Guide to the Albert Wilson Photographic Slides PC0188

Jenny Johnson
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
November 2016
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064


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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Albert Wilson Photographic Slides
creator: Wilson, Albert, 1903-1996
Identifier/Call Number: PC0188
Physical Description: 4.5 Linear Feet (3 cartons)
Date (inclusive): 1950-1980
Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 48 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website:

Biographical / Historical

Albert Wilson (1903-1966) studied at Stanford University; he earned an AB in Botany in 1927, and an AM in Biology in 1934. Wilson was a botanist, author, and landscape architect. He authored several gardening books, and hosted gardening-themed television and radio talk shows in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Albert Wilson Photographic Slides (PC0188). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2016.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of photographic slides of San Francisco Bay Area plants and gardens including UC Berkeley Botanical Garden & Tilden Park, California. Also includes images of the American West, New York Estates, Europe, Asia, and images of Wilson. Collection dates range from approximately 1950-1980.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Botany -- California.
United States -- Photographs.
Wilson, Albert, 1903-1996

Box 1

Slides 1950-1980

Scope and Contents

UC Berkeley Botanical Garden & Tilden Park, California; Arizona; Yellowstone; Quebec, Montreal; Nijo Castle; California Cities; photographs of Albert Wilson.
Box 2


Scope and Contents

Outside of California; Santa Cruz; San Francisco.
Box 3


Scope and Contents

Hawaii; Java & Sumatra; Caribbean; South America; Spain & Portugal; Germany, Switzerland, Austria; France & Italy; Greece; Asia, Hong Kong, Japan; Canada: Rockies; US: Idaho, Utah, Arizona, California, Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, Montana; New York Estates, Plants.