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Burton Litton, 1948-2005 (bulk of 1965-1998)
2007-9  
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Description
Collection of Burton Litton, architect, 1948-2005 (bulk of 1965-1998). The Litton collection is comprised of four series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Faculty Papers, and Project Records.
Background
Born on a ranch in Santa Rosa in 1918, Burt Litton grew up to appreciate the open landscape. He attended Santa Rosa Junior College then transferred to UC Berkeley to complete his undergraduate studies in Landscape Architecture. He graduated from Berkeley in 1941, earning cum laude honors. Burt was accepted to Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and attended for one year before he enlisted in the U.S. Navy to fight in World War II. In the Navy, Burt worked as a photo-interpreter and trained others to convert 3D aerial photographs into 2D drawings of the landscape that would then be used for planning, and analysis operations.
Extent
6 cartons, 8 boxes, medium flat box, 1 card file boxes, 7 tubes; 7 flat files
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.
Availability
Collection open for research.