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Personal Papers 2421 circa 1915-1994

Physical Description: [67 folders]

Scope and Content

Primarily comprised of correspondence, financial records, music and theater programs, the series is arranged into 5 subseries: (1) Biographical Documents, (2) Correspondence, (3) Financial Records, (4) Pefroming Arts Programs, and (5) Clippings. The biographical documents include various personal records. The Correspondence files document his life through continued correspondence with a number of friends and relatives. The files also contain correspondence related to the other series of the collection including the Church of Christ, Scientist series and the Landscape Designer and Architect series. His federal and state income tax returns primarily comprise the Financial Records subseries. The Performing Arts Programs subseries contains ballet, motion picture, music, opera, and theater programs. The final subseries, Clippings, consists of loose clipping found among the Legg papers with the exception of his Music clippings folder.

Biographical Documents 2440 1921-1994

Physical Description: [17 folders]

Scope and Content

The subseries includes biographical documents from his birth certificate to his memorial service program. The folders include: a journal with brief entries followed by clippings of that year, 1921-1940; a folder of four small spiral notebooks, 1937-1971; an identification documents folder that includes passports that chart his journeys abroad; a desk calendar with notes concerning,The Knights of Clocks; a folder of certificates, recognizing his service to the community, a letter to the editor, his paper presented to the American Historical Association (AHA), Committee on Lesbian and Gay History. The Publications folder includes an early draft of the Counseling the Homosexual, a letter concerning the publication of his article Homosexual Blackmail and fliers for A Comprehensive Bibliography of Homosexuality and Homophile Studies in Theory and Review. The final folder of the subseries contains his obituary and related materials.
Box 1, Folder 1

Scrapbook of Clippings and Programs 27992 1921-1940

Box 24, Folder 1

Letter to Michigan Chime 27978 October 28, 1926

Box 1, Folder 2

Miscellaneous Small Spiral Note Pads 28002 1937-1971

Box 6, Folder 26

Knights of Clocks Notes 28034 circa 1950

Box 1, Folder 3

Birth Records, Passports, and Identification Cards 2427 1961-1984

Box 1, Folder 4

Certificates of Recognition 2231 circa 1965-1994


Mattachine Society, circa 1965; Metropolitan Community Church, 1977; Quest Institute, 1972; ONE, Incorporated, 1977; Los Angeles City College Community Services, 1978; Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, circa 1982; Award of merit, Lesbian and Gay Aging, 1983; Victorian Register, 1983; City of West Hollywood, 1986; and Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality,1994

Trophy: Judy Coleman Memorial 30067 1980

Box 11, Item 1

Plaque: American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California Gay Right Chapter, Founders Award 30505 1981

Box 11, Item 2

Plaque: Christopher Street West 2201 1982


Plaque reads, "Dorr Legg is hereby recognized as Man of the Year for outstanding contributions to the gay community by Christopher Street West, Los Angeles, October 2, 1982."
Box 11, Item 3

Plaque: The Erickson Foundation 2202 1982


Plaque reads, "The Erickson Foundation presents to W. Dorr Legg. This expression of recognition and appreciation for your many years of unselfish, dedicated effort and service to the education, and understanding and dignity of your fellow citizens, Los Angeles, January 1982."
Box 11, Item 4

Plaque: Gay United Fund 30506 1982

Box 1, Folder 5

Newsweek,"Letters" 28007 August 19, 1968

Box 1, Folder 6

Interview by Brad Mulroy for Gay Sunshine Press 2423 1975-1976

Box 24, Folder 1

Interview by Robin Fulton, University Times, California State University, Los Angeles 27977 November 10, 1976

Box 1, Folder 7

Publications 2424 circa 1980

Box 24, Folder 1

Interview by Darel Hale for Frontiers 28004 February 6-13, 1985

Box 1, Folder 8

American Historical Association Paper 2422 1990

Box 1, Folder 9

Obituary and Memorial Service Documents 2434 1994

Box 1, Folder 32

Exploring Frontiers: An American Tradition by W. Dorr Legg 1993

Scope and Contents

Copy of article that appeared in New York Folklore, volume XIX, numbers 1-2, 1993.

Correspondence 2238 1909-1993

Physical Description: [34 folders]

Scope and Content

The subseries consists of Legg's A to Z correspondence files preceded by the following folders. The alphabetically arranged files for Brothers and Brothers: The Gay Man's Adaption to Aging a dissertation by James J. Kelly, Legg contributed as an informant; Marion A. Carter, a person known to the members of ONE that was homeless from time to time; Fred Cuthbert, a fellow student from the Foundation of Architecture and Landscape Architecture program, and his wife Elva; Marjorie Howell, a friend from Ann Arbor; Clark A. Larrabee, a critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer; his brothers, Frank and his first wife Elizabeth (Betty) and second wife Phyllis, Victor and his wife, Agnes; his cousin Mary Lint and her husband Sam; and a professor from the University of Michigan, Harlow O. Whitmore. The series also contains a folder Legg labeled "music" yhat consists of correspondence, newsletters, and programs including those of the Michigan Composer's Club. Following these folders are Legg's holiday / Christmas letters, a folder of correspondence with only given names or illegible last names, and a running typescript of an intimate nature. The folders of the letters "B" and "K" include Legg's correspondence with servicemen during World War 2. The folder "B" includes a soldier's pencil drawings; folder "K" includes "V-mail" prints from micro-film and original V-mail stationery.
Box 1, Folder 10-11

Brother and Brothers: The Gay Man's Adaption to Aging Dissertation by James. J. Kelly 28008 1974-1975

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 1, Folder 12

Carter, Marion A. 2397 1981-1982

Box 1, Folder 13

Cuthbert, Fred and Elva 2395 1929-1990

Box 1, Folder 14

Howell, Marjorie 2426 1980-1988

Box 1, Folder 15

Larrabee, Clark C. 2242 1961-1990 1978-1986

Box 1, Folder 16

Legg Jr., Frank E. and Betty (-1970), Phyllis (1971-) 2244 1949-1991

Box 1, Folder 17

Legg, Victor E. and Agnes 2297 1949-1992 1966-1968

Box 1, Folder 18

Lint, Sam and Mary 2245 1984-1987

Box 1, Folder 19

Whittemore, Harlow O. 2248 1972-1985

Box 1, Folder 20

Music 2428 1928-1949

Box 1, Folder 21

Holiday / Christmas Letters 2398 1963-1993

Box 1, Folder 22

Given Names (no family name) 2396 1967-1993

Box 1, Folder 31

Intimate Typescript 28035 circa 1930

Box 1, Folder 22-30

A-K 2394 1928-1992

Physical Description: [8 folders]
Box 2, Folder 1-11

J-Z 29057 1909-1990

Physical Description: [11 folders]
Box 24, Folder 1

Correspondence (oversized) 29058 circa 1945-1991


Financial Records 2261 1932-1980

Physical Description: [21 folders]

Scope and Content

Federal and state income tax returns make up the bulk of the Financial Records series. The latest copy of Legg's federal income tax return is from the 1978 tax year; the date span includes protracted disputes of Legg's 1975 and 1976 returns. The subseries also contains records concerning a house Legg owned in Oregon, a ledger, and a few bank account records.
Box 2, Folder 12-19

Federal Income Tax Returns 29402 1932-1980

Physical Description: [8 folders]
Box 2, Folder 20

Oregon Income Tax Returns 2425 1936-1943

Box 2, Folder 21

Portland, Oregon Home 2259 1941-1944

Box 2, Folder 22

Income and Expenses Ledger 27994 1942-1949

Box 2, Folder 23-24

California Income Tax Returns 2257 1954-1978

Physical Description: [2 folders]


540 forms and instruction booklets
Box 10, envelope 1

Check Register and Stubs, Bank Books 28000 1949-1977

Physical Description: [12 items]
Box 2, Folder 12-19

Federal Income Tax Returns 2258 1932-1980

Physical Description: [8 folders]

Performing Arts Programs 2469 1928-1980 1928-1942

Physical Description: [7 folders]

Scope and Content

The Arts Programs subseries consists of programs found among the Legg papers. The third Michigan file contains 2 programs listing Legg: the first is his graduation recital program and the second lists Legg on a committee for housing. The subseries includes Rhapsody in Blue sheet music autographed by George Gershwin and conductor Willem van Hoogstraten. Mr. Van Hoogstraten included the notation, "stadium summer 1929, New York." E. William Doty's performance programs are located in the Correspondence subseries in the "D" file.
Box 6, Folder 23-25

Michigan 2482 1928-1949, undated

Physical Description: [3 folders]
Box 9, Folder 1

New York 2471 1929-1947, undated

Box 9, Folder 2

Oregon 2473 1936-1944, undated

Box 9, Folder 3

California 2474 1941-1967, undated

Box 9, Folder 4

Other 2481 1932-1980, undated


Clippings, Newspaper, and a Scrapbook 2475 circa 1915-1991

Physical Description: [6 folders]

Scope and Content

The alphabetically arranged topical files primarily consist of clippings. The subseries also includes 12 issues of Current Events: a Short History of our Times, a national weekly school newspaper and a Progressive Art Guide. The guide was used as a scrapbook presumably by Legg. The Michigan folder contains newspaper clippings primarily concerning the City of Ann Arbor and the University. The Miscellaneous folder consists of a variety of clipping from images of 1930s Miami to a story about Louis I. Kahn's design of the Salk Institute. The Music folder contains clippings from Ann Arbor, Michigan and New York newspapers and book pages.
Box 11, Folder 2

Current Events: a Short History of our Times newspaper 2215 1916

Physical Description: 12 issues: volume 15, number 22-number 34
Box 9, Folder 5

Michigan 2477 circa 1930

Box 24, Folder 8

Michigan (oversized) 29059 1955-1988

Box 9, Folder 6

Miscellaneous 2476 1920-1991

Box 9, Folder 7

Music 2478 circa 1925-1940

Box 11, Folder 1

Progressive Art Guide used as a Scrapbook 28016 circa 1915-1920


Church of Christ, Scientist 2399 1928-1953

Physical Description: [25 folders]

Arrangement Note

The files represent Legg's original files arranged chronologically with the following exceptions. The Selective Service correspondence file was relocated from the Correspondence subseries. The primary subject of the Selective Service correspondence are related to Legg's role as Christian Scientist practitioner during World War 2. Approximately six letters of Legg's father, Frank E. Legg, to the Church were relocated to the Family records series. A 1952 letter from the Board of Directors was moved from the Membership folder to the Board of Directors folder.

Scope and Content

The files in the Church of Christ, Scientist series consist of Legg's files refoldered, except as documented in the Arrangement note. Legg's "Miscellanea" file contains clipping, pamphlets, and typescripts of teachings and lectures of the Church of Christ, Scientist. The White Plains church files consists of copies of church records including by-laws, treasurer reports, and audit reports. The subseries also contains correspondence files. These folders include Hermann S. Hering, lecturer, past president and reader of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston correspondence. Church files include: Committee on Publications correspondence; Membership, primarily donation receipts; Corvallis, Oregon church business; Legg's practitioner records, The Christian Science Monitor correspondence; and the Board of Directors correspondence concerning Legg's arrest. The files also contain correspondence from Marian W. Hering, wife of Hermann S. Hering; the Student Association of Professor Hermann S. Hering; and the United States Selective Service. The university club records include: Oregon State College campus club records; Normal class correspondence and notes; Wayne University, college chapter; and Student Chapter of Tacoma, Washington speaking engagement correspondence. Additional files include Legg's own typescripts of introductions, articles, and lectures; 4 folders of "notes" and typescripts including the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy which may or not be related to the prior file; annual meeting programs; pamphlets; and records of the Ninth Church, Detroit, including treasurer reports and a few records of the Consulting Committee charged with the planning of a new church building.
Box 10, Folder 1

Science and Health: with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy 28001 1928

Box 2, Folder 25

"Miscellanea" 2400 1932-1948

Box 2, Folder 26

White Plains Church Records 2401 1933-1935

Box 3, Folder 1

Hermann S. Hering Correspondence 2402 1933-1940

Box 3, Folder 2

Introductions, Articles, and Lectures 2403 1933-1944

Box 3, Folder 3

Committee on Publications Correspondence 2405 1933-1949

Box 3, Folder 4

Membership Correspondence and Per Capita Tax Receipts 2406 1933-1953

Box 3, Folder 5

Corvallis, Oregon, Church Business 2407 1934-1945

Box 24, Folder 2

Corvallis, Oregon, Church Business (oversized) 29060 1943-1949

Box 3, Folder 6-10

Clippings, Notes, and Typescripts 2404 circa 1935

Physical Description: [5 folders]
Box 3, Folder 11

Oregon State College Correspondence 2408 1936-1949

Box 3, Folder 12

Annual Meeting Programs 2409 1936-1949

Box 3, Folder 13

Practitioner Correspondence and Records 2410 1937-1950

Box 3, Folder 14

Marian W. Hering, Correspondence 2411 1939-1945

Box 3, Folder 15

Association of Students of Professor Herrman S. Hering 2412 1940-1965

Box 3, Folder 16

Selective Service, Correspondence 2413 1941-1944

Box 3, Folder 17

Pamphlets 2417 1943-1946

Box 3, Folder 18

The Christian Science Monitor, Correspondence 2414 1943-1948

Box 3, Folder 19

Board of Directors, Correspondence 2415 1944-1952

Box 3, Folder 20

Normal Class, Lists of Names 2416 1946

Box 3, Folder 21

Wayne University 2418 1946-1948

Box 24, Folder 2

Detroit Collegian, Wayne University (oversized) 29068 1948-1949

Box 3, Folder 22

Ninth Church, Detroit, Treasurer and Consulting Committee Records 2419 1946-1948

Box 3, Folder 23

Student Association of Tacoma, Washington 2420 1947-1949


Landscape Designer and Architect 2174 1925-1965

Physical Description: [55 folders]

Scope and Content

This series consists primarily of correspondence and professional membership materials along with published works and a few blueprints documenting Legg's employment as a landscape designer and architect. The Landscape Designer series consists of the following subseries (1) Florida and New York, (2) Correspondence, (3) Oregon State College, (4) Dorr School of Design and Dorr Institute, and (5) Landscaping Organizations and Publications. The Florida and New York subseries contains a limited number of blueprints. The Correspondence subseries documents his contact with professional organizations and clients. The Oregon State College subseries contain records related to his employment and activities while at the college. The Dorr School of Design subseries consist of administrative and school records. The final subseries Landscaping Organizations and Publications is comprised of membership materials, journals, and related magazines.

Florida and New York 27979 1925-circa 1933

Physical Description: [15 items]

Scope and Content

The subseries consists of a limited number of documents from Legg's early career as a landscape designer and architect. This includes blue prints from the Florida Landscape Eng. (Engineering?) Company and the firm, Spoon & Hoggson, later known as John Jacob Spoon, Incorporated. Later correspondence from Spoon can be found in the Personal Papers series, Correspondence subseries.
Map-case 9

Florida Landscape Eng. Company, Blueprint and Entrance Sketches 27980 1925-1926

Physical Description: [4 items]
Map-case 9

Spoon & Hoggson and John Jacob Spoon, Inc. 28014 circa 1930

Box 11, Folder 3

The Architectural Digest Drawing Inside Back Cover 2442 circa 1933

Box 10, envelope 2

Drafting Instruments 27999 circa 1930


Correspondence 2437 1936-1962

Physical Description: [9 folders]

Scope and Content

The Correspondence subseries consist of Legg's re-foldered files, primarily related to Legg's commissions in Oregon. A limited number of photographs from his work during this period can be found in the Photograph series. Two additional folders were found with these materials, a folder of articles and related correspondence and the California Board of Landscape Architects correspondence folder.
Box 3, Folder 24

Fair grounds, Salem Oregon 2293 1936-1938

Box 3, Folder 25

Professional Articles and Correspondence 2439 1936-1942, undated

Box 3, Folder 26

Woodcock Garage Building 2263 1937-1941

Box 3, Folder 27

Keenan's Newberg Property 2292 1939

Box 3, Folder 28

Oregon Roadside Council / Oregon Roadside Defense Council 2295 1939-1942

Box 3, Folder 29

Oregon College of Education, Campus Development Plan 2436 1940-1941

Box 24, Folder 3

Oregon College of Education, Campus Development Plan (oversized) 29069 1941, 1945

Box 3, Folder 30

Stilz House / Estate of H.G. Stilz 2449 1941-1942

Box 3, Folder 31

California Board of Landscape Architecture 2448 1954-1962


Oregon State College 2252 1934-1944

Physical Description: [12 folders]

Scope and Content

The Oregon State College (OSC) subseries consists of Legg's work for the college as an architect and landscape designer along with his related extracurricular activities. Employment records, along with college related clipping, pamphlets, and programs comprise the first file. The subseries also contains transcripts of Legg's one-hour gardening program, college catalogs, and Alumni News newsletters; the first has a one page article by Legg. The folders of the Oregon Society of Landscape Architect (OSLA) and the OSC Gates and Gardens Committee (GGC) contain a limited number of records from each organization. The OSLA folder includes bylaws, clippings, a membership list, and a copy of minutes from a single meeting. The GGC folder contains clippings, correspondence, fliers, and pamphlets. The OSLA and GGC files are followed by a folder of clippings primarily related to the GGC; however the folder does contain clippings related to other programs at OSC.
Box 4, Folder 1

OSC Correspondence and Programs 2438 1934-1944

Box 4, Folder 2

KOAC Radio Garden Program 2296 1936-1941

Box 7, Folder 1-3

Oregon State College Catalogs 2168 1937-1943

Physical Description: [6 items]
Map-case 9

OSC Blueprints and Maps (oversized) 29071 1938-1940

Box 24, Folder 4

OSC Clippings (oversized) 29070 1940-1941

Box 4, Folder 3

Department of Landscape Architecture Alumni Newsletter 2435 1938, 1940

Box 4, Folder 4

Oregon Society of Landscape Architects Records 2294 1940-1941

Box 4, Folder 5

Oregon State College, Gates and Gardens Committee Records 2264 1940-1941

Box 4, Folder 6

OSLA and GGC Clippings 2480 1940-1941

Box 24, Folder 4

OSLA and GGC Clippings (oversized) 29072 1940-1941


Dorr School of Design and Dorr Institute 2230 1949-1965

Physical Description: [8 folders]

Scope and Content

The subseries comprises the records of the Dorr School of Design (DSD) and the Dorr Institute (DI) educational enterprises. Legg provided "Design training the Dorr Way" offering art, architecture, interior design and landscape design classes in Los Angeles. The subseries contains financial records, correspondence, DSD brochures and flyers, DSD advertising clippings, Dorr Institute lessons on "Basic Design and Color" and two blueprints by students. The records of the Institute suggest that the school was designed to be correspondence school. Legg may have drawn his inspiration from a folder of correspondence school materials found in close proximity to the DSD and DI records.
Box 4, Folder 7

Spreadsheet of Income and Expenses 2432 1949-1952

Box 4, Folder 8

Check Stubs and Bank Book 27997 1949-1952

Box 4, Folder 9

Correspondence 2431 1949-1965

Box 4, Folder 10

Brochures and Flyers 2253 circa 1950

Box 4, Folder 11

Advertising Clippings 2430 circa 1950

Box 4, Folder 12

Dorr Institute Lessons 2429 circa 1950

Box 4, Folder 13

Correspondence School Materials 2433 circa 1949

Map-case 9

Blueprints (oversized) 28013 1949-1950


Landscaping Organizations and Publications 2445 1926-1962

Physical Description: [34 folders]

Scope and Content

Professional landscape association membership materials, contributions to publications concerning landscaping and architecture, and correspondence comprise the Landscaping Organizations and Publications subseries. The subseries documents Legg's membership in the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the California Landscape Contractors Association(CLCA), and related organizations.

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2181 1926-1962

Physical Description: [12 folders]

Scope and Content

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) folders includes journals, newsletters, illustrations of members' work, correspondence, pamphlets, and reports. The chronologically arranged materials consists of the ASLA publications. The records also include Legg's articles from the 1926 and 1939 issues of Landscape Architecture: A Quarterly Journals. The correspondence files are comprised of Legg's correspondence with the national office of ASLA. The ASLA national and Southern California files contain the Society's pamphlets, reports, and records. The national folder includes the ALSA constitution, bylaws, membership list, and presentation descriptions from the 1961 conference at Lake Arrowhead, California. The ASLA Southern California file contains a few of the 1953 and 1960 chapter's newsletters, a couple of treasurer reports, a 1958 newsletter from the state organization, and the 1959 chapter's constitution.
Box 4, Folder 14-16

Landscape Architecture: A Quarterly Magazine, Legg Articles 2177 1926, 1939, 1953

Physical Description: [3 folders]
Box 4, Folder 17

ASLA Legg Correspondence 2182 1929-1962

Box 7, Folder 4-5

ASLA: Illustrations of Work of Members 2170 1931-1932

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 24, Folder 3

ASLA Certificate of Election to Membership (oversized) 29067 1936

Box 4, Folder 18

ASLA National Pamphlets and Reports 28009 1950-1961

Box 4, Folder 19-20

ASLA Bulletin: An Occasional Journal 2180 1951-1961

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 4, Folder 21

ASLA Southern California Chapter Records 2184 1953-1960

Box 4, Folder 22

ASLA Newsletter Landscape Architectural News Digest ( LAND) 2446 1960-1961


California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) 2447 circa 1954-1961

Physical Description: [7 folders]

Scope and Content

The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) folders contain annual landscape contractors directories, circa 1954-1960, along with a 1961 membership rooster. The subseries is arranged chronologically.
Box 4, Folder 23-28

Annual CLCA Directories 2178 circa 1954-1960

Physical Description: [6 items]
Box 4, Folder 29

Annual CLCA Membership Roster 2179 1961


Other Journals and Organizations 2171 1931-1954

Physical Description: [5 folders]

Scope and Content

The chronologically arranged folders contain other publications related to Legg's work as a landscape designer and architect. Each publication includes an article, illustration, letter to the editor, or a contractor listing for or by Legg. The collection contains a Los Angeles Times: Home Magazine article titled "Adobe" along with 5 pages of related blueprints concerning the load on vertical elements of the structure.
Box 5, Folder 1

The American Cemetery, Illustration 2176 1931

Box 5, Folder 2

Sunset, "How to Make a Brick and Concrete Terrace" 28005 May 1938

Box 5, Folder 3

Pencil Points Journals, Letter to Editor 2175 1939

Box 8, Folder 1

The American School and University: A Yearbook Devoted to the Design, Construction, Equipment, Utilization, and Maintenance, of Educational Buildings and Grounds Listing 2188 1942

Box 24, Folder 4

Los Angeles Times: Home Magazine, "Adobe" and Blueprints (oversized) 28006 April 4, 1954


Education 2166 1918-1995

Physical Description: [37 folders]

Scope and Content

The Education series documents Legg's educational experience from Ann Arbor High School through the post-graduate program of the Foundation for Architecture and Landscape Architecture including alumni materials. The Education series consists of the following subseries; (1) High School and Higher Education and (2) Alumni Materials. The series consists of his works, yearbooks, various performing arts and school programs, correspondence, and alumni mailings including magazines, clippings, and fund raising materials.

High School and Higher Education 2454 1918-1988

Physical Description: [22 folders]

Scope and Content

The subseries High School and Higher Education includes some of Legg's class work, programs, master's thesis, and his university diplomas. The last folder in the subseries documents Legg's acceptance of a scholarship for the summer program of the Foundation for Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Urbana and Lake Forest, Illinois. This folder also contains reunion materials including correspondence and alumni lists for the program.
Box 5, Folder 4

Blue Books 2216 1918-1927

Physical Description: Modern history (2, 1918) Architecture (4, 1926-1927) Orchestration (1, 1927) Music History (2, 1927)


Modern history (2, 1918) Architecture (4, 1926-1927) Orchestration (1, 1927) Music History (2, 1927)
Box 5, Folder 5-7

The Omega Ann Arbor High School Yearbooks 2167 1918-1920

Physical Description: [3 folders]
Box 5, Folder 8

Class Notes 2260 Circa 1925

Box 5, Folder 9

Typescripts 2451 circa 1925

Box 11, Folder 4-6

Original Music Compositions 2209 circa 1925-1951

Physical Description: [3 folders]
Box 5, Folder 10

University of Michigan May Festival Program 2450 1926

Box 5, Folder 11

Drawings and Blueprint 2452 1926-1928

Map-case 9

Drawings and Blueprints (oversized) 29066 1926-1928

Box 5, Folder 12

Sketchbook, Landscape 5 W.D. Legg 27987 circa 1927

Box 12, Folder 1

University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts Diploma 2203 1926

Box 8, Folder 2-3

Michiganensian University of Michigan Yearbook 2169 1927-1928

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 5, Folder 13

Master thesis: John Claudius Loudon, 1783-1843 2197 1928

Box 5, Folder 14

University of Michigan Commencement Programs 2233 1928


The file includes the order of exercises and names of candidates for degrees program along with the School of Music commencement program.
Box 12, Folder 2

University School of Music, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Bachelor of Music, Piano Diploma 2204 1928

Box 12, Folder 3

University of Michigan, Master of Landscape Design Diploma 2205 1928

Box 24, Folder 5

Clippings (oversized) 27981 1928-1941

Box 5, Folder 15

Foundation for Architecture and Landscape Architecture (Lake Forest, Illinois) 2453 1928-1988


Alumni Materials 2455 1930-1995

Physical Description: [15 folders]

Scope and Content

University of Michigan's publications comprise the bulk of the Alumni subseries including the The Michigan Alumnus, The Michigan Alumnus: Quarterly, Honor Roll, School of Music Announcements, Music at Michigan, School of Natural Resources Alumni Directory, School of Natural Resource News, Michiganscapes Newsletter, School of Natural Resources Annual Report, and the Rackham Reports: School of Graduate Studies. Legg's articles, letters, and photographs appear in The Michigan Alumnus and Music at Michigan. Legg's name appears in the Honor Roll and Alumni Directory of the School of Natural Resources. The first two folders contain correspondence between Legg and the Alumni office, School of Music, and the School of Natural Resources.

University of Michigan 28011 1933-1993

Physical Description: [8 folders]
Box 5, Folder 16-17

University of Michigan Correspondence 2456 1935-1988

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 5, Folder 18

A Bibliography of the University of Michigan by Wilfred B. Shaw 2470 1936

Box 5, Folder 19

The Michigan Alumnus Magazine 2457 1941-1977

Physical Description: [12 items]
Box 5, Folder 20

The Michigan Alumnus Magazine Clippings 2458 1933-1993

Box 5, Folder 21

Michigan Alumnus Quarterly Review 2459 1952

Box 5, Folder 22

University of Michigan Alumni Fund Honor Roll 2460 1962-1981

Box 8, Folder 4

Rackham Reports 2461 1982-1991

Physical Description: [12 items]

School of Music 28010 1930-1995

Physical Description: [3 folders]
Box 5, Folder 23

School of Music Announcements 2462 1930-1935

Physical Description: [3 items]
Box 5, Folder 24

Music at Michigan Alumni Newsletter 2463 1945-1995

Physical Description: [11 items]
Box 5, Folder 25

Music at Michigan Alumni Newsletter Clippings 2464 1983-1988


School of Natural Resources 28012 1980-1991

Physical Description: [4 folders]
Box 5, Folder 26

School of Natural Resources Alumni Directories 2466 1980-1986

Physical Description: [5 items]
Box 5, Folder 27

School of Natural Resources News and Clippings 2465 1980-1990

Box 5, Folder 28

Michiganscapes Landscape Architecture Newsletter 2467 1986-1990

Box 5, Folder 29

School of Natural Resources Annual Report 2468 1991


Photographs 2211 circa 1850-1995

Legg (W. Dorr) photographs, sample

Physical Description: [12 boxes]

Scope and Content

The Photographs series contains images of Legg, his family, and his ancestors in a variety of formats including a daguerreotype, ambrotypes, tintypes, card photographs, and photographic prints. The images include his ancestors from the Legg, Cross, and Crosby families. Along with the cased photographs and card photographs are three albums documenting Legg and his family through the early 1930s. Legg's personal photographs include images from his vacations, homes, and his professional life as an landscape designer and professor. In box 15 there are photographic images of Legg mounted on two souvenir china plates from Taipei, Taiwan. The collection included a couple of loose pages from an unknown album documenting his early life and a small photograph album primarily of his later travels in Europe. The photographs of these albums were photocopied to document their arrangement and transferred to sleeves. The color photographs comprise images of his later life with John Nojima, their travels together, visits from relatives, and photographs of Legg's burial. Along with the print images are slides, ink-jet prints, and a limited number of negatives documenting the same topics.

Arrangement Note

The documents of the Photographs Series are arranged chronologically.
Box 13

Cased Photographs 28018 circa 1850-circa 1860

Physical Description: [12 items]


A daguerreotype along with 12 cased ambrotypes and tintypes in 11 cases, including images of Legg's paternal grandparents, Charles Confucius Legg and Mary Jane Cross, and great grandparents, only identified as Cross and Cross. The other 9 images are unidentified.
Box 16

Tintypes and Early Photographs 28025 circa 1860-circa 1930

Box 13

Photograph Album 28019 circa 1870

Physical Description: [18 items]

Scope and content

18 images including 6 tintypes in a small album with a broken latch.
Box 13

E.M. Crosby Tinted Photograph 28020 circa 1870

Scope and content

A hand-tinted image of a young child mounted behind a cracked convex piece of glass.
Box 14, Item 1

Photograph Album 1 28022 1909-1934

Box 14, Item 2

Photograph Album 2 28023 circa 1920-circa 1934

Box 15, Item 1

Photograph Album 3 28024 1930-1939

Box 17, 18, 23

Black & White Photographs 28033 circa 1900 - circa 1980

Box 24, Folder 6

Black & White Photographs (oversized) 29063 1945-1980

Physical Description: 0 photographs : b&w.
Box 18

Color Photographs 29064 circa 1970 - 1995

Box 19

Post Cards & Travel Photographs 29981 circa 1970-1990

Box 24, Folder 6

Color Photographs (oversized) 28028 circa 1985

Box 22

Negatives 28030 circa 1925-circa 1990

Box 21

Slides 28031 1967-1981

Box 20

Ink-Jet Prints 28032 1970-1995

Box 24, Folder 6

Ink-Jet Prints (oversized) 29065 circa 1985


Legg Family Papers and Realia 2189 circa 1850-1988

Physical Description: [25 folders]

Scope and Content

The Legg Family Papers and Realia consist primarily of Legg family personal and business records. The personal materials include autograph books, correspondence, family recipes, a fan, financial records, manuscripts, and scrapbooks. The business records include newspaper advertisements, correspondence, and ledgers of Frank E. Legg's and Morris M. Seabolt's business, The Ann Arbor Music Company. Several items found with the collection lack any documentation or provenance, including a fan, manuscripts, and recipes. The first folders of this series are genealogical records of the Legg family complied by Legg and others. Also included in this series are 3 articles by Victor E. Legg and limited correspondence of Frank E. Legg, Junior. The correspondence presumably collected was after Frank E. Legg, Junior's death in 1983.

Arrangement Note

The files of the Legg Family Paper and Realia Series are arranged chronologically.
Box 6, Folder 1-2

Legg Genealogy 2490 circa 1850-1985

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 6, Folder 3

Legg Journal 27988 1848-1858

Box 6, Folder 4

Legg Ledger 27986 1849-1884

Box 10, Box 1

Frank E. Legg's Toy Hand Tools 27998 circa 1865

Physical Description: [8 items]
Box 6, Folder 5-6

Legg / Crosby Correspondence 2484 1875-1942

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 6, Folder 7

Broadsides, Handbills, Clippings and Ephemera 27984 circa 1880-1922

Box 24, Folder 7

Broadsides, Handbills, Clippings and Ephemera (oversized) 29061 1911-1970

Box 6, Folder 8

Frank E. Legg Autograph Book 27989 1881-1889

Box 6, Folder 9

Wille Legg Autograph Album 27996 1883-1888

Box 6, Folder 10

Scrapbook of Biographical Clippings of Authors, Composers, Lecturers, Singers, etc 27991 1883-circa 1890

Box 10, Folder 2

Fan, Bone and Fabric 28021 circa 1890

Box 6, Folder 11

Ann Arbor Music Company Ledger 27995 1898-1906

Box 6, Folder 12

Frank E. Legg Ledger 27990 1905-1914

Box 6, Folder 13

Ann Arbor Music Company Ledger 2214 1905-1920

Box 6, Folder 14

Manuscripts 2491 circa 1910

Box 6, Folder 15

Recipes & Cook Book 2250 circa 1910-1945

Box 10, envelope 3

Recipes (3"x5" note cards) 29062 circa 1910-1945

Box 6, Folder 16

Morris M. Seabolt Correspondence 2488 1910-1951

Box 6, Folder 17

Federal Income Tax Returns, Frank E. Legg, Sr. 2487 1922, 1942-1943

Box 6, Folder 18

Victor E. Legg, Bell Telephone System Technical Publications 2227 1939-1940

Physical Description: [2 items]
Box 6, Folder 19

Frank E. Legg Estate Records 2489 1949-1951

Box 6, Folder 20

Victor E. Legg, article 2190 1954

Physical Description: 0 item.

Genral note

Magnetic Ferrites: New Materials for Modern Applications, page 726; Electrical Engineering magazine, August 1954
Box 6, Folder 21

Frank E. Legg, Jr. Estate Records 2483 1975-1984

Box 6, Folder 22

Forrest Hills Cemetery, Legg and Crosby Plots 2241 1984-1988