University of Texas, Alexander Architectural Archive

Wayne Andrews:

An Inventory of his Architectural Photographs

Collection Summary

Creator: Andrews, Wayne (1913-1987)
Title: Wayne Andrews Architectural photographs collection
Abstract: Approximately 125 b/w photographic prints, and one catalog document a small portion of the work of architectural photographer and American historian Wayne Andrews.
Identification: 1969001
Quantity: Approximately 125 b/w photographic prints, 1 catalog
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Alexander Architectural Archive, The University of Texas at Austin.

Biographical Sketch of Wayne Andrews

Wayne Andrews (1913-1987) was born in Kenilworth, Illinois and educated in the Winnetka public schools, Lawrenceville School, and Harvard. He received his doctorate in American history at Columbia University under Allan Nevins; his Ph.D. thesis, "Architecture, Ambition and Americans," was among the first important analyses of culture as it relates to architecture. From 1948 to 1956 he was Curator of Manuscripts at the New York Historical Society, and from 1956 to 1963 he was an editor at Charles Scribner's Sons. He held the first American art history chair established at an American university as Archives of American Art Professor at Wayne State University, Detroit from 1964 to 1983. After his retirement he returned to his beloved Chicago where he lived for the remainder of his life with his wife Elizabeth. They had one daughter, Elizabeth Waties. He wrote several books on the topics of architecture and literature and was a former president of the New York chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. The University of Delaware Department of Art History has a large collection of his architectural photographs. He died of a heart-attack in Paris, France on August 17, 1987.

Scope and Content of the collection

Approximately 125 b/w photographic prints and one catalog document a small portion of the work of the architectural photographer Wayne Andrews.


Restrictions on Access

Access is by appointment only to any serious scholar. Rolled materials must be flattened before viewing. A three-day advance notice is required to flatten rolled materials. Portions of this collection are not processed and may not be accessible.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright to the photographs in the Wayne Andrews collection is held by Esto Photographics, 222 Valley Place, Marmaroneck, NY 10543, 914-698-4060, For more information please see the Alexander Architectural Archive's Use Policy.

Related Material

William Gray Purcell Papers, c.1949-1950, New York Historical Society, contains Wayne Andrews' personal archives.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wayne Andrews Architectural photographs collection, the Alexander Architectural Archive, the General Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin

Processing Information

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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