Women's History Manuscript Guides
This guide describes the manuscript collections containing materials for women's history research in the Special Collections, University Libraries at Virginia Tech. Collections are described in full, even if only parts of them relate to the women's history.
The entries are arranged in alphabetical order. Each entry contains a biographical or organizational history (when available) and a description of the materials in the collection. The size of each collection is given in cubic feet (abbreviated "cu. ft."), with 0.1 cu. ft. the smallest designation used. It is noted when transcripts of letters or other materials have been made.
Inventories to most of the collections are available. An "unprocessed" designation means that the collection has not yet been organized by the Special Collections staff, and that an inventory is not available. Patrons may still have access to unprocessed collections, and interest in an unprocessed collection may lead to ranking it higher in terms of processing priorities.
Each collection has a manuscript number associated with it. This is a permanent identifying number (ex. Ms92-001) at the end of each entry. Patrons requesting collections should refer to the manuscript number and the collection title.
The Special Collections is located on the first floor of Newman Library at Virginia Tech. Please refer to the visitor information page for hours and directions. Researchers interested in obtaining more information about any of the collections described below are invited to inquire in person or to contact:
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Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001
ADAMS, ELIZABETH KENT (1908-1994). PAPERS, 1922-1987. 0.2 cu. ft. Resident of Radford, Virginia and local historna. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, genealogical charts, essays, and other materials related to the history of Southwest Virginia and of Adams' ancestral lines, especially the Cloyd, Kent, McGavock and Putnam families. Includes photocopy of the autobiography of A. W. Putnam, photocopies of James Randall Kent's will and inventory of debts, and photocopies and originals of other family papers. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database.Ms90-045.
ALLEGHANY CHAPTER, NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. RECORDS, 1890-2008, n.d. 6.8 cu. ft. The Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) was formed in 1890 as an organization to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence, to encourage historical research in relation Membership in the D.A.R. is eligible to "any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution." The Alleghany Chapter was organized in 1911 in Blacksburg, Virginia, of members who descended from the pioneers who held land in the New River section of the Allegheny Mountains. The records consist of rosters, D.A.R. magazines, constitutions and by-laws, minutes and membership ledgers, yearbooks, scrapbooks, news bulletins, obituaries of members, and the original charter of the chapter. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1995-019.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW), 2001. Meeting programs and master video for 75t Anniversary Luncheon. MS 2001-067.
APPALACHIAN QUILT PROJECT. CASSETTE TAPES, 1978-79. 0.8 cu. ft. Oral history project conducted by the Department of Clothing, Textiles, and Related Art at Virginia Tech. Collection consists of recorded interviews with forty-three quiltmakers in Floyd and Washington counties, Virginia. Transcripts available. Ms81-097.
ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE. RECORDS, 1928-89. 8.5 cu. ft. Founded in 1922 as Alpha Alpha Gamma, a national sorority for women architecture students in the United States. Graduates formed the Association of Women in Architecture in 1934 for women practicing in the profession. In 1982 the AWA changed its name to the Association for Women in Architecture. Alpha Alpha Gamma remains the undergraduate affiliate. Now headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with members-at-large across the country. Records are predominantly those from the Los Angeles chapter, and include committee reports, correspondence, membership forms and rosters, photographs, scrapbooks, treasurer's files, and newsletters. Inventory available. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms88-022.
AUBOCK, MARIA (1951- ). Landscape architect in Vienna, Austria, and a member of the Austrian Society of Landscape Architects since 1985. Collection includes curriculum vita with architectural sketches, articles (1985-95) by Aubock, and drawings for gardens she designed (1990). Also includes copies of her books Vienna Gloriosa and Grun in Wien (1994). International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms96-007.
BEAR, VIVIAN COLEMAN (1888-1984). PAPERS, 1844-1960. 0.2 cu. ft. Resident of Roanoke, Virginia; cousin of Mark Twain. Correspondence to Bear, most apparently from would-be suitors, including Baltimore attorney H. Ferd Wiegand; correspondence and financial documents of the Clemens and Staley families; Bible with genealogical notes and clippings; photographs; and ephemera. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-086.
[BEDFORD SPRINGS, PENNSYLVANIA, LETTER, 1861.] 0.1 cu. ft. Letter written August 26, 1861, from "Aunt Netty" in a springs resort in Pennsylvania, to "Dear John," in the West. Netty writes about the distracted state of the country, seeing Confederate colonel John Pegram at the Springs (listed under an alias, recruiting his health after surrendering to McClellan in the West Virginia Operations), and her opinion of traitors to the Union. Ms91-009.
BLACK APPALACHIANS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT. CASSETTE TAPES, 1991. 0.4 cu. ft. Oral history interviews (22 on 25 tapes) conducted by Dr. Michael Cooke of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University of and about blacks in Appalachia, predominantly in Montgomery County, Virginia. Interviewees include Frank T. Bannister, Leola Burns, Alexandra Burford, Roxie Ida Byson, Rice Dobbins, James E. Dow, Rosa Thomas Holmes, Charles A. Johnson, Thompson V. Lester, Elizabeth Lester, Walter H. Lewis, William Burrell Morgan, W. Waymon Pack (transcript available), Cora Pack, J. Homer Pack, Christine P. Price (transcript available), Valerie Scott, Mason Scott, Homer C. Sherman, James E. Sherman, Ellison A. Smyth (transcript available), James C. Wade (transcript available), and Sarah J. Wade (transcript available). Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms91-019.
BLACK FAMILY. PAPERS, 1830-1940. 1.0 cu. ft. Blacksburg, Virginia, family. Dr. Harvey Black (1827-88) served in the Civil War as a surgeon for the Fourth Virginia Infantry Regiment and as surgeon in charge of the field hospital of the 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Black assisted in the operation on General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson after he had been wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was a founder and was on the first Board of Visitors of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, now Virginia Tech. Papers include an account book of Alexander Black (ca. 1832-45); Mexican War diary and diary of a trip to Wisconsin of Dr. Harvey Black (1847-49), miscellaneous University; worked for Davis/Brody Architect correspondence of Harvy Black (ca. 1850-85); Black's Civil War correspondence with his wife Molly (ca. 35 letters, 1861-64); a reel of microfilm listing nonregimental Confederate personnel, including Black; photocopies of reports, biographical sketches, and obituaries (1874-1939) architectural prac about Harvey Black; an anatomy notebook of Dr. Kent Black (1876) and a quilt his patients made for him (ca. 1890); and miscellaneous business papers and genealogical notes of the Black family. Also includes a manuscript notebook with a history of Blacksburg, as told to Mary E. Apperson by her mother Lizzie Black Apperson. The Blacks were connected by marriage to the Apperson and Kent families, and related materials may be found in the Apperson family and Kent family collections. Ms74-003.
BLACK WOMEN AT VIRGINIA TECH ORAL HISTORY PROJECT. RECORDS. 1995-. 0.6 cu. ft. The Black Women at Virginia Tech Oral History Project is a multi-phase research and educational collaborative program of the University Libraries and the Women's Center at Virginia Tech. This on-going program involves the identification of the first black women students, staff, and faculty at Virginia Tech and the collection of their oral history narratives. The interviews focus on the entry experience of the individual into the Virginia Tech community and the intervewees' perceptions of the climate and attitudes within the university community particularly as pertains to race and gender. Collection includes interviews with some of the first black women students at Virginia Tech (Jacquelyn Butler Blackwell, Marguerite Harper Scott, and Linda Edmonds Turner); Marva Felder Davis, first black homecoming queen; Cheryl Butler McDonald, first black woman in the Corps of Cadets; and Elaine Carter, catalyst of the project and doctoral candidate at Virginia Tech. Interviews were conducted by Elaine Dowe Carter and University Archivist Tamara Kennelly. Transcripts of interviews with students are available. Transcripts of interviews with two staff members, Cora McDaniel Pack and Rhonda Miller Rogers, also are available. Materials consist of cassette tapes, DAT tapes, and interview transcripts. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms95-026.
BLACKSBURG [VIRGINIA] ORAL HISTORY PROJECT. RECORDS, 1984-85. 0.2 cu. ft. Project of the University Libraries of Virginia Tech to collect information on the history of Blacksburg, Virginia. Collection contains taped interviews, most with transcripts, of the following Blacksburg residents: Cliff Busby, Georgia Croy, S.H. Kessinger, Lucy Lee Lancaster, George Litton, Howard Price, Carrie T. Sibold, and Ellison A. Smyth. Ms85-005.
BLACKSBURG [VIRGINIA] WOMAN'S CLUB. RECORDS, 1907-1972. 7.0 cu. ft. Founded as the Women's Civic Betterment Club in 1907; disbanded in 1970. Involved in civic improvement projects including community beautification, public health, civil defense, charity and cultural programs. Records include correspondence, minutes, financial records, scrapbooks and printed material. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms63-002.
BLIZNAKOV, MILKA T. (1927- ). ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS and WRITINGS, 1978-79, 1989. 0.5 cu. ft. Born in Bulgaria; architect of Blacksburg, Virginia, and professor emeritus of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. Founder of the International Archive of Women in Architecture and formerly Chair of its Board of Advisors. Papers consists of forty-three architectural drawings drawn by her of her residence in Blacksburg, and "A Bibliographical Guide to Their Work: Soviet Women Architects, 1917-1937," written by her in 1989. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms91-025.
BOATWRIGHT, CYNTHIA ADDINGTON (1898-1973). PAPERS, 1935-90. 1.0 cu. ft. Resident of Coeburn, Wise County, Virginia, active in civic, church, and political organizations in the county and state. President of the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs, 1941-44. Member of the Board of Visitors at Virginia Tech, 1944-49. Papers consist of scrapbooks, photographs, news clippings, certificates, and convention programs, mostly concerning the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs in the 1930s and 1940s. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms90-070.
BODELL, DOROTHY (1931- ). RESEARCH NOTES, 1850-1996. 0.8 cu. ft. Resident and local historian of Blacksburg, Virginia. Collection consists of photocopies of notes and files Bodell compiled while researching her book Montgomery White Sulphur Springs: A History of the Resort, Cemeteries, Markers, and Monument, published in 1993. Notes include information about the resort's use as a Confederate hospital during the Civil War, run by the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy, a religious order of Charleston, South Carolina. Finding aid available online. Ms88-042.
"BOOK FOR RECEIPTS" RECIPE BOOK, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Recipe book written in England in 1731. At least two authors, names unknown. Some contributors are named. Recipes focus largely on delicacies—not on staple meals—and home remedies. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Database. Images available in PDF format. Ms2008-024.
BOOKS THAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE PROJECT. RECORDS, 1980-86. 5.0 cu. ft. Project was conducted by Gordon A. and Patricia Sabine, who interviewed people across the country--celebrities as well as ordinary Americans--asking them what book made the greatest difference in their lives, and what was that difference. Responses were collected for a book, Books That Made the Difference: What People Told Us, (Shoe String Press, 1983). Based on a concept by Ann Heidbreder Eastman and coordinated by the Library of Congress Center for the Book. Collection contains subject files, clippings, correspondence of Eastman and the Sabines, manuscript drafts, and tape-recorded interviews. Noteworthy people consulted about their most significant book include Alan Alda, Daniel Boorstin, Walter Matthau, Andy Rooney, Studs Terkel, and Barbara Tuchman. Ms85-003.
BOONE, BETTY BELLE (1865-1931). DIARY, 1893-1894. 0.1 cu. ft. Young woman of Boones Mill, Franklin County, Virginia. Diary documenting household chores and social activities. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-051.
BUCHANAN, H.A. LEDGER, 1897-1910. 0.1 cu. ft. Buchanan, as an agent for Mrs. W.J. Peterson of Wythe County, Virginia, kept her books and collected bank dividends, rent, and interest on notes in her behalf. Ledger shows statements for all money collected and paid. Ms88-026.
BURKS, PAULINE E. (1909-2006). FAMILY PAPERS, 1763-1989. 9.0 cu. ft. Genealogist of Richmond, Virginia, researching the family of her husband, Broaddus Vaughan Burks. Correspondence, account books, essays, receipts, newspapers, scrapbooks, and plats and surveys of the Broaddus, Burks, Edmonds, Taliaferro, and Vaughan families of Amherst County, Virginia. Also includes Virginia land grant documents from the 1700s and 1800s and family Bibles from the Taliaferro and Burks families. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms92-037.
BURLOW, MARY. KEEPSAKE BOOK, 1851-53. 0.1 cu. ft. 1 item. Resident of Laurens County, Georgia. Book of poetry and prose from Burlow's friends to her. Ms81-101.
CALIFORNIA WOMEN IN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN. RECORDS, 1990-94. California organization of women design professionals and students in planning, architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, interior design, and related fields. Formerly known as California Women in Architecture. Records include newsletters, membership flyers, and posters and programs of the organization's meetings in San Francisco in 1991 and Santa Monica in 1992, plus thiry-seven audiotapes of session proceedings at CWED conferences. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms90-059.
CAPERTON FAMILY.. PAPERS, 1861-62. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of transcripts of letters written by Mary Elizabeth Henderson Caperton of Nelson County, Virginia, to her husband George Henry Caperton, a soldier in the 1st Virginia Regiment of Mounted Volunteers (also known as the 30th Virginia Volunteers Mounted) in the Civil War. agent Mary Caperton wrote most of the letters from White Thorn, in Blacksburg, Virginia, while staying with Sarah Ann Caperton Preston, her husband's sister, while her husband served in the Confederate Army. She writes of various members of the Preston family, fears that the slaves will rise up papers consist of materials gathered by Burks in rebellion, and Dr. Harvey Black. Collections also includes a copy of George Caperton's diary written in late 1861 while he was ill. Ms91-034.
CHADEAYNE, OLIVE (1904- ). PAPERS, 1925-56. 2.0 cu. ft. Architect of Walnut Creek, California; member of the American Institute of Architects. Papers consist of architectural drawings of residences, primarily in the Southern California area, done while both self-employed and working for others. Includes several drawings done by noted California architect Lilian Rice (1889-1938), with Chadeayne as her associate. Also includes the transcript of an oral history interview done of her in February 1993. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms90-057.
[CIVIL WAR HOMEFRONT LETTER, 1862]. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter to "My dear Henry," possibly from his mother. Writes about her concern for the safety of the soldiers on the front, and her belief that soldiering must be a hardship. Ms89-091.
[CIVIL WAR HOMEFRONT LETTER, 1863]. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter to "My dear Husband" from "A.G." during the Civil War. Writes that two men were caught stealing one of the hogs and were whipped by the patrol, and that a neighbor was going to Richmond to visit her son. Ms89-079.
CLAFLIN, ADELAIDE A. LETTERS, 1884. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Quincy, Massachusetts, and speaker on the right of suffrage for women. Two letters written in November 1884 from Claflin to Mrs. Hollander referring to Claflin's speaking at an upcoming lecture about the "women's s suffrage question." Ms92-005.
COLEY, MARY. LETTERS, 1851-76. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of twenty-four letters to Mary Coley of New Haven, Connecticut, from family and friends. The majority of the letters are from her mother Sarah M. Everitt of New Haven, and her sister Isabelle of New York City. Many of the letters written during the Civil War years refer to war-related events (return of the volunteers, the battle of Gettysburg) but the letters mostly concentrate on children, family matters, illness, and deaths. Ms91-065.
COLLEGE OF HOME ECONOMICS METABOLISM STUDY COLLECTION. IMAGES, c1956-1960. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection of 30 images documenting a Metabolism Study conducted by the College of Home Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The study, directed by Laura Jane Harper, was concerned with determining nitrogen requirements and utilization for young girls. Images show participants in the study, equipment, and staff measuring food and excretionary products. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2005-003.
COLLUMS, THELMA T. PAPERS, n.d. 1.0 cu. ft. Schoolteacher and writer of Houlka, Mississippi. Papers consist of approximately 100 stories written by Collums. Access restricted. Ms94-017.
"COOKING RECIPES" RECIPE BOOK, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Recipe book containing hand-written recipes for soups, salads, puddings, cookies, cakes, icings, and biscuits. Date, location, and full author name remain unknown. From the book's appearance, one can surmise that it dates from around the 1930s. Finding Aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Images available in PDF format. Ms2008-023.
CRAWFORD, MARTHA J. (1925-94). PAPERS, 1961-75. 1.5 cu. ft. Architectural interior designer of Waukesha, Wisconsin; first woman member of the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute. Collection includes a portfolio of biographical and career information, including lists of projects and exhibitions, and articles about her work; two scrapbooks (1961-74) of photographs, clippings, and lists of accomplishments; and drawings, artwork, and posters by Crawford. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms94-016.
CROCKETT, LUCY HERNDON (b.1914). PAPERS, c.1940-1976, n.d. 0.9 cu. ft. Red Cross worker in the Pacific during World War II; author and illustrator of nine novels, including The Magnificent Bastards and Popcorn on the Ginza. Collection includes typescripts and manuscripts of five novels, correspondence, notes by Crockett, cover design for Teru: A Tale of Yokohama and clippings. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2011-032.
CROSS, VICTORIA. LETTER, 1909. 0.1 cu. ft. Pseudonym of British writer Vivian Cory. Letter written by Cross from the Hotel Cecil, Strand, to "Mr. Harris," asking him to read Life's Shopwindow. Ms87-039.
CRUISE, KATHLEEN T. PAPERS, 1964-95. 7.5 cu. ft. Architect of Seattle, Washington. Collection focuses on her work for Pacific Gas and Electric company in San Francisco, California. Finding aid available online. Ms1999-001.
CURRY FAMILY. LETTERS, 1851-81. 0.1 cu. ft. Family in Atchison County, Missouri, writing to family and friends in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Nine letters in which they write about the beauty of the country, Grange and revival meetings, crops, weather, sickness, and deaths. Ms92-009.
DIAMOND, KATHERINE. PAPERS, 1985-95. 0.2 cu. ft. Partner in Charge of Design for Siegel Diamond Architects of Los Angeles, California, and the first woman to serve as President of the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter in 1993/94. President of the Association for Women in Architecture from 1989 to 1991. Papers consist of correspondence, a curriculum vitae, and information about the exhibit "Women in American Architecture, 1888-1989, a Historic, Contemporary and Southern California Perspective," which Diamond helped create. Also includes a 1992 draft of the book Women Architects: USA, by Jan Gero. Finding aid available online. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms1996-001.
DICKINSON, LUCY. CORRESPONDENCE, 1905-06, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Poughkeepsie, New York. Two letters to Dickinson from Edward C. Root of New York, New York, and one from Louise Bass of Atlanta, Georgia. Ms88-014.
DILLARD, MARTHA. AUDIOCASSETTE TAPES, 1992. 0.2 cu. ft. Oral history interviews (3 on 3 cassette tapes) conducted by artist Martha Dillard in connection with "Watershed," an exhibition of Dillard's paintings of the Ellett Valley in Montgomery County, Virginia. Interviewees include T. Cartmel and Liz Brown, Anna Laura Tribble, and Josie Shotts about the valley of the North Fork of the Roanoke River. Collection also includes postcards and flyers relating to the exhibition. Interviews untranscribed, notes available. Ms98-027.
DOWS, WENA W.(1928- ). 2.0 cu. ft. Architect of Culver City, California. Curriculum vitae and 100 architectural drawings with a complete inventory of all renovations and additions to residences in southern California she designed between 1974 and 1986. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms90-013.
DULANEY, REBECCA COBB MASENGILL (1825-70). ALBUM, 1838-67. 1 vol. "Religious album" or remembrance book, of Dulaney's in which friends wrote poems and notes. Ms87-023.
EASTMAN, ANN HEIDBREDER (d. 1993). PAPERS, 1978-91. 2.0 cu. ft. Former resident of Blacksburg, Virginia, who had been active since the 1960s in publishing and library circles. Active participant in such organizations as the Women's National Book Association (WNBA), the Resources and Technical Services Division, and the American Library Association. Awarded the WNBA Award in 1986. Collection consists of correspondence, conference materials, news clippings, memoranda, and file folders on Eastman's work as head of the steering committee for the Virginia Governor's Conference on Libraries and Information Services in 1991. Also includes much information on funding and support for libraries in the state. Ms1991-053.
EDDY FAMILY. LETTERS, 1857-81. 0.2 cu. ft. Family in Troy, New York. Collection consists of thirty-two letters, mostly from Union soldiers, to the daughters of the family. Also includes two photographs of unidentified Union soldiers. Unprocessed. Ms90-063.
EDELMAN, JUDITH (1923- ). PAPERS, 1967-97, n.d. 0.4 cu. ft. Partner of The Edelman Partnership/Architects of New York City; founding member of the Alliance of Women in Architecture (AWA); and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Collection consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, writings, and published literature about Edelman's activities with the AWA, as well as writings by her and about her work as an advocate for women in the field of architecture. Also includes photographs, floorplans, and supplementary information about seven architectural projects done by her. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms97-010.
ELARTH, WILHELMINA VAN INGEN (1905-1969). PAPERS, 1862-1971. 9.5 cu. ft. Professor of art history and classical studies; educated at Vassar (B.A., 1926) and Radcliffe (M.A., 1929; Ph.D., 1932); instructor at University of Michigan, Wheaton College (Massachusetts), and the University of Manitoba; resident of Blacksburg, Virginia, 1954-1969. Correspondence; diaries; heirlooms; original artwork (including sketches attributed to Henry van Ingen); ancient Greek and pre-Columbian artifacts; postcards; and photographs. Images of Elarth available on the VT Imagebase. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1969-004. Note: This collection is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
ELLIOTT FAMILY. CORRESPONDENCE, 1864-71. 0.1 cu. ft. Three Hanover County,Virginia, brothers who served the Confederacy in the Civil War. Thomas A. and Joshua L. Elliottserved in the 24th Virginia Infantry; Odin B. Elliott served in Company G of the 34th Virginia Infantry. The correspondence consists of ten letters to Mary F. Page of Hanover County. Thomas and Joshua write Mary in 1864 from various camps in North Carolina. Joshua comments that he believes it is "General Lee's intention to pay the Pennsylvanians a visit" and that he thinks Lee will "invite us to acompany him on his visit as we are his pets." Thomas displays romantic interest in Mary and was angry that his furlough was "disapproved" for "it made me mad to think that I was deprived of being with the one I love." In 1866 Odin writes Mary from Roanoke County, Virginia, wanting his letters and a ring back after she led him on about marriage. Also includes a letter Mary wrote in 1871 from an insane asylum in Williamsburg, Virginia, to her sister, Elizabeth Mallory, about her desperate situation. Transcripts available. Ms90-021.
ELVISH, EMILY AUGUSTA SHADE (d. 1872). DIARY, 1854-60, 1872. 0.1 cu. ft. Unmarried schoolteacher in Perry, Illinois, in the mid-1800s. Elvish writes eloquently of her devotion to God, and berates herself for not being a better person or more worthy of God's love. Among the topics Elvish writes about are her sisters, a friend's leaving for Persia, and her mother's earlier death. Ms92-004.
EMMONS, AUDREY (1921-97). PAPERS, 1974-97, n.d. 1.5 cu. ft. Architect of Sausalito, California, and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Received B.S. in Architecture at Kansas State University in 1943, and worked for architectural firms in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, California, until she established her own firm in 1980. Collection consists of architectural drawings, photographs, slides, and job files for designs Emmons did in San Francisco, Sausalito, and other Northern California locations from the mid-1970s to 1996. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1997-018.
FESSLER, MARY (1912-2000). PAPERS, ca. 1940-2001 (bulk 1967-1984). 5.5 cu. ft. and three oversize folders. The Fessler Papers are comprised primarily of records that doucment Fessler's work as a member of the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors from 1977 to 1986. They include Fessler's copies of Board meeting minutes, correspondence, studies, reports, financial records, and clippings pertaining to issues before the Board. Subjects include contruction of the Roanoke River dam, planning for landfills, wastewater, water, and sewage services, organization of the Montgomery County Public Service Authority, and county finances. The collection also contains records documenting Fessler's work with the Montgomery County League of Women Voters in the 1970s,the Montgomery County Democratic Committee (1967-1993), the Ninth-District Democratic Committee (1979-1981), and the Blacksburg Library Building Committee (1994-1999); a geological map of the Blacksburg Quadrangle, and campaign posters from state Democratic candidates from the early 1980s. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms2001-012.
FISHER, RUTH WHITE. SCRAPBOOK, 1978. 0.2 cu. ft. Blacksburg, Virginia, resident. Scrapbook about a series of paintings by White entitled, "The Evolution of Creativity," presented to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Scrapbook includes photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a paper by Fisher explaining the project. Ms87-058.
FLOYD COURTHOUSE CHAPTER, NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. RECORDS, 1935-2004. 0.5 cu. ft. Floyd, Virginia chapter of women's volunteer service organization. Minutes, yearbooks and annual reports. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2005-008.
GALE, CHARLOTTE D. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM, 1898-1900. 1 vol. Roanoke, Virginia, resident. Photograph album compiled by Gale of scenes in Roanoke, Salem, and Norfolk, Virginia. Ms90-044.
GIBSON, THEDA. PAPERS, 1976-77. 0.1 cu. ft. Librarian at the Wise County [Virginia] Lonesome Pine Regional Public Library. Collection consists of photocopies of letters to Gibson from prominent Americans in answer to her request for their favorite book. Some of the celebrities include Alan Alda, Melvin Belli, Jimmy Carter, Julia Child, Ann Landers, Norman Lear, Margaret Mead, Barbara Walters, and Lawrence Welk. Ms77-002.
GIESEN, CHARLOTTE C. PAPERS, 1987. 0.1 cu. ft. Republican member of Virginia House of Delegates from Montgomery County (1957-61). Collection consists of a taped interview (April 1987) of Giesen, by Samantha J. Hall, a student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, with a history paper on Giesen prepared by Hall. Ms87-009.
van GINKEL, BLANCHE LEMCO. PAPERS, 1988-93. 0.2 cu. ft. Professor of Architecture since 1977 at the University of Toronto; principal of van Ginkel Associates, Architects and Planners of Toronto, Ontario, since 1957; and member of the Board of Advisors for the International Archive of Women in Architecture (at Virginia Tech). Collection consists of research information about Canadian women architects, including lists of women architects that are members of the Order of Architects of Quebec, women graduates of the University of Toronto School of Architecture, women graduates in architecture from Canadian universities, and registered women architects in Canada. Also includes a November 1993 issue of The Canadian Architect with articles by van Ginkel and others about the history of Canadian women architects, and a lengthy curriculum vitae of van Ginkel. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1988-122.
GISH, LILLIAN (1896- ). LETTER, 1975. 0.1 cu. ft. American actress, best known for her appearance in such silent screen classics as "Birth of a Nation" and "Orphans of the Storm." Letter from Gish to Charles Haney, librarian at Virginia Tech, in answer to a question about the film maker D.W. Griffith. Finding aid available online. Ms1978-006.
GORIN, ABBYE A. (1927- ). VIDEOTAPE and CATALOG OF WORK, 1995-97. 0.1 cu. ft. Architectural researcher and writer of Metairie, Louisiana. Educated at the University of Texas at Austin (B.F.A., 1947), University of New Orleans (M.S., Urban Studies, 1985), and Virginia Tech (Ph.D., Environmental Design and Planning, 1989). Collection consists of a six-minute film entitled "The Rivergate, 1968-1995," produced by Barbara Coleman and written by Gorin and Betty Moss. The Rivergate was an exhibition center located in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, designed by Nathaniel Curtis, Jr., in the mid-1960s. It was demolished in 1995 to make way for a gambling casino. The film was created as a tribute to the building and as a protest to its demolition. The collection also includes at 42 page "Catalog of Work" that includes a curriculum vitae of Gorin's career achievements and lists of photographic collections created by Gorin located at the Historical New Orleans Collection and the Latin American Library at Tulane University. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1997-009.
GOTTLIEB, LOIS DAVIDSON (1926- ). PAPERS, 1947-97. 4.0 cu. ft. Residential designer in San Francisco, California. Attended Stanford University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, and Harvard Graduate School of Design. Served as an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright cel in 1948 to 1949, as a part of a Taliesin Fellowship. She has designed residences in California, Washington State, Idaho, and Virginia and is the author of Environment and Design in Housing, published by Macmillan in 1965. The papers consist of project files, architectural drawings, correspondence, and newspaper clippings that chronicle Gottlieb's life and career, with the majority of the papers dating from the 1970s and 1980s. The collection also includes illustrations and photographs for her book. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1997-003.
HALE, RUTH G. PAPERS, ca. 1984-87. 0.1 cu. ft. Roanoke, Virginia, resident. Papers consist of a copy of "Montgomery County Cemeteries" by Hale, listing markings on gravestones in cemeteries in Montgomery County, Virginia. Ms89-037.
HANSARD, A.C.M.A. LETTER, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Civil War homefront letter written February 24, 1865, from Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee. Hansard writes to her family about the lack of available meat, robberies in the area, and a recent local revival meeting. Ms89-097.
HARKNESS, SARAH PILLSBURY (1914- ). PAPERS, 1985-97. 0.3 cu. ft. Architect of Lexington, Massachusetts, and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Founding member (1945) of The Architects Collaborative, an architecture firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Collection consists of a book by Harkness, Sustainable Design for Two Maine Islands (1985), an audio-cassette with a lecture given October 1986 by her at Virginia Tech about sustainable design, architectural drawings and photographs of a house she designed in 1996-97 in Essex, Massachusetts; and a booklet documenting the presentations given at an awards dinner when she was presented with the Boston Society of Architects 1991 Award of Honor. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1997-024.
HERBERT, DELIA. LETTERS, 1861-62. 0.1 cu. ft. Three letters written by a resident of Bergen, New York, to her sister in Lockhart, New York. Writes about her despair in not hearing from her husband, a soldier in an unidentified New York regiment during the Civil War. Ms92-029.
HERTFORD RECEIPT BOOK, 1800-1833. 0.1 cu. ft. Handwritten book of recipes for home remedies, household items, rat poison, cakes, breads, meats, stews, beverages (ales), and more. From Hertford, England. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-027.
HIDDEN HISTORY: THE BLACK EXPERIENCE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY. CASSETTE TAPES AND TRANSCRIPTS, 1992. 1.5 cu. ft. Oral history project designed to interview African-American residents of Roanoke, Virginia, on the cultural, social, and political history of blacks in the city. Collection consists of approximately sixty-five interviews. Transcripts available for each interview. Ms92-049.
"HISTORY OF WOMEN ARCHITECTS," (EXHIBIT, 1986-87). GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC SECTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN ARCHITECTS. 18 cu. ft. (33 4'x3' panels). An exhibit of documentary material about women architects in the early and middle 1900s. Includes photographs of the architects and their works Annan, Joseph C. Neal, George Hill, and Mrs. M.N. with captions and abstracts. Women featured include Ray Eames, Eileen Gray, Florence Knoll, Lilly Reich, Hilde Westrom, and Emilie Winkelmann. Catalog accompanies the panels, with articles about women architects written by Karola Bloch, Grete Lihotzky, Helga Schmidt-Thomsen, and others. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms88-059.
HORTON, INGE S. PAPERS, 1967-89. 0.2 cu. ft. Born in Germany. Planner with the Planning Department of the City and County of San Francisco, California, from 1983 to 1998; member of the Board of Advisors for the International Archive of Women in Architecture. Papers consist of architectural studies written while in Germany; presentations made at various women's architectural organization meetings, including the International Union of Women Architects; and a curriculum vitae. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1990-065.
HSIEH, ALICE LANGLEY (1922-79). PAPERS, 1943-78. 8.0 cu. ft. Political scientist specializing in the field of nuclear weaponry and military capabilities of the People's Republic of China. Educated at Queen's College, Clark, Stanford, and George Washington universities, and the University of California at Berkeley. International Relations Officer and Foreign Services Officer for the Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs of the U.S. State Department (1945-55), consultant to the RAND Corporation (1955-58) and member of the RAND Senior Staff (1958-69). Research staff member for the Institute for Defense Analyses (1969-71). Served at consultant to the U.S State Department throughout her later career. Collection consists of Hsieh's personal life and work papers and publications; manuscripts of books written by her husband, C. Kien Hsieh, himself an authority on Communist China; and publications from her library on the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), Chinese nuclear capability and strategy, and other Far Eastern topics and issues. Finding aid available online. Ms1979-004.
HUFF-HYLTON FAMILIES. PAPERS, 1803-14, 1858-82, 1975, n.d. 39 items. Settlers of Montgomery (now Floyd) County, Virginia, in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Collection consists of letters and other family papers of gathered by Barbara Ellen Huff Hylton Dillion (1828-1911), including promissory notes, fines, and an indenture for land of Samuel Huff, and letters written by Barbara's first husband Lorenzo Dow Hylton during the Civil War. Lorenzo Hylton (1830-64) served in Company D of the 54th Virginia Infantry, and died on February 13, 1864, in a Confederate hospital in Marietta, Georgia. Finding aid available online. Ms1998-001.
HUMMEL, VIRGINIA HOLDEN (1916-98). PAPERS, 1830-1998. 3.0 cu. ft. Resident of and teacher in Blacksburg, Virginia, and amateur historian of Blacksburg and Appalachian history. Collection consists of newspaper clippings, research notes, photographs, maps, and genealogical information concerning the history of Blacksburg and its founders and notable residents. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms98-014.
HUNT, MARY L. (1850-1865?). LETTER, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Young, dying girl of Thorndike, Maine. Letter to brother S. Everett Hunt of the 29th Maine Infantry, Beal's Brigade, Dwight's Division. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-055.
HYER, PATRICIA, ASSOCIATE PROVOST. PAPERS, 1937-2013. 2.2 cu.ft. Papers contains materials from her tenure as Associate Provost at Virginia Tech, covering subjects such as diversity, women's issues and strategic planning at Virginia Tech. Finding aid available online. RG5/1/10A.
IRELAND, REBECCA PALMER. COPYBOOK, 1837. 0.1 cu. ft. Letters written to her relatives from Washington, D.C., and school notes. Ms87-042.
JOHNSON, MARTHA L. (1803-1886) FAMILY. PAPERS, 1821-1882. 0.5 cu. ft. Nineteenth-century matriarch of a Carroll County, Virginia family. Correspondence from friends and family members, focusing on themes related to domestic issues, religion, Civil War, medicine, and fashion. Also legal and financial papers of Robert C. Johnson, a Carroll County tavern keeper, postmaster, and commissioner of revenue (including Carroll county tax records for 1850); and correspondence of William Lithgow Robinson, a soldier in Company A, 18th Virginia Infantry ("Danville Blues"). Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2001-065.
JOHNSON, PATRICIA GIVENS. PAPERS, 1970-85, n.d. 4.0 cu. ft. Montgomery County, Virginia, local historian. Papers include International Women's genealogical materials and magazines concerning Virginia families and places, galley proofs of her book, James Patton and the Appalachian the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1944. Resident of Lexington, Colonists (1983), photographs, maps and posters, newspapers, correspondence files, and histories of the Montgomery County courthouse, Giles and Fincastle counties [Virginia], General Richard Montgomery, William Preston, James Patton, and Andrew Lewis. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms88-007.
JUDKOVSKI, NOEMI. EXHIBIT PANELS, 1991. 3 panels. Architect of Israel. Panels consist of photographs of her designs of kibboutzes in Israel. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms91-054.
KENNEY, ANNA WHITEHEAD. PAPERS, 1965-1972. 0.6 cu. ft. Resident of Blacksburg, Virginia, and curator of Smithfield Plantation from 1965 to 1972. Papers consist of the files she created while she worked at Smithfield, with historical and biographical information about the Preston family and other pioneer families of Blacksburg. Finding aid available online. Ms1991-022.
"KOCH-RECEPTE" GERMAN RECIPE BOOK. n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. This collection consists of a recipe book handwritten in German. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-050.
KOLLER-BUCHWIESER, HELENE (1912- ). PAPERS, 1942-98. 16.0 cu. ft. Architect of Vienna, Austria. Collection consists of architectural drawings and papers associated with appr. fifty projects done by Koller-Buchwieser throughout her career as an architect in Austria. Most of the projects were done in Vienna, many as part of the reconstruction efforts following the destruction of buildings during World War II, though she spent much of her career designing churches and monasteries as well as residential and community structures. Also includes biographical information, descriptions and photographs of her designs from 1961 to 1981, and catalogs from the Society of Christian Artists. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms95-020.
LANCASTER, LUCY LEE (1905-89). PAPERS, ca. 1835-1980. 60.0 cu. ft. One of the first female graduates (class of 1925) and later librarian (1925-75) at Virginia Tech. Collection consists of personal correspondence, travel diaries, memoranda and correspondence concerning Library and University matters, Blacksburg [Virginia] Consumer Club minutes and correspondence (1937-49), American Association of University Women material, class notes (1921-25), United Daughters of the Confederacy material, American Association of Retired Persons items, Blacksburg Civilian Defense Council minutes and correspondence (1941-45), architectural drawings and papers associated with appr. fif architectural drawings and papers associated with appr. fifty projects and Phi Kappa Phi material. Materials include a typescript of the Tuesday Afternoon Book Club of Blacksburg minutes (1933-80); a radio script of "Three Heroes of Virginia" (Matthew F. Maury, Gen. Robert E. Lee, and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson) written by M.C. Harrison of Virginia Tech; and a manuscript copy of portions of the Montgomery County, Virginia, deed book. Also includes correspondence and papers of her father William Lancaster; plus family bibles with genealogical information; an account book (1835-38) from a general store in Lynchburg, Virginia; and a book of handwritten poetry and prose, some dedicating the Confederate dead, from an unknown ancestor of Lancaster's. Finding aid available online. Ms90-069.
LATHROP, HARRIET ELIZA (1857-?). REMINISCENCES, ca. 1937. 0.1 cu. ft. Born in New York, moved to Tazewell County, Virginia, with her husband, a mining engineer, in 1881 when he was sent to open up the Pocahontas Coal Field by the Norfolk and Western Railway Company. Reminiscences recount her experiences in Virginia from 1881 until her return to New York in 1885, the formation of the Pocahontas Coal Field and the town of Pocahontas, Virginia, and the explosion of the coal mines in March 1884. Includes a forward written by her daughter, Helen Lathrop Thompson. Ms88-011.
LAY, EDITH HALSEY. INVITATION, 1894. 0.1 cu. ft. Invitation from President and Mrs. Grover Cleveland for Lay to attend receptions at the White House. Ms94-009.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY [VIRGINIA]. RECORDS, 1961-2001. 21 cu. ft. Montgomery County chapter established in March 1974 to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government, and to promote discussion of government policies. Records consist of chapter and national league literature and publications, bulletins, candidate questionnaires, meeting minutes and agendas, budget and financial information, and treasurer's reports. Topics covered include the Equal Rights Amendment, natural resources, poverty in Montgomery County, and education. Finding aid available online. Ms1997-016.
LEE-SMITH, DIANA. PAPERS, 1970-89. 0.4 cu. ft. British architect and planner living in Nairobi Kenya. Projects focus on housing Library and Univer and shelter concerns of those in Africa. Member of the Mazingira Institute and editor of the Settlements Information Network of Africa (SINA). Papers consist of SINA Newsletters (1982-91), Mazingira Institute publications edited by Lee-Smith, public health magazines for children, and articles and speeches by and about Lee-Smith. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms90-005.
LEVISEUR, ELSA (1932- ). PAPERS, 1950-89. 6.0 cu. ft. Practiced architecture and landscape architecture in South Africa, England, and California. Projects include designs for the Hollywood Bowl her husband, a mining engineer, in 1881 when he was sent to open up and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association in California. Papers consist of files, photographs, specifications, and architectural drawings of designs done in the 1980s. Finding aid available online. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms1990-007.
LINCOLN-LOOK FAMILY. PAPERS, 1844-1930. 0.2 cu. ft. Sarah Ann Burt Lincoln (1826-1857) and husband Nathan Loomis Look (1819-1909), residents of Virginia's Loudoun, Botetourt, Montgomery, and Smyth counties during the mid-nineteenth century; operators of a farm implement factory, also engaged in cheese- and hat-making. Letters to and from Lincoln and Look family members in Massachusetts and New York, including a few written from Smyth County, Virginia during the Civil War. Transcripts available. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database.Ms85-009.
LOOK FAMILY. PAPERS, 1875-1907. 0.1 cu. ft. Family of Wyoming, New York and Marion, Virginia. Letters from women's suffragist Susan Look Avery and other family members; cartes-de-visite of Avery and daughter Lydia Avery Coonley; photographs of "Hillside," the Avery home in Wyoming, New York; and a Susan Look Avery Club brochure. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1976-003.
MCDONALD, MARTHA. LETTER, 1862. 0.1 cu. ft. Southern woman and wife to Lewis McDonald, a Confederate soldier. Letter of general inquiry to husband serving in the Civil War. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-029.
MILLAR, CAROLINE VIRGINIA TALIAFERRO. DIARY, 1860-62. 0.2 cu. ft. Doctor's wife in Georgia. Collection consists of a photocopy of her diary kept during the first years of the Civil War. Ms82-015.
MILLSPAUGH, NINA. DIARY, 1889, 1895-98. 0.1 cu. ft. Diary of a Kansas City, Kansas, housewife. She gives the weather in each entry and an account of her chores and the day's events. Selective transcript available. Ms82-001.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY [VIRGINIA] DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE. RECORDS, Ohio, and two 1961-94. 3.0 cu. ft. Correspondence, newsclippings, meeting minutes, and rosters concerning New York family who moved the committee, local politics, and the Congressional, Senatorial, and Presidential races of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Includes information about the specific campaigns and tenures of Rich Boucher (9th District Congressional Representative), L. Douglas Wilder (Governor of Virginia, 1989-93), Al Gore and Bill Clinton (1992 Presidential campaign), Don Beyer (Lieutenant Governor campaign), Mary Sue Terry (Attorney General, 1989, and Governor, 1993), and Joan Munford and Jim Shuler for the 12th District Virginia House of Delegates. Ms89-061.
MONTGOMERY FEMALE COLLEGE. COLLECTION, 1886-1892. 0.1 cu. ft. Christiansburg, Virginia institution of higher learning for women during the latter 19th century. Assorted ephemera relating to the school, including a program for the 1886 class exercises; an 1892 program of entertainment; and certificates awarded to students Annie V. and Eugenia V. Sullivan. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-013.
"MORE THAN THE SUM OF OUR BODY PARTS." AN EXHIBIT BY CARY, or, CHICKS IN ARCHITECTURE REFUSE TO YIELD (TO ATAVISTIC THINKING IN DESIGN AND SOCIETY). EXHIBIT MATERIALS, 1992-93. 2.0 cu. ft. An exhibit shown at the Randolph Street Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, in June and July, 1993, illustrating the ways that women architects are discriminated against in the workplace. Designed and produced by CARY, an offshoot of Chicago Women in Architecture. Collection consists of materials created for the exhibit or in preparation of it, including press releases, drawings and floorplans, announcements and newsletters, copies of articles advertising the exhibit, meeting minutes, a videotape of the exhibit set-up and opening reception, and exhibit catalogs. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms94-023.
MOSS, ANN EVE. PAPERS, 1920-90. 1.0 cu. ft. Ziegfield Follies chorus girl in the 1920s. Personal secretary and novelist in her later years. Papers consist of photographs, playbills, news clippings, and other memorabilia from her early career, as well as manuscript copies of her unpublished novels. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage web site. Ms1990-028.
"NATIONAL DIARY" RECIPE BOOK. [1914?]. 0.1 cu. ft. Daily diary filled with handwritten and news-clipping recipes. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-051.
NELSON FAMILY. PAPERS, 1828-83, n.d. 0.6 cu. ft. Clarke County, Virginia, family. Papers consist of correspondence among the family members, particularly between Adelaide Nelson and her daughter Nannie, (approx. fifteen letters), and the Civil Presidential ra War letters of prisoner of war G. Washington ("Wash") Nelson to Mollie Scollay of Shepardstown, Virginia (approx. fifty letters). Wash was captured in 1863 and held at Johnson's Island, Ohio, Point Lookout, Maryland, and Fort Delaware, Delaware. Civil War papers also include muster rolls, one of them signed by J.E.B. Stuart, of Captain Hugh Nelson's company, the Clarke County, Company D., Sixth Cavalry Volunteers. Ms89-021.
NEWLEE FAMILY. PAPERS, 1916, 1980, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Blacksburg, Virginia, family. Colonel Robert G. Newlee was a sergeant in the 1st Virginia Regiment in the Mexican War, and raised a company in Blacksburg known as the Montgomery Mountain Boys in the Civil War. Papers include a history (1980) of Smithfield Plantation, the Preston Family, and Virginia Newlee (Robert's daughter) written by George Shackleford; an obituary of Colonel Newlee; and a newspaper clipping (1916) with the muster roll of the Company of Virginia copies of articles advertising the exhibi Volunteers in the Mexican War. Also includes a muster roll of Company L, Fourth Virginia Regiment, of which Newlee was captain. Ms82-021.
ORGANIZATION OF WOMEN ARCHITECTS AND DESIGN PROFESSIONALS. RECORDS, 1972-91. 0.1 cu. ft. Organization for women architects in the San Francisco, California, bay area. Materials consist of a roll of microfilm of the organization's newsletters, 1972-87, with an accompanying typescript index, printed copies of the newsletters (1987-91), and information about Helga Schmidt-Thomsen, an architect from Berlin, West Germany. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms88-080.
PARKER FAMILY. LETTERS, 1855-59. 0.1 cu. ft. Collection consists of twenty-four letters, predominantly from Elizabeth Parker and her brother George, to their sister Louisa and their parents, while caring for their sister Ann at her home in Somerset, Kentucky. Most of the letters focus on and describe in detail Ann's sickness and her death in April or May 1856. Ms91-052.
PAUN, SILVIA PAPERS, 1966-98. 0.5 cu. ft. and 2 vols. Architect of Bucharest, Romania. Collection consists of photographs of children's hospitals and centers she has designed, and writings by her and about her work. Also includes two books Paun has written, Identitati Europene Inedite (1996 and 1998 editions). International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1991-057.
PFEIFFER, ALBERTA (1899-1994). PAPERS, 1929-76, n.d. 8.0 cu. n ft. Architect of Hadlyme, Connecticut, born in Illinois. Graduated from the University of Illinois-- Urbana/Champaign in 1923 as one of the first women to achieve a degree in architecture at that institution. Worked with the Harrie T. Lindberg architectural firm in New York City until she set up a practice in Hadlyne with her husband, Homer F. Pfeiffer, in the a booklet about her early 1930s. Practiced from the 1930s to the 1970s in Hadlyme, designing and renovating many residences in that area. Collection consists of detailed files and architectural drawings for 250 projects done between 1933 and 1976, correspondence, and photographs of her and her designs. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1988-017.
PIOMELLI, M. ROSARIA(1937- ). PAPERS, 1960-93, n.d. Architect of New York, born in Naples, Italy. Educated in Italy and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.Arch., 1960). Professor of Architecture at the City College of the City University of New York since 1974. Served as Dean of the CCNY College of Architecture from 1980 to 1983, being the first woman to hold a deanship of any school of architecture in the United States. Worked as project architect at various architects offices through the 1960s and early 1970s, including I.M. Pei & Architects. Opened her own architectural practice in 1974. Member of the IAWA Board of Advisors from 1985 to 1995. Papers consist of architectural drawings, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and files that detail the many facets of her career as educator, architect, and advocate of the work of women in architecture. Most of the materials focus on her architectural projects when she worked at other architects offices, and as an independent architect, where most of her projects were focused in the New York area. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1995-007.
PRESTON FAMILY (ALICE PRESTON MOORE COLLECTION). PAPERS, 1745-1882. 235 items. Pioneer Montgomery, Botetourt, and Washington County, Virginia, family. Papers include business transactions, land surveys, and general store accounts (1745-89) relating to Willaim and Susannah Smith Preston; correspondence, business transactions, and notes on farm affairs (1782-1828) relating to their son, John Preston; correspondence and land surveys (1840-82) relating to John, William A., and Alfred G. Preston; correspondence (1848-61) relating to William Ballard Preston; and a day book (1789-1820) of the Prestons of Washington County. Ms62-004.
PRESTON FAMILY (CHARLES PEALE DIDIER COLLECTION). PAPERS, 1747-1897. 282 items. Separate collection from the Preston family collection listed above. Papers include surveys, promissory notes, and land indentures (1747-70) relating to James Patton; list of quit rents in the Middle District of Augusta (1759-60); promissory notes and correspondence (1755-1806) relating to William Preston; and correspondence, surveys, and business papers (1780-1830) relating to John Preston. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1985-020.
PRESTON, SARAH BUCHANAN (1778-1846). LAND DEED, 1835. 0.1 Born in Smyth County, Virginia; died in Abingdon, Virginia. Manuscript copy of a land transfer indenture statement for lands in Russell, Tazewell, and Scott counties, Virginia. Sold by Preston to John and Edward Fulton of Washington County, Virginia. Ms87-034.
PRESTON, SUE R. DIARY, 1907. 0.1 cu. ft. Young Detroit, Michigan woman and later nurse-in-training at Sarah Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. Private diary describing her daily activities in Detroit, including shopping, reading, attending productions at the Temple Theatre, and following the famous Thaw Murder Trial. Enclosed are numerous newspaper clippings that pertain to the trial and theater gossip. Later entries describe Preston's first few days as a nurse-in-training at Sarah Leigh Hospital. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-034.
PRICE, JIMMIE L. PAPERS, 1986-87. 3 videotapes and 0.1 cu. ft. Blacksburg, Virginia,resident and local historian. Collection consists of three videotapes of interviews conducted by Price with Montgomery County, Virginia, residents, including an interview in 1986 with Elizabeth Kent Adams about the Kentland property; interviews conducted in 1987 with four Montgomery County residents, including Robert H. Surface, Albert Hamlin, Evans Linkous, and Arnold Linkous, about coal mines and mining in the county; and an interview with Frank Bannister of Montgomery County, whose ancesters were slaves and later servants at Kentland. Also includes sketches of Kentland and coal operations, drawn by Price as described by the interviewees. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms87-048.
RAHM, BERTA (1910-98). PAPERS, 1951-63, n.d. 1.0 cu. ft. Architect of Switzerland. Educated at l'Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Zurich (Diploma in architecture, 1934). Collection consists of photographs and architectural drawings of her main work exhibited in 1963, at the Congress of the Union Internationale des Femmes Architectes (UIFA) in Paris. Also includes nine drawings for the Kunzle-Stiftung Schaffhausen competition (n.d.). International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1998-011.
RANDOLPH, LUCY. LETTER, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Two page letter from Randolph of New Market, Virginia, to Patsy, her former slave. Ms88-031.
"RECORD" RECIPE BOOK. n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. This collection contains a record book filled with handwritten and news-clipping recipes. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-052.
RICHTER, ELIZABETH CHU. PRINTED MATERIALS, 1995-97. 0.1 cu. ft. Architect of Corpus Christi, Texas, born in Hong Kong. Materials include copies of articles written by Richter for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times; literature about her firm Richter Associates Architects, Inc.; a copy of Texas Architect that had information about a design which was awarded the 1997 Texas Society of Architects Design Award; and a copy of Letters for Our Children: Fifty Americans Share Lessons in Living, edited by Erica Goode, which includes an entry by Richter. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1997-022.
RODECK, MELITA (1914- ). PAPERS, 1953-84, n.d. 1.5 cu. ft. Architect of Washington, D.C. Papers consist of numerous writings done or contributed to by Rodeck while she worked as architect for special research projects of the Office of Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army (1968-73); coordinator for architectural research for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (1973-80); and program manager of Radiological Emergency Preparedness Programs for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (1980-85). Also includes architectural drawings for several designs she worked on from 1953 to 1975. Finding aid available online. Ms1992-028.
RUDOFF, LORRAINE (1920- ). PAPERS, 1948-83. 0.4 cu. ft. Architect of Los Angeles, California. Draftsman and job captain at several architectural and engineering firms in Los Angeles from 1948 to 1983, including Donald R. Warren, Engineers, and Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendelhall. Life member and former President of the Association for Women in Architecture; member of the International Union of Women Architects. Papers consist of elevations and floor plans of industrial buildings she worked on in California and Arizona; conference pins; and a scrapbook of photographs, clippings, and certificates of achievement. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1990-025.
RUFER-ECKMANN, CLAIRE (1914-73). PAPERS, 1933-38, 1952, 1958, n.d. 1.4 cu. ft. Architect of Bern, Switzerland. Collection consists of architecture class notes taken by Rufer-Eckmann as a student at l'Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Zurich, in the mid-1930s, of original sketches and a report on her travel in Scandinavia in 1937, and over fifty working drawings created by her as part of SAFFA 58 in Zurich, an exhibition of the work of Swiss women architects, exhibited in 1958. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1998-018.
RUPP, SIGRID LORENZEN (1943- ). PAPERS, 1976-97. 107.0 cu. ft. Architect of Palo Alto, California, born in Germany. Earned a B. Arch. from the University of California, Berkeley (1966). Principal of her own firm from 1976 to 1997. Papers consist of architectural drawings, photographs, administrative and job files, and contracts for the many designs she did of residencial, commercial, and institutional structures, mostly in the San Francisco Bay area. Restricted access. Inventory available. Interntional Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1997-006.
SAFFA 58. WORKING DRAWINGS, 1958. Swiss fair exhibition on women in Zurich, Switzerland, that was built by Swiss women architects. Collection consists of sixty-two drawings of the buildings, including the collaborative work of Claire Rufer-Eckmann, Beate Billeter, Verena Fuhrimann, Jetti Judin-Mutzenberg, and Annemarie Hubacher-Constam. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms98-019.
SCHROEDER, HAN (1918-92). PAPERS, 1950-92. 12.0 cu. ft. Born in the Netherlands. Professor of Interior Design at Virginia Commonwealth University (1979-88), New York Institute of Technology (1969-79), and Adelphi University (1966-69), and a member of the Netherlands Institute of Architects and the Netherland Federation of Interior Designers. Materials consist of architectural drawings, photographs, correspondence, and specifications for several projects she designed or renovated in the Netherlands between 1954 and 1963, including Ellichem, a Humanist Center for Rejected and Problem Children in Ellecom; De Poort, a Home for Rejected Children; and Kesslerhuis, a recreation building for employees of the Netherlands Steel Furnaces. Also includes materials relating to the Stichting Reitveld Schroeder House (originally commissioned by her mother) in Utrecht, the Netherlands, designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (1888-1965), including plans, contracts and deeds, correspondence, and meeting minutes for its conversion into a museum. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Inventory available. Ms87-064.
SCOTT, SALLIE SEEPER. LETTER, 1865. 0.1 cu. ft. Letter, written April 15 and 16, 1865, to Robert Barnett of the Chief Carpenter Shop in Washington, D.C., from Scott in "Lower Chanceford." Scott writes about a letter she received two weeks before from the President, and how hands are needed at home to work on a canal. Transcript available online. Ms89-092.
SEYMOUR, BEATRICE KEAN (?-1955). PAPERS, 1936-39. 0.2 cu. ft. British author, whose works include Invisible Tides (1919) and But Not For Love (1930). Collection consists of the original manuscript of her novel The Happier Eden (1937), inscribed on the first page by Seymour, "First draft--begun at Headley, Hampshire, 10th July 1936." Heavily revised and corrected with extra passages added. Also three letters: two of which relate to the manuscript and one about the break-up of her marriage. Ms85-011.
SIBOLD, CARRIE T. (1904-90). PAPERS, 1912-26, 1966-90. 9.0 cu. ft. Blacksburg, Virginia, resident, and one of the first women graduates of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1925). Papers consist of scrapbooks containing clippings about Blacksburg history, local church activities, and Virginia Tech (1966-90). Also includes diplomas from Blacksburg High School (1912-26) for Carrie and members of the Sibold family. Finding aid available online. Ms1990-043.
STANCHEVA, DINA (1925- ). PAPERS, 1963-90. 3.0 cu. ft. Architect of Sofia, Bulgaria. Educated at the Sofia Art Academy and Sofia Polytechnic, as well as the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture and Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Designed daycare centers, community centers, and kindergartens as a member of the Sofia architectural organization Sofproekt, from 1952 to 1972. Afterwards she became head of a design studio and established a private practice until her retirement in 1994. The collection consists of photographs and architectural drawings of designs created by Stancheva during her career. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1997-017.
SULLIVAN, MARGARET M. (1926-2013). COLLECTION, 1932-2011. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Montgomery County, Virginia. Handwritten memoir (accompanied by typescript) of life in rural Montgomery County from 1926 through World War II; photographs of students at Sunnyside School (Montgomery County) in 1910 and 1932; genealogical notes on Price, Surface, and related families; and John F. Kennedy Vari-Vue presidential campaign button. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2013-091.
SUNDT, ELISE (1928- ). PAPERS, 1970-72, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Architect of Vienna, Austria. Papers include an information packet about women architects in Austria; a photograph of the renovation of a structure in Horn, Austria; articles by Sundt, and architectural drawings of a school in Vienna. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1984-183.
TANT, MARTHA ANN HITE. GENEALOGY RECORDS, 1991. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Kingsport, Tennessee, and genealogy researcher. Records include pedigree charts, Bible records, and family group listings Tant's ancestors, including the Brown, Haden, Harman, Hite, Linkous, Marrs, May, Salmons, and Trollinger families, who settled in Henry, Montgomery, Pittsylvania, and Tazewell counties, Virginia, and in Kentucky. Ms91-040.
"THAT EXCEPTIONAL ONE: WOMEN IN AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE, 1888-1988." (EXHIBIT, 1988). Traveling exhibit created by the American Architectural Foundation of the American Institute of Architects about women in American architecture beginning with Louise Bethune, the first woman to be elected, in 1888, to the AIA. Exhibit charts the work of women architects, citing their designs, achievements, and mark on the profession. Materials include wall panels, structural gridwork, wall base channels, columns, and video monitor for the exhibit. Also includes the smaller exhibit "And Many More: Women in American Architecture, 1978-88." International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms91-041.
THURSDAY BOOK CLUB [BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA]. RECORDS, 1926-68. 0.1 cu. ft. Book club organized by women residents of Blacksburg, Virginia, in 1928. Originally called the Round Dozen Book Club. Records consist of meeting minutes (1928-30, 1936-42) and cards (1963-64, 1967-68) listing order in which the books were passed among the members. Also includes a newspaper clipping (January 1944) marking the twenty-sixth year of the Thursday Book Club. Ms97-004.
TORRE, SUSANA (1944- ). PAPERS, 1976-96. 24.4 cu. ft. Architect of New York City, born in Argentina. Formerly director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Editor of Women In American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective (1977). Formerly a member of the Board of Advisors for the International Archive of Women in Architecture, which she served on from 1985 to 1995. Collection consist of "A Selection of Project Reviews and Writings" (1977-88) by Torre; research notes, photographs and negatives used in Women In American Architecture; and drawings, project files, and a model of a house she designed in 1987 in Amagansett, New York. Also includes published articles; teaching files; office files; files relating to lectures and symposia that Torre attended; and documents regarding the juries, exhibitions and awards in which Torre participated. Also includes three framed drawings. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1990-016.
TOWNSEND, MARJORIE RHODES (1930- ). PAPERS, 1966-80. 2.0 cu. ft. Aerospace engineer, NASA project manager. Received B.E.E. degree at George Washington University in 1951. Worked for the Naval Research Laboratory (1951-59) and for NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center (1959-80). Was project manager for Small Astronomy Satellites (1966-75) and for Applications Explorer Missions (1975-76). Recipient, NASA Exceptional Service Medal (1971); NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal (1980); named Knight of the Italian Republic Order (1972). Papers include correspondence, notes on staff meetings, drafts of speeches, newspaper and magazine articles, and publications. Ms86-003.
[TRAVEL DIARY, 1847.] 0.1 cu. ft. Extensive and descriptive travel diary of a European trip that included visits to Naples, Athens, Cologne, London, and Dublin, from an unknown American woman. Ms89-002.
[TRAVEL DIARY, 1924-27]. 0.1 cu. ft. Diary of an unknown woman, possibly from Boston, Massachusetts, with entries about her travels in Europe. Ms88-118.
TREAT, OLIVE (b. 1869). DIARY, 1897. 0.2 cu. ft. Resident of New York, Chicago and Seattle; wife of venture mining capitalist Harry W. Treat. Diary focusing on social activities, trips to New York and British Columbia, and Harry Treat's business activities. Also includes photographs of the Treats and pencil sketches. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1988-114.
TUCKER, MATTIE LAMB (1893-1985). PAPERS, 1945-1984. 0.2 cu. ft. Blacksburg, Virginia Red Cross nurse and social worker. Certificates, Newspaper clippings (mostly recognizing Tucker for volunteer efforts); photographs; correspondence and other printed material relating to her and her family's activities--particularly her son, Henry Tucker, a marine killed on Iwo Jima during World War II. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms84-176.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. RECORDS, 1933-1989. 0.5 cu. ft. Blacksburg, Virginia club, which met to discuss books and current affairs. Programs, minutes books, a club history, and a list of checked out books. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms89-052.
TURNER, NANCY BYRD (1880-1971). COLLECTION, 1930-1988. 0.2 cu. ft. Virginia poet, editor and lecturer. Correspondence, clippings, poems, and notes assembled by Beverly Carper Powley for a biographical article on Turner, together with drafts and the published version of the article. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2005-009.
UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY, DR. HARVY BLACK CHAPTER. RECORDS, 1862-1999. 3.4 cu. ft. Blacksburg, Virginia chapter (formed 1896) of national organization of Confederate veterans' female descendents. Records include files devoted to local Confederate veterans (including letters of Elisha Epperson, 67th Virginia Infantry), chapter financial records, minute books, membership records, financial records, printed materials and scrapbooks. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms90-050.
URQUHART, LUCY DICKINSON (1881-1975). PAPERS, 1865-1973. 0.9 cu. ft. Born in Marion, Virginia; Lynchburg, Virginia, copy editor; writer. Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and poetry and advertisements by Urquhart. Also includes correspondence, papers, and other materials related to her family. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms1987-046.
VANDENBERG, HOPE (1918-96). WRITINGS, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Montgomery County, Virginia, who worked as a graphics artist at Virginia Tech. Collection consists of typescript copies of poetry and essays written by Vandenberg, with biographical information about her. Ms96-015.
VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES [VAFCS]. RECORDS, 1922-2002. 7.2 cu. ft. Association promoting individual, family and community well-being in Virginia. Successor of Virginia Home Economics Association (VHEA). Administrative records of both the VAFCS and VHEA, including minutes, membership lists, reports to the state, publications, association history, and correspondence, as well as similar materials related to the Student Members Section. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-032.
VIRGINIA HOME ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION. COMMITTEE FOR THE STANDARDIZATION OF CONSUMER GOODS. RECORDS, 1930-36. 0.1 cu. ft. Correspondence and reports of Ilena M. Bailey, Home economics researcher at Virginia Tech, and chair of the Committee for the Standardization of Consumer Goods. Committee waged a campaign to set up quality standard for blankets, sheets, pillowcases stockings, canned food, and refrigerators. Includes correspondence with department store managers, government agencies, and women's organizations. Ms63-001.
VIRGINIA TECH FACULTY WOMEN'S CLUB. RECORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1965-96. 4.0 cu. ft. Organization founded in 1965 as a social group to promote fellowship among women associated with Virginia Tech. The club currently strives to expand the intellectual and social horizons of its membership through enlargement of friendships, engagement in adult educational activities, scholarships, and the furtherance and interest of Virginia Tech. Records include correspondence, financial records, officers' job descriptions, newsletters, information about scholarships, cookbook sales, and nursery operations, as well as eleven scrapbooks of photographs and newspaper clippings. The collection is accompanied by annual yearbooks that include lists of members (these volumes are cataloged for Special Collections, at HQ1905 V5 V5 SPEC). Ms97-014.
WADE, JANE. LETTER, 1864. 0.1 cu. ft. Photocopy of a letter from Wade in Christiansburg, Virginia, written on May 15, 1864, to her husband John, a soldier in the Confederate Army in the Civil War. She writes about the "Yanks advancing on Dublin [Virginia] and burning town buildings," the wounded, and looting by the Yankee soldiers. Transcript available. Ms87-049.
WATKIN, REBECCA WOOD (1913- ). PAPERS, 1940-89. Architect of California; educated at Bryn Mawr College (B.A., 1933) and University of Pennsylvania (B. Arch., 1937). Papers consist of architectural drawings of remodelings, alterations, and additions of structures, mostly residences, that Watkin designed from 1940 to 1989, in northern and central California. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms1995-009.
WENGER, HEIDI (1926- ). PAPERS, 1955-98. 0.8 cu. ft. Architect of Brig, Switzerland. Papers consist of essays, poetry, lectures (including those given in Nanjing, China, and at the Technical Institute of Zurich), private notes, and writings about architecture. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms89-051.
WEST, LINDSAY B. PAPERS, 1975-1996. 1.5 cu. ft. and 2 oversize folders. The Lindsay West Papers span the years 1975-1996. The bulk of the collection is comprised of subject files West kept while she was serving on the Board of Supervisors. These files contain inter- and intra- office county government correspondence and memos, legal opinions, government documents, reports and studies, many of which include maps; and clippings. Most of these materials are photocopies of county government documents that were distributed by the county staff to each member of the Board. The papers document Montgomery County government during a period of rapid growth. Subjects include: annexation actions, the proposed Ingles Mountain Landfill in Radford, a proposed alternate for Route 460, and a proposal to develop a shopping mall along Route 460. The collection also contains records documenting other organizations West served: New River Community Action, the New River Valley Workshop, and the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library Board Blacksburg Library Building Committee. The collection includes a poster announcing the dedication of the new Blacksburg branch library building in 1996. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms2001-013.
WESTROM, HILDE. PAPERS, 1952-70, n.d. 0.5 cu. ft. Architect of Berlin, West Germany. Papers include resumes, articles (1961-69, n.d.), photographs of Westrom and of her designs, and architectural drawings. Also includes sixty-five architectural drawings (1954-70) of nine designs (with an index), and a portfolio of photographs, articles, and a resume that spans her career and accomplishments. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms87-061.
WESTROM, UTE. Architect of Berlin, Germany, and member of the International Union of Women Architects. Collection consists of a catalog (1988) of the restoration of the Martin Gropius House in Berlin, destroyed during World War II, for which Westrom and her husband, Winnetou Kampmann, were architects for the project from 1977 to 1986; and photographs and an exhibit panel of the Sozialkasse des Berliner Baugewerbes in Berlin, designed by Westrom and Kampmann. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid availble online. Ms1996-023.
WILLIS, BEVERLY (1928- ). PAPERS, ca. 1970-95. 10.0 cu. ft. Architect of New York City; formerly practiced in the San Francisco, California, area. Formerly President of the American Institute of Architects California Council. Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Papers consist of numerous architectural drawings of designs Willis made of structures in the San Francisco area, including the San Francisco Ballet Association building and the Margaret Haywood Playground Building. Also includes computer manuals, paper tape, and videotape reels of computer programs developed in Willis's office in the 1970s and 1980s, including Site Utilization Analysis System, Computerized Approach to Residential Land Analysis (CARLA), and Computer-aided Fee Estimation Procedure. Materials also consist of a portfolio of slides and descriptions of eight projects designed between 1975 and 1988, including the Ballet Association building, the Shown and Son Winery in Rutherford, California, the Aliamanu Valley Community in Honolulu, Hawaii, and residences in California. Also includes an autobiographical essay, "Remembrances of the Past," an extensive curriculum vitae, and reprints of articles (1989 and 1991) from Inland Architect about her design of the Ballet Building and other work. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms92-019.
WILSON, ELVA CURL (1911-2006). DIARIES, 1929-1935. 0.3 cu. ft. Resident of Hampton, Virginia and future wife of Rev. James C. Richardson. Diary entries detail the very active social life of a young woman in Hampton, Virginia during the 1930s, making nearly daily mention of dates with various men, dances, parties, club meetings, movies, picnics, church meetings, shopping and travel. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2008-016.
WILSON, SALLIE. RECIPE BOOK, n.d. 0.1 cu. ft. Resident of Liberty (Bedford County), Virginia. Recipe book, probably from the late nineteenth century, devoted largely to desserts and breads but also containing recipes for other fare, as well as home remedies and household goods. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Ms2009-002.
WILSON, ZELMA (1918-96). PAPERS, 1950s-95. ca. 80.0 cu. ft. Architect of Ojai, California and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Studied at the University of Southern California (B. Arch., 1947), U.C. Berkeley, and L'Ecole de Beaux Arts in Paris; established her own architecture firm in 1967. Projects include the Ojai City Hall, the Simi Valley Library (Simi, California), and other structures in the Ojai area. Papers include copies of articles about her career and her designs, and an extensive series of architectural drawings and project and administrative files. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Unprocessed. Ms91-046.
"WOMEN ARCHITECTS IN AUSTRIA, 1900-1987." (EXHIBIT, 1988.) 30 panels. Traveling exhibit created by the Austrian Cultural Institute. Panels consist of photographs and architectural drawings by Austrian women architects. Subject include interior design, urban and landscape planning, apartment buildings, and cultural centers. Women featured (CARLA), and Computer-aided Fee Estimation Procedinclude Margaret Schutte-Lihotzky, Anna Lulja-Praun, and Martha Bolldor-Reitstatter. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms90-041.
WOMEN'S BIOGRAPHY PROJECT. RECORDS, 1994. O.6 cu. ft. Collection of oral history interviews regarding the stories of individual women from the local community. Interviews conducted in the fall of 1994 by students of Dr. Kathleen W. Jones, assistant professor in the Department of History at Virginia Tech. Interviewees were Thelma Booth, Rose Burnett, Kate Huff Bruce, Thelma Eaves, Wenona S. Gardner, Dot Humphries, Agnes Hurt, Esther Jones, Herta Lopez, Leola Pearce Pearson, Pauline Pitsinger, Marge Robinson, Dorothy Shueler, Laura Scott, Alison Sulloway, Nelle Trent, Bernice Weston, Minnie Williams, and Glenna Yeatts. Materials consist of cassette and mini-cassette tapes and student essays about their interviewees. Transcripts available for the Humphries, Jones, and Weston interviews. Ms95-028.
YATES, ANNE H. PRICE (1939- ). PAPERS, 1975-1985. 1.0 cu. ft. Co-compiler of Increase in Prices (1985). Correspondence; genealogical charts, notes and documents compiled by Yates and her father, William Conway Price, in the course of writing book. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. Ms89-087.
YOUNG, JEAN LINDEN (1922-97). PAPERS, 1945-97. 1.5 cu. ft. Architect of Seattle, Washington. Active in organizations that promote women in architecture, including L'Union Internationale des Femmes Architectes (Secretary General, 1976-79 and organizer of the 1979 Congress in Seattle); Sisters for a Human Environment, a network of Seattle women architects, and as a member of the American Institute of Architects Task Force on Women in the Architectural Profession (1972-76). Papers consist of correspondence, files, newspaper clippings, and other materials about her work with these and other organizations, as well as information about her designs of structures in the Seattle region. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Finding aid available online. Ms98-022.
ZIMBLER, LIANE (1892-1987). PAPERS, 1931-82. 3.4 cu. ft. First registered woman architect in Austria, and an interior designer in the United States after 1938. Papers include architectural and interior design magazines (1931-82) with articles by or about Zimbler's work; photographs, drawings, biographical essays, catalogs from shows, scrapbooks, and slides. Finding aid available in EAD on the Virginia Heritage Project database. International Archive of Women in Architecture. Ms88-005.