Oral History Project
In addition to advancing historical research, the Pioneers of American Landscape Design® initiative fosters a richer, deeper appreciation for often invisible, typically little-known, and, in some instances, threatened works of landscape architecture.
Pioneers Oral Histories help identify designed landscapes that require special care or consideration in their management and maintenance decisions. In addition, these interviews often help identify a designer's involvement when it cannot be determined by more traditional methods of historical research. Oral histories allow us to capture and preserve important aspects of the human experience that would otherwise go undocumented.