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Charles A. Platt letter collection, [ca. 1887]

Creator:
Platt, Charles A., 1861-1933  Search this
Subject:
Platt, Eleanor Hardy Bunker  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Herford, Oliver  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Haden, Francis Seymour  Search this
McKim, Charles Follen  Search this
Bunker, Dennis Miller  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11574
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)248732
AAA_collcode_platchar
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Board of Trustees Records

Collection Creator:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Extent:
15.25 Linear feet (Boxes 1-17, 35, 37; reels 5750-5777)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1897-1957, undated
Scope and Contents note:
From its earliest days, the American Academy in Rome has included architects, painters, and sculptors among its Trustees. After its merger with the American School of Classical Studies in Rome, classical scholars and archaeologists were added.

See Appendix for a list of trustee biographies.
Arrangement note:
Records maintained by the Board of Trustees are arranged into three subseries.

2.1: Legal Documents, Minutes and Reports of Trustees, 1897-1946

2.2: Board of Trustees Committee Minutes, 1905-1946, undated

2.3: Records of Officers, 1897-1957, undated
Appendix: Trustee Biographies:
Chester H. Aldrich: architect; became a trustee of the American Academy in Rome in 1925; member of the Committee on the School of Fine Arts from 1927 until 1935, serving as its chairman from 1933 until 1935; in 1935 he was appointed director in Rome, where he remained until his death in 1940.

John Lambert Clarke Cadwalader: a New York attorney and former assistant secretary of state; an incorporator of the American Academy in Rome in 1905 and a life member; acted as an advisor for the incorporation process, was influential in endowment fundraising activities, and played an important role in the transfer of Villa Mirafiore; although trustee minutes indicate he attended some meetings, it is unclear whether Cadwalader was actually a trustee.

Gilmore D. Clarke: member of the Fine Arts Committee and chairman of the Special Committee on Villa Aurelia from 1944 to 1945.

James C. Egbert: professor of classics at Columbia University; served as the annual professor at the Rome School of Classical Studies in 1903/04; trustee of the American Academy in Rome from 1911 to 1945; became a member of the Committee on the School of Classical Studies in 1914 and served as its chairman between 1927 and 1940; during the 1930s he served on the Committee on Nominations, and from 1940 until 1944 was vice president of the academy.

Barry Faulkner: a fellow in painting at the American Academy in Rome from 1907 to 1910, and annual professor of fine arts from 1922 to 1923; for many years he was president of the Association of Alumni of the Academy; elected a trustee in 1930, he was appointed a member of the Committee on the School of Fine Arts that same year, and eventually became committee chairman; during World War II, he represented the American Academy in Rome on the Citizens Committee for the Army-Navy Triptych Project; awarded the American Academy in Rome medal for outstanding service in 1960.

Allan C. Johnson: professor of classics at Princeton University; trustee of the American Academy in Rome between 1929 and 1946; professor of classical studies during the academic year 1933/34, and for many years served as a member of the Committee on the School of Classical Studies, of which he was chairman from 1940 through 1945.

William M. Kendall: an architect and partner in the firm of McKim, Mead, and White, Kendall; was an incorporator, in 1905, and trustee of the American Academy in Rome from 1905 to 1941; served as a member of the Committee on the School of Fine Arts for many years.

C. Grant La Farge: a practicing architect who was active in the affairs of the American Institute of Architects; was elected a trustee of the American Academy in Rome in 1909, served on its executive committee, and was secretary to the board of trustees from 1912 to 1938.

Edward P. Mellon: architect and nephew of Andrew Mellon; became a trustee of the American Academy in Rome and served as acting secretary of the board from 1917 to 1918; served on the Endowment Committee, circa 1919-1923, first as its treasurer and later becoming its chairman.

Norton, Charles Dyer: a banker who was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and private secretary to President Taft, from 1908 to 1911; elected a trustee of the American Academy in Rome in 1913; a member of the executive and finance committees, and served on the endowment committee from 1913 to 1917.

Charles A. Platt: became a trustee of the American Academy in Rome in 1919; an architect who joined the Committee on the School of Fine Arts in 1921 and was its chairman from 1927 until 1928; elected president in 1928, serving until his death in 1933.

John Russell Pope: first recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture at the American School of Architecture in Rome from 1895 to 1897; a trustee of the American Academy in Rome from 1926 to 1933; served on the Committee on the School of Fine Arts, 1927-1938, and was president of the board from 1933 until his death in 1937.

Edward K. Rand: professor of Latin at Harvard University, Rand; elected a trustee of the American Academy in Rome in 1911; served for many years on the Committee on the School of Classical Studies, and during 1912/13 was a professor at the School of Classical Studies; resigned from the board in 1929 due to pressures of his Harvard workload, but many years later resumed his position as a trustee.

John C. Rolfe: professor of Latin at the University of Pennsylvania; taught at the American School of Classical Studies in Rome from 1907 to 1908, and at the American Academy in Rome from 1923 to 1924; served as a member of the Committee on the School of Classical Studies from 1921 to 1940; also served on the Committee on Publications for an undetermined period, and was its chairman during 1927.

James Kellum Smith: after holding the Stewardson Fellowship in Architecture of the University of Pennsylvania and the American Academy in Rome from 1920 to 1923, Smith joined the firm of McKim, Mead, and White; first elected a trustee in 1933, he was a member of the Committee on the School of Fine Arts and served as its chairman; president of the American Academy in Rome from 1937 until 1958 and in 1961 was awarded its medal for outstanding service.

S. Breck Trowbridge: an incorporator of the American Academy in Rome in 1905; became a trustee in 1906; chairman of the Committee on the School of Fine Arts from 1915 (and possibly earlier), served as vice president from 1917 to 1925, and was chairman of the endowment fund committee from 1919 to 1921.

Ferruccio Vitale: a landscape architect and trustee of the American Academy in Rome; instrumental in the founding of its landscape architecture department and establishing scholarships in landscape architecture; served on the Committee on the School of Fine Arts, 1921-1931 and was active in the Committee on Endowment's fundraising campaigns, 1914-1920.

John Quincy Adams Ward: Sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward was among the artist members of the first board of trustees of the American Academy in Rome in 1897.

Andrew F. West: professor of Latin at Princeton University, and later Dean of the Princeton Graduate School; chairman of the managing committee of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens; served as a trustee of the academy from 1911 to 1928, and from 1917 as chairman of the Advisory Committee on the School of Classical Studies.

William L. Westerman: professor of history at the universities of Wisconsin, Cornell, and Columbia; served as a trustee from 1921 until 1932; Professor in Charge of Classical Studies at the American Academy in Rome from 1926 to 1927, and a member of the Committee on the School of Classical Studies from 1922-1935.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The American Academy in Rome records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
American Academy in Rome records, 1855-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ameracar, Series 2
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Archives of American Art
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New York Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 100, Folder 71
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 8: Records Relating to Organizations / 8.3: Various Organizations
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref3541

American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 101, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1939
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 8: Records Relating to Organizations / 8.3: Various Organizations / Secretary 1938-1939
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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American Society of Landscape Architects

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 100, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1948
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 8: Records Relating to Organizations / 8.3: Various Organizations / Fine Arts Federation of New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref3485

New York Chapter (American Society of Landscape Architects) Circulars

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 96, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940-1942
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 8: Records Relating to Organizations / 8.1: American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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American Society of Landscape Architects

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Extent:
(2 folders)
Container:
Box 99, Folder 42-43
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951-1952, 1964-1965
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 8: Records Relating to Organizations / 8.3: Various Organizations
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref3443

American Society of Landscape Architects, Exhibition (May 16 - June 1, 1949)

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 99, Folder 44
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 8: Records Relating to Organizations / 8.3: Various Organizations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref3444

American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 99, Folder 45
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1956
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 8: Records Relating to Organizations / 8.3: Various Organizations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref3445

American Society of Landscape Architects, Dinners and Meetings

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 91, Folder 97
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1966
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 6: Functions and Events / 6.2: Functions and Events Sponsored by Others / 1959 Functions and Events Sponsored by Others
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref3153

American Society of Landscape Architects

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 91, Folder 68
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 6: Functions and Events / 6.2: Functions and Events Sponsored by Others / 1957 Functions and Events Sponsored by Others
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref3123

American Society of Landscape Architects Dinner (Oct. 24, 1957)

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 91, Folder 78
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 6: Functions and Events / 6.2: Functions and Events Sponsored by Others / 1957 Functions and Events Sponsored by Others
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref3133

American Society of Landscape Architects, Oliver A. Deakin

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 91, Folder 80
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958-1959
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 6: Functions and Events / 6.2: Functions and Events Sponsored by Others / 1958 Functions and Events Sponsored by Others
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref3136

American Society of Landscape Architects Luncheon Meeting, Pine Room (Dec. 28, 1950, 12:30pm)

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 90, Folder 63
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 6: Functions and Events / 6.2: Functions and Events Sponsored by Others / 1950 Functions and Events Sponsored by Others
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref2970

American Society of Landscape Architects, Miscellaneous Dinners

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 90, Folder 65
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951-1956
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 6: Functions and Events / 6.2: Functions and Events Sponsored by Others / 1951 Functions and Events Sponsored by Others
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref2973

New York Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects Dinner (Feb. 21, 1951)

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 90, Folder 75
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 6: Functions and Events / 6.2: Functions and Events Sponsored by Others / 1951 Functions and Events Sponsored by Others
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref2983

New York Society of Landscape Architects Dinner (Feb. 19, Mar. 18, 1952)

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 90, Folder 117
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 6: Functions and Events / 6.2: Functions and Events Sponsored by Others / 1952 Functions and Events Sponsored by Others
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref3026

American Society of Landscape Architects Dinner

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 90, Folder 123
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1953-1954
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 6: Functions and Events / 6.2: Functions and Events Sponsored by Others / 1953 Functions and Events Sponsored by Others
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref3033

New York Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 81, Folder 58
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 5: Exhibitions / 5.5: 1939 World's Fair / Questionnaire
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref2432

Landscape Architects

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 75, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1950
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Architectural League of New York records
Architectural League of New York records / Series 5: Exhibitions / 5.4: National Gold Medal Exhibitions / 1950 National Gold Medal Exhibition
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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