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Travis McDonald papers - addition 1

 Unprocessed Material — Box: ViU2022-0110_001
Identifier: ViU-2022-0110

Content Description

This addition to MSS 16520 Travis McDonald papers contains materials related to a 1992 commission formed to create a historic preservation matriculation path within the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Various drafts of a School of Architecture section to be included in President Casteen's "Draft Plan for the Year 2000" were sent to fellow Virginia alumni by McDonald, and their comments are present. A final form of the 2000 plan is included and features a brief history of each school at the University of Virginia, followed by possible trajectories of improvement between 1991 and 2000. There is an informational booklet outlining the degrees and academic paths offered by the School of Architecture. Present with the booklet is McDonald's engagement with his peers for a possible expansion of the architectural and historic preservation programs. These discussions ultimately yielded a presentation delivered to university administration entitled "Building on a Great Tradition: A Design for Expanding Historic Preservation Education at the University of Virginia", a copy of which is also included in the collection. McDonald graduated from the University of Virginia in 1980 and went on to become the director of architectural restoration at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Travis McDonald, 21 April 2021.

Restrictions Apply



  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1980-1992



0.4 Cubic Feet (1-letter document box)


1 letter-sized box