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Annette Hoyt Flanders papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00501

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates of Materials

  • 1923 - 1991

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use with following restrictions on access: Glass slides from Accession #10S-67 are closed due to fragility. Please consult with special collections staff at specialcollections@smith.edu to inquire about the potential stabilization or digitization for use.

Conditions Governing Use

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Extent

6.522 linear feet (11 containers)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

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.

Arrangement

This collection has been added to over time in multiple "accessions." An accession is a group of materials received from the same source at approximately the same time. Note that in most cases, container numbers start over at 1 with each new accession.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

As a preservation measure, researchers must use digital copies of audiovisual materials in this collection. Please consult with Special Collections staff or email specialcollections@smith.edu to request the creation of and access to digital copies.

Additions to the Collection

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.
Title
Annette Hoyt Flanders papers
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:14-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2021-07-15: Content description added from accession inventory

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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