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Richard H. Dana photograph collection, 1920-1931

Summary Information

Abstract

Richard Henry Dana (1879-1933) was an American architect. The collection is made up of 342 mounted black and white photographs of executed works and restoration projects completed by Dana.

At a Glance

Bib ID 9580479 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Dana, Richard Henry, 1879-1933 ; Fischer, Sigurd, 1887-1981 ; Gottscho, Samuel H. (Samuel Herman), 1875-1971 ; Smith, Richard Averill
Title Richard H. Dana photograph collection, 1920-1931
Physical Description 342 photographs
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 made up of one series: Series I: Photograph

Description

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.

Publication Date

ca. 1920-1931

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.

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jason Escalante (Drawings & Archives Assistant) in August 2012.

Revision Description

2012-08-07 File created.

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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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architectural photography Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- Connecticut Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gunnery (School) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Loomis Institute Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.

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Series I: Photographs



Box 01 Folder 01 Old Stone House (Topstone, CT), ca. 1920

Photographer: Richard Averill Smith

Photographs : 8 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 01 Folder 02 Old Messenger House (Harwinton, CT), ca. 1925

Photographer: Richard Averill Smith

Photographs : 4 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 01 Folder 03 Jones, Russell, residence (Washington, CT), ca. 1920

Photographer: Palmer Shannon

Photographs : 3 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 01 Folder 04 First Congregational Church (Litchfield, CT), ca. 1927

Photographers: Richard Averill Smith and Palmer Shannon

Photographs : 5 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 01 Folder 05 Corner House (Litchfield, CT), ca. 1925

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 4 items ; exterior views.



Box 01 Folder 06 Bull, Ludlow, residence (Litchfield, CT), ca. 1920

Photographer: Palmer Shannon

Photographs : 3 items ; exterior views.



Box 01 Folder 07 Spencer, Mrs. Seth, residence (Litchfield, CT), ca. 1920

Photographer: Palmer Shannon

Photographs : 1 items ; exterior view.



Box 01 Folder 08 Tapping Reeve House (Litchfield, CT), ca. 1922

Photographer: Richard Averill Smith

Photographs : 19 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 01 Folder 09 Vietor, Ernest, residence (Greenwich, CT), ca. 1924

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 8 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 01 Folder 10 Webb Barn (Wethersfield, CT), ca. 1925

Photographer: Richard Averill Smith

Photographs : 4 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 01 Folder 11 Altshcul, Frank, residence (Greenwich, CT), ca. 1925

Photographer: Amemya (?)

Photographs : 5 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 01 Folder 12 Bradley, M., residence (New Canaan, CT), ca. 1923

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 7 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 01 Folder 13 Bronson, Bennett, residence (Litchfield, CT), ca. 1920

Photographer: Sigurd Fischer

Photographs : 2 items ; exterior views.



Box 01 Folder 14 Burton, Mrs. Clara, residence (Litchfield, CT), ca. 1925

Photographer: Palmer Shannon

Photographs : 1 items ; exterior view.



Box 01 Folder 15 Chamberlain, Joseph, residence (New York, NY), ca. 1922

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 6 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 02 Folder 01 Granberry, E. Carleton, residence (Greenwich, CT), ca. 1930

Photographer: Richard Averill Smith

Photographs : 10 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 02 Folder 02 Haight, E.E., residence (Litchfield, CT), ca. 1925

Photographer: Paul Weber

Photographs : 4 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 02 Folder 03 Fordham, residence, ca. 1923

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 6 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 02 Folder 04 Holt, Calvert, residence (Greenwich, CT), ca. 1924

Photographer: Amemya (?)

Photographs : 3 items ; exterior views.



Box 02 Folder 05 Hinchman, Miss Margaretta (Anne), residence (Washington, CT), ca. 1921

Photographers: Kenneth Clark, Sigurd Fischer, and Paul Weber

Photographs : 13 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 02 Folder 06 Marsalis, Thomas, residence (Queenstown, MD), ca. 1931

Photographer: Richard Averill Smith

Photographs : 15 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 02 Folder 07 Liggett, Richard H., residence (Litchfield, CT), ca. 1928

Photographer: Richard Averill Smith

Photographs : 7 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 02 Folder 08 McDonell, J.V., residence (Greenwich, CT), ca. 1925

Photographer: Albin C. Krupnick

Photographs : 2 items ; exterior views.



Box 02 Folder 09 McClelland, Miss Nancy, residence (Greenwich, CT), ca. 1920

Photographers: Amemya (?), Mattie E. Hewitt, and Richard Averill Smith

Photographs : 11 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 02 Folder 10 Phelps, William Lyon, residence (New Haven, CT), ca. 1920

Photographs : 1 items ; exterior view.



Box 02 Folder 11 Miller, Guy P., residence (Bridgeport, CT), ca. 1923

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 3 items ; exterior views.



Box 02 Folder 12 Rafferty, Mrs. Ewing (?), residence (Greenwich, CT), ca. 1920

Photographer: Richard Averill Smith

Photographs : 8 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 02 Folder 13 Pratt, Harold L. Jr., residence (Mill Neck, NY), ca. 1930

Photographer: Richard Averill Smith

Photographs : 8 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 02 Folder 14 Reid, Mrs. Ogden, residence (Purchase, NY), ca. 1926

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 5 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 02 Folder 15 Rockefeller (?), ca. 1920

Photographer: Richard Averill Smith

Photographs : 2 items ; exterior views.



Box 03 Folder 01 Ball College, memorial (Muncie, IN), ca. 1929

Photographs : 1 items ; exterior view.



Box 03 Folder 02 The Gunnery School (Washington, CT), ca. 1923

Photographs : 2 items ; exterior views.



Box 03 Folder 03 The Loomis Institute (Windsor, CT), ca. 1920

Photographer: Mattie E. Hewitt

Photographs : 8 items ; exterior views.



Box 03 Folder 04 The National Society of Colonial Dames (New York, NY), ca. 1925

Photographers: Samuel H. Gottscho and Richard Averill Smith

Photographs : 17 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 03 Folder 05 New Rochelle College (New Rochelle, NY), ca. 1923

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 19 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 03 Folder 06 Captain Robinson's Memorial Library, Officers Club Marine Corps (Quantico, VA), ca. 1929

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 4 items ; interior views.



Box 03 Folder 07 St. John's Parish House (Waterbury, CT), ca. 1923

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 11 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 03 Folder 08 Stanely Works, Housing Development (New Britain, CT), ca. 1920

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 2 items ; exterior views.



Box 03 Folder 09 West Boylston Mfg. Co., Housing Development (Easthampton, MA), ca. 1923

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 7 items ; exterior views.



Box 04 Folder 01 Sturtevant, Paul, residence (Katonah, NY), ca. 1929

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 12 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 04 Folder 02 Scott, Donald, residence (Cold Spring Harbor, NY), ca. 1920

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 3 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 04 Folder 03 Stillman, Edgar, residence (New York, NY), ca. 1922

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 2 items ; interior views.



Box 04 Folder 04 Sargent, residence, ca. 1924

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 7 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 04 Folder 05 Schwab, residence, ca. 1920

Photographer: Gillies

Photographs : 5 items ; exterior views.



Box 04 Folder 06 Unidentified, unidentified, ca. 1923

Photograph: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 1 items ; exterior view.



Box 04 Folder 07 Unidentified, residence, ca. 1920

Photographs : 1 items ; exterior view.



Box 04 Folder 08 Walker, Henry, residence (Fairfield, CT), ca. 1923

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 15 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 04 Folder 09 Unidentified, residence, ca. 1920

Photographer: Sigurd Fischer

Photographs : 3 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 04 Folder 10 Unidentified, residence, ca. 1920

Photographer: Richard Averill Smith

Photographs : 7 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 04 Folder 11 Unidentified, residence, ca. 1920

Photographer: Gillies

Photographs : 3 items ; exterior views.



Box 04 Folder 12 Unidentified, residence, ca. 1920

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 2 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 04 Folder 13 Ward, Mrs., residence, ca. 1920

Photographer: Richard Averill Smith

Photographs : 7 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 04 Folder 14 Webster, Mrs. Hugh, residence (Manchester, VT), ca. 1923

Photographer; Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 6 items ; exterior and interior views.



Box 04 Folder 15 Williams, F.W., residence (New Haven, CT), ca. 1920

Photographer: Kenneth Clark

Photographs : 3 items ; exterior views.



Box 04 Folder 16 Wood, Mrs. E. Allen, residence (Greenwich, CT), ca. 1924

Photographer: Harold Haliday Costain

Photographs : 13 items ; exterior and interior views.