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Rose Associates, Inc. Records, 1935-2004, (bulk 1935-1983)

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Rose Associates, Inc. Records, 1935-2004, (bulk 1935-1983), Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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Summary Information

Abstract

Rose Associates, Inc. is a prominent New York real estate development firm. The collection contains construction photographs, brochures, newspaper clippings, advertising materials, and other records related to the construction of apartment complexes overseen by the historic firm between 1920 and 1980. Notable projects within the collection include the Madison Belvedere, Park Gramercy, Georgetown Plaza, and Metropolis.

At a Glance

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Creator(s):Rose Associates, Inc.
Title:Rose Associates, Inc. Records, 1935-2004, (bulk 1935-1983)
Physical description:approx. 6 linear feet (4 archival boxes, 1 manuscript boxes, 4 oversize boxes)
Language(s):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 »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The Rose Associates collection consists primarily of construction photographs, brochures, newspaper clippings, and other records of the construction of apartment complexes overseen by Rose Associates. The collection also includes advertising materials from these projects. There is limited information on later projects.

Series I: Corporate Records/Background Material covers the informational materials of Rose Associates, building fact sheets, and various photographs for their properties from 1990-2000.

Series II: Project Records is made up of 3 subseries. Subseries 1: General contains construction photographs, floorplans, and advertising materials for apartment complexes in Manhattan, including 4 E. 89th Street, Park Gramercy, and the Sheffield. It also has records for similar projects in the Bronx, notably Schuyler Village. Architects are listed when known, but there are many cases where this information was not available. Subseries 2: Albums includes newspaper and magazine clippings for 1180 Company, Banker’s Trust Building, and Walden Terrace. Subseries 3: Ledgers contains records of construction costs for a number of projects including the Keystone Building, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, 280 Park Avenue, and Georgetown Plaza. Several of the ledgers are organized by holding corporation instead of project.

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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. 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

Rose Associates, Inc. Records, 1935-2004, (bulk 1935-1983), 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

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Elizabeth Gollnick (Rose Project Assistant) under the supervision of Shelley Hayreh, Avery Archivist, in 2011.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion October 25, 2011 Finding aid written in English.
    2011-10-25 File created.

CLIO ID: 8972723 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)

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Eastmore Realty CorporationPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gramercy Development CorporationPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rose Associates, Inc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects (Personal Names)

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Rose, Elihu.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Topics

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Apartment houses--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architects--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Buildings--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etcPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Real estate business--New York (State)--New YorkPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Real estate management--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Type of Material

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Albums.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brochures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ledgers (account books).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Rose Associates was founded in the 1920s by brothers Samuel B. and David Rose. The company originally managed properties in the Bronx and has grown to oversee more than 31,000 apartments in New York. This collection focuses mainly on the properties managed by Samuel B. and David Rose, as well as Frederick Phineas Rose and Elihu Rose, between 1920 to 1980. Some of the most notable properties included in this collection are the Madison Belvedere, Park Gramercy, and Metropolis.

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