Abstract:The Boldt Room, located on the ground floor of the Reinsch Library building, houses over 1,500 interior design, applied, and fine arts materials that are international in scope and span from ancient times through the 1980s. Floor plans, blueprints, drawings, painting, and models of room decoration and design are included in the collection. Many of the framed pieces from this collection are displayed throughout the Reinsch Library building. The Boldt collection contains materials originally housed in the library of the International Institute of Interior Design. Founded in 1957, and presided over for three decades by Mabelle Wilhelmina Boldt, the Institute provided professional training to students in interior design. The Institute ceased operation in 1990.
"Design by S.O.W., 12-17-81" Scale 1/4 in to 1 ft. Three floor plans are stapled together with a top acting as a cover. The firs sheet shows the 'Existing…on the top portion and the "Proposed Architectural Changes" on the bottom portion. The rooms include an office/work room, kitchen/dining room, living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, closets, and porch. The proposed floor plan shows the existing walls, new wall and walls to be removed. The second sheet shows the "Lighting Plan" and the "Furniture Plan", along with legends and schedules for the work to be done. The third sheet shows the "Elevations of Sun Room".
The letters I.I.I.D. appear near the second line of the title \residence of the president.\ \McGlaughlan and Johnson, Architects and Planners, 1325 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005\ \#532\ \Proposed elevations\u202630 July '73\ Scale 1/8 inch to 1 ft. The drawing shows the exterior views of a building in two sections. The first section is labeled Rear Elevation and shows the windows and doors on the building. One door is labeled New Exit and another door is labeled New Door. The second section is labeled Garden Elevation and shows the front of the building, again with doors and windows. Two areas are labeled Retaining Wall.
Photograph of student work labelled \A Three-Room Hospital Unit\. First drawing is an overhead view of the hospital unit with interpretations for the main ward: east wall and main ward: solarium. The second drawing is an artistic interpretation of the hospital room to include bed, seating, tables, etc., Colored photograph of student work.
Photograph of student work of a hair salon with stations lining the walls. In the center of the room there are also three stations in a circle in front of the drapery covered windows., Colored photograph of student work.
Photograph of student work of living room with curved sofa in front of a fireplace. Several oil paintings on the wall and plants in planters in the back left corner., Colored photograph of student work.