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Douglas H. Kane collection


Held at: Awbury Arboretum [Contact Us]The Francis Cope House, One Awbury Road, Philadelphia, PA, 19138

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Awbury Arboretum. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Douglas H. Kane was a nationally renowned environmental architect and scholar who focused on ecologically-based design. Born circa 1947 in Quincy, Massachusetts, he received degrees in environmental design and landscape architecture from the University of Massachusetts and University of Pennsylvania. He was conferred charter membership to Temple University's Sigma Lambda Alpha Charter of the National Honors Society of Landscape Architecture. As director of the Awbury Arboretum from 1978-1983, Kane developed a master plan for the arboretum's future growth. He taught as visiting faculty in landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Minnesota before joining the faculty of Delaware Valley College in 1989. Doug Kane passed away in 2002.


Obituary for Douglas H. Kane. Intelligencer, October 25, 2002.

This collection is comprised of the records produced by Douglas H. Kane during his time as director of the Awbury Arboretum. It includes reports produced by Kane, descriptions of Awbury Arboretum, correspondence, grant applications, fundraising materials, family histories, and a scrapbook focusing on Awbury. The collection also includes many slides and audio cassettes of presentations prepared and given by Kane.

Bequest of Douglas Kane, 2003.

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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