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Finding Aid for the Frank Lloyd Wright architectural drawings, 1899-1957 0000101
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
3.0 Linear feet (1 flat file drawer)
Availability
Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.