Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Great Georgian Houses of America drawings, 1932-1937

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 13262403 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Architects' Emergency Committee
Title Great Georgian Houses of America drawings, 1932-1937
Physical Description 500 drawings
Language(s) 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.

Description

Scope and content

Original drawings for published series containing illustrations of facades, floor plans, interiors and decorative details from 77 of America's most beautiful homes representing the Georgian era (1714-1830).

Publication Date

1932-1937

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 call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--unknown accession.

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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architecture, Colonial -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Historic buildings -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Levi, Julian, 1874-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Committee organized by Julian Clarence Levi to combat the rising unemployment of draftsmen and apprentice architects during the American depression. In 1932, trained architects and draftsmen began producing measured drawings of the plans, plats, elevations, and details of America's historic houses, which appeard in Great Georgain Houses.