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Repositories with architects' drawings and papers, arranged alphabetically by state

Where "holdings information contributed" is noted, each of the repository's major collections is shown on the AIA Historical Directory's page for the person or firm.

To add your repository to this list, email nhadley@aia.org. To add your collection-level holdings information to the AIA Historical Directory, see Add your holdings.

 

California

Architecture and Design Collection, Art Design & Architecture Museum, University of California Santa Barbara (holdings information contributed)

Architecture and Design Collections, The Getty Research Institute (holdings information contributed)

California Architectural Archives, California Polytechnic State University (holdings information contributed)

Environmental Design Archives, University of California at Berkeley (holdings information contributed)

History San Jose

San Diego Historical Society

 

Connecticut

Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library (holdings information contributed)

 

District of Columbia

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division catalog includes architectural drawings, photos, and prints; Center for Architecture, Design and Engineering promotes study. (holdings information contributed)

National Building Museum

 

Florida

University of Florida Architecture Archives

 

Georgia

Georgia Tech Design Archives, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Illinois

Chicago History Museum

Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Art Institute of Chicago

 

Indiana

The Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives

Drawings and Documents Archive, Ball State University

 

 
Kentucky
The Filson Historical Society (holdings information contributed)

 

Louisiana

The Historic New Orleans Collection

New Orleans Notarial Archives, plan book collection

Southeastern Architectural Archive, Tulane University (holdings information contributed)

Archives and Special Collections, Louisiana State University in Shreveport (holdings information contributed)

 

Massachusetts

Boston Public Library, Special Collections

Frances Loeb Library: Special Collections, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (holdings information contributed)

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site and the Olmsted Research Center Online

Institute Archives and Special Collections, MIT Libraries

Library and Archives, Historic New England

Cambridge Historical Commission Archives

 

Michigan

The Alden B. Dow Archives, Alden B. Dow Home and Studio

Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

Cranbrook Archives

 

Minnesota

Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota (holdings information contributed)

 

Missouri

Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center

Western Historical Manuscripts Collection-Kansas City

 

Mississippi

Manuscripts Division, Special Collections, Mississippi State University

 

New York

Avery Library, Drawings and Archives Collection, Columbia University 

New-York Historical Society Library

The Skyscraper Museum

Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, Research Library (holdings information contributed)

Rochester Historical Society

Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library

 

North Carolina

Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries (holdings information contributed)

 

Ohio

Ohio Historical Society, Archives/Library Division, Audiovisual Section, Engineering and Architectural Drawing Collections

Western Reserve Historical Society

Searchable database of information about Shaker Heights buildings at http://shakerbuildings.com, Shaker Heights Public Library

 

Oregon

Special Collections, University of Oregon Libraries

 

Pennsylvania

Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania

Architecture Archives, Carnegie Mellon University

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Database

 

Texas

Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas at Austin (holdings information contributed)

Austin History Center

Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Rosenberg Library, Galveston

 

Virginia

The International Archive of Women in Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

 

Washington

Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries

 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Architectural Archive, Milwaukee Public Library

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