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William A. Delano scrapbook, 1895-1959

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William A. Delano scrapbook. Located in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Avery ID:Delano & Aldrich View CLIO record
Creator(s):Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960.
Title:William A. Delano scrapbook, 1895-1959
Physical description:79 leaves + loose items : (4 print boxes)
Language(s): Materials are in English.
Access: This scrapbook 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 pages of the scrapbook are presented in numerical order, with loose materials found within the book listed at the end of the inventory.

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Description

Scope and Content

This scrapbook includes correspondence, typescripts, printed materials, black and white photographs, postcards, and other ephemera relating to the life, work, and personal interests of William Adams Delano and his architectural partnership with Chester H. Aldrich.

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

This scrapbook 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

William A. Delano scrapbook. Located in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Finding aid written by Daniel Fox, Mellon Graduate Intern, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, April 2008.

Processing Information

This scrapbook was processed by Daniel B. Fox, Mellon Graduate Intern, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, February 2008.

EAD instance generated by Annemarie van Roessel, Archivist, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, from MS Excel file and MS Word document June 25, 2009 . Finding aid written in English.
    2008-12-06 File created.
    2009-07-23 File revised.

CLIO ID: 6849266 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 (Personal Names)

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Aldrich, Chester Holmes, 1871-1940.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects (Firms)

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Carrè€re & Hastings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Delano & Aldrich.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Topics

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Architecture --United States --History --19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture --United States --History --20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

William Adams Delano was born in New York City in 1874 and was educated in architecture at Yale and Columbia University. He joined the prominent New York-based architectural firm Carrè€re & Hastings, where he first met Chester Aldrich. In 1903, Delano opened a private practice in New York City with Aldrich, and the firm of Delano & Aldrich became largely known for its significant designs of Beaux-Arts-style country houses, cultural institutions, commercial, and civic buildings throughout the East Coast. After the partnership ended, Delano continued to practice through the late 1950s. He died in New York in 1960.

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