Dryer Architectural Collection (Added Material)

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Dryer architectural collection addition
Creator: Fay and Dryer (Firm)
Call Number: D.367
Dates: 1848-1950
Physical Description: 8 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: Business records
Series II: War industry records
Series III: Publications
Series IV: Rochester area homes and buildings
Collection Overview
Title: Dryer architectural collection addition
Creator: Fay and Dryer (Firm)
Call Number: D.367
Dates: 1848-1950
Physical Description: 8 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
The Dryer Architectural Collection of added material is comprised of eight archival boxes and complements the existing collection of the Dryer Architectural Collection (D.242). This added material was uncovered by Robert L. Fitch, grandson of O.W. Dryer when he was cleaning out his grandparents' home.

The majority of this collection is business and monetary records of the company; along with inspection reports on their projects. There is a section that deals with the companies' involvement in the Defense Plant Corporation and its interest in the war industry.

Box 3 contains issues of the publications Building Progress and Rochester Engineer. Images of Rochester homes and other buildings in the area are located in Box 4.

Two items in this collection of personal interest to the family:

1. The Secretaries Report of 1848 found in box 1, folder 2 is from the Young People Missionary Society of Millers Corner. Orrin C. Dryer was 24 years old at the time.

2. The partnership agreement between Jay Fay and O.W. Dryer found in box 1, folder 3, according to Robert Fitch is interesting. O.W. Dryer's brother, George Herbert Dryer was a District Superintendent in the Methodist Church at that time, and his position gave him knowledge about Methodist churches that were in the process of building new structures. Therefore, O.W. Dryer was able to get his foot in the door and bring new business to the firm, even though he was a very young man. This is why Robert Fitch believed he was made a partner in the firm, even though he was less than 30 years old at the time. His share of the business was limited to work outside of the City of Rochester, which would have included these small churches.

Subject(s):
Architecture
Architectural firms
Records (Documents)
Correspondence
Photographs
Dryer, O. W. (Otis Walter), 1858-1957
Fay, Jay J., 1856-1913
Dryer, Harwood Brownell, 1895-1992
Fay and Dryer (Firm)
Dryer and Dryer (Firm)
O.W. Dryer (Firm)
Architects
Access
The Dryer architectural collection addition is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Dryer architectural collection addition, D.367, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Database: Architectural Drawings Database .


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
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Content List
Series I: Business records
Box 1, Folder 1History of company
Box 1, Folder 2Booklet: Secretaries' report of 1848: an interpretation by Robert Fitch, 8/5/05
Box 1, Folder 3Agreement between Jay Fry and O.W. Dryer
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence of O.W. Dryer and C.F. Candrall, May 25, 1888
Box 1, Folder 5List of plans in barn at O.W. Dryer residence
Box 1, Folder 6Specifications of F.T. Ellison's building, July 1924 and October 1934
Box 1, Folder 7Standard documents of the American Institute of Architects - General
Box 1, Folder 8Standard documents of the American Institute of Architects - Between Edward A. Nesbitt, contractor and Trustees Memorial Presbyterian Church, owner
Box 1, Folder 9Globe Indemnity Company
Box 1, Folder 10H.B. Dryer - Project histories
Box 1, Folder 11Report to Masonite Corporation, December 6, 1940
Box 1, Folder 12Inspection reports, January-September 1942
Numbers 2-39 (some missing)

Box 1, Folder 13Inspection reports, October 1942-May 1943
Numbers 40-69

Box 1, Folder 14Inspection reports, 1943
Numbers 72-80

Box 3, Folder 1Personal - Redistribution and salvage section
Box 3, Folder 4Stock in Jackson Temperance Hotel Company
Box 3, Folder 5Road maps and railroad schedules
Box 3, Folder 9Engineering progress, January 1942
Box 3, Folder 11Songs - Cornel semi-centennial celebration
Box 5Cash book, 1890-1906
Box 5Cash book, 1907-1943
Box 5Cash book, 1912-1937
Box 5Cash book, 1909-1932
Box 5Time book, 1888
Box 6Account book, September 1889-September, 1912
Box 6Account book, October 1912-June 1923
Box 6Account book, 1909-1927
Box 6Ledger of projects, 1870-1912
Box 6Stock book
Box 6Secretary's record, 1908-1913
Box 7Ready reference diary, 1923-1933, 1937-1940, 1944, 1945
2 copies of 1940

Box 8New York State certification of Harwood B. Dryer as architect
Box 8New York State certification of Otis Walter Dryer as architect
Series II: War industry records
Box 2, Folder 1Contract forms: Defense Plant Corporation
Box 2, Folder 2Defense Plant Corporation - General
Box 2, Folder 3Defense Plant Corporation - Correspondence
Box 2, Folder 4Defense Plant - War Production Board
Box 2, Folder 5Wartime conservation
Recommendations for effecting immediate savings of critical materials in the selection, application and use of Westinghouse equipment... and the same time getting more production from present equipment.

Box 2, Folder 6Images of H.B. Dryer made when he worked at Kodak during WWII to show the effect of the proximity fuse
Box 2, Folder 7Product brochures and advertisements for war materials and welding
Box 3, Folder 3Travel orders - War department travel request forms
Series III: Publications
Box 3, Folder 2Bulletins - Production equipment memos and redistribution and salvage section
Box 3, Folder 6Telephone directory, 1942
Box 3, Folder 7Publication - Building Progress, October, 1926; November, 1926; January, 1927-April 1927
Box 3, Folder 8The Rochester Engineer
v.2(6) December 1923 (2 copies); v.3(10) April 1925, v.4(10) April 1926; v.5(10) April 1927(2 copies); v.21(8) February 1943

Box 3, Folder 10Excerpts from Dryer and Dryer Architects
Series IV: Rochester area homes and buildings
Box 4, Folder 1Cain's Dance D Tavern - newspaper clipping
Box 4, Folder 2Church jobs - images
Box 4, Folder 3Drill Hall - image of State Industrial School, Rochester, NY
Box 4, Folder 4East-Rush District School image, 1916
Box 4, Folder 5Homes - General, images
Box 4, Folder 6Homes - image of corner of Park Avenue and Meigs Street
Box 4, Folder 7Homes - image of M.B. Sharetz Residence, East Avenue, Rochester, NY
Box 4, Folder 8Homes - image, painting specification of O.W. Dryer Residence, Brunswick Street
Box 4, Folder 9Homes - image of Thomas Jobuston Residence, Arnold Park, Rochester, NY
Box 4, Folder 10Homes - image of Albert Gorbboek?, Park Avenue, Rochester, NY
Box 4, Folder 11Genesee Wesleyan Seminary - image
Box 4, Folder 12Proposed Nurses Home for Monroe County Hospitals - newspaper clippings
Box 4, Folder 13Public library, East Rochester, NY - drawing
Box 8Interior photographs of Wesley Methodist Church, Rochester, NY
2 photographs

Box 8Image of Gates of Memorial Unitarian Church and Leroy Snyder Memorial
Box 8Miscellaneous drawings and photographs of projects by Dryer and Dryer


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