In 1935, the Field’s daughter, Lila, and her husband Colonel H. George Wilde purchased the farm from Mrs. Field’s estate. The Wilde family continues to run the dairy as High Lawn Farm and in 2007 donated the drawings and papers to the Avery Library.
In addition to the farm in Lenox, the collection also contains drawings for several buildings in New York City. There are alteration drawings by Stuart & Stuart (1903) and Hunt and Hunt (1911) for 645 Fifth Avenue, which was the Field family home in New York. 645 Fifth and its neighbor 647 Fifth Avenue were designed by Hunt and Hunt in 1902-5 for George W. Vanderbilt, Mrs. Field’s uncle, who lived across Fifth Avenue in the Vanderbilt Mansion built by R.M. Hunt. There are also drawings for a commercial building by John C. Greenleaf for 8 and 10 West 37th Street.
In addition to more than 450 drawings, the collection contains 334 photographs (mostly construction photos of High Lawn Farm), specifications, general project files, and project correspondence during the years1908-1914.
In addition to the drawings for the house at High Lawn, the architects Delano and Aldrich are represented in the Drawings and Archives by a collection of more than 7,500 drawings and 3,000 photographs. Additionally, both Aldrich and Delano are represented by personal papers, correspondence, and scrapbooks.