Robert Burns Architectural Drawings circa 1956-1980

Summary
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Names/subjects
Using these materials
Creator
Burns, Robert P., 1933-2005
Size
1 linear foot (2 flatfolders)
Call number
MC 00512

The Robert Burns Architectural Drawings include nine architectural drawings by Robert Paschal Burns (1933-2005) that were transfered from the College of Design to Special Collections through the assistance of Dean Marvin Malecha. They include a set of 4 drawings of an international airport from 1957 that Burns had submitted for the 44th Paris Prize in Architecture. He won the competition and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. To support his international travel, Burns had been awarded the Lloyd Warren Fellowship in 1957 while he was a student at North Carolina State College. The collection also includes 3 undated drawings for an apartment hotel development in Raleigh and 2 undated drawings for a Highway Island Development (these last two are likely by Burns, but his name is not on the drawings).

Professor Robert Paschal Burns (1933-2005), a native of Roxboro, North Carolina, was the head of the Architecture Department at NC State University's School of Design from 1967 to 1974 and from 1983 to 1991. He was selected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1979 and was awarded the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence in 1996. Professor Emeritus Robert Burns died in an automobile accident on October 28, 2005.

Biographical/historical note

Professor Robert Paschal Burns (1933-2005), a native of Roxboro, North Carolina, was the head of the Architecture Department at NC State University's School of Design from 1967 to 1974 and from 1983 to 1991. He was selected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1979 and was awarded the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence in 1996. Professor Emeritus Robert Burns died in an automobile accident on October 28, 2005.

Scope/content

The Robert Burns Architectural Drawings include nine architectural drawings by Robert Paschal Burns (1933-2005) that were transfered from the College of Design to Special Collections through the assistance of Dean Marvin Malecha. They include a set of 4 drawings of an international airport from 1957 that Burns had submitted for the 44th Paris Prize in Architecture. He won the competition and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. To support his international travel, Burns had been awarded the Lloyd Warren Fellowship in 1957 while he was a student at North Carolina State College. The collection also includes 3 undated drawings for an apartment hotel development in Raleigh and 2 undated drawings for a Highway Island Development (these last two are likely by Burns, but his name is not on the drawings).

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject.

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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Burns Architectural Drawings, MC 00512, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transfered from the College of Design, 2014 (Accession 2014.0055)

Processing information

Processed by: Gwynn Thayer, April 2014; machine-readable finding aid creatd by: Gwynn Thayer, April 2014.

Four drawings of an international airport submitted for the 44th Paris Prize in Architecture 1956-1957
Flat folder 1
Three drawings for an apartment hotel development for Raleigh undated
Flat folder 2
Two drawings of a Highway Island Development (not signed or labeled, but likely by Burns) undated
Flat folder 2

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Burns Architectural Drawings, MC 00512, 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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.