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Low-Cost Sanitation Systems

Low-Cost Sanitation Systems

Part of

People

  • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

Title

Low-Cost Sanitation Systems

Dates of creation

1970-1978

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 36 photographs
  • 0.01 l.m. of textual records
  • 8 books
  • 3 printing plate(s)
  • 1 contact sheet
  • 1 negative

Scope and Content

File related to the Minimum Cost Housing Group's project of a low-cost sanitation system between 1970 and 1973 and the publication "Stop the Five Gallon Flush!" that followed in 1973. The material in this file was produced between 1970 and 1978. The file contains photographs of low-cost sanitation devices, textual records, predominantly dummies for the publication, copies of the publication "Stop the Five Gallon Flush!" and printing plates.

Reference Number

AP149.S1.1973.PR01

Location

Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

Credit line

Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Vikram Bhatt/
Gift of Vikram Bhatt

Language of material

The documents are in English.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP149.S1.1973.PR01.001
    • Title: Grant request for Brace Research Institute Research Grant for sanitation study
    • Dates of creation: 1973-1978
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)
    • Witold Rybczynski (creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0,01 l.m. of textual records

    Location:

    Island of Montréal Québec Canada

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-012-015

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273001
    • Title: Cover for "Stop the Five Gallon Flush!" and coupons for reserving a copy of the publication
    • Dates of creation: 1973 or before
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    Group consists the cover for the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Stop the Five Gallon Flush!" and templates for coupons and finished coupons for reserving a copy of the publication.

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Electrophotographic print on paper; electrophotographic print and ink on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 9,3 × 16,5 cm (3 11/16 × 6 1/2 in.) sheet (largest): 28 × 21,7 cm (11 × 8 9/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-003-09

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273002
    • Title: "Stop the Five Gallon Flush!"
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    Group consists of 6 copies of the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Stop the Five Gallon Flush!" about low-cost and alternative sanitation systems.

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 book(s)

    Technique and media:

    Bound volume of electrophotographic print on paper

    Dimensions:

    book: 28 × 23,3 × 2,5 cm (11 × 9 3/16 × 1 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - 6 bound volumes of 68 pages.

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Related units of description:

    • Another copy of this book is catalogued as ARCH253665.
    • Printing plates for this book are catalogued as ARCH253665, ARCH273002 et ARCH273004.

    Folder Number:

    149-003-10

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273003
    • Title: Schemes of sanitation systems for "Stop the Five Gallon Flush!"
    • Dates of creation: 1973 or before
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    Group consists of schemes of sanitation systems for the Minimum Cost Housing Group's Publication "Stop the Five Gallon Flush!" about low-cost and alternative sanitation systems.

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Electrophotographic print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 27,6 × 21,5 cm (10 7/8 × 8 7/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-003-11

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273324
    • Title: WATER - SANITATION
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1973
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    Group consists of for the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Stop the Five Gallon Flush!" about low-cost and alternative sanitation systems. The group also includes photographs of water saving devices.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper (photographs and contact sheet); negative

    Dimensions:

    photographic materials: 0,01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-005-06

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273593
    • Title: Aluminium offset plates for the offset printing of the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Stop the Five Gallon Flush!"
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: works of art
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    Group consists of two sets of aluminium offset plates for the offset printing of the Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Stop the Five Gallon Flush!" about low-cost alternative sanitation system.

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 printing plate(s)

    Technique and media:

    Ink on aluminium sheet

    Dimensions:

    plate: 39,4 × 25,5 cm

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-008-01

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    • Reference Number: ARCH253665
    • Title: Stop the Five Gallon Flush! A Survey of Alternative Waste Disposal
    • Dates of creation: 1973
    • Form: books

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • Witold Rybczynski (author)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group's publication "Stop the Five Gallon Flush! A Survey of Alternative Waste Disposal" about low-cost and alternative sanitation systems.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Technique and media:

    Bound volume of electrophotographic print on paper

    Dimensions:

    book: 28,2 × 22,3 × 0,4 cm (11 1/8 × 8 3/4 × 3/16 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Bound volume of 68 pages.

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Copyright:

    © Minimum Cost Housing Group

    Related units of description:

    • Other copies of this book are catalogued as ARCH273002 and a copy of the 4th edition of the book is catalogued as ARCH273004.
    • Printing plates for this book are catalogued as ARCH253665, ARCH273002 et ARCH273004.

    Folder Number:

    149-002-01

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273004
    • Title: Stop the Five Gallons Flush
    • Dates of creation: January 1978
    • Form: books

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Description:

    4th edition of the publication.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Technique and media:

    Bound volume of electrophotographic print on paper

    Dimensions:

    book: 21,5 × 17,5 × 0,7 cm (8 7/16 × 6 7/8 × 1/4 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - Bound (stapled) volume of 88 pages.

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Related units of description:

    • Printing plates for this book are catalogued as ARCH253665, ARCH273002 et ARCH273004.
    • Other copies (1st edition) of this book are catalogued as ARCH253665 and ARCH273002.

    Folder Number:

    149-003-12

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    • Reference Number: ARCH273323
    • Title: Two man installing an instantaneous water heater on a toilet
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1973
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (architectural society)
    • Unknown (photographer)
    • McGill University. Minimum Cost Housing Group (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 24,7 × 17,4 cm (9 3/4 × 6 7/8 in.)

    Inscription:

    inscribed - by an unknown hand, on the back, in green felt-tip pen, c.: "Minimum Sanitary / Unit; installing / the instantaneous / water heater"

    Credit line:

    Minimum Cost Housing Group fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Vikram Bhatt/
    Gift of Vikram Bhatt

    Folder Number:

    149-005-05

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