Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

China Study Group on Environmental Issues records, 1961-1994

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

Bib ID 8486733 View CLIO record
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) 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 email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in ten series: Chinese Delegations, Government Brochures HK, Government Brochures PRC, Meetings, Publications, Reference Materials and Clippings, Tourist Information, Trip Planning, Slides and Photographs, and Writings and Lectures.

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).

Publication Date

1961-1994

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Restrictions on 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 email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., MC 0301, New York, NY 10027.

Preferred Citation

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

Accrual

Accruals are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

Processed; Andrea J. Merrett 2010.

Revision Description

2011-02-23 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found 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 catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architects -- China Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architects -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- China -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture and women Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
China Study Group on Environmental Issues Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Feminism and architecture Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hoog, Margaret Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kennedy, Marie Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woods, Valerie Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

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.