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Susan L. Hitchcock historic garden lantern slides

Collection number: ahc.VIS387

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 28 glass lantern slides of historic gardens and estate landscape plans primarily from the Southeast. Images include historic sites such as Biltmore Estate (North Carolina), Casulon Plantation (Georgia), Magnolila Gardens (South Carolina), and Middleton Garden (South Carolina). Also a part of the collection are corresponding typed index cards by an unknown author. The index cards, labeled "American Gardens," describe the slides with regards to American garden history and European influences.


  • approximately 1930-1940


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Biographical / Historical

Susan L. Hitchcock is a landscape historian and author. She was married to horticulturalist James Marshall Garner (1951?-2014) and has one son, James Clayton "Clay" Garner. Hitchcock received her first bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina in 1974 and her second bachelor's degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1980. She also completed a master's degree in Historic Preservation in 1997 from the University of Georgia. Hitchcock has worked as landscape historian for the National Park Service, Cultural Resources Division, Southeast Regional Office in Atlanta since 2000. She has authored numerous cultural landscape reports and conducts research and surveys. Hitchcock is a founding member of Georgia Historic Landscape Initiative and the Southern Garden History Society with whom she serves as a board member. She also serves on the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation board and the Cherokee Garden Library Acquisitions Committee at the Atlanta History Center.


41 item(s) (28 black and white lantern glass slides and 13 index cards)




The collection is arranged in orginal order of the numbered slides and index cards.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2016

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2020.

Susan L. Hitchcock historic garden lantern slides
Jennie Oldfield
July 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305