A Guide to the International Union of Women Architects (UIFA) Conference Materials, 1981-2007 International Union of Women Architects (UIFA) Conference Materials Ms2012-001

A Guide to the International Union of Women Architects (UIFA) Conference Materials, 1981-2007

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2012-001


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Processed by: Kathryn Shackelford, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2012-001
Title
International Union of Women Architects (UIFA) Conference Materials, 1981-2007
Physical Characteristics
4.0 cu. ft. 3 boxes, 4 oversize folders
Language
English
Abstract
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.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the International Union of Women Architects (UIFA)Conference Materials must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: International Union of Women Architects (UIFA) Conference Materials, Ms2012-001, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The materials are compiled from donations between 2001-2007.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the International Union of Women Architects (UIFA) was completed in January 2012.

Historical Note

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.

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.

Related Material

See also Kristen K. Fallon Ms2000-035 , Gertrude Galster Ms1996-020 , L. Jane Hastings Ms2004-004 , Gerda Pingel , Berta Rahm Ms1998-011 , Jean Linden Young Ms1998-022 , and Ute Westrom Ms1996-023 for additional UIFA materials and information.

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Contents List

International UIFA Events.
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UIFA Chapters.
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