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Shalit Rachel
Architectural Papers, 1993

Ms2001-046
0.1 cu. ft.

BIOGRAPHY

Shalit Rachel was born in Transylvania in 1919. From 1938 to 1939 Rachel attended the Sorbonne, however her studies were cut short due to religious persecution during World War II. In 1944 Rachel was able to return to school and resumed her studies at the Polytechnic in Transylvania, she received her diploma in 1950 in architectural engineering. Rachel started work as a designer at the Design Institute in Bucharest. After 10 years with the Institute she moved to Israel. In Israel Rachel's design work has focused on governmental institutions and offices. She has taught in both high schools and professional schools and has worked on developing new materials for architectural uses.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection consists of architectural sketches of some of Rachel's work including an opera house, Complex for Winter Olympiada, Indian Museum, Privat-Expo Museum, Modern Sculpture Museum, and private residences and academic buildings. Also included is Rachel's curriculum vitae

PROVENANCE

Professor Shalit Rachel donated the material in the collection in 1993. This collection is part of the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) housed in Special Collections at the University Libraries, Virginia Tech.

INVENTORY

Folder 1: n.d.--13 drawings from Rachel's designs; curriculum vitae


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