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China Study Group on Environmental Issues records, 1961-1994

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China Study Group on Environmental Issues, 1961-1994. Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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Summary Information

Abstract

The China Study Group on Environmental Issues was formed in 1975 to study and visit China. The organization consisted of women only and had groups in New York, Boston, Tennessee, California and likely in Washington. The collection contains materials related to the meetings, trip planning, lectures and writings of the China Study Group.

At a Glance

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Creator(s):China Study Group on Environmental Issues
Title:China Study Group on Environmental Issues records, 1961-1994
Physical description:6.5 linear feet.
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in ten series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials related to the meetings, trip planning, lectures and writings of the CSG. These include minutes, correspondence, notes, reference materials and publications. Also included is material related to the visits of several delegations of Chinese Architects to the United States. A substantial portion of the collection consists of slides and a travel log produced by the members if the group who traveled to China in the fall of 1977. The collection was donated in multiple accessions: Val Woods (2008.010), Margaret Hoog (2008.011), Marie Kennedy (2008.020), (2009.022).

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.

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Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For additional guidance, see Columbia University Libraries' publication policy.

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Preferred Citation

China Study Group on Environmental Issues, 1961-1994. Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Library. Department of Drawings and Archives; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Andrea J. Merrett (Mellon Fellow) in 2010.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion February 23, 2011 Finding aid written in English.
    2011-02-23 File created.

CLIO ID: 8486733 View CLIO record

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Index Terms

The names and terms listed below are represented in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a consortial/union catalog offered by OCLC that allows users to search the holdings of multiple archives and libraries.

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China Study Group on Environmental IssuesPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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Woods, ValeriePortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hoog, MargaretPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kennedy, MariePortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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China--Foreign relations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Topics

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Feminism and architecture.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture and women.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture--China--History--20th centuryPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architects--China.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architects--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

The China Study Group on Environmental Issues, also referred to as the Women's China Study Group, was formed in 1975 to study and visit China. The organization consisted of women only and had groups in New York, Boston, Tennessee, California and likely in Washington. From October 14 to November 17, 1977, 19 women traveled to China, at the invitation of the Chinese Society of Architects. They visited Canton (Guangzhou), Kweilin (Guilin), Peking (Beijing), Sian (Xian), Luoyang, Nanking (Nanjing), Wuxi, Hongchou (Hangzhou), and Shanghai. After their return they wrote articles, presented slides and lectured on what they had studied on their trip. In 1980, a second group of 15 women were invited again by the Chinese Society of Architects, who paid for all the costs of travel within China. The CSG continued to meet until around 1981.

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