Finding Aid for the Warner L. Marsh Papers, 1927-1965

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Finding Aid for the Warner L. Marsh Papers, 1927-1965

Collection number: 1173

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Anne Caiger, April 1976
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2004
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Warner L. Marsh Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1927-1965
Collection number: 1173
Creator: Marsh, Warner L.
Extent: 8 cartons (8 linear ft.) 5 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Warner Lincoln Marsh (b.1899) was a landscape architect for the Los Angeles City Park Department (1925) before starting his private practice as a planning consultant and landscape architect. In addition to his private practice, he was employed as a research director for the Los Angeles County Department of Rehabilitation (1935-36), and as deputy director for the California State Department of Natural Resources (1940-43). The collection consists of correspondence, drawings, blueprints, notes, clippings and printed material reflecting Marsh's career as a landscape architect and planning consultant.
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 Warner L. Marsh, 1976.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Warner L. Marsh Papers (Collection 1173). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233372 

Biography

Warner Lincoln Marsh was born on February 12, 1899 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; attended Morningside College, 1917-21; he began his career as a landscape draftsman in Nebraska and Iowa; began working as a landscape architect for the Los Angeles City Park Department in 1925; in addition to his private practice as a planning consultant and landscape architect, he was employed as a research director for the Los Angeles County Department of Rehabilitation (1935-36), and as deputy director for the California State Department of Natural Resources (1940-43); published, Landscape vocabulary (1964).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, drawings, blueprints, notes, clippings and printed material reflecting Marsh's career as a landscape architect and planning consultant. Correspondence includes five letters from Richard J. Neutra.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Marsh, Warner L.--Archives.
Landscape architects--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.


Container List

Carton 1

Garden Art (magazine). November 1927.

Scope and Content Note

Draft issue.

Note

(Marsh - publisher and managing director)
Carton 1

Bulletins, memberships rosters, and miscellaneous printed matter. [1950-1966].

Scope and Content Note

re American Institute of Landscape Architects (Marsh - board member. c. 1962)
Also, re California Institute of Landscape Architects. c. 1950-66.
Carton 1

Correspondence and papers. 1959-1962.

Scope and Content Note

re C.M. Goethe Arboretum Society.

Note

(Marsh - chairman)
Carton 1

Green Gold. Tree Wealth in the South West. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Corrected manuscript and typed copy.
Carton 1

Notes for an introduction to The Landscape Vocabulary. n.d.

Carton 2

Notes, correspondence, papers and clippings. c. 1929-1955.

Scope and Content Note

re landscape gardening.
Carton 3

Reports, pamphlets and other printed material, correspondence and papers. c. 1930-1950.

Scope and Content Note

re forestry and forest management.
Carton 4

Subject files of reports, clippings, articles, and correspondence on topics. c. 1930-1940s.

Scope and Content Note

re conservation, and land utilization and development, including political campaign programs.
Carton 5

Professional correspondence files, including notes, drawings, and clippings. c. 1930-1950.

Scope and Content Note

re projects.
Includes 5 letters from Richard J. Neutra. 1943 and 1946.
Carton 6

Miscellaneous reports, papers, notes, clippings, and printed material. 1930s-1970s.

Carton 6

Correspondence and papers. 1950s.

Scope and Content Note

re Zoological Society of Los Angeles.
Carton 7

Correspondence, papers and printed material. c. 1940-1962.

Scope and Content Note

re California State capitol plans
Includes minute book of Sacramento Housing and Planning Council (Marsh - Secretary). 1940-47.
Carton 8

Papers and printed materials. c. 1955-1965.

Scope and Content Note

re water resources in California, including San Joaquin County area water plan.
Boxes 9-12

Tracings, blueprints, and drawings. c. 1930s-1950s.

Box 13

Drawings, plans. 1928-1954.