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Processed by: Amy Vilelle, Special Collections
Collection is open to research.
Permission to publish material from the Helga Plumb Architectural Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Helga Plumb Architectural Collection, Ms1995-023 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
The Helga Plumb Architectural Collection was donated to the International Archive of Women in Architecture at the Special Collections in 1994 and 1995.
The processing, arrangement and description of the Helga Plumb Architectural Collection took place in August 2005.
Helga Plumb born in Bruck/Mur, Austria in 1939, graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor in Architecture in 1963 and a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design in 1967. She was a partner of the Dubois Plumb Partnership, an architectural firm in Toronto, Canada from1979-1993. She served as design critic at various schools of architecture in Canada and the United States, and is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Some of her notable projects include Grand River Cable Television in Ontario, Tom Longboat Junior School in Ontario and the Souris Hospital in Nova Scotia.
The Helga Plumb collection consists of information about the architect's career and about one of her projects. Personal information includes her curriculum vitae, a biographical write-up, and an article from the Canadian Architect, "Stylistic School." Project information includes a description and architectural drawings and sketches of the Tom Longboat Junior School located in Toronto, Canada.
The collection is arranged by material type. Biographical data and background information on the Tom Longboat Junior School project is contained in one folder, and the architectural sketches and drawings of the Tom Longboat Junior School project are in an oversized folder.
IAWA Small Collections, Ms2009-054. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database.
Tom Longboat Junio School project description
Article from the Canadian Architect, "Stylistic School," n.d.
14 Preliminary drawings and sketches on trace paper
4 Inked vellum sheets including: site plan, 1st and 2nd floors and elevations
Architectural Drawings, A-1 to A-4, 1977
Architectural Drawings, A-1 to A-9, 1978