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Louis Henry Sullivan collection, 1873-1910, bulk 1883-1895

Summary Information

Abstract

Louis Henry Sullivan (1856-1924) was an American architect and partner in the Chicago architectural firm Alder & Sullivan. He is also known as a mentor to architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The core of the collection is made up of 122 drawings given to Frank Lloyd Wright by Louis Sullivan before Sullivan's death in 1924. The Avery collection represents the bulk of what remains of Sullivan's drawings. Most of the drawings in this collection are designs for ornament representing different stages of Sullivan's stylistic development. Some drawings are annotated by Wright. The collection also includes additional donations of drawings, objects, and papers collected over the years.

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460588 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Sullivan, Louis H., 1856-1924
Title Louis Henry Sullivan collection, 1873-1910, bulk 1883-1895
Physical Description 147 drawings; 2 items (metal objects); 2 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.

Arrangement

Description

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection date from the period, circa 1883-1910, when Sullivan was a partner with Dankmar Adler in the architectural firm Adler & Sullivan. Projects represented in the Wright collection include remodeling of McVickar's Theater (Chicago), Auditorium Building (Chicago), Transportation Building (Columbian Exposition, Chicago), Chicago Stock Exchange building, St. Nicholas Hotel (St. Louis), Guaranty Building (Buffalo), remodeling of the Taylor Building (Chicago), National Farmers Bank (Owatonna, Minnesota), and miscellaneous buildings. Additionally, the collection includes fresco designs, ornamental studies and designs, cover designs for magazines, figure studies, and drawings done by Sullivan while at the École des Beaux-Arts. Also included are drawings attributed to other architects, including Sullivan's assistant, George G. Elmslie.

  • Series I: Frank Lloyd Wright collection of Louis Henry Sullivan drawings

    This collection of 122 drawings by Louis Henry Sullivan (1856-1924) were given to Frank Lloyd Wright by Sullivan days before his death. Many of the drawings have been annotated by Wright. The bulk of these drawings date from 1883 to 1910, when Sullivan was a partner with Dankmar Adler in the architectural firm Adler and Sullivan. Avery Library purchased this collection in 1965 from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation with support from the Edgar Kaufmann Charitable Foundation.

    Wright published 39 of the 122 drawings in this collection in the book Genius & Mobocracy (1949). The full collection was published in the 1979 Paul E. Sprague's The drawings of Louis Henry Sullivan: a catalog of the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection at the Avery Architectural Library (Princeton University Press). Sprague, an expert of Sullivan's ornament, dated, attributed and categorized the drawings. Sprague's work is the basis for Avery's description of the drawings.

  • Series II: Additional Donations

    This series includes a small collection of Sullivan drawings, objects, and papers acquired by Avery Library over the years. Photographs includes images of Sullivan and members of his family from circa 1870s-1920s. The drawings date from the 1870s to the 1920s and include landscapes, portraits, and architectural drawings. Drawings done by Sullivan's parents Adrienne and Patrick Sullivan are included. Additionally, two objects are included: a doorknob from the Guaranty Building in Buffalo, New York and a medal designed by Sullivan.

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.

Preferred Citation

[Description of item], [Item Number], Louis Henry Sullivan collection, Drawings and Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Related Materials

Sprague, Paul E. The drawings of Louis Henry Sullivan : a catalog of the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection at the Avery Architectural Library. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1979

Louis Sullivan Collection at the Art Institute Chicago

[Letter to Charles Harris Whitaker from Louis H. Sullivan, Dated Feb. 1st, 1922]. Drawings and Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Sullivan, Louis H. Emotional architecture as compared with classical, [1894?]. Manuscript. Avery Classics, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Sullivan, Louis H. Essay on inspiration, [1886]. Manuscript. Avery Classics, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Sullivan, Louis H. Kindergarten chats ... , [1901-02]. Manuscript. Avery Classics, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Sullivan, Louis H. Democracy, a man search, [1906-08]. Manuscript. Avery Classics, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

The drawings were cataloged in the 1980s as part of the Project AVIADOR (funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities). Legacy inventories and catalog records were combined and updated by Shelley Hayreh (Avery Archivist) and published as a finding aid in ArchivesSpace in 2020.

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
Architectural drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Adler and Sullivan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Adler, Dankmar, 1844-1900 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Illinois -- Chicago Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Iowa -- Algona Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Michigan -- Flint Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- Buffalo Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Wisconsin -- Columbia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Auditoriums -- Illinois -- Chicago Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bank buildings -- Minnesota -- Owatonna Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bank buildings -- Wisconsin -- Columbia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chicago Auditorium Building (Chicago, Ill.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chicago Stock Exchange -- Buildings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Commercial buildings -- Illinois -- Chicago Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Commercial buildings -- Iowa -- Algona Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Commercial buildings -- Minnesota -- Owatonna Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Commercial buildings -- New York (State) -- Buffalo Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Commercial buildings -- Wisconsin -- Columbia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Decoration and ornament Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eddy, Lucy "Lulu" Crapo Orrell, 1863-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Elmslie, George Grant, 1871-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Farmers and Merchants Union Bank (Columbia, Wis.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Guaranty Building (Buffalo, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hotels -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Land and Loan Office (Algona, Iowa) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Magazine covers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McVicker's Theatre Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorials -- Michigan -- Flint Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mural painting and decoration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National Farmers' Bank (Owatonna, Minn.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Saint Nicholas Hotel (Saint Louis, Mo.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sullivan family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sullivan, Andrienne Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sullivan, Patrick, 1816?-1884 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Taylor Building (Chicago, Ill.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theaters -- Illinois -- Chicago Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.). Transportation Building Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Louis Henry Sullivan was born September 3, 1856 in Boston, Massachusetts. His Swiss-born mother, Andrienne List, and his Irish-born father, Patrick Sullivan, had both emigrated to the United States in the late 1840s.

At the age of 16, Sullivan was briefly enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but left after a year to work for architect Frank Furness in Philadelphia. He was not working long when he was let go by Furness as a result of the economic downturn of 1873.

In 1873, Sullivan followed a wave of architects moving to Chicago in hope of finding work rebuilding the city after the destruction of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Sullivan left Chicago briefly in 1874 for Paris to study at the École des Beaux-Arts. He stayed in Paris for a year, returning to Chicago in June 1875.

Sullivan worked at various firms for a few years until he settled at Dankmar Adler's office in 1879. By 1881, Sullivan became a partner and the firm was renamed Adler and Sullivan, Architects. The partnership lasted for 14 years.

By 1894, Adler and Sullivan dissolved their partnership amid another financial downturn for the country. The years following the split from Adler, Sullivan only secured a few commissions. Prior to his death, Sullivan published two important books: The autobiography of an idea and A System of Architectural Ornament According with a Philosophy of Man's Powers .

Sullivan died in Chicago on April 14, 1924. In 1946, he was posthumously awarded the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal.

Series I: Frank Lloyd Wright collection of Louis Henry Sullivan drawings

This collection of 122 drawings by Louis Henry Sullivan (1856-1924) were given to Frank Lloyd Wright by Sullivan days before his death. Many of the drawings have been annotated by Wright. The bulk of these drawings date from 1883 to 1910, when Sullivan was a partner with Dankmar Adler in the architectural firm Adler and Sullivan. Avery Library purchased this collection in 1965 from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation with support from the Edgar Kaufmann Charitable Foundation.

Wright published 39 of the 122 drawings in this collection in the book Genius & Mobocracy (1949). The full collection was published in the 1979 Paul E. Sprague's The drawings of Louis Henry Sullivan: a catalog of the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection at the Avery Architectural Library (Princeton University Press). Sprague, an expert of Sullivan's ornament, dated, attributed and categorized the drawings. Sprague's work is the basis for Avery's description of the drawings.

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00009 Auditorium Building (Chicago, Illinois) [1888-1889]

[Ornamental corbel]

1 drawing : pencil on paper ; 20.0 x 10.1 cm. (7 7/8 x 4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00051 Auditorium Building (Chicago, Illinois) [18]88 July 23

Elevations of corbel under plaster beams.

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 25.3 x 25.1 cm. (10 x 9 7/8 in.), irreg.

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00064 Auditorium Building (Chicago, Illinois). Auditorium Hotel [1888-1889]

Hotel landing

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 8.0 x 19.7 cm. (3 1/8 x 7 3/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00094 Auditorium Building (Chicago, Illinois). Auditorium Hotel [1888]

[Newel post]

1 drawing : graphite on tracing paper ; 24.7 x 20.8 cm. (9 3/4 x 9 1 /4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00121 Auditorium Building (Chicago, Illinois). Auditorium Hotel [1888-1889]

[Mosaic stair landing]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 13.9 x 17.6 cm. (5 1/2 x 7 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00091R Auditorium Building (Chicago, Illinois). Auditorium Theater [1888-1889]

[Mosaic wall decoration] 

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 13.9 x 19.6 cm. (5 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00091V Auditorium Building (Chicago, Illinois). Auditorium Theater [1888-1889]

[Mosaic decoration]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 13.9 x 19.6 cm. (5 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00050 Auditorium Building (Chicago, Illinois). Banquet hall [18]90 July 10

Banquet hall (corner) cap[ital] No.15.

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 18.1 x 18.5 cm. (7 1/8 x 7 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00053 Auditorium Building (Chicago, Illinois). Banquet hall [18]90 July 17

Banquet hall cap. no. 16.

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 21.6 x 19.4 cm. (8 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00088 Auditorium Building (Chicago, Illinois). Banquet hall [18]90 April 15

Banquet hall cap

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 13.7 x 21.0 cm. (5 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00100 Carson Pirie Scott (Chicago, Illinois). Alterations [1899]

[Ornamental iron spandrel]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 15.4 x 19.7 cm. (6 x 7 3/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00030 Chicago Stock Exchange Building (Chicago, Illinois) [18]94 March 14

Chicago Stock Exchg. Bldg., angle block in railing of main stairs

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 46.2 x 55.7 cm. (18 x 21 1/2 in.) irreg.

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00057 Chicago Stock Exchange Building (Chicago, Illinois) [18]94 February 1

Octagon caps., Stock Exchange room

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 20.2 x 25.4 cm. (8 x 10 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00058 Chicago Stock Exchange Building (Chicago, Illinois) [18]94 March 19

Plaster caps in Banking rm. : Stock Exchange Bldg.

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 25.3 x 20.2 cm. (10 x 8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00092 Commercial catalogs. Cover design [18]87 January 25

[Cover design for the catalog of wholesale druggist]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 27.1 x 17.7 cm. (10 5/8 x 7 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00022V Commercial catalog. Cover design [ca. 1887]

[Cover design for the catalog of a whole sale druggist] : Sprague no. 25A.

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 27.5 x 17.6 cm. (10 3/4 x 7 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00116R Country club project [18]98 June 26

Country Club

1 drawing : graphite on card stock ; 5.7 x 8.7 cm. (2 1/4 x 3 1/2 in .)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00023 Eliel Apartment House (Chicago, Illinois) [18]94 November 28

[Eliel apartment building]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 27.4 x 20.0 cm. (10 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00097 Gage Building (Chicago, Illinois). Facade [circa 1899]

[Ornamental lunette]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 16.8 x 18.2 cm. (6 5/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00025 Getty Tomb, Graceland Cemetery (Chicago, Illinois) [18]90 October 16

Getty tomb

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 21.1 x 43.9 cm. (8 3/8 x 17 1/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00029 Getty Tomb, Graceland Cemetery (Chicago, Illinois) [circa 1890]

[Ornamental arch]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 51.3 x 60.8 cm. (20 1/2 x 24 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00082 Gibson's Magazine. Cover design [19]10 February 11

[Cover design for Gibson's magazine]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 21.6 x 10.3 cm. (8 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00048 Guaranty Building (Buffalo, New York) [18]95 July 13

Decoration of col. at stairway, [Guaranty] Building, Buffalo, New York

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 29.8 x 20.3 cm. (11 3/4 x 8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00073 Guaranty Building (Buffalo, New York) [18]95 June 18

Sketch for stair railing in cast iron : Guaranty Building, Buffalo.

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 20.2 x 13.6 cm. (8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00074 Guaranty Building (Buffalo, New York) [18]95 June 24

Facia[sic] of stair well, Guaranty Bldg., Buffalo

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 27.5 x 21.2 cm. (10 3/4 x 8 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00075 Guaranty Building (Buffalo, New York) [18]95 August 21

Capital 1st story cols. : Guaranty Bldg

1 sheet : graphite on paper ; 27.5 x 20.0 cm. (10 7/8 x 8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00076 Guaranty Building (Buffalo, New York) 1895 August 23

Terra cotta capital, first story columns : Guaranty Building, Buffalo

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 21.3 x 29.2 cm. (8 3/8 x 11 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00044 Hair ornaments [18]95 June 29

Comb

: 1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 11 x 13 cm. (4 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00099 Hair ornaments [18]95 January 4

Ladies comb (for back hair)

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 27.5 x 21.7 cm. (10 7/8 x 8 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00110 Hair ornaments [18]94 August 21

Ladies hair pin

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 15.7 x 13.3 cm. (6 1/4 5 1/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00111 Hair ornaments [18]95 January 31

Hair pin

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 13.8 x 7.7 cm. (5 1/2 x 3 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00036 Human figure drawings [18]80 April 1

[Nude figure]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 12.6 x 9.9 cm. (5 x 3 7/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00037 Human figure drawings [18]80 November 17

[Nude figure]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 34.2 x 21.1 cm. (13 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00038 Human figure drawings [18]80 May 30

[Nude figure]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 34.2 x 21.2 cm. (13 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00052 Kehilath Anshe Ma'ariv Synagogue (Chicago Illinois) [18]90 June 19

T.C. [i.e., Terra Cotta] panel for synagogue

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 26.0 x 21.0 cm. (10 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00003 McVicker's Theater (Chicago, Illinois). Alterations [1890-1891]

[Ornamental rib]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 19.1 x 19.8 cm. (7 1/2 x 7 7/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00006 McVicker's Theater (Chicago, Illinois). Alterations [1890-1891]

[Ornamental band]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 18.7 x 14.0 cm. (7 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00015 McVicker's Theater (Chicago, Illinois). Alterations [18]84 May 6

[Ornamental design]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 34.7 x 21.2 cm. (13 11/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00024 McVicker's Theater (Chicago, Illinois). Alterations [1890-1891]

[Ornamental rib]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 27.4 x 21.5 cm. (10 3/4 x 8 3/8 in.) irreg.

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00039 McVicker's Theater (Chicago, Illinois). Alterations [18]90 December 25

Plaster ornamentation of balcony front

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 19.0 x 29.1 cm. (7 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00042 McVicker's Theater (Chicago, Illinois). Alterations [18]91 January 27

Rib ornament. : No. 3

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 25.4 x 21.5 cm. (10 x 8 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00043 McVicker's Theater (Chicago, Illinois). Alterations [1890-1891]

Frieze on foyer

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 30.5 x 21.5 cm. (12 x 8 1/2 in.) irreg.

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00045 McVicker's Theater (Chicago, Illinois). Alterations [18]91 February 2

[Ornamental band] : McVicker's Theater, band no. [2] 

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 25.5 x 21.2 cm. (10 x 8 3/8 in.) irreg.

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00046 McVicker's Theater (Chicago, Illinois). Alterations [18]90 December 9

Plastic ornament, soffit of procenium arch. : band no.1

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 30.3 x 21.0 cm. (11 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00047 McVicker's Theater (Chicago, Illinois). Alterations [1890-1891]

Plaster ornament in sounding board. : Band No. 4

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 31.0 x 13.6 cm. (12 1/4 x 5 3/8 in.), irreg.

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00049 McVicker's Theater (Chicago, Illinois). Alterations [18]83 January 9

[Interior wall with boxes]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 34.2 x.21.2 cm. (13 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00054 McVicker's Theater (Chicago, Illinois). Alterations [18]91 January 26

Circular panel in proscenium

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 26.5 x 21.0 cm. (10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00090 McVicker's Theater Chicago, Illinois Alterations [1890-1891]

[Ornamental rib?]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 19.2 x 19.9 cm. (7 5/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00084 Music magazine. Cover design [18]96 November 27

[Ornamental cover for Music]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 15.7 x 11.2 cm. (6 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00001 National Farmers' Bank (Owatonna, Minnesota) [19]07 March 27

Coping on office building hall, Owatonna Bank

1 drawing : graphite with red pencil on paper ; 10.8 x 20 cm. (4 1/4x 7 7/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00077 National Farmers' Bank (Owatonna, Minnesota) [19]07 June 12

Clock frame, Owatonna Bank

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 30.1 x 19.8 cm. (11 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00078 National Farmers' Bank (Owatonna, Minnesota) [19]08 March 5

Sketch of stone carving over shop doors and office ent. (see Broadway elevator)

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 22.5 x 30.0 cm. (8 7/8 x 11 7/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00079 National Farmers' Bank (Owatonna, Minnesota) [19]07 May 21

Owatonna Bank ceiling ornament

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 20.0 x 30.0 cm. (7 7/8 x 11 7/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00080 National Farmers' Bank (Owatonna, Minnesota) [19]07 March 22

1 1/2" scale detail of cornice, Owatonna Bank

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 30.0 x 20.0 cm. (11 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00117 National Farmers' Bank (Owatonna, Minnesota) [1907]

[Ornamental pier]

1 drawing : graphite on paper : 16.2 x 23.1 cm. (6 3/8 x 9 1/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00055 Oratory medal [18]95 January 29

[Medal design]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 8.1 x 18.2 cm. (3 1/8 x 7 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00056 Oratory medal [18]95 January 30

[Medal design]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 27.2 x 21.5 cm. (10 3/4 x 8 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00081 Ornament drawings [ca. 1894]

[Ornamental design]

1 drawing : graphite on tracing paper ; 20.8 x 17.1 cm. (8 1/8 x 6 3/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00086 Ornament drawings [18]99 January 2

C.[ast] i.[ron] fence

1 drawing : ink on paper ; 21.2 x 13.7 cm. (8 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00087 Ornament drawings [18]99 January 2

Iron fence

1 drawing : ink on paper ; 21.2 x 14.0 cm. (8 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00004 Ornamental drawings [18]85 August 23

[Ornamental study]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 26.8 x 17.7 cm. (10 5/8 x 7 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00005 Ornamental drawings [18]85 August 28

[Ornamental study]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 13.2 x 9.2 cm. (5 1/4 x 3 5/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00008 Ornamental drawings [18]94 January 31

[Ornamental study]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 11.9 x 14.9 cm. (4 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00010 Ornamental drawings [18]95 April 12

[Ornamental design]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 17.4 x 13.2 cm. (6 7/8 x 5 1/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00011 Ornamental drawings 1873

First effort, 1873

1 drawing : purple ink on tracing paper ; 17.2 x 16.5 cm. (6 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.) irregular.

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00013 Ornamental drawings [18]85 April 10

[Oranamental study]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 17.0 x 16.4 cm. (6 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00014R Ornamental drawings [18]85 April 18

[Ornamental studies]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 17.4 x 17.1 cm. (6 7/8 x 6 3/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00020 Ornamental drawings [18]85 September 30

[Ornamental design]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 25.6 x 16.7 cm. (10 1/8 x 6 5/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00021 Ornamental drawings [18]85 April 13

[Ornamental study]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 27.5 x 17.6 cm. (10 7/8 x 7 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00022 Ornamental drawings [18]85 December 18

[Ornamental studies]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 27.5 x 17.6cm. (10 3/4 x 7 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00031 Ornamental drawings [circa 1890]

[Designs for an ornamental frame]

1 drawing : graphite on tracing paper ; 52.8 x 50.0 cm. (20 7/8 x 19 3/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00083 Ornamental drawings [ca. 1890]

Carved wainscot, drawing for [...]

1 sheet : graphite on tracing paper ; 23.8 x 10.2 cm. (9 3/8 x 4 in.), irreg.

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00089 Ornamental drawings [18]85 August 23

[Ornamental study]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 17.7 x 26.7 cm. (7 x 10 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00095 Ornamental drawings [18]98 September 16

C.[ast] I.[ron] fence

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 21.6 x 12.5 cm. (8 5/8 x 5 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00096 Ornamental drawings [circa 1894]

[Ornamental design]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 27.0 x 21.2 cm. (10 5/8 x 8 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00098 Ornamental drawings [18]92 June 5

[Ornamental gallery]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 21.3 x 13.6 cm. (8 3/8 x 5 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00102 Ornamental drawings 1902 April 2

[Ornamental design]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 9.7 x 13.5 cm. (4 x 5 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00104 Ornamental drawings [18]96 June 25

[Ornamental letter B]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 5.7 x 7.6 cm. (2 1/4 x 3 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00106 Ornamental drawings [18]99 January 10

[Ornamental design]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 9.0 x 7.7 cm. (3 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00107 Ornamental drawings [1894]

[Ornamental design]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 7.9 x 8.4 cm. (3 1/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00108 Ornamental drawings [1894]

[Ornamental design]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 7.9 x 5.0 cm. (3 1/8 x 2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00109 Ornamental drawings [1894]

[Ornamental design]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 8.5 x 5.6 cm. (3 3/8 x 2 1/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00112 Ornamental drawings [18]93 November 13

[Ornamental design]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 8.3 x 14.0 cm. (3 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00113 Ornamental drawings [1894]

[Ornamental design]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 6.0 x 11.1 cm. (2 3/8 x 4 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00115 Ornamental drawings [18]99 January 26

[Ornamental design]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 12.4 x 15.3 cm. (4 7/8 x 6 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00120 Ornamental drawings [18]98 September 12

[Ornamental design]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 21.2 x 13.8 cm. (8 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00040 Ornamental drawings [18]85 May 17

[Ornamental study]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 27 x 17.7 cm. ( 10 5/8 x 7 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00017 Ornamental drawings. Frescoes 1875 April 1

Fresco-border

1 drawing : ink and graphite on tracing paper ; 26.3 x 41.3 cm. (10 3/8 x 16 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00018 Ornamental drawings. Frescoes 1874 November 29

Fresco-border: on ceiling, to correspond with center-piece and frieze

1 drawing : purple ink on tracing paper; 26.5 x 41.3 cm. (10 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00019 Ornamental drawings. Frescoes 1875 July 11

Fresco-border

1 drawing : ink on tracing paper ; 26.3 x 41.3 cm. (10 3/8 x 16 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00032 Ornamental drawings. Frescoes 1875 July 11

Center-piece in fresco

1 sheet : ink on tracing paper ; 51.2 x 41.3 cm. (20 1/4 x 16 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00033 Ornamental drawings. Frescoes 1875 April 1

Center-piece in fresco

1 sheet : ink on tracing paper ; 44.0 x 41.5 cm. (17 x 16 1/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00093 Ornamental drawings. Frescoes 1873

First effort, 1873

1 drawing : purple ink on tracing paper ; 21.0 x 19.0 cm. (8 1/4 x 7 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00103 Ornamental drawings. Letter motif [18]95 August 31

[Ornamental letter S]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 7.0 x 6.5 cm. (2 3/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00105 Ornamental drawings. Letter motif [18]96 May 21

[Ornamental letter K]

1 drawing : graphite on paper; 7.7 x 7.1 cm. (3 x 2 7/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00026 St. Nicholas Hotel (Saint Louis, Missouri) May [18]94

Nicholas Hotel, Missouri : [ornamental fireplace]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 34.2 x 49.3 cm. (13 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00041 St. Nicholas Hotel (Saint Louis, Missouri) [18]94 June 23

Caps of cols. in bar room; development of pattern; shaft, ceiling

1 sheet : graphite on paper ; 20.5 x 13.4 cm. (8 1/8 x 5 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00060 St. Nicholas Hotel (Saint Louis, Missouri) [18]94 July 28

St. Nicholas Hotel

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 11.9 x 11.5 cm. (4 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00061 St. Nicholas Hotel (Saint Louis, Missouri) [1894]

Stencil for waiting room wall, St. Nicholas

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 14.1 x 20.9 cm. (5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00062 St. Nicholas Hotel (Saint Louis, Missouri) [18]94 March 10

Plaster caps on wood cols. in rotunda

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 21.1 x 13.5 cm. (8 3/8 x 5 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00063 St. Nicholas Hotel (Saint Louis, Missouri) [18]94 March 10

Plaster cap in waiting room, St. Nicholas

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 21.1 x 13.6 cm. (8 3/8 x 5 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00065 St. Nicholas Hotel (Saint Louis, Missouri) [18]94 July 31

Stencil border, banquet hall ceiling, St. Nicholas

1 drawing : graphite on paper : 20.1 x 20.8 cm. (7 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00066 St. Nicholas Hotel (Saint Louis, Missouri) [18]94 September 20

12" border in ceiling, Gentlemens restaurant, St. Nicholas Hotel

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 16.7 x 20.9 cm. (6 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00067 St. Nicholas Hotel (Saint Louis, Missouri) 1894 July 28

12" border, St. Nicholas Hotel, St. Louis

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 27.6 x 20.9 cm. (10 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00068 St. Nicholas Hotel (Saint Louis, Missouri) [18]94 August 10

Pattern of color stencil, St. Nicholas Hotel

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 27.5 x 21.0 cm. (10 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00069 St. Nicholas Hotel (Saint Louis, Missouri) [18]94 July 27

Gentlemen's Restaurant, restaurant, [and] caf'e. : St. Nicholas Hotel

1 drawing : pencil on paper ; 20.8 x 27.5 cm. (8 1/4 x 10 7/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00070 St. Nicholas Hotel (Saint Louis, Missouri) [18]94 July 28

12" color-border stencil, St. Nicholas

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 12.1 x 13.7 cm. (4 5/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00071 St. Nicholas Hotel (Saint Louis, Missouri) [18]94 July 28

Stencils for color decoration

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 12.4 x 13.9 cm. (5 x 5 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00072 St. Nicholas Hotel (Saint Louis, Missouri) [18]94 August 13

Diaper for walls of rotunda, St. Nicholas Hotel

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 9.9 x 16.5 cm. (3 7/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00114 Student drawings [ca. 1872?]

Forms &; sizes of flames from a 5-foot fish tail, bare-tip burner

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 18.1 x 10.2 cm. (7 1/8 x 4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00012 Taylor Building (Chicago, Illinois). Alterations [18]94 July 10

Elevator Screen : Taylor Bldg.

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 14 x 21 cm. (5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00059 Taylor Building (Chicago, Illinois). Alterations [18]94 July 27

[Ornamental elevator screen]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 13.4 x 21.2 cm. (5 1/4 x 8 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00016 Title page designs [1895]

Inspiration. : a poem in prose

1 drawing : graphite on tracing paper ; 21.9 x 34.5 cm. (8 5/8 x 13 5/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00085 Title page designs [18]95 March 5

Inspiration

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 13.7 x 20.3 cm. (5 3/8 x 8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00007 Transportation Building (Chicago, Illinois) [18]91 September 23

[Ornamental door jamb] : [Chicago World's Fair, 1892-93]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 17.8 x 14.5 cm. (7 x 5 3/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00027 Transportation Building (Chicago, Illinois) [1891]

[Ornamental fountain] : [Chicago World's Fair, 1892-93]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 50.3 x 60.8 cm. (19 7/8 x 23 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00028 Transportation Building (Chicago, Illinois) [1892]

[Ornamental fresco] : [Chicago World's Fair, 1892-93]

1 drawing : graphite on tracing paper ; 45.7 x 44.6 cm. (18 x 17 5/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00122 Wainwright Building (Saint Louis, Missouri) [1891] April 17

T.[erra] c.[otta] panels, Wainwright Bldg.

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 18.5 x 11.5 cm. (7 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00002 Wainwright Tomb, Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis, Missouri) [1892]

[Ornamental door frame]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm. (8 x 9 7/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00035 Wainwright Tomb, Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis, Missouri) [1892 March 2]

[Ornamental gate]

1 drawing : ink on cloth ; 70.0 x 60.2 cm. (27 5/8 x 23 3/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1965.001.00034 Wineman House (Chicago, Illinois) [circa July 1882]

Capital for porch columns. Residence for M. Winemann [sic], Esq.

1 sheet : graphite on paper ; 63.1 x 70.9 cm.(24 7/8 x 28 1/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Series II: Additional Donations

This series includes a small collection of Sullivan drawings, objects, and papers acquired by Avery Library over the years. Photographs includes images of Sullivan and members of his family from circa 1870s-1920s. The drawings date from the 1870s to the 1920s and include landscapes, portraits, and architectural drawings. Drawings done by Sullivan's parents Adrienne and Patrick Sullivan are included. Additionally, two objects are included: a doorknob from the Guaranty Building in Buffalo, New York and a medal designed by Sullivan.

Subseries 1: Drawings

Range: NYDA.1000.002.00001 Cover designs 3 [18]95 August

Hunt frame : [cover design for magazine] / L H S [monogram]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 17.0 x 20.3 c,/ (6 3/4 x 8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1936.001.00001 to .00015 Farmers' and Merchants' Union Bank (Columbus, Wisconsin) 1919

Original studies and working sketches for Farmers' and Merchants' Union Bank, Columbus, Wis.

15 drawings : graphite on paper ; 22.8 x 61.0 cm. (9 x 26 in.) or smaller.

Project Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1000.002.00002 Guaranty Building (Buffalo, New York) 18, [18]95 July
Access digital content: Drawing for Doorknob, Guaranty Building, Buffalo, New York, 1895

Sketch study, Guaranty Bldg., Buffalo : hardware / A & S [monogram] ; LHS [monogram]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 32.9 x 20.1 cm. (13 x 8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1000.002.00006 Land and Loan Office (Algona, Iowa). Alterations 14 March 1920

Details of terra cotta work. Sheet no.3 : terra cotta cap. for central pier (some ornament on back face) : alterations and additions, Land & Loan Office for H.C. Adams, Algona, Iowa

1 drawing : graphite on tracing paper ; 39.5 x 72.3 cm. (15 3/4 x 28 3/8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1000.002.00008R Landscape drawings [1848-1868]

Chain bridge, Newburyport, Mass.

1 sheet : graphite on paper ; 18.8 x 27.2 cm. (7 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1000.002.00004 Mrs. Arthur J. Eddy memorial (Flint, Michigan) May [19]21

Preliminary study, Eddy, Flint, Mich. / LHS [monogram]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 44.0 x 33.0 cm. (17 1/4 x 13 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1000.002.00005 Mrs. Arthur J. Eddy memorial (Flint, Michigan) 1921

Mrs. Arthur J. Eddy memorial (Flint, Michigan)

1 drawing : graphite on tracing paper ; 44.0 x 33.0 (17 1/4 x 13 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1983.001.00001 Ornament drawings [18]95 January 19

[Ornamental design]

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 6.7 x 8.2 cm. (2 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1000.002.00003 Ornamental drawings 18 [18]85 April

[Ornamental study] : Sprague no. 18

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 7.6 x 17.7 cm. (3 x 7 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1000.002.00007R Ornamental drawings October 1885

Anemone japonica, Lyon's Falls

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 27.0 x 20.4 cm. (10 5/8 x 8 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Range: NYDA.1000.002.00009 Portraits [18]84 November 1920

Louis Sullivan at the piano / drawn by his mother, A.F.S.

1 drawing : graphite on paper ; 17.6 x 19.7 cm. (6 7/8 x 7 3/4 in.)

Item Catalog Record

Subseries 2: Objects

Range: NYDA.1967.004.00001 Doorplate and Knob from the Guaranty Building (Buffalo, New York) ca. 1894–95
Access digital content: Doorknob, Guaranty Building

Cast iron ; 14 x 4 1/8 in. (35.6 x 10.5 cm)

Shelf C104rr Medal [undated]

In leather case. Gift of George Elmslie, September 1941

Subseries 3: Photographs and papers

Miscellaneous photographs and papers

Miscellaneous photographs, clippings, and pamphlets on Sullivan's work, particularily the Owatonna Bank, Minnesota

Photographs 1974

Album of photographs of the drawings by Louis Sullivan in Avery Library. Photos 1-122 are of the drawings in the Frank Lloyd Wright collection of Sullivan drawings in Avery Library. Photos 123-125 are 3 drawings acquired from Richard Nickel.

Range: NYDA.1000.044 The Bayard–Condict Building (New York, New York) [undated]

9 photocopies : plans, elevations, sections

Catalogue 1965

Published by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation