Wahl Snyder architectural drawings - 1929-1982

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Wahl Snyder architectural drawings - 1929-1982


  • 1929-1982 (Creation)


16.00 Cubic Feet

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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.

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The collection is open for research.

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Permission from HistoryMiami Museum Archives staff required prior to reproduction of drawings and photographs in a publication. Please contact archives staff for more information.

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  • English

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Gift of Mrs. Wahl Snyder, 1989 Gift of Laurinda Spear, 2016

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Drawings and elevations for the Wilbur Morrison residence by the architect, and an addition by Yaros-Associates acqured in 2016.

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Additional information may be found at http://historymiamiarchives.org/pdfs/1989-040.pdf

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Finding Aid Authors: Graham Penn.

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