Avery Library Acquires Jane C. Loeffler Embassy Archives

EdwardDurrellStoneNewDelhi Embassy
Edward Durell Stone. US Embassy, New Delhi (1959)

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Jane C. Loeffler Collection of Research Papers on American Embassies, a collection of documents, photos, architectural drawings, interviews and research papers, donated to the library by architectural historian Jane C. Loeffler of Washington, D.C. “It is gratifying to save valuable history from oblivion and even better to find it a proper home where others can build upon it,” said Loeffler.

“We are thrilled to receive this important body of materials especially at this moment when international affairs and the
American diplomatic presence are of such critical importance,” said Carole Ann Fabian, Director, Avery Library.
“We look forward to intensive study of this archive by the research community.”

Dr. Loeffler will visit Columbia to deliver a keynote address at the Architecture and Diplomacy: Transatlantic Approaches
symposium on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014. Other speakers and panelists will include Jean-Louis Cohen, Professor of
the History of Architecture, NYU-IFA; Amale Andraos, Dean, GSAPP; and professors Kadambari Baxi, Barnard College;
Craig Konyk, GSAPP; Jorge Otero-Pailo, GSAPP; Victoria Phillips, Columbia University; as well as Casey Jones,
Deputy Director, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations.

Columbia Spectator article
Columbia Libraries press release

One thought on “Avery Library Acquires Jane C. Loeffler Embassy Archives

  1. Fantastic!
    I’m not surprised to see the image of the remarkable U.S. Embassy in New Delhi selected to represent the collection.

    Stone’s own collection is held at the Arkansas Architectural Archives at the University of Arkansas.

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