IAWA: International Archive of Women in Architecture Records,
Scope and Contents
The International Archive of Women in Architecture records encompass the founding of and day-to-day operations of the organization. Materials present include administration files (meeting minutes, bylaws, financial information), correspondence (internal and with potential donors), collection development files (policy developments, solicitation efforts), promotional material (newsletters, exhibits, conferences, and visiting speakers), and reference files. The collection ranges in date from 1967-2013 (bulk 1985-2008) and is divided into three series: Founder's Files, IAWA Center Files, and Archivist Files.
- 1967 - 2013
- Majority of material found within 1985 - 2008
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.
The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) was established in 1985 as a joint program of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). The purpose of the program is to document the history of women's involvement in architecture by collecting, preserving, storing, and making available to researchers the professional papers of women architects, landscape architects, designers, architectural historians and critics, and urban planners, and the records of women architectural organizations, from around the world. The IAWA collects this information to fill serious gaps in the availability of primary research materials for architectural, women's history, and social history research.
15.5 Cubic Feet (10 boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 tube box)
The records of the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) consist of files created by IAWA founder Milka Bliznakov, various IAWA officers, and Special Collections archivists. Materials include founding documents, meeting minutes, newsletter information, correspondence with supporters and donors, and internal correspondence.
The International Archive of Women in Architecture is a joint program of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS) and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. The arrangement of the collection into three unique series: Founding Files, IAWA Center Files, and Archivist Files retains the original order of the records and organizationally preserves the separate functions provided by each member of the partnership.
Source of Acquisition
The International Archive of Women in Architecture records were donated to Special Collections in 1998 and 1999 by Dr. Bliznakov. Other materials have been periodically donated by various IAWA Board Members over the years.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the International Archive of Women in Architecture Records by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the International Archive of Women in Architecture was completed in November 2011.
- IAWA: International Archive of Women in Architecture Records, 1967-2013 (bulk dates 1985-2008)
- Sherrie A. Bowser
- 2011 (CC0 1.0)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English
- 2020-08-14: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
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