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Inventory of the Robert Tetlow Collection, 1949-1987 (bulk 1953-1985)
2003-5  
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Series Description and Container List

 

I. Personal Papers 1959-1985

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains two portraits of Robert Tetlow and eight folders of slides. The vast majority of the slides consist of his travels, but there are a few that contain images of landscapes that could be for professional research or reference. One of these folders contains a few pages of slide description for four of the folders. The oversize folder contains a few of his student drawings.
 

A. Biographical Information

Box 1, Folder 1

Personal Portraits ca. 1941

 

B. Travel and Research Slides

Box 1, Folder 2, 3

California Landscapes 1972-1985

Box 1, Folder 4, 5

California/Wyoming scenes 1974-1985

Box 1, Folder 4, 5

California/Wyoming scenes 1974-1985

Box 1, Folder 6

U.S. travel scenes and natural settings -- slide descriptions 1959-1974

Box 1, 2, Folder 7-10

U.S. travel scenes and natural settings 1959-1974

Box 1, 2, Folder 7-10

U.S. travel scenes and natural settings 1959-1974

 

C. Student Work

Box FF, Folder 1

Residential Landscape Watercolors 1947

 

II. Professional Papers 1928-1985

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series has a two-part focus: his reference slides and his writings. Tetlow's reference slide collection includes Bay Area design of colleges, housing, landscapes, and gardens. There are two folders that contain the work of other landscape architects and architects including Thomas Church; Louis Barragan; the firm of Eckbo, Dean, Austin & Williams; the firm of Sasaki, Dawson, Delay & Associates; Eckbo & Royston; Lawrence Halprin,; and many others. Included are two folders of various types of plants in their natural environment. This series also includes his photographs and negatives from an exhibit he cocurated with landscape architect David Arbegast entitled, Man's Impact on the Bay Area Landscape.
 

A. Reference Files

Box 2, Folder 1

Bay Area Design and Landscapes: Colleges, Housing, Landscapes 1969-1975

Box 2, Folder 2

Bay Area Design: Gardens 1968-1984

Box 3, Folder 3-4

Designs by other Landscape Architects and Architects 1949-1978

Box 3, Folder 5-6

Designs by other Landscape Architects and Architects 1976-1985

 

A. Writings

Box 3, Folder 7

Garden Ideas from California 1955

Box 3, Folder 8

Report of the Master Plan Committee of the City of Davis 1953

Box 3, Folder 8

Man's Impact on Bay Area Landscape 1953

Box 7-15

Man's Impact on Bay Area Landscape 1956

Box FF, Folder 2

Man's Impact on Bay Area Landscape 1956

Box FF 17.1.2, Folder 3

Man's Impact on Bay Area Landscape 1956

Box 3, Folder 9-10

The Role of Water in the Landscape 1971

Box 3, Folder 11

Subject Classification Model n.d.

Box 3, Folder 12

Sunset Patio Book 1959

Box 4, Folder 13

User's Resource Recreation Planning Method 1959

Box 4, Folder 14-15

Visual Unit Concept 1984

Box 4, Folder 14-15

Visual Unit Concept 1984

Box FF. 17.1.2, Folder 4

Visual Unit Concept 1984

Box FF, Folder 5

Visual Unit Concept 1984

 

III. Faculty Papers 1952-1987

Series Scope and Content Summary

The first part of this series is a tenure portfolio that Tetlow put together while at UC Berkeley. This portfolio includes examples of projects he did, both residential and public; examples of his publications and course curriculums; public service letters and landscape architectural accreditation materials. The tenure portfolio is as good starting point to find out about Tetlow and his various projects. Tetlow's lecture slides for his LA 102 and his LA 134 classes are also found in this series. Some of the slides exemplify his philosophy on design and composition in landscapes with views from Charleston, West Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; and Savannah, Georgia. Other slides were used for teaching color and drawing techniques in different mediums. There are two folders of graphics techniques classified by media. One folder contains works by his landscape architecture students from LA 203 and LA 134 classes.
 

A. Tenure Portfolio

Box 4, Folder 1

Tenure Portfolio: Residential Projects, Tetlow's Paintings 1962-2003

Box 4, Folder 2

Tenure Portfolio: Strybing Arboreteum 1973

Box 4, Folder 3

Tenure Portfolio: Creative and Professional Activities 1952-1956

Box 4, Folder 4

Tenure Portfolio: Textbook Outline n.d.

Box 4, Folder 5

Tenure Portfolio: Visual Vulnerability Project 1975-1981

Box 4, Folder 6

Tenure Portfolio: Subject Classification Model 1955

Box 4, Folder 7

Tenure Portfolio: American Society of Landscape Accrediting 1971-1973

Box 4, Folder 8

Tenure Portfolio: Grant Applications and Curriculum 1967-1974

Box 4, Folder 9

Tenure Portfolio: Public Service Letters 1967-1975

Box 4, Folder 10

Tenure Portfolio: Strybing Arboreteum 1962

 

B. Course Materials

Box 5, Folder 11

LA 102 Course Lectures - Spring 1985 1985

Box 5, Folder 12-13

LA 134 Course Lectures 1981, 1986, 1987

Box 5, Folder 14

LA 134 Course Lectures - Graphic Examples 1979

Box 6, Folder 15-16

Graphics Techniques Classified by Media 1977, 1978, 1980

 

C. Students' Work

Box 6, Folder 17

Examples of Student Work 1976-1985

 

IV.Project Records 1949-1965

Series Scope and Content Summary

The project records include many drawings executed by Tetlow for private residences in the Bay Area and in Oregon. The work that Tetlow did for the Strybing Arboretum is well documented in this series by extensive drawings and written documentation. Tetlow also did design work for the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Oregon, Eugene.
 

A. Files

Scope and Content Note

* See Project Index
 

B. Drawings

Scope and Content Note

* See Project Index
 

C. Photographs

Scope and Content Note

* See Project Index