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James E. Swasey Campus Landscape Designs

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1736-sc

Scope and Contents

Materials include budgets, plant lists, landscape drawings, and color photographs of landscape design projects by James E. Swasey, University of Maine Landscape Designer and Professor of Ornamental Horticulture. Projects include the Park Street entrance sign, English - Math Computer Complex, Harold Alfond Sports Arena, York Village Apartments, Memorial Gymnasium, Wallace Pool and Wrestling Arena, United States Department of Agriculture New England Plant, Soil and Water Laboratory, Honors Center, Nutting Hall, Jenness Hall, Aroostook Farm in Presque Isle, and the east entrance to Raymond H. Fogler Library. Items also include a short history of the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences published in an Agricultural Experiment Station newsletter, a few postcard images of campus from the 1970s, a photograph of an early Olmsted Brothers landscape design for campus, and a photograph of an early sketch of campus buildings.

Dates

  • 1974-1979

Creator

Restrictions on Access

No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Dr. James E. Swasey was a member of the Plant and Soil Sciences Department faculty at the University of Maine in Orono from 1971 to 1984, serving as chair of the deparment for several years. He was also the landscape designer for the Orono campus, an assignment which involved planning and care of woody plants growing on the 100-acre campus and approximately 50 herbacious garden areas. He attended Cornish High School in Cornish, Maine, the University of New Hampshire, and completed graduate study at the University of Maryland.

Extent

2 Folders

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Materials include budgets, plant lists, landscape drawings, and color photographs of landscape design projects by James E. Swasey, University of Maine Landscape Designer and Professor of Ornamental Horticulture.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of James E. Swasey in 2012.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the James E. Swasey Campus Landscape Designs
Status
In Progress
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library University Archives Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686