International Union of Women Architects (UIFA) Conference Materials
Scope and Content
The collection contains publications and presentation material from UIFA international events beginning with the Second Workshop of UIFA in 1981 and continuing to present day conferences. Newsletters and pamphlets from individual chapters of representing nations (specifically UIFA Japan) are also present.
A significant portion of these materials have been donated by Milka Bliznakov, International Archives of Women in Architecture (IAWA) founder as well as frequent speaker and attendee at UIFA events. Bliznakov used UIFA Congresses as a catalyst for meeting leading woman in the profession and for encouraging participants to donate collections to the IAWA.
- 1981 - 2019
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English and Japanese.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Founded in 1963, by Solange d'Herbez de la Tour, the International Union of Women Architects/Union International des Femmes Architectes (UIFA) aims to make known and promote the Woman Architect; to establish relationships and exchanges between professional women; to collect all information concerning the stature and professional life of these women world-wide; to favor friendship links and solidarity, between all members, without political, racial, or religious discrimination. UIFA also works closely with the International Union of Architects (UIA) and others for the interest of the built environment.
UIFA members range from over 75 different countries.
4 Cubic Feet (3 boxes, 4 oversize folders)
The International Union of Women Architects (UIFA) was founded in 1963 by Solange d'Herbez de la Tour. The organization aims to promote women in the profession by increasing the public's awareness of contributions made to the field by women and by creating a network of international colleagues. UIFA encourages the exchange of information through its regular conferences hosted by participating chapters from around the globe.
The International Union of Women Architects (UIFA) Conference Materials is arranged subject: Series I: International UIFA Events, which is arranged chronologically, and Series II: UIFA Chapters.
Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in multiple accruals from 2001-2015 and in additional undated donations. An addition was made in 2023.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the International Union of Women Architects (UIFA) Conference Materials by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-lwork/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the International Union of Women Architects (UIFA) Conference Materials was completed in January 2012. The 2015 accession and additional items were incorporated prior to 2023. A 2023 addition was incorporated in October 2023.
- Architectural drawing -- 20th century
- Architectural drawings (visual works)
- Gorgenyi, Judit
- Hazwaw, Masako
- Higashi, Yumiko
- History of Women in Architecture
- Hoksza, Eva
- Inagaki, Hiroko
- International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
- International Union of Women Architects
- Ishikawa, Yaeko
- Katsumi, Noriko
- Masamune, Kazuko
- Matsukawa-Tsuchida, Junko
- Møller, Alice Finnerup
- Nanasy, Ilona
- Nanay, Eva
- Oron, Joyce, 1954-
- Suzuki, Hisako
- Tihanyi, Judit
- Toshiko-Yamamoto, Kimiyo
- Women -- History
- Women-owned architectural firms
- Xu, Yifang
- Yakabe, Masako
- International Union of Women Architects (UIFA) Conference Materials, 1981-2019
- Kathryn Shackelford, Student Assistant
- 2023 (CC0 1.0)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2023-05-23: LM Rozema updated collection dates and language notes based on inventory, added arrangement note and series numbers, updated source and processing notes based on accessions and inventory, and updated to new standards.
- 2023-09-11: Jade Snelling updated links for related collections. jss
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