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Virginia M. Herz Currie Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2001-005

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1934 - 2000

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to 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

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.

Extent

3.8 Cubic Feet (1 box; 8 oversize folders)

Abstract

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

Source of Acquisition

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

Related Archival Materials

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Virginia M. Herz Currie Papers 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 Virginia M. Herz Currie Papers commenced and was completed in 2001.

Title
A Guide to the Virginia M. Herz Currie Papers, 1934-2000
Status
Completed
Author
Sherrie A. Bowser
Date
2009 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-09-24: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

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