Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Henry Ogden Avery architectural drawings and papers, 1872-1890

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460582 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Avery, Henry Ogden, 1852-1890 ; André, Jules ; Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste, 1834-1904 ; École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France). Atelier Jules André
Title Henry Ogden Avery architectural drawings and papers, 1872-1890
Physical Description 320 drawings; 2 linear feet (papers)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/avery_assets/Avery.Henry.Ogden.pdf
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 drawings made by Avery while studying under Jules Andre at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and sketchbooks containing sketches made in Paris and on excursions, 1872-1879. Architectural drawings and photographs of architectural drawings for proposed or executed residential and commercial buildings, churches, art galleries, monuments, and other structures, 1880s; competition drawings for public monuments, 1883-1887; experimental studies, 1885, for the pedestal of Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty; and 39 studies and finished drawings, 1888-1890, made for a competition for a memorial for Ulysses S. Grant which he did not win. Also, magazine articles by or about Avery and his work, 1883-1890; obituaries and death announcements, 1890; miscellaneous photographs, certificates, and papers; and invitations, clippings, illustrations, and photographs, circa 1892-1894, relating to the founding of the Avery Architectural Library at 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.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Subject Headings

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

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Architectural libraries -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Competitions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Sketch-books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Art museums Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Avery Library Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Church buildings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Commercial buildings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dwellings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
General Grant National Memorial (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorials Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Monuments Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.) -- Pedestal Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Architect. Avery was born in Brooklyn. After studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, he returned to New York and worked in the office of Richard Morris Hunt until starting his own practice in 1883. The Avery Library at Columbia University was founded by his parents in his memory. The library was renamed the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library in 1978.