|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
Included are drawings--from preliminary sketches to finished renderings--done by students in the architecture program at the School of Mines at Columbia and, later, at the School of Architecture at Columbia. The bulk of these were done circa 1884-1912, during the tenures of Deans William Robert Ware (1881-1903) and A.D.F. Hamlin (1903-1912). Included in collection are student drawings by William A. Boring, Harry Allan Jacobs, Benjamin Wistar Morris, Jr., Julian Clarence Levi, Arthur Ware, Talbot Faulkner Hamlin, Leopold F. Arnaud, Perry Coke Smith, Theodor Karl Rohdenburg, and Aladar Olgyay. Also, drawings done by architecture students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, circa 1880s; a photograph, undated, of William Robert Ware; and one drawing, 1879, by architect Cass Gilbert.
Using the Collection
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
Columbia University School of Architecture student drawings. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Various gifts and transfers. Accession number--1000.024.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
The architecture program at the School of Mines at Columbia was begun by William Robert Ware in 1881. In 1897 the department became a separate school of architecture. Ware had begun the first professional school of architecture in the United States at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.