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Andrew Kohr records of the South Carolina Historic Landscape Initiative

Collection number: ahc.MSS1071

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. Surveys included in the collection are from records maintained by landscape architect Andrew Kohr and are primarily from Charleston County, South Carolina. Many garden surveys are associated with a significant individual or house and provide social, cultural, and landscape history.


  • 2014


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc. organized the South Carolina Historic Landscape Initiative, modeling it after the Georgia Historic Landscape Initiative, which began in 2002 under the direction of James Cothran, FASLA. As a sponsor of the project, the club works in conjunction with academic professionals at the College of Charleston; Clemson University; the South Carolina Department of Archives and History; and the University of Georgia, landscape architects, and other nonprofit preservationists. The mission of the project is to survey and document South Carolina's historic landscape resources which are at least 50 years old and have historical significance. Initially, gardens from the club's list of historic gardens, compiled in World War II, were contacted and surveyed, but subsequently other gardens have been added. These surveys provide valuable information for preservationists and researchers, and help identify which properties might be eligible for the National Register and the South Carolina Register of Historic Places. Landscape surveys are completed by volunteers from the Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc. and graduate students.


0.417 linear ft. (one document case)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by county name.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2014

Related Archival Materials

Georgia Historic Landscape Initiative records, MSS 1007, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2015.

Andrew Kohr records of the South Carolina Historic Landscape Initiative
Jennie Oldfield
November 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305