These sketches are from personal sketch books of Stanley H. White (1891-1979). They were given to me by his daughter, Jan White. Stanley was a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Illinois from 1922-1959 where he taught Hideo Sasaki, Stuart Dawson, Peter Walker, and Richard Haag among others. He moved his family to Denver for his retirement. His brother is E.B. White, children’s author (Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little).
Stanley was a romantic, expressive instructor. He supported a broad education emphasizing natural sciences and the arts. He aimed to distinguish the profession of landscape architecture from architecture, engineering, and planning with a strong connection to ecology and the land.