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Frank Lloyd Wright Resource Guide

The Getty Library owns photographs of Frank Lloyd Wright's drawings and microfiche copies of Wright's correspondence.
Notebooks containing the photographs of the drawings are housed in the Getty Library's Special Collections Reading Room. They are for on-site study by appointment only. Submit a Library Request Form to make an appointment.
 
How can I access Frank Lloyd Wright's correspondence on microfiche at the Getty Library?
The correspondence on microfiche may be viewed by appointment in our multimedia area. Readers can make their own unlimited photocopies of the correspondence on our microform reader-printers at a cost of ten cents per page. If you live in the Southern California area, please visit the Library in person. Submit a Library Request Form to make an appointment.

How may I request photocopies of the Frank Lloyd Wright correspondence by mail?
If you reside outside of the Southern California area and are unable to visit the Library, you may request photocopies from the Frank Lloyd Wright correspondence on microfiche. Please limit your request to a maximum of 35 pages. The charge for this service is $5.00 for 1 to 15 pages and $10.00 for 16 to 35 pages, payable upon receipt.

 
We regret that we are unable to accommodate rush requests.

Generally, we are able to fulfill photocopy orders within one month. However, this is dependent upon current workloads in the Library. If you have a short deadline and need the material more quickly, you may want to consider hiring a local researcher. If you wish to pursue this option, we can provide you with the names of local researchers who may be available.

 
If you live in the Southern California area, please visit the Library in person by appointment to make unlimited photocopies at ten cents a page. Submit a Library Request Form to make an appointment.
 
How may I order photocopies of Frank Lloyd Wright's drawings?
Owing to copyright restrictions, the Getty Research Institute cannot provide copies of the drawings.

 
I am preparing an article (or book). How may I use Frank Lloyd Wright's drawings or letters in my publication?
Only the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation can grant use or reproduction of Frank Lloyd Wright's drawings, letters, or writings.

 
I am an architecture student and would like to study or create a model of one of Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings. Are copies of the architectural plans/elevations available for purchase?
In many cases, yes; however, owing to copyright restrictions the Getty Research Institute cannot provide copies of the drawings. Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's website for more information.

 
I have chosen Frank Lloyd Wright as the subject of my sixth grade history fair project. Could you provide me with information?
All students grades 4 through 12 who are interested in Frank Lloyd Wright may contact the Education Outreach Program of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at the following address:

 
Ms. Rorke-Davis
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Taliesin West
P.O. Box 4430
Scottsdale, AZ 85261-4430 USA
Tel: (480) 860-2700
Visit the foundation's Education Outreach Program on the Web

 
I may own some Frank Lloyd Wright-designed furniture. How can I authenticate these pieces?
The Getty Library staff cannot offer authentication or evaluation services.

 
I believe that Frank Lloyd Wright designed my house. Can you confirm this?
The Getty Library staff cannot verify whether the design of your home is by Frank Lloyd Wright.

 
Are there any Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in my hometown or state?
For a thorough catalog of Wright's designs we suggest that you consult The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion by William Allin Storrer (1993).

 
I am interested in Frank Lloyd Wright's life and work, including the influence of cultures on his work. Can you help me?
Getty Library staff cannot answer questions regarding the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright. For information about Frank Lloyd Wright, we suggest that you consult the resources of your local public or university library. Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's website for more information.
 
Can you refer me to additional resources?
For access to the original drawings and letters, please visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).

For information about Frank Lloyd Wright and a bibliography of publications about him, please visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

For a searchable database of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings that are open to the public, visit the Web companion to Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's documentary film at www.pbs.org/flw.