A Guide to the SAFFA 58 Architectural Drawing, 1958 SAFFA 58 Architectural Drawing Ms1998-019

A Guide to the SAFFA 58 Architectural Drawing, 1958

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1998-019


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Processed by: Sherrie A. Bowser, Special Collections

Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Saffa 58 Architectural Drawings, 1958
Physical Characteristics
2.8 Cubic Feet 4 oversize folders
Billeter, Beate; Fuhrimann, Verena; Hubacher-Constam, Annemarie; Judin-Mutzenberg, Jetti; Rufer-Eckmann, Claire, 1914-1974
German; French
Swiss fair exhibition on women in Zurich, Switzerland, that was built by Swiss women architects. Collection consists of sixty-three drawings of the buildings, including the collaborative work of Claire Rufer-Eckmann, Beate Billeter, Verena Fuhrimann, Jetti Judin-Mutzenberg, and Annemarie Hubacher-Constam.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from SAFFA 58 Architectural Drawings must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: SAFFA 58 Architectural Drawings, Ms1998-019, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The SAFFA 58 Architectural Drawings were donated to Special Collections in November 1998.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the SAFFA 58 Architectural Drawings was completed in March 2011.

Historical Note

The Swiss Exhibition for Women's Work (SAFFA) was an exhibition organized by the major national women's organizations in Switzerland. The first SAFFA exhibition was in held in Bern, 1928. The theme was to show the importance of female contributions to the social and economic activities in Switzerland at the time. A second exhibition was held in Zurich, 1958 focusing on "women in the family, occupation and state." These exhibitions were organized and produced entirely by women and the exhibition buildings for SAFFA 58 were designed and built by Swiss women architects.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of sixty-three drawings of the buildings for the Swiss fair including the collaborative work of Claire Rufer-Eckmann, Beate Billeter, Verena Fuhrimann, Jetti Judin-Mutzenberg, and Annemarie Hubacher-Constam.

Index Terms


  • Architects -- Switzerland
  • Architectural drawing -- 20th century
  • History of Women in Architecture
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Women -- History

Index Terms

Drawings of Claire Rufer-Eckman
  • Folder 1
    Gewerbe [commercial], 9 drawings
  • Folder 1
    Bekleidung [clothing], 16 drawings
  • Folder 2
    Modenschau [fashion show]/Dancing Pavillion, 29 drawings
Drawings of Beate Billeter (Neuchatel, Switzerland)
  • Folder 3
    Einfamilienhaus grundriss [Detached Floor Plan], (2 drawings
    • Grundriss [Floor plan]
    • Platten Badezimmer [Bathroom Panels]
Drawings of Verna Fuhrimann (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Folder 3
    Halle häusliche erziehung [Home Education Hall] (floorplan), 2 drawings
  • Folder 3
    Dienstboten haus [Servant house] (floorplan), 1 drawing
Drawings of Jetti Judin-Mutzenberg (Luzern, Switzerland)
  • Folder 3
    Hotellerie/Gastgewerbe [Hospitality] (floorplan and cross section), 1 drawing
Drawings of Annemarie Hubacher-Constam (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Folder 4
    Situationsplan [Site Plan] for the exhibition grounds, 1 drawing
  • Folder 4
    Wohnturm Ansichten [Residential tower views], 1 drawing
  • Folder 4
    Grundriss Männerparadies [Men paradise, layout]/Modenschau/Dancing Pavillon, 1 drawing

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Billeter, Beate
  • Fuhrimann, Verena
  • Hubacher-Constam, Annemarie
  • Judin-Mutzenberg, Jetti
  • Rufer-Eckmann, Claire, 1914-1974