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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Austin History Center

Charles Coatsworth Pinkney Drawings

An Inventory to the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Pinkney, Charles Coatsworth
Title: Charles Coatsworth Pinkney Drawings
Inclusive Dates: 1938-1994
Abstract: Charles Coatsworth Pinkney was a landscape artist that practiced in Austin, Texas from 1939 until his death in 1994. The landscape architecture drawings in this collection were created between 1938-1994 and represent residential, commercial, medical, ecclesiastical, educational, public, and military projects, with the focus on residential design.
Identification: AR.2012.031
Quantity: 5 flat files (1553 drawings)
Location: Architectural archives
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Charles Coastworth Pinkney was born in 1906 in Denver to Jessie and Fred Coatsworth Pinkney. In 1927, he graduated from Colorado A & M where he majored in horticulture and entomology. Pinkney received his Master of Science in Landscape Architecture from Harvard in 1934. He was awarded the Charles Elliot traveling fellowship that allowed him to study in Europe for a year. Pinkney served his apprenticeship at Omstead Landscape Company in Boston with Bradford Williams for private practice.

Pinkney married Evelyn Robinson Pinkney in 1934, and in 1939, the Pinkney family moved to Austin where he opened his own landscape architecture office. He was a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Austin Garden Club, and Heritage Society. Pinkney passed away in 1994.

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Scope and Contents

The Drawings series contains 1553 landscape architecture drawings associated with 1021 projects, the majority of which represent residential projects. Pinkney also created landscape planning and design for commercial, medical, ecclesiastical, educational, public, and military projects.

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Arrangement

Arranged into one series:
I. Drawings

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Pinkney, C. Coatsworth.
Subjects:
Landscape Architecture--Texas.
Places:
Austin (Tex.).
Document Types:
Drawings.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Coatsworth Pinkney Drawings (AR.2012.031). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1997/054

Donation Date: 1997

Processing Information

Finding aid was prepared and encoded by Kathryn Garvey/2012.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

I. Drawings, 1938-1994

View an index of the architectural drawings here.

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