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Fonds AM989 - Urban Design Centre fonds

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Urban Design Centre fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1968-1977; predominant 1971-1976 (Creation)
    Urban Design Centre

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2.24 m of textual records and other material

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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

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