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C. H. Detwiller Columbia 1885 collection, 1874-1940 (bulk 1881-1885).

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Preferred Citation

C.H. Detwiller Columbia 1885 collection. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, NY.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Avery ID:D&A Detwiller View CLIO record
Creator(s):Detwiller, C. H. (Charles H.)
Title:C. H. Detwiller Columbia 1885 collection, 1874-1940 (bulk 1881-1885).
Physical description:2 linear feet papers and drawings (3 boxes)
Language(s): Materials are 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 »
Types of Materials in the Collection:Printed papers , carbon typescript papers , diary , sketchbooks , scrapbook , notebook , mixed media drawings , architectural reprographic prints and photographic prints .

Arrangement

Arrangement

This material is arranged in three series: Student Papers; Professional Papers; and Personal Papers. Series are further described by subseries; the arrangement of materials within each subseries is described at the beginning of each subseries inventory.

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Description

Scope and Content

This small collection contains primarily Detwiller’s student drawings, notes, course materials, books, class photographs, and graduation announcements from the period of his study at Columbia University from 1881 to 1885. These materials are supplemented by a small group of Detwiller’s childhood sketchbooks, drawings and office papers created by Detwiller during his practice as a professional architect, and other scrapbooks and ephemeral items relating to Detwiller’s family and personal interests, spanning the years 1874 to 1940.

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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.H. Detwiller Columbia 1885 collection. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, NY.

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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.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in September 2006 by Annemarie van Roessel, Archivist, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.

EAD instance generated by Annemarie van Roessel from MARC record and Microsoft Excel spreadsheet Feb. 6, 2009. Finding aid written in English.
    2009-02-11 File created.
    2009-11-17 File revised.

CLIO ID: 5960404 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 (Corporate Names)

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of Mines.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of Architecture.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University --Alumni and alumnae.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Detwiller & Street (New York).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Topics

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Architecture --United States --Designs and plans.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture --Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schools of architecture --New York (State) --New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Material Types

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Architectural drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Programs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Born in 1863, Charles H. Detwiller was in the first class of architecture students in the School of Mines at Columbia University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1885. As a practicing architect, Detwiller maintained offices in New York City and New Jersey for several decades, establishing a brief partnership in the 1890s with architect George E. Melendy. Detwiller died in New Jersey in 1940.

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