The International Archive of
Women in Architecture

The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA), established in 1985, is 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 archive 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's architectural organizations, from around the world. The IAWA focuses primarily on collecting the papers of those who practiced at a time when there were few women in the field (before the 1950's). The IAWA collects this information to fill serious gaps in the availability of primary research materials for architectural, women's, and social history research.

The IAWA also collects books, biographical information, and published materials as part of its mission to act as a clearinghouse of information about all women architects, past and present.

Comments and questions about the IAWA? Contact Gail McMillan, IAWA Archivist.

VT University Libraries digital library and archives College of Architecture and Urban Studies
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/iawa/   updated: Feb. 28, 2001 (GMc)