Summer 2021 Update: Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) will remain by-appointment for the summer (late May-early August 2021). SCUA will be open for appointments from 10a-4pm, Monday through Thursday (subject to change and availability of staff). Seats can be booked using the Library's seat reservation system or by going directly to the Special Collections and University Archives seat page. Seats must be booked one (1) week in advance. Additional SCUA policies and information for booking and visiting by-appointment are available on our website or researchers can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-231-6308 (please leave a message for a call back).
We also remain available for virtual reference at email@example.com, and we continue to check voicemail at our reference desk number (540-231-6308). You can find updated information about hours and services for Newman Library and University Libraries branches at https://lib.vt.edu/.
Please note: We will be closed Monday, May 31st, for Memorial Day and Monday, July 5th, for observance of July 4th.
The University Libraries at Virginia Tech host and maintain the archival collections that make up the IAWA. Our work is supported by a Board of Advisors in the IAWA Center of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. The Center supports global scholarship and research grants, hosts symposia for IAWA scholars, develops traveling exhibits, identifies and connects with potential donors, and generally oversees the direction of the IAWA initiative.
The IAWA Center is managed by a board of international advisors and an Executive Board of Virginia Tech faculty.
- Board of Advisors
- Bliznakov Research Prize
- Archivist's Report
- IAWA Center Newsletters
- Annual Symposium
Each year, the IAWA Center awards research stipends to students and international scholars to support travel to Virginia Tech to visit the IAWA and meet with fellow scholars.
Learn more about the Bliznakov Research Prize
Each year, Special Collections staff submit to the Board a formal report of the University Libraries' contributions to the IAWA, including recent acquisitions and outreach activities.
The IAWA Center has published an annual newsletter (with occasional interruptions) since 1989. These can be viewed as PDFs in the VTechWorks repository, a University Libraries project which hosts and stores scholarly work by members of the Virginia Tech community.
Coinciding with Women's History Month events in March, the IAWA Symposium hosts an international symposium of practitioners, educators, and scholars, including international keynote speakers and recipients of the Bliznakov Research Prize. Special Collections hosts pop-up exhibits, tours, and a meeting of the Board.
Learn more about the Annual IAWA Symposium