A Guide to the Elise Sundt Architectural Collection, 1972-1988 Sundt, Elise Architectural Collection Ms1984-183

Elise Sundt Architectural Collection, 1972-1988

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1984-183


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Processed by: Kathryn Shackelford, Special Collections

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Collection Number
Elise Sundt Architectural Collection, 1972-1988
Physical Characteristics
0.3 cu. ft. 1 box
Sundt, Elise
The majority of the collection is written in German. Documents from UIFA conference are in both English and French.
Sundt (1928- ) an architect in Vienna, Austria. She studied at the Technical University of Vienna, graduating with a diploma in Architecture in 1952. Sundt’s collection includes professional papers, publications, and documentation of exhibits from her professional career. Materials range in date from 1972-1988.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Elise Sundt Architectural Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Elise Sundt Architectural Collection, Ms1984-183, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Elise Sundt Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections prior to 1985.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Elise Sundt Architectural Collection was completed in November 2011.

Biographical Note

Elise Sundt was born in Vienna in 1928. She studied at the Technical University of Vienna where she met her husband and graduated with a diploma in architecture. Sundt had many talents but chose to focus on Architecture and Civil Engineering. She focused on educational structures and completed many projects at home and abroad in Afghanistan. As a pioneer in the profession, Sundt was an outspoken advocate for women in architecture and participated in many conferences and expositions later in life. Much of her work was inspired by her husband and late father who were also in the building profession and contributed greatly to her education.

Scope and Content

The Elise Sundt collection contains an information packet about women architects in Austria, with Sundt cited; a photograph of the renovation of a structure in Horn, Austria; two architectural journals; a copy of an article, "Die Frau als Ziviltechiker;" A building efficiency study (1970) of schools in Vienna; a catalog of her work, "Bauten und Projecte;" an autobiographical essay, Mein Beruflicher Weidegang Und Lebenslauf; and photographs of panels from an exhibit about Austrian women architects. [Format - Dr=Drawings, Ph=Photographs]

Index Terms


  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)

Contents List

Box 1
Personal Biography, Career and Resume
Box 1
Sundt, Elise. "Was Gescheit mit unseren Schulen Mogen." Der Aufbau September/October 1972: 370-376. print.
Box 1
Sundt, Elise. "Die Frau Als Ziviltechiker." Prasentation des Festbuches: Ziviltechniker & Wirtschaft Gestalter Der Umwelt. 69-74. print.
Box 1
Schule Wohnaus: A Study of Economic Planning of older school buildings/ Drawings for Programmatic Planning and Construction Guidelines for Schools
Box 1
European Federation of National Engineering Associations: Survey of Women, (April 1984)
Box 1
UIFA 7th Congress in Berlin, (October 1984)
Box 1
Women Architects in Austria Exposition (n.d.)
Box 1
New School Per Albin Hansson settlement East [dr] (n.d.)
Box 1
Norm NO Branch of Economic Chamber of Lower Austria [ph] (n.d.)
Box 1
Project Portfolio (n.d.)