Waisberg, Myriam Architectural Papers

A Guide to the Myriam Waisberg Architectural Papers 1962-1993, Ms.2001.055


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Elena Herrero, Graduate Assistant, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2001.055
Title
Myriam Waisberg Architectural Papers,1962-1993
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01181.xm
Quantity
0.3 Cubic Feet 1 box
Creator
Waisberg, Myriam, b.1911
Language
The majority of the material is in Spanish.
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.

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], Myriam Waisberg Architectural Papers, Ms2001-055, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

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

Processing Information

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


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.

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. 

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Architects
  • Architects and community
  • Architecture (discipline)
  • Architecture -- Study and teaching
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Women -- History

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/).

Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 1
Curriculum Vitae,
1978, undated
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Publications by Waisberg,
1971-1988
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Articles, books, presentations and diplomas,
1991-1992
box-folder 1 folder: 4
Brochures and Invitations,
1981-1991
box-folder 1 folder: 5
Book: Joaquiun Toesca: Architect and Master,
1975
box-folder 1 folder: 6
Book: The Land of the Antique Castle of San Jose,
1969
box-folder 1 folder: 7
Book: Proceedings of the XLII International Congress of Americanists,
1976
box-folder 1 folder: 8
Book: The Architecture Class and Fine Arts Section,
1962
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Book:The Houses of Playa Ancha: The homes of the XIX Century in Valparaiso,
1988