Croley, Nan, Architectural Collection

A Guide to the Nan Croley Architectural Collection, 1996-2006 Ms.2006.016


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2006.016
Title
Nan Croley Architectural Collection,1996-2006
Quantity
0.6 Cubic Feet 1 box; 1 oversize folder
Creator
Croley, Nan, 1939-
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
Nan Croley got her B.A. from Lake Erie College, and later earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute, School of Architecture in 1970. The collection consists of some biographical information and partial sets of construction drawings for three projects, several renderings and pen sketches done by the architect while employed at the firm of John Matthews Architects.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Nan Croley Architectural Collection, Ms2006-016, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Nan Croley Architectural Collection was donated to the International Archive of Women in Architecture at the Special Collections in 2006

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Nan Croley Architectural Collection took place in August 2006.


Biographical Note

Nan B. Croley was born in 1939 and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She earned her B.A. from Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, where she studied art and theater. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute, School of Architecture in 1970.

She worked for Finger and Moy Architects, Fisher Development, Colyer/Freeman Group and Bay Architects before starting at John Matthews Architects, a position she kept until her death. Her work included such projects as banking, retail interiors, tenant improvements, custom residences, and storefront renovations.

Croley was also active in the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals, a professional organization that encourages and supports women in the profession. She attended many retreats and served on the Steering Committee in 1985. She was also active in her community and supported the work of the Sierra Club.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of partial sets of construction drawings for three projects and several renderings and pen sketches by Croley drawn while employed at the firm of John Matthews Architects. Projects include a new medical building, 1996-1997, the Massolo Building storefront, 1996-1998, and a remodel and addition to Cannizzaro residence, 1997-1999. The collection also contains biographical data and office brochures about projects she worked on.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type. Large construction documents are stored separately in an oversized folder.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Nan Croley 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

box-folder 1 folder: 1
Biographical information
2003-2006
box-folder 1 folder: 2
John Matthews Architects office brochure, Storefront and Commercial Design Services and Massolo building images
n.d.
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Sketches for an unidentified residence
1999
box-folder 1 folder: 4
Sketches for an unidentified residence, n.d.
box-folder 1 folder: 5
Hand-drawn and colored renderings on presentation boards
n.d.
  • Massolo Building storefront design
  • Straw Hat Pizza storefront design, unfinished
  • Wardrobe Cleaners storefront design, color scheme and photo on reverse
box-folder 1 folder: 5oversize folder: 1
Project construction drawings
  • New Medical Office Building for Dr. Gail Tenikat and Dr. David Jacoby, San Carlos, California, (5 sheets)
    1996-1997
  • Massolo Building, Community Development Storefront Improvement Program of Millbrae, California, (2 sheets)
    1996-1998
  • Remodel and Addition for the Residence of Jim and Francis Cannizzaro, Burlingame, California, (5 sheets)
    1998-1999