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Measured Drawings and Blueprints of Mount Vernon

Identifier: A-MD-OV

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.


  • 1870s-2016

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.

Related Materials

There may be some overlap with the Maps of Mount Vernon and the surrounding area collection. Other blueprints and architectural drawings may be found in the Papers of the MVLA, the Papers of the Superintendent and Resident Director, and the Restoration Files for the Historic Structures Report.

Measured Drawings and Blueprints of Mount Vernon
Rebecca Baird, Archivist
November 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 USA