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Description
Contains records related to the life and career of California landscape architect Arthur G. Barton, FASLA (1907-1980.) Barton designed landscapes for many significant structures and sites such as Camp Pendleton, Dodger Stadium, and the San Gabriel River Wildlife Sanctuary. The records consist of job files documenting client projects with correspondence, change orders, requests for payment, shop drawings, sketches, vendor information, transmittals, bills, clippings, inspection reports, contracts, addendum, consultant correspondence, and certifications. Personal papers contain family photographs.
Background
Arthur Gipson Barton was a California Landscape Architect born October 2, 1907 in Denver Colorado to parents Archilles A. Barton and Eva Campbell Barton. He attended UC Davis 1925-1927, later transferring to UC Berkeley, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Design in 1929. Early in his career he worked for the National Park Service in San Francisco and later served as Assistant Superintendent of Parks for Los Angeles County. He married Lucile B. Beach August 26, 1936.
Extent
42 boxes, 262 flat files, 19 tubes, 500 rolls (approximately 850 linear feet)
Restrictions
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Availability
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