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C. D. Arnold photographic collection, 1892-1901

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Preferred Citation

C. D. Arnold photographic collection. Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, NY.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Avery ID:D&A Arnold View CLIO record
Creator(s):Arnold, C. D. (Charles Dudley), b. 1844.
Title:C. D. Arnold photographic collection, 1892-1901
Physical description:102 photographs
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at 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

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Description

Scope and Content

The Charles Dudley Arnold photographic collection is composed of three parts. The first is a collection of 47 platinum print photographs showing views of the Columbian Exposition. These photos were formerly mounted in an album from the library of McKim, Mead & White, architects. This album was v.10 of a 14 volume "collection of albums of photographs, illustrations from periodicals, clippings and sketches depicting works of the firm," now in Avery Classics at AA 712 M195.

The second part of the collection contains 26 platinum and albumen print photographs, mounted on board, showing views of the World's Columbian Exposition. Twenty of these photographs show buildings under construction, including three views of Louis Sullivan's Transportation Building.

The third part contains 28 platinum and albumen print photographs, mounted on board, showing views of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Also included is one gelatin silver print photograph of a model of the Electric Tower, signed by architect John Galen Howard.

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

This collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at 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

C. D. Arnold photographic collection. Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Copy prints of the 1963 accession may be consulted in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.

Selected Bibliography

Appelbaum, Stanley. The Chicago World's Fair of 1893: a photographic record. Photos from the collections of the Avery Library of Columbia University and the Chicago Historical Society. New York: Dover, 1980.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Finding aid written by Annemarie van Roessel, Archivist, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

CLIO ID: 3464749 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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Atwood, Charles B., 1848-1895.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Howard, John Galen, 1864-1931.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects (Corporate Names)

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McKim, Mead & White.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects (Fairs)

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World's Columbian Exposition (1893 :--Chicago, Ill.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pan-American Exposition (1901 :--Buffalo, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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Architectural photography.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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Close, H. C., Dr.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Charles Dudley Arnold, 1844-1927, was the official photographer of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo.

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