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Emilio Levy Drawings and Photographs

Identifier: SEAA-031

Scope and Contents

This collection includes drawings and photographic prints by architect Emilio Levy. Drawings include typical atelier sketch problems, sketches of historic European buildings and details, and university study drawings. Most of the drawings date to Levy’s period of study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris (1907 to 1910). Personal photographs illustrate Levy in various social and educational settings, alongside professional photographs of European monuments for study. Degrees and awards are also maintained.


  • 1898-1949


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is the physical property of Tulane University Special Collections. Copyright belongs to the creators or their legal heirs and assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or owner’s heir for permission to publish where Tulane University Special Collections does not hold the copyright. For further information, please contact Research Services at

Biographical / Historical

Emilio Levy (1881-1958) graduated from Tulane with a B.E. in architectural engineering in 1902. He practiced in New York City.


8.57 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

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This collection includes four series: Series 1: Photographs, Figural Studies, Rubbings, and Drawings; Series 2: Travel Sketches of Europe; Series 3: Photographs of European Sites; Series 4: Study Drawings, Awards, and Miscellaneous.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

European sketches and some of the photographs of European architecture comprised an exhibit held in the Tulane School of Architecture in the 1950s. The sketches and photographs were left to the school and later transferred to Special Collections, Howard-Tilton Library. Other items were given to Tulane circa 1973 by a relative of Levy. All material was transferred to SEAA in 1980.

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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US