Northwest Architectural Archives

Northwest Architectural Archives (NAA) is the repository for the records of architects, engineers, contractors, landscape architects, interior designers, academics, and local professional societies from the Midwest region with works that extend throughout the United States and the world.

Welcome

This collection was stablished in 1970 out of a grassroots movement to preserve and restore historical buildings. These records contain drawings of all kinds, specifications, job files, trade catalogs, research, slides, and photographs.

Our archival collection guides list the materials found within each collection. The key search terms are commission name (first owner or original building name), architect, and address (house number, street name, city, state). Not all collections have finding aids; we are happy to work with you as you search for information on a particular item. Please send both of us an email describing your project or request.

Please contact Curator Cheryll Fong for research and reference questions and appointments.

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Search collections

Collection guides
Collection guides (or finding aids) are online guides to selected historical records and papers.
Images and more
Search for digitzed images and other media.
Libraries catalog
Search for cataloged books, journals, and records.
Digital Conservancy
The Digital Conservancy is the "digital arm" of the University Archives and provides access to digital scholarly and administrative records of the University of Minnesota. Learn more about the Digital Conservancy.

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Explore the Northwest Architectural Archives

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Visit

Hours
Today
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed, Sep 29
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thu, Sep 30
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fri, Oct 1
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat, Oct 2
Closed
Note: Appointments are required to visit the reading room within these hours.
More Andersen Library hours

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Give to the collection

Consider a financial donation to help continue to build and preserve the Northwest Architectural Archives.

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