The AIA Historical Directory helps you locate information about U.S. architects from the 19th and 20th centuries in the AIA Archives and elsewhere.
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The AIA Historical Directory continues to grow. Digitized materials from the AIA Archives are added weekly on request. • Does your archive hold collections of architects’ papers and drawings? • Does your organization have a published or online compilation of U.S. architects’ biographies or works? • Does your firm maintain its own archives going back at least 30 years? • Are there more reference works that you’d like to help add to the AIA Historical Directory?
Talk with the AIA archivist at email@example.com or (202) 626-7496 about adding your information.
- Names of all national-level AIA members up to 1978
- Years of membership until 1978
- Does NOT include members who joined after 1978
- Digitized files from the AIA Archives (example: Francis Abreu and note Related Records link to Abreu & Robeson with other digitized files)
- What might be in their AIA Archives file, if it isn’t digitized yet—you can request it to be scanned if the person is deceased
- References to their entries in biographical directories (example: Jamieson Parker)
- Full text of the 3 editions of American Architects Directory
- Links to other archives which hold the architect’s papers and drawings (example: Irving F. Morrow)
- Names of non-member architects who appear in directories or other archives
- Names of firms that appear in directories, in other archives, or in the AIA Archives
- Does NOT include lists of buildings
Looking for a current architect? Try AIA’s Architect Finder or contact your local AIA chapter.
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