Former WPI Archivist Lora Brueck Receives 41st ArtsWorcester Award


George C. Gordon Library

Lora Brueck, artist, archivist, librarian and volunteer with ArtsWorcester, stART on the Street, and the Worcester Historical Museum will receive the 41st ArtsWorcester Award on September 20

Photograph of Lora Brueck

Brueck was an archivist and librarian at the Gordon Library  for 39 years before her retirement.  She was WPI's first official archivist, and she brought the work of community artists into the library's exhibit areas, a tradition that is honored today with the library's current exhibition of works by Worcester photographer B.A. "Tony" King.  

Brueck's work to showcase art and creativity from the WPI community and beyond also echoes today in the library's exhibitions of student art, sculpture and art works of Bernard Brenner from the WPI Archives, and the celebration of WPI artists in the annual ART | WPI exhibition.

She celebrated her retirement with "39/29: a Retrospective Show by Lora Brueck," an exhibition of her own photography and artist's books. 

Among Brueck's many contributions to building WPI's digital and special collections and archives was her work digitizing the diaries of Theo Brown, 1893-1971, noted for his design of tractors for John Deere. Brown's diaries can now be found in Digital WPI.  

The entire staff of Gordon Library and University Archives and Special Collections extends our warm congratulations to Lora Brueck on this wonderful recognition by the Worcester arts community!