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Myrl E. Bottomley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-74-27

Scope and Content

Bottomley was professor of landscape architecture at the College of Design, Architecture and Art. Collection includes correspondence, lecture notes and drawings dealing with landscaping, city planning, etc.

Dates

  • 1926-1956

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Biography of Mryl E. Bottomley

A native of Michigan, Bottomley earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State College in 1916 and a Master of Landscape Design from Cornell University in 1922. Before coming to UC he served as Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at Iowa State College from 1922-1925.

Professor Bottomley was on the faculty at UC from 1926 until 1956, teaching classes in both landscape architecture and city planning, and he served as the University's Campus Landscape Architect. His publications include the books The Design of Small Properties (1926), The Art of Home Landscape (1935), and New Designs of Small Properties (1948) and numerous articles. In 1944, Bottomley was selected by the Cincinnati City Planning Commission to work on the Planning & Design Section of the new Cincinnati Metropolitan Master Plan, which was adopted on November 22, 1948.

Professor Bottomley died suddenly on November 8, 1956 and is buried at Cincinnati's Spring Grove Cemetery.

Extent

3 Linear Feet

Overview

Bottomley was professor of landscape architecture at the College of Design, Architecture and Art. Collection includes correspondence, lecture notes and drawings dealing with landscaping, city planning, etc.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged into five series and further by subject into folders.

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Bottomley's wife Esther in 1974.
Title
Guide to the Myrl E. Bottomley Papers
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by staff
Date
2014
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 Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

Contact:
8th Floor Blegen Library
2602 McMicken Circle
P.O. Box 210113
Cincinnati Ohio 45221-0113
513-556-1959