Guide to the Warner L. Marsh Papers
MSS 2001/14

Summary Information

Repository
California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
Creator
Marsh, Warner L.
Title
Warner L. Marsh papers
ID
MSS 2001/14
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1940-1987
Date [inclusive]
1910-1995
Extent
15.5 Linear feet  (25 manuscript boxes, 1 record carton, 8 photograph/slide boxes, and 8 oversize folders)
Language
English
Language of Materials note
Collection is in English.
Abstract
The collection consists of professional and personal correspondence, published works, projects and community plans, slides, and ephemera pertaining to the lives of Warner L. Marsh and his wife Florence Marsh.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], Warner L. Marsh papers, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library, California State University, Sacramento.

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Biographical/Historical note

Warner Lincoln Marsh was born February 12, 1899 in Iowa and died February 15, 1987 in Sacramento, California. As an undergraduate, he attended Morningside College in Iowa studying mathematics and chemistry. He became an architect and was a member of the American Landscape Architectural Society. In his early work with architects Jens Jensen, Carl A. Taylor and Earl Fogelsong, he planned estates in Iowa, Nebraska, and Arizona. From 1923 to 1931 he designed and supervised construction of gardens, parks, and subdivisions for Los Angeles Park and Playground Departments. These included Fern Dell Park in Griffith Park, Point Firmin Park in Cabrillo Beach, Rose Garden at Exposition Park, Elysian Park, Holmby Park and others. In 1935-1936 he was Director of Research for Los Angeles County to study ways to develop jobs for the poor.

In 1939 Marsh moved to Sacramento as a special assistant to Governor Culbert L. Olson, then as Deputy Director of the Deparment of Natural Resources. He was also a planning consultant, landscape architect specializing in subdivision design. He was founder and assistant curator of the California State University, Sacramento Arboretum and executive secretary of the American Institute of Landscape Architects. He consulted with Sacramento's Department of Education to include nature areas on public school campuses and received educational grants for preservation of nature areas in rural areas. One of the grants funded was an American Indian Botanical Garden of edible plants.

Florence Mahn Marsh was born October 15, 1911 in Canada and died October 9, 1997 in Sacramento, California. She was a graduate of UCLA majoring in music and Spanish. She taught piano and was accompanist for the Sacramento Unitarian Universalist Society. She also studied art and produced oil paintings under the name Florence Camphuis. With her husband, Warner Marsh, she helped to establish nature gardens in 14 Sacramento area schools. She helped develop the California State University, Sacramento Arboretum and the Sacramento Science Center. Fron 1968 to 1990 she was treasurer of the Sacramento Valley Native Plant Society, a member of the Carmichael Garden Club and Sacramento Piano Teachers Society. Mrs. Marsh was instrumental in preserving the Charles Jensen Garden in Carmichael as a neighborhood park.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of more than fifty years of the professional output of notable landscape architect, Warner Lincoln Marsh and the collaborative work of his wife, Florence. While this collection includes some of Warner Marsh's early work in Los Angeles as a landscaper of many public parks and private estates, it focuses on his career as a community planner of rural and urban developments in Sacramento and Northern Central California during 1940-1987. Throughout his career, Marsh's special interests included the development of private and public botanical gardens.

Professional and personal correspondence of Warner Marsh is found in the papers including extensive correspondence from C.M. Goethe. Also contained in the papers are numerous community plans for twelve California counties with an emphasis on Sacramento. Documents relating to various grant applications can be found in the collection as well as material regarding the California Native Plant Society, Sacramento Valley Chapter. Published works by Warner Marsh include a book on landscape vocabulary, magazine articles, and formal project reports to government agencies.

Florence Marsh took an active part in her husband's professional career and her efforts are well documented during the Sacramento period. The Annual Appointment Calendars from 1958 to 1988 were created and maintained by Florence. Additionally, as an accomplished musician and artist in her own right, Mrs. Marsh's correspondence and artifacts from artists and musiciains enhance the scope of the collection and reflect the richness of the Marsh's social life.

A large collection of trade literature is contained in the papers including commercial brochures about building construction, private homes and yards; masonry, landscaping, heating, cooling, appliances, lighting, and recreation.

Over 6,000 Kodachrome slides taken by Marsh are of botanical specimens, landscapes, architectural features and public gatherings. Approximately 40 black and white photographs include some of Marsh's early landscaping and architectural projects as well as family, friends, architects and notable California politicians. He maintained systematic index card files of botanical specimens including Native American food plants by common and botanical names, geographical area, and other characteristics.

Art appears to be an integral part of the Marsh's professional and personal lives. Marsh's architectural plans and drawings reflect his work as an artist. The inclusion of children's art work, original paintings and handmade cards from friends and even greeting cards were saved for over 30 years. An original 1946 oil painting of Warner Marsh by Natalae Bixby is also in the collection.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives December 2008

The Library
2000 State University Drive East
Sacramento, CA, 95819-6039
916-278-6144
scua@csus.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Custodial History note

Warner L. Marsh assembled these papers over many years. The collection was purchased from Barry Cassidy Rare Books, located in Sacramento, California on March 6, 2002.

Accruals note

No additions are expected.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Warner L. Marsh papers were purchased by the CSUS Special Collections and University Archives in March 2002.

Processing Information note

Processed by Reiko Nagumo, Special Collections volunteer. Project began February 2007 and was completed March 2008.

Appraisal note

There is no current criteria for records retention.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Institute of Landscape Architects.
  • Barry Cassidy Rare Books.
  • Save the American River Association.

Personal Name(s)

  • Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald), 1905-1996
  • Goethe, Charles Matthias
  • Marsh, Florence
  • Marsh, Warner L.
  • Olson, Culbert Levy, 1876-

Subject(s)

  • City planning.
  • Forest fires--Prevention and control.
  • Landscape architects -- California
  • Landscape architecture
  • Plants--Classification.

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Other Finding Aids note

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

There are no technical restraints to this collection.

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Collection Inventory

 SERIES I: Warner Marsh, Professional 1929-1986 

Arrangement note

This series consists of the professional writings of Warner L. Marsh from 1929-1986. It includes 5 sub-series pertaining to correspondence, projects and community plans, conservation and water issues, grants, and professional publications.

Biographical Information 1899-1987 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 1

General note

Educational, professional, personal including obituaries.

Business forms and promotional materials 1930s-1978 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 2

General note

Letterhead stationery, description of services offered.

 Sub-Series 1: Business Correspondence 1937-1978 

Business correspondence 1943-1978 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 3

General note

Sacramento Planning Commission, Landscape construction standards, Reno Colorfoto Club, Nature Plant Society.

Business correspondence 1946-1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 4

General note

South Coast News, Senator H.E. Dillinger, Invitation to C.M. Goethe's 80th birthday lunch. American Horticultural Council.

Letter from Warner Marsh to Upton Sinclair 1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 5

General note

Refers to project research on employment of indigents for L.A. Dept. of Rehab which was derailed due to partisan politics.

Correspondence from Carl Taylor 1948-1972 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 6

General note

Copy of tree seeds handbook by Taylor, Chief Nurseryman U.S. Department of Agriculture, letters, essays.

Correspondence, American Joint Committee on Horticultural Nomenclature 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 7

General note

3rd edition of "Standardized Plant Names" to publisher, American Association of Nurserymen, Inc., U.S. Forestry Department, etc.

Correspondence: Charles M. Goethe to Warner Marsh 1954-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 8

General note

Typed and handwritten notes about conserving public lands for parks, gardens; Marsh's role in development of CSUS Arboretum.

Memorandum: C.M. Goethe to Warner Marsh 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 9

General note

"Recollections of Architect Julia Morgan"

Correspondence: C.M. Goethe to Warner Marsh 1961-1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 10

General note

Requests specific Arboretum plants; Copies Marsh on letters to conservation organizations.

 Sub-Series 2: Projects and Community Plans 1935-1986 

Project Proposal: Department of Rehabilitation, Los Angeles County 1935 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 11

General note

Marsh was Director of Research for this Works Project Administration assignment to create jobs for indigents.

Research Methodology Rehabilitation Project, Los Angeles County 1935 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 12

General note

Jobs would deal with preparing and distributing food and clothing based on "scientific basis for rehabilitation" in Marsh's view.

Research Findings: Department of Rehabilitation, L.A. County 1935-1936 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 13

General note

Report: "Problems of Rehabilitation in Los Angeles County" by Dept. of Rehab, L.A. County 1936 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 14

General note

Rehabilitation requires change of the entire population to its environment. Replace the backward term of reference with a polsitive one: progress or advancement. Need educational, social and psychological adjustments.

"Glendale Project: Progress Report" by L.A. Dept of Rehab. to L.A. Board of Supervisors and State Relief Commission to California 1936 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 15

General note

Report reflects Board's views rather than Marsh's. Of 405 welfare recipients sent formal letters inviting them to participate in a work project, 104 responded, 59 were qualified, 34 left the project. Analysis: clients reluctant to work voluntarily ("they just want only") and lack skills.

Correspondence, Projects - El Dorado/Placer Counties 1952-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

General note

Land development for family units.

By-laws, minutes, memoranda, letters, incorporation papers: C.M. Goethe Arboretum Society, Incorporated 1960-1972 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 17

General note

Directors: Warner Marsh, George Dobbins, Jack Dennison. 9/1972 Marsh authorized to act for Society to develop Nature Areas: Pine Hill, Arcade Creek Parkway, Indian Arboretum, etc. 1964 Arboretum plant list.

Landscaping Projects 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 1

General note

E. Dexter Mayhood, Jr., Rio Vista and Donald McCarty, Sacramento.

Plan, Bartlett Property, San Diego 1964-1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 2

General note

Zoning, licensing information, correspondence of Jean Bartlett, Development study by Marsh.

Incorporation Documents: Charles C. Jensen Botanical Garden Corporation 1975-1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 3

General note

Western Title Insurance Report and map of garden site. Tax Exemption and Registration Forms: California Franchise Tax Board, and Department of Justice. Incorporation papers signed by Secretary of State, ByLaws.

Correspondence and Notes: Charles C. Jensen Botanical Garden Fundraising Project 1975-1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 4

General note

Over 1088 donors contributed $2.50/square foot to purchase of existing garden. Sampling of news items about project and notes sent with checks.

Community Plan, City traffic and parking 1949-1954 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 5

General note

Alternatives: monorail, vertical parking, reroute traffic; Stockton plan, Sacramento traffic survey.

Community Plan Guides 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 6

General note

County plan form.

Community Plan: Appointment to and Resignation from Capitol Building and Planning Commission 1959-1967 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 7

General note

Marsh appointed by Gov. E.G. Brown, resigned under Gov. R. Reagan to protest a "conflict of interest" of a co-Commissioner over Governor's mansion project.

Community Plan: Butte County 1943-1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 8

General note

Correspondence: city of Chico and Marsh's plan; city map.

Community Plan: El Dorado County 1952-1986 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 9

General note

Sly Park: 1951 water district report and plan (part of Central Valley Project); 1961-1962 Save the American River Association - Bylaws, newsletters, officers, board members.

Community Plan: Monterey and Los angeles Counties 1943-1953 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 10

General note

Monterey: Pajaro Valley (Moss Landing); LA (Highland Park)

Community Plan: Placer County (Loomis, Rocklin, Roseville) 1948-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 11

General note

Marsh's proposal to County Planning Commission. District map and aerial photos.

Community Plan: Sacramento Plans Committee 1959-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 12

General note

Community Plan: Sacramento Plans Committee

Community Plan: Sacramento 1946-1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 13

General note

Marsh proposal to North Sacramento Park Commission; brochures on Utility District, Sacramento County Industry.

Community Plan: Sacramento City Highways 1943-1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 14

General note

Marsh's highway routing plans for city to be hub of commerce and industry. Role of trees on public highways.

Community Plan: Sacramento Area Planning Association 1953-1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 15

General note

Marsh's presentation of "Introduction to Community Planning"; meeting agendas, newsletters.

Community Plan: Sacramento Metropolitan Railway Plan 1954 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 16

General note

Marsh's plan and 2 maps submitted to Redevelopment Agency of City of Sacramento and response.

Community Plan: San Joaquin County 1943-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 1

General note

Completion of Civic Center including landfill use for city of Stockton. City maps, ordinances, Marsh's drawn plans.

Community Plan: Siskiyou County 1965-1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 2

General note

"Treeland" Subdivision project correspondence, plans and maps by Marsh.

Community Plan: Yolo, Colusa, Shasta Counties 1940s-1950s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 3

General note

Yolo (park), Shasta (park and Dutch Flat), Colusa (talk on Post War plans for agricultural commities)

Community Plan: Yuba County 1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 4

General note

Marsh's proposed plan for recreation playground as War Memorial in city of Marysville.

 Sub-Series 3: Conservation and Water Issues 1932-1972 

Articles, Floods and Food Control 1932-1972 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 5

General note

Assessments, Recommendations about Los Angeles basin, Sacramento Delta.

Articles, Land Use / Ecology 1950-1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 6

General note

Outlines on "Ecology" and "the Macrolandscape"; Examples of fruit trees, shrubs, vines for land use.

Articles, Conservation, Urbanization 1950s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 7

General note

Urban Problems: smog, limited water, uncontrolled housing / slubs, unscrupulous businesses, labor issues. Need parks and resorts.

Dedication of Tracy pumping plant 1951 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 8

General note

Commemoration of Central Valley project; autographs by Earl Warren, Claire Engle, Jack Shelly.

Conservation Issues: Soil, water, forests, and fire. 1943-1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 9

General note

News items, and reports of U.S. Department of Agriculture, State of California Division of Forestry, and Conservation Conference Address (1956).

Legislation: Investigation and Survey of Water Resources 1959-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 10

General note

Senate Bill 1326, Assembly Bill 139 (San Joaquin and Sacramento Delta).

Report: "A Brief Summary of the Step-by-Step Water Plan for California" 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 11

General note

Conducted and published by Weber Foundation Studies, based on coordinated and comprehensive planning for full development of natural resources.

Working Copy: "An Approach to a California Public Works Plan" 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 12

General note

By the Webber Foundation Studies: comprehensive coordinated public works planning and step-by-step water plan for California.

Organizations supporting access and preservation of waterways 1962-1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 13

General note

Audubon Society, Proposition 5, Sacramento Garden and Arts Center, Sacramento County Planning Commission, Nature Conservancy.

Grants 1972-1979 

Application and Basis for School Arboreta Grants Under Acquisition and Development Program, California Department of Education 1972 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 1

General note

General concept of Nature Areas. See files 22-24 for specific projects.

Grant Application and Plan: Arcade Creek Floodway Nature Trails (Sacramento County) 1972-1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 2

General note

California State Department of Education, Environmental Education. Marsh coordinator and grant writer; $7,5000. Site on county land.

Grant Application, Plan and Correspondence: Pine Hill Nature Study Facility (El Dorado County) 1972-1979 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 3

General note

CA State Department of Education, Environmental Education. Marsh coordinator, grant writer, $10,000. County land; geologic maps, slides, photos.

Grant Application, Plan and Correspondence: American Indian Botanical Garden (Sacramento County) 1972-1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 4

General note

CA State Dept of Education, Environmental Education. Marsh coordinator, grant writer, $5,000. Receipts of purchased plants.

 Sub-Series 5: Professional Publications 1929-1973 

Correspondence: Warner Marsh and American Institute of Landscape Architects - Proposed "Landscape Vocabulary" Book 1959-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 5

General note

Marsh seeks feedback about construction standards and data to include in a revision of "Landscape Vocabulary".

Correspondence: Warner Marsh, Publisher and Others About Publication of "Landscape Vocabulary" 1960-1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 6

General note

Clarifies and coordinates issues related to publication.

Published Book: "Landscape Vocabulary" by Warner Marsh, Miramar Publishing Company 1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 7

General note

An aid to clarify terms for greater precision in understanding more than 1,600 terms.

Book Draft: "Landscape Vocabulary" by Warner L. Marsh - Vocabulary List 1959-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 8

General note

Handprinted pencil draft of 1587 alphabetized undefined terms.

Book Draft: "Landscape Vocabulary" by Warner L. Marsh - Definitions 1959-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 9

General note

Typewritten alphabetized and defined terms. Pencil drafts of definitions.

Book Draft: "Landscape Vocabulary" by Warner L. Marsh - Categorical Topics 1959-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 10

General note

Typewritten and pencil drafts of architectural and landscape topics in narrative form.

Book Draft: "Landscape Vocabulary" by Warner Marsh - Index 1959-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 1

General note

Typed and pencil drafts of alphabetized Index and page References.

Book Draft: "Landscape Vocabulary" by Warner Marsh - Drawings and Graphs 1959-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 2

General note

Pencil and ink drawings and graphs; some numbered.

Manuscript #3: "Landscape Vocabulary" by Warner Marsh - Critiqued by John W. Neill 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 3

General note

MSS sent to Neill of Vancouver, B.C. for review and editing. Comments and correspondence.

Manuscript #4: "Landscape Vocabulary" by Warner Marsh - Critiqued by Arthur Ogilvie (?) 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 4

General note

MSS possibly critiqued by Ogilvie of Palo Alto per Marsh letter.

Working Draft Manuscript: "Landscape Vocabulary" by Warner Marsh 1962-1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 5

General note

Pencilled edits by Marsh.

Articles by Warner Marsh for Sunset Magazine October 1929-January 1930 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 1

General note

"What to Plant in Seashore Gardens" and "Landscaping the Spanish House"

Report: "A Program to Solve the Problem of Unemployment and Relief in the State of California" by Warner Marsh 1938 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 2

General note

Used on radio 8/6/38 by State Senator Olson, later Gov. Olson. Based on Marsh's research, analysis and suggestions for L.A. Dept. of Rehabilitation.

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 SERIES II: Warner Marsh, Personal 1936-1990 

 Sub-Series 1: Correspondence 1936-1990 

Correspondence, Warner Marsh 1939-1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 3

General note

Personal.

Letter and Kodachromes sent to Photo Magazine 1945 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 4

General note

Twelve Kodachromes with camera specifications.

Correspondence, Atty. Gen. Stanley Mosk to Marsh 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 5

General note

Mosk election campaign and Marsh financial campaign membership.

 Sub-Series 2: Writings by Warner Marsh 1946-1957 

Stories written by Warner Marsh: "Wooden Indian Story" for Ananias Club; "Rabbi Gold"; and "Mysterey" (Dennis Mallory) 1946 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 6

General note

Submitted to Reader's Digest. (Denied) Faint pencil draft, incomplete. Pencil draft, incomplete.

Essay Drafts: "The Anatomy of Progress" by Warner Marsh circa 1953 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 7

General note

Three drafts written when he was 57 years old as stated in essay.

Article: "Political Literacy" by Warner Marsh 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 8

General note

Marsh's political theory submitted to The Reporter and The Frontier; denied by both.

"The Bible Story of Creation" by Warner Marsh n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 9

General note

Response to State Board of Education resolution edict grants equal time and emphasis to the teaching of Biblical creation and evolution. Story sent to Sacramento County Science Textbook Evaluation Committee.

 Sub-Series 3: Societies 1965-1975 

Bylaws, minutes, reports: California Native Plant Society, Sacramento Valley Chapter 1965-1981 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 1

General note

Field trips, meetings, projects (e.g., Jensen Garden), plant sales.

Correspondence: CA Native Plant Society 1968-1990 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 2

General note

To/from other Chapters, interest groups and speakers.

Correspondence: CA Native Plant Society (School Nature Areas) 1969-1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 3

General note

To/from Sacramento County Department of Education and schools about Nature Area presentations.

Correspondence: CA Native Plant Society (School Nature Areas) 1974-1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 4

Report to Sacramento County Board of Education: "School Nature Areas" 1971-1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 5

Meetings: CA Native Plant Society (School Nature Areas) 1972-1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 6

Student artwork for slide show, CA Native Plant Society: "School Arboretums and Nature Areas for the Study of the Environment, Ecology, and Botany" 1972-1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 7

General note

Twenty-five construction paper (8 1/2 x 11") "frames" drawn in color by third graders. Printed comments in the frames by J.M. Weber (Dept. of Ed.) and Warner Marsh; slides by Marsh.

Newsletters and Garden Show Programs: Sacramento Succulent Society 1961-1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 8

General note

Monthly newsletters about people/events. Annual garden show.

 Sub-Series 4: Miscellaneous 1934-1975 

Drawing and plan for Marsh Automatic Leveling Tool n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 9

General note

Based on Abney Level with Clinometer.

Maps: California Natural and Historical Resources 1934-1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 10

General note

By California State Planning Board, about 16 maps, 8 1/2" x 11", e.g.: Streams and Rivers, Mineral Producing Areas, Agricultural Areas, etc.

Miscellaneous periodicals and newspaper clippings 1936-1982 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 11

General note

Personal

Reports: California State Park System 1940-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   8 1

General note

Northern CA park areas: 5 year state plans, summaries, site specific data. State Park System map, 16" x 24".

Articles: Small House Designs 1940s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   8 2

General note

Small and low cost house designs.

Book Inventory 1954 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   8 3

General note

Seventy-nine books: technical, professional and general literature.

Correspondence and brochures: Miscellaneous Arboreta (Folder 1 of 2) 1958-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   8 4

General note

Includes sites at Harvard, Ohio, San Francisco.

Correspondence and brochures: Miscellaneous Arboreta (Folder 2 of 2) 1958-1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   8 5

General note

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois.

Manual: "Feeding and Caring for Science Room Pets" by Norman F. Marsh 1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   8 6

Manual: "Feeding and Caring for Science Room Pets" by Norman F. Marsh 1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   8 7

Course taught by Warner Marsh: College of the Siskiyous 1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   8 8

General note

Topic: "Home Gardening and Horticulture"; outline, color snapshots, college survey map.

Lists: Edible Wild Plants 1970s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   8 9

General note

Includes lists of plants used by Indians of North America or specific to California.

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 SERIES III: Warner and Florence Marsh, Personal 1910-1997 

Florence Marsh biographical information 1910-1997 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   9 1

General note

Professional and personal, including obituaries.

Correspondence to Warner and Florence Marsh 1956-1985 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   9 2

General note

Personal and general.

Correspondence to Florence Marsh 1940-1993 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   9 3

General note

Personal.

Writings by Gordon Vincent to Florence Marsh 1968-1978 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   9 4

General note

Includes poems and biographies of Gertrude Vincent and his mother; photos of his sculptures.

Correspondence from Gordon Vincent to Florence Marsh 1975-1985 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   9 5

General note

Enclosures: poems, photos, musical scores, mouthorgan audio cassette tape

Letter from daughter of composer William Grant Still to Florence Marsh 1988 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   9 6

General note

Handwritten by Judith A. Still, asks for memories of Judith's mother.

Correspondence and news items: Carmichael Garden Club 1965-1985 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   9 7

General note

Events and officers.

Constitution and Minutes: Carmichael Cactus and Succulent Society 1972-1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   9 8

General note

Includes events, activities, and account reports.

Florence Marsh's notes: expenditures and meeting minutes for garden clubs 1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   9 9

General note

Purchase of plants, postage, Jensen Garden incorporation papers, flower arrangement supplies.

Christmas cards 1955-1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   10 1

Christmas cards 1971-1995 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   10 2

Christmas cards n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   10 3

Greeting cards 1962-1995 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   10 4

Greeting cards n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   10 5

Choir Music Notebook of Florence Marsh 1991 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   11 1

General note

Hymnal, sheet music, song book and Music Committee Notes.

Fernbank Quarterly DeKalb County School System - Notes on Ferns 1992 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   11 2

General note

Fernbank Science Center publication. Notes appear to be in Florence's handwriting.

Warner Marsh's address books (2) circa 1940s - 1950s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   11 3

General note

Personal / professional entries includingt architects and community leaders.

Warner Marsh's Day Book 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   11 4

General note

Business appointments, trips, and events.

Florence Marsh's Annual Desk diaries 1952-1953 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   11 5

General note

Activities, events, appointments, and notes.

Florence Marsh's Year Book Diary 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   11 6

General note

Activities, events, appointments, and notes.

Florence Marsh's date calendars 1973, 1983 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   11 7

General note

Appointments and events.

Mr. and Mrs. Marsh's Annual Appointment Calendars 1958-1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   11 8

General note

Appointments and events.

Mr. and Mrs. Marsh's Annual Appointment Calendars 1962-1965 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   11 9

General note

Appointments and events.

Mr. and Mrs. Marsh's Annual Appointment Calendars 1966-1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   12 1

General note

Appointments and events.

Mr. and Mrs. Marsh's Annual Appointment Calendars 1970-1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   12 2

General note

Appointments and events.

Mr. and Mrs. Marsh's Annual Appointment Calendars 1974-1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   12 3

General note

Appointments and events.

Mr. and Mrs. Marsh's Annual Appointment Calendars 1977-1979 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   12 4

File Plan note

Appointments and events.

Mr. and Mrs. Marsh's Annual Appointment Calendars 1980-1981 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   12 5

File Plan note

Appointments and events.

Mr. and Mrs. Marsh's Annual Appointment Calendars 1983-1985 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   12 6

File Plan note

Appointments and events.

Mr. and Mrs. Marsh's Annual Appointment Calendars 1986 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   12 7

File Plan note

Appointments and events.

Mrs. Marsh's Annual Appointment Calendar 1988 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   12 8

File Plan note

Appointments and events (Warner Marsh died 1987).

Bereavement cards following death of Warner Marsh 1987 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   12 9

File Plan note

Personal, professional and political senders.

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 SERIES IV: Trade Literature 1950s-1960s 

Brochures: Residential Decorative Architectural And Landscaping Ideas 1959-1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   13 1

General note

Fountains, pottery, planters, glass blocks, etc.

Brochures: Residential Flooring Materials 1950s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   13 2

General note

Mosaic tile, cork, vinyl, and linoleum.

Brochures: Residential Glass Panels 1950s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   13 3

General note

Sashless window, non-shattering safety window, and Corning glass.

Brochures: Residential Heating and Cooling Systems 1960s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   13 4

General note

Electric snow melter, weather stripping, radiant heating, fireplace heaters, gas air conditioner, etc.

Manuals: House Framing and Decking 1960s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   13 5

General note

Wood plank and beam system vs. conventional framing; and random length decking.

Brochures: Residential Insulation 1970s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   13 6

General note

Walls, paneling, insulative board, industrial glass, plaster, insulative concrete, etc.

Brochures: Residential Kitchen Plans and Accessories 1960s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   13 7

General note

St. Charles and Youngstown plans, stainless steel sinks, and garbage disposals.

Brochures: Residential Kitchens - Electric Stoves 1950s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   13 8

General note

Built-in wall door oven and range, and Split-level oven.

Brochures: Residential Kitchens - Gas Stoves 1950s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   13 9

General note

Built-in oven and range.

Brochures: Residential Kitchens - Miscellaneous Equipment 1950s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   13 10

General note

Ventilating hoods and stereophonic system.

Brochures: Residential Masonry 1960s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   13 11

General note

Mortar, latex binder, concrete, split block, screen block, and basalite.

Brochures: Home Lighting Fixtures and Systems 1950s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   14 1

General note

Wiring catalog, instructions, remote control switches, and indoor/outdoor lighting fixtures and systems.

Brochures: Residential Metal Building Products 1950s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   14 2

General note

Flattened expanded metal, aluminum sliding doors and shelves, and bituminous coating.

Brochures: Residential Outdoor Recreation Structures 1950s-1960s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   14 3

General note

Barbecue, patio, terrace, pools, retaining wall, automatic boat launcher, tennis courts, and playgrounds.

Brochures: Residential Lawn And Garden Sprinklers 1959-1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   14 4

General note

Permanent installations, full or part circle sprinkler, turf irrigation sprinklers, plastic piping, and underground sprinklers.

Brochures: Paving Materials - Asphalt 1947-1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   14 5

General note

History, uses, tests, and paving and liquid asphalt.

Brochures: Paving Materials - Asphalt Institute 1947-1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   14 6

General note

Flood, erosion Control, pavements for playgrounds, drives, parking, and California reservoirs.

Brochures: Plumbing Fixtures and Applicances 1950s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   15 1

General note

Water softeners, disposal units, heaters, etc.; for residential, commerical, and industrial use.

Brochures: Swimming Pools 1924-1940s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   15 2

General note

General considerations for site selection and construction, and maintenance.

Brochures: Walls Siding and Room Separators 1960s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   15 3

General note

Masonite and mosaic panels, fiberglass, saran shade fabric, permagard; overhead doors; and sliding, folding or fixed room dividers.

Brochures: Landscaping and Soil Erosion Equipment 1960s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   15 4

General note

Seeding and sodding, erosion netting and soil covering, industrial equipment, and plants.

Brochures: Opticals and Measuring Devices 1950s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   15 5

General note

Telescopes, lenses, tapes, and rules.

Brochures: Tools and Heavy Equipment 1940s-1950s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   15 6

General note

Pneumatic tools, architectural aids for wood construction, hydraulic lifts, incinerators, trucks, and tractors.

Brochures: Tools and Heavy Equipment 1950s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   15 7

General note

Portable hand operated and electric elevators, floor saws, power tools, and industrial equipment.

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 SERIES V: Index cards 

 Sub-Series 1: Index card files of Plants, Trees, Shrubs and Flowers by Botanical Name. 

Index Cards: Plants by Botanical Name, (Acer glabrum - Brodiala volubilis) 1957 Marsh copyrighted of index card format 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   16 1

General note

Descriptions and characteristics identified.

Index Cards: Plants by Botanical Name. (Cypripedium montanum - Delphinium hanseni) 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   16 2

General note

Descriptions and characteristics identified.

Index Cards: Plants by Botanical Name. (Echinocystis watsoni - Grayia spinosa) 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   16 3

General note

Descriptions and characteristics identified.

Index Cards: Plants by Botanical Name. (Hemizonia virgata - Melilotus alba) 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   16 4

General note

Descriptions and characteristics identified.

Index Cards: Plants by Botanical Name. (Nemaladus rigidus - purshia tridentate) 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   16 5

General note

Descriptions and characteristics identified.

Index Cards: Plants by Botanical Name. (Queocarya echinoides - Symphocarpos rotundifolius) 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   16 6

General note

Descriptions and characteristics identified.

Index Cards: Plants by Botanical Name. (Tamarix gallica - Zygadenus venenosus) 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   16 7

General note

Descriptioins and characteristics identified.

 Sub-Series 2: Index Card Files of Plants, Trees, Shrubs and Flowers by Common Name. 

Index Cards: Trees and Shrubs by Common Name. (Chinese abelia - Tecate cypress) 1957 Marsh copyrighted of index card format 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   17 1

General note

Descriptions and characteristics identified.

Index Cards: Trees and Shrubs by Common Name. (Haast daisy tree - Tree - Tree lupin) 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   17 2

General note

Descriptions and characteristics identified.

Index Cards: Trees and Shrubs by Common Name. (Queensland macadamia - Creambush rock spirea) 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   17 3

General note

Descriptions and characteristics identified.

Index Cards: Trees and Shrubs by Common Name. (Austrian brier rose - Whipple yucca) 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   17 4

General note

Descriptions and characteristics identified.

 Sub-Series 3: Index Card Files, Miscellaneous. 

Index Cards: Trees and Shrubs by Botanical Name. (Abies concolor - Kolkwitzia amabilis) 1957 Marsh copyrighted of index card format 

General note

Descriptions and characteristics identified.

Box
18
Folder
1

Index Cards: Trees and Shrubs by Botanical Name. (Laburnum watereri - Zenobia pulverulenta) 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   18 2

General note

Descriptions and characteristics identified.

Index Cards: "Plant Identification System of American Indian Plant Foods" (Abies balsam - Avena fatus) ca. 1972-1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   18 3

General note

Marsh's grant application for an American Indian Botanical Garden was funded and implemented during this time. Cross reference to common name, may include geographical area or Indian tribe name(s).

Index Cards: "Plant Identification System of American Indian Plant Foods" (Balsamoriza delzoides - Claydonia rangiferina) ca. 1972-1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   18 4

General note

Cross reference to common name, and may include geographical area or Indian tribe name(s).

Index Cards: "Plant Identification System of American Indian Plant Foods" (Claytonia - Dryopteris dilantata) ca. 1972-1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   18 5

General note

Cross reference to common name, and may include geographical area or Indian tribe name(s).

Index Cards: "Plant Identification System of American Indian Plant Foods" (Echinocactus - Gymnocladus dioica) ca. 1972-1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   19 1

General note

Cross reference to common name, and may include geographical area or Indian tribe name(s).

Index Cards: "Plant Identification System of American Indian Plant Foods" (Hamamelis virginiana - Lygodesma june) ca. 1972-1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   19 2

General note

Cross reference to common name, and may include geographical area or Indian tribe name(s).

Index Cards: "Plants Identification System of American Indian Plant Foods" (Madia densifoli Greene - Oxyria digyna) ca. 1972-1976  


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   19 3

General note

Cross reference to common name. May include geographical area or Indian tribe name(s).

Index Cards: "Plant Identification System of American Indian Plant Foods" (Pachyma cocos Fries - Pyrus ioensis) ca. 1972-1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   19 4

General note

Cross reference to common name. May include geographical area or Indian tribe name(s).

Index Cards: "Plant Identification System of American Indian Plant Foods" (Quamasin leichtlini - Rumex venosus Pursh) ca. 1972-1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   19 5

General note

Cross reference to common name. May include geographical area or Indian tribe name(s).

Index Cards: "Plant Identification System of American Indian Plant Foods" (Sabal glabra - Symplocarpus foetidus) ca. 1972-1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   20 1

General note

Cross reference to common name. May include geographical area or Indian tribe name(s).

Index Cards: "Plant Identification System of American Indian Plant Foods" (Talinum auranticum Engelm - Zizamopsis milliacea) ca. 1972-1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   20 2

General note

Cross reference to common name. May include geographical area or Indian tribe name(s).

Index Cards: Flowers and Plants by Botanical Name. (Abronia maritima - Yucca buocata) n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   20 3

General note

Cross reference of names only.

Index Cards: Trees and Plants by Botanical Names. (Acantus mollis - Yucca shidiva) n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   20 4

General note

Cross reference of names only.

Index Cards: Reno Area Plants, Trees, Flowers by Botanical Name. (Abies concolor - Wisteria sinensis) n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   20 5

General note

Cross reference of names only.

Index Cards: Identification of Plants and Flowers on Exhibit 1950s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   21 1

General note

Site of exhibit(s) unknown; some cards include notes on color or blooming cycle.

Index Cards: Flowers by common names (Aemone - Cyclamen) 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   21 2

General note

Entries on 1957 copyrighted card with descriptive format.

Index Cards: Flowers by common name (Delphinium - Yucca) 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   21 3

General note

Entries on 1957 copyrighted card with descriptive format.

Index Cards: "Rolodex" n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   22 1

General note

Estimated number of cards is 120; includes many business cards.

Index Cards: "Products and Businesses by California Counties" (Alpine - Nevada) n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   22 2

General note

Survey includes 40 countries, listing products and businesses according to local resources/needs.

Index Cards: "Products and Businesses by California Counties" (Placer - Yuba) n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   22 3

Index Cards: Bibliographic References by Topic: City Planning, Construction, Construction and Engineering, Gardens and Plants, Water and Soil 1940-1950 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   22 4

General note

139 cards include books and reports by U.S. and local agencies.

Index Cards: Northern California Water Agencies n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   22 5

General note

472 Public agencies, 211 in cities/counties: water districts, public utility districts, and state agencies.

Index Cards: "Landscape Terms: Narrative For Slide Show" 1960s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   22 6

General note

Estimated number of cards: 96 (one term per card). Marsh's book "Landscape Vocabulary" published 1963.

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 SERIES VI: Photographs and Kodachrome slides 

 Sub-Series 1: Photographs 

Snapshot (1) 1.5" x 1.5", black/white; 13 Negatives, photos; Snapshot, (1), 2" x 3", black and white, and negative n.d., n.d., n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   23 1

General note

3 unidentified boys; Unidentified aerial views; Margaret Benes (n.d.).

Snapshots, 8 black and white, some negatives; 1 black and white photo; 1 black and white photo 1961-1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   23 2

General note

C.W. Goethe Arboretum dedication, includes views of gardens, past president, and portraits of C.W. Goethe; C.W. Goethe; unidentified man.

McClatchy Newspaper coverage of CSUS Arboretum: Photographs, 7 black and white 1971 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   23 3

General note

Photographs of Arboretum and notes from Richard Tracy of newspaper and two other readers.

Snapshots (20) and negatives: mixed black and white, color 1961, 1974, n.d., n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   23 4

General note

Florence and Warner Marsh at various ages; Possibly Warner Marsh's mother with cats (n.d.).

Snapshots (16) and negatives (6), black and white 1934-1935 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   23 5

General note

"Florence Cedra Mahn" and infant; Florence's voter registration form, 1935.

Snapshots, (21) color ca. 1960s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   23 6

General note

Landscapes, birds, and flowers.

Snapshots (20), black and white; some with negatives. Identification on photo sleeves n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   23 7

General note

Mountain and rock formations.

Snapshots (20), black and white; some with negatives. Identification on photo sleeves n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   23 8

General note

Rivers, Dams, Sacramento Delta and waterway architecture.

Snapshots (11), black and white; one color slide. Identification on photo sleeves n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   23 9

General note

Adobe construction, dry and retaining walls.

Photographs (3), black and white; Photographs (5), black and white; Copy, Master Landscape Plan 1945, 1946, n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   23 10

General note

Fern Dell Park, Los Angeles, CA and note about photos; Golden Gate Park San Francisco; Rhododendron and Fern Dell, Golden Gate Park.

Snapshots (37) black and white, some negatives n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   23 11

General note

Botanical gardens: Circle, Hirsh, McKinley Park, Marsh, Mitchell, and Casa Robles High School.

Snapshots (3), black and white; Photographs (2), black and white; Photograph (1), black and white n.d., n.d., n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   23 12

General note

Captain H.L. Jensen, Corona Naval Hospital, San Diego; Jess Unruh, State Assembly Speaker; Night view, Federal Building, Sacramento.

Photographs (4), black and white; Snapshots (2), black and white n.d., n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   23 13

General note

Camel Back Mountain and Wrigley Estate, Arizona; Wood framed house in process.

Photograph (1), sepia, 9 1/2" x 7 1/2", matted 1938-1942 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   24 1

General note

Governor Culbert Olson, autographed, and inscribed to Warner Marsh.

Photographs (3), black and white, 9" x 9" 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   24 2

General note

Aerial views of Placer County

Photographs (10), black and white, 3" x 4" and negatives ca. 1930s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   24 3

General note

"Cultural landscapes" Kern Napa, Pomona, and Santa Barbara.

Photograph (1), sepia, 9 1/4" x 14 3/4" n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   24 4

General note

Hallenbeck Park, view of lake and building; Los Angeles.

Snapshots (6) 6 3/4" x 2" and negatives; Photographs (2) 2 3/4" x 2" and negatives, (2) 9 3/4" x 6 1/2", sepia; Photographs (6) 2 3/4" and 3" x 4", black and white; Negative (1), 2 3/4", black and white n.d., n.d., n.d., n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   24 5

General note

Cabrillo Beach, Los Angeles, landscape and building overlooking sea; Point Firmin, San Pedro, view of sea from elevated walkway, pergola; La Fayette Park, Los Angeles, pond and trees; Park, North Hollywood, grass and trees.

Snapshots (18), 2 3/4" x 4 1/5", black and white 1972-1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   24 6

General note

American Indian Botanical Garden Project ground-breaking; Marsh and other gardeners.

Snapshots (28) and negatives 1972 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   24 7

General note

Pine Hill Project, El Dorado County; Marsh and workers on site.

Snapshots (15), 2" x 3", color n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   24 8

General note

Hidden Valley landscapes.

Black and white snapshots (32) and negatives; (3) 4 1/2" x 3 1/2"; (3) 5 3/4" x 3.5" n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   24 9

General note

"Reforestation". Unidentified sites of burned or damaged trees and seedlings.

Snapshots (18) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" and negatives n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   24 10

General note

Trees and Capitol in Capitol Park.

Snapshots (15) 2 3/4" x 3 3/4", black and white with negatives n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   24 11

General note

"Sacramento Slums" (near Old Town, ca. 4th - 7th and J - P Streets).

2 Black and white photographs of aerial views, maps, black and white (6); Project proposal 1944-199 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   24 12

General note

Folsom Dam, Sly Park: American River Project:

Photographs (5), aerial views, 9 1/2" x 10" and aerial survey map 6" x 8", black and white 1965-1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   24 13

General note

Siskiyou County proposal for "Treeland" Subdivision.

 Sub-Series 2: Kodachrome Slides. Most of the slides are numbered by Marsh in ink ranging from 001 to 589. Numbers represent categories of subjects rather than discrete numbers for each slide. For example, many slides of a wide variety of roses share the same number. Slides are filed in boxes in numerical order with identifying numbered tabs to facilitate searches. Missing numbers are identified. Unnumbered slides were organized by Marsh according to subject and filed separately from the numbered series. He included some numbered slides in the subject file which may account for "missing" numbers. 

Warner Marsh Kodachrome numbered slides n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   25 1-6

General note

6 boxes, numbered 1 through 263; estimated 2000 slides.

Warner Marsh Kodachrome numbered slides n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   26 1-6

General note

Numbers 264-412; estimated 2000 slides.

Warner Marsh Kodachrome numbered slides n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   27 1-6

General note

Numbers 413-534; estimated 2000 slides.

Warner Marsh END of Kodachrome numbered slides; START of slides by topic, includes some numbered slides n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   28 1-2,3-5

General note

Numbers 535-589, estimated 700 slides; Estimated 900 slides.

Warner Marsh Kodachrome slides by topic; includes some numbered slides n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   29 1-5

General note

Estimated 2000 slides.

Warner Marsh, END Kodachrome slides by topic, includes some numbered slides n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   30 1-4

General note

Estimated 1500 slides.

 Sub-Series 3: Master Index Card File of Numbered Slides by Location and Subject. The cards include slide number and either a person's name, geographical location, or botanical name. The cards are alphabetized as an integrated system; e.g., the botanical name Abies balsam might be followed by "Abby Encino", an adobe church in Encino; then, by "C.M. Goethe", philanthropist. Some entries are cross-referenced: "C.M. Goethe" is under both "C" and "G". 

Master Index Card File of numbered slides by common plant name or location n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   31 1

General note

Abby San Encino - Cystisus skipworth.

Master Index Card File of numbered slides by common plant name or location n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   31 2

General note

Daffodil - Hydrophpyllum capitatum.

Master Index Card File of numbered slides by common plant name or location n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   31 3

General note

Iceland poppy - Lupine.

Master Index Card File of numbered slides by common plant name or location n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   32 1

General note

MacArthur Park - Owl's clover.

Master Index Card File of numbered slides by common plant name or location n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   32 2

General note

Pacific Ocean - Ruth. Cl. Rose.

Master Index Card File of numbered slides by common plant name or location n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   32 3

General note

Sachset, Richard - Syringa vulgaris.

Master Index Card File of numbered slides by common plant name or location n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   32 4

General note

Tabuia - Zygocactus.

Index Card File of numbered slides by common name of plants, trees, flowers n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   33 1

General note

Chinese abelia - White Spanish broom.

Index Card File of numbered slides by common name of plants, trees, flowers n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   33 2

General note

Blueberry elder - Japanese pieris.

Index Card File of numbered slides by common name of plants, trees, flowers n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   33 3

General note

Aleppo pine - Yellowroot.

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 SERIES VII: Artifacts 1956-1979 

a) Assorted plaues and awards presented to Warner and Florence Marsh b) 3 metal stamp templates copyrighted by Warner Marsh for index cards 4" x 6". Spaces for botanical and common plant names, descriptions, landscape use and growth characteristics Various Dates, 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   34 4

General note

From educational and botanical organizations. (Box 34, Folder 4).

Community Plan: a) "Treeland Project" Siskiyou County; b) City plans/maps Stockton and Sacramento 1965-1968, 1960s 

General note

Oversized maps of forest landscape, aerial surveys, real estate site plans, copies of county ordinances (#s 440, 309, 351); Stockton Civic Center Sacramento Municipal Services, traffic, and parking. (Box 35, Folder 1).

a) Community Plan: "Proposed American River Project" b) Community Plans: Central Valley Water Project Maps 1944-1970, 1940s-1960s 

General note

Oversized maps of El Dorado/Placer Counties, vegetation, real estate sites, American River and tributaries, Folsom Dam and Sly Park areas; Includes Solano, Yolo, El Dorado, Placer Counties and American River areas under American River Project. (Box 35, Folder 2).

a) J. Bartlett Property, San Diego b) College of the Siskiyous Survey Map c) American Indian Botanical Garden, Sacramento 1965, 1967, 1974 

General note

Landscaping plan; Marsh taught a course at the College; Landscaping plan. OSD - Oversize Document. (Box 35, Folder 3).

a) Community plans b) Architectural plans n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   35 4

General note

Lodi, Redding, Woodland; Gindon Nursery, San Bruno.

State Highway maps: Proposed routes 1952-1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   35 5

General note

Placer County and Sacramento Region.

Architectural plans: "P and B House" 1959-160s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   35 6

General note

Unidentified name of client and locale of proposed house.

Original art work: 1 silk screen or block print; 2 oil paintings on poster board; Miscellaneous prints n.d., n.d., n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   35 7

General note

"Ogre's Lair" signed by Margo A. Goodridge Labeled "1 of 5"; "Problem IV" and "Problem 4" by Florence Chapuis (Marsh); "Stowing the Sail," by Winslow Homer, book cover/poster, landscapes, etc.

Miscellaneous maps Various dates 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   35 8

General note

Tourist areas, cities, and projects. (OSD)

Box

Portrait of Warner Marsh, oil on canvas, by Natalae Bixby; 29" x 25 1/2"; Frame: wood, painted chartreuse/blue 1946 

General note

Painting removed from frame, canvas stapled to wooden backing. (OSD, Box 36, possibly folder 1).

36

Audio cassette tape recording of mouthorgan piece. ca. 1975-1984 

General note

Mouthorgan played by G. Vincent. (Box is TBE, To Be Evaluated, folder 1).

Audio cassette tape recording of architect Jens Jensen n.d. 

General note

"Experience With Planting Theory" (Box is TBE, To Be Evaluated, folder 2)

Color motion picture film by CA Nurseryman's Association ca. 1940s 

General note

"Exhibit at the State Fair" (Box is TBE, To Be Evaluated; folder 3)

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