Contents 1972-2001:

1972-1975
1977-1980 (unfinished)
1981-1985 (unfinished)
1986-1990 (unfinished)
1991-1995 (unfinished)
1996-2001 (unfinished)

Newsletter Contents | 1972-2001


The OWA Newsletter has always been a vital instrument to our group as it announces the location of meetings which vary from members homes, architectural or design offices, community buildings or other places of interest to meeting organizers (new, historic or member's projects for example.) It also has recorded the broad range of issues members have been concerned with and the incredible numbers of members who have participated in writing articles and or editing the OWA Newsletter. In the early years the table of contents takes two pages: one from January to June, the second from July to December, the later years only one page. The editor(s), topics and page number are noted. The publication design has changed over the years and issues range from one to 13 pages but the average is four pages. Sometimes inserts, illustrations, photos and cartoons are noted. 172 OWA Newsletters have been published by 155 different editors over the past 30 years. These newsletters announce and report on meetings, present feature articles, discuss OWA organizational issues, propose the annual budget, review books, show member's projects, record interviews and share work or travel experiences. Job openings, workshops, event calendars and members' news show up too. Current Steering Committee members and the OWA Health Plan were listed in each issue. The first 15 years here were compiled in 1987 when they were microfilmed and donated with the OWA Newsletters to the University of California College of Environmental Library in Berkeley, California. The table of contents for the second 15 years was compiled in 2002, when the two parts were combined and formatted for the OWA web site to help celebrate OWA's 30th year anniversary. --Wendy Bertrand



1974 | 1975

1972-73

1972
NOVEMBER
1-2 First attendance list, first gathering
3 Organizational purposes diagram by W. Bertrand

1972
DECEMBER
1 Organizational meeting
2 Membership list of names and addresses

1973
JANUARY
1 Organizational meeting announcement

1973
FEBRUARY
1-2 BEVERLY WILLIS: The Profession, the women, the problems
2 "Organization of Women Architect" (OWA) name chosen

1973
MARCH
Editor:
MUI HO
1 DOLORES HAYDEN: on WALAP [Cambridge, Mass.] meeting announcement

1973
APRIL
Editor:
MARY LAILEYAN
1 AIA related activities by M. Laleyan
FANI DANADJIEVA HANSEN: On her work meeting announcement

1973
MAY
Editor:
MUI HO
1 Affirmative action, AIA Convention report meeting announcement
First OWA Steering Committee Election

1973
JUNE
Editor:
MUl HO
1 Affirmative action, AIA Convention, by-laws meeting announcement
3 Communication and Public Relations
4 Employment committee's Information call; lawyer call

1973
JULY
Editor:
MUI HO
1-2 PAFFARD KEATING CLAY: The Nature of Materials meeting announcement
3 Educational program proposal by M Laleyan
4 The licensing exams [letter writing campaign]

1973
AUGUST
Editor:
MUI HO
1-2 BROCCHINI, DUMCOME, BRAGSTAD: Professional experience
2 OWA Stationery design competition announcement

1973
SEPTEMBER  
1-2 ANN KING, SUSAN SWABACKER: Construction Technology meeting announcement
3 Training Par-professional [minority/women] by W. Bertrand
4 "Women's Place Under California Law"

1973
OCTOBER  
Editor:
MUI HO
2 ANN KING: Curtain Wall Technology meeting announcement
September all business meeting report
3 OAE wants to challenge registration
4 Education committee projects
5-6 Using your maiden name: relevant regulations In California

1973
NOVEMBER
Editor:
BOBBIE SUE HOOD
2 ULIA MORGAN: Threatened
Film: "The Building of Gund Hall" meeting announcement
ANN KING: Curtain Wall Technology meeting report
2 J3 OWA Newsletter revolving editorship policy
4 Ratifying the Articles of Incorporation
5-7 OWA Articles of incorporation (text)

1973
DECEMBER
Editor:
LUCIA BOGATAY
1 VERA JANSONE and LUCY LICHTBLAU:
Swedish Shopping Center meeting announcement
2 Film: 'The Building of Gund Hall," and business agenda meeting report
2-3 AIA taskforce on women
3 Buildings for women artists [Chicago 1893, Los Angeles 1973]
4 Course on women & architecture announcement Students join OWA (from U.C. Berkeley)
5 Construction Dictionary by Women in Construction [Arizona] book review
5-6 JULIA MORGAN lecture by Richard Longstreth
6-7 Steering Committee Members' roles defined
8 BERTHA YEREX WHITMAN: Letter from Illinois Architect

1974

1974
JANUARY
Editor:
JANIS BIRKELAND
1 CATHY SIMON: Design approval with citizen participation
2 Employment program letter sent to 350 Bay Area firms
5-6 "The AIA Hears From Its Women ... " 6/74
7-8 AIA Task Force on Women in Architecture meeting/R by J. Crane
9 "The Lady Is a Hard Hat" San Francisco Chronicle
11 HEW on discrimination at Brooklyn & Queens Colleges, NY, "Women In Science and Technology: MIT Workshop"
13 Voices from Women's Liberation

1974
FEBRUARY
Editor:
Rosemary Muller
1 GINGER, LeGRAND and O'DONNELL :"Equality Under the Law" panel meeting announcement LUCY LICHTBLAU: Solerl's ARCOSANITI meeting report by M. Haviland
2 Employment program contact letter (draft by 1. Rosenfeld)
4 Financial Report (1973 and 1974)

1974
MARCH
Editor:
CORRINE SPINGARN
1 RUTH ASAWA: On her work and sculpture photograph meeting OWA Library: 'Architectural License Seminars' materials list
2 "Minority graduate enrollment rising'
"'Shocking' Lag In Women's Pay"
4 Organization of Women Architects [4/15/73 Group photograph]
5 46 Bay Area women in architecture [Group photograph caption]

1974
APRIL
Editor:
CORRINE SPINGARN
1 OWA Work session meeting announcement
2 PAT NODA: Development bottom line meeting announcement RUTH ASAWA: On her work by M. Haviland The Woman's Eye book report by P. Noda
4 "New Women's Paper [Plexus]"
6 Membership invitation

1974
MAY
Editor:
SUSAN SWABACKER
2,10 Open discussion on Women's Conferences meeting announcement
4 Letter on Longstreth's view of JULIA MORGAN by P. Woodring
6 "Women in the Professions" interview of B.S. HOOD by Raynor
7 "Madam Executive" [Simmons graduate management program]San Francisco NOW contacts list
8 U.S. laws against job discrimination [chart] Ms. Magazine
9 PAT NODA: Development bottom line/MR by M. Haviland
10 OWA regional meetings [San Francisco, East Bay, Peninsula]

1974
JUNE
Editor:
WENDY S. BERTRAND
1 CLAIRE COOPER MARCUS: House as a Symbol of Self meeting announcement
2 St. Louis, West Coast design conferences panel by M. Haviland
3 Politics [National Women's Political Caucus description] The Rights of Women book report
4 South Bay OWA first meeting announcement
8 AIA survey reveals professional discrimination
9-11 OWA business

1974
JULY
Editor:
JANIS BIRKELAND
1 CATHY SIMON: Design approval with citizen participation
2 Employment program letter sent to 350 Bay Area firms
5-6 "The AIA Hears From Its Women ... " 6/74
7-8 AIA Task Force on Women in Architecture meeting/R by J. Crane
9 "The Lady Is a Hard Hat" San Francisco Chronicle
11 HEW on discrimination at Brooklyn & Queens Colleges, NY, "Women In Science and Technology: MIT Workshop"
13 Voices from Women's Liberation

1974
AUGUST
Editor:
DOLORES MALLOY
1 JANICE PERLMAN: City planning in Rio de Janeiro settlements meeting announcement
2 KIM SPURGEON: Architectural conservation meeting announcement CHRISTIE COFFIN: User Participation, Peninsula OWA meeting report
3 OWA group photograph with Japanese text
4-5 JUDITH ROEDER: May 1974 AIA convention remarks text
8 job announcements

1974
SEPTEMBER  
Editor:
PAT NODA
1 JANICE PERLMAN: Rio de Janeiro squatter settlements meeting report
2 KIM SPURGEON: on architectural conservation, August meeting report
3 BOTSAI, ROSENBERG rebuttals to Crane's AIA-0WA meeting report
4 Steering Committee 8/27 letter to Asia's BOTSAI and ROSENBERG
6 Keep Abortion Legal organization announcement
7 S.F. 5/73 Minimum Affirmative Action for Architects/Engineers
11 OWA information

1974
OCTOBER  
Editor:
MARLAN C. HAVILAND
1 OWA Task force on employment, October meeting announcement
2 Letter on AIA-OWA meeting report by Nancy Bennett
3 What Can She Be? by Goodrich Guide to Creativity by Koberg & Bagnall book review
4 ANNE MINER: Employment discrimination, South Bay 0WAIMIR
7-8 Minorities in Architecture (AIA memo and survey)

1974
NOVEMBER
Editor:
NANCY BENNETT
2 JIM BURNS: on coiling design, South Bay OWA meeting STEVANNE AUERBACH FINK: Career Mothers/Child Care, Nov. meeting, Yerba Buena Center and Affirmative Action
4 "if Your job Resume Has No Sell, It Won't" UPI , "Ša Vintage Year for Women's Rights" S.F. Chronicle
7 CSE: Couples Sharing Employment, a Norway program
8-12 OWA Bylaws text

1974
DECEMBER
Editor:
LUCY LICHTBLAU
4 OWA/DP now organization name; November meeting report TOPHER DELANEY, November construction seminar speaker report
8 "Statisticians disown UC hiring plan data" T. D. Californian
9 U.C. Berkeley Affirmative Action Plan statistical method

1975

1975
JANUARY
Editors: MARIAN C. HAVILAND and NANCY BENNETT
1 CAROL MERCADO: Graduate Architect in toy business meeting announcement
2 PAT NODA: Interior design at San Jose State, South Bay OWA meeting announcement
3 RUTH GORDON SCHNAPP: Earthquake design seminar, SHIRLEY YAWITZ: Legal matters seminar
5 December Dance meeting report by M. Haviland
6-7 OWA/DP graphics design contest rules
8 Asian Women's Journal announcement

1975
FEBRUARY
Editor:
SANDY SCHOPMAN
1 OWA Bylaws and OWA project workshops meeting announcement
2 CAROL MERCADO Graduate Architect in toy business meeting report South Bay, January meeting announcement
4 June licensing exam information
OWA collection of local architectural offices brochures
Proposed Bylaw changes
5-8 1975 OWA/DP Steering Committee conference minutes text

1975
MARCH
Editor:
ANNE DIAZ
1 Self-presentations by members, March meeting announcement
3 OWA Poster contest/, Slide Show library project announcement
4 "Job Options for Women in Today's Economy" conference
6 OWA Business, North Bay OWA meeting report by A. Diaz
OWA Business, South Bay 0WA meeting report by N. Bennett
8 Job restructuring and flexible time, Advocates for Women meeting announcement
9 Steering Committee information

1975
APRIL
Editor:
SUSAN DUNLAP
2 EVELYN WOZNIAC and EILEEN KOPELSON: Advocacy planning on the Berkeley Marina meeting announcement
JUDY CRUTCHER: Business promotion seminar announcement
KELLY BRANDEAU: Plants and landscaping meeting announcement
3 AIA Affirmative action, from the 1973 Convention
Women in Design by Sandy Schopman
4 Open Design Office [Cambridge, Mass] book review by M. Haviland
Two Factor Theory: The Economics of Reality excerpt

1975
MAY
Editors: JANET CRANE and RUTH KLEINMAN
3 Calif. State Board of Arch. Examiners needs women
OWAJDP 1975 Membership statistics
4 NCC/AIA and the Calif. State Board of Arch. Examiners
OWAIDP research grant committee announcement

1975
JUNE
Editor:
ISABEL KING
2 NORMA EVENSON: Paris after Haussmann, North Bay meeting announcement
3 Dinner with Women Professionals by J. Crane
4 SARA HOMES BOUTELLE: U.C. Extension class on JULIA MORGAN
Feminist Studio Workshop, Women's Building [L.A., CA] announcement

1975
JULY
Editor:
LINDA MATHEWS
2 Picnic South Bay meeting report
NORMA EVENSON: Paris urbanism meeting report by S. Schopman
Show and Tell series meeting announcement
3-6 Suggestions by Members: Itemized responses to May OWA/DP questionnaires
5 AIA Is OK [supports admonition of AIA energy seminar exhibitor's discrimination]
6 Plan for action
7 AIA Status of Women in the Architectural Profession by J. Crutcher

1975
AUGUST
Editor:
LUCIA BOGATAY
2 DR. CHARLES FLECKLES: Sexist conflicts in your work, August meeting announcement
GILBERT SANCHEZ: Adobe construction and aesthetics, OWA meeting announcement
3 "Modern Cake" drawing
Michael A. Weiner's Plant a Tree book review from the S.F.Chronicle
1-4 [Insert:] OWA 7/74-8/75 Employment Survey by B.S. Hood
4 SANTA RAYMOND: Company of Women In Architecture [London]

1975
SEPTEMBER  
Editor:
CYNTHIA RIPLEY
2 HELEN SOM: on her work, North Bay OWA meeting announcement
WILL RADCLIFFE: about printing, South Bay OWA meeting announcement
4 Advocates for Women: Women in Apprenticeship Program [non-traditional union trades employment]
ESTER McCOY on Eileen Gray" 7/75 Progressive Architecture
S.F. Neighborhood Legal Assistance: Women's Litigation Unit

1975
OCTOBER  
Editor:
MARIAN C. HAVILAND
2 PEGGY WOODRING: on JULIA MORGAN meeting announcement
3 HELEN SOM: on her work, North Bay OWA meeting report
WILL RADCLIFFE: on printing, South Bay OWA meeting report
4 S.F. 1975 Women's Year Conference/A and L. Bogatay patchwork banner drawing
4-5 OWA/DP Membership Information Survey form

1975
NOVEMBER
Editor: GERTRAUD BOPP
2 BERTHA YEREX WHITMAN: 60 years of practice, South Bay meeting announcement
SUSAN DUNLAP: Interior design, North Bay meeting announcement
3 PEGGY WOODRING: on JULIA MORGAN meeting report

1975
DECEMBER
Editor:
LINDA GROAT
2 South and North Bay Parties meeting announcement
3 ROGER KOHLER: People, Nature and Architecture, South Bay
4 Manuel J. Smith's When I Say No, I Feel Guilty book review by W. Bertrand
Women's Hall of Honors [Seneca Falls, NY] architectural design competition





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