This collection is made up of five series: New York City Reference, General Reference, Professional Papers, A.I.A. Committee on Housing, and Richard Morris Hunt Family Papers.
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This collection consists mainly of reference materials related to architectural history and New York City architectural history, as well as professional papers and papers relating to Richard Morris Hunt and the history of New York City apartment buildings.
Biographical / Historical Note
Alan Burnham (1913-1984) was an American architect and architectural historian who served as the Executive Director of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission from 1965 to 1973 as well as the Commission's Director of Research.
The bulk of this collection is stored in Columbia University Libraries' off-site storage facility. Materials will be recalled by request. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The papers of Alan Burnham as preserved by Gordon H. McCollum and donated in his honor by Jeffrey N. Lew and Andrea Anson.