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  • American Institute of Architects. Craftsmanship Medal. (1919)
  • Architectural League of New York, Gold Medal (1922)

Published Biographical References

  • Morrone, Francis. An Architectural Guidebook to Philadelphia. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith, 1999., p. 23-24
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  • Dictionary of American Biography, under the Auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies. New York, C. Scribner's sons, 1928-
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  • AIA/T-Square Yearbook, p. 250, 1925
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  • AIA/T-Square Yearbook, 1931
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    Membership: T-Square Club, Member

  • AIA/T-Square Yearbook, 1931
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    Membership: Philadelphia Chapter, AIA, Chapter Affiliate

  • Who's Who in Maryland, A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men and Women of the States of Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and West Virginia.. Chicago, Marquis Company, 1939-?, p. 987, 1939
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    Office: 5520 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

  • Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/29/2003
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  • "Adapting a Medieval Art to Modern Conditions: Life Work of Philadelphia Artist." Building Magazine (January 1930): 15, 36.
  • Andrews, Jack. Samuel Yellin, Metalworker. Ocean Pines, MD: Skipjack Press, 1992.
  • Colihan, Jane. "The Salt and Pepper of Architecture." American Heritage 46 (October 1995): 96.
  • Davis, Myra Tolmach. "Sketches in Iron: Samuel Yellin, American Master of Wrought Iron, 1885-1940." Washington, DC: The Dimock Gallery, George Washington University, 1978.
  • Geerlings, Gerald K. Wrought Iron in Architecture. New York: Scribners, 1929.
  • Howe, George. "Samuel Yellin and His Work." Journal of the American Institute of Architects (May 1923): 200-203.
  • Magaziner, Henry J. The Golden Age of Ironwork. Ocean Pines, MD: Skipjack Press, 2002.
  • Meigs, Arthur I. "Samuel Yellin, Master Craftsman." typescript, {1940} (photocopy in Athenaeum biography file)
  • Obituaries: Art Digest (15 October 1940); New York Times 4 October 1940.
  • Pilling, Ronald. "The Legacy of Samuel Yellin." Craft Horizons (April 1978): 38-40.
  • Wattenmaker, Richard J. Samuel Yellin in Context. 2d ed., rev. [Flint, Mich.]: Flint Institute of Arts, 1985.

Biographical Drawings, Photos, Papers, etc.

  • Yellin Collection, Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Yellin job cards (photocopies), The Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (The MMA includes in its collections several items of Yellin ironwork. According to the MMA New Acquisitions page []: "A long association with the Metropolitan Museum began in the 1930s, when Yellin supplied medieval-style railings, grilles, gates, and other hardware for The Cloisters, then under construction. After the artist's death the Museum purchased numerous pieces of European metalwork from his collection (acc. nos., and in 1957 his son, Harvey, restored and installed the Museum's monumental choir screen from the Cathedral of Valladolid, Spain (acc. no. 56.234.1). The Metropolitan also acquired a small but choice selection of Yellin's architectural wrought iron from important New York commissions, including prototype grilles for the Equitable Trust Company (1926) and Pierpont Morgan Library Annex (1928) (acc. nos. 1994.599.1,.2), a gift from the Yellin family.")
  • Meigs, Arthur I., "Samuel Yellin, Master Craftsman," typescript in Philadelphia Chapter AIA Membership Records. (The Athenaeum of Philadelphia)


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