Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives : correspondence, 1885-1965

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 12471348 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 ; Masselink, Eugene, 1910-1962 ; Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Title Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives : correspondence, 1885-1965
Physical Description 140,000 items; 7 boxes (microfiche)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/avery_assets/FLWFA_correspondence_public.xlsx
Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. While access to the original letters is available upon qualified request, all patrons will first be directed to use the microfiche service copy during their consultation. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Description

Scope and content

The collection includes over 140,000 pages of correspondence, which serves as a core resource for understanding Wright's personal and professional activities, relationships, and ideas. The correspondence also includes project records such as specifications, contracts, supply orders, invoices and receipts. Letters from the 1880s through the 1920s accounts for only 2% of the total correspondence in the collection (approximately 2,000 documents). The bulk of the correspondence is from the 1930s until Wright's death in 1959.

Frank Lloyd Wright: an index to the Taliesin correspondence, edited and with an introduction by Anthony Alofsin (New York : Garland Publishing, 1988), is a master index to the Wright correspondence held in the archive. The five-volume printed index was prepared under the sponsorship of the Archives of the History of Art, the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities. Copies of the published print index are available for consultation at Avery, the Getty Research Institute and other library collections.

Publication Date

ca. 1885-1965

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. While access to the original letters is available upon qualified request, all patrons will first be directed to use the microfiche service copy during their consultation. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number--2013.006.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found 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 catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Architects -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architects and patrons -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architectural criticism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Taliesin Fellowship Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 -- : Philosophy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID