Garden Club of Virginia Research Fellowship reports
Collection number: ahc.MSS1205
Scope and Contents
This collection contains reports written by graduate fellows that document a variety of historic sites across Virginia. Reports include a history of the site, research documentation, landscape details, and site plans. Sites include houses, plantations, parks, farms, and other historic properties. Many reports include historic photographs, maps, sketches, and landscape drawings.
- Garden Club of Virginia (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Biographical / Historical
The Garden Club of Virginia was founded in 1920 by eight Virginia garden clubs to promote and conserve the natural beauty of Virginia and to challenge the public and future generations to join its preservation efforts. One of the club's many preservation programs is the Research Fellowship program which began in 1996. This initiative gives graduate students an opportunity to conduct research in three fields of study: conservation, environmental affairs, and landscape architecture. The program helps to document historic Virginia garden and landscape sites through two fellowships, the Rudy J. Favretti Fellowship and the William D. Rieley Fellowship, offered annually and guided by professionals in the fellows' area of study. Students are given three months and a stipend to research and compile documentation in a final report, which is then published by the Garden Club of Virginia. The fellowship promotes conservation and restoration of historic gardens and landscapes, while offering research and field experience to students preparing for their professional careers.
2.5 linear ft.
This collection is arranged chronologically by fellowship year.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, 2015, with subsequent additions.
This collection was processed in 2021.
- Agriculture -- Virginia -- History
- Architecture, domestic -- Virginia
- Garden Club of Virginia
- Gardening -- Societies, etc.
- Historic buildings -- Virginia
- Historic gardens -- Conservation and restoration -- Virginia
- Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration -- Virginia
- Land tenure -- Virginia
- Landscape architecture -- Virginia
- Plantations -- Virginia
- Slavery -- Virginia
- Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Virginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
- Women -- Societies and clubs
- Garden Club of Virginia Research Fellowship reports
- Jennie Oldfield
- January 2021
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