Institution: Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania
Overview Holdings (1,993)
The Samuel Yellin Collection, containing project files, office records, photographs and drawings, was donated to the Architectural Archives by his granddaughter and successor in the firm, Clare Yellin. The earliest documents in the collection are office ledgers (1912). Project files (1920-1953) include order information, drawing lists, shipping information and correspondence related to nearly 1400 projects. Most of the drawings are for designs by Samuel Yellin, with some by his son and successor Harvey Yellin. The collection does not contain drawings for the final design for each project, which were retained by the firm. Also found in the collection are architectural drawings of numerous architects with whom Yellin worked.

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