SAFFA 58 Architectural Drawings

SAFFA 58 Architectural Drawings, 1958 Ms.1998.019


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Sherrie A. Bowser

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1998.019
Title
Saffa 58 Architectural Drawings1958
Quantity
2.8 Cubic Feet 4 oversize folders
Creator
Rufer-Eckmann, Claire, 1914-1974
Creator
Judin-Mutzenberg, Jetti
Creator
Hubacher-Constam, Annemarie
Creator
Billeter, Beate
Creator
Fuhrimann, Verena
Language
Material is in German and French.
Abstract
The SAFFA was a Swiss fair exhibition on women in Zurich, Switzerland, that was built by Swiss women architects. The 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

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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], SAFFA 58 Architectural Drawings, Ms1998-019, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

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 Contents

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the SAFFA 58 Architectural Drawings by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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

Container List

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