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California Women in Environmental Design Records,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-059

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials relating to the operations of the organization including newsletters, membership flyers, posters, and conference programs and materials. Also present are 37 cassette tapes of sessions at CWED conferences.

Dates

  • 1990 - 1994

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to 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 (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Historical Note

The California Women in Environmental Design (CWED) is a California organization of women professionals that are involved in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, interior design, and other related fields. It was formed as an umbrella organization of the Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals (OWA).

CWED actively promotes the appointment of women to political positions that shape policy and it tracks and urges passage of legislation that supports responsible design and a better professional life for women. It also works to increase the exposure of design professionals through statewide conferences and exhibitions.

The CWED was formerly known as California Women in Architecture.

Extent

0.63 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Abstract

The California Women in Environmental Design (CWED) is a California organization of women professionals that are involved in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, interior design, and other related fields. The collection contains materials relating to the operations of the organization including newsletters, membership and conference materials, and audiocassettes of sessions at CWED conferences.

Source of Acquisition

The California Women in Environmental Design Records were donated to Special Collections in 1990, 2002.

Related Archival Material

See also the Sigrid Lorenzen Rupp Architectural Collection, Ms1997-006. Rupp was a president of the CWED and her collection contains materials from her presidency and Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals, Ms1988-080.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the The California Women in Environmental Design Records by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Harvey Clark, July 2010.

Title
A Guide to the California Women in Environmental Design Records, 1990-1994
Status
Completed
Author
Harvey Clark
Date
2010 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-09-10: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
  • 2020-10-14: Additional materials incorporated. jss

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308