A Guide to the Shalit Rachel drawings, 1993 Rachel, Shalit, drawings Ms2001-046

A Guide to the Shalit Rachel drawings, 1993

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2001-046


Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Shalit Rachel drawings, 1993
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Shalit Rachel drawings, Ms2001-046, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Professor Shalit Rachel donated the material in 1993.

Processing Information

The Shalit Rachel collection was added to the IAWA Small Collections Ms2009-054 in September 2009.

Biographical Information

Shalit Rachel was born in Transylvania in 1919. From 1938 to 1939 Rachel attended the Sorbonne, however her studies were cut short due to religious persecution during World War II. In 1944 Rachel was able to return to school and resume her studies at the Polytechnic in Transylvania. She received her diploma in 1950 in architectural engineering. Rachel started work as a designer at the Design Institute in Bucharest. After 10 years with the Institute she moved to Israel. In Israel Rachel's design work has focused on governmental institutions and offices. She has taught in both high schools and professional schools and has worked on developing new materials for architectural uses.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of architectural sketches of some of Rachel's work including an opera house, Complex for Winter Olympiada, Indian Museum, Privat-Expo Museum, Modern Sculpture Museum, and private residences and academic buildings. Also included is Rachel's curriculum vitae.

Related Material

See also the IAWA Small Collections, Ms2009-054. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database.

Contents List

13 drawings from Rachel's designs; curriculum vitae