A Guide to the Milka T. Bliznakov Papers and Architectural Drawings, 1946-2010 Bliznakov, Milka T. Papers and Architectural DrawingsMs1991-025

Milka T. Bliznakov Papers and Architectural Drawings, 1978-2000

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Collection Number Ms1991-025


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1991-025
Title
Milka T. previous hitBliznakov next hit Papers and Architectural Drawings, 1946-2010
Physical Characteristics
26.0 cu. ft. 31 boxes; 6 oversize; 4 artifacts
Creator
previous hitBliznakov next hit, Milka T., 1927-2010
Language
English
Language
The majority of materials in this collection are written in English and Bulgarian. Additional materials are in German, French, Russian, Spanish, and Japanese.
Abstract
Milka previous hitBliznakov next hit was a Bulgarian architect, architectural historian, and professor who practiced in Bulgaria, France, and the United States. The collection consists of her publications, research, correspondence, professional documentation of her practice, conference participation materials, teaching materials, and documents related to her involvement as the founder of the International Archive of Women in Architecture.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Milka T. previous hitBliznakov next hit Papers and 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: Milka T. previous hitBliznakov next hit Papers and Architectural Drawings, Ms1991-025, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Milka T. previous hitBliznakov next hit Papers and Architectural Drawings Collection was donated to the IAWA at Special Collections in 2002 by Dr. Milka previous hitBliznakov next hit. Additions were made to the collection by Milka previous hitBliznakov next hit and Donna Dunay in 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2015.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Milka T. previous hitBliznakov next hit Papers and Architectural Drawings was completed in February 2016. Additional materials were donated in March 2016


Biographical Information

Milka previous hitBliznakov next hit was born in Varna, Bulgaria in 1927. She attended the State Polytechnic Institute of Sofia and graduated with a master's degree in architecture in 1951. previous hitBliznakov next hit began practicing architecture in Bulgaria in 1952. In 1959, previous hitBliznakov next hit moved her practice to France. Two years later, previous hitBliznakov next hit emigrated to the United States.During her first years in the United States, previous hitBliznakov next hit worked as an architect and studied Soviet architecture. She earned her Ph.D in architectural history from Columbia University in 1971. She taught at the University of Texas from 1972-1974, where she co-founded the Institute of Modern Russian Culture.

In 1974, Milka previous hitBliznakov next hit became a professor at Virginia Polytechnic Insitute and State University's College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where she taught in the urban design program. previous hitBliznakov next hit became an authority on the Russian avante-garde and constructivism movements. In 1985, previous hitBliznakov next hit worked with the Virginia Tech University Libraries and the College of Architecture and Urban Studies to establish the International Archive of Women in Architecture. She served as the chair of the IAWA Board of Advisors from 1985-1993. Milka previous hitBliznakov next hit retired in 1998 in conjunction with the establishment of the Milka previous hitBliznakov next hit Prize. The Milka previous hitBliznakov next hit Prize is awarded annually to those whose research furthers the knowledge of women's contributions to architecture and design. previous hitBliznakov next hit continued to acquire and donate works to the IAWA until her death on November 4, 2010.

Scope and Content

This collection documents the activities of Milka previous hitBliznakov next hit (1927-2010), the founder of the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) and former chair of its board of advisors (1985-1993). It contains personal materials, including biographical information and personal correspondence. This collection also contains materials documenting Milka's prolific career as an architect and a professor emerita at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Some significant topics represented in these files are avante-garde architecture; Russian constructivism; futurist architecture in the Soviet Union; the history of Bulgaria and Bulgarian architecture; and women in art and architecture. In addition, this collection contains unique documents about the destruction of architectural structures in Croatia during the Bosnian war; Federal Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) reports on Soviet concentration camps; and detailed drawings and and project plans for Soviet infastructure. This collection also documentsd the proceedings of organizations and conferences attended by Milka previous hitBliznakov next hit such as L'Union Internationale des Femmes Architectes (UIFA), the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA), and the Association for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies (AAASS). Materials are largely textual, comprising of correspondence, memoranda, minutes and agendas, legal materials, clippings, publications, reference files, blueprints, and maps. Among other formats scattered throughout the collection are photographs, negatives, and artifacts such as plaques. This collection also includes detailed drawings and specifications from Milka previous hitBliznakov's next hit architecture practice.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into five broad series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Faculty Papers, Major Projects, and Art & Artifacts. Within each of series, materials are arranged according to original order and chronology. Where original order was not clear, processing staff used the Standard Series for Architecture and Landscape Design Records as guidance.

Related Material

Separated Material

Two volumes were returned to the Library of Columbia University. The following books were separated from the collection to be cataloged for the Rare Book Collection:

Watkins, R.N. The Ideal Communist City. New York: Braziller, 1968.
Lloyd, P. & Collie, K. San Francisco: a guide to recent architecture. London: Ellipsis, 1997.
Markelin, U. Profiles: Pioneering Women Architects from Finland. Museum of Finnish Architecture, 1983.
Use of Tradition in Russian & Soviet Architecture , guest edited by Cooke, C. & Kudriavtsev, A. Architectural Design journal, v. 57, no. 7/8. London: Architectural Design, 1987.
Brumfield, W.C. Reshaping Russian Architecture: Western Technology, Utopian Dreams. New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Somaya, B., Mehta, U., & Hecar Foundation. An Emancipated Place: the proceedings of the conference and exhibitino held in Mumbai, February 2000. Mumbai : Hecar Foundation, 2000.
Kuperus, M., & Meinsma, H.C. Architectes. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Thoth, 1990.
Boutelle, S.H. & Morgan, J. Julia Morgan, Architect. New York : Abbeville Press, 1988.
Poem about Trees. (ISBN: 9785090245890),
The American Glossary of Architectural Terms .
Illustrated Garnsey.
La Realidad Sovietica.
Construction and Reconstruction of Towns.
Working Architectural Studios I-Design Department of the Moscow Soviet.
Working Architectural Studios II-Design Department of the Moscow Soviet.
Russian Formalism.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Faculty
  • History of Women in Architecture
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Women architects--Bulgaria
  • Women--History

Container List

Series I. Personal Papers
1951-2011
Box
Scope and Content

This series includes Milka previous hitBliznakov's next hit biographical information, personal correspondence, travel, photographs, and other personal documents. Noteworthy objects include a video cassette on Milka previous hitBliznakov next hit, a stock certificate, and correspondence regarding the destruction of Croatian architecture during the Yugoslav Wars.

  • box-folder 1
    1
    previous hitBliznakov next hit, M. Citizen Forum - Panel Video Casette
  • box-folder 1
    2
    Biographical Information
    1995-2011This file consists of Bliznakov's resumes, curriculum vitae, biographies, and obituaries. In addition, this file contains a memorial written by Anna Sokolina in both Russian and English.This file contains documents in both English and Russian.
  • box-folder 1
    3
    Correspondence
    1975-2006Christmas cards, postcards, and letters from Milka's friends, family, and colleagues.English, Bulgarian, and German.
  • box-folder 1
    4
    Travel
    1973-n.d.File contains post cards from Milka Bliznakov's travel and a booklet from the Mongolian National Tourist Organization.
  • box-folder 1
    5-6
    Photographs
    1951-2000Photographs and film negatives from Bliznakov's graduation from the State Polytechnic University in Sofia (1951), a wedding in Bulgaria, a trip to Romania (1998), and the Hilde Westrom Exhibit photographs (2000).
  • box-folder 1
    35
    Pacific American Group, Inc. Stock Certificate
    1981
Series II. Professional Papers
1926, 1960-2009
Box
Scope and Content

This series consists of correspondence, writings, presentations, associations and committees, awards, research notes, reference files, and other professional works by Milka previous hitBliznakov next hit. These materials reflect Milka's work as a professor and architectural historian at Virginia Tech, as well as her broader network of women in architecture through the IAWA. Other noteworthy items include Milka's portfolio of work and exhibition posters collected from events.

  • Subseries a. Correspondence
    1973-2005
    • box-folder 1
      7
      Correspondence re: The Destruction of Croatian Monuments
      1991This file contains two letters from Dr. Sena Sekulic-Gvozdanovic, a professor at the University of Zagreb in Croatia. This file contains documentation of Croatian architecture and its destruction. In addition, the file contains a letter from the University of Zagreb's architecture faculty.
    • box-folder 1
      8
      Professional Correspondence (1999-2002)
      1999-2002
    • box-folder 1
      9
      Professional Correspondence (1979-1987)
      1979-1987
    • box-folder 1
      10
      Alonso, Carmen Espegel
      2003
    • box-folder 1
      11
      Brians, Audrey L. - Milka (1977-2002)
      1977-2002This file contains correspondence between Brians and Bliznakov. In addition, this file contains pamphlets entitled "Women in American Architecture: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective" and "Architecture: Women in the Profession", postcards, and photographs of Brians.
    • box-folder 1
      12
      Bulant-Kamenova, Aneta - Milka (2003)
      2003This file contains a curriculum vitae for Aneta Bulant-Kamenova and a letter in Bulgarian to Milka.This file contains German and Bulgarian.
    • box-folder 1
      13
      Galster, Gertrud Klinge - Milka
      2002This file contains a letter and photographs.
    • box-folder 1
      14
      Gottlieb, Lois D. - Milka (2003)
      2003This file contains photographs from Gotlieb.
    • box-folder 1
      15
      Hansen, Fani - Milka
      This file contains a postcard from Hansen to Bliznakov.
    • box-folder 1
      16
      Hastings, L. Jane - Milka (2002-2003)
      2002-2003This file contains a Christmas card from the Hastings family.
    • box-folder 1
      17
      Higashi, Yumiko Osawa - Milka (2001)
      2001
    • box-folder 1
      18
      Perkins, Nancy - Milka (2003)
      2003This file contains correspondence with Nancy Perkins regarding Anna W. Keichline.
    • box-folder 1
      19
      Kruger, Eva - Milka
      2002
    • box-folder 1
      20
      Nation, Shelagh - Milka (2002)
      2002
    • box-folder 1
      21
      Roth, Maria - Milka (2003)
      2003
    • box-folder 1
      22
      Stratigakos, Despina - Milka (2003)
      2003
    • box-folder 1
      23
      Von Der Weppen, Maria - Milka
      2003This file contains a letter from Vonder Weppen and photographs.
    • box-folder 1
      24
      Willis, Beverly- Milka (2001-2002)
      2001-2002
    • box-folder 1
      25
      Van Hook
      1982
    • box-folder 1
      26
      Balke, Thomas
      2005
    • box-folder 1
      27
      Schmidt-Thomsen, Helga
      1990
    • box-folder 1
      28
      van Ginkel, Blanche Lemco
      1989
    • box-folder 1
      29
      Lang, Evelyn - Milka
      1993
    • box-folder 1
      30
      McDonald, Roxana
      1992
    • box-folder 1
      31
      The Boston Society of Architects (1990)
      1990
    • box-folder 1
      32
      Society of Architectural Historians (1975)
      1975
    • box-folder 1
      33
      Slavic Review (1973)
      1973
    • box-folder 1
      34
      Ojai House Plans
      2004
  • Subseries b. Writings
    1967-1998
    • box-folder 1
      37
      From Theory to Practice in Constructivist Architecture (1979)
      1979
    • box-folder 1
      37
      Women in Architectural Profession (1985)
      1985
    • box-folder 1
      38
      Soviet Women Architects (1917-1967)
      1967Biographical guide to Soviet women in architecture.
    • box-folder 1
      39
      Space is the Medium of Architecture (1990)
      1990
    • box-folder 1
      40
      Futurist Architecture-Russia
      This file contains Soviet architectural papers and city planning projects such as the flying city project. In addition, this file contains Milka Bliznakov's academic papers entitled "The City of Futurists" and "Design Plans for Moscow".This file contains documents in Russian and English.
    • box-folder 1
      41
      Western Technology and Soviet Avante-garde Architecture
      1989This file contains documents in Russian and English.
    • box-folder 2
      1
      Bibliography of Bulgarian Architects
      This file contains a bibliographic aid compiled by Milka Bliznakov on Bulgarian architects. The aid was requested by the Library of Congress on slavic architects.
    • box-folder 2
      2
      Styles and Techniques in Bulgarian Folk Architecture
      1979
    • box-folder 2
      3
      Bulgarian Urbanization
    • box-folder 2
      4
      National Aspects of Bulgarian Architecture
      This file contains two academic papers written by Milka Bliznakov: "National Aspects of Bulgarian Architecture" and "New Towns in Soviet Asia: A Method for Industrialization and Population Resettlement".This file contains documents in English and German.
    • box-folder 2
      5
      Vision, Art, and Architecture
    • box-folder 2
      6
      From Theory to Practice in Constructivist Architecture (1979)
      1979
    • box-folder 2
      7
      The Constructivist Movement in Architecture
    • box-folder 2
      8
      Exhibition Reviews on Structurism
    • box-folder 2
      9
      Urban Planning Theories in the USSR
    • box-folder 2
      10
      Geometry in Modern Architecture
      This file contains a pamphlet and academic paper on geometry in modern architecture.
    • box-folder 2
      11
      Geometric Abstraction
    • box-folder 2
      12
      Architecture and Technology
    • box-folder 2
      13
      Soviet Formalism
    • box-folder 2
      14
      Ladovski Paper
    • box-folder 2
      15
      Malevich Paper
    • box-folder 2
      16-19
      Bulgarian Art & Architecture of the 20th Century: the Development of a Regional Culture (folder 1 of 4)
    • box-folder 2
      20
      Negatives for Bulgarian Art & Architecture
      This file contains negatives for Milka Bliznakov's paper entitled "Bulgarian Art & Architecture of the 20th Century: the Development of a Regional Culture".
    • box-folder 3
      1
      Ladovski Drafts
      1977
    • box-folder 3
      2
      Three Makers of Modern Architecture and the Thoughts that Shaped Them
    • box-folder 3
      3
      Art, Perception, and the Education of Vision
    • box-folder 3
      5
      box-folder 3
      4
      From Theory to Practice in Constructivist Architecture (folder 1 of 2)
      1979
    • box-folder 3
      6
      box-folder 3
      7
      Part IV: The Culture of Technocracy (folder 1 of 2)
      1979
    • box-folder 3
      8
      box-folder 3
      9
      Part III: A Post Modernism Named Socialist Realism (folder 1 of 2)
      1979
    • box-folder 3
      10
      Review of Profession, Cadre, or Academy
      1973
    • box-folder 3
      11
      Modern Architecture in the USSR
      1970
    • box-folder 3
      12
      Science & Technology
      1990-1991
    • box-folder 3
      14
      box-folder 3
      13
      Soviet Women Architects
      This file contains a bibliographical guide to Soviet women architects from 1917-1937.
    • box-folder 3
      16
      box-folder 3
      15
      New Towns in Soviet Asia
    • box-folder 3
      17
      City of the Russian Futurists
      1983
    • box-folder 3
      18
      The Contributions of Women to the Avante-garde Architecture in Russia
    • box-folder 3
      19
      Women in the Architectural Profession
    • box-folder 3
      20
      Women Architects from Eastern Europe
    • box-folder 3
      21
      Ladovski Publication
      1980
    • box-folder 3
      22
      From Theory to Practice in Constructivist Architecture
      1979
    • box-folder 3
      23
      Postscript, 1998
    • box-folder 3
      24
      New Towns on the Baykal-Amur Mainline
    • box-folder 3
      25
      Women Architects in Eastern Europe
    • box-folder 3
      26
      Soviet Housing During the Experimental Years (1918-1933), 1992
    • box-folder 3
      27
      Soviet Avante-garde Architecture: New York Exhibitions of the Twenties
    • box-folder 3
      28
      Publications, 1978-1996
    • box-folder 4
      1
      Zinaida Fedorovna Zhuchenko Gerngross, 1993
      This file contains a paper written by Milka Bliznakov on Zinaida Fedorovna Zhuchenko-Gerngross, a female tsarist spy from (1880-1903). Zinaida infiltrated revolutionary groups for the tsar's royal police force.
    • box-folder 4
      2
      Urban Planning in the USSR: Integrative Theories
    • box-folder 4
      3
      Ladovskii: The Search for Rational Science of Architecture, 1980
    • box-folder 4
      4
      Suprematism in Architecture, 1978
    • box-folder 4
      5
      The City of Russian Futurists, 1986
    • box-folder 4
      6
      New Towns on the BAM, 1987
  • Subseries c. Presentations
    • box-folder 4
      7
      Yale Lectures, 1983
    • box-folder 4
      8
      Architecture of a Totalitarian State, 1987
    • box-folder 4
      8-9
      Virginia Tech Symposium on Women in Design and Architecture
    • box-folder 4
      10
      Modern Architecture in the Twenties in Russia
    • box-folder 4
      11
      Research and Presentations, 1988-1999
      This file contains various reports, pamphlets, and flyers for Milka Bliznakov's presentations spanning from 1988-1999. This file contains documents in English and Spanish.
  • Subseries d. Associations and Committees
    1963-2009
    • box-folder 4
      13-15
      1988-UIFA Congress, Washington D.C.
      This file contains information from the 8th UIFA Congress. In addition, this file contains reports written by female architects on significant architectural topics and Milka Bliznakov's correspondence with colleagues.This file contains documents written in English, Spanish, and French.
    • box-folder 4
      15
      1991-UIFA Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • box-folder 4
      16-17
      1993-UIFA Congress, South Africa
    • box-folder 4
      18
      1996-UIFA Congress, Budapest, Hungary
    • box-folder 4
      19
      UIFA Miscellaneous, 1994
    • box-folder 4
      20-21, 27
      Miscellaneous, 1963-2005
      This file contains records, brochures, and newsletters from various conferences. In addition, this file contains correspondence regarding the IAWA (1989). This file also contains information on the Beverly Willis Foundation.This file contains documents in both English and Spanish.
    • box-folder 4
      22
      IAWA: Administrative Notes, 2005-2007
      This file contains correspondence with the association, donor information, and member information.
    • box-folder 4
      23
      IAWA: Financial Information, 2004-2009
      This file contains information on the Bliznakov award and information on IAWA stakeholders.
    • box-folder 4
      23
      IAWA: Proposal, 1988
    • box-folder 4
      24
      International Community Development Associates, 1979
    • box-folder 4
      25
      Second World Congress on Soviet East European Studies, 1980
      This file contains both English and German.
    • box-folder 4
      26
      1988 National Convention-AAASS
    • box-folder 4
      28
      Architectural Societies, 1972-1981
    • box-folder 4
      29
      Women East-West, 1996
    • box-folder 4
      30
      International Club, 1992
    • box-folder 4
      31
      1994 Conference Leadership Through Design
    • box-folder 4
      32
      Ferrari Symposium II Convergence, 1999
  • Subseries e. Awards
    • box-folder 4
      33
      Virginia Tech Ten Year Service Award, 1985
    • box-folder 4
      34
      Virginia Tech Twenty Year Service Award, 1995
    • box-folder 4
      35
      The Marquis Who's Who Awards, 1979-2001
    • box-folder 4
      36
      Institute for Urban Design, 1986-1988
    • box-folder 4
      37
      The Parthena Award, 1994
    • box-folder 4
      38
      The New York Academy of Sciences,1994
    • box-folder 4
      39
      National Geographic Society, 1988
    • box-folder 4
      40
      Union of Bulgarian Architects, 1991
    • box-folder 4
      41
      Sixth International DOCOMOMO Conference, 2000
    • box-folder 4
      42
      Professional Seminar Consultants, 1989
    • box-folder 4
      43
      International Academy of Architecture, 1994
    • box-folder 4
      44
      Wall of Tolerance, 2002-2003
    • box-folder 4
      45
      Planned Parenthood Certificate of Appreciation, 2002
    • box-folder 4
      46
      CAB-membership, 1997
    • box-folder 4
      47
      Republican National Committee: Presidebtial Achievement Award,1982
    • box-folder 4
      48
      International Research & Exchanges Board, 1984
    • box-folder 4
      49
      Certificate to Practice Architecture, 1972
    • box-folder 4
      50
      William Kinne Fellows Memorial Scholarship, 1970
    • box-folder 4
      51
      Professor Emeritus of Architecture, 1996-1997
    • box-folder 4
      52
      Tau Sigma Delta, 1996
    • oversize 4
      Woman of the Year, 2001
    • oversize 4
      Advisor Emerita of the IAWA, 2001
    • oversize 4
      Awards and Certificates from Columbia, 1968-1971
      This file contains a certificate of Milka's recommendation for a doctorate of philosophy (1969), a commencement reception invitation (1971), Milka Blizankov's New York license to practice architecture (1968, 1972), commencement program (1971), William Kline Fellows summer scholarship (1970), and commencement certificates from Colombia (1971).
    • oversize 4
      Sofia Graduation Certificate, 1960
    • oversize 4
      Virginia Tech Awards, 1990, 1996-1997
      This file contains Milka Blizankov's 15 years of service award (1990) and Milka Bliznakov's retirement certificate (1996).
  • Subseries f. Research Notes
    • box-folder 5
      1
      Bulgarian Chronology, 1984
      This file contains documents in English, German, and Russian.This file contains Milka Bliznakov's handwritten and typed notes on the chronology of Bulgaria. In addition, this file contains articles that were included with Milka's notes.
    • box-folder 5
      2
      Bulgarian Architecture, 1990
    • box-folder 5
      3
      Bulgarian Palaces
      This file contains documents in English, German, and French.
    • box-folder 5
      4
      Bulgarian Folklore
    • box-folder 5
      5
      Hotel de Soubise
      This file includes Milka's manuscript on French architecture and an article written on French architecture.
  • Subseries g. Reference Files
    • box-folder 5
      6
      Intermediate Zones in Modern Architecture
    • box-folder 5
      7
      Newsletters on Women in Art
    • box-folder 5
      8
      Dumont A. Paintures
    • box-folder 5
      9
      Bulgaria-Urban Development
    • box-folder 5
      10
      Photographs of Soviet Urban Design
      This file contains negative on urban desing in the Soviet Union.
    • box-folder 5
      11
      Utopian Dreams
      This file contains photographs depicting site plans.
    • box-folder 5
      12
      For Housing Book
      This file contains photographs depicting city design plans for the USSR.
    • box-folder 5
      13
      Soviet Women Architects, 1975-1980
    • box-folder 5
      14
      Bulgarian Papers, 1984
      This file contains documents written in Bulgarian and German.
    • box-folder 5
      15
      Tsarist Russia and Balkan Nationalism, 1984
      This file contains an article on Russian influence on the affairs of Bulgaria and Serbia (1879-1886).
    • box-folder 5
      16
      Impressions from Palestine, 1926
      This file includes an article entitled "Impressions from Palestine" written in Buglarian.
    • box-folder 5
      17
      Collection of Folklore and Ethnography, 1936
      This file contains an article on folklore and ethnography from a Bulgarian academic journal.
    • box-folder 5
      18-19
      Newspaper Clippings, 1983-1988
    • box-folder 5
      20-25
      Women in the Arts, 1927-1996
      This file contains documents in English and German.
    • box-folder 6
      1
      Soviet Concentration Camps, 1955-1981
      This file contains documents in English and Russian.This file contains documents documents regarding Soviet concentration camps. It contains reports from the Foreign Broadcast Information Broadcast (FBIS) and additional reports in both English and Russian.
    • Photos of Bulgarian Architecture (color)
    • Photos of Bulgarian Architecture (black & white)
    • box-folder 6
      4-5
      AAASS 1988 Meeting Hawaii, 1988
      This file contains newsletters and articles regarding the AAASS 1998 meeting.
    • box-folder 6
      6
      Articles on Soviet Design, 1927-1973
      This file contains documents in English and Russian.This file contains articles and photographs on Soviet design.
    • box-folder 6
      7
      Andrei Ikonnikov, 1990
    • box-folder 6
      8
      The City and Architecture of Sofia, Bulgaria
    • box-folder 6
      9
      Land Commune and Peasant Community in Russia, 1990
    • box-folder 6
      10
      Architects of Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, and Florida and their Work, 1992
      This file contains both English and Spanish.
    • box-folder 6
      11
      Factors in the Career Choices of Women in Environmental Design, 1977
      This file contains a working paper written by Alan G. Winslow.
    • box-folder 6
      12
      The Structurist, 1981-1982
    • box-folder 6
      13
      Soviet Union Vol 5, Part 2, 1978
    • box-folder 6
      14
      Supplemental Curriculum for Urban Design: The UCLA Experiment
    • box-folder 6
      15
      The Blacksburg Town Zoning Orginance, 1976
    • box-folder 6
      16
      Lanthrop Douglass, FAIA, 1968
      This file contains copies of photographs and sketches of architectural plans.
    • box-folder 6
      17
      From Chaos to Creation, 1972-1992
    • box-folder 6
      18
      Women Architects in Austria, 1987-1988
    • box-folder 6
      19
      The 'New Build' of the Twenties and the Development of a Functionalist Kitchen, 1981-1982
    • box-folder 6
      20
      Women and Architecture, 1991
    • box-folder 6
      21
      Change of Profession?, 1993
    • box-folder 6
      22
      White Collar, 1998
    • box-folder 6
      23
      Virginia Women Artists: Female Experience in Art, 1985
    • box-folder 6
      24
      "Issues of Historical Preservation in Central Europe and Russia" Conference Proceedings, 1994
    • box-folder 6
      25
      Civil Engineers
    • box-folder 6
      26
      Soviet Union Vol. 3 Part 2, 1976
    • box-folder 6
      27
      Soviet Union Vol. 5 Part 2, 1978
    • box-folder 6
      28
      Soviet Union Vol. 7 Parts 1-2, 1980
    • box-folder 6
      29
      Studies Made on Six World Reports at the Request of UNESCO, 1975
      This file contains both English and French.
    • box-folder 6
      30
      Bulgarian Architecture
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      Historic Wisconsin Architecture
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      Building Moscow, 1936
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      33
      Seventh Congress of International Union of Architects, 1963
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      16-17, 19
      Places & Settings, 1972
      This file contains a publication called "Places & Settings" on architecture, landscape, and interior design.
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    Subseries h. Portfolio
    1965, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1975This file contains a compilation of Milka Bliznakov's architectural projects. The documents were originally kept in a cowhide briefcase. The portfolio remains in its original order and contains sketches, floor plans, landscaping plans, etc.
    Box
  • Subseries i. Exhibition Posters
    • Anna Luja Paun Exhibition Poster
    • Dallas Musuem of Fine Arts Exhibition Poster, 1980
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      15
      Society of Architectural Historians: "Soviet Avant-Garde Art & Architecture in the 1920s", 1977
Series III. Faculty Papers
Scope and Content

This series consists of faculy papers such as administrative materials, course materials, research notes, and reference files. While most of the series consists of materials from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, there are some materials from the University of Colombia. The content in this series expands from 1974-1996.

  • Subseries a. Administrative
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      1
      Title IX, 1980
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      2
      Tour to Moscow-Leningrad, 1989
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      3
      College of Architecture and Urban Studies Journal, 1987
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      4
      Correspondence Regarding LAR Studie, 1987
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      5
      Positions Available, 1996
  • Subseries b. Course Materials
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      7
      Syllabus
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      6
      History of Architecture: Vienna, 1974
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      8
      History of Architecture: Greek and Roman
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      9
      History of Architecture: Early Christian and Byzantine
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      10
      History of Architecture: Renaissance
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      11
      History of Architecture: Egypt
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      12
      Egyptian and Minoan-Mycenaean
  • Subseries c. Reference Files
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      13
      Architecture Team Places Nationally, 1991
Series IV. Major Projects, 1946-1983
Scope and Content

This series consists of Milka previous hitBliznakov's next hit architectural records for various residential projects. Content in this series extends from 1946-1983.

  • 2813 Tall Oaks Drive Project Records
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      14
      Milka previous hitBliznakov's next hit Residence Files, 1978-1979
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      15
      Photos of Milka's House
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      2813 Tall Oaks Drive, #1-2 of 18, 1978-1979
    • box 9
      2813 Tall Oaks Drive, #3-5 of 18, 1978-1979
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      2813 Tall Oaks Drive, #6-8 of 18, 1978-1979
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      2813 Tall Oaks Drive, #9-11 of 18, 1978-1979
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      2813 Tall Oaks Drive, #12-14 of 18, 1978-1979
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      2813 Tall Oaks Drive, #14-18 of 18, 1978-1979
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      2813 Tall Oaks Drive, interior detail drawings
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      2813 Tall Oaks Drive, additions and renovations after 1987
  • Barranco Residence Project Records, 1981-1983
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      16
      Barranco Residence Files, 1981-1983
      This file contains advertisements, business correspondence, and other documents regarding the Barranco residence.
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      Barranco Residence Drawings, 1981-1983
      This file contains 16 sketches and plans for the Barranco residence. In addition, it contains preliminary landscape master plan concept.
    • oversize 2
      Barranco Residence Pool Plans, 1981-1983
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      17
      Interior Design Plans, 1983
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    17
    518 Buckeye Trail Project Records, 1973-1974
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      18
      518 Buckeye Trail Files, 1973-1974
  • 2009 Bergman, 1946-1973
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      19
      Warranty Deeds Goode - 2009 Bergman, 1946-1947, 1973
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      House Remodeling: 2009 Bergman Street - Austin, Texas
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      2009 Bergman Street - Austin, Texas
  • Phillips/Karazim Residence
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      Phillips/Karazim Drawings
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    21
    box 17
    Murphy's Residence
    This file includes remodeling plans for the Murphy residence.
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    box 18
    Anderson & Associates Inc. - Blacksburg, Virginia
    This file contains drawings for a residential house in Blacksburg, Virginia. It includes landscapes, elevations, gazebo plans, and deck plans.
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    20
    Tony's House
    This file contains architectural drawings on transparent paper.
Series V. Art & Artifacts
Scope and Content

This series consists of art and artifacts donated to the Milka previous hitBliznakov next hit collection. Within this series, there is a metal file cabinet containing contact information. The cabinet contains contact information of Milka's friends, family, acquaintances, and colleagues. In addition, there are two large, framed awards and a t-shaped wooden utensil for drawing purposes. One of the awards is dated in 2007, but the other awards are not dated.

  • T-Square
  • A Gift to Milka previous hitBliznakov next hit from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies
  • Diversity Award, 2007
  • Milka's Filing Cabinet
    This filing cabinet consists of contact information. The left drawer, which includes IAWA board members, is organized by last name. The right drawer is organized by region. It includes contacts from Iceland, Great Britain, West Germany, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Spain, and South America.
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    Posters
Series VI. Additional Donations
This series comprises research files, correspondence, and articles sent by Dr. Milka Bliznakov to Dr. Anna P. Sokolina, IAWA honory advisor and 2017 Bliznakov Scholar. Sokolina donated these materials to the IAWA in March 2016.
  • Subseries a. Reference Files
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      1
      House of the Government of Georgia, 1939
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      2
      To Erect a Monument in Memory of the Polar Trek "Chelyuskina", 1934
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      3
      Windows on the Russian Past: Essays on Soviet Historiography Since Stalin
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      4
      Second World Congress on Soviet and East European Studies: The Emigre Artists in the West (USA)
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      5
      Cultural Life in the USSR (1928-1941), 1978
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      6
      50th Anniversary of the Electrification Plan and the Development of Architecture Hydropower Facilities, 1970
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      7
      Soviet Art Studies, 1981
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      8
      Prominent Architect, 1928
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      9
      Architect N.Y. Kolli, 1964
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      10
      Architect Pantelimon Golosov1968
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      11
      Kondrat Pantelimon Golosov1970
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      12
      Vladimir Fedrovich Krinski, 1971
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      13
      Ivan Alexandrovich Fomin, 1972
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      14
      A.P. Ivanitski
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      15
      Architect Lydia Constantinovna Komarova, 1977
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      16
      Mentoring Nechemnozemyu, 1981
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      17
      In Context Modernity and History, 1981
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      18
      P.A. Golosov, 1982
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      19
      Architect Victor Alexandrovich Vesni, 1982
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      20
      Construction Industry, 1924-1931
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      23
      Blokhin Layout of Residential Quarters of the City Sogu, 1933
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      24
      Architecture and Urban Design, 1933
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      25
      Socialist City and its Architecture, 1934
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      26
      Socialist Kharov, 1934
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      27
      Lived in the House of the Leningrad Council, 1934
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      28
      Architecture and Technology, 1934
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      29
      Sanatorium Construction in the USSR, 1934
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      30
      May the Lessons of Architecture Exhibitions Creative Discussions in the Union of Soviet Architects, 1934
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      Interior Problem, 1934
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      32
      Oven - On Proletarian Architecture, 1934
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      33
      From Work, 1934
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      34
      Fur House Design Competition People's Commissariat in Moscow, 1934
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      35
      What Architecture We Need, 1934
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      36
      Architecture in the USSR: Systematic Index of Articles and Materials for 5 Years, July 1933-June 1938
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      37
      Department Store and Residential Building on the Street of Dzerzhinsky, Moscow, 1933
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      38
      Book House Orlikov, Architect B.M. Velikovski, 1933
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      39
      Creative Discussion of the Soviet Union Architects, 1933
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      40
      Practice: Power Architecture, 1933
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      41
      Architecture in the USSR, 1985
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      42
      Igor V. Ryazantsev: Soviet Exhibition Ensemble, 1976
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      43
      At the Front of the Iranian Architecture, 1929
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      44
      Construction and Architecture, 1982
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      45
      Construction of Moscow, 1926
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      46
      Moscow Building: Labor Communes Kostino Draft Plan, 1929
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      47
      AVTOSTROY-Socialist City, 1930
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      48
      Moscow Building: City Recreation and the Socialist Way of Life, 1930
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      49
      Art Volume 4, 1934
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      50
      Architecture and Construction: Authority for Architecture Committee of the SNK, 1946
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      51
      Architecture and Construction: Master of Architecture in the First Year of the Fourth Five-Year Plan Stalin, 1946
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      52
      Architecture and Construction of the Country Life, 1946
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      53
      Architecture and Construction: Master of Architecture in the First Year of Post-War Stalinist Five-Year Plan, 1946
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      54
      Architecture and Construction: The Committee for Architecture at the USSR Council of Ministers, 1946
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      55
      Building in Moscow, 1924-1933
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      56
      Building in Moscow, 1927-1928
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      57
      A. Mikhaylov: Of the Art of the Reconstruction Period, 1932
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      58
      The Issue of Soviet Art and Architecture,1932
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      1
      International Contemporary Art, 1922
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      2
      Ezhdik Society of Architectural Artists, 1930
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      3
      Alexei V. Babichev: Artist, Theorist, Teacher
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      4
      The Relationship of Russian and Soviet Art and German Art Culture
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      5
      History of Russian Art, 1957
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      6-7
      Modern Architecture Articles and Notes
      1926-1930
    • box-folder 22
      8
      Soviet Architecture in Transformation by Paul Willen, 1953
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      9
      Soviet Art, 1926-1929
    • box-folder 22
      10
      L'Architecture Vivante
    • box-folder 22
      11
      Freeman Voices of October, 1930
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      12
      Art Under a Dictatorship, 1954
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      13
      Russian Modernism: Culture and Avant-Garde (1900-1930), 1976
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      14
      OSA + Constructivism
    • box-folder 22
      15
      Soviet Political Poster 1917-1920 by M.F. Savelov, 1960
    • box-folder 22
      16
      MAZAEY, Concept - "Manufacturing Art", 1975
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      17
      Culture and Style - J. Joffe,1928
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      18
      Architecture in the USSR, 1936
    • box-folder 22
      19
      Soviet Architecture, 1961, 1964-1967, 1969, 1972, 2004
    • box-folder 22
      20
      Art in the USSR and the Tasks Dispute Artists, 1928
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      21
      Soviet Architecture, 1933
    • box-folder 22
      23
      Yearbook MAO No, 5, 1928 and Architecture No. 1-2, 1923, 1928
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      24
      Velmir Khlebnikov - Snake Train
    • box-folder 22
      24
      Aleksei Gan - Constructivism, 1920
    • box-folder 22
      25
      Almanac Proletcult - Moscow, 1925
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      26
      Red Student, 1923
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      1
      Artistic Work in 1919, St. Petersburg, 1919
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      2
      Firebird, 1921
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      3
      Art Journal Russian Academy of Artistic Sciences, 1923, 1925, 1927
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      4
      On the Paths of Art Literature of Fact, 1926, 1929
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      5
      Horn, 1919
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      6
      Proletarian Culture, 1918-1919
    • box-folder 23
      7
      Revolution and Culture Publication Pravda Newspaper, 1924, 1927, 1971
    • box-folder 23
      8
      Printing and Revolution, 1921-1930
    • box-folder 23
      9-10
      LEF, 1923
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      11
      New LEF, 1927-1928
    • box-folder 23
      12-13
      Soviet Architecture, 1969
    • box-folder 23
      14
      Institute of History and Art, Ministry of Culture in the USSR: Questions of Soviet Art and Architecture, 1973
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      15
      Architectural Creativity of the USSR, 1974
    • box-folder 23
      16
      R.Ia. Rhiger, Architecture Drawing Stations, 1940
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      17
      K.K. Lagustin Architectural Image of Soviet Public Figures, 1953
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      18
      V.E. Bykov and Dr. J. Cornfield: Architecture Business Culture Club, 1953
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      19
      Cooperative Housing, 1922-1923
    • box-folder 23
      20
      LEF, 1924
    • box-folder 23
      21
      Architecture and Art Workshops: Collection of Studio Art Izhsia Islands, Leningrad, 1927, 1937
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      22
      Artistic Work, 1919
    • box-folder 23
      23
      Science and Technology, No. 23 (376): 8th Year Edition, 1930
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      24
      Art No. 1, Moscow-Leningrad, 1949
    • box-folder 23
      25
      The Arts Committee of the Body, 1919
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      26
      Art and Weight, No. 12, 1930
    • box-folder 23
      27
      Y. Tugendhold, Art of the October Era, Leningrad, 1930
    • box-folder 23
      28
      N. Tutin, Tatlin, 1921
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      29
      Composition, Stroliner, B.T.i. Yushkevich, PS Art and Literature in Marx: Light Lighting - Moscow, 1925
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      30
      Russian Art, 1923
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      31
      Artistic Life, 1919
    • box-folder 23
      32
      Art Gazette, Moscow and Gazette Artists, Moscow, Brigade Artists, No. 7, Moscow, 1921-1922, 1931
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      33
      Architecture and Construction in Moscow, 1955-1958
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      34
      Architecture of the USSR, 1947
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      35
      Problems of the History of Soviet Architecture, 1967
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      36
      Settling System Urals, 1977
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      37
      V.V. Pokshishevskiy and G.M. Larro, Moscow, 1976
    • box-folder 23
      38
      Frunze City Guide and Novosibirsk, 1963, 1967
    • box-folder 23
      39
      Balkhash: Planning and Development, 1962
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      40
      Architecture of the USSR, 1935-1936, 1953
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      41
      Architecture of the USSR, 1951-1952
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      1
      Architecture of the USSR, 1952
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      2
      V.O.K.S. Published by the Soviet Union Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries No. 1-3, January-February, 1930
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      3
      M. Zeitlin, Moscow Plan Bibliography on Socialist Cities, 1972, 1975
    • box-folder 24
      4
      Konstantin Umanski: New Art in Russia, 1914-1919
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      5
      Gallery Deiemen & Co: First Russian Art Exhibit, Berlin 1922, 1932
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      6
      Architectural Design and Construction,1941
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      7
      Exhibition Catalogs: Paris, 1925
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      8
      Exhibition Catalogs: New York, 1971
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      9
      Exhibition Catalogs: Bicnnale, Nurenberg, 1969
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      10
      Russian Architecture and Town Planning, 1917-1933
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      11-12
      Architecture of the USSR, 1953
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      13-14
      Architecture of the USSR, 1954
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      15-16
      Architecture of the USSR, 1955
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      17-18
      Architecture of the USSR, 1956
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      19-20
      Architecture of the USSR, 1957
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      21-22
      Architecture of the USSR, 1958
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      1
      Architecture of the USSR, 1937-1941
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      2
      Architecture of the USSR, 1935-1937
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      1
      German Editorials on Architecture, 1924-1925
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      2
      Architecture of the USSR, 1946-1947
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      3
      Architecture of the USSR, 1951-1952, 1955
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      4
      Architecture of the USSR, 1953
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      5
      Architecture of the USSR, 1955, 1957
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      1-2
      Architecture of the USSR, 1967-1969
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      1
      Architecture of the USSR, 1970-1971
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      2
      Architecture of the USSR, 1972, 1974
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      3
      Architecture of the USSR, 1973
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      1
      Architecture of the USSR, 1968
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      2
      Architecture of the USSR, 1972-1973
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      3
      Architecture of the USSR, 1975-1976
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      4
      Architecture of the USSR, 1977
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      5
      Architecture of the USSR, 1979
  • Subseries b. Publications
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      1
      Journal of Bulgarian Engineering Company Architects: Anniversary Publication/Collection Marking 1000 Years since Simeon Era and 50 Years since Bulgarian Liberation, 1929
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      2
      BIAD: Scientific Congress, 1933-1941
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      3
      Journal of Bulgarian Engineering Company Architects, 1932
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      4
      BIAD: Scientific Congress, 1932
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      5
      BIAD: Scientific Congress, 1931
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      6
      BIAD: Scientific Congress, 1930
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      7
      BIAD: Scientific Congress, 1929
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      8
      Architecture after 1989, 1990
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      9
      Architecture in the USSR: Bulgarian Architects
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      10
      Architecture Part V
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      11
      Theory on Social Realism
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      12
      Bulgarian Architects after 1945
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      13
      Varna before 1949
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      14
      Architecture in the Age of Bulgarian Revival, 1965
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      15
      The Architecture of the Bulgarian Revival-George Kozhuharov
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      16
      Balkan City: XV-XIX Century-Nikolai Todorov
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      17
      Planning of Settlements in Bulgarian Liberation Until September 9th, 1944
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      18
      Synagogues of Europe-Carol Herselle Krinsky
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      19
      Architecture Before 1879
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      20
      A History of Ottoman Architecture-Godrey Goodwin
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      21
      Guidebooks
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      1
      National Tradition and New Regionalism
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      2
      Modern Architecture-General (1920s-1930s)
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      3
      Koprivshtitsa-Historic Town in Bulgaria
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      4
      Sofia
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      5
      Urbanization after 1944
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      6
      Various
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      7
      BIAD, 1889, 1894, 1895, 1905
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      8
      BIAD, 1901-1904
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      9
      BIAD, 1906-1907, 1910
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      10
      BIAD, 1923-1925
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      12
      BIAD, 1926-1928