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RECORDS OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

The America Society of Landscape Architects
donated its records to the Library of Congress on December 19, 1969.

There are no restrictions on the material.
The literary property rights have been dedicated to the public.

Linear feet of shelf space occupied: 9
Approximate number of items: 11,000

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Contents

 

1-2

1

General Correspondence (Chronological Arrangement)

3-21

2

Subject Files (Key Word Arrangement)

22

3

Letterheads of Members Chronological Arrangement)

23

4

Chapter and Committee Reports (Chronological Arrangement)

24-32

5

Books (Chronological Arrangement)

33

6

Letterbooks (Chronological Arrangement)

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Contents

1

General Correspondence, 1906-20

2

General Correspondence, 1921-33

3

Subject Files (Key Word Arrangement):

 

Committee on Applied Arts, 1927-1935

 

Committee on American Academy of Rome, 1914-1955

 

Committee on American Landscape Architecture, 1933-1935

 

American Planning and Civic Association, 1960-1963

 

Committee on American Society of Landscape Architects - A.I.P., 1938-1957

 

Committee on Annual Meetings, 1956-1960

 

Committee: Annual Meetings, 1960

 

Committee on Associate and Student Affiliation, 1957-1960

 

Associations - Landscape Architectural, (Non-ASLA) Misc.

 

Brochures, 1958-1960

 

Associations-Non- ASLA: California Council of Landscape

 

Architects, 1958-1960

 

California State Board, 1960

 

Certificates, 1916-1956

 

Chapters General, 1938-1958

 

City and Regional Parks and Playgrounds, 1957-1961

 

Civil Service Committee

4

Clippings, 1964

 

Committee on Code of Ethics, 1926-1950

 

Committee on Competitions, 1916-1960

 

Committee on Competitions, (Historical), 1960

 

Historical Competitions, FDR Memorial, 1960

5

Committee on Constitution and Bylaws, 1957-1960

 

Committee on Definitions, 1932-1956

 

Special Committee to Obtain Designs and Estimates, 1915-1920

 

Executive Director, 1962

 

Committee on Education, 1909-1960

6

Committee on Education, 1909-1960

7

Honorary Election (Honorary & Correspondence) (Historical)

 

Examining Board, 1910-1925

 

Examining Board

 

Fee Schedule, 1924 (Historical)

 

Glossary of Housing Terms

 

Committee on Housing, 1950-1960

8

ICED (Historical File)

 

Index to Works of Landscape Architecture

 

Committee on Insurance, 1956-1960

 

Committee on Landscape Industry Conference 1960 (Historical)

 

New Legislation 1966 (Historical File)

 

Legislation, 1932-1938

 

Membership and Deaths (Historical)

 

Committee on Membership, 1929-1960

 

Membership Qualifications, 1948-1960

 

Membership Resignation, 1907-1936 (Historical)

 

Membership Secretary (Historical)

 

Michigan State University (Historical)

 

Missouri Valley Chapter, 1960 (Historical)

9

Committee on National Arboretum, 1932

 

Committee on National Cemeteries, 1944-1946

 

National Conference of Instructors in Landscape Architecture

 

(Historical), 1959

 

National Defense, 1940-1942

 

National Defense, Camouflage, 1942

 

National Defense, Circulars of Information, 1940-1942

 

Committee on National Historic Monuments, 1934

 

New York Chapter (Historical), undated

 

Committee on Nomination 1956-1958

 

North Central States Chapter (Historical), 1960-1962

 

Northern California Chapter (Historical), 1953-1960

 

Committee on Occupational Classification, 1946-1947

 

Committee on Olmsted Memorial, 1928-1980

 

Organization and Development, 1950-1960

 

Pacific Northwest Chapter, 1960-1962

 

Panama-Pacific Exposition, 1913-1915

10

Parks

 

Committee on Central Park, 1927

 

Committee on City Parks, Playgrounds and Public Property, 1945-1956

 

Committee on Metropolitan and County Parks, 1943-1950

 

Committee on National State Parks and Forests (Historical), 1958-1960, 1952-1955, 1916-1951

 

State Parks, 1924-1939

 

Pennsylvania Chapter (Historical), 1958-1960

 

Committee on Personnel, 1926-1954

11

Photographs

 

Historical File on Photographs of Chapters, 1960

 

Historical File-Photographs: Works of Landscape Architects, 1962

 

Photographs - ASLA Members, most undated, bulk of dated pictures 1952-1962

 

Photographs - Miscellaneous, 1916-1964

12

Committee on City, Regional and National Planning, 1917-1959

 

Committee on National Planning, 1933-1947

 

Committee on Town Planning and Industrial Housing, 1920-1923

 

Committee on Post-War Planning, 1943-1946

 

Committee on Plant Nomenclature, 1916-1960

 

Policies

 

Committee on Policies, 1914-1951

 

Potomac Chapter (Historical), 1957-1960

 

Committee on Practice of Landscape Architecture by Governmental

 

Agencies, 1931-1936

 

Professional Collaboration (Historical), 1960

13

Committee on Professional and Governmental Relations -

 

General, 1937-1947

 

Committee on Professional and Governmental Relations -

 

Contracts, 1935-1938

 

Committee on Professional and Governmental Relations -

 

Housing Division, 1934-1935

 

Committee on Professional and Governmental Relations -

 

(Lack of Credit, etc.), 1934-1941

 

Committee on Professional and Governmental Relations -

 

National Park Service, 1935

 

Committee on Professional Charges, 1948-1955

14

Committee on Professional Charges, 1928-1947

 

Hubbard-Taylor Professional Practice, 1933-1944

 

Committee on Professional Practice, 1947-1943

 

Committee on Statement of Professional Practice, 1936-1942

 

Professional Practice and Charges - Work by J.C. Olmsted, 1900-1915

 

Professional Responsibilities, 1957

 

Professional Responsibilities: Military Installations, 1956-1957

 

Professional Responsibilities: Highway Work, 1956-1957

 

Professional Registration (Historical), 1954-1960

15

Professional Registration, 1919-1957

16

A.S.L.A. Professional Registration, 1929-1939

 

Professional Service, Committee on, 1946-1960

 

Committee on Professional Service: FHA, 1955-1956

17

Public Relations, 1916-1960

 

Publication Board, 1949-1960

 

Publicity -Releases - Historical, 1966

 

Public Housing Administration (Historical), 1960

 

Quarterly

 

Committee on Quarterly, Landscape Architecture, 1935-1937

 

Guarantees and Sustaining Subscriptions, LA, 1938-1940

18

Committee on Relations with Trades, 1907-1941

 

Committee on Review Requirements for Membership, 1942-1943

 

Roads and Highways, 1931-1947

 

Historical: Roads - Better Highways, Info. Foundation, 1960

 

Public Roads, etc., 1948-1955

 

Historical: Rocky Mountain Chapter, 1960-1962

 

Membership Rosters, 1914-1961

 

Committee on Seal, Certificates, and Letterhead, 1916-1939

 

Historical: Short Course, LA, 1959

 

Committee on Site Planning, 1944-1945

 

Committee on Society Seal, 1918-1948

 

Historical: Southeastern Chapter, 1929-1960

 

Historical: Southern California Chapter, 1953-1960

 

Historical: Southwest Chapter, 1957-1960

 

Committee on Special Studies - Roundtable Conference, 1945-1946

19

Standard Contracts and Specifications, 1928-1938

 

Committee on Standard Symbols, Scales and Terminology for Planning Use,

 

1933-1938

 

Committee on Traveling Exhibition, 1951-1954

20

Committee on Traveling Lecture, 1931-1933

 

Historical - University of Illinois, 1954

 

Historical: Upstate New York Chapter, 1957-1960

 

National War Manpower Commission Roster, 1940-1945

 

Committee on War Memorials, 1913-1946

 

Washington:

 

Washington Bi-Centennial Commission U.S. Hon. Sol. Bloom, 1931-1932

 

Committee on National Capital, 1943-1959

21

Washington - National Capital, 1919-1935

 

National Commission of Fine Arts Commemorative Magazine, 1910-1950

 

Committee on the National Capital (Commission of Fine Arts), 1940-1950

 

Committee on the National Capital (National Capital Park and Planning

 

Committee) Historical File, 1949-1957

 

White House Grounds, 1951-1960

 

Committee on Williamsburg Restoration, 1928-1952

22

Letterheads of Members Prior to 1932

23

Reports of Chapters and Committees, Printed, 1927-1955

24

Books (Chronological Arrangement):

 

"Transactions of the America Society of Landscape Architects,"

 

5 copies, 1909-1921

25

"Transactions of the American Society of Landscape Architects,"

 

3 copies, 1909-1921

 

Thomas H. Mawson, Hon. A.R.I.B.A.,

 

"The Art and Craft of Garden Making," 1907

26

"American Landscape Architecture,"

 

incomplete collection of monthly periodicals,

 

July 1929-October 1932

27

"The Life and Work of an English Landscape Architect - An

 

Autobiography by Thomas H. Mawson, F.L.S.," 192?

 

Henry Vincent Hubbard and Theodora Kimball, "Landscape Architecture," 1920

 

Lewis A.Coffin, Jr., Henry N. Polhemus and Addison F. Worthington,

 

"Small French Buildings," 1921

28

"Transactions of the American Society of Landscape Architects," 1922-1926

 

Mildred Stapley Byne and Arthur Byne, "Spanish Gardens and Patios," 1924

 

Percy S. Cane, Geoffrey Holme and Shirley B.Wainwright, "Modern Gardens -- British and Foreign," 1926-1927

29

"Boston Society of Landscape Architects," 1929, 2 copies

 

New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects,

 

"The Third Annual Exhibition," 3 copies, 1926,

 

"The Fifth Annual Exhibition," 1928,

 

"The Sixth Annual Exhibition," 2 copies

 

"The Eighth Annual Exhibition," 1931,

 

"The Ninth Annual Exhibition," 2 copies, 1932,

 

"The Tenth Annual Exhibition," 1933

30

American Society of Landscape Architects,

 

"Illustration of Work of Members," 1931, 4 copies

31

American Society of Landscape Architects,

 

"Illustrations of Works of Members," 1932, 2 copies

32

"Architecture and Design," periodical, Vol. III, no. 3, 2 copies; Vol. XXII

 

ASLA Roster (pressbook), 1899-1959

 

Florida Landscape Architecture periodical, 2 copies, 1966

29-30

Letterbooks

 

American Society of Landscape Architects Outgoing Letters.

 

3 Volumes - 1900-1906, 1907-1908, 1908-1909

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