Papers of the Western Association of Architects
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains four microfilm reels of the papers of the Western Association of Architects.
Reel 1 - Convention proceedings, lists of officers and board membership lists, 1884-1889; Reel 1A - Treasurer’s book. Letterbook, December 7, 1885-November 25, 1889; Reel 2 - Correspondence, 1887, A-Y. Correspondence, 1888, A-Z; Reel 3 - Corresponcence, 1885, A-Z. Correspondence, 1886, A-Z.
- American Institute of Architects (Organization)
Language of Materials
Restrictions on Access
Available for use in the Manuscripts Division reading room. Advance notice is requested.
Restrictions on Use
There are no restrictions on the use of materials in this collection. Copies can be requested if the condition of the originals warrants it.
The Western Association of Architects (WAA) was founded in Chicago in 1884 as a rival organization of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Members consisted of architects from the Midwest and the South with chapters forming in many states. The WAA was the first architectural organization to petition for licensure of architects. Many architects were members of both WAA and AIA and a decision was made in 1889 for WAA to merge with AIA.
Collection contains four microfilm reels of the papers of the Western Association of Architects.
Additional Finding Aid
An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.
- Architecture -- Congresses. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Architecture -- United States -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Architecture -- United States -- Societies, etc. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Papers of the Western Association of Architects
- Archives Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Northwest Architectural Archives Collecting Area