North Carolina State University, College of Design, Department of Landscape Architecture Records 1949-1973, undated

Creator
North Carolina State University. Department of Landscape Architecture
Size
0.5 linear feet
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
UA 110.019

This collection includes correspondence and miscellaneous documents from Richard R. Wilkinson's term as director of the landscape architecture program, as well as instructional materials from landscape architecture and related design courses.

The Department of Landscape Architecture was an original component of North Carolina State University's College of Design, known at its founding in 1948 as the School of Architecture and Landscape Design. In 1927, Professor Joseph Plummer Pillsbury initiated a curriculum in landscape architecture in the Department of Horticulture. By 1942, the Division of Landscape Architecture within the Department of Horticulture offered a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture degree. When Henry Kamphoefner came to head the School of Design in 1948, he retained the three professors teaching in this division and made one of them, Edwin G. Thurlow, the department head. From its founding, the Department of Landscape Architecture in the School of Design offered the first five-year bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture in the country. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) accredited the program in 1951. In 1968, North Carolina State University approved the Master of Landscape Architecture degree and replaced the five-year bachelor's degree with a four-year Bachelor in Environmental Design in Landscape Architecture degree. The ASLA accredited the Master of Landscape Architecture degree in 1972. The Department of Landscape Architecture reintroduced the five-year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree in 1994. Early in its history, the department began its tradition of outreach to the local community and the state, as students contributed to projects in the city of Raleigh and throughout North Carolina.

Biographical/historical note

The Department of Landscape Architecture was an original component of North Carolina State University's College of Design, known at its founding in 1948 as the School of Architecture and Landscape Design. In 1927, Professor Joseph Plummer Pillsbury initiated a curriculum in landscape architecture in the Department of Horticulture. By 1942, the Division of Landscape Architecture within the Department of Horticulture offered a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture degree. When Henry Kamphoefner came to head the School of Design in 1948, he retained the three professors teaching in this division and made one of them, Edwin G. Thurlow, the department head.

From its founding, the Department of Landscape Architecture in the School of Design offered the first five-year bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture in the country. The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) accredited the program in 1951. Students and faculty of the Department of Landscape Architecture soon began to distinguish themselves through winning national and international awards, such as the Rome Prize of Landscape Architecture and Dumbarton Oaks fellowships. The department also started its tradition of outreach to the local community and the state, as students contributed to projects in the city of Raleigh and throughout North Carolina.

In 1968, North Carolina State University approved the Master of Landscape Architecture degree and replaced the five-year bachelor's degree with a four-year Bachelor in Environmental Design in Landscape Architecture degree. The ASLA accredited the Master of Landscape Architecture degree in 1972. The Department of Landscape Architecture reintroduced the five-year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree in 1994.

In 2003, Achva Benzinberg Stein, then chair of department, was the first landscape architecture professor at N.C. State to be named to the ASLA Council of Fellows. Department Chair Gene Bressler received this honor in 2007.

1948-1951
Edwin G. Thurlow
1951-1952
Morley J. Williams
1952-1962
Henry Kamphoefner, acting Department Head
1962-1967
Richard A. Moore
1967-1968
Lewis J. Clarke, acting Department Head
1968-1975
Richard R. Wilkinson
1976-1987
Arthur L. Sullivan
1987-1990
Deborah Dalton, acting Department Head
1991-2000
Arthur R. Rice
2000-2005
Achva Benzinberg Stein
2005-2006
Robin Moore, interim Chair
2006-
Gene Bressler

Scope/content

This collection includes correspondence and miscellaneous documents from Richard R. Wilkinson's term as director of the landscape architecture program, including a copy of Edwin G. Thurlow's history of the Department of Landscape Architecture and materials related to a faculty search and the Land Policy Committee. This collection also includes instructional materials and assignments from landscape architecture and related design courses.

Physical description

1 legal box

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: General Records and Instructional Materials.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Design, Department of Landscape Architecture Records, UA 110.019, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from Department of Landscape Architecture.

Processing information

Processed by Pat Webber and Karen Paar, 2004 and 2007

Encoded by Steven Mandeville-Gamble, 2006

Finding aid revised by Karen Paar, 2007

The collection is organized into two principal series:

General Records 1968-1973
Size: 0.25 linear feet

This series includes correspondence and miscellaneous documents from Richard R. Wilkinson's term as director of the landscape architecture program, including a copy of Edwin G. Thurlow's history of the Department of Landscape Architecture and materials related to a faculty search and the Land Policy Committee.

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Edwin G. Thurlow, "A History--Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Design, North Carolina State University," 1968
Box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence and supporting documents 1969-1970, undated
Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence and supporting documents 1971
Box 1, Folder 3
Correspondence and supporting documents January-March 1972, undated
Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence and supporting documents April-August 1972
Box 1, Folder 5
Correspondence and supporting documents September-December 1972
Box 1, Folder 6
Correspondence and supporting documents 1973
Box 1, Folder 7
Faculty search materials 1972-1973
Box 1, Folder 8
Land Policy Committee documents 1969-1971
Box 1, Folder 9
Lamar Society 1971-1972
Box 1, Folder 10
Instructional Materials 1949-1966
Size: 0.25 linear feet

This series includes instructional materials from landscape architecture and related design courses. The series mostly includes assignments and problems from Department of Landscape Architecture professor Lewis J. Clarke. Other instructors featured in this series include Edwin G. Thurlow, Morley J. Williams, and Robert L. Phillips.

no content

Landscape Design problems 1949-1954, undated
Box 1, Folder 11
Landscape Design problems 1956-1966
Box 1, Folder 12
Landscape Construction problems 1951-1965, undated
Box 1, Folder 13
Planting Design problems 1951-1957, undated
Box 1, Folder 14
Topographics problems 1954
Box 1, Folder 15

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
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Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Design, Department of Landscape Architecture Records, UA 110.019, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.