Alexander Architectural Archives
Today, the Alexander Architectural Archive is the largest such resource in Texas, containing over 200,000 drawings and over 61 linear feet of papers, photographic material, models and ephemera, representing thousands of projects in Texas as well as New York, Chicago, California and Great Britain. Professor Alexander was a pioneer in recognizing the importance of preserving architectural records. The resources he collected have played an important role in the restoration of many of Texas' most important buildings and continues to be essential for the study of American architectural history.
Archives of Carnegie Mellon University
The Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives was created in 1984 to collect, conserve and promote the use of architectural records that document the architects and architecture of
Pittsburgh and the tri-state region of western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia.
Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania
Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania preserves the works
of more than 400 designers from the 18th century to the present. The research
collections in the Archives are available to faculty, students, and scholars
for independent study as well as to support teaching in the University of
Pennsylvania and other institutions.
Canadian Architectural Archives
The Canadian Architectural Archives (CAA), MacKimmie Library, was established in 1974 as a joint venture between the University of Calgary Library and the Faculty of Environmental Design. With the mandate of collecting the work of twentieth century Canadian architects, the archives has emphasized the documentation of the total output of architectural firms in an attempt to provide an accurate historical profile. Collections may consist of drawings, project files, correspondence, slides, photographs, aperture cards, oral history tapes and transcripts, and architectural models.
Charles F. Murphy Architectural Study Center
The Chicago Historical Society; The Charles F. Murphy Architectural Study Center
contains a wide variety of materials that document Chicago's built environment.
The Center has one of the nation's largest collections of architectural working
drawings, as well as manuscript materials, architectural models, and building
William W. Wurster founded the Environmental Design Archives (then Architectural
Archives) in 1955, following the recommendation of eminent architectural historian
Henry Russell Hitchcock. The personal papers and project records of Bernard
Maybeck comprised the inaugural donation. In 1973 expanded holdings in landscape
architecture prompted the College of Environmental Design to adopt the name
"Documents Collection." The collection became the Environmental Design Archives
in 1999, in response to the establishment of a formal archival program. The
archives has become Northern California's premiere collection of historic architecture
and landscape architecture records.
International Archive of Women in Architecture
The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) was established in 1985 as a joint program of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). The purpose of the program is to document the history of women's involvement in architecture by collecting, preserving, storing, and making available to researchers the professional papers of women architects, landscape architects, designers, architectural historians and critics, and urban planners, and the records of women's architectural organizations, from around the world. The IAWA focuses primarily on collecting the papers of those who practiced at a time when there were few women in the field (before the 1950's). The IAWA collects this information to fill serious gaps in the availability of primary research materials for architectural, women's, and social history research.
The Drawings and Archives Collection of Avery Library is a collection of ca. 500,000 items, including original drawings, blueprints, photographs, correspondence, and other architectural records.
Southeastern Architectural Archives of Tulane University
Southeastern Architectural Archives of Tulane University "The Archive collections include work by James Gallier, James Dakin, Henry Howard and other architects, mostly foreign-born, who shaped the antebellum city of New Orleans, as well as examples of the architectural legacy of French and Spanish colonial traditions."
New York Times
A free of charged subscriber based archive of the New York Times.