|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Leslie O. Merrill Collection of Greek Revival in Syracuse. Located in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Gift of Leslie O. Merrill, 1990 and 1991. Accession number--1991.014.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
This collection was processed by Emma Curtis, Graduate Studen Intern, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, in July 2009.
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.
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.