Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Leslie O. Merrill Collection of Greek Revival in Syracuse, 1827-1986, bulk 1941-1971

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 7234351 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Merrill, Leslie O ; Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record
Title Leslie O. Merrill Collection of Greek Revival in Syracuse, 1827-1986, bulk 1941-1971
Physical Description 1 manuscript 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 collection is arranged in three series: Student Work, Professional Papers and Research Files. The files in the first series are arranged by date. The second series contains one item. The third series is arranged in alphabetical order by folder title. Materials, where possible are organized by geographic location.

Description

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs, printed and typescript papers, and other documents collected by Leslie O. Merrill in the course of his research on Greek Revival architecture in Syracuse, New York and minor historic preservation efforts. The collection also includes files of examples of Greek Revival architecture in other locations in the United States and Europe.

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

Leslie O. Merrill Collection of Greek Revival in Syracuse. Located in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Related Collections

Materials related to Greek Revival Architecture in the United States may also be found in the Nathalie Bailey Morris photographs of American Gothic Revival architecture, held by the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Emma Curtis, Graduate Studen Intern, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, in July 2009.

Revision Description

2009-07-29 File created.

2009-07-29 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"
Architectural reprographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Film negatives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Holograph papers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maps Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic transparencies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Printed papers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Typescript papers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Andrews Home (Syracuse, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Designs and plans -- Pictorial works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Details -- Pictorial works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- Syracuse Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Avery House (Syracuse, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Belknap Home (Syracuse, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Canal Museum (Syracuse, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diocesan House (Syracuse, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
General Leavenworth Mansion (Syracuse, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greek revival (Architecture) -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greek revival (Architecture) -- Great Britain Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greek revival (Architecture) -- United States -- History -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hamilton White House (Syracuse, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- Syracuse Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McKee, Harley J Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Octagon House (Calif.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Old Round Church (Vt.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Temple House (Syracuse, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Weighlock Building (Syracuse, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Leslie O. Merrill attended the College of Fine Arts at Syracuse University, New York from 1939-1943, where he received his bachelor's degree in Interior Decoration. He was later employed as Director of the San Mateo County Historical Museum in California. Over several decades, he researched and surveyed Greek Revival architecture in Syracuse and its subsequent development including minor historic preservation efforts. In 1972, his photographic documentation was included in the exhibition "Greek Style in Syracuse Architecture / Greek Fashion in Syracuse Architecture" at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, and also showed in several public lectures given by and with his colleague Harley J. McKee, architectural historian and Professor Emeritus at Syracuse University.