Architectural drawings and photographs of architectural drawings with some related correspondence of residential and public buildings, churches, libraries, theaters, monuments, and bridges including: the Henry Hudson Bridge, Triborough Bridge, and the Manhattan Bridge in New York; Edward Henry Harriman's Arden House in Harriman, N.Y.; the Alfred I. Dupont mansion in Roslyn, N.Y.; the David A. Reed house in Washington, D.C.; the reconstruction of the Grand Army Plaza in New York City; the Memorial Amphitheater for Arlington National Cemetery; and various bicentennial buildings for Yale University. Of note are drawings of the grounds, details of buildings, and furniture for the New York Public Library, 1908-1909.
HLW architectural records and drawings, ca. 1910-1990 70 linear feet
The bulk of the collection consists of historic photographs from early and mid-century architectural projects. Additionally, there are some office records, project files and architectural drawings.
Kahn & Jacobs architectural drawings and records, 1893-1965, bulk 1893-1950 8,313 architectural drawings
Architectural drawings and photographs of buildings designed by the firm dating approximately from its founding to the 1950s. Among those represented are buildings at the World's Columbian Exhibition, Chicago, 1893; Pennsylvania Railroad Station, New York, 1906-1910; restoration, 1903, of the White House, Washington, D.C.; buildings at Columbia University's Morningside Heights campus, New York; Boston Public Library, Boston, Mass.; E.W. Morgan mansion; Municipal Building, N.Y.; Col. Elliott Shepherd House, Scarborough, N.Y.; buildings at Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.; Bellevue Hospital, New York; various New York City residences; and others. Also included are competition drawings for the New York Public Library; miscellaneous drawings and sketches; photographs of the partners and of other members of the firm; lists of the firm's work; clippings of articles about the firm; lists of the firm's employees; billing records, 1953-1955; account books, 1940s-1950s; bank books, 1895-1955; award certificates; and other office miscellany.
Oral History with Richard Roth, 2018 72 minutes
Flash drive contains a video file in MP4 format of the video documenting the history of Emery Roth and Sons, Architects. Oral History was commissioned by Annice Alt.
Robert Allan Jacobs papers, 1890s-1990s, bulk 1909-1983 34.5 manuscript boxes
SITE architectural records and James Wines papers, 1970-2017 82 Linear Feet
This collection documents the projects and activities of SITE, an architecture and environmental design firm founded in 1970 by James Wines, with material dating from the early 1970s to 2017 (bulk 1990s). The collection also includes a small selection of James Wines' papers. The SITE records include project files, drawings and sketches, photographic material, including a significant portion of SITE's slide collection, and marketing, exhibition and office records. Many of the project files document SITE's Green Architecture phase of the 1990s and more recent projects, including lesser known commercial work, such as restaurants and coffee shops. Much of this material relates to projects which have not been widely published, and reveals the breadth of the firm's practice beyond the major projects for which they are known. Many of the photographs and slides document the construction of SITE's experimental projects from the 1970s and 1980s. James Wines' papers include writings, lectures, research notes, limited correspondence, business plans, grant proposals, and documents related to publications, exhibitions, product design, and education projects.
The collection consists of approximately 140 bound albums of photography by Ezra Stoller featuring buildings and interiors designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) and a small collection of project records. Projects represented include, among others, Albright Knox Art Gallery, American Republic Insurance Company, Banque Lambert, Beineck Library, Chase Manhattan Bank, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Ford Motor Company, HJ Heinz Research Center, John Hancock Building, Lever House, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, and US Airforce Academy.