New Collection Guide for the Marvin J. Malecha Papers Now Available

Marvin Malecha, Design School Dean, 1994 December 1

Marvin Malecha, Design School Dean, 1994 December 1

The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce that the newly updated collection guide for the Marvin J. Malecha Papers (MC 00391) is now available. 

Marvin J. Malecha, former dean of North Carolina State University’s College of Design and professor of architecture, has had a multi-faceted career encompassing administration, education, research, professional service, authorship, and practice as an architect. Malecha served as Dean of the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, for more than a decade before taking over the position of dean at NC State University's School (later College) of Design in 1994. On December 31, 2015, Malecha retired as Dean of the College of Design to pursue the position of president and chief academic officer at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, California.

The Marvin J. Malecha Papers contains drawings, concept sketches, models, correspondence, speeches, articles and papers, publications, personal notes, conference notes, presentation materials, photographs, and other materials related to Malecha's career in architecture, design teaching, and research from 1966 to 2015. Malecha’s administrative and professional notebooks are also digitized and available for research upon request. 

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Notebook 2: Notes, Names, and Misc. Sketches, 2008
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Notebook 2: Notes, Names, and Misc. Sketches, 2008

Additionally, the collection contains several design prototypes created by Malecha, such as necklaces, a pin, a medallion, and several awards. Some of these materials include a necklace designed for Susan Nutter, the former director of NC State University Libraries, and a “Wings on Wings” pin prototype for the NC State University College of Design.

Susan Nutter Prototype Necklace, 2013 February 24
Susan Nutter Prototype Necklace, 2013 February 24
NC State University College of Design, "Wings on Wings" Pin Prototypes, 1998
NC State University College of Design, "Wings on Wings"
Pin Prototypes, 1998

The Marvin J. Malecha Papers (MC 00391) is available for research. Related materials for this collection at the SCRC include a digitized oral history interview with Malecha and the North Carolina State University, College of Design, Office of the Dean Records (UA 110.001). For more information or to request access to these records, please use our online request form. The Special Collections Research Center contains a growing collection of architecture and design related materials, which can be accessed by searching our digitized collections and online collection guides.

Contributed by Phillip MacDonald and Taylor Wolford, Library Associates