University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Norfleet Giddings Bone Papers, 1917-1980 (bulk 1920-1945)



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bone, Norfleet Giddings
Title: Norfleet Giddings Bone Papers
Dates: 1917-1980 (bulk 1920-1945)
Creator Abstract: Norfleet Giddings Bone, born in 1892, was a landscape designer and civil engineer, serving in World War II in the United States Army Air Corps. He served as the Supervising Landscape Architect and Landscape Engineer for Randolph Air Force Base (San Antonio, Texas), which was created as a training base for pilots. During this time, he also supervised the landscape design at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana. Bone worked for the Army Corps of Engineers in their San Antonio District Office during World War II. While with the Army Corps of Engineers, Bone was responsible for maintaining the landscaping and grassing of the flying fields at bases around Texas. After World War II, Bone moved back to Austin and worked with the Texas State Parks Board until his retirement in 1963.
Content Abstract: The collections spans the years 1917 through 1980 and contains correspondence, photographs, reports, specifications, maps, drawings, newsclippings, plant lists, and blueprints that document the life and work of a twentieth century landscape architect and civil engineer.
Identification: MS 141
Extent: 64 linear feet (34 boxes and 12 oversize folders)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

Norfleet Giddings Bone was born in Gainesville, Texas in 1892 to Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Bone, and had three sisters: Minnie Lou, Betty and Elizabeth. He was married to Ruby Lee and with her had two children, William and Bobbie Dawn. Bone received his first BS degree, in civil engineering, in 1915 from New Mexico A&M College (now New Mexico State University). He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1917, was ranked 2nd Lieutenant of the Air Service in 1918, and served with the First Aero Squadron until 1920. While serving with the First Aero Squadron (1918-1919) he was stationed in England, France and Germany after World War I. Upon returning to the United States from Europe, Bone was ordered to spend time in the hospital for a nervous condition and received a medical discharge in 1920. After recuperating from his illness, Bone returned to school, this time earning a BS in Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M College (1923).

After receiving his second degree, Bone spent time in Dallas working as a landscape designer and engineer with the firm of McGinnis and McGinnis Landscape Architects (1923-1927). While he was working in Dallas, Bone attended an advanced landscape design course at the University of California in the summer of 1925. In 1927, he reapplied for military service and was accepted. Bone spent one year with the Army Air Corps as part of a tactical unit stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas and received his rating as "Airplane Pilot" in April, 1928. At the end of 1928, Bone was called to extended active duty by the War Department as assistant to the Chief Quartermaster. He served as the Supervising Landscape Architect and Landscape Engineer for Randolph Air Force Base (San Antonio, Texas), which was created as a training base for pilots and was dubbed the "West Point of the Air." During this time (1929-1933), he also supervised the landscape design at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana.

At the end of 1932, Bone was discharged from his service as a landscape architect for the military with the rank of Captain. He went on to work as a landscape architect for the National Park Service (1933-1941), with headquarters based in Austin, Texas. While with the National Park Service, Bone was assigned to the park at Balmorea, Texas and was later named acting superintendent of Bastrop State Park (1936).

Bone worked for the Army Corps of Engineers in their San Antonio District Office during World War II. While with the Army Corps of Engineers, Bone was responsible for maintaining the landscaping and grassing of the flying fields at bases around Texas. After World War II, Bone moved back to Austin and worked with the Texas State Parks Board until his retirement in 1963, serving at different times as the division supervisor for the Gainesville area, the Dallas area and the Austin area. He died in 1978.


Scope and Content Note

The Norfleet Giddings Bone Papers contain correspondence, photographs, reports, specifications, maps, drawings, newsclippings, plant lists, and blueprints that document the life and work of a twentieth century landscape architect and civil engineer. The papers focus on his work as landscape architect during the construction of Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana (1929-1933). The collection dates from 1917 to 1980 and is divided into four series: Personal, Military Career and Interests, Landscaping Projects, and World War II Projects.

The Personal series (1920-1940) includes biographical materials, photographs, and correspondence. Bone's biographical materials include college, work and military documents, his pilot's license, and newsclippings about him. Of special note is his Texas A&M College file including correspondence, grades, and a graduation program. Family materials, while scant within the collection, include correspondence with his sisters and a file about an automobile accident and its consequent issues, involving his father, Edward E. Bone. Most illustrative is the correspondence between Bone and various individuals and organizations that exemplify his activities, relationships, interests, and his employment with the National Park Service.

The Military Career and Interests series includes correspondence, notes from Bone's early military training, maps, pilot's books, and photographs. Correspondence (1917-1941) includes documents about Bone's military duty, disability after WWI, benefits claims, and retirement. The early military training materials include notes on photography, meteorology, maps, reconnaissance, and nomenclature. The pilot's books document his early flights and training, and there are maps of France and Germany from his tour of duty during WWI. Periodicals, printed materials and WWI ephemera round out the series as further evidence of his activities and interests throughout and after his military career.

The Landscaping Projects series documents the planning and execution of landscape design at Barksdale Field (1931-1933) and Randolph Field (1927-1934). Bone supervised the Barksdale Field landscaping between 1931 and 1933 while also working on the Randolph Field project. Barksdale Field was located in Shreveport Louisiana, and there is interesting correspondence between Bone and Hugh K. Harris, the Landscape Horticulturist for the Barksdale project. The correspondence runs the term of the project and includes details and reports of the work at Barksdale. Other materials in this file include blueprints, correspondence, newsclippings, photographs, plant lists, and work plans.

The World War II Projects series (1941-1944) provides insight into Bone's work with the Army Corps of Engineers, San Antonio District Office. Administrative documents, such as correspondence, time reports, manuals, inspection trip reports, soil reports and weather reports describe the particulars of maintaining the grass and sod at air fields in Texas. A large portion of these materials also relate to specific air fields throughout the state of Texas. The documents associated with the fields consist of notes, reports, blueprints (most often in the form of maps) and United States Government-issued specifications for each field.


 

Organization of Collection

Personal
Military Career and Interests
Landscaping Projects
World War II Projects

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Bone, Norfleet Giddings, 1892-1997.
Organizations
Texas A&M University, College Station. Dept. of Landscape Architecture.
Subjects
Aeronautics--History--Sources.
Landscape architects--Archives.
World War, 1939-1945--Veterans.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History.
Randolph Air Force Base (Tex.)
Shreveport (La.)--History.
Genres/Formats
Blueprints (reprographic copies).
Photographs.
Local Subjects
Architecture/Historic Preservation
Military
San Antonio History

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Norfleet Giddings Bone Papers, 1917-1980, MS 141, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

The collection was transferred from the History Office of the Randolph Air Force base, December 2001 (Acc. 2001-050).

Processing Information

Processed by Traci JoLeigh Drummond, Archivist, August 2006.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Personal, 1920-1940

This series includes biographical materials, photographs, and correspondence. Bone's biographical materials include college, work and military documents, his pilot's license, and newsclippings about him. Of special note is his Texas A&M College file including correspondence, grades, and a graduation program. Family materials, while scant within the collection, include correspondence with his sisters and a file about an automobile accident and its consequent issues, involving his father, Edward E. Bone. Most illustrative is the correspondence between Bone and various individuals and organizations that exemplify his activities, relationships, interests, and his employment with the National Park Service.
Box Folder
1 Biographical
1 Autobiographical Information, 1929
2 News clippings, 1924-1934 and undated
3 Photographs, 1927
Correspondence
4 Christmas and other greeting cards, negatives and mock up designs, . 1930 and undated
5 Dallas Athletic Club, 1926-1930
6 Employment with Texas State Parks, 1933-1937 and undated
7 General, 1920-1921, 1929-1938, 1977 and undated
8 Society of Mayflower Descendents, 1930
9 J. W. Gregg, 1926-1932
10 F.W. Hensel, 1927-1940 and undated
11 Hugh K. Harris, 1926, 1934-1935, 1938
12 Herbert L. Skogland, 1931 and undated
13 G. P. Stocker, 1933-1934, 1938-1940 and undated
14 Thomas Vint, 1932-1933 and undated
15 Mildride Williams, 1928 and undated
16 Harry M. Wurzbach, 1930-1931
Education
17 New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, 1921
18 New York Sate College of Agriculture, 1921
Texas A&M
19 Correspondence and Personal Information, 1921-1923, 1928, 1933 and undated
20 Receipts and Notes undated
Box Folder
2 Family
1 E.E. Bone Accident Information, 1920-1921
2 Correspondence, 1933-1938 and undated
3 Ford Truck Purchase, 1932-1933
4 Loans and Banking, 1927, 1933 and undated
News Clippings
5 Charles Dickens: Life of Our Lord, 1934
6 David E. Colp, 1936
7 Other Topics, 1928-1937, 1969, 1975 and undated
Photographs
8 Mister Slane / Garden Ornamentation, 1929 and undated
Box
30 Parachutist, undated
Box Folder
2 10 San Antonio, Mission San Jose, Japanese Tea Gardens, Aerial View, undated
11 Tourist Locations in France, undated
12 Unidentified black and white photographs, undated
13 Unidentified color photographs, 1945
14 Printed Materials, 1931, 1974 and undated
15 Storage Information, 1929, 1934-1937
16 Writings - "Our West Point of the Air" in the Texas Aggie Countrymen, 1930, 1943



 

Military Career and Interests, 1917-1976

This series includes correspondence, notes from Bone's early military training, maps, pilot's books, and photographs. Correspondence (1917-1941) includes documents about Bone's military duty, disability after WWI, benefits claims, and retirement. The early military training materials include notes on photography, meteorology, maps, reconnaissance, and nomenclature. The pilot's books document his early flights and training, and there are maps of France and Germany from his tour of duty during WWI. Periodicals, printed materials and WWI ephemera round out the series as further evidence of his activities and interests throughout and after his military career.
Box Folder
2 17 Army and Navy Air Service Organization – Membership, 1924-1925 and undated
18 Certified Statement of Arrival at Hensley Field March 3rd, 1932
Correspondence
19 Re: Active Duty, 1928
20 Application for Retirement, 1929
21 Claim for Benefits, 1941
22 Disability, Hospitalization and Compensation, 1919-1928
23 Re: Custodianship of Bone’s Affairs After Disability ( includes legal documents), 1920, 1924
24 End of Active Duty, Dec 3, 1932
25 Re: Flights, 1932
26 General, 1931-1933
27 Captain Frank H. Kuhn QMC, 1937-1938
28 Military Purchases, 1928-1932
29 Recommendations for Aviation Section of the Signal Officers’ Reserve Corps, 1917
30 Re: Recommendation for Employment, 1932-1936
31 Transfer from Randolph to Dodd Field, 1927-1928
Early Military Training
32 Air Corps Maneuvers- Photographs, 1928
33 Artillery Observation Contact Patrol Aids to Flight- Night Flying
Box Folder
3 1 Engine Lecture Notes, undated
2 Lecture Notes on Maps and Reconnaissance, undated
3 Notes on Instruments, undated
4 Notes on Meteorology, 1918
5 Notes on Nomenclature, Theory of Flights and Rigging, 1918
6 Notes on Photography, 1918
Drawer Folder
60 6 Oversize: Map, cross country park field, June 10, 1918
Box Folder
3 7 Park Field Training Materials, 1918
8 Photography and Radio, 1918
Drawer Folder
58 Maps
1 Air Navigation Map, San Antonio to Dallas / Fort Worth, 1923
Drawer Folder
60 7 Map of Army and Corps Areas-US Army, Infantry Division Areas, Organized Reserves, 1921
Box
29 WWI
Flight Map Germany, 1919
Drawer Folder
58 2 France and Germany
2 No. 5 Maubeuge – Bruxelles
2 Melun
2 Amiens
2 No. 11 Longwy
2 No. 2 bis Anvers
2 No. 2 ter Coln (Cologne)
2 Lille
2 No. 5 bis Liege
2 No. 11 bis Mainz (Mayence)
2 Tours
2 Orleans
2 No. 19 Karlsruhe
2 No. 10 Chalons
2 No. 10 Mezieres
Box Folder
3 13 Philips Large Scale Strategical War Map of Europe, undated
Drawer Folder
58 2 Oversize materials
Box Folder
3 Memoranda and Orders
14 General, 1929-1933
15 Eighth Core Area, 1932-1933
16 12th Observation Squadron, 1929-1932
17 News Clippings: San Antonio Fields; Military-General, 1924, 1928-1935 and undated
Periodicals
18 Air Force Systems Command News Review, July 1966
19 The Army and Navy Courier, 1928-1929
20 The Army Officer (1 of 2), 1942-1944
Box Folder
4 1 The Army Officer (2 of 2), 1942-1944
2 Knight Templar, 1975, 1976
3 Daedalus Flyer, 1972-1975
4 The Flying Cadet, June 1933
5 National Aeronautic Magazine, February 1932
6 The Reserve Officer, 1940-1942
7 The Retired Officer, 1972-1975
8 The Service News, 1928,1931,1932
9 The Southern Aviator, February 1930
10 Texas Legion News, 1942
Photographs
11 Aerial Photographs / Photographs of Aircraft, 1924 and undated
Box
29-30 Oversize materials
Box Folder
4 12 Kelly Field Football Team, 1927
Box
30 Portrait of General Frank Purdy Lahm, undated
Box Folder
4 14 Pilots Book, (includes inlaid materials), June 1929
15 Pilots Book, (includes inlaid materials), July 1929 – December 1930
16 Pilots License, 1933
Printed Materials
17 American Legion San Antonio, Official Program, Tenth National Convention, October 8-12, 1928
18 Army and Militia Aviation and Pensions, 1940
Box Folder
5 1 Church Program for American Army, Coblenz, Germany, April 6, 1919
2 Civil Air Patrol-Organization, Purpose, Program, Enlistment 1941
3 3 Civil Air Regulations for Pilots, 1954
4 Fighting the Flying Circus by Rickenbacher (unrelated photo inlaid), 1969
5 Fort Sam Houston-the Story of Fort Sam Houston, 1876-1936
6 General, 1930-1940
7 Invitation to Post Hop, Sponsored by Second Division Air Service, undated
8 Program of Fifth Annual Competitive Aerial Machine Gun and Bombing Matches, 1928
9 Receipts, 1932
Box
30 Roster, Air Corps Primary Flying School, undated
Box Folder
5 11 Service Record, undated
WWI
12 First Aero Squadron History, 1917-1918
13 "I Was There With the Yanks in France", Private C. Leroy Baldridge, ACF, ca 1918
Photographs
14 Aerial Photos from Army of Occupation from US Third Army Corps (LT Bone, Private), May 8th 1919
15 Photographs from Europe (Verdun, France; Rhine River; Airplanes, etc.) 1919 and undated
16 Songs from AEF Aviation Section, undated



 

Landscaping Projects, 1927-1980

This series documents the planning and execution of landscape design at Barksdale Field (1931-1933) and Randolph Field (1927-1934). Bone supervised the Barksdale Field landscaping between 1931 and 1933 while also working on the Randolph Field project. Barksdale Field was located in Shreveport Louisiana, and there is interesting correspondence between Bone and Hugh K. Harris, the Landscape Horticulturist for the Barksdale project. The correspondence runs the term of the project and includes details and reports of the work at Barksdale. Other materials in this file include blueprints, correspondence, newsclippings, photographs, plant lists, and work plans.
The Randolph Field materials reflect not only the overall construction of the Field, but they also provide insight into Bone's daily work and activities. An extensive group of blueprints (1928-1932) provides information about Randolph's location, buildings, utilities, layout and landscape design. There are specifications, drawings and notes for buildings, facilities and utilities at Randolph, including the Gatehouse, Golf Course, Greenhouse and Nursery, Pistol and Machine Gun Range, and the Swimming Pools. A series of black and white photographs document the construction and landscaping of the Field.
Materials more specific to Bone's work at Randolph include correspondence, plant lists, notebooks and reports. Correspondence dating between 1929 and 1932 features Bone's inquiries about plants, plant availability, and costs to several commercial nurseries. Correspondence, notebooks, plant orders, sketches and donation records (San Antonio residents) detail the process of acquiring plants for use at the field. The report of the Landscape Department for fiscal periods 1928-1931 note the planning and planting activities at Randolph.
Rounding out the Randolph Field materials are bids for work and equipment at the field (1930-1931); meteorological summaries and weather logs (1930-1933); newsclippings (1928-1980, bulk 1928-1934); photographs and a program from the dedication ceremony for Randolph Field (1931); and a file of drawings belonging to Herbert L. Skogland, a landscape architect known for his work in Houston. The file has examples of Skogland's work from 1929-1931, including several drawings for Randolph Field.
This series also includes materials from Dodd Field (Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX), Duncan Field (a division of Kelly Field, San Antonio, TX), Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio, TX), Hensley Field (near Dallas, TX), and Kelly Field (San Antonio, TX). These collected drawings, photographs, and blueprints (1928-1932) provide insight into activities and development at other air fields in San Antonio and Dallas. There is also a plant list and memoranda from Fort Sam Houston, where Bone was stationed at the time he was assigned to Randolph Field.
Box Folder
5 Barksdale Field, Shreveport, LA
17 Appropriations for Funding Landscaping and Gardening Positions, 1932
18 Bayou Clearing, undated
19 Bids, 1931-1932
Drawer Folder
58 4 Blueprints, 1931-1932
4 Estimates of funds for certain buildings and utilities, August 10, 1931
4 Abstract proposals for construction of company officers quarters at Barksdale Field, LA, April 10, 1931
4 Abstract proposals for construction of 30 double sets of non-commissioned officers quarters at Barksdale Field, LA, March 27, 1931
4 Detailed layout showing streets and grades, undated
4 Water distribution system, 1931
4 Flying field drainage, 1932
4 Preliminary layout “A”, January 15, 1931
4 Moon Lake rest and recreation camp, September 1, 1931
4 Layout plan, March 25, 1931
4 Sewage sump, November 24, 1931
4 Storm drain system, May 21, 1931
4 Street lighting system, June 23, 1932
4 Flying field drainage, March 30, 1932
4 Detailed layout showing primary distribution system and revised electric system, February 10, 1932
4 Sidewalk and street paving, June 13, 1932
4 Landscape layout plan, March 27, 1931
4 Landscape development plan, 1932
4 General layout of building area, March 3, 1932
4 General planting – trees (streets and grades), February 2, 1932
4 Landscape plan of tree planting along Barksdale Boulevard, November 14, 1932
4 Other drawings of building details
Box Folder
5 21 Budget, 1932
Box Folder
6 1 Conditions of Construction at Barksdale Field, 1932
2 Correspondence General, 1931-1932
3 Correspondence Nurseries, 1931-1932
4 Drawings and Notes, 1932
Drawer Folder
58 2 Oversize materials: drawings on vellum
Box Folder
6 5 Flight / Fuel Information, 1931
6 Flight Plans, 1932
7 Fort Crockett Review, Dedication Issue – Barksdale Field, undated
8 General Information, 1932-1933
Hugh K. Harris
9 Application for Employment / Resume, circa 1930
10 Correspondence and Recommendations, 1931-1933 and undated
Drawer Folder
58 1 Oversize materials
Box Folder
6 11-12 Correspondence between Bone and Hugh K. Harris, 1931-1933 and undated
13 Index for Landscape Department Files, 1932
14 Instructions for Maintenance of Planting at Barksdale Field, 1932
15 Newsclippings – Barksdale Field, 1931-1933 and undated
16 Notes and Supplies, 1932-1933 and undated
17 Orders, 1930-1932
Box
30 Photographs
Construction forces, group photograph, April 1932
Aerial photographs (4), 1931
Proposed site of attack wing airdome and bombing range, Shreveport, LA, 1929
Box Folder
6 19 Plant Lists, 1932 and undated
20 Reports on Barksdale Field, 1931-1932 and undated
21 Shreveport, LA telephone Directory, 1932
22 Sprinkler System, undated
23 Telegrams, 1932
24 Weekly Progress Report, 1931-1932
Box Folder
7 1 Work Plans for Barksdale Field, 1931-1932 and undated
Randolph Field, San Antonio, TX
Administrative
Drawer Folder
60 5 Abstracts, 1931, 1937 and undated
Box Folder
7 3 Applications and Recommendations, 1927-1932 and undated
4 Clearance Sheet and Receipt, 1933
Contracts
5 Greenhouse and Randolph Field Officers Club, 1933-1934 and undated
Drawer Folder
60 5 Oversize: Irrigation system for nursery tract, June 3, 1931
Box Folder
7 6 Portland Cement Concrete Pavement, undated
7 Contractors, circa 1929
Correspondence
8 Adamson, H.J., 1931
9 Kennedy, Major Frank M., A.C., 1929-1932
10 Nurse, Captain H. B., QMC, 1932
11 General, 1928-1934
12 Outgoing, 1929-1930
13 Suppliers, 1930-1931
Drawer Folder
60 6 Costs for Plants and Work, undated
Box Folder
7 15 Credit Card – Post Nursery and Greenhouse, 1933
16 Enlisted Men Assigned to Nursery, 1932
17 Estimated Landscape Budget, October, 1931
Drawer Folder
60 6 Oversize: Map of building area
Box Folder
7 18 Foreman’s Daily Time Report, 1931
19 Forms, undated
20 History, undated
21 Invoices, 1929-1931
22 Memoranda, 1929-1932
23-24 Memorandum Receipts, 1927-1931
Box Folder
8 1 Officers and Civilian Employees (Lists), 1930-1932
Drawer Folder
60 7 Organization Chart - Office of the Constructing Quarter Master, Randolph field, September 10, 1930
Box Folder
8 4 Per Diem for Expenses when Traveling by Air, 1930
5 Release Cards (Flights), 1930-1931
6 Supply Lists, 1928-1932 and undated
7 Topographical Map of Proposed Field Site, 1928
8 Work Orders and Policies, 1932
Bids
9 June 27th, 1930
10 1930-1931 and undated
11 Bids on Plant Material, June 27th, 1930
12 Blueprints, 1928-1932
Drawer Folders
56 8 and 12 Blueprints (includes topographical maps, field plans, architectural details, utilities and facility, landscaping plans and more - 109 items), 1928-1932
[oversize]
Box Folder
8 Buildings, Facilities and Utilities
13 Architects Renderings of Randolph Buildings and Aerial Plans of Randolph, Photographs, undated
14 Buildings, undated
15 Building Types, undated
Drawer Folder
58 2 Oversize materials
Box Folder
8 16 Electrical Work, undated
Box Folder
9 1 Engineering and Municipal, 1929-1932 and undated
2 Gatehouse, 1929-1930 and undated
Drawer Folder
58 3 Oversize materials
[7 items]
3 Golf Course, 1931 and undated
Box Folder
9 4 Greenhouse and Nursery, 1929 and undated
Drawer Folder
60 5 Boiler room, toilets and heating plan for hothouse (blueprint), September 24, 1930
5 Field stone lavatory building nursery propagation area (blueprint), June 17, 1930
5 Topography of Randolph field (blueprint), May 21, 1931,
5 Unidentified drawing, pencil on vellum, undated
5 Boundary layout and sewage boundary layout, May 14, 1930
5 Sewage disposal area boundary layout, April 26, 1930
5 Unidentified drawing, pencil and red pencil on vellum, undated
Box Folder
9 5 Identification Information for Hospital Area Landscaping Blueprint, 1933
6 Landing Field Notes, 1930
7 Pistol and Machine Gun Range, undated
8 Sketches, Flying Cadet Barracks, undated
Drawer Folder
58 1 Oversize materials
Box Folder
9 9 Sprinkler System, 1930 and undated
Box
30 Oversize materials: photographic reproductions of Randolph Field
Box Folder
9 10 Swimming Pools, 1927-1936 and undated
Drawer Folder
58 2 Oversize materials
Box Folder
9 11 Water Supply, 1932 and undated
Dedication of Randolph Field
12 Dedication Ceremony Photographs, 1930
13 Dedication Program and Related Materials, 1931
Box
31-34 Drawings, circa 1930
[oversize]
Box Folder
9 Equipment
15 D.B. Bell and Son (later Texas Toro), 1931-1932
16 Equipment List, 1932
17 Huey and Philip Hardware Company, 1931
18 Lighting, 1930
19 Mowing Machines, 1929-1931 and undated
20 Sprinklers, 1930-1931 and undated
Box Folder
10 1 Field Marker, undated
Drawer Folder
58 3 Oversize materials
[3 items]
Box Folder
10 2 Meteorological Summaries and Weather Logs, 1930-1933
Drawer Folder
60 6 Oversize: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Observers Meterological Record
Box Folder
10 3 Newsclippings, 1928-1934, 1941, 1965, 1972-1974, 1980 and undated
Nurseries
4 Armstrong N urseries, 1929
5 Baker Brothers Nursery, 1931-1932
6 Cibolo Nursery, 1931-1932 and undated
7 Correspondence, 1931-1932
8 Griffing Nursery, 1929-1932 and undated
9 Incoming Correspondence, 1929-1929 and undated
10 Japanese Nursery Company, 1931-1932
11 Locke Nursery and Floral Company, 1931 and undated
12 Mosty Brothers Nurseries, 1931-1932
13 Plants Purchased, 1929-1932
Box Folder
11 Photographs
1 Construction and Planting at Randolph (Photographs Printed on Blueprint Paper), undated
2 Construction and Planting at Randolph (Photographs Printed on Blueprint Paper), undated
3 General, 1931 and undated
4 Maps and Plans, 1929-1930 and undated
Box
30 Oversize materials: topographical maps, landscaping plans and map depicting Randloph and Ft. Sam Houston
Box
12 Numbered: 1-80
Box
13 Numbered: 81-160
Box
14 Numbered: 161-240
Box
15 Numbered: 241-320
Box
16 Numbered: 321-380
Box
17 Numbered: 381-440
Box
18 Numbered: 441-500
Box
19 Numbered: 501-570
Box
20 Numbered: 571-630
Box Folder
21 Plants and Planting
1 Cactus, Desert Plants, 1931
2 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1929-1932 and undated
3 Field Notebook of Joseph Waitisperger, undated
4 Forms, circa 1930
5 Lists of native plants, undated
6 Notebook of information pertaining to various aspects of landscaping at Randolph, 1929-1932
7 Notebook with plants lists and notes, undated
Drawer Folder
60 7 Nursery stock, 1931
7 Nursery stock on hand, July 1, 1931
7 Nusery stock report, October 15, 1931
7 Plants propogated in greenhouse and set to nursery, May 1-31, 1931
7 Plants propogated in greenhouse and set to nursery, June 1-30, 1931
7 Plants propogated in greenhouse and set to nursery, July 1-31, 1931
7 Plants propogated in greenhouse and set to nursery, August 1-31, 1931
7 Plants propogated in greenhouse and set to nursery, September 1-30, 1931
Box Folder
21 9 Plant and supply orders, 1930-1935 and undated
10 Plant color key, 1931
11 Plant diagram, 1930
12 Record of plants donated by San Antonio residents, 1930-1932
13 Sketches with planting, undated
14 Tree planting, 1929-1933
Reports
15 Annual report (notes), 1929-1930
16 Landscape reports, circa 1930-1931
17 Landscape reports (notes), 1931
Drawer Folder
58 1 Oversize materials
Box Folder
21 18 Landscape and nursery reports, 1930-1931
19 Landscaping at Randolph Field, undated
20 Miscellaneous reports, 1929-1932 and undated
21 Progress reports, 1928-1931
22 Report of the landscape department for fiscal periods 1928-1930
Box Folder
22 1 Report of the landscape department for fiscal periods 1928-1931
2 Report of the landscape department for fiscal periods 1928-1931
3 Report on the method of sodding, water supply and irrigation system, 1928
4 Report- Stewart King, notes and information, 1931
5 Soil reports and maps, 1930 and undated
Drawer Folder
60 5 Oversize materials
Box Folder
22 6 Water supply reports and notes, 1932 and undated
7 Specification- administration building, 1930
8 Specifications- general (1 of 2), 1931
Box Folder
23 1 Specifications- general (2 of 2), 1931
Herbert L. Skogland
2 Herbert L. Skogland drawings file, 1929-1931 and undated
Drawer Folder
60 7 Blueprint for the grounds of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Ryan, 1930
7 Landscape development for the country estate of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. K. Lehrer of Garwood, TX, undated
7 Drawings: pencil and colored pencil on vellum and paper (5), undated
7 "A Houston Beauty Spot, the Rock Garden" newsclipping, 1929
Box Folder
23 Other Fields
Dodd Field
3 Dodd Field officers roster, November 10, 1929
4 Dodd Field/Fort Sam Houston- utilities, 1927-1928
Drawer Folder
60 6 Oversize: Floor plan, Scale 58"=5', pencil on vellum, undated
Box Folder
23 5 Duncan Field, aerial photographs, 1931
Fort Sam Houston
6 Fort Sam Houston, 1929 and undated
Drawer Folder
58 3 Fort Sam Houston cemetery, circa 1930
1 Fort Sam Houston drawings, undated
Box Folder
23 9 Fort Sam Houston field notebook (Bone), 1929
10 Fort Sam Houston memoranda and notes, 1929 and undated
11 Fort Sam Houston planting lists, 1930 and undated
Drawer Folder
58 1 Oversize materials
Box
30 Fort Sam Houston roster of officers, 1929
Box Folder
23 Hensley Field
13 Hensley Field, 1932 and undated
Box
30 Hensley Field aerial photographs, 1932
Drawer Folder
58 3 Hensley Field blueprints, 1932
Drawer Folder
60 7 Hensley Field development plan, undated
Box Folder
23 17 Hensley Field transparencies, undated
Drawer Folder
60 5 Hensley Field- two layout plans, January 7, 1932
Box Folder
23 19 Kelly Field topographical map (on photo paper), April 1928
20 Reports on airport construction (multiple fields including Randolph), 1928-1929



 

World War II Projects, 1941-1944

This series provides insight into Bone's work with the Army Corps of Engineers, San Antonio District Office. Administrative documents, such as correspondence, time reports, manuals, inspection trip reports, soil reports and weather reports describe the particulars of maintaining the grass and sod at air fields in Texas. A large portion of these materials also relate to specific air fields throughout the state of Texas. The documents associated with the fields consist of notes, reports, blueprints (most often in the form of maps) and United States Government-issued specifications for each field.
Administrative
Drawer Folder
60 5 Abstracts (Bids), 1944
5 Turfing at Goodfellow Field, San Angelo, March 16, 1944
5 Construction of dust palliative for Midland Municipal Airport at Midland, TX, March 3, 1944
5 Grassing at Lane Field, auxiliary No. 4 for Goodfellow Field at San Angelo, TX, March 3, 1944
5 Construction of a target butt at Abilene Army Airfield, March 1, 1944
5 Seeding for Randolph Auxiliary Fields, February 29, 1944
5 Mulching and seeding for Laredo, February 25, 1944
5 Mulching and seeding for Midland Municipal Airport at Midland, TX, February 26, 1944
5 Construction of E-W Runway for San Angelo Army Airfield, February 29, 1944
5 Construction of NE-SW runway and connected taxiway for Army Air Force, January 29, 1944
Box Folder
24 2 Accident Report, 1944
3 Bids and Notes, 1944 and undated
4 Correspondence, 1944
5 Daily Logs, February 1943
6 Daily Time Report, 1944
7 Design of airport runways, War Department, Army Corps of Engineers, 1941
8 Fertilizer Bulletins, 1942-1943 and undated
9 Fertilizers and soil samples, memoranda, 1943 and undated
10 Forms, undated
11 Grassing program, 1944
12 Handbook for servicemen and servicewomen of WWII, 1944
13 Inspection trips and reports made for San Antonio District Engineer, 1944 and undated
14 Manuals and instruction, 1942-1943 and undated
15 Memoranda and office circulars, U.S. Engineer office, 1942-1943
16 Mileage and travel, 1944
17 Notebook with plants, lists, contact information, and daily recordings re planting, undated
18 Notes and specifications, 1939-1943 and undated
19 Notes, 1942-1944 and undated
20 Rapid design of runway intersections and transitions, U.S. Engineer Office, 1943
Box Folder
25 1 Reports- inspection, 1942 and undated
Drawer Folder
60 5 Restricted Information on Airports, (chart), January 30, 1943
Box Folder
25 3 Schedule of Dust Control Projects, 1944
4 Seeds and Seedlings, 1940-1942 and undated
5 Soil Reports and Memoranda, 1942-1943 and undated
6 Specifications, 1942-1944 and undated
7 Supplies, 1927, 1942-1943 and undated
8 Turf Bulletins and Related Information, 1942-1943 and undated
Drawer Folder
60 5 Unidentified Project (2 charts), undated
Box Folder
25 10 Vegetative Mulching/Oiling for Dust Control, 1942 and undated
11 Weather Reports, San Antonio, 1943-1944 and undated
Fields
12 Abilene Army Air Field- Specifications, 1943-1944
Drawer Folder
59 9 Oversize materials
Box Folder
25 Alamo Field
13 Alamo Field- Notes and Reports, 1942 and undated
14 Alamo Field- Specifications, 1942-1943
Brooks and Diltz Fields
15 Brooks/Diltz- Notes and Reports, 1942-1943 and undated
16 Brooks Field- Post Engineer Bulletin, 1944
17 Brooks Field- Diltz Field- Specifications, 1942
18 Brooks Field- Specifications, 1942-1943
Drawer Folder
59 9 Oversize materials
Box
26 Brownwood
1 Brownwood-Notes and Reports, 1942-1943
2 Brownwood Air Support Command Base- Specifications, 1942
Camp Barkeley
3 Camp Barkeley- Notes and Reports, 1942-1943 and undated
4 Camp Barkeley- Specifications, 1942
5 Camp Hood- Specifications, 1942
6 Camp Swift- Specifications, 1942-1943
Del Rio Bombadier School
7 Del Rio- Notes and Reports, 1942-1943 and undated
8 Del Rio Bombardier School- Specifications, 1942
Duncan Field
9 Duncan Field- Notes and Reports, undated
10 Duncan Field- Specifications, 1942-1943
Drawer Folder
59 9 Oversize materials
Box Folder
27 1 Goodfellow Field- Specifications, 1944
Drawer Folder
59 9 Oversize materials
Box Folder
27 Hondo
2 Hondo- Notes and Reports, 1941-1944 and undated
3 Hondo, Texas, Army Air Force Navigation School- Specifications, 1943-1944
Drawer Folder
59 9 Oversize materials
Box Folder
27 Kelly Field- Notes and Reports, 1942-1943 and undated
4 Kelly Field- Notes and Reports, 1942-1943 and undated
5 Kelly Field- Specifications, 1942
Drawer Folder
59 9 Oversize materials
Box Folder
27 Laredo
6 Laredo- Notes and Reports, 1944 and undated
7 Laredo Army Airfield- Specifications, 1944
Drawer Folder
59 9 Oversize materials
Box Folder
27 Midland
8 Midland- Notes and Reports, 1944
9 Midland Muncipal Airport- Specifications, 1944
Randolph Field
10 Randolph- Notes and Reports, 1944
11 Randolph- Photographs of Auxiliary Fields, 1942
12 Randolph Field- Specifications, 1944
13 Randolph Field- Specifications, 1943
Box Folder
28 1 Randolph and Brooks Field Auxiliaries, 1943
San Angelo
2 San Angelo Army Airfield- Specifications, 1944
Drawer Folder
59 9 Oversize materials
Box Folder
28 3 San Angelo, Goodfellow and Lane- Notes and Reports, 1944 and undated
San Marcos
4 San Marcos, Texas Navigation School- Specifications, 1942
5 San Marcos- Notes and Reports, 1942-1943 and undated
Temple
6 Temple, Texas Air Support Command Base- Specifications, 1942-1943
7 Temple, Texas- Killeen Air Support Command Base, 1943
8 Blueprints, 1942-1944
9 Unidentified Fields and Multi-Field Reports- Notes and Reports, 1942-1944 and undated