Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Lucian E. Smith architectural drawings and papers, 1890-1940

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460575 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Smith, Lucian E., 1877-1969 ; Smith, Ella ; Columbia University. School of Architecture
Title Lucian E. Smith architectural drawings and papers, 1890-1940
Physical Description 15 document boxes; 4 manuscript boxes; 500 drawings ((approximate)); 5 album
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

Papers consist primarily of Smith's files relating to his architectural work containing correspondence with clients, colleagues, contractors, suppliers, and others, with related bills, notes, receipts, accounts, estimates, specifications, time sheets, progress reports, and architectural drawings. Also, portrait photographs of young people (possibly classmates?) in Rochester, N.Y. and Evanston, Ill., circa late 19th century; a class roll card, 1901, for a class taught by Smith at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, New York; a memo book, undated, containing miscellaneous accounts, sketches, memoranda; correspondence, 1890s, between Ella Smith (Smith's mother) and Lucien Smith and other family members, Rochester, N.Y., and Elmhurst, Ill.; account book, 1891-1902, of Mrs. H. V. (Ella) Smith, Rochester, N.Y.; calling cards, invitations, photographs, letters, bills, receipts, and other, miscellaneous personal documents; student drawings made by Smith when at Columbia University's School of Architecture; drawings for a proposed "academy of art and archaeology" in Rome, 1905-1906; and drawings for Malvina Hoffman's house and studio in New York City.

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 gifts. Accession number--1969.002, 1978.006.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Subject Headings

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Account books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
architectural drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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American Academy in Rome Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Elmhurst (Ill.) -- Social life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Evanston (Ill.) -- Pictorial works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Malvina Hoffman House (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rochester (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rochester (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Architect in New York City.