Architectural Archives: Other Resources



Related Holdings in Other Institutions

Many other archives and libraries in the United States hold archival materials that relate directly to collections held in Avery Library's Department of Drawings & Archives. This list is not meant to be inclusive of all such repositories, rather noting only those with major related holdings.

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Arnold, Charles Dudley.

A large archive of Arnold photographs is also held by the Ryerson and Burnham Archives at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938.

Bluemner papers are also held by the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.

Byrne, Francis Barry, 1883-1967.

The major Byrne archive is held by the Chicago History Museum.

Codman, Ogden, 1863-1951.

Codman family papers and the estate are held by Historic New England. A significant collection of Codman's library of landscape gardening, botany, and domestic architecture is held by the Rare Books & Manuscripts Department of the Boston Public Library.

Collins, George Rosenborough, 1917-1993.

Another major Collins archive is held by the Ryerson and Burnham Archives at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Corbusier, Le, 1887-1965.

The major Corbusier archive is held by the Fondation Le Corbusier.

Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942 / Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson / Cram and Ferguson.

The major Cram archive is held by the Fine Arts Department of the Boston Public Library.

Cret, Paul Philippe 1876-1945.

The major Cret archive is held by the Architectural Archives at the University of Pennsylvania

David, Ismar.

A searchable database of David's work, beginning with images of the covers of his books, can be found in the Ismar David Electronic Archive.

Davis, Alexander Jackson, 1803-1892.

Significant groups of drawings and papers of A. J. Davis are also held by the Department of American Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Public Library's Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division; a small group of Davis drawings is held by the New-York Historical Society. A collection of Davis drawings and papers is also held at the Winterthur Library.

Delano & Aldrich.

The major collection of William Delano’s personal papers is held by Yale University Library, Manuscripts and Archives.

Delano, William Adams.

A small collection of Delano's personal and professional papers is held by the New-York Historical Society.

Embury, Aymar, 1880-1966.

The major Embury archive is held by Syracuse University's Special Collections Research Center.

Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944.

The major Eyre archive is held by the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.

Feder, Abe.

Another significant Feder archive is held by the Marshall Library and Archives, Springer Opera House.

Felt, James.

The papers of Felt's primary correspondent, Robert Moses, which include documents by and about Felt, are held by the New York Public Library's Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Manuscripts and Archives division: view finding aid

Fischer, Sigurd.

The major Fischer archive is held by the Library of Congress' Prints and Photographs Division.

Flanagan, Albert E., 1884-1969.

Additional examples of Flanagan's work are held in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Department of Drawings and Prints; in the New-York Historical Society's Fine Art Prints of New York City collection; and in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Frost, Frederick G.; Frederick G. Frost, Jr.; Frost & Associates

A small grouping of Frost material is held by the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.

Gendell, David 1839-1925.

A small grouping of Gendell drawings is held by the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution.

Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934.

The major Gilbert archive is held by the New-York Historical Society. A small grouping of Gilbert records is held by the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution.

Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924.

Goodhue drawings are also held by the Fine Arts Department of the Boston Public Library.

Gottscho, Samuel H., (Samuel Herman), 1875-1971.

Significant Gottscho archives are also held by the Museum of the City of New York and the Library of Congress' Prints and Photographs Division.

Greene & Greene.

Other drawings and papers from the Greenes are also held by the Environmental Design Archives at the University of California, Berkeley and the Huntington Library in Pasadena, California.

Griffin, Walter Burley, 1876-1937.

Griffin, Marion Mahony, 1871-1962.

Other drawings and papers from the Griffins are held by the Ryerson and Burnham Archives and the Department of Architecture at The Art Institute of Chicago, by the Block Gallery at Northwestern University, by the New-York Historical Society, by the Powerhouse Museum, and by the National Library of Australia.

Gugler, Eric.

A significant grouping of Gugler material is held by the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.

Haight, Charles Coolidge, 1841-1917.

Additional Haight materials are held by the Manuscripts Division of the New-York Historical Society.

Hitchcock, Henry-Russell.

The major archive of Hitchcock material is held by the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.

Holden, Arthur Cort, 1890-.

A large body of Holden's papers are held by the Manuscripts Division of the Princeton University Library.

Hood, Raymond Mathewson.

A small grouping of Hood material is held by the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.

Howe, George, 1886-1955.

The major Howe archive is held by the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania and the archive of his partner William Lescaze is held by Syracuse University's Special Collections Research Center.

Hutton, Addison, 1834-1916.

The major Hutton archive is held by the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jacobs, Robert Allan.

A small collection of Jacobs papers is held by Syracuse University's Special Collections Research Center.

Johansen, John MacLane, 1916-.

Additional Johansen drawings are held by the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.

Johnson, Philip.

A significant collection of Johnson's photographs and papers is held in the Special Collections of the Research Library at the Getty Institute; a small collection of Johnson papers is also held by the Archives of the Museum of Modern Art.

Lamb, Charles R.

A microfilmed scrapbook is held by the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.

Lamb, Thos W. (Thomas White), 1871-1942.

Drawings and other archival materials related to Lamb's theatre designs are also held by the Theatre Historical Society of America.

Lapidus, Morris, 1902-2001.

A small collection of Lapidus papers is held by Syracuse University's Special Collections Research Center.

Lescaze, William, 1996-1964.

The Lescaze archive is held by Syracuse University's Special Collections Research Center and the major archive of his partner George Howe is held by the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.

Levi, Julian Clarence, 1874-1971.

The papers of Levi's partner, Alfredo S. Taylor, are held by the Norfolk Historical Society and include materials related to their partnership.

McKim, Mead & White.

The major McKim, Mead and White archive is held by the New-York Historical Society. Charles Follen McKim's papers are held by the Library of Congress' Manuscript Division.

Magonigle, Harold Van Buren.

An additional group of Magonigle drawings and papers is held by the Manuscripts and Archives Division of the New York Public Library.

Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969.

The major Mies archive is held by the Museum of Modern Art.

Muschenheim, William, 1902-1990.

Records relating to Muschenheim’s practice in Michigan are held by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan.

Neutra, Richard, 1892-1970.

The major Neutra archive is held by the UCLA Library's Department of Special Collections.

New York Chamber of Commerce Building.

Photographs of the NYCC building are held by the New-York Historical Society's Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections.

Platt, Charles Adams, 1861-1933.

Platt's library is held by the Century Association and Platt is also represented in their institutional records.

Proskauer, Henry G., 1915-2006.

Proskauer's research files on architects and architecture, as well as his collection of letters and postcards received from artists, art historians, and publishers, are held in Special Collections of the Research Library at the Getty Institute.

Rogers, James Gamble.

The major Rogers archive is held by Yale University Library, Manuscripts and Archives.

Rudolph, Paul, 1918-1997.

The major Rudolph archive is held by the Library of Congress' Prints and Photographs Division.

Saarinen (Eero) and Associates.

The major Saarinen archive is held by Yale University Library, Manuscripts and Archives.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

The major SOM archive remains with the firm. Papers of Nathaniel Owings and Louis Skidmore are held by the Library of Congress' Manuscripts Division.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Lever House.

A presentation model of Lever House is held by the Department of Architecture at The Art Institute of Chicago. Other drawings and project records for Lever House remain with SOM.

Stern, Robert A. M., 1939-.

The major Stern archive is held by the Yale University Library, Manuscripts and Archives.

Stevens, John Calvin, 1855-1940.

The major Stevens archive is held by the Maine Historical Society.

Sullivan, Louis, 1856-1924.

The other major Sullivan archive is held by The Art Institute of Chicago.

Upjohn Family.

A significant collection of papers from Richard Upjohn, Richard Michell Upjohn and other family members is also held by the New York Public Library's Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Manuscripts and Archives division.

Ware, William R. (William, Robert), 1832-1915.

An additional collection of Ware's personal papers is held in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Library's Institute Archives & Special Collections: view finding aid

Warren, Whitney, 1864-1943.

The personal papers of Whitney Warren, partner in Warren & Wetmore, are held by the Houghton Library at Harvard University.

White, Stanford, 1853-1906.

The major McKim, Mead and White archive is held by the New-York Historical Society.

Other Architecture-Related Archival Holdings At Columbia University

The Columbia University Libraries Archival Collections Portal allows cross-repository searching for archival collections at Columbia. Users may search by repository, collection title, creator/collector names, and subject terms and names. The portal provides access to collection-level descriptions of archival holdings in CLIO, and includes links to finding aids, collection overviews, and available digital content, such as online exhibits and images, whenever available.

Listed below are some of the principal collections of archival materials related to the fields of architecture and fine arts held at the following Columbia repositories:

Other General Resources For Archival Research

Librarians at Avery Library's Reference Desk can help you with many sources available on Avery's home page, such as the New York City Buildings Research Guide and Architecture: Basic Resources for Research. Many of the resources listed in these guides may also be found at public libraries.

For a comprehensive listing of architectural archives in the United States, please consult Carnegie Mellon University's guide to Architectural Archives Sites. For United States and international architectural archives and museums, please consult the International Confederation of Architectural Museums (icam) membership directory.

In addition to the colleges, universities, museums, and historical societies noted above, patrons are advised to consult the special collection holdings of many major public libraries. Among those libraries with especially strong architectural and urban history archival holdings are the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the Boston Public Library, and the Chicago Public Library.

Important information about U.S. repositories of specific architectural archives can also be found by searching the COPAR (Committee for the Preservation of Architectural Records) newsletters, published between 1974 and 1985.

For information about significant landscape design archives, you may wish to consult the Catalog of Landscape Records, housed in the Archives and Manuscripts Department at the Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden.

To search across national and international archival holdings, consult WorldCat, a comprehensive catalog of library and archival holdings from more than 10,000 institutions worldwide. For a more specialized search of archival records held in the United States, ArchiveGrid contains many records from WorldCat as well as unique records from smaller institutions. ArchiveGrid is a subscription database available through most universities and major public libraries.