A Guide to the Silvia Paun Architectural Collection, 1966-2003 Paun, Silvia Architectural Papers Ms1991-057

A Guide to the Silvia Paun Architectural Collection, 1966-2003

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1991-057


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1991-057
Title
Silvia Paun Architectural Collection, 1966-2003
Physical Characteristics
1 folder; 1 box, 2.38 cu. ft.
Language
French Romanian English
Abstract
Papers include photographs of structures she has designed, letters and biographical information as well as writings by her and about her work, including her books.

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: Silvia Paun Architectural Collection, Ms1991-057 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Ms1991-057, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Silvia Paun Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections beginning in 1991. The collection was obtained in multiple accessions (1992; 2000; 2004).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Silvia Paun Architectural Collection commenced in June 2010 and was completed in June 2010. A preliminary arrangement was begun in 1991.


Biographical Information

Silvia Paun was born in Chisinau, Romania in 1923. She graduated from the Architecture Faculty in Bucharest in 1948. She spent 30 years as an architect specializing in socio-cultural buildings while employed in Central State Institute of Bucharest. She had more than 50 urban and rural projects completed between 1953 and 1977 and authored 26 studies, 25 papers, and 14 exhibitions about the role of architecture between 1960 and 1995. Her first book was published in 1981, which won a prize from the Architects Union in Romania (UAR) and won appreciation from UNESCO. She participated in 4 International Congresses of Architecture (UIFA) and has received numerous honors for architectural conception, architectural and scientific research, and her architectural books.

Scope and Content

The collection contains one folder of seven photographs of children's clinics designed by Paun from 1953 to 1977 in Romania. One box with nine folders contains numerous articles from 1960 to 1995, as well as her curriculum vitae, pamphlets, exhibition descriptions, and letters written to and from Milka Bliznakov. The Rare Book Collection houses 4 books authored by Silvia Paun. See the library catalog, Addison, for more details.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically by project and article publication date.

Related Material

Separated Material

The following items were transferred to the Rare Book Collection: Identites europeennes inedites : Italia-Romania dans la prehistorie, l'ethnos, l'architecture = Unknown European identities : Italia-Romania in prehistory, ethnos, architecture (Bucuresti: Editura Tehnica, 1998) [AZ108 P38 1996]

Romania, valoarea arhitecturii autohtone = Romania, la valeur de l'architecture autochtone / Silvia Paun ; traduit en fran?ais Olimpia Coroama. (Bucuresti : Per Omnes Artes, 2003) [NA1421 .P38 2003].


Contents List

Box-folder 1:1
Book: The Heavenly Signs
Box-folder 1:2
Touristic Guide Timisoara
Box-folder 1:3
Buletinul Comisiei Monumentelor Istorice. "The Value of the Authentic Romanian Folk Architecture". Article
Box-folder 1:4
Articles and presentations 1984-1992
Box-folder 1:5
Report on Timisoara
Box-folder 1:6
4 issues of Architectura
Box-folder 1:7
Book: Absida Altarului
Box-folder 1:8
Photographs, photocopies of various projects, and write-ups about projects
Box-folder 1:9
Biographical Information, Correspondence
Map-case 13:5
7 photographs of children's clinics designed by Paun