|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
This collection is made up of one series: Series I: Photograph
Scope and Content
The Richard H. Dana photograph collection consists solely of photographic material related to executed works and restoration projects completed by the architect Richard Henry Dana. There are approximately 342 mounted black and white photographs, mostly of residential projects in Connecticut, but also churches, colleges, housing developments, and schools.
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.
Restrictions on Use
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. For additional guidance, see Columbia University Libraries' publication policy.
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.
Richard H. Dana photograph collection, 1920-1931, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Mrs. Richard H. Dana. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--1966. Accession number--1966.004.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
This collection was processed by Jason Escalante (Drawings & Archives Assistant) in August 2012.
2012-08-07 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Richard Henry Dana was born in Cambridge, MA in 1879. Dana, the grandson of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was a graduate of Harvard (1901) and Columbia University (1904). He also studied for two years at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. On his return to New York in 1906 he found employment in the offices of the architectural firm of Delano & Aldrich as a draughtsman, and in 1908 was employed by the architect Welles Bosworth. In 1908 he formed a partnership with Henry Killam Murphy (Murphy & Dana), which lasted for twelve years until 1920. After 1920, Dana maintained a private practice in New York City. Also, from 1908-1916 Dana was a visiting lecturer to the School of Architecture at Yale University. He was also an active member of the American Institute of Architects, Architectural League of New York, and the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects. Dana died in New York on November 29, 1933.