Library of Congress Acquires Rare Architectural Image Collection

blog 2011/11/04

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AIA/AAF collection includes 160,000 drawings, 30,000 photographs

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The Library of Congress announced on Tuesday that it has acquired tens of thousands of architectural drawings and photographs—a rare collection maintained by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Architectural Foundation (AAF).

The collection includes 160,000 drawings, 30,000 photographs, and rare books spanning the architectural history of the United States. The materials include technical drawings, sourcebooks, and even original works of art.

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