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Primary Sources and Picture Books: Maya Lin Artist-Architect of Light and Lines Designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial by Jeanne Walker Harvey

Album Description

This album contains primary sources to accompany the picture book Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines Designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

[Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Competition drawing]

Reference note

Summary: Architectural drawing showing memorial as plan and perspective; includes textual description.
Contributor Names: Lin, Maya Ying, architect
Created / Published: [1980 or 1981]
Subject Headings: -  Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.)--1980-1990
-  Monuments & memorials--Washington (D.C.)--1980-1990
-  Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Monuments--Washington (D.C.)
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).
-  "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, http://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.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id: ppmsca 09504 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.09504
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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 3f01501 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3f01501

[Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Constitution Avenue and Henry Bacon Drive, N.W., Washington, D.C. Competition drawing]

Reference note

Contributor Names: Lin, Maya Ying, architect
Created / Published: [between 1980 and 1981]
Subject Headings: -  Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
-  Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Monuments--Washington (D.C.)
-  Monuments & memorials--Washington (D.C.)--1980-1990
Genre: Architectural drawings--1980-1990
Notes: -  Forms part of: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Records, ca. 1979-1984.
-  Exhibited: "Remembering Vietnam" at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington, D.C., Nov. 2017 - May 2018.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: ds 07040 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ds.07040
cph 3b52857 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b52857
cph 3b52534 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b52534
cph 3b36695 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b36695
cph 3b36697 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b36697
cph 3b36698 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b36698
cph 3b36699 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b36699
cph 3b49402 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b49402

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Constitution Gardens, established by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Washington, D.C. Elevation, sections, and details.

Reference note

Summary: Architectural drawing showing west wall and west curb elevations, sections, and wall and curb details.
Contributor Names: Lin, Maya Ying, designer
Created / Published: [1983 or 1984]
Subject Headings: -  Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.)--1980-1990
-  Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Monuments--Washington (D.C.)
-  Monuments & memorials--Washington (D.C.)--1980-1990
Notes: -  Cooper-Lecky Partnership, project architects.
-  Forms part of: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Records, ca. 1979-1984 (Library of Congress).
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: cph 3c26160 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c26160

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Constitution Gardens, established by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Washington, D.C. Planting plan.

Reference note

Contributor Names: Lin, Maya Ying, designer
Created / Published: [1983 or 1984]
Subject Headings: -  Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.)--1980-1990
-  Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Monuments--Washington (D.C.)
-  Monuments & memorials--Washington (D.C.)--1980-1990
Notes: -  Cooper-Lecky Partnership, project architects.
-  Forms part of: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Records, ca. 1979-1984 (Library of Congress).
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: cph 3c26158 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c26158

Vietnam War memorial after a snow storm, Washington, D.C.

Reference note

Contributor Names: Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer
Created / Published: 2006 May 29.
Subject Headings: -  United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
-  Winter
-  Snow
-  Vietnam Veterans Memorial
-  War memorials
-  America
Genre: Digital photographs--Color--2000-2010
Notes: -  Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer.
-  Vietnam War Memorial after a snow storm, Washington, D.C. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national war memorial in Washington, D.C. It honors members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War and who died in service or are still unaccounted for.
-  Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
-  Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010:031).
-  Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: highsm 04896 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/highsm.04896

Aerial view of the Vietnam War Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Reference note

Contributor Names: Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer
Created / Published: 2007 April 30.
Subject Headings: -  United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
-  War memorials
-  Vietnam Veterans Memorial
-  America
Genre: Digital photographs--Color--2000-2010
Notes: -  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national war memorial in Washington, D.C. It honors members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War and who died in service or are still unaccounted for.
-  Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer.
-  Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
-  Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010:031).
-  Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: highsm 04921 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/highsm.04921

Memorial Day, Vietnam Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Reference note

Contributor Names: Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer
Created / Published: 2006 May 29.
Subject Headings: -  United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
-  Vietnam Veterans Memorial
-  Memorial day
-  War memorials
-  America
Genre: Digital photographs--Color--2000-2010
Notes: -  Deliberately setting aside the controversies of the war, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served when their Nation called upon them. The designer, Maya Lin, felt that the politics had eclipsed the veterans, their service and their lives. She kept the design elegantly simple to allow everyone to respond and remember.
-  Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer.
-  Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
-  Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010:031).
-  Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id: highsm 04895 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/highsm.04895

Plaque, Memorial

Photo Credit: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc.

Ornament, Handmade Cardboard

Photo Credit: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc.

Rubbing, VVM Name

Photo Credit: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc.

Flag, United States National

Photo Credit: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc.

Letter, Printed

Photo Credit: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc.