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University of Delaware Library - Special Collections Department [Contact Us]
1956-1987
Creator:
Browning, Armistead W., Jr., 1938-1987
Extent: 35 linear feet
Born in 1938, Armistead Willis Browning, Jr., was a landscape architect, environmentalist and teacher who dedicated his life to environmental preservation and education. Browning was the founder of Turtle Creek Designs, a landscape design consulting firm in Pocopson, Pennsylvania. The firm did residential work and large-scale environmental studies. Browning worked extensively with the Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford and Pocopson Township, producing landmark studies of the scenic, historical and natural features of the Brandywine Valley Region. From 1977 until his death in 1987, Browning taught courses in landscape design and native plant horticulture at the University of Delaware, and was a member of the faculty of Longwood Gardens. His weekly column, “Notes from Turtle Creek,” appeared in The Kennett Paper. He was also an accomplished and prolific photographer of landscape and the natural world. The Armistead Browning, Jr. papers contain the professional, teaching, and business records of this notable landscape architect and environmentalist, created over a period of twenty years. The papers chronicle Browning’s experience at three architectural firms, two main centers of education, and with numerous independent projects, symposia, and workshops. The collection provides a unique look into the activities of a prolific architect, providing insight into planning processes, design and documentation. In addition, it reveals subjects of personal interest that greatly impacted Browning’s professional life. (View full finding aid.)
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Armistead W. Browning, Jr. papers
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Browning, Armistead W., Jr., 1938-1987
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35 linear feet
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1956-1987
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Born in 1938, Armistead Willis Browning, Jr., was a landscape architect, environmentalist and teacher who dedicated his life to environmental preservation and education. Browning was the founder of Turtle Creek Designs, a landscape design consulting firm in Pocopson, Pennsylvania. The firm did residential work and large-scale environmental studies. Browning worked extensively with the Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford and Pocopson Township, producing landmark studies of the scenic, historical and natural features of the Brandywine Valley Region. From 1977 until his death in 1987, Browning taught courses in landscape design and native plant horticulture at the University of Delaware, and was a member of the faculty of Longwood Gardens. His weekly column, “Notes from Turtle Creek,” appeared in The Kennett Paper. He was also an accomplished and prolific photographer of landscape and the natural world. The Armistead Browning, Jr. papers contain the professional, teaching, and business records of this notable landscape architect and environmentalist, created over a period of twenty years. The papers chronicle Browning’s experience at three architectural firms, two main centers of education, and with numerous independent projects, symposia, and workshops. The collection provides a unique look into the activities of a prolific architect, providing insight into planning processes, design and documentation. In addition, it reveals subjects of personal interest that greatly impacted Browning’s professional life.
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University of Delaware Library - Special Collections Department [Contact Us]
1897-2000
Creator:
Conard-Pyle Co.
Extent: 110 linear feet
The Conard-Pyle Company of West Grove, Pennsylvania was a large horticultural enterprise that specialized in the cultivation and hybridization of roses. It was founded in 1897, and established a large magazine-based advertizing campaign and mail order business. According to a Company history, Conard-Pyle can take credit for several “firsts” in commercial horticulture in the United States, particularly in the development of new varieties of roses. The Company is best known for its famed Star Roses, most notably the world-famous Peace Rose. The Peace Rose was “provided to delegates from around the world as they met in San Francisco on April 25, 1945, to form the United Nations” (Thomas p.1). The Conard-Pyle Company records contain material relating to the business activities of an influential and successful nursery company, created over a period of just over one hundred years. The papers chronicle Conard-Pyle’s evolution from a small-scale retail business to an influential wholesaler, as well as the financial, legal, and marketing concerns of a major nursery company. The collection provides a unique look at the activities of a large-scale nursery company, providing insight into the processes of plant breeding, patenting, marketing and sales. In addition, the collection serves as a window to the nursery industry as a whole, due to significant correspondence with other nurseries and material relating to professional organizations and societies within the nursery community. (View full finding aid.)
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Conard-Pyle Company records
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Conard-Pyle Co.
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UDel.MSS.634
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110 linear feet
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1897-2000
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The Conard-Pyle Company of West Grove, Pennsylvania was a large horticultural enterprise that specialized in the cultivation and hybridization of roses. It was founded in 1897, and established a large magazine-based advertizing campaign and mail order business. According to a Company history, Conard-Pyle can take credit for several “firsts” in commercial horticulture in the United States, particularly in the development of new varieties of roses. The Company is best known for its famed Star Roses, most notably the world-famous Peace Rose. The Peace Rose was “provided to delegates from around the world as they met in San Francisco on April 25, 1945, to form the United Nations” (Thomas p.1). The Conard-Pyle Company records contain material relating to the business activities of an influential and successful nursery company, created over a period of just over one hundred years. The papers chronicle Conard-Pyle’s evolution from a small-scale retail business to an influential wholesaler, as well as the financial, legal, and marketing concerns of a major nursery company. The collection provides a unique look at the activities of a large-scale nursery company, providing insight into the processes of plant breeding, patenting, marketing and sales. In addition, the collection serves as a window to the nursery industry as a whole, due to significant correspondence with other nurseries and material relating to professional organizations and societies within the nursery community.
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