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     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

Kenneth and Sandra McDonald papers of the American Rhododendron Society

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2018-0101

Content Description

3 boxes (137 folders) related to various chapters of the American Rhododendron Society (ARS) and Le-Mac Nursery. Also includes 1 box (22 folders) assorted plant catalogues.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Provenance

Gift of Sandra McDonald.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1927

Extent

4 Cubic Feet (4 cubic foot boxes)

Inventory

Box 1, Series 1: 1. Le-Mac Nursery Material 2. 1937-1938 3. 1938-1939 selected 4. 1939-1940 selected 5. 1940+1941 selected 6. 1940, 1941 selected 7. 1942 selected WWII 8.1942-1943 selected WWII 9. 943-1944 selected WWII 10. 1943-1944 selected mostly brokers WWII 11. 1945-6 postwar invoice selected 12. 1945-1946 selected 13. 1949-1950 Dr. Thomas Wheeldon was founder of the Middle-Atlantic chapter of ARS 14. 1950-1951 some become MAC-ARS members 15. 1953-1954 16. 1956-1957 17. 1957-1958 selected 18. 1958-1959 19. 1962— 20. 1965-1966 21. 1967-1968 22. 1970-1971 selected 23. 1976-1979 selected 24. 1979-1980 25. 1980-1981 26. 1982-1983 customers (Selected by Ken before he died) 27. 1984-1985 customers 28. MAC fall meeting 2003 29. MAC 50th anniversary 2002 30. Untitled folder 31. Le-Mac plant orders - famous nurseries 32. Le-Mac nurseries, misc. - Kenneth McDonald (Sr.) story + nursery misc. 33. People with ARS connections - 1973 and later 34. Early seed + plant acquisitions by Le-Mac about 1927-1945 35. Henry A. Dreer early orders 36. Early seed, plant, etc orders 1927— 37. Misc. papers - early days -> selected by Ken 38. Jacques Legendre - selected: original partner with Kenneth McDonald Sr. at Le-Mac Legendre later founded Gulf Stream Nursery with Bob Talley 39. McD GC. / Le-Mac / Personal 40. 1929-1934 Plants ordered from Europe etc - corresponding to some catalogues in catalogue file 41. 1929-1932 42. 1931-1932 43. 1932-1933 44. 1934, 1935 45. 1934, 1935, 1936 selected 46. 1936-1937 selected 47. MAC very old newsletters 48. Catalogues M 49. Catalogues N 50. Catalogues O P 51. Catalogues Q R 52. Catalogues S 53. Catalogues T Box 2, Series 1: Le-Mac Nursery Material contd. 54. Plant catalogues - loose / misc. 55. Plant catalogues - loose / misc. 56. Plant patents with common names 57. Le-Mac deeds 58. Le-Mac deeds 59. Waivers + consent 60. Le Mac stock boy back 1990 61. Untitled 62. Sept 28, 1978 - March 16, 1995 minutes of Le-Mac nurseries, June 63. Minutes book 1 (book, not folder) 64. Minutes book 2 (book, not folder) Series 2: Kenneth McDonald 65. MAC / ARS Meetings 66. ASA 67. Harry Wise Silver 68. The Azalea Society of America (ASA) - misc 69. Miscellaneous azalea & rhododendron booklets 70. Dr. Wheeldon MAC old correspondence 71. Misc. Kenneth McDonald Jr papers - box 1 72. Awards 73. Awards 2001 74. Spring 2003 awards 75. Awards fall 2004 76. MAC miscellaneous meetings 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 77. ROY (Rhododendron of the Year) 78. Misc correspondence 79. Correspondence re: UVA 80. Austin C. Kennell copies 81. Don Hyatt 82. Ken - budged + finance comm. 83. Bill Bedwell award of merit Box 3 , Series 2: Kenneth McDonald contd. 84. Silver Medal Norman + Jean Brady 85. District 9 Directors Ken McD + Don Voss 86. Gregory Bald project (aerial photo) 87. MAC ARS Meetings 88. MAC ARS convention 1988 89. Society membership decline 90. Misc. correspondence 91. Misc papers - K. McDonald Series 3: Rhododendron Society material 92. JARS content problem re: change to 50% how-to 93. ARS editorial committee 2004 94. ARS ED COM 2005 95. ED COM 2006 96. ED COM 2007 97. ED COM 2008-2016 98. Obits + Bios 99. Correspondence & miscellaneous 100. Stubbs, Kendon Skinner website 101. MAC History - by Theresa Brent 102. Hurricane Isabel Sept 2003 + MAC members + Jean in Nova Scotia 103. Wise, Harry 104. Wheeldon, Gladys 105. Voss, Don 106. MAC Voss - ed com 107. Spady, Betty speakers + elections N/C 108. Schepker, Hartwig - Christine Glevewenhil[sp?] Gregory Bald filming project 109. Saver, Debby (+David) 110. Sandwich club 111. Dorothy Robinson 112. Ring, George 113. Reilly, Ed 114. Sybil Przypek 115. Pelurie, Frank 116. Nelson, Sonja 117. Murray, Jay 118. Ron Miller 119. Miller, Bill 120. McLellon, George 121. McCollough, Mike 122. Inskip, Jim 123. Hyatt, John 124. Haywood, Mavis 125. Hammond, Jolin 126. Gehnrich, Bud (Herman C. Gehnrich) 127. Donovan, Ian 128. Creel, Mike new og species 129. Cox, Peter 130. Brooks, Dick service + obit 131. Bedwell, Bill 132. Andruczyk, Mike 133. Arsen, Frank 134. American Rhododendron Society (ARS) conventions + newsletters - general & Canada branches 135. Assorted ARS newsletters - Middle Atlantic + NY Chapters 136. “The Rosebay” MA ARA Chapter newsletters 137. ARS newsletters - Piedmont, Philadelphia, Susquehanna Valley chapters + NE Regional + SE Chapter 138. 1999 ARS Eastern Regional Meeting 139. Assorted ARS national conventions (DC, Portland OR) 140. ARS “news & notes” Mid-Atlantic Branch Box 4, Series 4: Trade Catalogues 18 folders containing trade plant catalogues from various nurseries