|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
The specifications are arranged chronologically by project number and are divided into six series: Series I: 1900s; Series II: 1910s; Series III: 1920s; Series IV: 1930s; Series V: 1940s; Series VI: 1950s
Scope and Content
The collection includes specification documents for approximately 170 projects. In the 1980s, the FLW Foundation gave each Wright project a job number, which we use in the archive to refer to the various projects. The specifications in this collection are arranged chronologically by project number. Specifications directly incorporated on design drawings are not represented in this collection (see Architectural Drawings ).
Specification documents range from descriptions and instructions regarding the quality of work and materials to guidelines for plumbing, electricity, wood, metal, and painting work. Also included in the collection can be correspondence, contracts, structural calculations, licenses and subcontracts for design objects and furnishing. Please note, these types of records may also appear in the correspondence collection.
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.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives : specifications, ca. 1890-1960. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
This collection was processed by Nicole L. Richard in 2016.
2018-01-05 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, the Taliesin architecture school and fellowship, and his philosophy of "organic architecture."