Architect records

Collection Data

Description
Records of the New York Public Library Architect consist primarily of floor plans, architectural drawings and engineering drawings for the following buildings: Central Building, Lincoln Center and Library, Astor Library, Lenox Library, Tilden Library (proposed), Annex Building, Mid-Manhattan Branch Library, and Jefferson Market Branch Library. Records for Central Building include 100 Carrere & Hastings drawings and Laning mural drawings.
Names
New York Public Library. Central Administration. Architect (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1900 - 1980 (Approximate)
Library locations
New York Public Library Archives
Shelf locator: MssArc 5015
Topics
Laning, Edward, 1906-
Carrère, John Merven, 1858-1911
Hastings, Thomas, 1860-1929
New York Public Library. Central Administration. Architect
Carrère & Hastings
Astor Library
Lenox Library
Tilden Trust
Libraries -- New York (State) -- New York
Library architecture
Library buildings -- New York (State) -- New York
Library decoration
Genres
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Floor plans
Notes
Biographical/historical: The Library has usually had an architect on staff to coordinate construction projects and building renovations. This individual has also had custody of the architectural drawings created by the Library or by outside architectural firms.
Content: Arranged alphabetically by name of building. Unpublished finding aid available at repository. The history of the Central Administration offices is described separately.
Physical Description
Extent: 30 cubic feet
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPW94-A386
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11959743
MSS Unit ID: 5015
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ce146ac0-5e83-0135-4dd8-3551d0c950fe
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