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VT + NHPRC = Access/Preservation Eleanore Pettersen Architectural Archive Gail McMillan, Eve Trager, Amy Shaffer Digital Library and Archives, University.

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1 VT + NHPRC = Access/Preservation Eleanore Pettersen Architectural Archive Gail McMillan, Eve Trager, Amy Shaffer Digital Library and Archives, University Libraries Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia State Historical Records Advisory Board Williamsburg May 20, 2005

2 International Archive of Women in Architecture 1985 collaboration: University Libraries and College of Architecture and Urban Studies Women who create our built environment: architects, landscape architects, interior designers, industrial designers, urban planners Collect, organize, preserve, make accessible –270 manuscript collections –600 biographies

3 Eleanore Pettersen, Architect, Education –Certificate in Architecture, Cooper Union, 1941 (BA Arch 1976) –Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin, Employment, : Defense research, Macy & Co., TVA, Arthur Rigolo Private firm, : ~600 design projects First woman –1951 her own architectural office in NJ –1965 CU Professional Achievement Citation –1967 NJ Architectural Award: Single Family Dwelling –1975 president of NJ Board of Architects –1986 Regional Director of AIA Board 1991 elected Fellow of the AIA

4 Eleanore Pettersen Architectural Archive Purpose and Goals 360 cubic feet 600 architectural projects –From original designs to remodeling –Licensed in CT, GA, MA, ME, NC, NJ, NY Archivists + Academics + Architects –Sound archival practices –Establish appraisal criteria for digitization Improve usefulness to classroom teaching/learning Improve usefulness to remote researchers

5 Eleanore Pettersen Architectural Archive Potential Advisory Board to DLA 1.Kathryn Albright, VT Assoc. Prof., Chicago, IL 2.Jeanette Bowker, VT Prof Emerita, Interiors 3.Robin Brown, Bergen Co., NJ Historic Preservationist 4.Ron Daniel, VT Prof., Director Euro Center 5.Jack Davis, VT Prof., Assoc. Dean Academic Affairs 6.Beth Dodd, Arch. Historian, U Texas, Austin 7.Donna Dunay, VT Arch. Prof. 8.Kay Edge, VT Asst. Prof., Interior/Arch. 9.Marcia Feuerstein, VT Assoc. Prof, Arch., Arlington, VA 10.Gene Egger, VT Arch. Prof. 11.Steven Hillyer, Director, Cooper Union School of Arch Archive 10.Inge Horton, Arch. historian, researcher, writer, retired CA City Planner 11.Humberto Rodriguez-Camilloni, VT Arch. Prof. 12.Despina Stratagakos, Arch. Historian, Harvard 13.Susanna Torre, author Women in American Architecture 16.Tony Wrenn, AIA Archivist Emeritus

6 Eleanore Pettersen Architectural Archive Significance & Relationship to NHPRC Goals & Objectives Promote the preservation and use of America's documentary heritage. –Digitization to democratize access--help alleviate the tension between access and preservation Support institutions that promote preservation, dissemination, and use of historical records. Integrated electronic records freely accessible.

7 Eleanore Pettersen Architectural Archive Plan of Work: Aug Dec Stage 1: Selection for digitization Stage 2: Preservation and arrangement (start processing) Stage 3: Digitizing Stage 4: Description: metadata for scans Stage 5: Description: finding aid, project list Stage 6: Final labeling and storage Stage 7: Posting data on the web

8 EPAA Plan of Work: Aug Dec. 2007

9 Eleanore Pettersen Architectural Archive Resulting Products & Publications Fully processed, preserved, accessible archive of architectural drawings, blueprints, models, photographs, papers: 360 cu. ft. Free web access with interconnecting links –~8500 digital images –EAD finding aid, inventory –MARC bibliographic records Announcements, publications, presentations –C&RL, SAA, ARLIS, SAH, MARAC, etc.

10 Eleanore Pettersen Architectural Archive Linking Project Outcomes

11 Eleanore Pettersen Architectural Archive Key VT Personnel Gail McMillan, DLA Director –EPAA Project Director (10%) –Oversight: personnel, budget, digitization Eve Trager, DLA Scholarly Communications –EPAA Project Manager (15%) –Oversight: timeline, workflow, supplies, expenditures –Products: announcements, survey/analysis, publications Amy Shaffer, Manuscripts Archivist –EPAA Project Archivist (100%) –Processing, supervising student processors, access points –Archival Assistants (TBH graduate students): processing

12 Eleanore Pettersen Architectural Archive Additional VT Project Personnel Jane Wills: DLA Assistant –Digitization liaison and ImageBase metadata supervisor (15%) –Metadata Assistants (TBH students): digital image identifying information (20 hrs/wk) Kimberli Weeks: DLA Online Editor –EAD, ImageBase metadata (10%) Gary Worley, Digital Imaging Director –Manage digitization, quality control (10%) –DI staff: scanning (30%) Carolyn Kletnieks, DLA Technical Director (on call)

13 Eleanore Pettersen Architectural Archive Draft Budget: Aug Dec NHPRCVTTotal Salaries, fringes$120,856$77,485$198,341 Equipment0$65,900 Travel5,0000 Supplies7,5000 Total direct costs133,356145,385278,741 Indirect Total costs$201,386185,922$387,290 Cost sharing goal50%


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