- Historic Sites
A gathering of little-known drawings from Columbia University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library illuminates two centuries of American building
April/May 1984 | Volume 35, Issue 3
Thanks in part to this rebirth of interest, the collection at the Avery Library serves a large audience. Not only do students look at drawings to learn drafting techniques, but scholars study them for historical research. Historic preservationists find the drawings invaluable for restoring old structures, and museums are now eager to exhibit them to the general public. The careful preservation of architectural drawings in archives such as the Avery Library ensures the survival of these irreplaceable documents, which have come to be valued as both art and artifact.