Name and location of repository
Level of description
Wahl Snyder architectural drawings - 1929-1982
- 1929-1982 (Creation)
16.00 Cubic Feet
Name of creator
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
The collection spans Snyder’s entire career and beyond, ranging from 1929 until 1982. Architectural plans and drawings make up the bulk of the collection. A series of color renderings offer valuable glimpses at a few projects. The collection also includes a number of city, area, and subdivision maps, most focused on South Florida and Miami. A large number of photos, transparencies and photo albums, showing various residential, commercial and public projects, is concentrated on Snyder’s work of the 1950s and 1960s, but includes some valuable earlier examples. Some of Snyder’s personal papers complete the collection, including examples of his many awards and certificates, his World War II records, a bound map of Cuba, and other miscellanea.
System of arrangement
The Wahl Snyder drawings are organized into the following series: plans in drawers; maps, mounted photographs and color renderings in drawers; rolled drawings, and boxed papers and photographs.
The boxed papers and photographed are arranged in the following sub-series: 20 x 24 in. photographic prints; papers; transparencies; 8 x 10 in. photographic prints; 11 x 14 in. photographic prints; 20 x 15 in. photographic prints; and 20 x 24 in. photograph albums.
Within the first three series (i.e., items stored in drawers), drawings and other materials are arranged chronologically. Only the first rolled plan, a 1929 residence, is not a Snyder design.
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
Permission from HistoryMiami Museum Archives staff required prior to reproduction of drawings and photographs in a publication. Please contact archives staff for more information.
Languages of the material
Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Acquisition and appraisal elements
Immediate source of acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Wahl Snyder, 1989 Gift of Laurinda Spear, 2016
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
Drawings and elevations for the Wilbur Morrison residence by the architect, and an addition by Yaros-Associates acqured in 2016.
Related materials elements
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
Additional information may be found at http://historymiamiarchives.org/pdfs/1989-040.pdf
Description control element
Rules or conventions
Finding Aid Authors: Graham Penn.
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Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- University of Miami (Subject)
- Bacardi, Amalia (Subject)
- Cronyn, Hume (Subject)
- Snyder, Wahl John, 1911-1989 (Subject)
- Tandy, Jessica (Subject)