A Guide to the Virginia M. Herz Currie Papers, 1934-2000 Currie, Virginia M. Herz, Papers Ms2001-005

A Guide to the Virginia M. Herz Currie Papers, 1934-2000

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2001-005


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2001-005
Title
Virginia M. Herz Currie Papers, 1934-2000
Physical Characteristics
3.8 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains watercolors executed by Virginia M. Herz Currie, as well as information pertaining to the 1995 Valiant Woman Award and a scrapbook.

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: Virginia M. Herz Currie Papers, Ms2001-005 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Virginia M. Herz Currie Papers were donated to Special Collections in 2001.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Virginia M. Herz Currie Papers commenced and was completed in 2001.


Biographical Information

Virginia M. Herz was born in Minnesota in 1913. She graduated in 1936 from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis with a degree in Interior Architecture. While in the program she met her future husband, fellow architecture student, Leonard James Currie and they married in 1937. The couple traveled over much of the world including Bogota, Columbia, Penang, Malausia, Boston, Chicago, and Blacksburg, Virginia. The American Institute of Architects elected Currie to Honorary Society Membership in recogizition of her voluntary efforts to improve the natural and built environment, and in particular for her leadership in the Blacksburg Beautification program resulting in landscaped medians throughout town. The couple had three children - Barbara, Robert, and Elizabeth. Currie died in 2006 at the age of 92.

Scope and Content

A graduate of the architectural program at the University of Minnesota, the Currie Papers contain watercolors probably done while she was a student in the 1930s. There is also a scrapbook from a neighborhood beautification project in Chicago in 1966 and the 1995 Valiant Woman Award.

Contents List

Box-folder 1:1
Biographical Information, 2006 and undated
Box-folder 1:2
Valiant Woman Award Materials, 1995.
Box-folder 1:3-4
Scrapbook: "Chicago Beautiful and the Near West Side," 19 leaves; 24 photographs (most by L.J. Currie), 1966.
Box-folder 1:5
Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois Materials, 2000, n.d.
Oversize 1
"Stuart library" Virginia M. Herz 1-26-35 project no. 4, interior design "mention" (25" by 37"), ca.1930s.
Oversize 2
Unlabeled (24 .25" x 38"), ca.1930s.
Oversize 3
"A Moderne Hotel Suite" Virginia Herz, Interior Design, Second prob. "(short)" (25" x 38.25"), ca.1930s.
Oversize 4
"Louis XVI Bedroom" Virginia M. Herz, project no. 6, March 16, 1934 "mention" (25" x 38"), ca.1930s.
Oversize 5
Virginia M. Herz, new grade II proj. "credit +" (24" x 32"), ca.1930s.
Oversize 6
Virginia Herz, 1934-5 (25.25" x 38.75"), ca.1930s.
Oversize 7
Virginia Herz, first advanced project, April 23, 1933 "credit" (27" x 38.5"), ca.1930s.
Oversize 8
Unlabeled (15.5" x 24"), ca.1930s.