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Alice Recknagel Ireys Papers, 1885-2001 (Bulk: 1950-2000)
121 boxes, 26 flat file drawers, 16 rolls (69.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 303

Abstract:
Landscape architect, Instructor. Papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, financial records, notes, plant lists, sketches, renderings, plans, photographs, drafts and typescripts of writings, and handouts prepared for teaching. The materials are primarily related to Ireys' professional life. The main subject of her papers is the approximately 800 gardens she designed over her sixty-five year career, a period of transition in the field of landscape architecture from the large private estates and grand public works projects of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to the smaller scale ventures of the post-World War II world. Extensive Client Files reveal how designs evolved over time and also show her impressive knowledge of plants and careful selection for the site and situation.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the additional restriction that users of the client files must sign a written agreement to keep all names and street addresses of private clients confidential until January 1, 2031. Researchers must sign such an agreement before they are given access to the folder list for Series II. Client Files, and portions of the list for Series V. Photographs. These portions are not included in the online version of the finding aid.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright is owned by Alice Ireys' three children until their deaths or until 2050, whichever comes sooner, at which time copyright will pass to Smith College. Those wishing to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must obtain permission. Copyright to materials authored or produced by persons other than Alice Recknagel Ireys may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Alice Recknagel Ireys, n.d.

Alice Recknagel Ireys, n.d.

Alice Elizabeth Recknagel was born April 24, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York, to Harold S. and Rea Estes Recknagel. Her father was an attorney who worked in the insurance industry. Alice and her sister Catherine were the fourth generation to grow up in the house at 45 Willow Street.

As so often happens with avid gardeners, Alice had a very early introduction to growing things. In her case it was under the tutelage of her grandfather, Ellery Estes, during summers spent on the family farm in Green Harbor, Massachusetts. Alice helped her grandfather in his vegetable garden and was given a small plot of her own in which to grow flowers.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG), established in 1910, was under development through her youth. Once her interest in plants was awakened, she volunteered at the BBG and ended up doing any job they had. In the process, she got extensive, invaluable, hands-on experience of a kind not usually available to a child in the city. While studying at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, she made a list of "things she could do with plants" and did some research into the field of landscape architecture. A friend suggested she look into the Cambridge School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was a school for women, founded by Harvard professors in 1916, when Harvard did not admit women as graduate students. The School offered an intensive professional training program leading to a masters degree for those who held a B.A. or a Certificate for those who did not.

Alice Recknagel earned her certificate in 1935 and went to work for Packer alumna Marjorie Sewell Cautley in New Jersey. She taught gardening at Silver Lake Camp in Hawkeye, New York, in the summer of 1936 and worked at the nursery of W.J. Manning in Duxbury, Massachusetts, in the summer of 1937.

In February 1936 Alice began working for the landscape architect Charles Lowrie. Lowrie and his staff of five worked mostly on housing developments and public parks. When the Depression forced Lowrie to let most of the staff go, he kept Alice on. Out of necessity, she learned to do a bit of everything around the office, including typing, filing, cleaning, and errands as well as rendering, "inking," and visiting job sites. It was an experience she later described as "a wonderful way to learn." When Lowrie died suddenly in September 1939, Alice was asked to take over his clients, but only five of them agreed to stay with her. One project she completed was the planting plan for the Red Hook Housing Project in Brooklyn.

After Lowrie's death, Alice pieced together a variety of jobs, from giving gardening talks on the radio and writing articles for newspapers to working in collaboration with Cambridge School alumnae Cynthia Wiley and Clara Coffey. With Wiley and Coffey, she designed playgrounds for the New York City Parks Department and landscape plans for housing in New York City, Niagara Falls, New Rochelle, Detroit, and New Jersey. She also did special projects for landscape architects Arthur F. Brinckerhoff and A. Carl Stelling and architects Lorimer Rich (for whom she made a planting plan for the Tomb of the Unknowns) and I. Naftali. In the spring of 1941 and the fall of 1943 she taught a landscape gardening course at Connecticut College.

At the wedding of her Cambridge School roommate in 1942, Alice met Henry Tillinghast Ireys III, a Virginia Military Institute graduate who was working for a construction firm in New York City. They married in 1943. After the birth of their first child in 1946, Alice closed the Manhattan office and set up shop at home on Willow Street.

A good part of Ireys' time in the following decade was primarily occupied by the Ireys' three children, Catherine, Anne, and Henry. In a 1973 American Society of Landscape Architects survey of its women members, Alice wrote that she "did only enough to keep [her] interest alive" during this period.

Once the children were in school, with a lot of assistance from her mother (who lived with them), Ireys resumed a busier work schedule. Though the majority of her work was residential gardens for private citizens, Alice also designed gardens for churches, hospitals, libraries, historical societies, and schools. In the 1950s these included gardens for the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Home for Children, Brooklyn House for Aged Men, the Thoracic Hospital, and several projects at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Among these was the Garden of Fragrance for the Blind (renamed the Alice Recknagel Ireys Fragrance Garden in 2001), the first such garden and the BBG's satellite 12-acre Clark Memorial Garden on Long Island (now the Clark Botanic Garden).

From the late 1950s until the early 1980s Ireys regularly taught at the Landscape Design Schools run by the Federated Garden Clubs. These schools educated garden club members in the principles of "good landscape architectural practice" so that they could "serve as guardians and critics of outdoor beauty in the U.S.A." One major aim of the schools was to further the profession by educating potential board and committee members to advocate for professional planning of public outdoor areas.

Ireys was a perennially popular speaker at garden club meetings in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, her talk on Planning the Small Garden being the most in demand. Beginning in the 1970s, Ireys also offered multi-session "Landscape Design" and "Advanced Landscape Design" courses to garden clubs and at a variety of adult education venues.

Ireys' first book, How to Plan and Plant Your Own Property (1967), was written to address the questions and issues raised most often at her lectures. It was an accessible introduction to the principles of landscape design illustrated with photographs of gardens designed by Ireys and some of her colleagues. The book reached a wide audience, from home gardeners to landscape architecture students, and helped lay the groundwork for much more knowledgeable generations of gardeners to follow.

Ireys' list of clients, as well as speaking and teaching engagements, continued to grow in the 1960s. Her husband died in 1963.

Ireys' client list grew with her reputation from the 1970s through the 1990s. She was busy with many design projects, primarily for private citizens, all over New York and New Jersey with some in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois, and California. These projects ranged in scope from postage-stamp-sized Brooklyn backyards to large rural estates. She also designed gardens for a number of small institutions, churches, historical societies, schools, small museums, etc.

Her second book, Small Gardens for City and Country, published in 1978, drew on her long experience working in small city spaces and teaching on the topic. Also in 1978 she was made a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

In 1987 Ireys began an association with the venerable seed company, W. Atlee Burpee & Co, which had been purchased by her clients Carter and Suzanne Bales. Alice designed theme gardens for their seed, plant, and bulb catalogs. Customers who bought these "designed gardens" received a copy of the plan and all seeds, bulbs, or plants needed to reproduce the design. The most popular of these designs were published as part of the Burpee American Gardens series in 1991. In the same year Burpee also published Designs for American Gardens. Similar in format to her earlier works, it used a selection of Ireys' built designs to provide ideas and demonstrate principles for small and large gardens.

In 1991 the American Horticultural Society honored her with the Liberty Hyde Bailey Award, the highest honor the Society can bestow on an individual, and in 1992 the Garden Writers' Association of America presented her with its Quill and Trowel Award. In 1994 she received the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Distinguished Service Medal.

Though hampered somewhat by infirmities, Alice Ireys continued to work with the aid of a cane, golf carts, and, if need be, photographs, well into the year of her death. She died late in 2000 at age 89.

Alice Recknagel Ireys worked during a period of transition in the field of landscape architecture from the large private estates and grand public works projects of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to the smaller scale ventures of the post-World War II world. By concentrating on smaller residential projects she was able to meet her personal needs, combining a career with child-rearing responsibilities, while also bringing the professional's skills to residential design. Ireys successfully inspired in her clients and students "the joys of creating and caring for a garden…among the greatest pleasures in this world." She worked to determine the essence of her clients' and students' desires in order to develop a solution that was both beautiful and practical in the sense that it could realistically be maintained. From her childhood experiences as a plant lover, plants and good horticulture were central to her designs.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Alice Recknagel Ireys Papers consist of 69.25 linear feet of biographical material, correspondence, financial records, notes, plant lists, sketches, renderings, plans, photographs, drafts and typescripts of writings, and handouts prepared for teaching. The materials are primarily related to her professional life. They date from 1885 to 2001 with the bulk dating from the 1950s until Ireys' death in 2000.

The main subject of Ireys' papers is the approximately 800 gardens she designed over her sixty-five year career. The largest series, Series II. CLIENT FILES, contains the bulk of the material about individual gardens. The many sketches in the files reveal how designs evolved over time as her communication with the clients deepened and their desires became better defined and understood. Ireys maintained relationships with clients for many years, sometimes over decades and through several moves to new properties. The files clearly illustrate her dedication to finding a design solution "that is practical and beautiful and fulfills [the clients'] dreams."

The files also show her impressive knowledge of plants and careful selection for the site and situation. They also illustrate Ireys' intense desire that after all that careful selection and placement the plants should be well-tended. Many files include detailed instructions for general care and pruning, as well as disease and insect control.

Materials about individual gardens can also be found in Series V. PHOTOGRAPHS, which is primarily made up of professional photographs of built gardens designed by Ireys. Series III. FINANCIAL FILES contains account books with billing information for individual clients. And because Ireys used her own built works to illustrate principles in her writings, Series IX. WRITINGS can be consulted for Ireys' own descriptions of her aims on those projects.

The arc of Ireys' career follows general twentieth century trends away from large estate gardens and public projects to smaller-scale, simpler projects. Ireys' dedication to beautiful, functional, and reasonable-to-maintain "home grounds" evident in her design work, teaching, and writing, jibe well with the post-World War II emphasis on the home.

Materials in Series VII. SPEECHES, Series VIII. TEACHING, and Series IX. WRITINGS provide ample evidence of Ireys' dedication to clear and accessible instruction on the principles of landscape design and the "joys of creating and caring for a garden." In addition, these materials demonstrate the interrelationships between landscape architects and garden club members who were likely to be involved in hiring landscape architects, for their own properties or public work for the towns where they lived and institutions they supported.

Series IX. WRITINGS also provides a glimpse of the world of garden book publishing in the latter twentieth century with files of correspondence and notes assessing the garden book market.

There is little personal material, mostly in Series I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS. Because Ireys' clients were sometimes her close friends, researchers can get a sense of her personality in correspondence with them in Series II. The Weekly Notes in Series IV. MISCELLANEOUS PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, provide a sort of brief outline of the activities of Ireys' day and reveal the interrelated nature of the personal and professional. Correspondence related to travel for design work at a distance from Brooklyn, and for out-of-town speaking and teaching engagements, offers other glimpses into the challenges of combining family obligations with career.

Researchers may contact the Sophia Smith Collection for the folder list for Series II. Client Files and portions of the Photographs series which are not included in the online version of the finding aid.


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 with the additional restriction that users of the client files must sign a written agreement to keep all names and street addresses of private clients confidential until January 1, 2031. Researchers must sign such an agreement before they are given access to the folder list for Series II. Client Files, and portions of the list for Series V. Photographs. These portions are not included in the online version of the finding aid.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright is owned by Alice Ireys' three children until their deaths or until 2050, whichever comes sooner, at which time copyright will pass to Smith College. Those wishing to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must obtain permission. Copyright to materials authored or produced by persons other than Alice Recknagel Ireys may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

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

Alice Recknagel Ireys Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Alice Ireys donated the bulk of her papers to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1996. Two additional donations were received from her estate in 2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Maida Goodwin, 2008


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
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Language
English
Sponsor
Processing of the Alice Recknagel Ireys Papers was made possible by the generous support of Catherine Recknagel Ropes.

Series Descriptions
(1885-2001, n.d.)
5 linear ft.

This series consists of general material about Alice Ireys' life and career, education, family, and homes. Included is the video documentary The Living Landscapes of Alice Recknagel Ireys (1999) and material about its creation. The series is arranged alphabetically. The extensive set of Cambridge School of Domestic and Landscape Architecture class notes offers many details of the training available to women at that important institution

(1926-2000, n.d.)
42.5 linear ft.

This series consists of materials related to gardens designed by Alice Ireys. It includes correspondence with clients and contractors; information about clients; design sketches and plans; construction drawings and details; contracts and specifications; plant lists, and notes on phone calls, site visits, and meetings with clients. The first section of the list for the series, Client files, is as inclusive a list of client names as possible. It includes the names and addresses of all clients represented in this series. If there is only oversize material related to a particular client, the name is followed by a 'see' reference, directing the researcher to materials for that client in the subseries Client files-oversize boxes or the subseries Client files-flat files. The list also contains "see" and "see also" references for cases where clients may have changed surname due to subsequent marriages, or commissioned, or been involved in the commissioning of, public as well as private gardens: or where properties with Ireys-designed gardens were inherited or purchased by clients with different surnames.

The files are arranged in three sections according to the physical size of the material: Client files contains correspondence, lists, clippings, notes, and small drawings-all materials that fit into standard legal size folders; Client files-oversize boxes is primarily mid-sized drawings and sketches with a few miscellaneous larger items; Client files-flat files contains full size drawings, sketches, and landscape plans. Each section is arranged alphabetically by client name with some clients represented in two or in all three sections.

Restrictions on access:

Users of the client files must sign a written agreement to keep all names and street addresses of private clients confidential until January 1, 2031. The folder list for the Client Files is not included in the online version of the finding aid. Researchers may contact the Sophia Smith Collection for a copy.

(1928-1997, n.d.)
1 linear ft.

This series consists of tax information, personal and client account books, fee lists, check ledgers, and lists of fees.

Restrictions on access:

Users of the financial files must sign a written agreement to keep all names and street addresses of private clients confidential until January 1, 2031.

(1937-1999, n.d.)
2.75 linear ft.

This series consists of various materials reflecting a range of Ireys' professional activities unrelated to specific garden designs. Included are materials on garden consultations, daily activities, exhibitions, garden tours, judging at flower shows, bulb orders, and organizational affiliations. The weekly notes (1971-99) are brief notes on the major tasks of each day with a weekly summary attached. To reduce the overall bulk of the papers, complete sets of these notes were preserved at five year intervals and the rest were discarded. The notes give a sense of how Ireys' days were structured through the year and the way personal and professional matters were interwoven in the day.

(1938-99, n.d.)
10 linear ft.

This series consists primarily of professional photographs of gardens designed by Ireys. In some cases there are "before" photographs of garden sites taken by Ireys or her clients and some snapshots of the garden-in-progress taken by clients. There are also a few family photographs and some photographs of garden elements and gardens designed by others used for teaching and for illustrating written works. The materials are arranged in three sections by photographic format: prints, slides, and negatives. Within each section, photographs are arranged in groups as follows: Biographical, Client files, Subjects, Writings. Images of gardens designed by Alice Ireys are arranged by client name. Photographs used in teaching are arranged by subject. Photographs used as illustrations in Ireys' books are filed under the client name, if known. When the client name is unknown or the photograph is of a garden designed by someone other than Ireys, the photograph is filed under the title of the book.

Restrictions on access:

Users of the photographs series must sign a written agreement to keep all names and street addresses of private clients confidential until January 1, 2031. Client names are not included in the online contents list for photographs. Researchers may contact the Sophia Smith Collection for a copy.

(1936-2000, n.d.)
1 linear ft.

This series consists of professional correspondence not associated with specific garden designs. Included is correspondence with nurseries, contractors, suppliers and photographers. It is arranged alphabetically by subject of the correspondence.

(1941-91, n.d.)
2.5 linear ft.

This series consists of texts, correspondence, notes, publicity materials, and handouts prepared for speeches. The series includes only a few fell texts of speeches, as Ireys was much more likely to speak from outlines or notes. The materials are arranged chronologically. General and undated handouts, arranged by subject, are filed at the end of the series.

(1940-94, n.d.)
2.25 linear ft.

This series consists of correspondence, handouts, notes, outlines, publicity materials, testing materials, and some texts of lectures. The materials are arranged alphabetically by institution.

(1941-1991, n.d.)
2.25 linear ft.

This series is divided into three subseries: Correspondence consists of general correspondence with various publications about potential writing projects; Articles consists of correspondence, and drafts and texts of articles filed alphabetically by title; Books consists of notes, outlines, drafts, publicity material, illustrations, and sales and royalty information related to Ireys' published and proposed books, filed chronologically. Photographs used in the books are located in Series V. PHOTOGRAPHS.

Contents List
SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS



Biographical articles, curriculum vitae, and experience record
1940-98, n.d.

Box 1: folder 1
Newspaper clippings
1931-2001, n.d.

Box 1: folder 2
Awards



American Horticultural Society, Liberty Hyde Bailey Award (1991)
1990-91

Box 1: folder 3
Bedford Garden Club, Certificate of Acknowledgment to Non-Members for Horticulture
1999

Box 1: folder 4
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Distinguished Service Medal (1994), Forsythia Day
Mar-Jun 1994

Box 1: folder 5
Garden Writers Association of America, Quill and Trowel Award
1992

Box 1: folder 6
New York Congregational Home for the Aged, Spirit of Life Award
1997

Box 1: folder 7
Book collection
1969-78, 1982-93, n.d.

Box 1: folder 8-10
Calendars



1939-43, 1946, 1957-58

Box 1: folder 11-14
1960, 1963-64, 1966-70

Box 2: folder 1-4
1971-80

Box 3: folder 1-5
1981-88

Box 4: folder 1-4
1989-94

Box 5: folder 1-3
1995-2000

Box 6: folder 1-3
Church
1939-82, n.d.

Box 6: folder 4
Colleagues



General
1983-95, n.d.

Box 7: folder 1
Coffey, Clara
1944, 1985, n.d.

Box 7: folder 2
Coffin, Marian
1926, n.d.

Box 7: folder 3
Cross, James
1995

Box 7: folder 4
Kennedy, James
n.d.

Box 7: folder 5
Lowrie, Charles
1898-1941, n.d.

Box 7: folder 6
Wiley, Cynthia
n.d.

Box 7: folder 7
Correspondence, personal
1935-97, n.d.

Box 7: folder 8-9
Education



Packer Collegiate Institute



General
1931-66, n.d.

Box 7: folder 10
Botany notes and exams
1929-32

Box 7: folder 11
Yearbook, "The Pelican"
1931

Box 7: folder 12
Cambridge School of Domestic Architecture and Landscape Architecture



General
1931-86, n.d.

Box 7: folder 13
Alumnae Association
1936-39

Box 7: folder 14
Course notes,
1931-35


Architectural Construction 7a


Box 7: folder 15-17
Architectural Construction 7b


Box 8: folder 1-3
Architecture-Landscape 11: Professional Practice


Box 8: folder 4
Landscape Construction 7a


Box 8: folder 5-8
Landscape Construction 7b


Box 8: folder 9-15
Landscape Construction 7c


Box 8: folder 16
Landscape Construction 8c: Plant Materials


Box 8: folder 17
Unidentified


Box 9: folder 1-3
Junior League, Provisionals Course
1936

Box 9: folder 4
General Design, A.H. Flanders
1937

Box 9: folder 5
New York Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects, Atelier: problems
winter 1938

Box 9: folder 6
"Class with Leo," grading
1943

Box 9: folder 7
Unidentified notes
summer 1937

Box 9: folder 8
Family



General
1885-96

Box 9: folder 9
Children: Anne French, Catherine Recknagel, and Henry Tillinghast IV(?), n.d.
1958-95

Box 9: folder 10
Husband: Henry Tillinghast Ireys III
1934, 1963-79, n.d.

Box 9: folder 11
Health
1992, n.d.

Box 9: folder 12
Houses



45 Willow Street, Brooklyn, NY
1888-1994, n.d.

Box 9: folder 13
"The Reckage," 802 Morraine St., Marshfield, MA
1971-81, n.d.

Box 9: folder 14
94 Carswell St., Green Harbor, MA
1966-1979, n.d.

Box 9: folder 15
Memorabilia
1920-95, n.d.

Box 9: folder 16
Radio interview: correspondence
1997

Box 9: folder 17
Silver Lake Camp
1936-38

Box 9: folder 18
"The Living Landscapes of Alice Recknagel Ireys": video documentary



Correspondence
1995-2000

Box 9: folder 19
Notes
1996-98

Box 9: folder 20
Draft script and illustrations
1996-97

Box 9: folder 21
Filming schedules and outlines
1996-97

Box 9: folder 22
Videotape
1999

Box 10: folder 1
Volunteer activities
1964-72

Box 10: folder 2
SERIES II. CLIENT FILES



Restrictions on access:

[Users of the client files must sign a written agreement to keep all names and street addresses of private clients confidential until January 1, 2031. The folder list is not included in the online version of the finding aid. Researchers may contact the Sophia Smith Collection for a copy.]

SERIES III. FINANCIAL



Restrictions on access:

[Users of these financial records must sign a written agreement to keep all names and street addresses of private clients confidential until January 1, 2031]

General
1928-92

Box 69: folder 1
Cost estimates
1940-41, n.d.

Box 69: folder 2
Lists of services and fees
1938 and n.d.

Box 69: folder 3
Invoices and notes
1936-50, 1953-56, 1958, 1960-97, n.d.

Box 69: folder 4-23
Daily expense account books
1937-41

Box 69: folder 24-25
Account books



1954-58

Box 69: folder 26
1960s-89

Box 70: folder 1-3
Inactive accountss
1970s-90

Box 70: folder 4
Check ledgers
1942-43

Box 70: folder 5-7
SERIES IV. MISCELLANEOUS PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES



Bulb orders
1969-96, n.d.

Box 71: folder 1
Consultations



1950-80

Box 71: folder 2-16
1981-98, n.d.

Box 72: folder 1-7
Exhibitions



General
1937, 1981, n.d.

Box 72: folder 8
BeauxArch '86: The Architectural Exposition of the Hamptons
1986

Box 72: folder 9
Smith College Museum of Art, "Landscape Architects from the Cambridge School"
1984

Box 72: folder 10
Garden Tours
1939, 1962, 1988-99

Box 72: folder 11-17
Index to subject files (discarded 2003)
n.d.

Box 72: folder 18
Judging



Miscellaneous
1961-62

Box 72: folder 19
Garden Club of America, International Flower Show
1961, 1966

Box 72: folder 20
Long Island Nurseryman's Association, Greater Long Island Home Furnishings and Garden Show
1965-67

Box 72: folder 21
Massachusetts Horticultural Society, New England Spring Flower Show
1988-90

Box 72: folder 22
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Spring Flower Show
1965, 1968, 1976

Box 72: folder 23
Queens Botanic Garden, herb garden plans
1969

Box 72: folder 24
Sears Civic Beautification Contest
1961

Box 72: folder 25
Letterhead, business cards
n.d.

Box 73: folder 1
Lists



Miscellaneous
1983-92, n.d.

Box 73: folder 2
Telephone numbers
1995-97

Box 73: folder 3
Office, 101 Park Ave., Room 412: leases and subleases
1939-41

Box 73: folder 4
Office notes
circa 1996, 1999, n.d.

Box 73: folder 5
Organizations



General
1953-91

Box 73: folder 6
American Society of Landscape Architects



General
1924-98, n.d.

Box 73: folder 7
Council of Fellows
1976-79

Box 73: folder 8
New York Chapter
1938-94

Box 73: folder 9
Brooklyn Botanic Garden



General
1941-96, n.d.

Box 73: folder 10
Horticultural Master Plan Committee
1994-95, n.d.

Box 73: folder 11
Planning Committee on the International Flower Show
1960

Box 73: folder 12
[Women's] Auxiliary
1958-82

Box 73: folder 13
Brooklyn Brownstone Conference
1983-86

Box 73: folder 14
Brooklyn Heights Garden Club
1962-92, n.d.

Box 73: folder 15
Brownstone Revival Committee
1972-75

Box 73: folder 16
Garden Writers Association of America
1964-92, n.d.

Box 73: folder 17
Graham Home for Old Ladies Board of Managers
1964-73

Box 73: folder 18
Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons
1989-96, n.d.

Box 73: folder 19
Horticultural Society of New York
1992-94

Box 73: folder 20
W. Atlee Burpee Co., Horticultural Advisory Committee
1987-89, n.d.

Box 73: folder 21
Recommendations
1978-92

Box 73: folder 22
Weekly notes



1971, 1975, Jan-Jun 1980

Box 74: folder 1-15
Jul-Dec 1980, 1985, Jan-Jun 1990

Box 75: folder 1-12
Jul-Dec 1990, 1995, 1999

Box 76: folder 1-11
SERIES V. PHOTOGRAPHS



Restrictions on access:

[Users of the photographs series must sign a written agreement to keep all names and street addresses of private clients confidential until January 1, 2031. Client names are not included in the online contents list for photographs. Researchers may contact the Sophia Smith Collection for a copy.]

Prints



Biographical



General
1961-79, n.d.

Box 77: folder 1
Alice Recknagel Ireys
1962-92, n.d.

Box 77: folder 2
Alice Recknagel Ireys at job sites
1970, 1992-97, n.d.

Box 77: folder 3
Family
1981, 1997, n.d.

Box 77: folder 4
Client files



Note:

[Contact SSC for more information]

Subjects



Approach/entrance
n.d.

Box 89: folder 1
Birds
n.d.

Box 89: folder 2
City
n.d.

Box 89: folder 3
Containers
n.d.

Box 89: folder 4
Decks
n.d.

Box 89: folder 5
Down hill site
n.d.

Box 89: folder 6
Fences and gates
n.d.

Box 89: folder 7
Flower gardens
n.d.

Box 89: folder 8
Hedges
n.d.

Box 89: folder 9
Near the sea
n.d.

Box 89: folder 10
Paths
n.d.

Box 89: folder 11
Planting at the house
n.d.

Box 89: folder 12
Plants
n.d.

Box 89: folder 13-14
Plants and design
n.d.

Box 89: folder 15
Sculptures
n.d.

Box 89: folder 16
Seats
n.d.

Box 89: folder 17
Shade
n.d.

Box 89: folder 18
Steps
n.d.

Box 89: folder 19
Swimming pools
n.d.

Box 90: folder 1-2
Terraces/patios
n.d.

Box 90: folder 3-4
Up hill site
n.d.

Box 90: folder 5
Walls
n.d.

Box 90: folder 6
Water
n.d.

Box 90: folder 7
Contact Sheets



2 1/4 inch format, 1972, n.d.


Box 90: folder 8-9
35 millimeter format, n.d


Box 90: folder 10
Writings: general illustrations and gardens designed by others



How to Plan and Plant Your Own Property



General
n.d.

Box 90: folder 11
Coffey, Clara
n.d.

Box 90: folder 12
Coffin, Marian
n.d.

Box 90: folder 13
Feil, Henry
n.d.

Box 90: folder 14
Hayes property
n.d.

Box 90: folder 15
Wilson, Helen Van Pelt
n.d.

Box 90: folder 16
Small Gardens for City and Country



General
n.d.

Box 91: folder 1-3
Contact sheets
n.d.

Box 91: folder 4
Coffey, Clara
n.d.

Box 91: folder 5
Coffin, Marian
n.d.

Box 91: folder 6
Kennedy, James
n.d.

Box 91: folder 7
Langstaff garden
n.d.

Box 91: folder 8
Othmer garden
n.d.

Box 91: folder 9
Pearsall garden
n.d.

Box 91: folder 10
Rhoden garden
n.d.

Box 91: folder 11
Rullman garden
n.d.

Box 91: folder 12
Vadheim garden
n.d.

Box 91: folder 13
Unidentified



Pages 22-23
n.d.

Box 91: folder 14
Pages 28 and 190
n.d.

Box 91: folder 15
Pages 48-49
n.d.

Box 91: folder 16
Slides



Biographical



General
1959-80, n.d.

Box 92: folder 1
Alice Recknagel Ireys
1983-88, n.d.

Box 92: folder 2
Travel
1961-82

Box 92: folder 3
Client files

[contact SSC for more information]




Subjects



Approach


Box 98: folder 7
Fences and gates


Box 98: folder 8
Flower gardens


Box 98: folder 9
Gazebos


Box 98: folder 10
Paths, steps, and walls


Box 98: folder 11
Plants


Box 98: folder 12
Pools and water features


Box 98: folder 13
Sculptures and features


Box 98: folder 14
Seats


Box 98: folder 15
Small and city gardens


Box 98: folder 16
Terraces


Box 98: folder 17
Teaching: Garden City, NY


Box 98: folder 18
Writings: "The Garden Life: James B.Cross of Long Island, New York"


Box 98: folder 19
Glass slides


Box 99: folder 1-3
Negatives


Box 100
SERIES VI. PROFESSIONAL CORRESPONDENCE



General



Miscellaneous
1939-96, n.d.

Box 101: folder 1-6
Anderson, Dorothy
May, 1976-81

Box 101: folder 7
Kennedy, James
1979

Box 101: folder 8
Salley, George
1997, n.d.

Box 101: folder 9
Williams, Galen
1988-97, n.d.

Box 101: folder 10
Horticulture Magazine
1975-89, n.d.

Box 101: folder 11
License



New York State
circa 1942-2000, n.d.

Box 101: folder 12
West Virginia State
1981-97, n.d.

Box 101: folder 13
Nurseries, contractors, and suppliers

[see also Client Files]




General
1936, 1951-96

Box 101: folder 14-15
Adolpho Corradi & Son/Corradi Landscape Associates
1972-80

Box 102: folder 1
Conard-Pyle Co./Star Roses
1952-78

Box 102: folder 2
Andre Viette Farm and Nursery
1988-93

Box 102: folder 3
Blackthorne Gardens
1976-77

Box 102: folder 4
Dutch Gardens
1990-95

Box 102: folder 5
Environmentals, Inc.
1982-93, n.d.

Box 102: folder 6
Frankenbach's Deerfield Nursery
1972-94

Box 102: folder 7
Henry M. Feil
1961-80

Box 102: folder 8
John Scheepers, Inc.
1972-97

Box 102: folder 9
Keil Bros., Inc.
1976-83, n.d.

Box 102: folder 10
Martin Viette Nurseries
1951-79, n.d.

Box 102: folder 11
Mary Mattison van Schaik Imported Dutch Bulbs
1963, 1971-90, n.d.

Box 102: folder 12-15
Nabel's Nurseries, Inc.
1974-87, n.d.

Box 102: folder 16
Oak Park Nurseries
1951-53

Box 102: folder 17
Oliver Nurseries, Inc
. 1971-83

Box 102: folder 18
Zandbergen Bros., Inc.
1959-71, n.d.

Box 102: folder 19
Photographers



General
1957-90

Box 102: folder 20
Adams, Molly
1967-85, n.d.

Box 102: folder 21
Rogers Car Leasing
1982-87, n.d.

Box 102: folder 22
Smith College
1991-98

Box 102: folder 23
Use of photographs
1955-98

Box 102: folder 24
SERIES VII. SPEECHES



General correspondence
1952-90, n.d.

Box 103: folder 1
Lists of speeches
1952-77, n.d.

Box 103: folder 2
Speeches (chronological listing)



Radio Garden Club, "The Home Landscape: A Garden Plan"
18 Feb 1938

Box 103: folder 3
Garden City Garden Club, "Designing the Small Garden"
11 Apr 1938

Box 103: folder 4
Radio Garden Club, "For City Gardeners"
10 May 1940

Box 103: folder 5
Radio Garden Club, "Foundation Plantings: Design"
29 Jan 1941

Box 103: folder 6
Garden City Community Club, "Design of the Small Place"
11 Apr 1945

Box 103: folder 7
Shelter Island Garden Club, "Design of the Small Place"
12 Aug 1945

Box 103: folder 8
Westhampton, "The Green Garden"
Dec 1948

Box 103: folder 9
Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Judging Course, "Things to Consider in Judging the Design of the Small Place"
1948

Box 103: folder 10
Flower Hill Garden Club, "Design of the Small Property"
7 Mar 1949

Box 103: folder 11
Little Garden Club, "Design of the Small Property"
30 Mar 1949

Box 103: folder 12
Irvington (NY) Garden Club, "Forms For Your Outdoor Living Area"
19 Apr 1949

Box 103: folder 13
Garden Club of America, Horticulture Committee
7 Feb 1950

Box 103: folder 14
Scarsdale Women's Club Garden Section, "Small Gardens"
22 Oct 1952

Box 103: folder 15
Ramapo Valley Garden Club, "Outdoor Living Areas"
28 Oct 1952

Box 103: folder 16
Schenectady Garden Club, "Outdoor Living Areas"
18 Nov 1952

Box 103: folder 17
Westhampton (NY) Garden Club, "Planning the Small Garden"
3 Feb 1953

Box 103: folder 18
North Suffolk Garden Club, "Your Planning and Planting Problems"
9 Jun 1953

Box 103: folder 19
North Suffolk Garden Club, "Berried Shrubs"
13 Oct 1953

Box 103: folder 20
Hortulus Garden Club, "The Green Garden"
17 Oct 1953

Box 103: folder 21
Caudatowa Garden Club (Ridgefield, CT), "Planning the Small Garden"
circa 1954

Box 103: folder 22
Brewster (MA) Garden Club, "Design of the Small Place"
9 Mar 1954

Box 103: folder 23
Schenectady Junior League Gardeners' Workshop, "Planning the Small Garden"
2 Apr 1954

Box 103: folder 24
Garden Circle of New Rochelle, "Replanning of the Old Garden or Designing and Planting a New One"
6 Apr 1954

Box 103: folder 25
Garden Club of the Oranges (NJ), "Garden Paths, Walls, and Terraces"
9 Nov 1954

Box 103: folder 26
Fairfield (CT) Garden Club, "Planning the Small Garden"
1955

Box 103: folder 27
Riverside (CT) Garden Club, "Planning the Small Garden"
28 Feb 1955

Box 103: folder 28
Ceres Garden Club of Rye (NY), "Landscaping Small Gardens and Terraces"
12 Oct 1955

Box 103: folder 29
Holly Society of America, 20th Annual Meeting, "Planting Holly in Small Garden Design"
13 Apr 1956

Box 103: folder 30
Manhattan Beach Garden Club, "Shrubs and Flowering Trees for the Small Garden"
1 Feb 1957

Box 103: folder 31
Poughkeepsie Garden Club, speech and workshop "Planning the Small Garden"
28-29 Mar and 1 Apr 1957

Box 103: folder 32
Ramapo Valley Garden Club
23 Apr 1957

Box 103: folder 33
Plainfield (NJ) Garden Club, "Planning the Small Garden"
19 Feb 1958

Box 103: folder 34
Community Garden Club of Newburgh, "Planning the Small Garden"
2 Apr 1958

Box 103: folder 35
Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, "Landscape Design Workshop"
25 Sep 1958

Box 103: folder 36
Bartlett Tree Company Annual Meeting, Sep
1959

Box 103: folder 37
Henry Hicks Garden Club of the Westburys, "Planning the Small Garden"
20 Mar 1961

Box 103: folder 38
Nantucket Garden Club, "Planning the Small Garden"
13 Sep 1961

Box 103: folder 39
Matinecock Garden Club, "Evergreen Gardens"
10 Oct 1961

Box 103: folder 40
Green Fingers Garden Club, workshop
16 Jan 1962

Box 103: folder 41
Rye Garden Club, "Pruning"
1 Feb 1962

Box 103: folder 42
Williamsburg (VA) Garden Symposium, "Planning for Pleasure"
20 Mar 1962

Box 103: folder 43
Longwood Gardens, "Planting the Small Place"
28 Mar 1962

Box 103: folder 44
North County Garden Club of Long Island, "Low and Slow Growing Evergreens"
9 Apr 1962

Box 103: folder 45
Forest Garden Club (MD), "Planning the Small Garden"
17 Apr 1962

Box 103: folder 46
Garden Club of Lawrence, "Planning a Garden Pool Using Unusual Dwarf Material"
7 Aug 1962

Box 103: folder 47
Garden Club of Yorktown, "Planning the Small Garden"
8 Aug 1962

Box 103: folder 48
Short Hills Garden Club
16 Jan 1963

Box 103: folder 49
Federated Garden Clubs of America, Third District, workshop
28 Jan 1963

Box 103: folder 50
West Hartford (CT) Garden Club, "Planning the Small Place"
13 Mar 1963

Box 103: folder 51
Englewood (NJ) Arbor Day Ceremony
27 Apr 1963

Box 103: folder 52
Lake George Garden Club, "Planning Small Gardens"
17 Jul 1963

Box 103: folder 53
Westhampton (NY) Garden Club, "Planting a Sea Shore Garden"
23 Jul 1963

Box 103: folder 54
Sasqua Garden Club, "Planning the Small Garden"
17 Sep 1963

Box 103: folder 55
Van Rensselaer Garden Club, workshop "General Planning," and "Detail Planning"
24 Oct 1963

Box 103: folder 56
Staten Island Garden Club, "Planning Small Gardens"
22 Jan 1964

Box 104: folder 1
Garden Club of Lawrence, "Pruning"
4 May 1964

Box 104: folder 2
Millbrook (NY) Garden Club
16 Jul 1964

Box 104: folder 3
Martha's Vineyard Garden Club, "Outdoor Living Areas"
28 Jul 1964

Box 104: folder 4
Hillside Garden Club, Lynchburg, VA, "The Design of Small Gardens"
14 Oct 1964

Box 104: folder 5
Rye Garden Club, "Gardening With Containers"
1 Dec 1964

Box 104: folder 6
Garden Club of Wilmington (DE), "Planning the Small Garden with Broad-Leafed Evergreens"
11 Jan 1965

Box 104: folder 7
North Country Garden Club, "Planning the Small Garden with Broad-Leafed Evergreens"
10 Feb 1965

Box 104: folder 8
Essex Garden Club, "Planning the Small Garden"
1 Mar 1965

Box 104: folder 9
Richmond (NY) Garden Club, "Planning the Home Grounds"
8 Apr 1965

Box 104: folder 10
Mystic (CT) Garden Club, "Planning with Evergreens for the Small Garden"
28 Sep 1965

Box 104: folder 11
Garden Club Civic Conference, Washington, DC, "Community Projects: Planning and Planting"
27 Oct 1965

Box 104: folder 12
Garden Club of Montclair, "Landscape Ideas for Old and New Properties"
17 Jan 1966

Box 104: folder 13
Stony Brook Garden Club of Princeton, "Plant Identification and Use"? 1966
17 Jan

Box 104: folder 14
Rolling Hills Garden Club, "Unusual Evergreens to Use in Your Garden"
21 Jan 1966

Box 104: folder 15
North Country Garden Club of Long Island, "Color Throughout the Year"
2 Mar 1966

Box 104: folder 16
West Virginia Garden Club Annual Meeting, "Community Projects: Planning and Planting"
29 Mar 1966

Box 104: folder 17
Three Harbors Garden Club, "Unusual Plant Material for the Small Garden"
4 Apr 1966

Box 104: folder 18
Matinecock Garden Club
12 Apr 1966

Box 104: folder 19
Rumson (NJ) Garden Club, "Planning with Evergreens for the Small Garden"
19 Apr 1966

Box 104: folder 20
New Canaan (CT) Garden Club, "Planning with Evergreens for the Small Garden"
10 Aug 1966

Box 104: folder 21
Garden Club of Lawrence, "The Ericaceae Family"
7 Nov 1966

Box 104: folder 22
Garden Club of Lawrence, "Flowering Shrubs and Ground Covers"
9 Jan 1967

Box 104: folder 23
Garden Club of Danville (VA), "Effective Garden Design"
3 Feb 1967

Box 104: folder 24
Green Acres Garden Club (Armonk, NY), "Design of Home Grounds"
12 Apr 1967

Box 104: folder 25
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Women's Auxiliary, "Community Projects--Planning and Planting for: Your City-Your Street-You!"
4 May 1967

Box 104: folder 26
Garden Club of Shelter Island, "Planting the Small Garden"
30 Aug 1967

Box 104: folder 27
Scarsdale Audubon Society, "Planting to Attract Birds"
8 Feb 1968

Box 104: folder 28
Scarsdale Garden Club, "Planning Your Outdoor Living Areas"
28 Mar 1968

Box 104: folder 29
Martha's Vineyard Garden Club, "Seashore Planning and Planting"
9 Jul 1968

Box 104: folder 30
Garden Club of America, northeastern zone meeting, "Landscape Planning for Private and Public Areas"
2 Oct 1968

Box 104: folder 31
South Side Garden Club of Long Island, "Planning Your Home Property"
18 Nov 1968

Box 104: folder 32
Rusticus Garden Club (Bedford, NY)
14 Jan 1969

Box 104: folder 33
James River Garden Club (Richmond, VA), "Design of the Home Property"
12 Feb 1969

Box 104: folder 34
Wilton Garden Club, "Design of the Home Property"
10 Mar 1969

Box 104: folder 35
Matinecock Garden Club (Long Island), "Bulb Planting for an Evergreen Garden"
9 Sep 1969

Box 104: folder 36
Garden Club of Irvington (NY), "The Design of Small Gardens"
23 Sep 1969

Box 104: folder 37
Milton Garden Club, "The Design of Small Gardens"
20 Oct 1969

Box 104: folder 38
Garden Club of Darien (CT), "Planning the Small Property"
21 Oct 1969

Box 104: folder 39
Garden Club of Michigan, "Planning Small Gardens"
12 Nov 1969

Box 104: folder 40
Federated Garden Clubs of New York, 7th District, "Design of the Home Property"
8 Apr 1970

Box 104: folder 41
Acorn Garden Club (Washington, DC), "The Design of Small Gardens"
9 Nov 1970

Box 104: folder 42
Rock Spring Garden Club (Arlington, VA)
21 Jan 1971

Box 104: folder 43
Farmington House and Garden Symposium (Louisville, KY), "Landscape Design Today"
3 Feb 1971

Box 104: folder 44
Jupiter Island Garden Club (Hobe Sound, FL), "Planning Small Gardens"
16 Feb 1971

Box 104: folder 45
Garden Club of Morristown (NJ), "The Design of Small Gardens"
17 Mar 1971

Box 104: folder 46
Garden Club of Madison (CT), "Design of the Home Property"
10 Aug 1971

Box 104: folder 47
Shippon Point Garden Club, "Design of the Home Property"
23 Sep 1971

Box 104: folder 48
Brooklyn Heights Garden Club, "Planting for City Gardens and Gardening with Containers"
10 Jan 1972

Box 104: folder 49
Green Fingers Garden Club (Greenwich, CT), "Landscaping a Small Property"
11 Jan 1972

Box 104: folder 50
Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, "Design for Easy Maintenance"
17 Jan 1972

Box 104: folder 51
American Rhododendron Society, "Landscape Planning with Rhododendrons and Azaleas"
16 Mar 1972

Box 104: folder 52
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Clark Memorial Garden, "Planning a Bulb Garden"
16 Aug 1972

Box 104: folder 53
Bryant Park Flower Show, "Planning a Small Garden"
6 Oct 1972

Box 104: folder 54
Hillside Garden Club (Lynchburg, VA), "What's New in Garden Planning"
11 Oct 1972

Box 104: folder 55
Rake and Hoe Garden Club (Westfield, NJ), "Design of the Home Property"
17 Jan 1973

Box 104: folder 56
Garden Club of New Haven (CT), "Planning the Small Property"
5 Feb 1973

Box 104: folder 57
Lake and Valley Garden Club (Cooperstown, NY), "The Design of Small Gardens"
5 Sep 1973

Box 104: folder 58
Garden City (NY) Community Club, "Landscaping the Small Property"
8 Feb 1974

Box 104: folder 59
Garden Club of Montclair (NJ), "Designing the Small Property"
22 Apr 1974

Box 104: folder 60
Scarsdale Sunday Recreation Program, "Planning Your Garden Now for Spring"
12 Jan 1975

Box 104: folder 61
Mrs. Field's Literary Club
16 Jan 1975

Box 104: folder 62
Long Island Historical Society, "Gardens Old and New"
20 Apr 1975

Box 104: folder 63
Rye Garden Club and Little Garden Club of Rye, "Planning a Small Garden"
6 Jan 1976

Box 104: folder 64
New Canaan (CT) Garden Club, "Planning the Home Grounds with Interesting Plant Material"
21 Jan 1976

Box 104: folder 65
Staten Island Garden Club, "Planning Small Gardens"
24 Mar 1976

Box 104: folder 66
Garden Club of Darien (CT), "Planning Small Gardens"
18 May 1976

Box 104: folder 67
Bridgewater (MA) Garden Club, "Planning a Small Garden"
27 Oct 1976

Box 104: folder 68
Brooklyn Heights Garden Club, "How to Write a Book on City Gardens"
17 Jan 1977

Box 105: folder 1
North County Garden Club of Long Island, "A Water Feature in Your Garden"
2 Mar 1977

Box 105: folder 2
Cohasset (MA) Garden Club, "Renovating a Property"
15 Jun 1977

Box 105: folder 3
Colony Club series "Ten Reasons to Plant Bulbs"; "Ideas for Special Features," 26 Jan 1978; and "Unusual Plants for City and Country Gardens," 9 Mar 1978
13 Oct 1977

Box 105: folder 4
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Symposium, "Gardening in Containers"
12 Feb 1978

Box 105: folder 5
Remsenburg (NY) Garden Club, "Planting a Garden Near the Sea"
15 Jun 1978

Box 105: folder 6
East Hampton (NY) Garden Club, "Planning a Small Garden with Year Round Interest"
5 Dec 1978

Box 105: folder 7
Three Harbors Garden Club (NY), "Landscape Ideas for Small Gardens"
5 Mar 1979

Box 105: folder 8
Garden City Historical Society, "Victorian Gardens"
18 Mar 1979

Box 105: folder 9
Old Westbury Gardens, "History of Garden Design"
15 Jun 1979

Box 105: folder 10
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Clark Memorial Garden, 10th Anniversary of Clark Garden
29 Sep 1979

Box 105: folder 11
Central Connecticut Packer Alumni, "Gardens for Grandparents"
22 Oct 1979

Box 105: folder 12
Garden City Historical Society, "Evergreens for Gardens Old and New"
14 Nov 1979

Box 105: folder 13
City Gardens Club (NYC), "Evergreens for City and Country Gardens"
26 Nov 1979

Box 105: folder 14
Sands Point (NY) Garden Club, "Evergreen Plantings for Terraces and Decks"
4 Feb 1980

Box 105: folder 15
Matinecock Garden Club, "Landscape Ideas for the Home Grounds"
11 Mar 1980

Box 105: folder 16
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Alfred T. White Memorial Lecture, "The Joys of Gardening for One and All"
5 Oct 1980

Box 105: folder 17
Chevy Chase (MD) Garden Club, "Landscape Ideas for Small Gardens"
20 Oct 1980

Box 105: folder 18
Ireys home, "Planning Your City Garden"
13 and 20 Mar 1981

Box 105: folder 19
Herb Society of America, New York Unit, "Herb Garden Planning"
19 Mar 1981

Box 105: folder 20
Garden Club of Michigan, "Planning Small Gardens Today"
9 Apr 1981

Box 105: folder 21
American Women and Gardens, 1915-45 Conference, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY, "Landscape Architecture: A Women's Profession": correspondence, notes, and cassette tape recording
16 Oct 1981

Box 105: folder 22-23
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, unititled
21 Jan 1982

Box 105: folder 24
Rye (NY) Garden Club, "Interesting Plant Material for Landscaping"
2 Mar 1982

Box 105: folder 25
Garden Club of Shelter Island (NY), "Landscaping with Native Material"
22 May 1982

Box 105: folder 26
Friends of Rock Hall, "Old Fashioned Gardens"
2 Jun 1982

Box 105: folder 27
Old Westbury Gardens, "The Evolution of Garden Design"
3 Nov 1982

Box 105: folder 28
Short Hills (NJ) Garden Club, "New Ideas for Old Gardens"
19 Jan 1983

Box 105: folder 29
Garden Club of America Horticulture Committee, "Designing with Unusual Plant Material"
1 Feb 1984

Box 105: folder 30
Millbrook (NY) Garden Club, "Designing with Unusual Plant Material"
19 Jul 1984

Box 105: folder 31
Nantucket Garden Club, "Landscape Design"
22 Aug 1984

Box 105: folder 32
Connecticut Valley and Hartford Garden Clubs joint meeting, "Landscaping Small Gardens"
13 Nov 1984

Box 105: folder 33
Garden Club of Princeton (NJ), "Landscaping Small Gardens"
20 Nov 1984

Box 105: folder 34
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, "Planning and Designing Brownstone Landscapes"
24 Feb 1985

Box 105: folder 35
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Clark Memorial Garden, "Concepts of Landscape Design"
26 Oct 1985

Box 105: folder 36
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Clark Memorial Garden, "Concepts of Landscape Design," 1 Mar; and "A Landscape Course"
26 Apr 1985

Box 105: folder 37
Garden Club of Montclair (NJ), "New Trends in Landscape Planning"
21 Apr 1986

Box 105: folder 38
Brownstone Revival Committee, "Plantscaping"
18 May 1986

Box 105: folder 39
Short Hills (NJ) Home Garden Club, "Planning a New Look for Your Terrace"
6 Oct 1986

Box 105: folder 40
Clark Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, "Concepts of Landscape Design"
1 Nov 1986

Box 105: folder 41
Brooklyn Heights Garden Club, "Forcing Bulbs for Indoor Use"
12 Nov 1986

Box 105: folder 42
Brooklyn Union Gas, "City Gardens"
26 Apr 1987

Box 105: folder 43
West Virginia symposium
Feb 1988

Box 105: folder 44
Brooklyn Hospital Auxiliary, "The Pleasures of a Summer Garden"
17 May 1988

Box 105: folder 45
W. Atlee Burpee Co.
Nov 1988

Box 105: folder 46
Rembrandt Club, "The Pleasures of Nature's Art in the Garden"
Feb 1989

Box 105: folder 47
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, "Gardens for Children: Creating the Design"
Feb 1989

Box 105: folder 48
Orange and Duchess Garden Club, "Small Gardens-Design and Planting"
18 Apr 1989

Box 106: folder 1
Mohonk Garden Holiday, "Design and Unusual Plants for Small Gardens"
27 Aug 1989

Box 106: folder 2
Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons (Long Island), "Design and Planting of a Small Garden"
11 Mar 1990

Box 106: folder 3
Ridgefield (CT) Garden Club, "Creative Plant Combinations"
27 Nov 1990

Box 106: folder 4
Four Virginia garden clubs, "Designing and Planting Your Property"
16 Jan 1991

Box 106: folder 5
Brooklyn Heights Garden Club, "Writing a Garden Book in 1991"
9 Feb 1993

Box 106: folder 6
Maymont Flower and Garden Show (Richmond, VA), "Design Ideas for Small Properties"
19 Feb 1994

Box 106: folder 7
Clark Garden of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, panel on landscape design
1996

Box 106: folder 8
undated


Box 106: folder 9-10
Lecture handouts, general, undated



Advanced Landscape Course


Box 107: folder 1
Berried Shrubs


Box 107: folder 2
Birds


Box 107: folder 3
Bulbs


Box 107: folder 4
Children


Box 107: folder 5
City Gardens


Box 107: folder 6
Color Throughout the Year


Box 107: folder 7
Community Projects


Box 107: folder 8
Containers


Box 107: folder 9
Detail Landscape Design and Construction


Box 107: folder 10
Detail Planting Notes


Box 107: folder 11
Evergreens


Box 107: folder 12
Flower Garden


Box 107: folder 13
Flowering Trees


Box 107: folder 14
Garden Accessories/Features


Box 107: folder 15
Garden Maintenance


Box 107: folder 16
General Landscape Design


Box 107: folder 17
General Planting/Planting Fundamentals


Box 107: folder 18
Landscape Construction


Box 107: folder 19
Landscape Course outline


Box 107: folder 20
Landscape Fundamentals


Box 107: folder 21
Landscaping the Home Grounds


Box 107: folder 22
New Trends/What's New?


Box 107: folder 23
Outdoor Living Areas


Box 107: folder 24
Planning a Garden


Box 107: folder 25
Plant Composition


Box 107: folder 26
Plant Identification and Use


Box 107: folder 27
Planting Design


Box 107: folder 28
Principles of Landscape Design


Box 107: folder 29
Seashore


Box 107: folder 30
Shade, miscellaneous


Box 107: folder 31
Site Planning


Box 107: folder 32
Small Garden


Box 107: folder 33
Unusual/Interesting Plants


Box 107: folder 34
Water


Box 107: folder 35
Why Properties Should Be Planned


Box 107: folder 36
Miscellaneous


Box 107: folder 37
Illustrations
n.d.

Box 107: folder 38
SERIES VIII. TEACHING



Acorn Garden Club (Washington, DC), Landscape Design Course
spr 1971

Box 108: folder 1
Brooklyn Botanic Garden



"Bulbs"
Spring 1937

Box 108: folder 2
"Planning the Garden"
Spring 1940

Box 108: folder 3
"Landscape Gardening"
1945

Box 108: folder 4
"Landscape Gardening"
1947

Box 108: folder 5
"Planning and Planting the Home Grounds"
Spring 1948

Box 108: folder 6
"Planning and Planting the Home Grounds"
Spring 1949

Box 108: folder 7
"Planning and Planting the Home Grounds"
Spring 1950

Box 108: folder 8
"Landscape Gardening"
Spring 1951

Box 108: folder 9
"Plan Before You Plant"
Spring 1952

Box 108: folder 10
Spring
1953


"Flowering Shrubs and Trees"


Box 108: folder 11
"Plan Before You Plant"


Box 108: folder 12
"How to Lay Out a Suburban Plot"


Box 108: folder 13
"Landscaping Your Own Grounds"
Feb 1954

Box 108: folder 14
"Planning and Planting the Home Grounds"
1955

Box 108: folder 15
"Planning and Planting the Home Grounds"
1956

Box 108: folder 16
"Home Landscaping"
1957

Box 108: folder 17
"Home Landscaping"
1958

Box 108: folder 18
"Landscaping Your Home Grounds"
1959

Box 108: folder 19
"Landscaping Your Home Grounds"
1960

Box 108: folder 20
"Plan and Plant Your Home Grounds"
Feb-Mar 1961

Box 108: folder 21
"Plan and Plant Your Home Grounds"
1962

Box 108: folder 22
"Effective Garden Design"
Mar 1967

Box 108: folder 23
"Plant and Plant Your Home Grounds"
Feb-Mar 1971

Box 108: folder 24
"Plan and Plant Your Home Grounds"
Feb-Mar 1972

Box 108: folder 25
"Brownstone Gardens"
Feb 1984

Box 108: folder 26
"Landscaping a Brownstone Garden"



Mar 1986

Box 108: folder 27
Nov 1986

Box 108: folder 28
Feb 1987

Box 108: folder 29
Apr 1987

Box 108: folder 30
Feb 1988

Box 108: folder 31
Oct 1988

Box 108: folder 32
Feb 1989

Box 108: folder 33
Oct-Nov 1989

Box 108: folder 34
Feb 1990

Box 108: folder 35
Feb-Mar 1991

Box 108: folder 36
Feb-Mar 1992

Box 108: folder 37
Feb-Mar 1993

Box 108: folder 38
Mar 1994

Box 108: folder 39
Miscellaneous
n.d.

Box 108: folder 40
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Clark Memorial Garden



"Plan and Plant Your Home Grounds"
Mar-Apr 1972

Box 108: folder 41
"Landscape Design"
Mar 1988

Box 108: folder 42
"Landscape Design for the Homeowner"
Fall 1989

Box 108: folder 43
Connecticut College



Correspondence
1945

Box 108: folder 44
Landscape Gardening
1943-44

Box 108: folder 45
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills, NJ



"Developing a Garden"
Jan 1963?

Box 108: folder 46
"Landscape Design"
Jan-Feb 1964

Box 108: folder 47
"Garden Design"
Fall 1967

Box 108: folder 48
"Gardening in the Shade"
Spr 1970

Box 109: folder 1
"Landscape Design"
Spr 1983

Box 109: folder 2
Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs, Flower Show School
Oct 1964

Box 109: folder 3
Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Landscape Design Workshop
Sep 1958

Box 109: folder 4
Federated Garden Clubs of Maine, Landscape Design Study Course I
Apr 1976

Box 109: folder 5
Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Landscape Design School



Course II
Mar 1958

Box 109: folder 6
Course V
Mar 1960

Box 109: folder 7
Course I
Nov 1965

Box 109: folder 8
Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Landscape Design School



Course IV
Nov 1968

Box 109: folder 9
Course I
Apr 1970

Box 109: folder 10
Course III
Mar 1972

Box 109: folder 11
Course III
May 1973

Box 109: folder 12
Course III
Apr 1976

Box 109: folder 13
Course I
Apr 1978

Box 109: folder 14
Course III
Mar-Apr 1980

Box 109: folder 15
n.d.

Box 109: folder 16
Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland and National Capital Garden Club League



Landscape Design Study Course II
Oct 1961

Box 109: folder 17
Landscape Design Study Course III
Apr 1976

Box 109: folder 18
Federated Garden Clubs of New York State



Course for Flower Show Exhibitors and Judges
Jan 1952

Box 109: folder 19
School of Landscape Design



Spr 1957

Box 109: folder 20
Course I
fall 1957

Box 109: folder 21
Course V
Apr 1960

Box 109: folder 22
Course VI
Oct 1960

Box 109: folder 23
Course II
Oct 1970

Box 109: folder 24
Course III
Oct 1971

Box 110: folder 1
Jan 1972

Box 110: folder 2
Course III
Sep 1981

Box 110: folder 3
Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, School of Landscape Design



Course I
Nov 1961

Box 110: folder 4
Course I
Nov 1963

Box 110: folder 5
Course II
Nov 1964

Box 110: folder 6
Course IV
spr 1969

Box 110: folder 7
Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, School of Landscape Design



Course II
Nov 1972

Box 110: folder 8
Course III
May 1973

Box 110: folder 9
Garden Club of America, Educational Symposium, "Planning the Small Garden"
19-20 Nov 1952

Box 110: folder 10
Garden Club of Cranford (NJ), "Landscape Design"
Feb 1972

Box 110: folder 11
Garden Club of Lawrence (NY)



Advanced Landscape Course
Jan-Feb 1966

Box 110: folder 12
Plant Identification
Oct 1966, Nov 1966, Jan 1967

Box 110: folder 13
Garden Club of New Jersey, School of Landscape Design



Course IV
Jan 1960

Box 110: folder 14
Course I
Oct 1960

Box 110: folder 15
Course II
Oct 1964

Box 110: folder 16
Course III
Mar 1965

Box 110: folder 17
Course III
Mar 1967

Box 110: folder 18
Course III
Oct 1969

Box 110: folder 19
Greenwich (CT) Garden Center



"How to Plan and Plant Your Home Grounds" and "Landscape Fundamentals"
spr 1974

Box 111: folder 1
"Landscape Design" and "Advanced Landscape Course"
spr 1973, fall 1974

Box 111: folder 2
Hillside Garden Club, Lynchburg, VA, "Landscape Design"



Mar 1973

Box 111: folder 3
Fall 1973

Box 111: folder 4
Millbrook (NY) Garden Club, Landscape Design Course, ?


Box 111: folder 5
Morristown (NJ) Garden Club, Landscape Design Course
Feb 1972

Box 111: folder 6
National Council of State Garden Clubs, School of Landscape Design, Course III
Apr 1961, n.d.

Box 111: folder 7-8
New Canaan (CT) Garden Club, Landscape Design Course
spr 1970

Box 111: folder 9
New York Botanical Garden, Brownstone Gardens
1984

Box 111: folder 10
North Country Garden Club of Long Island



Landscape Design Course
Jan-Feb 1963

Box 111: folder 11
Advanced Landscape Course
Feb 1964

Box 111: folder 12
Plant Identification and Use
Jan-Feb 1965

Box 111: folder 13
Rusticus Club (Bedford, NY), Landscape Design Course
Jan-Feb 1970

Box 111: folder 14
Rye (NY) Garden Club, Landscape Design Course



Jan-Feb 1960

Box 111: folder 15
Jan-Feb 1962

Box 111: folder 16
Scarsdale (NY) Adult School, Landscape Design Course



Fall 1949

Box 111: folder 17
Fall 1967

Box 111: folder 18
Fall 1968

Box 111: folder 19
Stony Brook Garden Club (Princeton, NJ), Plant Identification and Use
Jan 1966

Box 111: folder 20
Three Harbors Garden Club (Long Island, NY)



Landscape Design Course
spr 1969

Box 111: folder 21
Advanced Landscape Course
spr 1970

Box 111: folder 22
Miscellaneous and unidentified notes
n.d.

Box 111: folder 23-25
Correspondence



General
1953-85, n.d.

Box 112: folder 1
Horticulture magazine
1965-87

Box 112: folder 2
New York Sun
1941, n.d.

Box 112: folder 3
New York Times
1960-66, n.d.

Box 112: folder 4
Articles



"The Approach to the Garden," The Brownstoner
circa 1975

Box 112: folder 5
Azalea Garden,New York Times
circa 1965

Box 112: folder 6
"Backyard Garden,"New York Times
7 Apr 1946

Box 112: folder 7
"Between Two Gardens"
circa 1941

Box 112: folder 8
"Broadleaved Evergreens for All-Year Effect," Horticulture
Oct 1968

Box 112: folder 9
"Charm Comes to a City Garden," New York Sun
22 Feb 1941

Box 112: folder 10
"Founts of Color,"New York Times
30 Mar 1958

Box 112: folder 11
"The Garden Life: James E. Cross of Long Island, New York," Garden Design, winter
1983 12 Correspondence, 1982-84


Drafts, notes, and text
1982-83

Box 112: folder 13
"Garden Plans with a Purpose," The Brownstoner
Feb 1975

Box 112: folder 14
"Guide for Novices,"New York Times
19 Sep 1954

Box 112: folder 15
"A High Garden with a Bay View," New York Sun
15 Feb 1941

Box 112: folder 16
"A Hillside Garden," Flower and Garden
circa 1976

Box 112: folder 17
"How to Use Trees and Shrubs"
n.d.

Box 112: folder 18
"Junipers are Useful," Horticulture
Nov 1966

Box 112: folder 19
"Juvenile Delinquency in Brooklyn," Brooklyn Eagle
13 Feb 1941

Box 112: folder 20
"Landscape the Swimming Pool,"New York Times
7 Sep 1961

Box 112: folder 21
"Landscaping a Small Plot," Long Island Horticultural Society Bulletin
circa 1972

Box 112: folder 22
"Let's Have a Fruit Garden This Year," Horticulture
May 1975

Box 112: folder 23
"Let's Have a Garden This Year"
circa 1949

Box 112: folder 24
"Litchfield Perennial Garden," New York Sun
1 Mar 1941

Box 112: folder 25
"Long Island Gardens," Paumanok
Jun 1973

Box 112: folder 26
"Master Planner: A Landscape Architect Sets the Home Scene,"New York Times
5 Feb 1961

Box 112: folder 27
Multi-stem Trees,New York Times
circa 1966

Box 112: folder 28
"Needle-leaved Evergreens for Many Purposes," Horticulture
Apr 1970

Box 112: folder 29
"A New Approach,"New York Times
18 Sep 1955

Box 112: folder 30
"One-Color Plantings Will Accent a Garden,"New York Times
1 Feb 1959

Box 112: folder 31
"Perennial Trends: the Northeast,"New York Times
10 Jan 1960

Box 112: folder 32
"Plan for a Suburban Plot," New York Sun
8 Feb 1941

Box 112: folder 33
"Planned to Differ,"New York Times
20 Mar 1955

Box 112: folder 34
"Planning for Fall Garden Color,"New York Times
15 Apr 1962

Box 112: folder 35
"Planting a Garden Path," New York Sun
circa 1941

Box 112: folder 36
"Plot-Plan Guides New Home Landscaping,"New York Times
5 Apr 1964

Box 112: folder 37
"Railroad Ties in the Home Landscape," Horticulture
Oct 1974

Box 112: folder 38
"A Remodeled Garden,"New York Times
circa 1960

Box 112: folder 39
"Red Hook Housing Project," Alumnae Bulletin of the Smith College Graduate School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Mar 1941

Box 112: folder 40
"Shade-Tolerant Plants Suit Problem Sites,"New York Times
7 Apr 1957

Box 112: folder 41
"Sunken Garden in the City,"New York Times
18 Apr 1965

Box 112: folder 42
Terrace Ideas,New York Times
circa 1964

Box 112: folder 43
"Vines for Town," New York Sun
5 Apr 1941

Box 112: folder 44
"Wisteria," Flower and Garden
Apr 1966

Box 112: folder 45
"Year-Round Color with Broadleaved Evergreens," Horticulture
Dec 1973

Box 112: folder 46
Books



How to Plan and Plant Your Own Property,
1967


Published volume
1967

Box 113: folder 1
Clippings
1967, n.d.

Box 113: folder 2
Contract and royalty statements
1965-84

Box 113: folder 3
Correspondence
1957-85, n.d.

Box 113: folder 4-6
Illustrations



Lists
n.d.

Box 113: folder 7
Detail plans
n.d.

Box 113: folder 8
Information re gifts, purchases, and sales
1967-82, n.d.

Box 113: folder 9
Interview on "The Jewish Home Show"
1968

Box 113: folder 10
Notes
n.d.

Box 113: folder 11-13
Publicity
n.d.

Box 113: folder 14
Typescript
n.d.

Box 113: folder 15-20
Small Gardens for City and Country: a guide to designing and planting your green spaces, ( Gardens for Brownstone and Brick)
1978


Published volume
1978

Box 114: folder 1
Contract and royalty statements
1976-89

Box 114: folder 2
Correspondence
1973-85, n.d.

Box 114: folder 3-4
Illustrations



Lists and notes
n.d.

Box 114: folder 5
Detail plans
n.d.

Box 114: folder 6-8
Notes
n.d.

Box 114: folder 9
Outlines
n.d.

Box 114: folder 10
Proposals
1974, n.d.

Box 114: folder 11-13
Publicity
1977-88, n.d.

Box 114: folder 14
Sales
1979-90, n.d.

Box 114: folder 15
Typescript
n.d.

Box 114: folder 16-17
Designs for American Gardens (original title: Country Gardens)
1991


Published volume
1991

Box 115: folder 1
Correspondence, drafts, and notes
1989-92, n.d.

Box 115: folder 2
Illustrations



General
1991, n.d.

Box 115: folder 3
Detail plans, Chapters 1-14


Box 115: folder 4-17
Outlines
1989, n.d.

Box 115: folder 18
Publication party at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
24 Nov 1991

Box 115: folder 19
Publicity
1992-93

Box 115: folder 20
Garden Designs (Burpee American Gardening Series) (original title: Designed Gardens)
1991


Published volume
1991

Box 115: folder 21
Correspondence and notes
1988-90, n.d.

Box 115: folder 22
Publicity and clippings
1991-92

Box 115: folder 23
Typescript


Box 115: folder 24-25
Book proposals



"Hudson River Valley Gardens"
1974

Box 115: folder 26
"Gardens for Grandparents"
1978-80, n.d.


Correspondence, notes, and drafts


Box 115: folder 27
Illustrations by Helen Miller


Box 115: folder 28
OVERSIZE MATERIALS (BOXES)



I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS



Awards



Liberty Hyde Bailey MedalASLA Fellow medal, 1978; Spirit of Life glass award, 1997
1991

Box 116: folder 1
Certificates and miscellaneous
1961-99, n.d.

Box 116: folder 2
Education



Cambridge School: miscellaneous sketches
1934, n.d.

Box 116: folder 3
New York Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects, Atelier: problems
winter 1938

Box 116: folder 3
Houses: 94 Carswell St., Green Harbor, MA, plan of land
1958

Box 116: folder 5
II. CLIENT FILES



Miscellaneous unidentified drawings
n.d.

Box 117: folder 1-3
V. PHOTOGRAPHS



Prints



Client files



Blum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brown (Short Hills)


Box 118: folder 1
Curry, Donovan (William), Eristoff, Garden City


Box 118: folder 2
Ireys, Jackson, Love, Paley


Box 118: folder 3
Poor, Stim, Sturgis, Sulzberger


Box 118: folder 4
Timpson, Ward, Waters


Box 118: folder 5
Carlton Gardens


Box 119: folder 1
Heyes


Box 119: folder 2
Unidentified


Box 119: folder
VIII. TEACHING



Demonstration drawings and sketches, miscellaneous
n.d.

Box 120: folder 1-4
IX. WRITINGS



Books



How To Plan and Plant Your Own Property: detail plans


Box 121: folder 1-3
Designs for American Gardens


Box 121: folder 4
OVERSIZE MATERIALS (FLAT FILE)



I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS


Flat file 27
Education



Cambridge School



Thesis drawings



Originals-extremely fragile



Copies



Student sketches



VIII. TEACHING


Flat file 26
Demonstration sketches and drawings



OVERSIZE MATERIALS (ROLLED DRAWINGS)



IV. MISCELLANEOUS PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES



Consultations: Brooklyn Parks Department, proposed tree planting plan
n.d.

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