A Guide to the Anna Keichline Papers, 1900-1940 Keichline, Anna, Papers Ms1989-016

A Guide to the Anna Keichline Papers, 1900-1940

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1989-016


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Collection Number
Anna Keichline Papers, 1900-1940
Physical Characteristics
0.2 cu. ft.; 1 folder
Keichline, Anna Wagener, 1889-1943

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Anna Keichline Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Anna Keichline Papers, Ms1989-016, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Anna Keichline Papers were acquired by Special Collections in 1989.

Alternate Form Available

An image of Keichline, as well as a house she designed and the "k-brick" she invented are available on Virginia Tech's Imagebase: http://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/browse.php?folio_ID=/iawa/keich .

Imagebase also contains photographs from the "Contributions of Women Architects in the Man-Made Environment" exhibit at Virginia Tech in 1997, which featured Keichline, among others. Images are available here: http://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/browse.php?folio_ID=/iawa/exhib .

Biographical Note

Architect and inventor. B.A. in Architecture (1911) from Cornell University; first registered woman architect in Pennsylvania. Designer of residences in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. Inventor of kitchen and home appliances, and the K-brick.

For additional information, see the biographical sketch compiled by Keichline's grand-niece, Nancy Perkins: http://spec.lib.vt.edu/iawa/Keichline/keichline.pdf . A web version is available through the Association of Women Industrial Designers at: http://www.awidweb.com/pages/anna/anna_1.html .

Keichline's entry in the IAWA Biographical Database .

Scope and Content

The Anna W. Keichline Papers include her article, "Modern Wall Construction" which appeared in the 1932 Clay-Worker, information about her ideas concerning kitchen design, copies of patents for a compination sink and laundry tub, photographs, and biographical information . Some images of her designs, including the Decker home in Bellefonte, are available in the VT ImageBase .

Related Material

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

Index Terms


  • Keichline, Anna Wagener, 1889-1943
  • Subjects:

  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Keichline, Anna Wagener, 1889-1943
  • Keichline, Anna Wagener, 1889-1943

Contents List

Folder 1
Articles, patents, biographical information, 1900-1940.