This collection is composed of architectural drawings and reprographic copies of Frank Lloyd Wright architectural designs,
drawn by R.M. Schindler and Frank Lloyd Wright, dating from 1899 through 1957. The majority of designs are for residential
buildings in the American Midwest.
Frank Lloyd Wright was born in 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin, and spent much of his childhood in the American Midwest.
He briefly attended the University of Wisconsin for two semesters. In 1887 Wright left for Chicago, eventually finding work
as a draftsman with the architectural firm of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. A year later, in 1889, he began to work for Adler & Sullivan
as a draftsman. By 1890 Wright was head draftsman in the firm and handled all of the residential design work in the office.
Three years later, in 1893, Wright established his own independent practice.