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Richard Guy Wilson papers-addition 2

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2022-0021

Content Description

This addition to the Richard Guy Wilson papers contains 35mm slides totaling approximately 4600 slides documenting regional, national, and international buildings. These slides were scanned by the Fine Arts Library on behalf of Dr. Wilson, Professor Emeritus of Architectural History at the University of Virginia. The slides contain shots of interiors, exteriors, and particular features of public and private buildings including residences, churches, universities, government buildings, and historical sites. The individual slides have annotations with varying detail including the building name, location, dates, and other relevant information regarding the content of the slides and/or the provenance of the building. As noted by Dr. Wilson, Box 4, which holds four smaller boxes (4A-4D) of individual slides, contains the slides that he used most frequently and are most significant. The locations of images in the slides are as follows: Box 1 - University of Virginia; Charlottesville, VA; Lynchburg, VA; Staunton, VA; Smithfield, VA; Keswick, VA; Albemarle County, VA; Jamestown, VA; Richmond, VA; Houston, TX; Lubbock, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Jamestown, RI; Kinderhook, NY; Newport, RI; Providence, RI; Lexington, KY; Reidsville, NC; Fort Meyers, FL; Palm Beach, FL; Ohio, Philadelphia, PA; England; Baalbek, Lebanon; Colorado, CO; Amherst, MA; Paris KY; Coral Gables, FL; Cornish, NH; Ogden, UT; Kennebunkport, ME; Kingstown, NY; Las Vegas, NV; Little Rock, AR; Miami Beach, FL; Memphis, TN. Box 2 - Mobile, AL; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburg, PA; Salem, MA; Sweden, Virginia (non-Albemarle County), Natchez, MS; England, New Orleans, LA; Los Angeles, CA; Newport, RI; Portsmouth, NH; Portland, ME. Box 3 - England. Box 4A - Washington, DC; Maryland; Virginia; Alabama; Andover, NH. Box 4B - Andover, NH; Austria; France; England. Box 4C - Ann Arbor, MI. Box 4D- Washington, DC. This collection is minimally processed and open for research.

Acquisition Type



Transfer from Ann Burns, Metadata Librarian, Fine Arts Library, 14 July 2021.

Restrictions Apply



  • Creation: circa 1970 - 2010


2.51 Cubic Feet (Two cubic boxes, one half-width letter size document box, and flat box (.31 cubic feet))


Boxes 1 and 2 contain approximately 90 sheets of slides that each hold 20 slides. Box 3 contains approximately 12 sheets of slides that each hold 20 slides. Box 4 contains four smaller boxes (4A-4D) that each hold approximately 200 individual slides for a total of approximately 800 slides.