Digitized Texts


In an effort to expand online access to research literature in art and architecture, Avery undertakes selective digitization of unique materials and public domain publications from our extensive collections. Online access to our digitized texts is provided through CLIO, Columbia University Libraries online catalog. We also share our digitized texts through cooperative repository and access sites including the Hathi Trust and Internet Archive, as well as through specialized discovery environments listed below.


De Arquitectura

The Getty Research Portalâ„¢

Avery Library is a founding partner in the The Getty Research Portalâ„¢  an online search platform providing global access to digitized art history texts in the public domain. Through this multilingual, multicultural union catalog, scholars can search and download complete digital copies of publications for the study of art, architecture, material culture, and related fields. The Portal is free to all users.

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Real Estate Record

The Real Estate Record

This website contains fully digitized volumes of The Real Estate Record and Builders Guide, a magazine detailing building activity in New York City and its environs that began publication in the late 1860s. The project website provides sales, mortgage, conveyance, and other data  as well as illustrated articles on buildings and neighborhood development. Contents cover Volume 1 (published in 1868) to Volume 110 (published in 1922). 

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