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Annette Hoyt Flanders Papers, 1923-1991
11 boxes (5.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 501

Abstract:
Landscape architect. Collection consists of files compiled by Patricia L. Filzen in preparation for writing her M.A. thesis on landscape architecture (1988, University of Wisconsin-Madison). While the files pertain primarily to Annette Hoyt Flanders, there are materials about other practitioners in the field, as well. Glass slides of Flanders' work are also included.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Partially restricted access - contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Astor Doorway painted by  Annette Hoyt Flanders, n.d.

Astor Doorway painted by
Annette Hoyt Flanders, n.d.

Annette Hoyt Flanders was born in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Frank M. Hoyt, a prominent attorney, and Hettie Pamelia Hoyt. She received her early education from tutors and at private schools. She majored in botany at Smith College, earning her B.S. in 1918, and received her M.A. in landscape architecture from the University of Illinois. She studied civil engineering at Marquette University, as well as design, architecture and the history of architecture at the Sorbonne. She served with the American Red Cross in France in 1918 and 1919. Upon her return, she joined the landscape architecture firm of Vitale, Brinckerhoff, and Geiffert in New York, where she was responsible for design and for supervising planting. She opened her own office in 1922. The scope of her practice was extensive, and included private estates, real estate subdivisions, the grounds of industrial plants, recreational developments, and exhibit gardens throughout the United States. Flanders became a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1923, and was elected a Fellow in 1942. In 1932, she was awarded the Medal of Honor in Landscape Architecture of the Architectural League of New York. She relocated her office to Milwaukee in 1943. Flanders lectured extensively to horticultural and botanical societies, schools, and garden and women's clubs, and also appeared often on radio talk shows. She wrote extensively for numerous publications, including House and Garden, Country Life in America, and House Beautiful.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of files compiled by Patricia L. Filzen in preparation for writing her M.A. thesis on landscape architecture (1988, University of Wisconsin-Madison). While the files pertain primarily to Annette Hoyt Flanders, there are materials about other practitioners in the field, as well. Glass slides of Flanders' work are also included.

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Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Partially restricted access - contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Annette Hoyt Flanders Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

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