The IAWA was founded in 1985 to collect, preserve, and make available to researchers the history of women's involvement in architecture. There are over 350 collections including the professional papers of women architects, landscape architects, designers, architectural historians and critics, and urban planners as well as the records of women's architectural organizations.
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Finding IAWA Materials
IAWA Guide to Collections
Start here for a broad overview of IAWA's 350+ collections. The IAWA Guide includes a brief summary of each collection and links to collection specific resources.
IAWA Finding Aids and Inventories
Browse the Virginia Heritage database for detailed guides to processed collections in the IAWA.
Topic Guide for the IAWA
Review the University Libraries' dedicated research guide for the IAWA collections, which includes tips for discovering special materials and high-level highlights of the collections.
Addison (University Libraries catalog)
Search Addison to find published materials related to IAWA collections. To limit your search to materials in Special Collections, click the drop down menu next to the search box on the right side of the page, and choose "Special Collections" from the list. For more catalog searching tips, please see Search Help.
Browse VT ImageBase for photographs, drawings, and other IAWA images hosted by the University Libraries' Digital Library and Archives.