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Abbott Lowell Cummings papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1713

Scope and Contents

The papers consist primarily of student research papers, photocopies of public records, and reports on historic homes of Connecticut. Files on seventeenth century domestic architecture and on one home in Massachusettes are also included. Many of the papers and reports were completed by students in Cummings's architecture history classes at Yale University, but several reports were written by Cummings.

Dates

  • 1956-1991

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

Original student papers in box 3 are restricted until January 1, 2067. Patrons must use the redacted versions of the papers in box 6.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the History of Art Department, 1996.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged in two sections: Seventeenth Century Domestic Architecture and Research and project files on historic homes.

Extent

7 Linear Feet (5 boxes and 1 audiocassette)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1713

Overview

The papers consist primarily of student research papers, photocopies of public records, and reports on historic homes of Connecticut. Files on seventeenth century domestic architecture and on one home in Massachusettes are also included. Many of the papers and reports were completed by students in Cummings's architecture history classes at Yale University, but several reports were written by Cummings.

Biographical / Historical

Abbott Lowell Cummings, noted authority on American architecture, received his B.A. from Oberlin College in 1945, and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1950. In 1955 he became assistant director of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. He remained with the Society until December, 1983, eventually becoming executive director. In 1984 he became the Charles F. Montgomery Professor of American Decorative Arts at Yale University. He retired and achieved emeritus status in 1992.
Title
Guide to the Abbott Lowell Cummings Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
Compiled by Christine Connolly
Date
June 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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