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University of Arizona Campus Landscape oral history audio cassettes

University of Arizona Campus Landscape oral histories

The University of Arizona Campus Landscape oral history audio cassettes comprise 13 audio cassettes containing interviews with ten individuals who were responsible for, or lent perspective to, natural resource decisions that influenced the University of Arizona's campus landscape development over a century.

Envisioned by Elizabeth Davison, founding director of the UA Campus Arboretum, and recorded by students from the Environmental Decision Making in Applied Anthropology course in 2003, topics covered in the oral histories include: descriptions of how the campus landscape once appeared, how it was maintained, a campus plant walk, and the origin of some plant types now found on campus. Also included are edited, revised and final, formatted transcripts of each oral history, project notes, and articles related to the campus landscape.