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Personal papers of Alton Thomas

Call Number: PP 614


This collection consists of landscape architect practice information, horticulture information, various projects plans, billing statements, and correspondence between Alton Thomas, a landscape architect and faculty member at the University of Kansas, and those working with him.


  • 1948 - 1987


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Alton Thomas

Alton Thomas started as an assistant professor at the University of Kansas in 1948 in the Architecture and Landscape department. On his own he worked on commission planning and constructing various landscape projects for businesses, organizations, and individuals, primarily in Kansas. He was the first campus landscape architect at the University of Kansas and retired in 1983 from the Facilities Planning Department.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case + 2 oversize folders)

Physical Location

PP 614

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2014.

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.
Records related to Thomas' work with the University of Kansas Department of Facilities Planning are available at RG 47.
Guide to the Personal Papers of Alton Thomas
Personal papers of Alton Thomas
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Personal papers of Alton Thomas, PP 614, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States