Mitchell Memorial Library receives Blake papers

May 10, 2013

Blake papers reception

Mississippi State University Libraries and the Department of Landscape Architecture held a reception Thursday to honor Marilyn Blake, second from right, who formally donated the papers of her late husband, Edward L. Blake Jr., to the libraries.

Blake was a MSU landscape architecture alumnus who became a founding principal of The Landscape Studio in Hattiesburg. He taught at MSU from 1977 until 1984 when he became the first director of The Crosby Arboretum, a university center designed to educate the public about the environment.

Also pictured are (from left) Frances Coleman, dean of libraries; Greg Bohach, vice president for agriculture, forestry and veterinary medicine; Blake; and Sadik Artunc, MSU professor and head of landscape architecture.

The Blake collection will become a part of the libraries' Consortium for the History of Agricultural and Rural Mississippi (CHARM) project.