Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Columbia University architectural drawings, 1888-1957

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460552 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University ; Brunner, Arnold W. (Arnold William), 1857-1925 ; Rogers, James Gamble ; McKim, Mead & White ; Adams & Woodbridge ; Eggers & Higgins ; Howells and Stokes ; Reinhard, Hofmeister and Wahlquist ; Allen & Collens, Architects
Title Columbia University architectural drawings, 1888-1957
Physical Description 1,000 drawings (approximate)
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 email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Description

Summary

Included are architectural drawings, surveys, maps, and site proposals, for Columbia's Morningside Heights campus, designed primarily by McKim, Mead & White. Other architects represented include Adams & Woodbridge; Arnold Brunner (who designed the School of Mines); Eggers & Higgins; the Columbia University Buildings and Grounds Department; Howells and Stokes (designed St. Paul's Chapel); Reinhard, Hofmeister and Wahlquist; and James Gamble Rogers. Drawings for buildings no longer in existence or never constructed and drawings for later alterations, are included. Architectural drawings of the Bloomingdale Insane Asylum, and surveys of the asylum site prepared for Columbia, 1888-1894. Also included are site plans and proposals, surveys, and maps, circa 1890s-1910s, showing the surrounding area, including such institutions as the Jewish Theological Seminary, St. Luke's Home, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Grant's Tomb, and others. Drawings for the Womans's Hospital in the State of New York (designed by Allen & Collens, erected 1903, demolished in the 1970s), circa 1903-1914, are also included. This building was used to house the Columbia School of the Arts in the 1960s since it was located near the campus.

General Note

McKim, Mead & White drawings found in this collection are, in addition to other Columbia University drawings, found in the McKim, Mead & White collection of architectural records and drawings held by the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University

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 avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., MC 0301, New York, NY 10027.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Various transfers.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maps (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
architectural drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Asylums -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bloomingdale Asylum for the Insane Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buildings -- Remodeling for other use Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Buildings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Planning Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Department of Buildings and Grounds Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of Mines Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
General Grant National Memorial (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hospitals -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jewish Theological Seminary of America Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorials -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Presidents -- Tombs -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rabbinical seminaries -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Saint Luke's Home (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
St. Paul's Chapel (Columbia University) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woman's Hospital (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The present location of Columbia's Morningside Heights campus was designed by the firm of McKim, Mead & White. Construction was begun in 1897. It was built on the site of the former Bloomingdale Insane Asylum.