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Herman, Ron Collection
2016-01  
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Description
The Ron Herman Collection spans the years 1962-2015 (bulk 1987-2015), and includes files created by landscape architect Ron Herman. The collection is organized into six series and documents Herman's career including his education, writings and research, and landscape architecture practice. The Personal Papers series is limited and consists only of a planting book Herman created as a student at UC Berkeley for Geraldine Knight Scott's class. Professional Papers is also small in scope, and includes a chapter written by Herman about Thomas Church, and a file of research collected by Herman about tropical gardens. The Office Records series consists of clippings profiling Herman and his projects for clients. The majority of collection materials are in the Project Records and Larry Ellison Projects series, and includes files, drawings, photographs, and slides. The final series conists of born digital materials created for Herman's practice.
Background
Ron Herman (1941-2018) was the son of a Southern California nurseryman and attended North Hollywood High School while working with his father developing gardens for many Hollywood personalities. He earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley (1964) studying with noted designers Garret Eckbo, Robert Royston and Lawrence Halprin, founders of the philosophy of landscape design that came to be known as California Style. He married Jenny Woo in 1981.
Extent
21 Cubic Feet: 8 cartons, 5 document boxes, 3 shoe boxes, 1 flat box, 43 flat files. Born-Digital materials: 80 discs and 1 DLT tape.
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Many of the Environmental Design Archives collections are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Born-digital materials are only accessible in the reading room.