Title and statement of responsibility area
Urban Design Centre fonds
General material designation
- Textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
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Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
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Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1968-1977; predominant 1971-1976 (Creation)
- Urban Design Centre
Physical description area
2.24 m of textual records and other material
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Archival description area
Name of creator
The Urban Design Centre was a Vancouver non-profit society which offered free or low cost architectural and planning services to low income individuals, community groups, service organizations and housing co-operative associations. Their work covered a broad spectrum of urban problems ranging from house renovations and child care centre design, to neighbourhood development corporations and large scale neighbourhood planning. The UDC operated from 1971 to 1976.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of subject and administrative files containing minutes, notes, memos, correspondence, reports and miscellaneous background information from other agencies, project files, project plans, drawings and sketches.
Includes: 2.24 m of textual records, 739 negatives, 442 photographs, 550 architectural drawings and 97 transparencies (slides).
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by James F. LeMaistre and Charles Reif in 1988, both members of the Urban Design Centre.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Architectural drawings are restricted. Please consult the archivist.
Restriction details: Fonds contains architectural plans for numerous buildings. Written permission from current owner of the building must be obtained prior to issuing the plans and making copies.
Act reference: FOIPPA sec. 19(1)(a)
Access form required: Yes
Academic approval required: No
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Series and file lists available.