Photo, Print, Drawing [Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Competition drawing]

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About this Item

Title

  • [Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Competition drawing]

Summary

  • Architectural drawing showing memorial as plan and perspective; includes textual description.

Names

  • Lin, Maya Ying, architect

Created / Published

  • [1981]

Headings

  • -  Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.)--1980-1990
  • -  Monuments & memorials--Washington (D.C.)--1980-1990
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Monuments--Washington (D.C.)

Headings

  • Architectural drawings--1980-1990.
  • Competition drawings--1980-1990.
  • Landscape architecture drawings--1980-1990.

Genre

  • Architectural drawings--1980-1990
  • Competition drawings--1980-1990
  • Landscape architecture drawings--1980-1990

Notes

  • -  Competition entry no. 1026.
  • -  Forms part of: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Records, ca. 1979-1984 (Library of Congress).
  • -  Dimensions of upper left item: 33 x 44 cm. Dimensions of lower right item: 35 x 44 cm. Dimensions of lower left item: 33 x 25 cm.
  • -  "The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, originally designed as a student project by Maya Lin at Yale University's School of Architecture in 1981, has become a profound symbol that has served to unify and reconcile a nation sorely divided by a foreign entanglement. Lin envisioned a black granite wall, in the shape of a V, on which the names of the American military dead and missing would be inscribed. The architect hoped that "these names, seemingly infinite in number, [would] convey the sense of overwhelming numbers, while unifying these individuals into a whole." Since its unveiling in 1982, the work -popularly known as "the wall" has become a point of reference, inspiring a new generation of American memorials. Maya Lin's drawing is one of 1,421 design-competition submissions documented in the Library of Congress as part of the Papers of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. (Source: Library of Congress, American Treasures exhibit caption, ca. 2005, https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm022.html)
  • -  Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States / Vincent Virga and curators of the Library of Congress ; historical commentary by Alan Brinkley. New York : Knopf, 1997.
  • -  Published in: American women : a Library of Congress guide for the study of women's history and culture in the United States / edited by Sheridan Harvey ... [et al.]. Washington : Library of Congress, 2001, p. 385.
  • -  Exhibit loan 4105-L.

Medium

  • 1 drawing on paper mounted on board : mixed media, color ; sheet 102 x 77 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • ADE - UNIT 2228, no. 1 (E size) [P&P]

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Digital Id

  • ppmsca 09504 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.09504
  • cph 3g04915 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g04915
  • cph 3b52858 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b52858
  • cph 3b52532 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b52532
  • cph 3b52533 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b52533
  • cph 3b36694 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b36694
  • cph 3b36693 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b36693
  • cph 3b36696 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b36696
  • cph 3b49401 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b49401

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 97505164

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ppmsca-09504 (digital file from original drawing) LC-USZC4-4915 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZC4-1353 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZC4-1027 (color film copy transparency of top left) LC-USZC4-1028 (color film copy transparency of bottom right) LC-USZ62-90338 (b&w film copy neg.) LC-USZ62-90337 (b&w film copy neg. bottom left) LC-USZ62-90340 (b&w film copy neg. bottom right) LC-USZC2-1501 (color film copy slide)

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  • Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication, https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/115_viet.html
  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-09504 (digital file from original drawing) LC-USZC4-4915 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZC4-1353 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZC4-1027 (color film copy transparency of top left) LC-USZC4-1028 (color film copy transparency of bottom right) LC-USZ62-90338 (b&w film copy neg.) LC-USZ62-90337 (b&w film copy neg. bottom left) LC-USZ62-90340 (b&w film copy neg. bottom right) LC-USZC2-1501 (color film copy slide)
  • Call Number: ADE - UNIT 2228, no. 1 (E size) [P&P]
  • Access Advisory: Original material served by appointment only.

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Lin, Maya Ying, Architect. Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Competition drawing. Washington D.C, 1981. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/97505164/.

APA citation style:

Lin, M. Y. (1981) Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Competition drawing. Washington D.C, 1981. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/97505164/.

MLA citation style:

Lin, Maya Ying, Architect. Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Competition drawing. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/97505164/>.