G. Eric Harkness visual arts material
Collection number: ahc.VIS240
Scope and Content
This collection contains landscape drawings and photographic prints that landscape architect G. Eric Harkness produced between 1954 and 1994. A variety of projects are represented such as city planning, commercial and residential properties, parks and urban renewal developments. Of special interest are drawings and plans for Alpine Village of Helen, Georgia.
- 1954-1994, undated
- Harkness, G. Eric (George Eric) (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
George 'Eric' Harkness (1928-2010) was born in Ottawa, Carleton County, Ontario, in 1928 and married Ann Myers of Jenkins, Kentucky, in 1958. Harkness received a bachelor of science from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, and a master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard School of Graduate Design at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1957. The Harkness' moved to Atlanta in 1961. After working for a private landscape architecture firm, Harkness was hired by the City of Atlanta Bureau of Planning in 1965. There he worked on city planning and urban renewal development projects until 1990. After retiring from his city position, he worked as an independent landscape architect on primarily residential projects. Harkness was a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
143 image(s) (108 landscape drawings, 16 negatives, 13 photographs, and 6 postcards)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically by client or project.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, 1988, with subsequent additions
This collection was processed in 2016.
- Atlanta (Ga.). Bureau of Planning
- City planning
- City planning -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Harkness, G. Eric (George Eric)
- Helen (Ga.)
- Landscape architects -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
- Landscape architecture -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Parks -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Urban landscape architecture -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
- Urban renewal
- G. Eric Harkness visual arts material
- Jennie Oldfield
- May 2016
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- Finding aid is written in English.