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Elise Sundt Architectural Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1984-183

Scope and Content

The Elise Sundt collection contains an information packet about women architects in Austria, with Sundt cited; a photograph of the renovation of a structure in Horn, Austria; two architectural journals; a copy of an article, "Die Frau als Ziviltechiker;" A building efficiency study (1970) of schools in Vienna; a catalog of her work, "Bauten und Projecte;" an autobiographical essay, Mein Beruflicher Weidegang Und Lebenslauf; and photographs of panels from an exhibit about Austrian women architects. [Format - Dr=Drawings, Ph=Photographs]

Dates

  • 1972 - 1988

Creator

Language

The majority of the collection is written in German. Documents from UIFA conference are in both English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials.

Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

Elise Sundt was born in Vienna in 1928. She studied at the Technical University of Vienna where she met her husband and graduated with a diploma in architecture. Sundt had many talents but chose to focus on Architecture and Civil Engineering. She focused on educational structures and completed many projects at home and abroad in Afghanistan. As a pioneer in the profession, Sundt was an outspoken advocate for women in architecture and participated in many conferences and expositions later in life. Much of her work was inspired by her husband and late father who were also in the building profession and contributed greatly to her education.

Extent

0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

Sundt (1928- ) an architect in Vienna, Austria. She studied at the Technical University of Vienna, graduating with a diploma in Architecture in 1952. Sundt’s collection includes professional papers, publications, and documentation of exhibits from her professional career. Materials range in date from 1972-1988.

Source of Acquisition

The Elise Sundt Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives prior to 1985.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Elise Sundt Architectural Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Elise Sundt Architectural Collection was completed in November 2011.

Title
Elise Sundt Architectural Collection, 1972-1988
Status
Completed
Author
Kathryn Shackelford
Date
2011 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308