Louise Bush-Brown Collection
Louise Bush-Brown Collection
Circa 2046 B.C.-1954, bulk 1845-1954
Bush-Brown, Louise, 1897-1974
0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
Materials in English
Detailed Collection Information
Louise Carter, born in 1897, graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women in 1916. After a variety of jobs, Carter came back to the school in 1924 as their director. In 1925, she married James Bush-Brown, the school’s landscape design instructor. Louise Bush-Brown went on to direct the school for 28 years, retiring in 1952. She was an integral part of the school’s success. She also authored and co-authored several books with her husband, most notably American’s Garden Book written in 1939. In 1953, she founded the Neighborhood Garden Association of Philadelphia, and won the National Recreation Award for the Neighborhood Garden Project in 1959.
Description of Collection
This is a small collection of items that Louise Bush-Brown collected relating to horticulture, primarily items from the Botany Club of Germantown in Philadelphia. Additionally, there is a tablet dating from the fourth year of the reign of Amar-Sin, 2046-2038 B.C.
Organization and Arrangement
The collection is arranged by type of material.
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b6090429~S30
Collection is open for research.
Publication and Copyright Information
The Louise Bush-Brown Collection is the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the University, or the authors/creators or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Louise Bush-Brown Collection, SCRC 209, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women Records. Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Collection processed and finding aid completed in February 2016 by Holly Beth Wilson, Part Time Processing Archivist/Librarian Processing Archivist.
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
Bush-Brown, Louise Carter 1897-1974
Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women
Botany Club of Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Germantown Horticultural Society (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Women in agriculture--United States--Pennsylvania--History
Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
1 1 “Domestic Cookery,” handwritten recipes by Mrs. Carpenter 1845
1 2 Botany Club of Germantown: correspondence 1880-1883
1 3 Botany Club of Germantown: correspondence 1884-1913
1 4 Botany Club of Germantown: minutes 1880-1884
1 5 Botany Club of Germantown: photographs 1884
1 6 Germantown Horticultural Society: “premium list” of plants 1882
1 7 Scrapbook of prints and specimens undated
2 1 Tablet: receipt for gazelles circa 2046-2038 B.C.