Avery Library remembers Henry Ogden Avery, Jan. 31,1852- Apr. 30, 1890

Henry Ogden Avery was born January 31, 1852 in Brooklyn. After studying at the  Cooper Union (1870-1871), then in the office of Russell Stugis, he went to France in 1872 to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He returned to New York and worked in the office of Richard Morris Hunt where he assisted […]

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Avery in “Saving Place” exhibit at MCNY

Saving Place: Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks Museum of the City of New York, New York April 21-September 13, 2015 Many believe New York’s pioneering Landmarks Law, enacted in April 1965, was the key factor in the rebirth of New York in the final quarter of the 20th century. It ensured that huge […]

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NYC City Council Proclamation and Avery’s Early Efforts

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Landmarks Law, the granting of regulatory power to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and the tireless work of the preservation community, the Speaker of the City Council issued a proclamation at the April 16th City Council Stated Meeting acknowledging this historic anniversary. Avery Library was invited to attend […]

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Avery Drawings in MoMA Latin America in Construction exhibition

A never-before exhibited scrapbook documenting Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1931 trip to Rio will be on display in the Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art from March 29-July 19, 2015. The scrapbook, part of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives, and 2 drawings of the Sports Palace in Mexico […]

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Columbia Libraries Graduate Internship Program in Primary Sources

Columbia University Libraries Graduate Internship Program in Primary Sources Invites Applications: http://library.columbia.edu/find/special-collections/internships/apply.html The Columbia University Libraries’ Graduate Student Internship Program is designed to enrich graduate studies and professional training in primary sources through an introduction to archival work, supplemented with lectures, workshops and tours. Once trained, interns arrange, describe and catalogue collections, and create finding […]

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Avery Library Acquires Arthur Rothstein Photographic Collection

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Arthur Rothstein Photograph Collection, 1848-2000, a collection of photographic prints and negatives, personal and professional papers, printed material, videos and ephemera, donated to the library by his wife, Grace Rothstein. Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985), one of the most […]

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Avery Library Acquires Jane C. Loeffler Embassy Archives

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 […]

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Sylvan Cemetery — exhibit opening

September 3 – November 1, 2014 The Wallach Art Gallery Schermerhorn Hall, 8th floor Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art and Landscape at Woodlawn coincides with Woodlawn’s 150th anniversary celebration, and celebrates the Cemetery’s 2006 gift of its archive—the most complete set of 19th– and 20th–century cemetery records held in the public trust -– to the Avery […]

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Avery New Acquisitions Event May 19

Please join us to view highlights of Avery 2013-2014 acquisitions! Monday May 19, 2014 Display: 3:00 – 8:00 pm Reception: 5:30 – 8:00 pm   Sponsored by Avery Friends & the Friends of the Columbia University Libraries To RSVP, please call 212.854.6199 or email: Avery-Friends@libraries.cul.columbia.edu Image Credit: François Lecoy. Méthode simple et facile pour lever les plans, suivie d’un traité dunivellement et d’un abrégé des règles du lavis … (Paris: Duponcet, […]

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