|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in two series: Professional Papers and Yonkers Public Library Sprain Brook (East) Branch (Now Grinton I. Will Branch).
Scope and Content
This collection documents extensively with project drawings, reports, correspondence, photographs, and some news clippings of Rabineau's award winning project – Yonkers Public Lirbary at Yonkers, New York, from 1958-1985. The much smaller portions of the collection consist of some correspondence, architectural practice files, photographs, news clippings and presentation booklets of his other projects. The collection is arranged in two series: Professional Papers, and Yonkers Public Library Sprain Brook (East) Branch (Now Grinton I. Will Branch).
Using the Collection
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
Restrictions on 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Eli Rabineau architectural records and papers, 1942-1987, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Susan Wilmarth Rabineau. Method of acquisition--Donated;; Date of acquisition--1994; 1994.002.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
This collection was processed by Chialin Chou (Archives Intern) under the supervision of Shelley Hayreh, Avery Archivist, in April 2013.
2013-04-13 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Eli Rabineau was born on Aug 19, 1914. He studied architecture in New York University and obtained his license to practice in 1946. In 1970, he went to Columbia University and graduated with a degree in urban planning. And in 1972, he joined AIA Westchester Charter.
He was active in Westchester County, New York and designed many public buildings, synagogues, and Jewish centers, including the AIA Award of Merit winner - Yonkers Public Library Sprain Brook (East) Branch (Now Grinton I. Will Branch), the Bet Torah Synagogue in Mount Kisco, and Jewish centers in both communities.
He was active in civic and professional organizations, wrote many articles for architectural magazines, and was the author of the book A High Density Model for Future Urban Communities (1970). Additionally, He was the director of public facilities planning for the New York City Planning Commission from 1971 to 1980 and worked as a consultant until his death in 1991.