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Maria von der Weppen Architectural Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2001-017

Scope and Contents

von der Weppen’s collection encompasses work from her private practice (1985 to 2001) as well as some examples from her academic career. In the collection you will find school work, drawings, photographs, and manuscript material relating to her projects. Materials range in date from 1978-2001 and contain professional papers and project records. Review the contents list below for details on individual categories.

Dates

  • 1978 - 2001

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in German.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Maria von der Weppen was born on July 18, 1952 in Gdynia, Poland. von der Weppen studied architecture at Technical University of Gdansk in Poland (1971-1975). From 1976 to 1978 she continued her studies at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design while working at the architectural office of Trygve Kleiven.

In the summer of 1979 Maria moved to Berlin, Germany and worked for several firms, including BSM Berlin a consulting company for urban planning and modernism. In 1984 she opened her own architectural office and spent her private practice focusing on the reconstruction of structures damaged by World War II. Her works ranged from historic buildings and neighborhoods to new housing and office complexes. In 1995 after political changes, von der Weppen applied her experience in Poland beginning with the rehabilitation and restoration of a church in Slonsk/Sonnenburg. Thereafter she divided her time between Germany and Poland.

Extent

9 Cubic Feet (3 boxes, 28 tubes of drawings, 1 oversize folder)

Abstract

Born in 1952 in Gdynia, Poland; Maria von der Weppen studied in Poland and Norway before beginning her career in Germany. She specialized in reconstructing buildings in East Germany damaged by the war as well as new residential and office construction. Collection consist of drawings, project records, photographs, and articles relating to von der Weppen's work.

Source of Acquisition

The Maria von der Weppen Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in 2001 with the bulk of the collection arriving in 2007.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Maria von der Weppen 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 Maria von der Weppen Architectural Collection was completed in March 2012.

Title
A Guide to the Maria von der Weppen Architectural Collection, 1978-2001.
Status
Completed
Author
Kathryn Shackelford
Date
2012 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020-10-02: 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