Digital Resources


Art Institute of Chicago

Archival Collection Overview

Association for Preservation Technology

Building Technology Heritage Library

Ball State University

Collection Overview

Baylor University

Architecture Collection

California Polytechnic State University

California Architectural Archives

Canadian Center for Architecture

Collection Overview

Carnegie Mellon University

Architecture Archives

Chicago Collections

Explore Chicago Collections

Columbia University,
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

Collections & Services
Art & Architecture Subject & Research Guides

Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives

Collections Overview

Cornell University

Architecture and City Planning Collections

Getty Research Institute

Research Collections
Architecture & Design Collections Research Guide
Library Catalog

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design,
Frances Loeb Library

Special Collections
Archival Collections

The Huntington Library

Architecture Collections

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Miller House and Garden Archives

Library of Congress

Architecture Research Guides (visual materials, manuscripts); Others

McGill University

Historical Collections

Mississippi State University

Architecture Collections in ArchivesSpace

MIT Museum

Architecture Collection

New York Botanical Garden

Lord and Burnham Archive

New-York Historical Society

Printed Collections Overview

North Carolina State University Libraries

Special Collections Research Center

Oberlin College


Princeton University

Architecture Library

Stanford University

R. Buckminster Fuller Collection
Rodolfo Lanciani Archive

Syracuse University

Architecture and Industrial Design

University for Creative Careers

Research Guides

University of Arkansas

Arkansas Architectural Archives

University of Brighton

Design Archives

University of Calgary

Canadian Architectural Archives

University of California, Berkeley

Environmental Design Archives

University of California, Santa Barbara,
AD&A Museum

Architecture and Design Collection

University of Florida

Architecture Archives

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library

Architect Archives 

University of Houston

Architecture and Planning Research Collection

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Paul Rudolph and His Architecture

University of Melbourne

Archives and Special Collections

University of Miami

Archival Collections

University of Michigan

Architects, Architecture, and Landscape Design Overview

University of Minnesota

Northwest Architectural Archives

University of Nevada, Reno

Architectural Collections Guides

University of Pennsylvania

Architectural Archives

University of Pittsburgh

Archives & Special Collections

University of Queensland

Architecture Collection

University of St. Thomas

Voorsanger Architects Archive

University of Texas at Austin

Alexander Architectural Archives

Research Guides

University of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson Papers

University of Westminster

The Archigram Archive

Victoria and Albert Museum

Archive of Art and Design

Virginia Tech

International Archive of Women in Architecture

Washington University in St. Louis

Architecture Collections

Yale University

Architecture and Urban Planning Collections Guide

Ball State University - Digital Collections (need to click subject and select architecture)

Ball State University - Collection Database

British Library - EThOS (e-theses database)

Brown University – REVEAL (Reconstruction and Exploratory Visualization: Engineering meets ArchaeoLogy)

Columbia University - Avery Digital Projects

Columbia University - Mapping Gothic France

Creative Commons Search

Densho - Archive of the World War II era incarceration of Japanese Americans

Dumbarton Oaks - Digitized Rare Books

Florida International University - Coral Gables Virtual History

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation - Frank Lloyd Wright's Library

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust - Digital Image Collection

Getty Research Institute Digital Collections

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Frances Loeb Library Special Collections - CIAM Collection

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Frances Loeb Library Special Collections - Paper of Martin Wagner

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Frances Loeb Library Special Collections - Kenzō Tange Archive

Library of Congress - Database & E-Resources

Library of Congress - Online Catalog

Library of Congress - Prints & Photographs Division Online Catalog

Michigan State University - Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade


North Carolina State University - North Carolina Architects and Builders

Online Archive of California

Open Heritage

Peabody Essex Museum - Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese Home

Princeton University - Historical Photograph Collection

Princeton University - Jean Labatut Papers

University of Buckingham - Robert & James Adams Grand Tour Letters and Writings, 1754-63

University of Florida - Unearthing St. Augustine's Colonial Heritage

University of Nevada, Reno – Finding Aids

University of Oregon - Paul Revere Williams Career Mapper

Institutional Collections

Art Institute of Chicago - Archival Image & Media Collection

Columbia University - Digital Library Collections

Getty Open Content Images

J. Paul Getty Museum Collection

Library of Congress - Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey

Library of Congress – Digital Collections

Library of Congress – Free to Use and Reuse Set

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection

LUNA Commons Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection

The Medieval Kingdom of Sicily Image Database


National Gallery of Art – Open Access Images

North Carolina State University Libraries, Special Collections Research Center – Rare & Unique Digitized Collections

Rijksmuseum - Rijks Studio 

Syracuse University - Marcel Breuer Digital Archive

University of Oxford - Manar Al-Athar Digital Archive

University of Pittsburgh - ULS (University Library System) Digital Collections

University of South Carolina – The Digital Piranesi

University of Southern California – Digital Library

University of Texas Austin - Digital Collections

University of Texas Austin - Online Exhibitions

University of Washington – Architecture Digital Collection

U.S. General Services Administration

Victoria and Albert Museum Collections

Walters Art Museum Online Collection

Washington University in St. Louis – Image Collections & Exhibitions

Wellcome Collection

Yale Center for British Art

Yale University Art Gallery Collection

Individual Collections

A Digital Archive of Architecture by Prof. Jeffery Howe, Boston College

African Vernacular Architecture Database

Asian Historical Architecture

Digital Imaging Project by Mary Ann Sullivan, Bluffton University

Creative Commons

Creative Commons Search


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