Professional associations and engagements
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  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)

Professional associations and engagements



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 3.07 l.m. of textual records
    1029 digital files (8 GB)
    56 photographic materials
    18 sound recordings
    3 moving images
Scope and content:
This sub-series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's involvement in professionnal associations or other professionnal engagements related to architecture, urban planning, environment or art and design from the early 1950s to the end of the 2010s. It related to Oberlander's membership to associations and committees, like the National Capital Commission or the Smith College Botanic Garden Committee. It also comprises Oberlander involvement in various jury selections, including for design competitions, such as the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization design competition in the mid-2000s. Sub-series also documents Oberlander attendance to conferences or seminars, such as landscape architects associations or conferences on sustainable development. The sub-series also contains records of conferences and talks Oberlander gave, either about her projects, on landscape architecture, on play and play environments, or on sustainable architecture. It also includes Oberlander's research and writings for her own publications or articles she wrote.

The sub-series contains documents related to associations and committees, such as correspondence, Oberlander's notes and minutes of meetings. It contains documents related to her for jury selection work, such as invitation to participate to a jury selection, correspondence, and documents related to the selection process. The sub-series also comprises Oberlander's documents from her attendance to conferences and seminars, such as correspondence, event planning, travel organization, and conferences proceedings. Documents related to talks and conferences given by Oberlander comprises research material, Oberlander's notes, draft and final versions of texts, and a few photographs or sound and video recording of the events. Finally, the sub-series contains Oberlander's writtings, such as her research, draft versions of her writings and correspondence.
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Documents in this sub-series had no original order. They are arranged in five categories: material related to membership to associations and committees; material related to jury selections; material related to conferences attended; material related to conferences and talks given by Oberlander; and Oberlander's writings. Documents related to Oberlander's talks are grouped by years and arranged in chronological order. Documents related to Oberlander's writings are grouped by years and arranged in chronological order.

Digital records were processed after physical records and are therefore organized at the end of the file inventory.

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