Haldeman, Anne Bruce (1903-1993) Papers, ca. 1928-1993

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator:  Haldeman, Anne Bruce, 1903-1993

 Title:  Papers, ca. 1928-1993

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Collections.

Size of Collection:  12 cubic feet

Location Number:  Mss. A H159c

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the business and research files of landscape architect Anne Bruce Haldeman. Client and project files are within boxes 1-3. These files document the work of both Anne Bruce and her partner, architect Louise Leland (1902-1956); Leland’s projects when obvious are notated on the project index, though bulk of work is Haldeman’s. Within the project files are: sketches and final drawings, correspondence, photographs, negatives, and invoice documents. Boxes 4, 5 and the first seven folders of box 6 are landscape architecture research files. Boxes 6 and 7 contain architecture research files. Also within box 7 are files related to office operation, personal correspondence and appraisals (jewelry and furniture), and courses and lectures either attended or taught by Haldeman. Box 8 completes the lectures and also includes Haldeman’s general reference files as well as those regarding her various memberships and affiliations, which carry into box 9. Box 9 begins her travel files, which carry into box 10. Recipes and cooking tips collected by Haldeman are also in box 10.  Within boxes 11-12 are Haldeman’s daily journals, majority of entries detail weather, client meetings, and other work-related notations.

Related collections:

  • Haldeman, Anne Bruce, 1903-1993. Papers, ca. 1960. 8 items. (Mss. C H)
  • Haldeman, Anne Bruce, 1903-1993. Landscape design records, 1929-1986. 3.5 cu. ft. (Mss. AR H159)
  • Anne Bruce Haldeman working library – 118 titles, 5 cu. ft. (click here for listing)
  • Haldeman family. Papers, 1843-1985. 28 boxes. (Mss. A H159)

Biographical Note

Anne Bruce Haldeman was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1903 to the Haldeman family, prominent newspaper publishers.  Haldeman lived to be 90 years old and left a legacy as one of the earliest and most pre-eminent female landscape architects in Kentucky.  After graduating from Bennett College in New York State, she noted that her career in landscape architecture started ‘accidentally’ while her parents were designing a country home in Glenview, KY.  She eventually enrolled in the Cambridge School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Graduating in 1931, Haldeman, along with her classmate and partner Louise Leland (1902-1956), returned to Louisville in 1934 and founded the landscape architectural firm of Haldeman & Leland.  The office was located in the Francis Building at 606 S. 4th Street.  Haldeman and Leland resided in Glenview, KY near the Haldeman family property.  Following the early death of Leland in 1956, the firm dissolved. Haldeman continued to work in landscape design for the remainder of her life.

While Anne Bruce Haldeman designed numerous gardens and landscapes throughout the region, she is best remembered for her role in the historically-informed gardens at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown, KY, Farmington Historic Plantation in Louisville, KY, and as a consultant for Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Mercer Co., KY.  Haldeman was a member of the group who spearheaded the movement to rescue the historically significant home and gardens of Farmington, the plantation originally built from 1815-1816 by John and Lucy Fry Speed.  She helped to found the Historic Homes Foundation Inc., a local organization created to protect the integrity of historic homes.  Throughout the late 1960s and 70s, Haldeman researched the Speed family, the home, as well as the time period, to create as historically accurate gardens as possible.  In 1973 Haldeman was awarded the Mrs. Oakleigh Thorne Medal for outstanding achievement in Garden Design from the Garden Club of America.  She was also one of the first women to join the American Society of Landscape Architects.  Anne Bruce Haldeman died in 1993.

 

Folder List

Box 1
1. Client List, n/a
2. Unknown Project 196-6d, n/a
3. Acorn-Maid's room & bath (making nice), n/a
4. Mrs. Peter Berlin, n/a
5. H. Bingham, #188
6. Gen. & Mrs. Chas. S. Blakely, #877
7. T. Chatham, n/a
8. Christ Church Lexington (Garden Plans), #303
9. Clay, n/a
10. Mr. Erskine H. Courtenay, #126
11. Cox, n/a
12. Mrs. Leonard Davidson, #272
13. Mrs. Norton Dulaney, #695
14. E.R. Dumesnil Jr., #914
15. Mrs. Albert D. Farwell, #850
16. Mrs. W. Henry Graddy, #233
17a. Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Griffith, #369
17b. Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Griffith, #369
18. Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Griffith, #687
19. Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Griffith, #762
20. Henry Clay Law Office | Mrs. L. Brewer and R.S. DeCamp, #883
21. Henry Reuter Heyburn, #301
22. Mrs. John G. Heyburn, #390
23. Henning Hilliard, #695A
24. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Hilliard, #216
25. Mrs. John Hollister, #608
26. House for Harriet, n/a
27. Indianapolis, n/a
28. Indianapolis Museum (Mrs. Irving Springer), n/a
29. Mrs. Harold F. Johnson, #247
30. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jones Jr., #887
31. Kanawha Garden Club; Craik-Patch House, #902
32. Arthur M. King, #395
33. John Labouisse, #384
34. Mrs. John Labouisse, #904
35. Mrs. John Scott Lansill, #203
36. Mrs. F.H. Lassiter, #725
37. Mrs. Frazier Lebus, #140
38. W.E. Lehman, #356
39. Lexington Hunt Morgan, n/a
40. Liberty Hall, n/a
41. Library Winston-Salem, #385
42. Mrs. Eli Lilly, #158
43. Mrs. Eli Lilly -- Chinese House,
44. Mrs. J.K. Lilly Jr., #213
45. Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Lilly, #214
46. Mr. Dulaney Logan Kitchen Remodel, #187
47. Mr. D. Irving Long, #710
48. Nathan Lord Remodel and Addition, #316
49. Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Louis, #607
50. Louisville Co. Club, #615
51. Louisville Country Day School, #343
52. Louisville Memorial Auditorium, #380
53. Louisville Water Co. & Park, Zorn Ave., #21

Box 2
54. Dr. and Mrs. Lowrey, #739
55. Mrs. J. Brian McCormick, #207
56. Mrs. Barney McKinney, #893
57. Paul MacLean, #421
58. Mrs. Paul Marion, #275
59. Mrs. L. Minish Jr., #635
60. Dr. and Mrs. Condict Moore, #810
61. John O. Moore, #680
62a. Mrs. Thomas O. Moore, #401
62b. Mrs. Thomas O. Moore, #401
63. Mrs. T.O. Moore (Gull Harbor), #531
64. W.B. Moore, #445
65. Mrs. R.W. Moorhead Jr., #293
66. Mrs. C.F. Morriss, #662
67. Mrs. Thruston Morton, #143
68. Mrs. C.F. Myers, #800
69. Naples - Sandpiper Cottage, Naples, Fla., #01-46
70. Naples - Beach cottage "Haldeman Estate" - Repairs - remodeling, #01-50
71. Naples - Beach cottage, South House - cost data,
72. Naples - Big Cottage Misc,
73. Naples - Florida landscaping - Sotovento, #01-38
74. Naples - Florida landscaping - Sotovento, #01-38
75. Naples - Florida landscaping - Sotovento - Contractor correspondence, #01-38
76. Naples - General, n/a
77. Naples - Future Houses, n/a
78. Naples - Sotovento - Misc #25 South Side 12 NE South, n/a
79. Naples - South House, #01-51
80. Naples - South House, n/a
81. Mrs. Geo. W. Norton Jr. (Fincastle), #202
82. Mrs. Geo. W. Norton Jr. (Fincastle), #202
83. Mrs. Geo. W. Norton Jr.; Corbinel, Glenview, #756
84. Norton Infirmary Terrace, n/a
85. Norton Memorial Infirmary, #510
86. George W. Norton, Jr. ' A Studio & Tool Room Under Walls & Steps A,B, & C', #202
87. Norton Lot at Cave Hill, #327
88. Mrs. N.H. Noyes, #169-4
89. Mr. and Mrs. Squire Ogden, #506
90. Old Salem, #553-1 through 5
91. Mrs. H. Boone Porter, #419-1
92a. Puye, #01-39-40
92b. Puye, #01-39-40
93. Puye - A.B.H. - Kitchen & Bath floors, n/a
94. Puye - ABH Photos and misc. equipment, n/a
95. Puye - Addition, #01-39-51
96. Puye - Addition (BR addition), #01-39-51

Box 3
97. Puye - Contract and Contract Liability Policy, #01-39-40
98. Puye - Furnishings, etc, n/a
99. Puye - H&L Office, #01-41
100. Puye - Home in Kentucky, n/a
101. Puye - Household Equipment, n/a
102. Puye - kitchen remodeling (Raymond Rees), n/a
103. Landscape, Survey for Waterline, Road, 01-39-40
104. Puye - My Road, n/a
105. Puye - office & tool house, #01-41
106. Puye - outside the contract (bills, etc), #01-39-40
107. Puye - Specs for addition, n/a
108. Puye - specs set origs, #01-39-40
109. Rebekah's plan for maid's room, n/a
110. Mrs. William Reed, #475
111. Mrs. William T. Reed, Jr., #186
112. Restorations (misc), n/a
113. Mrs. Joseph S. Rice, #632
114. Joe M. Rodes, #827
115. R.W. Rounsavall Jr., #543
116. Conrad Ruckelshaus, #224/351
117. Wm. O. Rudd, #906
118. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ryan, #174
119. Mrs. George Sanders, #621
120. Mrs. Stuart Saunders, #624
121. Martin F. Schmidt, #839
122. Robert F. Seery, #486
123. Mr. and Mrs. L.P. Seiler, #943
124. Shakertown, #599
125. Mrs. W.E. Simms, #329
125a. Mrs. Wendell Smock, #524
126. Mr. Robert K. Smith, #502
127. Mrs. Vertner Smith, Jr., #627
128. Mrs. Peter Spalding, Jr., #861
129. Mrs. Frank C. Springer, Jr., #714
130. Mrs. F.C. Springer, #563
131. Mrs. and Mrs. Franklin F. Starks, Jr., #499
132. Dr. and Mrs. T. Bodley Stites, #843
133. Mrs. Thomas Stokes, #361
134. Mrs. Berry V. Stoll, #793
135. Mrs. Barckley Storey, #507
136. Edward Strater, #426
137. Mr. Charlie Sturgill, #753 & #754
138. Mr. Charlie Sturgill, #598
139. Mr. Charlie Sturgill, #549
140. Charles Sturgill, #427
141. Mrs. Samuel R. Sutphin, #564
142. T.V., n/a
143. John Scott Talbott Jr. | Mrs. Joseph C. Graves, n/a
144. Maurice & Joan Tobin | Mr. and Mrs. Maurice B. Tobin, #933
145. Jouett Ross Todd, #655
146. Rucker Todd, #552
147. Twin City Garden Club, #578
148. Methodist Church of Versailles, #757
149. Dr. and Mrs. H.W. Violette, #914-1
150. Mrs. Lawrence Warner, #628
151. Mrs. Richard B. Wathen, #698
152. M.G. Whitley, #251
153. Mrs. Joseph Wile (wolf-Wile), #859
154. House and Garden Wolcott Ter., n/a
155. Woman's Club, #923
156. Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Womble, #386
157. "Oregon" (Tecumseh St. Dayton); Mrs. James M. Woodhull, #898
158. Mrs. F.H. Wright, #135
159. Museum of Early Southern Deco Arts, #553-6

 

Box 4
160. Annuals, biennials, perennials, iris.
161. Boxwood.
162. Broad-leaved evergreens (x2).
163. Bulb specialists.
164. Bulbous plants.
165. Thomas D. Church Land. Arch..
166. Cold frames & greenhouses.
167. Colonial plant material.
168. Color combination & perpetual bloom.
169. Constance spry - summer and autumn flowers.
170. Cut flowers.
171. Fertilizers.
172. Florida plant material.
173. Flower pots, tubs & sun dials.
174. Flowering trees.
175. Foundation planting.
176. Fountains & pools.
177. Fragrance.
178. Fruit specialists.
179. Garden Books Read.
180. Garden design.
181. Garden equipment.
182. Garden furniture.
183. Garden houses.
184. Gardens.
185. Gardens - English.
186. Gardens - Foreign - (Bermuda, Caribbean, Ireland, Holland, Ravello, Scandin., Switza.).
187. City gardens.
188. Garden tours (KY & New Orleans).
189. Garden Tours.
190. Pot Gardening.
191. Rose and Annual Gardens.
192. Vegetable Gardens.
193. Rose Greeley - Landscape Arch..
194. Hedges: Mrs. Shipman's notes.
195. Herbs & herb gardens.
196. Horticulture - Sun chart to oreient houses - mensuration.
197. Horticulture Books of Barret Hill.
198. Innocenti & Webel.
199. Insects & Diseases - Controls.
200. Italy.

Box 5
201. January February.
202. Landscape Arch. Work.
203. Landscape Design.
204. Landscape plants - ABH place.
205. Landscape Equipment.
206. Lawns - Fescues & fertilizers.
207. Lawns.
208. Lilies.
209. Maintenance - Compost bins, making compost, mulching.
210. Misc - weather vanes, outside wall bells, signs.
211. Native planting.
212. Native planting wild flowers and ferns.
213. Perennial list for blooming dates.
214. Pergolas.
215. Pests, Misc.
216. Plans of places.
217. Plant names.
218. Planting.
219. Planting design.
220. Planting plans.
221. Plants for special conditions.
222. Special plant forms - Hedges, Espaliering, Standards.
223. Pruning & tree repairs.
224. Roses.
225. Robert Schery - Lawn Institute.
226. Shade.
227. Shade trees.
228. Mrs. Shipman.
229. Shipman Work at Cornell.
230a/b. Ellen Shipman - Landscape Architect.
231. Shipman Material.
232. Shipman correspondence.
233. Shrubs.
234. Flowering shrubs.
235. Soil preparation & soils.
236. Spanish.

Box 6
237. Termites - Re: guest house.
238. Terrace construction plans (completed).
239. Terraces & walks.
240. Virginia & the south.
241. Vines & ground cover.
242. Mary Webb.
243. Weed killers, systemics, diseases, bad grasses, etc.
244. Bathrooms.
245. Cases & closets.
246. Checklist for prospective builders.
247. Construction.
248. construction plans.
249. Design.
250. Doors & windows.
251. Drainage.
252. Electrical, plumbing, etc.
253. Fences.
254a/b. Furniture.
255. Furniture Catalogs.
256. Garages, bins for garbage cans, etc.
257. Gates & gateways.
258. Harwell Hamilton Harris - Architect.
259. Heating & a/c.
260. House plans.
261. Elevations of houses.
262. Houses: Ky, Homewood, Gunston Hall, Kenmore, Strathford, Md's Eastern Sh. Woodlawn, Winterthur.
263. Small Houses.
264. House entrances.
265. Interior decorating.
266. Interiors.
267. Ky. restorations & old houses.
268. Kitchen.
269. Kitchen equipment.
270. Kitchens.
271. L.R. Lamp Shade Data.
272. Laundry.
273. Misc. arch details.
274. misc. furniture, etc.

Box 7
275. Ornament & Decoration.
276. Paint & plaster.
277. Paving.
278. Plumbing, wiring, etc.
279. Porches.
280. Ramped steps.
281. Eleanor Raymond (Architect).
282. Roads.
283. Steps.
284a/b/c. Swatches of material.
285. Walls.
286. Wm. Wurster Architect.
287. Landscape Paid Bills.
288. Office Misc..
289. Office.
290. Office Supplies: Misc. & Equipment.
291. Correspondence.
292. Appraisal - LL Jewelry.
293. Appraisal - Furniture (Standiford).
294. Bennett.
295. Cambridge School & LA Classification.
296. Course & Lecture material.
297. Courses - Landscape.
298. Courses - Penn State - gardening.
299. Lectures.
300. Lecture - Danville - on small gardens.
301. Lecture - Dayton (Mrs. Gordon Allen) to Fed Garden Clubs.
302. Fed. Garden Club.
303. Lectures - Gleview Garden Club (Clematis).
304. Lectures - Highlands Garden Club.
305. Lectures - Indy Garden Club.
306. Lectures - Indy Garden Club.

Box 8
307. Lectures - Junior League.
308. Lectures - Lexington.
309. Lectures - (by) others.
310. Lectures - Versailles Lecture Notes.
311. Public speaking.
312. Biography, general.
313. Articles on China & Pottery.
314. China and Glass.
315. History, general.
316. Lantern slides.
317. Lighting Equipment.
318. Linen.
319. Misc. equipment.
320. Needlework.
321. Photographers & Camera.
322. Silver & Pewter.
323. Slip covers, curtains & lampshade.
324. Colonial Dames Bequest.
325. Colonial Dames Houses.
326. Colonial Dames.
327. Col. Dames Frankfort (Liberty Hall).
328. Farmington Plant Lists & Notes.
329. Farmington misc.
330. Farmington Founders' Fund Project - Glenview Garden Club.
331. Endowment Fund Figures - Farmington.
332. Farmington Annual membership rosters.
333. Farmington Store Accts..
334. Farmington Garden Expenses.
335. ABH Courses - for Farmington.
336. ABH Courses - for Farmington.
337. Farmington Cook Book.
338. Farmington Orchard.
339. Garden Committee Farmington.

Box 9
340. Glenview Garden Club.
341. Locust Grove.
342. Shakertown Plant Material.
343. Shakertown Clippings, etc.
344. Advisory Board Shakertown.
345. Speed Museum.
346. Antiqua (Mill Reef Club) B.W.I. Barbados - Marg Courtenay.
347. California.
348. Bermuda -- L.L. & ABH.
349. British Isles.
350a/b/c. England.
351. Florida.
352. France & Austria.
353. Guatemala Trip.
354. Hong Kong.
355. Houston-New Orleans Trip --L.L. & ABH.
356. Mexico by Ship - Miami, Havana, Vera Cruz -- L.L. & ABH.
357. Mexico & Caribbean.
358. Misc. tours and cruises.
359. Mount Vernon Plant Material.
360. Mount Vernon, Virginia.
361. New England & Cambridge School Trips.
362. The Orient.

Box 10
363. Portugal with Mary Webb.
364. Savannah Trip.
365. Scandinavia, Europe, Greece, Dalmatian Coast, Africa.
366a/b. Scotland.
367. Switzerland -- L.L. & ABH.
368. Travel tips & Books.
369. Trip to West Coast -- L.L. & ABH to Mr. Akin.
370. Virginia -- L.L. & ABH.
371. Williamsburg, Virginia.
372. Williamsburg Garden Symposiams & Antiques Forum.
373. Williamsburg Garden Symposiams & Antiques Forum.
374. Williamsburg Garden Symposiams & Antiques Forum.
375. Women's rest tour assoc..
376. Recipes.

Box 11
Journals, 1918, 1922, 1920, 1936, 1941, 1942 (2), 1946-1948, 1950, 1952-1953, 1962, 1970-1986
377. 1918
378. 1920
379. 1922
380. 1936
381. 1941
382. 1942
383. 1942
384. 1946
385. 1947
386. 1948
387. 1950
388. 1952
389. 1953
390. 1962
391. 1970
392. 1971
393. 1972
393. 1973
394. 1974
395. 1975
396. 1976
397. 1977
398. 1978
399. 1979
400. 1980
401. 1981
402. 1982
403. 1983
404. 1984
405. 1985
406. 1986

Box 12
Journals, 1987-1993
407. 1987
408. 1988
409. 1989
410. 1990
411. 1991
412. 1992
413. 1993

 

Subject Headings

Architects - Kentucky - Louisville

Architecture - Designs and plans

Architecture, Domestic - Kentucky – Louisville

Architecture – Kentucky

Bingham, Henrietta

Flowers

Furniture

Gardens

Gardens - Designs and plans

Landscape architecture

Lectures

Leland, Louise

Ornamental plants

Ornamental shrubs

Ornamental trees

Raymond, Eleanor

Shipman, Ellen

Travel

Women landscape architects

 

Jennie Cole

Jennie Cole is the Manager of Collection Access at The Filson. She has a MLIS with a specialization in Archives from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in History from the University of Louisville. Jennie’s research interests in the Filson’s collections include women’s history, Camp Zachary Taylor, and Speed family of Louisville.