|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
Photographs of churches are arranged in rough chronological order in four volumes; additional loose church photographs are in a single cardfile box, arranged chronologically. Railroad photographs are arranged chronologically in one volume.
This collection includes photographs taken by Robert Bien of historic and architecturally significant churches and railroads in New York City, New York State, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pensylvania, Québec, Rhode Island, Texas, and Toronto between 1982 and 2002.
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.
Robert L. Bien church and railroad study photographs. Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. Columbia University, New York, NY.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Gift of the Estate of Robert L. Bien. Accession number--2003.002.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Robert Bien (1924-2002) was a New York City architect best-known for designing apartment buildings in Manhattan during the 1950s and 1960s.