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Architecture Educational Collection

Identifier: MS Group 273

Scope and Content

This collection of architectural drawings was assembled in the Architecture and Fine Arts Library at the University of Florida to support education and research needs at UF. Many of the designs and plans were created or collected as part of the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) in the 1960s and 1970s. Numerous cities and counties in Florida are well represented, including St. Augustine, Pensacola, Key West, Tampa, etc. Some of the drawings are reproductions of WPA drawings from the 1930s. Most are blueprints and blue-line working drawings, but there are a small number of original drawings (e.g., pencil on trace paper). The drawings represent a large number of architects and firms, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Paul Rudolph, Alfred Browning Parker, Hershel Shepard, and many others. The drawings and sheets are numbered, but there are some gaps in the numbering. Some folders contain single sheets, while others contain sets of drawings consisting of multiple sheets. Some of the sets are stored rolled.


  • 1930-2010
  • Majority of material found within 1930-1980


The collection is open for research.


26.5 Linear feet (470 sets or sheets)

Language of Materials



Miscellaneous architectural drawings, particularly of structures in Florida.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

In 2010 the collection was transferred from the Architecture and Fine Arts Library to the Architecture Archives in Special Collections at the University of Florida. Since then, additional drawings have been donated by various individuals (the names of donors are included with the descriptions of the items).

A Guide to the Architecture Educational Collection
Finding aid created by John R. Nemmers
June 2010
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Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
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Description is written in English.

Repository Details

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

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America