Roberta A. Wightman landscape architecture drawings, circa 1938-1994  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wightman, Roberta A
Title
Roberta A. Wightman landscape architecture drawings
Dates
circa 1938-1994 (inclusive)
circa 1959-1980 (bulk)
Quantity
3 cubic feet (29 rolls and 2 folders)
699 drawings
20 photographs
Collection Number
PH2010-009
Summary
Drawings by Seattle landscape architect, including drawings for Northwest Hospital in Seattle
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Landscape architect Roberta Wightman (b. 1912) moved to Seattle in 1944 to work with Edwin Grohs at University of Washington Arboretum. Prior to moving west, she worked as a landscape architect in Springfield, Illinois (1938-1944). Wightman was born and raised in Chicago by physician parents. She took courses at Oberlin College in Ohio, Middlebury College in Vermont, and Cambridge University in England; she received a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1938.

Wightman worked for Edwin Grohs and Associates in Seattle from 1945-1948 before starting her own landscape architecture business. Among her projects, Wightman was the landscape consultant for Northwest Hospital in Seattle for over 30 years, and designed the landscaping for the original construction in 1959-1960 and a later expansion in 1980.

Roberta Wightman retired in 2000.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Landscape architecture drawings and architectural drawings related to Wightman's landscaping projects, mostly from her work in Seattle and the surrounding area, but also including early work done in Springfield, Illinois.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Seattle and vicinityReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
tube
1-7
Northwest Hospital
289 drawings (7 rolls)
circa 1959-1980
8-16
Residential projects
226 drawings (9 rolls)
circa 1948-1985
17-18
Apartments and commercial buildings
38 drawings (2 rolls)
circa 1948-1985
19-20
Hospitals, medical buildings, schools and churches
47 drawings (2 rolls)
Includes 27 architect's drawings (not by Roberta Wightman) for Hearthstone Medical Center
circa 1948-1985
Folder
1
St. Barnabas Church on Bainbridge Island
21 drawings plus correspondence
1993-1994
Miscellaneous
tube
21
Skunk Bay Lighthouse
7 drawings (1 roll)
1987-1988
22
Volunteer Park
2 drawings (1 roll)
1985
23
University Street
3 drawings (1 roll)
undated
24
Sons of Norway
2 drawings (1 roll)
1984
25
Proposed Civic Arts Center
1 drawings (1 roll)
undated
26
Unidentified projects
46 drawings (1 roll)
circa 1948-1985
Box/Folder
Map drawer 297
Drawings and photographs
Oversize folder contains six drawings of Forest Park on mount, with six photos mounted at top over caption "Views of roadside before planting"; 13 photographs mounted with captions featuring projects of Wightman's, mostly in Springfield. Illinois; and aerial photograph of an unidentified site; and a matted drawing of an unidentified location titled "Design for Outdoor Living."
undated

Springfield, Illinois projectsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
tube
27-29
Various projects
30 drawings (3 rolls)
circa 1938-1944

Student work, circa 1937Return to Top

Container(s): Tube 30

2 drawings (1 roll)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Landscape architecture drawings