Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

McKim Mead & White architectural records and drawings, 1879-1958

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460633 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Mead, William Rutherford, 1846-1928 ; McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909 ; White, Stanford, 1853-1906 ; McKim, Mead & White
Title McKim Mead & White architectural records and drawings, 1879-1958
Physical Description 400 drawings (approximate); 6 manuscript boxes; 17 print 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.

Description

Summary

Architectural drawings and photographs of buildings designed by the firm dating approximately from its founding to the 1950s. Among those represented are buildings at the World's Columbian Exhibition, Chicago, 1893; Pennsylvania Railroad Station, New York, 1906-1910; restoration, 1903, of the White House, Washington, D.C.; buildings at Columbia University's Morningside Heights campus, New York; Boston Public Library, Boston, Mass.; E.W. Morgan mansion; Municipal Building, N.Y.; Col. Elliott Shepherd House, Scarborough, N.Y.; buildings at Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.; Bellevue Hospital, New York; various New York City residences; and others. Also included are competition drawings for the New York Public Library; miscellaneous drawings and sketches; photographs of the partners and of other members of the firm; lists of the firm's work; clippings of articles about the firm; lists of the firm's employees; billing records, 1953-1955; account books, 1940s-1950s; bank books, 1895-1955; award certificates; and other office miscellany.

General Note

There are additional McKim, Mead & White drawings in the Columbia University architectural drawings collection

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

McKim, Mead & White architectural records and drawings. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

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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"CUL Collections:"
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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
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Account books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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"
Amherst College Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architectural firms -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Competitions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- Washington (D.C.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bellevue Hospital Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Boston Public Library Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
C. T. Barney House (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Col. Elliott Shepard House (Scarborough, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College buildings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dwellings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dwellings -- New York (State) -- Scarborough Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dwellings -- Washington (D.C.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
E. W. Morgan mansion Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Exhibition buildings -- Illinois -- Chicago Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- Washington (D.C.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hospitals -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Interior architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Interior decoration -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Municipal Building (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York Public Library, Fifth Ave. (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pennsylvania Station (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public buildings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public libraries -- Massachusetts -- Boston Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public libraries -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
R. W. Patterson House (Washington, D.C.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Railroad stations -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
White House (Washington, D.C.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World's Columbian Exposition (Location of meeting: Chicago, Ill.). Date of meeting or treaty signing: (1893 :.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Architectural firm in New York formed by the partnership of William Rutherford Mead (1846-1928), Charles Follen McKim (1847-1909), and Stanford White (1853-1906). The successor firm kept the same corporate name after the death of the original partners.