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Robert L. Vickery papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS -15923

Scope and Contents

The Robert L. Vickery papers (0.5 cubic feet) consists of essays, recollections, research, sketches, and talk lectures of Robert L. Vickery from 1970 to 2010 while he was an architect and professor at the University of Virgina.

There are essays on architecture and learning, a grant proposal about architecture in Japan and America, his recollections from 1970 to 2010, his research on Thomas Jefferson architecture, and a resume of Vickery's work.

Works mentioned in the collection are the Rorer House, Learning center for college(s), 521 North First Street, Charlottesville, Virginia, Prinz Canal, Amsterdam, and sketches for projects in Italy.


  • Creation: 1970-2010

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Robert L. Vickery is a retired professor emeritus of the University of Virginia Architecture faculty. He came to the University of Virginia in 1970 as the Thomas Jefferson professor of architecture and founded the VMDO Architects in 1976 that focuses on architecture that takes into consideration the needs of the environment surrounding the architectural structure and mentors new architects.


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 document box)

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This collection is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was transferred from the School of Architecture by Nancy Takahashi to the Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on 13 April 2014.

Robert L. Vickery papers
Ellen Welch
23 February 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States