The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association currently representing more than 30,000 landscape architects nationwide. Beginning with 11 original members in 1899, ASLA has grown to include more than 13,500 members and 48 chapters, representing all 50 states, the U.S. territories, and 42 countries around the world. One of the largest chapters of ASLA, the Northern California Chapter boasts a notable list of past members such as Thomas Church, Garrett Eckbo, Harry Whitcomb Shepherd, Douglas Baylis, Theodore Osmundson, and Robert Royston.
The ASLA records include the years 1937 and 1970-1990 and document the organization’s rich history of leadership in the landscape architecture profession. The collection consists of some administrative records such as correspondence, exhibit material, meeting minutes, and walking tours, and two groups of photographs. One set of photographs consists of submittals for awards and the other submittals for a publication.