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Dorothy Graves Papers

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Graves (Dorothy) Papers

Papers of Dorothy Graves
MS0170

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Graves, Dorothy Butler
Title
Dorothy Graves papers
ID
MS0170
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1926-1937
Date [inclusive]
1926-1965
Extent
51.0 Items
Language
English
Abstract
Papers of one of the first female landscape architects in North Carolina. Consists primarily of specifications, blueprints, and photographs of landscaping projects in Washington, D.C. (1933-37). Also includes designs she completed while a student at Cornell University (1926) and two projects by her husband, S. Porter Graves, an associate of Walter W. Hook.

Preferred Citation note

Dorothy Graves Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

Dorothy Butler Graves studied landscape architecture at Cornell University. During the 1930s, she worked for Rose Greely, Landscape Architect, in Washington, D.C. Later, she set up her own practice in North Carolina. Graves was elected a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1937. She married S. Porter Graves Jr., an associate of Charlotte architect, Walter W. Hook.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection is comprised primarily of drawings and photographs documenting the career of Dorothy Graves, including her studies at Cornell University. Also contains a small amount of material related to her husband.

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Arrangement note

The Dorothy Graves Papers are divided into the following series: 1. Dorothy Graves (1926-1937); 2. S. Porter Graves Jr. (1932, 1941).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Dorothy Graves, 1988.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Graves, Dorothy Butler
  • Graves, S. Porter

Subject(s)

  • Architects--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • Landscape architects
  • Landscape architecture--Designs and plans
  • Women landscape architects--United States

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1 Dorothy Graves 1926-1937 

Scope and Contents note

This series contains works by this landscape architect, primarily as an associate for Rose Greely, Landscape Architect, of Washington, D.C. Also includes material related to Graves's thesis at Cornell Univeristy.

Map-case Drawer Folder

American Society of Landscape Architects 1937 

Scope and Contents note

Certificate of membership (see also box SFC2:170 for a copy of Graves's letter of application for membership in the ASLA).

1 2 7
Box Folder

Cornell University--Landscape Design Projects--Photographs 1926-1930 

Scope and Contents note

Eight prints (P170/1-8) of models, including a formal public garden, country club, tudor manor, and setting for the Washington Monument (see also entry below).

P17 4

Cornell University--Landscape Design Project--Photographs 1926 

Scope and Contents note

Two prints (PL170/1-2) of a setting for the Washington Monument (see also entry above).

PL5 4
Map-case Drawer Folder

Emma T. Hahn House (Washington, D.C.)--Drawings 1931 

Scope and Contents note

Plans and elevations for greenhouse and dove cote for house at 6036 Daniels Road.

1 2 7
Box Folder

Emma T. Hahn House (Washington, D.C.)--Photographs 1936   

Scope and Contents note

Two prints (P170/9-10) of the dove cote (see also entry below).

P17 4

Emma T. Hahn House (Washington, D.C.)--Photographs 1936 

Scope and Contents note

One print (PL170/3) of the dove cote (see also entry above).

PL5 4
Map-case Drawer Folder

Howard C. Davidson House (Washington, D.C.)--Drawings 1935-1936 

Scope and Contents note

Survey and plans for gardens

1 2 7
Box Folder

Howard C. Davidson House (Washington, D.C.)--Files 1937 

Scope and Contents note

Includes Graves's letter of application for membership in the ASLA (5-15-37) with specifications for work in the garden of this house.

SFC2 170

Howard C. Davidson Guesthouse (Washington, D.C.)--Photographs 1936   

Scope and Contents note

One print (P170/11) of the "Magnolia Walk" in the garden.

P17 4
Map-case Drawer Folder

Los Poblamos Ranch (Albequerque, N.M.)--Drawings 1932 

Scope and Contents note

Alternative plans for patio.

1 2 7

Paul S. Putzki House (Washington, D.C.)--Drawings 1933   

Scope and Contents note

Plans for tool house and garden for a house in the Wesley Heights neighborhood.

1 2 7
Box Folder

Paul S. Putzki House (Washington, D.C.)--Photographs undated 

Scope and Contents note

"Before" and "after" shots (P170/12-22) of the house.

P17 4
Map-case Drawer Folder

William Montgomery House (Washington, D.C.)--Drawings 1936 

Scope and Contents note

Topographic survey and plans for game room garden and azalea ramp for house at 6200 Nebraska Avenue.

1 2 7

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 Series 2 S. Porter Graves, Jr. 1932, 1941, circa 1965 

Scope and Contents note

This series contains work of Graves's husband, who served as an associate under Charlotte architect, Walter Hook.

Map-case Drawer Folder

James A. Abernethy, Jr. House (Lincolnton, N.C.)--Drawings 1941 

Scope and Contents note

Walter Hook, architect; S. Porter Graves Jr. and R. Edwin Wilson, associate architects

1 2 7
Box Folder

Sketch Book circa 1965   

Scope and Contents note

Sketches of houses in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C.

SFC2 170

Photographs--Prints 

Box Folder item

Design of "A Formal Garden", sketch of Junior Landscape (?); drawn by D. L. Butler 1929 

P17 4 P170/1

Design of "A Country Club"; drawn by Butler (?) undated 

P17 4 P170/2

Two designs of a view of a house: "cross section looking east" and "longitudinal section looking south"; drawn by D. L. Butler undated 

P17 4 P170/2

Design of "The Tudor Manor"; drawn by D. L. Butler 1930 

P17 4 P170/4

Design of "The White House"; drawn by D. L. Butler 1931 

P17 4 P170/5

Design of "The Central Mall"; drawn by D. L. Butler 1929 

P17 4 P170/6

Three different designs viewing the Capitol, White House, and Lincoln Memorial undated 

Scope and Contents note

"Section thru cross axis facing east toward the Capitol", "section thru mall axis facing the White House", and "section thru mall axis showing the relation of the Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, and White House to the monument"

P17 4 P170/7

Model of the the Lincoln Memorial undated 

P17 4 P170/8

Unidentified terrace of some sort undated 

P17 4 P170/9-10

Unidentified house undated 

P17 4 P170/11

Unidentified house undated 

P17 4 P170/12-17

Unidentified house (or shed ?) undated 

P17 4 P170/18-19

Steps leading into a yard or garden undated 

P17 4 P170/20

Walkway through a garden undated 

P17 4 P170/21-22

Design of "A Building for the Departments of Architecture and Drama" at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undated 

Scope and Contents note

Drawn by S. Porter Graves, Jr.

P17 4 P170/23-24

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Building for the Departments of Architecture and drama--Drawings--Photographs 1932   

Scope and Contents note

Two prints (P170/23-24) of the drawings for Graves's baccalaureate thesis.

P17 4

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Photographs--Large Prints 

Box Folder item

Model of Washington Monument undated 

PL5 4 PL170/1-2

Brick gazebo undated 

PL5 4 PL170/3