The Milka T. Bliznakov Papers and Architectural Drawings (Ms1991-025)

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The Milka T. Bliznakov Papers and Architectural Drawings (Ms1991-025)

Description

Born in Bulgaria, emigrated to France and then to the U.S. before coming to Blacksburg, Virginia, where she both practiced architecture and taught at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is a professor emerita of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. She founded the International Archive of Women in Architecture and chaired its Board of Advisors from 1985-1993.

Her papers include curriculum vitae, correspondence, 43 architectural drawings of her residence in Blacksburg, "A Bibliographical Guide to Their Work: Soviet Women Architects, 1917-1937" written by her in 1989, papers written during 1979 to 1990, and collected materials about women in architecture.

Additional materials acquired in 2010 remain unprocessed, but are available for research.

Creator

Bliznakov, Milka T., 1927-2010

Date

1978/2000

Language

English

Identifier

Ms1991-025

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Milka T. Bliznakov Papers and Architectural Drawings, Ms1991-025, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Items in the The Milka T. Bliznakov Papers and Architectural Drawings (Ms1991-025) Collection

Template Letter from Milka Bliznakov, Requesting Collections for the IAWA,  July 9, 1985 (Ms1991-025)
This letter was written by Milka Bliznakov, founder of the International Archive of Women in Architecture, and sent out to women architects around the world soliciting the donation of personal papers and materials for the collection.

Section Drawings, Residence at Tall Oaks, Sections B-B and C-C, Apri 30, 1978 (Ms1991-025)
Two section drawings for a residence at 2873 Tall Oaks Drive, Lot 6, in the Stroubles Mill neighborhood of Blacksburg, Virginia, designed by Milka T. Bliznakov, 1978-79.

Photograph, Exterior of Tall Oaks Residence (Ms1991-025)
A photograph of the exterior front of the residence at 2873 Tall Oaks Drive, Lot 6 in the Stroubles Mill neighborhood of Blacksburg, Virginia, showing the garage, first floor deck and second floor balcony. The residence was designed by Milka T.…

Newspaper Article, "Amherest Alive" (Ms1991-025)
Newspaper article describing work done with Virginia Tech and led by Milka Bliznakov for revitalization of portions of Amherest, Virginia.

Newspaper Article, Amherest, Virginia (Ms1991-025)
Newspaper article describing work done with Virginia Tech and led by Milka Bliznakov for revitalization of portions of Amherest, Virginia. Includes photo of Milka and students involved.

Sketch, Work from Amherest Alive Newspaper Article (Ms1991-025)
Sketch drawing done by a student of Milka Bliznakov that appeared in the newspaper article "Amherest Alive." The project was an urban revitalization project set in Amherest, Virginia.

Elevation Drawing, (south-west) Stroubles Mill Residence (Ms1991-025)
Hand drawing of the south-west elevation of a home designed by Milka Bliznakov.

Section Drawing, Stroubles Mill Residence (Ms1991-025)
Hand section drawing of a home designed by Milka Bliznakov.

Section and Detail Drawings, Stroubles Mill Residence (Ms1991-025)
Hand drawings of sections and details of a home designed by Milka Bliznakov.