Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin architectural drawings, 1909-1937

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460602 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Griffin, Walter Burley, 1876-1937 ; Griffin, Marion Mahony, 1871-1961
Title Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin architectural drawings, 1909-1937
Physical Description 118 drawings
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

Arrangement

This collection consists of one series: Series I: Architectural Drawings

Description

Scope and Content

Architectural drawings for projects in the United States, largely in the Chicago area, done before 1912; in Australia (where they lived, 1912-1937), including the Federal Capitol of Australia in Canberra, 1912, and Castlecrag, a planned suburb of Sydney, undated; and India, 1936. These projects were designed by Walter Burley Griffin and most of them were rendered by Marion Mahony Griffin. The extent to which some of these projects were also designed by Mahony Griffin is not certain.

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.

Preferred Citation

Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin architectural drawings. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Revision Description

2009-06-25 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architectural drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
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"ArchivedGRID"
Architecture -- Australia -- Canberra (A.C.T.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Australia -- Castlecrag Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Australia -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Illinois -- Chicago Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- India -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Australia -- Capital and capitol Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Federal Capitol of Australia (Canberra, A.C.T.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Landscape architects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prairie school (Architecture) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women architects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Walter Burley Griffin was an architect and landscape architect. Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1962) was an architect who worked mainly as an architectural renderer. She was the first women to graduate, in 1894, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in architecture. Both had previously worked for Frank Lloyd Wright at his studio in Oak Park, Illinois.