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The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) was founded in 1899 and represents the profession in the United States. There are currently more than 12,000 members and 47 chapters. Landscape architecture is the art and science of analysis, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation of the land. The scope of the profession includes site planning, garden design, environmental restoration, town or urban planning, park and recreation planning, and historic preservation.

From the description of Women in landscape architecture printed materials, 1973-1984. (Iowa State University). WorldCat record id: 43628033

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American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Recordss

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association currently representing more than 30,000 landscape architects nationwide. Beginning with 11 original members in 1899, ASLA has grown to include more than 13,500 members and 48 chapters, representing all 50 states, the U.S. territories, and 42 countries around the world. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through education, communication and networking.

One of the largest chapters of the ASLA, the NCC boasts a notable list of past members such as Thomas Church, Garrett Eckbo, Harry Whitcomb Shepherd, Douglas Baylis, Theodore Osmundson, and Robert Royston. In 1985, Patrick Miller, then President of the NCC, described the chapter as "a beast which has awakened itself." During that year alone, the chapter sponsored a state-wide conference, exhibited its Awards Program winners at San Francisco City Hall and local galleries, co-sponsored a multidisciplinary design competition for Oakland's Latham Square, held public walking tours and programs during Landscape Architecture Week to increase public visibility of the profession, prepared a report on the "South of Market" area of San Francisco for the city planning department, and formed the Redwood Empire section.

The NCC /ASLA is an excellent example of the force of activity produced by the design profession in Northern California.

Sources: ASLA Northern California Chapter website (available at http://host.asla.org/chapters/norcal/index.htm) ASLA Online: Fact Sheet (available at http://www.asla.org/nonmembers/publicrelations/factshtpr.htm) [letter from Patrick Miller, 1985], American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Papers, (2001-5), Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

From the guide to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) records, 1937, 1970-1990, (Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn American Society of Landscape Architects, Pacific Northwest Chapter records, 1959-1973, 1984, 1984 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn California Association of Landscape Architects (CALA) records, 1944-1960 Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design.
referencedIn Nolen, John, 1869-1937. John Nolen papers, 1890-1938, 1954-1960. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) Archives, 1885-1990s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn American Society of Landscape Architects. Pacific Northwest Chapter. American Society of Landscape Architects, Pacific Northwest Chapter records, 1959-1991. University of Washington Libraries
referencedIn American Institute of Landscape Architects Records, ca. 1954-1977 University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
referencedIn Jensen, Jens, 1860-1951. Alice and Jessie Bourquin papers, 1905-1991. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Lowrie, Charles N. Charles N. Lowrie papers, [ca.1909-1937]. Cornell University Library
creatorOf CSLA Awards Archives. General awards committee administration files, 1993. University of Guelph
referencedIn Hartzog, Justin R. (Justin Richardson), 1892-1963. Justin R. Hartzog papers, 1917-1966. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Ries, Jane Silverstein, 1909-2005. Jane Silverstein Ries papers, 1914-2000 [manuscript]. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Justin R. Hartzog papers, 1917-1966. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Charles E. Little Papers, 1975-1990 North Carolina State University. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) records, 1937, 1970-1990 Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design.
referencedIn John Ormsbee Simonds Collection, 1912-2005, 1940-2005 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
creatorOf American Society of Landscape Architects. Women in landscape architecture printed materials, 1973-1984. Iowa State University, Parks Library
referencedIn Rahn, Katherine Wilson. Katherine Wilson Rahn papers, 1946-1990. Cornell University Library
creatorOf CSLA Awards Archives (University of Guelph). Information concerning the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Awards, 1983-1992. University of Guelph
referencedIn William Frederic Badè papers, 1871-1936 Bancroft Library
referencedIn John Nolen papers, 1890-1938, 1954-1960. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf American Society of Landscape Architects. American Society of Landscape Architects records, 1899-1966 (bulk 1925-1955). Library of Congress
referencedIn Simonds, John Ormsbee. John Ormsbee Simonds Collection, 1912-2005 (bulk 1940-2005). University of Florida
referencedIn Hurst, Alvin O. 1919-1972. Alvin O. Hurst papers 1946-1972. University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn J. W. Johnson Papers, 1863-2000 (bulk 1933-1988) Water Resources Collections and Archives
creatorOf American Society of Landscape Architects. A collection of ASLA materials, including policies, rosters, constitution & by-laws, chapter information. The Dumbarton Oaks, Garden Library
creatorOf American Society of Landscape Architects. National Design Competition for Interpretive Kiosk : competition documents, 1990. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn California Association of Landscape Architects. California Association of Landscape Architects records, 1949- 1954. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Alice and Jessie Bourquin papers, 1905-1991 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn American Institute of Landscape Architects. Records, ca. 1954-1977. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1870-1957. Frederick Law Olmsted correspondence, 1910-1951. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn La Gasse, Alfred B. Papers, 1949-1977, (bulks 1964-1977). Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
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associatedWith American Institute of Landscape Architects. corporateBody
associatedWith American Society of Landscape Architects. Pacific Northwest Chapter. corporateBody
associatedWith Archives of Women in Science and Engineering (Iowa State University) corporateBody
correspondedWith Badè, William Frederic, 1871-1936 person
associatedWith Bourquin, Alice, 1909-1995 person
associatedWith California Association of Landscape Architects. corporateBody
associatedWith CSLA Awards Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith CSLA Awards Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Hartzog, Justin R. (Justin Richardson), 1892-1963. person
associatedWith Hurst, Alvin O. 1919-1972. person
associatedWith John, Nolen 1869-1937. person
associatedWith Johnson, J. W. (Joe William), b. 1908 person
associatedWith Justin R.(Justin Richardson), Hartzog 1892-1963. person
associatedWith La Gasse, Alfred B. person
associatedWith Little, Charles E. person
associatedWith Lowrie, Charles N. person
associatedWith Nolen, John, 1869-1937. person
associatedWith Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1870-1957. person
associatedWith Online Archive of California corporateBody
associatedWith Outdoor Advertising Association of America corporateBody
associatedWith Rahn, Katherine Wilson. person
associatedWith Ries, Jane Silverstein, 1909-2005. person
associatedWith Simonds, John Ormsbee. person
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United States
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Landscape architecture
Women landscape architects
Landscape architects--California
Landscape architecture, Modern--20th century--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Landscape architects
Landscape architecture--California
Landscape architecture--Societies, etc
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