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UA 110.019 Guide to the North Carolina State University, College of Design, Department of Landscape Architecture Records, 1949-1973, undated

This collection is arranged in two series: General Records and Instructional Materials.
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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.
[Box 1, Folder 1] Edwin G. Thurlow, "A History--Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Design, North Carolina State University,", 1968
[Box 1, Folder 2] Correspondence and supporting documents, 1969-1970, undated
[Box 1, Folder 3] Correspondence and supporting documents, 1971
[Box 1, Folder 4] Correspondence and supporting documents, January-March 1972, undated
[Box 1, Folder 5] Correspondence and supporting documents, April-August 1972
[Box 1, Folder 6] Correspondence and supporting documents, September-December 1972
[Box 1, Folder 7] Correspondence and supporting documents, 1973
[Box 1, Folder 8] Faculty search materials, 1972-1973
[Box 1, Folder 9] Land Policy Committee documents, 1969-1971
[Box 1, Folder 10] Lamar Society, 1971-1972
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.
[Box 1, Folder 11] Landscape Design problems, 1949-1954, undated
[Box 1, Folder 12] Landscape Design problems, 1956-1966
[Box 1, Folder 13] Landscape Construction problems, 1951-1965, undated
[Box 1, Folder 14] Planting Design problems, 1951-1957, undated
[Box 1, Folder 15] Topographics problems, 1954

Creator

North Carolina State University. Dept. of Landscape Architecture.

Quantity

0.5 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

1 legal box

Location

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Language

English

Acquisitions Information

Transferred from Department of Landscape Architecture.

Processing

Processed by: Pat Webber and Karen Paar; machine-readable finding aid created by: Steven Mandeville-Gamble and Karen Paar

Scope and Content Note

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.

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.

List of Department Heads, Chairs, and Program Directors

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

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Fax

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Preferred Citation

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

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