A Guide to the Anna P. Sokolina Architectural Collection, 1980-2012 Sokolina, Anna P. Architectural Collection, Ms2002-051

A Guide to the Anna P. Sokolina Architectural Collection, 1980-2012

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2002-051


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Processed by: Susan Conway, Jennifer Meehan, Amy Vilelle, Courtney Dowse Special Collections Staff

Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Anna P. Sokolina Architectural Collection, 1980-2012
Physical Characteristics
4 boxes, 2 oversize folder, 3 oversize flat-boxes; 5 cu. ft.
Anna P. Sokolina
English, German, Russian
Anna P. Sokolina is an architectural historian. The majority of the collection consists of her publications, professional documentation, conferences participation, exhibit catalogs, teaching materials, and materials related to her involvement in the International Archive of Women in Architecture.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Anna P. Sokolina Architectural Collection, Ms2002-051 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Anna P. Sokolina Architectural Collection was donated to the IAWA at Special Collections in June 2002 by its creator. Additions were made to the collection in October 2003, November 2005, October 2007, October 2011, October 2016, and March 2017.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Anna P. Sokolina Architectural Collection was performed in 2002. Additional materials were integrated into the collection in December 2007, December 2011, and October 2016.

Biographical Information

Anna P. Sokolina is an architecture/art historian, author, educator, and curator born in St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia. She received her Masters in Architecture degree from the Moscow Architectural Institute (1980) and her PhD in Architecture and Landmarks Preservation from the Russian Academic Research Institute for the Theory of Architecture and Urban Design (1992). In 2001, Sokolina completed the Certificate Program in Arts Administration at New York University School of Professional Studies.

She interned at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Guggenheim Museum New York, and the Public Design Commission of the City of New York. She contributed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Education Department, and the Morgan Library; worked as Architect at CNIITIA Moscow, and as Research Associate at VNIITAG and the Cultural Heritage Database Project in NYC; Curator of Exhibitions at the Tabakman Art Museum; and a tenure-track faculty at Miami University Department of Architecture + Interior Design where she also served on the Council on Diversity, REEE Curriculum Committee, Havighurst Advisory Committee, and coordinated Cage Gallery.

She was named the Milka Bliznakov Scholar by the International Archive of Women in Architecture Center and served as its first elected Honorary Advisor. In addition, she served as a Board Member and sustaining member of the Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA). In 2016, Sokolina was elected as SHERA Liaison to the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH).

Her academic interests are focused on transformative, utopian and marginal trends in art and architecture that ignite cross-disciplinary discourse, and on uncovering the narratives of women in architecture. Sokolina has published over 90 research papers, essays, abstracts, and reviews . Sokolina has also edited two editions of the monographic anthology, Architecture and Anthroposophy, in which twenty-seven distinguished subject specialists wrote chapters on philosophically and spiritually inspired trends in organic architecture and art of the 20th century.

She has presented at 73 academic conferences, received 17 academic awards, and maintains affiliations with 14 professional societies. Since 1986, Sokolina has lectured and curated exhibitions on Russian art and architecture in the United States and Europe. As an artist, she has participated in 19 art exhibitions, including 5 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her 105 artworks are housed in 23 public and private collections.

Source: Correspondence with Anna P. Sokolina

Scope and Content

The majority of the collection consists of publications written by Anna Sokolina featured in books, magazines and newspapers in Germany, Russia, and the United States. The collection also contains her professional documentation, conferences in which Sokolina participated, and some conference papers that Sokolina was invited to present. The collection also includes catalogs from exhibitions that she curated while working at various museums starting in 1997, materials related to her involvement as honorary advisor to the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA), syllabi, teaching materials, dissertation, thesis, research, and artwork.


The collection is arranged seven series, each of which is arranged in chronological order.

Related Material

Separated Material

The following items - a poetry book, doctoral dissertation three books by Sokolina and two containing chapters by Sokolina - were cataloged in the on-line library catalog Addison and transferred to the Rare Book Collection:

Arkhitektura Zapada. [Ocherki] Red. Kollegi'i'a: S.O. Khan-Magomedov (otv. red.) [i dr.]. [Moscow]: Stroǐizdat, 1972-1987. (Sokolina has chapter, "Charles Moore: Theory and Practice") Call number: NA680 .A76

Problemy istorii arkhitektury: tezisy dokladov : vseso'i'uzna'i'a nauchna'i'a konferen't'si'i'a, Suzdal'. Moscow: VNIITAG Goskomarkhitektury, 1990. (Sokolina has 3-page portion, "The Concept of Tradition in East German Architecture, 1945-1990") Call number: NA190 .P76 1990

Sokolina, Anna. Osvoenie tradi't'siǐ v arkhitekture GDR: teori'i'a i istor i'ia arkhitektury restavra't'si'ia pam'iatnikov arkhitektury. 1991. (doctoral dissertation) Call number: NA1089 .S65 1991

Sokolina, Anna. Stikhi (Poems), New York: TELEX, 1998. Call number: PG3549.S63 S75 1998

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Contents List

Biographical Information
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Publications and Conference Participation
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Exhibition Participation and Curatorial Work
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IAWA Materials
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Teaching Information
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Professional Papers
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Art & Artifacts
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Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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