Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

William Muschenheim architectural drawings and papers, 1929-1957, bulk 1931-1950

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3463539 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Muschenheim, William
Title William Muschenheim architectural drawings and papers, 1929-1957, bulk 1931-1950
Physical Description 13 linear feet; 3,081 drawings
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/eresources/archives/avery/muschenheim/muschenheim.html
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

Organized by job numbers: 1-130, with gaps between jobs 11-17, 25-26, 28-29. Each job number may represent more than one project, and each client received a single job number no matter how many projects Muscheneheim may have done for them.

Arrangement: by job number (1-130) and project name(s). The jobs are listed numerically according to Muschenheim's original filing system.

Description

Scope and content

Architectural drawings, correspondence, accounts, estimates, specifications, invoices, contracts, samples, invoices, and other material related to William Muschenheim's projects. The William Muschenheim Architectural Drawings and Papers span 1929-1957, with bulk dates 1931-1950. Muschenheim's papers document 130 separate jobs, and the visual material (described in RLIN VIM), consists of 3081 sheets of drawings. The projects mainly represent Muschenheim's work in New York City, but also include work in Albany (NY), Amenia (NY), Bridgehampton (NY), Chappaqua (NY), Hampton Bays (NY), Malverne (NY), Massapequa (NY), Nassau Point (Long Island), Washington (CT), Washington DC, Westhampton Beach (NY), and Woodstock (NY), among other locations. William Muschenheim also had numerous clients which included the following family members: Carl Muschenheim, Elsa Muschenheim, and Frederick A. Muschenheim. In addition to the many clients for whom he did alteration work, Muschenheim also worked with a wide variety of companies including Bigelow Carpet Company, C.G. Flygare Inc., Excel Metal Cabinet Co., F. Schumacher & Co., Famaes Development, Hans Knoll, Howard & Schaffer, Inc., Kurt Versen Lamps, Inc., Ledlin Light Designers, Portland Cement Association, and Thonet Brothers, among many others

General Note

The architectural drawings from this collection have been cataloged separately, by building project, in CLIO. The finding aid for this collection contains the related call numbers and other related information. Jobs for which there are no drawings (i.e. no CLIO records), have been traced in the 600 fields of this record. They are: job 1 (Frederick A. Muschenheim), job 45 (Lawrence A. Kocher), job 46 (NYCOS), job 76 (Rudolf Serkin), job 97 (Edgar V. Bythiner), job 116 (W.A. Cooper), and job 117 (Joseph Aronson). It is also worth noting that there are CLIO records for which there are no job numbers. They are: NYDA94-F26 through NYDA94-F29. The total number of related CLIO records for this collection is 149

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

William Muschenheim architectural drawings and papers. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Gift of William Muschenheim. Accession number--1986.004.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Accounts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Affidavits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architectural drawings -- American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Estimates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial statements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Invoices Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorandums Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Order forms Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pamphlets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Receipts (financial records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Requisitions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Samples Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schedules (architectural records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Specifications Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Wien Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Connecticut -- Washington -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- Albany -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- Amenia -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- Bridgehampton -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- Chappaqua -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- Hampton Bays -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- Malverne -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- Massapequa -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- Nassau Point (Long Island) -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- Westhampton Beach -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- Woodstock -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Aronson, Joseph, 1898-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beaux-Arts Institute of Design Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bigelow Carpet Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bythiner, Edgar V Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
C.G. Flygare Inc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cooper, W. A (Wilfred Anthony), 1950- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Excel Metal Cabinet Co., Inc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
F. Schumacher & Co. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Famaes Development Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gebrüder Thonet Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hans Knoll Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hotel Astor (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Howard & Schaffer, Inc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kocher, A. Lawrence (Alfred Lawrence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kurt Versen Lamps, Inc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ledlin Light Designers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Muschenheim, Carl, 1905- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Muschenheim, Elsa, 1879-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Muschenheim, Frederick A, 1871-1956 -- : (Frederick Augustus), Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York Co-operative Society Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Peabody, Wilson & Brown Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portland Cement Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Serkin, Rudolf, 1903-1991 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Urban, Joseph, 1872-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

William Muschenheim (1902-1990), was a modernist architect in New York in the 1930s. Muschenheim attended Williams College, 1919-21; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1921-1924; Behrens Master School of Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria, 1925-29. He received the Behrens Prize in 1926, and taught at the University of Michigan from 1950-1973. His work includes major alterations to the Hotel Astor, NY; Marine Transportation Building, 1939 New York World's Fair; S.R. Guggenheim Museum for Non-Objective Art, 1939; and numerous alterations to penthouses, apartment houses and private residences. Muschenheim also worked for Peabody, Wilson & Brown, and Joseph Urban.