Nan Croley Architectural Collection
Scope and Content
The Nan Croley Architectural Collection consists of partial sets of construction drawings for three projects and several renderings and pen sketches by Croley drawn while employed at the firm of John Matthews Architects. Projects include a new medical building, 1996-1997, the Massolo Building storefront, 1996-1998, and a remodel and addition to Cannizzaro residence, 1997-1999. The collection also contains biographical data and office brochures about projects she worked on.
- 1996 - 2006
- Croley, Nan, 1939- (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Nan B. Croley was born in 1939 and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She earned her B.A. from Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, where she studied art and theater. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute, School of Architecture in 1970.
She worked for Finger and Moy Architects, Fisher Development, Colyer/Freeman Group and Bay Architects before starting at John Matthews Architects, a position she kept until her death. Her work included such projects as banking, retail interiors, tenant improvements, custom residences, and storefront renovations.
Croley was also active in the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals, a professional organization that encourages and supports women in the profession. She attended many retreats and served on the Steering Committee in 1985. She was also active in her community and supported the work of the Sierra Club.
0.6 Cubic Feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Nan Croley got her B.A. from Lake Erie College, and later earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute, School of Architecture in 1970. The collection consists of some biographical information and partial sets of construction drawings for three projects, several renderings and pen sketches done by the architect while employed at the firm of John Matthews Architects.
The collection is arranged by material type. Large construction documents are stored separately in an oversized folder.
Source of Acquisition
The Nan Croley Architectural Collection was donated to the International Archive of Women in Architecture at Special Collections in 2006.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Nan Croley Architectural Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Nan Croley Architectural Collection commenced and was completed in August 2006.
- Nan Croley Architectural Collection, 1996-2006
- Kristin Maki, Student Assistant, and Amy Vilelle, Archivist
- 2006 (CC0 1.0)
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