Newhall Residence | Harry Shepherd Collection

Shepherd, Harry

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Harry Shepherd PortraitHarry ​Shepherd (1890-1965)

Harry Whitcomb Shepherd received his B.S. in landscape engineering and planning in 1914 from the University of California, Berkeley. Shepherd taught at UC Davis in the Division of Landscape Design from 1922-1925, and at UC Berkeley from 1926-1955. During this time he also maintained a professional practice in landscape architecture and was an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, serving as president of the San Francisco chapter from 1941-1942.

The Shepherd collection principally documents his work as a horticulturist, instructor, and landscape architect. The bulk of the collection consists of professional papers such as writings, collected articles, plant photographs, and photographs of European gardens collected during Shepherd’s sabbatical leave from UC Berkeley. Shepherd’s landscape architecture project records include photographs, reports, and drawings. Shepherd was involved in numerous aspects of the landscape at both Berkeley and Davis campuses of UC.