|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in two series: Series I: Personal Papers; Series II: Personal Papers
Scope and Content
The collection is made up of correspondence, photographs, ephemera, Potter's musical compositions, architectural sketches and some photographs of projects. The projects include residences as well as St. John's Cathedral in Jacksonville, Florida and The First Dutch Reform Church in Schenectady, NY.
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.
Edward Tuckerman Potter papers, 1864-1965, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.
Edward T. Potter Architectural Drawings, University of Florida Smathers Libraries, Special and Area Studies Collections.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
This collection was processed by Maggie Long (Archives Intern) under the guidance of Shelley Hayreh, Archivist of Drawings & Archives, Avery Library, in December 2010.
2011-03-23 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Edward Tuckerman Potter was born on September 25, 1831 in Schenectady, New York. He was the son of Bishop Alonzo Potter. Potter was a 1853 graduate of Union College in Schenectady. After his graduation, he studied architecture under Richard Upjohn and eventually worked for Upjohn from 1854 to 1856. After leaving Upjohn, Potter opened his own practice in Schenectady. An ecclesiastical specialist, Potter designed churches, particularly Episcopalian churches, in New York, New England, Florida, and other regions of the country.