[OBSOLETE:SEE RG 06/03/02E] Virginia Tech Architectural Drawings

A Guide to the Virginia Tech Architectural Drawings, 1953-2011 Ms.2005.007


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
specref@vt.edu
URL: http://spec.lib.vt.edu

Sarah Olney, Student Assistant, and Kira Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2005.007
Title
[OBSOLETE:SEE RG 06/03/02E] Virginia Tech Architectural Drawings,1953-20111971-1978
URL:
[number reused for new collection after this collection was combined with an existing RG] 12/19/2016 kad
Quantity
2 Linear Feet 4 drawers; 1 box
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection consists of a grouping of Architectural Drawings of the Carol M. Newman Library and some other Virginia Tech Buildings.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

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], Virginia Tech Architectural Drawings, Ms2005-007, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

Virgina Tech Architecural Drawings were acquired in three seperate donations by Special Collections between 2005-2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Virginia Tech Architectural Drawings was completed in February 2011.


Historical Note

The library at Virgina Tech was established in 1872. It is one of four locations, with the three other branches being the Art + Architecture Library in Cowgill Hall, the Veterinary Medicine Library off of Duck Pond Drive, and the Northern Virginia Resource Service Center in Falls Curch, Va. The library has over 2 million physical volumes located within the four branches. There are a number of study spaces within the libraries.

he original Carol M. Newman Library was completed and opened in 1955 with $1 million donated by the Old Dominion Foundation, headed by Paul Mellon, and another $1 million approved by the Virginia General Assembly. Renovation and a six-story addition were completed in 1981. The lobby was renovated in 1999 to accommodate a coffee shop.

Six floors; 226,630 square feet.

Derring Hall contains offices, classrooms, and laboratory space for many of the science programs at Virginia Tech, such as biological sciences and geoscience. The Museum of Geosciences is also in the building.

Five floors plus a penthouse; 207,929 square feet.

Cowgill Hall houses the School of Architecture + Design administrative offices, as well as the College of Architecture and Urban Studies Dean's offices. In addition, it provides space for faculty offices, classrooms, and undergraduate and graduate architecture studios.

The lobby of Cowgill Hall serves as the school's principal exhibition space. Literature resources are also housed on the ground floor of Cowgill Hall in the Art and Architecture Library, a branch of the University's Newman Library. Shop facilities, located adjacent to the building, provide woodworking and metalworking equipment; a ceramic workshop allows creative and analytical work with clay and plaster; a graphics workshop includes equipment for etching, embossing, and serigraphy; and there are five darkrooms plus film, video, and other photographic facilities.

Four floors plus a penthouse; 68,417 square feet.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains architectural drawings of Virginia Tech buildings, mainly the Carol M. Newman Library. There are drawings from each of the renovations to the library. Drawings includes renovations and additions from the 1970s through the 1990s (mostly 1971-1978).

Drawings of additions and renovations to Derring Hall, Cowgill Hall, the Field Geology Building, and Virginia Tech History Museum are also in this collection. The collection includes some email correspondence related to later the renovations and furniture and lighting options.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series: Carol M. Newman Library Drawings and Other Virginia Tech Buildings. Series I: Carol M. Newman Library Drawings were left in their original order, since many of the plans are attached as sets. Series II: Other Virginia Tech Buildings are arranged by building.

Related Material

Carneal and Johnston Architectural Drawings, Ms2001-008. Finding aid available online .

Virginia Tech Buildings Architectural Collection, RG 6/3/2e. Finding aid available online .

Carneal and Johnston Glass Plate Negatives, Ms2014-016.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • University Archives
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. University Libraries

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Virginia Tech Architectural Drawings, Ms 2005-007 by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

Series I: Carol M. Newman Library Drawings
1951- 2011
  • oversize folder: 5
    Newman Plans, Additions and Renovations, 1951-1994.
  • oversize folder: 11
    Newman Plans, June 7, 1971.
  • oversize folder: 9
    Newman Plans, January 2, 1973 & Revised March 15, 1978.
  • oversize folder: 12
    Newman Plans, January 2, 1973 and Revised June 15, 1973.
  • oversize folder: 6
    Furniture Plans, Additions and Renovations, 1973
  • oversize folder: 8
    Laminated Plans, 1973 Renovation and Addition.
  • oversize folder: 4
    Lighting Changes.
  • oversize folder: 3
    Group Study Lounge Fourth Floor.
  • oversize folder: 10
    Plans for Library Storage Facility.
  • box-folder 1 folder: 7-9oversize folder: 2
    Special Collections Renovations.
  • box-folder 1 folder: 1-6oversize folder: 1
    Study Cafe/ Coffee Lounge for First Floor Newman Library.
Series II: Other Virginia Tech Building Drawings
  • oversize folder: 7
    Virgina Tech History Musuem, Derring Hall, and Field Geology Station Plans.
  • box-folder 1 folder: 9oversize folder: 13
    Cowgill Hall Renovations.