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MS Am 2113-2113.5

Warren, Whitney, 1864-1943. Whitney Warren papers, 1914-1926: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2113-2113.5
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Warren, Whitney, 1864-1943.
Title: Whitney Warren papers,
Date(s): 1914-1926.
Quantity: 1 collection (8 linear feet (18 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and other papers of New York architect Whitney Warren.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

44M-342 - 44M-342C. Gift of Mrs. William Greenough, Mrs. Reginald B. Rives, and Whitney Warren Jr.; received: 1945.
44M-342D-44M-342E. Gift of the children of Whitney Warren; received: 1945.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Access formerly required permission of the donors until 1965 Jan. 1.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Conditions Governing Use:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Whitney Warren Papers, 1914-1926 (MS Am 2113-2113.5). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Whitney Warren was a New York architect. He studied in Paris at the Atliers of the Ecole des Beaux Arts and returned to NYC in 1896 to found the firm Warren & Wetmore. Two of the firm's major works were the Grand Central Terminal and the Biltmore Hotel, both in New York City. Warren was also a co-founder of the Beaux Arts Institute of Design and served as director for many years.


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Scope and Contents

Collection includes primarily correspondence with friends, colleagues, and family: Charlotte A. Tooker Warren (his wife), Charlotte Warren Greenough (his daughter), William Greenough (his son-in-law); Reginald Rives (his son-in-law); and Lloyd Warren (his brother). Also includes many photographs, and some compositions.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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