Measured Drawings and Blueprints of Mount Vernon
Scope and Contents
This collections contains the architectural drawings of Mount Vernon including the measured drawings of the Mansion, outbuildings, and other MVLA structures. The bulk of material dates from the 1930s (during the tenure of the Director of Research and Restoration, Morley Jeffers Williams) through the 1990s. The drawings were accumulated by, and transferred to, the library/archives over time and are now compiled into this collection based on format and purpose.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library’s Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.
Conditions Governing Use
Material can be reproduced for study or personal use upon written approval from library staff.
26 Drawers (Drawings also located in rolled storage bins)
Language of Materials
The drawings are described in this finding aid according to the location it represents on the estate: the Mansion, Gardens and Grounds, Outbuildings, and other structures. However, the drawings are physically interfiled and interspersed throughout the drawers, and does not follow its intellectual description. All drawings can be found by using the finding aid or keyword search, but physical browsing may be difficult.
- Measured Drawings and Blueprints of Mount Vernon
- Rebecca Baird, Archivist
- November 2022
- Language of description
- Script of description