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Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2001-023

Scope and Contents

Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection consists of a drawing (photocopy) of Gramatikova's personal residence in Sofia (1965), photographs of the Music High School for Folk Instruments and Folk Singing in Shiroka Lukka, Bulgaria, and biographical information including an article by Nikolai Khaitov regarding Gramatikova and photocopies of award certificates.

The 2007 addition includes architectural drawings of two of her projects: Music High School for Folk Instruments and Folk Singing in Shiroka Lukka, Bulgaria (1974) and Territorial Information and Computing Center in Vrasta, Bulgaria (1981).

Dates

  • 1960 - 2007
  • Majority of material found within 1965 - 1981

Creator

Language

Contains materials in Bulgarian and German.

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

Lilia Bencheva-Gramatikova was born in 1929 in Karnobat, Bulgaria. She graduated in architecture from Sophia Polytechnic (1953) and began her practice in the Sohpia State Design Organization Sofproekt from 1953 to 1965. She spent two years in Mongolia (1961-1963) designing a youth center and its administrative council building. She transferred to Main State Design Organization Glavproekt (1965) where she worked until her retirement in 1985.

Between 1967 and 1982 she spent several years in Halle-Neustadt, East Germany where she designed the "Haus der Dienste" an apartment complex for 16,000 inhabitants. She received several awards for her projects including the gold Order of Labor (1980) and the Diploma of Merit from the Committee for Architecture and Urbanism of the Council of the Bulgarian Republic (1981).

Extent

1.2 Cubic Feet (4 boxes. )

Abstract

Lilia Gramatikova is an Bulgarian architect who practiced in Bulgaria, Mongolia, and East Germany from 1953-1985. The collection consists of 72 hand-drawn architectural drawings of two projects: Music High School for Folk Instruments and Folk Singing in Shiroka Lukka, Bulgaria (1974) and Territorial Information and Computing Center in Vrasta, Bulgaria (1981). Also present is a drawing (photocopy) of Gramatikova's personal residence in Sofia (1965) and a folder containing biographical information.

Source of Acquisition

The Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in 2000. An addition was donated in 2007.

Alternate Form Available

A selection of digital images from the Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection can be found on Special Collections Imagebase.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Lilia Gramatikova 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 Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection commenced in 2001. The 2007 addition was added in 2013.

Title
A Guide to the Lilia Gramatikova Architectural Collection, 1960-2007, bulk dates 1965-1981
Status
Completed
Author
Lora Settle and Elena Herrero, Graduate Student Assistants,
Date
2013 (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

  • 2020-10-05: 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