American Society of Landscape Architects, Pacific Northwest Chapter records, 1959-1991  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
American Society of Landscape Architects. Pacific Northwest Chapter
Title
American Society of Landscape Architects, Pacific Northwest Chapter records
Dates
1959-1991 (inclusive)
1959-1973 (bulk)
Quantity
.63 cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection Number
4447 (Accession No. 4447-003)
Summary
Records of a professional organization founded in 1959 for landscape architects in the Northwest states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and the province of British Columbia.
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

Open to all users.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Association of Landscape Architects (ASLA) was founded by eleven landscape architects on October 17, 1959 to serve Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and the province of British Columbia. Chapter officers were drawn from throughout the region and a two- or three-day chapter meeting was held annually.

In 1961 the Washington and Oregon sections of the chapter were authorized. Eventually, Montana-Idaho and Alaska sections were added. In 1971, the Pacific Northwest Chapter hosted the ASLA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. In 1973, the Pacific Northwest Chapter of ASLA was divided into the chapters of Washington, Oregon, and Montana-Idaho. The fourth section, Alaska, became a chapter in 1976.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records of Pacific Northwest Chapter of ASLA contain the administrative records of the chapter, as well as some records from the national organization. Chapter records contain correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, legislation, speeches and writings, membership records and applications, newsletters and ephemera.

Most of the correspondence is Robert L. Woerner's, who was president/chairman of the chapter from 1962 to 1965.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Preferred Citation

American Society of Landscape Architects, Pacific Northwest Chapter, Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  Administrative records, 1959-1984Return to Top

The Administrative records series primarily documents the period between 1959 and 1974 of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The series contains constitutions, correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, legislation, speeches and writings, membership records, newsletters and ephemera. Much of the correspondence is from Robert L. Woerner and other ASLA trustees. Minutes document meetings for the regional chapter, as well as Washington and Oregon sections of the chapter. Membership records include a memorial on David E. Thompson, 1906-1971.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Constitutions
1959, 1961
General correspondence
Box/Folder
1/5-8
Miscellaneous
1959-1973
1/4
Annual meeting
1959-1971
Minutes
1959-1973
Box/Folder
1/5-1/8
Miscellaneous
1959-1973
1/9
Idaho-Montana section
1972
1/10
Oregon Section
1964-1967
1/11
Washington section
1968-1973
Box/Folder
1/12
Meeting file for American Society of Landscape Architects and Oregon Society of Landscape Architects joint meetings
1960, 1962
1/13
Reports
1959-1966, 1984
1/14
Financial records
1965-1971
1/15
Legislation
1967, 1969
1/16
Writings
1966, 1972, undated
1/17
Newsletters
1971
Membership records
Box/Folder
1/18
Applications and correspondence
1964-1968
1/19
Frederick Cuthbert information
1991, undated
2/1
Rosters
1959-1971
Box/Folder
2/2
Notes
undated
2/3
Ephemera
undated
Subject files
Box/Folder
2/4
Chapter status
1971-1973
2/5
Course materials
1966, 1972
Box/Folder
2/6
Clippings
1971

Series 2:  American Society of Landscape Architects records, 1955-1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/7-2/8

This series contains documents of the national organization, American Society of Landscape Architects. The files contain articles on professional guidelines, admissions, chapter sections, policies, the organization's constitution, meeting minutes, writings and reports.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Landscape architects--Northwest, Pacific--Societies and clubs--Archives
  • Landscape architecture--Northwest, Pacific
  • Professional associations--Northwest, Pacific
  • Personal Names :
  • Woerner, Robert L.--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • American Society of Landscape Architects, Pacific Northwest Chapter--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Northwest, Pacific--Societies, etc.--Landscape architecture
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Financial records
  • Membership lists
  • Minutes
  • Newsletters
  • Reports
  • Speeches, addresses, etc

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)