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

American Institute of Architects. Philadelphia Chapter


Collection Information

Size: 3 Microfilm reels, 2 linear feet on 3 microfilm reels

Summary: The microfilmed American Institute of Architects Philadelphia Chapter minute books list officers and members; include guidelines on issues such as wages; and give descriptions of the organization's role in the city planning and restoration.

Biographical/Historical Note

The American Institute of Architects is a professional organization for architects in the United States. AIA functions as a national organization with state and local chapters. Organized in 1869, the Philadelphia chapter is the second oldest in the country after New York City.


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.
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia holds the American Institute of Architects Philadelphia Chapter records, 1840-1956.

Language Note

English .

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.