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Leslie O. Merrill Collection of Greek Revival in Syracuse, circa 1827-1986 (bulk 1941-1971)

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Preferred Citation

Leslie O. Merrill Collection of Greek Revival in Syracuse. 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:D&A Merrill Greek Syracuse View CLIO record
Creator(s):Merrill, Leslie O.
Title:Leslie O. Merrill Collection of Greek Revival in Syracuse, circa 1827-1986 (bulk 1941-1971)
Physical description:0.125 linear feet of papers; 303 photographs; 5 color lithographic prints; 3 maps; (1 manuscript box)
Language(s): Materials 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 »
Types of Materials in the Collection:Holograph papers , printed papers , and black and white photographic prints .

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series: Student Work, Professional Papers and Research Files. The files in the first series are arranged by date. The second series contains one item. The third series is arranged in alphabetical order by folder title. Materials, where possible are organized by geographic location.

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Description

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs, printed and typescript papers, and other documents collected by Leslie O. Merrill in the course of his research on Greek Revival architecture in Syracuse, New York and minor historic preservation efforts. The collection also includes files of examples of Greek Revival architecture in other locations in the United States and Europe.

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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. 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.

For additional guidance on restrictions and permissions see Columbia University Libraries Publication and Digital Reproduction Policy and Procedures

Preferred Citation

Leslie O. Merrill Collection of Greek Revival in Syracuse. Located in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Related Collections

Materials related to Greek Revival Architecture in the United States may also be found in the Nathalie Bailey Morris photographs of American Gothic Revival architecture, held by the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.

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For more information about using the collections and conducting research in the Department of Drawings & Archives, please see our FAQ.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Finding aid written by Emma Curtis, Graduate Student Intern, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Emma Curtis, Graduate Studen Intern, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, in July 2009.

EAD instance generated by Emma Curtis and Annemarie van Roessel from MARC record and MS Excel spreadsheet, Jul 29, 2009. Finding aid written in English.
    2009-07-29 File created.
    2009-07-29 File revised.

CLIO ID: 7234351 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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McKee, Harley J.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects (Corporate Names)

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Andrews Home (Syracuse, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Avery House (Syracuse, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Belknap Home (Syracuse, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Canal Museum (Syracuse, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diocesan House (Syracuse, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
General Leavenworth Mansion (Syracuse, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hamilton White House (Syracuse, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Octagon House (Calif.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Old Round Church (Vt.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Temple House (Syracuse, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Weighlock Building (Syracuse, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects (Geographical Names)

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Syracuse (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Pictorial works.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Topics

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Architecture--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture--New York (State)--Syracuse.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture--Designs and plans--Pictorial works.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture--Details--Pictorial works.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Greek revival (Architecture)--Designs and plans.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Greek revival (Architecture)--Great Britain.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Greek revival (Architecture)--United States--History--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration--New York (State)--Syracuse.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Types of Materials

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Correspondence.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Typescript papers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Holograph papers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Printed papers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographic prints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Film negatives.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographic transparencies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architectural reprographic prints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Maps.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Additional Creator

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--Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Leslie O. Merrill attended the College of Fine Arts at Syracuse University, New York from 1939-1943, where he received his bachelor's degree in Interior Decoration. He was later employed as Director of the San Mateo County Historical Museum in California. Over several decades, he researched and surveyed Greek Revival architecture in Syracuse and its subsequent development including minor historic preservation efforts. In 1972, his photographic documentation was included in the exhibition “Greek Style in Syracuse Architecture / Greek Fashion in Syracuse Architecture” at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, and also showed in several public lectures given by and with his colleague Harley J. McKee, architectural historian and Professor Emeritus at Syracuse University.

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