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American Institute of Architects Philadelphia Chapter minute books, 1869-1943

American Institute of Architects. Philadelphia Chapter


Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet, (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: The minute books list officers and members; contain information about exhibitions, competitions, awards; and include guidelines on issues such as wages, and give descriptions of the organization's role in city planning and restoration.

Biographical/Historical Note

Professional society of Philadelphia area architects; founded 1869.


All the records of the AIA Philadelphia Chapter are on deposit at the Philadelphia Athenaeum, but only the minute books were microfilmed, in 1988, as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

Related Materials

American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia Chapter papers also at Syracuse University.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: The Athenaeum of Philadelphia.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 4156-4158 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan, at the Free Library of Philadelphia and at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

American Institute of Architects Philadelphia Chapter minute books, 1869-1943. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.