A Guide to the Walter Gropius/G. Preston Frazer Papers, 1969-1992 Gropius, Walter, and G. Preston Frazer Papers Ms1992-052

A Guide to the Walter Gropius/G. Preston Frazer Papers, 1969-1992

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1992-052


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1992-052
Title
Walter Gropius/G. Preston Frazer Papers, 1969-1992
Physical Charactertistics
0.3 cu. ft. 1 box
Creator
Frazer, George Preston
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains correspondence (from Mrs. Walter Gropius to G. Preston Frazer), as well as photographs, newsclippings, and publications about Gropius.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Walter Gropius/G. Preston Frazer Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Walter Gropius/G. Preston Frazer Papers, Ms1992-052, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Walter Gropius/G. Preston Frazer Papers were donated to Special Collections in 1992. Additional negatives and contact sheets were donated in 2014.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Walter Gropius/G. Preston Frazer Papers commenced and was completed in 1992. Additional description was completed in October 2009 and October 2014.

Biographical Information

Walter Gropius (1883-1969) was a renowned German-American architect; director of the Bauhaus from 1919 to 1928 and Chair of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design from 1938 to 1952.

G. (George) Preston Frazer was born in Davidson, Tennessee, February 4, 1908, to George Augustine and Sadie (Warner) Frazer. He received a BA in Liberal Arts from the Virginia Military Institute in 1929. In 1935, he completed a BS in Engineering at the University of Hawaii, and in 1937, a Masters of Architecture at Harvard University. During World War II, he served with the Second Armored Division in Europe and North Africa. He remained in the Army Reserves until 1968. From 1939 to 1940 and from 1946 to 1974, he taught in the Art Department of Virginia Tech. Following his retirement, Frazer continued to support Virginia Tech, which continues to be among the many institutions to display donations of his work. Frazer died at his home in Catawba, North Carolina, on September 10, 2003.

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, mostly from Mrs. Walter Gropius to G. Preston Frazier, as well as photographs of the Walter Gropius bust at Virginia Tech and events surrounding the dedication. The collection also contains publications and clippings about Gropius and his work.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

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Contents List

Box-folder 1:1
Correspondence, 1969-1992
Box-folder 1:2
Photographs, 1969, n.d
Box-folder 1:3
Publications, 1963-1969
Box-folder 1:4
Miscellaneous, 1968-1970