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Myriam Waisberg Architectural Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2001-055

Scope and Contents

Architect of Chile and professor of architecture at the University of Chile in Santiago since 1951. Materials consist of numerous articles and booklets written by her about topics in the history of architecture (particularly religious architecture) in Chile and the architecture program at the University of Chile. Also includes a lengthy curriculum vitae describing her academic and architectural works and writings. 

Dates

  • 1962-1993

Creator

Language of Materials

The majority of the material is in Spanish.

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

Biographical Note

Myriam Waisberg was born in Argentina, but moved to Chile at the age of 8. She received her degree in architecture from the University of Chile (1950). Upon attaining her degree she helped to found the Department of Architecture History and Theory at the University of Chile. She has worked in both the Santiago and Valparaiso locations of the University. Her research focus includes Chilean Architectural History and the religious architecture in the cities of Santiago and Valparaiso in Chile.

In 1992, she was awarded a Gold Medal by the Association of architects of Chile in recognition of her professional performance in the Valparaiso region.

Extent

0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

Myriam Waisberg (1911- ). Chilean architectural historian. This collection contains a number of publications, research papers, books and articles written by Waisberg during her career in Chile. Most of her work is dedicated to religious architecture in the cities of Santiago and Valparaiso in Chile and her work with the University of Chile.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

The Myriam Waisberg Architectural Papers were donated to the International Archive of Women in Architecture by the creator in 1994.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Myriam Waisberg Architectural Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Myriam Waisberg Architectural Papers was completed in September 2013.

Title
A Guide to the Myriam Waisberg Architectural Papers 1962-1993,
Status
Completed
Author
Elena Herrero, Graduate Assistant, Special Collections
Date
2013 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020-10-06: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

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