MSS 00028 Guide to the Warren Edwards Photographic Materials, 1957-1958
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General Physical Description
1 folder containing: 17 color 35 mm slides; 2 color photos, 2-1/2 x 3 in.; 1 color print ad, 8-1/2 x 11 in.; 1 black and white plan, 8-1/2 x 11 in
Gift of Warren Edwards, 2010 (Accession 2011.0024)
Processed by: Yona R. Owens; machine-readable finding aid created by: Yona R. Owens
2011 May, Updated finding aid to include additional materials.
This collection consists of two color photographic prints of Edwards' landscape design projects, seventeen 35 mm color slides of Edwards' landscape design projects and the North Carolina State College School of Design (now North Carolina State University College of Design), one reduced of drawing Herron Arboretum and Nature Center, and one magazine ad for the Edwards' firm. In addition to Edwards' work, the slides include images of the School of Design Art Show in May 1958, the School of Design Laboratory Garden Wall designed by Lewis Clarke, Warren Edwards in 1957 or 1958, Lewis Clarke in May 1958, and Charlie Burkhead in 1957 or 1958. The slides were taken by Edwards.
William Warren Edwards (1929 - ) was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma State University where he earned a degree in botany, and North Carolina State College (now University) School of Design (now College of Design) where he earned his landscape architecture degree in 1958. He was awarded a Dumbarton Oaks Junior Research Fellowship in Landscape Architecture at Harvard University in 1958 to 1959. Although Edwards maintained his own practice beginning in 1965, he first worked at Lewis Clarke Associates, and Richard Bell and Associates, both in Raleigh, N.C. He also worked for O’Neill Ford in San Antonio, Texas as well as for Frederic Stresau in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was an adjunct instructor at Oklahoma State University Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at various times between 1969 and 2008, and since 1987, has been an adjunct associate professor, landscape architecture, in the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture.
Edwards is most noted for his residential garden designs, especially in the Oklahoma City-area historical communities of Nichols Hills and Mesta Park, and for his expertise with plant materials. His garden designs have appeared in Southern Living magazine numerous times. He wrote the chapter on landscape architecture for The Community Design Book published in 1993 by the Oklahoma Arts Council.
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[Identification of item] Warren Edwards Photographic Materials, MSS 00028, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC
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