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Virginia M. Herz Currie Papers, 1934-2000 (Ms2001-005)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2001-005


  • 1934 - 2000


Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Biographical Information

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.

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Acquisition Information

The Virginia M. Herz Currie Papers were donated to Special Collections in 2001.

Related Materials

See also the Leonard J. Currie Papers Ms2007-028.

General Physical Description note

3.8 cu. ft.


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


A graduate of the architectural program at the University of Minnesota, the Currie Papers contain watercolors probably done while she was a student in the 1930s. There is also a scrapbook from a neighborhood beautification project in Chicago in 1966 and the 1995 Valiant Woman Award.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Virginia M. Herz Currie Papers commenced and was completed in 2001.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US