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International Archives on Women in Architecture
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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 Tech. The purpose of the Archive is to document the history of
women's contributions to the built environment by collecting, preserving, and providing
access to the records of women's architectural organizations and the professional
papers of women architects, landscape architects, designers, architectural historians
and critics, and urban planners.
The IAWA began with a collecting focus on the papers of pioneering women in
architecture, individuals who practiced at a time when there were few women in the field.
However, the IAWA welcomes materials documenting all generations of women in
architecture in order to fill serious gaps in the availability of primary source materials for
architectural, women's, and social history research. Women who are interested in
enhancing the historic record of architecture and related design professions should visit
our donations page or contact the IAWA Archivist about donating materials to the IAWA.
The IAWA also collects books, biographical information, and published materials as part
of its mission to act as a clearinghouse of information about the global history of women
in architecture.
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IAWA Collections
Learn more about the IAWA collections, find materials, and plan a
research trip.
IAWA Biographical Database
Browse the IAWA Biographical Database to learn more about
women in architecture around the world.
Three Decades of the IAWA
Visit the IAWA timeline to learn more about the history of the IAWA
Blog Posts About the IAWA
Read about selected collections in the IAWA on the Virginia Tech
Special Collections blog.
Bliznakov Research Prize
Learn more about Dr. Milka Bliznakov, founder of the IAWA, and
the annual research prize awarded in her honor.
IAWA Board of
Archivist's Annual
IAWA Center
IAWA In the News
Special Collections
Bliznakov Prize
(2014 Recipient)
Meredith Sattler
UIFA 2015
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Send questions or comments to:
IAWA Archivist, University Libraries
Virginia Tech, P.O. Box 90001,
Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001
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