Librarian. Dinsmoor, the third Librarian (1920-1926) of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, bought the unpublished manuscript of the 6th book of DESIGNS FOR DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE by the Italian architect, Sebastiano Serlio (1475-1554), for the Avery Library and planned to publish it.
Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, announcements, and notes relating to the purchase, proposed publication, and research into the history and authenticity of the Serlio manuscript; manuscripts, with related notes, of Dinsmoor's article "The literary remains of Sebastiano Serlio," published in ART BULLETIN and correspondence, 1942, from the people who had received reprints of the article; a transcription and translation of the manuscript; and a photostatic copy of the Munich manuscript of the 6th book.
William Bell Dinsmoor papers. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.