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William T. Smith and Associates Inc. records

Collection number: ahc.MSS1134

Scope and Content

This collection contains contracts, correspondence, invoices, and task lists that detail landscape projects and involvement with clients. Also a part of the collection are landscape plans and plant lists. Of special interest is a portfolio of completed landscape work for the Schlaifer residence in the Tuxedo Park neighborhood of Atlanta.


  • 1976-2015, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

William T. Smith and Associates Inc. is led by William 'Bill' Tingle Smith, ASLA (1952- ). Smith earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in landscape architecture from the University of Georgia School of Environment and Design in 1976. After working with landscape architect Dan Franklin as part of Franklin-Smith Associates in the 1980s, Smith formed his own firm, William T. Smith and Associates, Inc. Smith's landscape projects include the Georgia Governor's Mansion as well as many Atlanta residences such as the property of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Schlaifer. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and has been involved with organizations such as the Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center, the Southern Garden History Society, and the Garden Club of America. Smith has given lectures to several organizations including the Georgia H. W. Bush Presidential Library, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and the University of Georgia. He designs not only landscape master plans, but also garden furnishings such as benches and planters. Smith's projects have been highlighted in numerous publications such as Southern Living, Southern Accents, Veranda, and Private Gardens of Georgia.


0.63 linear ft. (one and one half document cases)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2015

Related Archival Materials

Williams T. Smith and Associates Inc. landscape architectural drawings and poster, VIS 275, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.

William T. Smith and Associates Inc. records
Jennie Oldfield
October 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305