Sekulic-Gvozdanovic, Sena, Architectural Collection

A Guide to the Sena Sekulic-Gvozdanovic Architectural Collection, 1963-2002 Ms.1998.009


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1998.009
Title
Sena Sekulic-Gvozdanovic Architectural Collection,1963-2002
Quantity
0.5 Cubic Feet
Creator
Sekulic-Gvozdanovic, Sena, d.2002
Language
Majority of material is in Croation. However, there is an unpublished English translation of her manuscript "By Her Order and Design: A Search for Women in Architecture."
Abstract
Sena Sekulic-Gvozdanovic (d.2002) architect in Zagreb, Republic of Croatia. She was a professor (1946-1986) and the first female Dean of Architecture (1979-1982) at the University of Zagreb. In 1983, she was awarded the Viktor Kovacic Award for Lifetime Achievement. Sekulic-Gvozdanovic's collection contains published and unpublished works, personal correspondence, photographs, slides, and lectures pertaining to her research concerning women in architecture. Materials range in date from 1963-2002.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Sena Sekulic-Gvozdanovic Architectural Collection, Ms1998-009, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated in 1998 and 2002.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Sena Sekulic-Gvozdanovic Architectural Collection was completed in February 2012.


Biographical Note

Sena Sekulic-Gvozdanovic (d.2002) architect of Zagreb, Republic of Croatia (former Yugoslavia). She graduated from the Faculty of Technology, University of Zegreb, Yugoslavia in 1940. After several years of professional work she became an architecture professor at the University of Zagreb (1946). She attained full professor status in 1975 and became the first female Dean of Architecture (1979-1982). Throughout her career she authored numerous works on medieval architecture and researched women's contributions to the profession. Sekulic-Gvozdanovic compiled a list of almost 3000 active women architects from the beginning of their practice to the time of her publication (1996). Sekulic-Gvozdanovic was an active leader and member of the International Union of Women Architects (UIFA). In 1983, she was awarded the Viktor Kovacic Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains publications, personal correspondence, images, and a death announcement. Along with periodical contributions, a manuscript of the unpublished English translation of her book "Zena u arhitekturi" (By Her Order and Design - A Search of Women in Architectural Theory and Practice) can be found here. Two pictures of her design concepts submitted for competition are available, as well as, personal photographs and slides of her work.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Architects
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Women -- History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Sena Sekulic-Gvozdanovic Architectural 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

Personal Papers
  • box-folder 1 folder: 1
    Biographical Material
  • box-folder 1 folder: 2
    Correspondence with Milka Bliznakov,
    1988
  • box-folder 1 folder: 3
    Death Announcement, Zagreb, Croatia,
    2002
Professional Papers
  • Articles (regarding Sekulić-Gvozdanović)
    • box-folder 1 folder: 4
      Bedenko, Vladimir (1986). Sena Sekulić-Gvozdanović -- Osebujna Individualnost Među Arhitekture. Čovjek i Prostor, 33 (1), 6-8,
  • Presentations
    • box-folder 1 folder: 5
      Problems of Housing through the History of Mankind, Cambridge, USA, October
      1980
    • box-folder 1 folder: 6
      Presentation at UIFA 7th Congress : Portraits of Women-Architects in the History of Mankind. Berlin, Germany,
      1983
  • Writings
    • box-folder 1 folder: 7
      Sekulić-Gvozdanović, Sena (1975).Tragom žene kreatora i žene teoretičara u povijesti arhitekture. Čovjek i Prostor, 22 (266-273), pages 20-21.
      Scope and Content

      A series of articles by Sekulić-Gvozdanović that span all 7 issues of Čovjek i Prostor. All articles begin on p.20 except for the issue numbered 7 where Sekulić-Gvozdanović's article begins on p. 19.

    • box-folder 1 folder: 8
      Sekulić-Gvozdanović, Sena (1978). Grafički Prilog Tipologiji Hrvatske Sakralne Arhitekture Do Romanike. Prilozi Istraživanju Starohrvatske Arhitekt, 151-155.
    • box-folder 1 folder: 9
      Sekulić-Gvozdanović, Sena (1983). Žena arhitekt danas, u prošlosti i u perspektivi. Žena, 41(3-4), 76-81.
    • box-folder 1 folder: 10
      Sekulić-Gvozdanović, Sena (1985). Stručno školovanje žena'' arhitekata. Žena 43 (1). 97-104.
    • box-folder 1 folder: 11
      Sekulić-Gvozdanović, Sena; Všnja Ratković;, Ljiljana Šepić (n.d.). By Her Order and Design: A Search for Women in Architecture (Ratković, Všnja, Sena Sekulić-Gvozdanović, Ljiljana Šepić, Trans.). Unpublished. (Original work published in 1998).
      (n.d.)
  • box-folder 1 folder: 12
    List of Active Women Architects,
    1996
  • box-folder 1 folder: 13
    Conceptual Design TV Station. Zagreb, Croatia,
    1963
  • box-folder 1 folder: 14
    2 Photographs and 4 Slide of Sekulić-Gvozdanović and her designs