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Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives : specifications, ca. 1890-1960

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Preferred Citation

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives : specifications, ca. 1890-1960. 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

The collection includes specification documents for approximately 170 architectural projects by Frank Lloyd Wright. Highlights include specifications for American System-Built houses (#1506), Imperial Hotel (#1509), San Marcos-in-the-Desert resort hotel (#2704), Fallingwater (#3502), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (#4305), H.C. Price Company tower (#5215), Lenkurt Electric Company (#5520), and Marin County Civic Center (#5746). Specification documents range from descriptions and instructions regarding the quality of work and materials to guidelines for plumbing, electricity, wood, metal,and painting work. Also included in the collection can be correspondence, contracts, structural calculations, licenses and subcontracts for design objects and furnishing.

At a Glance

CLIO record: View CLIO record
Creator(s):Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959.
Title:Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives : specifications, ca. 1890-1960
Physical description:approx. 12 linear feet
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 specifications are arranged chronologically by project number and are divided into six series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection includes specification documents for approximately 170 projects. In the 1980s, the FLW Foundation gave each Wright project a job number, which we use in the archive to refer to the various projects. The specifications in this collection are arranged chronologically by project number. Specifications directly incorporated on design drawings are not represented in this collection (see Architectural Drawings).

Specification documents range from descriptions and instructions regarding the quality of work and materials to guidelines for plumbing, electricity, wood, metal, and painting work. Also included in the collection can be correspondence, contracts, structural calculations, licenses and subcontracts for design objects and furnishing. Please note, these types of records may also appear in the correspondence collection.

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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 : specifications, ca. 1890-1960. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).

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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

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Nicole L. Richard in 2016.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion January 5, 2018 Finding aid written in English.
    2018-01-05 File created.

CLIO ID: 12471379 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

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Taliesin Fellowship.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Buildings--Specifications.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Paint--Specifications.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Plumbing--Plumbing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Electric wiring.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Construction contracts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architect-designed furniture.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture--Details.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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