|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in two series: Series I: Architectural Drawings and Series II: Photographs. Materials in Series I are organized geographically by state and city, then alphabetically by project name, and then by view type. Materials in Series II are organized alphabetically by project name and then by view type.
Scope and Content
This collection contains architectural drawings by various delineators and photographs of completed buildings designed by Charles Coolidge Haight. These projects include General Theological Seminary; the School of Mines at Columbia University; Christ Church, built in 1860; St. Ignatius Chapel, built in 1902; and Trinity School--all in New York City. Also included are the Chapel of Saint Cornelius the Centurion on Governors Island, New York; buildings at Yale University; and miscellaneous and unidentified projects. Additionally found in the collection are a contract and specifications from 1881 for a hospital for contagious diseases to be built for the New York City Health Department on North Brother Island in New York City, as well as reproductions of architectural drawings for this hospital.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Charles Coolidge Haight architectural drawings and papers, circa 1860-1917. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.
Columbia College Collection, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.
Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company/George Collins Architectural Records and Drawings, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.
University Archives, Columbia University.
Haight Family Papers, 1823-1958. Manuscripts Division, New-York Historical Society.
This provenance of this collection is undetermined. It was likely acquired by Avery Library in the mid-1940s, possibly by Talbot Hamlin as part of a campaign to collect American architectural drawings.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
Architectural drawings, photoprints, contract and specifications Processed Julie Tozer, Daniel Fox, Annemarie van Roessel 03/--/2007.
2007-10-15 File created.
2009-07-15 File revised.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Born in New York City in 1841, Haight received his bachelor's degree from Columbia College in 1861 and enlisted in the Union Army in the following year. After his discharge, Haight returned to New York to work for Emlyn Little, a fellow soldier. Haight opened his private practice in New York in 1867 and was later joined in partnership by Alfred Morton Githens. Haight received numerous commissions for residential and institutional work, and was the principal architect of the Midtown New York City campus of Columbia College in the 1870s and 1880s. He was also the primary architect for the Trinity Corporation, designing warehouses and apartment houses throughout New York City. Much of Haight's work was in the Collegiate Gothic style, which served well for commissions for Union Theological Seminary in New York City; St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church in New York City, St. Stephen's College (now Bard College) in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Keney Memorial Tower in Hartford, Connecticut; and the Vanderbilt Dormitory at Yale University, among others. Haight retired from practice in the mid-1910s and died at his home in Garrison, New York, in 1917.