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Fred Heutte Center Papers, 1948-2008, undated | Sargeant Memorial Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Fred Heutte Center Papers, 1948-2008, undatedAdd to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-021

Primary Creator: Capin, Eleanor (1918-2008)

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

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.

Date Acquired: 08/25/2008

Subjects: Gardening--Societies, etc., Gardening--Southern States, Nonprofit organizations, Norfolk (Va.), Norfolk Botanical Garden, Organizations

Forms of Material: Agendas (administrative records), Annual reports, Application forms, Articles, Articles of incorporation, Booklets, Brochures, Business cards, Bylaws (administrative records), Certificates, Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence, Envelopes, Excerpts, Feasibility studies, Financial statements, Fliers (printed matter), Greeting cards, Invitations, Invoices, Itineraries, Lists (document genres), Magazines (periodicals), Maps (documents), Membership lists, Memorandums, Minutes (administrative records), Newsletters, Newspapers, Notes, Photocopies, Plans (reports), Postcards, Press releases, Proposals, Recipes, Reports, Royalty statements, Transcripts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Gardening--Societies, etc.
Gardening--Southern States
Nonprofit organizations
Norfolk (Va.)
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Organizations

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

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 Source: Eleanor H. Capin by donation

Preferred Citation: Fred Heutte Center Papers, MSS 0000-021, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed September 19, 2016.


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Box 4Add to your cart.
Series 5: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Budgets, 1985-1987Add to your cart.
Budgets and fundraising information for the Fred Heutte Center and Friends of Fred Heutte Foundation.
Item 1: Financial statement, Income and expenses, Friends of Fred Heutte, 1985 August - DecemberAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Financial statement, Cash receipts and disbursements, Fred Heutte Center, 1985 July 31 - 1986 January 31Add to your cart.
Item 3: Financial statement, Cash receipts and disbursements, Fred Heutte Center, 1986 January 31 - 1986 February 31Add to your cart.
Item 4: Financial statement, Cash receipts and disbursements, Fred Heutte Center, 1986 August 1 - February 28Add to your cart.
Item 5: Financial statement, Cash receipts and disbursements, Fred Heutte Center, 1986 April - MayAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Report, Financial Committee, 1986 April 21Add to your cart.
Item 7: Minutes, Financial Committee Meeting, 1986 May 14Add to your cart.
Item 8: Estimate, Fred Heutte Landscape Proposal, 1986 May 12Add to your cart.
A financial estimate for the landscaping work to be done to make four quadrants and a knot garden.
Item 9: Financial statement, Cash receipts and disbursements, 1986 July 1 - August 1Add to your cart.
Item 10: Financial statement, Cash receipts and disbursements, Fred Heutte Center, 1986 October 1 - November 1Add to your cart.
Item 11: Budget, For fiscal year, 1986Add to your cart.
Income, expenses, and balance sheet.
Item 12: Budget, For library supplies, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Item 13: Article, Budget hearing for 1985-1986, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 14: Budget, Revised, 1986 July 1 - 1987 June 30Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Clippings, 1951-2008, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Clippings, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Clippings, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Clippings, 1970-1978Add to your cart.
Item 4: Clippings, 1979Add to your cart.
Includes newspaper clippings memorializing Frederic Heutte after his death on July 29, 1979.
Item 5: Clippings, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Clippings, 1998-2008, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1978-2000, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Postcard, Florence and Fred to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Capin, 1978 August 4Add to your cart.
Written in Bracknell, England and sent to Norfolk, Virginia.
Item 2: Correspondence, Adell H. Campbell to Eleanor Capin, 1982 April 19Add to your cart.
Includes list of suggested books for the Horticulture Center Library.
Item 3: Correspondence, Janet Langston to Eleanor Capin, 1983Add to your cart.
Includes information about the caduceus medical symbol.
Item 4: Correspondence, Richard E. Rumble to Benedict J. DiSalvo, 1984 July 12Add to your cart.
Photocopy. Includes handwritten note to Vicki.
Item 5: Correspondence, unknown to Eleanor Capin, 1986 January 24Add to your cart.
Includes information about the groundbreaking ceremony for an Herb Knot Garden.
Item 6: Correspondence, Elizabeth D. Seaman to Eleanor Capin, 1986 February 10Add to your cart.
Item 7: Correspondence, Charles D. Turnbull to Whom It May Concern, 1987 April 6Add to your cart.
Includes information about Old Garden roses.
Item 8: Correspondence, Dick Newhoun to Eleanor Capin, 1989 August 17Add to your cart.
Item 9: Correspondence, B. F. to Eleanor Capin, 1990 September 7Add to your cart.
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange news release for August 29, 1990.
Item 10: Correspondence, Supporters of Dr. Mason Andrews to "Dear Neighbor", circa 1992 MayAdd to your cart.
Letter stating reasons why Dr. Mason Andrews would be an effective leader for Norfolk if elected on May 5, 1992.
Item 11: Correspondence, Anne Heutte to Eleanor Capin, 1994 April 21Add to your cart.
Includes envelope.
Item 12: Correspondence, Rosemary to Eleanor Capin, 1998 April 24Add to your cart.
Written in Oro Valley, Arizona.
Item 13: Correspondence, Rosemary to Eleanor Capin, 1998 May 19Add to your cart.
Item 14: Correspondence, Rosemary to Eleanor Capin, 1998 June 15Add to your cart.
Written in Oro Valley, Arizona.
Item 15: Correspondence, Rosemary to Eleanor Capin, 1998 July 30Add to your cart.
Item 16: Correspondence, Rosemary to Eleanor Capin, 1998 December 27Add to your cart.
Written in Oro Valley, Arizona.
Item 17: Christmas card, Kitty R. to unknown, circa 2000Add to your cart.
Includes photograph of Kitty at 83 years of age in Washington, D. C. on April 29, 2000.
Item 18: Correspondence, unknown to Eleanor Capin, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 19: Correspondence, Rosemary to Eleanor Capin, March 26Add to your cart.
Item 20: Envelope, Eleanor Capin, Vice President Bicentennial Flora-RamaAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Maps, 1970-1978, undatedAdd to your cart.
Located in Map Drawer 16.
Item 1: Plant Hardiness Map, 1977Add to your cart.
Relative only to Zone 8A and 8B. Described in "Gardener's Diary" by Frederic Heutte. Reproduced from U. S. D. A. Plant Hardiness Zone Map.
Item 2: Northern and Southern Limits of Zone 8, undatedAdd to your cart.
Handdrawn map shows southeast portion of Virginia and northeast portion of North Carolina, along with lines indicating number of days of the growing season ranging from 200 to 260 days.
Item 3: Proposed Initial Canal Landscape Plan, 1970 February 12Add to your cart.
Photocopy of handdrawn map by Frederic Heutte. Map shows Highway 17 and Dismal Swamp Canal: first picnic area going south from Great Bridge, Virginia.
Item 4: Heutte Center Planting Plan, undatedAdd to your cart.
Craig Alan Siska, Landscape Architect.
Item 5: The National Arboretum, 1978 AugustAdd to your cart.
Pamphlet; includes diagram of The National Herb Garden.
Item 6: Chrysler Museum at Norfolk Site Plan, undatedAdd to your cart.
Williams and Tazewell & Associates, Inc. Architects / Planners, Norfolk, Virginia.
Folder 5: Writings of Fred Heutte, undatedAdd to your cart.
Bound book includes: "Behind the scenes in Tidewater's 'Norfolk Azalea Gardens'"; "Norfolk's Gardens"; "Junior Chamber of Commerce Program: Talk on 'The Norfolk Gardens'"; and "'The Japanese Beetle' - Specially Written for 'Tidewater Gardens.'" Also includes 1948 radio programs: "Camellia Show and Azaleas" (March 6, 1948), "How to Plan and Plant Small Home Grounds" (February 21, 1948), "Camellias continued" (January 24, 1948), and "Camellias" (January 10, 1948).
Folder 6: WTAR Broadcasts, 1962 December 3Add to your cart.
Broadcasts by Frederic Heutte on the Norfolk radio broadcasting station WTAR.
Item 1: Transcript, W. T. A. R. First broadcast, 1962 December 3Add to your cart.
Item 2: Transcript, W. T. A. R. Second broadcast, 1962 December 3Add to your cart.
Item 3: Transcript, W. T. A. R. Third broadcast, 1962 December 3Add to your cart.
Item 4: Transcript, W. T. A. R. Fourth broadcast, 1962 December 3Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Miscellaneous Materials, 1978-1998, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Correspondence, To Betty McCain, undatedAdd to your cart.
Lists end-of-year events at The Terminal on the Square.
Item 2: Photograph, Frederic Heutte with K. Sawada and Major Peter W. Barber, undatedAdd to your cart.
Copy. Photograph was taken at a convention outside the Azalea Room at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Item 3: Map, Inside Norfolk, 1983 JuneAdd to your cart.
Trolley Route Serving Downtown Area. Includes Norfolk-By-The-Sea map with lodging and attractions included on reverse side.
Item 4: Map, Future of Hampton Roads, Inc., undatedAdd to your cart.
Map shows boundaries of cities and counties in Hampton Roads area.
Item 5: Newsletter, Message from Merryspring, 1978 MayAdd to your cart.
Volume 4, Number 2.
Item 6: Newsletter, Colonial Williamsburg Today, 1979 SpringAdd to your cart.
Volume 1, Number 3.
Item 7: Newsletter, Around the Center, 1980 May, June, JulyAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Brochure, Norfolk Lavender, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photocopy. Information on England's only Lavender Farm in Caley Mill, Heacham, United Kingdom.
Item 9: Recipes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Recipes for chocolate truffle candy, pecan pralines, short dough, oil and vinegar dressing, creamy french dressing, marinated veggies, vinegar marinade for chicken, and Fayne Pearson's rose geranium cake.
Item 10: Membership list, Virginia Orchestra League, 1984 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Bylaws, Virginia Orchestra League, 1982 April 1Add to your cart.
Draft.
Item 12: Membership list, BMCCC Tidewater Chapter, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 13: Membership list, Mrs. Cratchit's Confectionery Kitchen, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 14: Membership list, Virginia Symphony League, 1988 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Item 15: Membership list, 5% Investment Club Charter Members, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 16: List, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 17: List, Renewal of members, 1988 January 1Add to your cart.
Item 18: Business card, Jim J. Blount, undatedAdd to your cart.
Nabisco Brands, Inc., Planters Division, Chesapeake, Virginia.
Item 19: Business card, Nancy T. Warren, undatedAdd to your cart.
Food Services and Hospitality Training Center.
Item 20: Note, Russ Baxley, undatedAdd to your cart.
Pert Laboratory, Seabrook Blanching Company, Edenton, North Carolina.
Item 21: Note, Bill Birdsong, undatedAdd to your cart.
Birdsong Peanuts, Franklin, Virginia.
Item 22: Index cards, undatedAdd to your cart.
Four index cards.
Item 23: Daily planner sheet, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 24: Note, To Vicki, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes trolley tour information.
Item 25: Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Nine pages of handwritten notes concerning the Southeastern Virginia Planning District Commission, Advisory Commission, awards, Workshop Chairman job description, and other miscellaneous topics.
Item 26: Document, Building Improvements, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Item 27: Article, Gardens at Agecroft Hall, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 28: Quote, Author Unknown, undatedAdd to your cart.
A quote about love, learning, and acceptance.
Item 29: List, Herbal Themes and Ideas For Programs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 30: List, Dye Garden, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 31: Sticky notes and Christmas ornaments, undatedAdd to your cart.
Two sticky notes were originally stuck to a folder. The two Christmas postage stamp ornaments were found in an envelope to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Capin, dated December 18, 1976.

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