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Guide to the McKim Mead & White Architectural Records Collection
circa 1875-1950
 PR 42

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Container List

Series I: Architectural Drawings

Conditions Governing Use note

Researchers wishing to access architectural drawings should be aware that due to their fragility and volume, special handling procedures apply to these materials. Accordingly, researchers should consult with the Print Room Librarian about how much time to budget when scheduling an appointment to view architectural drawings. The majority of drawings are stored on rolls; unrolling and rerolling these drawings is a time consuming process, so only a limited number of rolls can be viewed per visit. Multiple visits will be required for researchers wishing to view a significant number of drawings.

To preserve drawings for future research, the following restrictions apply:

1. All research appointments must be scheduled in advance through the Print Room Librarian.

2. Researchers will be required to wash their hands at the institution prior to handling archival materials.
3. Librarians will page only one tube or folder of architectural drawings at a time. No additional materials will be paged until all previously accessed drawings have been re-rolled and/or re-housed.

4. No drawings will be paged after 2:00 PM (or within one hour of closing time).

5. The Librarian has the discretion to limit the number of rolls a researcher may view per visit.

6. Damaged or particularly fragile drawings may, in the Librarian’s discretion, be handled only under the direct supervision of a librarian or withheld pending review by the chief conservator.

Subseries I.1: Rolled drawings

Scope and Contents note

Included in this series are approximately 61,150 rolled drawings for over 1000 commissioned projects. Approximately 65 percent of these are tracings (mostly ink on linen), and 35 percent are print duplicates (mostly blueprints on paper). They consist of plans, elevations, sections, exterior and interior details, full size details, sketches, and shop drawings. Projects include educational institutions, banks, country estates, residences, clubs and casinos, hotels, memorials, government buildings, public buildings, commercial buildings, libraries, museums, churches, and hospitals in New York and elsewhere.

The drawings were re-housed between 2009-2012 pursuant to a generous Save America's Treasures grant from the National Park Service, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Library and Museum Services, and the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

This subseries includes drawings of many of the firm's most important projects in New York City and elsewhere. An item-level inventory of the rolled drawings is available on-site.

Subseries I.2: Flat drawings

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists primarily of presentation drawings, but also includes other flattened architectural drawings and a few oversized photographs.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Flat files Folder : FF1 Madison Square Garden, plan of eighth floor above roof garden,1894
Box: Flat files Folder : FF1 Madison Square Garden, tower (vellum)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF1 Madison Square Garden, elevation of lower part of tower
Box: Flat files Folder : FF2 New York University Library, section through reading room
Box: Flat files Folder : FF2 House for Mrs. Patterson, Elevation on Burton Place
Box: Flat files Folder : FF3 Bank of Montreal interior photograph
Box: Flat files Folder : FF3 New York Life Insurance Company photo (poor condition)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF4 Oakland City Hall competition presentation drawings
Box: Flat files Folder : FF5 Boston Public Library
Box: Flat files Folder : FF5 Washington Arch, Washington Square Park, New York City
Box: Flat files Folder : FF6 Washington Arch, Washington Square Park, New York City, front elevation
Box: Flat files Folder : FF7 Columbia University, drawings on trace (RESTRICTED: needs conservation)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF8 Madison Square Presbyterian Church, mounted drawing, front elevation
Box: Flat files Folder : FF8 Madison Square Presbyterian Church drawing
Box: Flat files Folder : FF9 Hotel Nacional, Havana, Cuba, c. 1930, charcoal on board
Box: Flat files Folder : FF10 Metropolitan Museum mounted drawing by James Kellum Smitz
Box: Flat files Folder : FF11 Mounted color drawing of unidentified building
Box: Flat files Folder : FF12 Columbia University, aerial view (watercolor rendering, Jules Crow)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF12 Columbia University, Unidentified university building, 1896
Box: Flat files Folder : FF12 Columbia University, Chemical Engineering Building
Box: Flat files Folder : FF12 Columbia University, proposed Journalism Building
Box: Flat files Folder : FF12 Columbia University, proposed art gallery, 1928
Box: Flat files Folder : FF12 Columbia University, layout of south field
Box: Flat files Folder : FF12 Columbia University, East field, "Scheme A"
Box: Flat files Folder : FF12 Columbia University, School of Natural Science, two plans on linen
Box: Flat files Folder : FF12 Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall, one plan on linen
Box: Flat files Folder : FF12 Columbia University, south field, one plan on linen
Box: Flat files Folder : FF12 Topographic survey of a part of the grounds of the Bloomingdale Asylum, 1892 (site of Columbia University)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF13 Columbia University, pylons, 116th and Broadway (1 blueprint, 1 linen)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF13A Columbia University, pylons on W. 116th St. (trace drawings)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF14 New-York University (University Heights), half-side elevation of library dome
1897
Box: Flat files Folder : FF14 Colony Club, front elevation
Box: Flat files Folder : FF14 University Club
Box: Flat files Folder : FF14 Prospect Park, design for plaza entrance, drawing 2, 1894
Box: Flat files Folder : FF14 JP Morgan Library, detail of loggia (linen)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF14 J. P Morgan Library
Box: Flat files Folder : FF15 Henry Villard residence
Box: Flat files Folder : FF15 University Club
Box: Flat files Folder : FF15 Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences
Box: Flat files Folder : FF15 New Bellevue Hospital, New York City
Box: Flat files Folder : FF15 Columbia University, Philosophy Building
Box: Flat files Folder : FF16 C.L. Tiffany house, NYC, 1884 (Monograph series, plate 5A)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF16 Penn Station, details of main waiting room,1885, plate 310 (Monograph series)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF16 Washington Square Arch, north elevation (Monograph series, plate 40)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF17 Columbia University, Hamilton Hall, west elevation, college hall
Box: Flat files Folder : FF17 Brooklyn Institute (linen)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF17 Taylor Residence (linen)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF17 Municipal Building (linen)(Monograph series)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF17 Mount Royal Club, Montreal, Canada
Box: Flat files Folder : FF18 H.A.C. Taylor house
Box: Flat files Folder : FF18 Knickerbocker Trust Co.
Box: Flat files Folder : FF18 Madison Square Presbyterian Church, main doorway
Box: Flat files Folder : FF18 University Club
Box: Flat files Folder : FF18 Gorham Mfg. Co.
Box: Flat files Folder : FF18 Metropolitan Club
Box: Flat files Folder : FF18 Joseph Pulitzer house
Box: Flat files Folder : FF18 New York Herald building
Box: Flat files Folder : FF18 The Bowery Savings Bank
Box: Flat files Folder : FF18 Metropolitan Museum of Art
Box: Flat files Folder : FF19 Thomas Newbold residence
Box: Flat files Folder : FF20 Mrs. Clarence Mackay, Roslyn, NY
Box: Flat files Folder : FF21 St. George's School, Middletown, RI
Box: Flat files Folder : FF22 Columbia University, Low Library plaza photograph
Box: Flat files Folder : FF23 Penn Station at street level
Box: Flat files Folder : FF24 Municipal Building
Box: Flat files Folder : FF25 Arlington Memorial Bridge
Box: Flat files Folder : FF26 Harvard Union, Preliminary design living room (Jules Crow)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF27 Columbia University, Hamilton Hall, west elevation, college hall/Columbia (RESTRICTED: poor condition)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF28 Harvard University, memorial gate, Quincy Street (includes watercolor sketch)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF29 Amherst College Art Gallery (3 trace drawings)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF30 Proposed parish church, Roslyn, Long Island
Box: Flat files Folder : FF31 JP Morgan Library, trace drawing
Box: Flat files Folder : FF32 Trinity College, Hartford, CT, Field House & Connection to Trowbridge Memorial
Box: Flat files Folder : FF32 War memorial, Florence, Italy
Box: Flat files Folder : FF32 Maison de France, New York City
Box: Flat files Folder : FF32 Wharton School of Finance & Commerce, University of Pennsylvania, Bird's eye view
Box: Flat files Folder : FF33 3 drawings of unidentified buildings (possibly the Municipal Building)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF33 1 presentation plan of unidentified building
Box: Flat files Folder : FF34 Pennsylvania Railroad Station Improvement, Pittsburgh, PA, 14th St. exit
Box: Flat files Folder : FF34 Pennsylvania Railroad Station Improvement, Pittsburgh, PA, aerial view rain shed
Box: Flat files Folder : FF34 Unidentified church, section looking toward chancel
Box: Flat files Folder : FF35 New York Institute of the Blind, 5 different views of dormitory units
Box: Flat files Folder : FF36 American Academy of Arts & Letters, 1 mounted drawing of south elevation
Box: Flat files Folder : FF37 Pennsylvania Railroad Station, New York City (plan at waiting room level, plan at street level, plan at concourse level)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF38 Pennsylvania Railroad Station, New York City, Record Set of Reproductions
Box: Flat files Folder : FF39 Pennsylvania Railroad Station, New York City, reproductions of station's working drawings
Box: Flat files Folder : FF40 Pennsylvania Railroad Station, New York City reproductions of station's working drawings
Box: Flat files Folder : FF41 Pennsylvania Railroad Station, New York City, reproductions of station's working drawings
Box: Flat files Folder : FF42 Pennsylvania Railroad Station, New York City, reproductions of station's working drawings
Box: Flat files Folder : FF43 Pennsylvania Railroad Station, New York City, reproductions of station working drawings
Box: Flat files Folder : FF44 Pennsylvania Railroad Station, New York City, reproductions of station's working drawings
Box: Flat files Folder : FF45 Pennsylvania Railroad Station in New York City, proposed mural painting
Box: Flat files Folder : FF46 Silk Center Building, Inc., drawing 8, 1925, roof and tank house plan (linen)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF47 "House A, House B"
Box: Flat files Folder : FF48 "House D," 3 drawings
Box: Flat files Folder : FF49 "House F," 11 drawings
Box: Flat files Folder : FF50 "House G"
Box: Flat files Folder : FF51 Early drawings of cottages
Box: Flat files Folder : FF52 Sir Ronald Lindsay, full-size details for library/book room
Box: Flat files Folder : FF53 Boston Music Hall, Symphony Hall, Boston, plans section and elevation of original design (rejected designs), Plan (neg. 51896), section (neg. 51897)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF54 Amherst College Library, Amherst, MA (1968 collection). 4 mounted plans
Box: Flat files Folder : FF54A Amherst College Library, Amherst, MA, longitudinal and transverse sections
Box: Flat files Folder : FF55 Pennsylvania Station, Pittsburgh, PA, Lower concourse looking east
Box: Flat files Folder : FF55 Pennsylvania Station, Pittsburgh, PA, Upper concourse looking east
Box: Flat files Folder : FF56 Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT, east elevation
Box: Flat files Folder : FF56 Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT, west elevation
Box: Flat files Folder : FF56 Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT, west elevation, 8-story scheme
Box: Flat files Folder : FF56 Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT, west elevation, 4-story scheme
Box: Flat files Folder : FF57 Tennessee Memorial Competition, 2 plans
Box: Flat files Folder : FF57 Girard College Chapel Competition, Philadelphia, PA
Box: Flat files Folder : FF57 Custom House, competition drawing, New York
Box: Flat files Folder : FF58 Miscellaneous houses
Box: Flat files Folder : FF59 Country house for Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, esq., Manchester, MA (reproductions; original drawings owned by John Lastavica and Kitty Coolidge)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF60 Prospect Park
Box: Flat files Folder : FF61 Prospect Park
Box: Flat files Folder : FF62 Grand Central Station Competition, ink on trace, perspective from the north
Box: Flat files Folder : FF62 Competition for monumental memorial to Theodore Roosevelt
Box: Flat files Folder : FF62 Unidentified project, color rendering
Box: Flat files Folder : FF63 Unidentified drawing of bridge
Box: Flat files Folder : FF63 Unidentified photo/plan
Box: Flat files Folder : FF63 NY Central West Side improvement, City Structure No. 4 and Grade Crossing elimination between 72nd and 80th Street, Manhattan
Box: Flat files Folder : FF63 New York University, Library Doors in memory of Stanford White
Box: Flat files Folder : FF64 Renderings of unidentified buildings (2 by Jules Crow)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF65 Bates Hall, Boston Public Library, 1/2 plan, architrave and jamb. Very poor condition. “Restricted.
Box: Flat files Folder : FF67 Brooklyn Institute, north elevation
Box: Flat files Folder : FF67 San Giorgio dei Schiavi, Venice, Italy, Details of concourse and paneling on walls
Box: Flat files Folder : FF67 Cayuga Lake Hotel: view of tower, Interlaken, NY
Box: Flat files Folder : FF67 Hotel, Tarrytown Heights, NY
Box: Flat files Folder : FF67 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Residence (proposed), RI (attributed by Leland Roth)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF68 Municipal Building, NYC, 2 views by Jules Crow
Box: Flat files Folder : FF69 Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY
Box: Flat files Folder : FF70 State Savings Bank at Detroit, front elevation
Box: Flat files Folder : FF71 First National Bank Building, 1908 lithograph (poor condition)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF72 Judson Memorial Baptist Church
Box: Flat files Folder : FF73 Amherst College, Amherst, MA, Preliminary study for general plan (very poor condition)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF74 Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, Library and gallery
Box: Flat files Folder : FF75 National City Bank, Hong Kong branch, plan
Box: Flat files Folder : FF76 New York Terminal Station, Pennsylvania Railroad Company
Box: Flat files Folder : FF76 Morgan Library (photo)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF77 Columbia University dormitories (photograph, poor condition)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF77 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University, NYC
Box: Flat files Folder : FF77 New York Herald building, NYC
Box: Flat files Folder : FF77 Gorham Co. building photograph
Box: Flat files Folder : FF77 Gorham Co. building photograph, interior
Box: Flat files Folder : FF78 Madison Square Garden, photograph (George P. Hall)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF78 City Hall, NYC, photograph
Box: Flat files Folder : FF78 Harvard University buildings, 2 photographs
Box: Flat files Folder : FF79 Town Hall, NYC, exterior photograph
Box: Flat files Folder : FF81 MMW office rules 1894
Box: Flat files Folder : FF81 French certificate awarded to McKim for 1900 Universal Exposition
Box: Flat files Folder : FF82 Pyne Residence, NYC. Floor plans, blueprint, mounted drawing
Box: Flat files Folder : FF83 Proposed library, Port Chester, NY
Box: Flat files Folder : FF83 Moore Laboratory of Chemistry, Amherst, MA, study for setting for portrait and memorial tablet
Box: Flat files Folder : FF83 Davenport Memorial Squash Building, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, south elevation
Box: Flat files Folder : FF83 Davenport Memorial Squash Building, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, north elevation
Box: Flat files Folder : FF84 Chicago World's Fair buildings (photo, very poor condition)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF85 Henry Villard residence (watercolor)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF86.1 Pennsylvania Station, New York City, presentation drawing, Jules Crow (watercolor)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF86.2 Pennsylvania Station, New York City, presentation drawing, Jules Crow (watercolor)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF87 Arlington Memorial Bridge
Box: Flat files Folder : FF88 Gould Memorial, entrance doors, photograph
Box: Flat files Folder : FF88 John W. Weeks Bridge, Cambridge, MA, photograph
Box: Flat files Folder : FF89 United States Post Office, NYC (3 drawings)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF89 Winifred Masterson Burke Relief Foundation, White Plains, NY
Box: Flat files Folder : FF89 McKinley Birthplace Memorial Competition, front elevation and first floor plan
Box: Flat files Folder : FF89 Savoy Plaza Hotel
Box: Flat files Folder : FF89 Pennsylvania Railroad Station, NYC, interior photograph
Box: Flat files Folder : FF89 Court of the States, 1939 World's Fair, New York, photograph
Box: Flat files Folder : FF90 Women's Dormitories South Campus Project
Box: Flat files Folder : FF90 Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, main entrance
Box: Flat files Folder : FF90 McKinley Birthplace Memorial Competition, front elevation and first floor plan
Box: Flat files Folder : FF90 American Military Cemetery, Florence, Italy, prelimary study
Box: Flat files Folder : FF90 Princeton University, Field House
Box: Flat files Folder : FF91 Bank of Montreal (Wall Street), assorted blueprints
Box: Flat files Folder : FF92 Bank of Montreal (Montreal), assorted blueprints; detail drawings of lamps
Box: Flat files Folder : FF93 Bank of Montreal (Winnipeg), assorted blueprints
Box: Flat files Folder : FF94 Barnard College, structural blueprints
Box: Flat files Folder : FF95 Beard Residence, entrance elevation and studies of rooms
Box: Flat files Folder : FF96 Bellevue Hospital, blueprints (water main, garage, site plan)
Box: Flat files Folder : FF97 Royal Trust Company, drawings on tissue
Box: Flat files Folder : FF98 Governors Island Ventilation Building
Box: Flat files Folder : FF99 Hotel Pennsylvania Floor Plans
Box: Flat files Folder : FF 100 Sketch of house for Charles Adsitt, Esq. Hornsville, NY

General Note

This drawing is signed "McKim Mead and Bigelow"

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