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Currie, Virginia M. Herz, 1913-2006


Biographical Note

Virginia M. Herz was born in Minnesota in 1913. She graduated in 1936 from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis with a degree in Interior Architecture. While in the program she met her future husband, fellow architecture student, Leonard James Currie and they married in 1937. The couple traveled over much of the world including Bogota, Columbia, Penang, Malausia, Boston, Chicago, and Blacksburg, Virginia. The American Institute of Architects elected Currie to Honorary Society Membership in recognition of her voluntary efforts to improve the natural and built environment, and in particular for her leadership in the Blacksburg Beautification program resulting in landscaped medians throughout town. The couple had three children - Barbara, Robert, and Elizabeth. Currie died in 2006 at the age of 92.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Virginia M. Herz Currie Papers

Identifier: Ms-2001-005

This collection contains watercolors executed by Virginia M. Herz Currie, as well as information pertaining to the 1995 Valiant Woman Award and a scrapbook.

Dates: 1934 - 2000

"Glass Ceilings: Highlights from the International Archive of Women in Architecture Center," selected exhibit panels

Identifier: Ms-2011-075

"Glass Ceilings: Highlights from the International Archive of Women in Architecture Center" was an exhibition held at the Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond, Virginia, as part of their Dominion Exhibition Series and was on display from March 4-June 6, 2010. It featured the work of pioneering women in architecture and design from the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) collection at Virginia Tech.

Dates: 2010

Watercolor Interior Design, 1934-5 (Ms2001-005)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2001-005_CurrieVirginia_WatercolorInteriorDesign_nd_c

Watercolor interior design, "A Moderne Hotel Suite", n.d. (Ms2001-005)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2001-005_CurrieVirginia_WatercolorInteriorDesign_nd_a

Watercolor interior design, "New Grade II - Proj I", n.d. (Ms2001-005)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2001-005_CurrieVirginia_WatercolorInteriorDesign_nd_b