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IAWA Small Collections,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-054

Scope and Content

The IAWA Small Collections was compiled from a variety of sources by Special Collections staff for use in reference and research. The collection consists primarily of biographical materials for women architects, architectural historians, and designers including curriculum vitas, firm brochures, exhibit notices, photographs, and publications. Drawings, sketches, course notes, correspondence, and other materials pertaining to architectural collections are also present.

Dates

  • 1907 - 2013

Creator

Language

English , Albanian , Bulgarian , Czech , Finnish , French , German , Greek , Hungarian , Italian , Japanese , Persian, Portuguese , Polish , Romanian , Russian , Spanish

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the IAWA Small Collections must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Historical Information

The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA), established in 1985, is a joint program of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The purpose of the Archive 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, urban planners, and the records of women's architectural organizations.

Extent

32 Cubic Feet (22 boxes; 40 oversize folders)

Abstract

The IAWA Small Collections was compiled from a variety of sources by Special Collections staff for use in reference and research. The collection consists primarily of biographical materials for women architects, architectural historians, and designers including curriculum vitas, firm brochures, exhibit notices, photographs, and publications. Drawings, sketches, course notes, correspondence, and other materials pertaining to architectural collections are also present.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically into three series Persons and Associations, Publications, and Subject Files.

Acquisition Information

The IAWA Small Collections is an artificial collection compiled by Special Collections in 2009.

Related Material

Several collections within IAWA Small Collections relate to larger holdings within the IAWA. A see also note located within the collection's description will alert the researcher to additional materials.

Separated Material

These publications were cataloged separately in the Addison library catalog, and are available through the Special Collections Reading Room:

American Architectural Foundation. That Exceptional One: Women in American Architecture, 1888-1988. Washington, D.C.: American Architectural Foundation, 1988. NA1997 .T47 1988 c.3

Bay, Helle. Women in Danish Architecture. København: Arkitektens, 1991. NA1997.W66 1991

Gruft, Andrew. Patkau Architects. Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, 1997.

Khazanova, Vigdalia. Soviet architecture during the first years after the October, 1917-1925. 1970.

Mang, Karl, and Wend Fischer. The Shakers: Life and Production of a Community in the Pioneering Days of America : an Exhibition by the Neue Sammlung, Munich : [Catalogue. Munich: Die Neue Sammlung, 1974.

Markelin, Ulla. Profiles: Pioneering Women Architects from Finland. [Helsinki]: Museum of Finnish Architecture, 1983. NA1455.F5 P76 1983 c.3

Matrix (Organization). Making Space: Women and the Man-Made Environment. London: Pluto Press, 1984.

Matrix (Group), and Greater London Council. Building for Childcare: Making Better Buildings for the Under-5s. [London?]: Published jointly by Matrix and GLC Women's Committee, 1986.

Sundt, Elise, and Monika Klenovec. Ziviltechnikerinnen. Wr. Neustadt [Austria]: Druck- und Verlagsanstalt Gutenberg, 1982. NA1997 .Z58 1982 c.3

Winter, Friedrich Gottlieb Maximiliam. Bauten und Ziele. Krefeld: Scherpe, 1970.

General Physical Description note

22 containers, 6 map cabinets, 31.9 cu. ft.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the IAWA Small Collections commenced in July, 2009 and was completed in September, 2009. The bulk of the material came from the IAWA One Folder Collections and other small, mostly biographical collections deemed by Special Collections staff to be more accessible in the artificial collection format. The original accession and manuscript numbers were retained and are enclosed in brackets on the individual folders.

Creator

Source

Title
A Guide to the IAWA Small Collections, 1907-2013
Status
Completed
Author
Sherrie A. Bowser
Date
© 2009 By Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English

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