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Buford L. Pickens Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WUA-03-wua00174

This collection is comprised primarily of sound recordings, slides, and a transcript of a presentation given by Pickens detailing examples of architecture found on the Washington University campus. The material is arranged by material type.


  • Creation: 1950-1976


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)


3 linear feet

3 boxes

Biographical or Historical Information

Buford L. Pickens (1906-1995) was a faculty member of the Washington University School of Architecture from 1953 to 1974. During his tenure at Washington University, Pickens served as Dean of the School of Architecture (1953-56) and Director of Campus Planning (1956-63). Pickens was also active in numerous commissions and professional groups such as the Society of Architectural Historians, the St. Louis Historical Buildings Commission, and the Missouri Council on Historical Buildings.  Before coming to Washington University, Pickens taught art and architectural history at Ohio University, Wayne State University, and Tulane University.

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to the University Archives by Buford L. Pickens in 1976 and 1977. An added acquisition was donated in 1983.

Accruals and Additions

Accruals are interfiled within the collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Jay Kempen in January 2006.

Buford L. Pickens Collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2020 November 13: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495