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Finding Aid for the George Alexander Kern Papers, 1925-1940
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Alexander Kern Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1940
    Collection number: 1161
    Creator: Kern, George Alexander, 1880?-1957
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 4 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: George Alexander Kern (1880?-1957) was a Los Angeles based landscape architect and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The collection consists of notes, clippings, blueprints, photographs, drawings, and memorabilia relating to George Alexander Kern's career as a landscape designer.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Marjorie Dobbins Kern, bequest, 1975.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Alexander Kern Papers (Collection 1161). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1972983 

    Biography

    Kern was born in Russia of Scottish parents, probably in the 1880s; served as a captain in the army during World War I and took on a diplomatic mission to England in 1917; moved to the U.S. in the 1920s; MA in landscape design, UC Berkeley, 1927; married Marjorie Dobbins of Pasadena; worked for well-known landscape architects; member, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA); he died in 1957.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of notes, clippings, blueprints, photographs, drawings, and memorabilia relating to George Alexander Kern's career as a landscape designer. Also contains materials about the Haskell residence in Montecito, California.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Binders containing notes and clippings on types of gardening (Boxes 1-2).
    2. Photographs of projects, certificate of election to ASLA, and one letter (Box 3).
    3. Blueprints of projects, MA diploma, art class drawings, clippings and articles (Box 4).
    4. Album containing memoranda and photographs (Box 5).
    5. Photographs and drawings of gardens (Box 6).
    6. Haskell residence--Montecito, CA, 1935 (Box 7).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Kern, George Alexander, 1880?-1957--Archives.
    Landscape architects--California, Southern--Archives.
    Gardens--California, Southern.