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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 To add your collection-level holdings information to the AIA Historical Directory, see Add your holdings.



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



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



University of Florida Architecture Archives



Georgia Tech Design Archives, Georgia Institute of Technology



Chicago History Museum

Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Art Institute of Chicago



The Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives

Drawings and Documents Archive, Ball State University


The Filson Historical Society (holdings information contributed)



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)



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



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

Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

Cranbrook Archives



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



Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center

Western Historical Manuscripts Collection-Kansas City



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 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, Shaker Heights Public Library



Special Collections, University of Oregon Libraries



Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania

Architecture Archives, Carnegie Mellon University

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Database



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

Austin History Center

Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Rosenberg Library, Galveston



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



Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries



Wisconsin Architectural Archive, Milwaukee Public Library

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