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McKim, Mead & White architectural records and drawings

Title
McKim, Mead & White architectural records and drawings, circa 1879-1958.
Description
approx. 8 cubic ft.
Abstract
Architectural firm in New York formed by the partnership of William Rutherford Mead (1846-1928), Charles Follen McKim (1847-1909), and Stanford White (1853-1906). The successor firm kept the same corporate name after the death of the original partners.
Finding Aid
Inventories are available in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.
Summary
Architectural drawings and photographs of buildings designed by the firm dating approximately from its founding to the 1950s. Among those represented are buildings at the World's Columbian Exhibition, Chicago, 1893; Pennsylvania Railroad Station, New York, 1906-1910; restoration, 1903, of the White House, Washington, D.C.; buildings at Columbia University's Morningside Heights campus, New York; Boston Public Library, Boston, Mass.; E.W. Morgan mansion; Municipal Building, N.Y.; Col. Elliott Shepherd House, Scarborough, N.Y.; buildings at Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.; Bellevue Hospital, New York; various New York City residences; and others. Also included are competition drawings for the New York Public Library; miscellaneous drawings and sketches; photographs of the partners and of other members of the firm; lists of the firm's work; correspondence including two copybooks of letters by Stanford White concerning the construction of the R. W. Patterson House in Washington, D.C., 1900-1905, and the redecoration of the C.T. Barney House in New York City, 1901-1906; clippings of articles about the firm; lists of the firm's employees; billing records, 1953-1955; account books, 1940s-1950s; bank books, 1895-1955; award certificates; and other office miscellany.
Restrictions
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 avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.
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.
Notes
There are additional McKim, Mead & White drawings in the Columbia University architectural drawings collection.
Format
Manuscript Manuscript/Archive
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