Following is a list of links to national repositories with significant holdings of Frank Lloyd Wright collections, architectural drawings, reference materials, and manuscripts collections. The descriptions of the individual holdings of each of these repositories are not meant to be exhaustive, and for more detailed information of collections and holdings the repository should be contacted directly.
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
The Avery Library at Columbia University is the repository of the most comprehensive archival collection of the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, including 23,000 architectural drawings, extensive personal and professional correspondence as well as 44,000 photographs of both personal and architectural photography of Wright’s works, interview tapes, transcripts and films.
The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art houses three-dimensional works by Wright, including architectural models, architectural elements and design prototypes.
Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, Art Institute of Chicago
The Ryerson & Burnham archives include strong collections in late-19th- and 20th-century American architecture, with particular depth in Midwest, Chicago School, Prairie School and organic architecture.
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
The Trust’s collections comprise architectural and decorative designs created by Frank Lloyd Wright; fine and decorative art collected by Wright during his Chicago years; and original documents, correspondence and historical artifacts from Wright's early career. The Trust Archives is temporarily closed pending a move to the new Arts and Education Center, anticipated to reopen in early-2025.
Special Collections Research Center at the University of Chicago
Special Collections Research Center houses Frank Lloyd Wright manuscript material and architectural records of the Frederick C. Robie House.