The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted
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American landscape as a cultivated public space begins with Frederick Law Olmsted. The father of American landscape architecture, however, was also much more. A pioneer in journalism, urban planning, and conservation, Olmsted helped America recognize and cultivate both its rich natural heritage and its urban vitality.

Coinciding with the two-hundred-year anniversary of Olmsted’s birth, this digital archive contains the contents of the nine-volume print edition plus a supplementary volume, including the extensive illustrations, in a single, searchable resource. The digital edition of Frederick Law Olmsted’s papers will prove indispensable to students, scholars, and practitioners of landscape architecture, architecture and design, urban planning, conservation, and anyone interested in the lives of America’s great visionaries.

These Papers are available open access, thanks to a generous subvention in 2023 from the Olmsted Network, supported by The Caroline Loughlin Fund.

Others in Antebellum, Civil War and Reconstruction:
•  The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant•  The Papers of Andrew Johnson•  The Papers of Daniel Webster•  The Papers of Andrew Jackson•  The Correspondence of James K. Polk •  The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted
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