Samuel Yellin Metalworkers records

Collection ID:
Samuel Yellin Metalworkers
Physical Description:
13 Linear feet
(on 12 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Alphabetical and location indexes of commissions; photographs of commissions, Samuel Yellin and the shop; correspondence and commendations from architects, 1909-1923; photograph albums; and ca. 4,000 drawings and sketches of designs.
Scope and Contents
Reels 3595-3601: indexes of commissions which are filed both alphabetically and by location; photographs of commissions filed alphabetically by subject including gates, grilles, lighting fixtures, and commisisions for banks such as the Central Savings Bank, New York City; photographs of Yellin and the shop; a small amount of correspondence; 9 photograph albums; and writings by and about Yellin.
Scope and Contents
Reels 3913-3917: 4,121 drawings and sketches of bank screens, fireplace equipment, doors, hinges, light fixtures, railngs, grilles, and presentation boards (oversized drawings were not filmed). Preliminary sketches received an "x" number. When the commission was won, the "x" was crossed out and the drawing was given a "j" (job) number. This number appears in the cros reference index on reels 3595-3601.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3595-3601 and 3913-3917 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to Samuel Yellin Metalworkers, Philadelphia, Pa. after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming by Samuel Yellin Metalworkers through Harvey Z. Yellin, son of Samuel.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art metal-work -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts and crafts movement Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Metal-workers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yellin, Samuel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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