold, the Hort’s library today retains a respectable 12,000 volumes that draw gardeners, houseplant enthusiasts, artists, writers, designers, and students who use the collection to enhance their work.

Over time the Hort has extended its mission to reflect the interests of the day, as is clear from some of their varied educational and beautification programs past and present, among them

Apple Seed: An environmental and science education program for 3rd- to 6th-grade students.

Food for Life: Transformed abandoned lots into edible gardens.

Green Branches: A late 1990s program to plant gardens around public library branches. (A related  Read & Seed Program offered summer reading and gardening activities at the Green Branches libraries.)

GreenHouse (formerly GreenWorks): Horticultural therapy and vocational training for Rikers Island inmates.

GreenTeam: Transitional employment opportunities for at-risk youth and ex-offenders.

Neighborhood Plaza Program: Beautifies low-income communities across New York City.

NYDIGS: Affordable horticulture-based workshops, activities, and conferences.

Tree Corps and Community Gardening: Urban horticulture programs of the 1970s and 1980s.

In 2006 the Horticultural Society of New York moved to its current location, 148 West 37th Street, from where it continues “to sustain the vital connection between people and plants” through “social service and public programs [designed to] educate and inspire . . . a broad community that values horticulture for the many benefits it brings to our environment, our neighborhoods, and our lives.”

[This note draws partly on an undated history of the Horticultural Society of New York found in Subseries II.D, Archives Files, Historical Timeline Notes, box 63, folders 1-4. For information on the HSNY’s current programs and activities, visit www.thehort.org.]

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Scope and Contents

The records of the Horticultural Society of New York (HSNY or Hort) extend from the organization’s founding in 1900 through about 2010. They are preserved in various formats: manuscript and typed board meeting minutes, typescript financial statements, published periodicals, ephemera, posters, photographs, and a handful of artifacts (lapel pins, award plaques, etc.). They fall into nine categories partly imposed by the N-YHS archivists who processed the collection. Refer to the Arrangement Note following this one for an outline of how the records are divided and their respective date ranges. Fuller descriptions are provided in notes at each series and subseries level, but, briefly, the collection contains

General Administration Files: Includes the minutes of the HSNY Board of Directors for 1900–2007, its financial statements for 1959–1974, financial reports for the International Flower Show for 1930–1942, and the working files from the HSNY executive director’s and president’s offices. Also here is documentation on the acquisition and subsequent sale of the collection of botanical books and illustrations bequeathed to HSNY by Kenneth K. Mackenzie in 1934.

Library & Archives Files: The Hort maintains an active research library today, and the material in the present collection documents its development and administration by way of accession registers, committee meeting minutes, and files on resources, funding, programming, and initiatives.

Flower Show Records: Documentation of the flower shows sponsored by or organized by the HSNY between 1916 and 1998, the main ones being the International Flower Show, the Bryant Park Flower Show, and the New York Flower Show. Included are the myriad supporting periodicals for these events—programs, schedules of prizes, classes, and premiums—as well as photographs and a few scrapbooks spanning 1916–1998.

Records from Other Horticultural Societies: From its earliest years the Hort worked closely with other plant and gardening associations. That likely explains how this material came to be part of the larger collection. Most of it pertains to the Brooklyn chapter of the National Plant, Flower, and Fruit Guild.

Photographs: Images of the activities, places, people, and plants associated with the Hort in myriad formats: glass plate lantern slides, 35mm slides, transparencies, photographic prints (black-and-white and color), and negatives.

Print Matter: Over its long existence the Hort has issued a broad range of publications in fulfillment of its mission to “diffuse information on all topics relating to the culture and care of plants.” These include periodicals, yearbooks, bulletins, program calendars, and ephemera. The collection includes a small but interesting portion of early and mid-nineteenth century publications issued by other organizations that the HSNY kept for their focus on horticulture.

Audiovisual: HSNY recorded its meetings, lectures, programs and flower shows audiocassettes, 16- and 35mm film, Betamax and VHS tapes. Many of the latter save television appearances by Hort representatives on programs such as Good Day New York and the Today Show. Note that N-YHS lacks playback equipment, so this material is restricted.

Reference Files: These are ready-reference files kept by the HSNY for research purposes. They are split between personal names and topical subjects and include images, journal articles, news clippings, brochures, and biographical material.

Memorabilia: The collection includes a small number of artifacts, such as award ribbons and medals, lapel buttons and pins, and a few commemorative plaques bestowed on the HSNY for its horticultural contributions.

Arrangement Note

The Horticultural Society of New York Records are divided into the series and subseries outlined below. Although the material appears to be strictly organized, the researcher should be aware that there are many points of overlap in the collection. For example, although most photographs will be found in the Photographs series, some photos can also be found to some degree in other parts of the collection. Similarly, although there is a Flower Show series, related material can be found in other series, such as ephemera and posters in Print Matter or in the administrative files.

Series I. General Administration Files, 1900-2007
Subseries I.A. Board Minutes & Working Files, 1900-2007
Subseries I.B. Financial, 1933-1994
Subseries I.C. Executive Directors' Files, 1960s-1990s
Subseries I.D. Presidents' Files, 1930s-1990s
Subseries I.E. Miscellaneous, 1933-1984

Series II. Library & Archives Files, 1926-circa 2010
Subseries II.A. Accession Records, 1926-1989
Subseries II.B. Library Committee, 1936-1988
Subseries II.C. Librarian Files, 1970s-2008
Subseries II.D. Archives Files, 1930s-circa 2010

Series III. Flower Show Records, 1908-2000s
Subseries III.A. Meeting Minutes & Working Files, 1915-2000s
Subseries III.B. Print Matter and Ephemera, 1908-1996
Subseries III.C. Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1916-1998

Series IV. Records from Other Horticultural Societies, 1925-1980
(does not subdivide)

Series V. Photographs, 1917-2006
Subseries V.A. Events, 1959-2006
Subseries V.B. Programs, 1969-1995
Subseries V.C. Facilities and Staff, 1941-2003
Subseries V.D. Images used in HSNY publications, 1980-2000
Subseries V.E. Other Images, 1917, 1940s-2002 (bulk, 1950s-1970s)

Series VI. Print Matter, 1811-circa 2010
Subseries VI.A. Hort Periodicals, 1900-1998
Subseries VI.B. Other Hort Print Matter, 1901-circa 2010
Subseries VI.C. Miscellaneous Print Material, 1811-1997

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

Series VIII. Reference Files, 1850-2005
Subseries VIII.A. People, 1910-2009
Subseries VIII.B. Subjects, 1850-2006

Series IX. Memorabilia, 1900s-1998
(does not subdivide)

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Bailey, Ralph, 1904-
  • Cratsley, Bruce, 1944-

Document Type

  • Administrative records
  • Audiocassettes
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Financial records
  • Lantern slides
  • Minutes
  • Periodicals
  • Slides (photographs)
  • Videocassettes

Subject Organizations

  • City Gardens Club (New York, N.Y.).
  • Horticultural Society of New York. -- Archives
  • International Flower Show.
  • National Plant, Flower and Fruit Guild.
  • New York Florists’ Club.
  • New-York Horticultural Society.

Subject Topics

  • Botanical libraries -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Community gardens -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Flower shows -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Horticultural exhibitions -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Horticulture -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Horticulture -- Periodicals
  • Horticulture -- Study and teaching -- New York (State)
  • Tree planting -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Urban beautification -- New York (State) -- New York

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.)

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

Use Restrictions

This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before 1 January 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Horticultural Society of New York Records, MS3033, The New-York Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of The Horticultural Society of New York, April 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by archivists Joseph Ditta, Marybeth Kavanagh, and Larry Weimer between September and November 2017. They shared the work as follows:

Series I: Ditta
Series II: Weimer
Subseries III.A: Weimer
Subseries III.B - III.C: Ditta
Series IV: Kavanagh
Subseries V.A - V.D: Kavanagh
Subseries V.E: Ditta & Weimer
Subseries VI.A - VI.B: Weimer
Subseries VI.C: Ditta
Series VII: Kavanagh
Series VIII: Kavanagh
Series IX: Ditta

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Container List

Series I. General Administration Files, 1900-2007. 20.92 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

Series I: General Administration Files, includes minutes of the HSNY’s Council and Board of Directors for 1900–2007 (with gaps noted in the container list below), as well as scattered files for board committees and various initiatives. The Society’s financial statements are present for 1959–1974, with accompanying reports for the International Flower Show for 1930–1942. The working documents of several HSNY Executive Directors—among them Alexander Allport, Larry Pardue, David Harrington, Barbara Earnest, and Charles D. Webster—for the 1960s through 1990s are interfiled by topic, as are those for the HSNY President’s office. A group of miscellaneous material rounds out Series I: guestbooks for HSNY exhibits and library use, and some correspondence and rendering for the proposed Lillian Gish Garden at the foot of East 56th Street in Manhattan. Also with the miscellaneous material is documentation on the HSNY’s invaluable collection of botanical books and illustrations, bequeathed by lawyer Kenneth K. Mackenzie in 1934 but ultimately sold.

Arrangement Note

Series I. General Administration Files, 1900-2007 is divided into the following subseries:

Subseries I.A. Board Minutes & Working Files, 1900-2007
Subseries I.B. Financial, 1933-1994
Subseries I.C. Executive Directors' Files, 1960s-1990s
Subseries I.D. Presidents' Files, 1930s-1990s
Subseries I.E. Miscellaneous, 1933-1984

Subseries I.A. Board Minutes & Working Files, 1900-2007. 5.92 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

Subseries I.A encompasses minutes of the HSNY's Board of Directors (1915-1926; 1932-1939; 1952-2007), preceded by the Council's minutes (1900-1915, with gaps). Also included are working files for various board committees and initiatives (1900s-early 2000s; scattered).

Arrangement Note

The Council and Board meeting minutes are arranged chronologically. The working files are alphabetized by topic.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: FF-7 Temporary Minutes
1900
Box: 29 Folder : 1-3 Council Minutes (3 folders)
1905-1909
Box: 29 Folder : 4 Council Minutes
1914-1915
Box: 29 Folder : 5 Board Minutes
1915-1918
Box: 29 Folder : 6 Board Minutes
1919-1920
Box: 29 Folder : 7 Board Minutes (index)
1921 August - 1924 April
Box: 29 Folder : 8 Board Minutes
1921-1923
Box: 29 Folder : 9 Board Minutes (index)
1924 May -1926 December
Box: 29 Folder : 10 Board Minutes
1924
Box: 29 Folder : 11 Board Minutes
1925-1926
Box: 29 Folder : 12 Board Minutes
1932-1939
Box: 29 Folder : 13 Board Minutes
1952 March
Box: 29 Folder : 14 Board Minutes
1954
Box: 29 Folder : 15 Board Minutes
1955-1956
Box: 29 Folder : 16 Board Minutes
1957
Box: 29 Folder : 17 Board Minutes
1958
Box: 29 Folder : 18 Board Minutes
1959-1960
Box: 30 Folder : 1 Board Minutes
1961
Box: 30 Folder : 2 Board Minutes
1962
Box: 30 Folder : 3 Board Minutes
1963
Box: 30 Folder : 4 Board Minutes
1964
Box: 30 Folder : 5 Board Minutes
1965
Box: 30 Folder : 6 Board Minutes
1966
Box: 30 Folder : 7 Board Minutes
1967
Box: 30 Folder : 8-9 Board Minutes (2 folders)
1968
Box: 30 Folder : 10 Board Minutes
1969
Box: 30 Folder : 11 Board Minutes
1970-1971
Box: 30 Folder : 12 Board Minutes
1972-1973
Box: 30 Folder : 13 Board Minutes
1974-1975
Box: 30 Folder : 14 Board Minutes
1976-1977
Box: 30 Folder : 15 Board Minutes
1978-1979
Box: 31 Folder : 1 Board Minutes
1980-1981
Box: 31 Folder : 2 Board Minutes
1982-1983
Box: 31 Folder : 3 Board Minutes
1984
Box: 31 Folder : 4-5 Board Minutes (2 folders)
1985
Box: 31 Folder : 6 Board Minutes
1986
Box: 31 Folder : 7 Board Minutes
1987
Box: 31 Folder : 8 Board Minutes
1988
Box: 31 Folder : 9 Board Minutes
1989-1990
Box: 31 Folder : 10 Board Minutes
1991
Box: 31 Folder : 11 Board Minutes
1992
Box: 31 Folder : 12 Board Minutes
1993-1994
Box: 31 Folder : 13-14 Board Minutes (2 folders)
1995
Box: 32 Folder : 1 Board Minutes
1996
Box: 32 Folder : 2-3 Board Minutes (2 folders)
1997
Box: 32 Folder : 4-6 Board Minutes (3 folders)
1998
Box: 32 Folder : 7-8 Board Minutes (2 folders)
1999
Box: 32 Folder : 9 Board Minutes
2000 September - 2001 June
Box: 32 Folder : 10 Board Minutes
2001 September - 2002 February
Box: 32 Folder : 11 Board Minutes
2002 February - 2003 June
Box: 32 Folder : 12 Board Minutes
2003 September - 2004 November
Box: 32 Folder : 13 Board Minutes
2005-2007
Box: 32 Folder : 14 Working file: Alternative Sentencing "Court Program"
1993
Box: 32 Folder : 15 Working file: Annual meeting notices
1943-2007 (with gaps)
Box: 32 Folder : 16 Working file: Board giving lists
1993-1995
Box: 33 Folder : 1 Working file: Board meetings
1988
Box: 33 Folder : 2 Working file: Board planning sessions
1995
Box: 33 Folder : 3 Working file: Community services advisory committee
1984-1995
Box: 33 Folder : 4 Working file: Development committee
1992-1995
Box: 33 Folder : 5 Working file: Executive committee
1970s-1990s
Box: 33 Folder : 6 Working file: Exhibits committee
1983
Box: 33 Folder : 7 Working file: Finance committee
1987-1993
Box: 33 Folder : 8 Working file: Horticultural Society & Board information
1992-1994
Box: 33 Folder : 9 Working file: Membership committee (board)
1992-1995
Box: 33 Folder : 10 Working file: Nominating committee (prospective board members)
1980s-1990s
Box: 33 Folder : 11 Working file: Officers lists
1900-1967[?]
Box: 33 Folder : 12-15 Working file: Program committee (4 folders)
1980s-1990s

Subseries I.B. Financial, 1933-1994. 1.0 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

Subseries I.B contains the HSNY's financial reports for 1959-1974, as well as fundraising benefit material for 1993-1994. It also includes financial reports for the International Flower Show, 1930-1942, and the Garden Index Company, 1933-1934.

Arrangement Note

The financial reports are sorted chronologically, with those for the HSNY preceding the Garden Index Company's and International Flower Show's.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 33 Folder : 16 HSNY: Financial Reports
1959
Box: 33 Folder : 17 HSNY: Financial Reports
1960
Box: 33 Folder : 18 HSNY: Financial Reports
1961
Box: 33 Folder : 19 HSNY: Financial Reports
1962
Box: 33 Folder : 20 HSNY: Financial Reports
1963
Box: 33 Folder : 21 HSNY: Financial Reports
1964
Box: 33 Folder : 22 HSNY: Financial Reports
1965
Box: 33 Folder : 23 HSNY: Financial Reports
1966
Box: 33 Folder : 24 HSNY: Financial Reports
1967
Box: 34 Folder : 1 HSNY: Financial Reports
1968-1971
Box: 34 Folder : 2 HSNY: Financial Reports
1972-1973
Box: 34 Folder : 3 HSNY: Financial Reports
1974
Box: 34 Folder : 4-5 HSNY: Fundraising Benefit (2 folders)
1993 Fall
Box: 34 Folder : 6-7 HSNY: Fundraising Benefit (2 folders)
1994 Spring
Box: 34 Folder : 8 Garden Index Company, Inc.: Financial Reports
1933-1934
Box: 34 Folder : 9 International Flower Show: Financial Reports
1930, 1933-1934
Box: 34 Folder : 10 International Flower Show: Financial Reports
1935-1936
Box: 34 Folder : 11 International Flower Show: Financial Reports
1937-1938
Box: 34 Folder : 12 International Flower Show: Financial Reports
1939-1940
Box: 34 Folder : 13 International Flower Show: Financial Reports
1941-1942

Subseries I.C. Executive Directors' Files, 1960s-1990s. 8.63 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

Subseries I.C includes the working files of multiple HSNY Executive Directors, among them Alexander Allport, Larry Pardue, David Harrington, Barbara Earnest, and Charles D. Webster, for the 1960s through the 1990s. Because successive administrators absorbed their predecessors’ files, it is difficult to attribute documents to a specific creator, so the material is grouped instead by topic (e.g., “Exhibitors,” “Special Events,” “Trips & Tours,” etc.).

Arrangement Note

These files are sorted alphabetically by topic.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34 Folder : 14-16 Board of Directors: Meetings & minutes (3 folders)
1968-1993
Box: 34 Folder : 17 Board of Directors: Committees
1992-1993
Box: 34 Folder : 18 Board of Directors: Miscellaneous
1960s-1970s, 2000s
Box: 35 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence (2 folders)
1970s-1980s
Box: 35 Folder : 3-6 Exhibitions (4 folders)
1970s-1980s
Box: 35 Folder : 7 Exhibitors on file
1970s-1980s
Box: 35 Folder : 8 Exhibitors: A

Scope and Contents Note

Abendschein, Ken
Adzema, Robert
Amory, Megan
Angell, Bobbi

1970s-1980s
Box: 35 Folder : 9-10 Exhibitors: B (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Becker-Wegeli, Friedy
Bernadotte, Lennart
Bleicken, Janet
Bolt, Carolyn
Bothwell, Mary
Bronson, Emerick
Brown, John
Bushnell, Ken

1970s-1980s
Box: 35 Folder : 11 Exhibitors: C-E

Scope and Contents Note

Cameron, Elizabeth
Conzo, James
Dowden, Anne Ophelia
Echols, Margit
Egee, Marjorie

1970s-1980s
Box: 35 Folder : 12 Exhibitors: F

Scope and Contents Note

Fenn, Patricia
Fong, Constance Tang
Freedman, Eric
Friedman, Dolores

1970s-1980s
Box: 35 Folder : 13 Exhibitors: G-H

Scope and Contents Note

Grant, Karen Lee
Grundy, Jane
Guilliatt, Lee
Hildebrand, June
Hubbard, Celia

1970s-1980s
Box: 36 Folder : 1 Exhibitors: J-L

Scope and Contents Note

Jordon, Shelley
Katz, Michael
Keane, Bob
Key, Pat
Lawford, Valentine
Loewer, H. Peter

1970s-1980s
Box: 36 Folder : 2 Exhibitors: M-R

Scope and Contents Note

Mintzer, Judi
Moynihan, Helen S.
Nicolary, Kevin
Pastorelli, Mario
Phillips, Susan
Rokach, Allen
Rosenthal, Roberta

1970s-1980s
Box: 36 Folder : 3 Exhibitors: S-T

Scope and Contents Note

Sabarese, Anita
Scheeline, Lanette
Scott, Roberta
Sticht, Rosemary
Sudran, Deborah
Tcherepnine, Jessica

1970s-1980s
Box: 36 Folder : 4 Exhibitors: W-Z

Scope and Contents Note

Walsh, Janet B.
Walworth, Joseph
Wolf, Louise Lindenmeyr (sister of Henry Lindenmeyr III)
Yang, John
Zerner, Charles

1970s-1980s
Box: 36 Folder : 5 Facilities: Floor plans, general
1970s
Box: 36 Folder : 6 Facilities: Floor plans, library
1970s
Box: 36 Folder : 7 Facilities: Floor plans, office
1960s-1970s
Box: 36 Folder : 8 Facilities: Floor plans, Webster Hall
[1970s?]
Box: 36 Folder : 9 Facilities: Greenhouse (shop)
1992-1993
Box: 36 Folder : 10-11 Facilities: Leases (2 folders)
1960s-1990s
Box: 36 Folder : 12 Facilities: Relocation
1969
Box: 36 Folder : 13-15 Facilities: Renovations (3 folders)
1950s-1980s
Box: 36 Folder : 16-20 Facilities: General (5 folders)
1950s-1990s
Box: 37 Folder : 1 Financial: Insurance
1940s-1990s
Box: 37 Folder : 2 Financial: Treasurer's reports & tax exemptions
1940s-1970s
Box: 37 Folder : 3 Flower shows: Bryant Park
1971-1972
Box: 37 Folder : 4 Flower shows: International Flower Show (possibility)
1970
Box: 37 Folder : 5-6 Flower shows: New York Flower Show (2 folders)
1984-1990
Box: 37 Folder : 7-8 Flower shows: New York Flower Show tickets (2 folders)
1980s
Box: 37 Folder : 9 Flower shows: Rockefeller Center
1994
Box: 37 Folder : 10-11 Fundraising: Correspondence & appeals (2 folders)
1960s-1980s
Box: 37 Folder : 12-14 Fundraising: Contributions (3 folders)
1960s-1990s
Box: 37 Folder : 15 Fundraising: General
1990-1993
Box: FF-8 Fundraising: Linnaean Fellows
1967-1972
Box: FF-12 Fundraising: The Book of Trees

Scope and Contents Note

List of donors and amounts pledged to "A Tree for New York" tree-planting program. Includes price list and tree symbolism (e.g., linden = fidelity; ginko = longevity; etc.)

1967-1972
Box: 38 Folder : 4 Library
1991-1993
Box: 38 Folder : 5 Membership & mailing lists
1970s-1990s
Box: 38 Folder : 6 Master plans
1981-1982
Box: 38 Folder : 7-9 Master plan (3 folders)
1983-1992
Box: 38 Folder : 10 Master plan: Activities
1982-1993
Box: 38 Folder : 11 Mission statements
1970s-1996
Box: 38 Folder : 12 Operational
1980s-1990s
Box: 38 Folder : 13-14 Press Clippings
1970s-1990s
Box: 38 Folder : 15 Public Relations
1970s-1990s
Box: 38 Folder : 16 Programs, beautification: Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard
1985
Box: 38 Folder : 17 Programs, beautification: Community Gardens
1970s-1980s
Box: 38 Folder : 18 Programs, beautification: Cooper-Hewitt
1980-1982
Box: 38 Folder : 19 Programs, beautification: Fall Harvest Festival
1982-1983
Box: 39 Folder : 1-2 Programs, beautification: Gracie Mansion grounds (2 folders)
1980s
Box: 39 Folder : 3 Programs, beautification: Lincoln West
1980s
Box: 39 Folder : 4 Programs, beautification: New York Cares
1993
Box: 39 Folder : 5 Programs, beautification: NYC Bicentennial
1973
Box: 39 Folder : 6 Programs, beautification: Port-a-Park
1970s-1980s
Box: 39 Folder : 7 Programs, beautification: Trees
1970s-1990s
Box: 39 Folder : 8-10 Programs, educational: General (3 folders)
1970s-1990s
Box: 39 Folder : 11 Programs, educational: Apple Seed
1992-1993
Box: 39 Folder : 12 Programs, educational: Children's Horticulture Program at Queens Botanical Garden
1973
Box: 39 Folder : 13 Programs, educational: City-as-School
1972
Box: 39 Folder : 14 Programs, educational: Compleat Gardener
1990s
Box: 39 Folder : 15 Programs, educational: Cornell Cooperative Extension
1970s-1980s
Box: 39 Folder : 16 Programs, educational: Cornell New York City Gardening Program
1970s
Box: 39 Folder : 17 Programs, educational: Courses
various
Box: 39 Folder : 18 Programs, educational: Department of Youth Services
1992
Box: 39 Folder : 19 Programs, educational: Great Cookie Lesson
1993
Box: 39 Folder : 20 Programs, educational: Greenworks
1992-1993
Box: 39 Folder : 21 Programs, educational: Harlem Project
1992-1994
Box: 39 Folder : 22 Programs, educational: Horticulture Magazine Lecture Series
1992-1993
Box: 39 Folder : 23 Programs, educational: House Plant Course
1970s
Box: 39 Folder : 24 Programs, educational: Project Oasis
1993
Box: 39 Folder : 25 Programs, educational: Rooftop Gardens
1988
Box: 39 Folder : 26 Programs, educational: Arthur Sheppard Programs
1983-1987
Box: 39 Folder : 27 Programs, educational: Street Fairs
1993
Box: 39 Folder : 28 Programs, educational: Harriet Tubman Center
1993-1993
Box: 39 Folder : 29 Programs: Ideas, possibilities
1970s-1990s
Box: 40 Folder : 1-2 Special events: General (2 folders)
1980s-1995
Box: 40 Folder : 3 Special events: Annual Awards Luncheon
1970s
Box: 40 Folder : 4 Special events: Battery Park Tour / Party
1993 September 8
Box: 40 Folder : 5 Special events: Colony Club Luncheon
1993 September 23
Box: 40 Folder : 6 Special events: Harvest Ball
1993
Box: 40 Folder : 7 Special events: Enid Annenberg (Mrs. Ira) Haupt
1970s
Box: 40 Folder : 8 Special events: Leland Hayward Benefit
1978
Box: 40 Folder : 9 Special events: Raffle Ideas
1995
Box: 40 Folder : 10 Special events: Reception
1994 June 13
Box: 40 Folder : 11 Special events: Receptions
1970s
Box: 40 Folder : 12 Special events: Republic National Bank
1993
Box: 40 Folder : 13 Special events: Spring Party (Sea Grill)
1994 April 11
Box: 40 Folder : 14 Staff
1970s-1990s
Box: 40 Folder : 15-17 Subject Files (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Conservatory Gardens
Concil on the Environment
Earth Day '95
Ellis Island
Environmental Construction Organization
Fresh Start
Garden Club of America
Garden Conservancy
Garden Magazine (correspondence)
Gateway National Park
Land Trusts
Marie Selby Botanical Garden
National Wildlife Research Center
New York State Department of Agriculture and Marketing
Royal Horticultural Society
Seatuck
Sleepy Hollow Restoration
Sotheby's
Miscellany

1970s-1990s
Box: 40 Folder : 18 Trips & tours: General
1970s
Box: 40 Folder : 19 Trips & tours: General
1990s
Box: 40 Folder : 20 Trips & tours: Costa Rica
1978
Box: 40 Folder : 21-23 Trips & tours: England (3 folders)
1970s-1980s
Box: 40 Folder : 24 Trips & tours: France
1983-1984
Box: 41 Folder : 1-3 Trips & tours: Hawaii (3 folders)
1971
Box: 41 Folder : 4 Trips & tours: Ireland
1986-1987
Box: 41 Folder : 5 Trips & tours: Italy
1995-1996
Box: 41 Folder : 6 Trips & tours: Portugal
1973
Box: 41 Folder : 7 Trips & tours: Puerto Rico
1973
Box: 41 Folder : 8 Trips & tours: U.S. Virgin Islands
1973
Box: 41 Folder : 9-10 Webster, Charles D. (2 folders)
1960s-1990s

Subseries I.D. Presidents' Files, 1930s-1990s (bulk, 1990s). 2.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

Subseries I.D encompasses the administrative files of the HSNY President’s office. They are chiefly Millicent Johnson’s, who held the title in the 1990s, but possibly include material from others. Like Subseries I.E, these administrative documents are grouped by topic, rather than creator.

Arrangement Note

These files are sorted alphabetically by topic.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 41 Folder : 11 Awards
1990s
Box: 41 Folder : 12 Board of Directors: Meetings
1990s
Box: 41 Folder : 13 Board of Directors: Minutes
1994-1996
Box: 41 Folder : 14 Board of Directors: Committees
1990s
Box: 41 Folder : 15 Correspondence
1990s
Box: 41 Folder : 16 Development
1990s
Box: 41 Folder : 17 Executive Director: Barbara Earnest
1994-1996
Box: 41 Folder : 18-19 Executive Director: Search (2 folders)
1993-1996
Box: 42 Folder : 1 Exhibitions & Exhibitors
1990s
Box: 42 Folder : 2 Facilities
1997
Box: 42 Folder : 3 Facilities: Leases
1990s
Box: 42 Folder : 4-6 Financial: General (3 folders)
1990s
Box: 42 Folder : 7 Financial: Endowment
1990s
Box: 42 Folder : 8 Financial: Reports
1989-2000
Box: 42 Folder : 9 Flower Shows: New York Flower Show expenses
1985-1993
Box: 42 Folder : 10 Flower Shows: 1990 New York Flower Show
1990
Box: 42 Folder : 11 Flower Shows: 1991 New York Flower Show
1991
Box: 42 Folder : 12 Flower Shows: 1992 New York Flower Show
1992
Box: 42 Folder : 13 Flower Shows: 1993 New York Flower Show
1993
Box: 42 Folder : 14-15 Flower Shows: 1995 New York Flower Show (2 folders)
1995
Box: 42 Folder : 16-18 Flower Shows: 1996 New York Flower Show (3 folders)
1996
Box: 42 Folder : 19 Flower Shows: 1997 New York Flower Show
1997
Box: 42 Folder : 20 Flower Shows: Rockefeller Center Flower Show
1997
Box: 42 Folder : 21 Fundraising: Appeals
1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 1 Fundraising: Contributions
1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 2 Fundraising: Foundations & Trusts
1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 3 Fundraising: John O'Donnell
1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 4 Invitations
1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 5 IT
1994
Box: 43 Folder : 6 Library
1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 7 Membership
1990s-2000
Box: 43 Folder : 8-9 Mission & Constitution (2 folders)
1930s-1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 10 Operational
[1990s]
Box: 43 Folder : 11 Press Clippings
1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 12 Programs, beautification: Green Branches
1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 13 Programs, beautification: Metrotech
1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 14 Programs, beautification: Midtown Community Court
1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 15 Programs, educational: Green House (Rikers)
1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 16 Programs, educational: Green Team
1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 17 Programs: General
1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 18 Publications
1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 19 Public Relations
1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 20 Special Events & Benefits: Fall Luncheon
1990s-2000
Box: 43 Folder : 21 Special Events & Benefits: Flowers in Design
1999
Box: 43 Folder : 22 Special Events & Benefits: Garden Cocktail Party
1997
Box: 43 Folder : 23 Special Events & Benefits: Gramercy Garden Antique Show
2000
Box: 43 Folder : 24 Special Events & Benefits: HSNY Centennial
1999
Box: 43 Folder : 25 Special Events & Benefits: Knickerbocker Benefit
1993
Box: 43 Folder : 26 Special Events & Benefits: Spring Party (Sea Grill)
1994 April 11
Box: 43 Folder : 27 Staff
1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 28 Strategic Planning
1990s
Box: 43 Folder : 29 Trips & Tours
1990s

Subseries I.E. Miscellaneous, 1933-1984. 2.88 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The bulk of Subseries I.E regards the 6,000-volume library of botanical books and illustrations bequeathed to the HSNY by lawyer and collector Kenneth K. Mackenzie in 1934. Mackenzie's gift was particularly strong in the works of Swedish botanist and "father of modern taxonomy" Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778). That portion of the collection--known as the MacKenzie Linnaeana--was acquired by Kansas State University in 1966. The rest of the collection was sold in 1980.

Subseries I.E also includes HSNY guestbooks and visitor logs for exhibits and the library (1933-2010, with large gaps), and material relating to the proposed Lillian Gish Garden in Manhattan. The latter was the brainchild of landscape designer Luther Greene (1910-1987), who in 1980 received approval from Community Board 6 and the Art Commission of the City of New York to plant a garden--with Horticultural Society of New York assistance--honoring actress and longtime Sutton Place resident Lillian Gish (1893-1993) at the foot of East 56th Street. The site, on a platform over the FDR Drive, remained barren since its creation around 1943. Today it has been absorbed by Sutton Place Park.

Arrangement Note

This subseries is split into three groups: guestbooks/visitor logs; Mackenzie Collection; and Lillian Gish Garden. The files in each group are organized chronologically.

Related Archival Materials Note

See Subseries II.A. Accession Records, 1926-1989 for additional documentation of the Kenneth K. Mackenzie accession.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: FF-8 Guestbook: Exhibits
1933-1940
Box: 37 Folder : 16 Guestbook: Exhibits
1980 July - 1982 June
Box: 38 Folder : 1 Guestbook: [Library]
1970-1981
Box: 38 Folder : 2 Guestbook: Library
1981-1989
Box: 38 Folder : 3A Guestbook: [Library]
1990-1995
Box: 38 Folder : 3B Visitor Log
2009-2010
Box: 64 Folder : 1 Mackenzie Collection: Bequest (will)
1934
Box: 64 Folder : 2 Mackenzie Collection: Biographical
1930s-1990s
Box: 64 Folder : 3 Mackenzie Collection: General
1930s-1960s
Box: 64 Folder : 4 Mackenzie Collection: Inventory
1940
Box: 64 Folder : 5 Mackenzie Collection: Inventory
1942
Box: 64 Folder : 6 Mackenzie Collection: Exhibits
1951-1952
Box: 64 Folder : 7 Mackenzie Collection: Correspondence
1953-1963
Box: 64 Folder : 8 Mackenzie Collection: Exhibits
1954
Box: 64 Folder : 9 Mackenzie Collection: Correspondence
1958-1968
Box: 64 Folder : 10 Mackenzie Collection: Exhibits, Grolier Club
1964
Box: 64 Folder : 11-12 Mackenzie Collection: Linnaeana sale (2 folders)
1963-1966
Box: 64 Folder : 13 Mackenzie Collection: Catalog promotional material
1969-1970
Box: 64 Folder : 14 Mackenzie Collection: Catalog (published volume)

Scope and Contents Note

A copy of Elizabeth Cornelia Hall's Printed Books, 1481-1900 in the Horticultural Society of New York (New York: the Society, 1970), annotated with sale prices for individual titles.

1970
Box: 64 Folder : 15 Mackenzie Collection: Catalog supplements
n.d.
Box: 64 Folder : 16 Mackenzie Collection: Sale (correspondence)
1977-1980
Box: 64 Folder : 17 Mackenzie Collection: Sale (correspondence)
1977-1982
Box: 64 Folder : 18 Mackenzie Collection: Sale (correspondence)
1979
Box: 64 Folder : 19 Mackenzie Collection: Sale (correspondence)
1979-1980
Box: 65 Folder : 1-2 Mackenzie Collection: New York State Attorney General exhibits (2 folders)
1980
Box: 65 Folder : 3 Mackenzie Collection: Inventory
1980
Box: 65 Folder : 4 Mackenzie Collection: Sale & Inventory
1980
Box: 65 Folder : 5-6 Mackenzie Collection: Sale (2 folders)
1980
Box: 65 Folder : 7-8 Mackenzie Collection: Inventory (2 folders)
[1980]
Box: 65 Folder : 9 Mackenzie Collection: Appraisal Prices
[1980]
Box: 65 Folder : 10 Mackenzie Collection: Sale
1981
Box: 65 Folder : 11 Mackenzie Collection: Sale (Christie's)
1997
Box: 65 Folder : 12-13 Lillian Gish Garden (2 folders)
1979-1984
Box: FF-11 Folder : 1 Lillian Gish Garden: Renderings (4 views)

Scope and Contents Note

Four artistic renderings of the projected landscape design.

1980

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Series II. Library & Archives Files, 1926-circa 2010. 10.83 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

Series II. Library & Archives Files, 1926-circa 2010 is divided into the following subseries:

Subseries II.A. Accession Records, 1926-1989
Subseries II.B. Library Committee, 1936-1988
Subseries II.C. Librarian Files, 1970s-2008
Subseries II.D. Archives Files, 1930s-circa 2010

Scope and Contents Note

The series includes records concerning the development and administration of the Hort's Library. Among the most important of these records are the Library's accession registers from 1926-1989 and the minutes of the Library Committee from 1936-1974, with related Committee files continuing to 1988. In addition there is a set of Library administration files dating primarily from the 1990s through early 2000s and that generally appear to be those of Librarian Katherine Powis. These administrative files also include some Library Committee and accession documents, as well as files on Library resources, funding, programs, and other matters. The series also includes files related to the Hort's initiative in the 1990s and 2000s to compile their historical records into an archive; these files include both working files about the archive itself and reference files with photocopies, and some originals, of historical documents.

Subseries II.A. Accession Records, 1926-1989. 0.83 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries includes the Library's ledgers recording its accessions from the 1920s through 1989.

Arrangement Note

The five ledgers in the subseries are arranged in accession number order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 52 Volume : 1 Accessions Ledger 1. #1-5000
1926-1941
Box: 52 Volume : 2 Accessions Ledger 2. #5001-10,000

Scope and Contents Note

All entries relate to the Kenneth K. Mackenzie accession.

1935
Box: 53 Volume : 1 Accessions Ledger 3. #10,001-15,000

Scope and Contents Note

Includes continuation of Mackenzie 1935 accession (10,001-11,000; 14,401-15,000).

1935, 1941-1961
Box: 53 Volume : 2 Accessions Ledger 4. #15,001-20,024
1961-1980
Box: 53 Volume : 3 Accessions Ledger 5. #20,025-21,748
1981-1989

Subseries II.B. Library Committee, 1936-1988. 0.75 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries primarily includes documents related to the periodic meetings of the Library Committee. These documents include the agendas and minutes of the meetings from the 1930s through the late 1980s. Most of these minutes were found in well-ordered binders, into the 1970s. Subsequent to 1974, the files are a mix of minutes and working files related to the meetings. Some of these later files also include documents related to the Library, but not clearly to the Committee. For at least some of the years, the files include summaries of library usage and of accessions.

Arrangement Note

The subseries is arranged in roughly chronological order. The first seven folders include the relatively well-focused contents of binders that held meeting minutes from 1936 to 1974. The later folders are somewhat less focused, with a mix of minutes and working files, often from overlapping years.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 54 Folder : 1-16 Library Committee Files (16 folders)
1936-1988

Subseries II.C. Librarian Files, 1970s-2008. 4.75 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries includes the subject files of Hort Librarian Katherine Powis. Powis joined Hort in January 1989, and she remained as Librarian into the early 2000s; the files in this subseries date primarily from the 1990s to approximately 2005. Powis previously worked as an Assistant Science Librarian at St. John's University, after earning her Masters degree in Library Science from Queens College in 1986.

Powis's files primarily include various Library administrative matters, especially Library Committee meetings, Library usage statistics, funding (e.g., benefits, grants), donations of books, planning, and bibliographies and other Library resource lists. Some of these administrative files relate to the Library's Archives project (see Subseries II.D) and some concern general Hort administration, such as a copy of an employee handbook and membership lists. The files also include some records related to programs and events, such as the Library's outreach at the annual "New York is Book Country" event, hand-outs for events, program progress reports, and other material.

Arrangement Note

The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order by subject matter, which follows the original order. The documents remain in their original folders. Most of the folders in the subseries were found together as a set by the processing archivist, who integrated related folders found separately into the basic set. Some subject matter can be found filed under different headings.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 54 Folder : 17-19 Subjects. A: General (3 of 5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes acknowledgements to Library of assistance rendered, Librarian activities, and annual reports of the Library.

1990s-2000s
Box: 55 Folder : 1-2 Subjects. A: General (2 of 5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files concerning the Hort's Archives Project, including a conservation survey of the Library's photograph collections.

1990s
Box: 55 Folder : 3-9 Subjects. Benefits (7 folders)
1999-2006
Box: 55 Folder : 10-11 Subjects. Board (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Librarian reports to the Board, some Executive Committee meeting material (1990s), and Board retreats (1995, 2008)

1990s-2008
Box: 55 Folder : 12-13 Subjects. Book Lists (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes bibliographies, book recommendations, and other plant-related reference material.

1990s-2000s
Box: 56 Folder : 1-2 Subjects. Book Talks (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Booked for Lunch, Booked for Dinner, and other talk programs, including one by Raymond J. Evison. The Evison material includes a set of stamps from the Bailiwick of Guernsey picturing clematis bred or developed by Evison.

2000s
Box: 56 Folder : 3-4 Subjects. Budget (2 folders)
1990s-2000s
Box: 56 Folder : 5 Subjects. Collection Development Policy; Collection Size
1990s
Box: 56 Folder : 6 Subjects. Community Gardens

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a table "Green Thumb Group Tracking information" identifying gardens by location and name in the five New York City boroughs.

1999-2001
Box: 56 Folder : 7-8 Subjects. C: General (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes files on children's books, arrangements for a meeting of the Council on Botanical & Horticultural Libraries (1991), and a program from the Hort's Centennial Celebration Dinner Dance (16 November 1999).

1970s-2000s
Box: 56 Folder : 9 Subjects. D: General

Scope and Contents Note

Includes book donation information (see also Gifts below), most specifically those of Ruth Classen, of Thomas Powell, and of Denise Otis, disaster recovery, information about the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (including color snapshots of the building and grounds), and information about Hort's earlier connections with the Doris Duke Foundation and gardens.

1999-2003
Box: 56 Folder : 10 Subjects. Employee Handbook
2001
Box: 56 Folder : 11 Subjects. Exhibits
1990s-2000s
Box: 56 Folder : 12 Subjects. Flower Show Manual

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two manuals, both from the Garden Club of America's Flower Show Committee.

1998, 2002
Box: 56 Folder : 13-16 Subjects. Funding (4 folders)
1990s-2000s
Box: 57 Folder : 1 Subjects. Gardens

Scope and Contents Note

Includes reference material including, among others, Hort's "Walking Tour of Selected Atriums, Plazas, and Vest Pocket Gardens in Midtown Manhattan" and brochures for "Gardens in New York City" (1972), "A Fifth Avenue Walking Tour," "Directory of Community Gardens in New York City" (1976), and the D'Ag (D'Agostino Grocers) map of "great picnic places, parks and undiscovered spots in Manhattan."

1970s-1990s
Box: 57 Folder : 2-8 Subjects. Gifts (7 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes primarily lists, correspondence and acknowledgements related to donations of books to the Library. Also includes some financial donations.

1989-2005
Box: 57 Folder : 9 Subjects. G: General

Scope and Contents Note

Includes strategic goals for the Library (1996) and related documents, images from glass slides, and reference material on the Garden Conservancy.

1990s
Box: 57 Folder : 10 Subjects. Hand-Outs

Scope and Contents Note

Includes topical bibliographies, reading recommendations, event announcements, and Library signage.

2000s
Box: 57 Folder : 11 Subjects. H: General

Scope and Contents Note

Includes records of Hort's donation of books from the Clarence and Alice Hay library to the Garden Conservancy (1996) and reference material on horticulture therapy.

1990s-2000s
Box: 57 Folder : 12-14 Subjects. I: General (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes records of income received by the Library for used books, photocopies, etc. (2004-06); research inquiries (2000s); an intern program outline (1990s); and lists for insurance (ca. 2000).

1990s-2000s
Box: 57 Folder : 15 Subjects. Job Description
1990s-2000s
Box: 57 Folder : 16-19 Subjects. Library Committee (4 of 8 folders)
1990s-2006
Box: 58 Folder : 1-4 Subjects. Library Committee (4 of 8 folders)
1990s-2006
Box: 58 Folder : 5-7 Subjects. Library General (3 folders)
1990s-2000s
Box: 58 Folder : 8 Subjects. Membership

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the 1998 member list.

1998
Box: 58 Folder : 9 Subjects. New Books List
1990s
Box: 58 Folder : 10-13 Subjects. New York is Book Country (4 folders)
1991-2003
Box: 58 Folder : 14 Subjects. N: General

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a New York Times article about Powis and the Library (2007), working files for the Hort newsletter, and reference material on Ninfa.

1995-2007
Box: 58 Folder : 15-16 Subjects. On-Line Catalog Project (2 folders)
1998-2005
Box: 59 Folder : 1 Subjects. Press/Promotional

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a Hort development packet of program/membership information (2003).

1988-2003
Box: 59 Folder : 2 Subjects. Programs

General Note

Includes Apple Seed curriculum (1995); Newsday article regarding the GreenHouse program at Rikers Island (2000) and reflections of a horticultural therapist intern with the GreenHouse and GreenTeam programs (2003); program updates (1998-2002); and other material.

1995-2002
Box: 59 Folder : 3 Subjects. R-T: General

Scope and Contents Note

Includes renovation work in the Library (1997) and equipment, reference information on rooftop gardens, copies of tax exemption certificate, and a photograph/slide of Webster Hall.

1990s-2000
Box: 59 Folder : 4-5 Subjects: Staff (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes staff lists, staff meeting notes, photographs of some staff, and other documents.

1990s-2002
Box: 59 Folder : 6 Subjects. Strategic Planning/Mission Statement
1990s-2006
Box: 59 Folder : 7 Subjects. Usage (Library)
1992-2000
Box: 59 Folder : 8-9 Subjects. Volunteers (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes programs from volunteer appreciation events, photographs from the February 2000 event, applications and requests for volunteers, some correspondence from volunteers, assignments, obituaries for Volunteer Coordinator Verdalee Tombelaine (2005), and other material.

1990s-2005
Box: 59 Folder : 10 Subjects. W-Z

Scope and Contents Note

Includes print-outs of Hort's website (2008) and book recommendations from Abbie Zabar (2000).

2000, 2008-2010

Subseries II.D. Archives Files, 1930s-circa 2010. 4.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries includes files related to projects from the 1990s-early 2000s during which time archival material was compiled by the Hort and used to create ready reference resources for internal and external inquiries about the organization. The name Joan Nichols appears often in these files; Joan appears to have been the volunteer primarily responsible for implementing the archives initiative, under the direction of Librarian Katherine Powis. During processing of the collection at N-YHS in 2017, much of the original material compiled was sorted into various series (e.g., Flower Show, Print Matter, etc.). However, some material could not be readily sorted and so was kept together in this subseries. Consequently, the subseries includes a wide range of documents related to Hort's programs and administration. Most of the original material in the subseries dates from the 1980s-2000s, though there are a few earlier original pieces. Much of the subseries includes photocopies of historical documents (e.g., officer lists from annual reports of various years). The date range used in the container list refers to original documents, not the dates of photocopied material.

Several of the folders in the subseries with original documents relate to the Hort's public education programs of the 1980s-2000s. Among these were Greenworks (later, GreenHouse), which was vocational training for inmates at Rikers Island; Green Team, which trained at-risk youth in greening projects in public spaces; GreenBranches, which installed gardens around selected branch libraries; Apple Seed, which was an environmental and science education program for the third through sixth grades; and other urban horticulture, community gardening, and related educational programs.

The subseries also holds many files concerning administrative matters. Although much of this is photocopied material, there are several useful original documents, especially from the 1980s, including budget and financial statements, a long range plan, and the results of a member survey.

The latter part of the subseries includes many files related to the archives project itself. These include drafts and notes related to the development of a historical timeline for the Hort, as well as general notes concerning the project and the development of the archives. These files also include preliminary partial finding aids and inventories of records created during the project.

Arrangement Note

The subseries is roughly arranged by subject. Program-oriented files open the subseries, followed by files related to general publicity and then administration. The subseries closes with working files from the Hort's archives and historical research initiatives.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 59 Folder : 11-15 Pilgrimages/Tours (5 folders)
1930s-2000s
Box: 59 Folder : 16 History of Exhibits at Monthly Meetings

Scope and Contents Note

Includes lists of winners of awards for horticulture exhibits at the monthly meetings and at annual shows (e.g., narcissus, gladiolus).

1944-1945
Box: 59 Folder : 17 Photograph "Method of Carrying Prize Stickers"
1935 November
Box: 59 Folder : 18-21 Flower Shows (4 folders)
1980s-1990s
Box: 60 Folder : 1-6 Exhibitions (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes folders concerning Hort exhibitions (other than Flower Shows) primarily from the early 2000s. At least one folder has related articles/print matter from the 1930s.

1999-2000s
Box: 60 Folder : 7 Transcriptions of Taped Lectures

Scope and Contents Note

Includes George Tamoulis on pot gardening outdoors, Helen Whitman on growing herbs, C. Roy Boutard on the Berkshire Garden Center, and Harry B. Kuesel on irises.

1967-1968
Box: 60 Folder : 8-13 Horticultural Therapy Training Program (6 folders)
1975-1977, 2007
Box: 60 Folder : 14 "A Tree for New York" Program
1968-1971
Box: 60 Folder : 15 "Food for Life" Program
1983-1984
Box: 60 Folder : 16 "Green Team" Program
1995-2006
Box: 60 Folder : 17-19 Community Garden Programs (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Tree Corps, including photographs, and Harvest Festival.

1969-1980s
Box: 60 Folder : 20 Urban Gardening

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a mission statement for the Neighborhood Open Space Coalition, photocopies of letters to the Parks Department concerning the proposed installation of Gates in Central Park by the artist Christo, Hort's recommendations for city plants and window boxes, and Hort's wish list for plants for its house plants exhibit at 58th Street.

1980-1981
Box: 60 Folder : 21 Harlem Project Proposal
1992
Box: 60 Folder : 22 West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc. Project

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents for intergenerational programs at Mannie L. Wilson Towers, Harriet Tubman Family Living Center, and Convent Avenue Family Living Center.

1993
Box: 61 Folder : 1-2 "Greenways" Programs (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes GreenWorks and GreenHouse (Rikers Island programs) and GreenBranches (library gardens).

1990s-2000s
Box: 61 Folder : 3 "Apple Seed" and "Read & Seed" Programs
1995-2008
Box: 61 Folder : 4-7 Awards (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Certificate of Award from the New York Employing Printers Association (1941); American Association of Museums Award of distinction for Posters (1992); Association for a Better New York award for the "Gardens of the Worlds" Flower Show (1995); booklet for the New York City Art Commission's Annual Awards for Excellence in Design (1998) that included recognition of Hort's GreenBranches program; photographs of distinguished service award recipients (1960s-70s); and a description of the New York City school system's gardening program (1969-70).

1941, 1960s-2005
Box: FF-5 Folder : 1 Awards. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes three awards presented to Henrietta E.S. Lockwood: New York Botanical Garden's Distinguished Service Award, City Gardens Club of New York City's Citation for creating the Bryant Park Flower Show, and from the Hort for the Bryant Park Show.

1965-1971
Box: 61 Folder : 8 Annual Awards Luncheon Reservation Cards
1971-1972
Box: 61 Folder : 9-10 Press Kits (2 folders)
1980s-1990s
Box: 61 Folder : 11-12 Publicity. Cippings (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among other documents, press clips of 1999 compiled by GBR Communications for Hort.

1930s-2000s
Box: 61 Folder : 13 Publicity. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents Note

Includes consideration of a logo design.

1998-1999
Box: 61 Folder : 14 Garden Magazine Survey Results

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the results of a survey of Hort members.

1981
Box: 61 Folder : 15-16 Charles Webster's "Potpourri" and Other Writings
1969-1980s
Box: 61 Folder : 17 Garden Shop

Scope and Contents Note

Includes advertisements and other ephemera related to the Hort store.

1980s-2000s
Box: 61 Folder : 18 Programs. Miscellaneous
1980s-2000s
Box: 61 Folder : 19 Library

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a letter to the Library about judging daffodils (1930), acquisition statistics (1956-1958), bindery costs (1949-1956), reference statistics (1981-1983), bookplates, and Library information ephemera.

1930-1980s
Box: 61 Folder : 20 Long Range Plans

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among other documents, an original of the Master Plan Committee's Long Range Plan for 1983-1992.

1960s-1990s
Box: 62 Folder : 1-6 Officers (6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a few original documents from the Board/Executive Director/President office of the 1970s-90s. Most documents are photocopies of historical documents identifying past officers.

1980s-2000s
Box: 62 Folder : 7 Staff

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a small number of job descriptions, organization charts, volunteer lists, and other documents. A 1947 document relates to the possibility of creating an employee pension fund.

1947-2004
Box: 62 Folder : 8-10 Membership (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photocopies of historical documents concerning members.

2000s
Box: 62 Folder : 11 Linnaean Fellows Dinner

Scope and Contents Note

Includes invitations, lists and related correspondence concerning the dinner, held jointly with trustees of the Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden.

1972
Box: 62 Folder : 12-13 Financial (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes preliminary and final financial statements, and correspondence with accountants Davies & Davies.

1980s
Box: 62 Folder : 14-15 Fundraising/Revenue (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes documents related to a financial legacy from John B. Turner (1965), lists of potential benefactors (1985), and various appeals and solicitations (1990s-2000s).

1965-2000s
Box: 63 Folder : 1-4 Historical Timeline Notes (4 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes notes and photocopies related to identifying key events in Hort's history. The files include some original documents but these are generally copies of print matter or handouts likely also found elsewhere in the collection.

2000s
Box: 63 Cards : - Historical Timeline Cards

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a small box of index cards and small notes recording milestone events in chronological order and other useful historical facts.

2000s
Box: 63 Folder : 5-10 Archives Project Work Files (6 of 10 folders)
1990s-2000s
Box: 65 Folder : 14-17 Archives Project Work Files (4 of 10 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes preliminary inventories and partial finding aids, in rough form, for the records.

1990s-2000s

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Series III. Flower Show Records, 1908-2000s. 17.67 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

Series III. Flower Show Records, 1908-2000s is divided into the following subseries:

Subseries III.A. Meeting Minutes & Working Files, 1915-2000s
Subseries III.B. Print Matter and Ephemera, 1908-1996
Subseries III.C. Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1916-1998

Scope and Contents Note

This series documents the various Flower Shows organized by the HSNY from 1916-1998. These include the International Flower Show, the New York Flower Show, the Bryant Park Flower Show and the HSNY Flower Show. The records are arranged into three subseries based on format: Meeting Minutes & Working Files; Print Matter and Ephemera; and Photographs and Scrapbooks. The subseries are arranged by event.

Meeting Minutes and Working Files primarily includes the minutes of the meetings related to the planning of the International Flower Shows and the New York Flower Shows. For the years 1942 to 1970 these records include the Board of Directors meeting minutes for International Flower Show, Inc., the corporate body created to organize and run the shows over that period. Prior to 1942, and for the New York Flower Shows, informal committees conducted the planning. These minutes provide insight into the strategic, financial, legal, and other issues surrounding the various Flower Shows.

This subseries also includes various working files and publicity files, especially for the New York Flower Shows. The files include floor plans for some of the International Flower Shows of the 1960s, held at the New York Coliseum building; a 1969 memo from Horticultural Society of New York Executive Director Alexander Allport titled "The Future of the International Flower Show," which expressed concerns that would eventually lead to the termination of those shows; publicity packets for the New York shows; sponsor lists; logistical notes; and other items.

Print Matter & Ephemera includes bound and loose copies of International Flower Show (IFS) official programs (1913-1970); IFS schedules (1913-1970); Horticultural Society of New York (HSNY) schedule of classes and premiums (1908-1935); HSNY programs/flower show books (1922-1965); HSNY Autumn exhibition programs (1946-1953); HSNY Narcissus & Spring show programs (1936-1958); HSNY Flower Show Schedules (1956-1973); New York Flower Show programs (1985-1996; note that there was no 1994 New York Flower Show); Rockefeller Center Flower Show program (1994); flower show promotional ephemera (1984-1996).

Photographs and Scrapbooks includes images (i.e., photographic prints, slide, glass lantern slides, negatives, and contact prints) of the International Flower Show (1916-1969), the New York Flower Show (1936-1996, with scrapbooks for the 1988, 1992, 1993, and 1995 shows), the Bryant Park Flower Show (1969-1978, with a scrapbook honoring the achievements of Henrietta Sedgwick Lockwood, creator of the Bryant Park Flower Show), and a handful of smaller shows, like the Rockefeller Center Flower Show (1994), Boston Flower Show (1995), and Philadelphia Flower Show (1981, 1998).

Subseries III.A. Meeting Minutes & Working Files, 1915-2000s. 6.75 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

The subseries is arranged by flower show, which also advances in rough chronological order. The subseries opens with the records related to the International Flower Show (1915-1970), a few miscellaneous flower shows of the 1970s, and the records related to the New York Flower Shows of the 1980s and 1990s.

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries primarily includes the minutes of the meetings related to the planning of the International Flower Shows for the years 1916 to 1970 (though there were no shows in some years) and for the New York Flower Shows of the 1980s and 1990s. For the years 1942 to 1970 these records include the Board of Directors meeting minutes for International Flower Show, Inc., the corporate body created to organize and run the shows over that period. Prior to 1942, and for the New York Flower Shows, informal committees conducted the planning. These minutes provide insight into the strategic, financial, legal, and other issues surrounding the various Flower Shows.

The subseries also includes various working files and publicity files, especially for the New York Flower Shows. The content of these various files is uneven across the years. The files include floor plans for some of the International Flower Shows of the 1960s, held at the New York Coliseum building; a 1969 memo from Horticultural Society of New York Executive Director Alexander Allport titled "The Future of the International Flower Show," which expressed concerns that would eventually lead to the termination of those shows; publicity packets for the New York shows; sponsor lists; logistical notes; and other items.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 6-11 International Flower Show Committee Minutes (6 folders)
1915-1942
Box: 20 Folder : 12-13 International Flower Show, Inc. Certificate of Incorporation, By-laws (amended to 1954), 501(c)(5) Tax Exemption (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes an original endorsed copy of the 1942 certificate of incorporation.

1942, 1958
Box: 20 Folder : 14-18 International Flower Show, Inc. Minutes (5 folders)
1942-1951
Box: 21 Folder : 1-12 International Flower Show, Inc. Minutes (12 folders)
1951-1965
Box: 22 Folder : 1-5 International Flower Show, Inc. Minutes (5 folders)
1965-1970
Box: 22 Folder : 6-10 International Flower Show, Inc. Legal, Tax, & Corporate Matters (5 folders)
1942-1969
Box: 22 Folder : 11 "The Future of the International Flower Show" Memo from Executive Director Alexander Allport
1969 May
Box: 22 Folder : 12 International Flower Show History File
1990s-2000s
Box: 22 Folder : 13 Preliminary International Flower Show Schedule
1916
Box: 22 Folder : 14 International Flower Show Floor Plans (Folder 1 of 2)
1960s
Drawer: Oversize-Large International Flower Show Floor Plans (Folder 2 of 2). Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the exhibition floor plans for the 47th, 48th, 49th, and 50th International Flower Shows, held at the New York Coliseum. Also includes the undated structural 3rd Floor plan of the Coliseum.

1960s
Box: 22 Folder : 15 International Flower Show. Exhibits at 50th IFS
1967
Box: 22 Folder : 16 Horticultural Society of New York Exhibits at the IFS
1969
Box: 22 Folder : 17 International Flower Show Clippings
1941-1968
Box: 22 Folder : 18 Flower shows. Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Bryant Park (1970); a general schedule of shows for 1970; Festival of Spring Flower Show rules (1972); and photostats of posters for Flower Show events (1979).

1970-1979
Box: 22 Folder : 19-22 Flower Show Committee minutes (4 folders)
1983-1986
Box: 23 Folder : 1-8 New York Flower Show Committee Minutes (7 folders)
1986-1993
Box: 23 Folder : 9-13 1985 New York Flower Show Working & Publicity Files (5 folders)
1985
Box: 23 Folder : 14-19 1986 New York Flower Show Working & Publicity Files (6 folders)
1986
Box: 23 Folder : 20 1987-1989 New York Flower Shows Working & Publicity Files
1987-1989
Box: 24 Folder : 1-2 1990 New York Flower Show Working & Publicity Files (2 folders)
1990
Box: 24 Folder : 3 1991 New York Flower Show Working & Publicity Files
1991
Box: 24 Folder : 4-5 1992 New York Flower Show Working & Publicity Files (2 folders)
1992
Box: 24 Folder : 6-8 1993 New York Flower Show Working & Publicity Files (3 folders)
1993
Box: 24 Folder : 9-18 1995 New York Flower Show Working & Publicity Files (10 folders)
1995
Box: 24 Folder : 19-21 1996 New York Flower Show Working & Publicity Files (3 folders)
1996
Drawer: Oversize-Large 1996 New York Flower Show Marketplace. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes an architectural drawing of the marketplace on the 2nd floor of the New York Coliseum.

1996
Box: 24 Folder : 22 1997 New York Flower Show (Cancelled)
1997
Box: 24 Folder : 23 New York Flower Show History. General
1983-1996

Subseries III.B. Print Matter and Ephemera, 1908-1996. 5.08 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries includes bound and loose copies of International Flower Show (IFS) official programs (1913-1970); IFS schedules (1913-1970); Horticultural Society of New York (HSNY) schedule of classes and premiums (1908-1935); HSNY programs/flower show books (1922-1965); HSNY Autumn exhibition programs (1946-1953); HSNY Narcissus & Spring show programs (1936-1958); HSNY Flower Show Schedules (1956-1973); New York Flower Show programs (1985-1996; note that there was no 1994 New York Flower Show); Rockefeller Center Flower Show program (1994); flower show promotional ephemera (1984-1996).

Arrangement Note

This subseries is organized by name of flower show or sponsoring body, and then chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: HSNY-57 International Flower Show: Official Program (bound)
1913-1921
Volume: HSNY-58 International Flower Show: Official Program (bound)
1922-1928
Volume: HSNY-59 & 60 International Flower Show: Official Program (bound) (2 copies)
1929-1935
Volume: HSNY-61 & 62 International Flower Show: Official Program (bound) (2 copies)
1936-1939
Volume: HSNY-63 & 64 International Flower Show: Official Program (bound) (2 copies)
1940-1942
Volume: HSNY-65 International Flower Show: Official Program (bound)
1946-1948
Volume: HSNY-66 & 67 International Flower Show: Official Program (bound) (2 copies)
1949-1951
Volume: HSNY-68 & 69 International Flower Show: Official Program (bound) (2 copies)
1952-1954
Volume: HSNY-70 & 71 International Flower Show: Official Program (bound) (2 copies)
1956-1958
Volume: HSNY-72 International Flower Show: Official Program (bound)
1959-1966
Box: 18 Folder : 19 International Flower Show: Official Program (loose)
1928
Box: 18 Folder : 20 International Flower Show: Official Program (loose)
1933-1935
Box: 18 Folder : 21 International Flower Show: Official Program (loose)
1937, 1939
Box: 18 Folder : 22 International Flower Show: Official Program (loose)
1947-1948
Box: 18 Folder : 23 International Flower Show: Official Program (loose)
1951
Box: 18 Folder : 24 International Flower Show: Official Program (loose)
1952-1954
Box: 18 Folder : 25 International Flower Show: Official Program (loose)
1957-1958
Box: 19 Folder : 1 International Flower Show: Official Program (loose)
1959-1966
Box: 19 Folder : 2 International Flower Show: Official Program (loose)
1967-1968
Box: 19 Folder : 3 International Flower Show: Official Program (loose)
1969-1970
Volume: HSNY-73 & 74 International Flower Show: Schedule (bound) (2 copies)
1913-1915
Volume: HSNY-75 & 76 International Flower Show: Schedule (bound) (2 copies)

Scope and Contents Note

Copy 2 (HSNY-76) is incomplete.

1916-1928
Volume: HSNY-77 International Flower Show: Schedule (bound)
1929-1932
Volume: HSNY-78 International Flower Show: Schedule (bound)
1929-1941
Volume: HSNY-79 & 80 International Flower Show: Schedule (bound) (2 copies)
1933-1936
Volume: HSNY-81 International Flower Show: Schedule (bound)
1937-1947
Volume: HSNY-82 International Flower Show: Schedule (bound)
1946-1954
Volume: HSNY-83 & 84 International Flower Show: Schedule (bound) (2 copies)
1948-1951
Volume: HSNY-85 & 86 International Flower Show: Schedule (bound) (2 copies)
1952-1956
Volume: HSNY-87 International Flower Show: Schedule (bound)
1956-1967
Volume: HSNY-88 & 89 International Flower Show: Schedule (bound) (2 copies)
1957-1962
Volume: HSNY-90 International Flower Show: Schedule (bound)
1963-1967
Box: 19 Folder : 4 International Flower Show: Schedule (bound)
1959-1961
Box: 19 Folder : 5 International Flower Show: Schedule (bound)
1968-1970
Volume: HSNY-91 HSNY: Schedule of Classes and Premiums
1908-1918
Volume: HSNY-92 HSNY: Schedule of Classes and Premiums
1919-1935
Volume: HSNY-93 HSNY: Programs
1922-1950
Volume: HSNY-94 & 95 HSNY: Programs (2 copies)
1932-1950
Volume: HSNY-96 & 97 HSNY: Programs (2 copies)
1951-1958
Volume: HSNY-98 & 99 HSNY: Programs / Flower Show Book (bound) (2 copies)
1950-1958
Box: 19 Folder : 6 HSNY: Programs / Flower Show Book (loose)
1952-1956
Volume: HSNY-100 & 101 HSNY: Programs (2 copies)
1958-1964
Volume: HSNY-102 & 103 HSNY: Programs / Flower Show Book (2 copies)
1958-1965
Volume: HSNY-104 HSNY: Autumn Exhibitions (bound)
1946-1948
Volume: HSNY-105 HSNY: Autumn Exhibitions (bound)
1949-1953
Box: 19 Folder : 7 HSNY: Autumn Exhibitions (loose)
1946, 1949-1953
Volume: HSNY-106 HSNY: Narcissus & Spring Shows (bound)
1936-1949
Volume: HSNY-107 HSNY: Narcissus & Spring Shows (bound)
1950-1958
Box: 19 Folder : 8 HSNY: Narcissus Shows (loose)
1949-1950, 1952
Box: 19 Folder : 9 HSNY: Miscellaneous flower show programs

Scope and Contents Note

Includes, among others, Brooklyn Botanic Garden leaflet on its exhibit of house plants at the International Flower Show (1939), Victory Garden Harvest Show (1943), Spring Show for the benefit of the Red Cross (1943, 1945), Gladiolus Show (1945), Calendar of Flower Compositions (1950-51).

1939-1952
Box: 19 Folder : 10 HSNY: Flower Show Schedule
1956-1959
Box: 19 Folder : 11 HSNY: Flower Show Schedule
1960-1963
Box: 19 Folder : 12 HSNY: Flower Show Schedule
1964-1967
Box: 19 Folder : 13 HSNY: Flower Show Schedule
1968-1970
Box: 19 Folder : 14 HSNY: Flower Show Schedule
1971-1973
Box: 19 Folder : 15 HSNY: New York Flower Show Program
1985-1986
Box: 19 Folder : 16 HSNY: New York Flower Show Program
1987-1988
Box: 19 Folder : 17 HSNY: New York Flower Show Program
1989-1990
Box: 19 Folder : 18 HSNY: New York Flower Show Program
1991
Box: 19 Folder : 19 HSNY: New York Flower Show Program
1992-1993
Box: 19 Folder : 20 HSNY: New York Flower Show Program
1995-1996
Box: 19 Folder : 21 HSNY: Rockefeller Center Flower & Garden Show Program
1994
Box: 20 Folder : 1 HSNY: Flower Show ephemera
1984-1989
Box: 20 Folder : 2 HSNY: Flower Show ephemera
1990-1992
Box: 20 Folder : 3 HSNY: Flower Show ephemera
1993
Box: 20 Folder : 4 HSNY: Flower Show ephemera
1995-1996
Box: 20 Folder : 5 HSNY: Flower Show ephemera
undated

Subseries III.C. Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1916-1998. 5.83 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries includes images (i.e., photographic prints, slides, glass lantern slides, negatives, and contact prints) of the International Flower Show (1916-1969), the New York Flower Show (1936-1996, with scrapbooks for the 1988, 1992, 1993, and 1995 shows; note that there was no 1994 New York Flower Show), the Bryant Park Flower Show (1969-1978, with a scrapbook honoring the achievements of Henrietta Sedgwick Lockwood, creator of the Bryant Park Flower Show), and a handful of smaller shows, like the Rockefeller Center Flower Show (1994), Boston Flower Show (1995), and Philadelphia Flower Show (1981, 1998).

Arrangement Note

This subseries is organized by name of flower show, then chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 1 International Flower Show
1916-1933
Box: 16 Folder : 2 International Flower Show
1934-1939
Box: 16 Folder : 3 International Flower Show
1940-1949
Box: 14 Folder : 1-21 International Flower Show (lantern slides)
1948
Box: 14 Folder : 22-39 International Flower Show (lantern slides)
1949
Box: 15 Folder : 1-13 International Flower Show (lantern slides)
1949
Box: 16 Folder : 4 International Flower Show
1950-1958
Box: 16 Folder : 5 International Flower Show
1959
Box: 16 Folder : 6 International Flower Show
ca. 1960-1964, 1969
Box: 16 Folder : 7-8 International Flower Show (2 folders)
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 9 New York Flower Show
1936-1939, 1949
Box: 16 Folder : 10 New York Flower Show
1958-1961
Box: 16 Folder : 11 New York Flower Show
1962-1963
Box: 16 Folder : 12 New York Flower Show
ca. 1960s
Box: 16 Folder : 13 New York Flower Show
1976, 1980-1983
Box: 16 Folder : 14 New York Flower Show
1984
Box: 16 Folder : 15-16 New York Flower Show (2 folders)
1985
Box: 16 Folder : 17-19 New York Flower Show & Benefit (3 folders)
1985-1986
Box: 16 Folder : 20 New York Flower Show
1986
Box: 17 Folder : 1-5 New York Flower Show: "Garden Fantasies" (5 folders)
1986
Box: 17 Folder : 6 New York Flower Show
1987
Box: 17 Folder : 7 New York Flower Show
1988
Box: 17 Folder : 8-11 New York Flower Show (4 folders)
1989
Box: 17 Folder : 12 New York Flower Show
ca. 1980s-1990s
Box: 17 Folder : 13 New York Flower Show
1990
Box: 17 Folder : 14 New York Flower Show
1991
Box: 17 Folder : 15 New York Flower Show
1992
Box: 17 Folder : 16 New York Flower Show
1993
Box: 17 Folder : 17-21 New York Flower Show (5 folders)
1995
Box: 17 Folder : 22 New York Flower Show
1996
Box: 17 Folder : 23 New York Flower Show
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 24 New York Flower Show: Promotional pictures
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 25 New York Flower Show: Scrapbook (clippings)
1987
Box: 18 Folder : 13-14 New York Flower Show: Scrapbook (2 folders)
1988
Box: 18 Folder : 15-16 New York Flower Show: Scrapbook (2 folders)
1992
Box: 18 Folder : 17 New York Flower Show: Scrapbook
1993
Box: 18 Folder : 18 New York Flower Show: Scrapbook
1995
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Bryant Park Flower Show
1969
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Bryant Park Flower Show
1970
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Bryant Park Flower Show
1971
Box: 18 Folder : 4-5 Bryant Park Flower Show (2 folders)
1972
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Bryant Park Flower Show
1973
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Bryant Park Flower Show
1974
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Bryant Park Flower Show
1978 & undated
Box: FF-6 Bryant Park Flower Show: Scrapbook

Scope and Contents Note

Ephemera, photographs, and correspondence honoring the achievements of Henrietta Sedgwick Lockwood, creator and first chairperson of the Bryant Park Flower Show. Includes meeting minutes for the Bryant Park Flower Show Planning Committee (1969: Jan. 29, Feb. 19, May 26, Aug. 26) and the Executive Coordinator's Report (21 Nov. 1969).

1969-1973
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Rockefeller Center Flower Show
1994
Box: 18 Folder : 10 Ikebana Flower Shows
1981, 1987-1988
Box: 18 Folder : 11 Boston Flower Show
1995 March
Box: 18 Folder : 12 Philadelphia Flower Show
1981, 1998
Box: 15 Folder : 14-33 Miscellaneous Flower Shows (lantern slides)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes between one and seven images of various flower shows, such as the chrysanthemum shows of 1939, 1941, 1947, and narcissus show of 1948.

1939-1948

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Series IV. Records from Other Horticultural Societies, 1925-1980. 0.75 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

This series contains records of organizations other than HSNY. The majority of the material is from the National Plant, Flower and Fruit Guild and its various local branches, and includes records such as annual reports, legal and financial records, publications and correspondence. The records date from 1927 to 1980. It is not clear how these records came to be part of the HSNY's archive.

The NPFFG was founded in Montclair, New Jersey, in 1893 by Laura S. Stewart. The NPFFG's motto was "share your flowers" and its purpose was to get surplus garden flowers and fruits to people without access to gardens, especially those in hospitals, prisons and other institutions, as well as shut-ins at home. By the 1960s, there were local branches of the Guild across the United States. The records, though spotty, provide a good sense of the activities of the organization, and the letters of appreciation received testify to their impact.

Almost half of the records in this series are from the Brooklyn Plant Flower and Fruit Guild, which was founded in 1874 as the Brooklyn Flower and Fruit Charity, and joined the NPFFG as a local chapter in 1909. The Brooklyn chapter was dissolved in 1972, and records relating to the dissolution are included here.

Arrangement Note

The records are arranged by organization, and thereunder by subject.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 77 Folder : 1 National Plant, Flower and Fruit Guild: History and By-laws
1928-1970
Box: 77 Folder : 2 National Plant, Flower and Fruit Guild: Annual Reports
1965-1980
Box: 77 Folder : 3 National Plant, Flower and Fruit Guild: Legal and Financial Records
1927-1973
Box: 77 Folder : 4 National Plant, Flower and Fruit Guild: Stewart Foundation
1937-1967
Box: 77 Folder : 5 National Plant, Flower and Fruit Guild: Letters of appreciation
1941-1979
Box: 77 Folder : 6-7 National Plant, Flower and Fruit Guild: Branch reports (2 folders)
1938-1980
Box: 77 Folder : 8 National Plant, Flower and Fruit Guild: Publications
1925-1972
Box: 77 Folder : 9 City Gardens Club of New York City: Records
1929-1936
Box: 77 Folder : 10 Brooklyn Plant, Fruit and Flower Guild: Financial Records
1957-1972
Box: 77 Folder : 11 Brooklyn Plant, Fruit and Flower Guild: Minutes
1927-1939
Box: 77 Folder : 12 Brooklyn Plant, Fruit and Flower Guild: Minutes book
1934-1936
Box: 77 Folder : 13-14 Brooklyn Plant, Fruit and Flower Guild: General Correspondence (2 folders)
1963-1976
Box: 77 Folder : 15 Brooklyn Plant, Fruit and Flower Guild: Programs and related material
1929-1958
Box: 77 Folder : 16 Brooklyn Plant, Fruit and Flower Guild: Dissolution
1972
Box: 77 Folder : 17 Miscellaneous clippings and publications
1938-1969

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Series V. Photographs, 1917-2006. 22.73 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

Series V. Photographs, 1917-2006 is divided into the following subseries:

Subseries V.A. Events, 1959-2006
Subseries V.B. Programs, 1969-1995
Subseries V.C. Facilities and Staff, 1941-2003
Subseries V.D. Images used in HSNY publications, 1980-2000
Subseries V.E. Other Images, 1917, 1940s-2002 (bulk, 1950s-1970s)

Scope and Contents Note

This series is composed of photographs of the activities, places, people and plants associated with the Horticultural Society of New York. The formats include glass plate lantern slides (4-1/2" x 3-1/2"), 35mm slides, transparencies, photographic prints (both black and white and color), and negatives. The series is arranged into subseries by subject, including: Events, Programs, Facilities and Staff, Images Used in HSNY publications, and Other Images. The photographs in subseries A through D provide snapshots of the workings of the HSNY from the 1960s to 2000s. Photographs in subseries E focus on plants, and very few relate to identifiable Horticultural Society activities.

Events consists of photographs featuring events organized by HSNY. There are images of annual meetings, classes for children and adults, library benefits, staff parties, exhibits, and tours. One set of images documents the HSNY's participation in the annual "New York is Book Country" street fair on 5th Avenue from 1996-2002. (Note that photographs of the many Flower Shows HSNY was a part of are housed separately in Series III, Flower Show records).

Programs documents HSNY's public outreach gardening and planting programs. The majority of the images are slides of urban community gardens created in neighborhoods lacking access to green space. It includes photos of the garden at Riker's Island prison, as well as images of the Green Team, an internship program designed to help people released from prison transition back into their communities.

Facilties and Staffincludes images of the HSNY's offices, library, archives and collections storage space. It includes many snapshots of staff and volunteers at work. A number of photographs document incidents of water and fire damage to the facilities.

Images Used in HSNY Publicationsis comprised of visual materials that were used to illustrate various HNSY publications, including the newsletter. Some images are mounted to boards, with notes indicating crop marks and other editing instructions.

Other Images primarily includes images that emphasize plants, either as individual specimens or in the context of gardens, landscape architecture, and floral arrangements. It contains many images associated with international and domestic United States locations. Of note are a captioned photograph album of World War I scenes of warfare and the related destruction of trees in France (1917); lantern slides of Mrs. Louis Levy's azalea and rock garden in Dobbs Ferry, NY; a photograph album documenting a trip to Japan (1967); sets of educational slides about planting; and two photograph albums of cacti cultivated by Richard Weiler. There are also sets of photographs arranged by the name of the photographer, including those by Ralph Bailey of  House & Garden.

Subseries V.A. Events, 1959-2006

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries consists of photographs featuring events organized by HSNY. There are images of annual meetings, classes for children and adults, library benefits, staff parties, exhibits and tours. One set of images documents the HSNY's participation in the annual "New York is Book Country" street fair on 5th Avenue from 1996-2002. The subseries also contains 3 folders of slides of various events that were housed together in a binder, in no particular order. These have been kept together. There is also one folder of oversize material.

Most images in this series are dated, and some are captioned; however, for the most part, people in the photos are not identified

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Annual meetings
1994-1995
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Annual meetings
1998, 2006
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Book Country
1996
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Book Country
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Book Country
1998
Box: 6 Book Country
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 7-8 Book Country
2000
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Book Country
2002
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Book Country
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Classes
1979-1995
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Classes
1999-2000
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Classes
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Exhibits
1970-1988
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Exhibits
1999-2000
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Exhibits
2001-2002
Box: FF-4 Folder : 2 Exhibits (oversize)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Festivals
1969, 1985
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Flower composition album
1967
Box: 2 Folder : 1a Flower arranging competition entries
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Library benefits
1994-1996
Box: 2 Folder : 2a Library benefits
1997
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Library benefits
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Library benefits
1999
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Library benefits
2000
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Library benefits
2004
Box: 2 Folder : 7-8 Library benefits
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Parties and receptions
1994
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Parties and receptions
1995
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Parties and receptions
1998-2002
Box: 2 Folder : 13-15 Parties and receptions
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Press events
1994
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Tours
1959-1995
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Tours
1994-2002
Box: 2 Folder : 18-20 Miscellaneous Events

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of the orchid named for Patricia Murphy, owner of the Candlelight Restaurant in Westchester, one photo with Murphy.

1960s-1996
Box: 3 Folder : 1-2a Various Events (slides from binder)
1969-1984

Subseries V.B. Programs, 1969-1995

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries documents HSNY's public outreach gardening and planting programs. The majority of the images are slides of urban community gardens created in neighborhoods lacking access to green space. Also included are photos of the garden at Riker's Island prison, which is part of a job-training program. In addition this subseries features images of the Green Team, an internship program to help people released from prison transition back into their communities. The subseries contains one folder of oversize material.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Community gardens: Bronx
1976-1978
Box: 3 Folder : 4-5 Community gardens: Brooklyn
1976-1978
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Community gardens: Gateway
1977
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Community gardens: Manhattan
1969-1979
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Community gardens: Queens and Staten Island
1977-1978
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Community gardens: Rikers Island
1988-1989
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Community gardens: Unidentified
undated
Box: FF 4 Folder : 3 Community gardens: Oversize
1975-1980
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Green Team
1995
Box: 3 Folder : 12 NYPL planting
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Tree Corps
1977-1979
Box: 3 Folder : 14A Tree Corps
1980-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 14B "Our Work in Bellvue"
1976

Subseries V.C. Facilities and Staff, 1941-2003

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries is comprised of images of the HSNY's offices, library, archives and collections storage space. It includes many snapshots of staff and volunteers at work. A number of photographs document incidents of water and fire damage to the facilities. There is one folder of oversize material.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: FF 4 Folder : 1 Architectural design drawings (oversize)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Library and archives
1941-2002
Box: 3 Folder : 16-17 Staff and volunteers
ca. 1960-1995
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Water and fire damage
1995-2003

Subseries V.D. Images used in HSNY publications, 1980-2000

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries contains images that were used to illustrate various HNSY publications, including the newsletter. Some images are mounted to boards, with notes indicating crop marks and other editing instructions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Photos mounted on board
1980-2000
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Slide, negatives and prints
1980-2000

Subseries V.E. Other Images, 1917, 1940s-2002 (bulk, 1950s-1970s). 17.82 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries primarily includes images that emphasize plants, either as individual specimens or in an aesthetic context, such as with gardens, landscape architecture, interiors, topiaries, or floral displays. The subseries includes many images associated with international or domestic United States locations; while these images often emphasize plants they also include commercially-produced souvenir images of built structures and general tourist travel snapshots. While many of the images have some basic level of identification, most lack a more detailed context and few seem to relate to identifiable Horticultural Society activities (see subseries V.A. for those). Most of the images seem to date from the 1960s to early 1980s, but there are earlier and later views. The formats in the subseries include glass plate lantern slides (4-1/2" x 3-1/2"), 35mm slides, transparencies, photographic prints (mostly black and white), and negatives.

Although much of the subseries has a certain degree of randomness to it and ambiguity as to context, several portions are well-defined and substantive. These include a captioned photograph album of World War I scenes of troop movements and trench warfare with their related destruction of trees in France (1917); lantern slides of Mrs. Louis Levy's azalea and rock garden in Dobbs Ferry, NY; a photograph album documenting a trip to Japan (1967); sets of educational slides concerning sowing and repotting and turfgrass diseases; images by recognized photographers Ralph Bailey of House & Garden and Bruce Cratsley; an organized set of slides depicting seasonal wildflowers; and two photograph albums of cacti cultivated by Richard Weiler.

Processing Information Note

The subseries was processed primarily by archivist Larry Weimer. Archivist Joseph Ditta processed the lantern slides. Only a minimal level of processing was performed for much of the subseries; consequently, many of the 35 mm slides remain in their original containers.

Arrangement Note

There was no overall original order to the images in this subseries. They were compiled together and arranged by the processing archivist. Nonetheless, images found together in slide cases, sleeves, folders, etc., were kept together as found. The overall subseries is arranged roughly in the following sequence, though there is considerable overlap at points:

1) Images emphasizing places or travel, including gardens and grounds

2) Images emphasizing the work of a particular photographer or of a particular subject

3) Images emphasizing particular plants or types of plants.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 4-7 Places: Greece, Corsica and Other Europe; Caribbean, Central and South America; Middle East and Africa. (Slides) (4 folders)
1960s-1981
Box: 6 Slide-Case : 1-3 Places: Italy (Slides) (3 cases)
1960s
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Places: Japan Travel Photo Album
1967
Box: 4 Folder : 9-10 Places: Tucson (transparencies) (2 folders)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Places: Rooftop Garden
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Places: Scott Appel's Florida Trip
2002
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Places: Washington Cathedral Grounds (Photos by Bonde & Sons)
undated
Box: 11 Item : 1-72 Places: Mrs. Louis S. Levy's Azalea and Rock Garden, Dobbs Ferry, NY. Glass Lantern Slides #1-72 (1 of 2 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a descriptive key to the slides in this box and the next, prepared in 2008.

undated
Box: 12 Item : 1-19 Places: Mrs. Louis S. Levy's Azalea and Rock Garden, Dobbs Ferry, NY. Glass Lantern Slides #73-91 (2 of 2 boxes)
undated
Box: 12 Item : - Places: Mrs. Louis S. Levy's Azalea and Rock Garden, Dobbs Ferry, NY. Glass Lantern Slides. Extras, Sections 1-8 (1 of 2 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a descriptive key to the additional Levy slides found in this box and the next.

undated
Box: 13 Item : - Places: Mrs. Louis S. Levy's Azalea and Rock Garden, Dobbs Ferry, NY. Glass Lantern Slides. Extras, Sections 9-15 (2 of 2 boxes)
undated
Box: FF-2 Slide-Case : 1-21 Places: Europe, United States, Other. (Slides) (21 cases in flat box)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes 21 small boxes of 35mm slides, mostly of Europe, but also many of the eastern U.S. Many are also of unidentified locations.

1950s-1970s
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Places: Italy/Austria, Miscellaneous (Negatives)

Scope and Contents Note

Tentatively identified as the Netherlands, Japan, and the southern U.S.

1962
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Places: Unidentified Tours
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Places: Miscellaneous Prints

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Mohonk Mountain House, Trinity Church (Manhattan) graveyard, Old Westbury Gardens, Frelinghuysen arboretum, Stamford arboretum & nature center, and private gardens.

undated
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Places: Miscellaneous Slides
1960s-1980s
Box: 77 Folder : 18-19 Places: Wilton Gardens (2 folders)
1979
Box: 77 Folder : 20 Places: Port Washington?
1970s
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Photographer: Ralph Bailey. Correspondence
1960, 1968
Box: 4 Folder : 19-24 Photographer: Ralph Bailey. Photographs (6 folders)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Photographer: Ralph Bailey. Duke Foundation Gardens (Negatives)
undated
Box: FF-2 Slide-Case : 1 Photographer: Ralph Bailey. (Slides in Flat Box)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Photographer: Bruce Cratsley. Photographs. (1 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photos of Lincoln Center's Henry Moore Sculpture Pool and Beaumont Theatre.

1976-1977
Box: FF-4 Folder : 6 Photographer: Bruce Cratsley. Photographs. (2 of 2). (Flat Box)
1976-1977
Box: FF-4 Folder : 5 Photographer: Peter Fink (Flat Box)
undated
Box: FF-5 Folder : 3 Photographer: Chris Phinney (Flat Box)
undated
Box: FF-4 Folder : 4 Photographer: Ellen Stockdale-Wolfe (Flat Box)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the color photograph Purple Loose Strife, Millbrook, NY, print 1/50, in memory of Eleanor Lamanna Stockdale.

2003
Box: FF-5 Folder : 4 Photographer: John Yang (Flat Box)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes one photograph of the garden of Schneider and Parnas in Wilton, CT, inscribed to Luther Greene from Yang (negative #326-11, 5/11/82).

1982
Box: FF-1 Item : 1 Subjects: WWI Scenes in France (Flat Box)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a photo album with images from France in World War I. Includes photos of troops, troop movements, and troops in trenches. A focus of many of the photos is the destruction of fruit and other trees. The photos are captioned in French. The pages are fragile. Separate sheets include captions in English and background documents.

1917
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Subjects: Bird Houses (Transparencies)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Subjects: Jimmy Carter, Peanut Farmer

Scope and Contents Note

Includes one photograph of future U.S. President Jimmy Carter holding some of a peanut crop in Plains, Georgia.

1968
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Subjects: Clarence L. Hay

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the unframed photograph and related label from the HSNY room named in memory of Hay (1884-1969).

circa 1970
Box: 5 Folder : 1-2 Subjects: Various Slides (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes miscellaneous slides depicting gardening, types of gardens, plants in a garden setting (e.g., shrubs, vines, lawns, topiaries, etc.), decorative fixtures, and the like.

1960s-1970s
Box: FF-2 Slide-Case : 1 Subjects: Sowing, Pricking Out & Repotting (Slides in Flat Box)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a set of slides for an educational program by J.S. Dakers.

undated
Box: FF-2 Slide-Case : 1 Subjects: Diseases of Turfgrass (Slides in Flat Box)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a set of slides for an educational program compiled by the New York State Turfgrass Association, by R.W. Smiley of Cornell.

undated
Box: 7 Slide-Case : 6 Subjects: Trelease Selenium Lecture

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a case with a set of slides that appears to be a lecture on selenium content of plants (black-taped slides). Also in the case are other slides that may or may not be related. Some of these slides are of plants and rocks seen on a trip in the western U.S. Other slides are of miscellaneous plants.

1940s?
Box: FF-2 Slide-Case : 1 Subjects: Zoo Animals (Slides in Flat Box)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 3-4 Plants: Richard Weiler Photograph Albums of Cacti (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photographs of the cacti as displayed in the solarium of the New York Athletic Club.

1960-1965
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Plants: Cannabis (Transparencies)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Plants: Plant Propagation
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Plants: Carnivorous
1974
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Plants: Ferns, Lichens, Manuscript Images (Slides)
1960s-1970s
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Plants: Flower Arrangements
1935-1951
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Plants: Flower Arrangements (from albums)
1961-1962
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Plants: Flower Arrangements
1967
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Plants: Flower Arrangements
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Plants: Tulipieres from Tulipomania
1979
Box: 10 Slide-Case : 1-3 Plants: Wildflowers Slides

Scope and Contents Note

Includes three sets of slides of wildflowers, labelled, organized and donated to HSNY by Robert York.

1986
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Plants: Miscellaneous Gardens & Arrangements
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 15-18 Plants: Miscellaneous Photographic Prints (4 of 6 folders)
undated
Box: 77 Folder : 21-22 Plants: Miscellaneous Photographic Prints (2 of 6 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a photograph of an olive grove by Jesse Tarbox Beals (used on the cover of a Bulletin in 1937), various flower arrangements that won prizes in the 1930s, Mayor Edward Koch with tulips at City Hall Park, and spring garden pilgrimage in 1938.

1930s-1980s
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Plants: Miscellaneous Transparencies
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Plants: Miscellaneous Negatives
undated
Box: 7 Slide-Case : 1-6 Plants: Miscellaneous Slides (1 of 3 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

This box and the next two include various sets of 35mm slides concerning various plants. Most of the slides are undated, but those that are dated are from 1940-43. Most of the slides are unidentified. Those with identification are of plants, with identification as to where the photo was taken. These locations are generally New Jersey (e.g., Brielle, Matawan) and New York City parks or the greater metropolitan area. The sets are numbered from 1-55, 106-109, and 121-139; each individual slide is marked as part of a particular set.

1940s, undated
Box: 8 Slide-Case : 1-5 Plants: Miscellaneous Slides (2 of 3 boxes)
1940s, undated
Box: 9 Slide-Case : 1-4 Plants: Miscellaneous Slides (3 of 3 boxes)
1940s, undated
Box: FF-3 Slide-Case : 1-35 Plants: Miscellaneous Slides

Scope and Contents Note

Includes one flat box with several small cases, boxes, and envelopes of 35mm slides.

1960s-1990s
Box: 25 Item : 1-48 Plants: Miscellaneous Lantern Slides (1 of 4 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a set of 24 slides produced by J. Horace McFarland Company of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; a set of 11 slides depicting gardens with Tudor-style houses; and 13 slides of men working in gardens.

undated
Box: 26 Item : 1-47 Plants: Miscellaneous Lantern Slides (2 of 4 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes 47 slides of gardens and houses.

undated
Box: 27 Item : 1-53 Plants: Miscellaneous Lantern Slides (3 of 4 boxes)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes 53 slides of plants, gardens, redwood forests, and other similar, varied images. These continue into the next box. Some slides are negatives.

undated
Box: 28 Item : 1-67 Plants: Miscellaneous Lantern Slides (4 of 4 boxes)
undated

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Series VI. Print Matter, 1811-circa 2010. 22.19 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

Series VI. Print Matter, 1811-circa 2010 is divided into the following subseries:

Subseries VI.A. Hort Periodicals, 1900-1998
Subseries VI.B. Other Hort Print Matter, 1901-circa 2010
Subseries VI.C. Miscellaneous Print Material, 1811-1997

Scope and Contents Note

The Print Matter series includes a broad range of printed materials, including Hort periodicals, books or booklets published by the Hort, program calendars, and ephemera. The materials span the Hort's founding in 1900 to the early twenty-first century. The periodicals range from 1900 to 1998 and include the various Year Books, Bulletins, News, and other regularly produced publications from the Hort. These are a rich source of information about Hort sponsored events and organizational matters, as well as information about Hort's primary subject focus: horticulture. The program calendars include more detailed information about sponsored lectures and educational programs. The ephemera includes a range of material concerning membership, Flower Shows, lectures and other events, pilgrimages/tours, and other subjects. Among the miscellaneous items are the constitution, by-laws, some addresses, and monthly reports of the New York Horticultural Society (not to be confused with the Hort), the first such organization in America, founded in New York City in 1818 and active through the end of the nineteenth century.

Subseries VI.A. Hort Periodicals, 1900-1998. 9.08 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries includes periodical publications issued over time by the Hort that, generally, had its membership as the principal audience. The content and titles of these changed somewhat over time, but generally included information about organizational matters, such as upcoming events, and horticulture-related short articles and book reviews. Following is a general summary of the content of the titles in the subseries:

Memoirs: Three volumes that include the papers read at conferences organized by Hort in 1902, 1907, and 1926.

Journal: This ran from April 1906 to July 1924. It Includes annual reports, proceedings of Hort meetings, reports on the various flower exhibitions, library accessions, committee reports, and papers/lectures on horticultural matters. It was replaced by the  Year Book.

Year Book: Started in May 1925, replacing the  Journal. It includes annual reports, lectures/papers, flower show reports, accessions, etc. For the first few  Year Books, the period covered is roughly August to May of the following year. In 1927, publication shifted to a calendar year basis. These appear to have ended in 1940, though a  Year Book was published in 1951 to commemorate the events of 1950, the Hort's 50th anniversary year.

Monthly Bulletin /  Bulletin: The  Bulletin appears to have started about January 1930. It started as a small pamphlet with short announcements concerning upcoming meetings and events/programs, new members, and accessions. By the early 1930s, it expanded to include lists of awards given for exhibits at the monthly meetings. By 1933, it further expanded to include transcripts or summaries of lectures. By 1934, a glossy version appeared, with increasing numbers of photographs. In Feb 1942, the  Bulletin started presenting annual reports for the prior year, fully replacing the  Year Book. The  Monthly Bulletin ended in 1947, going to quarterly in 1948. It ceased publication with the first quarter 1950.

News: It started in January 1951, replacing the  Bulletin. Slimmed down from the  Bulletin and much more casual, the  News no longer included annual reports or articles, but focused on announcements, award winners, accessions, and basic membership information, though over time the content got more expansive. It was produced irregularly and ended in early 1957.

Bulletin: Reintroducing the former title and replacing the  News, the new  Bulletin included both basic announcements and short articles, including book reviews. Starting in 1957, the  Bulletin continued until 1973, though by 1970 it had been scaled down in size and scope. An announcement-oriented  Member Newsletter started in late 1969, overlapping with the  Bulletin through 1973. After 1973, the  Member Newsletter (with the title shortened to just  Newsletter in 1983) continued; the latest copy held by the subseries dates from 1998. The subseries holds a set of cards that represent an index to the  Bulletin for the years 1958-1962.

Garden was a bi-monthly publication of The Garden Society, a division of the NY Botanical Garden. Subscriptions to  Garden were a benefit of membership in one of the institutions comprising The Garden Society, of which Hort was one. The bulk of the magazine content was common to all institutions, but some front pages were content specific to Hort. The content was horticulture-related and was not concerned with Hort organizational and event matters.The subseries holds issues from 1977-1984 and 1986.

Arrangement Note

The subseries is arranged by periodical title, advancing in roughly chronological order.

Items with the prefix "HSNY-" are freestanding, bound, multi-issue volumes. Items with the prefix "P-" are unbound single issue publications in small pamphlet boxes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: HSNY-1 Memoirs, Vols I and II (bound)

Scope and Contents Note

Volume I is the Proceedings of the International Conference on Plant Breeding and Hybridization (30 September-2 October 1902). Volume 2 is the  Proceedings of the International Conference on Plant Hardiness and Acclimatization (1-3 October 1907). Both conferences held at the American Institute of the City of New York and at the New York Botanical Garden.

1904, 1910
Volume: HSNY-2 Memoirs, Vol III (bound)

Scope and Contents Note

Vol III is Papers Presented at the International Conference on Flower and Fruit Sterility (12-14 August 1926).

1927
Volume: HSNY-3 Memoirs, Vol III (copy 2) (bound)
1927
Box: P-1 Folder : 1 1st and 2nd Annual Reports
1900-1902
Box: P-1 Folder : 2-3 Journal of the Horticultural Society of New York (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Vol. 1, numbers 1-18, missing 4; Vol. II, numbers 1-27. Vol. III, No. 12 (see below) includes an index to the first three volumes of the Journal. Vol. 1, No. 1 of April 1906 includes the 3rd, 4th and 5th Annual Reports.

1906 April-1920 November
Box: P-2 Folder : 1-2 Journal of the Horticultural Society of New York (2 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Vol. III, Numbers 1-12, missing #9; Vol, IV, Number 1. Also includes a bound collection of Volumes II, III and IV of the Journal; this collection includes the Vol. III, No. 9 that is missing from the standalone issues. Vol. III, No. 12 includes an index to the first three volumes of the Journal.

1921 February-1924 July
Volume: HSNY-4 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1924-27 (bound)
1924 August-1927 January
Volume: HSNY-5 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1924-27 (copy 2) (bound)
1924 August-1927 January
Volume: HSNY-6 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1927-29 (bound)
1927 January-1930 January
Volume: HSNY-7 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1927-29 (copy 2) (bound)
1927 January-1930 January
Volume: HSNY-8 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1930-34 (bound)
1930 January-1935 January
Volume: HSNY-9 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1935-38 (bound)
1935 January-1939 January
Volume: HSNY-10 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1935-38 (copy 2) (bound)
1935 January-1939 January
Volume: HSNY-11 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1939-41 (bound)
1939 January-1941 January
Volume: HSNY-12 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York, 1939-41 (bound) (copy 2)
1939 January-1941 January
Box: 85 Folder : 1-3 Year Book of the Horticultural Society of New York (loose) (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes original standalone copies of six Year Books, for years 1930, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, and 1950. There are four copies of the 1950 HSNY 50th anniversary year book (the cover of which is dated for its publication year of 1951).

1930-1937, 1950
Volume: HSNY-13 Monthly Bulletin, 1930-32 (bound)
1930 January-1932 December
Volume: HSNY-14 Monthly Bulletin, 1930-32 (copy 2) (bound)
Box: P-3 Folder : 1 Monthly Bulletin, 1930-31 (loose)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes original standalone copies of some Bulletins for these years.

1930 April-1931 December
Volume: HSNY-15 Monthly Bulletin, 1933-34 (bound)
1933 January-1934 December
Volume: HSNY-16 Monthly Bulletin, 1933-34 (copy 2) (bound)
1933 January-1934 December
Volume: HSNY-17 Monthly Bulletin, 1935-36 (bound)
1935 January-1936 December
Volume: HSNY-18 Monthly Bulletin, 1935-36 (copy 2) (bound)
1935 January-1936 December
Volume: HSNY-19 Monthly Bulletin, 1937-38 (bound)
1937 January-1938 December
Volume: HSNY-20 Monthly Bulletin, 1937-38 (copy 2) (bound)
1937 January-1938 December
Volume: HSNY-21 Monthly Bulletin, 1939-40 (bound)
1939 January-1940 December
Volume: HSNY-22 Monthly Bulletin, 1939-40 (copy 2) (bound)
1939 January-1940 December
Volume: HSNY-23 Monthly Bulletin, 1941-42 (bound)
1941 January-1942 December
Volume: HSNY-24 Monthly Bulletin, 1941-42 (copy 2) (bound)
1941 January-1942 December
Volume: HSNY-25 Monthly Bulletin, 1943-44 (bound)
1943 January-1944 December
Volume: HSNY-26 Monthly Bulletin, 1943-44 (copy 2) (bound)
1943 January-1944 December
Volume: HSNY-27 Monthly Bulletin, 1945-46 (bound)
1945 January-1946 December
Volume: HSNY-28 Monthly Bulletin, 1945-46 (copy 2) (bound)
1945 January-1946 December
Volume: HSNY-29 Monthly Bulletin, 1947-48 (bound)

Scope and Contents Note

The Monthly Bulletin ceases at October 1947, replaced by a  Bulletin produced quarterly beginning in 1948.

1947 January-1948
Volume: HSNY-30 Monthly Bulletin, 1947-48 (copy 2) (bound)
1947 January-1948
Box: P-3 Folder : 2-4 Monthly Bulletin (loose) (3 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes incomplete sets of unbound Monthly Bulletins.

1934-1937
Box: P-4 Folder : 1-3 Monthly Bulletin (loose) (3 folders)
1938-1941, 1946
Volume: HSNY-31 Bulletin, 1949-50 (bound)

Scope and Contents Note

The final Bulletin was published for first quarter 1950.

1949-1950
Volume: HSNY-32 Bulletin, 1949-50 (copy 2) (bound)
1949-1950
Volume: HSNY-33 News,1951-52 (bound)
1951-1952
Volume: HSNY-34 News,1951-52 (copy 2) (bound)
1951-1952
Volume: HSNY-35 News,1953-54 (bound)
1953-1954
Volume: HSNY-36 News,1953-54 (copy 2) (bound)
1953-1954
Volume: HSNY-37 News,1955-56 (bound)
1955-1956
Volume: HSNY-38 News,1955-56 (copy 2) (bound)
1955-1956
Box: P-4 Folder : 4 News (loose)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes original standalone copies of some News for these years.

1951-1957
Volume: HSNY-39 Bulletin, 1957-59 (bound)

Scope and Contents Note

The first number of 1957 is still called News. The title  Bulletin returns in July 1957.

1957-1959
Volume: HSNY-40 Bulletin, 1957-59 (copy 2) (bound)
1957-1959
Box: P-5 Folder : 1-2 Bulletin, 1957-59 (loose) (2 folders)
1957-1959
Volume: HSNY-41 Bulletin, 1960-61 (bound)
1960-1961
Box: P-5 Folder : 3-4 Bulletin, 1960-61 (loose) (2 folders)
1960-1961
Volume: HSNY-42 Bulletin, 1962-63 (bound)
1962-63
Box: P-5 Folder : 5 Bulletin, 1962 (loose)
1962
Box: P-8 Cards : - Index to Bulletin, 1958-1962
1958-1962(?)
Box: P-6 Folder : 1-4 Bulletin, 1963-1966 (loose) (4 folders)
1964-1966
Box: P-6 Folder : 5 News (loose)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes reminders of events and other messages spun off into a separate document, formerly included in the Bulletin.

1963 November-1965 March
Box: P-6 Folder : 6-8 Bulletin, 1958-1961 (loose, additional copies) (3 folders)
1958-1961
Box: P-7 Folder : 1-6 Bulletin, 1962-1966 (loose, additional copies) (6 folders)
1962-1966
Volume: HSNY-43 Bulletin, 1967-69 (bound)
1967-1969 January
Box: 85 Folder : 4-9 Bulletin, 1967-69 (loose, 2 copies) (6 folders)
1967-1969 Summer
Box: 85 Folder : 10-12 Bulletin, 1970-73 (loose, 3 copies) (3 folders)
1970-1973
Box: 85 Folder : 13-14 Member Newsletter, 1969-1983. (loose, 2 copies) (2 folders)
1969-1983 May
Box: 85 Folder : 15-19 Newsletter, 1983-98 (loose, 3 copies) (5 folders)
1983 June-1998 Fall
Box: 85 Folder : 20 Garden Magazine. List of Articles, 1979-1983
1984
Volume: HSNY-44 Garden Magazine (bound)
1977 November-1978
Volume: HSNY-45 Garden Magazine (copy 2) (bound)
1978
Volume: HSNY-46 Garden Magazine (bound)
1979
Volume: HSNY-47 Garden Magazine (copy 2) (bound)
1979
Volume: HSNY-48 Garden Magazine (bound)
1980
Volume: HSNY-49 Garden Magazine (copy 2) (bound)
1980
Volume: HSNY-50 Garden Magazine (bound)
1981
Volume: HSNY-51 Garden Magazine (copy 2) (bound)
1981
Volume: HSNY-52 Garden Magazine (bound)
1982
Volume: HSNY-53 Garden Magazine (bound)
1983
Volume: HSNY-54 Garden Magazine (copy 2) (bound)
1983
Volume: HSNY-55 Garden Magazine (bound)
1984
Volume: HSNY-56 Garden Magazine (copy 2) (bound)
1984
Box: 85 Folder : 21 Garden Magazine (loose)
1980-1983, 1986

Subseries VI.B. Other Hort Print Matter, 1901-circa 2010. 5.85 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

The subseries is arranged roughly by the following document types, which are used as headings in the container list: manuscripts and publications; program brochures & pamphlets; forms, invitations & other ephemera; press & publicity; and posters & proclamations.

Scope and Contents Note

The subseries includes a broad range of printed matter, especially ephemera, produced by the Hort over the course of the twentieth century and into the first decade of the twentieth first century. These include informational brochures and booklets, program calendars (ranging from 1933-2006), stationery and forms, membership solicitations, event announcements, admission tickets, press releases, posters, mayoral proclamations, and other documents. Many of these documents date from Hort's earliest years through the 1940s and were found in two (now disbound) scrapbooks. International Flower Shows, New York Flower Shows, lectures, education programs, pilgrimages/tours, exhibitions, and annual and other organization meetings are among the subjects of the material.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: - Folder : - Manuscripts and Publications
Box: 86 Folder : 1 Addresses Before the Horticultural Society

Scope and Contents Note

Includes "The Future of Nut Growing" (1923) by Robert T. Morris and "Shrubs" (1934) by Arthur Herrington.

1923, 1934
Box: 86 Folder : 2 Manuscript Poems

Scope and Contents Note

Includes "Iussos Asperge Sapores" [about apple trees] sent by Mrs. H.C. Butler, from "Punch, and "I Have a Little Garden" by Benjamin Schloss.

1934-1935
Box: 86 Folder : 3 A Five Foot Shelf of Garden Books

Scope and Contents Note

An annotated bibliography produced by the Hort's Library Committee.

1930s-1940s?
Box: 86 Folder : 4 Men Who Sought and Found by Ethel W. McCool

Scope and Contents Note

Compilation of articles on plant exploration written by McCool and originally published for the Hort's Bulletin.

1940s?
Box: 86 Folder : 5 Guide to English Gardens by Alice Chauncey

Scope and Contents Note

Two copies, both appear to be autographed by the author.

circa 1955
Box: 86 Folder : 6 "Our Experiences with Orchid Plants in the Home" by Mrs. Thomas Powell

Scope and Contents Note

Includes takeaway notes for a course given at the Hort.

1962
Box: 86 Folder : 7 Information Bulletins

Scope and Contents Note

Includes articles on horticultural topics, including content for a House Plant Course.

1968-circa 1970
Box: 86 Folder : 8 Information Sheets

Scope and Contents Note

Includes various forms of informational articles provided by the Hort on horticulture topics.

1970s-1990s
Box: 86 Folder : 9 Miscellaneous Articles

Scope and Contents Note

Includes a small number of tear sheets, clippings, brochures, and other documents on horticulture topics, but which do not appear to relate to Hort itself.

circa 1970s-2000s
Box: 86 Folder : 10 "A Horticultural Tour of Gardens Along the Beautiful Great Ouse"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the itinerary and related reading material for Hort's East Anglia tour, with Scott Appell.

2000
Box: 86 Folder : 11 "A Tour of the Floriade and Private and Public Gardens of the Netherlands"

Scope and Contents Note

Includes reading material compiled by Hort Director Education Scott Appell.

2002
Box: 86 Folder : 12 Doing Time in the Garden: Life Lessons Through Prison Horticulture by James Jiler

Scope and Contents Note

Book is about Hort's GreenHouse and GreenTeam programs concerning vocational training at Rikers Island prison. The N-YHS Library holds another copy of this title under call number F128 HV9306.N6 J55 2006.

2006
Box: - Folder : - Program Brochures & Pamphlets
Box: 86 Folder : 13 Program Calendars
1933-1950
Box: 86 Folder : 14 Program Calendars
1951-1969
Box: 86 Folder : 15 Program Calendars
1968-1976
Box: 86 Folder : 16 Program Calendars
1976-1979
Box: 86 Folder : 17 Program Calendars
1980-1983
Box: 86 Folder : 18 Program Calendars
1983-1989
Box: 86 Folder : 19 Program Calendars
1990-1994
Box: 86 Folder : 20 Program Calendars
1995-1997
Box: 86 Folder : 21 Program Calendars
1997-2000
Box: 86 Folder : 22 Program Calendars
2000-2006
Box: 86 Folder : 23 Compleat Gardener Lecture Calendars
1987-1996
Box: 86 Folder : 24 Central Park Conservancy Program Calendars

Scope and Contents Note

Includes programs offered in partnership with the Hort.

2002-2004
Box: - Folder : - Forms, Invitations & Other Ephemera
Box: 87 Folder : 1 Early Ephemera

Scope and Contents Note

Includes preliminary programs for the International Conference on Plant Breeding and Hybridization (1902) and a donation form (1913).

1902, 1913, undated
Box: 87 Folder : 2-6 Scrapbook #1 (5 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes contents of a disbound scrapbook, including donation and membership forms, membership solicitation brochures, announcements of lectures, exhibitions and other programs, meeting announcements, etc.

1917, 1921-circa 1944
Box: 87 Folder : 7-22 Scrapbook #2 (16 folders)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the contents of a disbound scrapbook that included certificates, organization constitution and by-laws (as amended over time), invitations, announcements, programs, brochures, admission tickets, and other ephemera related to flower shows, International Flower shows, conferences, pilgrimages, meetings, general organizational matters, various events, membership, etc.

1901-1951
Box: 88 Folder : 1-18 Ephemera. General (18 folders)
1970-2010
Box: 89 Folder : 1 Ephemera. Membership
1930s-2000s
Box: 89 Folder : 2 Ephemera. Library Benefits
1994-2004
Box: 89 Folder : 3 Ephemera. Library General
1990s-2000s?
Box: 89 Folder : 4 Ephemera. GreenWorks
1988
Box: 89 Folder : 5 Ephemera. Stationery
undated
Box: 89 Folder : 6 Ephemera. Miscellaneous
1980s-2000s?
Box: - Folder : - Press & Publicity
Box: 89 Folder : 7-8 Press Releases (2 folders)
1982-1986
Box: 89 Folder : 9 Program Updates
1998-2002
Box: 89 Folder : 10 Press Kits
1980s-2000s
Box: 89 Folder : 11 Publicity Press Book (Clippings, Disbound)
1986-1987
Box: 89 Folder : 12 Miscellaneous Clippings
1980-2005
Box: - Folder : - Posters & Proclamations
Drawer: OS-Large Posters. Oversize

Scope and Contents Note

Includes Houseplant Societies Show "The Joy of Houseplants" (undated), blow-up of Hort advertisement in the New York Times (29 January 1980), New York Flower Shows (1985, 1987/art by Peter Max, 1990/art by Lorenz, 1992, 1995, 1996), Astor Place Flower Market (1982, designed by Susan Keiser), and New York is Book Country (2000, art by Robert Sabuda). There are multiple copies and versions of some of the posters.

1980-2000
Box: FF-5 Folder : 2 Mayoral Proclamations (Flat box)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes "New York Flower Show Month" (1986 and 1987), "New York Flower Show Days" (1996), and "New York Horticultural Society Centennial Day" (1999) (1980s signed by Edward I. Koch, 1990s by Rudolph W. Giulani).

1986-1999

Subseries VI.C. Miscellaneous Print Material, 1811-1997. 7.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries includes mid-nineteenth century horticultural publications from the American Institute of the City of New York, and even earlier items relating to the New York Horticultural Society (not be be confused with HSNY), the first such organization in the United States, founded in New York City in 1818. Also found here are visually-interesting seed catalogs from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and various loose botanical prints and engravings.

Arrangement Note

The material in this subseries is sorted alphabetically by title or subject.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 78 Folder : 1 American Institute: Adoniram Chandler, Address, Delivered at the Close of the Nineteenth Annual Fair of the American Institute, of the City of New-York, at Castle Garden, October 23, 1846 (New York: Van Norden & Amerman, 1846).
1846
Box: 78 Folder : 2 American Institute: Thomas Bridgeman, Horticultural Report of the Nineteenth Annual Fair of the American Institute, Held at Castle Garden, in the City of New-York, October, 1846 (New York: Van Gelder & Riley, 1846)
1846
Box: 78 Folder : 3 American Institute: Thomas Bridgeman and Peter B. Mead, Horticultural Report of the Twenty-First Annual Fair of the American Institute, Held at Castle Garden, New York City, October 1848 (New York: Joseph H. Jennings, 1848).
1848
Box: 78 Folder : 4 American Institute: H. Meigs, Address Delivered at the Opening of the Twenty-Second Annual Fair of the American Institute at Castle Garden, October, 1849 (New York: William E. Dean, 1849).
1849
Box: 78 Folder : 5 American Institute: Proceedings of the Second Congress of Fruit Growers, Convened Under the Auspices of the American Institute, in the City of New-York, 1849 (Albany: Charles Van Benthuysen, 1850).
1850
Box: 78 Folder : 6 American Institute: Schedules of prizes, premiums, programs, etc.
1901-1903
Box: 78 Folder : 7 American Society of Botanical Artists, 2009 Directory of Members
2009
Box: 78 Folder : 8 China--A Land of Beauty (Suzhou Gardens)
1960s-1970s
Box: 78 Folder : 9 Common Wild Flowers of New York State by Patricia Ellison, John M. Kingsbury, and Peter A. Hyypio (New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University)
[1975?]
Box: 78 Folder : 10 Eastern New York Horticultural Society: Fifth and Sixth Annual Meetings

Scope and Contents Note

Appears to have been organized in 1896, Hudson River Valley area.

1901-1902
Box: 78 Folder : 11 Elgin Botanic Garden: David Hosack, A Statement of Facts Relative to the Establishment and Progress of the Elgin Botanic Garden, and the Subsequent Disposal of the Same to the State of New-York (New York: C. S. Van Winkle, 1811).

Scope and Contents Note

The N-YHS Library holds another copy of this title under call number Y1811 .Hos.

1811
Box: 78 Folder : 12 A Few Garden Pictures (New York: John Scheepers & Co., Inc., agents for R. Wallace & Co., Colchester, England)
circa 1914
Box: 78 Folder : 13 Gourley, Josette (artist)

Scope and Contents Note

Information about artist Josette Gourley, her painting "Carolina Swamp," and three notecard reproductions of her botanical illustrations.

circa 1983
Box: 78 Folder : 14 Habit de Jardinier [reproduction antique French engraving]
n.d.
Box: 78 Folder : 15 Hagan, Patti: gardening articles

Scope and Contents Note

Photocopies of gardening articles by Patti Hagan from the New York Times and  Wall Street Journal.

1984-1997
Box: 78 Folder : 16 Home Landscapes (Westbury, N.Y.: Hicks Nurseries, Inc.)
1938
Box: 78 Folder : 17 Howard Studios Garden Ornaments. Catalogue No. 6.
1934
Box: 78 Folder : 18 Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture, vol. 5
1990
Box: 78 Folder : 19 Martha Stewart Living
1998 April
Box: 78 Folder : 20 The Mayflower [gardening periodical]
1897 April 18 & May 18
Box: 78 Folder : 21 Metropolitan Urban Garden Festival, April 23-26, 1998, Metro Tech Center, Downtown Brooklyn [flier]
1998
Box: 78 Folder : 22 Newport in Flower: A History of Newport's Horticultural Heritage by Harriet Jackson Phelps [draft]

Scope and Contents Note

Typescript draft of Phelps's work, published in 1979. Includes correspondence regarding the foreword supplied by Charles D. Webster of the Horticultural Society of New York.

1978
Box: 79 Folder : 1 New York Florists' Club: Essays and Lectures
1895, 1901, 1904
Box: 79 Folder : 2 New York Florists' Club: Publications
1928-1972
Box: 79 Folder : 3 New York Florists' Club: Fiftieth Anniversary of the New York Florists' Club, 1887-1937 [souvenir journal]
1937
Box: 79 Folder : 4 New York Horticultural Society: Constitution and By-Laws of the New-York Horticultural Society, Incorporated March 22, 1822 (New York: J. Seymour, 1824)

Scope and Contents Note

The N-YHS Library holds another copy of this title under call number F126 SB1 .N47 1824.

1824
Box: 79 Folder : 5 New York Horticultural Society: David Hosack, An Inaugural Discourse, Delivered Before the New-York Horticultural Society at Their Anniversary Meeting, on the 31st of August, 1824 (New York: J. Seymour, 1824).

Scope and Contents Note

The N-YHS Library holds another copy of this title under call number F126 S93 Box 1.

1824
Box: 79 Folder : 6 New York Horticultural Society: John Frederick Schroeder, Intellectual and Moral Resources of Horticulture. An Anniversary Discourse, Pronounced Before the New-York Horticultural Society, at the Annual Celebration, August 26, 1828 (New York: the Society, 1828)

Scope and Contents Note

The N-YHS Library holds another copy of this title under call number Pamph SB105 .S38 1838.

1828
Box: 79 Folder : 7 New York Horticultural Society: John W. Francis, An Address Delivered Before the New-York Horticultural Society, at Their Anniversary, on the Eighth of September, 1829 (New York: E. Conrad, 1830)

Scope and Contents Note

The N-YHS Library holds another copy of this title under call number F126 S93 Box 1.

1830
Box: 79 Folder : 8 New York Horticultural Society: Monthly Report

Scope and Contents Note

1881: September, October, November, December
1882: February, March, April, May, September, November

The N-YHS Library holds six issues from 1885 (February, March, April, May, November, December) under call number F126 SB1.N47 R4.

1881-1882
Box: 79 Folder : 9 New York Horticultural Society: Illustrations from Frank Leslie's Illsutrated Newspaper

Scope and Contents Note

1856 July 5: "Exhibition of the N. Y. Horticultural Society at Clinton Hall, N. Y." Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 5 July 1856 [photocopy; for original, see Box: FF-11, Folder 13]

1886 November 13: "New York City.--The Eighth Annual Chrysanthemum Exhibition, Under the Auspices of the New York Horticultural Society, at Cosmopolitan Hall, Forty-First Street and Broadway, November 2D-6th."

1856, 1886
Box: 79 Folder : 10 Orchids in the Life and Culture of the Chinese People by Shiu-Ying Hu (Hong Kong: Chung Chi College)
1971
Box: 79 Folder : 11 [Prince] Linnaean Botanic Garden and Nurseries (Flushing, N.Y.: William Prince & Co.): broadside circulars and bill-of-sale
1826-1878
Box: 79 Folder : 12 Roses by Bobbink & Atkins
1927
Box: 79 Folder : 13 Roses of Yesterday (Watsonville, Ca.: Lester Rose Gardens)
1948
Box: 79 Folder : 14 Schermerhorn, Richard Jr.: Country Places of Old New York [research paper]
n.d.
Box: 79 Folder : 15 Seed Catalog (Allen): 1870. Retail Priced Catalogue of Vegetable, Flower, Fruit, Herb and Field Seeds for Sale by R. H. Allen & Co. at Their Agricultural Implement & Seed Warehouses, 189 and 191 Water Street, New-York.
1870
Box: 80 Folder : 1 Seed Catalog: Burpee's Farm Annual (Philadelphia: W. Atlee Burpee & Co.)
1884, 1888
Box: 80 Folder : 2 Seed Catalog: Burpee's Farm Annual (Philadelphia: W. Atlee Burpee & Co.)
1895, 1897
Box: 80 Folder : 3 Seed Catalog: Burpee's Farm Annual +  Unique List of the Best Seeds That Grow (Philadelphia: W. Atlee Burpee & Co.)
1898
Box: 80 Folder : 4 Seed Catalog: Burpee's Farm Annual (2 copies) (Philadelphia: W. Atlee Burpee & Co.)
1901
Box: 80 Folder : 5 Seed Catalog: Burpee's Annual (Philadelphia: W. Atlee Burpee & Co.)
1919
Box: 80 Folder : 6 Seed Catalog (Gregory): Annual Circular and Retail Catalogue of Warranted Vegetable and Flower Seeds (Marblehead, Mass.: James J. H. Gregory)
1873, 1874
Box: 80 Folder : 7 Seed Catalog: Harlem Nursery. Catalogue of Fruit and Forest Trees, Flowering Shrubs, Evergreens, and Herbaceous Plants (New York: Michael Floy & Sons, 1832).
1832
Box: 80 Folder : 8 Seed Catalog (Sawyer): Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of Choice and Select Flower and Garden Seeds (Portland, Me. W. C. Sawyer & Co., 1881).
1881
Box: 80 Folder : 9 Seed Catalog (Terry): 1891 Seed Annual (Detroit: D. M. Terry & Co., 1891).
1891
Box: 80 Folder : 10 Seed Catalog (Thorburn): Annual Catalogue High-Class Seeds (New York: J. M. Thorburn & Co., 1900).
1900
Box: 80 Folder : 11 Seed Catalog: Van Bourgondien Bros. 1937 Spring Planting Guide
1937
Box: 80 Folder : 12 Seed Catalog: R. A. van der Schoot (Holland)
n.d.
Box: 81 Folder : 1 Seed Catalog: Vick's Illustrated Floral Guide (Rochester, N.Y.: James Vick).
1873, 1874
Box: 81 Folder : 2 Seed Catalog: Vick's Flower and Vegetable Garden (Rochester, N.Y.: James Vick).
[1880s?]
Box: 81 Folder : 3 Seed Catalog (Wayside): Hardy Herbaceous & Alpine Plants (Mentor, Ohio: Wayside Gardens Co., 1928).
1928
Box: 81 Folder : 4 Three Hundred Years of Parks: A Timeline of New York City Park History (City of New York, Parks & Recreation)

Scope and Contents Note

The N-YHS Library holds another copy of this title under call number F128.64.A1 C32 1988.

1988
Box: 81 Folder : 5 United States Patent Office: Plant Patents (with illustrations)

Scope and Contents Note

2548: Almond tree
2549: Rose
2550: Rose
2551: Crepe Myrtle
2552: Chrysanthemum
2553: Rose
2554: Chrysanthemum
2555: Chrysanthemum
2556: Redbud
2557: Rose
2558: Rose
2559: Gladiolus
2560: Gladiolus
2561: Gladiolus
2562: Gladiolus
2563: Rose, Miniature
2564: Plum
2565: Rose
2566: Ashtree
2567: Fraxinius
2568: Azalea
2569: Rose
2570: Rose
2571: Plum
2572: Cherry
2576: Rose
2577: Rose
2578: Rose
2579: Rose

1965
Box: 81 Folder : 6 Wild Flowers of Greece

Scope and Contents Note

Portfolio of twelve loose prints, with captions in Greek.

01. Anemone coronaria
02. Vinca herbacea
03. Crocus aureus
04. Anemone blanda
05. Iris attica
06. Serapias vomeracea
07. Cistus creticus
08. Campanula spathulata 09. Lilium heldreichii
10. Echinops graecus
11. Dianthus diffusus
12. Cyclamen graecum

n.d.
Box: 81 Folder : 7 [Book] Feasibility Study on the Creation of a City-Wide Plant Information Service
circa 1974
Box: 82 Folder : 1-2 [Book] Transactions of the Illinois State Horticultural Society, vols. 58-59

Scope and Contents Note

The N-YHS Library holds other issues under call number F536 .I26.

1924-1925
Box: 82 Folder : 3 [Book] The West Point Foundry Site, Cold Spring, Putnam County, New York (Ralph Brill Associates)

Scope and Contents Note

The N-YHS Library holds another copy of this title under call number F129.C648 R3.

1979 November
Volume: HSNY-108 [Book] The Gardens of Russell Page by Marina Schinz and Gabrielle van Zuylen (New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1991)
1991
Box: FF-11 Folder : 2 Botanical illustrations (loose prints & engravings) [Oversize]

Scope and Contents Note

Aquilegia canadensis
Aralia spinosa (2)
Arbutus unedo
Arbutus uva ursi
Cornus mascula
Cornus paniculata
Cornus sanguinea
Cornus sericea
Dillenia pentagyna
Dionae muscipula
Dodecotheon medea
Duroia eriopila
Egle
Juglans cinerea
Juglans nigra
Lathyrus
Lawsonia
Ledum latifolium
Ligusticum scoticum
Ligustrum vulgare
Lilium Martagon
Limodorum
Limonia
Lonicera diervilla
Lonicera media
Lonicera nigra
Lonicera periclymenum
Lonicera sempervirens
Lonicera symphoricarpos
Lonicera xylosteum
Lotus
Malva
Manisuris
Maranta
Marchantia
Martynia
Passiflora
Pedicularis (2)
Pelargonium (2)
Periploca
Periploca graeca
Peucedanum
Phalaris
Phaseolus
Phelipaea
Philadelphus
Philadelphus coronarius nanus
Phillyrea
Phlox (2)
Phoenix
Phyllanthus
Physalis
Pilularia
Pimelaea
Pinguicula
Pinus (2)
Pisum
Pittosporum
Plantago (2)
Platanus orientalis
Platanus orientalis acerifolia
Plumbago
Plumeria
Poa
Polemonium
Polianthes
Polygala
Polypodium
Polytrichum
Pommerullia
Populus
Potamogeton
Pontederia
Portulaca
Potentilla
Primula var.
Ptelea trifoliata
Pyrola uniflora
Ribes lacustre

1800s
Box: FF-11 Folder : 3 "Exhibition of the N. Y. Horticultural Society at Clinton Hall, N. Y." Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. [Oversize]
1856 July 5
Box: FF-11 Folder : 4 Foster, Laura Louise: Three signed botanical prints (on board) created for the American Rock Garden Society [Oversize]

Scope and Contents Note

Claytonia caroliniana
Cornus canadensis
Iris verna

1981
Box: FF-11 Folder : 5 "General View of the Central Park, New York." Harper's Weekly. [Oversize]
1860 June 16
Box: FF-11 Folder : 6 Goulandris, Niki (artist): Twelve botanical prints. [Oversize]

Scope and Contents Note

Gift to HSNY from Mrs. Goulandris, June 1983. Prints are copyright Goulandris Museum (Kifissia).

01. Anemone pavonina var.
02. Anemone pavonina var. purpureoviolacea
03. Cyclamen graecum
04. Cyclamen repandum
05. Geranium macrorrhizum
06. Glaucium flavum var. serpierii
07. Hablerlea rhodeopensis
08. Hypericum olympicum
09. Lilium candidum
10. Lilium chalcedonicum
11. Rosa canina
12. Symphyandra cretica

circa 1983
Box: FF-11 Folder : 7 Lilies of Japan (West Orange, N.J.: Joseph Manda Co.) [Oversize]
n.d.
Box: FF-11 Folder : 8 Six Fern Botanicals (Victor Schrager and Martha Stewart Living) [Oversize]

Scope and Contents Note

01. Japanese Painted Fern
02. Trifid Holly Fern & Deceptive Wood Fern
03. Southern Beech Fern & Eared Lady Fern
04. Maidenhair Spleenwort, Ebony Spleenwort, Tatting Fern, Holly-Fern Woodsia & Rusty Woodsia
05. Plumose Oak Fern & Robert's Oak Fern
06. Evergreen Wood Fern & Woodland Fragine Fern

1993
Box: FF-11 Folder : 9 Williamson, Philemona (artist): Two watercolors--notated "Rikers Island" on back--for the July/August 1985 issue of HSNY's Garden. [Oversize]
1985
Box: FF-11 Folder : 10 Gourley, Josette (artist): "Vanda Hilo Princess 'Alice'" (limited edition print) [Oversize]
1980s
Box: FF-11 Folder : 11 Medicinal Plant Map of the United States (National Wholesale Druggists' Association) [Oversize]
1932 September
Drawer: Oversize-Large Vanderlip Estate, Bedford, N.Y.: Gate renderings (2) by Luther Greene, landscape designer, and Roger Bartels, architect. [Oversize]
1983-1984

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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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Series VIII. Reference Files, 1850-2005. 8.0 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

Series VIII. Reference Files, 1850-2005 is divided into the following subseries:

Subseries VIII.A. People, 1910-2009
Subseries VIII.B. Subjects, 1850-2006

Scope and Contents Note

This series consists of the reference files maintained by the Horticultural Society of NY. The series is divided into two main topics: People and Subjects. Each topic is arranged alphabetically. The files include images, journal articles, newspaper clippings, brochures, programs, and biographies related to people and subjects of interest to the staff of the HSNY.

People include board members and donors, as well as botanists and plant scientists such as Henry Svenson, and landscape architects such as Agnes Selkirk Clark.

Subjects include topics such as Central Park, community gardens, garden design, greenhouses, landscape architecture, various plant species, and a wide assortment of other subjects.

Subseries VIII.A. People, 1910-2009. 3.0 Linear feet

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 44 Folder : 1 People: A

Scope and Contents Note

Abel, Mrs. Murray
Allen, Charles
Allport, Alexander
Amory, Megan
Appell, Scott
Auchincloss Family

1930-2007
Box: 44 Folder : 2 People: B (1 of 5)

Scope and Contents Note

Bailey, Liberty
Baker, Richard
Barr, William
Barron, Leonard
Barton, Benjamin

1910-2009
Box: 44 Folder : 3 People: B (2 of 5)

Scope and Contents Note

Bartram, John
Bauman, Dina
Bechtel, Edwin

1910-2009
Box: 44 Folder : 4 People: B (3 of 5)

Scope and Contents Note

Beineke, Elizabeth
Belcher, Mrs. Benjamin
Benenson, Sharen
Benjamin, Herta
Berkowitz, Mortimer
Berns, Frank
Bertron, Samuel
Blackburn, Benjamin
Board, current bios

1910-2009
Box: 44 Folder : 5 People: B (4 of 5)

Scope and Contents Note

Brilmayer, Bernice
Britton, Elizabeth
Britton, Nathaniel
Brown, Addison
Bogart, Ted
Bogart, Walter
Bonham, Frederick
Booke, Ruth
Boyd, James

1910-2009
Box: 44 Folder : 6 People: B (5 of 5)

Scope and Contents Note

Bryant, William Cullen
Buck, Leonard
Bucknall, Ann
Burbank, Luther
Burpee, W. Atlee
Bush-Brown, Louise

1910-2009
Box: 44 Folder : 7 People: C (1 of 4)

Scope and Contents Note

Cabot, Francis
Canning, John
Caplan, Ira
Carle, George
Carnegie, Mrs. Andrew
Cary, Mrs. William
Chatto, Beth
Cholaris, Betty

1920-2008
Box: 44 Folder : 8 People: C (2 of 4)

Scope and Contents Note

Christiansen, Emil
Christman, W. F.
Clark, Agnes Selkirk
Clark, Elizabeth
Clark, George
Clark, James
Clark, Mrs. Jay
Clark, Phil
Clark, Samuel
Clark, Walter
Clarke, Gilmore
Clarkson, Edward
Clarkson, Rosetta
Clavey, F. D.
Clements, Julia
Clibran, William
Cloud, K.M.P.
Cloudsley, J. Rowland
Cobbett, William
Cocchi, Antonio
Cockayne, L.

1920-2008
Box: 44 Folder : 9 People: C (3 of 4)

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Coe, Michael
Coe, William
Coffin, Marian
Coffin, Peter

1920-2008
Box: 44 Folder : 10 People: C (4 of 4)

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Coggan, S. W.
Colden, Jane
Cole, Nelson
Cole, W.B.
Colflesh, J. William
Collinson, Peter
Colman, Jeremiah
Comley, George
Conklin, Everett
Corning, Mrs. Erastus
Cottle, Donald
Cran, Marian
Cronquist, Arthur
Cromwell, James
Cross, Mrs. W. Redmond

1920-2008
Box: 44 Folder : 11 People: D (1 of 2)

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D'Agostino, Nicholas
Daverheim, Mel
Deitz, Paula
De La Mare, A.T.
Dean, Ruth
Delano, William
Desmond, Thomas
Dickson, Alex
Deitz, Fordyce
Dorman, Caroline
Doscher, Alice
Douglas, Lucille

1920-1999
Box: 44 Folder : 12 People: D (2 of 2)

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Dowden, Anne
Downer, Henry
Downing, Andrew J.
Duke, Doris
Duncan, William
Dupont, Henry
Dupont, Pierre

1920-1999
Box: 44 Folder : 13 People: E

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Eaton, Jerome
Edison, Thomas
Ekstrom, Nicolas
Elbert, George
Elwes, Mary
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Epstein, Harold
Esson, James

1935-2003
Box: 44 Folder : 14 People: F

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Farnham, Richard
Farrand, Beatrix
Farrer, Reginald
Favretti, RJ;
Ferriday, Eliza
Field, Marshall
Fox, Helen
Free, Montague
Freund, Karl
Friedericksen, Ernest
Fry, Gladys

1920-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 1 People: G (1 of 3)

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Gaddis, Jane
Gaden, Eileen
Gager, C. Stuart
Galfano, Rose
Gambee, Eleanor
Garmey, Jane
Gibson, Constance
Gillies, George
Gish, Lillian

1920-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 2 People: G (2 of 3)

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Greene, Luther
Goldman, Amy

1920-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 3 People: G (3 of 3)

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Gonzales, Ricardo
Gottscho, Samuel
Graf, Alfred
Greenwood, Leslie
Grimaldi, Marie
Guest, C.Z.
Gunnison, Mrs. R.R.

1920-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 4 People: H (1 of 3)

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Hall, Elizabeth
Harding, Charles
Harrington, David

1920-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 5 People: H (2 of 3)

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Haupt, Enid
Havemeyer, Theodore
Hay, Clarence
Hecht, Fae
Hecht, George
Hellyer, Arthur
Henderson, Peter

1920-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 6 People: H (3 of 3)

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Herman, Jay
Hewitt, Mattie Edwards
Hexamer, F.M.
Hicks
Hill, Fanny
Hill, May
Hines, Mrs. Walter
Hines, Linda
Hodgkins, Ann
Hosack, David
Hubbard, Robert
Hudes, Harry
Hull, Olive

1920-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 7 People: I-J

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Iselin, W.E.
Jack, James
Jekyll, Gertrude
Johnston, Vernon

1963-1999
Box: 45 Folder : 8 People: K

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Kaupman, Dorothy
Kazimiroff, Theodore
Kean, Mrs. H.F.
Kennedy, Margaret
Kerr, Jessica
King, Mrs. Francis
Knapp, Mrs. Arthur
Kottmiller

1925-1999
Box: 45 Folder : 9 People: L (1 of 2)

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Lacerte, Susan
Laughlin, Cynthia
Lawrence, William
Lee, Frederic
Lee, Patti
Lees, Carlton
Legendre, Jacques
Lemoine, Victor
Levick, Edwin
Levison, J.J.
Levy, Mrs. Louis
Lewis, Clarence
Lewisohn, Adolph
Lindenmeyr, Henry
Linnaeus, Carolus

1910-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 10 People: L (2 of 2)

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Lockwood, Netta
Lockwood, Mrs. William

1910-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 11 People: M

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Macy, V. Everett
Manda, Edward
Manda, Joseph
Margolis, Barbara
Martin, John
Marx, Roberto
May, Harry
Maynard, Walter
Midler, Bette
Miner, Frances
Mitchell, Henry
Moeller, William
Moore, Clement

1925-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 12 People: N-O

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Nash, George
Newbold, Frederic
Nordheden, Albert
North, Marianne
Otis, Denise

1920-2005
Box: 46 Folder : 1 People: P (1 of 2)

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Pardue, Larry
Parsons, Samuel
Payne, Frederick
Peruggi, Regina
Peterson, Elizabeth
Pierson, F.R.
Place, Mrs. Herman
Platt, Charles
Plumier, Charles

1919-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 2 People: P (2 of 2)

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Pollan, Michael
Powell, George
Powell, Tom
Pratt, George
Pratt, Mrs. Harold
Pratt, Helen
Prince, William
Pyle, Robert

1919-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 3 People: R

Scope and Contents Note

Rae, Robert
Ragionieri, Attillo
Raver, Anne
Redoute, Pierre
Reed, Henry
Rehm, Hans
Rehman, Elsa
Robinson, William
Rodman, William
Roebling, Mrs. John A.
Roehrs, Julius
Rudolph, Emanuel

1930-1999
Box: 46 Folder : 4 People: S (1 of 4)

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Sailer, Anthony
Sanders, Margaret
Sawin, Mrs. Melvin
Schlegel, George
Scholtz, Elizabeth
Schutz, Paul
Scott, Robert
Serlin, Kate
Scheepers, John
Schling, Max
Sheil, Maeve

1910-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 5 People: S (2 of 4)

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Sheppard, Arthur
Shipman, Ellen
Sloan, Samuel
Smith, Anthony
Smith, Georgiana
Smith, Mary Riley
Smith, Suzette
Smith, William
Smithers, Peter
Spade, Kate

1910-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 6 People: S (3 of 4)

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Spingarn, J.E.
Steichen, Edward
Stoltz, Raymond
Stones, Margaret

1910-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 7 People: S (4 of 4)

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Stout, Arlow
Strang, Elizabeth
Stuart, James
Stufano, Marco
Svenson, Henry

1910-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 8 People: T

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Tabor, Grace
Taloumis, G.
Tcherepnine, Jessica
Thaxter, Celia
Thorne, Samuel
Tiffany, Louis
Tomberlaine, Verdalee
Torrey, John
Totty, Charles
Tozer, Elizabeth
Trowbridge, Mrs. Cecil

1920-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 9 People: V

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Verey, Rosemary
Vester, Bertha
Voors, H.Y.

1935-2001
Box: 46 Folder : 10 People: W (1 of 2)

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Walcott, Mary
Weber, Nelva
Webster, Charles
Weiler, Richard
Wharton, Edith
Wheeler, Wilfred
Wilder, Louise
White, C.R.

1920-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 11 People: W (2 of 2)

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White, Somers
Whitney, Mrs. Payne
Wilson, Ernest
Wood, James
Woodburn, Elizabeth
Wright, Richardson

1920-2000
Box: 46 Folder : 12 People: Y-Z

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Yang, John
York, Lewis
Young, John
Zabar, Abbie
Zinsser, Barbara

1930-2000

Subseries VIII.B. Subjects, 1850-2006. 5.0 Linear feet

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 47 Folder : 1 Subjects: A

Scope and Contents Note

Arbors
Atriums

1920-1984
Box: 47 Folder : 2 Subjects: B (1 of 4)

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Banks and Slopes
Battery Park City
Beans

1930-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 3 Subjects: B (2 of 4)

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Biblical Garden, St. John the Divine
Biblical plants

1930-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 4 Subjects: B (3 of 4)

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Bonsai
Botanic art

1930-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 5 Subjects: B (4 of 4)

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Bryant Park
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Bryant Park

1930-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 6 Subjects: C (1 of 11)

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Catalogues: seeds and nurseries

1850-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 7 Subjects: C (2 of 11)

Scope and Contents Note

Central Park
Central Park Conservancy

1850-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 8 Subjects: C (3 of 11)

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Central Park Conservancy (continued)

1850-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 9 Subjects: C (4 of 11)

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Children's gardens
China: gardens

1850-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 10 Subjects: C (5 of 11)

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Christmas
Cocoa

1850-2000
Box: 47 Folder : 11 Subjects: C (6 of 11)

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Coffee
Cold frames

1850-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 1 Subjects: C (7 of 11)

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Colonial gardens
Community gardens

1850-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 2 Subjects: C (8 of 11)

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Community gardens (continued)

1850-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 3 Subjects: C (9 of 11)

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Community gardens (continued)

1850-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 4 Subjects: C (10 of 11)

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Community gardens (continued)
Companion plants

1850-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 5 Subjects: C (11 of 11)

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Compost
Container gardens
Corn

1850-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 6 Subjects: D (1 of 3)

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Delphinium
Dianthus (carnations)
Dionea (Venus fly trap)
Dish gardens
Dumbarton Oaks
Dutch Elm Disease

1900-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 7 Subjects: D (2 of 3)

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Dutch Elm Disease (continued)

1900-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 8 Subjects: D (3 of 3)

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Dutch Elm Disease (continued)
Drought gardening
Dyes from plants

1900-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 9 Subjects: E (1 of 3)

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Echinacea
Economic botany
Edible landscaping

1920-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 10 Subjects: E (2 of 3)

Scope and Contents Note

Elgin Botanic Garden
Endangered species

1920-2000
Box: 48 Folder : 11 Subjects: E (3 of 3)

Scope and Contents Note

England: gardens and parks
Evergreens

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 1 Subjects: F (1 of 3)

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Fences
Floral clock
Foundation planting
Fountains

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 2 Subjects: F (2 of 3)

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Fragrance gardens
France: gardens and parks
Freesia

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 3 Subjects: F (3 of 3)

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Frick Museum garden
Frost
Fruit

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 4 Subjects: G (1 of 14)

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Garden Conservation and Restoration
Garden Design

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 5 Subjects: G (2 of 14)

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Garden Design (continued)

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 6 Subjects: G (3 of 14)

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Garden Furniture

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 7 Subjects: G (4 of 14)

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Garden History

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 8 Subjects: G (5 of 14)

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Garden Ornament

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 9 Subjects: G (6 of 14)

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Garden Structures
Garden Writing and Writers

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 10 Subjects: G (7 of 14)

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Gates
Gentianas
Germany: gardens

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 11 Subjects: G (8 of 14)

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Gladiolas
Greenhouses

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 12 Subjects: G (9 of 14)

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Greenhouses (continued)

1920-2000
Box: 49 Folder : 13 Subjects: G (10 of 14)

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Greenhouses (continued)

1920-2000
Box: 50 Folder : 1-4 Subjects: G (11-14 of 14)

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Greenhouses (continued)

1920-2000
Box: 50 Folder : 5 Subjects: H (1 of 4)

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Handicrafts
Hardiness zones

1920-1980
Box: 50 Folder : 6 Subjects: H (2 of 4)

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Hedges
Helleborus
Herbals

1920-1980
Box: 50 Folder : 7 Subjects: H (3 of 4)

Scope and Contents Note

Horticultural therapy

1920-1980
Box: 50 Folder : 8 Subjects: H (4 of 4)

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Hydrangea
Hyacinthus

1920-1980
Box: 50 Folder : 9 Subjects: I (1 of 2)

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Ilex (holly)
Iran: gardens

1920-1980
Box: 50 Folder : 10 Subjects: I (2 of 2)

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Iris
Italy: gardens

1920-1980
Box: 50 Folder : 11 Subjects: J-K

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Japanese gardens
Knot gardens

1920-2000
Box: 50 Folder : 12-13 Subjects: L (1-2 of 3)

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Landscape Architecture

1920-2000
Box: 50 Folder : 14 Subjects: L (3 of 3)

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Lathyrus

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 1 Subjects: M

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Magnolia

1920-1980
Box: 51 Folder : 2 Subjects: N

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Narcissus
New York City: gardens
North Carolina: gardens

1930-1990
Box: 51 Folder : 3 Subjects: P (1 of 2)

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Paeonias (peonies)
Plant hunters

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 4 Subjects: P (2 of 2)

Scope and Contents Note

Perennial gardens
Perennials

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 5 Subjects: R (1 of 3)

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Ranunculus
Rock gardens

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 6 Subjects: R (2 of 3)

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Rockefeller Center gardens
Rooftop gardens

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 7 Subjects: R (3 of 3)

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Roses

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 8 Subjects: S (1 of 4)

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Seaside gardens
Seed industry

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 9 Subjects: S (2 of 4)

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Shade gardening
Shakespeare gardens

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 10 Subjects: S (3 of 4)

Scope and Contents Note

Street Trees

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 11 Subjects: S (4 of 4)

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Sundials
Syringa

1920-2000
Box: 51 Folder : 12 Subjects: W

Scope and Contents Note

Women

1930-2006

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Series IX. Memorabilia, 1900s-1998. 4.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

Series IX contains a small amount of artifactual material from the HSNY, including awards given (ribbons, medals, and an inscribed silver bowl) and received (commemorative plaques), buttons and lapel pins, and some of the hardwood cases that held photographic lantern slides now found in subseries III.C and V.E.

Arrangement Note

The smaller items in Series IX--armbands, buttons, ribbons, medals, bowl, printing plates, and diminutive award plaques--are housed in Boxes FF-13 and 83. The larger material--empty slide carousels and wooden cases, and an oblong award plaque--are housed in an oversized bankers box (11 x 15.5 x 25 inches), Box 84.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: FF-13 Folder : 1 Armbands (7)

Scope and Contents Note

INTERNATIONAL FLOWER SHOW | OFFICIAL

n.d.
Box: FF-13 Folder : 2 Buttons & lapel pins (5)

Scope and Contents Note

[1] NYFS | VOLUNTEER

[2] MEMBER | HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

[3] GET GROWING | Join | the Horticultural | Society

[4] PEOPLE FOR TREES | TREES FOR PEOPLE | H.S.N.Y. [with printed design for same]

[5] CONTRIBUTOR [lapel pin]

n.d.
Box: FF-13 Folder : 3 Ribbons (7)

Scope and Contents Note

[1] FIRST PLACE [blue]

[2-3] SECOND | THE | NEW YORK | FLOWER SHOW | THE | HORTICULTURAL | SOCIETY | OF | NEW YORK [red] (2)

[4-5] JUDGE | THE | NEW YORK | FLOWER SHOW | THE | HORTICULTURAL | SOCIETY | OF | NEW YORK [blue] (2)

[6-7] CLERK | THE | NEW YORK | FLOWER SHOW | THE | HORTICULTURAL | SOCIETY | OF | NEW YORK [yellow] (2)

n.d.
Box: 83 Object : 1-2 Awards: plaques (2)

Scope and Contents Note

Two wooden plaques:

[1] INTERNATIONAL | FLOWER SHOW | NEW YORK | AWARDED TO | THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK | FOR | EDUCATIONAL CONTRIBUTION THROUGH THE | AMATEUR AREA | AT THE | INTERNATIONAL FLOWER SHOW | MARCH 1964

[2] PRESENTED TO THE | HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY | OF NEW YORK | IN APPRECIATION OF THEIR | OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS | TO THE SUCCESS | OF OUR PROGRAM | TIP NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE, INC. | OCTOBER 14, 1983

1964, 1983
Box: 83 Object : 3 Award: bowl

Scope and Contents Note

Small silver bowl inscribed "THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY | OF NEW YORK AWARD | NEW YORK FLOWER SHOW."

n.d.
Box: 83 Object : 4 Medals: Inscribed (11)

Scope and Contents Note

[1] THE NATALIE PETERS WEBSTER MEDAL; [reverse] AWARDED TO A MEMBER OR MEMBER CLUB FOR FINDING UNUSUAL PLANT MATERIAL | ENCOURAGING ITS CREATIVE USE AND ASSURING ITS AVAILABILITY | HENRIETTA E. S. LOCKWOOD | 1987 [gold; large format]

[2] AWARDED TO | SLEEPY HOLLOW RESTORATION INC. | 1987 | NY FLOWER SHOW [gold]

[3] AWARDED TO | TOM THURSTON & CO. | 1987 | NY FLOWER SHOW [gold]

[4] AWARDED TO | MRS. JOHN E. | LOCKWOOD | on April 17, 1996 | flor her devotion | to the library [gold]

[5] AWARDED TO | 1st PLACE | THE | NEW YORK | FLOWER SHOW [gold]

[6-8] AWARDED TO | 2nd PLACE | THE | NEW YORK | FLOWER SHOW [silver] (3 copies)

[9-11] AWARDED TO | 3rd PLACE | THE | NEW YORK | FLOWER SHOW [bronze] (3 copies)

1987, 1996
Box: 83 Object : 5 Medals: Blank (16)

Scope and Contents Note

Sixteen copies of a medal (14 bronze, 2 gold) with a blank reverse and "HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK | 1902" seal on obverse.

n.d.
Box: 83 Object : 6-7 Printing plates (2)

Scope and Contents Note

Two small woodblock printing plates, one with Horticultural Society of New York seal, the other with logo for "People for Trees | Trees for People" (see box FF-13, folder 2, for lapel pin with same design).

n.d.
Box: 84 Object : 1 Award: plaque [Oversize]

Scope and Contents Note

GREENBRANCHES-SARATOGA BRANCH | LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP PROJECT | OF THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF N.Y. | BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY & BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN | APRIL 1998.

With reproduction of Linda Locke's article, "A Branch Blooms in Brooklyn," from the April 1998 issue of  American Libraries: The Magazine of the American Library Association.

1998 April
Box: 84 Object : 2-3 Photographic slide carousels (2) [Oversize]

Scope and Contents Note

Two empty Kodak photographic slide carousel trays in their boxes, one marked "BPFS" for "Bryant Park Flower Show." The slides may be found in Subseries III.C.

1960s-1970s
Box: 84 Object : 4-7 Photographic lantern slide cases (4) [Oversize]

Scope and Contents Note

Four empty boxes (one is a leather-like case, three are wood) that held the photographic lantern slides found in Subseries III.C and V.E.

1900s

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