Source

Walker O. Cain architectural records and papers collection

Title
Walker O. Cain architectural records and papers collection, 1892-1994 (bulk 1960-1994)
Description
approx. 8.5 linear feet (in 12 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 2 archival boxes, 2 rolls, and 1 oversize folder)
Abstract
Cain was an American architect associated with the firms of McKim, Mead & White (1940-1961), Steinmann, Cain & White (1961-1965), Steinmann & Cain (1965-1967), Walker O. Cain & Associates (1967-1978), and Cain, Farrell and Bell (1978-1986).
Arrangement
The collection is made up of seven series: Sketch File, Sketch Books, Sketch & Scrap Book, Architectural Drawings, General Files, Medals, and Miscellaneous.
Finding Aid
Finding aid available online. See Online Link.
Summary
Collection consists chiefly of travel sketches, cartoons, invitations, and other ephemera. The collection also includes correspondence with Alexander Calder and photographs of the sculptor and his works; photographs and printed materials related to the firm of McKim, Mead & White; Scrapbooks; Medals; and a few architectural drawings.
Restrictions
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 call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.
Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University,1172 Amsterdam Ave., Mail Code 0301, New York, NY 10027.
Notes
Walter O. Cain also donated materials related to the firm of McKim, Mead & White to Avery Library.
Cite As
Walker O. Cain architectural records and papers collection. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Columbia University, New York, NY.
Format
Manuscript Manuscript/Archive
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