A Guide to the Audrey Emmons Architectural Collection, 1974-1997 Emmons, Audrey, Architectural Collection Ms1997-018

A Guide to the Audrey Emmons Architectural Collection, 1974-1997

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1997-018


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1997-018
Title
Audrey Emmons Architectural Collection, 1974-1997
Physical Characteristics
1.5 Cubic Feet 3 boxes; 1 oversize folder
Creator
Emmons, Audrey, 1921-1997
Language
English
Abstract
The Audrey Emmons collection consists of architectural drawings, photographs and slides, and job files of designs Emmons did in San Francisco, Sausalito, and other Northern California locations from the mid-1970s until 1996.

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: Audrey Emmons Architectural Collection, Ms1997-018 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Audrey Emmons Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in 1997.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Audrey Emmons Architectural Collection commenced and was completed in April 1998.


Biographical Information

Audrey Emmons was born Audrey Jean Durland on November 4, 1921, in Manhattan, Kansas. She received her B.S. in Architecture degree from Kansas State University in 1943. She served as a Junior Naval Architect at the Department of the Navy in Washington, D.C., from 1943 to 1944, and as a draftsperson with the firms of William Smull, AIA, in Washington, D.C., from 1948 to 1949, and Bechtel Corporation in San Francisco, California, from 1949 to 1950.

Emmons was an architect with several firms in San Francisco, including Wurster, Bernardi & Emmons AIA, from 1950 to 1955, and Malone & Hooper, AIA, from 1955 to 1963. In 1964 she became a partner with Hooper Olmsted & Emmons, AIA, (1964-1977) and Hooper, Olmsted Emmons Hrovat, AIA, (1977-1980). She established her own practice in 1980. In 1961 she married architect Donn Emmons.

Emmons served in many capacities on several committees and task forces in the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the California Council AIA. She was a member of the City of Sausalito Community Appearances Advisory Board (1971-1974) and the Architectural Selection Board of the State Colleges of California (1977-1980), among other prominent civic and professional committees.

Emmons, a licensed architect of California and the District of Columbia, was elected to the College of Fellows of the AIA in 1984. In 1983 she received a Distinguished Service Award from the College of Architecture and Design of Kansas State University. She died April 1, 1997, in Sausalito, California.

Scope and Content

The Audrey Emmons collection consists of architectural drawings, photographs and slides, and job files of designs Emmons did in San Francisco, Sausalito, and other Northern California locations from the mid-1970s until 1996. The collection also includes biographical information about Emmons and the medal she earned in 1984 when she achieved fellowship in the AIA.

Arrangement

This collection is divided into two series Professional Papers and Project Records. The materials are then arranged chronologically within each series.


Index Terms


Contents List

Professional Papers, 1978-1997
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Project Records, 1974-1996
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Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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