Cheekwood ephemera subject files, ca. 1958-2010.
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.2 (15 cu. ft. folders)


General Note
Materials housed in Special Collections Division of the Main Library, Nashville Public Library.
Restrictions on Access
In library use only. Available by appointment.
Scope and content: A wide variety of materials concerning the establishment, growth, operations and exhibits of Cheekwood, an art museum, botanical garden, and mansion in Nashville, Tenn.
Materials include: general brochures; information about specific artists or art exhibits, including the Dale Chihuly exhibit in 2010; the botanical gardens; children's activities; fundraising efforts; a prospectus for establishing Cheekwood as a museum and botanical center (ca. 1958); self-guided tour brochures; information about the mansion; outdoor exhibits, especially those during the summer; the Pineapple Room restaurant; the Swan Ball; the Trees of Christmas event; and volunteer manuals which provide significant detail about the grounds, museum, and mansion.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials
Cite as: [folder title or item description], Cheekwood Ephemera Subject Files, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Some items may be restricted by copyright law or donor restriction.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Intentionally assembled by staff of the Special Collections Division, beginning at an unknown date, probably in the late 1960s, and collected on an ongoing basis.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Related Materials: Researchers may also wish to consult Art and Museum categories of ephemera subject files for similar topics.
Biographical or Historical Data
Leslie Cheek, Sr. had made his fortune, in part, by investing in his cousin, Joel's, coffee business, named for the hotel where it was served, the Maxwell House. Construction began on the Cheekwood mansion for Leslie Cheek's family in 1929, and was completed in 1933 by New York architect Bryant Fleming. Created in the Georgian style, the mansion was furnished with antiques and ornamentation from Great Britain. In 1944, the property was deeded to Leslie and Mabel Cheek's daughter, Huldah (Mrs. Walter) Sharp. The Sharp family resided at Cheekwood until 1959. In 1957, they offered the property to a non-profit organization to create a cultural center for Nashville. The Exchange Club of Nashville, the Horticultural Society of Davidson County, the Nashville Museum of Art, and other organizations aided this effort. In 1960, the property was opened to the public.
In English
Process;,2012;,Linda Barnickel.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use
Additional accruals are expected.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

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Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

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Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

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MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Cheekwood Ephemera Subject Files

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