University of Texas, Alexander Architectural Archive

Illinois Architectural collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Alexander Architectural Archives
Title: Illinois Architectural collection
Dates: 1893-1923
Abstract: The Illinois Architectural collection is a grouping of individual project records of Illinois properties. Records were acquired over time from various sources, each with their own provenance.
Identification: ILAC 1988004; 2007035
Quantity: 32 lantern slides, 4 flat drawings, 5 printed reproductions of original drawings
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Alexander Architectural Archives, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Biographical and Administrative History of Architects and Firms represented in the collection

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Scope and Content of the collection

The Illinois Architectural collection consists of 32 lantern slides of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago, Illinois; 4 drawings of the Ward W. Willets Residence, 1903, Frank Lloyd Wright, architect; 5 drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings (Unity Church, Nathan G. Moore House, Isabel Roberts House, W.H. Winslow House, Arthur Heurtley House) by Joseph F. Hennessy.


Policies Governing Use and Access

This collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using archival materials. As all or portions of this collection may be housed off-site, advance notice of at least three working days is required for retrieval. Certain items may require additional time for flattening or humidifying before they can be viewed. Access is by appointment only. Please contact the archives' reference staff for further information.

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Index Terms

Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Architecture, Domestic--Illinois--Oak Park
Architecture, Domestic--Illinois--River Forest
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)

Administrative Information


Illinois Architectural collection, Alexander Architectural Archives, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Processing Information

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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