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California Association of Landscape Architects (CALA) Records, 1944-1960
19XX-22  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California Association of Landscape Architects (CALA) records,
    Date (inclusive): 1944-1960
    Collection number: 19XX-22
    Creator: California Association of Landscape Architects
    Extent: 3 boxes
    Repository: Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design.
    University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California
    Abstract: The California Association of Landscape Architects (CALA) consisted of Professional Landscape Architects, students, and allied professionals living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. The collection chronicles the activities of some of the most active landscape architects in the San Francisco Bay area, at a time when they were struggling for professional recognition and standards. This collection offers insight into the process of defining the profession of landscape architecture in California.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], California Association of Landscape Architects Records, (19XX-22), Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was donated to the Environmental Design Archives.

    Funding

    Arrangement and description of this collection was funded by the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Department, University of California, Berkeley.

    Access Points

    Landscape architects -- California.
    Landscape architecture -- California.
    Landscape architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- California.
    American Society of Landscape Architects
    California Association of Landscape Architects
    Online Archive of California

    Historical Note

    California Association of Landscape Architects, 1944-1960
    The California Association of Landscape Architects (CALA) consisted of Professional Landscape Architects, students, and allied professionals living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. The purpose of the organization, as stated in its Articles of Incorporation, was to "provide an organization wherein Landscape Architects may work more effectively as a group to bring about a greater collaborative effort among Architects, Landscape Architects, City planners, Engineers, and the Building Industry, to provide an organization wherein Landscape Architects may work as a group to study and act upon all proposals by political bodies, individuals, or enterprises which affect the physical development of our cites and communities, or our countryside, and to provide an organization wherein Landscape Architects may meet as a group for an exchange of ideas, self-education, and free discussion, to promote a higher standard of professional practice, and a greater uniformity in fees and services for the good of the profession and the public welfare."
    The organization went by the name Association of Landscape Architects (ALA) until 1954, when they changed the name to California Association of Landscape Architects to avoid confusion with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and to reflect their widening influence in the state. By 1949 the Association had active groups in Sonoma and Sacramento, as well as in the Peninsula.
    In addition to their monthly meetings and programs, the CALA actively lobbied for the state registration of Landscape Architects, published a fee schedule for the profession, and annually participated in the San Francisco Garden Show.

    Note

    Sources:

    • [CALA Articles of Incorporation], California Association of Landscape Architects Records, (19XX-22), Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Contents Note

    The collection chronicles the activities of some of the most active landscape architects in the San Francisco Bay area, at a time when they were struggling for professional recognition and standards. This collection offers insight into the process of defining the profession of landscape architecture in California.

    Related Collections

    American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) Papers, (ARCH 2001-5), Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley.