California Association of Landscape Architects (CALA) Records, 1944-1960

Processed by Holly Selvig.
Environmental Design Archives
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

California Association of Landscape Architects (CALA) Records, 1944-1960

Collection number: 19XX-22

Environmental Design Archives



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

  • Environmental Design Archives
  • College of Environmental Design
  • 230 Wurster Hall #1820
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, 94720-1820
  • Phone: (510) 642-5124
  • Fax: (510) 642-2824
  • Email: archives@socrates.berkeley.edu
  • URL: http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/
Processed by:
Holly Selvig
Date Completed:
January 2003
Encoded by:
Environmental Design Archives staff
Funding:
Arrangement and description of this collection was funded by the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Department, University of California, Berkeley.
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.

Series Description

 

OFFICE RECORDS, 1944-1960

Physical Description: Boxes 1-3

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Contains correspondence, reports, newsletters, drawings, and clippings documenting the activity of an organization of Landscape Architects in the San Francisco Bay Area.
 

A. Administrative

 

B. Correspondence

 

C. Newsletters

 

D. Committees

 

E. Scrapbook/Clippings

 

F. Reference Files

 

G. Miscellaneous

Container List

 

OFFICE RECORDS

 

A.  Administrative

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Annual program 1952-1953

Box/Folder 1 : 2

List of officers 1946-1956

Box/Folder 1 : 3-4

Mailing lists 1946-1948

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Minutes of the board meetings 1947-1951

Box/Folder 1 : 6

President's Annual Reports 1945-1949

Box/Folder 1 : 7

President's letters to the members 1946-1952

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Roster of membership 1959-1960

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Secretary's letters to the members 1947

 

B.  Correspondence

Box/Folder 1 : 10

California State Board of Landscape Architects 1954-1958

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Incorporation and proposed by-laws 1949-1950

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Lucretia Mott Whitney Fund 1959

Box/Folder 1 : 13-14

President's correspondence 1946-1959

Box/Folder 1 : 15

Raffles at meetings 1949-1952

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Registration of name "Association of Landscape Architects" 1947

Box/Folder 1 : 17

Roster of membership 1947-1953

Box/Folder 1 : 18

Stationary 1954

Box/Folder 1 : 19

Miscellaneous 1956-1959

 

C.  Newsletters

Box/Folder 2 : 20-23

ALA Newsletter 1949-1954

Box/Folder 2 : 24-30

CALANews 1954-1960

 

D.  Committees

Box/Folder 3 : 31-33

Exhibit: California Spring Garden Show 1946-1951

Box/Folder 3 : 34

Exhibit: Chairman's correspondence 1946-1950

Box/Folder 3 : 35

Exhibit: Marin Art and Garden Show 1947

Box/Folder 3 : 36

Exhibit: Pan American Conference of Architects 1947-1948

Box/Folder 3 : 37

Exhibit: President's files 1948-1954

Box/Folder 3 : 38

Exhibit: San Francisco Museum of Art 1937

Box/Folder 3 : 39

Fees 1951-1954

Box/Folder 3 : 40

Publicity 1944-1949

Box/Folder 3 : 41

Professional, Trade, and Governmental Relations 1944

Box/Folder 3 : 42

State Registration for Landscape Architects 1948-1949

Box/Folder 3 : 43

War Memorials 1945-1948

 

E.  Scrapbook/Clippings

Box/Folder 3 : 44

scrapbook, clippings, press releases 1946-1957

 

F.  Reference Files

Box/Folder 3 : 45

Addresses of University of California, Berkeley, Landscape Architecture Alumni 1952

Box/Folder 3 : 46

Airport Plan for the San Francisco Bay Area 1949

Box/Folder 3 : 47

California Landscape Contractors' Association membership roster 1952

Box/Folder 3 : 48

California State Board of Landscape Architects roster of licensees 1954-1955

Box/Folder 3 : 49

Public Officials of California roster 1946-1947