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Office of the Architect/Photographs-addition 2 Mary Hughes slides

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2022-0130

Content Description

This addition to RG 35/2, Office of the Architect/Photographs contains photographs, slides, and VHS tape of Mary Hughes, the University of Virginia Landscape Architect since 1986. The slides and photographs depict college campuses, principally the University of Virginia, documenting projects initiated by the Office of the Architect including new construction. The VHS tape is dated October 24, 1994, and titled "Thomas Jefferson Academical Village.” The slides and photographs were contained in binders and the original order and titles have been maintained. Boxes 1 and 2 contain photographs and slides of the landscape and architecture of various institutions including the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, Duke University, Swarthmore College, University of Chicago, Emory College and the University of Georgia. Boxes 2 to 5 contain slides related to the Master Plan book. Boxes 2 and 3 feature aerial renderings and plans for several University of Virginia renovation projects in order to "restore the Founder's [Thomas Jefferson's] vision of reciprocity between the academic and physical plan of the University." Before and after slides of these renovation efforts are included in an album titled "Academical Village Slides, Book #1". Also included in this album are slides of events on the Lawn, such as the 1996 Lawn Olympics and a Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture lecture. Photographs of Lawn and Range rooms are also present. Box 4 contains images of models and drawings of campus buildings and also text blocks. Box 6 contains "General Slides, Book #3" which includes spots across the ground and is organized alphabetically from N to Z. Slides Box 7 contains images of studies and plans and architectural features across campus like bollards, memorial plaques, lighting, signs, trash cans, etc.

Acquisition Type



Transferred by Mary Hughes, University Landscape Architect, 15 April 2019.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Original digital media (floppy disks, zip disks, thumb drives, born-digital files, etc.) and other media formats such as LPs, audiocassettes, videotapes, films, CDs, and DVDs cannot be handled directly by patrons. Appointments must be made in advance to request these items held by Special Collections. In most cases, materials must be reformatted before they can be accessed, sometimes at the researcher’s expense. Please use our online reference request form ( to request access to these materials or to ask for further information.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1970-1998



1.4 Cubic Feet (7 Photo 3-ring clamshell box)

1 videocassettes (1 Vhs tape) : "Thomas Jefferson Academical Village" TRT 8:10 10/24/94


Box ViU20222-0130_001 School campuses (1of 2) Box ViU20222-0130_002 School campuses (1of 2) and Slides Master Plan Book #1 (1of 2) Box ViU20222-0130_003 Slides Master Plan Book #1 (2 of 2) and Academical Village Slides Book #1 Box ViU20222-0130_004 Slides Master plan Book #2 Box ViU20222-0130_005 Slides Master plan Book 3 Box ViU20222-0130_006 Slides General Book # 3 [N-Z] Box ViU20222-0130_007 Plans and slides book #1