Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Charles Frederick Chandler architectural records and papers collection, 1876-1896

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3464751 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Chandler, Charles Frederick, 1836-1925 ; Potter, Edward Tuckerman, 1831-1904 ; Centennial Photographic Co.
Title Charles Frederick Chandler architectural records and papers collection, 1876-1896
Physical Description 167 drawings; 1 manuscript box; 1 print box
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

Scope and content

The Charles Frederick Chandler collection is composed of several parts. It contains a miscellaneous collection of approximately 167 drawings, notebooks, letters, pamphlets, clippings, etc. formed by Chandler on the subject of tenement housing and documents work on Chandler's house at 51 E. 54th Street in New York City. The Chandler collection also contains 13 photographs, collected by Chandler, related to the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Additional materials include a collection of photo processes and two E.T. Potter broadsides dated 1887-1888.

General Note

Chandler's Scrapbooks of tenement house plans (10 vols), are located in Avery Classics at: AA7880 C36. Vol. 1 is also available on microfilm.

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 and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University,1172 Amsterdam Ave., Mail Code 0301, New York, NY 10027.

Preferred Citation

Charles Frederick Chandler architectural records and papers collection, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Columbia University, New York, NY.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Gift. Accession number--1977.007.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

architectural drawings, broadsides, correspondence, photographs, publications surveyed 09/25/2002.

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.

All links open new windows.

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Centennial Exhibition (Location of meeting: Philadelphia, Pa.). Date of meeting or treaty signing: (1876 :.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tenement houses -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Chandler, an American chemist, founded Columbia University's School of Mines in 1864. He also served as chair of the University's Chemistry Dept. Upon his retirement in 1910, alumni established a Chandler Medal for research in chemistry.

Chandler advised New York City's Board of Health on sanitation issues such as tenement overcrowding and adulterated foods. He served as president of the Board in 1873, and from 1877 to 1885.