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Charles A. Lewis papers

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Charles A. Lewis papers, 1952-2003 | Morse Department of Special Collections

By Cynthia A. Harris

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Collection Overview

Title: Charles A. Lewis papers, 1952-2003Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Lewis, Charles A. (1924-2003)

Extent: 27.55 Linear Feet

Arrangement: This collection is arranged into nine series by type of material: 1) Biographical, 1970-2003, undated; 2) Correspondence, 1970-2003, undated; 3) Subject, 1953-2002, undated; 4) Literary Works, 1950-2001, undated; 5) Printed Material, 1956-2001, undated; 6) Media, 1980, 1896, 1991; 7) Photographs, 1973-1995, undated; 8) Oversize, 1972-2003, undated; 9) Artifacts, 1986, undated.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection documents Lewis’ career as an internationally known pioneer, researcher, and scholar in horticulture therapy, and author of landmark book Green Nature, Human Nature: The Meaning of Plants in Our Lives.  The collection contains correspondence, speeches, research material, files associated with his employment, community and institutional projects, research, writing, lectures and service with numerous national organizations and councils, unpublished and published manuscripts and reports, photographs and slides, and publications (his and those of other leaders in the field).

Biographical Note

Charles A. Lewis (1924-2003), known as the "Father of Horticultural Therapy," was a pioneer in the field of people-plant interaction and innovative horticultural programs.  He held a deep-seated belief in the positive effects of nature on people, and throughout his distinguished career he sought to share that beliefe with others.

Over more than 30 years in the horticulture field, Lewis was a plant breeder, a garden center operator, director of Sterling Forest Gardens in Tuxedo, New York, an administrator of collections and research fellow at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, and a consultant in people-plant interactions.

1924, Born on May 24 at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

1942, Enlisted in the Army and served as a weatherman in the Azores, Portugal

1949, Recieved a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Floriculture from the University of Maryland

1951, Received a Master's of Science Degree in Floriculture with a Minor in Genetics from Cornell University; Master's Thesis won an award from Ohio State University

1952, Lewis won the Alex Laurie Award from the American Society for Horticulture Science

1952-1956, Worked as a Plant Breeder at Yoder Brothers, Barberton, Ohio

1956-1960, Worked as a Grower and Garden Center Operator at Syosset, New York

1960-1972, Worked as Horticulturist and Director at Sterling Forest Gardens in Tuxedo, New York

1961, Married Sherrie Rabbino

1963-1972, Was an Advisor for the New York City Housing Authority Garden Contest

1967-1968, Was a Consultant to First Lady's (Claudia Alta 'Lady Bird' Taylor Johnson) Committee for a More Beautiful Capitol at the National Park Service

1972-1976, Was a Coordinator for the American Horticulture Society People/Plant Program

1972-1989, Worked asa Horticulturist and Administrator of Collection Programs at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois

1973-1987, Was an Advisor for the Chicago Housing Authority Garden Contest

1977, Was an Advisor for the British Columbia Housing Management Commission

1977-1980, Received a Certificate of Achievement from Vancouver Housing, British Columbia Housing Management

1978, Was a B. Y. Morrison Memorial Lecturer for the United States Department of Agriculture

1982, Was the recipient to receive the First Service Award from the Chicago Housing Authority

1983, Was a Visiting Instructor who taught a Horticultural Therapy Short Course at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas

1984, Received the Alice Burlingame Award for Humanitarian Service from the National Council for Therapy and Rehabilitation through Horticulture

1985, Received the G. B. Gunlogson Medal from the American Horticultural Society

1987, Received a Special Recognition Award from the New York City Housing Authority Tenant Gardening Competition 25th Anniversariy

1989-1992, Was a Research Fellow in Horticulture at the Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois

1990-1993, Was the Chair of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta

1991-1998, Was a Member of the Xeriscape Council of New Mexico

1992, Retired; Received the Arthur Hoyt Scott Award from Swarthmore College and the Bryn Mawr PA Award from the United States Department of Agriculture

1992-1994, Was Chair of the Human Issues in Horticulture (HIH) Committee, a sub-committee within the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (AABGA)

1992-1998, Was a Member of the American Community Gardening Association

1994, Co-Founder of People-Plant Council

1996, Published, Green Nature, Human Nature: The Meaning of Plants in Our Lives through University of Illinois Press; Received a Horticultural Therapy Award through the American Horticulture Society

1997, Received an Award from the American Horticultural Therapy Association

1998, Received an Award of Merit from the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta

2003, Died on December 18 from acute pancreatitis and heart complications at Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lewis published many articles on people-plant interactions in professional journals as well as in popular magazine and newspapers.  His 1996 book, Green Nature, Human Nature: The Meaning of Plants in Our Lives, is still required reading for every horticultural therapist.

Administrative Information

Repository: Morse Department of Special Collections

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Restrictions my apply to the VHS tape and the cassette tape.  The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply. [Second sentence is standard.]

Technical Access Note: The VHS tape will require a player and a viewer, the cassette tape will require an appropriate player with speakers, and the computer disks will require a computer that has a 5-1/4 inch and 3-1/2 inch floppy disk drives.

Acquisition Source: Sherry Rabbino Lewis

Acquisition Method: Donation

Appraisal Information: Acquired because it documents some research and efforts of the Department of Horticulture, especially Horticultural Therpay.

Preferred Citation: Charles A. Lewis papers, Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

Processing Information: Cynthia Harris, Library Assistant III, processed the collection.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical, 1970-2003],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1970-2003, undated],
[Series 3: Subject, 1953-2002],
[Series 4: Literary Works, 1950-2001],
[Series 5: Printed Material, 1956-2001],
[Series 6: Media, 1980, 1986, 1991],
[Series 7: Photograph, 1973-1995],
[Series 8: Oversize, 1972-2003],
[Series 9: Artifacts, 1986, undated],
[All]

Series 2: Correspondence, 1970-2003, undatedAdd to your cart.
Contained in 13 boxes the Correspondence Series (1970-2003) includes letters between Lewis and others interested in the field of horticulture and horticultural therapy. Some letters of interest includes those of Gert Groening who was a professor of urban horticulture and landscape architecture, Stephen Kaplan, professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, Rachel Kaplan, professor at University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment and Paula Diane Relf, professor emeritus, Virginia Tech University.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Abbott, Gordon, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Abram, David, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Accurso, Diana, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Adell, Wes, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Alaimo, Marilyn K., 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Aldrich, William, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Allison, Paul, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Amazon, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Anstruther, Ralph, Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Appleton, Jay, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Ashton, John, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Bachtell, Kris, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Ball, George, Jr., 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Ballard, Ernesta D., 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Balling, John D., 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Barauski, Kate, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Barber, Andrew, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Barnes, Flo, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Barnett, David, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Barrick, William, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Beasley, Michael, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Berrin, Susan, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Betrabet, Gowri, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Bingaman, Jeff, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Blair, Donald W., 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Blumberg, Herschel W., 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Bond, J. D., 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Bonfield, Barbara, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Bonham, J. Blaine Jr., 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Bonlender, Rick, 1991, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Boodley, James W., 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Booth, Norman K., 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Bowns, Caru, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Breurer, Abigail, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Bristol, Peter, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Brown, Joan, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Brown, Richard, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Bruce, Hank and Tomi Jill Folk, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Castelino, Cecilia, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Caudle, Kathleen, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Chambers, Nancy K., 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Chase, Paul, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Chyrchel, Steve, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Cimprich, Bernadine, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Commerse, Elesa, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Cousino, Ida, 1990-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Criswell, Eleanore, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Daniels, Gilbert S., 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Dannenmaier, Molly, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Davis, Steven, 1994-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Dennis, Harold S., 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Domenici, Peter, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Donnelly, Gerard T., 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Donnette, Barbara, 1990, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Doxon, Lynn Ellen, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Dreher, Diane, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Driver, Beverly, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Drummond, Marion, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Dugan, Irma Bartell, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Dwyer, John, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Dwyer, Mark, 1999Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Eickhorst, Nancy, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Evans, O. Keister, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Evernden, Neil, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Falk, John, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Faust, Jill, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Ferris, Kelly, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Francis, Mark, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Frazel, Matthew, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Friedman, Katherine, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Garcao, Barbara, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Gomes, Mary, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Goodman, Gordon, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Green, Thomas, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Grill, Laurence, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Groening, Gert, 1987-1988, 1990-1991, 1994-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Gunlogson, G. B., 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Gutowski, Robert, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Gwin, Amy, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Hackman, Robert, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Hall, Marion T., 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Hamilton, Clement, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Harlow, H. Gilbert and Heidi Van Deusen, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Hartig, Terry, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Hassert, Rita, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Haupt, Enid A., 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Haworth Press, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Haworth Press, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Haworth Press, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Haworth Press, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Healy, Vince, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Hedborn, Ed, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Hein, Mich, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Hirota, Seiko, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Hiss, Tony, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Hlubki, William, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Hoffman, Paul, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Holt, Diane Ruth, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Houseman, David and Daniel W. Burlingame, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Hunter-Gault, Charlavne, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Ikagawa, Toshi, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Illingworth, D. J., 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Jarrett, Evelyn F., 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Johnson, Elaine, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Jordan, William III, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Joynes, Alane, 1996Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Kaplan, Rachel & Stephen, 1992-1993, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Keech, Elowyn Ann, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Knierim, Donald, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Kollin, Cheryl, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Kruckeberg, Art, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Kuo, Frances, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Kuroshima, Ken, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Kutzner, Patricia L., 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Lachowicz, Joseph, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Larson, Jean, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Lathrop, Susan, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Leach, David, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Leary, Fred, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Lee, Sharon, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Legacy Rehabilitation Services, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Lemee, Sally E., 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Liby, Dennis, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Lipkis, Andy, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Little, Charles E., 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Lohr, Virginia 'Ginny' L., 1992, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 21: McAndrew, Betty, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 22: McCurry, Eleanore, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Mabie, Rachel, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Mann, Sue Bohannan, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Martin, Tricia, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Martinez, Jeanne, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Matsuo, Eiskuke, 1992, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Medina, Marcy, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Miller, Betty (Mrs. Pendleton), 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Miller, Lisa, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Miller, Pendleton, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Miyake, Yasuyo Asano, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Mochizuki, Naho, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Mohn, Tanya, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Morrison, Carol C., 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Murray, D., 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Nambu, Arata, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Natoli, Basil, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Nema, B. K., 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Neuberger, Konrad, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Newsome, E. T., 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Noble, Mary Heather, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Novak, Joseph, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Ohrman, Brooke E., 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Okner, Arthur, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Ontt, Margaret, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Orians, Gordon, 1991-1992, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Ostrander, Edward R., 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Owen, Patricia J., 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Palmer, Janice, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Partain, Chris, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Patterson, Joan W., 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Pokorny, Kim, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Poor, Mrs. Edward King III, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Pringle, Weeks, 1995Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Rabbino, Caren, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Rainey, Reuben, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Randlett, Mary, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Rausch, Geoffrey, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Raver, Ann, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Redding, Patrick, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Rehder, Mark & Belle, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Relf, Paula Diane, 1999-2000, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Reynolds, Clarence, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Rhodes, David, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Rice, Jay Stone, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Riley, Angela, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Robertson, Iain, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Rodie, Steve, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Rodman, Donna, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Rodman, John, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Rose, Lu, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Rothert, Eugene A., 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Rotto, Beth, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Rubin, Richard, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Rushmer, Tom, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Rutherford, Anne, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Salamy, Virginia, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Schulenberg, Raymond, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Scudder, Townsend, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Seigel, Nancy Jean, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Severson, Rebecca, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Shoemaker, Candice, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Sigulas, Kristen, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Simonette, Terry, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Sims, Rosemary, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Smith, Shane, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Smith, Thomas L., 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Sokkary, Dale, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Sommer, Robert, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Son, K-Cheol, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Spilka, Gerri, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Stanford, Geoffrey, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Stern's Miracle-Gro, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Stevenson, Nancy C., 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Suleman, Patrice, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Sullivan, Cindi, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Sullivan, William, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Tanaka, Hiroshi, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Tanner, R. Thomas, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Taylor, Roy & Janet, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Thompson, Alton, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Tukey, H. B. Jr., 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Ulrich, Roger, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 50: U.S.D.A. National Agricultural Library, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Van deKamp, Georgie, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Warner, Katy Moss, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Warner, Sam Bass Jr., 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Watermeier, Leo A., 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Weld, Anita, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Westphal, Lynne M., 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Wilburn, Phyllis, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Wiley, Angela, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Will-Browne, Heather A., 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Williams, John Taylor, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Winokur, Marc, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Wise, James A., 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Wood, Ronald, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Wright, Bagley, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Yi, Swee Lian, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Yonusaitis, Linda, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Zadik, Madelaine, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Zimmerman, Elizabeth, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 69: No Last Name Listed, Connie, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 70: No Last Name Listed, Jill, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 71: No Last Name Listed, John, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 72: No Last Name Listed, Sandra, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 73: No Last Name Listed, Sherry & Roy, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 74: No Last Name Listed, Tom, 1992Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical, 1970-2003],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1970-2003, undated],
[Series 3: Subject, 1953-2002],
[Series 4: Literary Works, 1950-2001],
[Series 5: Printed Material, 1956-2001],
[Series 6: Media, 1980, 1986, 1991],
[Series 7: Photograph, 1973-1995],
[Series 8: Oversize, 1972-2003],
[Series 9: Artifacts, 1986, undated],
[All]


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