Collection ARC1000 - Archive of the New Urbanism

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Title

Archive of the New Urbanism

Date(s)

  • 2004 (Creation)

Extent

50 Linear Feet

Name of creator

Biographical history

University of Miami, School of Architecture, Dean 1996-present

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk is a founding principal of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company. She is dean of the University of Miami's School of Architecture, where she has taught since 1979. She has served as Director of the Center for Urban and Community Design. She is a founder and emeritus board member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, established in 1993.

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Scope and content

The collection includes drawings, project folios, books and manuscripts, periodicals, article clippings, correspondence, videos, CDs, DVDs, audio cassettes and other materials related to New Urbanism theory, writing, and design.

System of arrangement

This collection is arranged in eleven series (I-XI). Storage consists of document containers of varying forms and sizes as detailed below.

Series:

I      Projects, Plans, and Codes

This series includes project reports, booklets, drawings, photographs, promotional materials, and regulating documents. The organization is according to place whenever possible: projects and codes in the U.S. can be found by state, projects and codes abroad can be found by country.

II    Books, Anthologies, Proceedings, and Articles

This series includes a variety of publications and supporting material.

III    Periodical Publications

This series includes complete and incomplete serial runs and isolated periodical volumes that contain references to the New Urbanism Movement.

IV    Reports and Research

This series includes documents involving topics which transcend place: economic, environmental, and transportation-related, as well as social issues such as health.

V      Works of Theory, Theses, and White papers

These are writings that propose a certain perspective on topics related to the New Urbanism. They may be papers presented, theses submitted in fulfillment of academic requirements and other academic writings.

VI    Firms and Institutions

VII  The Congress for the New Urbanism

VIII  Symposia, Conferences, and Exhibitions

IX    Multi-media

X      Related Reference Materials

XI    Miscellaneous

Storage Details:

Type of case is indicated by letter code as demonstrated in the list below.

F Folders hold loose papers or papers of a similar subject

FF Flat Files : Large drawings/objects

I Items : Usually bound items which can stand alone however, some items are placed within containers

T Tubes

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Conditions governing access

This collection is available to researchers for Room Use Only by appointment in the Architecture Library, University of Miami. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (305)284.5282 or email gsantana@miami.edu

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  • English

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Custodial history

The Architecture Library, School of Architecture, University of Miami, is the sole and primary entity responsible for collecting and archiving New Urbanism documents.

Immediate source of acquisition

Donations The Archive was began with letter from Dean Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk to all Congress for the New Urbanism members in January 2002, soliciting materials. Members of the Congress of the New Urbanism provided the first the first material for the collection. The arrangement and initial description for the series was developed in January 2004 by graduate students Wyn Bradley and Christina Miller under the direction of University of Miami Richter Library Archivist Craig Likness and Dean Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk.

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Accruals

While the current organization attempts to prepare for growth, future submittals may require the addition and/or reorganization of a Series or Subseries.

Peter Katz donated 16 boxes of New Urbanism related documents in October 2011 and another 8 boxes in November 2011.

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) donated 27 boxes of New Urbanist materials in January 2009.  These materials await processing. In July 2012 the Congress of the New Urbanism donated 2 more boxes of CNU competition related records.

1 Box of materials were donated by CNU in January of 2012 .

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Related archival materials

Congress of the New Urbanism Records. ARC8000

Information about related materials is available at http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/?p=collections/findingaid&id=1021

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