Collection Type:

Biography/History: 

AIA Pittsburgh is the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the primary professional organization for architects. The local chapter was founded in 1891.

Scope and Content: 

The Architecture Archives is the institutional repository for AIA Pittsburgh. Records date from 1906 to ca. 1990. Additions to this collection are expected. Major record subgroups are:
Working Papers
Minutes
Annual Reports / Annual Meeting
Financial Reports
Membership
Committees
Awards
Publications
Remaking Cities Conference / Mon Valley RU/DAT (1988)

The minute books in particular are an extraordinary resource. From 1906 to 1952 they detail the Chapter's every move. Bound in with the minutes for directors' meetings, monthly Chapter meetings, and annual meetings are Annual Reports, including membership lists and committee reports; resolutions; correspondence; newsletters; information about civic issues and architectural competitions; and materials documenting key Chapter projects such as exhibition houses and the Western Pennsylvania Architectural Survey.

Publications include AIA Alert and Columns.