A Guide to the Charles S. Worley, Jr., Collection, 1950-1982, undated Worley, Charles S., Jr., Collection Ms1996-017

A Guide to the Charles S. Worley, Jr., Collection, 1950-1982, undated

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1996-017


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2019 (CC0 1.0)

Processed by: Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1996-017
Title
Charles S. Worley, Jr., Collection1950-1982, undated
Physical Characteristics
1.1 Cubic Feet 4 oversize folders; 7 boxes
Creator
Worley, Charles S., Jr.
Language
English
Abstract
The Charles S. Worley, Jr., Collection consist of architectural drawings of designs by Worley, done from the mid-1950s to the early 1960s, with several designs undated. The collection also includes a small group of photographs and negatives of Worley and his own residence in Blacksburg, as well as an extensive collection of slides documenting Worley's student and professional work, work of his students, his travels, nature, and images that were likely used as part of lectures.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Charles S. Worley, Jr., Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Charles S. Worley, Jr., Collection, Ms1996-017, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Charles S. Worley, Jr., Papers, were donated to Special Collections in September 1996.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Charles S. Worley, Jr., Papers commenced and was completed in October and December 1996. An addition to the collection was processed in June 1997. In 2018, a set of slides were located in storage and in June 2019, the collection was reprocessed to include slides and additional architectural drawings found during a collection move around 2010.


Biographical Information

Charles Samuel Worley, Jr., was a Professor of Architecture at Virginia Tech from 1947 to 1982 and a Professor Emeritus from 1982 until his death in 1995. He received his B.S. in Architectural Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1936 and his M.S. in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1941.

Scope and Content

The Charles S. Worley, Jr., Collection consist of architectural drawings of designs by Worley, done from the mid-1950s to the early 1960s, with several designs undated. The collection also includes a small group of photographs and negatives of Worley and his own residence in Blacksburg, as well as an extensive collection of slides documenting Worley's student and professional work, work of his students, his travels, nature, and images that were likely used as part of lectures.

Scope and Content: Slide Inventory

A spreadsheet inventory of the slide topics, based on Worley's original organization, is available online.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Related Material

Herschel Gustave Anderson Elarth Papers, 1885-1988 (Ms1984-182). Finding aid available online.
Herschel Elarth-Charles Worley Architectural Firm Drawings (Ms2019-036).


Index Terms


Container List

Folder 1
Architectural Drawings, 1954
Folder 2
Architectural Drawings, 1957-1959
Folder 3
Architectural Drawings, 1960-1962
Folder 4
Architectural Drawings, undated
Box 1
Box 2
Box 3
Box 4
Box 5
Box 6
Box 7
Slides, 1950s-1982, undated
Box 7
Negatives (images of Worley and the house he designed for himself in Blacksburg), undated

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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