Louise Hall Papers
Scope and Content
The Louise Hall Papers contain papers from her teaching career, various jobs including architecture projects, drawings from an architecture class, diaries, maps, blueprints, scrapbooks and original artwork. It also includes old family letters and photographs (including glass negatives, cartes de visite, cabinet cards, and tintypes), genealogical research notes, and personal papers.
- 1893-1990, n.d.
- Hall, Louise (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Condition Governing Access
The collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Louise Hall (1905-1990) earned a B.A. from Wellesley College in 1927, B.S. from MIT in 1930, and a Ph.D. from Radcliffe 1954. She was a long-time member of the North Carolina Chapter of the AIA, and served as its archivist. She taught art and architectural history at Duke University from 1931-1975 and mentored many architects and scholars, including Dr. Mary Woods at the School of Architecture at Cornell who published a history of the profession.
102 Cubic Feet (67 boxes)
Louise Hall (1905-1990) was an American architect, who taught art and architectural history at Duke University from 1931 to 1975. Her papers document her teaching career, architecture career, and personal life.
At the time of the donation, the collection was organized by material type and, more loosely, by the subject matter of materials. It is unclear to what degree this arrangement reflects the original order imposed by the creator. In the interest of minimal interference, these broader categories have generally been retained. The arrangement detailed in this finding aid reflects a high-level description of content by box. A more detailed inventory is available on request.
Although Series I is loosely divided into personal and professional correspondence, the original order reflected notable inter-mixing between the two. In 2014, selected personal correspondence was organized in chronological order.
Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in 2000.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Louise Hall Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The collection is unprocessed. Minimal description was completed in or prior to 2002 and 2014. The collection is primarily in original order; however in 2014, selected personal correspondence was organized in chronological order.
- Louise Hall Papers, 1893-1990, n.d.
- Special Collections and University Archives Staff
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