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Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives : architectural drawings, ca. 1885-1959

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Preferred Citation

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives : architectural drawings, ca. 1885-1959. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).

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Summary Information

Abstract

Nearly 1,100 built and unbuilt works by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright are represented in this remarkably comprehensive collection. The over 24,000 sheets in the collection include plans or drawings developed in the conception, presentation, and execution of buildings.

At a Glance

CLIO record: View CLIO record
Creator(s):Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959.
Title:Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives : architectural drawings, ca. 1885-1959
Physical description:approx. 24,000+ drawings
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

The drawings are arranged chronologically by project number and are dividied into eight series:

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Description

Scope and Content

In the 1980s, the FLLW Foundation gave each Wright project a job number, which we use in the archive to refer to the various projects. The drawings are arranged chronologically by project (with each series representing a decade of Wright's career), starting in 1885 with Wright's student drawings (#8501) and ending in 1959 with a design for an unbuilt Art Gallery at Arizona State University (#5917). The finding aid lists each project with its associated drawing extents. Some projects may only contain one drawing, like the Isabel Roberts house in River Forest, Illinois (#0808); while others projects are represented by hundreds of drawings, like the Guggenheim Museum (#4305), which has almost 800 drawings.

For additional ways to search the collection, please consult the downloadable inventories below:

Projects arranged by Project Number (PDF)

Projects arranged by Client (PDF)

Projects arranged by Location (PDF)

Sortable Inventory (Excel)

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.

Restrictions on Use

Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For additional guidance, see Columbia University Libraries' publication policy.

In addition to permission from Columbia University, permission of the copyright owner (if not Columbia University) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distributions, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Columbia University makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

Preferred Citation

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives : architectural drawings, ca. 1885-1959. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).

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For more information about using the collections and conducting research in the Department of Drawings & Archives, please see our FAQ.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Library. Department of Drawings and Archives; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

CLIO ID: 12471376 View CLIO record

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Index Terms

The names and terms listed below are represented in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a consortial/union catalog offered by OCLC that allows users to search the holdings of multiple archives and libraries.

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Subjects

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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Taliesin Fellowship.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architects--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture--United States--Designs and plans.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Decoration and ornament.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architect-designed furniture.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Furniture design--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architectural drawings--American.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biography

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was an American architect internationally recognized for his innovative building design, the Taliesin architecture school and fellowship, and his philosophy of "organic architecture."

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