IAWA: International Archive of Women in Architecture Records IAWA: International Archive of Women in Architecture Records, 1967-2013 (bulk dates 1985-2008) Ms.1985.021

IAWA: International Archive of Women in Architecture Records, 1967-2013 (bulk dates 1985-2008) Ms.1985.021


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

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Sherrie A. Bowser

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1985.021
Title
IAWA: International Archive of Women in Architecture Records 1967-2013 1985-2008
Quantity
15.5 Cubic Feet, 10 boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 tube box
source
Dunay, Donna
source
Bliznakov, Milka T., 1927-2010
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The records of the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) consist of files created by IAWA founder Milka Bliznakov, various IAWA officers, and Special Collections archivists. Materials include founding documents, meeting minutes, newsletter information, correspondence with supporters and donors, and internal correspondence.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], International Archive of Women in Architecture Records, 1967-2013 (bulk dates 1985-2008), Ms1985-021, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The International Archive of Women in Architecture records were donated to Special Collections in 1998 and 1999 by Dr. Bliznakov. Other materials have been periodically donated by various IAWA Board Members over the years.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the International Archive of Women in Architecture was completed in November 2011.


Historical Note

The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) was established in 1985 as a joint program of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). The purpose of the program 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, and urban planners, and the records of women architectural organizations, from around the world. The IAWA collects this information to fill serious gaps in the availability of primary research materials for architectural, women's history, and social history research.

Scope and Contents

The International Archive of Women in Architecture records encompass the founding of and day-to-day operations of the organization. Materials present include administration files (meeting minutes, bylaws, financial information), correspondence (internal and with potential donors), collection development files (policy developments, solicitation efforts), promotional material (newsletters, exhibits, conferences, and visiting speakers), and reference files. The collection ranges in date from 1967-2013 (bulk 1985-2008) and is divided into three series: Founder's Files, IAWA Center Files, and Archivist Files.

Arrangement

The International Archive of Women in Architecture is a joint program of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS) and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. The arrangement of the collection into three unique series: Founding Files, IAWA Center Files, and Archivist Files retains the original order of the records and organizationally preserves the separate functions provided by each member of the partnership.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Architects
  • Architects and community
  • Bliznakov, Milka T., 1927-2010
  • Dunay, Donna
  • History of Women in Architecture
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Women -- History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

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

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Bliznakov, Milka T., 1927-2010
  • Dunay, Donna

Container List

Founder's Files
1985-1996
  • box 1
    Correspondence with potential donors (10 folders)
    1985-1996
IAWA Center Files
1967-20111985-2008
  • Administrative
    1985-2007
    • Board of Advisors
      1985-2007
      • Annual Meeting
        1988-2007
        • box 1
          2nd Annual Meeting
          2 October, 1988
        • box 1
          3rd Annual Meeting
          22 October, 1989
        • box 1
          4th Annual Meeting
          31 October 1990
        • box 1
          5th Annual Meeting
          13 November 1991
        • box 1
          6th Annual Meeting
          8 November 1992
        • box 1
          7th Annual Meeting
          7 November 1993
        • box 1
          8th Annual Meeting
          6 November 1994
        • box 1
          [10th] Annual Meeting, [the group's numbering system skips here]
          22 October 1995
        • box 1
          11th Annual Meeting
          10 November 1996
        • box 1
          12th Annual Meeting
          6 September 1997
        • box 1
          13th Annual Meeting
          27 September 1998
        • box 2
          14th Annual Meeting, [see 15th Annual Meeting for minutes of meeting]
          19 September 1999
        • box 2
          15th Annual Meeting
          10 September 2000
        • box 2
          16th Annual Meeting, (3 folders)
          21 October 2001
        • box 2
          17th Annual Meeting
          6 October 2002
        • box 2
          18th Annual Meeting, (2 folders)
          14 September 2003
        • box 2
          20th Annual Meeting
          30 October 2005
        • box 2
          21st Annual Meeting
          15 October 2006
        • box 2
          22nd Annual Meeting
          2007
      • box 2
        Executive Committee Minutes (13 folders)
        1988-2001
      • box 2
        IAWA Emeritus Advisors and Honorary Status
        2000
      • box 2
        IAWA Center
        2002-2005
        • box 2
          IAWA Center, Center/University Libraries Partnership
          2005
      • box 2
        Nominating Committee (4 folders)
        1997-2003
      • box 3
        General Administrative Files (6 folders)
        1985-1990; 2000-2004
    • box 3
      IAWA By-laws
      1989-2000
    • box 3
      IAWA Letterheads
      1989-1990, n.d.
    • box 3
      IAWA Mailing List
      1996
  • box 3
    Bliznakov Prize (5 folders)
    1999-2003
  • Correspondence
    1989-2004
    • box 3 1997-2004
    • box 3
      Bliznakov, [to/from]
      1989-2002
  • Collection Development
    1985-2001
    • box 3
      Collection development materials
    • box 3
      Collection development policy
      1998-2001
    • box 3
      Correspondence with potential donors (2 folders)
      1985-1986, 1997
    • box 3
      Mailing, typical letters in english, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish (4 folders)
      1985-1986, 1992
    • box 3
      Potential donors
  • Financial Records
    1989-2006
    • box 3
      Financial Records, General (3 folders)
      1989, 2001-2006
    • box 3
      Appraisal of IAWA Collection
      2000-2001
    • box 3
      Center Annual and Financial Reports
      2000-2003
    • box 3
      Fundraising Ideas
      2001
    • box 4 box 3
      Individual Donations (2 folders)
      1991-1993, 2000-2005
    • box 4
      Milka Bliznakov Endowment
      2004
    • box 4
      Sigrid L. Rupp Endowment (2 folders)
      1997-2005
  • Grants
    1967-20021988-2000
    • box 4
      Proposal manuals/applications
      1967-1978
    • box 4
      Core Research Proposal, [to establish a resource center and organize Friends of the IAWA group]
      1988
    • box 4
      Diversity Incentive Grants Committee
      2002
    • box 4
      Getty Grant Program
      2000
    • box 4
      Graham Foundation for Advance studies in the Fine Arts [for conference "Challenges of the Past and Future: And International Conference of the Contribution of Women to the Architecture of the 20th century]
      1991
    • box 4
      MB Grant [for computerized central information system of works by women architects and landscape architects]
  • box 4
    Newsletters (22 folders)
    1989-2010
    • box 4
      Mailing List
    • box 4
      Production of Newsletter
      1990
    • box 4
      Production of Newsletter, 10th Anniversary of IAWA
      1995
    • box 4
      Production of Newsletter (5 folders)
      1998-2001, 2005
    • box 4 box 5
      Responses (8 folders)
      1990-1992, 1994-1999
  • Presentations
    1984-2011
    • box 5
      Exhibits -- America tours for "History of Women Architects" German Federal Republic and "Women Architects in Austria, 1900-1987" Austrian Cultural Institute
      1984-1986
    • Audio Recording: "Women in Design," Cowgill Hall (3 cassettes)
      May 1985
    • box 5
      Conference -- The Invisible Partner: 2nd symposium on Women in Design and Architecture
      October 28-November 3, 1986
    • box 5
      Conference -- "Challenges of the Past and the Future: An International Conference of the Contribution of women to the Architecture of the 20th Century"
      1991
    • box 5
      Exhibit -- "Contribution of Women architects to the Man-Made Environment," Wallace Hall Gallery, brochures
      17 March-4 April 1997
    • box 5
      Exhibit -- IAWA Exhibit Placards
      September 1997
    • box 5
      Exhibit -- "Lois Gottlieb: Continuing the Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright," Wallace Hall Gallery
      16 March-3 April 1998
    • box 5
      Visiting Speaker -- Anne Tyng (2 folders)
      March 18-22, 1999
    • box 5
      Exhibit -- IAWA Fall Exhibit
      1999
    • box 5
      Visiting Speaker -- Brinda Somaya
      October 18, 2001
    • oversize folder: 1 box 5
      Visiting Speaker -- Yasmeen Lari
      October 5-6, 2002
    • box 5
      Exhibit -- 20th Anniversary Exhibit
      2005
    • box 5
      Exhibit -- "Daredemo Photographer, Exhibition Photographs by the Citizens of the Iwaizumi Town, Japan," presented by UIFA Japan with the IAWA Center
      May 11-13, 2013
    • oversize folder: 1
      Symposium -- "Honoring Women in Architecture and the Related Design Fields from last century to 2006"
      2006
    • oversize folder: 1
      Visiting Speaker -- Anna Sokolina
      October 29, 2007
    • oversize folder: 1
      Exhibit -- "For the Future: The Pioneering Women in Architecture from Japan and Beyond"
      2011
    • box 11
      Poster -- Student Research in the IAWA for Modernistic Architecture: Leanings and Gleanings [featuring Maria Rosaria Piomelli and Maria Auboeck-Karasz]
      n.d.
  • Public Relations
    1985-2015
    • box 5
      Clippings, Bliznakov
      1985-1986, n.d.
    • box 5
      Clippings, IAWA in publications (4 folders)
      1987-1991, 1999-2002, 2007
    • box 5
      IAWA brochure (2 folders)
      1991-1993
    • box 5
      IAWA promotional postcards
    • box 5
      Various exhibit catalogs, brochures, handouts, related to the IAWA
  • Reference Files
    1985-2001
    • box 5
      Architecture Cybercore Project, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, CD
      Fall 1999
    • box 5
      Compiled address lists, A.I.A., U.I.F.A., and various other organizations (2 folders)
      1985-1986, n.d.
    • box 5
      Literature/Resources about women in architecture, Art + Architecture Library, Virginia Tech
      2001
    • box 5
      Newsletters from various organizations
      1989-1991
    • box 5
      Taliesin Fellowship Directory, Alumni and membership
      1932-1987
Archivist Files
1973-20071985-2007
  • box 6
    Administrative Files (16 folders)
    1985-2007
  • Collection Development
    1974-19941985-1994
    • Books
      • box 6
        Book requisitions about women in architecture
        1991
      • box 6
        Books in Special Collection about women in architecture
        1992
    • box 6
      Collection inventories
      1987, 1990, 1994, and n.d.
    • box 6
      Compiled collection development materials (2 folders)
      1974-1990
    • box 6
      Correspondence with potential donors
      1988
    • Donors
      • box 6
        AIA exhibit "That Exceptional One"
      • box 6
        Chadeayne, Olive
        1992
      • box 6
        Dows, Wena
        1990
      • box 6
        Johnson, Jane C. Hall
        1990
      • box 6
        Koller-Buchweiser, Helene
        1990
      • box 6
        Leviseur, Elsa
        1990-1994
      • box 6
        Pfeiffer, Alberta
        1987-1992
      • box 6
        Schroeder, Han
        1988-1993
      • box 7
        Torre, Susana
        1990
        • box 7
          Torre interview, 3.5" diskette
      • box 7
        Willis, Beverly
        1988-1992
      • box 7
        Wilson, Zelma
        1990-1991
      • box 7
        Zimbler, Liane
        1987-1988
    • Mailings/Mailing Lists
      • box 7
        Virginia Tech, College of Architecture, Alumnae
        1875-1979
      • box 7
        Architecture Schools, directory and responses, [mailings sent to architecture schools throughout the United States requesting female alumni directories for their architecture schools] (6 folders)
        1987
      • box 8 box 7
        State Architectural Registration Boards, directory and responses, [mailings sent to architecture registration boards throughout the United States requesting the names of female architects registered within the state] (7 folders)
        1987
      • International Architectural Associations, directories and responses, [mailings sent to various international architectural associations requesting the names of female architects registered with the organization]
        1987-1988
        • box 8
          Hermandad Nacional de Prevision Social de Arquitectos Superiores H Lista de Arquitectos de Espana
          1985-1986
        • box 8
          History of Women Architects Catalog
          1986-1987
        • box 8
          Royal Australian Institute of Architects Membership Directory
          1986
        • box 8
          United Architects of the Philippines Directory of General Membership
          1986
        • box 8
          The Hong Kong Institute of Architects Register of Membership
          1986-1987
        • box 8
          Schweizerischer Ingenieur- und Architekten-Verein Offizielles Mitglieder-Verzeichnis
          1986-1987
        • box 8
          Union of Hungarian Architects Membership Directory
          1988
        • box 8
          Arquitectas de Puerto Rico, El Caribe y la Florida
          1991
      • box 8
        Virginia Tech Faculty Roster, College of Architecture and Urban Studies
        1991-1993
    • box 8
      Potential donors listing
      1987-1989
    • box 8
      Slides and negatives of materials in the IAWA
  • Correspondence
    1984-1999
    • box 8
      General Correspondence
      1985-1988
    • box 8
      IAWA Board members
      1988-1991
    • box 8 box 9
      Incoming mail
      1984-1999
    • box 8 box 9
      Outgoing mail
      1987-1993, 1995-1997
  • Grants
    1988-1990
    • box 9
      American Institute of Architects Foundation Grant and Account
      1989-1990
    • box 9
      General grant material
      1988-1989
  • box 9
    IAWA Biographical Database (5 folders)
    1989, 1994-1996, 2002-2005, 2007
  • box 9
    IAWA Newsletter, production
    1989-1992
  • box 9
    IAWA Website
    1995
  • Publications
    1991-1992
    • box 9
      Smith, Laura Katz. "The International Archive of Women in Architecture." Feminist Collections, vol. 12, no.4, Summer 1991
      March 1991
    • box 9
      Smith, Laura Katz. "The International Archive of Women in Architecture: Preserving the History of the Invisible Partner." Art Reference Services Quarterly, vol. 1(2) 1993
      1991-1992
  • Reference Files
    1979-20071984-2007
    • box 10
      Architecture Libraries, information about their collections
      1988-1990
    • box 10
      Archival Collections of and about women architects in depositories in the United States
      1989
    • box 10
      Biographical Information, Esther McCoy
      1985-1990
    • box 10
      Definitions of Architectural Terms
      1984-1989
    • box 10
      Frank Lloyd Wright apprentices
      2004, 2007
    • box 10
      Lesbian Herstory Archives
      1979-1991
    • box 10
      Literature about women in architecture (6 folders)
      1973-1992, 1994-1996, 1998, n.d.
    • box 10
      Research Articles (2 folders)
      2002-2005
  • Related Professional Organizations
    1983-2003
    • box 10
      American Institute of Architects (AIA)
      1983-1991
    • box 10
      Canadian Centre for Architecture
      1999
    • box 10
      International Union of Women Architects (UIFA), Washington, D.C.
      1988
    • box 10
      Society of American Archivists, Architectural Records Roundtable, Survey
      2003