Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
There are 376 pieces of manuscripts, the majority of which are by Olive Percival. The manuscripts comprise of biographical sketches, diaries, notebooks, poems, short stories, typescripts, and miscellaneous notes. There are 122 pieces of correspondence, the majority of which are by Ellen Dame Terry writing to Anna Held. It is arranged alphabetically then by date. Correspondence relating to Olive Percival mainly concerns letters from her friends and publisher. There are 341 pieces of ephemera. It is arranged by type and subject, and consists of an appointment book, bookmarks, bookplates, bulletins, empty envelopes, fliers, invoices, legal documents, military records, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, excerpts of periodicals, receipts, scrapbooks, tracts, and miscellaneous United States permits and a passport. The majority of the ephemera relates to Sheffield, Illinois, where Olive Percival was born
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
The Olive Percival Collection of Photographs contains approximately 875 photographs of California and Mexico, chiefly cyanotype snapshots and gelatin silver prints of locations in Los Angeles and environs and Mexico City, taken chiefly by Olive Percival (1869-1945) from approximately 1880-1941; many of the photographs contain captions written on versos by Percival. The photographs of California depict San Pedro scenes; Chinatowns in Los Angeles and San Francisco; exterior and interior views of Percival's home, collections, and garden; and cemeteries in Los Angeles. The collection also includes two sepia portraits of Percival as a young woman; one photograph of Percival with her mother; images of Indian basket collections that she used in writing articles; and photographs depicting various people and locations, chiefly in Los Angeles and environs, taken by Percival and by commercial photographers, including a set of studio portraits featuring various sitters. Photographs of Mexico ... Read More
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry These records document the administrative activities of the Office of Plant Service (OPlantS), Horticulture Services Division. Materials include correspondence and memoranda pertaining to greenhouse construction; Smithsonian grounds maintenance; outgoing loans, grants, and gifts; slide collections; contracts with private companies and individuals; docent and internship assignments; special events in the Haupt Garden; OPlantS five year budget planning; and safety issues. Also includes correspondence on the Blair House, National Park Service, Garden Club of America, and Festival of American Folklife, as well as Design and Construction sketches and landscape drawings, minutes of meetings, and various notes.
New-York Historical Society
The collection consists of 3 receipt books (1742/3-1754, 1762-1772, and 1765-1774) recording business, farm, and private expenses by Bayard and his father, Nicholas Bayard, Sr. (1698-1766); 1 receipt and memorandum book (1766-1771) containing miscellaneous entries; and 1 letter book (April-December, 1763) containing copies of 32 letters sent by Bayard, Jr., pertaining mostly to his import business and his interest in gardening and farming
Berea College - Special Collections and Archives
This collection consists of audio recordings and typed transcripts of interviews recorded during the summer of 2012 by then Berea College students Katie Bills and Chelsea Bicknell as part of a foodways internship project with Berea faculty member Margaret Dotson. Foodways is the study of the interactions among food, culture, environment, and history. Twenty seven persons were interviewed for the purpose of documenting foodways in Pleasants County, West Virginia and Estill County, Kentucky. Interviewees were mostly in their 70s. A few were 90 years old or older. The interviews provide first-hand accounts of how foodways in two widely separated areas of the Appalachian region have developed and changed over the last 60 to 85 plus years. Specific subject areas described include gardening, farming, preparing food, preserving food, eating habits and preferences, and food related traditions
Berea College - Special Collections and Archives
These interviews were recorded 1975-1980 originally to provide spoken narrative and work-related environmental sounds for use in the production of audio-visual exhibits at Berea College Appalachian Museum. The interviews and in some instances, photographs document a wide variety of Appalachian traditional crafts, occupations, and expressive culture from areas of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Subject areas include blacksmithing, carpentry, chair making, coal mining, corn shuck doll making, dulcimer building, gardening, herb lore, logging, pottery making, quilting, religion, spinning, vegetable dying, and weaving. The material relating to Pine Mountain Settlement School in part addresses the school's interest in preserving various aspects of traditional crafts and expressive culture. However, there is also a substantial amount of information regarding the schools founding, founders, and educational philosophy
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Chiefly scrapbooks containing photos and clippings relating to club activities and the activities of club members' families, including participation in sports, social and educational activities, weddings of children, and the business and professional activities of spouses; together with club minutes and directories of members
Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS)
The collection consists of meeting minutes, membership records, financial records, a journal and calendar, and articles and clippings
Maine Historical Society
Scrapbook plus loose materials (in box) -- Includes newsletters ("Poet's corner"), newspaper clippings, programs, press releases, and photographs. Probably compiled by the donor, Hilda O'Flynn
Litchfield Historical Society
Consists of two maps of Wild Garden; photographs of Sanctum events (a men's club) and Camp Onaway; records relating to the Litchfield Wild Garden Association, the White Memorial Foundation, and others; a Board Members manual of the Public Health Nursing Association of Litchfield, Conn., and other material -- Topics represented include conservation of natural resources