A Guide to the Lorraine Rudoff Architectural Collection, 1950-1980 Rudoff, Lorraine Architectural Collection Ms1990-025

A Guide to the Lorraine Rudoff Architectural Collection, 1950-1980

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1990-025


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1990-025
Title
Lorraine Rudoff Architectural Collection 1950-1980
Physical Characteristics
1 box, 2 oversize folders 3.2 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains papers of Los Angeles, California architect Lorraine Rudoff. Included are 2 rolls of floor plans and elevations from 1975-1976; one scrapbook containing photographs, clippings, architectural drawings, etc.; and three conference pins.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Lorraine Rudoff Architectural Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Lorraine Rudoff Architectural Collection, Ms1990-025 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Lorraine Rudoff Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in 1990.


Biographical Information

Lorraine Rudoff was born in Bridgeport, CT in 1920 and began her education in New York City public schools before attending the Cooper Union School of Architecture. Initially, she attended an unknown school to study fashion design before attending Cooper Union, but discovered that the fashion industry wasn't favorable to women at the time and the pay was low.

Rudoff has over 35 years of varied architecture experience including commercial and industrial complexes, public schools, government projects, office and medical high-rise facilities, and high-rise apartment complexes. Some of her major projects include: serving as job caption on buildings for Lockheed and Hughes Aircraft and the Vons Market, meat processing plant in El Monte, CA.

A life member (1957-) of the Association for Women in Architecture (AWA) Rudoff has served as president, treasurer, program chair, as well as other offices. She was also active in The International Union of Women Architects (UIFA).

Always interested in arts and crafts Rudoff has taken classes at UCLA, Woodbury, and Barnsdall Arts and Craft Center. In her retirement she volunteered at the Craft and Folk Art Museum.

Scope and Content

The collection contains: 1 roll of Architectural drawings totaling 33 sheets and dated 1976 of Vons Grocery Co. Meat Service Center in El Monte, CA; 1 roll of floor plans, elevations, color and furnishing schedule, etc. dated 1975 of the Economics Laboratory Inc. in Tucson, Az; 3 folders of scrapbook memorabilia containing photographs, architectural drawings, clippings, and certificates of achievements; and 1 envelope containing three conference pins (UIFA, AWA).

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Related Material

The ImageBase at Virginia Tech's Special Collections contains digital images of Rudoff's work.

Contents List

Box-folder 1:1
Envelope containing three conference pins (UIFA, AWA). Scrapbook memorabilia containing biography, photographs, clippings, and certificates of achievements.
Box-folder 1:2
Scrapbook memorabilia containing photographs, renderings, clippings, and photocopies.
Box-folder 1:3
2 architectural drawings containing plans and construction details for a house in Tucson, Arizona.
Map-case 33:12
1 roll of architectural drawings totaling 33 sheets and dated 1976 of Vons Grocery Co. Meat Service Center in El Monte, CA.
Map-case 33:12
1 roll of floor plans, elevations, color and furnishing schedule dated 1975 of the Economics Laboratory Inc. in Tucson, Az. Also, a photocopy of a personal note about the project.