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Emery Roth architectural drawings and autobiography, circa 1907-1949 (bulk circa 1920-1939)

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Emery Roth architectural drawings and autobiography. Located in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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Summary Information

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Creator(s):Roth, Emery, 1871-1948.
Title:Emery Roth architectural drawings and autobiography, circa 1907-1949 (bulk circa 1920-1939)
Physical description:approx. 2,290 sheets; 2 vol.
Language(s): Materials are 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.cul.columbia.edu.  More information »

Arrangement

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Description

Scope and Content

This collection included primarily original and reprographic architectural drawings by Roth, circa 1907-circa 1949, largely of apartment buildings located in Manhattan and designed during the 1920s and 1930s. Represented are the San Remo Towers, The Beresford, The Oliver Cromwell, the Normandy, and numerous other apartment buildings. There are also drawings for several hotel and private residences. A two-volume typescript autobiography is also included.

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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.cul.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. 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

Emery Roth architectural drawings and autobiography. Located in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Related Material

Emery Roth Architectural Print Collection, 1926-1947. Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, New-York Historical Society.

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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: 6916750 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:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Emery Roth & Sons.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Beresford Apartments (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Normandy (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Oliver Cromwell (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
San Remo Towers (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture--United States--Designs and plans.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Apartment houses--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hotels--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
High-rise apartment buildings--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Buildings--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Commercial buildings--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architectural drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Autobiographies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Architect. In 1938, Roth's office was renamed Emery Roth & Sons.

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