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Architectural Photographs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0418

Scope and Content

This collection of architectural photographs was assembled in the Architecture and Fine Arts Library at the University of Florida to support education and research needs at UF. Most of the photographs were created or collected as part of the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) in the 1960s and 1970s. Photographs are divided into four series covering different geographic regions including Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Europe (Italy, France, and Greece). Most of the photographs are numbered according to their Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) number. Some numbers are missing from the collection. The European photographs did not originate from the HABS survey. Detailed master catalog lists of the HABS photographs, compiled by the Architecture and Fine Arts Library at the University of Florida, are included at the beginning of each series.

Dates

  • 1960s-1970s

Access

The collection is open for research.

Extent

8 Linear Feet (8 Boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Architectural photographs collected as part of the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) in the 1960s and 1970s including photographs of sites in Georgia, South Carolina, and Puerto Rico. Non-HABS photographs of European sites in Italy, France, and Greece are also present.

Location

Please note that this collection is housed in the Auxiliary Library Facility off campus and will require advance notice for timely retrieval. Please contact the Special and Area Studies Collections department prior to your visit.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Architecture and Fine Arts Library to the Architecture Archives in Special Collections at the University of Florida.

Related Material

Official photographs collected and created by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) can be found at the Library of Congress.

Designs and plans created or collected as part of the Historical American Buildings Survey (HABS) can be found in the Architecture Educational Collection.

Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) photographs related to Florida are stored with the Florida Photograph Collection.

Processing Notes

This collection has been minimally processed. A folder level inventory was produced and is listed in this finding aid, but the majority of the documents were not examined or rehoused during the course of processing. Open access to these materials allows researchers to further delve into the contents as needed.

Title
A Guide to the Architectural Photographs Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Matt Kruse
Date
February 2019
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755