H. Leland and Adele W. Vaughan Collection, 1931-1956

Processed by Holly Selvig.
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H. Leland and Adele W. Vaughan Collection, 1931-1956

Collection number: 1999-18

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:
May 2002
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: H. Leland and Adele W. Vaughan collection,
Date (inclusive): 1931-1956
Collection number: 1999-18
Creator: Vaughan, Adele W. , c.1916-c.1955, Vaughan, H. Leland, 1905-1974
Extent: 2 boxes, 4 flat file drawers
Repository: Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design.
University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California
Abstract: The H. Leland and Adele W. Vaughan Collection spans the years 1931 - 1955 and contains records relating to the couple's professional partnership as landscape architects. Included are project files, drawings, and photographs. The collection is useful for researching the shift in landscape architecture towards a more modern, site specific approach to design and Bay Regional style. Projects by Thomas Church and in collaboration with Church are also included.
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], H. Leland and Adele W. Vaughan Collection, (1999-18), Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California.

Acquisition Information

This collection was acquired in 1999.

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.
University of California, Berkeley -- Planning.
Campus planning -- California - Berkeley.
Landscape architecture -- Study and teaching -- California -- Berkeley.
Church, Thomas D.
Halprin, Lawrence
Richmond (Calif.) Memorial Civic Center
Park Merced Housing Development
Online Archive of California

Biographical Note

Adele W. Vaughan (c.1916-c.1955)
H. Leland Vaughan (1905-1974)
Adele Wharton received a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Landscape Architecture in 1937 and an M.S. from the same department in 1938. H. Leland and Adele were married in 1937 and worked together in professional practice until Adele passed away ca. 1955.
Hollyngsworth Leland Vaughan was born in Alliance, Ohio, in 1905. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from Ohio State in 1929 and then continued his studies as a Fellow at the Lake Forest Foundation. At Ohio State Vaughan studied with Thomas Church, who taught there from 1927 - 1929. Through extensive travel in Italy, France, and Spain, Vaughan developed a special affinity for the California landscape, and in the early 1930s he settled in Point Richmond, California.
Vaughan served as professor of landscape architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1930 to 1969 and oversaw the department's critical years of growth from 1947 to 1962 as Chairman. During these years Vaughan increased faculty size and introduced the first visiting lecturers to the department. In the late 1940s, he contributed to the formation of an independent Department of City and Regional Planning and to the formation of the College of Environmental Design. Prior to his retirement in 1969, Vaughan served several years as Assistant Dean of the College of Environmental Design. His students remember him as "a young maverick, an inspiring teacher, who encouraged his students to keep an open mind and to form their own opinions" (Laurie, 1988). One of Vaughan's most enduring achievements was his successful persuasion of Beatrix Farrand to bequeath her Reef Point Library comprised of rare books, historical documents, maps, prints, and plans to the Landscape Department.
Vaughan was an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Association of Landscape Architects, and served as Chairman of the education committee of the International Federation of Landscape Architects. He also served as a member of the City Planning Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission of his own town of Pt. Richmond, CA.

Note

Sources:

  • Biographical Record compiled by R. B. Litton for American Society of Landscape Architects, 1977.
  • Laurie, Michael. 75 Years of Landscape Architecture at Berkeley: an Informal History. Part I: The First 50 Years. Department of Landscape Architecture, University of California Berkeley, 1988.
  • Violich, Francis, et al. In Memoriam. University of California, 1976. p. 125-127.

Scope and Contents Note

The H. Leland and Adele W. Vaughan Collection spans the years 1931 - 1955 and contains records relating to the couple's professional partnership as landscape architects. Included are project files, drawings, and photographs. The collection is useful for researching the shift in landscape architecture towards a more modern, site specific approach to design and Bay Regional style. Projects by Thomas Church and in collaboration with Church are also included. The collection is divided into two series: Professional Papers and Project Records.
The Professional Papers contain a scrapbook of the Association of Landscape Architects and a small amount of curriculum research done by H. Leland Vaughan. The Project Records contain files, photographs, and drawings of the couple's numerous residential, educational, commercial, industrial, and recreational projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as a small number of projects from outside California.

Project Index

The following is a list of projects from the Vaughan Collection. For more complete information about collection contents for each project, as well as shelf location and microfilming status, download the complete Project Index in an Excel spreadsheet format by going to http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/pindex/vaughan.xls . For instructions on interpreting the Project Index, see The Guide to the Project Index at http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/pindex/guide.htm .
The project list below, derived from the Project Index, is arranged alphabetically by Project/Client Name and contains information, where available, about the location, date, project type, collaborators, photographers, and formats for each project in the collection.

Project/Client Name (location, date, project type) Collaborator (role), Photographer [Format - Ms=Manuscripts, Dr=Drawings, Ph=Photographs]

  • * Alluisi, Sean ( Pt. Richmond , CA ; 1942 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * American Red Cross ( Richmond CA ; n.d. ; medical ) [Dr]
  • * Anthony, Gertrude ( Berkeley CA ; 1941 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Assisted Projects ( residential-multi ) [Dr]
  • * Banker, F. ( Piedmont CA ; 1937 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Beauchamp, Nina ( n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Bechtel ( Oakland CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Berkeley Womens City Club [see Sunset Magazine]
  • * Black Sheep Restaurant ( Berkeley CA ; 1940 ; commercial ) [Dr]
  • * Bohemian Grove ( Monte Rio CA ; 1955 ; recreational ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Boone and Dozier, Misses ( Oakland CA ; 1943 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Bowman ( Oakland CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Boyce ( Richmond CA ; 1949 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Brandner, W.E. ( Petaluma CA ; 1944-1946 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Brodie, R.N. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1935 ; residential ) Collaborator: Church, T. (landscape architect) [Dr]
  • * Bronson ( Walnut Creek , CA ; 1946 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Brown, Hamilton ( Houston , TX ; 1938 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Cavalier ( n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Chapman, Charles E. ( Orinda , CA ; 1939 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Chiles, Gardner ( Pt. Richmond , CA ; 1941 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Clarke, P.S. ( Orinda , CA ; 1938 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Community Presbyterian Church ( Danville , CA ; 1951 ; religious ) Collaborator: Smith, D.P. (architect) [Dr]
  • * Confer, F.L. ( Concord , CA ; 1946 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Cotton ( Ukiah , CA ; 1952 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Danforth, R.S. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1944 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * deBenedictus ( Pt. Richmond , CA ; 1954 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Dobbins, Hugh T. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1931-1936 ; residential ) Collaborator: Church, T. (landscape architect) [Dr]
  • * Dodd, William A. ( Saranap , CA ; 1947 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Donaldson, Dean ( Piedmont , CA ; 1939 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Dondo, M. ( Pt. Richmond , CA ; 1936 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Dontanville, Virginia ( Pt. Richmond , CA ; 1951 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Dorcy ( n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: Church, T. (landscape architect) [Dr]
  • * Durney, Mrs. J.I. ( Piedmont , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Early, F.J. ( Piedmont , CA ; 1946 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Edwards, George ( Piedmont , CA ; 1939 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Edwards, Thomas ( Pt. Richmond , CA ; 1949 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Elliott, James ( Mill Valley , CA ; 1940 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Eustace, H.J. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1940 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Fisher, G.M. ( Orinda , CA ; 1938 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Foulds, J.G. ( Richmond , CA ; 1950 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Francis ( Richmond , CA ; 1946 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Gotaas ( n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Graves, Richard ( Berkeley , CA ; 1937 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Gray, Mrs. Richard ( Piedmont , CA ; 1941 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Griffin, Miles ( Piedmont , CA ; 1949 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Griffin, Miles ( Piedmont , CA ; 1952 ; medical ) [Dr]
  • * Gunter ( n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Hammond, Veil ( Livermore , CA ; 1952 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Helmholz, A.C. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1947 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Henry, Mrs. H. ( Richmond , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Hitchcock ( n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Imrie, H.D. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1939 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Kelly, Frank ( 1953 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Kennedy, Robert (Claremont Pines) ( Oakland , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Ladner, Al ( Houston , TX ; 1942 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Lahann, Reimer ( Berkeley , CA ; 1938 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Lamb, Woodburn ( Oakland , CA ; 1941 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Lamble, N. ( Richmond , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Lar Rieu, John ( Walnut Creek , CA ; 1934 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Latimer, George ( Danville , CA ; 1940 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Le Cron, James ( Berkeley , CA ; 1947 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Lee, Alton S. ( Alameda , CA ; 1946 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Lee, John ( Essex Falls , NJ ; 1946 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Leonard, Jane ( 1951 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Leslie, John C. ( Happy Valley , CA ; 1940 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Lindberg, Earl (Monte Vista tract) ( Lafayette , CA ; 1939 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Lloyd, F.L. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1940 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Loeb, Edwin ( Berkeley , CA ; 1937 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Lovette, Malcolm ( Houston , TX ; 1942 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * MacFarland, Jean ( Orinda , CA ; 1936 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Marston, W.H. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1937 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Martin, Ann, Dr. ( Hayward , CA ; 1937 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Martin, H.B. ( San Jose , CA ; 1937 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Mathiesen, Earl ( 1945 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Mauerhan, Mrs. Grace ( 1945 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Maxfield, Jack ( Piedmont , CA ; 1939 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Maxfield, William M. ( Oakland , CA ; 1946 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * McIvor, Robert ( Piedmont , CA ; 1945 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * McKibben, Warren ( Contra Costa Co. , CA ; 1941 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Miller, John ( Orinda , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Miller, R.C. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1949 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Moores, W.A. ( Ukiah , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms]
  • * Morris, Clara ( Oakland , CA ; 1947 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Nachtrieb, H.P. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1946 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Nelle, Clifford ( Oakland , CA ; 1937 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Novy, S.G. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1949 ; residential ) Collaborator: Cirino, N. (architect, engineer) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Oakland Recreation Department: Starr Bowl ( Oakland , CA ; 1947 ; recreational ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Ogg, Elenor ( Berkeley , CA ; 1945 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Ogg, Robert ( Berkeley , CA ; 1951 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Ogilvie, Norman ( Oakland , CA ; 1945 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Convent ( Redwood City , CA ; 1941 ; ecclesiastical ) [Dr]
  • * Park Merced Housing Development ( San Francisco , CA ; 1942 ; residential-multi ) Collaborator: Church, T. (landscape architect) [Dr]
  • * Patterson, R.C. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1942 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Paxson, Jane Taylor ( Albany , CA ; 1945 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Permanente Hospital ( Richmond , CA ; 1948 ; medical ) [Dr]
  • * Pierce, Edna, Mrs. ( Antioch , CA ; 1941 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Reynolds ( n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Richmond Memorial Civic Center ( Richmond , CA ; 1949 ; governmental ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Richmond Parks ( Richmond , CA ; n.d. ; recreational ) [Dr]
  • * Rosenblatt, A.H. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1945-1946 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Ryan, Rupert ( Pt. Richmond , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Sciutto, J.A. ( Oakland , CA ; 1941 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Shaw, Robert ( Pt. Richmond , CA ; 1956 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Silver, Raphael ( Oakland , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Sorrick, W.W. ( Orinda , CA ; 1938 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Souza, William ( Lafayette , CA ; 1944 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Stettner, Ludwig ( Piedmont , CA ; 1937 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Stewart, George R. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1950 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Stoodley, G.F. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1939 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Sunset Magazine ( Contra Costa Co. , CA ; n.d. ; residential, recreational ) Collaborator: Hussey, M. (engineer) [Dr]
  • * Texas Co. ( Richmond , CA ; 1954 ; industrial ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Thomson, G.W. ( Pt. Richmond , CA ; 1949 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Thomson, J.W. ( 1939 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Tolles, R.P. ( Happy Valley , CA ; 1945 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Tryon, R.C. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1935 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Turner ( Berkeley , CA ; 1939 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * University of California (UC): Agricultural Hall ( Berkeley , CA ; 1949 ; educational ) [Dr]
  • * UC: Alumni Hall ( Berkeley , CA ; 1954 ; educational ) Collaborator: Halprin, L. (landscape architect) [Ms, Dr]
  • * UC: Botanic Garden ( Berkeley , CA ; 1937 ; educational ) [Dr]
  • * UC: Bowles Hall ( Berkeley , CA ; 1947 ; educational ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * UC: Delta Gamma ( Berkeley , CA ; n.d. ; educational ) [Dr]
  • * UC: Doe Library Annex and Adjacent Area ( Berkeley , CA ; 1949 ; educational ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * UC: Fernwald Dormitories ( Berkeley , CA ; 1948 ; educational ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * UC: Forestry Building ( Berkeley , CA ; 1948 ; educational ) Collaborator: Church, T. (landscape architect) [Ms, Dr]
  • * UC: Glade Parking Area ( Berkeley , CA ; 1952 ; educational ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * UC: Insectary Building and Oxford Tract ( Berkeley , CA ; 1953 ; educational ) [Dr]
  • * UC: Institute of Child Welfare ( Berkeley , CA ; 1950 ; educational ) [Dr]
  • * UC: International House ( Berkeley , CA ; 1948 ; educational ) [Ms, Dr]
  • * UC: Jurisprudence (Boalt Hall) ( Berkeley , CA ; 1951 ; educational ) [Dr]
  • * UC: Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity ( Berkeley , CA ; 1949 ; educational ) [Dr]
  • * UC: LeConte Hall ( Berkeley , CA ; 1950 ; educational ) Collaborator: Church, T. (landscape architect) [Dr]
  • * UC: Life Science Building Parking ( Berkeley , CA ; 1950 ; educational ) [Dr]
  • * UC: Stiles Hall (YMCA) ( Berkeley , CA ; 1949 ; educational ) [Dr]
  • * UC: Plant Science Bldg ( Davis , CA ; 1949 ; educational ) Collaborator: Church, T. (landscape architect) [Ms, Dr]
  • * Usinger ( Berkeley , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Vaughan, H. Leland & Adele ( Pt. Richmond , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Vaughan, H. Leland & Adele ( Richmond , CA ; 1941 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Volkman, Mrs. W.G. ( Piedmont , CA ; 1948 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Von Adelung ( Berkeley , CA ; 1945 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Watkin & Co. ( n.d. ; commercial ) [Dr]
  • * Watson, H.B. ( Piedmont , CA ; 1937 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Weisbrod, Raymond ( Berkeley , CA ; 1937 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Welch ( n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Wellington, Winfield S. ( Berkeley , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: Wellington, W.S. (architect) [Dr]
  • * Wharton ( n.d. ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • * Williams, Miss. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1946 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Wilson, Dwight ( Berkeley , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Winsor, Loring ( Piedmont , CA ; 1941 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Wisson, William ( Petaluma , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Wolfe, R.E. ( n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Wood, Walter ( Orinda , CA ; 1939 ; residential ) Collaborator: Dunsford, K. (architect) [Dr]
  • * Woods, Baldwin ( 1945 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Young, S. Yovino ( Albany , CA ; 1941 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • * Zuckerman, Florence (Fritzi) ( Berkeley , CA ; 1938 ; residential ) [Dr]

Related Collections

Title: Beatrix Jones Farrand Collection,
Identifier/Call Number: (ARCH 1955-2),
Contributing Institution: Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley.
[correspondence between Farrand and H. Leland Vaughan concerning the donation of her collection to the University of California at Berkeley Landscape Department]
Title: Student Drawings Collection,
Identifier/Call Number: (ARCH 1998-3),
Contributing Institution: Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

Series Description

 

I. PROFESSIONAL PAPERS, 1946-1951

Physical Description: Box 1-2

Scope and Content Note

Association of Landscape Architects Scrapbook Curriculum Research
Includes a scrapbook of the San Francisco Region Association of Landscape Architects, of which H. Leland Vaughan served as president. Also contains a report on the percentage of time spent by landscape architecture students on various areas of study.
 

II. PROJECT RECORDS, 1931 - 1955

Physical Description: Box 2, Flat Files

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by project.
Contains records of the couple's many residential projects in the San Francisco Bay Area and projects for the University of California at Berkeley and Davis. Also contains commercial, industrial, governmental, recreational, religious, and medical projects such as the Richmond Memorial Civic Center, the Bohemian Grove, and the Park Merced Housing Development. Includes work done by and in collaboration with Thomas Church.
 

A. Files / Photographs

 

B. Drawings

Container List

 

SERIES I. PROFESSIONAL PAPERS

Box 1

Association of Landscape Architects Scrapbook 1946-1951

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Percentage of time spent by students on various areas of study n.d.

 

SERIES II. PROJECT RECORDS

 

A.  Files / Photographs 1931 - 1955

 
 

B.  Drawings 1931 - 1955