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Series 1 Immigration and Travel

(Box 1 - Folder 1)

Family registry from Japan dated April 5, 1922; certified by the Mayor of Shibuya, Japan [in Japanese]

 

Passport issued on May 5, 1922 by the Japanese government; contains visa stamps from various countries [in Japanese]

 

Medical examination report dated May 8, 1922 [in Japanese]

 

Travel visa to France dated May 8, 1922 [photo attached]

 

Alien tax receipt for the sum of $8.00 dated May 9, 1922

 

Letter written by Le Baron Y. Nakamura dated May 10, 1922 requesting the granting of a visa from the Minister of Switzerland for Myaida's educational travel to Europe

 

Letter of certification from Le Baron Y. Nakamura on behalf of Myaida regarding his intended summer travel to Europe and his intentions to return via the United States, May 10, 1922

 

Letter from Professor P. H. Elwood regarding the necessary documents and fees for the travel school, May 11, 1922

 

Certificate of vaccination dated May 18, 1922 [in Japanese]

 

Income tax receipt dated June 6, 1922

 

Baggage declaration and entry, New York City, dated June 7, 1922

 

Proof that alien claiming transit priviledge has left the United States; departure from port of New York, June 7, 1922; destination Italy

 

Letter from James A. Norton of Wayfarers Travel Agency, dated July 20, 1922

 

Statement of receipt for the balance of steamship travel; James A. Norton to Myaida dated October 2, 1922

 

Letter dated October 17, 1922 from J. Rak, Jr. of White Star Line to James A.Norton regarding Myaida's head tax

 

Letter from James A. Norton for Myaida dated October 20, 1922; attached is letter of receipt from the Canadian Pacific Railway for collection of head tax from Myaida October 19, 1922

 

Letter dated November 24, 1922 from the manager of Nippon Yusen Kaisha regarding the denial of refund for head tax

 

Certificate of United States naturalization dated March 12, 1954

 

Identification card [with photograph, signed] n.d.

(Box 10 - Sleeve 30)

1 b/w print (4x6) of Shogo Myaida aboard boat

 

3 b/w prints (3x4) of Shogo Myaida aboard boat; inscribed on reverse "Sep 1922 'SS St. Montcalm' Atlantic Ocean", inscription also in Japanese

 

Series 2 Correspondence

 

Subseries 1 Sent

(Box 1 - Folder 2)

Letter to Kuoda? regarding his work and study [in Japanese]n.d.

 

Letter to Uncle Hayashi in Japan, n.d.

 

Note to Lily Kayasu thanking her for the sympathy card regarding the death of Grace Myaida, April 1989

 

Subseries 2 Received

(Box 1 - Folder 3)

Postcard from Kan Murai with information about ingredients for a recipe, dated May 9, 1922 [in Japanese]

 

Letter from Atusushi Sugiura written on Tokyo Club, Tokyo stationery (ca. 1922) [in Japanese]

 

Letter from Myaida's mother dated November 23, 1923

 

Envelope from Sea Cliff, Long Island addressed to Myaida c/o Brenau college, Gainesville, GA (ca.1923-24)

 

Letter from Harlan P. Kelsey, Secretary of the American Joint Committee on Horticultural Nomenclature, dated September 7, 1928

 

Obituary notice from Shiro Inouye, son of assassinated Financial Minister of Japan, Junosuke Inouye, dated April 1932 [in Japanese]

 

Letter from Mr. and Mrs. Lewis M. Dixon expressing their appreciation for Myaida's services, May 10, 1937

 

Letter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation about its investigation of Myaida, dated August 12, 1942

 

Birthday card from President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter, dated June 25, 1979 (signed)

(Box 9 - Sleeve 28)

4 b/w prints (8x10) of Myaida's mother and letter

(Box 11 - Sleeve 10)

1 glass plate negative (4x5) of Myaida's mother and letter

(Box 11 - Sleeve 11)

1 b/w negative (4x5) of Father Duffy and letter

 

Series 3 Projects and Garden Materials

 

Subseries 1 Brenau College

(Box 1 - Folder 4)

Bubbles 1924, yearbook from Brenau College, Vol. XIX, 1924; photographs pasted on some pages

 

Front cover of Brenau Bulletin, Vol. XIV No.6, n.d.

 

Brenau Bulletin, Vol. XVI No.1, 1925; contains description of summer camp activities and a paragraph about Myaida as the landscape architect of Camp Takeda

(Box 7 - Sleeve 1)

79 b/w prints (3x5); envelope labeled by Myaida "Brenau", images from number ranges 100, 300, and 400

(Box 7 - Sleeve 11)

106 b/w prints (3x5); envelope labeled by Myaida "Georgia"

(Box 9)

Panorama of Brenau College, Gainesville, Georgia 1924

 

Subseries 2 New York World's Fair

(Box 1 - Folder 5)

Pamphlet entitled The Japanese Pavilion: New York World's Fair (1939)

 

Amusement locator map of the New York World's Fair 1940

 

File folder with pass information written inside

(Box 8 - Sleeve 65)

20 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "World Fair before and after"

 

Subseries 3 The Garden Clinic

(Box 1 - Folder 6)

Advertisement for course in flower arrangement, January 15 - April 16, 1940 (3 copies)

 

Letter from Myaida regarding publicity for school of flower arrangement; attached is a copy of the speech he developed for radio broadcast, n.d.

 

Pamphlets for The Garden Clinic (2 copies)

 

Garden Clinic envelopes with logo and Albertson, L. I. on flap (2)

(Box 8 - Sleeve 68)

1 b/w negative (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Garden Clinic Home Petastis Plant"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 69)

8 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Garden Clinic Home, Snow"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 70)

5 b/w negatives (3x5); Garden Clinic, summer

(Box 9 - Sleeve 2)

2 b/w prints (4x5) of The Garden Clinic, winter

 

15 b/w prints (3x5) of The Garden Clinic, winter

(Box 9 - Sleeve 3)

1 photo Christmas Card with inscription "Merry X'mas 1940"

(Box 9 - Sleeve 4)

12 b/w prints (3x5) of The Garden Clinic, summer, ca. 1941

(Box 9 - Sleeve 6)

1 b/w print (4x6) of Myaida, dated 1941

(Box 9 - Sleeve 29)

6 b/w prints (8x10) of flower arrangements and Madam Josui Oshikawa, founder of Shofuryu School in Tokyo, dated July 7, 1939

(Box 11 - Sleeve 17)

2 b/w negatives (4x5); labeled by Myaida "Garden Clinic"

 

Subseries 4 Hillwood Garden

(Box 1 - Folder 7)

Drawing paper (41" x 41") sketch of Post Japanese garden in pencil, crayon, and ink

 

Tracing paper (36" x 24") of Hillwood garden in pencil and crayon

 

Letter from Mrs. Herbert A. May dated November 25, 1960

 

Letter from Mrs. Herbert A. May dated March 3, 1961 regarding the plaque at Hillwood

 

The Gardens of Hillwood: A Guide Book with Map (1965)

 

Life Magazine article on Marjorie Merriweather Post, dated November 5, 1967 (2 copies)

 

Clipping from the Christian Science Monitor dated November 25, 1967

 

2 Hillwood brochures, n.d.

(Box 7 - Sleeve 4)

52 color prints (2.5x3.5); envelope labeled by Myaida "Hillwood, Rosen, Winnick, Poons, Lifshey, Logan", prints dated August 25, 1960

(Box 9 - Sleeve 31)

12 b/w prints of Hillwood Japanese garden

(Box 9 - Sleeve 30)

1 contact sheet with 12 images of the Japanese garden

 

2 b/w prints (8"x 11") of the Japanese garden

(Box 9 - Sleeve 32)

6 b/w prints (3.5"x4.5") of Japanese garden

(Box 9 - Sleeve 33)

9 b/w prints (3.5"x3.5") of Hillwood garden

(Box 9 - Sleeve 34)

24 color prints of Hillwood garden

(Box 11 - Sleeve 4)

9 strips of color negatives (35mm), 33 images; labeled by Myaida "Hillwood"

(Box 11 - Sleeve 6)

9 b/w negatives (2x2); envelope labeled by Myaida "Hillwood - 9 negatives"

(Box 11 - Sleeve 7)

5 color negatives (2x2) of Hillwood

 

Subseries 5 General Garden Materials, Sketches and Reproductions

(Box 2 - Folder 1)

Instructions for soap and copper mixture for garden use; 2 pgs

 

Flower arranging sketches, pencil on tracing paper; 2 pages

 

Sketches of stone table and seat designs, pencil on graph paper; 2 pages

 

Sketches on the care of trees; 3 pages

 

Plates titled by Myaida "Six Type of Japanese Garden"; 4 pgs

 

Sketches and notes regarding the care and repair of trees, architectural designs of houses, and garden structures; collected in a gray binder; 61 pages

 

11 plates of Japanese Stone Garden Lanterns by E.E. Soderholtz, with notes by Myaida concerning his selection

 

88 plates of various garden fixtures (e.g. vases, figurines, etc.) from E. E. Soderholtz, West Gouldsboro, Maine

 

Grids (4"x 6") wrapped in paper with note "to be returned to Myaida"

 

Photo of building entrance mounted on paper

(Box 3 - Folder 3)

Catalog of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs

(Box 3 - Folder 4)

Labeled negative sleeves and 2 checklists of negatives

(Box 7 - Sleeve 6)

9 color prints (2.5x3.5); prints labeled by Myaida "Burke", "Logan", "Winnick", some prints have inscription "designed and drawn by Shogo J. Myaida, A.S.L.A."

 

Landscape Architect, Albertson, New York, July 15, 1935 12 color prints (3.5x3.5)

(Box 7 - Sleeve 12)

60 b/w prints (3x5); envelope labeled by Myaida "Mrs.Dobbs", images from number ranges 100, 200, and 300

(Box 7 - Sleeve 13)

30 b/w prints (3x3.5); images from 200 number range

 

13 b/w prints (3x5)

 

17 b/w prints (2.5x2.5); descriptions on reverse of prints - exhibits at flower shows in Oakland and San Jose

(Box 7 - Sleeve 14)

94 b/w prints (2x3); images from number ranges 1 to 90, some unnumbered

(Box 7 - Sleeve 15)

66 b/w prints (2x3); images from number ranges 100 to 150, some unnumbered

(Box 8 - Sleeve 57)

17 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Tree Moving"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 58)

4 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Dr. Seeman"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 59)

6 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "L.M. Dixon"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 60)

2 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Hall before and after"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 61)

6 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "R.H. Brown"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 62)

11 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Leigy before and after"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 63)

1 b/w negative (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Houts after"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 64)

2 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Tribune"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 66)

9 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Bonsai large and small"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 67)

5 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Stevenson before under construction"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 71)

6 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Carpenter"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 72)

3 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "McLane"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 73)

1 b/w negative (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Next to A.A. Young"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 74)

3 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Schiff"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 75)

2 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Leigh"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 76)

12 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Rothman"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 77)

3 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "A.J. Smith"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 78)

25 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Armour before and after"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 79)

3 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "H. Dixon before"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 80)

3 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Munsey Park before"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 81)

5 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "New Salem before"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 82)

6 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Ruble Construction"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 83)

6 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Karn"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 84)

6 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Mills"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 85)

2 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Fairfield"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 86)

6 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Jackson"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 87)

5 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Brondagde"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 88)

8 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Green's Project, Jap Garden Before"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 89)

8 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Rosenthall NY"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 90)

4 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "M. Brown"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 91)

5 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Jonas"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 92)

2 b/w negatives (4x5); labeled by Myaida "Anbert"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 93)

8 b/w negatives (4x5); labeled by Myaida "Antmyer Rockway"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 94)

3 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "A.A.Young"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 95)

35 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Florida House, J.P. Donahue, E.F. Hutton"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 96)

7 color negatives (2.5x3.5); labeled by Myaida "Rosen"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 98)

18 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Negative of Picture Set to Prof. Elwood"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 102)

11 b/w negatives (3x5); unidentified residences

(Box 9 - Sleeve 1)

33 color prints of garden projects; labeled by Myaida "Logan, Rosen, Poons, Wm. Little, Burke"

(Box 9 - Sleeve 9)

5 b/w prints (4x5) of flower show and portraits

(Box 9 - Sleeve 10)

5 b/w prints of flower arrangements

(Box 9 - Sleeve 11)

8 b/w prints (3x5) of residence

(Box 9 - Sleeve 12)

17 b/w prints (4x5) of residence

(Box 9 - Sleeve 13)

7 b/w prints (3x5) of residence; labeled by Myaida "1"

(Box 9 - Sleeve 14)

6 b/w prints of residence, dated December 2, 1933

(Box 9 - Sleeve 15)

7 b/w prints (3x5) of a waterfall, dated October 5, 1934

(Box 9 - Sleeve 16)

6 b/w prints (3x5) of residence, dated August 2, 1935

(Box 9 - Sleeve 17)

5 b/w prints (4x6) of L.M. Dixon residence, September 1935

 

1 b/w print (4x6) of L.M. Dixon residence, May 4, 1936

(Box 9 - Sleeve 18)

5 b/w prints (3x5) of residences, dated May 14, 1936

(Box 9 - Sleeve 19)

3 b/w prints (3x5) of moving a tree, December 31, 1936

(Box 9 - Sleeve 20)

5 b/w prints (4x6) of Elm Park Christmas Tree, dated December 23, 1937

(Box 9 - Sleeve 21)

2 b/w prints (3x5) of residence, ca.1938

 

3 b/w prints (4x6) of residence, ca.1938

(Box 9 - Sleeve 22)

13 b/w prints (3x5) of Long Island estate?, ca.1938

(Box 9 - Sleeve 23)

9 b/w prints (4x5) of gates and entryways, ca.1938; labeled by Myaida "6"

(Box 9 - Sleeve 24)

20 b/w prints (3x5) of Palm Beach estate?, ca.1938

(Box 9 - Sleeve 26)

12 b/w prints (various sizes) of residences

(Box 9 - Sleeve 27)

3 color prints (4x5) or wooden tablet with inscription in Japanese

(Box 9 - Sleeve 35)

3 b/w prints (3x5); labeled by Myaida "H. Dixon before"

(Box 9 - Sleeve 36)

6 b/w prints (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Ruble Construction"

(Box 9 - Sleeve 37)

3 b/w prints (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Munsey Park before"

(Box 9 - Sleeve 38)

5 b/w prints (3x5); labeled by Myaida "New Salem before"

(Box 10 - Sleeve 12)

33 b/w prints (4x5); envelope labeled "Pictures shown to WHS 3/61 Florida Hutton residence"

(Box 10 - Sleeve 13)

8 b/w prints (4x6) of garden; 6 prints dated August 12, 1941, "627E" on reverse; 2 prints dated June 27, 1941, "571C" on reverse

(Box 10 - Sleeve 14)

3 b/w prints (3x5) of residence, construction; "914", "121" on reverse

(Box 10 - Sleeve 16)

7 b/w prints (4x6) of residences; labeled by Myaida "14", "8", "Mr Satter write Home Ocean Blvd", "Holy Trinity", "Mrs. Stokesberry"

 

1 b/w postcard (4x5) of banyon tree

(Box 10 - Sleeve 18)

6 b/w prints (4x6) of residence; "B42" on reverse

(Box 10 - Sleeve 20)

7 b/w prints (5x7) of residences and gardens

(Box 10 - Sleeve 22)

14 b/w prints (4x5) of residences and gardens

(Box 10 - Sleeve 23)

3 b/w prints (3x5) of garden, dated 8/11/39; "408" on reverse

 

1 b/w print (3x5) of garden, dated 8/2/35; "340" on reverse

 

2 b/w prints (3x5) of garden, dated 5/14/36; "218" on reverse

 

1 b/w prints (3x5) of garden; "D12" on reverse

 

1 b/w print (3x5); "43" on reverse

(Box 10 - Sleeve 25)

1 b/w print (4x4) of residence

(Box 10 - Sleeve 26)

1 b/w print (4x6) dated May 4, 1936; inscribed "LM Dixon residence, Seacliff NY", "056" on reverse

(Box 10 - Sleeve 27)

17 b/w prints (3x5) of residence and gardens, envelope dated 12/16/40; "38" on reverse

(Box 10 - Sleeve 31)

6 b/w prints (5x7) of bonsai, garden, and a building

(Box 10 - Sleeve 32)

12 contact strips (35mm)of gardens; labeled "2X" by Myaida, marked with grease pencil

(Box 10 - Sleeve 33)

7 contact strips (35mm)of gardens; marked with grease pencil

(Box 11 - Sleeve 2)

3 strips of color negatives (35mm), 16 images; labeled by Myaida "Little" and "Logan"

(Box 11 - Sleeve 3)

7 strips of color negatives (35mm), 20 images; labeled by Myaida "Burke"

(Box 11 - Sleeve 5)

6 strips of color negatives (35mm), 24 images of gardens and residences

(Box 11 - Sleeve 9)

1 glass plate negative (4x5) of sketch; titled "Proposed General Plan, Layout of Estate of Mrs. G Morgan Brown, drawn by Shogo Myaida 3/3/38"

(Box 11 - Sleeve 12)

5 b/w negatives (3.5x4.5); labeled by Myaida "Bonsai"

(Box 11 - Sleeve 13)

11 b/w negatives (3.5x4.5); labeled by Myaida "L.T. Gateway"

(Box 11 - Sleeve 14)

13 b/w negatives (3.5x4.5); labeled by Myaida "Tom Smith"

(Box 11 - Sleeve 15)

3 b/w negatives (4x5) of garden sketches; labeled by Myaida "Fl Show"

(Box 11 - Sleeve 16)

3 b/w negatives (4x5) of tree moving

(Box 11 - Sleeve 18)

17 b/w negatives (3x5) or residence and garden, envelope 12/16/40 Corresponding prints in Box 10 Sleeve 27

(Box 11 - Sleeve 19)

13 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Bray's Job Monatuk"

(Box 11 - Sleeve 20)

10 b/w negatives (4x6); labeled by Myaida "Bray's Job Monatuk"

(Box 11 - Sleeve 21)

4 b/w negatives (8x10) of sketches; 3 by Shogo Myaida, 1 by Architect Oliver Vinour, Palm Beach, FL

 

Series 4 Publications

 

Subseries 1 Works written by Myaida

(Box 2 - Folder 2)

Typed manuscript with editorial marks, "The 'Nageire' Japanese Flower Arrangement in Relation to American Arrangements To-Day (Striving for Idealism in Flower Arrangement)" Parts 1-3, dated January 25, 1936

 

Letter from Grace Ballantyne about the publication of Myaida's article in The Atlantic, n.d.

 

Letter from Grace Ballantyne regarding the publication of Myaida's article in Coronet, n.d.

 

Card from The Forum rejecting Myaida's article for publication, n.d.

 

Poem, "My Love in America"

(Box 2 - Folder 3)

Brochure, "The Japanese Tea Ceremony in America and Europe", (2 copies; one signed by Myaida)

 

Typed manuscript, "Gardening in America Today", Presented to the School Garden Association in National Conference, New York City June 28, 1938 by Mrs. Lewis M. Dixon, Chairman Junior Department, Sea Cliff, L.I. Garden Club (9 copies)

(Box 2 - Folder 4)

List [in Japanese]; 1 page

 

Notes [in Japanese]; 7 pages and 1 fragment

 

Notes titled "Brief History of Japanese Flower Arrangement and Introduction of the Nageire", n.d.; 7 pages (4 pages on reverse of The Ferris Garden Clinic stationery)

 

Notes on flower arrangement, n.d.; 5 pages

 

Revised conclusion of book on flower arrangement, n.d.; 10 pages

 

Notes on Chinese flower arrangement, n.d.;4 pages

 

Typed manuscript on flower arrangement, 8 chapters with description and samples of illustrations, n.d.

 

Typed and partially written manuscript, "Art and Flowers: A Handbook for the Study and Practice of Flower Arrangement", by Shogo Myaida with Clement Cook, n.d. [some pages in Japanese]

 

Subseries 2 Works collected by Myaida

(Box 2 - Folder 5)

Article, "Japanese Gardens as Portraying National Characteristics" by Dr. Seiroku Honda, reprint from The Japan Magazine, dated 1921

 

Clipping from Vanity Fair, "Leda the Swan by Sonstantin Brancusi", dated August 1923

 

Article from Garden Magazine and Home Builder, "Twenty Centuries of Gardening in China" by H.H. Manchester, dated February 1925

 

Typed notes from Deciduous Trees, dated 1925, copyright The Benton Review Shop, Fowler, Indiana; 5 pages

 

Clipping from the New York Times, "Jersey Women Vie at Flower Show", dated March 6, 1935

 

Clipping from the New York Times, "Prize-Winning Display at Flower Show", dated March 13, 1935

 

Newspaper clipping of Father Duffy regarding the monument to him, dated 1935

 

Article from Woman's Home Companion, "Composition with Flowers" by Grace Tabor, dated January 1936

 

The Christian Science Monitor Weekly Magazine Section, Book Reviews, dated July 8, 1936

 

Issue of Better Homes and Gardens, dated August 1938

 

Clipping from the New York Times, "A Palm Beach Guest House for Presidents and Kings", October 22, 1972

 

Issue of Time, dated January 16, 1989 (includes article on Crown Prince Akihito)

 

Article from Suburban People, "The Inspiration of A Man Apart", March 5, 1989 (article about artist Ken Nishi)

 

"Near and Far", typed biography, n.d.; 2 pages

 

Typed song lyrics, untitled, n.d.; 1 page

 

Clipping of silhouettes, n.d.

 

Article, "Good Garden Neighbors" by Jesse F. Gould, n.d

 

Article, "How to Care for the Flowers You Pick" by I. Georger Quint, n.d.

 

Article, "How to Visit Your Flower Show" by William Longyear, n.d.

 

Clipping of sculpture L'attrice tragica by Aurelio Bossi and relief Leda by Alfredo Biagini

(Box 3 - Folder 1)

Tree Guide Book, dated 1921 [in Japanese]

 

World Almanac from Japan's Perspective, 660 B.C. - 1910 A.D. [in Japanese]

(Box 3 - Folder 2)

Pamphlet, Gardens of Japan, Vol. 1, dated 1937; with illustrations published by Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai (The Society of International Cultural Relations)

 

Pamphlet, collection of poems by Myaida's brother, n.d.

 

Pamphlet with name "Shogo" written on first page [in Japanese]

 

Pamphlet on Japanese architecture and landscape [in Japanese]

 

Series 5 Education

(Box 4 - Folder 1)

Notes from Professor Honda's class at the Imperial University of Tokyo; in gray notebook; includes newsclippings, loose notes, and sketches [in Japanese]

 

Gray notebook of notes and sketches [in Japanese]

 

Handwritten outline on the History of Pondmaking, China to Korea to Japan; 1 page

 

Booklist; 2 pages

 

Chronology of Japanese history [in Japanese], with notations by Myaida

(Box 4 - Folder 2)

Class notes regarding Japanese gardens, Shinto temples and Buddhist shrines; 6 bundles of paper

 

Handwritten manuscript on Japanese gardens [in Japanese]

 

Handwritten manuscript on Japanese architecture and landscaping [in Japanese]

(Box 4 - Folder 3)

Notes with the heading " A Summer Travel School"

 

Letter to Professor P. H. Elwood, Jr. inquiring about the Summer

 

School of Architecture dated March 14, 1922

 

Pamphlet of drawing techniques in drafting; 30 pages [in Japanese]

 

Ingredient list of drinks: rice wine, cherry wine, gin, sauterne wine

(Box 5)

Photographs from the school tour of England, France and Italy; includes candid shots of Myaida and class, buildings, landscapes, cities, etc.; 569 prints

 

Field Book 361A; brown hardbound index of school tour photographs taken by Myaida

(Box 5 - Sleeve 1)

0-99 [89 prints]

(Box 5 - Sleeve 2)

100-199 [66 prints]

(Box 5 - Sleeve 3)

200-299 [75 prints]

(Box 5 - Sleeve 4)

300-399 [78 prints]

(Box 5 - Sleeve 5)

400-499 [54 prints]

(Box 5 - Sleeve 6)

500-599 [47 prints]

(Box 5 - Sleeve 7)

600-699 [49 prints]

(Box 5 - Sleeve 8)

700-799 [43 prints]

(Box 5 - Sleeve 9)

800-[11 prints]

(Box 5 - Sleeve 10)

unnumbered photos [23 prints]

(Box 5 - Sleeve 11)

group shots of class [34 prints]

(Box 6)

London [9 postcards]

 

London [4 postcards]

 

France (Rodin sculptures) [7 postcards]

 

Ravello (Villa Ambroni) [9 postcards]

 

Oxford [9 postcards]

 

Capri [14 postcards]

 

Sorrento and Amalfi [6 postcards]

 

Portlate [12 postcards]

 

Paris (Opera House) [6 postcards]

 

Paris (Versailles) [11 postcards]

 

Rome [20 postcards]

 

Malmaison [16 postcards]

 

Florence (Giardino de Boboli) [2 postcards]

 

Portrait of Artist [5 postcards]

 

Frascati [5 postcards]

 

Isola Bella (Lake Maggior) [10 postcards]

 

Viterbo [15 postcards]

 

Sorrento [13 postcards]

 

Ravello (Hotel Belvedere) [6 postcards]

 

Geneva [6 postcards]

 

Genova [2 postcards]

 

Old Rome [16 postcards]

 

Rome [18 postcards]

 

Roma Sparita [10 postcards]

 

Florence [23 postcards]

 

Palermo [4 postcards]

 

Frascati (Villa Torlonia, Villa Aldobrandini) [7 postcards]

 

Perugia [14 postcards]

 

Ravello (Villa Rufolo) [14 postcards]

 

Rome [12 postcards]

 

Rome (Villa Borghesi, Medici, Vatigan, Umberto, Malta) [5 postcards]

 

Lake Como [20 postcards]

(Box 8 - Sleeve 1)

Eastman Negative Album "19" "20" "27"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 2)

Eastman Negative Album "28" "29" "30" "36" "38"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 3)

Eastman Negative Album "40" "41" "42" "43" "46"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 4)

Eastman Negative Album "47" "49" "50" "52" "53"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 5)

Eastman Negative Album "54" "55" "56" "57" "61"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 6)

Eastman Negative Album "64" "66" "67" "68" "69"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 7)

Eastman Negative Album "75" "76" "77" "78" "79"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 8)

Eastman Negative Album "80" "82" "84" "85" "86"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 9)

Eastman Negative Album "87" "93" "95" "97" "99"

 

Series 6 Professional Development

 

Subseries 1 Curriculum Vitae, Search for employment

(Box 4 - Folder 4)

Curriculum vitae with education and experience from 1911 to October 1922

 

Handwritten curriculum vitae (5 pages)

 

Handwritten curriculum vitae (5 pages) [in Japanese]

 

Torn page from cv

 

Handwritten cv, n.d.

 

Curriculum vitae, 1914 to 1958

 

Letter from the New Orleans Garden Society, dated February 7, 1924

 

Letter from P. H. Elwood regarding position at Iowa State College, dated March 1, 1930

 

Letter to the New York Times regarding an advertisement, dated September 19, 1930

 

Letter from P. H. Elwood regarding position at Iowa State College, dated November 6, 1930

 

Letter to Professor Elwood regarding fellowship, n.d.

 

Clipping regarding announcement for employment with Davey Tree Expert Co. Inc., Kent, Ohio, n.d.

 

Subseries 2 Letters of recommendation and introduction

(Box 4 - Folder 5)

Letter of recommendation from M. Kanihara to Professor Elwood regarding the interest of Myaida in the summer school, dated March 18, 1922

 

Letter from Professor Kawase, Dean of Agriculture stating that Myaida was an assistant to Dr. S Honda at Imperial University of Tokyo, dated April 1, 1922

 

Letter of recommendation from Rev. J. K. Inazawa to Dr. E.A. Sturge, with personal card of Rev. Inazawa with note on reverse introducing Myaida, dated May 8, 1922

 

Letter from Kenneth S. Beam, Chairman of the Committee on Publicty or the Federation of Christian Missions in Japan, dated September 9, 1922

 

Letter of recommendation from E.S. Draper to Chas. Leavitt, Landscape Architect, dated October 18, 1922

 

Letter from Father Duffy regarding forthcoming letters of recommendation, dated July 8, 1930

 

Letter of recommendation from Father Duffy, dated October 28, 1930

 

Letter to Father Duffy from John M. Lyons, dated April 17, 1931 (fragment)

 

Letter of recommendation from Benjamin White Seaman to the Civic Works Employment Relief, dated November 27, 1933

 

Letter from Professor Masaki, Director of Tokyo Fine Arts College (fragment)

 

Note of introduction written on reverse of name card from Alice Wilson Wilcox to Frank Chapman of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, n.d.

 

Note of introduction written on reverse of name card from Alice Wilson Wilcox to Ray W. Miner of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, n.d.

 

Note of introduction from Alice Wilson Wilcox to Dr. S. Clyde Fisher of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, n.d.

 

Pass for free admission to the American Museum of Natural History, compliments of Alice Wilson Wilcox

 

Note of introduction from Alice Wilson Wilcox to Mary McClure of the Columbia Library, n.d.

 

Subseries 3 American Society of Landscape Architects

(Box 4 - Folder 6)

Letter from Nigar Comsky with suggestions about Myaida's application to ASLA, dated January 25, 1958

 

Letter to Perry Wheeler about his application to ASLA, dated January 27, 1958

 

Letter from Perry Wheeler responding to Myaida's concern about his application to ASLA, dated February 5, 1958

 

Letter to Perry Wheeler about his application to ASLA, dated February 6, 1958

 

Letter to Earle S. Draper regarding his request for endorsement to join ASLA, dated February 10, 1958

 

Letter from Earle S. Draper with his endorsement of Myaida's joining ASLA, dated February 15, 1958

 

Certificate of membership, American Society of Landscape Architects, dated November 10, 1958

 

Letter from Bradford Williams congratulating Myaida on his membership in ASLA, dated November 19, 1958

 

Letter from Norman T. Newton, President of ASLA, welcoming Myaida, dated November 20, 1958

(Box 4 - Folder 9)

25 business cards with inscription "Member American Society of Landscape Architects" with 18 inserts listing Shogo Myaida's name

 

Subseries 4 Landscape Architecture License

(Box 4 - Folder 7)

Application for license as a landscape architect in the State of New York, dated March 12, 1954

 

Certificate from the New York State Education Department granting permission to practice landscape architecture from 9/1/72 to 8/31/74, License Number 000337

(Box 4 - Folder 9)

1 business card "Mr. Shogo J. Myaida, Architect and Landscape Architect" also includes previous position in Japan

(Box 12)

Stamp "Shogo Joseph Myaida, Certified Landscape Architect"

 

Subseries 5 Patents

(Box 4 - Folder 8)

U.S. Patent number 3,130,706 for birdhouse design, dated April 28, 1964

 

U.S. Patent number 3,182,634 for birdhouse design, dated May 11, 1965

 

Series 7 Ephemera

(Box 4 - Folder 9)

18 postcards (4x5.5) with Japanese figures in various dress

 

1 postcard "Villa Adriana Quando tu Costrutta"

 

5 photo postcards (3.5x4.5) of exhibits from the Japanese Pavilion, Treasure Island

 

Key plan and index guide of the Royal Botanic Gardens

 

Order form for photographic Christmas Cards, Nutone Greeting Cards

 

Envelope with inscription "Bond for Deed, issued by South Palm Beach Properties Office"

 

Envelope

 

Envelope

 

Page from address book

 

Paper bag from The Book Shop, Gainesville, Georgia

 

2 postcards of Japanese village [in Japanese] (taped together)

(Box 6)

Postcard collection (See Education series for detailed description)

 

Series 8 Photographic Materials

 

Subseries 1 Prints

(Box 7 - Sleeve 2)

22 b/w prints (3x5); envelope labeled by Myaida "Barlow"(?), "392 sent to NY paper", "458 sent to Yoshikisa"(?)

(Box 7 - Sleeve 3)

18 b/w prints (3x5); "11" written on reverse of prints

(Box 7 - Sleeve 5)

8 b/w prints (3x5)

(Box 7 - Sleeve 7)

9 b/w prints (3x5); envelope labeled "The Oriental Seed Co., San Francisco, Calif. P.O. Box 3085"

(Box 7 - Sleeve 8)

95 b/w prints (3x5); images from number ranges 300 and 400, some unnumbered

(Box 7 - Sleeve 9)

26 b/w prints (3x5)

 

3 b/w prints (3.5x4.5)

 

1 b/w print (2.5x3.5)

 

1 b/w print [torn]

(Box 7 - Sleeve 10)

18 b/w prints(3x5); envelope labeled by Myaida "Jaq"

 

2 b/w prints (2x3)

(Box 9 - Sleeve 8)

19 b/w prints (various sizes) of family members; labeled by Myaida "Private, Shogo"

(Box 9 - Sleeve 25)

15 b/w prints and 1 photo postcard, ca.1938

(Box 9 - Sleeve 28)

4 b/w prints (2x3) of family members, house in Japan

(Box 10)

Brown leather album (6x9) containing 7 b/w images, 3 photographic postcards, and 3 notecards

(Box 10 - Sleeve 1)

4 photographic postcards of a burning building

(Box 10 - Sleeve 2)

1 b/w print (2x2) of Father Duffy

(Box 10 - Sleeve 3)

6 b/w prints (2x3) of a boat trip; labeled by Myaida "93", "94","177" "0"

(Box 10 - Sleeve 4)

2 b/w prints (3x5) of lighthouse, cliffs; numbered "C52" on reverse

(Box 10 - Sleeve 5)

5 b/w prints (3x5) of burning building, beached whale, garden

(Box 10 - Sleeve 6)

4 b/w prints (3x5) of a picnic; labeled by Myaida "536", "537", "538", "539"

(Box 10 - Sleeve 7)

5 b/w prints (2.5x3.5) of a woman; labeled by Myaida "2", "0"; one print inscribed "Palm Beach, Fla April 1926 Sincerely Chris"

(Box 10 - Sleeve 8)

3 b/w prints (3x5) of boat trip, portraits; numbered "13", "714", "496" on reverse

(Box 10 - Sleeve 9)

2 b/w prints (4x5) of residence, woman at cabin; labeled by Myaida "60"

(Box 10 - Sleeve 10)

8 b/w prints (3x5) of Myaida; labeled by Myaida "22", "304", "478", "519", "521", "530", "531"

(Box 10 - Sleeve 11)

4 b/w prints (3x5) of a beach, whale; labeled by Myaida "457", "465", "466"

(Box 10 - Sleeve 15)

7 b/w prints (3x5); labeled by Myaida "470-73", "428", "429", "437"

(Box 10 - Sleeve 17)

4 b/w prints (4x6) of residences, beach, woman in front of burned building; labeled by Myaida "14", "7"

(Box 10 - Sleeve 19)

1 b/w print (4x6) of Shogo Myaida

(Box 10 - Sleeve 21)

1 b/w print (5x7) of fireplace

(Box 10 - Sleeve 24)

6 b/w prints (2.5x2.5) portraits

 

1 b/w print (2.5x3.5) of Shogo Myaida

 

1 b/w print (2x3) of Shogo Myaida

 

1 b/w print (2x2.5) of Shogo Myaida

(Box 10 - Sleeve 28)

5 b/w prints (3x5) of Shogo Myaida and friend, dated 12/31/36; "409" on reverse

(Box 10 - Sleeve 29)

5 b/w prints (3x5) of Shogo Myaida; labeled by Myaida "523", "524"

 

Subseries 2 Negatives

(Box 8 - Sleeve 10)

11 b/w negatives (2x3); labeled by Myaida "1-9"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 11)

11 b/w negatives (2x3); labeled by Myaida "10"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 12)

11 b/w negatives (2x3); labeled by Myaida "20"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 13)

11 b/w negatives (2x3); labeled by Myaida "30"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 14)

11 b/w negatives (2x3); labeled by Myaida "40"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 15)

11 b/w negatives (2x3); labeled by Myaida "50"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 16)

11 b/w negatives (2x3); labeled by Myaida "60"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 17)

11 b/w negatives (2x3); labeled by Myaida "70"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 18)

11 b/w negatives (2x3); labeled by Myaida "80"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 19)

11 b/w negatives (2x3); labeled by Myaida "90"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 20)

11 b/w negatives (2x3); labeled by Myaida "100"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 21)

11 b/w negatives (2x3); labeled by Myaida "110"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 22)

11 b/w negatives (2x3); labeled by Myaida "120"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 23)

11 b/w negatives (2x3); labeled by Myaida "130"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 24)

11 b/w negatives (2x3); labeled by Myaida "140"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 25)

11 b/w negatives (2x3); labeled by Myaida "150, last 156"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 26)

11 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "300"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 27)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "310"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 28)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "320"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 29)

11 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "330"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 30)

9 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "340"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 31)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "350"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 32)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "360"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 33)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "370"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 34)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "380"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 35)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "390"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 36)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "400"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 37)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "410"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 38)

9 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "420"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 39)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "430"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 40)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "440"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 41)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "450"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 42)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "460"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 43)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "470"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 44)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "480"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 45)

9 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "490"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 46)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "500"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 47)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "510"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 48)

8 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "520"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 49)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "530"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 50)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "540"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 51)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "550"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 52)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "560"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 53)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "570"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 54)

10 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "580"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 55)

8 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "590"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 56)

1 b/w negative (3x5); labeled by Myaida "600"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 97)

7 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Rabit"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 99)

24 b/w negatives (3x5); labeled by Myaida "Friends"

(Box 8 - Sleeve 100)

5 b/w negatives (3x5); portraits of friends

(Box 8 - Sleeve 101)

2 b/w negatives (3x5); at the beach

(Box 11 - Sleeve 1)

1 strip of color negatives (35mm), 4 images; labeled by Myaida "Shogo"

(Box 11 - Sleeve 8)

1 glass plate negative (4x5) of Myaida's mother

 

Series 9 Three Dimensional Objects

(Box 12)

Wallet, inscribed "J.S.M. Firenze Lucilo 1922"

 

Sealed envelope with the note "nails for lock, no key", return address on reverse