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Records of Casey Kawamoto, 1952-1991
2006-3  
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Description
The Collection consists of four series: Professional Papers, Project Records, Projects for Client Robert M. Huff, and Additional Donations. The bulk of the collection is comprised almost entirely of project records created during Kawamoto's professional career. The files contain drawings and some documentation. There are also photographs for a small number of projects.
Background
Casey A. Kawamoto was born in Selma, California in 1919. He attended Monterey High School and received an A.A. degree from Hartnell College. Following graduation he worked for the California Division of Forestry for a year (1940-41) before serving in the Army during World War II having attended the military intelligence school. After the war, he worked briefly at the firm Holabird & Root before using the G.I. Bill to earn his B.A. in landscape architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. While completing his final year of the program at Berkeley he worked for faculty member Geraldine K. Scott in the firm of Imlay and Scott. Upon graduation in 1949 he was employed by noted landscape architect Thomas D. Church until he opened his own practice in 1960. While in Church's office he drew the illustrations for the book, Gardens Are for People and worked closely with architects Germano Milono and George Rockrise. One of his significant project was designing the landscape for the Guide Dogs for the Blind office in San Rafael, CA. He closed his practice in 1998.
Extent
17 cartons, 2 boxes, 1 half-box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.
Availability
Collection is open for research.