The Canadian tribute to human rights, Ottawa, Ontario
Part of:
  • Melvin Charney (architect)
  • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

The Canadian tribute to human rights, Ottawa, Ontario



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 0.51 l.m. of textual records
    785 drawings (including 246 reprographic copies)
    446 photographic materials
    6 artefacts
    1 model
    1 map
    1 CD-R
Scope and content:
File documents Melvin Charney’s submission for a design competition commissioned by the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights, Inc. Groundbreaking on Charney’s design was in November 1988, construction began in July of the following year, and the Tribute was unveiled on 30 September 1990 by the 14th Dalai Lama. Later additions include a plaque dedicated to John Peters Humphrey, and a series of plaques written in the aboriginal languages of Canada. Includes textual records, architectural drawings (elevations, sections, details), sketches, photographic materials, and artefacts.
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Material in this series was likely kept in it's original order when it was first processed upon it's arrival at CCA.

Ottawa Ontario Canada

Language of material:
  • English, French

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