Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Delano & Aldrich architectural records and papers, 1900-1949

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460565 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960 ; Aldrich, Chester Holmes, 1871-1940 ; Delano & Aldrich ; École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)
Title Delano & Aldrich architectural records and papers, 1900-1949
Physical Description 7,000 drawings; 6 manuscript boxes
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 approx. 7,000 architectural drawings, circa 1910s-1940s, for projects designed by Delano & Aldrich, including La Guardia Airport in New York; several buildings at Yale University; Willard Straight Hall at Cornell University; various buildings at United States Military Academy at West Point; the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; alterations to the White House; numerous residences throughout the New York City metropolitan area, particulary the Dwight W. Morrow house in Englewood, N.J., the J.A. Burden house in Syosset, N.Y., and the Willard D. Straight house on East 92nd Street in New York City; and various schools, churches, and residential structures throughout the United States. Rendered competition drawings are included. Drawings made by William Adams Delano while a student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, circa 1900. Also, 6 boxes of photographs of Delano & Aldrich completed projects, chiefly residential structures.

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.

Preferred Citation

Delano & Aldrich architectural drawings, photographs, and papers, circa 1900-1949. Located in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Various gifts and purchases.

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"
Architects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
architectural drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Airport buildings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Competitions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- New Jersey -- Englewood Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- New York (State) -- Syosset Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Art museums -- Washington (D.C.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Church buildings -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College buildings -- Connecticut -- New Haven Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College buildings -- New York (State) -- Ithaca Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cornell University. Willard Straight Hall Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dwight W. Morrow house (Englewood, N.J.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
J. A. Burden house (Syosset, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
La Guardia Airport Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National Gallery of Art (U.S.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schools -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States Military Academy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
White House (Washington, D.C.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Willard D. Straight house (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Yale University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Architectural firm. Delano & Aldrich was founded in 1903 in New York City. William Adams Delano and Chester H. Aldrich were partners in the firm.