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Finding Aid for the Sydney Baumgartner Landscape Architecture records, circa 1982-circa 2014 0000349
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  • Scope and Contents note
  • Custodial History note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Biographical/Historical note

  • Title: Sydney Baumgartner Landscape Architecture records
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000349
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 80.0 Linear feet (51 record storage boxes, 296 tubes in 26 boxes, 1 index box)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1982-circa 2014
    Location note: Central Stores
    creator: Baumgartner, Sydney
    creator: Sydney Baumgartner Landscape Architecture.

    Scope and Contents note

    The Baumgartner papers contain rolls of landscape drawings, boxes of client files, one large landscape plan mounted on foamcore, and a small box that holds job cards for every client/project.
    Mosts of Baumgartner's clients were in the Central Coast region, the majority in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, and Carpinteria, though some commissions were in the Los Angeles area, in Palm Springs, and Northern California. The bulk of Baumgartener's designs were for residences. Projects date from circa 1982 through circa 2014. The collection is arranged in one series, by client name.

    Custodial History note

    Gift of Sydney Baumgartner.

    Preferred Citation note

    Sydney Baumgartner Landscape Architecture Records, Architecture and Design Collection, Art Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Unprocessed collection. Contact repository for information regarding access.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Sydney Baumgartner practiced landscape design in the Santa Barbara region from the 1960s through the 1990s. Not formally trained as a landscape architect, she saw herself as a follower of Lockwood de Forest, Jr., an influential landscape architect in the Santa Barbara area. Though she never met Lockwood de Forest, Baumbartner apprenticed with Elizabeth de Forest in the 1960s. Elizabeth continued her husband's landscape practice after his death in 1949 and transmitted his ideas about natural landscapes and the use of native plants.