Judith B. Tankard papers
Scope and Content
This collection contains chiefly photocopies of articles, papers, clippings, and other research material covering a variety of landscape history topics. Also included is biographical research on women landscape architects such as Rose Ishbel Greely and Marian Cruger Coffin. Additionally, seminar materials from the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Radcliffe Seminars Program from the Landscape Institute of Harvard University provide further information on American and British garden history. Of special interest are seminar materials relating to the gardens of Gertrude Jekyll as well as Arts and Crafts gardens.
- 1905-2017, undated
- Tankard, Judith B. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Judith B. Tankard (1942- ), originally from New York, is an author, lecturer, preservation consultant, and independent scholar specializing in American and British garden history. She is the author of several landscape history books, such as Ellen Shipman and the American Garden (2018) andGardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement (2019) as well as numerous articles and book reviews. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and a Master of Arts degree in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University. Tankard taught at the Landscape Institute of Harvard University from 1988-2007. She also served as president and long-time board member of the Beatrix Farrand Society. The Massachusetts Horticultural Society awarded her a Gold Medal for her work in the promotion of historic New England gardens. Tankard is a frequent lecturer on topics such as the preservation of historic landscapes and pioneer landscape architects.
2.92 linear ft. (seven document cases)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, 2015, with subsequent additions
This collection was processed in 2016, with subsequent additions.
- Arts and crafts gardens
- Coffin, Marian Cruger
- Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
- Gardens -- Design -- History
- Gardens, American -- History
- Gardens, English -- History
- Greely, Rose
- Greenwood Gardens (Short Hills, N.J.)
- Hutcheson, Martha Brookes Brown
- Jekyll, Gertrude
- Jensen, Jens
- Landscape architects -- United States
- Landscape architecture -- History
- Landscape architecture -- United States
- Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture
- Shipman, Ellen, 1869-1950
- Tankard, Judith B.
- Women landscape architects -- United States
- Yoch, Florence
- Judith B. Tankard papers
- Jennie Oldfield
- March 2016
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