Avery Drawings & Archives

Avery Drawings & Archives

Avery Drawings & Archives Collection consists primarily of drawings and architectural records by American architects of the 19th and 20th centuries.  We hold a diverse range of original and reprographic drawings, photographic materials, project and building files, business papers, correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, and faculty and personal papers.  Within the collection, there are also a limited number of non-architectural drawings by architects, for example, figure studies done by architects while in school. 

Finding Material

Browse the Drawings & Archives Collection List, generally organized by architect or firm name, and which includes links to collection records, finding aids, and inventories. 

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About the Department

Empire.State.Bldg Empire State Building Archive. Skyboy, 1930. (Photographer Lewis Wickes Hine).
Kahn.and.Jacobs Kahn & Jacobs. Rheingold Pavilion, World's Fair, Queens, NY, 1964.