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At a Glance
The drawings are arranged chronologically by project number and are dividied into eight series: Series I: 1880s; Series II: 1890s; Series III: 1900s; Series IV: 1910s; Series V: 1920s; Series VI: 1930s; Series VII: 1940s; Series VIII: 1950s; Series IX: Unidentified work by type
Scope and Content
In the 1980s, the FLLW Foundation gave each Wright project a job number, which we use in the archive to refer to the various projects. The drawings are arranged chronologically by project (with each series representing a decade of Wright's career), starting in 1885 with Wright's student drawings (#8501) and ending in 1959 with a design for an unbuilt Art Gallery at Arizona State University (#5917). The finding aid lists each project with its associated drawing extents. Some projects may only contain one drawing, like the Isabel Roberts house in River Forest, Illinois (#0808); while others projects are represented by hundreds of drawings, like the Guggenheim Museum (#4305), which has almost 800 drawings.
For additional ways to search the collection, please consult the downloadable inventories below:
Part of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York
Using the Collection
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
Restrictions on Access
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.
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Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives : architectural drawings, ca. 1885-1959. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
2017-11-23 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was an American Architect internationally recognized for his innovative building design, Taliesin school and fellowship, and philosophy of "organic architecture.".