Focus: local, national, international. Consists of: books, periodicals, architectural drawings, both individual drawings and complete archives; documents/correspondence; models (rare); photographs, both vintage and newly commissioned; slides (if part of archive); ephemera. Strengths: Avery Library, extensive holdings in rare European and American architectural literature; American trade catalogues and view books; Piranesi; in-depth literature on architecture as a whole; drawings, 19th and 20th century American architecture, esp. New York City. Collection accessible by computer and through inventories. Drawings can be reproduced with permission. Institution has a conservation laboratory.
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