Johnson, Jane Hall, Architectural Collection Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection, 1955-1994 Ms.2000.051

Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection, 1955-1994 Ms.2000.051


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2000.051
Title
Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection1955-1994
Quantity
26 Cubic Feet, 56 oversize folders; 3 boxes
Creator
Johnson, Jane C. Hall, 1919-2001
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
Jane Hall Johnson (1919-2001) was an architect in Boston and St. Louis. The architectural collection contains drawings, blueprints, and photographs of Johnson's architectural projects.

Administrative Information

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The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection, Ms2000-051, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in June 2001.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection began in December 2001 and was completed in July 2002. The arrangement and description was updated March 2011.


Biographical Note

Jane Hall was born in Maryville, Missouri on October 11, 1919. She was the second of three daughters born to her parents, who were both school teachers. Shortly after her birth the family moved to St. Louis where Jane attended elementary and high school. In 1941, Hall graduated from the Missouri School of Mines with a degree in Civil Engineering. After graduation Hall worked at numerous firms as a structural engineer on highway design and airplane stress analysis. In 1949 Hall decided to go back to school to study architecture and graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor in Architecture, from Harvard University. In 1970 this degree was changed to a Master of Architecture.

From 1955-1959 Hall worked in Boston as an architect for several firms, generally on working drawings and drafting, before moving back to St. Louis. On October 11, 1969, she married Benjamin Johnson and in 1970 they opened their own firm in St. Louis. Some of their larger clients included: the St. Louis Redevelopment Authority, the Human Development Corporation, Montgomery Hyde-Park. Johnson also completed numerous residences in the St. Louis area. Johnson enjoyed photographing her own projects.

Jane Hall Johnson retired in 1997. She passed away in 2001.

Scope and Content

The Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection contains drawings, blueprints, and photographs of Johnson's architectural projects. The collection is divided into three series: I. Personal Papers; II. Professional Papers and Office Records; and III. Project Records.

Series I. Personal Papers, 1955-1971, contains drawings, presentation boards, photographs of models, slides, negatives of work for Johnson's thesis, "An International Student Center." Also included is a drawing of a separate graduate school project for a small residence.

Series II. Professional Papers and Office Records, 1960-1994, contains materials relating to Johnson's professional life, including school diplomas and continuing education certificates, office correspondence and brochures for Johnson's firm, awards, portfolios, and photographs of projects.

Series III. Project Records, 1955-1986, includes blueprints, drawings, and sketches of projects Johnson worked on for two firms, Anderson Nichols & Co. and Kilham, Hopkins, Greeley & Brodie after graduation, as well as preliminary drawings, sketches, construction drawings, presentation boards, for projects completed by Johnson's own firm. There are a few drawings that have no noted firm affiliation, or date, but were done early in Johnson's career. These materials are organized under Miscellaneous Projects.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series:

Series I. Personal Papers
Series II. Professional Papers and Office Records
Series III. Project Records

Subjects and Indexing Terms


Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection 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

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Container List

Series I. Personal Papers
1955-1971
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Series II. Professional Papers and Office Records
1960-1994
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Series III. Project Records
1955-1986
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