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American Institute of Architects Records

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: American Institute of Architects.
Title: American Institute of Architects Records
Inclusive Dates: 1922-1988
Quantity: 81 linear ft.
Abstract: CNY chapter records, committee material on professional practice, conduct, and disciplinary material, printed material, more.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. The AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for its members, through advocacy, information, and community. [Taken from the AIA website,]

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The American Institute of Architects Records consists of office files, financial files, official records, membership information, publications, films, audiotapes, photographs, exhibit memorabilia, and architectural drawings

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Arrangement of the Collection

Most series are arranged alphabetically by name, type, or title.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Additional access restrictions lifted in 2008.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has the papers of many notable architects, inluding Marcel Breuer, Pietro Belluschi, William Lescaze, and many more. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

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Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

American Institute of Architects.


Architecture -- New York (State)

Genres and Forms

Architectural drawings (visual works)
Film reels.
Minutes (administrative records)
Sound recordings.



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

American Institute of Architects Records,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of American Institute of Architects, 1971, 1988.

CNYAIA newsletters, gift of Ohio History Connection, 2017.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 30 Apr 2009
Revision history: 21 Jul 2021 - added CNYAIA newsletters (RMH)

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Architectural drawings
Oversize 1 Miscellaneous
Map-Case Miscellaneous - most are of Syracuse buildings (74 drawings)
Board of directors
Box 1 Minutes 1922-1980
Exhibit material
Box 15 Plaques
Box 15 Exhibit photographs
Box 15 Other exhibit items
Films and audiotapes
Box 13 Miscellaneous
Financial material
Box 4 Ledgers
Box 4 Dues
Treasurer's files
Box 4 Deni, Gerald S. 1974-1976
Box 4 Hares, Francis 1965-1967
Box 4 Houseworth, John 1972-1973
Box 5 Hueber, Paul 1968-1969
Box 5 King, Bruce 1985
Box 5 Lafferty, Richard T. 1979
Box 5 Pallone, Richard 1979
Box 5 Secor, Robert 1970-1971
Box 5 Spina, Dennis 1980
Box 5 Teitsch, John 1974-1975
Treasurer's reports
Box 5 Miscellaneous 1932-1977 (10 folders)
Official records
Box 6 Bylaws
Box 6 Incorporation papers
Box 6 Minutes 1966-1972, 1979-1981, 1984-1985, undated (4 folders)
Membership files
Box 7 Categories
Box 7 Lists
Box 7 Printed directories
Office files
Councils, committees, commissions, and task forces
Box 8 A-L
Box 9 L-S
Subject files
Box 2 AIA National 1970-1978
General subject files
Box 2 A-N 1952-1986
Box 3 N-W 1958-1978
Box 10 A-W
Box 10 Ethics committee
Box 14 Miscellaneous
Box 7 New York State Association of Architects
Box 7 National American Institute of Architects
Box 7 Newsletters, CNYAIA 1982
Gift of Ohio History Connection, 2017
Box 11 Straight Edge newsletter 1948-1978 (6 folders)
Box 11 CNYAIA Newsletter 1981-1988
Box 12 Camera ready copy (to be culled: photos pulled, identified, and retained, remainder discarded)
Seminars, conventions and symposia
Box 12 Miscellaneous

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