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Harry W. Shepherd Collection, 1923-1960
1998-11  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Project Index
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Collection Title: Harry W. Shepherd Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1923-1960
    Collection Number: 1998-11
    Creator: Shepherd, H. W.
    Extent: 12 boxes, 6 card file boxes, 1 flat box, 21 oversize folders
    Repository: Environmental Design Archives.
    University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California.
    Abstract: The collection principally documents Shepherd's work as a horticulturist, instructor, and landscape architect.
    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], Harry W. Shepherd Collection, (1998-11), Environmental Design Archives. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was transferred from the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning in 1998.

    Access Points

    Landscape architects--California.
    Landscape architecture--California.
    Landscape architecture--Study and teaching--California--Berkeley.
    University of California, Berkeley--Dept. of Landscape Architecture.
    St. Francis Wood, San Francisco.

    Biography

    Shepherd, Harry W, (1890-1965)
    Harry Whitcomb Shepherd was born in 1890 in Massachusetts, but would later move to Monrovia, California. Shepherd received his B.S. in Landscape Engineering and Planning in 1914 from the University of California at Berkeley and was the first graduate of the newly established Landscape Department. Upon completing his course work at the University of California he worked as an assistant to the Los Angeles Beautification Committee. In 1915 Shepherd became an instructor at the Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles, California, teaching courses in landscape engineering and horticulture at the school until 1918.
    Shepherd began his university teaching career at the University of California, Davis working as an instructor in the Division of Landscape Design from 1922-1925. He then moved to UCB, where he was an assistant professor until his retirement in 1955. Shepherd took a sabbatical leave from UCB in 1932, using the time to travel and study gardens in Europe.
    Throughout his career as an instructor Shepherd wrote several articles and reports on the topic of horticulture and intermittently conducted an outside private practice. From 1925-1929 he was a landscape architect consultant and assistant to Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. (Olmsted Brothers). Shepherd also designed and supervised the landscape developments for the Golden Gate International Exposition (1938-1939) and acted as a landscape consultant for the California Garden Show (1942, Oakland). Shepherd was an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, serving as president of the San Francisco chapter from 1941-1942.

    Scope and Contents Note

    The Harry W. Shepherd collection principally documents Shepherd's work as a horticulturist, instructor, and landscape architect. The collection is arranged in four series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Faculty Papers, and Project Records. Personal records are minimal, but include Shepherd's curriculum vitae. The bulk of the collection consists of professional papers such as writings, collected articles, plant photographs, and photographs of European gardens, collected during Shepherd's sabbatical leave from the University of California, Berkeley. Clippings and articles may have been used by Shepherd as reference material for his courses. Faculty papers include course materials and photographs of students and student work. Shepherd's landscape architecture projects are represented primarily in photographs, reports, and drawings. Shepherd was involved in numerous aspects of the landscape at the University of California, both Berkeley and Davis campuses.

    Project Index

    The following is a list of projects from the Shepherd 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/shepherd.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]

    • * Adronico, F. ( Contra Costa County , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Agee, Mrs. J.R. ( Oakland , CA ; 1951 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Alameda County Fair Grounds ( Pleasanton , CA ; 1948 ; exposition ) [Ms]
    • * Alexander Grove (at Fish Creek) ( Redwood Highway , CA ; 1934 ; transportation ) [Ms, Ph]
    • * Alexander, A.D. ( Berkeley , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms, Ph]
    • * Allan ( Berkeley , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Anderson, John ( Davis , CA ; 1923 ; residential ) [Ph]
    • * Andrews, W.S. ( unknown ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ph]
    • * Andrus, V.S. ( Alameda , CA ; 1928 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Antioch Grammar School ( Antioch , CA ; n.d. ; educational ) [Ms]
    • * Balch, S.B. ( Los Gatos , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Barneberg, Grace ( San Luis Obispo , CA ; 1927 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Berkeley Harbor and Aquatic Park ( Berkeley , CA ; 1936 ; recreational ) [Ms]
    • * Bisson, Donald S. ( Atherton , CA ; 1954 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * California Spring Garden Show ( Oakland , CA ; 1940-1942 ; exposition ) [Ms]
    • * Carson Memorial Park ( Eureka , CA ; 1935 ; recreational ) [Ms]
    • * Castle Gate Golf Club ( unknown ; n.d. ; recreational ) Collaborator: Bell (architect) [Ms]
    • * Contra Costa County Hospital ( Martinez , CA ; 1925 ; medical ) [Ms, Ph]
    • * Davis Community Church ( Davis , CA ; n.d. ; religious ) [Ms]
    • * Davis Joint Union High School ( Davis , CA ; 1927-1929 ; educational ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Davis Public Library ( Davis , CA ; n.d. ; educational ) [Ms]
    • * Denton, A. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1928 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Design: 5544 Broadway Terrace ( Oakland , CA ; 1935 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Design: private garden ( Oakland , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Dixon Park ( Dixon , CA ; 1924 ; recreational ) [Ms, Ph]
    • * Dobbin, F.H., wall fountain ( Berkeley , CA ; 1936 ; residential ) [Ph]
    • * Erb, John A. ( Walnut Creek , CA ; 1954 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Everett, W.W. ( St. Helena , CA ; 1932 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Farm Home Plans ( Davis , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
    • * Fernside Home Owners Association ( Alameda , CA ; 1928-1929 ; residential ) [Ms, Ph]
    • * Fish Creek: Save the Redwoods League and California State Park Commission ( Fish Creek , CA ; 1930 ; recreational ) [Ms]
    • * Ford Motor Company ( Richmond , CA ; 1931-1932 ; commercial ) [Ms]
    • * Ghirardelli, Mrs. Louis ( Pleasanton , CA ; 1927 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE): Alameda-Contra Costa Exhibit Building Court ( San Francisco , CA ; 1938-1939 ; exposition ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Gordon, David ( Richmond , CA ; 1954 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Greer, James H. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1930 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Hall, Chaffee F. ( Piedmont , CA ; 1929-1930 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Hershey, George ( Paradise , CA ; 1964 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Hink, L.H. ( Orinda , CA ; 1954 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Howell, Edward W. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1954 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Iris Garden ( unknown ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Jones, H.E. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1929 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Juvenile Detention Home ( Martinez , CA ; 1926 ; residential-multi ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * La Purisima Mission ( Santa Barbara , CA ; 1936-1940 ; cultural ) [Ms]
    • * Lawler, George ( Tacoma , WA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Linquist, H.D. ( Berkeley , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Marysville Union High School ( Marysville , CA ; 1927-1929 ; educational ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Mauer ( Berkeley , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * McDuffie ( CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms, Ph]
    • * Meehan, R.D. ( Piedmont , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Memorial Redwood Grove ( Little Sur River , CA ; 1940 ; cultural ) [Ms, Ph]
    • * Mission Grounds Restoration ( CA ; 1937-1938 ; cultural ) [Ms]
    • * Moore, Walton N. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1931 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Murphy, K.A. ( Los Angeles , CA ; 1925 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Neitzel ( Suisun , CA ; 1927 ; residential ) [Ms, Ph]
    • * Newhall, M.N. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1929 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Outdoor Fireplace for Educational Center ( unknown ; n.d. ; educational ) [Dr]
    • * Pacific Union Club ( San Francisco , CA ; 1927 ; cultural ) Collaborator: Gregg, J.W. (landscape architect) [Ms]
    • * Packard, George ( San Rafael , CA ; 1953-1954 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Parth, N.T. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1912 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Peterson, H. ( Cloverdale , CA ; 1934 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Pioneer Grove ( CA ; 1935 ; recreational ) [Ms, Ph]
    • * Placer County Country Club ( Auburn , CA ; 1929-1930 ; recreational ) [Ms]
    • * Pratt, Kenneth ( Mill Valley , CA ; 1966 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Redwood Highway ( CA ; 1935 ; transportation ) [Ms]
    • * Redwood Valley Union High School ( Mendocino County , CA ; n.d. ; educational ) [Ms]
    • * Rees, C. ( Berkeley , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Ross, Edwin ( Piedmont , CA ; 1928 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Russel, Frank ( Berkeley , CA ; 1931 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Salvation Army Training College ( San Francisco , CA ; 1928 ; educational ) [Ms]
    • * Sampson, Mrs. Arthur W. ( unknown ; 1954 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * San Luis Obispo City Park ( San Luis Obispo , CA ; 1927 ; recreational ) [Ms, Ph]
    • * Schedler, A.M. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1954 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Schuman, C. ( Piedmont , CA ; 1928 ; residential ) [Ms, Ph]
    • * Second Church of Christ Scientist ( Berkeley , CA ; n.d. ; religious ) [Ms]
    • * Shasta County Fair Grounds ( Shasta County , CA ; n.d. ; exposition ) [Ms]
    • * Shreve, L.N. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1929 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Shuffleton, S.I. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1929 ; residential ) [Ph]
    • * St. Francis Wood Plantings ( San Francisco , CA ; 1926 ; residential ) [Ms, Ph]
    • * Stickney ( Caspar , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Sutter, Louis Country Estate at Castlewood Country Club ( Pleasanton , CA ; 1928 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Sweetland, E.J. ( Piedmont , CA ; 1929-1934 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Tehama County Courthouse ( Red Bluff , CA ; n.d. ; governmental ) [Ms]
    • * Telfer, Thomas ( Berkeley , CA ; 1928 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Telfer, Thomas ( Claremont , CA ; 1928 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Theta Xi Fraternity ( Los Angeles , CA ; 1930 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Truck Crops Grounds ( , ; 1924 ; commercial ) [Ms]
    • * U.S. Veterans Hospital ( Livermore , CA ; 1928 ; medical ) Collaborator: Wright, Abel (landscape architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Unidentified: projects ( n.d. ) [Ms, Ph]
    • * University of California (UC) ( Davis , CA ; 1915-1936 ; educational ) Collaborator: Hays, Wm. (architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * University of California (UC) ( Los Angeles , CA ; 1944 ; educational ) [Dr]
    • * University of California (UC) ( Berkeley , CA ; 1934 ; educational ) [Dr, Ph]
    • * Venable, Misses ( Berkeley , CA ; 1928 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Veteran's Home of California ( Napa County , CA ; 1932 ; residential ) [Ms, Ph]
    • * Wieslander, A.E. ( Oakland , CA ; 1952 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Williams Union Grammar School ( Williams , CA ; 1930-1931 ; educational ) [Ms]
    • * Wilson ( Winters , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Woodland High School ( Woodland , CA ; n.d. ; educational ) [Ms]

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    • Katherine D. Jones Collection,(ARCH 1998-10), Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley.
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