Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

William A. Delano scrapbook, 1895-1959

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 6849266 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960
Title William A. Delano scrapbook, 1895-1959
Physical Description 79 Leaves
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

The pages of the scrapbook are presented in numerical order, with loose materials found within the book listed at the end of the inventory.

Description

Scope and Content

This scrapbook includes correspondence, typescripts, printed materials, black and white photographs, postcards, and other ephemera relating to the life, work, and personal interests of William Adams Delano and his architectural partnership with Chester H. Aldrich.

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

Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. In addition to permission from Columbia University, permission of the copyright owner (if not Columbia University) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distributions, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Columbia University makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

Preferred Citation

William A. Delano scrapbook. Located in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

Scrapbook Processed DBF 02/01/08.

Revision Description

2008-12-06 File created.

2009-07-23 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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Aldrich, Chester Holmes, 1871-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carrère & Hastings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Delano & Aldrich Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

William Adams Delano was born in New York City in 1874 and was educated in architecture at Yale and Columbia University. He joined the prominent New York-based architectural firm Carrère & Hastings, where he first met Chester Aldrich. In 1903, Delano opened a private practice in New York City with Aldrich, and the firm of Delano & Aldrich became largely known for its significant designs of Beaux-Arts-style country houses, cultural institutions, commercial, and civic buildings throughout the East Coast. After the partnership ended, Delano continued to practice through the late 1950s. He died in New York in 1960.