Today is Veterans Day. Avery Library has a great deal of material related to monuments, memorials and military architecture.
Our Drawings & Archives collection has Henry Ogden Avery‘s competition entry for a memorial for Ulysses S. Grant [unbuilt] as well as drawings by Harold Van Buren Magonigle for a World War I Veterans Memorial in New Britain, Connecticut.
Our Classics Collection has a privately printed 1881 pamphlet on the Veteran’s Room at the 7th Regiment Armory in NYC.
We also have material on World War II memorials, Korean War monuments, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and information on military base retrofits.
We honor our veterans and their service by preserving this material and making it available for research.