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Burton Litton, 1948-2005 (bulk of 1965-1998)
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Series Description and Container List

 

SERIES I. Personal Papers

Physical Description: Carton 1, 1 Flat File

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises twelve folders, consisting of personal correspondence between family and friends; notes from his travels; diaries, journals, sketches and 1 Flat File of water colors from his student work. Among these water colors is a rendering of the UC Berkeley President’s garden.
 

A. Biographical Information

Box 1, Folder 1

Forest Service Resume, 1971

Box 1, Folder 1

University resumes, 1978, 1985

Box 1, Folder 1

Resumes, 1985, 2001

 

B. Diaries

Box 1, Folder 2

Travel Diaries, 1990-2001

 

C. Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 3

Family & Friends, 1983-2000

 

D.Student Work

Box 1, Folder 4

Student Work-MLA Thesis, 1948

Flat Folder 7

Water Colors & Ink Drawings, 1939-1940

 

E.Travel

Box 1, Folder 5

England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, 1981, 1992, 1994,

Box 1, Folder 6

New England, Florida, Texas, 1986, 1991, 1993-1994,

Box 1, Folder 7

France, Stockholm, 1988

Box 1, Folder 8

Travel notes-Alaska, 1989 1995

 

F. Photographs

Box 1, Folder 9

U.S. Navy Photographic Intelligence Reunion, 1981, 1992

Box 1, Folder 9

Holiday greeting card, 1981,

 

G. Sketches

Box 1, Folder 10

Landscape & forest clearing studies, n.d.

Flat Folder 5

Pencil sketches of Berkeley-Light Study, n.d.

 

H. Clippings

Box 1, Folder 11

magazine & newspaper articles, various

 

SERIES II. PROFESSIONAL PAPERS

Physical Description: Carton 2-4, Boxes 7-14, 2 Flat File, 7 Tubes, 1 medium box, 1 index card box

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, by project, within the subseries
 

A. Correspondence

Series Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists primarily of letters to the Forest Service regarding policy and letters to colleagues regarding topics being researched.
Box 2, Folder 1

colleagues & professionals regarding research topics, 1964-2005

Box 2, Folder 2

Sequoia & Kings Canyon Burn Policies , 1987-1994

 

B. Writings

Series Scope and Content Summary

This subseries contains over forty topics researched and written about by Burt Litton. The subject matter is primarily related to the visual analysis of landscapes, with an emphasis on National Parks and Forests of the Western United States.
Box 2, Folder 3

Aesthetics & Forest Wildlands, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 4

Disappearing Californians Article, 1963

Box 2, Folder 5

Western Farm Fences, 1963

Box 2, Folder 6

The Edge of the Clearing, 1966

Box 2, Folder 7

Journal of Forestry-Model as a Visual Tool/Twiss, 1966

Box 2, Folder 8

The Forest Landscape/Twiss, 1966

Box 2, Folder 9

PSW Report: Visual Impact of Forest Landscapes, 1966

Box 2, Folder 10

PSW-Landscape Vocabulary & Landscape Inventories, 1968

Box 2, Folder 11

Landscape & Aesthetic Quality (draft), 1968

Box 2, Folder 12

Aesthetic Dimensions of the Landscape/Craik, 1969-1971

Box 2, Folder 13

Lake Tahoe Basin, 1971

Box 2, Folder 14

Tomales Bay: The Landscape as A Visual Resource, 1972

Box 2, Folder 15

Aesthetic Management of the Lodgepole Pine Ecosystems, 1973

Box 2, Folder 16

Visual Vulnerability of the Forest Landscape, 1974

Box 2, Folder 17

River Landscape Quality & its Assessment, 1976

Box 2, Folder 18

Trapezium Hardwood Forest, Rothbury, 1976-1977

Box 2, Folder 19

Conceptual Framework for Landscape Inventories, 1976

Box 2, Folder 20

The Landscape as A Visual Resource, 1977

Box 2, Folder 21

Applying Visual Research Concepts & Method, 1978

Box 2, Folder 22

A Landscape Architect Looks Back at the Profession, 1978

Box 2, Folder 23

Silverculture & Landscape Architecture, PSW Reports, 1979-1998

Box 2, Folder 24

Descriptive Approaches to Landscape Analysis, 1979

Box 2, Folder 25

Oaks & the California Landscape, 1980

Box 2, Folder 26

Landscape Aesthetics (draft), 1981

Box 2, Folder 27

Landscape as a Resource: Visual Analysis & Aesthetics, 1981

Box 2, Folder 28

Environmental Aesthetics/Carlson, 1981/1982

Box 2, Folder 29

Landscape Values, 1982

Box 2, Folder 30

Visual Assessment of Natural Landscapes, 1982

Box 2, Folder 31

The Forests as an Aesthetic Idea, 1984

Box 2, Folder 32

Visual Vulnerability…Control of Visual Quality/PSW, 1984

Box 2, Folder 33

Landscape Interpretation through Design, Perception & Aesthetics, 1985

Box 2, Folder 34

Visual Resource Analysis: Research, Inventories…, 1985

Box 2, Folder 35

Aesthetic Quality of the Lower American River, 1985

Box 2, Folder 36

Color Measuring for Landscape Assessment, 1986

Box 2, Folder 37

The Dynamics of the Environmental Context, 1988

Box 2, Folder 38

The Forest Landscape & Fire Management, 1988

Box 2, Folder 39

Visual Landscape as a Resource Idea, 1989

Box 2, Folder 40

Perceptions of and Reflections on Yosemite Valley, 1990

Box 2, Folder 41

CA Landscapes & Regional Provinces/McBride, 1995-2000

Box 2, Folder 42

Prospectus Book, Litton/Laurie/McBride, 1995-2003

Box 2, Folder 43

Great Valley Drafts, 2002-2003

Box 2, Folder 44

Great Valley, 2003

Box 2, Folder 45

Northeast Volcanic Landscape Province, 2003

 

C. Presentations

Box 3, Folder 46

Professional Symposiums & Seminars, 1966-2000

Box 3, Folder 47

Landscape Analysis Symposiums, 1969-2001

Box 3, Folder 48

National Landscape Symposium, St. Louis, 1969

Box 3, Folder 49

Williams College Symposium, 1979

Box 3, Folder 50

Colorado ASLA Seminar: Analysis & Mgmt of the Visual Resource, 1977

Box 3, Folder 51

Symposium on Environmental Aesthetics, 1978

Box 3, Folder 52

SAF National Convention, San Francisco-Boston, 1991

Box 3, Folder 53

College of Forestry Workshop, Anhui Agriculture Univ., 1994

 

D. Associations and Committees

 

E. Awards

Series Scope and Content Summary

Subseries C through E comprise material regarding Litton’s activities outside of UC Berkeley and professional recognition he received from his peers in the landscape architecture profession. The majority of the files relate to presentations given by Litton at conferences and symposiums related to the field of landscape architecture and forestry.
Box 3, Folder 54

Kiwanis Club Certificate, 1970

 

F. Research Notes

Box 3, Folder 55

Bibliography, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 56

Landscape Forms, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 57

Perceptions & Reflections on Yosemite Valley, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 58

Western fences, 1963

Box 3, Folder 59

Regional Landscapes/Russ Beatty, 1963

Box 3, Folder 60

Thoughts about Trees, 1964

Box 3, Folder 61

PSW: Recreation & Roadside Visual Analysis/Twiss, 1964-1968

Box 3, Folder 62

Happy Camp Clear Cuts, Klamath N.F., 1965

Box 3, Folder 63

Western Forests, 1964/1968

Box 3, Folder 64

Florida, 1966

Tube 1

Sierra N.F./Highway 168 mapped analysis, 1966

Box 3, Folder 65

Sierra N.F./Highway 168, 1966-1971

Box 3, Folder 66

Pacific Southwest-Res. Report/Twiss, 1968

Box 3, Folder 67

Curtis Canyon Clear Cuts Teton N.F., 1969

Box 3, Folder 68

Stoevener Study, 1969

Box 3, Folder 69

Big Horn Wyoming Study, 1970

Box 3, Folder 70

Patterns related to the Visual Landscape, 1970

Box 3, Folder 71

Los Padres N.F. Burn Project, 1973

Box 3, Folder 72

Great Plains Resources Program, 1974

Box 3, Folder 73

Visual Vulnerability, 1976

Box 3, Folder 74

Central California Coastal Landscapes, 1979

Box 3, Folder 75

Wyoming Study Drafts, 1980-1982

Box 3, Folder 76

Aesthetics of Wildlife, 1982

Box 3, Folder 77

Merced River/Yosemite, 1983

Box 3, Folder 78-79

American River, 1985-1986

Box 3, Folder 80

Big Sur, 1986-1988

Box 3, Folder 81

Sequoia N.P. Burn study, 1987

Box 3, Folder 82

Landscape as a Resource: Visual Analysis & Aesthetics, 1989

Box 3, Folder 83

Pt. Reyes bird observatory, 1993

Box 3, Folder 84

Desert Landscapes & Regional Landscape Provinces, 2000

Box 15

Bilbiography Notes, n.d.

 

G. Reference Files

Series Scope and Content Summary

Subseries F and G contain Litton’s research notes and reference files related to the landscape aesthetics and analysis topics of his written work. Many of the topics found in this subseries correlate to Litton’s written works found in subseries B and has additional material found in the project index. The bulk of the material contained spans the period of 1963 through 2003.
Box 4, Folder 85

List of Seed Plants for North Bay Counties, 1947

Tube 2

Willamette N.F. Study-Landscape Inventories, 1955-1964

Box 4, Folder 86

Roads & Scenic Highways, 1961-1967

Box 4, Folder 87

Map of Clark’s Fork, WY, 1964

Box 4, Folder 88

White Cloud Idaho study, 1968

Box 4, Folder 89

Whitakers Forest Study, 1966-1968

Box 4, Folder 90

Maps of Teton & Bridger N.F., 1964

Tube 3

Teton National Park, 1964

Flat Folder 6

Teton National Park-panoramic, 1964

Tube 4

Plumas N.F.-La Porte Road View Enhancement, 1970

Tube 5

Idaho Forests-Landscape Inventories Project-Challis, 1970

Box 4, Folder 91

Landscape Dimensions & Planning, 1971-1974

Tube 6

Tahoe Landscape Units Study-analysis and sketches, 1971

Tube 7

Wyoming Hwy Study-Clarks Fork Corridor Study, 1972

Box 4, Folder 92

Landscape Aesthetic Papers, 1973-1999

Box 4, Folder 93

Northwest Coal Study, 1976

Box 4, Folder 94

IUFRO International Forestry Conference, 1976

Box 4, Folder 95

Task Force on Scenic Classifications, 1977

Box 4, Folder 96-97

Sequoia/Kings Canyon N.P., 1978-1988

Box 4, Folder 98

Angel Island Tree Study, 1988

Box 4, Folder 99

Central Valley, 2001/2002

Box 15

Biliography Notes,

 

H. Consulting

Series Scope and Content Summary

Because of his extensive knowledge and abilities with landscape analysis and resources management practices, Litton was often hired as a consultant by both commercial and non-profit entities. His consulting included work for the Tennessee Valley Authority on the impacts of Coal Strip Mining and for the firm of Jones & Jones on a project related to Highway Development. This subseries contains consulting related projects, from 1968 through 1980.
Box 4, Folder 100

Erikson vs. Santa Fe Case, 1968

Box 4, Folder 101

Thorne Ecological Foundation White Cloud Study, 1970

Box 4, Folder 102

TVA-Visual Impact Predication for Coal Strip Mining, 1971-1977

Box 4, Folder 103

Landscape Inventories, Rocky Mountain Center on Environment, 1971

Box 4, Folder 104

Wyoming Highway Dept.-Clarks Fork Impact study, 1972

Box 4, Folder 105

Teknekron, Inc.-Amenity Impacts of Nuclear Power Plants, 1972

Box 4, Folder 106-07

Jones & Jones-Aesthetics & Visual Resource Management, 1974-1977

Box 4, Folder 108

Consulting: Sea Ranch Proposal, 1979

Box 4, Folder 109

Institute of Man Project, 1980

Box 4, Folder 110

El Portal Road Case, 1999

 

I. Photographs

Box 7, Folder 1

Yosemite & Merced River, n.d.

Box 7, Folder 2

Yosemite pictures, n.d.

Box 7, Folder 3

Northwest Coal Study, n.d.

Box 7, Folder 4

Scotland, 1976

Box 7, Folder 5

England & Scotland, 1976

Box 7, Folder 6

England & Wales, 1980-1981

Box 7, Folder 7-12

Eastern U.S. Landscapes, 1966-1968

Box 7, Folder 13

U.S. Forest Service Prints, 1940-1966

Box 8, Folder 1

Bolinas Ridge, Marin, Point Reyes, n.d.

Box 8, Folder 2

Conway Summit Road, Lassen, Mono Lake, n.d.

Box 8, Folder 3

San Benito Co., Amader/Calaveras Co., 1982

Box 8, Folder 4

Challenge Experimental Forest, n.d.

Box 8, Folder 5

Highway 101, 1966

Box 8, Folder 6-7

Angeles N.F. & San Bernardino N.F., 1965-1967

Box 8, Folder 8

Los Padres N.F., 1974

Box 8, Folder 9

Joshua Tree N.M., 1999

Box 8, Folder 10

Canyon de Chelly, 1965

Box 8, Folder 11

Mt. Diablo, Flicker Ridge, 1977

Box 8, Folder 12

El Dorado N.F. & Carson City, 1977

Box 8, Folder 13-14

El Dorado N.F. & Emerald Bay, 1968

Box 8, Folder 15

Tomales Bay, 1972

Box 8, Folder 16

Salmon River, Whiskeytown, White Mts. & Sonora Pass, 1967-1972

Box 8, Folder 17

Bridger Teton, n.d.

Box 8, Folder 18-20

Shasta, Trinity Region and Lakes, 1972-1972

Box 8, Folder 21

Lake Tahoe Basin, 1969

Box 8, Folder 22

Bishop & Salt Point, 1987

Box 8, Folder 23

Twin Lakes, Whiskey Lake, 1965

Box 8, Folder 24

Tioga & Twin Lakes, 1970

Box 8, Folder 25-26

Plumas N.F., 1967

Box 8, Folder 27

Big Sur, 1986-1988

Box 8, Folder 28

UC Santa Cruz, 1986

Box 9, Folder 1-5

American river Study, 1985

Box 10, Folder 1-2

Oregon, Cascades, 1977

Box 10, Folder 3

Challis N.F, 1969

Box 10, Folder 4-8

Idaho Forests & Landscapes, 1970-1971

Box 10, Folder 9

Smith River, Montana, 1964

Box 10, Folder 10-11

Montana, 1974

Box 10, Folder 12

Nevada & Idaho, 1969

Box 10, Folder 13

Nevada & Idaho, 1981

Box 10, Folder 14

Baldy Mountain, Union Pass, n.d.

Box 10, Folder 15

Taconic Parkway, New York, 1968

Box 10, Folder 16

Fraser Colorado, 1968

Box 10, Folder 17

Dixie N.F., 1983

Box 10, Folder 18-20

North Dakota & South Dakota, 1974

Box 10, Folder 21-22

Zion N.P, 1981-1982

Box 10, Folder 23-24

Aerials Montana Seam Project, 1974

Box 10, Folder 25

Boran-Solar Collection, n.d.

Box 11, Folder 1-2

Sierra N.F., 1973

Box 11, Folder 3

Sierra, 1966

Box 11, Folder 4

Stainslaus N.F., 1966

Box 11, Folder 5

Visual Vulnerability Article, n.d.

Box 11, Folder 6-8

Western Fences, n.d.

Box 11, Folder 9

Dupont, 1968

Box 11, Folder 10

Highways & roadways, Hwy 395, n.d.

Box 11, Folder 11

Foresr Logging, n.d.

Box 12, Folder 1

Wyoming-Spotted Horn & Black Hills, 1974

Box 12, Folder 2-3

Wyoming-Sheridan, 1974

Box 12, Folder 4

Wyoming Shoshsne N.F., 1982

Box 12, Folder 5

Wyoming, Utah, 1974

Box 12, Folder 6

Wyoming-Big Horn mts., 1974

Box 12, Folder 7

Wyoming-Big Horn, Shoshone, Teton, 1970

Box 12, Folder 8-12

Wyoming-Teton N.P., Jackson, Shoshone, Birdger, Sun valley, 1969-1970

Box 12, Folder 13-14

Wyoming Antelope Road Study, 1970

Box 12, Folder 15

Wyoming Big Horn, 1982

Box 12, Folder 16-18

Wyoming Big Horn, 1970

Box 12, Folder 19

Decker Coalstrip, Montana, 1974

Box 12, Folder 20

Idaho, 1977

Box 12, Folder 21

Marysville, LaPorte highway, 1972

Box 12, Folder 22-29

Wyoming- Clarks Fork Study, 1971-1972

Box 13, Folder 1

C. Helmholz Property, n.d.

Box 13

Mounted Project Images, 1969-1982

Box 14, Folder 1

NWC Photos, n.d.

Box 14, Folder 2

Michael Laurie's Book photographs, n.d.

Box 14, Folder 3

Maybeck negatives, misc., n.d.

Box 14, Folder 4-13

Negatives-detailed land forms, landscapes, diagrams, 1971-1977

Box 14, Folder 14

Elm Arch Napa, Twiss model, 1966

Box 14, Folder 15

Death Valley, Pygmy Forest, 1958

Box 14, Folder 16

Color observations, 1979

Box 16

Panoramic photo montage of Challis N.F, 1970

Box 16

Panoramic photo-Lake Tahoe, n.d.

Box 16

Little Casino-clear cut, n.d.

Box 16

Teton N.F., 1969

Box 16

Ely Meado, n.d.

Box 16

Emerald Bay, n.d.

 

Series III FACULTY PAPERS

Physical Description: Carton Number 5-6

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, by project, within the subseries
 

A. Administrative

Series Scope and Content Summary

The focus of this material is on any administrative paper work Litton issued or received during his career at UC Berkeley.
Box 6 , Folder 47

Department memoranda 1963-2002

 

B. Course Materials

Series Scope and Content Summary

These folders contain course syllabi, reading lists, lecture notes, and assignments for the breadth of courses which Litton taught from 1962 through 1998. The largest collection of material is for Litton’s LA 223 course, Introduction to California Landscape, which he taught with fellow professors Joe McBride and Michael Laurie from 1979-1998. The class often took weekend long field trips to various California landscapes and landscape forms, which they would then sketch, analyze and submit written observations about as part of the coursework.
Box 5 , Folder 1

LA 1 1962-1964

Box 5 , Folder 2

LA 111B 1964

Box 5 , Folder 3

LA 110A Lectures 1987-1994

Box 5 , Folder 4

LA 121A 1966-1979

Box 5 , Folder 5

LA 131 1964-1987

Box 5 , Folder 6

LA 132B 1964

Box 5 , Folder 7

LA X401 Landscape of City & Region 1964

Box 5 , Folder 8

LA 133 1966-1982

Box 5 , Folder 9

LA 198 1964-1975

Box 5 , Folder 22

Assorted Lecture Notes 1968-2000

Box 5 , Folder 10

LA 200A 1970-1975

Box 5 , Folder 11

LA220- Landscape Analysis 1978-1984

Box 5 , Folder 12

LA 223 1979-1985

Box 5 , Folder 13

LA 223- 1986-1989

Box 5 , Folder 14

LA 223 1990

Box 5 , Folder 15

LA 223 1991-1992

Box 5 , Folder 16

LA 223 1993-1996

Box 5 , Folder 17

LA 223 1997-1998

Box 5 , Folder 18

LA 223- Joshua Tree N.M. Project 1999

Box 5 , Folder 19

LA 230 1975

Box 5 , Folder 21

LA 232 1977-1988

Box 5 , Folder 20

LA 231 1981

Box 6 , Folder 23

Proposal for Outline for Regional Landscapes Course 1988-1991

 

C. Research Notes

Box 6 , Folder 24

Snyder Tachistiscope Study n.d.

Box 6 , Folder 25

Craik Tests & Photostats 1969

Box 6 , Folder 26

NAR Water Resources Study 1970

Box 6 , Folder 29

Aesthetic Values of Forests/Teegarden 1973-1976

Box 6 , Folder 29-30

Seam Project: Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota 1974

Box 6 , Folder 31

Ecoclass Course Physiography & Vegetation 1974-1975

Box 6 , Folder 27

N.A.R. Water Resources Study Visual Analysis Course 1974-1975

Box 15

Bibliography Notes

 

D. Students’ Work

Series Scope and Content Summary

Litton retained some student work over the years which can be found in this subseries. There is also field work analysis done by student researchers contained under this heading. Specifically there is analysis performed around the Lake Tahoe Basin, Plumas National Forest and a study of open land in Wyoming, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
Box 6 , Folder 37

R. Tetlow/LA 250 Visual Unit Concept 1980

Box 6 , Folder 36

Visual Absorption Notation-Plumas N.F. 1975

Box 6 , Folder 33-34

Visual Absorption Notation-Lake Tahoe Basin 1971-1972

Box 6 , Folder 32

LA 199 Paper 1970

Box 6 , Folder 35

Nancy Owen's Sketchbook 1974

Box 6 , Folder 38

Assorted papers-LA 131, LA 232 1980-1988

 

E. Committees & Jury Review

Box 6 , Folder 39

Critique of Ken Craik papers 1968-1970

Box 6 , Folder 40

Berkeley symposium-Vision, Culture & Landscape 1990

Box 6 , Folder 41

Committee for Michael Laurie’s memorial 2002

 

F. Correspondence

Box 6 , Folder 42

Resources for the Future Workshop, Missoula 1967-1971

Box 6 , Folder 46

RFF Summer workshop/Ken Craik 1971

Box 6 , Folder 43

Farrand Faculty Research Grant application 1988-1981

Box 6 , Folder 44

National Endowment for the Arts application 2002

Box 6 , Folder 45

CED events & committee 2000-2005

 

SERIES IV.   PROJECT RECORDS

Physical Description: 4 Flat Files, 2 folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, by project, within the subseries
 

A. Project Lists

 

**See Project Index

 

B. Files

 

**See Project Index

 

C. Photographs

 

**See Project Index

 

D. Drawings

 

** See Project Index

Box 1 , Folder 1

Rhodes Residence-garden 1979-1981

Box 1 , Folder 2

Pergola Drafted plans 1993

Flat Folder 6

Teton & Challis N.F. clear cuts-sketches 1969