A Guide to the Wendy Scott Bertrand Architectural Collection, 1954-2012 Bertrand, Wendy Scott Architectural Collection Ms2015-025

Wendy Scott Bertrand Architectural Collection, 1954-2012

A Collection in
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Collection Number Ms2015-025


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2015-025
Title
Wendy Scott Bertrand Architectural Collection, 1954-2012
Physical Characteristics
15 Cubic Feet 9 manuscript boxes, 1 half-document box, 5 telescoping boxes, 4 flat boxes, 6 oversized folders, 15 exhibit panels
Creator
Bertrand, Wendy Scott
Language
English
Abstract
Wendy Scott Bertrand is a registered architect, rug weaver, self-described feminist, and author living in Northern California since 1967. This collection documents her personal and professional activism and activities between 1954-2012, including her architectural studies, organizational activities, family life, travel, professional writing, textile projects, and career with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Forest Service.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research, with the exception of Box 10.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Wendy Bertrand Architectural Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Wendy Scott Bertrand Architectural Collection, Ms2013-025, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Wendy Scott Bertrand Architectural Collection was completed in August 2017.

Acquisition Information

The Wendy Scott Bertrand Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in 2013.


Biographical Note

Wendy Scott Bertrand (née Eakin) is a registered architect, fiber artist and author brought up in San Diego, California. She studied at the École des Beaux Arts in France from 1964–65 and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (Bach. Architecture 1971 , M.A. Architecture 1972). She designed private residential structures and supervised large-scale architectural projects for government contracts. Bertrand managed an Architectural Branch and an Engineering Division for the U.S. Navy (1973-1991) and held the position of engineering supervisor in the Western Region (5) Office of the U.S. Forest Service (1991-1994). Bertrand served in a variety of leadership roles throughout her career, including chair of the Quality of Worklife Committee for the U.S. Navy Public Works Center, examiner for her local Board of Architectural Examiners, and rating panelist for the City and County of San Francisco. She was an active participant in the Society of American Military Engineers and helped found the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals. In 2008, Bertrand published Rug Retrospective: Nine Weaving Seasons 1999-2008 (updated in 2010), documenting her textile projects. In 2012, Bertrand published Enamored with place: as woman + as architect, a memoir of her experiences as a single mother working in a traditionally male profession. Her epilogue, If I Knew Then What I Know Now (available online athttp://wendybertrand.com/enamored-with-place/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/02_2015_epilogue.pdf), reflects on the influences of gender in architectural practice and what the future might hold for women in architecture.

Scope and Content

This collection documents the professional and personal activities of Wendy Bertrand between 1954-2012. Comprised primarily of textual materials and architectural drawings with supporting photographs and ephemera, the collection documents Bertrand's study of art and architecture; her career as an architect, engineering advisor, and supervisor for the US Navy and US Forest service; her private practice and engagement in national organizations; her family life, personal networks, and community engagement; and her artistic endeavors in textiles, photography, and furniture design. Coverage includes correspondence, travel journals, education files, project records and business files, personal reflections on her career, manuscript drafts, research notes, photographs, exhibition boards, construction documents, architectural drawings, and ephemera.

External Sources:
http://wendybertrand.com/
Eyeonplace Press

Arrangement

Arrangement of these materials reflects the Standard Series for Architecture and Landscape Design Records (Shepherd and Lowell). The intellectual structure reflects the following series and subseries:

I. Personal Papers
A. Writings
B. Correspondence
C. School Work
D. Travel
E. Photographs
F. Activism
G. Hobbies and Family Records
II. Professional papers
A. Correspondence
B. Photographs
C. Writings
D. Reference Files
E. Presentations
F. Exhibits
G. Associations and Committee
H. Awards
I. Career Records
J. Continuing Education
III. Office Records
A. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Western Division
B. Navy Public Works Center
C. U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region 5
IV. Project Records
A. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Western Division
B. Navy Public Works Center
C. Independent Projects

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • History of Women in Architecture
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Women -- History
  • Women architects -- California

Contents List

Personal Papers
  • Writings
    • Journals/Writing Notebooks
      • box-folder 1
        1
        1981-1989
      • box-folder 1
        2
        1985-1989
      • box-folder 1
        3
        1990, 1996
      • box-folder 1
        4
        1996
      • box-folder 1
        5
        1996-1997
      • box-folder 1
        6
        1997
      • box-folder 1
        7
        1997-1998
      • box-folder 1
        8
        1998-1999
      • box-folder 1
        9
        1999-2000
      • box-folder 1
        10
        2000-2001
      • box-folder 1
        11
        2001
      • box-folder 1
        12
        2001-2002
      • box-folder 1
        13
        2002-2003
      • box-folder 1
        14
        2003
      • box-folder 1
        15
        2003-2004
      • box-folder 1
        16
        2004
      • box-folder 2
        1
        2004-2009
      • box-folder 2
        2
        2006-2007
      • box-folder 2
        3
        2007
      • box-folder 2
        4
        2007
      • box-folder 2
        5
        2009
    • Enamored with place: as women + as architect
      • box-folder 2
        6
        Correspondence w/ Ellen Perry Berkeley, 1973-2012
      • box-folder 2
        7
        Working W/ Writer Susan Bono, 2005-2006
      • box-folder 2
        8
        Various Editors 2007-2008
      • box-folder 2
        9-13
        Ellen Perry Berkeley Edits, Entire Manuscript, 2011
    • box-folder 2
      14
      Writing Workshop Publications, 2003-2004; 2011
    • box-folder 2
      15
      Remembrance of Friend, Jeannie Bancroft Urmston Branscomb (1942-2001), 2001
    • box-folder 2
      16
      Adieu Madame Moureau de Veaux, Souvenirs de Wendy Betrand,' June 2001
    • box-folder 2
      17
      Writing Samples
    • box-folder 2
      18
      Neighboring: Vignettes
  • Correspondence
    • box-folder 2
      19
      Correspondence - General, 1969-1999
    • box-folder 2
      20
      Correspondence w/ Ase Marstrander of Sweden, 1967-2000
    • box-folder 2
      21
      Correspondence w/ Curtis Holder, 1958-1960
    • box-folder 2
      22
      Memorabilia Relating to Curtis Holder, 1956 - Late 2000s
    • box-folder 3
      1
      Correspondence w/ Phyllis Eakin [Bertrand's Mother], 1979-2003 and undated
  • School Work
    • K-12
      • box-folder 3
        2
        Elementary School
      • box-folder 3
        3
        K-12 Report Cards
      • box-folder 3
        4
        Photographs, High School, 1954-1959
      • box-folder 3
        5
        Diploma, High School, 1959
      • box-folder 3
        6
        Yearbook, High School, 1959
      • box-folder 3
        7
        High School Reunions, early 1960s, 1979, 2009
      • box-folder 3
        8
        Clippings and other memorabilia, high school, 1954-1959
      • box-folder 3
        9
        Writings, High School, 1959
    • Higher Education
      • UC Santa Barbara
        • box-folder 3
          10
          University of California [Berkeley and Santa Barbara] grade reports and transcripts
        • box-folder 3
          11
          Economics - Geography, Spring 1962
      • Alliance Francaise
        • box-folder 3
          12
          Alliance Francaise records 1963-1964
      • Ecole des Beaux-Arts, France
        • box-folder 3
          13
          General, 1965
        • box-folder 3
          14-15
          Prep Book for Oral Examination in Architecture (French)
        • oversize 1
          18 drawings, Aix en Provence, Montpellier, France (1964-65)
        • oversize 2
          Solid geometry exercises, France, 1964-65
        • box 16
          Unidentified school project, January 5, 1965
          Scope and Contents

          Six sepia prints, including site plans, elevations, and details.

      • UC Berkeley
        • box-folder 3
          16
          Arch 251 - 'Problems in Architecture,' Fall 1971
        • box-folder 3
          17
          Risk Maps --> Architecture
        • box-folder 3
          18
          Arch. 121 - Field Diary, Summer 1968, Engineering Materials Laboratory, Arch S.O.M.
        • box-folder 3
          19
          Environmental Design Four San Quentin Prison, Fall 1969
        • box-folder 3
          20
          1962-1972, General
        • box-folder 3
          21
          A Taste of the History of Architecture in18th Century France," September 1969
        • box-folder 3
          22
          M. Arch Comprehensive Examination, Topic: 'A User in Need: Women During Childbirth'
        • box-folder 3
          23-24
          Untitled Project [Subject = Use of Street is Important to Residential Quality of Neighborhoods]
        • box-folder 3
          25
          102C - Design Project, Cornucopia Restaurant, Undated
        • box-folder 3
          26
          Photographs - UC Berkeley museum Construction, Requriement for construction management Class, 1969
        • box-folder 3
          27
          ASA 125 ,1970; ARCH 269C, 1970
        • box-folder 3
          28
          Arch 202 "Educational Facilities"
        • box-folder 3
          29
          UC Berkeley Diplomas, 1971 and 1972
        • box-folder 3
          30-31
          Photographic studies for course projects, 1967-72
        • box-folder 3
          33
          Photos of Richmond Coastline Study panels from her time at Richmond, CA planning dept
        • box-folder 4
          1
          Photographic studies and print sheets, n.d.
        • box-folder 4
          2
          Exhibit catalog, Prestini Sculptures, 1969
        • box 12
          Mounted photographs and exhibitions for course projects
        • box 12
          Drawings, 1968
        • oversize 15 boards
          Exhibit boards, 1968
  • Travel
    • Around the World Trip
      • box-folder 4
        3
        Correspondence w/ Phyllis Eakin [Bertrand's Mother] Oct. 1959-April 1961
      • box-folder 4
        4
        Curt Holder (Architect) Correspondence, 2006
      • box-folder 4
        5
        Correspondence w/ Susan Eakin [Sister]1960-161
      • box-folder 4
        6
        Journals1960-1961
      • box-folder 4
        7
        Hostel & Vaccination Documents1960-1961
      • box-folder 4
        8
        Photographs 1960-1961
      • box-folder 4
        9
        Photographs & Negatives 1960-1961
      • box-folder 4
        10
        Slides
    • box-folder 4
      11
      China, 1965-1967
    • box-folder 4
      12
      Australia, 1996
    • box-folder 4
      13
      Finland, 2001
  • Photographs
    • box-folder 4
      14
      Photographs (Personal)
    • box-folder 4
      15
      Negatives (Personal)
    • box-folder 4
      16
      Photographs (Family), 1940
    • box-folder 4
      17
      Photographs of other architects
    • box-folder 4
      18
      Textile Designs and Lamp Shades
  • Activism
    • box-folder 4
      19-24
      Gasquet, CA - Smith River Corridor, 1995-2007
    • box-folder 4
      25
      Letters to Editor, 1999-2010, + undated, re: local issues
  • Hobbies and Family Records
    • box-folder 4
      26
      Astrological Chart, 1990
    • box-folder 4
      27
      "Bay to Breakers" Race Certificate, 1979
    • box-folder 4
      28
      Bay Area Crochet and Knit Guild Brochures
    • box-folder 4
      29
      Woodworking, 1991
    • box-folder 5
      1
      A. Rutherford Eakin [Bertrand's Father], 1981, 1996, & undated
    • box-folder 5
      2
      Phyllis Eakin, architecture course exam book, University of California San Diego, Dec 8, 1971
    • box-folder 5
      3
      Legal Documents: Custody Battle
Professional Papers
  • box-folder 5
    4
    Professional correspondence, 1973-1995
  • box-folder 5
    5
    Photographs of Wendy and colleagues, 1970s-1980s
  • Writings
    • box-folder 5
      6
      "Quality Progress: Designing Quality into Work Life" (25:6, June 1992)
    • box-folder 5
      7
      1995 Strategic Planning Gasquet
    • box-folder 5
      8
      Letter to the editor about women in architecture (1972-1975);
    • box-folder 5
      9
      Organization of Women Architects Article, Feb-March 1996
  • Reference Files
    • box-folder 5
      10
      Subject File: Women in Architecture (1972-2009)
    • box-folder 5
      11
      Subject File: Women in Architecture (1973-1986)
    • box-folder 5
      12
      Subject File: Women in Architecture (1956-2010)
    • box-folder 5
      13
      Subject File: Women in Architecture (1974, 1990)
  • Presentations
    • box-folder 5
      14
      VHS: Interview with Wendy Betrand (sic) (20:00 dub)
    • box-folder 5
      15
      VHS: Wendy Betrand, Follow-up People Speaking Training Sept. 91
    • box-folder 5
      16
      Design Forum '81: Women Up Front ("Interview the Government")
    • box-folder 5
      17
      Retirement Speech for Bill Bechtell, June 1, 1997
  • Exhibits
    • box-folder 5
      18
      Biographical Excerpt from "architects. Doing Other Things" (a. DOT)
  • Associations and Committeees
    • box-folder 5
      19
      Organization of Women Architects & Design Professionals, 1973-2003
    • box-folder 5
      20
      Architecture Organizations Dedicated to Women, 1975-2009
    • box-folder 5
      21
      Society of American Military Engineers, 57th Annual National Meeting
    • box-folder 5
      22
      Society of American Military Engineers, 57th Annual National Meeting, Photographs
    • box-folder 5
      23
      Society of American Military Engineers, 57th Annual National Meeting, "Priorities Ahead" Manual and Notes
    • box-folder 5
      24
      Society of American Military Engineers, 57th Annual National Meeting, "Priorities Ahead" Program, 1977
  • Awards
    • box-folder 5
      25
      Oakland YWCA, Julia Morgan Award, 6th Annual Salute to Women, 14 September 1989
    • box 19
      Oakland YWCA, Julia Morgan Award plaque
    • box 19
      Award: Federal Women's Program Committee (18 November 1976)
  • Career Records
    • box-folder 5
      26
      Photo album, San Francisco Wine and Food Show (WSB International)
    • box-folder 5
      27
      Architecture Licenses, 1989-2007
    • box-folder 5
      28-29
      BART-Traveler Behavior Studies, 1972-1973
    • box-folder 6
      1
      Job Search
    • box-folder 6
      2-3
      Resumes, 1978-1991
    • box-folder 6
      4-6
      Resumes, 1978, 1985-1991
    • box-folder 6
      7
      Wage History, 1983-1994
    • box-folder 6
      8-10
      EEO Complaint
    • box-folder 6
      11
      Salary Receipts and Paystubs
  • Continuing Education
    • box-folder 6
      12
      Transcripts and Certificates
    • box-folder 6
      13
      Management Courses
    • box-folder 6
      14
      American Management Association Course - Management Skills for New Women Supervisors in the Public Sector
Office Records
  • Western Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
    • box-folder 6
      15
      Newsletters
    • box-folder 6
      16
      WSB Business Card
    • box-folder 6
      17
      Correspondence and Clippings
    • box-folder 6
      18-19
      Reports
    • box-folder 6
      20
      Invitation to ribbon cutting ceremony for the Recruit In-Processing Building
  • Navy Public Works Center, Oakland CA
    • box-folder 7
      1-2
      Files, 1985-1991
    • box-folder 7
      3-4
      Files, 1989-1991
    • box-folder 7
      5-7
      Engineer-in-Charge (EIC) Guide, Training and Procedural Guidelines)
    • box-folder 7
      8-10
      Photographs
    • box-folder 7
      11-12
      Code 480, Engineering Record FY 1985-1988
    • box-folder 7
      13
      Code 480 Engineering Record, FY 1989-1990
    • box-folder 7
      14
      Architectural Branch Annual Reports, 1987-1988
    • box-folder 7
      15
      Telephone chart/address book
    • box-folder 7
      16
      Record book (job and personnel)
    • box-folder 7
      17
      Annotated article "Managing Your Boss"
    • box-folder 7
      18-19
      WSB Ratings and performance memos
    • box-folder 10
      1-2
      Quality of Work Life - "Action - CCSS SIMA report" [Restricted]
    • box-folder 10
      3
      Quality of Work Life Assessment accord [Restricted]
    • box-folder 7
      20-21
      Quality of Work Life Committee, 1988-1990
    • box-folder 7
      22
      Quality of Work Life Case Study for Quality Progress magazine, 1990
    • box-folder 7
      23
      Executive Management Development Program
    • box-folder 8
      1-3
      Executive Management Development Program
    • box-folder 8
      4
      Reorganization, 7-1989 to 10-1989
    • box-folder 8
      5
      Farewell Party
    • box-folder 8
      6
      Code 480 Memories 1 May 1991
  • U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region 5
    • box-folder 8
      7
      1991
    • box-folder 8
      8-9
      1992
    • box-folder 8
      10-11
      1993
    • box-folder 8
      12
      1994
    • box-folder 8
      13
      Articles Re: Management, 1991-1993
    • box-folder 8
      14
      Bertrand's Workplace Complaints, including a declaration for a class action complaint 1992-1996
    • box-folder 8
      15
      Bertrand Initiative: Forest Roads Program Funding Cards, 1992
    • box-folder 8
      16
      Bertrand Initiative: Professional Friends Brown Bag, 1991-1994
    • box-folder 8
      17
      Directories, 1990-1993
    • box-folder 9
      1
      Daily Diaries (Calendar), 1992-1993
    • box-folder 9
      2
      Plaque and Certificate, 1993-1994
    • box-folder 9
      3-5
      Memos and Reports re: Work place environment and sexual harassment, 1990-1992
    • box-folder 9
      6
      US Forest Service Application Packet
Project Records
  • NAVFAC (WESTDIV)
    • Recruit In-Processing Facility, San Diego CA
      • box-folder 9
        7
        Recruit In-Processing Facility, 1975
      • box 14
        Sepia prints of Recruit In-Processing Facility, 1975
      • box 18
        Construction drawings, Recruit In-Processing Facility, 1975
    • Naval Air Station, Fallon NV
      • box-folder 9
        8
        Family Housing, Naval Air Station (M-304), Fallon, NV, 1979
      • box 18
        Construction drawings, Family Housing, Naval Air Station (M-304), Fallon, NV, 1979
    • Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego CA
      • box 11
        Photograph studies, Marine Core Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA
      • box 11
        Drawings, Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing P 055, MCRD, San Diego, CA
      • box 11
        Boarded presentation drawings, Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing P-210, MCRD, San Diego, CA
    • Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma AZ
      • box-folder 9
        10
        Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Earth Sunken Quad-Plex, 1982
  • Navy Public Works Center
    • box-folder 9
      11
      Dining Facility Renovation, 1989, Alamaeda CA
    • box-folder 9
      12
      Marina Green, Naval Station Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA, late 1980s
    • box-folder 9
      13
      Naval Supply Center, 1990s
    • box-folder 9
      14
      Cafeteria Building 311, California (n.d.)
    • box-folder 9
      15
      Unidentified project slides, 1986
  • Independent Projects
    • box-folder 9
      16
      Central Shop and Warehouse District, 1983 Proposal with Architect Mui Ho (San Francisco Community College District and The City & County of San Francisco)
    • box-folder 9
      17
      box 13
      oversize 6
      Hospelhorn/Bertrand Residence (695 Gasquet Flat Rd)
    • box-folder 9
      18
      box 15
      oversize 5
      Bertrand residence (478 27th street Block 6580 #23 R-2)
    • box-folder 9
      19
      Haritchabalet Residence, Kitchen Remodel, 2002-2003
    • box-folder 17
      Zucker residence, 2138 North Navajo Lot 102, Flagstaff, AZ, 1998
    • oversize 3
      Hospelhorn residence, 411 27th Street, SF 94131
    • box-folder 9
      20
      oversize 4
      Lesiak residence (222 Granada Ave, El Granada, CA)