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Guide to the Cass Gilbert Papers and Architectural Drawings
1883-1952 (Bulk 1900-1934)
 PR 21

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Maurita Baldock with assistance by Kerri Anne Burke.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 05, 2023
The finding aid is in English

Scope and Content Note

The Cass Gilbert Collection spans the period from 1883-1952 (bulk 1900-1934) and contains professional and personal papers relating to the architect Cass Gilbert. Most of this collection consists of files related to his numerous architectural projects. These files contain materials related to projects that he completed as well as projects that he worked on but did not complete. The collection also documents his extensive work in art and architectural associations. His personal papers mainly relate to personal business and some family letters are included. The arrangement attempts to adhere to Gilbert's filing system as closely as possible. The finding aid includes reference to Gilbert's architectural drawings; more detailed listings of drawings are available from the N-YHS Reference Librarian.


The collection is divided into nine series:

Series I: Project Files

Series II: Office Files

Series III: Professional Organizations

Series IV: Personal Files

Series V: Lantern Slides

Series VI: Record Book of Drawings

Series VII: Scrapbooks

Series VIII: Metal Printing Plates

Series IX: European Sketchbooks

Series X: Architectural Drawings