William Robert Ware papers and photographs

William Robert Ware papers and photographs, circa 1834-1920
1.5 linear feet
(3 manuscript boxes and 1 print box)
Architect. Ware was the founder of the School of Architecture at Columbia University, which began as the Department of Architecture in the School of Mines at Columbia College, New York, N.Y.
Finding Aid
Inventory is available in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.
This collection includes a very small number of personal papers from Ware; photographs of students, faculty, and school buildings, 1880s-1920s; memorials and testimonials to Ware; and miscellaneous clippings (including clippings of articles about Marcia Mead, first woman graduate of the School of Architecture), invitations (including two invitations to the first commencement of the University of the City of New York, 1834), greeting cards and announcements.
This collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email
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.
Subjects (Genre)
Manuscript Manuscript/Archive
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