A Guide to the Penny C. Morrill Collection, circa 1970-1980 Morrill, Penny C., Collection 104

A Guide to the Penny C. Morrill Collection, circa 1970-1980

A Collection in
Alexandria Library
Local History/Special Collections
Accession Number 104


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Processed by: Adam L. Button, 1997

Repository
Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections
Accession Number
104
Title
Penny C. Morrill Collection circa 1970-1980
Physical Characteristics
4 boxes (1.67 linear feet)
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Penny C. Morrill Collection, Accession #104, Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections, Alexandria, Va.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Penny Morrill, 1986-1997.


Biographical/Historical Information

Penny Morrill is a local historian and author. In the 1970s she wrote four books about the architecture of historic Alexandria. In 1979 she was the curator for "Who Built Alexandria? Architects in Alexandria, 1750-1900," an exhibition at Carlyle House that documented the building trades in Old Town Alexandria. Ms. Morrill served as president of the Historic Alexandria Foundation. Additionally, in the 1990s she published several books about 20th century Mexican silversmiths.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, notes, working papers, copies of primary and secondary source materials, clippings, photographs, and minutes relating to Ms. Morrill's research concerning 18th and 19th century architecture in Alexandria.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in three series, one with subseries, as follows:

Series 1: Background Materials
Series 2: Who Built Alexandria? Subseries: Background Materials, Alexandria Builders, Alexandria Buildings, General Subjects. Series is organized topically and chronologically, according to the organizational scheme created by Ms. Morrill.
Series 3: Historic Alexandria Foundation

Related Material

Historic Alexandria Foundation Collection, Boxes 70A-70F.

Separated Material

Four positive prints from Series 2 have been transferred to the Morrill Collection of the photographs collections.


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Adjunct Descriptive Data

Contents List

Series 1: Background Materials, 1732-1981
Box-folder: 104: 1-28

Includes records inventories, fire company information, reference images, articles, and notes.

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Series 2: Who Built Alexandria?
Box: 104-104B

Information on individual architects and builders, as well as selected buildings. Also contains a subject folder (Box 104B, Folder 45) on black construction.

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Series 3: Historic Alexandria Foundation, 1984-1989
Box: 104C
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