Worley, Charles S., Jr., Collection

A Guide to the Charles S. Worley, Jr., Collection, 1950-1982, undated Ms.1996.017


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1996.017
Title
Charles S. Worley, Jr., Collection1950-1982, undated
Quantity
1.1 Cubic Feet 4 oversize folders; 7 boxes
Creator
Worley, Charles S., Jr.
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The Charles S. Worley, Jr., Collection consist of architectural drawings of designs by Worley, done from the mid-1950s to the early 1960s, with several designs undated. The collection also includes a small group of photographs and negatives of Worley and his own residence in Blacksburg, as well as an extensive collection of slides documenting Worley's student and professional work, work of his students, his travels, nature, and images that were likely used as part of lectures.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Charles S. Worley, Jr., Collection, Ms1996-017, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Charles S. Worley, Jr., Papers, were donated to Special Collections in September 1996.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Charles S. Worley, Jr., Papers commenced and was completed in October and December 1996. An addition to the collection was processed in June 1997. In 2018, a set of slides were located in storage and in June 2019, the collection was reprocessed to include slides and additional architectural drawings found during a collection move around 2010.


Biographical Note

Charles Samuel Worley, Jr., was a Professor of Architecture at Virginia Tech from 1947 to 1982 and a Professor Emeritus from 1982 until his death in 1995. He received his B.S. in Architectural Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1936 and his M.S. in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1941.

Scope and Contents

The Charles S. Worley, Jr., Collection consist of architectural drawings of designs by Worley, done from the mid-1950s to the early 1960s, with several designs undated. The collection also includes a small group of photographs and negatives of Worley and his own residence in Blacksburg, as well as an extensive collection of slides documenting Worley's student and professional work, work of his students, his travels, nature, and images that were likely used as part of lectures.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Faculty
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • Photographs
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Charles S. Worley, Jr., Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Architectural Drawings
1954
  • Offices and clinics for Dr. Richard A. Clay and Dr. C.W. McClure, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Winkler, Ried, & Boaz, architects (11 original drawings)
    1954
  • Curtis Studios and Rainbow Travel Services, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Designed by Joseph N. Boaz (9 original drawings)
    1954
  • Camp Meeting Grounds for Virginia Camp Meeting Association of the Church of God; Designed by Worley (8 original drawings)
    1954
folder 2
Architectural Drawings
1957-1959
  • Montgomery County Health Center, Christiansburg, Virginia; Designed by H.A. Elarth and Worley (14 original drawings)
    1957
  • Blacksburg Redevelopment, Blacksburg, Virginia; Designed by Worley (10 original drawings)
    1958
  • Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Marcus L. Oliver, Blacksburg, Virginia; Designed by Shiver and Holland (8 original drawings)
    1959
  • VPI Claytor Lake Camp and Topography Map, for YMCA. Pulaski, Virginia; Designed by Wells and Meagher, and Worley (2 original drawings)
    1959
folder 3
Architectural Drawings
1960-1962
  • Study Space, for Christian Church of Blacksburg, Blacksburg, Virginia; Designed by H.A. Elarth and Worley (3 original drawings)
    1960
  • Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Roane, Blacksburg, Virginia; Designed by H.A. Elarth and Worley (14 original drawings)
    1961
  • Former Church Building adjoining Montgomery County Courthouse., Christiansburg, Virginia; Designed by H.A. Elarth and Worley (5 original drawings)
    1962
folder 4
Architectural Drawings
undated
  • Tremont Street Subway proposal extension, for Boston City Hall, Boston, Massachusetts (11 original drawings)
    undated
  • Addition to the Residence of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fisher, Blacksburg, Virginia; Designed by Worley (5 original drawings and 5 copies)
    undated
  • Topography Map of Government Reserve Site, Reston, Virginia (1 original drawing)
    undated
  • Apartment building for Mr. and Mrs. Loren Hancuff, Blacksburg, Virginia; Designed by Worley (7 original drawings and 7 photocopies)
    undated
  • Addition to Store and Apartment Building, for Mr. R.F. Plank, Blacksburg, Virginia; Designed by C.H. Cowgill (2 original drawings)
    undated
  • Unidentified architectural drawings
box 1box 2box 3box 4box 5box 6box 7
Slides
1950s-1982, undated
box 7
Negatives (images of Worley and the house he designed for himself in Blacksburg)
undated