Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

C. H. Detwiller Columbia 1885 collection, 1874-1940, bulk 1881-1885

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 5960404 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Detwiller, C. H (Charles H.)
Title C. H. Detwiller Columbia 1885 collection, 1874-1940, bulk 1881-1885
Physical Description 1 document box; 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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This material is arranged in three series: Student Papers; Professional Papers; and Personal Papers. Series are further described by subseries; the arrangement of materials within each subseries is described at the beginning of each subseries inventory.

Description

Scope and Content

This small collection contains primarily Detwiller's student drawings, notes, course materials, books, class photographs, and graduation announcements from the period of his study at Columbia University from 1881 to 1885. These materials are supplemented by a small group of Detwiller's childhood sketchbooks, drawings and office papers created by Detwiller during his practice as a professional architect, and other scrapbooks and ephemeral items relating to Detwiller's family and personal interests, spanning the years 1874 to 1940.

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

C.H. Detwiller Columbia 1885 Collection. Located in Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, NY.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed Annemarie van Roessel 09/30/06.

Revision Description

2009-02-11 File created.

2009-11-17 File revised.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architectural drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Programs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architecture -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Alumni and alumnae Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of Architecture Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of Mines Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Detwiller & Street (New York) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schools of architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Born in 1863, Charles H. Detwiller was in the first class of architecture students in the School of Mines at Columbia University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1885. As a practicing architect, Detwiller maintained offices in New York City and New Jersey for several decades, establishing a brief partnership in the 1890s with architect George E. Melendy. Detwiller died in New Jersey in 1940.