A Guide to the Judith Edelman Architectural Papers 1967-1997 Edelman, Judith, Architectural Papers Ms97-010

A Guide to the Judith Edelman Architectural Papers 1967-1997

A Collection in
the Special Collections
Collection Number Ms97-010


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Processed by: Danielle Morrison, Student Assistant and Laura Katz Smith, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection number
Ms97-010
Title
Judith Edelman Architectural Papers 1967-1997
Physical Characteristics
1 box, 0.4 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
Judith Edelman is a partner at The Edelman Partnership/Architects of New York City, and is a founding member of the Alliance of Women in Architecture (AWA) and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Her papers consist of newspaper clippings, correspondence, writings, and published literature about Edelman's activities with the AWA, as well as writings about her work as an advocate for women in the field of architecture. They also include photographs, floorplans, and supplementary information about seven architectural projects done by her.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictionss

Permission to publish material from the Judith Edelman Architectural Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Preferred Citation

Judith Edelman Architectural Papers, Ms97-010 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

The Judith Edelman Architectural Papers were donated to the International Archive of Women in Architecture by their creator in January 1997. Additional materials were donated in June 1997.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Judith Edelman Architectural Papers was completed in July 1997 by Danielle Morrison, Student Assistant, and Laura Katz Smith, Manuscripts Curator.


Biographical/Historical Information

Judith Edelman (nee Hochberg) was born on September 16, 1923, in Brooklyn, New York. She was educated at Connecticut College (1940-41), New York University (1941-42), and Columbia University School of Architecture (1942-46) where she received her B. Arch. in 1946. She apprenticed with architect Huson Jackson from 1948 to 1958, then worked for architect Harold Edelman from 1958 to 1960 and as a designer for Edelman & Salzman from 1960 to 1964. She was a partner in Edelman & Salzman, Architects, from 1964 to 1978, and The Edelman Partnership/Architects in New York City from 1979 to the present. She is a registered architect in New York.

Edelman served as chairwoman of the Task Force on Women in Architecture for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) from 1974 to 1975. She was awarded a fellowship in the AIA in 1981. She was designated a "Woman of Vision" in 1989 from the National Organization for Women and is a founding member of the Alliance of Women in Architecture and a member of the International Union of Women Architects.

Scope and Content

The Judith Edelman papers consist of newspaper clippings, correspondence, drafts of lectures, and published writings by Edelman and others, and photographs and other information about selected architectural projects done by Edelman. The collection contains information about Edelman's activities with the Alliance of Women in Architecture, as well as writings by her and about her work as an advocate for women in the field of architecture. There is correspondence and other materials related to the AIA exhibit "That Exceptional One: Women in American Architecture, 1888-1988."

The collection also includes information about seven architectural projects done by Edelman from 1967 to 1992, with photographs, floor plans, and supplementary material describing the projects.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into two series.

Series I contains clippings, correspondence, and writings by and about Edelman arranged by topic.

Series II includes photographs, floors plans, and other material relating to seven of Edelman's projects arranged chronologically.

Contents List

Professional Work and Affiliations
  • Box-folder 1-1
    Publications about women's status in the field of architecture 1971-1980
  • Box-folder 1-2
    American Institute of Architects Task Force on Women in Architecture and Affirmative Action Plan 1973-1989
  • Box-folder 1-3
    Conferences: Women in Design and Planning, West Coast Women's Design Conference, and Women in Architecture Symposium at Washington University 1974-1975
  • Box-folder 1-4
    China Study Group (Women architects, planners and writers visit China on environmental issues) 1975-1980
  • Box-folder 1-5
    Alliance of Women in Architecture 1977-1982
  • Box-folder 1-6
    Claire Watsun Forrest Memorial Lecture Series at the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon, with two interviews with Edelman 1981-1982
  • Box-folder 1-7
    Hunter College, Women and Housing Seminar 1981-1983
  • Box-folder 1-8
    "Barriers to Architectural Innovation: The Case of Two Bridges," by Edelman, published as a chapter in The Unsheltered Woman , edited by Eugenie Ladner Birch 1985
  • Box-folder 1-8
    Correspondence and Other Literature about the American Institute of Architects' 1988 exhibition, "That Exceptional One "1987-1988
  • Box-folder 1-10,18
    Biographical Information 1997-1998
Projects
  • Box-folder 1-11
    Fleming-Joffe Ltd., New York and St. Louis 1967
  • Box-folder 1-12
    Nine-G Cooperative, New York 1969
  • Box-folder 1-13
    Rudolph House, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts 1969
  • Box-folder 1-14
    Jenings Hall Senior Citizen's Housing, Brooklyn, New York 1981
  • Box-folder 1-15
    New Goddard-Riverside Apartments, New York 1984
  • Box-folder 1-16
    Columbus Green Apartments, New York 1987
  • Box-folder 1-17
    Chung Pak/Everlasting Pine, New York 1992