Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

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

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