William Ludwig Baumgarten Papers 1930-1954

Creator
Baumgarten, William Ludwig, 1885-1959
Size
1 linear foot
Location

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Call number
MC 00122

The William Ludwig Baumgarten Papers consist of photographs and student works. The photographs are black and white prints dating from the 1930s, showing residences, stores, schools, and restaurants in Vienna and perhaps elsewhere in Europe, presumably designed by Baumgarten.Student works include illustrated student papers, as well as a blank exam, from classes in the history of architecture Baumgarten taught at the at the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) School of Design in the 1950s.

William Ludwig Baumgarten (1885-1959), a native of Austria and graduate of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, was a renowned architect in Europe before he immigrated to the United States. He was a professor of architecture at the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering from 1940 to 1958.

Biographical/historical note

William Ludwig Baumgarten was born 1885 January 25 in Mährisch Schönberg (Šumperk), Moravia (later the Czech Republic). He studied in Vienna, receiving a B.S. from the State College of Architectural Engineering in 1904 and a diploma in architecture from the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in 1910. After working as a draftsman in Vienna and serving as an artillery captain in World War I, Baumgarten was an assistant professor at the Academy of Fine Arts from 1919 to 1924. He designed many buildings in Vienna and elsewhere in Austria in his career there, to international acclaim, and his designs were published in prominent American and European architectural journals.

Baumgarten left Austria for the United States in 1940, and became a naturalized American citizen five years later. He became an assistant professor of architecture at the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) in 1940, an associate professor in 1947, a full professor in 1953, and retired as professor emeritus in 1958. Baumgarten became a registered architect in North Carolina in 1945, and was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the North Carolina Chapter of the AIA, the Raleigh Council of Architects, as well as a number of European honorary and professional organizations. He died in Raleigh 1959 February 18.

Scope/content

The William Ludwig Baumgarten Papers consist of photographs and student works. Student works include illustrated student papers, as well as a blank exam, from classes in the history of architecture Baumgarten taught at the at the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) School of Design in the 1950s.

The photographs were added to the collection in 2007, and consist of ten black and white prints that appear to date from the 1930s. They show residences, stores, schools, and restaurants in Vienna and perhaps elsewhere in Europe, presumably designed by Baumgarten.

Physical description

1 archival half box, 1 archival storage box

Arrangement

Papers are arranged chronologically. Photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Use of these materials

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Ludwig Baumgarten Papers, MC 00122, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transfer from NSCU Libraries Collection Development and Organization, 1979 June 26 (Accession no. 1979-0017). The photographs are a gift of Gary Blank, August 2007 (Accession no. 2007-0244).

Processing information

Processed by Will Andersen, 2006 October

Encoded by Will Andersen, 2006 October

Additions made and finding aid updated by Todd Kosmerick, 2007

Exam circa 1953
Box 1, Folder 1
Student Sketch Plates 1953
Box 1, Folder 2
Student Paper 1954
Box 1, Folder 3
Student Paper 1954
Box 1, Folder 4
Student Paper 1954
Box 1, Folder 5
Photographs, Restaurants, Interiors 1930-1939 (Accession no. 2007-0244)

Gift of Gary Blank, 2007

Box 2, Folder 1
Photographs, Small Residences 1930-1939 (Accession no. 2007-0244)

Gift of Gary Blank, 2007

Box 2, Folder 2
Photographs, Stores, Interiors 1930-1939 (Accession no. 2007-0244)

Gift of Gary Blank, 2007

Box 2, Folder 3
Photographs, Vienna, Austria, Buildings 1930-1939 (Accession no. 2007-0244)

Includes a high school for the Czechoslovakian minority and a gymnasium.

Gift of Gary Blank, 2007

Box 2, Folder 4

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Ludwig Baumgarten Papers, MC 00122, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.