A Guide to the L. Jane Hastings Architectural Papers, 1951-1998, n.d. Hastings, L. Jane, Architectural Papers Ms2004-004

A Guide to the L. Jane Hastings Architectural Papers, 1951-1998, n.d.

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Collection Number Ms2004-004


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2004-004
Title
L. Jane Hastings Architectural Papers, 1951-1998, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
10.5 Cubic Feet 8 boxes; 21 oversize folders; 9 boards
Quantity
Creator
Hastings, L. Jane
Language
English
Abstract
Papers of L. Jane Hastings, architect in Seattle, WA, founder and owner of The Hastings Group - Architects. Includes drawings, presentation boards, photographs, and printed material relating to Hastings' professional and design activities.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the L. Jane Hastings Architectural Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: L. Jane Hastings Architectural Papers, Ms2004-004 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

The L. Jane Hastings Architectural Papers were donated to the International Archive of Women in Architecture by the creator in 2002.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the L. Jane Hastings Architectural Papers commenced in March and were completed in August 2004. Additions were processed and integrated into the collection July 2010 and August 2015.

Biographical/Historical Information

L. Jane Hastings was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Washington in 1952 and became licensed as an architect in the State of Washington in 1953 (she was the eighth woman to do so).

After working for a time in a firm, Hastings started her own practice in 1959. She formed the Hastings Group in 1974, eventually employing eight architects. The Hastings Group carried out work on more than 500 residential projects primarily in the Seattle and surrounding areas. Other projects of the Hastings Group include: small commercial and university facilities remodeling, Sea-Tac Airport renovations, I-90 bridge approach, and historic restoration of an Indian Tribal building.

Hastings' other professional activities include serving as a lecturer in Design Studios in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Washington, and as an instructor in the Architectural Drafting Program at Seattle Community College for 10 years. She was also active in various professional organizations, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Union of Women Architects (UIFA). She served as the president of the Seattle chapter of AIA in 1975, became a Fellow of AIA in 1980, and served as first woman chancellor of the College of Fellows in 1992.

During the course of her career, Hastings was the recipient of numerous awards and honors for her design work (including the AIA "Home of the Month" Annual Award in 1968), as well as for her other civic and professional activities. Her work was continually featured in the "Home of the Month" and Pictorial Sections of The Seattle Times, as well as in House Beautiful and House & Garden.

Hastings retired from full-time practice in the late 1990s.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of material created and accumulated by Hastings (and, to certain extent, by the other architects of the Hastings Group) in the course of her design and other professional activities. This material primarily comprises drawings, presentation boards, photographs, and printed material, as well as other material, including certificates and plaques. The drawings, presentation boards, and photographs relate to various design projects undertaken by Hastings during the time period from 1959 to 1973 and by the Hastings Group from 1974 to 1998. The printed material includes copies of newspaper and magazine articles that document various completed projects and International Union of Women Architects(UIFA) meeting papers and programs from 1969-1998. Other material includes diploma, license, and awards that document Hastings' professional achievements and honors.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four series: Series I. Personal Papers, 2009; Series II: Professional Papers, 1951-1997; Series III: Project Records, 1959-1998; Series IV: Art and Artifacts, 1952-1989.

Series I: Personal Papers consists of a biographical outline and a brief history of the drafting tools and processes Hastings has used throughout her career.

Series II: Professional Papers, 1951-1997 consists of material documenting Hastings' numerous professional and civic activities. Newspaper and magazine articles and photographs document various completed residential design projects. Certificates and plaques document Hastings' various professional achievements, including various awards for design and being named a Fellow of the AIA. Other material, such as Hastings' diploma and license, document her entry into the architectural profession. The series is arranged into four subseries: A. Association and Committees, 1969-1998, B. Awards and Other Materials, 1951-1995, C. Reference Files, 1962-1985, 1996-1997, and D. "Home of the Month" residence, 1968-1984.

Series III. Project Records, 1959-1998 consists of material created and accumulated by Hastings (as well as other architects of the Hastings Group) in the course of various design projects. Material includes drawings, presentation boards, and photographs.

Series IV. Art and Artifacts, 1952-1989 consists of 2 registration stamps, a set of drafting tools, a set of lettering tools, four commemorative UIFA scarves, and a miniature book by one of Hastings' clients featuring Hastings' Reed House.

Index Terms


Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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Contents List

Series I: Personal Papers, 2009, 2015
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Series II: Professional Papers, 1951-1997, 2009, n.d.
This series consists of material documenting Hastings' numerous professional and civic activities including her lifelong involvement in the Union Internationale Des Femmes Architects (UIFA). Newspaper, magazine articles and photographs document various completed residential design projects. Certificates and plaques document Hastings' various professional achievements, including various awards for design and being named a Fellow of the AIA.
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Series III: Project Records, 1959-1998, n.d.
Scope and Content

The following is a list of architectural projects carried out by Hastings and her firm The Hastings Group.

Arrangement

The Project Index is a way to organize the various formats of architectural records from the same project. The index is arranged alphabetically by Project/Client Name and contains information, where available, about the location, date, project type, architect, collaborators, photographers, and formats for each project in the collection.

Project Index

A Summary of the Project Index is listed below.

Project/Client Name (location, date, project type, architect) Collaborator (role), Photographer [Format - Ms=Manuscripts, Dr=Drawings, Ph=Photographs, Sl=Slides, PB=Presentation Boards]

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Series IV: Art and Artifacts, 1952-1989
Box 7Box 8
Box 7 includes 2 registration stamps, a set of drafting tools, a set of lettering tools, and a miniature book by one of Hastings' clients featuring Hastings' Reed House. Box 8 includes four commemorative UIFA scarves, including a furoshiki cloth designed by Keizuke Serizawa for UIFA 1998 (Japan), a silk scarf designed for UIFA 1983 (Paris, France), a silk scarf designed for UIFA 1976 (Iran), and a silk scarf designed for an unknown UIFA event.
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