Parsons, Winifred Architecture Notebook

Winifred Parsons Architecture Notebook, 1900-1906 Ms.2013.058


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

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Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2013.058
Title
Winifred Parsons Architecture Notebook,1900-1906
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01198.xml
Quantity
0.3 Cubic Feet 1 box
Creator
Parsons, Winifred
Language
English .
Abstract
The collection consists of a bound notebook containing about 800 cyanotypes, 300 halftones and process illustrations, and 32 hand illustrated images of architecture ranging from Ancient Egypt until 1900. The notebook is an expandable binder filled with leaves of lined notebook paper, signed by Winifred Parsons and appears to have been made for a class assignment sometime between 1900-1906.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Winifred Parsons Architecture Notebook must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Winifred Parsons Architecture Notebook, Ms2013-058, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Winifred Parsons Architecture Notebook was purchased by Special Collections in July 2012 with funds from the Eleanore K. Pettersen Endowment for Preservation of Women and Architectural History.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Winifred Parsons Architecture Notebook was completed in August 2013.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of a bound notebook containing about 800 cyanotypes, 300 halftones and process illustrations, and 32 hand illustrated images of architecture ranging from Ancient Egypt until 1900. The notebook is an expandable binder filled with leaves of lined notebook paper, signed by a Winifred Parsons and, though undated, appears to have been made for a class assignment sometime between 1900-1906.

The categories of architecture in the notebook, arranged chronologically, are listed as Pyramids, Assyria, Mycenae, Greece, Rome, Medieval, Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, 18th century United States, and classical American buildings. Next to the images are notes carefully copied by Parsons about each category as well as marks and comments from an instructor.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Container List

box 1
Notebook