Architectural Archives

Louis I Kahn Collection

The Louis I. Kahn Collection is on permanent loan to the University from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Over two hundred projects are represented in the Archive. The collection consists of 6,363 drawings executed by Kahn, developmental and working drawings from his office, 100 models, photographs, slides, and 150 linear feet of his personal and office files and correspondence.

The Archive also contains Kahn's personal library, awards and medals, and various other memorabilia donated by his family. Generous gifts of original Kahn drawings have been donated to the Architectural Archives of the University by Esther Israeli Kahn, Richard Saul Wurman, Mr. John E. McAllister, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Silver and others.

Recent acquisitions include the original models for the Roosevelt Memorial in New York City, gift of RIOC, and models for the Graduate Thelogical Union Library, gift of that institution.