Annette Hoyt Flanders papers
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
- Creation: 1923 - 1991
- Flanders, Annette Hoyt (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
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The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection.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.
6.522 linear feet (11 containers)
Language of Materials
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request the creation of and access to digital copies.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Patricia L. Filzen (2004), Letitia Roberts (2004), Michael J. Osborne (2004), and Reuben Getschow (2010).
Between September 2022 and February 2023, Smith College Special Collections renumbered many boxes to eliminate duplicate numbers within collections in order to improve researcher experience. A full crosswalk of old to new numbers is available.
Genre / Form
- Annette Hoyt Flanders papers
- Finding Aid
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- Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- 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
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