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

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

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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
Offsite-Box: 109 Box : FF-7 Temporary Minutes
1900
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 1-3 Council Minutes (3 folders)
1905-1909
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 4 Council Minutes
1914-1915
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 5 Board Minutes
1915-1918
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 6 Board Minutes
1919-1920
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 7 Board Minutes (index)
1921 August - 1924 April
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 8 Board Minutes
1921-1923
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 9 Board Minutes (index)
1924 May -1926 December
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 10 Board Minutes
1924
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 11 Board Minutes
1925-1926
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 12 Board Minutes
1932-1939
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 13 Board Minutes
1952 March
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 14 Board Minutes
1954
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 15 Board Minutes
1955-1956
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 16 Board Minutes
1957
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 17 Board Minutes
1958
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 18 Board Minutes
1959-1960
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 1 Board Minutes
1961
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 2 Board Minutes
1962
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 3 Board Minutes
1963
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 4 Board Minutes
1964
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 5 Board Minutes
1965
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 6 Board Minutes
1966
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 7 Board Minutes
1967
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 8-9 Board Minutes (2 folders)
1968
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 10 Board Minutes
1969
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 11 Board Minutes
1970-1971
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 12 Board Minutes
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 13 Board Minutes
1974-1975
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 14 Board Minutes
1976-1977
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 15 Board Minutes
1978-1979
Offsite-Box: 31 Folder : 1 Board Minutes
1980-1981
Offsite-Box: 31 Folder : 2 Board Minutes
1982-1983
Offsite-Box: 31 Folder : 3 Board Minutes
1984
Offsite-Box: 31 Folder : 4-5 Board Minutes (2 folders)
1985
Offsite-Box: 31 Folder : 6 Board Minutes
1986
Offsite-Box: 31 Folder : 7 Board Minutes
1987
Offsite-Box: 31 Folder : 8 Board Minutes
1988
Offsite-Box: 31 Folder : 9 Board Minutes
1989-1990
Offsite-Box: 31 Folder : 10 Board Minutes
1991
Offsite-Box: 31 Folder : 11 Board Minutes
1992
Offsite-Box: 31 Folder : 12 Board Minutes
1993-1994
Offsite-Box: 31 Folder : 13-14 Board Minutes (2 folders)
1995
Offsite-Box: 32 Folder : 1 Board Minutes
1996
Offsite-Box: 32 Folder : 2-3 Board Minutes (2 folders)
1997
Offsite-Box: 32 Folder : 4-6 Board Minutes (3 folders)
1998
Offsite-Box: 32 Folder : 7-8 Board Minutes (2 folders)
1999
Offsite-Box: 32 Folder : 9 Board Minutes
2000 September - 2001 June
Offsite-Box: 32 Folder : 10 Board Minutes
2001 September - 2002 February
Offsite-Box: 32 Folder : 11 Board Minutes
2002 February - 2003 June
Offsite-Box: 32 Folder : 12 Board Minutes
2003 September - 2004 November
Offsite-Box: 32 Folder : 13 Board Minutes
2005-2007
Offsite-Box: 32 Folder : 14 Working file: Alternative Sentencing "Court Program"
1993
Offsite-Box: 32 Folder : 15 Working file: Annual meeting notices
1943-2007 (with gaps)
Offsite-Box: 32 Folder : 16 Working file: Board giving lists
1993-1995
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 1 Working file: Board meetings
1988
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 2 Working file: Board planning sessions
1995
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 3 Working file: Community services advisory committee
1984-1995
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 4 Working file: Development committee
1992-1995
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 5 Working file: Executive committee
1970s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 6 Working file: Exhibits committee
1983
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 7 Working file: Finance committee
1987-1993
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 8 Working file: Horticultural Society & Board information
1992-1994
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 9 Working file: Membership committee (board)
1992-1995
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 10 Working file: Nominating committee (prospective board members)
1980s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 11 Working file: Officers lists
1900-1967[?]
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 12-15 Working file: Program committee (4 folders)
1980s-1990s

Subseries I.B. Financial, 1933-1994. 1 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
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 16 HSNY: Financial Reports
1959
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 17 HSNY: Financial Reports
1960
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 18 HSNY: Financial Reports
1961
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 19 HSNY: Financial Reports
1962
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 20 HSNY: Financial Reports
1963
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 21 HSNY: Financial Reports
1964
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 22 HSNY: Financial Reports
1965
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 23 HSNY: Financial Reports
1966
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 24 HSNY: Financial Reports
1967
Offsite-Box: 34 Folder : 1 HSNY: Financial Reports
1968-1971
Offsite-Box: 34 Folder : 2 HSNY: Financial Reports
1972-1973
Offsite-Box: 34 Folder : 3 HSNY: Financial Reports
1974
Offsite-Box: 34 Folder : 4-5 HSNY: Fundraising Benefit (2 folders)
1993 Fall
Offsite-Box: 34 Folder : 6-7 HSNY: Fundraising Benefit (2 folders)
1994 Spring
Offsite-Box: 34 Folder : 8 Garden Index Company, Inc.: Financial Reports
1933-1934
Offsite-Box: 34 Folder : 9 International Flower Show: Financial Reports
1930, 1933-1934
Offsite-Box: 34 Folder : 10 International Flower Show: Financial Reports
1935-1936
Offsite-Box: 34 Folder : 11 International Flower Show: Financial Reports
1937-1938
Offsite-Box: 34 Folder : 12 International Flower Show: Financial Reports
1939-1940
Offsite-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
Offsite-Box: 34 Folder : 14-16 Board of Directors: Meetings & minutes (3 folders)
1968-1993
Offsite-Box: 34 Folder : 17 Board of Directors: Committees
1992-1993
Offsite-Box: 34 Folder : 18 Board of Directors: Miscellaneous
1960s-1970s, 2000s
Offsite-Box: 35 Folder : 1-2 Correspondence (2 folders)
1970s-1980s
Offsite-Box: 35 Folder : 3-6 Exhibitions (4 folders)
1970s-1980s
Offsite-Box: 35 Folder : 7 Exhibitors on file
1970s-1980s
Offsite-Box: 35 Folder : 8 Exhibitors: A

Scope and Contents Note

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

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

Scope and Contents Note

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

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

Scope and Contents Note

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

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

Scope and Contents Note

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

1970s-1980s
Offsite-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
Offsite-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
Offsite-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
Offsite-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
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 5 Facilities: Floor plans, general
1970s
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 6 Facilities: Floor plans, library
1970s
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 7 Facilities: Floor plans, office
1960s-1970s
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 8 Facilities: Floor plans, Webster Hall
[1970s?]
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 9 Facilities: Greenhouse (shop)
1992-1993
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 10-11 Facilities: Leases (2 folders)
1960s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 12 Facilities: Relocation
1969
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 13-15 Facilities: Renovations (3 folders)
1950s-1980s
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 16-20 Facilities: General (5 folders)
1950s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 1 Financial: Insurance
1940s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 2 Financial: Treasurer's reports & tax exemptions
1940s-1970s
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 3 Flower shows: Bryant Park
1971-1972
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 4 Flower shows: International Flower Show (possibility)
1970
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 5-6 Flower shows: New York Flower Show (2 folders)
1984-1990
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 7-8 Flower shows: New York Flower Show tickets (2 folders)
1980s
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 9 Flower shows: Rockefeller Center
1994
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 10-11 Fundraising: Correspondence & appeals (2 folders)
1960s-1980s
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 12-14 Fundraising: Contributions (3 folders)
1960s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 15 Fundraising: General
1990-1993
Offsite-Box: 109 Box : FF-8 Fundraising: Linnaean Fellows
1967-1972
Offsite-Box: 112 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
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 4 Library
1991-1993
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 5 Membership & mailing lists
1970s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 6 Master plans
1981-1982
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 7-9 Master plan (3 folders)
1983-1992
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 10 Master plan: Activities
1982-1993
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 11 Mission statements
1970s-1996
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 12 Operational
1980s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 13-14 Press Clippings
1970s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 15 Public Relations
1970s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 16 Programs, beautification: Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard
1985
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 17 Programs, beautification: Community Gardens
1970s-1980s
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 18 Programs, beautification: Cooper-Hewitt
1980-1982
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 19 Programs, beautification: Fall Harvest Festival
1982-1983
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 1-2 Programs, beautification: Gracie Mansion grounds (2 folders)
1980s
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 3 Programs, beautification: Lincoln West
1980s
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 4 Programs, beautification: New York Cares
1993
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 5 Programs, beautification: NYC Bicentennial
1973
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 6 Programs, beautification: Port-a-Park
1970s-1980s
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 7 Programs, beautification: Trees
1970s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 8-10 Programs, educational: General (3 folders)
1970s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 11 Programs, educational: Apple Seed
1992-1993
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 12 Programs, educational: Children's Horticulture Program at Queens Botanical Garden
1973
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 13 Programs, educational: City-as-School
1972
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 14 Programs, educational: Compleat Gardener
1990s
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 15 Programs, educational: Cornell Cooperative Extension
1970s-1980s
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 16 Programs, educational: Cornell New York City Gardening Program
1970s
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 17 Programs, educational: Courses
various
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 18 Programs, educational: Department of Youth Services
1992
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 19 Programs, educational: Great Cookie Lesson
1993
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 20 Programs, educational: Greenworks
1992-1993
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 21 Programs, educational: Harlem Project
1992-1994
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 22 Programs, educational: Horticulture Magazine Lecture Series
1992-1993
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 23 Programs, educational: House Plant Course
1970s
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 24 Programs, educational: Project Oasis
1993
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 25 Programs, educational: Rooftop Gardens
1988
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 26 Programs, educational: Arthur Sheppard Programs
1983-1987
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 27 Programs, educational: Street Fairs
1993
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 28 Programs, educational: Harriet Tubman Center
1993-1993
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 29 Programs: Ideas, possibilities
1970s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 1-2 Special events: General (2 folders)
1980s-1995
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 3 Special events: Annual Awards Luncheon
1970s
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 4 Special events: Battery Park Tour / Party
1993 September 8
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 5 Special events: Colony Club Luncheon
1993 September 23
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 6 Special events: Harvest Ball
1993
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 7 Special events: Enid Annenberg (Mrs. Ira) Haupt
1970s
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 8 Special events: Leland Hayward Benefit
1978
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 9 Special events: Raffle Ideas
1995
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 10 Special events: Reception
1994 June 13
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 11 Special events: Receptions
1970s
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 12 Special events: Republic National Bank
1993
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 13 Special events: Spring Party (Sea Grill)
1994 April 11
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 14 Staff
1970s-1990s
Offsite-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
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 18 Trips & tours: General
1970s
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 19 Trips & tours: General
1990s
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 20 Trips & tours: Costa Rica
1978
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 21-23 Trips & tours: England (3 folders)
1970s-1980s
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 24 Trips & tours: France
1983-1984
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 1-3 Trips & tours: Hawaii (3 folders)
1971
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 4 Trips & tours: Ireland
1986-1987
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 5 Trips & tours: Italy
1995-1996
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 6 Trips & tours: Portugal
1973
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 7 Trips & tours: Puerto Rico
1973
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 8 Trips & tours: U.S. Virgin Islands
1973
Offsite-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
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 11 Awards
1990s
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 12 Board of Directors: Meetings
1990s
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 13 Board of Directors: Minutes
1994-1996
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 14 Board of Directors: Committees
1990s
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 15 Correspondence
1990s
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 16 Development
1990s
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 17 Executive Director: Barbara Earnest
1994-1996
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 18-19 Executive Director: Search (2 folders)
1993-1996
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 1 Exhibitions & Exhibitors
1990s
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 2 Facilities
1997
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 3 Facilities: Leases
1990s
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 4-6 Financial: General (3 folders)
1990s
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 7 Financial: Endowment
1990s
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 8 Financial: Reports
1989-2000
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 9 Flower Shows: New York Flower Show expenses
1985-1993
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 10 Flower Shows: 1990 New York Flower Show
1990
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 11 Flower Shows: 1991 New York Flower Show
1991
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 12 Flower Shows: 1992 New York Flower Show
1992
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 13 Flower Shows: 1993 New York Flower Show
1993
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 14-15 Flower Shows: 1995 New York Flower Show (2 folders)
1995
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 16-18 Flower Shows: 1996 New York Flower Show (3 folders)
1996
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 19 Flower Shows: 1997 New York Flower Show
1997
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 20 Flower Shows: Rockefeller Center Flower Show
1997
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 21 Fundraising: Appeals
1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 1 Fundraising: Contributions
1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 2 Fundraising: Foundations & Trusts
1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 3 Fundraising: John O'Donnell
1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 4 Invitations
1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 5 IT
1994
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 6 Library
1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 7 Membership
1990s-2000
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 8-9 Mission & Constitution (2 folders)
1930s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 10 Operational
[1990s]
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 11 Press Clippings
1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 12 Programs, beautification: Green Branches
1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 13 Programs, beautification: Metrotech
1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 14 Programs, beautification: Midtown Community Court
1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 15 Programs, educational: Green House (Rikers)
1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 16 Programs, educational: Green Team
1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 17 Programs: General
1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 18 Publications
1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 19 Public Relations
1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 20 Special Events & Benefits: Fall Luncheon
1990s-2000
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 21 Special Events & Benefits: Flowers in Design
1999
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 22 Special Events & Benefits: Garden Cocktail Party
1997
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 23 Special Events & Benefits: Gramercy Garden Antique Show
2000
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 24 Special Events & Benefits: HSNY Centennial
1999
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 25 Special Events & Benefits: Knickerbocker Benefit
1993
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 26 Special Events & Benefits: Spring Party (Sea Grill)
1994 April 11
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 27 Staff
1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 28 Strategic Planning
1990s
Offsite-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 Container 3 Title Date
Offsite-Box: 109 Box : FF-8 Guestbook: Exhibits
1933-1940
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 16 Guestbook: Exhibits
1980 July - 1982 June
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 1 Guestbook: [Library]
1970-1981
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 2 Guestbook: Library
1981-1989
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 3A Guestbook: [Library]
1990-1995
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 3B Visitor Log
2009-2010
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 1 Mackenzie Collection: Bequest (will)
1934
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 2 Mackenzie Collection: Biographical
1930s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 3 Mackenzie Collection: General
1930s-1960s
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 4 Mackenzie Collection: Inventory
1940
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 5 Mackenzie Collection: Inventory
1942
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 6 Mackenzie Collection: Exhibits
1951-1952
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 7 Mackenzie Collection: Correspondence
1953-1963
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 8 Mackenzie Collection: Exhibits
1954
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 9 Mackenzie Collection: Correspondence
1958-1968
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 10 Mackenzie Collection: Exhibits, Grolier Club
1964
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 11-12 Mackenzie Collection: Linnaeana sale (2 folders)
1963-1966
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 13 Mackenzie Collection: Catalog promotional material
1969-1970
Offsite-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
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 15 Mackenzie Collection: Catalog supplements
n.d.
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 16 Mackenzie Collection: Sale (correspondence)
1977-1980
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 17 Mackenzie Collection: Sale (correspondence)
1977-1982
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 18 Mackenzie Collection: Sale (correspondence)
1979
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 19 Mackenzie Collection: Sale (correspondence)
1979-1980
Offsite-Box: 65 Folder : 1-2 Mackenzie Collection: New York State Attorney General exhibits (2 folders)
1980
Offsite-Box: 65 Folder : 3 Mackenzie Collection: Inventory
1980
Offsite-Box: 65 Folder : 4 Mackenzie Collection: Sale & Inventory
1980
Offsite-Box: 65 Folder : 5-6 Mackenzie Collection: Sale (2 folders)
1980
Offsite-Box: 65 Folder : 7-8 Mackenzie Collection: Inventory (2 folders)
[1980]
Offsite-Box: 65 Folder : 9 Mackenzie Collection: Appraisal Prices
[1980]
Offsite-Box: 65 Folder : 10 Mackenzie Collection: Sale
1981
Offsite-Box: 65 Folder : 11 Mackenzie Collection: Sale (Christie's)
1997
Offsite-Box: 65 Folder : 12-13 Lillian Gish Garden (2 folders)
1979-1984
Offsite-Box: 111 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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