Diana Lee-Smith Architectural Papers,
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of Mazingira Institute publications edited by Lee-Smith including: public health magazines for children, SINA (Settlements Information Network Africa) Newsletters, a curriculum vitae, and articles and speeches by and about Lee-Smith.
- 1966 - 1991
- Lee-Smith, Diana, b.1940 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Diana Lee-Smith is British architect and planner living in Nairobi, Kenya. Born in Reading, England (1940), she received her diploma of the Architectural Association, London, UK in 1964. She has had numerous academic appointments around the world including Kenya, the United States, and Canada. She holds a doctorate in Architecture and Development Studies and has written extensively on urban poverty, gender, development, and environmental issues.
Lee-Smith was one of the founders of the Mazingira Institute, an independent research and development NGO, an institution that carried out the first survey of urban agriculture in Kenya (1985). She has served as a consultant on a number of projects focusing on African housing and shelter concerns.
0.4 Cubic Feet (1 box)
This collection contains the papers of British architect and planner living in Nairobi, Kenya. Projects focus on housing and shelter concerns in Africa. This collection consists of a number of papers, publications, books and magazines that were written or edited by Diana Lee-Smith.
Source of Acquisition
The Diana Lee-Smith Architectural Papers were donated to the International Archive of Women in Architecture at Virginia Tech by the creator in July 1991.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Diana Lee-Smith Architectural Papers 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 Diana Lee-Smith Architectural Papers was completed in October 2013.
- Guide to Diana Lee-Smith Architectural Papers, 1966-1991
- Elena Herrero, Graduate Student Assistant,
- 2013 (CC0 1.0)
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- 2020-09-08: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
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