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American Architecture

Biographical Sources

AIA (American Institute of Architects) Historical Directory of American Architects.

Avery Obituary Index of Architects and Artists, 2d ed 1980. Citations of obituaries published in newspapers (mainly the New York Times) and journals. Predominantly American and English architects of the 19th and 20th centuries. Obituaries of artists included until 1960 are not in the 2nd edition. The database, Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, includes citations to obituaries; limit search to "Obituary." Mugar Folio NA 40A94 1980.

Brief Biographies of American Architects Who Died Between 1897 and 1947, Earle G. Shettleworth, Maine Historic Preservation Commission.Verbatim transcriptions of 1,200 obituaries published in the American Art Annual and its successor, Who’s Who in American Art.

Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased). Henry Withey, 1740-1952. Essays with references, including obituaries. Mugar Library NA 736 F56.

First American Women Architects. Sarah AllabackBiographical dictionary with entries that may include brief biography, partial list of buildings, sources, location of papers, and illustrations. Mugar Library NA 736 2008.

Boston Architects and Builders Compiled from the Boston Directory 1789-1846. Christopher Hall. Massachusetts Commission for the Preservation of Architectural Records (Mass COPAR). Mugar Library NA55 B6B67 1989.

Directory of Boston Architects, 1846-1970, compiled by Massachusetts Commission for the Preservation of Architectural Records (Mass COPAR).  Mugar Library NA 55 B6 D5 1984.

Makers of 20th Century Modern Architecture: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook.  Donald Johnson. Architect's writings, biography, assessment, bibliography and archives. Name/place indexes. Mugar Libary NA 680 J628 1997.

Contemporary Architects, ed. Ann Morgan. International.  Biographical data; chronological list of works; publications by and about; brief description of style and noteworthy works; photographs of representative works. Some information and illustrations not repeated from earlier editions: 1st ed (1980) includes a number of pre-WWII architects; 2nd ed (1987). Mugar Folio NA 680 C625 ...