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William A. Boring architectural drawings and papers, 1859-1937

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460593 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Boring, William A (William Alciphron), 1859-1937 ; Tilton, Edward L (Edward Lippincott), 1861-1933 ; Lord, Austin Willard, 1860-1922 ; Bright, James ; Gauthier, Henri, -1980 ; Sashin, Maurice ; Laudin, Joseph ; Boring & Tilton ; Columbia University. School of Mines ; École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France) ; Royal Institute of British Architects
Title William A. Boring architectural drawings and papers, 1859-1937
Physical Description 1 print box; 1 manuscript box; 1 box (clamshell); 50 drawings (approximate)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/avery_assets/Boring.William.Alciphron.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

Also, typescripts of lectures delivered by Boring in architecture courses at Columbia, 1932-1933, miscellaneous typescripts of articles and printed materials, 1930-1933, and a typescript of Boring's autobiography, MEMORIES OF THE LIFE AND WORK OF WILLIAM A. BORING, circa 1937. Also included are four sketches by Henri Gauthier, Edward Tilton, Maurice Sashin, and Joseph Laudin.

Also, typescripts of lectures delivered by Boring in architecture courses at Columbia, 1932-1933, miscellaneous typescripts of articles and printed materials, 1930-1933, and a typescript of Boring's autobiography, MEMORIES OF THE LIFE AND WORK OF WILLIAM A. BORING, circa 1937. Also included are four sketches by Henri Gauthier, Edward Tilton, Maurice Sashin, and Joseph Laudin.

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--Gift. Accession number--1938.001.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

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Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Architect. Boring was Director, 1920-1930, and Dean, 1931-1933, of the School of Architecture at Columbia University. He is best known for designing the Immigration Station at Ellis Island, New York, in 1899 while in partnership with Edward L. Tilton.