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Guide to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens records, 1926-2012

Abstract

The Gardens were a gift from Mary Duke Biddle in honor of her mother, Sarah P. Duke (Mrs. Benjamin N.). Construction began in 1932 and the site was open to the public in 1934. Ellen Shipman (1869-1950) designed the plans for both the construction and the plantings for the new gardens.

Collection contains materials pertaining to the origins and activities of the Sarah P. Duke Gardens including planting plans, calendars, correspondence, feasibility studies, annual reports, a card catalog of plantings, and publicity. Materials in the collection date from 1926-2012.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
Title
Sarah P. Duke Gardens records 1926-2012
Language of Material
English
Extent
24.5 Linear Feet, approx. 8,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

General files contains materials pertaining to the origins and activities of the Sarah P. Duke Gardens including planting plans, calendars, correspondence, feasibility studies, annual reports, a planting card catalog, and publicity. Also in the collection is a VHS videocassette from 1996 "A Capital Campaign for the Center for the Duke Gardens," featuring Ted Koppel, and a DVD from 2004, "Crown Jewel of Duke University." The William Louis Culberson papers series contains administrative records pertaining to his directorship of the Sarah P. Duke Gardens from 1978-1998. Culberson was also Hugo L. Blomquist Professor of Botany and Chairman of the Department of Botany at Duke University. Also included are the records of Richard Fillmore, Assistant Director of the Gardens and "Horticulturalist in Charge." A further series of Garden Director Larry T. Daniels' papers is also part of the collection. These materials range in date from 1926-2012 and include correspondence, reports, donor material, personnel files, newspaper and magazine clippings, plans and drawings, and material relating to the creation of the Doris Duke Center.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Anderson Street Parking Lot - Modifications, 1958
Box 1
Annual Report, 2001-2002 c.1
Box 1
Annual Report, 2001-2002 c.2
Box 1
Asiatic Arboretum Pool Gazing Arbor, 1991
Box 1
Asiatic Arboretum Pool Gazing Arbor Paving Plan, 1991
Box 1
Blomquist Gate
Box 1
Calendar, 1997
Box 1
Calendar, 1999-2000
Box 1
"A Capital Campaign for the Center for the Duke Gardens," with Ted Koppel, 1996 --VHS videocassette - [A99-1]
Box 1
"Center for the Duke Gardens," Feasibility Study for the, Sept. 1995
Box 1
Checklists of Plants, 1984-
Box 1
Correspondence, 1976-1994
Box 1
Daylilly Planting Plan, 1964
Box 1
Duke Gardens Through the Years/ Robert T. Durden, 1997
Box 1
Explanatory Notes in the I-40 extension location and storm draining study, 1975
Box 1
Garden Water Course Report, Moriece and Gary Landscape Architects, 1961
Box 1
Gohdes Scuppernong Grape Arbor, 1999 (A2000-67)
Box 1
Lily Pool Planting Plan, 1964
Box 1
Moriece and Gary - Status of Plant Materials Along the Watercourse Nursery Frame and Bed Plan, 1979
Box 1
Plans, 1964-
Box 1
Report of Sarah P. Duke Memorial Garden, 1934-1935
Box 1
Running Inventory and Planting Plan, 1958-1967 (9 folders)
Box 2
Spray Pond Report by William S. Leong Incl. watercolor drawings, 1963
Box 2
Stationery -- note cards [1999]
Box 2
Terrace Planting Plan, 1980
Box 2
Utility and Water Distribution, Report, Moriece and Gary, 1962
Box 2
Doris Duke Center
Box 3
Planting Plan for Proposed Water Garden, 1967
Box 3
Peony Planting Plan, 1985
Box 3

The William Louis Culberson papers series contains administrative records pertaining to his directorship of the Sarah P. Duke Gardens from 1978-1998, and ranges in date from 1960-2002. A majority of the material ranges in date from 1990-99. This material is also restricted for twenty-five years from date of origin. Material present includes correspondence, reports, donor material, personnel files, newspaper and magazine clippings, plans and drawings, and material relating to the creation of the Doris Duke Center. Also present is a collection of correspondence from 1989 (foldered seperately) between Culberson and then University President, H. Keith H. Brodie, concerning the location of a proposed Art Museum on campus.

Alexander, Irving, 1995-1999
Box 4
Anatomical Gifts, 1998-1999
Box 4
Anderson, L.E., 1997
Box 4
Anderson, Taimi, 1995-1998
Box 4
Angell, Joan L., 1998
Box 4
Angier, Jonathan, 1997
Box 4
Asiatic Arboretum, 1991, undated
Box 4
Atkin, Tony, 1996-1998
Box 4
Baker, Cynthia, 1997
Box 4
Baver, Scott, 1996-1997
Box 4
Molly Bernheim Memorial, 1996-1997
Box 4
Billings, W.D., 1998
Box 4
Bishop, Sandra, 1997-1998
Box 4
Blomquist, undated
Box 4
Board of Advisors, 1993-1998
Box 4
Bonsberg, Sarah S., 1994-1995
Box 4
Bunting, Kay, 1997-1998, undated
Box 4
Burness, John F., 1997
Box 4
Brodie, Brenda, 1996-1996
Box 4
Byrd, Warren, 1994-1998, undated
Box 4
Campus Club, 1997-1998
Box 4
Carr, Jean, 1989-1998
Box 4
Center, architectural history, 1993-1998
Box 4
Center, campaign, 1996, undated
Box 4
Cole, Charity, 1998
Box 4
Coppridge, A.J., 1997
Box 4
Crovitz, Herbert F., 1997
Box 4
Daniel, Larry T., 1992-1999
Box 4
Curtin, Helen, 1995-1999
Box 4
Dark, Teresa P., 1996-1997
Box 4
Davis, Burke, 1995-1998
Box 4
Dawson, Mary H., 1997-1998
Box 4
Directorship, 1991-1998
Box 4
Dodson, Andrew, 1998
Box 4
Doell&Doell, ASLA, 1993-1994
Box 4
Drill, Elizabeth Craven, 1990-1998
Box 4
Doris, Duke, 1997
Box 4
Duke Endowment, 1996-1997, undated
Box 4
Durden, Robert F., 1990-2001
Box 4
Durham Merchants Association, 1997
Box 4
Eddleman, Edith, 1994
Box 4
Education Program, 1994, undated
Box 4
Elkins, Mary Alice, 1997
Box 4
Eshelman, P., 1997
Box 4
Feasbility Study, 1994, undated
Box 4
Finances, 1993-1994
Box 4
Fowler, Ruth, 1994-1997
Box 4
Frye, Lin, 1999
Box 4
Freeman, Pamela, 1995-1996, 1998
Box 4
Fuqua, Dorothy, 1996-1997
Box 4
Gebel, Emile L., 1994
Box 4
Gehman, Scott, 1996, 1998
Box 4
Gift Records, 1995
Box 4
Gohdes-Batin, B., 1997-1998
Box 4
Goodwin, Nancy, 1993-1997, 2002
Box 4
Gray, Tom, 1995
Box 4
Grigg, Mrs., 1996, 1998
Box 4
Hammett, Karen M., 1998
Box 4
Hamrick, Harvey, 1993-1998
Box 4
Hammrick, Ladd, 1996
Box 4
Hanes, Eldridge C., 1996-1997
Box 4
Hanes, F.M., 1997
Box 4
Harmel, Merel H., 1989-1990, 1995
Box 4
Harriet J. Phelps Charitable Trust, 1996-1997
Box 4
Hartlage, Richard, 1997
Box 4
Hayter, Reynolds, & Jewel Proposal, 1994
Box 4
Hemric, Chuck, 1994-1995, undated
Box 4
History, 1995-1998
Box 4
Horticulture Magazine, 1997
Box 4
Horton, Alice, book graphics, 1992, 1994-1999
Box 4
Intern Program, 1993, undated
Box 4
Jackson, Kathleen, 1993
Box 4
Jenkins, Harry, 1995, 1997
Box 4
Jewell, Linda, 1990
Box 4
Johnson, Carol, 1993-1994
Box 4
Jones, Paul, 1995
Box 4
Kanzaki, Hisae, 1995-1997
Box 4
Kellogg, Sally Ann, 1998
Box 4
Kennan, Thomas S., 1995-1997
Box 4
Keohane, Nan O., 1993-1998
Box 4
Kerckoff, 1997-1998
Box 4
Kirby Foundation, 1994-1997
Box 4
Koppel, Ted, 1996
Box 4
Koslofsky, Regis, 1994-1997
Box 4
Kramer, Paul, 1995-1996
Box 4
Kurtz, Carol, 1995-1998
Box 4
Labels for Plants and Books, 1995
Box 4
Ladd, Laura, 1996
Box 4
Landscape In-House, 1994
Box 4
Land-Use Study, 1994
Box 4
Le Duc, Alice, undated
Box 4
Langford, T.A., 1994-1998
Box 4
Leong, W.B.S., undated
Box 4
Leubuscher, F.H., 1988
Box 4
Lewis Street, 1992, 1998, undated
Box 4
Lindsay, R., 1997-1998
Box 4
Livingstone, B., 1996-1998
Box 4
Maziarz, D.M., 1998
Box 4
McAdoo, Jane, 1998
Box 4
McCracken, Sarah, 1996
Box 4
McEachren, John, 1990
Box 4
McIntyre, F.H., 1998
Box 4
Memorial Garden, 1992-1993
Box 4
Mertens, Joan R., 1998
Box 4
Meyer, Horst, 1994-1998
Box 4
Miller, Lynden, 1994
Box 4
Mission, 1994
Box 4
Nakayama, Yukio, 1998
Box 4
Nashold, A., 1996-1998
Box 4
Newborg, Barbara, 1997
Box 4
O'Brien, Carol, 1995
Box 4
Oliver, Thomas K., 1998
Box 4
Owens, Mike, 1997
Box 4
Pearce, John, 1993-1998
Box 4
Perry-Camp, Jane, 1996, undated
Box 4
Piva, John, 1994-1998
Box 5
Pless, Jack, 1995
Box 5
Powell, James, 1996-1997
Box 5
Price, Mary, 1996, undated
Box 5
Putman, C.E., 1994-1996
Box 5
Putman, Mary, 1996
Box 5
Panek, Mary, 1998
Box 5
Parking, 1992-1993
Box 5
Raulston, J.C., undated
Box 5
Rausch, G.L., 1996
Box 5
Rawn, W., A.I.A., 1996, undated
Box 5
Rees, Joe, 1997
Box 5
Reynolds, S., 1991-1995, 1998
Box 5
Reid, Charles, 1996-2001
Box 5
Robert, James S., 1995
Box 5
Rogers, Ralph P., 1994-1995
Box 5
Ross, Alan, 1998-1999, undated
Box 5
Ross, David, 1995
Box 5
Runte, Douglas W., 1994
Box 5
Schiebel, Nan, 1995-1997, undated
Box 5
Schlayer, Clotilde, 1997
Box 5
Semans, 1990-1998
Box 5
Semans, James, 1996, 1998
Box 5
Sharp, John D., 1996
Box 5
Sheehan, Cecil, undated
Box 5
Shelton Pond, 1991-1992
Box 5
Shepard, Robert, 1995, 1998
Box 5
Shibata, Michiko, 1997
Box 5
Shipman, E., 1994-1998
Box 5
Shipman Historical Marker, 1993-1994, undated
Box 5
Shipman Symposium, 1997-1998
Box 5
Siemer, Richard, 1994-1995
Box 5
Simes, Molly, 1995-1998
Box 5
Smith, Mark, 1995
Box 5
Spengler, Dot, 1998
Box 5
Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, 1996-1998
Box 5
Statuary, undated
Box 5
Steffeck, Ed, 1994-1996
Box 5
Stetler, Nevin, 1994
Box 5
Storage, Greer Street, 1997
Box 5
Strohbehn, Barbara, 1995-1997
Box 5
Steinhardt, Michael, 1994
Box 5
Stern, Kay, 1995
Box 5
Strohbehn, John, 1995
Box 5
Sundial, 1988-1990, undated
Box 5
Teabeaut III, J.R., 1998-1999
Box 5
Telephones, Emergency, 1992
Box 5
Terrace Shop, 1995-1998
Box 5
Terraces, 1991-1992, 1996-1997
Box 5
Town and Country Garden Club, 1998
Box 5
Trask, Tallman, 1996-1998
Box 5
Trent Foundation, 1994-1995
Box 5
Video, 1994-1995
Box 5
Walker, Joseph E., 1995
Box 5
Warren Imports, 1986-1997
Box 5
Confidential, 1998
Box 5
Weintraub, E. Roy, 1995
Box 5
Whalen, Anna, 1996-1998
Box 5
White, Joe, 1995-1996
Box 5
White, Richard, A., 1997-1998
Box 5
White, Virginia, 1995-1996, 1998
Box 5
Wickersham, Faye, 1995, 1997
Box 5
Wilcox, Allen, 1998
Box 5
Wilkins, R.R., 1996
Box 5
Williams, L. Neil, 1998
Box 5
Willimon, William H., 1998
Box 5
Wister, John C., undated
Box 5
Witzleben, Charles, 1995-1997
Box 5
Wood, Carol, 1998
Box 5
Woodard, Sarah, 1996, 1997
Box 5
Zapolski, Todd, 1996
Box 5
Gardens of Peace, 1998
Box 5
Duke Garden Gift Index, 1981-1992
Box 5
Planting Lists, undated
Box 5
Campus Planting, 1960-1964, 1974
Box 5
First Counsel, Inc., 1995
Box 5
Ross, Johnston, & Kersting, Inc., 1995
Box 5
Doris Duke Center Material, Atkin, Olshin, & Lawson-Bell, A.A., 1999
Box 5
Doris Duke Center Material, Atkin, Olshin, & Lawson-Bell, A.A., 1998
Box 5
Doris Duke Center Material, Building and Grounds Committee, 1998
Box 5
Doris Duke Center, 1995-1997
Box 5
Doris Duke Center, 1998-1999, undated
Box 5
Doris Duke Center, Landscape drawings, 1996, undated
Box 5
General Correspondence, 1991-1997
Box 5
Printed Material, undated
Box 5
Correspondence, Culberson and H. Keith H. Brodie concerning site of proposed Art Museum, 1989
Box 5
Anderson Gate Plans, 1961-1963
Box 6
Acquisitions List, 1934-1936
Box 6
Archives 1, 1960-1963
Box 6
Archives 2, 1959-1973
Box 6
Barnes-Brown Entrance, 1961-1966
Box 6
Barnes, Lois; Screens, 1961-1972
Box 6
Barnes Studio, 1960-1963
Box 6
Barnes Studio, 1967
Box 6
Barnes Studio Gates, 1961 April-December
Box 6
Barnes Studio Main Gates, 1961-1962
Box 6
Barnes Studio Sculpture, 1961-1963
Box 6
Budget, 1945-1952
Box 6
Budget, 1945-1956
Box 6
Budget, 1956-1961
Box 6
Budget, 1957-1958
Box 6
Budget, 1959-1961
Box 6
Budget, 1961-1962
Box 6
Clippings, 1972 June
Box 6
Crab Apples, 1937-1944
Box 6
Daniel, Larry Memos, 1973-1974
Box 6
Fillmore to Kramer, 1976 June-November
Box 6
Flower Gardening Clippings, 1926-1941
Box 6
Garden Boundaries, 1959-1973
Box 6
Gates, Screens, 1961-1972
Box 6
Gehman, 1996-1992
Box 6
General, 1952-1962
Box 6
General, 1957-1960
Box 6
Greenhouse and Service Building, 1960
Box 6
Hemerocallis, Old Records, Webb, 1934-1949
Box 6
Henrickson, 1960-1966
Box 6
Heustis, 1975 October 27
Box 6
Iris Old Orders, 1936-1943
Box 6
Kramer, Paul J., 1936-1974
Box 6
Laurel Lake Nursery, 1965-1974
Box 6
Leong, 1957-1962
Box 6
Leong, 1959-1964
Box 6
Leong, 1961 May-July
Box 6
Leong, 1961-1962
Box 6
Leong, 1961-1963
Box 6
Leong, 1961-1964
Box 6
Leong, 1962 May 27
Box 6
Leong, 1962 March-October
Box 6
Leong, 1962
Box 6
Leong, 1962-1963
Box 6
Leong, 1962-1963
Box 6
Leong, 1963-1964
Box 6
Leong, 1965-1966
Box 6
Leong, 1965-1967
Box 6
Leong, 1966 July 4
Box 6
Leong, 1967-1968
Box 6
Leong, 1971-1975
Box 6
Leong, 1972-1973
Box 6
Leong, 1974-1977
Box 6
Leong, Main Enterance, Main Gate, 1961-1964
Box 6
Leong, Memorial Area, 1962
Box 6
Leong, Memorial Mall, 1961
Box 6
Leong, Spray Pond, 1961
Box 6
Leong , Visit, 1962 January
Box 6
Marliac, 1963 March
Box 6
Burle Marx, 1964-1985
Box 6
Master Plan, 1975 April-May
Box 6
Matzke, Ruther, Snyder, 1964
Box 6
McDaniel, 1959-1966
Box 6
McHutchinson, 1958
Box 6
McGuire, Landscape Architect, 1966-1973
Box 6
Memorandum, Wister Report, 1935-circa 1940
Box 6
Memorial Gates, 1936 August-November
Box 6
Modern Gates, 1969-1972
Box 6
Narcissus, old orders, 1934-1936
Box 6
Narcissus, Webb, 1939-1941
Box 6
National Arboretum, 1964-1976
Box 6
New York Times, 1962
Box 6
Nicolin, 1957 April
Box 6
Nordine, 1957-1961
Box 6
Old Orders, 1934-1948
Box 6
Original Box Tree, 1937-1940
Box 6
Peonies, 1926-1944
Box 6
Photographs and Negatives, 1963 August 16
Box 6
Photographs, Shady Garden, 1960s
Box 6
A Revision of Hexastylis of North America, 1957 January 9
Box 6
Roses, 1964-1965
Box 6
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 1964-1966
Box 6
Semans, 1960-1972
Box 6
Semans, 1967-1977
Box 6
Semans, Spray Pond Revision, 1963-1967
Box 6
Shrubs and Trees, old orders, 1934-1940
Box 6
Storm Drain Plans, 1975 October
Box 6
Dr. Stout, Hemerocallis (Daylillies), 1946-1948
Box 6
Terrace, 1962-1971
Box 6
Terraces Construction, 1937-1938
Box 6
Trip July 9-15 Mt. Kisco, NY, 1946
Box 6
U.S. Botanical Garden, 1964-1966
Box 6
Whitford, Dir. Ops. and Maintenance, 1960-1961
Box 6
Woodland Nurseries, 1957-1958
Box 6
Alexander Project, 1997-1999
Box 7
Anatomical Gifts, 1998-2000
Box 7
Anderson House, 1993-2000
Box 7
Angle Ampitheater, 1999
Box 7
Arboretum Gate, Shelter, 1991-1992
Box 7
Arnot Bench, 1993-1995
Box 7
Azalea Court, 2001
Box 7
Azalea Court, McMillin, 1999 December 30
Box 7
Beischer Bench, 1989-1990
Box 7
Benches, 1993
Box 7
Bench, Traffic Circle, 1992-1995
Box 7
Bereni Bridge, 1994-2001
Box 7
Bernheim/Vaughn Bridge, 1995-1996
Box 7
Besterman Bench, 1997-1998
Box 7
Blair/Blomquist Millstone, 1995
Box 7
Blomquist Garden, 1977-1978
Box 7
Biersack, 1995
Box 7
Blazey Memorial, 1988-1989
Box 7
Blomquist Garden, 2001
Box 7
Blomquist Garden Shelter, 1984-1985
Box 7
Blomquist Garden Wall, 1969
Box 7
Blomquist Secret Garden, 1993-1994
Box 7
Bolcock Wooden Bridge, 1996-1997
Box 7
Borstelmann Bench, 1992
Box 7
Bunting/Rocks, 1996-1998
Box 7
Butterfly Garden, 2000
Box 7
Carrington Bench, 1992
Box 7
Clippinger Lantern, 1993-1995
Box 7
Crovitz, Blomquist Basin, 1997
Box 7
Construction, 1963
Box 7
Construction, 1962
Box 7
Curtin Urn, 1997
Box 7
Davis Bench, 1995
Box 7
Daylilly Garden Club, 1999-2000
Box 7
DeMaria Bench, 1993
Box 7
Demerit Bell Bench, 1992
Box 7
Despository Beuhler, 1990-1996
Box 7
Diamond Stone, 1991
Box 7
Dogwood Stone Azalea Court, 1991-1993
Box 7
Drinking Fountain, 1973-1976
Box 7
Drinking Fountain, 1989-1990
Box 7
Driscoll Store Basin, 1993-1997
Box 7
Durden Memorial Bench in Terraces, 1988
Box 7
Eitokaji Lantern, 1992-1993
Box 7
Emile Saint- Amand, 2000
Box 7
Englewood Cut Stone, 1987-1998
Box 7
Erlenbach Bench, 2000
Box 7
Eshelman Bridge, 1994
Box 7
Fence, 1961-1967
Box 7
Fowler East Meets West, 1996
Box 7
Fowler Gate, 1994-1995
Box 7
Fowler Stone Pagoda, 1994-1995
Box 7
French Bench, 1996
Box 7
Front Gates, 1961-1985
Box 7
Garden Fountain Statues, 1977-1998
Box 7
Geissinger/Taitt Memorial, 1993
Box 7
Goldfish, 1996
Box 7
Grape Arbor, 1996-1999
Box 7
Grate Bench, 1981-1992
Box 7
Greenhouse, 1960-circa. 2000
Box 7
Greenhouse, New Location, 1959-1974
Box 7
Hamrick, 1992-1994
Box 7
Hanes Gate, 1970
Box 7
Harding Stone Work, 1999
Box 7
Holton Project, 1999
Box 7
Betty Jane Gould Horton, 1998
Box 7
James Powell Pond Landing, 1996
Box 7
Jane McAdoo/Betty Gilbert Barron, 1998
Box 7
Japanese Garden Lantern, 1989-1990
Box 7
Japanese Iris Garden, 1991
Box 7
Jefferson Quotation, 1993
Box 7
Jennes Memorial, 1987
Box 7
Kim Specie Rose Collection, 1996
Box 7
Lanterns, 1999
Box 7
Laugford Bench, 1994
Box 7
Leubuscher, 1988-1992
Box 7
Limestone Morton & Co., 1985-1992
Box 7
Martens Project, 1998-1999
Box 7
Maziarz Pond, 1994-1995
Box 7
Memorial Gate Plaque, 1999-2000
Box 7
Memorial Project, 1999
Box 7
Mertens, 1998
Box 7
Meyer Bridge, 1991-1993
Box 7
Meyer Lewis Lantern, 1997
Box 7
Meyer Step Project, 1997
Box 7
Millstones, 1932-1991
Box 7
Moylan Bench Azalea Court, 1997
Box 7
NC Granite Cap, 1984-1987
Box 7
Nurses Bench, 1992-1993
Box 7
Olsby Millstone, 1993-1994
Box 7
Orchid Garden/Bone Marrow Transplant Project, 1996
Box 7
Paneck Bench, 1998
Box 7
Peduzzi Bench, 1992
Box 7
Pendly Bench, 1999-2000
Box 7
Pergada Plaque, 1939 April 17
Box 7
Pergola Flagstone, 1959
Box 7
Pinnell, 1992
Box 7
Pokorny Millstone, 1994
Box 7
Pond, Bog, and Pavillion Blomquist, 1985
Box 7
Pump House, 2000
Box 7
Retention Pond, 1982-1985
Box 7
Robinson Bench, 1992-1993
Box 7
Roberts Rocks Blomquist, 1997
Box 7
Rose Circle, 1963-1968
Box 7
Rose Garden, Leong Sketch, 1962
Box 7
Ross Family, 1998-1999
Box 7
Ross Gate, 1995-2001
Box 7
Rubridge, 1994-1996
Box 7
Runte Zig-Zag Bridge, 1993-1995
Box 7
Schiebel (Gate), 1991-1993
Box 7
Semans Fountain, 1988-1992
Box 7
Simes Rock, 1994-1996
Box 7
Sharp Azalea Ct. Bench, 1996
Box 7
Shelton Pond, 1991-1994
Box 7
Smith Lantern, 1994-1995
Box 7
Snow View Myer, 1994
Box 7
Starling Shelter, 1991-1993
Box 7
Street Plantings, Undated
Box 7
Sundial Semans, 1989
Box 7
Terraces, 1961
Box 7
Terrace Garden Walkway, 1989
Box 7
Tweed Memorial, 1997
Box 7
Vaughn Bench, 1992
Box 7
Vaughn, Mary Rock Set, 1994-1995
Box 7
Walker Bench, 1988-1995
Box 7
Walkway, 1981-1987
Box 7
Wherrett Bench, 1999-2000
Box 7
Willard, 1994-1995
Box 7
36th Parallel Marker, 1989-1990
Box 7
ASLA Award, 1999
Box 8
Biddle-Semans, 1975-1991
Box 8
Blomquist, H.L, 1965-1977
Box 8
Boundaries, 1959-1979
Box 8
Building Inspections, 2000
Box 8
Direction for Gardens, 1934-2002
Box 8
Ed Steffek Memorial Service, 1991-2001
Box 8
Elizabeth Hanes Corresponence, 1950-1960
Box 8
Ellen Shipman, 1977-1997
Box 8
Fillmore Letters and Notes, 1952-1967
Box 8
Fillmore, R.H., 1977-1978
Box 8
Howard, Initialize Master Plan, 1959-1961
Box 8
Hurricane Fran, 1996-1997
Box 8
IMS Grant Application, 1995-1996
Box 8
Jewell, 1986-1987
Box 8
Ledger, 1946-1959
Box 8
Leong, Larry, 1958-1974
Box 8
Leong, William, 1969-1978
Box 8
Leong, Obit. Rememberances, 1986-1988
Box 8
Mary Duke Biddle, 1960-1980
Box 8
Photographs, 1952-1995
Box 8
Report, 1934-1938
Box 8
Shipman Symposium, 1998
Box 8
Soil Types, 1960s
Box 8
Webb, 1937-1938
Box 8
Wister Correspondence, 1934-1936
Box 8
40th, 50th Anniversery, 1979-1989
Box 8
Early Orders, Fillmore, 1962-1969
Box 8
Old Invoices, 1945-1966
Box 8
Orders, 1964-1989
Box 8
Plant Orders, 1967-2001
Box 8
90s Orders, 1996-1998
Box 8
Cephalotaxus, 1976-1980
Box 8
Cephalotaxus, 1994-1997
Box 8
Dawn Redwood, 1973-1998
Box 8
Metasequoia, 2000-2001
Box 8
Narcissus, 1935-1940
Box 8
Redwoods, 1997-2000
Box 8
American Horticulturlist, "Going South", 1976
Box 8
Arnoldia, 1975
Box 8
Flora, 1967-2001
Box 8
Garden Correspondence and Publicity, 1945-1958
Box 8
Garden History, Publicity, 1956-2001
Box 8
The Garden Journal, 1964
Box 8
The Garden Journal, Reprints, 1964
Box 8
Horticultural Magazine, Guide to the City Trees in the Boston Area, 1952-1976
Box 8
Landscape Architecture (Leong), 1959
Box 8
Old Newspaper Articles, 1972-2001
Box 8
Old Newspaper Articles, 1952-1989
Box 8
Old Newspaper Articles, 1964-1988
Box 8
Other Gardens, Undated
Box 8
Other Gardens, Undated
Box 8
Southern Accents, 1978-1987
Box 8
Annual Reports, 2001-2004
Box 9
Annual Reports, 2005-2008
Box 9
Annual Reports, 2009-2012
Box 9
Calendars, 2007-2009
Box 9
Calendars, 2010-2013
Box 9
Chronicle Gardens Issue, 2001
Box 9
Development Plan, Board of Advisors Minutes, 1936-1997
Box 9
Education Committee Report, 1995
Box 9
Guide to Duke Gardens, Undated
Box 9
Historical Materials, 1935-1999
Box 9
Photographs, 2009
Box 9
Photographs, 1944-2009
Box 9
Promotional Artifact, 2009
Box 9
Publicity, Letters, 1938-2001
Box 10
Lecture and Educational Series, 1996-2003
Box 10
Clippings and Photographs, 1993-1996
Box 10
Publicity, 1994-1995
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Publicity, 1997
Box 10
Brochures, Undated
Box 10
Education and Events Guide, 1995-2013
Box 10
Ornament (artifact), Undated
Box 11
Duke Gardens (CD), Undated
Box 11
"Crown Jewel of Duke University" (DVD), 2004
Box 11
Panoramic Photographs, 1993 and Undated
Box 11

Garden Drawings and Designs, 1935-1999

Located on-site in oversize storage
Planting and Plot Plan, 1 sheet, diazo (2 copies), 1935 Dec.
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Planting plan near the house of Dr. F. M. Hanes, 1 sheet, diazo, 1936 Jan.
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Planting and plot plan, 1 sheet, diazo, 1935 Dec.
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Pool and Garden House, sections and details drawings, 1 sheet, blueprint, 1937 June
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Construction drawing for Central Pool, 1 sheet, blueprint, 1937 June
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Construction drawing for Pool A, 1 sheet, blueprint, 1937 June
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Construction drawing for Pool B, 1 sheet, blueprint, 1937 Aug.
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Planting plan for planting on bank, 1 sheet, blueprint, 1937 Sept.
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Proposed office building, working drawing, 1 sheet, blueprint, 1937 Oct.
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Plan for naturalistic planting between garden and bank and woods, planting plan, 1 sheet, blueprint with colored pencil, 1937 Nov.
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Proposed pergola for Duke Univ., working drawing drawn by J.S., 1 sheet, blueprint, 1937 Nov.
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Proposed pergola for Duke Univ., half plan of stairs, drawn by J.S., 1 sheet, blueprint, 1937 Nov.
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Proposed pergola for Duke Univ., working drawing drawn by J.S., 1 sheet, blueprint, revised 1937 Dec.
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zproposed pergola for Duke Univ., half plan of stairs, drawn by J.S., 1 sheet blueprint, revised 1937 Dec.
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Proposed pergola for Duke Univ., finial and newel post details, drawn by J.S., 1 sheet, blueprint, 1937 Dec.
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Planting plan for wild slope above pond, working drawing, 1 sheet, blueprint on linen, 1938 Jan.
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Plan to show location of rock ledges above pond, working drawing, 1 sheet, blueprint on linen, 1938 Jan.
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Planting plant for shrubs on bank behind garden house, working drawing, 1 sheet, blueprint, 1938 April
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Planting plan for the bank south of the Sarah P. Duke Memorial Garden, working drawing, 1 sheet, blueprint, 1939 June
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Finial detail drawing, 1 sheet, blueprint, undated
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Plan showing location of garden, topographical map, 1 sheet, blueprint, undated
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Plans of walks, section B working drawing, 1 sheet, blueprint, undated
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Plan of walks, section A, 1 sheet, ink on linen, undated
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Plan of walks, section B, 1 sheet, ink on linen, undated
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Planting plan for the area around the pool, working drawing, 1 sheet, blueprint, undated
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Proposed pergola for Duke Univ., section plans, 1 sheet, blueprint, undated
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Section 1-L on center line, elevation drawing, 1 sheet, blueprint, undated
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Topographical map, section of Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 1 sheet, blueprint, undated
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Proposed office building, working drawing, 1 sheet, electrostatic copy, 1937 Oct.
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Planting plan for trees and shrubs, section A, 1 sheet, electrostatic on paper, 1938 March
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Planting plan for trees and shrubs, section B, 1 sheet, electrostatic on paper, 1938 March
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Perennial planting plan, section B, 1 sheet, electrostatic copy on paper, 1938 April
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Perennial planting plan, section C, 1 sheet, electrostatic copy on paper, 1938 April
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Perennial planting plan, section D, 1 sheet, electrostatic copy on paper, 1938 April
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Perennial planting plan, section A, 1 sheet, electrostatic copy on paper, undated
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Area treatment around office and tool house, sketch, 1 sheet, diazo., 1958 Aug.
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Area treatment around office, sketch, 1 sheet, diazo., 1958 Aug.
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Hanes Memorial Garden and vicinity, landscape design drawing, 1 sheet, diazo w/pencil, 1958 Sept.
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Anderson Street entrance, working drawing, modified from Leong by R.H. Fillmore, 1 sheet, pencil on tracing paper. 1958 Feb.; revised 1958 Oct.
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Hanes entrance, drawn by R.H. Fillmore after William S. Leong design, 1 sheet, diazo, 1958
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Memorial area approach, site plan, by H.J. Copeland based on Leong master plan, 1 sheet, diazo, 1959 May
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Master Plan, 1 sheet, diazo, 1959 May
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Anderson Street entrance general plan, site plan, R. H. Fillmore adapted from William S. Leong, 1 sheet, diazo, 1959 Oct.
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Anderson Street entrance clearing plan, working drawing, by R.H. Fillmore adapted from William S. Leong, 1 sheet, diazo, 1959
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Service building, rough drawing by R.H. Fillmore based on William S. Leong plan, 1 sheet, diazo, 1960 Dec.
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Anderson Street entrance, preliminary design, 1 sheet, diazo, 1961 March
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Anderson gates and post design, design development drawings, 1 sheet, diazo, 1961 Dec.
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Anderson gate entrance, elevation drawing by R. H. Fillmore, after William S. Leong, 1 sheet, pencil on tracing paper, 1961 Dec.
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Anderson Street entrance, presentation drawing, 1 sheet, colored pencil on paper, 1961
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Terrace-Pavilion fountain area, working drawings, 4 sheets, diazo, 1963 Sept.
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Spray pond fountain plan, electrical, utility and mechnaical plans, 3 sheets, pencil on vellum, 1963
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Terrace-Pavilion and fountain pool, structural plan, 4 sheets, pencil on vellum, 1963 Sept.
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Blomquist Area, sketches, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1964
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Master plan, 1 sheet, diazo, 1959, revised 1964
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Trellis design, plan and elevation drawing, William S. Leong , 1 sheet, diazo, 1965 Jan.
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Main entrance, site plan, taken from Leong master plan, drawn by LTD, 1 sheet, diazo, 1969 June
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Storm drainage, preliminary study, 1 sheet, diazo, 1975 Aug.
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Master plan, 1 sheet, diazo, 1977
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Master plan, 1 sheet, sepia on vellum, 1959
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Master plan, 1 sheet, diazo w/numerous pencil notes and calculations, 1959; revised 1967
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Spray pond, site plan, 1 sheet, diazo, 1961 July
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Azalea court area, preliminary plot plan, 1 sheet, diazo, 1961 Aug.
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Azalea court area, preliminary plot plan with some planting notations, 1 sheet, diazo with colored pencil, 1961 Aug.
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Spray pond, copy of Leong tracing with vegetion notes by R.H. Fillmore, 1 sheet, diazo w/pencil, 1963 Jan.
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Fountain and vicinity, schematic planting plan, ultimate construction, 1 sheet, diazo, 1963 March
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Fountain and vicinity, layout and grading plan, first construction, 1 sheet, diazo, 1963 March
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Fountain and vicinity, layout and grading plan, ultimate construction, 1 sheet, diazo, 1963 March
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South half of Duke Gardens gate showing post for new panel, 1 sheet, diazo, 1972 May
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Master plan, unmarked, 1 sheet, mylar, 1977
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Master Plan with corrections by Larry T. Daniel, 1 sheet, diazo with pencil, 1977 June 15; corrections 1977 June 17
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Elevation drawing of steps, after William S. Leong, 1 sheet, pencil on graph vellum, undated
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Terrace-Pavilion fountain area, section drawing along Sta.4+00, 1 sheet, pencil on graph vellum, undated
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Azalea court area, schematic Plans A-F, 6 sheets, pencil on vellum, undated
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Vine Arbor, elevation and plan drawing per R.H. Fillmore, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1965 Jan.
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Garden trellis, design drawing, 2 sheets, pencil on vellum, 1967 Nov.
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Garden trellis, design drawing, reduced size, 1 sheet, pencil on tracing paper, 1971 May
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Vine arbor, working drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, 1976 Dec.
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Master plan, 1 sheet, diazo, 1976 Dec.
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Master plan, 1 sheet, diazo with pencil notations and revisions, 1976 Dec.
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Retention pond landscape plan, presentation drawing, 1 sheet, diazo with colored marker, 1982 Dec.
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Entry plan, 1 sheet, diazo, 1991
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Azalea court, plan and elevation drawings, Hayter Reynolds and Jewell, 2 sheets, diazo, 1992
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Retention pond dam, working drawings, 6 sheets, diazo, 1992
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Bird watching pavillion, working drawings, 3 sheets, diazo, 1998 June
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Flood control scheme B-permanent pond, site plan, 1 sheet, diazo and colored marker, undated
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Handicap ramp, topographical map, 1 sheet, diazo, undated
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Truckworthy bridge and garden plan, conceptual drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, undated
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Asiatic Arboretum: Pool gazing arbor, progress plan and elevation drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, 1991 March
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Asiatic Arboretum: Pool gazing arbor, working drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, 1991 May; revised 1991 June
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Asiatic Arboretum: Pedestrian bridge, design development drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, 1991 June
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Asiatic Arboretum: Entrance gate, working drawings, 2 sheets, diazo, 1991 Aug.
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Asiatic Arboretum: Pathways, site plan, 1991 Aug.
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Asiatic Arboretum: Pedestrian bridge, working drawings, 3 sheets, diazo, note: marked "Not for Construction," 1991 Sept.
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Asiatic Arboretum: Entrance gate, site plan and elevation drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, 1991
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Asiatic Arboretum: Master plan, development drawing, 1 sheet, diazo with ink and colored pencil, undated
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Asiatic Arboretum: Master plan, 1 sheet, diazo, undated
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: General site plan, 1 sheet, diazo, 1984 June
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Garden pond, presentation drawing, 1 sheet, colored pencil on mat board, 1991 May
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Garden pond, site plan, 1 sheet, diazo, 1991
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Garden gate, design drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, 1993
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Garden gate, structural detail drawings, 6 sheets, diazo, 1995
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Garden gate weather vane, size criteria plan, 1 sheet, diazo, undated
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: General site plan and shelter elevation drawings, 3 sheets, diazo, undated
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Shelton pond, working drawings, 3 sheets, diazo, undated
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Asiatic Arboretum: Design development drawing (first draft), 1 sheet, diazo, circa 1985
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Asiatic Arboretum: Pool gazing arbor, working drawing (marked Construction drawing), 1 sheet, diazo with colored marker, 1991 May
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Asiatic Arboretum: Bridge and iris garden, presentation drawing, 1 sheet, diazo and colored pencil, 1991 June
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Asiatic Arboretum: Pedestrian bridge, working drawings, 3 sheets, diazo, 1991 Aug.
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Asiatic Arboretum: Entrance gate, working drawings, 2 sheets, diazo, 1991 Oct.
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Asiatic Arboretum: Pond and shelter, presentation drawing, 2 sheets, diazo, 1993
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Asiatic Arborteum: Eitokuji lantern, elevation and site plan drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, 1993 July
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Asiatic Arborteum: Eitokuji lantern, design development drawing Option A, 1 sheet, diazo, 1993 July
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Asiatic Arborteum: Eitokuji lantern, design development drawing Option B, 1 sheet, diazo, 1993 July
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Asiatic Arborteum: Arched footbridge, design development drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, 1995 Sept.
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Asiatic Arborteum: Arched footbridge, plan and detail drawings, 1 sheet, diazo, 1995 Oct.
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Asiatic Arborteum: Entrance gate, concept drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, undated
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Asiatic Arborteum: North end-proposed Asiatic Garden, site plan, 1 sheet, diazo, undated
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H.L Blomquist Garden: Garden structure, working drawings, 7 sheets, diazo, 1984 Dec.
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H.L Blomquist Garden: Shelter, plan and elevation drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, circa 1984
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H.L Blomquist Garden: Millstones, location plan, 1 sheet, diazo with pencil, 1991 Sept.
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H.L Blomquist Garden: Information kiosk, elevation drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, 1995 June
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H.L Blomquist Garden: Gohdes Blomquist Garden grape arbor, working drawings, 3 sheets, ink jet, 1999 Feb.
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Revised master plan, 1 sheet, diazo with colored marker, 1979 Oct.
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Entry, plan and elevation drawing of information bollards, 1 sheet, diazo, 1991 July
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Handicap access, site plan and elevation, 1 sheet, diazo, 1991 May; revised 1991 Aug.
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Rose garden fountain, conceptual drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, 1991 Sept.
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Entrance information area, working drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, 1992
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Bridge finial, detail drawings, full scale, 1 sheet, pencil and colored pencil on paper, 1993
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Bridge finial, detail drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, undated
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Master plan, exisiting conditions, 1 sheet, diazo, undated
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Rose garden pool, schematic drawings, 2 sheets, diazo, undated
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Schematic drawing, 1 sheet, electrostatic copy, undated
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Rose court, design drawings, 2 sheets, diazo, undated
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Center for Duke Gardens, preliminary design drawings, 6 sheets, diazo, 1996 Oct.
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Doris Duke Center for the Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens, design development drawings, 5 sheets, diazo, 1999
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Topographical map of Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens, 1 sheet, diazo with pencil notations, 1937 Aug.
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Topographical map of Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens, 1 sheet, diazo, 1937 Aug.; Nov.
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Contour topography map, George Love, engineer, 1 sheet, blueprint, 1937 Nov.
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Campus map with parking lot locations and proposals, 1 sheet, diazo, 1950
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Topographical map of Sarah P. Duke Memorial Gardens, by K.J. Tharp, 1 sheet, diazo, 1957 June
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Campus layout showing existing and proposed drives and parking, drawn by Al Norton, engineer, W.K. Howard, 1 sheet, diazo, 1957
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Hanes Memorial Garden, topographical plan, K.J. Tharp, engineer, drawn by K.R. Keene. This copy the working drawing of R.H. Fillmore, 1958
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Topographical map of spray pond area, 1 sheet, diazo, 1961 June
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Illustrated Map, 1 sheet, electrostatic copy, undated
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City of Durham, aerial and topographical with buildings noted, sheet 6E, 1 sheet, diazo, 1951 March
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City of Durham, aerial and topographical with buildings noted, sheet 6F, 1 sheet, diazo, 1951 March
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Topographical map (Tharp), 1 sheet, diazo, with supplemental notes on Haines and Anderson St. entrance, 1957; Notes added 1959
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Tharp topographical map with supplementary data on water system, 1 sheet, diazo with pencil, 1960 Jan.
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Tharp topographical map with supplementary data from W.H. Gardner Assoc., 1 sheet, diazo, 1961 Dec.
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West Campus sanitary sewer plan, 1 sheet, diazo, 1967 May
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Duke University Medical Center, 1 sheet, diazo, 1971 Oct.
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Become a Friend of Duke Gardens master plan map, 1 sheet, diazo with colored marker, 2nd ed., revised, 1991
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Become a Friend of Duke Gardens master plan map, 1 sheet, electrostatic on paper, 2nd ed., revised, 1991
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Master plan grid map, 1 sheet, diazo, undated
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Master plan map, 1 sheet, diazo with numerous pencil notes, undated
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Master plan grid map, 1 sheet, electrostatic on film, undated
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Topographical map of Durham showing Duke's West Campus and Athletic Fields, 1 sheet, diazo, undated
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Plot plan of West Campus, 1 sheet, diazo, undated
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Building locations map (supercedes plan drawn 1939 April 18), 1 sheet, diazo, undated
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West Campus aerial survey and topographicap map, 1 sheet, diazo, undated
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Topographical map of Anderson Street entrance area, 1 sheet, diazo, 1965 Sept.
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Iris garden, plot plan, George F. Hackney, 1 sheet, diazo and colored pencil, 1934-1935
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Iris garden, plot plan, George F. Hackney, 1 sheet, blueprint, 1934-1936
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Office building and tool house, shop drawing, Indiana Limestone Corporation, 1 sheet, blueprint with colored pencil, 1937 Nov.
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Flood control dam and driveway, elevation drawing, William M. Platt, engineer, 1 sheet, blueprint, 1937 Dec.
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General ground plan, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, Prepared from original drawing in the office of Wm. Platt, with additional data on topography, 1937 Dec.
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Spralawn system, working drawing, Munz Spralawn Co., 1 sheet, blueprint, 1937; revised 1938
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Bridge detail, side elevation drawing, George F. Hackney and Charles F. Knott, 1 sheet, diazo, 1949
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Bridge, working drawings, George F. Hackney and Charles F. Knott, 2 sheets, blueprints, 1949
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Preliminary sketches of Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Engineer W.K. Howard, drawn by George Owens, 1 sheet, diazo, 1959 Nov.
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General development plan, Olmsted Brothers, 1 sheet, diazo, 1960 Feb.
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Service building, west elevation and site plan, drawn by George Owen, 1 sheet, diazo, revised, 1960 March
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Gate design development drawing, 1961 Feb.
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Air condition spray pool, plan view and section drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, 1961 March
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South lawn pool, working drawing after T.L. Hardy, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1962 Aug.
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Seeded areas at entrance, plot plan, W.H. Gardner, Jr. and Associates, 1 sheet, diazo, 1962 Sept.
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South lawn pool, working drawing, engineers: Gardner, Elsevier, and Kline, 1 sheet, diazo, revised, 1962 Nov.
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Modern gates, as built 1961 drawing, drawn by LTD, 1 sheet, diazo, 1971 Dec.
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Proposed sprinkler location, working drawing, 1 sheet, pencil and ink on diazo, revised 1975 April
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Storage building, working drawings, 3 sheets, diazo, 1979 Oct.
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Limestone benches, shop drawing, John J. Morton Co., Inc., 1 sheet, diazo with colored marker, 1985 Nov.
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Donation depository, plan and elevation drawing Scheme C, 1 sheet, diazo, 1991
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Plaque inscription drawing honoring the forty-two regional chairmen of the Capital Campaign for Arts and Sciences and Engineering, 1 sheet, electrostatic copy, 1992
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Pylon and kiosk directory, detail drawings, SouthWood Corporation, 7 sheets, diazo, 1992
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Office trailer, floor plan drawing, marked jobsite copy, 1 sheet, diazo, 1993 May
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New parking garage, site plan and plant materials schedule, 1 sheet, electrostatic copy, undated (probably 1990's)
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Bridge, presentations drawings, 2 sheets, colored pencil on mat board, undated
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens bronze plaque, inscription drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, undated
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Memorial entrance showing location of posts, working drawing, 1 sheet, pencil on tracing paper, undated
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Memorial entrance showing location of posts, working drawing, 1 sheet, pencil on tracing paper, undated
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Pergola, shop drawings, Carolina Steel and Iron Corp., 3 sheets, blueprints, undated
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Plan suggesting the Hanes Memorial planting, working drawing, 1 sheet, ink on vellum, undated
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Sprinkler plan, working drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, undated
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Drive and fence layout plan, 1 sheet, diazo with pencil and colored pencil, 1961 April
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Entrance gate, detail drawing received by R.H. Fillmore from Barnes Studios, Laverett, Mass., 4 sheets, diazo, and pencil on paper and tracing paper, 1961 Aug.
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Portion of new boundary and proposed service road, site plan by T.L. Hardy, 1 sheet, diazo on vellum, 1962 Feb.
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Reflecting pool, as built drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, 1962 March
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South lawn pool, working drawing, T.L. Hardy, 1 sheet, diazo, 1962 Aug.
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Modern gates, design drawings, by Barnes, 3 sheets, pencil on vellum and diazo, 1962
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South lawn, drainage plan, T.L. Hardy with added notes by R.H. Fillmore, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1963 April
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South lawn, drainage plan, T.L. Hardy, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1963 April
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South boundary road experimental gully, planting plan, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, approved by R.H. Fillmore, drawn by Jan D. Beaumon, 1965 Oct.
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South boundary road experimental gully, planting plan, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, approved by R.H. Fillmore, drawn by Jan D. Beaumon, 1965 Oct.; revised January 1966
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South boundary road experimental gully, planting plan, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, approved by R.H. Fillmore, drawn by Jan D. Beaumon, with extra pencil notations on plant locations, 1965 Oct.; revised January 1966
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Proposed fence, rough sketch by R.H. Fillmore, 1 sheet, diazo with pencil notations, 1967 June
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Proposed fence, rough sketch by R.H. Fillmore, 1 sheet, diazo with pencil notations, 1967 June
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Modern gates, as constructed drawing, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1971 Dec.
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Drainage basin, 1 sheet, pencil on graph vellum, by Ed Steffeck based on W.S. Leong, 1978 March
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Limestone benches, detail drawing of leg front and top slab corners, 1 sheet, diazo, 1987 Jan.
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South lawn irrigation plan, working drawing, by William H. Sparrow, Jr., 1 sheet, diazo, 1987 July
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Site upgrade plan (Duke Facilities Management), 1 sheet, electrostatic on paper, 1989 Feb.
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36th Parallel Monument, design development drawing by Larry T. Daniel, 1 sheet, pencil on graph paper, 1989 May
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36th Parallel Monument, design development drawing with size notations, by Larry T. Daniel, 1 sheet, pencil on graph paper, 1989 May
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Grading graph (fountains area?), 2 sheets, pencil and colored pencil on graph vellum, undated
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Limestone benches, working drawings, 4 sheets, pencil on vellum, undated
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Miscellaneous grading plan, 1 sheet, pencil on graph vellum, undated
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Pumphouse addition, elevation drawing, 1 sheet, electrostatic copy, undated
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Retention pond cleanout, working drawings, 3 sheets, diazo, undated
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Rose garden with pool in center, working drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, undated
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Spray pond area, simplified plot plan, W.H. Gardner Assoc., 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, undated
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Sprinkler system for greenhouse, 1 sheet, diazo, 1960 Oct.
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Parking lots, Yearby and Anderson, working drawings, 2 sheets, diazo, 1975
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Atlas St. extension and parking lots I, II, VI, VII, working drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, 1961 June
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Baker parking lot, A street widening and parking lot, working drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, 1961 June
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Terrace Shop, working drawings, 5 sheets, blueprints, 1996
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Garden Water Course: Topographical plan with plants numbered, 1 sheet, diazo with pencil, 1961 Dec.
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Garden Water Course: Topographical plan, 1 sheet, diazo with pencil notations, 1961 Dec.
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Garden Water Course: Storm drainage plan, Moriece and Gary, 1 sheet, diazo, 1961 Oct.; revised 1961 Dec.
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Garden Water Course: Grading and drainage plan, Moriece and Gary, 1 sheet, diazo, 1962 March
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Garden Water Course: Site Layout and details, Moriece and Gary, 1 sheet, diazo, with 2 overlays, pencil on graph vellum, 1962 March
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Garden Water Course: Sketch by R.H. Fillmore, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1966 Dec.
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Garden Water Course: Revised plan, 1 sheet, pencil on tissue paper, 1962 Dec.
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Garden Water Course: Topographical map of water course, 1 sheet, diazo, undated
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Service Building(s): Working drawings, 4 sheets, blueprints, 1959-1960
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Service Building(s): Working drawings, W.K. Howard, engineer, drawn by George Owen, 4 sheets, diazo, 1960 Jan.
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Service Building(s): Design proposal, Carr Harrison Pruden and DePasquale, architects, 2 sheets, diazo, 1965 Aug.
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Service Building(s): Working drawings, Carr Harrison Pruden and DePasquale, architects, 7 sheets, blueprints, 1966 Sept.
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Service Building(s): Topographical survey map of area, 1 sheet, diazo, 1965 Sept.
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Service Building(s): Proposed plan, R.H. Fillmore, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1966 Sept.
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Service Building(s): Working drawing of machinery shed, R.H. Fillmore, Larry T. Daniel in consultation with James A. Ward, 1 sheet, pencil on graph vellum, 1974 Jan.
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Master plan, from William S. Leong master plan 1976, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1977 April
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Pond and shelter, master plan, 1 sheet, pencil on graph vellum, 1981 Oct.
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Site plan, 1 sheet, diazo, 1975 March
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Garden bridge area, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1975 Sept.
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Master plan, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1975 Dec.
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Tree plan, 2 sheets, pencil on vellum, 1976 Jan.
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Site plan, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1976 Feb.
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Spring planting plan, 1 sheet, diazo with pencil notations, 1975 March; updated 1976 June
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Master plan (revised), 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1976 Oct.
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Planting plan (as planted), 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1976 Oct.
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Planting plan (as planted), 1 sheet, diazo with pencil additions, 1976 Oct.
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Planting plan, 1 sheet, pencil and colored pencil on graph vellum, undated
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Map of H.L.Blomquist Garden, drawn by Marcus H. Olsen with tree and herbaceous plantings marked, 1 sheet, pencil on graph vellum, 1974 June
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Bridge, elevation and detail drawing, by Larry T. Daniel, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1972 Feb.
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Bridge, proposed site plan, by Larry T. Daniel, 1 sheet, diazo, 1972 May
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Vine arbor, site plan, after David L. Longland, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1976 Jan.
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Vine arbor, schematic drawing, 1 sheet, diazo, 1977 March
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H.L. Blomquist Garden: Miscellaneous planting plans, 3 sheets, pencil on vellum, undated
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Concept drawings, 9 sheets, diazo, undated
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All diazo, pencil and 1 sheet unless noted.

Bed numbering/lettering scheme,1957
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Section A, 1957
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Section A, 1957 Spring
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Section B, 1957 Spring
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Fall 1957-Spring 1958, pencil on tracing paper, 1957-1958
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Spring for Summer 1958, 1958
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Fall 1958, 1958
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Spring 1959, 1958
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Spring 1960, 1959
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Summer 1960, 1959
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Fall 1960, 1959
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Spring 1960, 1959
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Spring 1961, 1960
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Spring 1961, 1961
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Summer 1961, 1961
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Fall 1961, 1961
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Spring 1961, 1961
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Summer 1961, 1961
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Fall 1961, 1961
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Spring 1962, 1961
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Spring 1962, 1961
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Spring 1962, 1962
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Summer and Fall 1962, 1962
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Fall 1962, 1962
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Spring 1963, 1962
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Spring 1963, 1962
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Summer and Fall 1963, 1962
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Fall 1963, 1962
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Peony planting plan, marked From Cherry Hill Nurseries, West Newbury, Mass. B.E.K. and R.A.F., 1962
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Reference Map, 1958; 1962
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Planting plan, bed M-4, 1 sheet, pencil on paper, 1963
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Planting plan, bed L-4, 1 sheet, pencil on paper, 1963
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Ideas for 1963-1964, 1963
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Fall 1963, 1963
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Spring 1964, 1963
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Spring 1964, 1964
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Summer 1964, 1964
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Fall 1964, 1964
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Spring 1965, 1964
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Ideas for 1965-1967, 1965
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Spring 1965, 1965
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Summer 1965, 1965
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Fall 1965, 1965
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Spring 1966, 1965
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Spring 1966, 1966
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Summer 1966, 1966
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Fall 1966, 1966
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Spring 1967, 1966
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Ideas for 1967-1968, 1967
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Spring 1967, 1967
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Summer 1967, 1967
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Fall 1967, 1967
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Spring 1968, 1967
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Spring 1968, 1968
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Summer 1968, 1968
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Fall 1968, 1968
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Spring 1969, 1968
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Spring 1969, 1969
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Summer 1969, 1969
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Fall 1969, 1969
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Spring 1970, 1970
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Summer 1970, 1970
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Fall 1970, 1970
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Spring 1971, 1970
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Summer 1971, 2 sheets, 1971
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Fall 1971, 1971
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Ideas for 1972, 1972
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Fall 1972, 1972
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Fall 1974, 1974
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Planting plan, Spring 1975, 1 sheet, diazo with pencil notations, 1975
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Fall 1969, 1969
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Spring 1970, 1969
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Spring 1970, 1970
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Summer 1970, 1970
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Fall 1970, 1970
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Spring 1971, 1970
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Spring 1971, 1971
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Fall 1971, 1971
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Fall 1971, 1971
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Spring 1972, 1971
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Spring 1972, 1972
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Summer 1972, 1972
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Spring 1973, 1972
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Spring 1973, 1973
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Summer 1973, 1973
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Fall 1973, 1973
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Spring 1974, 1974
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Spring 1974, 1974
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Summer 1974, 1974
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Summer 1975, 1975
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Fall 1975, 1975
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Spring 1976, 1976
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Summer 1976, 1976
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Fall 1976, 1976
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Spring 1977, 1977
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Fall 1977, 1977
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Spring 1978, 1977
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Summer 1979, 1979
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Spring 1980, 1979
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Fall 1980, 1980
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Summer 1981, 1981
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Fall 1980, 1979
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Daylily planting plan, by BEK, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1963
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Peony planting plan, taken from Cherry Hill plan, 1 sheet, pencil on vellum, 1963
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Peony planting plan, section M2 and N2, 1 sheet, diazo with pencil notations, circa 1975
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Peony planting plan, section M3 and N3, 1 sheet, diazo with pencil notations, circa 1975
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Peony planting plan, section M1 and N1, 1 sheet, diazo with pencil notations, circa 1975
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Peony planting plan, section M4 and N4, 1 sheet, diazo with pencil notations, circa 1975
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Design drawing for Terrace-Pavilion, undated
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Barnes-Brown Studio Memorial Gate Plaque Design (2), Undated
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Memorial Gate Blueprint (1), 1962
Box 12
Memorial Gate Sketch (1), Undated
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Memorial Gate Blueprints (2), 1962 February 14
Box 12
Storm Drain Plans (4), 1975
Box 12
Duke Gardens Map (1), Undated
Box 12
Blomquist Gardens Shelter Sketches and Blueprints (10), 1998
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Duke Gardens Map (1), Undated
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Memorial Gate Sketches (2), Undated
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Blomquist Plaque Design (1), 1986, December 3
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Greenhouse New Location Blueprint (1), 1977-1978
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Azalea Court (1), 1962 May
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Memorial Gate Plaques (2), 2001
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Englewood Cut Stone (3), 1997 September 11
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Walks and Ramps Modifications (2), 1981
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Terrace Garden Walkway Map (1), 1989
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Anderson Gate Plans (2), 1961 December
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Leong Spray Pond (1), Undated
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Anderson Gate Enterance (2), 1961 October
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Anderson Gates and Post Design (1), Undated
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Anderson Gate Lettering Proofs (2), Undated
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Ramps and Steps (2), 1962
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Post Design Main Gate (1), Undated
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Sketch of Memorial Gate (1), 1936
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Blueprint Memorial Gate (1), 1936
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Bulb-Iris
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Iris-Narcissus
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Oriental Poppy-Rockery
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Trees and Shrubs-Vines
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Active File: Trees, Shrubs, Vines, A-O
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Active File: Trees, Shrubs Vines, P-Z; Inactive File: Trees, Shrubs, Vines, A-I
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Inactive File: Trees, Shrubs, Vines, J-V; Inactive File, Annuals, Bulbs, Ferns, Perennials, P-R
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Inactive File: Annuals, Bulbs, Ferns, Perennials, S-Z; Inactive File, A-G
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Inactive File: H-P
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Chrysanthenum-Cytisus
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Active File: Annuals, Bulbs, Ferns, Perennials, A-H
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Active File: Annuals, Bulbs, Ferns, Perennials, H-Z
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T-Z
Box 25

Historical Note

taken from the Sarah P. Duke Garden website http://www.hr.duke.edu/dukegardens/history.htm

Much of the Gardens is located in a valley that the planners of Duke University in the early 1920s hoped to turn into a lake, but funds were short. For once, that problem was a blessing! Consequently, the idea of a lake with elegant fountains was abandoned and the first plants at this site were made in the early 1930s, a result of the vision and enthusiasm of Dr. Frederic M. Hanes, an early member of the original faculty of the Duke Medical School.

Dr. Hanes possessed a special love for gardening and was determined to convert the debris-filled ravine, by which he walked daily, into a garden of his favorite flower, the iris. He persuaded his friend, Sarah P. Duke, widow of one of the University's founders, Benjamin N. Duke, to give $20,000 to finance a garden that would bear her name.

In 1935, more than 100 flower beds (in the area which would become today's South Lawn) were in glorious bloom with 40,000 irises, 25,000 daffodils, 10,000 small bulbs, and assorted annuals, all of which were washed away in heavy summer rains and the flooding stream. By the time of Sarah P. Duke's death in 1936, the original gardens were destroyed. Dr. Hanes convinced her daughter, Mary Duke Biddle, to construct a new garden on higher ground, as a fitting memorial to her mother. Ellen Shipman (1869-1950), a pioneer in American landscape design, was selected to the plans for both the construction and the plantings for the new gardens.

Duke Gardens is considered Shipman's greatest work and a national architectural treasure, most of the some 650 other gardens she designed having long since disappeared.

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens today consists of four major parts: the original Terraces and their immediate surroundings, the H.L. Blomquist Garden of Native Plants (a representation of the flora of the southeastern United States), and the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum (devoted to plants of eastern Asia). There are five miles of allées, walks, and pathways throughout the Doris Duke Center and surrounding gardens.

Administratively, the Gardens are currently (2000) part of Facilities Management.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens Reference Collection. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Kramer (Paul J.) Papers, 1856-1994 (bulk 1927-1974). (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Frederic Moir Hanes papers, 1927-1968. (Medical Center Library Archives, Duke University.)
  • University Archives Photograph Collection, 1861-2006. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sarah P. Duke Gardens Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1974, 1997, 1999, 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Sherrie Bowser, November 2006; Updated by Joshua Larkin Rowley, October 2008; Updated by Matthew Schaefer, October 2013

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, January 2007

Updated by Sherrie Bowser, June 2007

Updated by Joshua Larkin Rowley, October 2008

Updated by Matthew Schaefer, October 2013

Accessions 76-182, A91-99, A97-67, A99-1, A99-18, UA2006-0056, UA2013-0032 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.