Fred Heutte Center Papers, 1948-2008, undated
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Brief Description: Papers relating to the Fred Heutte Center in Ghent Square, Fred Heutte Foundation, Garden Clubs of Greater Hampton Roads, and Norfolk Botanical Gardens. The papers include gardening articles and transcripts of radio broadcasts, along with correspondence relating to the publication of Fred Heutte's 1977 book Gardening in the Temperate Zone. Organizational records include agendas, minutes, budget statements, correspondence, and notes. These papers were collected by Eleanor Capin and include some of her personal papers along with those of Fred Heutte.
Held at:
Sargeant Memorial Collection
Slover Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 7574317429
Email: localhistory [at]
Record Series Number: 001/01/MSS 0000-021
Created by: Capin, Eleanor (1918-2008)
Volume: 4.0 Boxes
Acquired: 08/25/2008.
Arrangement: Arranged by series. Series 1: Published Writings, Series 2: Organizations, Series 3: Projects, Series 4: Events, Series 5: Miscellaneous. A majority of folders were kept in their original order; however, the Gardening Articles, Gardening in the Temperate Zone, Weeder's Digest, Clippings, and Correspondence folders have been arranged in chronological order. Some loose materials were added to the ends of folders of the subject to which they best belong.
Biographical Note for Capin, Eleanor (1918-2008) : Eleanor Hoffman Capin was born on October 9, 1918 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She grew up in New York City and was a hat model in her early 20s. She married Samuel Rudolphe Capin on January 15, 1944 in Manhattan, New York and moved to Norfolk, Virginia soon after. Capin volunteered for several organizations during her life in Norfolk, including the Needlework Guild of America and the Children's Art Center. She was also a major player in the opening of the DePaul Hospital Gift Shop, Fred Heutte Horticultural Foundation, and the Fred Heutte Center. Capin was also responsible for the creation of a regional nonprofit organization called the Amputee Support Group. In 1976, she was a member of the City of Norfolk's Bicentennial Commission. Capin died on September 13, 2008 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
Gardening--Societies, etc.
Gardening--Southern States
Nonprofit organizations
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Genres/Forms of Material
Agendas (administrative records)
Annual reports
Application forms
Articles of incorporation
Business cards
Bylaws (administrative records)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Feasibility studies
Financial statements
Fliers (printed matter)
Greeting cards
Lists (document genres)
Magazines (periodicals)
Maps (documents)
Membership lists
Minutes (administrative records)
Plans (reports)
Press releases
Royalty statements
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.
Acquisition Notes: Eleanor H. Capin by donation
PreferredCitation: Fred Heutte Center Papers, MSS 0000-021, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.