Cothran, James R.
- Existence: 1940 - 2012
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content This collection contains research notes, articles, book excerpts, student research papers from Georgia State University, National Historic Register nomination forms, and cemetery brochures used by Cothran and Danylchak during the writing of Grave Landscapes. These materials provide details of the history of cemeteries across the United States and a few in other countries. Included in the research is information on burial customs, symbolism in gravestones and...
Dates: 1831-2013, undated
Scope and Contents This collection contains slides photographed by Cothran and Danylchak, postcards, and a stereograph used for the research and publication of Grave Landscapes. Included in the collection are images of cemeteries (both in the United States and in other countries), churches and churchyards, burial grounds, memorial gardens, and mission buildings and grounds. These images provide details of cemetery and burial practices; decoration and ornament styles on...
Dates: approximately 1900-2008, undated
Scope and Content This collection contains descriptive landscape surveys and accompanying research material such as correspondence, articles, maps, and garden sketches which document the history and current condition of historic landscapes included in the project. Many garden surveys are associated with a significant individual or house and provide social and cultural history as well as landscape history. Material varies according to the availability of information about each site.
Dates: 2002-current, undated
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains research materials collected by James R. Cothran including seed and nursery catalogs; information regarding botanists, naturalists, landscape designers and architects, and landscape architectural firms; horticultural, gardening and landscape topics; historic gardens of the Southeast region; and professional materials including correspondence, papers authored, and awards received. The collection consists primarily of photocopies of research material including seed and...
Dates: 1744-2012, undated
Scope and Content This collection contains slides, photographs, and negatives taken or collected by Cothran depicting topics such as botanists, naturalists, landscape designers and architects; horticultural, gardening and landscape topics; and historic gardens of the Southeast, other regions of the United States, and Europe. Material also includes images used in Cothran's lectures and books he authored. The majority of the collection consists of images taken by Cothran on his travels or collected during...
Dates: 1932-2011, undated