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Arthur T. Sutcliffe Papers, 1838-1962

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Arthur T. Sutcliffe Papers, 1838-1962, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

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Creator(s):Sutcliffe, Arthur T. (Taylor)
Title:Arthur T. Sutcliffe Papers, 1838-1962
Physical description:approx. 12.5 linear feet (in 20 boxes), 8 rolls, and 1 oversize box.
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Dept. of Archives & Drawings' Reading Room, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. The majority of this collection is maintained in off-site storage and must retrieved with advance notification. For further information and to make an appointment to use this collection, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Series I: Personal Papers documents the life and development of architect Arthur T. Sutcliffe. The series is composed primarily of diaries, photographs, architectural drawings, watercolor sketches, correspondence, architectural drawing tools, 2,495 postcards and other collected ephemera of Arthur T. Sutcliffe. The subjects of the watercolor sketches range from residential renderings to still life drawings. The diaries in the collection were kept by Arthur Sutcliffe from 1884 to 1971. Each year has its own diary and every day has an entry by Sutcliffe.

Series II: Project Records consists of photographs, correspondence, and some architectural drawings related to various projects Arthur T. Sutcliffe worked on as an architect. The architect for Commodore F.G. Bourne's Residence is not Sutcliffe, but rather Ernest Flagg. The majority of the projects are renovations of residences located in Long Island, New York.

Series III: George L. Sutcliffe Papers contains the papers of Arthur Sutcliffe’s brother. A significant portion of the collection documents George L. Sutcliffe's 1909-1910 world cruise on the "Cleveland" (Hamburg-Amerika Line) to, among other places, Bombay, Rangoon, Kobe, Osaka, Honolulu, Hong Kong, Batavia, Java, and Yokohama.

Series IV: Family Papers includes materials belonging to various members of the Sutcliffe family. The Sutcliffe family papers include correspondence, news clippings, diaries recounting various world trips, photographs, genealogical research, collected ephemera and phrenology reports. Also of note in the collection is the 1838 third edition of O.S. and L.N Fowler's Phrenology Proved, Illustrated, and Applied.

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

 This collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Dept. of Archives & Drawings' Reading Room, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. The majority of this collection is maintained in off-site storage and must retrieved with advance notification. For further information and to make an appointment to use this collection, 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.

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Preferred Citation

Arthur T. Sutcliffe Papers, 1838-1962, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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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: 8162741 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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Sutcliffe, Arthur T. (Taylor)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sutcliffe, George L.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Flagg, Ernest, 1857-1947PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architects--New York (State)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Phrenology.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Watercolors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Architect Arthur T. Sutcliffe was born July 23, 1876 in Poughkeepsie, New York. He was the son of William Henry Sutcliffe and Ida M. Johnson and brother of George L. Sutcliffe.

After graduating in 1895 from Poughkeepsie's Eastman Business College, where he studied art and architecture with William Henry Cusack, Sutcliffe entered Drexel Institute's School of Architecture, receiving a degree in 1897.

After graduation, Sutcliffe was employed by Philadelphia architect Theophilus P. Chandler from 1897 to 1902. He left Philadelphia to work for architect Ernest Flagg in New York. He remained with Flagg for the entirety of his career, leaving only for a year and half in 1906-1907 to study at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris.

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