Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968

Architectural League of New York, est. 1881
Society
New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 115.1 linear feet

Collection Summary: The records of the Architectural League of New York measure 115.1 linear feet and date from 1880s-1974 (bulk 1927-1968). The League's mission "to advance the art of architecture" is documented through administrative and business records, committee records and officers' files, exhibition files, records of functions and events, correspondence, publicity files, photographs, lantern slides, and scrapbooks.

Biographical/Historical Note: The Architectural League of New York was founded in New York City in 1881 by a group of architects who wished to gather and discuss architecture and its relationship to the arts.

The Architectural League of New York records were donated in several installments from 1967-1980 by the Architectural League of New York.

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund.

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Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are several collections that contain Architectural League of New York records. The American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993, include a significant amount of League records related to national awards programs and lantern slides from the "New Horizons in America" lecture series.