The Karl Linn Collection spans the years c.1925-2005 (bulk 1955-2005) and includes files documenting the life and professional
work of landscape architect Karl Linn. The Collection is categorized into six series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers,
Faculty Papers, Office Records, Project Records, and Additional Donations. The Project Records make up the bulk of the Collection
and consist of correspondence, notes, slides, photographs, magazine and clip files, and drawings.
Karl Linn was born in 1923 in Dessau, Germany. He grew up on an orchard founded by his mother, Henrietta Rosenthal, as an
accredited training center for gardening and horticultural therapy. Linn's father, Josef Lin, was the Chief Librarian at the
Jewish Community Center in Berlin. In 1933, their home was raided by the Nazis and Josef fled to Palestine. Forced to sell
the farm, Henrietta followed with the children in 1934.
70 Cubic Feet:
142 document boxes, 12 cartons, 1 flat box, 2 portfolios, 2 flat file drawers, 1 tube
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the
Collection is open for research.